Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by alain-s, 29 Jun 2014.
Top notch modding!
Oh wow, I didn't expect that! There's not much left of the original case, it may have been easier to just start from scratch.
looks grt. never expected acrylic on it
Are the grommets on the SSD for shimming or vibration?
Very nice indeed, top notch tbh, love the wood effect (subbed)
Thank you Martijn
Well maybe yes but this way it saves a lot of time.
Thank Sajaya ^^
The grommets are there to make sure the SSD wont slide of it.
Small update received a few packages with hardware and watercooling. I wont go to deep in to that because I didnt had to time to take pictures of all the parts and taking them out of the boxes for some extra pictures.
I had a bit of back luck with the package from the watercooling. Lucky noting got damaged.
once I had the parts I could start with giving them a place in the case. Used 2 Micro reservoirs from Swiftech to make a hardline connection between the top and front of the case.
Next up was the pump.
The pump will be placed under the 3th reservoir that will be attached to the radiator. For that I cutted some alu pieces to creat a new attachment for it.
That was it again only a few more thing that need to be made and the case can be painted.
See you next time.
You just proved how awesome rigid tube is when bent with skill! Cheers!
Alain is a modder-master
Awesome, again. Kids, sit back and watch the magic.
Lol thank you OrangeClockwerk
Thx Cheapskate, In less then 1 month you will see the magical result
I love what you did with the plexi outside! Gives a whole new dimension to this mod.
You have the Cheaps in the house, I'm in as well.
Great modding and, as said before, why didn't you just start from scratch? You pretty much removed 90+% of the case anyway.
Thank you Ianoski
Thx perplekks45, Scratch build would have worked to yes. But for the competition we had to begin from a original case. And is saves time ofc
Making some fast progress on the case.
I continued my work on the wooden panels. Then I can finish them and move on to the rest of the case.
Used a sheet of plexi glass to achieved the desired shape for the front. Placed it on a new mold and heated it up.
mounted it on the front, so I could draw the right shape on it.
And the final shape of the front.
Just have to add the veneer to the plexi.
While everthing was drying I removed the protective foil from the plexi panels and mounted the top reservoir in the case. Also secured the mounting of the stand of case.
Back to the veneer panels.
To remove the extra material I used some sanding paper. Mounted the panel on the front and test fitted it on the case.
Next up is the power supply. I got the Fractal 1000W Newton PSU only 1 minor thing on it the psu. Not all cable modular, so I had to make some adjustments to get the result that I want to achieve.
Cutted out a piece of plexi and glued it on the PSU.
Removed the top of the psu and started to short in the wires.
After the psu I started to make all the other cables that where needed.
So that was it then next week a new update where you can see the assembly of the case.
AAAaaaand I will just place this picture here to teas a bit.
Till next update.
Oh my days
I got overly excited when I saw the veneer going on...
then you added acrylic...
and formed it to a similar shape to the Dell XPS 720...
and painted it...
I don't think I can take any more of this beauty
Thank you Theophilus
Started to ad some gold leaf on the inside of the case. This material can be used for all kinds of project most people you it on fall frames to give them a old look.
Sanded the inside of the panels and applied glue on it afterwards. Then you wait a 10min before you can lay the paper on it.
Also added some extra detail on the case using red paint to give the pc some extra color.
And total picture of the pc.
The rest will be for next update.
Last update before the final pictures will be shown.
Continued with installing all the remaining hardware and cooling parts. Before I start installing the wooden panels I have to install a few cables. This way I can keep a clean look in the case with not to much cables around.
Installed the all the inside panels PSU, radiator, pump and reservoirs.
When all that was done I installed the remaining hardware and started the leak test.
The only thing that needs to be installed are the cables and the front of the case. All this you will see in the final update of this project.
Small teaser for you all.
Only few more days left before it is Monday and I can show you the final pictures.
Lookin' good, can't wait to see it finished!
Thank you shinji2k
The case is completed and the video from LDLC is online you can check it out here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKK6paxs9oI
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