First of all I'd like to thank Alphacool and Mayhems for supporting this project.
Special thanks to Adam from AD Modz, thanks to whom it all started!
I've been searching for a large and simple case that can fit two 60mm thick 480 rads. I haven't found one that would have a layout i like so i decided to make one myself. I'm much more of a diy guy than computer head so there is no render models of the build, thread won't be full of awesome professional pictures and it might be not very neat and organised.
Disappointment for most. I will, however, try my best to provide as much details and up to date info on what's being done.
Actual state of my pc(pretty much all hardware is going to be transfered to the new case):
Now the new case...
I wanted something simple, minimalistic but strong and big. Two 480 rads fitted without problems(push/pull possible on both) with an option of adding more rads if needed(don't think I`ll ever need).
I love working with acrylic but acrylic only case wasn't an option since the size it big. Went with aluminium as it`s light and strong, acrylic will find it`s place as top/bottom/inside panels.
Size of the case: 70cm x 60cm x 33cm
MSI x99 sli plus
16 GB Crucial Ballistix
Nvidia GTX 1080
SuperFlower Leadex 750w gold
Samsung 850 evo 250gb SSD
WD 2tb SSHD
Watercool Heatkiller IV pro acryl
EK gtx1080 acetal block
2x Feser Xchanger 480 rad
Alphacool VPP755 pump with Watercool Heatkiller top
Aquacomputer Aquatube reservoir
Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 LT
8x Enermax Cluster Advance fan
3x AeroCool Dead Silence fan
Onto the project then:
assembled shell(incredibly sturdy while only 6 kg of weight)
cut top/bottom acrylic to size and drilled fan holes
and sanded. was going to paint the panels flat white but frosted effect looks very good, might leave it as is
in the case
and with a rad
I will be using Enermax Cluster fans for both rads but as case fans I wanted something a bit different(for a contrast), chose these as they are very quiet and push reasonable amount of air.
Painted white and sleeved
That's it for now, not much i know and it looks like nothing at this stage but gotta start somewhere.
Next step: motherboard/inside wall panel, holes for fans in front and i/o with pcie slots cutouts.
More pics and update soon.
for many more pics please go through the whole build log
thank you all for looking, it was a great fun. onto the next project