Well, we are one step closer to the watercooling, all the parts for that part should be here within the week!!
First, some more dremel work! I will cut some more holes in various parts of the case to accomodate the large amount of cables from the fan controller, pump, switches, etc. I want to route them all out of sight, as you can imagine. For this reason, all the front panel cables will all be routed this way as well, not through the hole on the back panel, where they are routed when you first get the case:
I also had to cut the cables management clips at the top of the case, as it will allow the radiator to mount flatly to the top of the case, creating more clearance between the rad and the mobo, and also preventing damage and scratching to the rad:
Mmmm, Storm Scout powder....
Mounting the foam liner to make things look cleaner and mayber help with noise a little?
Another unfortunate turn of events, is that I need to cut off the top of the back panel, so the radiator can fit. The further back I push the radiator, the more of the fans are exposed, as hopefully the better the cooling. This is the reason I didnt just move the shroud up further toward the front of the case.:
Once I put everything back together, this is the monster of wires I had to deal with. That is what you get when you put all these LEDs, switches and fan controls in a mid tower I guess... I literally had to use my weight to get the back panel on again.
Here is the pic of the front of the case, sorry for the bad lighting... Once again, the res is a Koolance RP 450X2, the fan controller is a Lamptron FC6, and the switchplate is the performance pcs, along with some Red LED switches. The switches will be wired to the red LED strip, the UV LED strip, the LEDs in the res, and two other things I have yet to decide on
Looks like I used all the drive bays
Terrible view of the front, but I wanted you all to understand that the front doesnt look the same as the back
Night Shotsss, they will be much better once the tubing and everything comes in. Cant wait! I promise I will get a decent camera for the final pics
Hopefully you like
. The real part I am looking forward to is getting all this hardware under water so she can really glow. Thanks for following