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Valkyr Warframe - In Win 901 Custom Watercooling

by Bee66

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Date Published

July 3, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.2GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.01GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01GHz

Description

Hello, this is a new completed build based of the wonderful In Win 901 case.

The In Win 901 case was the case used to house my first PC and there is still something about it that just makes me adore the looks.

For a while, I've had this case sitting around in the corner and I've finally pulled the trigger to revamp this into a new build based off a "Valkyr" theme off the game WarFrame.

Main purpose

-To have a secondary PC as a backup for when I work on upgrading my main PC in the summers. -To attempt custom water cooling inside the In Win 901 without modding the interior of the case itself, and still be functional. -To utilise some old hardware I had lying around. -To practice hardline tubing ready for my upcoming upgrade of my main PC.

Parts

GTX 680 is one of my old parts and has been reused for this situation.

Overall Journey

The overall design must fit the theme of black and orange with some aspects relating back to the Valkyr theme. The build overall went smooth when it came to part installation as it is a case that I have worked with many times.

The radiator was an extremely tight fit and required me to remove the motherboard IO shield just to gain 1mm extra clearance. Due to the lack of an IO shield, I decided to mod two pieces of acrylic on the rear 60mm gap to act as barriers and for aesthetic purposes.

92mm Noctua Redux PWM fan, super silent in pull configuration for easy dismounting and cleaning of radiator/fan.

This little nifty pump is extremely quiet, PWM and can run off a single 4 pin fan cable directly connected to the motherboard. It is more then powerful enough to push the liquid in a mini-itx build like this.

The first time doing hard line tubing in such a small case was extremely difficult. The bends had to be done all at once otherwise i would be placing my own fingers over the heat gun which is hot hot hot.. The bends did not come out super perfect as I only had my own hands and no tools to do the bends, however it still turned out satisfactory to my standards.

Custom spray painting with dulux duramax on a variety of parts such as the GPU backplate, CPU Water block and EK Monarch Ram modules was done to add some extra colour to the build. The Ram modules were added for an aesthetic add on as there aren't any orange coloured RAM here in Australia for purchase.

Covers for the intake zone is done to minimise dust settling when the PC is not powered on. There is a swivel mechanism installed in their to allow me to move the covers out and in for cleaning or extra intake when I need it.

Coolant used is EK EKoolant Pastel Orange.

A Valkyr Gersemi Skin (For those Warframe Fans) decal is placed on the tempered glass for that extra touch.


Overall I am satisfied with how the build turned out, although some of the acrylic cuts could have been done more precisely same with the spray painting.

The In Win 901 still in my opinion is one of the most beautiful ITX case to work with and bring to life.

Comments, suggestions, queries are all welcomed and I will be glad to answer any questions =)

(Full Build log is available on the In Win Forums for those curious)

Comments Sorted by:

Khaosix 19 Builds 5 points 17 months ago

This is unbelievably gorgeous.. How am I the first comment?

+1 for stunning build.

SPACE NINJAS!

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Guess you were an early bird in commenting =)

Thanks as usual! hope you had fun looking over this build =)

exige722 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

WOW beautiful build!!! 600 Series!!! +1

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Glad you thought so =)

Yep 600 series especially this GTX 680 I use to use can still run plenty of my favourite games. After sitting in the box for years, it finally has a purpose once again =)

exige722 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Yeah even the 660 ti (which i have) offers an acceptable experience on most modern titles... i personally play gta 5 and fallout 4 both on medium and high settings with 60 fps... not bad in my opinion so the 680 must play pretty damn well. Hope everything stays functional in the build :)

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Yes I totally agree, as a owner of both a GTX 680 and GTX 980Ti in my main rig there really isn't too much of an overall experience between the two cards for my needs. I guess the 980 Ti was more for my own personal desires to get the best during the time.

Thank you! so far it is running solid and would serve me well when I move onto my next project on my main PC which could take months.

exige722 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Oh my sounds like a huge project XD hope its as cool as this one!!!!

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Haha, we'll have to wait and find out =)

The_Boom_Boy 1 point 17 months ago

how does the gtx 680 perform??

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

The GTX 680 was my old card, it is still slightly above a GTX 960 in performance, however runs hotter and draws much more power.

The variant I have is the 4GB VRAM model so it still has some life left in it.

Remember this build is just a fun project of mine and not my main PC =)

towerdivermp 1 point 17 months ago

Tip my fedora to you for not making spaghetti out of tubing and wire.

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

lol :D

PCIntake 1 point 17 months ago

Brb gotta pickup my jaw cause it DROPPED after I saw this. Enjoying your reuse of parts, awesome job on the hardline watercooling, this looks sick! +1

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks, although the tubing work isn't perfect, but will do for now =)

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 17 months ago
Sexyyy, bruh!

+1

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Thank you glad you thought so.

Dreamalittle 1 point 17 months ago

I liked this so much I punched myself in the face. well done +1

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Hope your face is ok haha.

Thanks!

BlurSome 1 point 17 months ago

Hey, can you make me one, if so how much will I have to pay?

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Right now, I can only do builds for people I know in person and have spoken too. I am also situated in Australia so that could be an issue.

I however can offer you any advice, starting points in assembling your PC if you need any =)

BlurSome 1 point 17 months ago

Unfortunately I used to live in Australia so that's a bummer. I will now consider your advice and most likely take it at a later date

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Anytime, I am more then willing to share anything you find interesting and want to try in your future builds.

MrMudMan 1 point 17 months ago

FRICKIN EPIC MAN!

One question, are those black and orange cover plates you have inside the case custom (obviously the paint job is but I mean the plates themselves)? If so, what are they made of? they really clean up the look of this fantastic case.

Thanks!

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

For the plates, I simply measured the dimensions of the case enclosures and used a handsaw to cut some cast acrylic into the required shape.

I then used a heat gun to bend the cast acrylic for the rear cover plates and painted them.

They are then attached to the case in various points using double sided adhesive pads that will not interfere with regular io usage etc and can be taken off simply by pulling a tab to remove the adhesive pads.

Although the paint job on some of them didn't turn out as good as I wanted (Ran out of vinyl that leaves non-stick residue to act as tracing when painting intricate patterns).

Glad you thought so thanks =)

Huckerman 1 point 17 months ago

loki master race though

azza21 1 point 16 months ago

Hi i'm hoping one of you guys can help me.

I love the look of this inwin 901 itx case but i'm not sure if my 1080 amp extreme GPU card will fit in the slot. The length of the card is 320mm so its a big card. The inwin site states max of 300mm BUT people have had bigger cards in there. I just wanted to know if someone who had this case could measure the exact space/length available from front to back panel for a gpu card?

Cheers Az

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Sorry to inform you, The card would fit length wise at 325mm, however it is way too high at 148mm, which means although the card would fit tightly, there is no height left to fit the dual 8 pin which sticks out another 20mm or so.

So NO it would not work becus the power cables would protrude out too much for the panel to close.

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 14 months ago

Hey, how's the 750 evo?

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

It runs good, for my daily PC uses, I don't notice any differences when compared to my 850 EVO.

If you want information on actual speeds, I won't be able to provide them.

TriFlixFilms 1 point 14 months ago

Did this ever get featured? O.o it needs to

Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks for the compliment,

Unfortunately No, It was posted at a time where a lot of other builds were posted, therefore did not have much time on the first page.

Unrelated@Popcorn 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

n1

Joshbg2003 1 point 6 months ago

NICE BUILD!!! But you should upgrade your gpu when u have the chance

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Bee66 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Thank you I guess :D?