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Case Mod - In Progress | LUMO |-Completed and on In Wins stand at I series...

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by B NEGATIVE, 15 Sep 2014.

  1. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Welcome everyone to a new log and let me introduce the willing participant,the In Win D Frame MINI!

    After the S3,which is far too large for a LAN box like originally planned,I wanted a smaller footprint and something a bit more aesthetically pleasing,so,after seeing this gorgeous case at Computex,I made some inquiries at In Win and here is the result!

    Some of you may have seen this case about and,if you follow any of my forum witterings,probably know already that I had this coming.
    The case is a tubular spaceframe design made with Alu tube and,quite frankly,a mobo tray that is a structural grade piece of kit! The tempered glass is a lovely thing to see and is common place on all the high end In Win chassis.

    Shall we have a walk round the case then?

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    You have never seen a mobo tray that thick,guarantee it!

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    You can have the PSU either way,up or down.

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    Massively thick HDD and SSD mounts.

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    Backside of the tray.

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    Tray out!

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    The whole tray is decluttered,this ITX case has ambition....

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    This mod is changing the standard ITX flavour into mATX!

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    As you can see,you get a substantial case for you money,the anodized frame is nice and well finished and no skimping on materials,Im looking forward to working on it......


    First thing is to strip the anodizing ready for some lovely paint,I know I just praised the coating quality and it seems like it would be a waste to strip it but it will be worth it!

    The paint I will be using for the frame is....

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    Also,sadly,that mobo tray is also going for a 25mm sandwich tray that will carry all the cabling,most of the watercooling routing and an integrated reservoir.
    As always,the aim is a clean looking build,no faff or fluff but details to keep you entertained!

    LET THE BUILD COMMENCE!!


    Magoo insists that he is project lead on this.......He isnt but you know....he thinks he is.....​
     
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  2. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    I think I'll sneak in here early...

    Loving the pictures, those InWin cases really are something to behold. As for the 25mm sadwich plate with integrated routing and reservoir, well, it doesn't take a genius to know that has me hooked.

    SUBBED!
     
  3. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Normally Im waiting for hardware but not this time.ASUS provided the Gryphon z97,a modders favorite for very obvious reasons and I have a pair of cards with tidy Watercool blocks ready to go. I rounded of the waterblocks with a MIPS Iceforce HF,an awesome block which sadly isnt available easily now since MIPS closed their doors. A major loss to the watercooling world...

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    The thickest hold down you will ever see!

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    You just dont see a finish like the finish you get with MIPS....

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    On to another of my favorite block makers,this time the German outfit,Watercool.

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    The DC i7 looks like a promising candidate or I may just recycle the 4770k in CLoS3 IMPACT,I dont want to go mad as there a x99 rig coming up in the next few months....​
     
  4. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    That CPU block really does suit this project after going over the Case at i52 and knowing how well made it is really looking forward to see this unfold me is subbed :)
     
  5. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Welcome matey,enjoy the varied pictures of small dogs that will infest this log....

    Eh up fella,you know what to expect of me already....this is going to be fun!
     
  6. AlderonnX

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    Nice a Build with GTX 680's I feel relevant again. XD Can't wait to see whats up your sleeve this time!
     
  7. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Stoked for a new build mate!
     
  8. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    A pair of 680's is still up there for performance,I could see no reason to upgrade from them when they are sitting here idle.

    Thanks Huk! Let me know when Diamond cooling have those lovely fittings available?
     
  9. imersa

    imersa Parvum Princess

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    Subbed and all that (Y)
     
  10. Meelobee

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    That case is so full of contrast.. the frame is one of the ugliest I've seen, but that mobo tray looks the part. Can't wait to see what you're going to do with it :)
     
  11. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Hey J,good to see you in,I have some work for you...again.

    The looks have certainly divided opinion but the quality is all there.
    Personally,Im hawt for it....XD
     
  12. hairyknacker

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    Wahoo- a new Bneg build
    Agree that the frame looks fugly but i am sure you will add the lurve and make it shplendiferous
     
  13. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    This case is a Marmite case for definite,I love it but others do not,makes for a good log tho!
     
  14. AlderonnX

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    Yeah! I like mine. Fixing to add a 3rd one. Plenty of power in fact its almost overkill for 1080

    I like the color you picked too.
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Oh, boy! more Magoo!:lol:

    I think 90% of what turns people off to the D-frame is the diagonals. *hint* Some lovely holey panels in those areas would look cool too.

    You have never seen my prototype folder.;)

    Mips: I'm sad again. I have you to blame.
     
  16. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    This is a LAN box ( a proper one this time) so I didnt need more tbh.
    I do game at 2560x1440 tho.....

    The only thing thats bothering me is how tight everything will be with 2 240's,skinny ones but even so,its tight!

    MIPS is and always will be <3.
    Even more so than 3M.....

    Magoo (Kim Jong Un Tyrant Wardog as he is currently known) sends his love...or an assassin team,I cant remember,it was noisy in his bunker at the time......
     
  17. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    This weekend has consisted mainly of chemical burns and dust inhalation!
    My favorite!!

    I made a short video on how to strip the anodizing layer off too.

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    But we all know you like pictures....

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    This will stay as a primer until I have finished with the mobo tray work,all the in-out of the board for test fits could damage the paint....I may gun the white base coat on if I get ahead and am feeling confident.

    The next job for this weekend will be a mesh piece for the PSU mount,wrapping around the sides and the logo'd panel on the inside,the contrasting colour should make it more visual with the mesh adding a texture.

    See you tomorrow and you can see what I mean.​
     
  18. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Ali Chemicali!
     
  19. jojoharalds

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    Nice trick on the Depaint;)
     
  20. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    Monty like very much :)
     

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