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    Default Build Log: CaseLabs Magnum M8.....Thunderhorse

    Heres a picture of a box.....See Post #2 For prologue

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    Default Re: Build Log: CaseLabs Magnum M8.....

    I Dub thee........


    The Caselabs Magnum M8 is a behemoth of a case which fits in very nicely with what I have planned for this build. With a majority of my parts chosen and plans laid out next came deciding on a project name. Keeping with the tradition of naming my Rigs after Dethklok songs and after much thought I have decided to name my build, Thunderhorse.

    As previously mentioned the name is the title of a song but ironically is also the name of the worlds largest offshore oil rig. Hey I'm building a rig and it is also going to run on water perfect! I like the idea of theme builds but am hoping to steer away from this as I really just want to build a monstrous H20 beast from my own concepts.

    So after a week of teasing you guys with a picture of a box I present to you some pics of parts. Progress on this build is going to be rather slow as I don't want to skimp on quality and I'm also between jobs atm. I will start leaking some plans very very soon just want to get a bit of modding done first. I have included a picture of a few cases lined up so everyone can see the sheer size of this case and its potential!

    Currently Working on/Designing/Pondering-

    As this Rig is continuously evolving I have added in this section for what is in the BETA stages or items I am currently designing or working on.

    • Modified Cooler for Recon and PowerAdjust 2
    • Painting things Matte Black
    • Desiging quick swap hard Plumbed GPU loop as I bench a LOT of cards, so switching cards quickly is needed.
    • Currently working on 6 Bay Reservoir for GPU Loop
    • Lot's of "Secret" acrylic work



    Parts Aquired So Far-

    Components:

    Case- Caselabs Magnum M8
    Motherboard- eVGA Z77 FTW
    CPU- Intel i7 3770K
    PSU- eVGA SupaNOVA 1500NEX
    SSD- Samsung 840 120gb
    Memory- Corsair Dominator GT 8gb
    Graphics- Recycling my 2x eVGA GTX460 SC's (Previously in Bloodlines)

    H20 Stuff/Cooling:

    Main-
    • FrozenQ Fusion V Reservoir (Custom Ports)
    • Koolance PMP 450 Pump
    • Alphacool HF D5 Acrylic Pump Top
    • Alphacool NeXxos UT60 360 Radiator
    • AquaComputer Aquaero V XT Controller
    • AquaComputer High Flow USB Sensor
    • AquaComputer PowerAdust 2 Ultra
    • AquaComputer PowerAdjust 2 Bezel (Black)
    • Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller(Black)
    • 120mm Enermax T.B Vegas Duo Fans x4 (Custom Wired)
    • 120mm Yate Loon Fans (Medium Speed) x3
    • Mayhems Red Dye


    Blocks-
    • Ek Supreme HF Acrylic CPU Block (Old School design Pre-CSQ)
    • Bitspower 4 dIMM Memory Block
    • EK FC 460 Waterblocks
    • EK FC 460 Back Plates
    • AquaComputer Aquaero V Waterblock


    Fittings & Tube-
    • E22 12OD x 10ID mm Custom cut Acrylic Tubing (E22 - Great New Store Check em out here)
    • Kool Room 4 way Splitter
    • AquaComputer Inline (Inner/Outer) Temp Probe x2
    • AquaComputer Aquaero RGB LED Indicator
    • AquaComputer Aquero Laing Pwr Cable
    • Bitspower Silver Shinning Multi-Link Adapters x14
    • Bitspower Silver Shinning Mini Multi-Link Adapters x5
    • Bitspower Silver Shinning Multi-Link Female
    • Bitspower Silver Shinning Rotary "Q" Plus Fitting
    • Bitspower Silver Shinning Five Rotary Snake
    • Bitspower Silver Shinning Flow Meter
    • Bitspower Crystal Link Tubes (2x 5 slot, 2x 2 slot)
    • Enzotech Silver 90' Rotary Fitting x5
    • Enzotech Silver 90' Rotary Barb 3/4"
    • Enzotech Silver M-F 37mm Extension x2
    • Enzotech silver M-F Extension
    • Phobya Silver Stop Fitting x2
    • Koolance Reusable Hose Clamps x2


    Misc Parts:

    • CaseLabs 120.2 Flex-Bay Radiator Mount
    • CaseLabs PSU Cover - Ventilated
    • Logisys PC Remote Start Module
    • Huntkey Pro UPS 8 Point Pwr Surge protector (Cause Im sick of my fluxy pwr blowing parts up!)
    • Akaska 60cm Vegas White LED Rope
    • Red/Black Combo 550 Paracord
    • Chrome Tech Flex Sleeving
    • Missile Switch (Momentary)
    • 5mm ABS LED Holder
    • ModSmart 3 Cable Bundlers (Black/Red)
    • ModSmart 4 Cable Bundlers (Black/Red)
    • ModSmart 4 Cable Bundlers Mount Saddle (Black)


    Planned/Pending Parts:

    • Aquacomputer Aquatube Reservoir
    • Enermax fans at least 12 at this point (Running x4 360 Rads Do da Math)
    • Custom Reservoir
    • Custom Fabricated Acrylic
    • Lots more water cooling gear (More Fittings, Pumps, Rads and stuff to come)


    Quick Links:

    01. More Box
    02. First Test Install and Measure up
    03. Gtx460 Waterblock Installation
    04. Enermax Splice & Sleeve Experiment
    05. TKR Order #1/Gtx 460 PCI bracket Paint
    06. TKR Order #2 Arrives + Moar Parts
    07. AquaComputer Aquaero 5 XT
    08. H20 Round 1 (Pump Top & AlphaCool NeXxo Radiator
    09. More CaseLabs gear and The Last Multi-Links in da world
    10. Cleaning Fans, Mounting options, Remote controls & LED Experiment #1
    11. FrozenQ Reservoir Arrives!
    12. Mistakes are made....
    13. Sleeving/ Frozen Q res mounted & Aquaero Bezel Painted

    I would like to give a shout out to my favourite PC Component, H20 and Modding supplier over here in Australia. Thanks for the support guys, You Pwn!

    The Kool Room

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    Ok Let's check out some Stock unistall Pics.....


    The CaseLabs Magnum 8


    Size comparison Left to Right: Bitfenix Prodigy, Danger Den Torture Rack, Antec DF-85, CoolerMaster Haf-X, Caselabs Magnum.


    Love Boxes


    eVGA Z77 FTW Mobo


    Bitspower Ram H20 Cooler (Just for bling factor)
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    Default Re: Build Log: CaseLabs Magnum M8 "ThunderHorse"

    I got bored a few days ago and decided to do a bit of a test install to get an idea on sizes.






    Conclusions: We got some space!
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    Default Re: Build Log: CaseLabs Magnum M8.....

    Case Labs Love, lol. Yep you have lot's of room.
    I went the other way (up) I have an SM8 with dual pedestals.
    Good luck with your build!
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    Dual Aquaero 5 Pro controllers for pumps & fans / FC9 for led's only 2xD5 pwm w/Bitspower tops - MCP35x2 - 3x480 rads/1x240 rad/AP15 fans / EK supremcy
    Seasonic Platinum 1000w custom fabbed/sleeved psu wiring by me

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    Default Re: Build Log: CaseLabs Magnum M8.....

    Quote Originally Posted by boondocks View Post
    Case Labs Love, lol. Yep you have lot's of room.
    I went the other way (up) I have an SM8 with dual pedestals.
    Good luck with your build!
    Thanks Boondocks, I love these cases they really are just a builders wet dream.

    Found sometime today to finally get around to sinatlling some Water blocks on my eVGA GTX460s. YES I know they are old, but hey are pretty much my fav card at the moment as the Fold like crazy are pretty mellow on the temps and are just overall nice lil cards. I bought some Old school (NOT QDC) EK blocks off a friend about 6 months back but never had the time or space to install them into my bloodlines build.




    Card #1 Pretty Dusty


    Card #2 Similar to Card #1


    Paste and Pads Applied.


    Paste and Pads Applied.


    Top and Tails


    Top


    Backplate


    ooooooooo Shiny

    You may notice the PCI brackets missing fromthe cards. They are in the paint shop reieving some lovin. More pics soon.

    As for the rest of the project Im tempted to rename this thing evoloution, as I will be starting to use the basic setup next week with a very simple easy to drain loop . Im planning on adding bits and pieces every week till she is done.!
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    Default Re: Build Log: CaseLabs Magnum M8.....

    Ok only a minor update today as I need to finish painting these PCI brackets.

    I got a little ambitious last night and decided to try and modify a Enermax Vegas fan. Sooner or later all the Fans is this Rig will be upgraded to these but for now im just mix and matching to get her running. For anyone who is inexperienced with these fans may not know is the have a whole bunch of cables coming off them.


    We have a standard 3-pin power plug, another lead with a button which controls the Fans various Light modes and another cable with a dial for controlling your speeds. I have decided to run these from my fan controller so needless to say some modification was required.


    I did some splicing and dicing aswell as shortened the LED controller so it could be mounted on the outside shell of the Fan Chassis. Lovely fans but a PITA to mod. All the wires are silver so no playing match the wire along with some other little probs I ran into, on top of all that these fans are kinda pricey so to kill one would be pretty devastating.


    After a few hours of fiddeling though I am more than happy with the results. Even added a lil Braided touch to finish it all off.








    So was a success if I don't say so myself, The only changes that need to be made is I need to adjust the end lengths as the braid leaves one wire a few inchs longer, So I will tackle that when I can get some 3 Pin connectors. I will also redo the braid as it was my first attempt ever to braid something it looks a little sloppy. Other than that I am fairly happy with the results!

    Will post some pics of these PCI brackets once the paint dries!
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    Default Re: Build Log: CaseLabs Magnum M8.....

    So my first order of Water cooling gear has shown up from the Kool Room, The TKR guys really pack their items incredibly well combined with super-fast postage, (Even to my rural address), Top rate service and a Lolly bag to get the blood sugar up itís no wonder these guys are my fav store :)






    Finally got the PCI support brackets finished aswell, Very happy with how these turned out and the color match is pretty close, My dodgy camera really doesnít do them Justice.

    (Stock Chromish)



    (Primer)



    (Finished & Installed)






    I needed to do a mock install to measure up for the custom acrylic and to get a basic idea of how the cables are going to flow around the case. Only got one shot of this as itís nothing special right now, just trying to kick start the creativity.


    Cheers for the patience everyone I know this thing seems never-ending and if I had it my way I would be updating daily. Please stick in there though itís all gonna come together.
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    Default Re: Build Log: CaseLabs Magnum M8.....

    So it's been like a trillion years since an update and got lot's going on so thought I better post some progress and stop playing with my new toy.




    Pentagram Cherry MX Keychain Via "QwerKeys"

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    So First up got another big batch of Gear from "The Kool Room". Lots of goodies here and more lollies




    Koolance PMP-450 Pump


    AlphaCool NeXxos UT60 360



    Aquaero 5 XT



    MAYHEMS RED (Really Bad Pic.)


    Got a heap more fittings but forgot to get pictures :(


    Found one Pic of the Sexy Bitspower Snake Fittings
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    Also Got some more bits and pieces from Unnamed American Vendor, Looks like Mr UPS Man got a little heavy Handed with this one.








    Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller



    Enermax T.B Vegas Duo 120mm



    Akasa Vegas LED Strip



    Logisys Remote Start = Really unnecessary as I never turn my PC off but you know Bling Bling :)



    Temp Sensors & Fittings



    Aquaero 5 Waterblock



    Chrome TechFlex (This is for an Experiment)


    I Also got one of the momentary Missile Switches off eBay dunno what this is for yet but I will Find Something.


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    Lots more updates coming throughout the day between article editing!
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    Default Re: Build Log: CaseLabs Magnum M8.....

    AquaComputer Aquaero V XT


    So just a brief look at AquaComputerís Aquaero V XT controller, Iv seen plenty of ppl using these and thought itís time I give one a go. They are not cheap but you can attach them to anything and monitor and or control it.


    All packed in nice and Snug.


    Accessories (Temp probes, Tacho, RPM etc)


    Front Panel with Screen Protector Still Installed


    The Remote Control


    Top down View of the onion like layers of the Controller


    The Back of the Aquaero Unit with the stock passive Heatsink that comes standard with the XT model.


    Screen with the front Bezel and touch PCB removed.

    Removing the Standard Silver Bezel from the touch PCB, this was glued down pretty tight. These panels are available to buy in black but I'm cheap and this needs to be black so off it comes and off the spray booth. Iím getting a nice range of parts to spray now so this isnít really a problem.


    Success! Time to prep it for painting.


    So here you go the Aquaero 5 XT stripped down.


    So these are the screws holding the stock passive heatsink in. These will soon be coming out!


    AquaComputer Aquaero 5 Water block ready to go.


    Thermal Pads Installed


    Water Block Installed. Still waiting on Bezel Paint to be finished.

    I will keep you posted on my thoughts on the Aquaero 5 XT I expect a lot from this unit and it looks like itís going to deliver!
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    H20 Round 1


    Playing with H20 Gear.......

    Pump Top Install-


    Stock Pump with various shiny stuffs. (Pump Top and Mount)



    ew Gross stock



    AlphaCool HF D5 Top Installed o00000 Lovely



    Side View of Pump Top Installed Really Happy With this <3


    Radiator Overview-

    Just a small overview of the AlphaCool NeXxos UT60 360 radiator. I will be getting another one of these down the track.



    Bubble Wrap protection!



    The Beast, This thing is thick. DURP!





    Standard G1/4ď in ports either side of radiator for a total of 6. Nice blue sealing caps to keep out debris.



    End Ports


    Drain/Fill/Bleed Port for verticle Installs



    Moar Drain/Fill/Bleed Port and some welding



    AlphaCool Foil logo on both sides


    Nice clean Fins



    Mounting screws and stop fittings are all a copper/brass finish



    Flushing the loop out with some scummy old hose

    Still More to come...........
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