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It´s time for another update!

I received a nice surprise package from Aquatuning


There was another CPU Cooler inside: Alphacool Eisblock XPX CPU - Intel/AMD - polished clear version

This is the newest version of the Eisblock XPX which is new on the market.


Let´s have a look at it.


100% transparent Plexiglas, it looks a lot different than the Eisblock XPX I´ve chosen for this Project.


Clear vs Solid looks: I´m pretty sure that the clear version will look awesome in combination with my LED lightning.


Which one of these CPU Coolers will be used in the end? I´ll use the clear version now. The other Cooler will be reserved for another Project.


And here´s another picture of this Eisblock XPX ;)


I also received this Phobya LED PSU 100-240V AC to 12V DC - plastic case.

This power supply will be adjusted in order to make a nice tool out of it.


I had this small plastic case laying around for a while and some other components. Let´s add some openings first.


Not too bad, eh?


This sort of "adapter" will be connected with the power supply in order to fill the cooling fluid into the Water Cooling.

You don´t have to remove the plug of the power supply. No warranty void of the power supply this time. It can also be used for other purposes too ;)


This adapter can also be adjusted to use eg. other connectors for other devices.


And another perspective.


I also made a suitable cable for the adapter. The DIN plug + socket can withstand the max. current of 4A without any problems since many pins are connected in parallel. The pump used in this Project only draws about 1A.


That´s how this ensemble looks like. Just imagine that you have eg. to transport the Project to the DCMM 2017 with the cooling fluid removed. This tool will come in handy for future Water Cooling Projects too.


Soon I´m going to work on other details like eg. this logo. I´ve created a proper STL file out of a graphic found on the internet and had a friend of mine print this logo with a 3D printer.

This logo looks pretty rough and is not smooth and shiny yet. I will try to smoothen the surface and also use some clearcoat later.

I´m still lacking a CPU and GPU in order to finish the Project.

That´s it for now!

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Here´s another update.

The transparent CPU Cooler has 4x holes which are meant to be used by 5mm LEDs. Why not try something out?


Since I still have some 5mm RGB LEDs left, why not build something suitable out of them?

I made these 2x RGB modules which will be connected later with the RGB Header of the Mainboard.


The heads of the LEDs are shortened. These LEDs fit into the 4x holes as expected.


Let´s take care of the cabling. I had to use one of the Noctua extensions for the longer cable.

Also recycle some of that sleeving material.


Next I tried my RGB modules with my DIY power supply.

First some Red.


Next is Green.


What about Blue?


Or you could also mix some Pink.


Or Turquoise.


Yellow might also look nice.


And White.

The lightning is really bright.

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This week I have a smaller update for you.


The Asrock Logo was pretty rough to handle and I needed several tries with different types of sanding paper and some Aceton in order to smoothen the surface.

Obtaining a 100% smooth surface out of a middle resolution 3D Print is not easy to achieve.

If you don´t grind enough you end up with a rough surface. If you use too much sanding paper you end up with visible gaps which are filled with air.

Well, not too bad after several tries? I went on with further tries and used some more Aceton in order to get the best possible results.


After a while I was ready to use a few layers of clearcoat.


Now this is starting to look more interesting. The "AS" part needed some extra adjustments since I had to include a gap between these 2 letters.


This Logo is pretty done the way it is. It is attached with transparent silicone adhesive to the glass panel of the main chamber. I´ll have to create other Logos too but first I need to create the suitable files required for them.

I think that this Logo looks pretty good and has a shiny touch. I´ve spent quite some effort on it.

Similar Logos require a higher resolution, better material and a lot of Try & Error. Don´t expect a 3D Printer to deliver 100% perfect results.

Expect the material to be rough and to need extra adjustments, sanding and some layers of paint.

How do you like the results so far?

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I will show you a little update, just in time for the week end.


Let´s start with another nice package.

I want to thank notebooksbilliger.de for the kind support and for the trust.

I wonder what´s inside?


Every PC needs a brain or in this case, a suitable CPU.

I got a Intel Core I7 7700K CPU. This is the boxed version which doesn´t include a heatsink.

If you want to mount such a CPU in your PC, I´m pretty sure that you won´t care about a simple heatsink which is included with some specific models. In order to get the best performance you would use some heavy metal Air Cooling or a strong Water Cooling.

I´m sure that I don´t have to explain why the K-Series is nice to have?


This Intel Core I7 7700K CPU is the Flagship for S.1151 systems and a ideal partner for this Project. It won´t sweat too much.

The Water Cooling will take care of the heat and hopefully will also be silent enough for my taste. Do I have to mention that I´ll try some Overclocking too?

I´m going to mount the CPU later, test the Water Cooling for leakage and fire up the PC for the first time. I´m still lacking a real graphics card but this is not a huge problem for now. I´ll test the whole system with the integrated GPU of the CPU.

You´ll get a big update in the next days if you´re patient.

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Ok, it´s been a while since the last update. These forums have been broken anyway.

I need to be ready just before the Modding Masters in Germany.

I´m still lacking a GPU but at least I could assemble the other components.  

The integrated GPU of the CPU is better than nothing but still suitable for first tests.


Let´s start with something tiny. A DIY Y-RGB adapter for the Mainboard connector.


This PCB is really tiny and will be barely visible. What will I also use it for? We´ll see later.


The displayed GPU is a old ATI HD2900XT which is defective.

I just mounted it for a test in order to see how the system looks like without a missing GPU.


Let´s connect the Water Cooling. I had a few problems first because of the position of the radiators.

The short connection with the 120 radiator is problematic if you have to remove the CPU Cooler.

Using a combination of 2 different fittings doesn´t look that good either, though it´s slightly easier to remove the CPU Cooler.

Everything looked quite chaotic.


Not even the nice RGB Lightning can make you forget about it.


And does the Water Cooling work as expected? The temperatures are OK but once you overclock the CPU too much and also use Prime95 (Version 28.1 with AVX), you get 74°C pretty fast.

I had to try some settings and different voltages first until I found a solution.

The 120 radiator doesn´t work as expected because I made one mistake.

The heat inside the case has to pass through it and this can be problematic.

The heated air from the 240 and 280 radiator is too much for the 120 Fan to handle. You add extra heat to the Water Cooling which could be even worse once you use a GPU.

I had to remove the 120 radiator and the temperatures dropped slightly.
At least the Water Cooling looks a lot more defined and less chaotic.

The 120 radiator will be used with another Project.

What if you want to release the Cooling Fluid?
The old position of the ball valve was not ideal in order to remove as much Fluid as possible without having to rotate the case a lot.

The new position is a lot more friendly to you back and works way better.

Strange looking but at least practical.

And now for something else. Let´s have a look at some LED lightning pictures.








Red + Green + Blue = White. Not 100% white but with a slight pink touch.


No problem, I still have the extra white Power LEDs ;)

Let´s have a look at the main chamber. First without the glass panel attached.








White with a slight pink touch.


The white Power LEDs are better again.

And now with the glass panel attached.







The lightning is slightly darker but still very bright.


Some more white Power LEDs.


That´s my favorite setting at the moment.

Are you interested in some videos which show the RGB lightning in action? And what about the RGB lightning for the CPU Cooler?

Don´t worry, I´m going to clean the glass panel and the window later. They won´t remain dirty and with dust on them.

I´ll need to prepare some plotted texts later and some other details.


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And here´s another update since I have to be ready soon for the "Modding Masters" competition.


Let´s recycle some spare Aluminum first.


Cut a suitable piece. What will I use it for?


Use some sanding paper and drill some holes.


And add a layer of clear coat.


Just make sure to improve some areas.


Here´s the result. It´s a DIY Backplate for the Sound Card.


And another one for the smaller board. These Backplates also improve the shielding.


Looks great with LED lightning too.


I also got another "goodie package" from Aquatuning Germany.

Thanks a lot again for the great support.

It´s some sort of "Upgrade Kit" for the Water Cooling in order to measure the water temperature.

This is what I needed: 1x Alphacool Eiszapfen temperature sensor G1/4 IG/IG with AG adapter - Chrome, 1x temperature sensor G1/4 with Display (blue) and 1x Alphacool Eiszapfen double nippel rotatable G1/4 outer thread to G1/4 outer thread - Chrome .


Why would I want a extra temperature sensor if the Display has one? I don´t have much space left between the reservoir and the power supply.

The premium sensor looks better too and seems to be the more elegant solution.


Let´s void some warranty and modifiy the temperature sensor with Display. Remove the old sensor, add a connector.

Both sensors have the same resistance according to the specs listed by the manufacturers.

The results should be precise enough.


I´ve shortened the cables for the power supply and added some nice sleeves.


This cable was too long for my taste, just do the same.


And this is where I´m going to attach the premium sensor.


Does this stuff work like intended? It does and the displayed temperature is realistic.

The Display is attached to a DIY mount which is connected with the circuit board of my RGB Controller. Just in case I have to remove the Display, I don´t have any problems.

Everything is built in such a way that it is easy to repair.

That´s it again, now all I need are the plotted emblems and some other details.

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It´s nearly done guys!


I received this package which contains the last missing puzzle piece.

I want to thank Aorus for the kind support and for the trust.

Now it´s time for the last unboxing session.


A nice AORUS Radeon™ RX580 8G GPU.



Graphics Processing: Radeon RX580

Core Clock:

OC mode: 1380 Mhz
Gaming mode: 1365 Mhz
(Reference card: 1340 Mhz)

Process Technology: 14 nm

Memory Clock: 8000 Mhz

Memory Size: 8 GB

Memory Type: GDDR5

Memory Bus: 256 bit

Digital max resolution: 7680x4320

Multi-view: 5

Card size: H=36 L=232 W=121 mm


DirectX: 12

OpenGL: 4.5

Recommended PSU: 500W

Power Connectors: 8 pin*1


Dual-link DVI-D *1
Display Port *3

Package Content

Graphics card quick guide
AORUS metal sticker
Driver CD


A black box.


The content is what I´m looking for.


The usual stuff and a nice Case Badge made of metal.


This GPU is small enough to fit inside the case without any problems.

Let´s see if the Fans are quiet and check the temperature later.


And a nice and sturdy Backplate.


The Aorus emblem is lightened with RGB LEDs.

The same goes for the Fan status display.

More RGB for my Project.


Let´s adjust the Backplate of the Sound Card one more time. The bullets are attached mechanical and also fixed with 2K glue in some points.

There won´t be any audible rattling or other noise for sure.

Do I have to mention that these bullets are harmless and cannot be used as ammunition? They fit the Punisher Theme very well.


I´ve also attached some plotted lettering.


The 120 Fan got a new DIY Fan Grill.


And another look at the main chamber.


I like the new Backplate a lot better.


And another one. Is there a better way to attach a flat cable without it looking too chaotic?


And another closer look.

I have to pack my stuff because of the Modding Masters this weekend. Stay tuned for more pictures later!

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Don´t worry, this Project is not finished yet!

I´ll adjust one thing or two until the DCMM.


I built another circuit which has to fit in such a small case later.


And well, it does! It looks a lot better this way.


Just finish the rest and also recycle some stuff like eg. FAN extension cables.


What will I use the connectors for and which purpose does this device serve?

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It´s time for some updates.


I had to change the plug for something more elegant. I purchased a Alphacool Eiszapfen screw plug.


What´s this switch used for? It´s your turn to guess.


Cooler Master was kind enough to send me some further Goodies to play with. Thanks again for the kind support.

What´s inside? A Cooler Master Masterpulse Pro Headset.





I like the dark looks of it as well as the RGB lightning.

This Headset will be modified in order to fit the Project.

1) It can be used like it was intended by the manufacturer.
2) It can be used as regular Headphones with every Sound Card etc.

I´ll use connectors in order to achieve my idea.


The package also contained a Cooler Master Xornet II Mouse.



This Mouse is rather small and also offers RGB lightning options.

I wanted to modify this Mouse in a decent way and started right away.


Let´s open the case and have a look at the guts.


These parts would look great with some silver paint on them.


And it´s done. It´s not easy to paint very small parts and I´m not really 100% happy with the results but it looks good enough in the end.


Quite a nice contrast.

But wait, that´s not everything.


The Cooler Master V550 Power Supply is great, silent and stable.

I´m not a huge fan of "RGB Power Supplies" since you barely see the RGB Fans anyway, at least in most cases.

But not in this case, why not give it some "DIY RGB Upgrade Kit"? Cooler Master liked the idea, this is why I removed the Power Supply in order to modify it.

This kind of operation is dangerous and should only be performed by people with experience when it comes to dealing with electronics. You don´t want to burn your home or kill yourself by getting a electrical shock?

Say goodbye to your warranty too.


The Silencio Fan would be replaced by a Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 Air Pressure RGB Fan which was also included in the package.


This RGB Fan can be connected with suitable Motherboards but I have other intentions with it.

I want to be able to use my own RGB Controler too if I´m in the mood.


Several hours later I finished my DIY RGB lightning Kit and all the other stuff I needed. The LEDs have been shortened too.


Let´s drill some holes without touching the Blade.


And how do you like the modified Fan?


Let´s try the built in lightning first. Nice, isn´t it?


And now the RGB lightning. These are a lot brighter.


I had to modify the Power Supply case too in order to remove the Fan Grill and add some openings for the connectors and cables.

The slots in the side panel are enough and you can see more of the Fan later.


The modified Fan is quite big and barely fits inside the Power Supply case. In order to prevent short circuits, I added proper insulation to the RGB circuit.

That´s it again, next I´ll try the Power Supply and take care of the Headset.

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And the Headset is done and still works like a charm.


Just ignore the cabling.


Clean looks without any cables attached.


The cable I need in order to use the Headset like it was intended by the manufacturer.


Don´t worry, the connection is solid and can withstand the weight of the cable.


And now with a regular 3.5mm plug attached, just in case you want to use it as a replacement for Headphones.

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Well this is the last update before the DCMM.


I had this microphone laying around in a box and checked the datasheet again.


The smaller microphone was removed and replaced by the bigger one.


This is the result and the final modification for this headset.


I didn´t really like the SATA cables and had to remove them.


Some black Sleeves look a lot better on them.


Not bad, eh?


These cables look more elegant too.


Do you remember the Power Supply Mod?

The cooling provided by the modified RGB Fan was OK but I was not sure if it would be enough for very high loads too.

The former Fan was a special version of the Silencio Fan with a max. of 2500 RPM.

How about using a Fan which can at least achieve similar results while still remaining silent during lower loads?

Noctua was so nice to send me another Noctua NF-F12 PWM Fan. I used the rear Fan in order to modify the Power Supply one more time.

Thanks again for the kind support.

The other RGB Fan will be used in another Project.


Drill 4 holes without damaging the Blades.


I used some nice silver paint without removing the Blades since I didn´t want to damage the bearing.
The DIY RGB lightning was also added.


This Fan has its own port. The Fan speed depends on the CPU Temperature.

I had to build a extra long extension for the Fan by modifying one of the Noctua cables.


It´s barely visible.


Does everything work as expected?

I present you the "Noctua NF-F12 LED Edition".

Let´s start with blue.


Or red.


And green.


I might build some further RGB stuff later and need some RGB ports, directly accessible from the outside.

2 Ports are enough for me. Not too bad?


And now I needed a suitable spot for it, right below the daughter board of the Sound Card.

Did I mention that the Power Supply lightning is very bright?


And the reservoir also got a extra feature.



And does this LED Spot perform well? It´s easier to see the cooling fluid.

That´s it for now, I will provide you with more pictures after the DCMM.

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The DCMM which took place during the Gamescom in Cologne was great.

There were many nice Modders and Projects.

It was nice as usual to talk about this hobby which keeps us together.

Here are a few pictures:


These are my 2 latest Projects.

Some of you might recognize The Skull of Gul'dan.






The DCMM area had many visitors and it was really crowded. Many Projects had to share the space available.


I´m happy that the jury liked my other Project and rewarded it with the 2. price in the category of CE-Mods.

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It´s been a while since the last update but now I have some extra achievements to show you ;)

I couldn´t get the idea of including the GPU and the RAM into the Water Cooling Loop out of my head.



Aquatuning sent me a "Upgrade Kit" in order to help me out with the idea.

Thanks again for the kind support.

These are the components included in the package:

Alphacool NexXxoS GPX - ATI RX 580 M01 - incl. backplate - Black

Alphacool D-RAM module (for Alphacool D-RAM cooler) - Black

Alphacool D-RAM Cooler X4 Universal - Plexi Black Nickel

Alphacool HF 14 Smart Motion Cooling Plate - Nickel

And don´t forget the extra accessories needed:

Alphacool HF L-connector G1/4 outer thread rotatable to G1/4 inner thread - Chrome

Alphacool Eiszapfen 13/10mm compression fitting 90° rotatable G1/4 - Chrome

Thermal Pad Ultra 5W/mk (120x20x1.5mm)

Thermal pad Ultra 5W/mk (100x100x3mm)

Some of you might wonder why I need eg. some Mainboard Cooler for?

The answer is simple, I have to use this part in order to build a "custom" GPU Cooler. Unfortunately you cannot purchase a Water Cooler for each graphics card available on the market.

Why not give it a try to achieve my goal by building something which suits my needs?

Let´s start.


This Full Cover Block was intended to be used with another graphics card and is not "Plug & Play".

This is not a huge problem if you´re willing to do something about it. If it doesn´t fit, mod it!

Here you can see the difference between the graphics card and the Full Cover Block.


Let´s shorten it first.


A Dremel Clone is not really useful for this task and I didn´t had a Angle Grinder yet. A simple saw might work with some effort.


It´s a lot lighter too;)


Repeat with the other side but unfortunately I wasn´t able to make a perfect looking cut this time. It´s not that bad though.

This "Light Cover Block" can be adjusted in order to cover the GPU and the RAM but what will I do about the voltage regulators and the resistors next to them?

I´ll have to improvise and this is where the Mainboard Cooler seems to be useful.


Having adjusted the "Light Cover Block" to have a 100% contact with the GPU, I mounted it and it fits.

The GPU will be cooled with liquid metal for best cooling results. Just make sure to use some extra insulation since this stuff is dangerous to use.


Doesn´t look that bad, eh?


Now let´s have a look at the special Mainboard Cooler.


Adjust the lenght of the metal first.


The resistors need some cooling too. I had to use some scrap copper material in order to extend the surface of the Cooler.

Solder it!


That´s more like it.


I had grinded and cleaned both sides after.

This is how the second Cooler looks like in the end.


Does it work like intended? It does, though the looks of this construction might not win a beauty contest.

I used the 1.5mm Thermal Pads for this purpose.


What about the RAM? I´m not sure if using a Water Cooling is really required but I wanted to try some special looks.

The new Heatspreaders are easy to mount and everything is self explanatory. A suitable Water Block will be attached later with thermal paste.


I´m sure this nice Cooler will look great when lightened by the Power LEDs ;)

Several hours later I was able to finish what I planed.


The modified graphics card doesn´t look that bad, eh? I had to combine some parts of the Air Cooler like eg. the Backplate.

Why not use the RGB AORUS Logo? Said and done, just attach the modified part with some 2K epoxy glue.

How´s the Cooling, is this computer still alive?

The Water Cooling is still powerful enough to cool the CPU + RAM + GPU without any trouble. The GPU stays cool and reaches a max. temperature of 41°C under load which is really awesome.

And the voltage regulators? You can touch the custom Cooler without burning your finger. I guess that everything is alright.

Now let´s have a look at some details of the final Water Cooling.


Looks good in red.


Or green.


And don´t forget blue?



Ladies and Gentlemen, it´s been a blast to work on this Project and to share my results with you.

I want to thank again all Sponsors who helped me through this journey and made this Project possible, the way it is right now.

Thanks to everyone who followed this Build Log and hopefully you had as much fun reading it like I had performing the modifications required in order to build what I had in mind.

What will happen to this Project now that it´s finished? Don´t worry, I won´t recycle it for future Projects or simply abandon it.

It´s a fully functional PC and not only a "Show Object". It will be used on a daily basis.

That´s it, feel free to comment or ask any questions.

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