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Old 20th Aug 2012, 22:24   #1
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Project: Steampunk'd TJ11 DONE!!! October 2012 MOTM Winner!!!




Time for a good Steampunk mod. And what better case to use than the awesome Silverstone TJ11!






Big shutout to my sponsors!!


Performance-PCs is providing me with the BP mod kits, 240 and 360 rads and the Silverstone slim DVD bay.


EKWB is providing me with a EK-Multioption 250 Res and 90 degree fittings.

Hardware
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth P67
CPU: Intel i5 2500K
GPU: Unknown
RAM: 16GB Corsair Dominator 1333
SSD: Curcial M4 128 GB
PSU: Silverstone Strider 1200W
Fan Controller: Lamptron FC10

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XSPC EX480
EK-CoolStream 360
Another 360 rad
EK-Multioption 150 or 250
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EK-MOSFET Sabertooth P67
EK-Supreme LTX
2x XSPC 120mm radiator stand

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Sleeving: MDPC-X
Yellow SMD LED Strips
Yellow LED bulbs
Sophisticated Finishes Rust Effect Kit
Old Vacuum Tubes


Lets start working! The first thing I did was do some testing with LEDs in the Vacuum tubes. Here is what they look like with an Orange LED in them. Orange is not the final color, yellow is but at the time I didn't have the Yellow LEDs in yet.








Next up was to see how the rust effect paint would workout. First lets try some fan grills.

The Paint


The Grills


Primer and Iron paint


Rust Paint













Since that test was successful I thought I should try an actual piece of the case. The dual PSU bracket seemed like a good test subject.


And the result



I am very confident in the results so I started doing more, but that's in the next update. Stay tuned by subscribing so you can see all the updates!

Cheers till then,

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Old 20th Aug 2012, 23:22   #2
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This rust effect looks awesome. I love these steampunk builds and those vacuum tubes look great too. Lets hope we see some creative lighting ideas.
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 08:21   #3
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This rust effect looks awesome. I love these steampunk builds and those vacuum tubes look great too. Lets hope we see some creative lighting ideas.
Thanks. I hope the rest turns out just as good.
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 08:51   #4
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I am very confident in the results so I started doing more, but that's in the next update. Stay tuned by subscribing so you can see all the updates!
yes, i will. i was very happy and exciting when i read the headline for your Log. The TJ11 is the finest case in my opinion...
i will follow up, so i dont miss an update.... keep on working!
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 09:47   #5
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looks good!!! keep it up!!!
for me rust is more about pos-ap/biohazard builds. for steampunk i see wood, copper, brass and patina
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 12:30   #6
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The Case

Since testing is over its time to start on the case.



Its actually a good thing I'm modding this case because I got it used for pretty cheap. You would never get a good looking build out of this beatup case unless you paint/modify it. There are several screws missing, HDD bays missing and the front bezel was bent. I was able to fix the front bezel mostly and I ordered lots of new screws.

First thing to do is remove all of the buttons, connectors and cables.


Remove the mobo try and fans. I was going to not use the fans but I decided to make a midplate to hide them and that has cutouts for the fans. There will also be some Bitspower passthrough fittings for the tubing.


5.25" bays gone and mobo tray rails are out.


And here it is in pieces.


The first thing to do before you paint is get a nice coat of primer on the parts.


Next I started painting all the parts with the Iron base coat. This actually has iron particles in it which react with the Rust paint.


All the small bits.


And the large ones.


Next is the Rust paint. Its actually not paint. Its a chemical which looks more like blue water but you get the picture.


Just after 1 coat you can see it starting to work.










2-3 coats




5ish coats




And the first coat on the 5.25" bays


It starts the reaction only after maybe 5 minutes after being applied.



Lastly I'll leave you with some of my grill plans. I have a friend who does my laser cutting and he will do up a sick CAD drawing for me and I'll share it with all of you.

I'm going to install the 50mm fan on the motherboard so I need a grill to make it look nice. Also since I am keeping the internal 180mm fans I have to keep the side panel vents. I want to dress them up some otherwise they just look funny.

His will obviously look better than what I can draw :P


Cheers till next time,

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Old 21st Aug 2012, 14:29   #7
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Top rust effect!
Keep us posted and don't let this build "die"!
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 14:34   #8
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Lookgs good however this seems more post-apocalyptic than steampunk :S
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Shocker on the looks this is....Very intruiged as to where you'll be taking this

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....Next is the Rust paint. Its actually not paint. Its a chemical which looks more like blue water but you get the picture....
That's interesting. That means that the solution is probably Copper Sulfate (Copper in sulphuric acid) diluted in water. Probably cheaper to directly buy copper sulfate crystals and add water :P Especially since a bag of 1kg of the crystals would set me back 13€ here in France, and make at least 50L of the stuff in high concentrations...

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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 01:57   #10
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This is not the typical case for doing a semi damaged look on & steampunk incoming also, keenly subbed.
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 10:06   #11
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Definitely can't wait to see this finished
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 21:37   #12
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Lookgs good however this seems more post-apocalyptic than steampunk :S
As of right now I would have to agree. However this project is young and I will definitely be staying tuned.

The paint looks great.
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 22:49   #13
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I agree, the paint job is fantastic. I have to admit, looking at the fan grills I thought they were old and rusted and was wondering why you were using them. Well done!
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 12:36   #14
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Top rust effect!
Keep us posted and don't let this build "die"!
Never! I should be able to finish this in just a few months.

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Lookgs good however this seems more post-apocalyptic than steampunk :S
Steampunk is what you make of it. There is no set style for Steampunk and there are no "must haves".

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Shocker on the looks this is....Very intruiged as to where you'll be taking this

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That's interesting. That means that the solution is probably Copper Sulfate (Copper in sulphuric acid) diluted in water. Probably cheaper to directly buy copper sulfate crystals and add water :P Especially since a bag of 1kg of the crystals would set me back 13€ here in France, and make at least 50L of the stuff in high concentrations...

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This is not the typical case for doing a semi damaged look on & steampunk incoming also, keenly subbed.
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Definitely can't wait to see this finished
Thanks! I hope I don't dissapoint.

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As of right now I would have to agree. However this project is young and I will definitely be staying tuned.

The paint looks great.
Thanks. I have a few ides how to spice things up. We will have to see how they turn out.

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I agree, the paint job is fantastic. I have to admit, looking at the fan grills I thought they were old and rusted and was wondering why you were using them. Well done!
Haha!
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Going to be a interesting mod.

I do like the Steampunk stuff but I am not sure if I will like it on a TJ11.

Sub'd to see how it turns out though and hope it looks amazing in the end.
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Cool start to a promising mod! Looking forward to what you have in store for us
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Looks incredible Shane! I'll be keeping an eye on this one And ignore what Toby said, your sketches look great
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 17:24   #19
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Loving the rust effect, subbed. +rep
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Going to be a interesting mod.

I do like the Steampunk stuff but I am not sure if I will like it on a TJ11.

Sub'd to see how it turns out though and hope it looks amazing in the end.
We shall see

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Cool start to a promising mod! Looking forward to what you have in store for us
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Looks incredible Shane! I'll be keeping an eye on this one And ignore what Toby said, your sketches look great
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Loving the rust effect, subbed. +rep
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