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Case Mod - In Progress ATCS - Tweaked

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by PcJunkie209, 5 Apr 2014.

  1. PcJunkie209

    PcJunkie209 New Member

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    Hello everybody! Its been awhile since I have used forums to post progress of a build. Fcaebook is like a bad drug that I am trying to get away from. I need to hire a lacky to do my social media stuff LOL. Anyways I am in the process of redoing an OLD CM ATCS case. Some ask why? I say why not? It's so cool, at least to me, to see an old chassis made look new with modern tech incorporated into it. So I was all excited when a friend offered me this chassis. :)
     
    So the idea for me is to create a lan friendly chassis instead of some ginormous case. I will be rearranging the whole inside and inverting the mobo. I have already started a lot of my fab work. I will try to keep my log here some what current. ;) So on with some specs and pics.
     
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    Asus Rampage 4 Gene
    Nvidia GTX690 x 2
    Intel i7 4960X
    Intel 730 series 480gb ssd x 3 in raid 0
    Adata XPG 1866mhz 32gb ram
    Cooler Master ATCS chassis
    Cooler Master JetFlow 120mm red LED fans x 6
    Cooler Master V1000 PSU
    Koolance blocks, 360 rads, pump and misc fittings
    Primochill Revolver fittings
    Primochill CTR res
    Primochill Vortex flow meter
    Primochill 360mm rad grills
    ModSmart pre-sleeved wire cut to length
     
     
    The chassis was in fairly good shape when i got it. A little dirty and covered with logos. So here is how the case looked when I got it.

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    So here is a new product I tried to help with my fab process. Keep in mine I have never tried much braising. Here's some pics of the new frame for the front 
     
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    Here is a pic of the sub-frame for my mobo tray .
     
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    And some pics of how the case will look....

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    More to come soon.... Until then.
     
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  2. PcJunkie209

    PcJunkie209 New Member

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    Alrighty ladies! Here's some more progress. It has been crazy here.

    So lets start with some of the fabrications i've done. And of course the awesome feet. :)

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    Here's a look at the corners after i cleaned up some of my braising.

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    Then of course the part I usually screw up. The I/O panel cutout.... lol

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    This time I measured like 10 times. :) Looks good. So I then marked out psu cutout...

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    Next up marked out the window and the front plate. Today I will be cutting all these fun things.... :)

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    Last but not least I laid out some of the hardware to see if all is well. Then I marked some wire management holes. Its gonna be tight fit with dual 360 rads but hey what the hell i'll make it work. :)

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    Thanks for checking out my log. More to come very soon. Until then......
     
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  3. PcJunkie209

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    So I am trying to bring this log up to speed. So bare with me.....

    Ok so I think I am overdue on some pics. In case you missed the first video here's a link.


    Lets start off with the front grill cutting

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    Next I would like to thank Primochill and ModSmart for sending me some goodies for this build.

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    Lets check out the goodies!!

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    They also send me the CTR res but the pic didn't come out too well :(

    So lets get down to business. The next pics will pretty much wrap it up. I was very pressed for time to knock this build out to take to lanfest. I did finish in time so sorry for lack of more pics. :(

    Here's few pics of some of the hardware getting blocks installed. R4G and 690's

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    Here is the build getting some assembly after getting parts back from powder coating. The color is a 2 stage powder chrome base with transparent red over it.

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    Moving on to res, pump and flow meter layout and install.

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    Start button installed and it works!!!! Yay (had a switch go out recently.)

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    top rad grill looks great

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    For the tubing I did use PETG tubing, thank you Stuart! So here are my first bends...

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    And leak test

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    Door on and died liquid red. No window yet. lol

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    So thats it for now. I will take some pics in the sun in a couple days. Until then..........
     
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  4. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    The ATCS case is a real classic. Good choice.
     
  5. PcJunkie209

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    Thank you. Here's some better finished pics.....

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    Hope you guys like. :thumb:
     
  6. lowfat

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    Nicely done. :rock:
     
  7. TheViscountGodrich

    TheViscountGodrich Wannabe modder.

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    A really nice clean red look.
    Like it!
     
  8. PcJunkie209

    PcJunkie209 New Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
  9. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Can I suggest you change the radiator grille screws for some nice HT steel socket capscrews though?
     

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