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Project: Black Ice (NSFW)

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Hey there and welcome to Project: Black Ice.

I will be taking a Phanteks Enthoo Evolv TG and turn it, into one of a kind.

Here is the list of the things that I have used in the build:

Components:
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CPU: Intel Core i7 7700k
Motherboard: MSI Gaming M5 Z270
GPU: MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X
RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB @ 3200mhz
PSU: Antec EDGE 750W
M.2: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv TG
Riser Cable: 20mm Thermaltake 3.0 PCI-E X16 RISER VERTICAL
Fans: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120
Fans: Corsair ML140
PSU Custom Cables: Custom Sleeving Beyond Customs Beyond Customs
Screen: 5" Screen

Water-cooling components:
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CPU Waterblock: EK Supremacy EVO
GPU Waterblock: Bitspower MSI GTX 1080 Limited Edition
Pump/Res combo: EK-XRES 140 DDC 3.2
Res Upgrade: EK-RES X3 - TUBE 250
Radiator: EK-CoolStream PE 360
Radiator: EK-CoolStream CE 280
Reservoir Mount: Hand crafted
Fittings: White Barrow fittings
Tubing: 10/12mm Acrylic tubing

Extra components:
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5mm Black&White acrylic sheets
3mm Black&White acrylic sheets
Led Strips for the exterior Lighting
White vinyl


The 1st thing that I did was to wrap the case in white vinyl, since you could not get it in white locally. Photos.jpgPhotos-4.jpgPhotos-5.jpg

Then I went ahead and created new mounting holes for the radiators.
I have attached a 360 rad at the top and a 280 rad in front.
The 280 is used in a push configuration with it in-taking cold air and the 360 rad also in a pull configuration as the exhaust radiator.
The reason for the new mounting holes were due to the 360 rad hitting the top of the DIMM slots as well as to create extra space between the 360 rand and 280.
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After those mods were done I went ahead and installed the motherboard into the case. while the cpu/waterblock, nvme ssd and ram pre-installed. Photos-11.jpgPhotos-16.jpgPhotos-17.jpgPhotos-28.jpgPhotos-29.jpgPhotos-34.jpgPhotos-37.jpgPhotos-38.jpgPhotos-43.jpgPhotos-44.jpg
 
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Then I went ahead and started with the watercooling connections and fittings

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From there on I added my custom screen panel with my logo on it.
The screen is a 5" universal screen, connected to the gpu with a short hdmi cable.
The screen housing and blanking plate was laser cut out of 5mm thick perspex, which I then wrapped in black vinyl.

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All the cables were custom made by Beyond Customs Beyond Customs and I think it looked super sexy!

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Finally the exterior was made using 5mm and 3mm thick clear and black perspex. The 5mm clear perspex was laser cut to my specific design and I had made a frame from one clear 5mm and a top from another 5mm clear perspex. I then glued the 2 pieces onto each other to give me a 5mm clearance between the top of the case's top panel and the bottom of the top perspex panel. I made use of this space to add rgb led strips to it, which I then connected to the internal rgb led hub of the phanteks case. I also wrapped the clear perspex in white vinyl to give me a more diffused light and a very cool look.

After that was done, I used a template and glued all of the black perspex hexagon shapes onto the vinyl to give me an even better and unique look.

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To round it all off, I have created a youtube channel where all my future case builds will be featured, just like this log.


Hope you guys have enjoyed my build log.
Please feel free to comment and if you want to go give my youtube channel a like for all future builds.

If you want me to do a custom design for you.... Well then I hope this log is a great way to prove myself :p
 

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That is porno! Well done!
 

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Lovely Build man !
 
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Just want to give a big thanks to all the kinds words! Was away for the long weekend and only had time now to read all the messages.
 

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I wonder what you could do to my phanteks enthoo elite
 
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