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Case Mod - In Progress Autob0t Sk1ds "worklog"

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by AciD_RaiN, 23 Aug 2012.

  1. AciD_RaiN

    AciD_RaiN New Member

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    This will be my 3rd mod but my first worklog here. My other mods can be found in my signature. Hope you like it :)

    Hardware:
    CPU: Intel i7 2700k @4.5GHz
    MB: Asus Sabertooth P67
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB 1866MHz
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS
    Storage: External
    GPU: GTX 680
    Case: CM Storm Trooper
    PSU: Corsair AX850

    Watercooling:
    CPU block: EK-Supremacy - Nickel - Plexi
    GPU block: EK-FC680 GTX - Acetal+EN Nickel
    Rad 1: Phobya G-Changer 360 Ver. 1.2 Black
    Fans: 3x Scythe 120MM Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM D1225C12B5AP-15 - pull
    Rad 2: Mayhems MHE240 LE Quad pass heat exchanger.
    Fans: 4x NOISEBLOCKER 120MM NB-BlackSilentPRO PL-1 - push/pull
    Pump: Laing D5 with matt black mod kit
    Reservoir: Bitspower 150 upgrade kit / black mod pump top
    Fittings: Bitspower matt black
    Tubing: Masterkleer
    Liquid: Mayhems Pastel Mint Green

    Other:
    Case fans: Scythe 120MM Slip Stream 800RPM on HDD bay & Nanoxia DX Series 140MM DX14 - 700RPM in the back
    Monitor: 42" Philips FULL HD TV
    Mouse: Logitech G700
    Keyboard: Logitech K350



    Official sponsors:
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    Special thanks to:
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    Lets start with some pictures of the case
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  2. AciD_RaiN

    AciD_RaiN New Member

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    These are the fans I will be using in pull on the 360 rad in the top (more on that later how I will be fitting a 360 rad in the top)
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    I was really unhappy with those colored wires so I decided to sleeve them and change the connectors as well
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    The Mayhems radiator is just very plain and awesome and plain awesome :)
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    I thought it was necessary to have a window so I ordered the windowed side :)
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    Now starting some paintwork
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  3. AciD_RaiN

    AciD_RaiN New Member

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    A little update :D

    Did some painting on the mesh on the window side, painted the mayhems radiator and some fan grills :)
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    And here is the case pretty much naked
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    My little nephew totally agrees that the handle has to go :p
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    Took a bit of drilling and dremeling to get it off but in the end it came off :D
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    Next up: Making room for the 360 rad in the roof :D
     
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  4. AciD_RaiN

    AciD_RaiN New Member

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    This will be my last update for now. I just need more money to buy more stuff so I can continue.

    These are the front panel cables That I won't be needing
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    So these are the ones that are left :)
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    Making everything ready before I start cutting for the 360 radiator
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    Now I can fit a 360 rad in the top but there is still one problem...
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    Here is the handle after I cut it to the right size. It will only serve as a visual effect but won't be able to hold the case
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    And the handle fits just perfectly
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    Now the problem I had with fitting a 360 rad with pull configuration was that the top panel wouldn't have fitted on top of the last fan so I had to cut into the plastic. I was kinda scared that I would screw it up and ruin the case but it turned out really well in my opinion :)
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    Now I have to leave the case like this until I can get me some more supplies and things I need for this like case feet, u-channel and some other stuff that will be shown when the time comes. Hope you will enjoy and follow the rest of my worklog :)

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    Please if you have any ideas post them and if there is something I could have done better please let me know :p
     
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  5. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    I like what i see :)!
    You are doing the same mod as TTL :D
     
  6. AciD_RaiN

    AciD_RaiN New Member

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    Is it exactly the same? So I'm just a copycat then :wallbash:
     
  7. AciD_RaiN

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    I got lent some money so I could go get my custom made car paint and continue at least a little. Here's a little preview of what I did today :)

    Started by adding the painted fan grill and a fan to the HDD bay
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    Painted some of the mesh on the case
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    And I painted the 360 rad.
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    More on the results of today's work tomorrow. Stay tuned ;)
     
  8. AciD_RaiN

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    The 360 radiator painted, with the dust filters on
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    I had to get the handle better fitted so my cat's won't jump on top of it and it falls off so I added a layer of hot glue first so the handle would sit in the right position.
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    Handle fitted with hot glue
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    And the handle sits just perfectly :)
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  9. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    Exactly the same on the top :)
    Check TinyTomLogan's fbpage or youtube videos :)
     
  10. AciD_RaiN

    AciD_RaiN New Member

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    Yeah I checked it after I read your comment. I was actually taking this idea from skitzab1 and changing it a little. Well as it says in south park, "Simpsons did it" I probably have some original ideas in the future on this build to make up my copycat ways ;)
     
  11. AciD_RaiN

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    Well I finished all the painting so I decided to share it from all sides :)

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    And the top again when it's on :p
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    Found some U-Channel in my drawer so I decided to try it out. I tried mounting the radiator with a fan and everything fits even though it's a little thick :)
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    I had to finish my can of car paint so I painted the extra side just for fun. Actually looks better then I thought but doesn't look really good though lol
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    Now I need to wait for all the parts and components so there won't be any update for some time now. I hope you like it so far and hope you will follow my worklog :)
     
  12. Shurika

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    Don`t you think to replace the cap on the lowest the same as the rest? so do not get out of style
     
  13. AciD_RaiN

    AciD_RaiN New Member

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    Sorry English is not my first language. Are you talking about the aluminum plate in the bottom with the storm logo on it ??
     
  14. barry99705

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    Thank you for wearing socks! :thumb:
     
  15. AciD_RaiN

    AciD_RaiN New Member

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    Really -_-

    Edit: Sorry I had just woken up when I saw it but now I think it's funny. Not sure if someone wants to see my tattooed feet :)
     
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  16. Shurika

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    My too. I mean this
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    to replace with the same as higher
     
  17. AciD_RaiN

    AciD_RaiN New Member

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    ohh yeah there will be a fan controller in the top so this will disappear :) I was just trying it out like this since it will be replaced anyway so thanks for your well appreciated tip ;)
     
  18. skitzab1

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    lookin sweet there mate keep it up love the green and hay its called modding not patenting--
    stick to your plan and fire them guns :)
     
  19. AciD_RaiN

    AciD_RaiN New Member

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    Thanks mate. Your support means a lot to me and you have been a great inspiration to me on this one :) It's not a complicated mod or a massive modding but it's my 3rd mod and I've only been modding for a few months. I think it will turn out just the way I wanted it. I just need a few components and parts to finish :)
     
  20. barry99705

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    :D

    Too often we have build logs with some dudes gnarly feet.
     

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