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MAGNUS OPUS 2.0 - M.O.2.0. (SILVERSTONE Fortress-03 mini)

Since my prodigy mod done Monochromos , i miss modding so much and look forward for an upcoming mod. now it is here.

i like sff build so much. compact n small n powerful enough to let me do my work n gaming.

So the spec are most like the previous build but a small upgrade on the hardware

Current hardware:
i5 3470
Asrock z77 itx
Dominator Platinum 16gb (on sale for whom interested)
Crucial m4 128gb
WD Black 2.5'' 500 gb HDD (new)

New Hardware:
Casing Silverstone ft-03 (used)
Psu SFX 450w bronze (used)
cooler h50 (used)
Zotac GTX 760
Asus External DVD

Wc Stuff:
Swiftech Mcres
Ek Koolant UV lime Green
Koolance Clear UV-Reactive Water Cooling Tube (ID: 1/4"; OD: 3/8")
Barb and Compression Fittings 1/4" id 3/8"od
Bitspower Summit EF Clear Intel
10x Bitspower Matte Black C47 Adapter
XSPC - EC6 Coolant - Green
Swiftech 90 deg. Fittings
Acrylic Tube od 12mm

Sleeve Colortrail Toxic Green & Shadow Black
NuclearTec UV CCFL Twin Light Tube 135mm

Black & Green. No more using tron theme, cause i find it boring.
just do a futuristic theme and i go with the flow of the design

The Name:
It's official the name of this build is MAGNUS OPUS 2.0. It means a work of art from an artist, or a song created by a song creator. Its a classic name, its also known as the "prototype"

1. post #1 Introduction+Hardware+3D rendered image+H50 mod #13 Laser cut Acrylic + Acrylic Bending + Spray Paint #44 New WC Stuff #57 More WC Stuff arrived #72 Acrylic tube + Acrylic modding #78 Installed WC stuff #85 Installed hardware inside the case #88 Acrylic tube bending + Installation #105 Filling up the loop + Cable management #107 The Loop with UV light on + New Fittings + New Loop Arrangement #112 Side Panel mod + Final product pic #124Photos + Banner

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My pc for now. kinda messy.

The stuff bought for this build.

The gtx 760, had to choose this instead of 770 because the case doesnt fit any 770. kinda dissapointed at this part.since its only short few mm

Package from Apes containing Mcres and ek koolant. This is for my H50 mod, hopefully it'll work.

Ive been working on the 3d for this few days, here some rendered image of what ive planning to do for the mod. but this is is "rejected" i didnt like the design tht much because its still looks like ft-03 and its so simple

But here is the final 3d render. hopefully this is what my modding will turn out.

Today (04/09/2013)

Ive receive one of my package. Its the one that most i been waiting for.
Straight from kuching by Niclasteoh.

I kinda shocked, found a pvc pipe in that package. LOL

But the most important thing is that, it is not a mistake, but niclas did that on purpose,
Here is what sit inside those pvc tube.

see how many layer of paper wrapping he did to secure the CCFL uv Tube inside.

Here is the content f the package, Koolance Uv Reactive 1/4' id tube and UV CCFL nano series (135mm) tube

The package hbeen the most that iwaited for because with it now i can proceed with my H50 MOD!

Here is all the part i needed to do the mod
-tube 1/4' id
-1/4'' xompression fittings
-Cable ties

Next the first thing to do is, remove the screw below the h50 cover, so that the cover can be disassemble from the pump.

Now that the shroud can be take off, i need to unscrew the screw between the two tube, then gently pull off the tube, and the liquid inside will flow out. Prepare a basin for this.

Now that the pump and radiator are separated, i need to cut the tube off the radiator.

After cut the tube, i need to slowly cut the remain of using knife, becuse underneath the tube, is the steel barb connected to the radiator.

Now that the radiator barb exposed, i need to cut the other end of the tube which have a plastic barb tht connected to the pump.

Here is the barb

Next, i continue with assembling the loop together,

Then i did my leak test for two hours, using distilled water first

After everytg is working very well, i decide to mount the pump on th cpu.
Here are the naked i5!

With the mounting installed,

Now i install the pump nto the cpu,

And then onto the mobo tray, together with the res and radiator,

Next i mod the psu part, where i cut abit the piece so that i can install the psu vertically instead of horizontally,
This will not block the view of the H50 pump and also provide more space for the res, since this is a very small case.

Ready for the DREMEL!

It is super ugly! i will file t later, & i dont care much since people wont be able to see it. U can see that it is directly above the Mcres

The whole part assemble together. with the vertical psu.

Now with coolant and uv light installed!

The Colortrail Sleeve also have arrived.
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Subbed, although not a big fan of the FT03, the renders look wicked though, let's see what happens biggrin.gif

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This is going to be interesting. The final render has an edgy look, and I like it. Good luck with the mod. thumb.gif

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I've made some progress with the mods. Will update this thread soon . stay tune smile.gif
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