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hi, i had this mod going on for nearly a year, working on it now and then, but now, after seeing jeffinslaw's awesome mod, i decided to finish my mod too.

where i am going with this mod:

industrial design, roughly brushed outer panel, large indicator ligth large air intakes.
enough space for an ATX motherboard, and two GPU's, while keeping the door mechanism intact.
silent operation, i will watercool the cpu, gpu, chipset, ram and hdd.
stainless hardline.
enclosed MB
external radiator

so that will be the main features of this build. it was jeffinslaw who encouraged me to make a thread here on overclock.net, so make shure to check out his build to! http://www.overclock.net/t/1266917/case-mod-murdermac

as said before, i started this mod nearly a year ago, so i have made some progress.

this is the external appearance, i have later decided to turn the radiator around, so that the ports are turning up, for easier bleeding:

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2740_zps437c589b.jpg.html

i have installed the PSU, so that the airflow in and out of it is separated from the rest of the components. i have installed a frontplate who holds the fans,and direct airflow. it will be detailed later. the floor in this picture are still in the works.

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2744_zpsa0383a2a.jpg.html

today, i made some mounts for the PSU cover:

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2750_zps28c634de.jpg.html

the said cover will enclose the whole PSU and the upper fan, and the raiator, who is yet to be atached to that fan.

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2756_zps43bcfd31.jpg.html

testing the HDD cooler with some old drives. it is a great fit, will make some threaded holes at work this thursday, so that i can mount it. i will also have to machine some standoffs to hold the floorplate over this unit.

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2746_zps2b29bebf.jpg.html

i also bougth some aluminium sheets and square tube so that i can cut some parts tomorow.

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2755_zps28c4a0ed.jpg.html

so thats it, comments and ideas are apreciated!
 

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thank all of you for your kind words. her are some pictures of how i mounted the powersupply:

no warranty woided here
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http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2772_zpsc52debbb.jpg.html

as you can see, the whole unit just slide over the fan. i regret buying a mudular psu, because of th extra heigth the connectors add. it would have been much easier to fabricate cover and hide cables if it was not modular. later, i will buy a new and more powerfull psu to resolve this problem.

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2773_zps34285ad4.jpg.html

today i fabricated a new backplate, as the old one was a a standard lian li backplate with a ugly fan hole.

before:

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2572.jpg.html

after: please nothe that the screws will be replaced with aluminium rivets, to reduce weigth and improve looks.

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2771_zps2a2005e6.jpg.html

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2770_zpsc9e8f018.jpg.html

some pictures of the process:

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2762_zpscba1eec0.jpg.html

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2763_zps40ee6b78.jpg.html

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2765_zps84876fce.jpg.html

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2766_zps2857a9a5.jpg.html

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2768_zps5792d9f9.jpg.html

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2769_zps9a34c04f.jpg.html

i probably wont post a new update before next weekend. i need to fabricate the base-plate standoffs, and make some mounting holes in the HDD cooling unit. i will also ask my workshop manager what the fittings and pipes will cost.
 

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thank you! i will attend to truck driving school till Thursday, and on friday we celebrate our country, and on monday, we also have a day off. so i won't be doing any machining until the middle of next week. so i will concentrate on the roof, and psu cover until then. today at work, i took with me some scrapped stainless pipe, so you can see how it looks in my build. the final bends, will of course, not look like this. the pipes in the pictures are just some random scrap ones. what dou you think?

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2778_zps81087e61.jpg.html
 

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Great looking so far!
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And I hope you will enjoy my "old" 670 too
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thank you. as you may have figured out, i bougth a 670 from go4life. the reasons for this is simple, it is considerably shorter than most other cards on the marked, and the waterblock from ek, is also both slimmer, and lower than the others, plus it is square and cover most of the card.

this is required, because i will make a cover around the motherboard, and a shroud above the motherboard. if you see the included pictures in this post, you will understand that the standar sized gpu will leave small space left for the pipes. so using the short 670, i should be able to draw pipes from the ram cooler towards the gpu, running parrall to the long side of mb.

i will go subzero with this computer, that means insulating the mb and gpu with ruber paint, so a cover for them will be needed for optic reasons. here is a picture of the early planning stage of this cover, alongwith a old gpu for size referance. the 1/4 adapter or the pipe will not be as tall as on the picture.

the final version will hav plexi window over cpu block, and some other adjustments. feel free to submit ideas!

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2780_zpsfc9cd535.jpg.html
 

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ok, i have now recieved the 670 card, tested it for two days, a bit of coil-whine, but thats ok. can't believe how short it is! it does fit perfectly, i can now begin creating the rest of the panels sourounding the psu and motherboard. this build will feature two hdd's and two ssd's. i am currently working on the ssd mount, and i have some more holes to drill in the hdd waterblocks. here is a crude paint picture of the 670 installed, showing how i will route the pipes. i have not drawn all the bends and such, but you get the idea.

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2781_zpsfeb55bf9.jpg.html

and a picture of the internals of the 670 block, for the ones that are as curious as i am. i have a obsession for de-burring and cleaning all my wc parts before installing, to prevent unneccesary restrictions and algea and such. also i took it appart so that i can coat the copper, to keep it shiny.

http://s918.photobucket.com/user/TURBOFUNGUS/media/DSC_2786_zps272e6860.jpg.html
 

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Good that it works and fits your case well
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It is indeed really short, it was the shortest gpu I have ever owned hehe! Sadly the coil whine is pretty normal on 670's from what I understand. But I found out it only came when it was high fps, so I would recommend to lock the frames to monitor refresh rate or use vsync (never use that my self) to keep the whine away! Personally I used MSI Afterburner with the Rivatuner statistics to lock the frames. Also remember to put up the powertarget to max (I got some instability when I did not put power target to max).

Also, if you can try not to have to many 90 degrees on your tubes, as this will really restrict the loop flow.

Nice job cleaning the block! Looks good
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I'm loving all of these Hackintosh builds lately, this one also looks epic. I like the bottom cover and the motherboard cover should look awesome. Subbed
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ok, this build has slowly progressed some more! i have completed the psu bracket so that it now holds both the psu, and the storage unit. this leaves space for a 240 rad where i planned to have the hdds. now, the rad is 5mm to high. i can solve this by buying 20 mm fans, or by getting a thinner rad. i think i will go for the later alternative. this will make sure the bottom plate will fit as it should.
also, i have to order a 120 radiator for the front. the material for the new brackets to hold the 360 radiator to the back of the case i will recieve by thursday.
as you see, i i have created a new cardboard prototype for the MB, it fits much better. i will cut this out as soon as i have made all the small changes needed. i hope you bare with me this slow build,as i have other projects i am also working on. to much ideas, to little time
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