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Thermaltake Magma Core - Thermaltake UK Modding Trophy powered by Scan

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by F3nixMods, 9 Feb 2016.

  1. F3nixMods

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    First of all I would like to thank Bit-Tech, Thermaltake and Scan for the opportunity given.

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    It's a great pleasure and honour to be part of this competition, I will surely do my best not to disappoint.

    The main idea behind this mod is already completely formed in my head, a bit of planning has already gone into it but for the ones that know me, know how much I like to let the mod evolve along the way, freestyling surely won't harm :naughty: lol

    Without wanting to reveal too much I leave you a picture and a name, let your imagination flow and mod on!!!


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  2. mnpctech

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    Very interesting, looking forward to seeing what you do, good luck! :thumb:
     
  3. Bartacus

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    Subbed! Interesting name and pic. It has piqued my interest for sure.
     
  4. jojoharalds

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    Have fun, i am following this :)
    Can´t wait to see the outcome!!
     
  5. F3nixMods

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    Thank you all. Many more pictures soon...
     
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    Some of the stuff ;)

    Right, time to show off some of the goodies that I received for the mod.

    Brace yourselves for some awesomeness!!!


    TT Ring RGB Fans - 120 and 140mm

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    HyperX Savage 240Gb SSD

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    Thermaltake VGA Water Block for ASUS STRIX-GTX 970

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    Smart DPS G Series Power Supply 750W



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    2x 240 Thermaltake LCS Cooling Kits

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    C1000 Red Coolant

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    And the Core X31

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    HyperX Fury 8GB DDR4 Ram

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    Enjoy the pictures. Modding has started but not much to show for it now. Soon...

    Mod on!!!​
     
  7. CanFo

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    Wonderful shots!
     
  8. Hukkel

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    Good luck man :)
     
  9. F3nixMods

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    Thanks guys :thumb:
     
  10. F3nixMods

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    More hardware

    The rest of the hardware arrived, time to show you more awesome stuff

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    Intel Core I5 6600K Unlocked

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    Thermaltake Lumi Color 256C

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    Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha

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    Asus Strix 970 OC Edition

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    Fittings, fittings and more fitting... love the look of these soldiers :thumb:

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    The modding has started and I will share some pictures very soon, there will be no laser or CNC cutting, all will be done manually

    Mod on, will be back soon...​
     
  11. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Come on Marco, on with the build sir! :)
     
  12. F3nixMods

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    Pics tonight mate ;)
     
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    Let the modding start

    Right, so it's about time I start showing what I've been working on.

    As stated before I will only be using tools I have at home and will not laser or CNC cut any parts, lately it seems that it became a big deal if the parts are done manually or not as such lets jump aboard and demonstrate what can be achieved...

    I will not be using the drive bays as such that was one of the first things to be removed, what was the front of the core x31 will now be the bottom of the case and even though that it will barely be seen I know what's there and my OCD tells me that it has to look as stock as possible

    Yeah, why rotate the motherboard tray when you can rotate the whole case??? :D

    Starting with some 2mm alu

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    Ready to sand and paint, hopefully will tie up nicely with the rest of the case

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    Primed...

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    Satin black and matt lacquer...

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    Yeah, happy with the result... :dremel:

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    Moving on to the bottom shroud, this will hide the some of the water cooling tubing that I don't want to be on display. 2.5mm alu for this...

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    Had to create some additional access to that bottom shroud, may even have to cut a bit more but will leave it like this until it comes to assembling the whole thing, will know for sure then. :dremel:

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    5mm frosted clear acrylic. Will be lit by the fabulous RGB ring fans and should diffuse the light nicely...

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    M3 threaded acrylic inserts

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    Decided that the SSD will be going right in the middle of the bottom shroud, am going for a sort of levitation look to it but that won't be seen till at a later stage

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    Cut, file, sand and result...

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    The PSU will also receive a makeover but for now just removing some stickers

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    Doing some mini shrouds that will cover the fans that I don't want to be visible...

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    JB Weld, best epoxy for metal

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    Will come back to this later as it takes around 24hrs to fully cure

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    Moving on to fan grills. Brushed finish and PU lacquer on the cards

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    Will be back soon with some more...

    Mod on!!! :thumb:
     
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    Great work dude loving some of the stuff here !
     
  15. Phame

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    :thumb: Looking great dude, I personally don't see the problem with using machines like a Laser/CNC to bring a design to life. Each to there own I suppose.
     
  16. F3nixMods

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    Lol. Could see someone doing this even before I posted the picture. Thanks mate

    Fully agree, some of the work that needs to go into making it more of a 3d part can be quite overwhelming when not resourcing to laser/cnc machines. Had to be said though as it seems to be the new in thing, so much noise over making parts manually when in reality it's just time consuming. Nevertheless, this one is "true modder"'s style :thumb:
     
  17. Hukkel

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    I like the SSD mount a lot. Keep up the good work.
     
  18. F3nixMods

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    Thanks mate. Will be working further on that tomorrow
     
  19. Bartacus

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    That moose face, LOL! :D Build is looking good!
     
  20. F3nixMods

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    Thanks mate. Guess this will become the build's feature; THE MOOSE!!! lol :duh:
     

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