Black & Yellow - the worklog

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I always wanted to create a computer mod with a specific color combination: black and yellow. So here’s how I made one, step by step.

Normally I would always build a custom water cooling solution, but this time I wanted to keep it somehow smaller. Alphacool was kind enough to support me with their all-in-one water cooler Eisberg. So I exchanged the connectors and tubes of the Eisberg and repainted the radiator to yellow. The cooling liquid was dyed yellow with a concentrate.

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For the case I used a Phanteks Enthoo Pro M. First I removed all the cover panels and made a new shroud with 0.5 mm steel panel. I created the cover (from 0.5 steel panel as well). The spacing was done with 4 M5 screw collars.

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For fans, I used yellow Thermaltake Riing:

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The fan inside the PSU was also swapped with a 140 mm Riing fan.

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Then I started working on the PSU cover. After removing the perforated plate, I used a 0.5 mm steel plate that had the same angles as the frontal cover and the top cover.  Then I added in some color.07

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Finally I created a shroud for the front, again using the 0.5mm steel panel. First as a base plate and then the final shape for the front. I adjusted corners to same angles as already used for the PSU cover and the top cover.

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Case was now nearly ready to install all the parts inside.

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I used braided cable extensions from Nanoxia to keep everything neat and matching the color scheme.

And here it is – my PC fully assembled.

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Full specifications of my rig:

CPU: AMD FX 8350 @ 4.4 GHZ
GPU: 2x Sapphire R9 380 Nitro 4GB
Fans: Thermaltake Riing 120mm Yellow and 140mm Yellow
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 850 Watt
SSD: 120 GB SanDisk
HDD: 1 TB
RAM: Klevv Genuine
CPU Cooler: Alphacool Eisberg
MB: Asrock 990FX Killer 3.1
Sleeves: Nanoxia

I’d like to thank Klevv, ASRock, Nanoxia, Alphacool, Phobya and Thermaltake for the support they gave me. This would not have been possible without them.

Jens Schwalbe
Jens is a passionate PC builder, modder and photographer from Germany. He likes to take a new angle on projects and puts everything in the right perspective and the right light.

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