You are here

White Destroyer (800D Mod)

71 posts / 0 new
Last post
me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
White Destroyer (800D Mod)

Hi

For my first casemod posted on this site, I will be modding my 800D. I will make some modifications on the case it self, some of them are already done, and of course give the case an other colour. And since my GTX570 has been sold last week, I bought a GTX680 and i am still waiting for it. Cause there's a 680 in it, i call it the Destroyer and cause it's main colour is going to white, it is the White Destroyer. By the end of this year I am hoping to put an  Ivy bridge in it, but for now i'll have to suffy with my old i7 860 and the Asus Maximus III Formula. 

The main colours in this build/mod are black, white and red.

What I am also hoping to do is putting a Watercoolingsystem in it, maybe sponsored I don't know, we'll see.

Here are all the pics of what I've already done.

Part 1: The stripping

The motherboard is totally stripped out and as you can see I also detached the HotSwap bay.

 

Junk (fans and wiring from the case). Case is ready to be painted.

 

The motherboard tray.

 

Giant space created by removing the HotSwap bay.

 

Part 2: Some paintjobs

One sidepanel painted!

 

Top and motherboard are painted in a nice matt white colour.

 

Part 3: Caseking order

Caseking Order arrived with all the new fans and sleeved wires.

 

New clear window for the 800D.

 

Red LED Xigmatek fans. (120 and 140mm)

 

Grill for the sidepanel to add some airflow.

 

Sleeved cables from Bitfenix.

 

Dust filters.

 

Part 4: Installation of the Caseking Goodies

 

Most of the fans are in place.

 

A white sticker I made myself, looks cool.

 

Let there be light!

 

Part 5: What are you doing with that grill?

 

That's what i'm doing with the grill, maybe i can fit a 240mm rad behind that.

 

So that's all what i have till now. Hope you like and enjoy it!

Also I will be putting some video's on youtube. (my channel is me29011993, http://www.youtube.com/user/me29011993?feature=mhee)

You can also check out my previous mod over here (in dutch) :http://nl.hardware.info/forum/threads/219125-CiP-Autobot-s-for-life! and there is also a video on youtube about the final product.

Thx!

 

 

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
Awesome. Looking forward to

Awesome. Looking forward to the watercooling ;)

For painting, do you sand down the parts first etc?

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Yep, sanding, primer, sanding

Yep, sanding, primer, sanding, first layer of the colour, sanding, another layer, sanding, another layer, and then i putt on some varnish.

And about the watercooling, that's still a maybe depends money (winning the lottery would help) or sponsorship, cause i also bought a car which I need to clean up first.

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
Ah you sand again every time?

Ah you sand again every time? I mostly just see sanding once and then the primer and a couple of coloured layers.

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
No sponsorship from EK, so

No sponsorship from EK, so the watercooling has to wait, maybe I can look for a local shop......

YS, smile

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Good weather here in Belgium,

Good weather here in Belgium, so let the painting begin, muahahahahaha (maniacal laugh)!

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
yeah finaly no rain :P I'm

yeah finaly no rain :P I'm still waiting for my paint to arrive from it-service :)

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Got some new ideas for the

Got some new ideas for the panel of the hotswaps.

Probably gonna do a variant of the second or the first one, the third one is too small (the numbers), i think.

YS, smile

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Paint

My paint always comes from my dads work, which i can get cheaper through him. So it's about 3.5 euro for a spraycan of Motip of 400ml for colours and around 3 euro's for black and white of 500ml.

So with that i'm pretty lucky to have a dad that's working at Eriks!

YS, smile

Maxplosive
Maxplosive's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/06/2011
Posts: 75
Very nice :) Also nice

Very nice :) Also nice Youtube channel, you have got yourself a new subscriber :)

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
New Parts

New parts came in today, a white memory kit and a SSD!

 

 

More to come!

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
sweet :)

sweet :)

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Just tested both my Agility 3

Just tested both my Agility 3 and my new m4. And gotta say the M4 rules plus i think my agility 3 is damaged of some kind don't now how probably gonna rma it.

YS, smile

hesselvdb
hesselvdb's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/11/2012
Posts: 18
I think the controller died.

I think the controller died. Many people have problems with the Sandforce controller.

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Update

Just a little update for today, probably a bigger one next week.

I was preparing the front panel for a paintjob, when I noticed something, i haven't noticed before....

(For the ones that do not see it, you can put baycovers in the top slot and where the door is for the hotswapbays.)

And here a sneak peek of what my upcomming youtube video is about...

 

See you in a couple of days.

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
Do I see a docking station

Do I see a docking station from Sharkoon there? I'm gonna be reviewing one soon :D

Also ... GTX 670!!

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Indeed there's also a docking

Indeed there's also a docking station it is the 2.5/3.5 inch (2 in 1) Usb 3.0 one.

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
yeah I think that's the one i

yeah I think that's the one i'm going to be reviewing :)

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Saw the photo, I think it's

Saw the photo, I think it's an other one, mine is just one spot for a harddrive (or a 2.5 or a 3.5 , that's what i ment by 2 in 1) and I saw that yours has place for 2 didn't it?

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
yes indeed you saw that

yes indeed you saw that correctly :)

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
 

 

Here the unboxing video of the GTX 670 is finished: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mTArxggAk8&list=UUpKr7Rn6e6EG0lO71nMXF3g&index=1&feature=plcp

Hope you all like it, only thing that sucks is that I use Movie Maker for editing and (don't know if you can change it) the black lines around the video suck, so maybe a suggestion of a other video-editing program?

 

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
Nice video. Try Sony Vegas

Nice video. Try Sony Vegas for editing. I bought the cheapest version of it (Sony vegas Movie Studio HD). Works like a charm and just like the most expensive version .. :P

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Update

The case is almost finished, need to paint the top again cause the colour don't match any longer, and probably going to put in some leds in the front and gonna tweak the ROG logo in front cause it's not perfect but it can go through. I am also thinking about making more then one door for the hotswap bay, since I have enough red plexi. So now it's waiting for the hardware, already have the 670 and the memory and ssd, but still waiting for the Maximus V Formula to come out. And i'm also looking for sponsors for the watercooling components.

So here are the photo's:

The door of the hotswapbays, made with toothpicks (the hinch) and red plexi.

Accidently carved the ROG logo in my wooden desk, but it's just my workdesk so no problems but still it looks cool!

Red plexi door with ROG logo (Not the best carving but gonna make a new one this week)

The door from the back.

 

That's all folks!

See you next time!

Hope you like it, cause I do :) !

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
Awesome, I'm looking forward

Awesome, I'm looking forward to the final steps of this mod. :)

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Update, little one

Hi,


So here I have a small update.
I got a present from my dad, which I didn't expect and what I can pretty much use in my further "carreer" as modder.

But first some pictures of the frontpanel with my desk light behind.

Posted Image

Posted Image

I haven't yet improved it, didn't have the time.
What I did do, is putt some white sticker on the Crucial M4, just to see how it will look. Only on one side.

Posted Image

Posted Image

And now the present that I got from my father, thx dad!

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Already did some engravings on a junkpiece of plexi, but I don't have any pictures of that yet.

I also made a sketch of an idea that I had for a reservoir for the watercooling.
Don't know yet if I will make this or not.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

That is it for today.
I have placed my order for the Maximus V Formula and a 3770K so now it's just waiting till it arrives.

So see you the next update!
Hope you like it!

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
Very nice indeed, I'm loving

Very nice indeed, I'm loving this mod. And you must love your dad for such an awesome gift! A dremel is one of the if not The most important tools a modder can have ;)

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Indeed, only got to look for

Indeed, only got to look for a smaller engravingtool and the tool you can put on for cutting circles and straight pieces.

Morgen naar den Brico maar eens rijden!

YS, smile

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Update coming soon!

Update coming soon!

Little sneak peak:

YS, smile

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Update

So here we are with the update as promised.

Been engraving a bit, it's not yet the best, but I'm getting there, just need an other engraving cutter (the 0.8mm).

But the shop that has this is closed so gonna have to wait till next week.

Below some pictures of my experiments:









I also made a cover for the green leds on the pcb of the 670. Green does not fit this build/mod so made a little red plexi cover.









Don't know yet if it will be good, but we will see this weekend.

 

And of course the intel i7 3770K came in. And also my motherboard the Asus Maximsu V Formula.

The V is heavier then my old III.

















 

So that's it for today, hope you enjoyed and I will see you next week or this weekend.

Maybe gonna start working on the res. 

What do you guys think, make the res or buy one?

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
I think you should at least

I think you should at least give it a try to make one ;)

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Update

Here's a little update.

Gonna make the reservoir myself, so just made the order for the plexi.

And here is the unboxing video of the 3770k :p

http://youtu.be/0Yf1uI3ap_o

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
Cool. I saw the video earlier

Cool. I saw the video earlier. Apparently I was subscribed to your channel ;)

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
I know you are!

I know you are!

YS, smile

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Update

 

A small update for today.
 
Mounted everything on my selfmade benching case/table.
Made some pictures of this and installed Windows 7 on the Crucial M4, the system is fully operational now.
 
All the components
 
Sockett 1155
 
Socket up close
 
The red leds on the M5F that make the red line
 
 
 
The red line, looks awesome!!!
 
And the lighting underneath the bord is so cool!
 
Green leds on the GTX670
 
Green leds with red plexi cap
 
Bios/EFI
 
System is bench ready!
 
 
Never say "download the latest drivers and throw the driver disk away!" (like Linus) cause this Windows 7 button rocks! And there are pretty cool wallpapers on the DVD too, maybe gonna post them later, they are really really cool!
 
 
So as you can see, it looks fantastic!
The stock intel cooler is installed just for comparison too the Mugen 2 and later too the custom watercoolingkit.
 
However, I am not very satisfied of the red plexi on the green leds, there is a big difference in colour but you can still see a bit of green coming through (maybe not visible on picture but in real life it is) So going to look for an other solution, maybe cover the whole thing up, cause I'm afraid of soldering other leds on the pcb.
 
That's it for now.
 
See you next time! 

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
I first thought the red plexi

I first thought the red plexi looked good. But of course I only see it on picture here. Do those LED's get hot though? I assume not very? Check it out though when putting plexi in front of them ;)

How's that EFI btw? My brother has it on his new PC. It looks cool but he told me that it still needs some tweaking and upgrading or something.

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
The EFI is cool, but all new

The EFI is cool, but all new to me, need to learn a lot, the first time it was difficult to safe , didn't know how to do that. But yeah haven't used it a lot now , so have to wait a while before I really know if it needs tweaking or not.

And the leds don't get that hot, it's touchable by hand.

YS, smile

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
youtube

Didn't make any progress yet, been benchmarking a little and made some videos:

 

My new intro for my channel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmMfHW1vL7M

Maximus V Formula unboxing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-OmD4189k4

YS, smile

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Update

 

I have a small update for you guys.
 
The accessoires from dremel came in yesterday. Of course I already tested them.
These are the ones I bought:
 
The 105 engraving tool, I couldn't use cause of the wrong collets in my possession.
But I did try the Circlecutter tool.
 
 
 
 
So as you can see, the circles aren't actual circles. I have been looking at some video's on youtube and maybe I was too quick with sawing. But we have a saying in Belgium " Oefening baart kunst" which means when you practice a lot, eventually it will be good.
 
For the rest, nothing really happened, cause I need to study for school, I didn't pass my first examination so I have to do it again. But I have been making some video's on youtube, in the free time left (not yet edited cause my G74SX had an error so I returned it to the shop and I normally do all that stuff on the G74SX so....) about cooling on the 3770K (testing of the stock cooler vs the Mugen 2 with one fan, two fans and no fans, I am not going to say all the results but some are already mentioned above I think)
 
And I didn't yet order the plexiglass cause I am still thinking about the size of the reservoir, and it is easier for me to order it all in one time.
 
That's it, see you next update! 

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
Is that circle cutter a

Is that circle cutter a little loose or something and is it that why it's not perfect? Or really because you have to do it slow? Also which bit do you use on the Dremel with that?

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
I don't think it's loose and

I don't think it's loose and I used the bit that came with the set, but if you look up the video's, the man in them does it reeeeeeeeally slow, so I guess it needs do be done reeeeaaaaaallllly slow. But I will try again this weekend, maybe I need to get more clamps on the plexi so it doesn't move an inch.

YS, smile

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
 

 

Thx,
 
New video (second part of my maximus v formula "unboxing") has been uploaded. I have examinations till the beginning of september, so no more modding for a month.
 
Here is the video:
 
 
See you back over a month!

YS, smile

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Finally examinations are done

Finally examinations are done, 

 

SO

 

Lets get down to business!

YS, smile

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
 

 

So here we are with a little update.

 

I tried again cutting a circle with the Dremel, and it went better this time. I had some garbage acrylic from my father's work, for practicing the art with the dremel.

I also made an other sketch of the res, cause the first one is not good. The part on the motherboards side is too thin/small, so I'm just going to make a big cut out.

 

My current setup

 

 

 

Lots of free acrylic

 

 

 

 

 

Sketch of the res v2

 

Sketch of res v2 in 800D

 

So that's it for today. Tomorrow I'm going to see what I have to buy for the watercooling setup and what I still need for modding, and then it's shopping time.

 

See you next update!

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
Awesome! are you going to

Awesome! are you going to make the res out of that acrylic then?

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
No , that's just garbage

No , that's just garbage acrylic, it's full of scratches, I'm buying new acrylic, maybe pre cut in the right pieces, maybe not, we'll see, depends on the price.

YS, smile

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
I ordered all the stuff I

I ordered all the stuff I need and uploaded a new video on the tube about how bad the stock cooler is:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5r_-MgATIQ&list=UUpKr7Rn6e6EG0lO71nMXF3g...

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
I tested my intel stock

I tested my intel stock cooler on my i7 2600k aswell. I was amazed actually at some points, but didn't dare using it during overclocking.. :P

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
Update

 

So here is a small update, cause one of my orders came in, still waiting on the order with most of the watercooling stuff.
 
So here are some pics of the stuff I have:
 
the order that came in from Caseking (thx for the candy by the way):
 
 
2 times a 500mm on 500mm acrylic panel to make the reservoir.
 


Power switch (red illuminated ring)



Just installed the button for fun it's not going to be placed there, but you will see soon enough what my ideas are.

Cables for the power switch, probably gonna sleeve it white or red.

T-Block for a temperature-mesurement-intersection (TMI)


Temp. sensor

This is how it will look like.

Led-strip from lamptron (white led)

 
Fittings I bought second-hand (Is that the correct term in English? for something you bought from someone that had used it before?)
 
Got ten of these:

 
So that's it.
So lets start building the res! Yipikayee!!
 
Also my mother went to Ikea and bought a Dioder set (led strips in Swedish I guess) and I tested them on the ROG logo, but I'm not going to use them in the build/mod, maybe in my room, we'll see.





As you can see, the top of the case is removed, this is cause the white wasn't the same as the white of the other panels, so I started painting it again.
 
So as mentioned before, let's start with the reservoir, I hope it works, cause it would be sooooo nice.
All the other watercooling stuff is probably coming next week, don't know when, but I hope next week. Also school starts next week so less time for modding, 
And not to forget, I finally have a sponsor.
The shop in Belgium where I bought my watercooling stuff gave me a discount, so nice, thx It-service.be
 
So:
 
This mod is sponsored by It-service.be
So see you next update!

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
Nice to see It-service has

Nice to see It-service has also likes your project ;) And with reason, it's starting to look really sweet now! And btw yeah, gotta love caseking for the candy. They always do that.. :P

me29011993
me29011993's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2011
Posts: 70
 

 

Update coming soon, parts came in, but how :shok: :swoon:

Check my facebook page for the pictures of the box and to see the pictures the fastest!

https://www.facebook.com/swinoxcomputers

YS, smile

karel
karel's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2011
Posts: 729
Really typical. I get many

Really typical. I get many boxes like that; luckily never had damage because most companies know they have to package everything very well because of this specific reason.

Pages

Log in to post comments

©2010-2011 CCReviews | Design by Maurits van den Boogaard & Karel Boon | CCReviews Youtube | Based on Danland by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti | Have a good time!