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Completed: Containment (WC A902 w/ UV)

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What started out as an idea for some cable management and sleeving has turned into a full-blown case mod that will include watercooling and lots of UV orange and blue. This will be my first case mod on the first computer I’ve ever built. I realize it’s ridiculous to try to fit a decent water loop inside any Antec mid-tower, but I think that’s part of the reason I want to try it. Most of the tools and techniques involved in this mod I’ve never used before, so don’t expect it to look perfect. It should be a fun project, and I hope to acquire some new tools and learn in the process.


This is my PC when I first built it. Ewww….



This is the work done prior to this build log:
  • NZXT cable extensions
  • Removed grill from side window and swapped acrylic with a 900 (fan mounts flusher without filter)
  • UV Cathodes and UV blue SATA cables
  • Painted a couple 120mm fans UV orange.


So at the start, this is what it looked like.



And here’s the plan for the rest of the build:
  • Paint case interior UV Orange Canceled
  • PSU flip with cutout hole on bottom Done
  • Bottom-mount 240 rad Done
  • Plate/false floor to cover PSU and rad, with cutouts for fans and tubing Done
  • Cut/extend cable management holes Done
  • Miscellaneous UV sleeving and heatshrink on cables Done
  • Much taller standoffs on case bottom Done
  • Install CPU/GPU water loop DONE!
  • Full window? (future modification)

Watercooling Parts: Received all as of 1/26/11
  • XSPC Rasa CPU Block – Purchased on OCN
  • BIX 240 rad – Purchased on OCN
  • XSPC RASA GPU Block
  • BIP 120 rad
  • Swiftech MCP355
  • XSPC Dual Res/Pump top
  • Koolance UV Orange tubing – 6ft.
  • Bitspower ½†Barbs x 10
  • Quad Block with stop plug for draining loop and connection for PSI gauge


Here is a rough idea of what I’m going for with the bottom cover (1st time using sketchup as well )



If I have to hack the case to pieces in the process, so be it!
Edited by The_Punisher - 2/21/11 at 2:00pm
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post #2 of 59
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FINAL PICTURES












Edited by The_Punisher - 2/20/11 at 5:43pm
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post #3 of 59
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Watercooling, etc. parts ordered on 1/10.

Check back in the next couple weeks for when I begin disassembling the case.


Fans painted:



I had cut a grill to fit my Optical drive, but as it turns out I will probably be removing the drive completely to have room for the loop. Oh well.


Edited by The_Punisher - 2/12/11 at 8:19am
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looks interesting considering I just got rid of a 900 because it was too small. sub
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Looking forward to this one. Sub'd!
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sweet i'm liking the banner. what program did you use?
    
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Originally Posted by kill_mellon View Post
sweet i'm liking the banner. what program did you use?
Photoshop CS5. Only took a couple minutes really.
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awww i was afraid you would say that
    
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