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First Case Mod and Rigid Tubing Build (NZXT S340 Case)

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Well...I made a thing.

This was one hell of a learning experience for me. It's the first time i've tried cutting a case, painting, using acrylic and bending the sheets, bending PETG tubing, and a whole lotta other stuff. Now imagine trying to do this inside an apartment where I can't use loud power tools. Thank goodness for my dremel, heat gun for bending the tubing and acrylic sheets, tin snips, a file and sandpaper for smoothing out some edges, and a few other hand tools!

The case is an NZXT S340 (white). I cut the top off and made a clear acrylic window for it. I removed the psu cover and made a white acrylic one with cut outs for cables. I gutted it and painted everything white. I also removed the front panel and made a large cut out to allow air to flow through and made a custom white acrylic one as a new insert. I also painted my heat sinks on my ram, circuit board face plate for the cpu block, and Thermaltake Riing fan housings white.

Specs:
Components:
NZXT S340 (modded): Custom clear acrylic top, modded front cover, custom white acrylic PSU cover
Asus Z170S mobo
i7-6700k
16gb Avexir Core DDR4 ram - Not compatible with mobo
16gb G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 (modded). Painted heatsinks white - 100% compatible smile.gif
GTX 970 HOF
(2) Kobra Kables 8pin White GPU Cable Extensions
Shakmods White 24pin cable - On the way
White Cable Combs for 24pin and 8pin gpu for cable management

Cooling:
Thermaltake Riing RGB LED Fans x 3 (Painted White)
Black Ice Nemesis 280GTS Ultra Stealth White
Black Ice Nemesis 120GTX Dual Core White
EK MX CPU Block (modded). Painted circuit board overlay white - Circuit Board Edition (Will paint plexi white)
Galax/Diamond Cooling GTX 970 HOF waterblock - On the way
(2) Bits power Water Tank Z-Multi 50 Limite White POM Edition
EK-XTOP D5 Vario - Plexi
Bitspower Mini-Valve White
Primochill Revolversx Fittings White
Primochill PETG Tubing
EK Ekoolant Pastel Blue
PrimoChill Vortex Black POM Flow Indicator - Clear
Thermaltake PACIFIC Tube Bending Kit

Here are a few pictures of the build. Hope you guys like my first attempt at modding a case and using rigid tubing thumb.gif









post #2 of 5
Nice, colorful and good use and placement of components! Cool chair too.
 
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Intel i7 4770k @ 4.5GHz Asus Maximus VI Gene Gigabyte R9 290 @ 1160MHz/1350MHz Gigabyte R9 290 @ 1160MHz/1350MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.Skill Trident X 2X8GB DDR3 2400MHz Samsung 840 PRO 256GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB SATA III 6Gb/s 64... Pioneer Blu-ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Liquid Single Loop Triple Radiators Win 7 SP1 Professional x64bit  Samsung SynchMaster 24" Widescreen 1200p TFT-LC... Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300w 80+ Gold Fully Modular  Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Allsop Redmond Mouse Pad 
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Cambridge Soundworks 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX mITX  Sapphire HD 7990 @ 1090MHz/1600MHz G.SKILL Ripjaws 2X4GB DDR3-1600 @ 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD 128GB mSATA SATA III 6GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA II 32MB 7200RPM LG DVD R/W SATA with LightScribe Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Professional x64bit Samsung 52" 1080p 60Hz LCD Logitech Wireless K330 Corsair AX850 Gold Fully Modular 
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BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ATX Black  Logitech Wireless M215 Corsair Vengeance MM200 Yamaha RX-V681 & PSB/Polk Audio 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 640 ASRock N68C-GS NVIDIA 6600GT G. Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM LG Optical Drive Thermaltake Max Orb Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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BitoHeaven
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Cigar ATX PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 4770k @ 4.5GHz Asus Maximus VI Gene Gigabyte R9 290 @ 1160MHz/1350MHz Gigabyte R9 290 @ 1160MHz/1350MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.Skill Trident X 2X8GB DDR3 2400MHz Samsung 840 PRO 256GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB SATA III 6Gb/s 64... Pioneer Blu-ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Liquid Single Loop Triple Radiators Win 7 SP1 Professional x64bit  Samsung SynchMaster 24" Widescreen 1200p TFT-LC... Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300w 80+ Gold Fully Modular  Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Allsop Redmond Mouse Pad 
Audio
Cambridge Soundworks 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX mITX  Sapphire HD 7990 @ 1090MHz/1600MHz G.SKILL Ripjaws 2X4GB DDR3-1600 @ 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD 128GB mSATA SATA III 6GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA II 32MB 7200RPM LG DVD R/W SATA with LightScribe Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Professional x64bit Samsung 52" 1080p 60Hz LCD Logitech Wireless K330 Corsair AX850 Gold Fully Modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ATX Black  Logitech Wireless M215 Corsair Vengeance MM200 Yamaha RX-V681 & PSB/Polk Audio 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 640 ASRock N68C-GS NVIDIA 6600GT G. Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM LG Optical Drive Thermaltake Max Orb Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic 19” Flatscreen CRT Gigabyte GK-K6800 103  Thermaltake TR2 600W Cigar Boxes 
MouseMouse Pad
Zalman ZM-M300 Corsair Vengeance MM200 
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Thanks Gunderman456! Just oc'd the cpu to 4.7 and getting ready to start stress testing. Hoping to get a bit higher but we'll see.

EDIT - Did some quick tuning last night and was stable at 4.6. Going to mess around with it a bit more and see if I can get a bit higher. Also oc'd the GTX 970 HOF a bit but it still on air. Have to wait for the gpu block to get here to oc some more
Edited by Pharcyide - 3/28/17 at 7:23am
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GPU block arrived. I just installed it but had to order some additional fittings to run the loop how I want. I'll post some updated pics once the fittings arrive and I get them installed.
Started overclocking this GTX 970 HOF. Pretty happy with the results on Heaven. Im having issues with 3DMark and need to repair or reinstall but definitely want to test using that as well.



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Painted the gpu backplate gloss white, clear coated it, then added the gpu waterblock. I just need to wait for my dremel so I can cut a new acrylic top and finish the acrylic front and i'm done!








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