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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-14-2013, 09:04 PM - Thread Starter
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This is another reactor build with an antec dual front radiator mod in push-pull config. My previous build was in an original antac 900 with a dual and single radiator and an external 250ml Frozen-Q reservoir. (Build Log - Core Reactor.

I love the looks of the antec cases, and for their time they were MASSIVE! now-a-days they are on the smaller size and give almost no cable management.

This build will encompass a haswell CPU with the dual radiator mod and I will place the 250ml inside the case! There is enough room with planning and measurements in this case, with a big window mod. to see it all.
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This will be a second client build, I am selling this once it is finished in hopes to build my ultimate "gold and Black" build. This build will be using the remaining parts that didnt go into Client build 1 (build log - from rags to riches).
Parts List
  • Case - Antec 902
  • Motherboard - Asus Z87- A
  • CPU - Haswell Intel 4670K 3.8Ghz
  • RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2100mhz
  • HDD 1 -128GB SSD Kingston Hyper-X 3k
  • HDD 2 - 3TB WD 6g/s Sata drive
  • Graphics - Radeon 7970 Black OC Edition
  • Power Supply - Silent Pro M2 850W COOLER MASTER Elite
    Cooling

  • CPU Block - XSPC Raystorm
  • GPU Block - XSPC Razor 7970 Water Block
  • Radiator - XSPC EX240 Crossflow Radiator (Push Pull config)
  • Reservoir - Frozen-Q 250ml Blue T-Virus
  • Pump - DDC 3.1 Quiet pump + Acrylic multi port top
  • Thermal Paste - Arctic silver 5
  • Fans - 5 x Cooler Master 120mm Blue LED SickleFlow 2000 RPM
  • Tubing - Feser Tube Hose - 3/8" ID - 1/2" OD - CLEAR/UV BLUE
  • Drain Port - Koolance QD3 Female Quick Disconnect No-Spill
  • Fittings - All BitsPower fittings
  • Lighting - 12" UV Cathode + 2M - White Led strip
    Case Mods

  • Side Panel - Big Window Mod
  • HDD Cage - Dual Radiator Mod Push - Pull Config
Reanimation part 1 of 2

Reanimation part 2 of 4



Reanimation Fill Port part 1 - planning and disassembly


Reanimation Fill Port part 2 - Filling the loop and finished product


UPDATE!!! 12/13/13

Added a fill port and reconfigured the pump res config for better aesthetics and easier drain port access. As well reversed the airflow of the rad fans to take air into the case rather then out the front.


wish I had a better camera but It looks great, everything went to plan and is solid as a rock! lots of measuring and planning with dremel and fabrications smile.gif
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I really want to see the finished product. so far I like it thumb.gif
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Thank you here are some updated pics I'm waiting on the drain valve and the last 90 degree fitting to complete the loop.

I love where I've made the ssd a feature attaching it on the side of the power supply
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ha ha that looks awesome i just noticed that ssd too.The way you have that setup is so clean I like it. By the way is tour ram spaced correctly or are you adding more in the two other empty slots?
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ha ha that looks awesome i just noticed that ssd too.The way you have that setup is so clean I like it. By the way is tour ram spaced correctly or are you adding more in the two other empty slots?
Good call. The ram is not in correct slots for single channel. They should be place in corresponding colored slots. Check your mobo manual. thumb.gif

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Good call. The ram is not in correct slots for single channel. They should be place in corresponding colored slots. Check your mobo manual. thumb.gif

Lol yeah that is just for spacing I need to see the height of the ram with the 90 degree fitting with a spacer to make sure it will clear the ram cleanly , I'm waiting on the spacer, fitting and drainage port this week.

I'm working on cable management and lighting now, then will fill the loop and finish the side panel hopefully all this week I'll keep the pics and video log going smile.gif

It really means a lot when enthusiasts like you comment it drives me to do better and take pride in my work , thank you all for your comments smile.gif
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Just got my side panel done by one of our local members @johny24 he does custom paneling and he did a fantastic job on my antec 902 side panel!!

Getting the last drain port Friday to complete the build smile.gif
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That side panel is badass damit I want to see the whole thing put together already lol
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Crap I got the drain port, but needed another attachment its $3.69 piece and I spent $9.89 on shipping it frown.giffrown.gif

cable management is done, the 3TB HDD was mounted behind the case and I didnt have any room beside the power supply like I had done in my previous Antec build.

I should be finished this completely and list it by Tuesday smile.gif
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Finally done my Antec 902 Mod build, dual Rad in the front with Drain valve and 250ML frozen Q res inside the case with 7970 and Raystorm GPU cooling and lighting smile.gif













wish I had a better camera but It looks great, everything went to plan and is solid as a rock! lots of measuring and planning with dremel and fabrications smile.gif
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