Sunday, April 3, 2016

Project Open Core: Thermaltake P5 Build (Introduction)

Getting ready to start a new liquid cooled build using the Thermaltake Core P5, open air case.  I will be using hard acrylic tubing, so I did a 3D render in Google SketchUp to get a better idea of how things would be installed, and what kind of bends I will need to do.


This is be a bit different from by previous builds using the Corsair 800D, as there will not be much "modding" required to the case itself.  I really like the design of the Core P5, and am looking forward to seeing what I can create using it.

I will be including some custom lighting as well, but still deciding which direction I want to go with the acrylic panels, and lighting source.  Testing both RGB LED light strips and EL Wire at the moment.

I will go into more detail regarding the components that will be used in a future post. Until then, check out this short video showing the 3D render from a few different angles.


https://youtu.be/Tl3q_zzza84

2 comments:

  1. hi
    can you share your Google SketchUp files

    it will alot

    i am trying to do as what you did
    by the way . you help me to much with everything you post

    thanks in advance

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    1. Here is the one I created for the case. Most of the other components can also be found on 3DWarehouse.
      https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ua9960dde-05d6-4165-a32c-6005cc9c35a2/Thermaltake-Core-P5-Open-Air-PC-Case

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