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Project: L3p L4n

Discussion in 'Modding Worklogs' started by l3p, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. l3p

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    Finally my next build :)
    This time not a scratch build, but a "normal" casemod.

    Before i came in touch with the world of modding and watercooling i played a lot with HTPC's
    Back then i fell in love with all the cases of Origen AE.
    Every time i was on their site, i just had to watch the topmodel.
    I knew it was just too expensive for me, also personally i think the 12" touchscreen is useless for an htpc.
    But still ... it looks so nice....

    Because i won some prizes with "L3p D3sk" in the Coolermaster compo,
    and because it was time to prepare my next build i took the step to go for the Origen S21T.
    Also because i wanted to build something that is more easy to take to lans then my previous build ^^
    Off course this all wouldn't have been possible without the help of Freddy from Highflow.nl
    I have also chosen this case because i didn't see it being modded much yet.

    So it won't become an Htpc but a real watercooled gamer pc :)


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    Received the case 2 days ago.
    Just had to see how the touchscreen moves and what the red Enermax fans look like in the case :)





    The hardware that will probably be used in this case:

    Origen AE S21T Black

    Intel Core i7 2600K
    Asus ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z
    Asus ROG MARS II 2DIS/3GD5
    Corsair Dominator GT 16GB 2133Mhz CL9 Quad Kit
    Corsair Force GT 180GB 2X
    Cooler Master Silent Pro M1000 (MDPC Color-X sleeved)

    Asus ROG Mars II Custom Fullcover POM/Copper/Alu waterblock by Mr3D & Quepee

    Koolance Reservoir/Pump/Controller RP-1000BK Black
    Koolance Heat Sink for PMP-400
    Koolance INS-FM17 Coolant Flow Meter & Adapter Board INS-FM17

    EK-CoolStream RAD XT (120)
    EK-CoolStream RAD XTC (140)
    EK-CoolStream RAD XTC (280)
    EK-Supreme HF - Acetal
    EK-DDC X-RES 100 - Acetal
    EK-MOSFET Max IV Gene - Acetal
    EK-Ekoolant Blood RED 2x

    4 x Enermax T.B. Vegas Duo UCTVD14A 140mm Fan - Blue/Red- 1500RPM
    1 x Enermax T.B. Vegas Duo UCTVD12A 120mm Fan - Blue/Red- 1700RPM

    Lots of Bitspower Crystal links and Bitspower C48's
    Bitspower Rad and Fan Guards

    TteSports Challenger Ultimate Gaming Keyboard
    TteSports Shock One Gaming Headset
    TteSports Black Element Gaming Mouse
    TteSports Ladon Gaming Mouse Pad
    TteSports Battle Dragon Bag
     
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    l3p

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    Here all the first unpacking photo's.

    I want to use the grey plexi for the top window.
    The other plexi is just for playing with it and to find out about different colors.

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    And the rest of the stuff.

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    Enermax Vegas fans @ 800 RPM, i hope they will do.
    At least they are very silent.

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    The Koolance stuff still in plastic.

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    The Koolance Reservoir/Pump/Fancontroller/Pumpcontroller.
    Will be completely disassembled later on.

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    And the Koolance Top + Heat sink (For the looks :p )

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    Then the unpacking of the case i've been waiting for for over 4 years :)
    The blacke Origen AE S21T

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    She was oh so helpful ... :)

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    Marco from Cooler Master Nederland thanks for this silent but powerful PSU !

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    Now we can test some things :)

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    Here i will create fan holes to cool the radiators.

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    Again, thanks Freddy !

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    Bought these from colleague Kier aka Richard 2 x 1 Meter RGB led with controller
    Wonderful stuff for modders, also if you want to find out what colours would be best

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    The idea was to make a complete red theme, but im in doubt now.

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    To be one step ahead :p

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    Till the next update
     
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  3. DeejW

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    looks promising mate, but IMO ditch the led ropes they are a bit tacky. the red appolish fans look the goods though. :thumbup:
     
  4. aphasia

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    you're getting around aren't you...

    across the pond from [H] down to here in oz.
    does this mean i have to duplicate my comments on both [H] forum as well as here for synchronicity? ;)
     
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    l3p

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    Haha well found out a lot of people really stick to their home-front forum :)
     
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    yeah thats true, tho don't know what the hell i'm doing on a US forum. not to knock 'ocau', i do prefer the colour scheme at 'hardocp' (black), easier on the eyes.
     
  8. Creekin

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    my you do get around....


    welcome to ocau L3p :thumbup:

    pleasure to have you here mate

    (i still think you were robbed in the CM comp!)

    hey aphasia, welcome also
    but i KNOW they have edit and multi quote at H so no excuses! :p
     
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  9. aphasia

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    +1, agreed.

    Edit: cheers, creekin.
     
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    l3p

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    Thanks guys ! :)

    (Can't give my opinion on that )
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  11. aphasia

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    very diplomatic or you under a NDA...

    anyway, what are you doing yabbering with us.
    chop, chop (australian colloquialism?, not sure it'll translate for you dutchies), want to see some progress on your project. ;)
     
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    l3p

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    Nah i was just kidding, i'm very happy with my second prize, who wouldn't be :p

    You're right i should quit yabbering and chop chop mod on :D
    I'm doin a lot of think work and measuring and disassembling now.
    Tomorrow probably some stuff will arrive so i can measure things in better.
    Also wondering if i should raise the mainboard tray or not.
     
  13. aphasia

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    you'd probably know better than most, most mod work is planning and prep. i reckon maybe 10-20% is actual 'doing'.

    i've been planning my mod for almost 2 months now and i haven't touched the inside of my case yet. partly to do with fact the case i want to mod is the one i'm using to browse the forums. the other half is waiting for fucking amd to release their new 8 core chip (providing it's any good...). had they released when they said they would, i'd be half-way thru by now.
    i must of spent $600-$800 AUD on equipment and parts (fittings, rads, sleeving, tools etc all of which is strewn across several boxes littering the living room floor) & not one dollar yet on anything with a transistor on it.

    course it'll have nothing on your 'from scratch' desk mod.

    it there not enough clearance underneath you MB for cabling of something?
     
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    Well this kind of case is completely new for me too.
    The desk had atleast 1 big space where i could hide cables.

    This htpc case doesnt have any space left with watercooling and this hardware.
    And no cable management at all .
    It is 22cm high so i thought maybe i could raise the mainboardtray so i can hide some things there.

    Ahh well i'll see, im not in a hurry :)
     
  15. aphasia

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    neither am i (in a hurry). i don't really need to upgrade/mod my pc. tonnes of life (touch wood) left in my c2q rig. however the longer the delay (amd BD), the more i keep finding myself buying more shit online for my PC.

    mans gotta have a hobby right?

    regarding your htpc, if the case was perfect, you'd need another hobby...

    i'm crashing, 6am here. now chop, chop. more progress, more pics, less gas-bagging... ;)
     
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    looks very promising.
    Subbed!
     
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    Almost forgot this one :p

    The pump!

    This will be the place for the Koolance controller for the pump and fans. I will remove the logo by the way :D

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    Tested it before i disassemble it.
    It works :)

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    Pretty compact.

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    Couldn't get the tubes off without cutting them.

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    Getting the top on it.

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    And the heat sink. (Yes... only for the looks :p)

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    Done !

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    And a small movie of the controller in action. Maybe i will disable that beep, or atleast make it less loud.


     
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  18. aphasia

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    someone's been busy. nice.

    question... are you working on a wooden table top? if you've got a missus in the house, she'd take your head off for scratching the surface.

    i've got a massive dinning room table but it's mine so the gf can't 'hurt' me when i use it as a workspace. tho i do lay down towels before doing any work.

    what's the flow rate/head on that pump. looked a little weak until you turned it up to 10.
     
  19. Reaper_1994

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    That pump is awesome man. The speed of it looks great when turned up :D now i can't wait to get some water cooling happening with something like that :D
     
  20. brayway

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    I like that res/pump unit!
     

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