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Case Mod - In Progress Maximus VI Formula Show Casemod MbK

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 8 Jun 2013.

  1. kier

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    Hi my fellow modders,

    I would like to share with you what I have made for ASUS and Cooler Master. Assignment was for Computex.

    Maybe you already seen some pictures on Facebook but here is the buildlog with a whole lot of pictures

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    Early April I received an email from Cooler Master, if I was interested in making a casemod for Computex.
    After some email traffic it became clear that the deadline was the 2nd week of May .... wow
    I also heard that it should be done with a new type of motherboard from ASUS, so I could not refuse. So this will be a great challenge with this kind of deadline.

    What's gonna be in this build:

    We've decided that i'm gonna use a Cooler Master Cosmos II again. Normally I never mod two of the same cases, but for this build I would like to make an exception.

    The Cooler Master Cosmos II

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    For the cooling CPU and mobo I picked out a beautiful Prestige Cooler Master Eisberg 240L

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    Unpack

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    Beautiful pump and block

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    240 rad with G1 / 4 connections

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    Accessories for every conceivable sockets etc.

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    Really nice set I think.

    For the fans I've chosen the XtraFlo 120 Red LED fans

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    Everything is powered by a Cooler Master V series 1000W

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    Then it was time for the ASUS products :) it's always nice to receive packages ... especially if it is not in the store yet.

    From ASUS I've got the Republic Of Gamers Raidr 240GB SSD

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    And a Asus GTX680-DC2-4GD5 with EKWB waterblock

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    Some nice Corsair Dominator GT CMGTX7 RAMs

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    And then came the new motherboard, the....ASUS Maximus VI Formula

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    CPU will be the Intel Core i7 4770K

    Very nice!!!

    Next update the real modding begins ;)
     
  2. AverageNinja

    AverageNinja Almost an EpicNinja

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    Dude. Words can't explain the amount of jealous... MOAR!!!!
    Big fan of your builds, so looking forward to this! Subbed :)
     
  3. kier

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    Thanks mate, think you'll like it ;)
     
  4. dipzy

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    awesome hardware, i'll deffo be following this build, keep the updates coming :D
     
  5. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    And Kier's arse is still on fire. :lol:

    Do you ever take a break, mate? Can't wait to see what your gonna do with this payload from asus.
     
  6. kier

    kier -----------------

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    :D actually I have a break now for 3 months....then i get myself a Murderbox :clap:
     
  7. Noob?

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    That is some nice and I mean beautiful kit!

    Can't wait to see the end product that came about? Well you mention a deadline. :p
     
  8. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    Man, that's a serious amount of motherboard pr0n. That maximus is so good looking. I never liked the Armor on the Sabretooth because of the colour theme, but it looks so nice with the red. Also, a ROG SSD PCI card? What are the speeds like on that?

    I can't wait to see what you do with this. Although i'm not too fond of the COSMOS II; lovely case, but just far too big for my tastes.
     
  9. kier

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  10. Psyance

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    Looking forward to seeing this build progress! I love the new formula and can't wait for Asus to release it so I can throw some money at them :D
     
  11. kier

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    Update!!!

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    First we check ;)

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    And now...it's modding time :)

    Because I didn't had much time to make this build, I have used some ideas (and pictures) from my previous Cosmos II build.
    Similarly, the side cover, Cut a aluminum plate and bent it.

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    And made an aluminum strip for the LED strip and for mounting the acrylic midplate

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    For the 5.25 bayside I've cut another 3mm acrylic piece

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    Black color on it.

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    In the lower cover I've cut 4x 120mm holes and covered it with glossy black vinyl

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    Again I used the same cutouts as the original of the Cosmos II for the front and top

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    But this time I used a piece of 5mm clear acrylic

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    And also a piece of black glossy acrylic

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    Placed a red SMD LED strip around the side of the 5mm transparent acrylic. On this I placed the black piece to get a nice effect. Btw. the sliding panel has again a layer of carbon vinyl.

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    Did the same for the top cover.

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    Installed the Eisberg 240 rad on the inside with the Cooler Master Xflow fans mounted on top.

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    And here it is.

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    And we go inside again. I have cut another piece 5mm acrylic for the midplate.
    This is mounted on the aluminum strip and again with a red strip SMD. What gives a nice effect.

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    Placed it.

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    And made a 2nd layer underneath the top midplate, also with a LED strip

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    In order to fill the whole case a bit, I'm gonna use a MCP350 pump with a EKWB 2x res + top.

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    Installed the hardware for positioning, cut out the shape of the pump from the top midplate.

    Ofcourse all will connected again with 12/10mm solid tubes. Btw. the reservoir under the GPU is just for support ... GPU with waterblock is pretty heavy ;)

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    Also connected the Eisberg with the solid tubes.

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    For the fillport of Eisberg I let it run to the middle (behind) of the other reservoirs and let it go up. On top I've made a fillport with a valve.

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    The GPU out goes to the reservoir

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    The whole picture :)

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    Finally I have made 2 res holders to keep everything in place. Also mounted on a piece of acrylic which is also closing the 5.25 bay. Again a LED strip on top for a nice effect.

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    That's it for now :)
     
  12. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Normally I don't like too many LEDs on a case, but for something like this, with this theme, I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Awesome work so far! Keep it up sir.
     
  13. AverageNinja

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    It's simply amazing! Great work and attention to detail!
     
  14. siliconfanatic

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    Incredible looking already! And what's with the double midplate? Knowing your past builds you've got to have other things in mind for it :naughty:

    Can't wait for the next update!
     
  15. kier

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    Thanks :thumb:

    Yes, It has a purpose :dremel:
     
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    looking great :) love the straight tubing
     
  18. myrizzle

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    Kier, your the boss on doing clean builds! Keep it up!
     
  19. kier

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    Update!!!

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    Cut all the tubes to the right size and connected them ... and time to fill with pastel red liquid.
    First filled the loop from the Eisberg set. Because the Eisberg radiator is on the same level as the fill port, I placed a 90 degrees fitting into the fill port and placed a valve.

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    The GPU has his own loop. Pump -> RAD -> GPU -> RES

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    Made the lower midplate red, which now looks like it has red liquid on it
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    RAIDR :) :) :) love it

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    The guys from Parvum systems made 2 ROG logos for me. Only needed to place the red and white acrylic behind it.

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    LEDs lower part on.

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    Made some light ​​behind the logo. Red distorted a bit in the picture, but is really red ;)

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    Again the sidepanel with XL window.

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    Offcourse some light behind it.

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    The case finished.

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    Time to bring it to Cooler Master NL.

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    Going for a long trip to Taiwan

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    Special thanks for this build goes to:

    - ASUS HQ
    - Sven ASUS Benelux
    - Nick Cooler Master
    - Raymen Cooler Master
    - Gert Cooler Master
    - Marco Cooler Master ( Good luck with your new job )
    - And the guys from Cooler Master for the proper care of the packing and shipping of the build.

    Grtz.
     
  20. LegendaryScott

    LegendaryScott Trying to live up to the name

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    simply beautiful man
     

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