Description

Red Bull Mini Fridge Custom Water-Cooled PC


What to say.... I've been searching for my staple build and I think this is it. I have been eye balling this Red Bull mini cooler at work for like a year now and have always looked at it and said it would make a great case. I had an opportunity to purchase it and do it so I ran with it, At the end I am really happy, all went well.

Side note: The entertainment center it is on was taken apart, painted and I mirror tinted the glass to match the red bull case

(1 of 4) This case from what I have read has only had 400 in production.... I don't believe it because I now have 4 in my possession and plan on making computers out of the other 3 as well.

Watch my YouTube videos and subscribe please:

YouTube Video channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbktM-Pfv2_CfImN9NxU4cg

YouTube video of this build Red Bull Mini Bartender Display Fridge/Cooler by Vestfrost - Custom Water-Cooled PC Computer

More pictures and first post of this build on pcpp: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/PbQZxr

The Build

I honestly didn't know what I was getting into. I bought this knowing what I can do with the inside of the fridge but didn't know what I had to work with in the back. I took it apart and I saw it all.... It's like this mini fridge was built to be modded to a case... So I did.

The insulation had to be removed but I couldn't remove it all because some of it is what hold the case together. I took out all the copper and metal tubing and drilled my 120mm fan holes and sprayed the back with plastidip

Water cooling I did a mix of hard and soft on this build. I used the XSPC pump on my old resv and the new resv I purchased is really perfect for this build. Over all very happy except for the only room for one 240mm rad. It runs warm and I'd like to overclock But don't want to have higher temps.

Final story of this build...... This was at first the easiest, most perfect build.... no issues, no speed bumps, nothing. Theeeeen

I cleaned my gpu block and it was my first time. I was afraid to crack the plexi so I under tightened the plexi on the block.....

Yeah, then when I dried it out and put it back together I didn't tighten one of the cpu fittings all the way and another freakin water disaster......

So third times the charm, all tight, water goes in, all is well. I let it run and do my bleeding for 24 hours and all looks good. Theeeeen

I fired up the pc and all my rgb leds were out but one..... even the Barrow cpu mirror led blew and I had to replace that too :( I contacted ModMyMods and they rushed out the strips and after that I knew.....Nothing will go wrong NOW!!!!........ and it didn't!!

Thanks for looking and keep on building!


Key Features:

Barrowch Boxfish Series Acrylic Box Reservoir with Digital OLED Display & D-RGB LED by Barrow I was originally going to just run a tube from the plug fitting to the gpu but I saw this and I knew it was made for this build

Barrow Infinity Mirror RGB LRC2.0 CPU water-block for Water-cooling Supreme Edition LTFHB-04N-V2 I know you can't see it but I really was trying to pay attention to detail. It was only $60 too, and it is so beautiful

Gigabyte - GA-Z270N-Gaming 5 Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard Finding a 7 gen motherboard is hard now these days and finding a mini itx is even harder. This rocks too. It controls the Phanteks Halos with the gigabyte rgb fusion and the board has WiFi and Bluetooth.

Noctua - NF-P12 redux I've always wanted to do a build with these but could never find a color scheme in my builds, then I started thinking for flash with this build so I decided to add the Halo frames and keep good noctua fans in this build**

RGB LED lights I used Barrow Self Adhesive LRC2.0 Version RGB LED Strips, on the gpu, the boxfish res, and 2 on top controlled Barrow LRC2.0 Controller with Remote from ModMyMods

Part Reviews

CPU

I have had this cpu since it came out, I delided it and I'll keep it till it dies I think

Motherboard

Good little motherboard. It controls the Phanteks Halos with the gigabyte rgb fusion and the board has WiFi and Bluetooth.

Memory

Look good but having issues with xmp and the board

Video Card

Perfect for my 4k projector that does 120hz in 1080p.

Mouse

Don't judge.... I love my trackballs!! lol

Custom

Red Bull gives me wings

Custom

Drops picture a lot, issues with 4k at 60hz, but plays 50hz perfect

Custom

This is a great block. Had it on a 1060 and it also fits my 1070 ti. Highly recommend it

Custom

These are awesome for non led/rgb fans. I'm using the non digital ones. The software is so so but I've been doing my settings from my bios. Can't get the mobile app to work but still trying to figure that out

Custom

looks great... Extra attention to detail!!!

Custom

I will always use primochill.... ALWAYS!!

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 9 points

Linus Tech Tips: We are going to build a computer in a mini fridge

customgtp: Hold my Red Bull

  • 5 months ago
  • 5 points

This one deserves a feature. I've always thought that little Mini Fridge would make an interesting PC case, and here someone actually did it!

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Same here. I smell FEATURE!

Amazing PC build btw and water cooled no less. This PC will always be chill! :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you....really hope so.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats! Featured! Told ya :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks cooler than my fridge! +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I SENSE A FEATURE!!

Superb build. I love the aesthetics

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

MY SENSES ARE SHARPENED

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

One of the SICKEST builds I've seen on here by far, makes me wanna do a juggernaut mini fridge build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome comment.... Thank you a million times over!!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

COOL!...Does it give you wings? +++

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool concept

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been thinking about right words to describe this work of art but i simply can't. DAYUUUUM !!!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

So that makes 2 Red Bull PCs now! Must be quite the Red Bull fan :D +1 and I predict a feature as well

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

This is still the first. Just started to work on the 2nd, Im turning my Zombie Hunter Build onto this case and the 3rd would be for sale

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't this one of your earlier Red Bull PCs? https://pcpartpicker.com/b/PbQZxr

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Same build. Just a few tweaks. I did blue coolant instead of clear. Tinted the front window mirrored tint, and did the custom entertainment center to match

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh and not really a Red Bull fan per se but I'm a fan of this fridge design and the top panel too with multi led display. Fun to watch :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

So you aren't using the fridges cooling at all, right? I have an upright RB mini fridge and want to do this, but using the refrigerator to cool the build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the fridge is gutted and there is psu, but I a 240mm radiator and a pump and reservoir I don't have the back

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wrote that totally wrong... I gutted the fridge and in the back is a psu and a pump/reservoir combo. It was a tight fit. Couldn't even do push/pull on the radiator

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, this looks really good. I personally would ditch the redbull plack and the bars on top and it would look like a genuine high end case for sale.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I was debating that. I picked up that piece for $20... It beautiful but maybe a little tacky and gaudy maybe... Idk

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Wolf88, So I really thought about your opinion and I wanted to take the bar and the steel red bull tray off the top of the case... I think I still like it with the bar on tho. I added some new pictures.... Check um out and tell me what you think please

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build, brother! I really hope you get featured.

Side note, I also ran into problems with a Gigabyte mobo, G.Skill ram, XMP, and a 7-series Intel. In the end the problem was the mobo... :/

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much. I really hope so too... Fingers crossed

.I've been using this since March so it hasn't given me any issues. I did have issues with the Realtek audio drivers making the pc reboot on its own but that's it. After I uninstalled those and just used the Nvidia audio drivers it's been good

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

love that little key with the processor attached onto it, nice touch, it deserves the feature, great work!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks much better without the bulls of handles on top.

+1 for being creative as fffff

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. I took it down. Put it off to the side. It holds my remotes, headphones, and game controller off to the side in my movie room

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! Does look good without the handles and bulls. Maybe put a Red Bull Formula 1 car scale model on top instead ;)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. Im liking it plain on top too. I'll keep the red bull silver try to the side

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this build so much.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you... I absolutely love it too. My favorite that I've done. I have 2 more coming and they will both be different than this one with different equipment. Tha j's for looking!! :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that is neat. Thumbs up and congrats on the featured spot.

Btw do you have some sort of adapter to hide hooking the monitor, or projector up to the GPU inside the case?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much.. Very happy about the feature

Yes. I have a 4k 90° angle hdmi extension. Also used 90° angled usb connections for the motherboard for extra USB. The USB ports on the back are for auto use that I plugged into USB 3.0 port extensions too. The motherboard has wifi and Bluetooth so that takes care of that

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool. Thanks

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wowie, so cool!!! I love the rainbow RGB!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job! It looks awesome!

Some functionality questions though: Do you have any pictures of the back finished, showing how things like the psu power cord is routed/connected and all the mobo connections? I also noticed in the pictures the gpu isn't connected to anything, do you have a way to route display cables and such to it?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I do have more pictures here and have more pictures of the back. They are more dark and I should of taken more pics of the back because the Watercooling setup is kinda cool back there.

And I actually do have something hooked up to the gpu in the pics. It's a 90° angled hdmi extension cable.

Thank for looking!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The back... I could of done better in my opinion. The next mini fridge build I plan on making the back a little cleaner honestly

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the link! The back is much neater than I expected, great job with cable management. I expected a lot more cable clutter back there with how tidy the front is and few cables you can see. I'm assuming those are the cables that were included with the power supply? Some custom length cables might make cable management a little easier in the future. Ah! I see the hdmi cable now, again great job cable managing, I would never have noticed it if you hadn't told me or if I wasn't looking for it. Awesome build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I have 2 more coming and they'll be different each one of them. I have some cool plans. The next one will be better and more creative than this one. Keep a look out or even subscribe to my YouTube channel

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you need CPU cooling tho??

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Well you always need cpu cooling right?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you are in a fridge.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Does the Fridge Insulation Affect or Improve the Cooling in any noticeable way ?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The insulation was a removed. This is totally gutted to make the case.