Ok this is my first ever build log and my first watercooled build, so dont be too harsh
also ive started this log quite a fair way into the build and haven't taken all that many pics but ill try to take more.
So i've wanted to make a smaller pc for a while now as my current pc is a pain to lug around to mates places and lan parties and whatnot. now ive also always wanted to get into watercooling, so when i found out that heaps of peeps were wc'ing their prodigy's i thought i would jump on the bandwagon.
now ive been getting parts and doing stuff on this for a couple of weeks, and am just waiting on what should be the final package from pc case gear.
The hardware specs:
Intel i5 3570k processor
Galaxy Gtx 680 graphics
Asrock Z77E-ITX motherboard
Corsair Vengeance LowProlife White 8gb ram
OCZ Mod X Stream Pro 700w psu
SanDisk Extreme 240gb ssd
Wsetern Digital Blue 1tb hdd
Primochill primoflex 1/2 inch tubing
XSPC Razor 680 gpu block
DT Sniper white cpu block
Bitspower d5 mod top
Mayhem Ice White coolant
Bitspower Z-Multi 80 Acrylic reservoir
Koolance PMP 450 pump
Magicool slim 240 Radiators
and a ton of bitspower matt black fittings
im currently waiting on fans and my pump and a few other bit and pieces, as well as my side panels which are getting cut via water jet, so hopefully wont be too far off
Bending pieces of steel is actually easy to accomplish but having two angles one of which is clamped at the edge of your functioning table, get your test material and with the other angle press down firmly and you will end up with a bent piece of lil metal... controlling the amount of pressure would result in a bend you'll be satisfied with.
No you didn't lose me, that is exactly what I did, it's just the 2 bends in it are only 12mm apart and i had already cut the panel to size so trying to clamp down that thin a piece was a little challenging. By trade I'm a cabinetmaker, and my dad is a mechanic and a panel beater, so working metal and timber comes pretty naturally to me