my name is Matthias. I'm from germany. At the mean time i'm modding and building my machines at the german website and forum "hardwareluxx.de". But as I come close to the Caselabs-Cases since last year, I often read build logs here at overclock.net. I have a Mercury S8 with a pedestral as my main machine and for over 3-4 weeks I build a smaller s3 for my wife. Both with watercooling configuration. Perhaps I will shoot some pictures of them too.
I was fascinated from the option of steam-streaming and other things giving people the option of sitting in their living room wanting to play games like tomb raider at there couches. And for second I always knew I need a compact case for LAN-Partys because I don't want my S8 come with me can't transport it.
So I bought the Compact Splash #74 from a member here and wanted to build a tiny little watercooled machine, that is so nice to look at and can be put into my living room.
I'm not a very ordinary guy, so it's double hard for me to build such a thing, but i'll give it a try.
If you're intersted in looking up my process during the build time i'll be very happy if you sub my thread. Okay, let's get it on.
After 6 Years i decided to redo my Compact Splash.
Part I: Unpacking
Part II: Mobo Painting
Part III: More PlastiDip painting
Part IV: Parts came back from painter
Part V: Mobo tryout. First Impression of Pumpchoice
Part VI: Test of LED-Stripes