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Case Mod - In Progress CL0S3 IMPACT-Final pics and a closing for this saga

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by B NEGATIVE, 7 Aug 2013.

  1. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Sore, the wires come out friday tho!

    For a case begging to be modded,there seems to be very few people willing to cut it up.
    Time to change that!

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  2. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    I made some changes to the res design to more mimic the AC kit im planning on.

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    Thicker window and adding the bolt thru face plate ties in nicely with the 780/Titan blocks.
    Also etched aquacomputer into the front.

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    + Pins came out of my finger yesterday!

    -Splint stays on for another 2 weeks....

    Alu is on its way for the backplate and interior,still 2 weeks before i can do anything with it,its just going to sit in the corner.....staring at me......:madsmiley
     
  3. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Why don't you pull the shiney front all the way down to the bottom of the bays under the AQ5 and put gfx behind it? Then it would become one complete part.
     
  4. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    I have already,the touchscreen is a bit large so the bezel is only 4mm thick.


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    Just had a great thought.....Im just going to make some changes.

    Because Ayd wants one,i resized it for 3 bays and went a little mental on the window....

    Now to send the design off to a few people for quoting.

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    Left the screen off till i have one in my hands,I really need to check the dimensions of the screen itself
     
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  5. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Woah, some serious eye-candy here already! Urgh that board is just swoony worthy...
     
  6. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    I know right? What an awesome little board. Im waiting for a 2011 version...how awesome that would be!
     
  7. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    I was feeling a bit brave this morning so i went to bend me some metal for the rear of the case.

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    Mark out the total width and height of the back panel,+20mm each side for the bends,remember to allow material for the bend so it doesnt come up short.

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    Because i dont have a press bender or tooling for the top 90,these will be fabbed on afterwards and screwed on.

    2.5mm Alu

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    Oops....broke teh workbench.

    Anyway,the panel is a solid fit,very happy how it came out.

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    Im a Magoo....hear me RAWR!!!

    Todays modding soundtrack has consisted of..


    [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1UEr6oSHsU[/VIDEO]

    [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WURSHMot-vY[/VIDEO]

    [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRU-IFx-7yQ[/VIDEO]


    So after breaking teh workbench,rain has stopped play for today.
     
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  8. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Because its funny,I thought i should post this too.

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    EPIC form factor v the pocket rocket.
     
  9. Z0DIAX

    Z0DIAX bending alloys

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    nice bending, reminds me i got to get myself a sheet metal brake...

    goood choice of music btw
     
  10. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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  11. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Some progress but not of the great kind.....

    I made the replacement backpanel and have it fitted,unfortunately I cant go R-ATX like i first wanted,there is simply not enough room.

    So it back to square one.

    No bad thing as now i get to use the pedestal and have a LOT more room to do stuff.

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    As you can see here,its so tight,I could 'force' it in but it would just look cramped...

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    No fan could be installed there and the rad would be on the floor.squashed right in with no room to work on it other than by removing the backpanel.

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    So,I need to get some paint on soon so it can start the cure now for mop polishing in 3 months time.

    Also need to get over to the PARVUM guys for a day of mill action for the res.....

    All in all,a bad month...broke finger,a small ding in my car and now my lovely plan for this build has gone slightly south.






    Reminds me,I must play the Lottery......
     
  12. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Im excited!

    My paint has arrived!

    Off to the spray booth this weekend for some splashing!!

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    And a nice little touch up gun,there is not enough flat surface area for my full size and this is a great little gun for feathering......as will be explained tomorrow when i video it in action.

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    If i told you that these 2 liters of paint cost more than the case (not including shipping)...would you believe me?




    Yup,it did.


    I need to get this started now,before i start with hardware,so the airbrush work can set before i clearcoat,this is all time consuming so its getting done first

    Got some nice 2 component clear coat coming for this,its going to be.....MmmmMMMMMMmmmmmMMMMMMmmmmmMMMMMMMmmmmMMMMmmmmmmm........*


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  13. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Paint day!

    Time to break out the trusty rusty...24ltr tank,all you need to spraying cases.

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    The amount of panels for a Caselabs becomes apparent when its all laid out.

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    And the first few coats of paint are done.

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    Drying in the sunshine.

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    Not bad,will buff up nicely.

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    And the frame all back together.

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    Doors/Panels have had the base coat done,next weekend they get the ICE FX and Spectra coat top coat.
    You get to see what i have in mind then!

    Maybe some shots with the board in....after dinner i think.
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    MNPC case feet that i won for Bittechs MOTM

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  14. Noob?

    Noob? New Member

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    Looking good as usual!
     
  15. saxovtsmike

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    awsome work, but I don´t get the point in having an itx system but on the other side an additional pedestal so the case size get´s quite huge in the end...
     
  16. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Point?

    There is no point.

    The watercooling dictates case size and this one has it all. :thumb:
     
  17. The_Crapman

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

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    I mod therefore i am.
     
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  18. saxovtsmike

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    I did´t want to say a word against modding and Watercooling, in any kind. I do and did that myself.
    ihmo the S3 looks so much better without the pedestral which makes it just to tall and kills the compact powerhorse idea.
     
  19. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    This is looking awesome. We needs moar updates though... :)

    Also - I hope the hand is healing nicely. There are some horrid people in this world...
     
  20. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    The paint takes a while but it should be weekly updates while its going on.

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