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LetterKilled March 13, 2012 05:37 PM

[Build Log] {SWITCH 810} Columbia - Adventures into water cooling (FINAL PIC 4/2/12)
 
Hello everyone,
Today I am going to show you my build log of the project I am currently working on. It is going to be a water cooled project that I have been planning for quite some time now. And as the pieces come in, I will update the log of what came in and where its going. First off, I would like to thank the people who have sold me some of their gear and a BIG thanks to EliteGeek91 over at the EVGA forums. AND A REALLY BIG THANK YOU TO DAVID FROM KINGSTON TECHNOLOGY for everything he has done and giving me the opportunity to work with him.
http://www.techwarelabs.com/wp-conte...ton_logo_0.jpg

Today I will be showing you the case that came in today. I was using the Cooler Master HAF 912 and came to the conclusion that this would NOT suffice. So for this I went with the NZXT Switch 810. This is my first Full Tower!
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/494/dsc4247u.jpg
I was afraid because when the box came, it was completely annihilated. But in fact the case itself was in tip top shape. Right away I noticed this thing was massive!!
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/7347/dsc4249r.jpg
and I thought my 912 was big!! I put this all together at my work and I dont even know if its going to fit in my truck!!
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9728/dsc4250x.jpg
I said my goodbyes and started gutting out the case.
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/4278/dsc4253y.jpg
[img]img100.imageshack.us/img100/775/dsc4254.jpg[/img]
This case pretty much swallowed up my hardware and made everything look so tiny.
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/1140/dsc4257.jpg
How ever I did run into one problem. the drive bays for the ssd and hard drives are a little funky.
http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/8546/dsc4259t.jpg
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/5288/dsc4260l.jpg
as you can see there was no room to fit my SATA and power cables to it. After taking too much time on it I decided something had to go....
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/291/dsc4262p.jpg
and that worked perfectly.
cable management looks great, the back panel was a female dog though. but got everything just right.
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1356/dsc4265u.jpg
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/358/dsc4267o.jpg
Everything is working perfect and the airflow in this bad boy is amazing. So until my parts come in which is pretty darn soon, this is all I got for you guys. hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did. Soon the case modding will be up!

LK

LetterKilled March 13, 2012 05:50 PM

A little something came in the mail a day ago


http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/785/imag0162i.jpg

LetterKilled March 13, 2012 06:21 PM

let me know if the last 2 pics I put up arent showing

sswilson March 13, 2012 06:23 PM

They're not showing up.... :)

Depending on size, you can use the VBImage feature up top to store images on the HWC servers.

lowfat March 13, 2012 10:30 PM

Generally the drive would be mounted the other direction. Otherwise it looks good to me.

LetterKilled March 15, 2012 02:54 AM

the last two pics are of tubing that came in. I'll fix it here soon.

as for the ssd, I spent like 45 minutes on that thing trying ever way possible. I might have missed something but its all fixed now. Haha. update pics are coming this after noon.

LetterKilled March 17, 2012 10:30 PM

Alright, a bit of an update. I am just now getting stuff in the mail and started cutting up the case. I started but soon realized that I lost my little dremel tool box that had all my different bits... so i just got one today so the mod will continue.

Some fun things!
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9855/dsc4346v.jpg

getting ready
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7291/dsc4331u.jpg
making a rough cut
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8380/dsc4334.jpg

this is why I hate cutting plastic...it smells so damn bad! my Dremel was busted so the only speed it works on is #2 so when trying to cut, it melts the plastic..and it sucks! haha
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4813/dsc4336h.jpg

Now, this is right when I figured out I was missing my sanding bits. And at first I was like "meh, no one will notice" jk jk.
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4106/dsc4341x.jpg

Tomorrow I will start cutting some more and finish this little piece and then head to the plastic store to get some more things.

LetterKilled March 18, 2012 03:55 PM

Today I thought I was going to be able to get a lot done but right after I finished a little part...it started raining. and had to put it on hold :(

http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/9652/dsc4347x.jpg

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/5847/dsc4349w.jpg

Next is the top section. I have to cut this outside because of the smell and the crap that flies around. Rain rain go away

LetterKilled March 19, 2012 02:33 PM

Finally it stopped raining long enough for me to get this darn panel done.
http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/1374/dsc4351r.jpg
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/5885/dsc4356v.jpg
and a big thanks to my little helper! Bear
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/8833/dsc4355w.jpg

LetterKilled March 22, 2012 04:28 PM

Hello hello! I finally got to a computer to do some updates. I took apart my computer for the 90th time and started some cutting and some mods. I also got a few goodies in the mail.
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2803/dsc4387k.jpg
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/1870/dsc4392n.jpg
I figured if I'm going to go water cooled then I might as well do it right. Got some noiseblocker fans. 1800rpm. These are going to keep everything nice and cool.


I notice a lot of pics of other peoples Switch cases that when they were going W/C there is a bay drive that gets in the way and blocks more then half of a fan....so it had to go. this is where I'm talking about:
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/4469/dsc4361s.jpg
and the crappy part is, you cant just remove it...so:
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8969/dsc4380c.jpg
WE CUT IT OUT!
http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/7514/dsc4383j.jpg
http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8836/dsc4385y.jpg
with all that said and done; right after I submit this update it's time to work on this part
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/9551/dsc4393l.jpg


LK


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