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Snowflake - In Win H-Frame 2.0 for Computex 2017

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Topic: Snowflake - In Win H-Frame 2.0 for Computex 2017
Posted By: thechoozen
Subject: Snowflake - In Win H-Frame 2.0 for Computex 2017
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2017 at 1:23am
Hi everybody Big smile

This Project is build for Aquatuning / Alphacool & their Booth on the Upcoming Computex 2017.

We work together with Alphacool, Aquatuing & Phobya for a long time, so you can imagine , when we were asked if we could build a System for the Computex for them, we really  want to create something special. 

So we picked an In Win H-Frame 2.0 as base for this project.

Our Plans for this Project are simple but effective, so this time we won´t reshape the whole case. Instead of that we will polish a few details on the outside and add some more details on the Inside. 

Beside that we´re going to build a Custom Watercooling Loop with a unique Reservoir which will catch a lot of attention when its finished.

This will be the base for our mod.....

Like you can imagine.....we already started the disassembling process...

As next we´re going to disassemble one of Alphacools Eisbrecher Radiator so that we can change its colors so that it matches our concept....

Posted By: thechoozen
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2017 at 1:19am
It´s time for the first update!

In the last days we overworked the parts of the disassembled Eisbrecher....

First, we removed the paint from all parts. Then we polished everything until the parts were nice & shiny. At least we added a bit of paint to the Face & Bottomplate....

After that was done, we switched over to the Alphacool Eisblock XPX CPU Cooler so that we could start the same procedure on the next part...

Posted By: thechoozen
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2017 at 1:08am
As next we took the rest of the case a bit more apart so that we could reach the both sheds with the acrylic layer inside, because we want to polish them like the radiator and the CPU Cooler...

Beside that the Fans and the mainboard for this project arrived!!!
So we want to send out a big Thank you to Asrock & In Win for their Help and Support on this Project!!!!!

and we also cut out a few details which we will need later on.....

and here is a short video of the cutting process....

Posted By: thechoozen
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2017 at 12:12pm
Computex is getting closer and it´s time for the next update....

In the last days we disassembled those 2 sheds with the acrylic layer inside so that we could sand/polish the outsides of both of them....after that we put everything back together so that we could continue with the next parts....

As next we´re going to start the work on the custom Reservoir which will be shaped like a half snowflake....

Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2017 at 2:11pm
Looking good Thumbs Up


Posted By: thechoozen
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2017 at 1:08am
Quote Looking good Thumbs Up
thank you!!!

Like mentioned in our last Update we continued the work on this project with the reservoir for the watercooling loop.....and like mentioned it will be a custom shaped reservoir in the shape of a half snowflake.

So as first step we cut out a Plexiglas Top and Bottom Layer .....

After that we cut out both middle layers with the water channels in them....

As next we mounted the mainboard & the PSU inside the Case for a first test and to have a quick look at it.....

With both parts mounted, we decided that we have to overwork the Color scheme of the PSU a little we took it out and disassembled it so that we could change the Paint on that Top Plate so that it fits our needs....

Posted By: thechoozen
Date Posted: 02 May 2017 at 12:54am
As next we mounted Radiator & Fans inside the Case so that we could take a closer look how much space will be left between the radiator & the reservoir when everything is mounted in place, just to see if we will run into problems....

Beside that we sanded and painted the HDD / SSD Holders.....

And we also continued the work on the reservoir. First we glued the 2 inner layers together so that we could overwork the inside of the waterchannels in 1 step.

After the glue was dry, we directly took a few small needle files and a cordless drill so that we could overwork the inner edge.....after that we switched from needle files to that we could add the next layers as soon as possible....

Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 02 May 2017 at 1:11am
This is looking fantastic. I love all the little details Thumbs Up

You know you are getting it right when the details blend in to the theme seamlessly but also pop out at you when you notice them. Looking forward to seeing this complete!

Thank you for sharing Approve


Posted By: thechoozen
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 1:57am
Thanks a lot Xaltar!!!

It´s time for the next Update:

But before we of the most important Parts has arrived. So we want to send  out a big Thank you to Nvidia for their Help & Support on this Project!!!!

Beside that we finished the work on the reservoir overall the sanding & polishing process took around 4-5 days but we´re happy with the result....

....and we also prepared a flow indicator for the watercooling loop....not sure if we´re really going to use it....but it´s good to be prepared.....

Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 2:43am
That reservoir is insane! Amazing work Thumbs Up 


Posted By: thechoozen
Date Posted: 10 May 2017 at 2:02am
thank you!!

With the arrival of the graphic card and the finished reservoir....we couldn´t resist....and mounted everything for a quick test....

After that we prepared a watercooling block for the grapic card so that we could add it to the loop as well....

After the diassembly we put both parts into a chemical bath to remove all the paint.  As next we already added fresh paint so that we could finally sand and polish the last details after the paint has dried.....

Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 10 May 2017 at 2:55am
Oh man, it just keeps getting better!


Posted By: thechoozen
Date Posted: 13 May 2017 at 1:11am
thank you!

As next we continue the work on the GPU Cooler, after adding those fresh white paint....we took some sandpaper....and started to remove the paint partially so that we could polish those parts afterwards....

Beside that we cut out a few more details which will be used on various spots in the case....

after that we put the GPU back together so that we could mount it inside the case again....

Posted By: thechoozen
Date Posted: 16 May 2017 at 1:47am
With all parts mounted and everything prepared, we finally could start to bend the tubes for the watercooling loop....

after that we filled the loop with blue coolant and started to mount the last details so that we could make some final pics before we have to ship everything to the Computex....

Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 16 May 2017 at 2:44am
Pure awesome! Thumbs Up

Brilliant work, I love all the details and the flow of the build. Great job tying everything in and making the build feel coherent with so many custom elements Clap


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