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Old 09-29-2019, 04:56 PM
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Nice to follow your build, looking forward seeing how it develops. I just did my first build in the 500D RGB SE and noticed as well, that there is not a ton of space once you start putting in reservoir, tubing etc. But it looks sooo nice
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:40 AM
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Nice to follow your build, looking forward seeing how it develops. I just did my first build in the 500D RGB SE and noticed as well, that there is not a ton of space once you start putting in reservoir, tubing etc. But it looks sooo nice
Thanks - you are spot on. Once you start adding stuff in there isn't a lot of room so I've already had to rethink a couple of bits, but I'm still hopeful it will end well.
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:41 AM
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Apologies for the lack of activity in recent days, I've been busy with treatment which has knocked me about a bit, but back into it now.

First piece removed and painted white - the PSU shroud. Pretty happy with the look at this point :-)
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:22 AM
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For those interested in the dismantling and painting process, here's a little insight into my approach:

- The next piece I am attacking is the motherboard mounting tray / side of the case
- A dozen or so rivets drilled out in all and the tray pops right out.
- Then roughed up the surface with a stiff wire brush so the paint has something to adhere to
- Initial coat using a base primer - this is what the photo below is of. Took a few very light coats over the space of a few hours. Piece is hanging up in my shed so is well aired and also protected from the elements - to a degree.
- The paint I am using is a spray I bought from a local chain auto store. Grey primer and Matt White top coat.

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Old 09-30-2019, 05:58 AM
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As an aside, I've just put this diagram together of the case layout that I would like to have. Its to scale (in an amateur kind of way). I'm hoping its close enough to give me a feel for what may be possible.

Ideally I really want this design to be 2 cooling loops. For no sensible / practical reason, its just what *I want* to do.
- 1 loop for the CPU (Red coolant: Red = AMD)
- 1 loop for the GPU (Green coolant: Green = NVIDIA)



I'd love to be able to fit a Blue loop in as well, but there's absolutely no way I have real estate for that. I'm actually not sure I can even do this. It looks OK on my diagram, but I have a feeling reality will get in my way when I actually try it. But that's OK, I would much rather try and realise that it isn't possible than just give up without giving it a go.

I'm back in hospital for the next couple of days so no updates for another 3 or 4 days possibly. Next steps will just be painting the motherboard tray white.
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:57 PM
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The two pump/reservoir combos may be super thight, at least if you plan to use the mounting brackets that come with them. If you find a way to mount it lower, then they may fit... Good luck with this and your hospital stay!
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:26 PM
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I agree, I actually don't think it will fit once I start placing the actual objects, but I thought I'd try to plan it at least - its all part of the fun !!
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:52 PM
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Apologies for this thread stalling - I've been in hospital for the last 2 weeks and so unable to progress this. Back home now though and will be resuming progress shortly !!
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:23 PM
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Looking good so far! Keep the pics coming.
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dude, I sincerely hope your doing ok, peace...
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Old 11-20-2019, 02:52 AM
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dude, I sincerely hope your doing ok, peace...
Thanks mate, yup doing OK thanks.

This build came about a couple of months ago when I was diagnosed with a cancer. So while I've been getting ready for and having treatment I've been planning this build to keep me distracted. Treatment is finished now and now I'm just waiting to find out how it went, hopefully all will be good.

Now that treatment is over I have time to return to return to actually implementing the build instead of just planning it !!

Peace back !
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Old 11-20-2019, 02:57 AM
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Hi guys,

Apologies again - my favourite hate is forum threads that stall - especially when they are mine !!

Back on track with this now.

So the latest components arrived today, the mobo and CPU cooler. I agonised for ages over the mobo choice and now that its here I am VERY happy with my choice.



Now I can start planning the tubing layout now I have the main parts. Still don't have the graphics card and its cooler yet, but since the location of that is known, I'm hoping that won't hold me back too much.

Still need to finish off the case painting, the weather has turned warm down here now so hopefully next couple of days I can knock that out !
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Old 11-22-2019, 03:06 AM
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Case Exploded :-)

Getting scary now - here's an almost completely disassembled 500D ready for the last panel to be painted White.



Next we pray that I have enough photographic evidence to reverse the disassembly process correctly !!
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