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A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick's movie) could have been a nice name too.

I'll admit, the name leaves something to be desired. Hoping inspiration will strike before the case arrives.
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1st post has been updated with gear list and current plan. I've decided I want to cut into this beautiful case after all. I'm not going to go nuts with tubing coming out as I was thinking originally. The unique cosmetic look of that would not be cool enough to offset the loss of usability with the case - namely loosing the ability to remove the bottom skin and access the lower compartment.

I'm going to mount the all copper rad on top of the mounting bracket, and then mount the monsoon res on top of that. It will be very visually striking as you'll be able to see the copper sides and fins of the rad, and be offset with the dark res.

The exposed blowers on many hot rods is my inspiration.


The log will probably be quiet for a couple of weeks as I wait for parts to come in and the case to ship aroun the 10th of next month. I'll still reply to any posts, but there probably won't be anything new until things ship. Feel free to let me know what you all think.

~Bear
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Welcome aboard, and thank you for the interest.


I've ordered the new copper CPU block direct from EK, and will be ordering the rest of the components needed soon. This case can't ship soon enough . . . I've also decided to mod the front panel to allow me to mount a fan controller in the bottom right corner. I'm not sure which FC, I'll use yet though. I don't know if I like the idea of knobs sticking out of the front or going with a touch screen style.
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I would try to go with an Aquaero 6 Pro or XT.
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If only wasn't a thing . . . lol. As is the usual case with these builds, you start with a budget and it quickly blows out of control. I've looked at the aquaero FC's over the years but they are so damn pricey especially when I have a working knob style FC now. Looks like I can still pick up atn Aquaero 5 LT (no screen) for less then 80$, but the 6's are 150+ which is a lot for a FC, especially in a small case with only 4 fans. I haven't made up my mind yet.

I may have to do this project in couple of phases for budget reasons. Phase 1 is a working PC and loop. Phase 2, add a better FC with a mod if needed and upgrade the GPU and add it to the loop. Phase 2 would probably be later this year depending on how things shake out with the new GPUs and water block availability. That's part of the fun though, adapting on the fly.

Hopefully will have some pics in a few days. I have some pieces arriving and can start building the pile of goodies.
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Yup. I'm in.
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Yup. I'm in.

Thanks MagicP, welcome aboard.


The new cpu waterblock direct from EK arrived today. The box and packaging were completely mangled, but the block seems fine. To save some time with this build, I decided to order some sleeved wire extensions instead of doing the whole thing myself. Only small bits of wiring will be showing at all so it was a quick and cheap way to go. Those should be arriving tomorrow so I'll get a few pics up this weekend.

I'll be putting in the bulk of the other parts order in this weekend. I've adjusted the plan slightly to do a bit less copper, and will be more focused on orange and black with white tubing for a pop of something bright to break up the Halloween feel.. My thanks to @BoxGods for the color theory advice. I've also switched from doing a FrozenQ res to a Monsoon MMRS monsoon. It will be the focal point of the case, rising up out of the top like a blower on an engine. Can't wait!

The case not shipping until June 10 is a killer wait, but it will all be worth it.

~Bear
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