joejoe69 Posted January 31, 2013 Share Posted January 31, 2013 Project Shift About the build This is actually an upgraded build from Project Cobalt, which can be seen here: http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=109513 Everything from the Corsair Carbide 500R was shifted over to the NZXT Switch 810 in gloss black. Had I waited a month before knowing the 900D was going to come out in CES, I would've not bought the Switch 810. However, I still have no regrets as this case is extremely well known and used for water cooling and it just does the job. Changes The PC specs remain exacty the same, but the new changes are: - Corsair HX750 - XSPC EX420 at the roof - XSPC EX240 now at the bottom - Lamptron FC5 fan controller - Bitspower Matte Black pump housing - Bitspower dual/triple rotary and extension compression fittings - Bitspower drainage system - Mayhem's Pastel Blue Berry concentrate - Custom individually sleeved cables - White LED lighting to neutralize the color theme. Build Video The Process Christmas 2012: The NZXT Switch 810 arrives http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/2012-12-20_13-07-48_665_zps269325dd.jpg Unboxed and compared. The Switch 810 is roughly 4" taller, 3" longer, and 1" wider. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/2013-01-25_09-54-29_885.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/2013-01-25_09-56-07_350.jpg Parts removed from the 500R. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/2013-01-25_13-10-55_715.jpg Re-used parts needed to be flushed of their old fluids to use Mayhem's coolant. I used a Phobya DC12-260 pump to flush my components with a 50/50 mix of distilled water and 100% Isopropyl alcohol. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/2013-01-25_12-54-45_763.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/2013-01-25_11-57-41_472.jpg Bitspower Matte Black pump mod installed to match all the fittings. It's sitting on a UNZ-2 120mm fan bracket for it's custom mounting. Also another Singularity Computers idea. Thanks Dan!! http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1171_zpsb935acdb.jpg EX420 rad installed. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/Snapshot21-30-20131-57AM_zps84b35b3a.png I'm a fan of Corsair Airflow Series fans. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1175_zps45d8e26f.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1284_zpsc9de8bab.jpg The rad doesn't fit natively with the case as the Switch 810 has 20mm spacing for 140mm size fans. The only screws holding the rad up are the ones that the middle fan uses. The other two fans are secured with 3M Extreme Tape. They won't go anywhere. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/2013-01-31_11-32-19_391_zps2525155b.jpg All tubed up and routed. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1208_zpsd40b2e12.jpg The juice. Just add 750ml of distilled water to make a liter. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1222_zpsef164e19.jpg Filled up and lit up. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1251_zps6a4cca24.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1259_zps07267226.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1258_zps963adb8d.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1257_zps20664bab.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1269_zps04587545.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1268_zps0f5982bc.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1253_zpse0c61cfd.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1254_zps608dc14e.jpg Lamptron FC5 fan controller. 30W vs 20W of the Lamptron FC6 fan controller on Project Cobalt http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1301_zpsdee79b5b.jpg Rear cable management, the only part I hate about PC builds. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1275_zps6e2b03f3.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1286_zpse0d5030d.jpg All closed up and fully functional, but something about the stock window irritates me... http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1296_zps772051f6.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1295_zpsd3885006.jpg It's okay, I always have a fix for ugly stuff. First, pull these tabs up and get rid of them with a Dremel. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1321_zpse9472a52.jpg It's this ugly lip around the window that bleeds light all around and the clips are showing. Yuck!! http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1323_zps0132de10.jpg Use the window as a template on your new acrylic or plexi. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1324_zpsd1c2f1a8.jpg Trace it and cut inside the lines. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1325_zpsdaaa1b12.jpg After 2 minutes with a jigsaw.. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1326_zps5fbe1f53.jpg Done. Cut areas were smoothed and covered up with a sharpie. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1327_zps5ad40f51.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1328_zps6fb2c6b8.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1329_zpsc6d7ef14.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1332_zpsaa0c6d17.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1333_zps2eed4495.jpg All better now. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1352_zpsf3a0a488.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1343_zpsaf4ac822.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1351_zpsaa2480b1.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/2013-01-31_10-28-52_570_zps3b47679d.jpg I had to slap this on because Shift is indeed Powered by Corsair. http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1344_zpsc435512e.jpg http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x237/joejoe69_album/IMG_1348_zps2fd20770.jpg Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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