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Case Mod - In Progress CaseLabs MAGNUM M8K

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 18 Mar 2012.

  1. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Nice one - 30W per channel! How about that, Aqua Computer?!?!??!!
     
  2. kier

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    Sponsor update

    I also want to welcome a great sponsor for this build .... Highflow
    Given the great choice of products, I have choosen some nice stuff.

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    Always nice to a Highflow package, Thank you Freddy!!!

    First two beautifull reservoirs. The EK-Multioption RES X2 - 250 Advanced

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    Some Tygon R3603 - HighFlow - 1/2 ID - 3/4 OD - Clear tube

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    And nine great NorthQ 120MM 3711RL Silent Tornado fans

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    Also a small 80MM NorthQ 3709RL Silent Tornado

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    Playing with the fans ;)

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    I'm very satisfied with the fans, They will look perfect in this build

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    And last 2x Acryl Paneel - UV Rood / Transparant - 500x500mm

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    Once everything unpacked, it's modding time. Cut a piece of red acrylic and cut a hole in it for a tube

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    In the black acrylic I have cut 2 holes with the size of the reservoirs cut to keep them in place

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    And cut a little piece for a fillport

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    Two fillports for the hdd cooler with a little touch of red

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    Playing with the tubes and of course placed the fans

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    Also placed the reservoirs with some BP links (these will be black)

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    After a bit of measuring and other small things, made the aluminum plate black

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    And placed everything back

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    Again connected the tubes

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    And two pics how one side stands now .... on to the next ;)

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  3. Saltire35

    Saltire35 Drunken Scotsman

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    Stunning! :rock:
     
  4. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Hm... I'm quite torn.

    See, all Kier-builds of late have had those dead straight Bitspower crystal links, straight tubing or simply used straight acrylic pipes.

    This one has tubes that bend. I definately have to get used to you now doing what most of us do. ;)
     
  5. kier

    kier -----------------

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    I'm still not sure about the tubing....but straight pipes again??? maybe
     
  6. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    I see straight tubing as part of you and your "brand"

    IMO straight tubing is whats setting your mods apart from the crowd:)

    Keep doing it, innovate it maybe, but keep the core.
    I look forward getting on with my own M8 again, and will be giving you some competition with it:D
     
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  7. kier

    kier -----------------

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    Thanks p0Pe

    I allready switched to straight :) but don't want to be predictable ;)
    About your M8.....you allready won the competition ;) your M8 is beautifull :jawdrop:
    Wish I had your skills and machines :dremel:

    A little pic of the straight pipes instead of the tubing

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    And did some funny things to the mobo tray

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  8. Foregasm

    Foregasm What's a Dremel?

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    Don't ever stop with the straight tubing. It's fantastic.
     
  9. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Loving this Kier! :thumb:

    And I've always had a soft spot for tilting the mobo backplate!!! Looking damn good! :)
     
  10. dream1

    dream1 What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah looks good :) Like eye candy :)
     
  11. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I like the straight tubing better and that tilt looks wicked. all coming along really well. Goan be a monster of a build this is
     
  12. kier

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    Lol, sorry for the tubing thing. straight it will be ;)

    Thanks :thumb:

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    Thank you Jeff :clap:

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    So after some thinking and some urging of fellow modders I decided to do everything straight. It's more work ... but I'm in no hurry;)

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    Also a nice idea I have seen in another build is the tilted mobo. Made the back plate again with 2mm aluminum, and marked the shape of the backtray

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    Sawing, drilling and Filing

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    Placed the original mobo tray, pasted black vinyl again to get it black. Maybe a bit lazy but this is so easy, quick, scratch resistant, inexpensive and just the right color.

    The tilted mobo

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    Missing something ... red I think. therefore entirely dismantled the backplate and cut a red plate

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    And everything reassembled, this time with countersunk m3 bolts. Rivets are unfortunately too short now

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    Nice touch... inside is red now :)

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    And placed it. Now with some daylight pics

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    Placed NorthQ fans in front instead of the Turbine masters

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    And received some nice red hardware

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    An made an additional air outlet​​. Will place mesh later.

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    Furthermore beeing busy with the acrylic pipe, to get this as straight as possible. Just like the other side, cut a piece of aluminum with fanhole

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    Made it black and cut and placed a piece of red acrylic. Placed a loose tube for size and see if it's straight

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    And fits nicely along the mobo tray

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    And the weekend is over ... unfortunately. More Next week ;)
     
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  13. tobyak

    tobyak What's a Dremel?

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    im finding it hard feeling this build, its feeling very same old same old, i love the older projects but this and a few others most notably CM2 dont seem to have any heart to them , just "jobs". the craftsmanship is s ever excelent

    Do you think that it has stoped being a fun hobby and turned in to a 9-5 job?
     
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  14. kier

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    Sorry to hear, Any build that I make is without Compromise and has all of my attention, not just a "job". I want to see for myself what I can do with different cases...and share it :)

    It's definitely still a hobby and is just something I like to do
     
  15. KiiYzOo

    KiiYzOo What's a Dremel?

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    Looking awesome as always Kier :D

    where can I get the straight tubing? I'd love to use some in my next build :)
     
  16. samfgr

    samfgr techno : my life

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    looking great like all your mods I saw :) i'm looking foward to the rest of it :)
     
  17. kier

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    I've bought it at http://www.bouwplastics.nl

    Thanks bro :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    And thank you Bit-tech for the nomination....again :clap::clap::clap:
     
  18. Foregasm

    Foregasm What's a Dremel?

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    I VOTE KIER.
     
  19. Bladesingerz

    Bladesingerz Minimodder

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    Damn thats some nice tubing you used there, I always wanted to try it but I'm a little offset by the price of all the fittings :)

    What fittings did you use? Quick SLI connectors to plug the arcyl pipes into?
     
  20. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    This looks great. I love the way you mixed red and black plexi.
     

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