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So this is my first time building a custom water loop and the very first time building a mini ITX build .

I had to modify the front panel so i could fit a 240 Radiator.This was my vision from the first time i laid my eyes on this case .So that was my main focus.

My initial plan was to go with hard tubes only, get some sleeved cables ,spray paint the red/black heatsinks on the motherboard and go with a grey fluid to match the panels but i skipped it for now..

Although i got impatient towards the end of the build because i wanted to see if everything worked i was happy with the end result and i didn't think i would like the green fluid so much.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

Fantastic job here! Am doing a loop in the bigger brother, and that is hard enough, let along the smaller version. Very well done! Easy +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you !

  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

It looks like it is about to transform killer job on the front panel mod and the fluid color you chose really showcases the build excellent work. Big Power in a Small Package (gigidy).

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

Very well done! I also have that green fluid and loving it! +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you ! yes its beautiful

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

Great work, looks awesome even with the panel pushed so far out!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you !

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

Great! But please, change that keyboard asap lol

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you !! lol I have a better one close by ;)

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 Wow!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

SO cool how you pushed that panel out. Such a cool idea. Put that gpu on water!!!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you ! And the GPU is already "chilling" on water .A Phanteks glacier waterblock is doing its job ;) (the backplate is the only visible part and thats from the stock card but i assure you its there ;)

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahh see. Thanks for filling me in on that. Love it!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Not your ordinary ITX +1 I'd like to start off by saying that this is my all time favorite ITX case, sooooo I might be just a tiny bit biased in this feedback. First off, I love the loop and the vibrance of the liquid. One thing I will say that I am not the greatest fan of is how the loop comes out of the case; therefore, this makes the side panel stick out a bit. However, this is a very unique feature that still looks very cool nonetheless. I love the components you selected, you chose an extremely high end GPU with all the "bells & whistles". I also like the ram that you chose, as it has a great balance of cache and storage (per say) inside of it. Overall, this build looks extremely sexy and sleek with a great color theme and has some dominating components that build it up to its exceptional performance. As a side note, I realllyyyy like that monitor you chose too, it's nicely sized :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you ! And thank you for the feedup ! I i totally agree with you .I wanted to pick a different radiator that had the ports on the bottom side so the tubes wouldnt stick out as much but i closed the loop and worked with what i had .I got a little to impatiens and i rushed a bit .It's been a good learning experience .Thank you !

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

In the end too, that's all that really matter is if 1. The computer works, and 2. If you've learned off of the building experience! Happy building :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

That's so true ;) and btw the front panel is very adjustable so in the future when i drain the loop i can re do it .Thx again

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent job in your Shift!!! Good to see another creative nod with this case. I never thought of extending the mounting points on mine, but added a tad at the gpu side (custom cover made).

Love the build!!!! +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you !

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I really like the hack you did the front panel, looks really nice! Awesome Build +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you !! i'm pretty proud of it :) ..It took some time and a whole bunch of screws but finally i was able to solve the mystery .

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

feature, maybe?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I didn't understand your question :(

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I want it to be featured

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

What is the clearance between the top of the reservoir and the bar above it? BTW, the green fluid looks amazing in such a clean build! +1

I might do something like this, but with soft tubing.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!! The clearance between the top and the reservoir is very small but enough to unscrew the top of (5mm is my guess). This has to do with the reservoir/pump mount bracket I used. I wanted a different one that was more "flat" but it was out of stock. I had no issues to take the top of and filing up the loop ;)

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the response. Which is the flatter bracket? I may need one if am to build a system in this case as I'd like to fit a fan under the pump.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

You are welcome! I would recommend using EK-UNI Pump Bracket 120 if you are planning on putting a "drain port" under the case. I have a 120 fan and a drain port installed on the bottom next to each other. If you are planning on having a drain port somewhere else and you want a 140 bottom fan instead of a 120 then go for the "EK-UNI Pump Bracket 140".I hope it helps ;)

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, that helps!

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Man this is an amazing case mod without ruining the case itself, very nice job, congrats! What kind of screw insert was that, that you used on the front panel?? I'd like to do the same thing to mine

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, man ! I'm glad you guys liked it. I wasn't joking when I said that it took a whole bunch of screws to solve the mystery.I really can't remember if I used an "M4x25 or an M5x25".I will check on that and write back to you as soon as I can, so you don't waste as much money as I did on screws I didn't need :p

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

What did you do for rads?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

"EK-CoolStream SE 240"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

you're welcome ;)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Are the fans on radiator set up as exhaust? And do you have a link to those legs for the front panel?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,thank you ! Yes,the fans on the radiator are set up as exhaust.Bottom fan set up as intake .Here is the link for the black spacers "legs" .Good luck ;) http://www.performance-pcs.com/case-hardware/premium-nylon66-m3-motherboard-hex-black-spacer-6mm-to-45mm.html

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