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Case Mod - Complete AZUL (modded Bitfenix Aegis)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ciobanulx, 4 May 2016.

  1. ciobanulx

    ciobanulx Modder / Watercooler

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    Hi guys,

    Recently I posted a new thread on my Project Isolation and today I have a new build log for a project I am calling AZUL which simply means blue in Spanish and I needed a name that sounds cool in English :)

    So I give you AZUL, a modded system in the Bitfenix Aegis case!

    I would like to thank Bitfenix for providing me with the case and other accessories as well as ASUS Australia, Bitspower, HyperX and CableMod!

    I will update the specs once I know everything is confirmed. To start, here's a look at the case before the action happens and as the translation of the name suggests, the case is blue!

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    Brought it to my new working area for a full disassembly before the modding begins!

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    And a bit of Dremel action on the front panel :D

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    Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more!

    Cheers,

    Alex

     
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  2. ciobanulx

    ciobanulx Modder / Watercooler

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    Hi guys,

    I have a quick update for you! I painted some of the case pieces white to change the appearance of the case a bit! Colour scheme will be blue, white and some black that is left over.

    Just have to wait for them to fully cure before mounting them back to the case :)

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    Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more!

    Cheers,

    Alex
     
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  3. ciobanulx

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    Hi guys,

    Here's the case with the white pieces installed :)

    Still some work to do on the front panel.

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    Thanks for checking it out!

    Cheers,

    Alex
     
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  4. ciobanulx

    ciobanulx Modder / Watercooler

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    Hi guys,

    Back with a small update on this build.

    Showcasing a few Bitfenix items, Alchemy LED strips, white Spectre PRO 120mm fans with blue LED as well as some sleeved SATA cables.

    Also a package arrived from Bitspower carrying a lot of awesome goodies for this build as well as my other ongoing build Project Isolation.

    Let's check it out!

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    Lots of fans :D

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    Lots of Bitspower goodies and a small mountain of fittings!

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    Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more!

    Cheers,

    Alex
     
  5. ciobanulx

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    Hi guys,

    It's been a while but I think I'm ready to start working on this project again and hopefully finish it this time!

    I've just been busy with work and other projects this kept getting pushed aside.

    Let's kick of the progress with some acrylic panels that I have added to the case as well as the vinyl work done to them!

    Also if you can see I now have a clear windowed panel on the front however more work will be done to that.

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    PSU I will be using is the Corsair HX750i

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    Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more on this build coming shortly!

    Cheers,

    Alex
     
  6. storm-83

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    those white accents around the case looks really good!
    also like the new window on the front
     
  7. ciobanulx

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    Thanks a lot mate :D
     
  8. ciobanulx

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    Hey guys,

    I added some paint, vinyl and frosted the acrylic in the front panel. It's really coming along now!

    There's even more work that will be done to the front panel however, stay tuned!

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    Thanks for checking it out!

    Cheers,

    Alex
     
  9. ciobanulx

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    Hi guys,

    A small update on this build :)

    I did a bit more work on the PSU shroud after painting it white. I used a Sharpie permanent marker to trace the Bitfenix logo in order to give it a bit of a contrast.

    It was a very easy thing to do, hope you guys like it. Stay tuned for more updates.

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    Cheers,

    Alex
     
  10. ciobanulx

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    Okay guys, some of you may have been wondering where I'm going at with the front panel of the case. I first cut this massive hole in it, it then add a windows only to frost it.

    Well I hope these pictures give you an idea hehehe, I will leave it at that.

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    Thanks for checking it out!

    Cheers,

    Alex
     
  11. ciobanulx

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    Hey guys,

    So I've been working on the reservoir for the front panel and so far so good. After a few days of leak testing it seems to be all good. Here are the progress shots and the completed reservoir.

    The acrylic cement glue I used to glue it all. This is actually super strong stuff if you've never heard or used it before. It actually bonds the acrylic to itself and creates a nice seal.

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    First test

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    And the start of the res

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    I first tested it without fully sealing it just to see if the first part would pass

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    Once testing was all good I proceeded to sealing it up

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    And here it is

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    Sorry for the lack of quality in these photos, they were all taken on my phone.

    Stay tuned for more.

    Cheers,

    Alex
     
  12. Vault-Tec

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    Awesome. I'm going to try this one day :D
     
  13. ciobanulx

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    Thanks man! Yea it's worth a try. If it works out well I'm gonna do this more often in builds :)
     
  14. ciobanulx

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    Hi guys,

    I hope you enjoyed the last update with the reservoir. I will not start featuring the components going into this build starting with the motherboard and memory.

    The ASUS Z97 Gryphon with the armor kit! I've had this motherboard for a while and it hasn't been used. I'm excited to finally use it as it really is a nice board.

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    Here it is without the armor on.

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    And with the armor.

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    I love these caps/covers that come with the armor, I think it adds a nice feature.

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    They include one for the rear I/O as well though I will probably leave these off.

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    Also, here is the RAM. I'm sticking with the white and black theme.

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    It looks nice to alternate between the colours with the RAM sticks.

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    I will be, of course, modding the motherboard to suit the theme so stay tuned for more!

    Cheers,

    Alex
     
  15. ciobanulx

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    Hi guys,

    More work has been done on the AZUL build as I am trying to get it near completion!

    Firstly the graphics cards used are two reference GTX 970s to which I have installed Bitspower water blocks to. I love the look of these small cards. They will work nice in this build with the M-ATX motherboard.

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    Also the motherboard armor has been painted white using some Plasti Dip and it came out pretty good!

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    Bitspower CPU water block!

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    Now to add some vinyl to the motherboard to tie it in with the theme a bit more and hide some of the other colours still showing. Once that's done I can start assembling!

    Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more!

    Cheers,

    Alex
     
  16. ciobanulx

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    Hey guys,

    Getting ready to finish off this build very soon! Here are some more progress shots and further things that I got done.

    Firstly I started mounting things in the case.

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    I did some more vinyl work on the motherboard to make the logo work with the theme.

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    Vinyl work on the reservoir as well.

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    Some vinyl work for the fans. This will be mounted in front of the custom reservoir with some spacers in order to allow the fans to draw air in through the radiator.

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    There will also be another, normal reservoir with a pump in front of the front rad in order to easily feed the pump when filling.

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    That's pretty much it, hope you guys like the progress so far.

    Stay tuned for more!

    Cheers,

    Alex
     
  17. ciobanulx

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    Okay, cables are all in and so is mostly everything else! I just need to get an SSD stuck next to the motherboard on that panel and then I can start tubing up!

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    Stay tuned for more!

    Cheers,

    Alex
     
  18. redax

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    Loved the black & white accent. Keep up the good work. :)
     
  19. ciobanulx

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    Thanks a lot mate :D
     
  20. WaRn00b™

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    Damn man. This looks sick.
     

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