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Old 19-07-17, 10:12 PM
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mITX Watercooled (280mm+240mm rad)

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I initially just thought that I would make a Gallery thread when the build was done, but itís become more than just a normal build, and over time I might do some mods, so I have decided to make a project log Iím actually quite a long way in the build, so I will make a lot of updates to start with, as most of the things is already done, so I will try to make the updates as I remember the project has been moving along Itís not a massive project, and Iím new at modding, so the quality might not be top notch, but I will give it my best go
My current build will be moved to a new case and custom watercooled. The parts have been acquired over the past 3-4 years. My builds are always under continuous upgrading

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My current build (I might take a lot of pictures and add it to the gallery when I tear it apart )
Corsair 250D
Intel i7-4790k
Asus Z87I-Pro mITX
Kingston HyperX 16GB 2400MHz
EVGA 1080ti FE
Corsair AX860i
Corsair H100i v 2x ML120PRO
Samsung 850 PRO 128GB
Crusial MX100 512GB
WD 2TB Green

The MB does not really fit the color theme, but the finance isnít there to both watercool and upgrade the system, it will have to wait. I might do a mATX mod in the future, as the number of ITX boards isnít that great.
The initial plan was to watercool my PC in the current case. It has room for a slim 240mm rad and a 140mm rad, so I had already ordered a ML140PRO for the front radiator.

I ran through a million thoughts and decided that I wanted at least 2x 240mm rads, as Iím all for silence. I considered the Fractal Nano S, but it has strict limitations on MB and ram size, so my MB will not fit. The NZXT Manta is too big, and Iím not a fan of the curved exterior. Next up where the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX. After vacuuming the internet for pictures of the Evolv ITX with watercooling, and disusing with a friend weather or not there will be room for both a EK CE280 and a SE240 in the case, I convinced myself, that with a bit of light modding, I should be doable, so I went on and ordered the case and the 2 rads, to take a closer look, and decide the way forward.

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Old 19-07-17, 10:14 PM
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So, I received my new stuff, and installed the rads, and did A LOT of measuring.
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The front rad needs to be lowered to make room for the fans.
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And the fans arenít the only problem. The fittings are going to be a problem. Even with a lowered radiator, the distance to the fans on the top rad is a couple of mm short :-/
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Luckily, I found a picture online, were I saw that is possible to remove the G1/4Ē extenders on the front rad, so there should be enough room
I need to remove this front mounting bracket to move the front radiator down.
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Old 19-07-17, 10:18 PM
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After a lot of thinking I settled on parts for the system. Iím a huge fan of the EK look of rads and blocks, but I donít like their pump and res look. So, I picked me a Watercool Tupe Res, and a Aquacomputer pump, as I also ordered a Aquaero 6LT. For fittings, I picked a blend of EK and Bitspower. In a blend of looks/size/price reasons. As the res will be placed hanging over the GFX, the in/out on the GFX has to be in the bottom = not a lot of room. The Bitspower 90 bends is smaller than the EK, but the EK compression fittings is smaller than the Bitspower, so Iím using a blend. And the drain system is EK due to price. I picked up 1 EK 90 fitting, to look at quality.

And by magic, it arrived.

Barbed Bitspower fittings, again due to look. And Bitspower premium plugs for the GFX as its going to be visible, and the EK stop plugs look like crap.

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I wanted to control the fanspeed by water temp, so I went for the Aquero.
I love fitteling with that kind of software.
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Old 19-07-17, 10:22 PM
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With the new parts, new problems rose. Mounting the res like the problem is not an option, the anti-vibration mounts made the whole thing move a lot around. And I needed to move the drain system to the bottom of the case due to uneven weight. This mean that I needed 2 compression fittings extra, I ordered that along with a PWM splitter, a new mouse pad and a Lego Porsche 911
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It was also clear that I needed to remove the front top 140mm mount, to be able to slide the 280mm rad/fans/res in place.
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I believe itís going to look quite okay
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I searched the web for 140/280mm mounting brackets, but nothing fits my need, so Iím having one made.
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Old 19-07-17, 10:25 PM
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Looking closer the change in drain system has made a few bends too narrow, so I needed some extra 90 fittings. By pure luck, a friend had some laying around
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I also flushed the rads with warm water, and then with demi water.
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Old 19-07-17, 10:29 PM
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Well time for ďmoddingĒ, maybe modding is a big word. Itís more small adjustments.
Top bracket removed
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Bottom bracket removed
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The rad fits
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The holes on the front 240mm rad had to be made bigger to make room for the fittings, but I think itís going to work perfect
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Also made a small mod in the top in both sides, to make the mounting of the top rad easier.
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And yes, it need some brush-up paint, and removal of glue from the masking tape.
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Old 19-07-17, 10:35 PM
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For liquid, I have ordered Mayhems X1 - UV Green


And a Cablemod hybrid LED kit + an extra hybrid strip. Donít actual know how I will find room for the strips, but we will just have to wait and see.


I have also ordered Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut for the GPU and a CPU delid. Havenít decided if Iíll also use it between IHS and waterblock.

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I think it was that for now. Everything up until this point have been going on for the past 2-3 weeks. Iíll test fit the system on Friday or Sunday, but Iím still waiting for the liquid, and I need the mounting bracket for the res. But i'm getting quite impatient to get it done
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Old 20-07-17, 10:24 AM
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Looks fantastic so far but god I hated that case. I absolutely hated it.

It was quite big for what it was (small for the time it released though) but it was awkward and hard to fit a decent WC rig into. It wasted space, is what I mean.

Looking forward to what you make of it though dude
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Old 20-07-17, 01:11 PM
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Holy crap dude, that is a lot of stuff in an awfully small space! Reminds me of the time I tried to do an ITX build, and hated every bloody second of it.
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Old 21-07-17, 10:58 PM
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Looks fantastic so far but god I hated that case. I absolutely hated it.

It was quite big for what it was (small for the time it released though) but it was awkward and hard to fit a decent WC rig into. It wasted space, is what I mean.

Looking forward to what you make of it though dude
The 250D or the Evolv ITX?

I really liked the 250D to begin with, now not so much
The Evolv ITX and mATX on the other hand. I love them, but i would like to go smaller.
But building in the current case, i dont think its possible. Its pretty much on its limits
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