Jim Weist

[Tower Mod] "Grey Matter" HAF 912 [Complete]

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Jim Weist    23

Hey everyone! Well life keeps impeding on my modding time so I haven't been able to finish by my deadline I put in my head. I am hoping to be done for sure with everything by the first weekend of the new year, and I should have my final photo shoot that weekend.

Anyway here is what I got for ya! Enjoy!

I got my 780 GTX water block and I was super stoked for that! This is what I am showing off by mounting the GPU in a vertical position! Here is a photo set of the GPU and GPU installation on the card.

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Shortly I will show you the GPU in the system! Its too cool!

I did some panel painting, I repainted and I am fixing the front window, and painted the rear door.

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I drilled a few extra LED mounting holes in my EKWB D5 pump top. I will be making a LED harness with 5 5mm LEDs to light that thing up!

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Here is a photo of the rear of my motherboard. This is also a reason for some delay, I am switching those red surface mount LEDs for white LEDs to match my lighting. It will also throw off some extra white light behind the MB shroud.

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Here are the Enermax PWM fans. I will be running 4 of them to cool my radiators. To on the front here blowing in and two on top blowing out. I sleeved the PWM cable splitter that I showed you in the last update to match the color scheme.

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Here is my remote control for my LED lights all sleeved up and mounted in place! I think this is a cool little gadget to control my lighting!

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Here is the one of my sata cables sleeved up and plugged in. There will be one more for now.

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I am upset I have to open up the GPU hole 1/16th inch toward the front because It is a little too small. I have it vinyl wrapped here.

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Lastly here are some pic of where I am sitting right now! It came together much better and cleaner than I even anticipated!

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Well that is what I have for now! I have a pretty small list to finish up the build. I need to:

- Make 3 LED harnesses for GPU, CPU, RAM, and pump.

- Adjust the GPU I/O input hole.

- Replace the LEDs on the motherboard.

- Make a new front input/switch panel.

- Make a new acrylic window for the side panel.

- I need two more 90° fittings.

- Bend a few more tubes.

- Fill the water loop!

That is all I can think of off the top of my head. Take care guys, Ill have the next update as soon as I can! Thanks for reading!!:rock::thumb::D

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Jim Weist    23
Hey everyone! Happy to say Grey Matter has come to a finish!! I am extremely happy with how it turned out and I am glad all my ideas were

accomplished and came to life in this build. I am going to be starting a new build here very shortly, so keep an eye out for it if you enjoyed

following my work. This is just the very beginning of my modding career! Now before I get ahead of myself here are the photos for my last update.

I will also be getting a final professional photo set taken very soon and will update those as soon as I get that done.

 

On with the update!

 

First Thing I was waiting on were white LEDs to replace the red LEDs on the rear of the motherboard. I swapped them out only to find out they

can be turned off and never need to change them lol:wallbash:

 


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Next task was opening up my GPU IO area a bit, it was too small to fit 2 DVI connectors. Nothing a scroll saw and a hand-file couldn't fix.

 


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Next finishing up some loose ends regarding some LED harnesses, some PSU wires to be sleeved, and the vandal switches needed to be wired up.

 


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After that I was able to start routing wires and getting everything in place and connected, then I bent and connected the final tubes for the GPU

and pump.

 


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Then it was time to get the coolant together and fill that loop!!!:clap: My second favorite part of the build next to wiring it up!:thumb: I used

Mayhems ice white pastel, and in order to make the grey coolant I had to mix green and red with a 10:1 ratio. To get it dark as it is I probably

went about 150 drops of green to 15 drops of red.

 


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Now that its filled and ready here is a few shots of the build! I hope you like it as much as I do! It was so much fun to make! Id like to give a shout

out and special thanks to Bill over at MNPCtech.com! I am going to get a final photo shoot done probably in the next week and I will put them up

when that is done! 

 

Cooler Master HAF 912 : Grey Matter :clap:

 


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Thanks for watching Ill be back with the high quality photos soon!

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Jim Weist    23
Well everyone, after four months my project Grey Matter comes to final close here! I would really like to thank everyone for tuning in and following my build! Also a special shout out to Bill at MNPCtech! It means a lot to me

having everyone stop by and leave comments and I invite you all to follow my next project!:dremel: I will be starting the work log next week! 

 

With this Grey Matter build I tried to do a few things out of the ordinary, I see a trend in color schemes and I wanted to try something different with the white and grey combination, I think it paid off. I also wanted to show off

the awesome water blocks we buy for our graphics cards but never see them because the way they are mounted, so I changed my GPU orientation to the vertical position! I also saw people on Youtube making reservoirs by

hand and wanted to give that a shot. In turn, I came up with this waterfall style bay area mounted reservoir that also houses a slim style blu-ray burner. I also wanted to make sure you could see the water pump so I made a

little chamber with a window to see it. 

 

Enough babbling! Here are the final photos of the project!:rock:

 


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There you have it!! :clap: I hope you all enjoyed watching as much as I loved building! Until next time! Take Care!:clap:

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