January 11th, 2007, 01:53 PM
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-
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...!
January 11th, 2007, 10:51 PM
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!
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January 11th, 2007, 11:27 PM
Nice pyjamas................. who signed the cricket bat?
You are being moderated by professionals here mate!
January 12th, 2007, 02:55 AM
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.
...."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"
January 12th, 2007, 06:34 PM
This is semi-related... This link:
goes to an XBox 360 converted to a water cooled laptop!
Work... Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints...
January 12th, 2007, 11:40 PM
Wow! That is some very impressive modding.
January 13th, 2007, 05:38 AM
January 13th, 2007, 05:51 AM
January 13th, 2007, 09:56 AM
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
January 15th, 2007, 01:06 PM
Should finish the Radiator mount today!