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Case Mod - In Progress Full Steam Spacemashine --- final pics

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by flix, 1 Sep 2014.

  1. flix

    flix Active Member

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    Hey guys, I want to share my latest project with you

    This project is based on a BitFenix Phenom which was modded during a contest at the german forum named Hardwareluxx.

    The hardware:
    - AMD 7850K
    - MSI 88XM Gaming
    - MSI 280X Gaming
    - Corsair Vengance Pro 2133
    - Plextor 128GB
    - Superflower 550W

    ideas:

    After doing some clean and simple mods, I wanted to create something conspicuous.
    The first Ideas were drawn very fast. :)

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    The materials I used in this mod are aluminium and acryl, so nothing special. ;)



    After I got the first materials I started modding. :)

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    I think this UV-active Acryl looks very cool, what do you think?

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    The first big challenge was to cut the AcrylTube (OD 120mm) because I dont really have the right tools to cut... so the first cut failed...

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    I tried it by using this saw:

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    It worked! :dremel:

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    After grinding it with some rough sandpaper the surface looked much better.

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    After that the paper got finer and finer and it began to look quite well, it's getting smooth :)

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    So I cutted some UV acryl...

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    ...and glued it on the polished tubes.

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    I used Acryfix

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    finished glueing :)

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    After drying for 24h I milled it to be flush with the tube.

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    Next big challange:
    How to get the tubes into each other?
    With a lot of force :dremel::wallbash:

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    The surface wasn't nice after hammering this parts so I need to file it down.

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    The last step was to give the edges some radius. I also used my OF-1010 for that (by the way, nice tool :) )

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    In the dark or rather under UV light:

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    I hope you liked my first update, the next one is coming soon.
    See ya:thumb:
     
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  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Now that's what I like. No long preamble, no long list of parts, no pictures of boxes; just dive-right-in hard-core modding, bitches!
     
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  3. morgansk

    morgansk I've got wood

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    Oooh, loving that ring, nice work!
     
  4. kuala

    kuala New Member

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    Haha. Not wasting any time there are you ;)

    Very nice finish on the ring!
     
  5. skyrip

    skyrip New Member

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    I will follow this, looks very nice
     
  6. aramil

    aramil One does not simply upgrade Forums

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    Don't think I have seen someone so complimented on the finish of their ring. :D

    Nice job :thumbup:

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
     
  7. leonetu

    leonetu New Member

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    Very nice first salvo. That ring looks great!
     
  8. amagriva

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    the chantilly lace worklog...

    nice hardcore hammered ring, it will rule them all! MUAHAHAHAA! whodeva...
     
  9. flix

    flix Active Member

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    Wow guys, thank you a lot :rock:

    I continiued with the fan. It wasnt easy to find one which fitted into the tube.... after killing 2 fans, the third one fits. I use some BitFenix Spectre Pro without the frame.

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    I need to center the fan 100%, otherwise it will abrade ...

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    Second Tube nearly done:

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  10. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    INCREDIBLE! Thats the only word I can find for those fan rings:D

    I WANT them:D
     
  11. mitch311

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    wow, just wow. :jawdrop:
     
  12. kuala

    kuala New Member

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    Those look ****ing awesome!

    This should be a log to remember!
     
  13. Meelobee

    Meelobee New Member

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    Good to see this build here too Flix, I've seen the result and I'm gonna enjoy the show :)
     
  14. Darwing

    Darwing New Member

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    I don't know where people come up with this stuff! What is your day job? That is a work of art even to just create something like that :)
     
  15. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    HOLY SMOKES! That is what I call modding:rock:

    Very nice job, man:thumb:
     
  16. Bad Fenny

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    Very nice . . . love those rings :rock:

    Cheers

    Fen
     
  17. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    Thank GOD. Right? :)

    Im glad the move is toward hating those types too...

    Glad you found words cause i had NO hope for this till i saw the finished result. Then i was like

























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  18. flix

    flix Active Member

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    :eeek: :blush: :jawdrop:
    Thank you guys. :clap:


    But now lets start some serious modding on the case. :dremel:

    I've started by disassembleing the case, that was very easy, good job BitFenix :thumb:

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    Nearly every part is just screwed

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    Couse of the new hardware layout I wanted to have, I need to tranfer the motherboard tray. So I drilled out the rivets.

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    To put everything together again, i needed a new backplate.
    I need to cut some aluminium sheets:

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    And marked some cutting lines

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    Drilled some holes for inserting the saw:

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    But where to mount the new backplate?
    At first the old one has to go. So I take the jigsaw and removed the back of the case.

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    To get a nice fitting of the sidepanels I have to make some cuttings.

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    End of the Day: sticked everything together

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    That it for now :rock:
     
  19. flix

    flix Active Member

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    And it goes on...

    At first I taped some therads, I used the following tool for that. I dont know the english word ^^ in german its "Nietmutternzange"

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    8 threads later the plate could be mounted

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    First test match of the hardware.
    the planned 280X wouldnt fit that easy... its 2 cm more wide than a reference graphics card...


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    See you :rock:
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :thumb: Fiddy stars! Lovely way to start a project.
     

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