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The Project:
(Ed. Note): What makes this project challenging is the list of gear that must fit in the case. . . it must fit, and look tidy.
  • P4 2.6GHz @ 3.1GHz (typical)
  • Asus P4P800 Deluxe (bios 1012).
  • 1 GB PC4000 OCZ 3-4-4-8.
  • ATI RADEON 9800 Pro flashed to 9800XT. (not OC'd)
  • 2 - 36gb WD Raptors in RAID 0 SATA.
  • Plextor PX-708A DVDRW.
  • LG 52x CDRW.
  • Enermax 430 watt PSU.
  • SB Audigy Gamer
  • Danger Den Maze 4 CPU (Athlon block), Maze 4 GPU block, DD Intel Chipset block.
  • Eheim 1250 pump.
  • Dtek Procore w/shroud (heater core).
  • Criticool Waterplant Resevoir.
  • Windshield Washer fluid. :)
  • Vantec NXP 201 Silver Fan controller.

In this next picture, I have started to mount some of the components inside the case. The toughest part was to figure out where to mount the radiator since this sucker is huge. Its slightly greater than the 5.25" bay so in order to make it fit in there I'd have to hack and slash at the case which is something that I did not want to do. So I was able to squeeze it up at the top of the case right below the blowhole fan. The only downfall is the the blowhole fan is only 80mm whereas the fan I have for it is 120mm and a shroud to go with the radiator. Oh well.

Next, things are starting to look a bit more complete the majority of the electrical done, HDD's in place, and most of the water blocks installed.
Another problem I encountered was how to get the cord for the water pump out of the case while having the case sealed. What I did was broke out my trusty drill and cut a small hole right on back of the case on the motherboard tray. This way the cord goes straight out the back of the case. But the cord is all one piece and I didn't want to make the hole too big. This meant I'd have to cut the wire to reassemble after pulling the wire through the case.
Here we sit with the finished product before we close up the case and start it up. This was difficult to make everything fit properly considering I have 2 optical drives and 2 hard drives, plus a floppy drive.
The next couple of pics are the computer in action, and in the dark.
In conclusion. I plan to get some Blue LED Fans to go with the theme as well as possibly change over to UV, change to UV cables and the whole 9 yards, but that will have to wait as funds will not allow that at this time. Overall I am impressed with the results, the only con I have of this project is my temps have risen about 5 degrees idle due to poor air circulation around the radiator.
  • Completely tool-less.
  • Very customizable.
  • Very light, easy to work with.
  • Dull edges so you don't cut yourself.
  • I can't think of any.
Rating: 10/10