I was going to do my next mod in a Switch 810. That was until the HAF XB came out and I HAD to have one. This build will be fully watecooled and build around an i7-3770k and a pair of XFX 6870's and will feature a black and green theme with custom windows and LOTS of sweet laser-cut accessories from my good friend Thomas at White Light Laser.
First off HUGE thanks to my current sponsors Lepa and Enermax!
Lepa supplied 5 LP70D12R fans and Enermax supplied a Platimax 1200W PSU!
Alright small update for the first one, but there's plenty more to come.
I took out the factory mesh on the top panel and made a window for it.
Next up I started getting some hardware mounted so I could figure out the routing for my tubing. The board shown here is just for mock-up.
Next I drilled mounting holes for the pump mount and mounted the pump.
Then I drilled holes for the reservoir mount. Being that this case is short and fat rather than the typical tall and skinny I decided to mount the res to the back panel.
Here's a shot with the board and GPU's I'll be using. I'll be using my current XFX 6870's paired with their EK blocks. The board shown here I'll be using along with an i7-3770k and the EK block shown here. I still need to strip the block mounting bracket from the last mod and repaint it black for this one. I also plan to remove the MB heatskink setup and paint the blue trim pieces green to match the rest of the mod.
And last up a shot of the green/black paracord I'll be using to sleeve all the cables for the mod.
I've got some Mayhem's pastel mint green coolant mixed up and waiting for the build as well. I think the whole black and green theme will look killer in this.
I'm also debating on adding another 120mm rad in the floor in the 5.25" drive bays for some extra cooling, but we'll see.