Black & Yellow – the worklog

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Black & Yellow – the worklog

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 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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