New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Snake

Poll Results: What colour should the water be?

 
  • 8% (10)
    Light Blue
  • 17% (22)
    Green
  • 8% (10)
    Red/Pink
  • 20% (26)
    Clear / UV blue
  • 4% (5)
    Yellow / greenish
  • 9% (12)
    Black
  • 12% (16)
    Orange
  • 19% (24)
    Dark Blue
125 Total Votes  
post #1 of 91
Thread Starter 
Completed picture





This is gonna be my entry to a comp, objective is to make a SFF (small form factor) case, within specific size requirements and able to accommodate all the usual components.
Its about the design of the case and not practicality of it so temps etc dont come into the equation...Here we go then:

First heres 16m of tubing



There will be 10 rows of tubing stacked on top of each other all connected via 2 x 10 port manifolds, you get the idea from the pic:


Rear of case, made from acrylic (if budget permits, alternatively its gonna be aluminium or steel as I can get it for free).
1 x Hard Drive and 1 x DVD Drive underneath the mobo. PSU to the side of the mobo



Tubing will coil into a spiral at the top (may change)


I will be making 2 x 10 Port Manifolds to put at rear of case, where the holes are in the backplate, water will be able to flow through all the tubes:


------------------------------------------------------------------

UPDATE #1
This is the layout for the components, notice my cardboard cut-out DVD writer under the mobo tray, also underneath is a 3.5" Hard drive with some stand-offs in to keep everything level


A quick mock up of tubing coils (im not using this tubing, its just that I dont wanna start cutting the other tubing till my manifolds are complete).


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Update 2
Well I just got some pics off the Manifolds from Rob (WCUK) and wooo they looks sweet :-)
So a massive thankyou to Rob and his friend with the milling machine for doing these for me.

Heres the pics:





Comments & Suggestions welcome!
I Will edit accordingly as I progress thru it, next update shud be the weekend I think.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5K3 Leaktek 8800GTS 640Mb 2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB SATA DVD-RW XP 2x 19" Widescreens 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Coolermaster 850W Lasered & Painted Akasa Omega Microsoft Habu 
Mouse Pad
Bugs Bunny! 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5K3 Leaktek 8800GTS 640Mb 2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB SATA DVD-RW XP 2x 19" Widescreens 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Coolermaster 850W Lasered & Painted Akasa Omega Microsoft Habu 
Mouse Pad
Bugs Bunny! 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 91
Thread Starter 
UPDATE:
The aluminium pieces have now been cut-out... measuring out the backplate was a right PITA. Its a nice fit though so it was worth the effort I suppose.
The lid has now got a rectangle cut-out in to acommodate the LCD.
I had a piece of scratched acrylic that I found at work months ago so ive cut that into a mobo tray (just needs drilling now)

THE PICTURES







PS: I know I need to cut the acrylic under the PSU.
Hoepfully gonna drill it all today and paint it 2moz.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5K3 Leaktek 8800GTS 640Mb 2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB SATA DVD-RW XP 2x 19" Widescreens 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Coolermaster 850W Lasered & Painted Akasa Omega Microsoft Habu 
Mouse Pad
Bugs Bunny! 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5K3 Leaktek 8800GTS 640Mb 2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB SATA DVD-RW XP 2x 19" Widescreens 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Coolermaster 850W Lasered & Painted Akasa Omega Microsoft Habu 
Mouse Pad
Bugs Bunny! 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 91
Oh man! ...this is gonna be sweeeeet!

Awesome design with some great creativity.

Count me in on the thread subscription.

Flux
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K GA-P67A-UD7 GTX 580 2 x 2GB Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 (OS), Velociraptor (storage) Lite-On W7 64-bit Pro Samsung 275T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black Widow Ult. Silverstone DA750 Lian Li T60 R.A.T. 7 
Mouse Pad
Q-Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
Flux
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K GA-P67A-UD7 GTX 580 2 x 2GB Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 (OS), Velociraptor (storage) Lite-On W7 64-bit Pro Samsung 275T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black Widow Ult. Silverstone DA750 Lian Li T60 R.A.T. 7 
Mouse Pad
Q-Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 91
this should be intresting
Main System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+  ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe eVGA Geforce 7900GT CO Corsair XMS2 4GB PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 160GB SATA2 + Western Digital 250GB SATA2 Lite-On SATA DVD Burner Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon x64   
PowerCase
OCZ GameXStream 700w Antec P180 
  hide details  
Reply
Main System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+  ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe eVGA Geforce 7900GT CO Corsair XMS2 4GB PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 160GB SATA2 + Western Digital 250GB SATA2 Lite-On SATA DVD Burner Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon x64   
PowerCase
OCZ GameXStream 700w Antec P180 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 91
Very original!

Subscribed and rep+!!!!
post #6 of 91
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the positive comments, I wasnt sure what sort of reaction it would get on here. The comp isnt about building a working computer, hence the PSU with no wires. Its 100% about design and features of the case.

Ive not decided on a colour scheme yet, remember the tubings clear so I can dye the water. Any suggestions for colours?

thanks for rep
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5K3 Leaktek 8800GTS 640Mb 2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB SATA DVD-RW XP 2x 19" Widescreens 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Coolermaster 850W Lasered & Painted Akasa Omega Microsoft Habu 
Mouse Pad
Bugs Bunny! 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5K3 Leaktek 8800GTS 640Mb 2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB SATA DVD-RW XP 2x 19" Widescreens 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Coolermaster 850W Lasered & Painted Akasa Omega Microsoft Habu 
Mouse Pad
Bugs Bunny! 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 91
Rainbow?..lol
I mixed UV BLue with red dye to make a violet color.
You can put more or less of the red depending on what you like.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 ASUS P5k Deluxe Evga 8800 GTX 4 GB Buffalo Firestix 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150 raptors in Raid 0, 3 500GB WD in storage Vista Ultimate 64 22" Sceptre Saitek Eclipse II Special Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
700watt OCZ Lian Li v2000 Anarchy Red Razer Copperhead Thermaltake Gamma Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 ASUS P5k Deluxe Evga 8800 GTX 4 GB Buffalo Firestix 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150 raptors in Raid 0, 3 500GB WD in storage Vista Ultimate 64 22" Sceptre Saitek Eclipse II Special Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
700watt OCZ Lian Li v2000 Anarchy Red Razer Copperhead Thermaltake Gamma Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 91
So this will be a functional system?

....I am a little confused by the comment you made about the "wireless" PSU...

Flux
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K GA-P67A-UD7 GTX 580 2 x 2GB Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 (OS), Velociraptor (storage) Lite-On W7 64-bit Pro Samsung 275T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black Widow Ult. Silverstone DA750 Lian Li T60 R.A.T. 7 
Mouse Pad
Q-Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
Flux
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K GA-P67A-UD7 GTX 580 2 x 2GB Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 (OS), Velociraptor (storage) Lite-On W7 64-bit Pro Samsung 275T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black Widow Ult. Silverstone DA750 Lian Li T60 R.A.T. 7 
Mouse Pad
Q-Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 91
Looks cool, I'll be keeping my eye on this one.
MainframeIII
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930K Asus P9X79 Deluxe Asus R9 290X 16GB G-Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x240GB Crucial SSD Raid 0 Lg DVD W7 64bit Benq 24" FP241W & 23" FP231W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Modded Rat 9 
Audio
Asus Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
MainframeIII
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930K Asus P9X79 Deluxe Asus R9 290X 16GB G-Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x240GB Crucial SSD Raid 0 Lg DVD W7 64bit Benq 24" FP241W & 23" FP231W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Modded Rat 9 
Audio
Asus Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 91
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Rainbow?..lol
I mixed UV BLue with red dye to make a violet color.
You can put more or less of the red depending on what you like.
Dont think a rainbow would be possible as all the tubing is linked together, the manifolds will actually have water running through them, so its not like I can put a different colour on each level of tubing.
Theres a reason for me choosing to do it this way, but thats a suprise for the end.

Quote:
So this will be a functional system?
No, but the case WILL be able to accomodate a functioning system if you get me. Its more than likely that this case would suffer from heat problems but that doesnt matter as its about appearance mainly.

Like I said, the comp is about design so to help me ive used some old components to make sure I get the right dimensions.
I cut the wires off the PSU to make it easier to work with as the wires pissed me off, get me?

I will be firing up the pump at the end though though, to get all the water running.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5K3 Leaktek 8800GTS 640Mb 2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB SATA DVD-RW XP 2x 19" Widescreens 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Coolermaster 850W Lasered & Painted Akasa Omega Microsoft Habu 
Mouse Pad
Bugs Bunny! 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5K3 Leaktek 8800GTS 640Mb 2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB SATA DVD-RW XP 2x 19" Widescreens 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Coolermaster 850W Lasered & Painted Akasa Omega Microsoft Habu 
Mouse Pad
Bugs Bunny! 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Case Mod Work Logs