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Case Mod Friday: monsterITX

Project Name: monsterITX

Tell us a little about your case / case mod?
I’ve built several ATX systems and decided this time around, I wanted to go mITX. I chose the Case Labs Mercury S3 case because I knew I wanted it to be a little monster. The focus for this case was to do subtle mods that kept the case looking for the most part stock, but adding touches that finished it out.

Photos:
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Hardware:
– Intel Core i7-3770k
– EVGA Z77 Stinger Motherboard
– 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RAM w/ lightbar kit
– HD6970 GPU
– Silverstone 750W PSU
– Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 XT
– Seagate 3TB HDD
– Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD
– Noiseblocker eLoop fans
– Alphacool XT 45 240mm rads
– EKWB Supreme HF CPU block
– EKWB FC6970 GPU block
– Primochill Advanced LRT tubing
– Monsoon fittings
– Swiftech MCP35x Pump
– Koolance pump top (COV-RP400) with 80mm reservoir

List of Custom Modifications
– Custom brackets to hold the Scythe Himuro and mini Himuro
– Completely custom cables. (Homemade and sleeved)
– Swapped out front panel switches
– Added temperature LED (RGB based on temps)
– Custom case feet
– Painted PCI brackets
– Custom PSU power cable

Builder: Tim Stokes

Worklog: http://www.overclock.net/t/1385153/build-log-mercury-s3-a-monster-mitx-watercooled-build

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Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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