Project reDefine R5

Discussion in 'Case Mod Gallery' started by MaTo, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. MaTo

    MaTo n00bie

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    Finally I got the time to make a log about this build.

    This is a build I did with huge support from MSI Nordic. Without them, this build would never had been a reality.


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    My plan from the start was to make a very unique Define R5 build, something different, something that had hopefully never been seen before.

    Therefore I began looking at the case to figure out, in what way I could change the layout of the case completely. I then got the idea of moving the PSU to the front top of the case, which gave me the oppotunity to fit a 420mm radiator in the bottom of the case.

    Afterwards I got the idea to rotate the graphics card 90° so that the cooler will be facing the window.

    Regarding the window, I was not happy with the little window that the R5 provides. I therefore decided to go with a full plexi sidepanel made of 5mm thick acrylic.

    Those were the basic ideas before actually started the build.



    The specifications for the build are following.



    Hardware:



    MSI Z170A MPower Titanium

    Intel i5 – 6600K

    MSI GTX1080 GamingX 8G

    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT White 2400MHz 4x4Gb

    Intel 600p M.2 128Gb

    Seasonic Silent Snow 750W

    Fractal Define R5



    Watercooling:



    Alphacool VPP655 – PWM

    Alphacool Eisbecher D5 250mm Plexi

    Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 420mm

    Alphacool Eisrohr 13/10mm PETG

    Alphacool Ultra Pure Water

    Mayhems Dye Purple

    Monsoon Hardline fittings

    Watercool HEATKILLER IV Pro



    I have a ”softspot” for custom cables. Therefore are all the cables and sleeving made by myself.

    Making this build was a very stressfull process for me. I had a very tight time schedule, so not very much time to do a whole lot of modding. But I managed to pull it off and have the build ready for DreamHack Winter.



    I really hope that all of you like the build. Please let me know what you think of this build/mod.

    Looking forward to hearing your opinions.



    First some pictures of the hardware.



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    Then a little work in progress shots of the cables.



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    And finally, the build it self.:)



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  2. pendragon1

    pendragon1 2[H]4U

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    nice build! and I do like how you moved the psu, don't think ive seen that before other than sff cases. got a pic with the plexi on?
     
  3. MaTo

    MaTo n00bie

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    Thank you :)

    I will shoot some pictures with tha panel on.
     
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    Guarana [BAWLS] Bad in Bed

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  5. MaTo

    MaTo n00bie

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    Thank you very much. Clean is the look I'm going for :)
     
  6. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Man, that's pretty. Love the color you went with. Great work.
     
  7. MaTo

    MaTo n00bie

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    Thank you very much. But I have to give credit to my wife, for the colour choice :)
     
  8. 1337m0dd3r

    1337m0dd3r [H]ard|Gawd

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    Private_Ops [H]ard|Gawd

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    The colors and layout mesh very well. Nice job.
     
  10. MaTo

    MaTo n00bie

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    Thank you very much.

    Thank you. The wife chose the colors :)