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Cold Winter by C4B12

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello!

My name is Johan Nyman, Im 21 years old and living in Sweden. I recently finished two mods, CURV3D and F4DE, one scratchbuild and one casemod. So now Im going to work on a older scratchbuild that I want to upgrade and also fix the small mistakes I did before. And I want to share this build at this forum!

This time I will also add a custom watercooling loop and other goodies.

 

EKWB! Thank you for helping me.

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Be Quiet sponsored me with a Shadow Rock 2.

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Gigabyte sponsored me with a GA-F2A88XN-WIFI.

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MNPCTech sponsored me with this fan grill to have in the front, should look awesome!

Clear Acrylic 120mm Overkill "Nautilus" PC Fan Grill from Mnpctech.com

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Well lets start by some pictures of the parts of the case that I have to work with right now.

It consists of the parts, the frontpanel, the sides and the backpanel. All together it creates a nice shaped case.

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As you see the acrylic is kind of rough, many scratches. So I will start working on that. The acrylic part didnt really fit perfect either as seen on this picture:

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So I measured out and cut 4-5mm so it fits better!

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I will install the motherboard on the right side of the acrylic, and because I dont want to show the backside of the motherboard through the acrylic I gave it some black paint!

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Im currently planning on what kind of hardware and other stuff I will use in this project. The next thing I will do is to cut out a hole in the backpanel for the powersupply and start working on a shroud over the bottom part of the case.

Thank you for checking in! Please leave a comment.

With kind regards

Johan Nyman

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I'm curious as to how you're going to fit a custom loop in this rather small case, or is it bigger than it looks? Remember when designing a case the outer shell is the least important part. A good workflow is to do a sketch of more or less how you want the case to look on the outside and loosely defined dimensions, then design the internals and design the case around that, instead of designing the internals after you've produced the outer shell.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

king regards... very nice case!

 

King lol! :D Thank you.

 

I love custom cases! Personally, I lack the creativity of making one my own :(

 

I love making scratchbuilds too! :)

 

I'm curious as to how you're going to fit a custom loop in this rather small case, or is it bigger than it looks? Remember when designing a case the outer shell is the least important part. A good workflow is to do a sketch of more or less how you want the case to look on the outside and loosely defined dimensions, then design the internals and design the case around that, instead of designing the internals after you've produced the outer shell.

 

It shouldnt be a problem. I will only watercool the CPU so a 120mm rad in the front, some pump+res combo and then I dont need much more.

 

For me the outside is as much important as the inside. I built this case 3-4 years ago, but now Im upgrading the hardware, making a custom waterloop and fixing some minor misstakes I did before.

 

Here are some pictures of how it looked the first time I built it.

 

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Super awesome. Is it going to be silence orientated ?


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Looks awesome! I love all of your builds, gotta say you are extremely good at making these things!


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That does have a feeling of cold and alone (i.e winter). Well done.


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Gotta love the sound foam on the inside *_*


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Posted · Original PosterOP

simply amazing

 

Thank you!

 

Super awesome. Is it going to be silence orientated ?

 

Ill try to get it as silent as possible. But its not my priority.

 

Looks awesome! I love all of your builds, gotta say you are extremely good at making these things!

 

Thank you! Really makes me happy to hear that. :)

 

That does have a feeling of cold and alone (i.e winter). Well done.

 

That was the idea I had. Thank you! :)

 

Gotta love the sound foam on the inside *_*

 

Haha most people didnt like it. I made several upgrades of this case but now its time for the last final one. :)

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looking good, seen it on Sweclockers, hehe xD


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Fuck me mate, that looks fantastic!  :D

I'm looking at a similar design with a base frame and the three sides being covered by the one piece of bent material. Trying to sort out some laser cutting down here in South Aus. Hoping to make an industrial-esc case with 4mm steel for exterior and 2mm for the internal frame.

Excellent job mate, the white and black look awesome!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

looking good, seen it on Sweclockers, hehe xD

 

Nice! Im looking forward to your Bitfenix build! ;)

 

Fuck me mate, that looks fantastic!  :D

I'm looking at a similar design with a base frame and the three sides being covered by the one piece of bent material. Trying to sort out some laser cutting down here in South Aus. Hoping to make an industrial-esc case with 4mm steel for exterior and 2mm for the internal frame.

Excellent job mate, the white and black look awesome!

 

Oh that sounds awesome man! Go for it! :D Thank you.

 

cant wait to see more.

 

Soon to come! ;)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I rushed to finish a aircooled version for Dreamhack that was this weekend thursday, for a Gigabyte contest there. After that I will start the real project with custom loop and other goodies.
 
To start off:
 
Be Quiet sponsored me with a Shadow Rock 2.

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Gigabyte sponsored me with a GA-F2A88XN-WIFI.

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What I started doing was to fix the 120mm hole in the front and also make the 92mm hole in the back to 120mm.
 
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Then I started working on a shroud that would cover the powersupply. Used acrylic that I painted black on one side.
 
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Then I painted the inside of the acrylic black too so it would hide the powersupply and everything else.
 
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Then I added the fan grill I got from Bill. Looks awesome!
 
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I got the motherboard and cpu down at Jönköping where Dreamhack is, so I installed everything there. It ended up looking like this.
 
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And here it is together with all the other mods, I always ends up with the smallest mods haha.
 
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So next thing to do is to make a watercooled version. I also have to get ahold of a CPU, I think Ill wait for the new AMD A10-7850K, should be released in January, the 14th I think. I was thinking of using a 50-60mm 120mm radiator in the front. Should be enough for the CPU.
 
So what did you think about the "aircooled Dreamhack" version of this mod?
 
With kind regards
Johan Nyman
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Sorry for no updates here, but I have been waiting for the release of AMD A10-7850K, now it is here and I cant wait to start. Im still waiting for watercooling gear from EKWB though, after I got that I can start the casemodding for real. :)

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Sorry for no updates here, but I have been waiting for the release of AMD A10-7850K, now it is here and I cant wait to start. Im still waiting for watercooling gear from EKWB though, after I got that I can start the casemodding for real. :)

 

We can't wait!!  :rolleyes:

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I want to start by announcing a new sponsor and thank them for all their help, EKWB! Thank you for helping me and sending me:

  • 120mm XT Radiator
  • Supremacy Clean CSQ Nickel-Acrylic
  • RES X3 150mm
  • Fittings


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I started out installing the loop to see how I wanted everything, the RES is installed in the top like this.

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The 120mm XT rad goes in the front of course together with the DCP 2.2 pump on the bottom.

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The entire loop from behind, whats missing here is the cover over the PSU and the pump, working on that right now aswell as fixing all the cables to perfect lenght.

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I cant get a good photo from the side because of the tinted plexiglass, although, as soon as I have some lights inside the case there will be good pictures.

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Last picture of the day!

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What do you think so far?

I have dissassembled everything now to finish the last small details.

  • Complete the coverplate for the PSU and pump.
  • Fix all the cables to perfect lenght.
  • Install a SSD.
  • Leaktest.
  • OS Install and config.



Hopefully Ill have a new update this weekend, until then, have a good day!

With kind regards
Johan Nyman
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Posted · Original PosterOP

The loop is filled with Mayhems, its leaktested and the computer boots up! This project is now finished. I took some pictures of the result, the final pictures will be taken tomorrow though, but here are some sneakpeaks.

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What do you think?

With kind regards
Johan Nyman
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everyone!

So I finally finished Cold Winter, the third version. I went back and checked when I started the first project log for this case, 2011-01-04, a while ago. However, this mod has meant a lot to me, this was the second serious project I made and the first one I was really satisfied with. Since then I made a second version and then started planning a third version that I promised myself was going to be the last, and here it is!

The sad part is the scratches on the acrylic, this was made when I built this case at my school, someone there thought it was funny to start etching stuff on it, the same happened at Dreamhack. So sad, I tried as good as possible to polish it but not with a really good result. The good part is that isnt really easy to see if you dont put a light right on the scratches.

I want to say thank you for all the nice comments and feedback of Cold Winter and I also want to give a big shoutout to the sponsors for helping me with the hardware!

EKWB! Thank you for helping me.

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Be Quiet sponsored me with a Shadow Rock 2.

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Gigabyte sponsored me with a GA-F2A88XN-WIFI.

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MNPCTech sponsored me with this fan grill to have in the front, should look awesome!

Clear Acrylic 120mm Overkill "Nautilus" PC Fan Grill from Mnpctech.com

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Well do you want to see the final pictures? Here you go! :)

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Ill be back here with more updates on other projects. Until then, I would be happy if you would like to check out my facebook-page where I post all my projects, updates and giveaways. Check it out and like it. :)

Thank you everyone!

With kind regards

Johan Nyman

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Wonderful! Love the full plexiglass cover


My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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