Project :: Watercooled Chieftec Mod
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Project :: Watercooled Chieftec Mod

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Senior Member alakhiyar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Land of Oryx
    Posts
    255

    Project :: Watercooled Chieftec Mod

    I knew that I wanted a watercooled Chieftec case ever since I first became involved in building and modding computers then I decided to undergo the challenge.

    Over the past year or so, I’ve found it increasingly harder to order Chieftec cases, then one night last week, while searching on Froogle, I found a fairly cheap stockist, Specialtech. I quickly order it, and it arrived this morning-

    The Main Hardware / Water-cooling Parts are all from my Wavemaster Project (with 2 Pumps and an Extra 120mm radiator, but I’ve put that in hold for now. The First few stages are much like Leeum’s Case, removing various parts and fan covers, but eventually, I hope it will look very nice- The main colour schemes are black, very dark grey and bark Blue, and there will be lots of acrylic (Custom Laser Cut with a CAD Machine).

    Now…back to the Case...



    Nice Box, and the instructions are on the side.



    Rather wonky photo of front- Notice small flip up USB cover- to be replaced with small temperature read-out.





    Side panel with fan mounts- these will go in due-course and will be replaced with an acrylic window



    Suprisingly roomy case for really quite small dimensions.



    Yay!!! – 120mm Fan mount- meant to be 2 x 80mm , but a 120 is better!



    ----------

    Right- Now time to go Downstairs and start with some modding !!!



    Good music never hurts…..



    First off, Taking out the HDD racks pop-rivets with a 4mm Drill bit-



    Nicely done.



    Quick blast with some sharp things-



    Todays work bench (my Trunk)



    After some Dremeling and filing



    After yet more filing-

    Now, all it needs is some blow-hole trim and a fan / fan guard.

    I will try to convert this Mod into PDF format if I have time... and more picceys to come...!


    alakhiyar
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  2. #2
    Senior Member Raion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    New York, New York
    Posts
    1,299
    I would LOVE to see more threads like this on AO in the future (even though we aren't a modding forum ). I often find myself at xoxide.com's forums looking at their mods, quite interesting...

    Keep us updated!
    WARNING: THIS SIGNATURE IS SHAREWARE PLEASE REGISTER THIS SIGNATURE BY SENDING ME MONEY TO SEE THE COMPLETE SIGNATURE!

  3. #3
    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Posts
    17,178
    Nice pyjamas................. who signed the cricket bat?

    You are being moderated by professionals here mate!
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

  4. #4
    Member TheX1le's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    73
    I loved xoxide. I used to mod their forums. Here is a project i had back in the day. The LEGO computer. Lego switches and every thing. There was no metal shell. It needed a lot of work to be show quality. But for a cool case it was neat. It feel pray to teenage drinking. Some one feel on it. The components from it now make up my file server. Keep up the good work on the WC project man. I have a water cooled Antech lanboy its a great rig.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    ...."Cant stop the signal Mel, Every thing goes some where and i go every where."...... "From here to the eyes and the ears of the verse, thats my motto or might be if i start having a motto" - Mr. Universe "Serenity"

  5. #5
    Shadow Programmer mmelby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Ft. Myers, FL
    Posts
    291
    This is semi-related... This link:

    http://www.hackaday.com/2006/09/10/xbox-360-laptop/

    goes to an XBox 360 converted to a water cooled laptop!

    Enjoy, m2
    Work... Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints...

  6. #6
    Antionline Herpetologist
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    1,165
    This is semi-related... This link:

    http://www.hackaday.com/2006/09/10/xbox-360-laptop/

    goes to an XBox 360 converted to a water cooled laptop!
    Wow! That is some very impressive modding.

    Cheers,
    cgkanchi
    Buy the Snakes of India book, support research and education (sorry the website has been discontinued)
    My blog: http://biology000.blogspot.com

  7. #7
    Senior Member alakhiyar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Land of Oryx
    Posts
    255
    Today - Sanding frount bezel.
    Marking out Were to make cuts for Rad.
    Contacting painters (you cant see photos of that).
    Another cut on my bl**dy finger



    Right- Photobucket is being gay and has deleted some of my picceys, but im too lazy to re-load them so..here goes

    Today, i started with a little sanding and filling on the bezel-



    You probably cant see much anyway- then the Painters told me that they would fully sand it all down, so i stopped.



    Naked case Porn!!!



    Got board an took the bottom off-



    I then tried to mount the first fan-

    but some bits of the fan guard got in my way so....



    From this-



    To this



    and finally this.

    alakhiyar
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  8. #8
    Senior Member alakhiyar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Land of Oryx
    Posts
    255
    Right, Photoucket is now semi-working-



    Moment of truth!!! It Fits !!! (looks wonky cos the back of the fan is broken (ie. not straight)



    It fits here too!!!



    Looking good with frount bezel!!



    Still needs Jig-sawing out thought!!!

    - now time for my favorite past-time-.....




    Cleaning up!!!


    Good Night People..........


    alakhiyar
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  9. #9
    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Posts
    17,178
    Hey!

    Don't mess about.............. get a peltier.

    OK dealing with icicles forming on an AMD processor is a bit unusual, but you get used to it
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

  10. #10
    Senior Member alakhiyar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Land of Oryx
    Posts
    255
    Should finish the Radiator mount today!
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 Security News

     Patches

       Security Trends

         How-To

           Buying Guides