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    Project= Coolbox (external AIO water box)

    NEW UPDATE Coolbox ver 1.21


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    Hi, just here to share a project just finished.

    target was to have all my wc stuff out of the case. for easy maintenance & minimize clutter in main case. not alot of pics, but should give an idea of how its done.

    ok, enough talk.

    custom aluminum frame.


    can mount 2x 360 rads of any thickness.


    test fitting using CM sickleflows.


    frame assembled with screws onto anchor nuts.


    acrylic for enclosure.


    marking out & drilling.
    Last edited by highslide; Apr 2nd, 16 at 02:24 AM.

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    sides & top bonded using Weld-On3.


    holes cut for fittings.


    cutout for intake.


    tight fit.


    exhaust side.


    no room to fill coolant.

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    full frame mount & wired up.


    corsair SP120 x 12pcs.


    sides bonded to base.


    light acrylic case.


    another view.


    all components fitted & secured.

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    all parts except for blocks in here..


    fill port created.


    fully removable & rebuildable.


    fill port on top of case..


    custom ordered demci-flex filter for intake side..

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    exhaust side panel..


    panel is secured using 4x magnets.


    exhaust panel closed..


    intake side.


    cool fans


    close up..

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    intake side with demci-flex filter.


    Project completed & leak check done. now currently in use with my old system.

    Parts used:

    XSPC RS360 rads
    XSPC 1/2 compression fittings
    XSPC D5 Acetal pump top
    Swiftech MCP655 pump
    Swiftech 1/2 barbs
    EK Multioption Res 150 basic
    EK PSC adapter 90degrees
    EK clear coolant
    PrimoFlex Pro LRT black tubings
    Corsair SP120 HP fans
    Phobya fill port
    Phobya fan splitters
    Koolance QD3 Quick disconnects
    Acrylic black 5mm for sides & top
    Acrylic black 10mm for base
    Recycled molex connectors
    & lots of time..

    Thank you for viewing..

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    nice idea!
    the last ingredient is the most important imo...

    suggestion: can consider add on display of the water temp, pressure, flow indicator, etc in next mod...

    another pair of qdc to make the 2 connecting tubing "removeable" from the external enclosure would be ideal too...
    Last edited by simways; Mar 30th, 13 at 10:56 PM.

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    Nicely done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simways View Post
    nice idea!
    the last ingredient is the most important imo...

    suggestion: can consider add on display of the water temp, pressure, flow indicator, etc in next mod...

    another pair of qdc to make the 2 connecting tubing "removeable" from the external enclosure would be ideal too...
    thanks for the suggestions. was thinking maybe add the displays & indicators to cpu case cos leaving cooling box tucked away under desk.

    havto wait till save up, maybe mod a small case wif your tips. thanks

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    who knows, external aio wc boxes (like the one u diy) might be the next trend...

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    heheheh.. dunno. jus hated it being hard to clean my case or swap components in e tight space..

    now my old 690ii is free from clutter. ican chuck e waterbox far under my desk & actually having e water sys external imroves cooling. my 2600k at 4.7ghz is only +25degrees to ambient on load wif e cheap rs rads. 6870 +20degrees. imagine thick full size ones!

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    nice custom work. looks very aftermarket.

    why not consider getting a mora rad with stand instead? 9x120
    My Worklogs:
    * X500FX SLI & Watercooled
    * PC-Z70 SLI & Watercooled
    * TUF Amethyst (Ongoing)

    Motherboard & CPU: ASUS Z87 Gryphon & Armor Kit / Intel I7 4770K
    Ram: Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400Mhz CL10 2x8Gb
    GPU: Zotac GTX 770 2Gb SLI
    SSD: Samsung Pro 256Gb
    PSU: Corsair AX1200
    Casing: CaseLabs Magnum M8
    Water Cooling Hardwares:: Aqua Computer
    Reservoir: Koolance
    Fittings: Bitspower

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Dash View Post
    nice custom work. looks very aftermarket.

    why not consider getting a mora rad with stand instead? 9x120
    thanks for e comments.

    the mora 9x120 is too much for me. not looking for max or extreme clocks. nor running sli. so jus someting for good healthy temps & ease of maintanence.

    ever had headache, put hot rad air into case or push hot air from case tru rads? tats y tis solves it for me

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    Nice work and mods...

    This just give me some ideas for my next build(hopefully)

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