Welcome to a new build log for TOXIC CHROME where I will be modding and building a custom water cooled system in the Corsair 250D!
Huge thanks to MNPCTECH as they will be providing me with some modding supplies for the build, Icemodz who will be supplying the custom sleeved cables and RGB LED strips as well as Primochill who will be supplying a set of fittings. Also thanks to GGF Lan Party for providing the Corsair 250D case for me!
As the name suggests there will be chrome . The case will be painted a combination of chrome and blue, chrome for the outside panels and blue for the case frame. I will also be painting other components such as the radiators chrome too. I'm not exactly sure yet how I'm going to get the chrome paint done and if I will be able to do it myself with spray paint as that would be the only option if I was to paint it myself. I would sure love to do chrome plating but that would probably be way out of my reach to get the entire outside of the case done. I will be doing some research for the best and most efficient way to get the nice mirror chrome look that I'm after. Of course I'm open to suggestions so if anyone has any ideas please let me know.
I think the combination of chrome and blue will be really nice and the idea for the build is to see how friendly the Corsair 250D is to a custom watercooling loop and to fit as much water cooling components as I can in it and to just make it look radioactive with a glow from the inside. The mods to the case won't be that hard to do, mainly cutting new side panel windows and I will also be playing with MNPCTECH's nibbler tool and some aluminum sheets! The hard part will be getting all the components and custom loop in the way I imagine it. The 250D is smaller than the Bitfenix Prodigy I worked on with my Vault Boy build so this will be interesting.
You will see the same attention to detail as I have shown in my previous builds with Vault Boy and Green Molecule.
Here are the SPECS:
Case - Modded Corsair 250D
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z97N-Gaming 5
CPU - Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition G3258
GPU - EVGA GTX 670
Memory - 2 x 4GB G.Skill RipJaws 1600Mhz
SSD - 120GB Corsair Force GT
PSU - Corsair RM650 80Plus Gold
Cables - Icemodz custom sleeved cables
Radiators - Alphacool NexXxoS Full Copper ST30 240mm, Alphacool NexXxoS Full Copper UT60 140mm
Fans - 2 x 120mm Gelid Slim 12 UV Blue fans, 1 x 140mm Gelid Wing 14 UV Blue, 2 x 80mm Gelid Wing 8 UV Blue
Pump - Swiftech MCP35X with EK-DDC Heatsink Housing and EK-DDC XRES 140 CSQ pump top and reservoir combo
Reservoir - EK-RES X3 250 Reservoir
Fittings - Primochill Rigid Ghost Black fittings, various Bitspower matte black extension and angle fittings
Tubing - Primochill Rigid Clear PETG
CPU Block - EK-Supremacy CSQ Polished Nickel Plexi
GPU Block - EK-FC670 CSQ Polished Nickel Plexi
RAM Block - EK-RAM Monarch X2 CSQ Polished Nickel Plexi
Coolant - Mayhems X1 UV Clear Blue
Lighting - Icemodz Real UV LED Strips
But first, lets get the case ready!
Here's a quick look at the case and the layout for some components. Ignore the gold paint job as that's what the guys over at GGF had it for a custom system.
Pump with the EK 140 res mounted next to the rad here
Another EK 250 res mounted horizontally here, will get rid of the drive cages and cut out a nice window for it.
So the 250 res will be right underneath the 240 radiator
Here are the PC & Case Mod Store Supply items from Mnpctech
Mnpctech PC Case Mod Ruler & Reference Tool, http://mnpctech.com/pc-mod-tools/pc-...and-gauge.html
PC Case Panel Modding Nibbler Tool from Mnpctech, http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming...bler-tool.html
Nickel Plated Vandal PC Push Button Switch for Reset or Power, http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming...switch-en.html
Mnpctech also offers anodized colored versions of this Vandal PC Push Button Switch
3 pack of 3M Red Scotchbrite Scuff Pads, http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming...e-pads-en.html
5 pack of reinforced Dremel cutting wheels, http://mnpctech.com/pc-mod-tools/cutting-wheels.html
That's it for now peeps. Hope you will enjoy this build log and mod .
Thanks for checking it out.