F4DE: Part 3
This is the third and last part of the buildlog for my project F4DE. In part one you can see how I started modding the case and graphics card, part two showed how I installed the watercooling and how the first version of F4DE ended up like.
In this last part I will go through the last changes and details that made F4DE what it is today.
The original plan with F4DE was a black-chrome theme, but I chickened out on the chromed copper tubing, but after a while I wanted to try it again.
At the same time I wanted to update both the hardware and the cooling. So the new hardware list ended up like this:
CASE: Cubitek Mini Cube
MOBO: MSI Z87I
CPU: Intel I5 4670K
GPU: GTX 460
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x4gb
SSD: Samsung 840 120gb
PSU: Be-Quiet! Dark Power Pro P10 550W
RAD: EKWB XT 240
RES: EKWB X-RES DDC 100
PUMP: EKWB DDC 18W PWM
CPU: EKWB Supremacy
GPU: EKWB GTX 460
FITTINGS: EKWB HD
TUBE: Chromed copper-tubing from Biltema
To be able to fit the radiator I used slim fans from Prolimatech, I also removed a little bit of the fan-frame so it fit inside the frame of the radiator. You can see the difference compared to a regular 120mm fan here.
I took apart the case again to re-paint it, and when I assembled everything again I used M3 bolts and nuts instead of using pop-rivets, that way it is possible to easily disassemble the case again.
The original plastic casefeet was also changed to hand-milled aluminium casefeet made by Fannblade in the US. You can see the different in these photos.
This was how the custom-loop and inside ended up looking with the copper tubing, I was much more proud of this setup than the earlier one. For more photos and information about this build, check out the project-page!