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Watercooled MasterCase Pro 5 PC Build

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:34 am
by Mnpctech
Finally I get to build a new PC for myself! I'll be using Coolermaster's Mastercase 5. I also bought the window panel and top cover option, but later decided to create my own case mods for this chassis. I scored a deal on Z87X-OC motherboard with EK water block for south bridge. I'll be using two GTX 980 video cards that will be cooled with GPU Koolance blocks. Inspiration for the custom exterior will be 1970 Porsche 917, from Steve McQueen's Solar Productions movie, "Le Mans" movie. I'll be fabricating the liquid cooling line with stainless steel tubing and 1/2" OD compression fittings, to emulate brake/fuel lines from the car.

Cooler Master case pics with Porsche 917 GULF RACING paint scheme

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Z87X-OC Gigabyte Motherboard includes EK waterblock to cool southbridge (PCH), PLX PEX 8474 PCIe lane splitter as well as power regulation VRM / MOSFETs module. For the CPU, I'll be using Bitspower Summit EF cpu waterblock cheap on Ebay, and I do like the smoked acrylic top.

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Re: Watercooled MasterCase Pro 5 PC Build

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:02 am
by Izerous
The mastercase 5 is definitely an interesting product concept.

Re: Watercooled MasterCase Pro 5 PC Build

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:49 pm
by Mnpctech
Agreed

I received my DDR sticks, 32GB of Corsair Vengeance. The sticks were Black, so I hit local home improvement store and found a great aerosol substitute paint for the Porsche Gulf Racing Blue, it's Harbor Blue enamel paint by Rustoleum. I then created a guide for taking apart and painting your DDR heat spreaders, http://mnpctech.com/take-apart-paint-co ... -sink.html

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Re: Watercooled MasterCase Pro 5 PC Build

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:55 am
by Mnpctech
Painted the Koolance GTX 980 blocks, bridges, and back plates the Porsche 917 GULF Racing Blue.

Primer coat
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Water block Bridge
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GULF Racing Livery Factory Blue Paint
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Koolance GTX 980 waterblocks with final coat
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GPU and motherboard cables will be sleeved in Burnt Orange paracord from Ensourced, I'll be making billet combs for them, http://mnpctech.com/buy-stealth-cable-combs-for-pcs/

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Re: Watercooled MasterCase Pro 5 PC Build

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:20 am
by Mnpctech
Apologies for lack of recent updates, my build is been temporarily halted derailed, I handle some care other custom PC build obligations.

Re: Watercooled MasterCase Pro 5 PC Build

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:23 am
by Mnpctech
Thanks for your support and patience guys! Somebody referred me to Ensourced for custom cable sleeve ordered and extension cables with paracord. Really Nice Quality & GREAT PRICES. I initially thought Burnt Orange would work with my color theme, but didn't look right, so thinking of matching the Stainless Tubing instead, so I bought these three variations of Grey.... Hmmm

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"Charcoal Grey" paracord

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"Graphite Grey" paracord

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8 pin GPU Paracord individually sleeved cable in "Smoked Grey"

Re: Watercooled MasterCase Pro 5 PC Build

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:29 pm
by Mnpctech
Finally back from other commitments and got to fill the loop last night for leak testing. Only remaining items on to-do-list are connecting all of the cables, installing SSD and Operating System.

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Re: Watercooled MasterCase Pro 5 PC Build

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:59 pm
by Mnpctech
Back at the workbench today, I created a PSU shroud for my Cooler Master Mastercase 5 build. It's made from 1/8" thick cast acrylic with embedded magnets I found on ebay, I drilled holes and glued on two legs with weld-on acrylic cement for easy on/off installation. Next step is painting the shroud gulf racing blue and draping over the orange stripe onto the shroud.


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Re: Watercooled MasterCase Pro 5 PC Build

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:37 pm
by Izerous
Embedded magnets were a great idea much easier than the coldzero plating I used for the 800D, making it one of those I wish I had thought of that.

Re: Watercooled MasterCase Pro 5 PC Build

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:12 am
by Mnpctech
Slow progress is better than no progress.. ha! Found time this week to get the Mastercase PSU shroud painted to match the chassis. Here is the plate with and without the gulk racing stripe and just after applying the gloss clear coat

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