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    Default DIY PC water cooling and Case build

    Hi I am Rakesh Sharma from a small town Jodhpur in India.
    I have seen many good WC builds on internet and dream to have one, but did't have much of $$ so i made one myself for me. This one is a transparent and Watercooled case and fully DIY type.
    Below is the basic design I am starting from…

    Starting with getting Acrylic sheets cut in basic shape,,,detail cutting will be done accordingly.
    It’s 8mm thick and heat polishable.

    Now let’s get started:-
    Base ready.. with support ..




    Got cuts for psu fan, power pin and mobo back panel.


    Some item update.
    1. Got front USB + Audio pcb..
    2. Got a Nice heating coil from accidental car.. It is very goot quailty and have very fine fins... looks cool ..

    Got my self a handy flame torch for welding copper tubes to the rad and heat polishing the acrylic sheet
    Some copper tube and bends, Front panel wiring for a local computer shop.

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    I went shopping for Power Button, after 2 hours hunt I final got a nice blue color power switch.
    Started moding the rad. Earlier rad was like this:



    some cutting:



    Now it’s time to join the jigsaw puzzle.
    First made the tray for the MOBO.

    Let it join and see what’s the outcome…



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    Now see how rad would look like..

    Added a two pole relay switch PCB to the PSU for AC pump. Relay tested, works super..

    Let’s see how PSU looks inside the case…

    Finally in evening went to scrap yard for 120mm fan grills.. And got two grills for an old Xerox machine..
    Little rusty…but no worry I will paint them black.
    Installed the power button , power and HDD LEDs.
    Also front USB & headphone jack socket. Don’t like microphone pin in front so removed it.
    There is something missing..Yes “Restart button.” I also removed it.. cos my naught 3.5years old daughter loves to press it whenever I am working on the PC. So no more naught restarts.

    Done all the cable works for the PSU.

    i got the pump.. it is very small AC pump with head flow of 300L/h upto 1m height and silent too..
    I have modded it for inlet and outlet.... bad it's too late in night and my camera's batteries are out of power.
    So got only one pic.

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    Some CCFLs from a friend.



    Made a filter and junction PCB to powering LCD post screen and CCFLs.

    Overnight leak and pump working test ran smooth. No leak and pump is working fine, super quite… Touched and feel the pump temperature; it was cold considering that it was running for more that 11hours, water flow is also very good… I like the pump.



    Got small piece of black 2mm Acrylic sheet for making a cover for the radiator
    Bending the sheet for required shape.

    Yes the flame torch dose the job quickly..

    Let’s see how it will look

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    Finally done with the shape.



    Cutting the hole for FAN


    I am finish with the rad cover.. Only few holes for the fan and cover screw remains…

    Removing the protective sheet from acrylic and assembling it again…

    Yes Heat polishing in action..see the result..


    Back panel have some manufacturing defect.. called my dealer he is ready to replace so no worry..

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    Power button and front USB

    added copper “L” joints and installed the water loop with mobo.


    Rad cover with fan ..


    LCD post in action





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    That’s my setup… Homemade 12” sub a 7.1 speakers.


    new CPU block.
    This time I made it with 2mm thick copper base with 1mm deep round channel for some water resistance, top with 10mm thick acrylic sheet and added two UV LEDs.
    As per working or so called temperature performance it is equal to my old block. Not even a single degree of difference . But looks now cool…, after all watercooling is also somewhat show off.


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    Hope you like my new build.
    Thanking
    Rakesh Sharma

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    Brilliant idea. How much did you spend on your project?

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    looks terrific!!!!
    i7 920 D0
    Gigabyte UD4P Bios F9c



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