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Case Mod - In Progress Define nano S Hot Rod Edition [FINISHED]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by jojoharalds, 15 Aug 2016.

  1. jojoharalds

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    Hey everyone,

    My name is jojo Haraldsson and i am a 31 year old casemodder from iceland,thank you for checking out my buildlog.

    i will be modding the Define Nano S into a hot rod themed gaming pc /mediacenter for my living room.

    The colour Theme ---
    Hot rod Red on the outside and some components will be red aswell,
    white interior
    And some chrome here and there
    also will have some black in there.

    ToDo:
    Test loop, [DONE]
    get adapters that are needed, [DONE]
    test run on the hardware, [DONE]
    Dissassemble the whole case,[DONE]
    Paint each panel of the case,[DONE]
    reassemble the case,[DONE]
    Custom Sleeve the Psu cables [DONE]
    LEAKTEST [DONE]
    Final Photoshoot


    Components:

    CASE: Fractal Define Nano S
    Fans: Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-12
    Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 with remote
    Mainboard: ASrock FM2A88X-ITX
    CPU : AMD 7700K @ 4.6 ghz
    RAM:8Gb Kingston HyperX Predator Beast @ 2133 mhz
    GPU: MSI - 970
    PSU:Fractal Edison M 650 Watts Gold Certified
    SSD: 120Gb Samsung EVO
    HDD: 4Tb Wester Digital Red. (Depatched)
    Watercooling:
    Pump:Aquacomputer aquastream ultimate
    Rad 1:Alphacool
    Rad 2:Alphacool
    Res: XSPC ION Reservoir
    CPU:EK Supremacy
    GPU:EK - 970 Block and an EK backplate
    Fittings :Aplhacool rigid fittings

    Enjoy the Buildlog.

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    Test fitting some hardware and planing the loop.

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    Ram clearence is an issue we all know about.
    And well it is happening hhere as well,
    It is something to expect when trying to go all small on a computer build with watercooling.
    But there are ways of fixing this ☺

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    Drain and fill port system in the making.

    Keep in mind this is only a test fit
    The final loop will be done with other piping and all the fittings will be chrome.

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    I think this part of the loop will look great once it is in its finao stages

    What do you think?
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    I think this turned out alright ,
    Now on to the next part :)

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    Front Panel progressing nicely :)
    Going for that Ford Model A look ,still lots of work ahead.

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    and finally it continues...
    First order of parts have arrived...
    I sure love me some fittings
    together with some nickel plated tubing and Alphacool flowsensor (which in my opinion is a gorgeos Design)

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    First nickel plated pipes are in place

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    Nice reservoir :)

    Did you plan some pinstriping ?
     
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    thanks , no pinstriping is not planned for this build.
    But who knows.

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    we i am able to close everytging in the back.
    and the front end (Grill) is in progress aswell.
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    Preparing the Case for paint [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    rayson Damn sure it was legal

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    what tool did you use to cut the panels?
     
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    Jigsaw
     
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    Got an extra set of fans today.
    and started painting them.

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    eucalyptus I am 19 and Swedish!

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    Only thumbs up from me :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :dremel: :clap:


    I like it :) Different theme and colours from what we are used to see. Especially like the way you mounted the XSPC res half outside the case :D
     
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    Thank you very much glad you like it ,(and yes i am trying to different things i haven´t seen already. )
     
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    Finaly i can start painting.
    First i had to make my paint booth Bulletproof.
    the i got cought (and had to take a mugshot)

    but i am still on track .... unstoppable
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    everything was sanded and primer applied after applying primer i wet sanded everyrhing and cleaned it up.
    Now it was time to add the colour.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    A few Spraycans and 30 Rivets later :)
    I think the result is looking alright :)

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