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Custom build Log - Thermaltake X71 case (With Modding) Project no name.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by AML Custom Pc, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. AML Custom Pc

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    Hey Guy's

    I have started a new project (no name) in the x71 case. I am going to be modding the front of the case and adding temper glass. It will have a dual loop two pumps two Res and two 360 rads, I am looking at replacing the motherboard tray and add my own plus a few little surprise a long the way. Also going to we extending and sleeving all cables.

    Components.

    CPU: i7 4770K overclock to 4.6
    RAM: Corsair vengeance Ram 16gb
    GPU: Zotec 980ti
    PSU: Corsair ax 860
    WATERBLOCKS: EK
    2x Pump: EK d5
    2x RAD: EK 360
    FANS: 7x 120 Riing 12 thermaltake RGB
    FANS: 3x 140 Riing 14 thermaltake RGB
    FITTINGS : Thermaltake pacific petg 16mm compression.
    FITTINGS : 3x EK pass through
    HARD TUBE: Thermaltake Petg 16mm


    Was not sure if I should use 2x 140 or 3x 120 fans still not sure what do you think?

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    I like to draw out what I want to do and I took size for new motherboard tray.

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    I did draw up some designs for new air intakes then got them laser cut. I had to cut some of the front case for them to fit. These are removable not sure if I am going to leave them clear or paint them.

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    This weekend I am hoping to drill out the rivets and start the motherboard tray. Sleeve the pumps and front panel connectors.

    Thanks for checking out my mod any question or feedback let me know below.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2017
  2. AML Custom Pc

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    Hey Guy's

    Had a busy day today.

    I have drilled all of the rivets out of the case and added all of the perplex. I have also got a few more parts for the build. I have started to mark out the holes and cut outs for the motherboard tray and I have added one of the reservoir.

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    Started drilling the rivets.

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    Missed one.
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    Had to cut down the PCIE covers.
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    Added all the perplex.
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    Added the res.

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    Wanted to see what it would look with a bit of tube in.
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    Was hoping to have the temper glass this weekend but it broke while being toughen.



    I will be starting the basement and the sleeven the pumps on sunday.
     
  3. Minibiker

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    Very nice progress mate, loving the choice of case!!
     
  4. AML Custom Pc

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    Thanks I have really enjoyed building in it. Still need a colour theme for both loops so I am open to suggestions. I have not done much today but will add the photos later.
     
  5. Minibiker

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    Now ive seen this case it's on my wish list just a shame it's out of stock at OCUK!! The Thermaltake Riing fans are a good choice I had them down to go in my new build soon!!

    You'll be stuck for colour choice with the loops, such variety out there
     
  6. AML Custom Pc

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    I know I keep changing my mind just I need to start the cables.

    My last build was pink and black. Was thinking blue and pink, black and green, black and yellow green and purple. All the perplex is going to be white. Hopefully I will make a decision by the weekend.
     
  7. Minibiker

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    Do you do you own cable braiding or do you buy them done?

    With regards to the colours I like the sound of the Green and Purple or Blue and Pink, something different make it unique!!
     
  8. AML Custom Pc

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    I am going to be sleeving the front panel and pumps and I am 50/50 on the PSU. I know a few place that do them but was hoping to do them myself guess it depends on time. I like the new fluid from primochill just could get caught out on the shipping and tax.
     
  9. Minibiker

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    Fair play, I'd love to be able to sleeve my own cables :( I've seen a few bits from Primochill and not much stock in UK!! I will have a look at there new fluids
     
  10. AML Custom Pc

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    I know that's why I am on the fence but more that likely will go with mayhem I have used their fluid i all my builds.
     
  11. AML Custom Pc

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry for the lack of update been busy juggling family, work and modding I now have the tempered glass will be fitting it this weekend but here is a sneak peek.
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    I still have lots of work to do.
     
  12. AML Custom Pc

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    Here is a little update I have been really busy with work so found it hard to work on the build

    You can see where the weld is on the front grill, I have painted it but need to sand it down and paint again.

    I have had a lot of issues with the tempered glass, I need longer screws. The build is really take shape not long left to do.

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    I really like the look of the front grill with tempered.

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    I really like how good the perplex look after I have painted it white.

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    I have added the pass through on to the mid plate I am looking at adding a custom res where the mid plate is but if I can not get this to work I will stick with this I have also painted this white

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    I am ordering all new fittings and going with 16mm ek. Going to get my fluid from Mayhem thinking of getting the dyes and mixing the colours myself one loop purple and the other green.

    Thanks for taken the time to read my post any feedback would be great.
     
  13. AML Custom Pc

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    Hi Guy's,

    I have a big update on the build.

    I have the colour theme all sorted.

    Outside of the case - Matt grey

    inside of the case - White

    Loop one - Purple

    Loop two - Green.

    I am also updating the System specs.

    CPU - unknown

    Motherboard - ASUS Strix Z270F Gaming

    Ram - 16gb Corairs vengeance RGB

    GPU - GTX 980Ti

    SSD - Kingston 240gb

    HDD - 1tb WD blue

    FANS - 6 x 120 thermaltake Riing plus, 4x 140 thermaltake Riing plus (all fans could be changed)

    PSU - Corsair 860 platinum



    Full Custom Cables from To the wire - custom sleeving


    We now have Alphacool onboard as a sponsor they are supply all of the watercooling.

    CPU Block - Eisblock XPX cpu mat black

    GPU Block - Nexxos 980ti

    RadS - 2x 360 Nexxos ST30 full copper

    Pumps - 2x Alphacool VPP655 D5

    Pump top - 2x Esidecke D5 - Plexi V.3

    Reservoirs - Alphacool Eisbecher 250mm acetal and Eisbecher 150mm acetal

    Fittings - Alphacool Eiszapfen 16mm hard tube compression black

    Alphacool HF 13/a0 compression fittings deep black

    Alphacool bulkhead connector deep black

    Alphacool Eiszapfen L - connector black

    Alphacool Eiszapfen extension 20mm black

    Alphacool Eiszapfen 2 way ball valve black

    Alphacool Eiszapfen double nippel deep black

    Tubing - AlphaTube HF 13/10

    Alphacool Eisrohr 16/13 PETG hardtube

    Extra - Alphacool Eisbaer logo kit.



    Here are some photos of the products

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    Hope you enjoy the update.

    Next update I am sleeving the pumps and adding my new switch to the case.

    If you have any question or feedback post below.
     
  14. ADmodz

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    Looking sweet buddy
     
  15. AML Custom Pc

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    Thanks buddy.
     
  16. AML Custom Pc

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    Hi Guy's here is a small update.


    I have added a hidden power button under my case near the front left leg. Its dead simple to do I just drilled the hole and drop it in I had some older power switch from a corsair build I did before xmas and just cut it down to size and sleeved it black. I have added some photos below.


    I have turned the pump tops around so all the cables go out to the back of my case and sleeve them black I have a few photos below but once I am happy and made the partition I will make sure I take more photos so you can see where everything is placed and why.


    Like I said just a small update will have more for you at the weekend.


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  17. AML Custom Pc

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    Here is this weeks update,


    I want to welcome a new sponsor to this project Nanoxia, They are going to supply the fluids to this build I am getting Opaque Green UV and the have mix me a custom Opaque purple these and going to pop.


    Last weekend I added the fans to rads to check spacing, cable route and watercooling loop for the basement and added my drain port to the pump(photos below).


    I redone the front fan intakes made them 10mm wider because I was having issues with the way the tempered glass was sitting on the old ones. I ran out of perplex to finish the front off but you can see how far I have got(photos below).


    With me doing a custom res in the mid plate, I have had to re do the motherboard tray as I added holes for the pass throughs which are not going to line up with the new res. I have drawing a loop on the back of the motherboard tray to make sure I had room for the fitting and to check that I can run my cables.


    I have place the motherboard and res on to the perplex to mark out all the holes and where I need to run the cables. I also added the motherboard stand off.


    All photos below.


    Once I get the fluid I will post some photos of the colours.


    I do need some help I am not sure if I should go hard tube in the basement or stick to soft, feel free to leave a comment below.


    I am hoping to get the custom res back this week and I will do a test fit, I also need to add a pass through from the basement to the back of motherboard tray. Once this is done the case will be off to paint then the fun starts with all the componets and doing the loop.


    Thanks for checking out the post.



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  18. ADmodz

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    Looking good buddy.
     
  19. AML Custom Pc

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    Thanks Adam.
     
  20. AML Custom Pc

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    Hey guy’s,


    This weeks update.


    I have got the fluid from Nanoxia it looks great, I got the UV green and they did me a custom purple colour I have some photos below.


    I had some bad news this week having a issues with the custom res so I have made a new simple design this weekend and hopefully it will be cut in the next few days I have found this hard as I am using a friends CNC. I am looking at getting one myself which will help for future builds.


    I have took the ek waterblock off the 980ti and put the Alphacool Nexxos 980ti block on, this was so simple to do (one of the easiest installs ever)and the instruction are very simple to follow and all the thermal pads already cut to size I have added some photos below.


    I went and got the ram on friday 16gb corsair RGB, these are going to really suit the build they are matt black. I test these at the weekend photos below


    I ended the day putting window 10 on the system.


    Next update I am hoping for a big one, have a few more bits of perplex to cut and paint then one more pass through hole from the basement to the top rad then it’s off to paint.


    Thanks for checking out my build log any question or feedback leave below.


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