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Case Mod - In Progress [MSI PRO MOD - S3 (Demo)] Gojira by RandomDesign

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by random2k4, 15 Oct 2015.

  1. random2k4

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    Hi everyone,

    its me again.


    For this MSI PRO MOD Season, I will not only be in the Jury but build a demonstration case as well.

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    As many others, I like going to the cinema and watch movies. But, I also like monster movies, the good old Japanese ones. That´s why I will contribute this
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    Thanks to all the Sponsors for making this event possible:

    MSI, Thermaltake, Ttesports and G.Skill

    Here is a little hand drawn sketch of my ideas so far. They might change over time a little bit.

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    Lets have a look at the Hardware:
    Mobo: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming
    CPU: Intel i5 6600k
    GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 960
    Memory: G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 8GB 2x4 2800mhz
    Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme S AIO kit.
    PSU: Thermaltake DPS G Series M 850W
    Case: Thermaltake Suppressor F51
    Fan: Thermaltake Riig 12 LED White 6x
    SSD: comming soon

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  2. random2k4

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    Now let’s start with the Gojira project.
    But first, I would like to announce another company supporting this project.
    Many thanks to the German company gosumodz for providing sleeves and some accessories!


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    As one of my first steps I installed all the hardware, to get an overview and to finalize my design ideas.
    At this stage I also started disassemble the case. First I removed the HDD cage and the cage for the optical drives.


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    Because I want to use the Thermaltake Riing fans later I removed the build in fans as well.


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    Then I killed some rivets to remove more parts from the inside. I also cut a big hole in the front. Later I will install a new aluminum plate there.


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    Gojira also approves the steps so far. I will use this figure also in the mod. It will be fun I think.

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  3. random2k4

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    After Halloween, I finally got some time to continue the work on the Gojira mod. I need some space on the inside form y little special effect and want to achieve a nice and clean look also. Therefore I bend a new aluminum cover for the PSU.
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    In addition I added some aluminum for the front and back as well.

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    I want to place three new fans between the front cover and the door. That’s why I cut off the old fan grill. Then I cut a new piece of plastic.

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  4. random2k4

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    Next update:

    This time I worked on the front cover. I made myself a Template with Japanese Katagana saying Go Ji Ra. I applied them on the backside, that’s why they are mirrored at the first couple of pics. Afterwards I started Cutting them out with my scroll saw and made a little test. Later I will apply some acrylic glass on the back to achieve a nice light effect.


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    Then I made a hole into the aluminum cover of the PSU for the cables. In addition I prepared all the necessary holes for the rivets.


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    Next, I drew the outlines for the fans and also drilled all the holes. Then the round shapes were cut out. Afterwards I wrapped the aluminum sheet in black foil. May be I will change the foil one more time because I just came along some nice structured one today. But I must have a look on the effect before.


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  5. random2k4

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    And another update for the Godzilla Project.

    This time, I modified the feet. I cut acrylic glass into a round shape so that it would fit on top of the feet perfectly. In addition, I made the holes bigger to fit the LEDs and new screws in.

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    Then the LEDs were equipped with cables and resistors.

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    For a nice illumination effect, I built an LED fader. This fader can handle two different circuits. The first circuit will manage the LEDs in the feet; the second one will be a little surprise.

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    Next, I cut off the old mounting system from the front panel and glued some magnets in.

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    Afterwards, I covered the front with nice textured foil. Even Godzilla approves this step :D

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    Then the windowed panel and the top cover was covered in foil as well.

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  6. random2k4

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    And here is my next update.
    This time I started with the second side panel. I planned to cut the silhouette of Godzilla in. Therefore I needed to remove the soundproof mat. I found a nice Godzilla picture in the internet which I used as a reference to make my stencil. Then I cut out the silhouette. I also covered this side panel with the structured foil. In addition I applied a plate from acrylic glass from the back and installed some LEDs for illumination purpose. In the picture it looks a little bit blue but in reality it is white.

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    As another gimmick, I found this little sound module. I saved 5 different Godzilla tracks and roars on it. The Buttons and the speaker are installed in the front part of the case. For the buttons I made myself a little mountings system and incorporated it into the front. I also changed the colors of the buttons to make them fit the overall design.

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    Then it was time to work on my little Godzilla figure. First, I took everything apart and cut off some of the spikes. To fit the electric in I carved two holes in the mid-section of the figure. Then new spikes were made out of acrylic glass on the scroll saw. Then I installed the LED´s and glued the new spikes into place. The light will fade in and out, alternating with the LED´s on the feet.

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  7. random2k4

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    Last week I made quite some progress. I started with building a base for Godzilla. Therefore, I cut Styrofoam sheets into shape and covered them with papier-mâché. In addition, some stones were glued already in place. Then, I covered everything with sand and painted it with different brown
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    Then I covered the SSD with foil and build a small mounting system with an illumination effect.

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    Next, some silver parts of the motherboard and the I/O Panel were painted black. In addition, I cut some wire mesh into shape and painted it also black to cover the fans in the front part.

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    Afterwards, I started to assemble the case. I used black rivets to put everything back together. As a next step, I sleeved the visible cables in black and white.

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  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Aw, yeah! I have a friend that would kill for a light up Godzilla.:D Brilliant. The wiring makes him look like he's really hung, though.:lol:
     
  9. random2k4

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    Next update on the Gojira project.
    This time I started by changing the color of the small detail part of the RAM to match my overall design.

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    After I installed the AiO Water-cooling system, I noticed the holes in the top part. To cover them, I cut some of the original sound proof mate into shape and screwed it into place.

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  10. warboy

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    ohhh
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  11. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    very nice indeed
     
  12. Vault-Tec

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    Awesome. Easily the best Krait mod I have seen yet.
     
  13. random2k4

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    Thanks guys! (and girls?)

    I just tried a different route than the very common snake theme for this mod. Still some details to work on but I am very happy with the result so far.
     
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    Getting really close to finish the Gojira Project.
    Now it was time for the periphery. I started with the mouse, by dissembling everything. Then I covered the hand grip with some of my structured foil. For a small detail on the top, I cut myself a stencil and sprayed on the word Gojira in Japanese Katagana. To match my overall design I also changed the two build in red LEDs with withe ones. Afterwards, everything was put together again.

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    For the keyboard, I simply used more of my structured foil and attached the TTEsports logo on the back.

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    The headset was a bit more work. After dissembling, I spray painted the grey parts white. I did not made a clear white surface but kept a sprayed on look. The LEDs of the headset also were red so I changed them here as well. The soldering was a little tricky because they are just so tiny and I only had to change 6 of them. As the last step, I changed the red fabric. I cut of the red one from the inside and attached a new white one. In addition the fabric on the head pad was also changed.

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    And now the work on the Gojira mod is basically done. I will do some more little touch ups and post some final pictures right after Christmas.
     
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  16. Icelander

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    that GPU SAG is bothering me. Everything else looks good
     
  17. random2k4

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    Yeah me to but even without the backplate the GPU has a weird bend to it
     
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    Added a short video of the mod:

     

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