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Old 25-08-16, 03:42 PM
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Watercooled silverstone ft03 "zen"!

Yes my mission here is to Major mod a Silverstone FT03


I'm going to try to maintain the Hot air rising principle to maximise efficiency and cooling performance. Using a Silverstone 180mm FAN and an OCool 180mm x 45mm radiator,



I have completely removed the original PSU bottom bracket and modded the bottom panel to fit the 180mm AP fan and rad. This also involved removing some of the Mobo tray. Here is the stripped down and modded skeleton on the spray rack.



I'm going to use an SFXL Silverstone 700w Platinum PSU in this build ive calculated that I can mount it on the back panel and still have room for the intended watercooled RX480 8gb. Heres the back panel with 120mm fan hole and mounting screw holes for the PSU..



Heres a large box of all the stripped out bits..



So a bit more info on the build items, I intend thid to be my new rig for the upcoming zen cpu with an EK CPU waterblock and EK gpu water block for the RX480 8gb, EK pwm pump and 150mm bitspower res fitted directly to the pump all connected with 16mm petg tubing.

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Old 25-08-16, 07:11 PM
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Nice! This looks very interesting and the Silverstone FT03 is one of my favourite cases. So I'm totally subbed and I'll be sitting here waiting for the coming updates
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Old 25-08-16, 07:28 PM
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Thanks buddy, Ill also be putting a window in the front panel.
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Old 25-08-16, 07:30 PM
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Thanks buddy, Ill also be putting a window in the front panel.
Hehe damn dude! This I so gotta see man!
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Old 26-08-16, 10:17 AM
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OK. putting it back together, ...Gives a better impression of the metal ive had to cut away from bottom panel and mobo panel..





Here you can see view from bottom with 180mm AP fan fitted...



You can see that I'm able to utilize the original bottom fan filter(magnetic)...



And from top with Rad fitted....



More too follow soon.
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Old 12-02-17, 06:09 PM
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JUST an update, with Ryzen imminent. Been doing some fine tuning on the 180mm rad and fan fitment, including false floor and new filter fitting.



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Old 12-02-17, 08:34 PM
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Holy crap that looks good!
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Old 18-02-17, 12:27 PM
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OK small update..

First picture showing cable area of case with hdd mount and twin ssd mount also water pump bracket mounted using a metal shelf bracket,



Then some pictures of the updated back panel with 700w sfx Silverstone psu mounting cable routing and tidying




Finally ive fitted a false back wall inside the pc to clean up lines hide cable hole coming into case using an aluminium sheet covered in carbon vinyl and an AMD homage Red Dragon, which I'm Shure wont look as harsh when the case is all closed up.


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In. I love seeing these small cases get so much love.
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Old 22-02-17, 06:55 PM
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Just an update just pulled the trigger on this...
Gigabyte
GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 AMD B350 (Socket AM4) DDR4 Micro ATX Motherboard
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/gigab...mb-559-gi.html

And this.....
AMD
Ryzen 7 Eight Core 1700 3.70GHz (Socket AM4) Processor
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/amd-r...cp-39x-am.html

Not long now and it will be build time
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