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Case Mod - In Progress ⭐ MAD MAX Case Mod Tribute

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 17 May 2018.

  1. mnpctech

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    Welcome! Thanks for checking out my tribute to Mad Max & his Interceptor build log. This is one of my Bucket list theme PC builds. My mother brought me to the premiere of The Road Warrior movie and I've been fan of this world ever since. This will be a modified desktop PC with liquid cooling. Inspired by visual elements of Max's Interceptor and the Mad Max World. ...and maybe Fury Road. There shall be rust and maybe even a Detonator attached to the PC? (lol). I'll be sharing highlights of it's progression stages, including video clip links as I move along in this thread. I have a basic idea of what PC hardware components will occupy this mad max inspired PC (motherboard, CPU, DDR, GPU, SSD, PSU) The case is an Enermax Equlilence they donated to me last year. If you've followed my past personal builds, I like to find good deals on hardware whenever possible I do plan to fabricate the liquid cooling lines from 361 marine grade stainless tubing. No idea what brand of CPU & GPU water blocks, radiators and fittings I'll use yet.

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    The case is the Enermax Equilence I was given. It sorta looks like a Fractal Case, but without any of the well thought out features.

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    I apologize in advance if you're expecting me to pose a Mad Max action figure inside the case (haha). The Interceptor's V8 feels more appropriate. The scale Ford engine I'm using is by LIBERTY Classics, http://www.libertyclassics.com/

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    I've added motorized shaft to spin the supercharger belt, you can watch it here, https://twitter.com/Mnpctech/status/992023385818492928

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    90 degree 24 pin motherboard connector, https://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gami...-atx-connector-for-motherboard-mainboard.html

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    I've modified the supercharger pulleys with larger plates to keep the belt from rolling off.

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    I will be fabricating a new engine scoop to emulate Max's Scott Injector Scoop and painting everything dark grey.
     
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    EPIC!!!!!

    Bring it on Bill (rushes to grab the giant beanbag, drinks and munchies) :cool: :D ;)
     
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    :lol: Bill has free time.
     
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    Sweet idea. Love the little engine too.
     
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    You want outa here? you talk to me !

    I think i still got that NOS res layin around some where :p Can't wait mate for another update :)
     
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    Hey guys, glad to see you all! Thanks for the posts!

    @cheaps, self imposed distraction from the achingly slow progress of the Rainbow Brite build (sigh)

    My 1st build log meme

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    and If anyone's interested, my DIY guide on using hole saw to improve airflow in a plastic PC bezel,



    I cut this opening in the Equilence bezel with a Jigsaw.

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    subbed 4sure
     
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    Touch those tanks and *explosion sound*.
     
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    haha, indeed!

    Had opportunity to get back into the workshop yesterday and make some progress on my Mad Max / Road Warrior / Fury Road tribute PC build. I've decided to locate the V8 to the top panel. I'm going to mock up a 120mm slim radiator to see how it looks in front of the V8 engine and bezel. Hmm, on 2nd thought, maybe a 80mm radiator would be better scale? I still need to fabricate the proper diamond blower for the engine. The Enermax Equilence case lacks a vertical GPU mount, so I've modified the chassis for this compact ITX/MATX vertical GPU bracket, goo.gl/XGejK1 It's mounted on aluminum diamond plate, painted matte black. Here's a photo I found of the Falcon XB from the Fury Road movie before some stages I captured of my progress.

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    Compact Vertical GPU Mounting Bracket for MATX & ITX cases, https://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gami...-mounting-bracket-black-requires-cutting.html

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    'Love this Mad max tribute, the little engine is such a brillant idea :jawdrop:
     
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    The Car it self has quite a history ! i cant believe it's not a national treasure.

    I'ts off to a great start Bill can't wait to see more :)

    Remember that conversation we had about a HQ monaro being in the movie... you said there was one in the movie and i said no! I went back and watched it the other day and you were right :D

    REMEMBER THE NIGHT RIDERRRRRRR !
     
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    @kim, thanks for checking in and commenting!!!!

    @Defyant, I dont recall that, before we went live?

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    and the Monaro was also driven by the Night Rider in Mad Max


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    That's location for the GPU with this do-it-yourself vertical mount. The final GPU will have water block.

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    Next stage is modifying the top rear portion of the Enermax Equilence case to hold two water reservoirs to emulate the rear fuel tanks on the falcon XB.
     
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    To emulate the rear fuel tanks in the Falcon XB, I'll be using EK-RES X3 150mm reservoirs. btw, these photos are stills from video I'm making of the entire build, once it finished for my YT channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/MonsterMawd

    I'm wondering if I can use clips from the movie without audio in my video? no clue...

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    Do you recall the Red pull switch on Max's stick shift for his Supercharger? I thought it would be fun to somehow implement it into my Mad Max tribute build. The switch is used in commercial vehicles for controlling a two-speed axle assembly. I found it on Ebay as Cole Hersee part number 50036-BX.

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    Yup. I remember it well :) That should look excellent :D
     
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    What do you use for cutting small holes? I made this guide for Step Drill Bits




    I found Max's Falcon rim in web search attached Nikko Toyota HiLux 4WD R/C truck, but I'll check the R/C Hobby Stores

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    Our scale V8 sitting next to Black ICE GTX 80mm radiator. This morning I found 36mm thick 80mm radiator online shown below. Suppose Flex tube loop would be appropriate.

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    Love the idea of the Rad in front of the motor Bill :rock:
     
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    Hey Defyant!

    Yeah, the larger Black Ice Nemesis GTX 80mm radiator may have won me over?????, instead of the scale appropriate generic radiator I was considering. It also allows options for different compression fittings, versus the welded inlet/outlet ports. I've mounted the classic aluminum framed Evercool 80mm fan and probably paint dark grey.

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    I'm going to cut the top panel again and rotate the 80mm radiator 90 degrees, so the radiator is no longer protruding so high. I stumbled upon this hydraulic shock in my junk drawer and used it as support for the scale engine. I may replace it with something else if/when it feels right. btw, the supercharger in the movie could be turned on and off via an electrical switch, which isnt true in reality. They elevated the supercharger upon brackets over the engine with an electric motor, haha. The photo below illustrates the same electric supercharger setup as the movie.

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    Is your blower sagging?!!!!! MNPC Tech will have the bracket to fix that !

    LOL ive never seen a "dummy blower" like that before :p wheres the pic from Bill?

    The strut works in well too with the theme, i spotted it in an earlier shot and couldn't work out wth is was :D
     

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