Welcome to my first mod
I have built half a dozen pcs prior to this but this is my first attempt at modding and watercooling and it has quickly grown on me.
The theme for my mod is a V8 engine. I started work on it a couple of months ago and came across this contest whilst browsing the site and I thought I'd share my worklog
It is a little scattered and all over the but Ill try and catagorise each major part.
Case - CoolerMaster CM 690
CPU - Intel Core i7 920
Mainboard - Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME
Memory - OCZ 3x2gb 1600mhz
GPU - Gigabyte NVidia 260GTX 216
Power - Corsair HX-1000
Apologies for some of the poor image qualities
Alright ill start with one of the smaller mods.
My friend mr OCZ met with flat head screwdriver
And got a facelift
And the remains of the old heatspeader
Modding my graphics card was a little more challenging
I had an idea that graphics cards should have a window and a little more bling lighting
And now my first major problem arose...
Unfortunately the heatsink I had purchased suited the old 260GTX and not the new one and due to the board design change a row of capacitors prevented the heatsink making contact so heatsink met with my friend mr dremel.
Voila we have a perfect fit now
I then cut out a spot for the window and for the tubing
A part off the old heatsink was cut so that I could reattach the orignal cover to the board
The underside of the completed cover. The left side has a new 70mm fan and the chunk of heatsink. The right has another couple of bits of the heatsink as well as a couple of LEDs
The final card all tubed up ready to go
Card with bling turned on
And close up
Unfortunately for some weird reason I didnt take any photos of the case before I dismantled it. I took alot of photos of how smaller sections were riveted together.
The hard drive cage and 5.25" cage sprayed with chrome paint
The full case
PVC fittings to make the exhaust
and a coat of paint
new and old
various bits of mdf for making valve boxes
building up the valve boxes
homemade rad grill
And a lick of paint
and a couple of coolermaster 120s
The hole in the top is to fit the power switch. I decided pretty early on that I was going to have an ignition switch so I procured a quad bike ignition barrel off ebay.
The barrel did not have any momentary stage so after adding a spring to it we had a momentary ignition
I then fitted a barrel to protect the spring and mounted a couple of LEDs
Well thats covered most of the stuff that I have uploaded from my camera. Will post more later on