APASF was born out an idea of mixing the well established Steampunk design with the post-apocalyptic style. The idea has been in my head for the last 5-6 years but I wanted to wait until I developed my paint effect skills to a point where I knew I could replicate to perfection the idea I had in my head. The secondary concept factor was to give it a “modular” look like the Thermaltake BMW case had (the original limited stupidly expensive one, not the current one) so that´s why I used a slim HTPC as a base so I could have parts literally coming popping out of the case.
I wanted a clean looking gaming rig. I watercooled it with two rads and kept the color scheme to Black and White. I used Mayhems Pastel White coolant and it reminded me of the White Coolant that ran through the Android in the first Aliens movie. His name was Ash. I modded it so you can not tell that I have a radiator in the top, fill port up there too and the mesh still closes and the original latching mechanisms work. Also reused the top 200mm fan and put it in the front for a push pull on that Phobya Extreme Rad. Also have a full plexiglass side window.
EK Water Blocks has unveiled their latest full-board motherboard water block, the EK-FB ASR Z77 Extreme11. This water block is made specifically for ASRock’s Z77 Extreme 11 motherboard. It is a complete liquid cooling solution for the board as it directly cools the Z77 southbridge (PCH), PLX PEX 8474 PCIe lane splitter, LSI SAS2308 control hub as well as power regulation (VRM / MOSFETs) module.
What if I were to tell you that there is a tube reservoir on the market that seals without threads cut into the acrylic? Would that be something you would be interested in? Well if so, then today is your lucky day. We are taking a look at the 240mm UV Green PrimoChill Compression Tube Reservoir (CTR), and it is just that.
EK Water Blocks has another first on their hands as they have announced the first ware cooling solution for both AMD FirePro W9000 and S10000 graphics cards. These waterblocks use a single slot design and allow for virtually any configuration to be used and expanded when necassery. So if space is an issue this solution is great as it turns the stock dual slot card into a single slot card. Both water blocks will be available Friday, April 5th.
You have probably noticed there are a lot of AIO coolers on the market today. It seems like every other week a company is launching a new AIO unit, or a new company is bringing their first to market. Most of these units are built by watercooling systems manufacturer Asetek. Today we’re going to take a look at the Cooler Master Seidon 240M, this one is designed and built in house by Cooler Master…or is it? Follow along as we put this controversial cooler through it’s paces and find out what it can do.
A month ago EK introduced the first water cooling solution for the NVIDIA Quadro K5000, now they are back with the first water cooling solution for NVIDIA’s Tesla K20. These completes the full water cooling solution for NVIDIA’s Maximus Technology. So if you happen to be running a Maximus setup and want the best cooling available EK has it for you. The Tesla K20 block is called the EK-FCTK20 and is a full-coverage block.
Koolance has announced its full-coverage water block for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan video card. The VID-NXTTN utilizes a high-performance microfin (0.5mm) design made of solid copper with anti-corrosive nickel plating. The main block covers the CPU, memory chips and VRM. There is a black aluminum back plate included to cover the memory chips on the opposite side of the card. The card measures 6.75 x 4.50 x 0.75 in (17.15 x 11.43 x 1.91 cm) and weighs in at 2.25lbs.
One of the biggest selling points of Swiftech’s all in one cooler, the H220 is it’s claim to be a fully expandable liquid cooling system. By this they mean it is possible to add other cooling elements to the self contained loop. This would mean that for the price of only $139.99 USD you can buy for yourself the complete set of core components needed for a custom liquid cooling loop, something that would normally cost around $300. The main components include; a pump, a radiator, a block for the component you wish to cool, and a reservoir. Starting off from these items you can now easily add any other element from your rig to the loop. If their claim is true, the sky’s the limit, you can liquid cool anything from your gpu to your chipset, to your ram. Not keeping cool enough with just the 240mm radiator? Throw an additional radiator into the loop as well! Follow along as we explore how to work with a liquid cooling loop, and find out just what the limits of this “expandability” are.
At first I started only to design the side panel. Because the original side panel was lost by the courier or claimed so after I sent it for custom window. But then more and more ideas came in, even though this is my first time modding, I said to myself just to give it a try. Monochromos means single color, which is why I used black and white. Because black is one color while white is sometime known as not ‘a’ color because it is the result of combination of all the rainbow colors.
May 29, 2015 0