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Old 05-04-15, 05:06 PM
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Jack Daniels Themed Beer Barrel Build

Hi All,

I'm posting on behalf of my friend who isn't very savvy when it comes to forums!

He decided around 6 months ago that he wanted to make something a little different to bring to the Multiplay iSeries event - from which I'm now posting from! Over this 6 month timeframe we've banged heads together to develop his idea of building a PC into... a Beer Barrel!

He has a French chap near where he lives in Bristol who specialises in making furniture from old barrels, so we approached him. He made up a cabinet using an old French beer barrel, which we have then modified further by installing a central partition right down the center, along with large holes top and bottom for ventilation. The rear half houses the water-cooling pump, reservoir, radiator, PSU and most of the wiring, keeping the front free for the GFX card and mobo, as seen below.

Specs-wise, it's running a MSI Krait Z97 mobo, i7-4790k CPU, GTX980 GTX card, and 16GB Avexir Core RAM in white. Watercooled by EKWB blocks; a Supremacy CPU block, and a custom fitted copper full GPU block (he bought two separate blocks and switched the covers over as the copper was only available in the smaller cover that didn't cover the entire card). Piping is a combo of 3/4" OD tubing, Rocketscience fittings, and 1/2" softdrawn copper pipe.

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Any questions, feel free to ask!

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Old 05-04-15, 06:01 PM
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OMG, that is freaking awesome, im kind of at a loss for words on that one.
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Old 05-04-15, 06:13 PM
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That is awesome! But is JD the coolant?
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Old 05-04-15, 06:25 PM
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If that were the case, it would be constantly overheating as we'd be drinking it lol!

It's Mayhems X1, using dyes to match that lovely amber whiskey colour!
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Old 05-04-15, 06:39 PM
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Would be awesome if you got a tap in there somewhere and made it look as if it was coming straight out of the loop
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Old 05-04-15, 06:55 PM
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Thats brilliant.

Hats off to the chap.
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Old 05-04-15, 08:10 PM
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Would be awesome if you got a tap in there somewhere and made it look as if it was coming straight out of the loop
Or a tap that was connected to a small container of Jack Daniels hidden inside.

Must get pretty damn toasty in there
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Old 05-04-15, 09:10 PM
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Yes! Just yes! Mines a double straight up It's amazing props to you for this!

EDIT: Any chance we could get this Facebooked, deserves the extra credit I feel.
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Old 06-04-15, 04:24 AM
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4 words...
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Old 06-04-15, 07:12 AM
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I'm not too keen on the GPU piping but other than that this is a great build!
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