[Worklog]: Project Black Water

Hello everybody,
For the last few days I’ve decided to do a new project called Black Water.
It will be a small modding project featuring the biggest and probably the best AIO water cooling from the SilverStone Tundra series – Tundra TD02 which was sponsored by SilverStone.
The idea of the project is to improve the overall SilverStone Tundra TD02 appearance and performance. If this will happen, we will find out in next few pages, which will come very soon.



Before I start I want to share some details. As typical for me, there is no scheme, no drawings, no lasers . Everything is in my head and will be build by hand on the move.

So lets get started:


First thing to do after I took the AIO water cooling out of the package was to remove all of the additional parts from the radiator.

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Of course next step was to cut and remove the original FEP tubes…

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Next step was to remove the tubes from the waterblock too.

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And this is what both the radiator and the waterblock looks without the flexible connection between them…

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Pretty nice…

Before I continue with the project it will be nice to know the inner diameter of the tubes, since I will definitely need new ones, probably transparent.

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Dobrin Krastev is the owner, reviewer and newsman of www.DVTests.com with more than 15 years' experience in personal computers, server and storage systems, UPS, peripheral devices and software. Passionate about testing and reviewing, AMD overclocking using AM3 990FXA and AMD FM2 A85X test systems and building modding projects.
  1. Reply Dk_vr 23.05.2014 at 22:13

    I was thinking to make a complete build in black/gold colour scheme but seems my case cant operate with twin radiator water cooling. Apart from that the AIO is not AMD compatible anymore.

    I can’t quit the project since I started it in first place. I never quit anything I do no matter the difficulties 🙂
    Soon the AIO will be ready.

  2. Reply milce 22.05.2014 at 23:08

    I’m glad you didn’t quit despite the difficulties. As someone said in the comments above, great color pick, it looks way better than the original fan color. I’m anticipating the final look and the tests results. 🙂

  3. Reply Pepi X 22.05.2014 at 10:44

    will you make a complete build Dk_Vr? I wonder what it would look like with that colour scheme..

  4. Reply Dimcho 12.05.2014 at 10:09

    The originally white fans look great painted in gold, you have a hidden artist inside yourself 🙂

  5. Reply Dimcho 09.05.2014 at 8:57

    Nice job painting the fitting – it looks even better than before 🙂

  6. Reply rumbeza 07.05.2014 at 17:08

    Sometimes bad things happens only to make them better

  7. Reply Dk_vr 07.05.2014 at 16:52

    @ Pepix
    Next time. Now I need more experience with the watercooling setups.

    @ Dimcho
    Yea hopefully. I almost abandoned the project when I broke the fitting but Ivan Ivanov has the tools to install new one… Anyway modding the waterblock for new tubes was entirely his job 🙂

  8. Reply Dimcho 07.05.2014 at 16:25

    As the Battlecruiser (StarCraft) says: “Take it slow, make it happen” 😀 Hopefully there will be no more obstacles and we’ll see the mode soon.

  9. Reply Pepi X 07.05.2014 at 16:20

    🙂 Next time try to do it from ground up.. if you are going to manually modify everything anyway 🙂

  10. Reply Dimcho 03.04.2014 at 9:23

    Well, bad things happen sometimes, but keep going, I am really want to see the final result 😉

  11. Reply rumbeza 24.03.2014 at 21:16

    Nice work Dobri. I will monitor the progress of the project.

  12. Reply Dimcho 23.03.2014 at 13:18

    Inspiring job so far, gold color looks great, I’m looking forward to see the final results 🙂

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