Case Mod - Complete ⭐ Aero Cube

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  1. dirkkramer9

    dirkkramer9 Dkmodding.nl

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    Hey enthusiastic PC builders,

    I'm going to start a new casemod, this time a micro-ATX build in the Aerocool DS cube.
    It has to be an HTPC that can also be used as a LAN-box, so it has to be a freaking awesome case.

    I started this case mod a few weeks ago but this forum had a little upgrade.
    So there are some more pictures as normal.


    Hardware : not known yet
    Cooling components: Not known yet


    Here are some pictures of the Aerocool DS Cube.


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    I started making a midplate and some minor adjustments to the case itself ;):

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    Pre-drill the holes and then cut out with the cutter.

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    Mid plate fits perfectly :D:


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    I made a window in both side panels, here you can see the graphics card en later the cooling en hardware.

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    Problem ?? Little space for power cables,s o I did a little adjustment.


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    Did some wrapping on the midplate with some mat black.


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    I got the idea of making a pump with reservoir combo in the front of the case, so the round hole has already been made.
    Had two more pass through fittings spare, so I used them to make an easy connection through the midplate.


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  2. dirkkramer9

    dirkkramer9 Dkmodding.nl

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    Hey, another update.


    This week I started with the front panel of the case.
    I used the Asus Mayan pattern for the front, later on there will be a lot of RGB led`s behind this panel and case parts.


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    Used some primer, more in the next update

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    If you have any questions, I'd love to hear those :D
     
  3. DjangoSoe

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    What tool did you use for the small cutouts in the Mayan pattern?
     
  4. dirkkramer9

    dirkkramer9 Dkmodding.nl

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    I used a drill and a Fretsaw. :grin:
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Respect earned. That's a HELL of a lot of hand cutting.
     
  6. dirkkramer9

    dirkkramer9 Dkmodding.nl

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    I got a new tool for modding, bought this airbrush starter-pack with some paint to get started.
    For a first time I did a nice job I think, of course there are some points we can improve but we can work on that.

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    These colors I`m going to use on the case. (red madder dark, black)


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    First I used the color (red madder dark), then I used a airbrush and brush and added the color (black). And added a clear coating, for a first time I did a great job I think.


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    The sharpness of the pictures will improve in the next update.
     
  7. dirkkramer9

    dirkkramer9 Dkmodding.nl

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    So I got two packages last week, one with all the hardware and one from Highflow.nl with all the cooling parts. So let`s get started with the inside.
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    MB: Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming
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    RAM: Avexir ROG Tesla Red 2666 MHz 16GB
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    PSU: Corsair RM850I
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    For cooling I chose EKWB
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    Best handy tool ever, no sharp edges anymore.
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  8. dirkkramer9

    dirkkramer9 Dkmodding.nl

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    It took a while but here is the final shoot of this Small Case Mod.

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  9. DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤

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    Steady hand and a lot of dedication! i like that in a man... i like it in a woman more! amazing work mate very very cool:dremel::thumb:
     
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  10. dirkkramer9

    dirkkramer9 Dkmodding.nl

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    Thanks man, really appreciate it :grin:
     
  11. kim

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    very clean and nice work with the front grill, final result is great:thumb::clap:
     
  12. LePhuronn

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    That hand cutting the Mayan pattern is insane! Massive kudos to you for that. But I gotta say though I really don't like your tube routing. Compliments for achieving so many bends, but it looks so haphazard and detracts from the precision of the rest of the build.
     
  13. dirkkramer9

    dirkkramer9 Dkmodding.nl

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    Thank you :grin:

    Thanks for the kudos, I understand and I will certainly do something with this in future projects. :thumb:
     

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