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Case Mod - In Progress BORG COSMOS II - Reboot: Borg Cube Panel Part 01

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ASPHIAX, 16 Nov 2012.

  1. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Yeah, read that earlier, good idea. ;)

    Can't wait to see this beast finished with proper toned-down lighting & leak-protection.
     
  2. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Here is another weekend update !

    Made the alu cover plate and a plexi strip around the mobo
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    The reflective properties of the HDD platters are gonna create more depth and angles into the design!
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    Cant decide if I am going with the black or uv green tubing.
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    I am leaning towards green so I will leave it in for now.
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    That was it for this weekend. Maybe a small update tomorrow.
     
  3. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Ok, guys. I was getting a little worried about the amount of green in the case.
    With the green tubing (still havent decided yet) and the green coolant and the green plexi. It might just be a little much.
    Also green tubing with the BORG. never seen that before.

    So I tried this.
    I got a box of PE flexible hosing normally used for electriocal work and cut it open.
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    Dont look at the exact cuts yet, just did this in like 10 minutes or so, just to get an idea for the effect.
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    What do you think? Changes the whole feel of the case doesnt it ? But does it change it in the right direction ?
     
  4. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    Oooh i see what you mean, the borg is mainly green accents and lighting, as far as the borg race goes there all black silver n gun metal. I guess the tubing does look a bit biohazard, but really cool!

    I think with green lighting, acrylic sections and seeing the green fluid in the blocks, i think there will be enough green for you to safely use all black on the tubing... or spray the tubing a gun metal/dark silver colour.
     
  5. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Yo done great thing with tubbing,it looks like Borg implants on drones.

    Don't forget to put some red lasers for scanning. ;)
     
  6. Ra6

    Ra6 What's a Dremel?

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    A big case made even bigger! Tha'ts a perfect match for the colors! And this black tubing in combination with the green ones is amazing! But be careful with the cut ;)
     
  7. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    This is awesome!

    I've used flexible PE hosing before, for a couple of wires I couldn't be bothered to sleeve - it worked very well.

    In your case, it does look cool, but on a couple of the bends its gone 'fat' and makes it look a little unprofessional (probably only noticable because the finish of the rest of the build is so good).

    I wanted to ask you by the way, what do you use to cut the aluminium (and how thick is it?). I've been loving acrylic recently, but that's just because its so easy to work with.
     
  8. SilveR_172

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    Like what youve done with the cable tidying trunking , Very good idea =)
     
  9. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Thanks man ! I am researching a more natural cracking of the tubing right now. I might airbrush a little silver on the edges making it look like torn metal, but that is just an idea right now!

    LOL, got 5 green lasers planned!

    Thanks ! LOL, i do cut the cable hose before putting it on the tubing !

    Thanks ! This was done with a tubing cutter and took exactly 10 minutes. Will make a more natural design and use a dremel for precision. That will make it look better. Also by placing the cust "strategically" the fatness will disappear. Or i might have to put a "tension band" on the backside to force it into place (do you understand what i mean here ?)

    Thansk! It often the most simple idea's that work best !
     
  10. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Very nice ASPHIAX. :dremel::rock:
     
  11. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Thanks man !
    ps Gave you a +1 star as per request, but it should have been a +11 mate !
     
  12. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    TBH i don't get how Your loop works... especially at the part of gfx and board block...
     
  13. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Maybe this picture will help.
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    At the white arrows all the pressure is the same as the tubes are all connected together.
    At the blue arrows all the pressure is the same they are all connected together and no collant can flow back into a block .
    (this is where I need to test out the config as I have not yet seen anyone integrating the SB block also and the restriction might be different)
     
  14. timerhan

    timerhan What's a Dremel?

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    ASPHIAX, try use clear tube and UV water ... I think under the UV light is very cool! :thumb:
     
  15. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    This is uv reactive tubing !
     
  16. timerhan

    timerhan What's a Dremel?

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    I see))) But UV water looks better, especially in the reservoir)))
     
  17. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Yeah! I reached out to Lee Woods to request the best way to get to the right colour.
    He suggested the UV green and emerald green dye so i already tot that in House.
    But mixing in black is also a good idea. If the emerald doesnt deliver, i'm going to try that!
    Thanks man!
     
  19. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    I like that split hose look,very BORG....
     
  20. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Thanks man, will be working my @ss off this weekend trying to get it as far as I can.
    Trying to get it all painted up. Powder is going to take too long. Maybe in phase II of the build
     

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