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Building custom external WC loop (resurrected!)

post #1 of 5
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baaasmiley.gif Basically what I'm doing is making an acrylic case to house these items:

xspc 360 rad
mcp655 pump
nzxt sentry lxe touch screen fan/temp controller
frozenq 250 mm primary res
ek 150 mm res (for added temp sensor & fill port)

the box will sit next to my case, and im using koolance high flow quick disconnects in between.

i have all the parts and materials, just gotta start mounting things.

i got 1/4" thick acrylic cut for me into 4 panels. I'm leaving the front open, and gaps around the rad at the back.

im planning on using aluminum channeling on the bottom plate and top plate to mount them to the side panels along with some screws.

im curious what tips you guys may have regarding assembling the case, as in if you think theres a better way to keep everything held together. im avoiding adhesive/epoxy etc. as id like to be able to disassemble this if need be.

here are the pics applaud.gif
http://img708.imageshack.us/i/img4187l.jpg

http://img87.imageshack.us/i/img4189e.jpg

http://img717.imageshack.us/i/img4192j.jpg

the point of all this is i love my lian li pc 60 tongue.gif which ive had for 7 years now and refuse to buy a big case just to fit this stuff in. besides, maintenance will be easy and this external loop can be used in future builds no matter what.
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i7-6700k Asus Z170-A Zotac GTX 1070 Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR4 3000 
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post #2 of 5
nice idea i must say i will have to steal this for my next build O_O
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hehe ty
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525 GB Crucial MX300 CM212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 750 Watt Corsair HX750i 
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Lian Li PC60 Razer Mamba 
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i7-6700k Asus Z170-A Zotac GTX 1070 Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR4 3000 
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525 GB Crucial MX300 CM212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 750 Watt Corsair HX750i 
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ok so i started cutting and drilling today. here are some teaser pics of the top and bottom plates being assembled and the aluminum channeling being mounted and cut.

epoxy drying as we speak.

stay tuned smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700k Asus Z170-A Zotac GTX 1070 Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
525 GB Crucial MX300 CM212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 750 Watt Corsair HX750i 
CaseMouse
Lian Li PC60 Razer Mamba 
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My rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700k Asus Z170-A Zotac GTX 1070 Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
525 GB Crucial MX300 CM212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 750 Watt Corsair HX750i 
CaseMouse
Lian Li PC60 Razer Mamba 
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post #5 of 5
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heres another pic of the progress. the fan controller pictured to the left is going to be mounted inside the top front facing out.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700k Asus Z170-A Zotac GTX 1070 Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
525 GB Crucial MX300 CM212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 750 Watt Corsair HX750i 
CaseMouse
Lian Li PC60 Razer Mamba 
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My rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700k Asus Z170-A Zotac GTX 1070 Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
525 GB Crucial MX300 CM212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 750 Watt Corsair HX750i 
CaseMouse
Lian Li PC60 Razer Mamba 
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