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SilverStone Fortress TF02-BW, Amazing case, although a bit cramped. But cooling performance is amazing. I added two CoolerMaster 230mm fans to the top for added cooling potential and cause it looks pretty dope lol


That's what I thought, it just seemed too big. I guess it's just the picture.

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post #1262 of 7172
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Originally Posted by nvidiaftw12 View Post


That's what I thought, it just seemed too big. I guess it's just the picture.
Oh its a BIG case, thats for sure tongue.gif
post #1263 of 7172
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Originally Posted by Tiharo View Post

Oh its a BIG case, thats for sure tongue.gif

lol... its sad when i have started to consider my case small... i mean come on... its got like 6 cubic feet of space in side it tongue.gif
Edited by eskamobob1 - 11/3/12 at 8:17pm
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post #1264 of 7172
Finally my work is done! Fitting all the **** you can imagine in a Coolermaster 430 elite! (okay not everything, but all the good stuff adn everyone with a cm 430 elite will understand my troubles:D) My system specs and additions are:
i5-760 2.8 GHz
Gigabyte GTX-580
Corsair XMS-3 4 x 2 GB RAM
1 x Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
1 x Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
Asus P7H55-M/USB 3
Coolermaster GX-650W
Scythe 8 fan controller
radiator fans: 2 x Gentle typhoons 1850rpm
Rear fan : Gelid silent 12 1000rpm
front fan : the fan that came with the case

For cpu: Noctua NH-D14
For gpu: Danger Den full water block
XSPC RX240 radiator
XSPC Dual Bay reservoir for D5 with Swiftech MCP655 pump
XSPC blu UV tubing
Sharkoon UV cathode

In order to fit everything in i had to go external mount for the RX240. The dual top fan holes of the 430 were too far apart for the rad so i had to drill a hole for the fan and fan screws closer to each other. i also removed the fan mesh for better airflow. Take care when drilling holes with hole saws, it leaves residue and pointy stuff that can cut your fingers like razors. I glued a u-channel on the edges from mnpctech to avoid buying an endless supply of band aids and having a blood themed case.
I drilled two holes for the tubing to connect to the rad, a hole next to it for the wires of two extra pull fans if needed, and three more holes for power button, cathode light button and temp screen. the power button and temp screen were for the hell of it:p
I installed everything, performed a 12 hour leak test with everything off, another 4 hours with full usage to the GPU to warm the water and see if the fittings loosen or anything.
For anyone wondering why the GPU and not the CPU alone or the CPU also in the loop, i bought the Noctua cooler not long ago and im very satisfied with it, with intel burn test and overclocked at 3.6 at the time it didnt even reach 60 degrees celcius, and i didnt want to get a new cpu block (the money was too tight) just yet. maybe in the next year or so. However my 580 reached 88 celcius and since i live in a warm country (Cyprus for the record:p) i decided to take a dive in wc. Now the card reached 48!!! degrees on full load.
The case doesn't have any kind of cable management except for a bit of space behind the hdd rack so i crammed everything in there and tried to have a clean look of the tubing and stuff.









post #1265 of 7172
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Built this years ago because I kept getting cut up by my ****ty old case
http://www.overclock.net/t/392861/the-box
I would post pics but no camera right now, but currently I have a 60mm fan zip tied to the inside of my case to blow air onto my vga heatsinks i put on my mosfets, zip tied my fan to the heatsink, and zip tied the fan controller into the drive bay (because my case uses tool-less brackets and they're lost)
also, the fan controller only uses molex plugs, so i clipped the wires to every fan I hooked up to it, and ripped the molex connectors off the fan controller, and twisted/electrical taped them all together.
But nothing will beat "the box"
I don't think I'd ever attempt that again.

Lol, I almost skipped over this post but I'm glad I didn't. That is one fantastic ghetto rig. It's not just that you put everything in a box but that you still attached everything you would normally see on the exterior of a case. I especially loved the meat thermometer
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post #1266 of 7172
it looks to clean to be ghetto wth.gif.. lol... jk... but im not gunna lie, at first i thought u were watercooling your CPU cooler thumb.gif
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post #1267 of 7172

1000

 

1000

 

Not easily viewable ghetto:

  • Cpu cooler is ziptied on.
  • Missing most of the mobo standoffs
  • Some screws are not the correct sise and are just kinda barely holding pci stuff on.
  • Most fans are controlled by fan controllers that are all daisy chained to the same molex.
  • The rad for the gpu was later zip-tied on to the side case fan.

 

:P


Edited by nvidiaftw12 - 11/3/12 at 11:09pm
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post #1268 of 7172
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it looks to clean to be ghetto wth.gif.. lol... jk... but im not gunna lie, at first i thought u were watercooling your CPU cooler thumb.gif

hehe yeah after going through a few pages of this thread and passing a rather worrying cardbox case mod that would make even Firemarshall Bill flinch, i thing my mod is not that ghetto:P if i wrapped the cpu cooler watertight with duct tape and runned water through it would it be ghetto??biggrin.gif
post #1269 of 7172
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hehe yeah after going through a few pages of this thread and passing a rather worrying cardbox case mod that would make even Firemarshall Bill flinch, i thing my mod is not that ghetto:P if i wrapped the cpu cooler watertight with duct tape and runned water through it would it be ghetto??biggrin.gif

you bet it would... it would even get the handy man seal of aproval thumb.gif
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post #1270 of 7172
mine's not so much ghetto as it is just plain dangerous, but, i have 2 computers, 1 42" plasma, all my peripherals, a HT system, plugged into 1 outlet.... on an old knob and tube wiring setup.

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