[Scratch Build] It's finally done! Custom case, custom watercooling, custom cables, custom everythin

Simwalh

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Have you thought about using cable to relocate the wifi antennas?

I'll see how the reception is where they are. If that doesn't work i'll probably go wired with powerline adapters. I don't like the look of an external antenna and hiding it would probably be pretty hard...
 

BirdofPrey

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Is there a slot for the cables to exit for cable management, or do they just snake under the feet?

As for wifi, I'm not sure how noticeable they might be with all the clear plexi, but you could try getting some laptop internal wifi antennas off amazon or something. Those just stick to the inside of the case somewhere
 

Simwalh

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Hi there, just a small update to what is going on at the moment.

I have made another cardboard prototype and i ordered all the parts to test if everything fits. Right now i just have the radiator and psu installed though, i'm still waiting for everything else. God damn those slovenian national holidays.

Because my posts get rather lengthy when i include pictures, i'll just link to the prototype V2 album in imgur this time instead.

I have sent out the cad files for manufacturing as well, and i am now waiting on an offer for my metal panels. The acrylic parts should be here next week (a big thanks to @QinX ), as well as the watercooling parts I'm waiting on. I'll test the loop with barbs and soft tubes first, wich means that i have to order hardline fittings as well as the stuff for custom cables next. And when the loop and cables are done, the build should (in theory) be finished! wish me luck...
 

Ceros_X

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Very nice cardboard prototype!

Are you going to have an additional cover over the front panel to hide the Noctua fans?

I've got the Corsair SF450 and the cables are pretty stiff... I'm looking to trim them up here in a bit to help deal with clutter.
 

Simwalh

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Are you going to have an additional cover over the front panel to hide the Noctua fans?


Look at the other update posts here, everything will be watercooled so the noctua fans won't be there anyways
 

Phuncz

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Amazing result ! Especially the rear, it looks awesome. Don't ruin it by skipping cable management !
 

Simwalh

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Hello everyone, sorry for the lack of updates, i have been pretty busy with finals and everything, but here's a quick update of everything that has been going on in the last month or so.

 

Phuncz

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Thanks for the update ! It's looking good that you went the extra mile for the finishing touches, this will be an amazing build !
 

Soul_Est

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Well done @Simwalh ! The effort you put in really shows. For the 24-pin, I would recommend running different lengths for each individual or pair of wires to ensure that it fits exactly how you want it to.
 

CC Ricers

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That's some fancy cable work. That's gonna be one sweet build to look at once you sort out the problems with the PETG bending.
 

Simwalh

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Well done @Simwalh ! The effort you put in really shows. For the 24-pin, I would recommend running different lengths for each individual or pair of wires to ensure that it fits exactly how you want it to.
Thanks! In fact, that is what i did, but it seems it's not quite right yet.. But anyways, it needs to be redone because of the pump sitting too high. I don't know how i'm going to do it but i'll figure something out.
 
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Simwalh

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It's done! This is the final update. The PC is assembled and has been running great for the past two weeks. As always i compiled a small Imgur album that should cover everything.


Thank you to everyone who made suggestions, helped, asked questions etc, you influenced the case design to what it is now.
Big thanks to @iFreilicht for his suggestions that changed the look dramatically to what it is now and also a big thanks to @QinX who manufactured the acrylic panels for me.

If there is anything left you'd like to know, just ask
 
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