Project: Watery

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by Mankz_91, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. porterjw

    porterjw Moderator Staff Member

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    Coming along nicely. Blue is my favorite color, but that 3rd pic looked awfully nice:)
     
  2. theasian100

    theasian100 New Member

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    I like the third choice the Best :D
     
  3. Shane

    Shane Super Moderator Staff Member

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    its all comming along rather spendlid if i must say so ;)
     
  4. Mankz_91

    Mankz_91 New Member

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    My boxes arrived, and the DDC fits fine, but I need to give it a little diet to save some space.

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  5. The_Beast

    The_Beast New Member

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    It's really coming together

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  6. just a noob

    just a noob Well-Known Member

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    you know, i believe dfi is coming out with a crossfire ready p45 microATX motherboard around the last week of july/beginning of august. if your still looking for a mobo lol
     
  7. Mankz_91

    Mankz_91 New Member

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    Some progess and some issues today:

    Firstly, the Feser Fittings, allthough pretty, are HUGE. So big that they mean I've got to re-design the side panel (I had to anyway) and move the radiator 2mm down towards the back of the case.

    The ABS boxes fit in exactly as I wanted them too, the read one, **snugly** between the Fans and the PSU, and infront of the PSU and the case. I've decided that having the DDC out on the bottom of the case would be a better idea. The larger ABS box will be used to hold an Aqua Computer Aquero and various other bits, prehaps a 2.5" HDD for me to put Vista on.

    Anywho:

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    Its going to be tight with the tubing, so I'll be using a series of 90* angled Danger Den or Bits-Power G1/4" acrylic 'thingies' to solve the problems.

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    And with a normal ATX Motherboard in. I need to buy an mATX one for the case, and then make the appropriate with holes in the back and the mobo plate.

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  8. funkysnair

    funkysnair VIP Member

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    looking good :)
     
  9. Ramodkk

    Ramodkk VIP Member

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    Good work so far, keep us updated :)
     
  10. just a noob

    just a noob Well-Known Member

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    where do you get those clear arcylic tops for those pumps?
     
  11. Mankz_91

    Mankz_91 New Member

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    Just about anywhere.

    In the US, P-Pc's, Petra's, Jab-Tech etc.
    In the UK, Coolercases, Aqua-Pc's, Chilled-PC

    Just about any watercooling shop.
     
  12. just a noob

    just a noob Well-Known Member

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    thanks, couldnt figure out there they were at petras, found them at performance-pcs
     
  13. aSc1@3

    [email protected] New Member

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    couldn't you mount an atx mobo slightly angled so it would remain a cube? the only possible problem i could think of is if there is an expansion car in the vary bottom slot if it is tilted this way; \, but not at such and extreme angel, it may be too high for the case. or you could tilt it this way; /, but then the only problem is if the hsf is too tall. and then you could put an extra drive bay or two under the higher side of the mobo.
     
  14. Mankz_91

    Mankz_91 New Member

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    I could, but I don't want to :rolleyes:

    I spent so damn long working out all of the dimensions using a mATX board, I don't want to have to re-design it. Also, mATX adds portablility :cool:
     
  15. just a noob

    just a noob Well-Known Member

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    do you know anything about making whole new cables for power supplies like that one guy with the lian li cube is doing on xtremesystems?
     
  16. lovely?

    lovely? Active Member

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    jesus i cant believe this thread is alive again! Mankz your too slow! i really wanted to see what this looked like, back in '07, now i just want to see it to know that its done!
     
  17. Mankz_91

    Mankz_91 New Member

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    Nothing really done today, bar a little problem.

    I first fitted the Coolermaster 700W PSU (with love from Specialtech. Its about 10mm shorter than the original test PSU I was using. I know I have to add in the length of the modual connections, but as I will only be using one of the Molex/S-ATA power ports, and one of the PCI-E power ports, it won't be a big problem.

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    It fits in at the back too which is nice.

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    Here is where the problem starts. When I started designing this mod, I didn't intend to use an Aquaero, but now I do and thats one of the reasons for ze box. I didn't factor that in when designing mark two of the res.

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    Ooops. (those scratches are on the outer cover film, so all is well)

    Well, I'm not desinging that res all over again :p. Soo, I'm thinking that I'll dremel out part of the back of the box, and then add an Acrylic Danger Den 90* bend to take it back towards the PSU. Its a little ennoying I know, but I promise it'll look good.

    Or. I could just do away with the box on its own, and have the Aquaero 'floating' or the front panel.
     
  18. just a noob

    just a noob Well-Known Member

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    i think you need to get a waterfall reservoir(spellcheck?) from cyberdruid on xtremesystems
     
  19. Mankz_91

    Mankz_91 New Member

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    For my next project, yes.
     
  20. just a noob

    just a noob Well-Known Member

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    another build? lol
     

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