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xk3tchuPx Antec.1200 WC'ed white/red --> !! WARNING 56k !!

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COMPLETE REBUILT!

Project : xk3tchuPx WC

Banner's coming ...

With this project I will do my first Watercooling rig and also my first case mod.
I will change the black/blue color of the Antec1200 for a red/white color.
With this built my wish is to see my box at each morning and say "WOW" each time.


Parts:
Case : Antec1200
PSU : Antec cp-1000
Cpu : Intel core2quad Q6600
Gpu : 2x GeForce 8800GTS
Board : Intel dp45sg
Ram : 2x 4gb corsair vengeance red
SSD : crucial 64gb

Watercooling parts :
Pump : Swiftech mcp-655
Res : Swiftech microres
Rad : 2x Swiftech mr220 QP res
Cpu : Apogee GT
Gpu : EK-8800GTS (serie)
Temp monitor : Homemade...

LOG :
  • Clean all case : done
  • Remove all rivet : done
  • Clean each piece : done
  • Primer : done
  • Paint case : done
  • Rebuilt : done
  • Paint fans : 75%
  • Paint rads : done
  • Install PSU : done
  • Install board : done
  • Install pump : done
  • Mount front rad : done
  • Temp monitor : done <- LAST UPDATE


Edited by xk3tchuPx - 1/6/12 at 2:20pm
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Rad's fan cable management ()
Fan controller ()
Switch 240mm top fan for a plexi ()
Add front led behind rad ()
Install rear rad()
Install front rad()
Install reservoir ()
Install waterblock()
Install led everywhere in the case()

First of all, I wanna show you an idea of the condition of my pc right now.



This week I received my rad, thanks to shnur!!!


I was looking for an idea to fix my fan and rad on case but without buying new screws. I finally found some motherboard's stand-off and I used those.


Unfortunately, screws are larger than fans holes, so I drilled those.


On previous pictures you're able to see an empty case. As I need computer, I decided to installe it temporary on my table.



First rad was easy to install, rear stock fan position was perfect but the second rad was a bit harder to install. My plan was to install it in the front of my case but I didn't wanna have heavy support to hold it. I finally use stock grill.



I know silver screw wasn't my smartest idea but I will buy cutest screw later.
Edited by xk3tchuPx - 9/10/11 at 1:00pm
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Interesting to see how it unfolds!
I didn't think of using motherboard stand-offs! Great idea!

You can paint the silver screws in black, it's easy and will fit flush with the rest of your case

On a side note; try to scale down the pictures a bit, took forever to load
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Originally Posted by shnur View Post
Interesting to see how it unfolds!
I didn't think of using motherboard stand-offs! Great idea!

You can paint the silver screws in black, it's easy and will fit flush with the rest of your case

On a side note; try to scale down the pictures a bit, took forever to load
Yes I think will be simple to paint the silver screws in black. Thanks

And for pictures, sorry for that I forgot that aspect, I'm gonna check that for next pictures..
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For my radiator/grill on top of my case, I used some nice stainless screws with matching recessed washer.... they're real sleek....at the local hardware store.... just an idea....(sorry for the retarded size)

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After completed the installation of the two fans on the rad, I realized that was really horrible.



So I decided to remove original speed controller to have less wire.
But I wasn't know when speed controller is cut, fan aren't working. Then I made some checks with a multimeter and I found YELLOW and BLACK wire are in charge of the high speed. So I made a loop in those 2 wires and all was working.

After that, I applied an heat shrink on wire and cut one molex to put those two in only one.

Finally, I'm very happy of the ending, I'll do the same job for the other rad tomorrow. It was long but very easy, I only need a classic lighter bic, heat shrink and a pair of cutter







Edited by xk3tchuPx - 1/31/11 at 5:37am
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For my radiator/grill on top of my case, I used some nice stainless screws with matching recessed washer.... they're real sleek....at the local hardware store.... just an idea....(sorry for the retarded size)
Thanks, I'm gonna have some fun in the hardware store tomorrow
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That looks sweet Kobalt, Op thats definitely something to try
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Interesting approach to heat shrink the whole thing instead of sleeving; more pictures of the result please!!!
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Interesting approach to heat shrink the whole thing instead of sleeving; more pictures of the result please!!!







is it enough?
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