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Case Mod - Complete "I choose you" by RandomDesign

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by random2k4, 3 Jun 2019.

  1. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    Time for a new project.

    This time only something simple, cause I had to finish the mod in only 8 days to
    ship it to Taiwan for computex.

    As you can may tell from the title, the theme is Pokemon :D

    The base will be the Level20 from Thermaltake.

    So first a pic of the used parts.

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    The Level20 is one hell of a case, 32kg of pure case (empty)

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    First I removed all the uneccesary parts. So basically everything.

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    I will start with the top compartment. Later each section will have its different theme.
    My plan for this part is, to include 3 water tanks an ad a little detail in the tanks.

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    Cause water tanks alone look a bit boring, I 3d printed a small ring.
    This ring will also hold them in place later.

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    As a base, I cut a piece of plywood
    and included the holes for the cylinders as well as the fittings.

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    First test looks good already.

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  2. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    That kit list looks like your wallet/credit card took a (UK shoe) size 12 square in the undercarriage... :eeek:
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    TT's wallet.
     
  4. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    PC modding and Pokemon
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  5. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    Next, I built a back panel for the construction that hold the water tanks.

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    To hide the wooden grain, I first primed everything with white Gesso.

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    Then gray paint was rolled on the surface.

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    I designed, cut and dabbed on a thin detail line in a darker tone.

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    Inside the small cut outs, i fitted acrylic glas for a small LED effect.

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    Over the acrylic glas, I glued a cover. I also attached the 3D printed ring that will hold the water tanks.

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    Then I put the LEDs into place. I also installed the water tanks and added the fittings in the colors
    of the first starter pokemon of the game for the Game Boy.

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    Next up, I will use this little fellows here.

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  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Looks like you plan on some really tight tube bends there.
    I have no clue what pokemon is supposed to look like, so I'm trusting your judgement. :D I'm just here for the mod.
     
  7. Sa mod pc design

    Sa mod pc design New Member

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    I love pokemoms and your work is extraordinary
     
  8. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    Thanks guys :D

    After I 3D printed small bases, it was time to finally place the Pokemon in the water tanks.

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    Then, I bend some acrylic pipes, cut them to length and attatched them to the fittings.

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    The entire construction was then placed inside the top compartment.

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    Because normally the PSU should be placed in this section, there was still some work to do.
    I removed the parts that should hold the PSU and build a new cover, including holes
    for the ventilation and power plug.

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    Afterwards, I simply covered the new cover with some vinyl in carbon look.
    In addition I also had to do the same for the inside.

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  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The PSU exhaust is too restricted.
    The funny angle must be messing with my eyes. I thought the back tubes were a lot closer. It looks great.
     
  10. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    pssssst, its just for show ;)
     
  11. Landux

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    I've seen the pictures of this build at Computex and was my favourite.
    One of the cleanest and coolest design in my opinion!
     
  12. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    Thanks man!

    Next, I worked on the right compartment bearing the water tanks and radiators.

    First, I cut a wooden pannel to mount the radis into place.

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    And ofc a first test fit.

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    To hide the wooden structure, I covered everything with black carbon foil.

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    Then, I also included the water tanks and tried to see on which hight they should be mounted.

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  13. m0o0oeh

    m0o0oeh Well-Known Member

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    I must confess I do like the staggered effect - I daresay it wouldn't stay like that but so far I'm loving this build!
     
  14. random2k4

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    Next up, I built the mounting for the water tanks.

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    I simply glued everything on a plywood sheet what will perfectly fit into the right compartment.
    The water tanks will be placed in the holes and stabilized from the bottom.

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    To make the construction look more like a city scene, I 3d printed panels
    with windows inside. There will be a light effect later on behind the windows.

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    For my next step, I needed to completely dismantle the LEvel 20. Which is suprisingly easy.
    Just unscrew some screws and you are done.

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    After everything was dismantled, I set the position of the drain ports.

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  15. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Unless someone built your exact same rig, it got featured in the Computex builds video in the Articles Discussion section...
     
  16. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    did you move from the garage into the house, aah i see, your wife lives in the garage now, priorities, yeah . :)
    naughty boy
     
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  17. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    Using the garage for all the "dusty" work.
    For dismantling and assembly I am using my second workshop room.
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I had one of those...It's starting to look like the garage. :worried:
     
  19. random2k4

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    Finally, I started to cover the case with yellow and black foile, to stay in the Pikachu/Pokemon theme.

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    And ofc all the holes for the ventilation needed to be cut out.

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    The front panel also got a small Pikachu silouette.

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    On the inside, I put a part of the movie poster.

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    Ob the back side I attached a second silouette and the name giving letters.

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    Last, I build the water cooling.
    Its a tripple loop system with independant loops for the GPU, CPU and memory.

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  20. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    And some pictures of the final mod.

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    I also made a short making-of video:

     
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