- Continuing -
The real beginning of this project, the watercooling part.
EK PE-radiators have a finish very closely matching that of the InWin.
Another comparison of the paint.
The slot up front nicely fits a slim fan on the radiator without losing too much function, pictures is an Scythe slim, but final product will feature proper Prolimatech slims.
And my absolut favourite part of this case, the modular design. Conincidence or not, it's possible to split this case up into four major parts.
1) The thick aluminium frame itself, 2) the upper compartment where most of the hardware resides, 3) the PSU-area and 4) the front part where the radiator is located.
The upper compartment while thinking of ideas. Looks a bit steam punk-ish doesn't it?
Many reservoirs were tested, many failed - No but seriously, this one matches the finish quite well. In black POM of course.
As for sleeving, a simple MDPC-X black and grey.
Many choices for this one, both reservoirs and pumps. Think I might be an Aquacomputer fanboy, there are a few signs of it, haha.
Aquacomputer Kryos will be cooling the CPU, I went for the cheapest version. It looked to have the largest hole spacing for fittings and a fitting colours scheme.
Something every mod needs, a Laing turret D5-thingy.
Finally settled for the Aquacomputer Aquabox Professional and made a plate to separate the reservoir-pump-housing from the rest.
It's a dummy GPU with an EK Thermosphere mounted on it while the wait of a GTX970 continues.
No paint on it yet, just a quick vinyl wrap to see how it looks in black.
The second radiator needed a some room to breathe, so I made a modular mounting plate.
The edges are a bit uneaven and needs more filing, but this is how it looks from below.
I wanted these radiators to be level, it drove me mad.
A quick flip of the plate later and it seems to be corrected.
A bit early to be celebrating with light design, but time is short on this one.
Thank you for coming this far! And for those of you who just scrolled down here, I can't blame you.
See you in the next part, and if you have any questions or pointers, do feel free to express them.