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Project: CM-HAF-XL

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kier    1

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Hi there, greetings from the Netherlands

What better place to start my new build, with a very nice case "The Haf X"

Called the CM-HAF-XL

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Coolermaster has send me a very nice case, and a beautiful psu

The HAF X and a 1200W Silent pro gold

The hardware that i'm gonna use:

- HAF X

- PSU Coolermaster Silent pro gold 1200W

- EVGA Classified E759

- I7 930

- 6x 2GB Corsair DDR3

- Tripple GTX470

- Aqua-computer Aquaero

- Sony Optairc AD-7670

- 2 x SSD Intel 160GB

- 2 x 1 TB HDD

De components are gonna be cooled wih EK blocks and:

- 2 x Swiftech MCP 355

- 1 x EK Radiator XT360 (maybe 2 x instead. the 240)

- 1 x EK Radiator 240

- Tygon slang clear. 1/2

- 3 x EK GTX470 waterblock acetal/ nickel

- Bitspower Fittingen Black

- EK-FB EVGA X58 Classified

- EK Supreme CPU block Black

- 3 x EK Link Geforce

- EK Bridge serial tripple

- 2 x Aqua-computer cover MCP355

- 3 x EK Backplate GTX470 Black

for the reservoirs i have more options, but still hasn't decided

- 2 x EK-Multioption RES X2 - 150 Advanced (Round 60mm)

- 1 x EK-Multioption RES X2 - 250 Advanced (Round 60mm)

- 2 x EK-Multioption 250 (Round 50mm)

- 2 x EK-Spin Reservoir- plexi

some pics, before i take the case apart

the package from Coolermaster

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The big one from Coolermaster

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Inside beautiful black

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Enough space for the components

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Sata dock, always easy

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A lot of space for the reservoirs or radiators

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What i really like for modding is the air duct for the gpu's

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For so far the case. Also there was a nice psu, the 1200W silent pro

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Enough cables for my tripple gtx setup

Gonna be a lot of sleeving

Next step is to take the case apart, and fit some components

More to come !!!

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kier    1

The Haf XL, sad to see him like this.

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Yesterday i had a little brainstorming session, I will reveal you some ideas

A 360 rad in this case is almost impossible, except for the top, but for the top I've got other ideas,

now it,s going to be 2 x 240 rads

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Both sides 2 x 120 mm fan

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For the top a have some nice ideas

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Here comes 2 x EK spinbays

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I'll have to do some grinding for the spin Bays

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Gonna make 2 x square / octagon 3 mm plex fan bays, which will be the lid of the spin Bays

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Like this,

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In the cover is coming a aquaero, and in the flat side i,am gonna make a slot for a slimline DVD-RW

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i Am not sure where and if i place the airduct voor the gpu,s

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The last idea for now., Gonna make a hood from the front to the back of the case over the psu, on top of this 2 x MCP 355 pump, all in sight

Under the hood i gonna place my hdd, s

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grtzzz.

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kier    1

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Hello again, new update

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Cut 2 holes for the 240 rad

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removed some plastic

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Cut a piece of uv-green plex

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Drilled the holes for the screws from the spinbay

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And installed the spinbay, only need to order 2 black impellers

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Yes, it fits

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One to go

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The color for this mod is black/green

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some nice sleeving

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Sata and small green sleeve

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Black for the sata and psu

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The total family package

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heatshrink

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Heatshrink for the sata en small

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Black rivets, ad to drill a lot when i took the case apart

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M3 screws

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Some special parts from mdpc, countersunk Black-Oxide screws

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And snap-caps, nice for over some ugly screws

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See you soon.

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kier    1

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Update

Received some nice stuff

To begin with tje black EK impellers

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Always nice to receive a package

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Pump number 2

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The third nickel block

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with three times a nice black backplate

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put everything togheter with a tripple bridge

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and three Link force,s

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An extra 240 Radiator

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And 4 beautiful Nanoxia 120mm Fans, uv green, same color as the green acryl i used

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+1 140mm fan

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To control the fans and pumps i'm gonna use a Aquaero VF display.

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And some small stuff to try out some nice ideas

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2 nice fillports from Danger den

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And 2 shiny nickel tops for the Mcp-355 pumps

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Put them together

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Think it,s gonna be perfect in this case

And the first Bitspower fittingen

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Impellers already placed, looks better like this. Fillports coming up

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I have made the midplate from a piece of mesh panel, gonna be painted black and some nice ideas in it

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Made the radiator bay

The first thought was to put the in/outputs of the rads turned to the inside, like this

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But i want the pumps in one line

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That's why i,ve turned one radiator

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Putting al together

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I love the color of the fans, really nice

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Other side

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Painted the bay and fitting it together

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flip side

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Made the fillports into the spinbays

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And in received a package from Coolermaster, some beautiful flatcabels. The idea is to

sleef the psu cables and to use flatcabels for the gpu.

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Coolermaster thnx!!!

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kier    1

Still waiting on stuff :(

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kier    1

Hi everybody,

It,s time for a new update,. Have played with some new stuff and modified some hardware i allready had

To begin, bought myself a new cpu block

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EK-Supreme HF - Acetal+Nickel

Replaced the red plexi cover for the black acetal for the classified

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EK-FB EVGA X58 Classified - Acetal+Nickel

Looking good i think

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A new set of rams, 6x 2 GB

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placed on the board

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Also looks nice. And i bought my third GTX 470, Nickel block placed on it

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And the backplate.

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Conected all together with the EK tripple bridge

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I'm in love, but it,s real heavy now

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Backplates really nice like this

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I think i need to make something for the weight, but that,s for later

Have played with the Aquaero, and was real happy with the color of the display, with the green filter it was even better

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Perfect, just the right color for this build

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Started with the top, and placed the display in it

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Little test

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Had sawn a small plate of acryl, need to polish it, but looks good for now

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Again little test

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And again, the green filter placed back

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The place where the usb and other stuff was is now for the buttons for the aquaero and some other nice ideas i have. But this is for the weekend, so.... be continued

Greetings to you all.

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kier    1

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And another Update

For the aquaero buttons the idea is to place them vertical and place two extra buttons for the power and reset

In the past i had destroyd an aquaero, what is now very handy for spare parts, sawn the two buttons out of the old one. For the power and reset

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Different sizes from the old and new aquaero

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drilled and sawn a piece of acryl

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And placed the two extra buttons

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the pushbuttons at the same height

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And we have a " X "

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Removed the frontcover

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Sawn a piece out of the case

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Horizontal mounting is not an option, because the aquaero is to long and i want the " X " in the middle, thats why vertical

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Fits nicely between the 2 radiators

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Gonna light up the buttons with green uv acryl

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Covered this with black acryl. I need to make this black acryl over because the holes aren't that good, but just for the idea

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And light it up

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Have a nice weekend ;)

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Tried some things today, and i removed the black acryl. Instead of this i have placed a sticker and cut out the stripes

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Better like this

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And some shots by night

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;)

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kier    1

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Update -------------------Hardware

Today i have replaced al the rivets and screws, before the hardware is placed

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have made a solid tube between the reservoir and the Ek bridge

From Reservoir to....

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Ek Bridge.

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Connected

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Placed the green nanoxia-140mm

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Back of the case is not finished yet

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The Msi bracket is gonna be replaced

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From the gpu to the pump is gonna be a solid tube also, and the same for the pump to the radiator

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The right shape

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The curve is for to get the right angel for the tube but also for the flatcables of the gpu,s

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Just like this, the tube between the pump and gpu needs to be longer, but just to give you an idea

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And the last thing i do this weekend, pimping the fans. Nanoxia sticker has to go

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Made my own stickers

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The famous snap-caps

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All fans are finished

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this week i'm gonna work on my cables and the rest of the tubes

so dear family members, see you soon

Grtzzz.

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Update-------------------Sleeving, sleeving and more sleeving

This week it's sleeving time. The Silent pro is an easy psu to sleeve i think. Lots of space

The original flatcables had a bridge in it, really ugly so that has to change

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sleeving meets flatcable.

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2 x modulair pci-e

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And 2 x non-modulair

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Placed the flatcables but need to straigt it, just for the idea

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Nice green sleeve, same color as my Nanoxia fans

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Green is finished, now it's time for the black sleeve

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Ready to plug in

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Had to make the cpu cables longer

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These wil be black

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split the green and black as much as possible

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And finished

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Placed in de Haf.

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Green color of the sleeves are really the same as the fans

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Cpu cable black sleeved 4 x 4 pins

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Nice curve in it

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And a total shot with flatcables and sleeved cables. Need to straigten al the cables

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Also made a mesh cover for the front panel out of a ceiling plate. This ceiling plate has a filter glued on it, so perfect for this purposes

The ceiling plate

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Filter on the inside

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Beautiful mesh i think

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After some sawing and bending

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And the filter on the inside

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Placed a light on the inside to show you the filter

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And this little project is finished

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Greetings and till the next update :wave:

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