Custom Cube style SFF case with 140mm EK-MLC Phoenix support

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    If I add a second rad I'd also add the GPU into the loop, and the BQ AIO uses the lower RPM version of the DC-LT which is quieter but lower pressure.

    DDC-MX would have considerably better performance and since I already have the waterblock it would not actually be that much more expensive.

    Case has now been taken to the Powdercoater to receive a nice matte satin black coating - ETA to ship is 6 days :D
     
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    That would have been my choice too... :thumbup:
     
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    Me three. A la Phanteks - will come up awesome.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    Back from the powdercoater!

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    That's amazing, especially considering that it is 10L.
     
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    It *was* 10 litres, but it's grown a little since I added 270mm GPU support so I could put my 2080 in it :lol:

    More like 12L currently I think - still very compact and have really solid hardware compatibility
     
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    the lack of surface prep shows throw on the painted finish :(
    just my 2cents worth
     
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    I did notice it on a couple of parts, probably something I will provide as feedback, but in general I think it looks great - the painting was done by a third party.
     
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    So back panel Acrylic was cut out today and fitted and I really dig the look - there is a small hollow point in the middle where I can place an LED strip if I like - which I will probably do.

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    Next up was the front ventilation which didn't work using ABS as it just melted, so acrylic was used which will be sprayed black.

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    Just gotta get the fan filters made now.

    I've also been chatting to PSlate customs for some cables and a power switch all sleeved up using Carbon with Black Diamond paracord, then I need to start ordering the cooling parts.

    PC Design Foundry is looking to ship the case tomorrow which is very exciting!
     
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    And she done!

    Should arrive next week, will do some test fitting and set ups then I'll order cables and stuff - final steps are cables and the cooling which I'm still deciding.

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    man amazing job!!
     
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    Got the case - it's actually smaller than I expected!

    Gonna chuck what I currently have in tonight and get some photos.
     
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    Keen to see how it turns out. I'm thinking of doing my own case and this is inspiring.
     
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    Sorry about the lack of posts on this - waiting on custom cables by PSlate Customs and the case feet to arrive as well as the cooling set-up.

    Gonna start out with just a BeQuiet SilentLoop like I stated previously, but am considering upgrading it to a hard tubed loop for lols with solid blue coolant.
    Maybe Orange... Will have think I guess, any suggestions?
     

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