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    Project Watermaster (Started Oct 30th)

    Hi gents and ladies,

    I ummed and arh'd other whether to even display this project as its a bit old school really and I like to think I've moved on from those days but I decided to show it and let you lot comment anyway.

    On that note I should explain what I am wanting from this project, it is based on the Coolermaster ATC 500 case. This is one of my all time favourite cases. It looks ace and is a very well built case. I know they have been discontinued so I took the opertunity to get one while I still can.

    The only drawback with the case is that the psu goes over the cpu bit this will not matter with this project. My aim is to have a completly water cooled system so only one fan is required.

    Here is a few shots of the case (Click on them for full sized shots)









    The full gallery is here http://www.gordonhandley.co.uk/php-c...ry/Watermaster

    I have stripped down the case removing any parts I am not going to be using, these include the 60mm and 80mm fans, the case speaker and usb cables.

    I've not had a chance to get all the parts for the project yet so I will leave the wc kit as a surprise for the time being.

    I have sourced a couple of bits though:







    The grill is a lovely bit of ally and the fan is a 120mm ally fan, for some1 used to 80mm fans its huge. This is the second one as the first was broken in transit, but thanks to http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/ I got a replacement 8am the next day.


    Its going to be a squeeze to get everything crammed in but if my scribbling and measuring are correct it should go in.

    Here is a rough idea of where the rad is going to go




    I've taken stacks more piccies of the case so if you want to see more pop along to the gallery here http://www.gordonhandley.co.uk/php-c...ry/Watermaster . As I've said at the start this project is a getting back to my roots mod for fun. I'm hoping to make it nice and clean and not spoil the lines of an already bootiful case.

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    Good luck with this one Gordy... this is going to be another CustomPC magazine's spectacular
    Signature in development ... please be patient

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    Don't know yet

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    Can't wait to see how this turns out Gordy. Looks like you've invested in a bit of quality to begin with though.

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    Good luck - if it all goes wrong, ill photoshop it right

    nah joke m8, good luck with it

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    You say completely watercooled, you using it for the psu aswell?

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    Originally posted by Knoxville
    You say completely watercooled, you using it for the psu aswell?
    I may do its a bit cost prohibative

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    V v sweet Case to base it on, had one myself and most classy

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    Any updates Gordy?

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    Nah not had a chance to do much too busy trying to buy a house

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    Oh, right. Ran out of room to accommodate your PCs did you, lol Good luck!

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    Only got a little room to mod in I need a workshop and an office

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    Of course. I trust we'll get to see pics of the new workplaces when you've found the right one.

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    Depends on how good u lot are

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    Hehehehe

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    first dibs on buying it

    you should water cool the psu aswell,a dn have the cd-drive external and stck to the back of ya tft
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