Case Mod - Complete ⭐ Aura Master

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    I've started this week at the powder painter. I tried to reach factory quality paint of the modified parts of the CM case.

    Next to some tyre work, I've installed the stunning Nexxxos GTX cooler block from Alphacool on the ASUS 1060 Strix during the rest of the day. This was the third Alphacool block I installed and I have to say it came in a beautiful and practical packaging. It came also with a useful and easy manual, even my son could be able to do the cooler replacement if he was here. Once again a big thanks for Aquatuning GmbH and Alphacool for their support.


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    The powder painting was completed on 80% of the case.
    The bottom and back part needs some more work on it, so I left these two to the very end.
    I've put the case together again, to start building in the hardware elements.
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    I've replaced the factory windowed side wall to a 6 mm thick glass panel with LED lighting.
    The fixing points of the glass panel was made with 6 mm nuts welded to the edges of the case. So this way the side panel will be fixed at the strongest points of the case.
    I'm going to use OptiWhite glass, because it has the best light transmission.

    This way the glass etchings will be more visible than a regular glass.
     
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    Glass template calibration from plexiglass.

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    Interior glass template.
    3mm glass, black background.
    Sponsor logos sandblasted.


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    Modifying a motherboard tray
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    Thank you for sponsorship from TeamGroup Team!
    Thank You Lilian!
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    In the past few days I've not just worked but build the computer further. I've put the 1060 GTX into its final position. The card was placed in the front of the motherboard, rotated by 90 degrees compared to the original placement. Due to the weight of the card and the Nexxos cooler I had to create proper lower and side fixation points. I'll start planning and building the cooling part during the weekend. After everything will be in place, I'll bring the lower and back part of the case to powder paint.

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    Geil Evo X cable mod and policarbonat element next to the motherboard

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    Polished steel plate, sand blown GP logo

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    Led lighted glass elements.
    6mm Lacobel glass, sand blown logos.


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    GTX 1060 console
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    Current state

     
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    Master Blue.
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    Rear panel , cables sorting....

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    Led panel. :)

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    Unfortunately the latest water cooling system from CoolerMaster has the same not too fortunate tubing connection as the previous model. I had to modify this to make it compatible with the 1/4 Aquacool connections. Danamid was the base, we turned it into two mid part for the original ports, and then it was fixed with Araldit glue. After four hours of drying I made a test, there is no leaking, mission accomplished.


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    Test , OK!
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    PSU and CPU cables , paracord mod, homemade cable comb.
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