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Old 08-04-15, 10:51 AM
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[Project Log] TOXIC CHROME (modded Corsair 250D)




Hi guys,

Welcome to a new build log for TOXIC CHROME where I will be modding and building a custom water cooled system in the Corsair 250D!

Huge thanks to MNPCTECH as they will be providing me with some modding supplies for the build, Icemodz who will be supplying the custom sleeved cables and RGB LED strips as well as Primochill who will be supplying a set of fittings. Also thanks to GGF Lan Party for providing the Corsair 250D case for me!

As the name suggests there will be chrome . The case will be painted a combination of chrome and blue, chrome for the outside panels and blue for the case frame. I will also be painting other components such as the radiators chrome too. I'm not exactly sure yet how I'm going to get the chrome paint done and if I will be able to do it myself with spray paint as that would be the only option if I was to paint it myself. I would sure love to do chrome plating but that would probably be way out of my reach to get the entire outside of the case done. I will be doing some research for the best and most efficient way to get the nice mirror chrome look that I'm after. Of course I'm open to suggestions so if anyone has any ideas please let me know.

I think the combination of chrome and blue will be really nice and the idea for the build is to see how friendly the Corsair 250D is to a custom watercooling loop and to fit as much water cooling components as I can in it and to just make it look radioactive with a glow from the inside. The mods to the case won't be that hard to do, mainly cutting new side panel windows and I will also be playing with MNPCTECH's nibbler tool and some aluminum sheets! The hard part will be getting all the components and custom loop in the way I imagine it. The 250D is smaller than the Bitfenix Prodigy I worked on with my Vault Boy build so this will be interesting.

You will see the same attention to detail as I have shown in my previous builds with Vault Boy and Green Molecule.

Here are the SPECS:

Case - Modded Corsair 250D
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z97N-Gaming 5
CPU - Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition G3258
GPU - EVGA GTX 670
Memory - 2 x 4GB G.Skill RipJaws 1600Mhz
SSD - 120GB Corsair Force GT
PSU - Corsair RM650 80Plus Gold

Cables - Icemodz custom sleeved cables

Radiators - Alphacool NexXxoS Full Copper ST30 240mm, Alphacool NexXxoS Full Copper UT60 140mm
Fans - 2 x 120mm Gelid Slim 12 UV Blue fans, 1 x 140mm Gelid Wing 14 UV Blue, 2 x 80mm Gelid Wing 8 UV Blue
Pump - Swiftech MCP35X with EK-DDC Heatsink Housing and EK-DDC XRES 140 CSQ pump top and reservoir combo
Reservoir - EK-RES X3 250 Reservoir
Fittings - Primochill Rigid Ghost Black fittings, various Bitspower matte black extension and angle fittings
Tubing - Primochill Rigid Clear PETG
CPU Block - EK-Supremacy CSQ Polished Nickel Plexi
GPU Block - EK-FC670 CSQ Polished Nickel Plexi
RAM Block - EK-RAM Monarch X2 CSQ Polished Nickel Plexi
Coolant - Mayhems X1 UV Clear Blue

Lighting - Icemodz Real UV LED Strips


But first, lets get the case ready!

Here's a quick look at the case and the layout for some components. Ignore the gold paint job as that's what the guys over at GGF had it for a custom system.

























Pump with the EK 140 res mounted next to the rad here



Another EK 250 res mounted horizontally here, will get rid of the drive cages and cut out a nice window for it.





So the 250 res will be right underneath the 240 radiator







Here are the PC & Case Mod Store Supply items from Mnpctech

Mnpctech PC Case Mod Ruler & Reference Tool, http://mnpctech.com/pc-mod-tools/pc-...and-gauge.html







PC Case Panel Modding Nibbler Tool from Mnpctech, http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming...bler-tool.html



Nickel Plated Vandal PC Push Button Switch for Reset or Power, http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming...switch-en.html



Mnpctech also offers anodized colored versions of this Vandal PC Push Button Switch



3 pack of 3M Red Scotchbrite Scuff Pads, http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming...e-pads-en.html



5 pack of reinforced Dremel cutting wheels, http://mnpctech.com/pc-mod-tools/cutting-wheels.html



That's it for now peeps. Hope you will enjoy this build log and mod .

Thanks for checking it out.

Cheers,

Alex

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Old 08-04-15, 03:17 PM
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Worst case I have ever used so I'm interested to see if you can actually make me like it.

Mine is sitting under the stairs with a pile of tools and crap on top of it, where it rightly belongs.
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Old 08-04-15, 03:26 PM
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Hmmm, interesting.
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Geez you don't stop do you, I'd have thought after Green Molecule you'd take a break. Anyway nice to see another build log I'll sub to this one now
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Old 09-04-15, 12:22 AM
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Worst case I have ever used so I'm interested to see if you can actually make me like it.

Mine is sitting under the stairs with a pile of tools and crap on top of it, where it rightly belongs.
Hahaha I think it's an awesome little case. Sorry you had a bad experience with it. yea hopefully I can make you like it :P

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Hmmm, interesting.
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Geez you don't stop do you, I'd have thought after Green Molecule you'd take a break. Anyway nice to see another build log I'll sub to this one now
Hahaha thanks mate. I have been waiting to finish Green Molecule so I can start this, had the idea for this case mod for a while, happy to be finally working on it

I also have the PARVUM FORMULA build to do, still waiting for one of the Parvum Panels on that one and heap of other components. It's for a mate so the progress of that build will depend on his budget for most of the high end parts
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Nice, this is exactly what I have been planning to do for a long time as I love this case. It so small and still u can cram into it 360mm of rad space!

Will be interesting to see if your res placement will work or not,
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Nice, this is exactly what I have been planning to do for a long time as I love this case. It so small and still u can cram into it 360mm of rad space!

Will be interesting to see if your res placement will work or not,
Thanks mate! Yea it's an awesome case. I had this idea for a while now.

I'm also interested to see if it will all work out
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Old 10-04-15, 10:48 AM
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Hey guys,

I have updated the first post with the modding supplies MNPCTECH will be providing for the build!

Make sure to follow MNPCTECH on Facebook and check out the Mod Store at mnpctech.com

Thanks a lot to Bill Owen for helping me out with the build, I've been inspired by him for years now and I'm truly grateful to be working with him!

I should have an update on the build soon for you guys!

Cheers,

Alex
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how tight is that 240 rad to the MOBO with fans? I have heard that the 240 rad needs to be a bit slimmer than 30mm to NOT to be a tight squeeze ?
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Subbed, even though I think this case is useless garbage, like most over-rated Corsair cases.
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