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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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    New Update

    Hi Everyone

    Build is progressing and I'm liking the way it's all tying up nicely.

    Excuse the photo quality, I refuse to take my dslr camera into the workshop due to the constant dust and mess, lol

    The fan grills have been cut and are looking nice imo, decided to skip the PU lacquer as it affected the look of the brushing

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    They'll be dual layer grills, the first layer is made from 3mm frosted clear acrylic. The edge will light up nicely with the leds from the ring fans

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    Ready...

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    ... and that's the final effect.

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    The DPS PSU will get the some makeover.

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    Even though it won't be seen the internal fan was F3nixed :rock:, well, I know it's there lol

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    What do you think? Not too sure on that round TT logo, may have to change that...

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    Time to get the dremel and the step drill out and cut a bit more...

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    Bulkheads in place

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    Moving on to the lateral shroud...

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    Preparing to bend

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    Nah, not happy with that, let's add some more

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    That's where the F3nix logo will sit

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    Made from 3mm uv reactive acrylic. M3 acrylic inserts in place and ready to further enhance the lateral shroud

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    Now I'm happy

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    Bit more work to the bottom shroud...

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    Damn, accidents do happen but I hate to do the same part twice

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    Adding some detail to the MOOSE

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    ... and drilling the holes for the bulkheads

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    Details, details, details...

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    By the way, decided to start a jewelry business. Anyone interested please pm me on my Facebook page

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    https://www.facebook.com/F3nixMods/

    That's it for now... MOD ON!!!

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  2. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    Awesome metal work man! Mod on indeed! ;)
     
  3. F3nixMods

    F3nixMods New Member

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    Thanks Hove :thumb:
     
  4. y0gi

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    Awesome stuff going on here. :thumb:
     
  5. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Great work so far buddy.
     
  6. F3nixMods

    F3nixMods New Member

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    Thank you guys. It's always encouraging to get such nice comments.
     
  7. Bartacus

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    What they said, nice work! Plus being Canadian, the moose adds extra appeal. :p
     
  8. F3nixMods

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    Thanks Bartacus. By the way, the moose evolved and it's now sort of a hybrid, moose and ???:confused:
     
  9. F3nixMods

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    New Update

    Hi there guys

    Time for a new update and this time we're starting with the fluorescent coloured acrylic accents

    First the bits for the moose :duh:

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    Testing to see if they fit nicely

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    Thought about getting a 420 grill for the bottom intake fans but why not use what I already have lying around??

    Some unused 120 fan grills

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    Trimming down...

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    JB Welding some parts...

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    Cut the frame for the 420 grill

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    Added the trimmed fan grill bits and used some milliput and metallic filler to fill the small gaps around

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    Some of the parts ready for priming...

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    The fan grill has plastic and metal and I'll be using two different types of primer, masked around the plastic to apply the plastic primer...

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    ....primed...

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    ... masked around the plastic primer and used some etch primer for the alu

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    Time to polish the edges of the acrylic parts. I normally start with a dry 240 sand and progress to wet 400, 600, 800 and 1200, then, it's time to use some brasso to do a final polish

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    Satin Black and matt lacquer to finish off

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    Airbrushing time!!!!


    Used some fluorescent orange in the centre that really glows nicely under UV light ;)

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    Covered some of the ventilation and grommet holes with some brushed alu

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    and also created a small lateral window so that the 420 grill can be viewed in it's semi-full glory, lol

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    Some Asus and Thermaltake pron :thumb:

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    Lacquered parts are now fully dry it's time to assemble the bottom shroud

    Starting with the fan grill of course...

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    The moose is in da house

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    Started working on internal lighting

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    And that's it for now, will be back soon with more updates.

    Mod on!!! :dremel:
     
  10. Deblow

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    Looking fantastic mate, love the colors you have poping out.
    good luck with the comp
     
  11. F3nixMods

    F3nixMods New Member

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    Thanks mate, always great receiving your compliments. Likewise to you ;)
     
  12. stephen0205

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    nice to see more people using rgb lighting, and manufacturers actually building it into boards
     
  13. F3nixMods

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    The possibilities are endless. Thanks man:thumb:
     
  14. stephen0205

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    just u keep updating mate. Best of luck
     
  15. F3nixMods

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    Will do bud. Many thanks :thumb:
     
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    New Update

    Hi there guys

    Got some more progress to show, hope you don't mind an awful lot of pictures, lol

    Will start by thanking Scan and more particularly Shelley for sending me a 2TB Seagate SSHD for the build.

    I cannot advocate enough the outstanding service that I always received from Scan. Ease of ordering, super fast delivery and comms all the ways till the parcel arrives at your door, what else can you want??

    Thanks for the support Shelley, hope not to disappoint :)

    http://scan.co.uk

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    That GTR :eeek::naughty::naughty::naughty::eeek:

    On to the SSHD pictures

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    ...back to the build :dremel:

    So, my idea is to have all the Thermaltake RGB ring fans operating pretty much independently, I'll be able to control all internal and external sides giving me thousands of colour combinations, rainbow style Cheesecake

    For that I needed to add something to the case that could accommodate the 8 controllers that I'm gonna need, this is what I came up with...

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    Got to love the brushed effect...

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    M4 tapping...

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    Small break on the Tt command centre as I decided that I needed a couple of Lazy Susans, one for the actual case and another for airbrushing.

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    Cutting circles ghetto style :D

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    This was the result, well, actually the red one is now on castor wheels, doesn't get much better than that, maybe if I was to add a little motor ...:eyebrow:



    IMO any case mod needs a one of a kind power cord, let's get busy

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    That's the canvas... lol

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    After sanding, priming and base coat...

    By the way, at the same time I was also doing the case feet...

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    After airbrushing...

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    Meanwhile...

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    The Tt command centre was being upgraded ;)

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    ...and the case feet clear coated...

    why not some custom made thumb screws???

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    Ready for painting...

    Let's not forget the power cord...

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    Really happy with that :D:thumb:

    On to the custom made back panel...

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    A few other bits and pieces, got so carried away that forgot to take pictures of the reservoirs holder part...

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    But not of the back SSHD and fans support ;)

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    Did the lower part of the back panel...

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    Test fit...

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    Grill for the back SSHD panel

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    The small 140 had to be cut due to space restrictions imposed by the upper Tt led strip, only because it's inside an aluminium led profile

    Priming and painting some parts

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    Wrapping the inside of the back panels

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    Shame that it won't even be seen, never mind, I know it's there :rock:

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    Isn't the Tt command centre looking niceeeeee????

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    Small accent feature for the front

    ... and to finish off some random pictures

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    That's it for now, will be back soon with some more...

    Mod on!!!
     
  17. marcam923

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    Looking awesome brother! :rock::rock::clap:
     
  18. Maki role

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

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    Bloody star trolls :sigh:

    I know they don't matter but it's saddening to see good work disregarded like that.

    Man this is going to look really good when you're done with it. My competition logs are always such late burners, this is much more exciting to watch.
     
  19. F3nixMods

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    Thanks man. What did I miss here?

    Thanks bud
     
  20. Hukkel

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    Looking great Marco.
     

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