~ Finished! ~ My New Ducted CM Stacker ~ Comments? ~

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by Arc, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. Arc

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    Hey Guys,

    Well it took a while but I am finally finished my second attempt at Water Cooling.

    Behold my new Ducted CM Stacker. I have managed all of this work without modding my brand new case.


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    I tried to match the peripherals to create a simple yet functional finish. The GateWatch is a little overstated, but I think it works.


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    These two 120mm Tricods are mounted on a 12mm timber mini-shroud.


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    I augmented the ducted air flow with these two CM 80mm ultra quiet fans. Still working out if I need them or not.


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    The Silverstorm 4 Rad is also mounted on a 12mm timber mini-shroud and covered with 3mm Acrylic.


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    My home made Res plus more 3mm Acrylic Ducting.


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    The forward Swiftech 650 and 120mm Rad, plus Ducting.


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    The three units assembled.


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    Quote: Jack O’Neil; “Looks like a big honkin space cannon” ;)


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    Leak testing with the SilverProp NB and GPU blocks plus the DangerDen CPU block.


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    This took a while. The air is pushed in the bottom and front and is pulled out the back. I've used all Tygon 7/16" except for one short lenght because I ran out. :upset: It's not hard to tell where.

    That SliverProp GPU block was VERY difficult to mount safely because it weighs like half a freakin kilogram. :confused:


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    Thermaltake IBox, AeroCool GateWatch, Pioneer DVR-A10XLB and CM Control Panel.


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    I’ve found this case to be surprisingly well finished inside and out; like this smooth blow hole that’s on some of the CM cases.


    I know she’s not perfect but I am fairly happy with the results. It’s pretty quiet and keeps the heated RAD air isolated from the PC components.

    Comments and Suggestions welcomed.
     
  2. groovetek

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    i love it - lol@ ginormous reservoir though ahha...
     
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    Thanks groovetek,

    I got my hands on Dia 70mm Acrylic and I thought I may as well use it. The amount effort it is now to get that setup free of the case,,,,well lets just say I like the volume of water there because I won't be touching it for quite a while. (hopefully) :cool:
     
  4. axiomm

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    Bewtiful......

    :leet: Watch out for the sound of my jaw hitting the ground......

    That is one tasteful mod.

    I especially like the acrylic work, very professional, nice, compact yet surprisingly open. You have easy access to all components. Usually people just stuff everything together and hope it all works, but that Coolermaster case is like an aircraft hanger, you have placed everything perfectly.

    Nice job.......
     
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    heh, when it arrived I didn’t know whether to install my pc in there or rent it out. :) Thanks axiom
     
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    Looks Great Arc . Nice perspex work on the res and ducting. Hope the blocks are working well.
     
  7. dukkie

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    i have a stacker and this is just perfect... looks awesome!

    now i have to decide where to place all my w/c gear...

    job well done :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Sky95,

    Your SP blocks are working very well, but I nearly had a heart attack from the stress of trying to mount GPU Block; it’s just so bloody heavy and a core is just so very fragile. I got there though (It was a close one however)

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    Thanks Dukkie,

    I think the answer to that is anywhere you like,,,,it's an aircraft hanger.
     
  9. Knobi

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    wow. that is one awesome job. Now i have the motivation to work on mine!
     
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    A sterling job you have done there. Tremendous.
     
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    Now what you need a is a giant side window
     
  12. groovetek

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    can't you see through that round grille thing on the side panel??

    if you made the inside bright enough then you probably could clearly see the insides...

    just wondering though - would that 1x120mm radiator be sufficient forever? if you wanted to upgrade it - how would you go about doing that?

    edit: OH BABY... didnt' even see that second dual rad, ahahah... BLOODY NICE MATE!!!
     
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    nice work, looks like ya put quite a bit of effort in that mod :thumbup:
     
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    Very nice Arc...

    I thought I put a a lot of effort into my setup... hehe. Yours is fuukeen excellent!
     
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    Thanks Knobi, phextwin, astroboy777 and RSix for those words of encouragement..

    Hey Whisper, I kind of thought I would have a break from the classic windowed side, however,,,,,


    You made me curious groovetek; I tried it.

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    The result of seriously lighting the inside of the case.

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    I like it.
     
  16. MyDixiesNormous

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    As a wartercooled cmstacker ver1.0 owner I have to say that is a very professional looking mod. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    I have to say when I redo my case I am going to have no shame is copying your idea exactly. Simply awesome and a very original idea. I'm really suprised. Im in the middle of a 3month backyard renovation but I want to drop it and redo my case now.
     
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    That all looks very :leet: Nice job Arc, inovative and well executed. Congrats. :thumbup:
     
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    Ditto !!!!
    I have a Thermaltake Big Water, and it takes up a significant amount of room, but certainly nowhere near as efficent as what that looks. Only problem is my 2nd PSU, certainly cuts back on the amount of room to work with. I thought there was stacks of room in there too. 6 hard drives, 2 PSU's, and W/C later, I want something bigger :D
     
  19. Alper

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    very well done arc, you have inspired many (including myself). hope to see you do more. i respect the fact you dont want a side window. shows your not some nutcase wanted to shove everyones face in it hahaha

    100/10 :thumbup:
     
  20. CrippledKilla

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    Dude, thats one sexy w/c setup.

    It really is a shame its behind a panel though. You ought to get a window for it, or just mod that panel.


    On another note, central queensland eh...

    Flight $150 (avg) (to bris)
    Accom $free
    Expens $all supplied
    $Beer/Rum/Scotch/Bourbon

    Having a kickarse looking mod like that to yourself... Priceless...

    (Are you for hire??) lol
     

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