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  1. I made a custom carbon fibre cover for the exhaust side of some EK Vardar 120s. since it is on the top of my enclosure Unfortunately since they were machined upside down the arms don't line up with the glossy cosmetic side up. My build is here.
  2. The good news is you don't need a CNC Turret Milling Machine or Machining Centre to make these (very expensive) You only need a CNC router. I have a Stoney JBEC Professional CNC router. with 1.2 x 0.9 m travel. It cost more than $15K. Included in that cost was a large vacuum table attached to hold the work material down but you don't need that. You could use a smaller one for about $8k I would guess. I have not used a hobby router like a Stepcraft $1-2K they may be fine but just take a long time as you have to remove smaller amounts of material with each cut because they tend to have less powerful motors in the spindle and use smaller diameter cutters. Check these ones. You should make sure that the Z travel is at least twice the amount of the thickest part you want to make. If you are only making a single set of parts there are lots of places that will just contract out to make them for you. They will be about $200-300 per part depending on size. The problem with that is you don't want to make a mistake and have to go back for a second or third set! Check out my builds and equipment here. It has a distributor plate but you would use the same process and materials to make a Reservoir
  3. Here is my other custom build from scratch enclosure project. I started this project in June 2017. I wanted an air cooled case that could take a full size ATX motherboard, power supply and full size graphics cards. However with no 3.5" drives, optical drives or water cooling to keep it light weight and quiet. CPU: Intel Core i7 8700K Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-E Cooler: be quiet Dark Rock Pro 3 Memory: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black, PC4-19200 (2400) M.2 SSD: Samsung 250GB 960 Evo PCIe NVMe GPU: ASUS STRIX GTX980 4G DirCU2 OC PSU: Seasonic PRIME Ultra 850W 80+ Platinum Power Supply Rear Fan: Corsair 120mm ML Series ML120 Front fans 2x Corsair 140mm ML Series ML140 White LED Carbon Fiber Side Panels Graphite Powder Coat
  4. I made a 3D web app that you can use to play around with PC case layouts. You can change the components and drag them around. It will let you download screen shots to help describe what you are looking for, Have a look at PC Design Foundry
  5. I built one of these for my custom case. It has a front mounted distributor plate that could act as a reservoir. It is CNC machined form two sheets of 10 mm thick clear cast acrylic (Perspex). If you want more volume of coolant you could use 20 mm thick with deeper pockets. You will need 2 mm Section O-Ring Cord to make custom gaskets. Some Loctite 406 adhesive to join the two ends of the gasket. (I found that you also need to sand around the joint area with some 200 grit to remove any adhesive that squashes out of the joint when gluing) You may need a G1/4 tap if you want to install standard fittings into the res. https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/threading-taps/6022113 You will need to design the res to fit your View 71 TG case. If you don't have access to a CNC router or CNC machine you could send the parts out to get made. Do a search for hans peder sahl video with more details. "Making a acrylic watercooling distribution plate / Manifold" You can see more details about my custom cases at. PC Design Foundry
  6. Good catch. It was meant to be the other way round but as it is machined upside it got flipped. When I was looking a the CAD and the CNC program I forgot that and so it looked fine. I stick it down with strong double sided tape on the release liner on the cosmetic side of the carbon fibre. I do like the resultant pattern though it looks a lot like a gas burner. If I make it again I think I will just add the extra arms.
  7. Here is my scratch build. Also check out this 3D design tool I made for laying out custom scratch builds. PC Design Foundry You can select all sorts of components and move them around. You can plan out hard line water cooling and can download files as X3D. I wanted a medium tower size with good air flow bottom to top. I also wanted to have a distributor plate on the front so there are no vent openings to keep it quiet. I moved the power supply to the front of the enclosure and used an SFX form factor to get a good fit with the pump. Then I was able to fit two 360 rads along the whole length of the enclosure. I used a Micro ATX motherboard because I was not going to need 7 PCI slots. Looking back on the build I wish I had got a motherboard with built in RGB LED headers as I ended up having to get separate cables with built in controllers for the LED's in the Fans. I also should change the connection from the pump to the front distributor plate to be a soft line tube at some point to minimise the bump vibration noise. CPU. Intel i7 9700k GPU Palit RTX 2080Ti Samsung 970 EVO Polaris 500GB M.2 Kingston HyperX Predator RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (Wi-Fi AC) Micro-ATX 800W Silverstone Strider SFX Power Supply 2 x 360 Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Radiators 6x EK Vardar 120 mm fans. EK Water Blocks EK-XRES 140 DDC 3.2 PWM Pump Bitspower Matte Black Fittings Custom sleved internal cabling Machined corner extrusions form 1" square stock Aluminum 6082 on my Stoney CNC JBEC 1259012 router Installed Tappex M4 inserts so that the other enclosure parts can be assembled. I tried M3 inserts but the installation toosl kept breaking. Machined the sheet metal parts form 2 mm 6082 T6 Aluminium Stoney CNC JBEC 1259012 router The bed size is 1.25 m by 0.9 m with a vacuum table installed. Folded using Baileigh Industrial, Magnetic Box and Pan Folder I have to machine a recess at the bend points to get really curate bends and avoid cracking. Press in PEM inserts using Baileigh Industrial, BENCH PRESS (BP-3) These are the main motherboard mounting standoffs. Start assembly test. Machine first part of front distributor plate from 10 mm Cast Acrylic Tap holes for G1/4 fittings Test assembly fit check. Some components Fit check. I really wanted to have both the radiators and pump mount directly to the distributor plate with adjustable fittings instead of any additional hard line tubing. Make some custom O rings. The top fans are exhaust fans so I had to make a trim part to cover the rear labels. Powder coated. I used an outside supplier for this. Hand sand a brushed aluminum finish on the corner extrusions. I tried using a sander but it gouged the metal too much. Bottom fans are intake. A bit of a shame as you cant see the logos. Build some custom cables. Since the power supply is up front I needed some really short ones. Also sleved the pump cables. Making some custom PCI power cables. Make some hard line tubing. PET 16 mm Machine a carbon fiber side panel and top fan trim. Machined in a water bath. First boot.
  8. I wanted exactly the configuration you are discussing but could not find one. So I built one from scratch in my workshop. Check out the pics. It is full size ATX mother board and PSU. Has space for full size graphics cards. Two 140mm front fans. Rear 120mm fan. NO Drive bays. I just use M.2. And have room for an SSD if I need it. Carbon Fiber side pannels! I can configure it to any size if you needed one with Front or top rads. I can mike more but they are not cheep. PCdesignfoundry.com