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Case Mod - Complete CANIS MAJORIS (modded Tt Core X9) - Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational S2

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  1. rrmitko

    rrmitko Minimodder

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    Awesome project mate :thumb:
     
  2. ciobanulx

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    Thanks a lot mate :D
     
  3. ciobanulx

    ciobanulx Modder / Watercooler

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    I have probably one of the most exciting things to share, at least I think it is :p

    I have been waiting weeks to show these! :D

    Custom reservoirs Canis Majoris style!

    I really wanted the reservoirs to be unique in this build and I had an idea of these round spherical reservoirs with Mayhems Aurora fluid in them and making them look like a red giant star and a white dwarf star. So those are the two colours I'm going for in the two loops in this build. One will be orange looking and the other one a white with a little bit of blue in it. The reservoirs have two 5mm LED holes as well in order to try and light them up nicely and with the Aurora fluid they should resemble the two stars pretty good.

    This idea came to me from the Elite Dangerous game as every time you exit a jump next to a star it's just an awesome experience!

    These are about 150mm diameter and they are made up of two domes put together. I had a long chat with an acrylic manufacturer in my area for making these and at first they weren't really sure what I wanted but we managed to sort it out in the end. This design was sorta the only way to make a spherical reservoir thick and strong enough to drill the G1/4 thread and be all sealed and water tight.

    At first I wasn't too happy with the way the gluing looked on them however after some Rustoleum frosted glass spray paint they came out really good. With coloured fluid in them they should look even better!

    Check it out and let me know what you think. I'm not sure if anyone else has done this before.

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    They took about 1.1L of water to fill each so there will be quite a lot of fluid going in this build! :D

    Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more!

    Cheers,

    Alex


     
  4. Icelander

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    pretty cool I say
     
  5. storm-83

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    those reservoirs look really cool!
     
  6. IceTouch

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    Nice work! Pretty cool those reservoirs!
     
  7. ciobanulx

    ciobanulx Modder / Watercooler

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    Thanks a lot guys!

    I will have another update shortly. I just got back from the EB Games Expo in Sydney where the build was on display at the Thermaltake booth!

    If you follow my Facebook page (Simple Modz) or Thermaltake ANZ you may have caught a quick speak peak of the build! And for all the Aussies in Sydney, you maybe saw it in person if you were at the EB Games Expo! :D

    I will need to post a few more work in progress updates that I didn't get a chance to post and once I get the build back there is still some work to be done before it will be fully finished.

    Stay tuned!

    Cheers,

    Alex
     
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    ciobanulx Modder / Watercooler

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    Hey guys,

    Here are some pics of tubing up the bottom section with the rads and reservoirs mounted.

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    Sorry for the bad lighting in some of those shots :(

    Here is the side panel, one full clear piece of acrylic to cover the entire case!

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    And some work on the front panel windows or a stealth window as I like to call it.

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    Thanks for checking it out!

    Cheers,

    Alex

     
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    Testing out the bottom fans before building on top of them and I can't access the cables!

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    Custom reservoirs are in and I started taking off the protective backing on the acrylic sheets. The nice reflections are just what I was hoping for!

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    Also hardware update!

    Thanks a lot to RamCity.com.au for sending out these two Crucial MX200 500GB SSDs and also an awesome 512GB Samsung SM951 M.2 PCI-E SSD!

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    The two Crucial SSDs are in!

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    Just having a laugh as I can't believe how many Strix 970s I have acquired! Two are going in the Parvum build I've been working on for a mate for ages now, some of you may have seen it! And the other either 2 or 3 are going in this build!

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    Time to install the MB, CPU, GPUs, RAM and all the awesome Tt water blocks!

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    Thanks for checking it out!

    Cheers,

    Alex

     
  10. ciobanulx

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    A quick look before tubing up! Most of the part were in at this point!

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    Thanks for checking it out!

    Cheers,

    Alex

     
  11. ciobanulx

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    Okay guys, here it is all tubed up! This is how I had it set up for the EB Games Expo and only used two cards. Not sure if I will change things around with the loop before final completion.

    I'm waiting to receive high res pics from EB Games but I can post some I took with my phone later on.

    Let me know what you guys think of the tubing, I really like it going around the outside like that!

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    These shots were taken around 5am when I was rushing to get it finished in time to get picked up for the EB Games expo in Sydney last weekend.

    I'm currently waiting for the build to arrive back sometime this week, then more work will continue!

    I'll post those EB Games pics in the next update :)

    Cheers,

    Alex

     
  12. ciobanulx

    ciobanulx Modder / Watercooler

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    Hey guys!

    Here are the pics from the EB Games Expo! The build is about 90% finished here.

    Just some minor things still need to be done and I will be changing some thing with the loop.

    The build should arrive back on Monday! I'll also have some better pics up shortly from the EB Games Expo!

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    Thanks for checking it out! Hope you guys like how the build looks at this point :D

    Cheers,

    Alex

     
  13. Icelander

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    looks awesome Alex
     
  14. neSSa

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    Beautiful!
     
  15. ciobanulx

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    Thanks a lot :D
     
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    Here are some better high quality pics from the EB Games Expo! Previous was from my phone

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    Thanks for checking it out!

    Cheers,

    Alex

     
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    Hi guys!

    Voting is now live for the Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2!

    You can vote by heading to this link: http://community.thermaltake.com/index.php?/topic/1937-vote/

    You can register on the Thermaltake forums in order to vote with either your email address or your Facebook account! Have a look and show some love!

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    Cheers,

    Alex!


     
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  18. uerseya

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    Hey Alex, I'm always pleasantly surprised by both the quantity and quality of builds you seem to have on the go all the time at the same time ..... glutton for punishment :jawdrop:

    But as always this build is really very good, and you've got ya balls on show, pride of place too :naughty: and that girl staring at them in the pic's .... I hope you got her number young man, if you're gonna play show you mine, show me yours :eeek:

    (Tho' I don't think they've suppose to be different colours, hmm you might wanna go see a doctor :idea::D )
     
  19. ciobanulx

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    Hahaha thanks a lot mate :D Didn't get the number unfortunately, the girlfriend also attended the show with me hahaha :p :D
     
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