Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Case Mod Work Logs › [project] Endeavor (Update 6/29/10) Got mah watabloks!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[project] Endeavor (Update 6/29/10) Got mah watabloks! - Page 9

Poll Results: Motherboard or WC stuff and PSU?

 
  • 25% (8)
    Motherboard (GF9300-I-E)?
  • 75% (24)
    PSU, Radiator, Block, tubing and fittings?
32 Total Votes  
post #81 of 98
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by fshizl View Post
NICE JOB MAN, its looking super good!
Thanks dude!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Liighthead View Post
wow lookin good X) u sleveing the psu cables or? loop looks pretty good lol for what space its got in their
and whats specs on that psu? guessing not very powerful x)
PSU cables are getting shortened and sleeved soon, but I got a bad PSU the first time and had to RMA so I want to run it for a couple days straight before I start to mod it. Today's day 3. Beginning of next week I'll probably start the sleeving and cutting. Also I need to order some molex pins and stuff. It's a 250 watt (Seasonic SS-250SU) so it's more than powerful enough.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcpetrolhead View Post
Very nice.
Could you fit a 120 or 140mm radiator in the back fan slot? With that you could probably WC the cpu and the gfx as long as your not OCing too much.
I've been thinking about a 92mm rad in the back. Or a 2x120mm rad on top spanned lengthwise. I would need to build a custom cover if I went with the 2x120mm. Or maybe even just throw a MoRa2 out the back.

Quote:
Originally Posted by oliverw92 View Post
Very nice! Loving the look
mcpetrolhead, that is a 92mm fan hole on the back and you don't get 92mm rads, you could technically use a single 80mm rad but that would be a bit useless
Thanks Oli! Coming from you, that's a helluva compliment.. Master of the SFF arts!

And there are 92mm rads, HWLabs has a Black Ice GTX and PPCs sells another one that I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole. Mostly because I wouldn't touch PPCs with a 10 foot pole.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcpetrolhead View Post
only 92mm? i thought it was bigger than that.
Quote:
Originally Posted by oliverw92 View Post
Said it in the first post
And... A-thank-you
post #82 of 98
interesting project and nice work mate (except for the powder coating by your friend ) I'd seriously consider having the case re-blasted and re-coated, prefereably not by your friend. It ruins an otherwise fantastic mod
Chuckle2Tits
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 2.66 45nm D0 Foxconn BloodRage x58 EVGA GTX 285 6 GB Corsair Dom. DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x300 GB WD Velociraptor Asus 16/48 DVD/CD ROM SATA Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Viewsonic VX2255wmb 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech USB wired Silverstone Decathalon 850 PolymorphiX (PMX_v1s) ms optical, wired 
Mouse Pad
ancient piece of crap :P 
  hide details  
Reply
Chuckle2Tits
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 2.66 45nm D0 Foxconn BloodRage x58 EVGA GTX 285 6 GB Corsair Dom. DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x300 GB WD Velociraptor Asus 16/48 DVD/CD ROM SATA Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Viewsonic VX2255wmb 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech USB wired Silverstone Decathalon 850 PolymorphiX (PMX_v1s) ms optical, wired 
Mouse Pad
ancient piece of crap :P 
  hide details  
Reply
post #83 of 98
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CattleRustler View Post
interesting project and nice work mate (except for the powder coating by your friend ) I'd seriously consider having the case re-blasted and re-coated, prefereably not by your friend. It ruins an otherwise fantastic mod
Thanks man! Coming from you, that means a lot. Though it's not quite the battleship that you tend to build... I got the coating from my buddy just because it was cheap and it gave him practice. When I decide how I'm going to more permanently attach the braces up top, I'll be getting it blasted and coated again for sure. Got the place picked out already and I've seen work samples, so I know it's quality.
post #84 of 98
Mod looking very good! I am suprised of the things you can fit in a shuttle.
How about this useless little thing?

http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Ma...lack_1459.html
post #85 of 98
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadow19935 View Post
Mod looking very good! I am suprised of the things you can fit in a shuttle.
How about this useless little thing?

http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Ma...lack_1459.html
Thanks Shadow! I have been surprised too. I still have to figure out how to get all the cables fitting inside so I can put the top on... And plumb in another waterblock or two when they arrive from Turkey! It'll happen eventually though.

And what would I do with that useless little thing?! Maybe good for watercooling an Xbox360 or something, internally, but not this beasty I'm building.
post #86 of 98
I have a chipset waterblock for the 9300-itx if you want it, was custom made by duniek just for this board in acrylic/nickel
POLARity
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 4GHz MSI Big Bang Xpower 2x 5850 @ 765MHz/1120MHz 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 CL7 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair 64GB SSD | 4x Samsung F3 1TB RAID10 Win7 Professional 64bit Samsung P2770H 27" Roccat Arvo 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Enermax Revolution 850W POLARity TJ07 Roccat Kone Roccat Sota 
  hide details  
Reply
POLARity
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 4GHz MSI Big Bang Xpower 2x 5850 @ 765MHz/1120MHz 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 CL7 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair 64GB SSD | 4x Samsung F3 1TB RAID10 Win7 Professional 64bit Samsung P2770H 27" Roccat Arvo 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Enermax Revolution 850W POLARity TJ07 Roccat Kone Roccat Sota 
  hide details  
Reply
post #87 of 98
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by oliverw92 View Post
I have a chipset waterblock for the 9300-itx if you want it, was custom made by duniek just for this board in acrylic/nickel
I've got a block on it's way from Turkey... But can you PM me details about the one you have? (cost, pictures, et al) I had tried to contact Duniek for awhile before getting ahold of this other guy and had absolutely no luck getting any useful information about this block other than him acknowledging he actually made one...
post #88 of 98
Thread Starter 
So, I get a letter in the mail yesterday saying I missed delivery which required my signature. I go to the post office this morning and find this lovely gem waiting for me.




He just wanted to say hi!!


Everything was packaged so well, so many layers of bubble wrap tightly wound. I gotta get this stuff out to breathe!




Block, Backplate, AMD Mount (Intel mount is already on the block), Mounting hardware, ShinEtsu thermal paste


CPU Block out of it's bag


CPU Block. Ain't she purty??


Chipset block all packaged up


Chipset block, mounting hardware, instructions!


Chipset block closeup.


VGA block closeup.

YAY I'm so happy! I have to wait a bit to mount the VGA cooler because I need ram and vreg heatsinks. The CPU and chipset blocks will be mounted up today and more pictures to follow!
post #89 of 98
Thread Starter 
So I got the Chipset and CPU waterblocks installed. Happiness!


Motherboard. I'm getting better at taking pictures, don't you think?


Closeup of the chipset after it's been cleaned. Still a couple fuzzies but that's just dust I guess.


Underside of the chipset waterblock.


Ooooohh shiny.




Chipset waterblock installed!

Time for the CPU waterblock...

Let's get those mounting screws ready...


Rest of the waterblock stuff...


And the block itself!


Another one of those underside shots. This one doesn't look as good as the chipset underside I think. Maybe why my temps aren't as good as they could be. As soon as I hear back from the block smith that I won't destroy it, I'll probably be lapping this guy.


Bolts all installed and stuff.


Waterblock installed!


Let's get some barbs on there.


And this is where I ran into some issues... The mounting hardware is too big on the bottom so I had to... well, you'll see.


Cut a CPU Backplate hole! What would I do without my Dremel... Let me tell you. Not as much as I am currently capable of.


It fits!!


All mounted and stuff.


Let's get a radiator in there.


And a pump, for good measure.


I think we're ready for...


Maybe could use some...


Tubing!


All tubed up. Time to fill 'er up!!


Tipped on her side, trying to bleed the loop. It's so effortless with such a small box. I can't imagine to what lengths some of you guys go to, just to get your loop rid of the air!


Paper towels to be sure there are no leaks. And I added a couple other things (video card, ssd, et al) as well. As you can see, at this point I'm getting impatient! I need my computer back!!


No leaks??


No leaks!!


Close-up of the waterblock area.


Another one, zoomed out a bit.


So happy!!


No flash! Dunno why the brightness in this one.


All put together. Ready to turn back on!

So, what do you think? Am I getting better with the pictures? What are some tips you might have for photographing it better? Also, what do you think of the loop? (Aside from re-using old tubing because I'm broke... :lol Any other questions, comments, critiques? Thanks for watching!!
post #90 of 98
As for the tubing, couldn't you have switched around the intake and outtake outlets so you don't have to cross the tubing? I can't express in words how awesome I think this mod is. Awesome job!!

As for pictures, try playing a bit with the camera's manual settings. I wouldn't worry too much though, your pictures are great as is!

Every time I see this log I'm more and more inspired to build a Mini-ITX, too bad I have other things leeching off my money source.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Case Mod Work Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Case Mod Work Logs › [project] Endeavor (Update 6/29/10) Got mah watabloks!