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Case Mod - In Progress Completed - ' Elemental ' ( a Jonsbo MOD1 build )

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mrdbristol, 23 Jan 2017.

  1. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    Build name : Elemental as it combines the 4 elements

    Fire is represented by the heat of the components
    Water is represented by the cooling
    Air represented by the open chassis
    Earth is represented by the 6ft of soil i'll be buried under when the missus finds out how much this is costing !

    The case : Jonsbo MOD1

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    http://www.jonsbo.com/en/products_36_1.html

    Not really a 'case', as such, more a semi enclosed frame.

    To some this will be an 'ugly case' and will not appeal - Good, we are all different and the more experimental case manufacturers get, the better - in my humble opinion.
    The design is 'similar' to the In-Win S frame, a case i could only have dreamt of owning.
    Some might cringe at the price of £280 for this case, but in todays market it is priced quite reasonably compared to other 'high end' models.

    Will it be whisper quiet with 10 x 120mm fans ? Doubtful
    Will the semi-open frame attract dust ? More than likely
    Is it an In-Win S Frame ? No, but it is £1000 cheaper :D

    Personally, i bloody love it.

    HARDWARE
    Cpu : i5 4670K @ 4.4Ghz
    Mobo : MSI Z87-45 Gaming
    Ram : 16Gb GSkill Trident DDR3 2400 Mhz
    Gfx : MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
    Psu : Super Flower Leadex II 650w Modular

    WATERCOOLING
    Cpu block : Watercool Heatkiller IV
    Gpu Block : EK - FC1080 GTX TF6 MSI + Backplate
    Pump : Alphacool D5 Vario
    Radiators : 2 x Magicool G2 Slim 360 / 1 x Alphacool 120 Crossflow
    Reservoir : Monsoon MMRS + Pump housing
    Tubing : EK 12/10mm
    Fittings : Nanoxia Cool Force
    Liquid : Mayhems Blood Red Premix
    Fans : 7 x Thermaltake Riing 120 RED

    MISC
    Rad Cover : MNPCTech 360 Rotating Insert Aluminum Black
    Sleeving : MDPC Diamond Red / Colour X / Black
    Cable Extensions : Bitfenix Alchemy
    Fan Control : NZXT Grid+
    Random fittings : EK / Alphacool / Barrow
    Those endless random screws and bolts : eBay

    No real plan or direction, i'll basically just build on my desk as i go along, whilst balancing what i would like with what i can afford.

    Enough waffle - Some pics to start with ;

    A box arrived today :

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    With another box inside :

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    And something inside that box :

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  2. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    The 3mm aluminium frame is very solid and well built with no flexing.

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  3. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    Adding the 5mm tempered glass panels

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    Updated with pics :)
     
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    Small update :)

    Slowly gathering together some parts ;

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    Slim radiators for top and bottom of case :

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    Fans :

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    Radiators installed :

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    Fans ' in action' :

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    Started work on replacing the Jonsbo logo panel, and will update shortly

    Thanks for popping by :D
     
  6. WarBoys

    WarBoys What's a Dremel?

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    beautifull case!
     
  7. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    I think so :thumb:

    Logo panel update.

    The case comes with a 'Jonsbo' logo which illuminates red.
    Great if your name is Jon Sbo, but it needed changing.

    The glass logo panel simply unscrews;
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    Behind it is a light panel which connects via SATA;
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    I made a new one using 3mm acrylic;
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    Next was to cover the acrylic in brushed aluminium effect vinyl, but first i had to hand cut the symbols from the vinyl.
    The 4 symbols represent the 4 elements Fire,Water,Air and Earth;
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    The finished article ;
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    All lit up ;

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    Thanks for looking :)
     
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    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    Another small update

    To try and keep the red and black colour scheme consistant, i chose the Monsoon MMRS and pump shroud.

    A selection of Monsoon goodies;
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    Assembly is straight forward enough;
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    Then the pump shroud ;
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    I've chosen MDPC-X 'Diamond Red' as the sleeving/braid (as it is the closest match);
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    Despite the plethora of pre-cut mounting slots for pumps and reservoirs in the case, i still needed to widen a couple of slots to fit the reservoir ;
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    Quite pleased to find this little ball valve on eBay as it matches the colours perfectly;
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    How it looks so far;
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    Thanks for popping in :)
     
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    Update time again

    Didn't like the logo on the fans
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    So set about rectifying that.

    Had some stickers printed ;
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    Perfect fit ;
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    Next up, the watercooling blocks.

    Watercool Heatkiller IV ;

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    EK MSI GTX1070 block and backplate ;
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    A couple of changes made.

    The blue Alphacool logo stuck out like a sore thumb ;
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    And the retention plate on the cpu block, i wanted black ;
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    Spray paint and clear coat applied ;
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    Graphic made for back-plate
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    Braiding

    Had a braiding afternoon ;

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    Once again, thanks for popping in :)
     
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    Another update.

    As i wasn't going to be using the 'front' grill for fans i wanted to disguise it a little

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    Bought a suitable rad grill to cover the fan vents

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    Discarded the bolts that came with it, and chose something more fitting to the build

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    Combine the red washers with countersunk bolts and you get a more pleasing look.

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    added some mesh backing
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    (the little white mark is a bit of fluff, thankfully not a scratch)

    As my current PSU was 7 years old i treated myself to a new one.

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    As the psu is suspended in the case i didn't trust the little screws that came with it, so bought some sturdier bolts to take the weight.

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    Had a play around with some lighting.

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    Problem was it washed out the red colour of the fans

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    So my original strip lights went on a diet and ended up behind the reservoir

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    Yes, the reservoir need a clean !!

    Lighting sorted ( for now ) , and onto the start of the plumbing.

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    Nanoxia CoolForce

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    I will be using plenty of 90 degree fittings , as oppose to hardline bending, as i think it looks better in this build. Hardline look great in clean/minimalistic builds but the insides of my build are far from minimal and i think it falls inline with the 'industrial' look of the Monsoon reservoir.

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    Next stage is transferring my current hardware into this case and finish the plumbing.

    Thanks for looking
     
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    Another update.

    Removed the hardware from my current case, and prep'd it for the new case.

    Mobo ready

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    GPU block fitted
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    Nice thumb prints :)

    Plumbing done and leak testing

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    Leak testing completed yesterday, without issue.

    Couple of picks from today, still need to tidy a few cables

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    :)
     
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    Some final pics.

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    Inside :

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    Thanks for looking in :)
     
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  16. Happy Hopping

    Happy Hopping What's a Dremel?

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    hihi

    I am in the midst of drilling holes on this case. After spending 45 min., the drill bit won't go thru

    the case is Magnesium aluminum alloy. The thickness is 2 mm.

    I try a drill bit that says masory, another one say HSS straight shank, and 2 other drill bit. It will make a dent at the beginning. But it won't drill thru the hole

    what did I miss?

    by the way, at the top and bottom of the red plate, there are 2 x 3 set of smaller drilled holes, what are those holes for?
     
  17. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ah, Missed the finale. It came out great. :D -Still cheaper than a Mac. :lol:
    @Happy Hopping - Masonry is for concrete. HSS is just a medium-grade steel. You need a bit for metal, and one that is sharp enough to work. I suspect your bits are all dull or the wrong kind.
    Extra holes are probably for adding custom parts. The manufacturer went crazy with holes and slots, after all.
     
  18. Happy Hopping

    Happy Hopping What's a Dremel?

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    I am nearly completed the assembly of this case. I'll find a free JPG upload website to post some photos. One thing I am concern on this case is that the on/off button is metal. For anyone who look at any on/off button on any electronics, from TV, to Digital recorder, to stereo equipment, the on/off button is always plastic. Because w/ plastic, it can't transmit electricity, so if your body carries static electricity, it won't fry your circuit.


    but w/ metal, it conducts electricity, and can fry the front USB circuitry
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    It's grounded to the case, and the internals are insulated. -Otherwise it wouldn't work as a switch. ;)
     

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