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Project: SNOW

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by AML Custom Pc, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. AML Custom Pc

    Associate

    Joined: Feb 24, 2017

    Posts: 82

    Location: uk

    Project : SNOW


    I am back with a new build for 2018, I want to start by saying a big thank you to Thermaltake for supporting this project.


    I am doing a Ryzen 1600 build paired with a MSI 1070 gaming x8 graphics card. I will be building in the core P3 from thermaltake, this will be fully watercooled.


    I have set myself a big challenge to think more outside the box for when it comes to where to place the reservoir and radiator. I have also set myself a challenge to make everything white so I will be doing a lot of painting and resleeving and a lot of cables.


    Here what I will be using,

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    The thermaltake core p3 snow edition,


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    Ryzen 1600,


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    MSI Tomahawk Arctic B350,


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    The thermaltake Pacific W4 Plus CPU water block,


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    Corsair Vengeance RGB 2x8gb 3000Mhz could upgrade this two 32gb,


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    Samsung 960 EVO m.2 250GB this will be used for OS,


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    WD HDD 1TB,


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    Thermaltake Toughpower SFX 600w PSU,


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    MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X8,


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    Thermaltake Pacific RL 360


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    Thermaltake Pacific P1 Black,


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    Thermaltake Pacific RGB Hard Tube Fittings,


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    Thermaltake C1000 Green and White,


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    Some of the cable and connectors, I am using mdpc sleeving.


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    Thanks for checking out the post if you have any question or suggestion, leave a post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
     
  2. AML Custom Pc

    Associate

    Joined: Feb 24, 2017

    Posts: 82

    Location: uk

    Welcome back,

    I have a little update for you all,

    I wanted to move the radiator to the bottom of the case where the PSU would be, I have not seen this on a core P3, I needed to make sure to would support the radiator, as I do want to mount this to the wall.

    I am using 19mm x 19mm aluminium to start the framing of the holder.

    Mark where I need to cut,

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    The bits I need,

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    Marked where the hole will go,

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    Drill a 4 mm hold for the rivets,

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    Test fit,

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    The 360 radiator sat very nice in the space now needed to make the support,

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    Now to make a new GPU bracket, but thought I would be easier to mod the one I have, I need this to be shorter.

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    After, I am going to add some 19mm x 19mm aluminium to the outside of the bracket.

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    Here is the end result, I just want to stress that this is not the finish product for the brackets, this will give me a feel on what it will look like.

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    Hope you like the update the weather, not been good here in the UK
     
  3. Nugsy88

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 17, 2016

    Posts: 148

    Location: Glasgow

    looking good so far! You should be able to work on this during the snow days in the UK :D
     
  4. AML Custom Pc

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    Joined: Feb 24, 2017

    Posts: 82

    Location: uk

    Thanks Nugsy88, I work out of my shed so its not every warm in their, I also need to start stripping every thing for paint.
     
  5. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,254

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Looking good. I've got a P3 myself and it's a lovely case to work on.
     
  6. AML Custom Pc

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    Joined: Feb 24, 2017

    Posts: 82

    Location: uk

    Sorry for the late reply, its a nice case. Looking forward to seeing if I can make it stand out from the rest of them.
     
  7. TheGez

    Associate

    Joined: May 30, 2016

    Posts: 54

    Location: Surrey

    White/Red build. Nice.
     
  8. AML Custom Pc

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    Joined: Feb 24, 2017

    Posts: 82

    Location: uk

    Sorry its white with a hint of green.
     
  9. TheGez

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    Joined: May 30, 2016

    Posts: 54

    Location: Surrey

    Oops. I missed the picture of the coolant.
     
  10. AML Custom Pc

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    Posts: 82

    Location: uk

    It's ok, hopefully you will prefer the white and green
     
  11. Slam

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 6, 2011

    Posts: 1,123

    Great concept, the project is developing nicely
     
  12. AML Custom Pc

    Associate

    Joined: Feb 24, 2017

    Posts: 82

    Location: uk

    Thanks should have a update coming shortly.
     
  13. WantoN

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 11, 2003

    Posts: 9,944

    Location: Hampshire

    Look forward to the update, personally not a fan of the core series aesthetically, but flexibility and modding potential is huge.

    Hope the project goes well :)
     
  14. andicole0

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 12, 2005

    Posts: 5,870

    Location: Robertsbridge

    Looking good but you could have got a white rad, such a big black lump :rolleyes: White pump and white gpu?
    Andi.
     
  15. AML Custom Pc

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    Joined: Feb 24, 2017

    Posts: 82

    Location: uk

    Thanks, this is the first time using one, you have a lot of space around the back for the cables.


    Everything thing will be white, the photos above is just test fit, need to make sure the mods would work.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2018
  16. andicole0

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 12, 2005

    Posts: 5,870

    Location: Robertsbridge

    For comparison here's mine towards the end of the build.

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    XSPC rads and pump/res combo.
    Andi.
     
  17. harvey.l12

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 29, 2014

    Posts: 767

    Location: Chesterfield, UK

    looking nice
     
  18. AML Custom Pc

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    Posts: 82

    Location: uk

    Thanks glad you like it.
     
  19. AML Custom Pc

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    Posts: 82

    Location: uk

    I have a big update, most of the painting has been done, and I have started to do the cables.

    I will start with the Pacific RL360 Rad, I have painted this snow white, covered the fins and did light coats, the spray paint I used is Montana.

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    After,

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    I have also painted the heatsinks, I am thinking about adding some green to them.

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    I wanted to paint the Thermaltake tough power 600w PSU white, this was a lot harder than I thought it would be, I striped the full PSU down but couldn’t find the last screw so I needed to cover all the enteral components. I also made sure to save the labels as I want to add these back on to the PSU.

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    After,

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    Next up to paint was the thermaltake Pacific W4 plus CPU block and the Pacific RGB fittings. I started with the CPU block, I heated the front of the block to loosen the glue of the black back ground as, I want this to be white, I had already made some little TT logo’s to cover the TT logos on the back ground, then I just lightly sprayed it white. I also added the bracket for Ryzen and painted this white too. The fittings were very time consuming, I wanted to get as much detail of the fitting as I could.

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    Sorry for all the photos, think I have went over the top, I have a few more then that it. I have started to sleeve the cable here is the 24 pin.

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    Hopefully the next update will not be as long, need to do the pump and the GPU, then that’s all the painting done.

    If you have any questions or feedback please let me know.

    Richard.
     
  20. beefybarn

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 6, 2008

    Posts: 3,374

    Location: Brighton

    That's looking great mate, green and white goes so well, when's the next update.