Case Mod Friday: Mid-Lif Cry-Sys

Project Name: Mid-Lif Cry-Sys

"Mid-Lif Cry-Sys" Dimastech Easy XL - The Ultamate Wet Bench

About this mod / project:
Alright guys, here’s the deal. I’m 40 years young, over the hill and bored to death…so the title “Mid-Life Cry-Sys” kinda fits the um…build. Well, I had way too much hardware crammed into the Corsair C70 and as a result it was just impossible to maintain. The C70 was great but I’m the guy who likes to tinker and swap out hardware with my builds and I couldn’t get a finger inside the chassis after it was complete. So here I go again after many months of contemplating on a new case for the build. I just want to do something that has a different attitude…classic style and in the end, easy to maintain.


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Intel 3rd-Gen i7 3770K
ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula
Corsair Vengence 16GB 1866MHz (4x4GB)
Corsair AX850 Pro Gold Series PSU Corsair AX1200i Platinum PSU
3x ASUS VS238H-P 23″ monitors Eyefinity
2x ASUS HD7870 Direct CUII 1GHz Edition X-Fire 2x ASUS R9 290X DCII OC Edition X-Fire
ASUS 12x Blu-ray RW
2x Sandisk Extreme II 240GB SSD RAID 0 boot/OS/apps
2x Seagate 1TB Barricuda HDD RAID 0 games/apps
2x Seagate 2TB Barricuda HDD backup/storage
CYBORG v7 Gaming Keyboard
CYBORG M.M.O. 7 Gaming Mouse
Genius SW-G5.1 3500 Gaming Speaker System
Microsoft OEM Win 7 Pro 64bit

Water Blocks
1x EK-Supremacy CPU Water Block – Nickel – CSQ
1x EK ASUS Maximus V Formula Liquid Cooling Block Set – Nickel
1x EK RAM Block – Nickle – CSQ
2x EK-VGA Supremacy Bridge Edition – Nickel
1x EK-FC Bridge DUAL 3-Slot Parallel CSQ – Plexi replace w/fittings
2x Bitspower HDD blocks

Radiators & Fans
2x XSPC EX420 Triple 140mm Radiators (internal)
2x XSPC AX480 Quad 120mm Radiators (external w/stands)
4x Bitfenix 140mm Spectre PWM white LED
2x Bitfenix 140mm Spectre PWM red LED
8x Rosewill RFX120 Ultra Quiet replaced
4x Bitfenix 120mm Spectre PWM white LED
4x Bitfenix 120mm Spectre PWM red LED

Pumps & Reservoirs
2x Swiftech MCP655™ Series 12 VDC Water Pumps – With Speed Control
2x Bitspower D5 / MCP655 Mod Kits – Black Sparkle Finish
2x Bitspower BP-D5TOPAC2-BK D5 Mod Pump Top V2 (Acrylic Version)
2x Bitspower 150 Tube Reservoirs (Black POM Cap)
2x Bitspower Z-CAP III with G1/4″ x2 ( POM Version )

Custom Mods
– Modded bench so motherboard could be centered
– Added custom threaded inserts in hardware trays
– Used custom red diamond vinyl
– Modded top to fit more hardware
– Made a custom riser plate
– Custom paint
– Custom watercooling loop
– Fan shrouds added to radiators
– Custom sleeving

Build Log:

Builder: Buehlar

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