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Case Mod - In Progress Official "John Hanlon Fund Raiser" PC Build (Thank you Mach!)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 23 Feb 2012.

  1. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Please Share this Project Thread with your friends!

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    Fractal-Design visited Mnpctech to check out the case, before it shipped out!



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    Fellow, bit-tech member, JohnHanlon303 lives with incurable Asbestos Poisoning, which leaves him with 40% lung capacity. He can no longer be employed with this condition. Hes filed paperwork for Government financial assistance, but won't see 1st check until this April. Until then, he needs financial help with living expenses and medical prescriptions. To help raise money for John, I've teamed up with Darth Beavis to build a custom PC, to auction off on Ebay. I'm doing the case modifications then sending the modified case to Darth, he'll install a water cooled system and oversee the auction of the PC on Ebay.

    Another way to help John is by making a direct donation via Paypal, HERE organized by Alex Ftoulis aka AnGEL and Masbuskado Modding, leaders of HOTG modding association and NewModCity.

    You can join the "Support John Hanlon" Group on facebook organized by Alex Ftoulis aka AnGEL to offer your help however you can. Even if you can't afford to help financially, post your words of support for John! :clap:

    This Case Mod portion of this build is done by bit-tech's MOTM Sponser, Mnpctech!

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    Set of Mnpctech Machined Aluminum "Diamond Knurl" PC case feet

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    2x140mm (280) Mnpctech Billet Raditor Grill for top panel and 2x120mm (240) Mnpctech Billet Radiator Grill

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    Top Radiator grill installed with M4 socket head machine screws for radiators

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    Custom clear cast acrylic PC Case window installed in the define R3 by Mnpctech

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    For clear installation, Scotch 4010 Clear Mounting Tape was used to apply clear cast acrylic PC Case window in the define R3

    The System will be installed by Richard Surroz (aka Darth Beavis) from Out of The Box Mods

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    Richard Surroz (aka Darth Beavis)

    bit-tech Members who have donated Hardware to the build!

    Kayinblack donated DDC Waterpump
    Slickdsg donated Windows 7 Operating System
    Furballzen's business PCModul.us has donated 240 radiator grill / 120mm fan grill

    240 Honeycomb Radiator Grill from PCModul.us

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    Cheapskate has donated his custom hand made Waterblock & DDC waterpump top!

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    Custom hand made DDC waterpump top by Cheapskate

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    Custom hand made CPU Waterblock by Cheapskate

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    "Custom application launcher made by yougotkicked based on the rainmeter platform - YGKtech"

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    Mayhems Dyes

    Mayhem’s are rapidly becoming the leading manufacturer of liquid cooling solutions in Europe. Our product range is expanding monthly, providing the water cooling community an expansive array of differing solutions and liquids intended for the thermal performance market. However it doesn’t end there, we are working on a myriad of new solutions for the enthusiast and will continue to develop our range.

    Thank you to SteelSeries and Richi Bowzer (aka rchiileea) from XtremeComputing.co.uk for donating these new Peripherals for the Hanlon Fund Raiser system!

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    SteelSeries Siberia Headset
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    SteelSeries Merc Stealth
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    SteelSeries Sensei
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    Thank you!!! to Patriot Memory for donating these awesome products to the "John Hanlon Fund Raiser" PC Build

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    Viper Extreme DDR 500

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    Patriot PYRO 120BG SSD

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    NZXT has donated a new 850W Power Supply!

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    Lutro0 Customs is sleeving the NZXT 850W PSU with Red / White / Blue Paracord!

    You can contact Lutro0 Customs through their facebook Page


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    Lutro0 Customs is sleeving the NZXT 850W PSU with Red / White / Blue Paracord!

    You can contact Lutro0 Customs through their facebook Page


    Hand crafted Stainless Steel Watercool Loop Reservoir by Paslis!

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    Thank you to ZOTAC! for donating a new 580 GTX Video card!

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    Thank you to Prolimatech for donating two 120mm and 140mm Vertex BLUE LED Cooling fans to the John Hanlon Fund Raiser PC Build!

    BIG Thank you to these fellow Sponsors for donating their products!

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    Fractal Design Define R3 White case, Only $99 at Newegg

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    Features:
    Improved model over Fractal Design Define R3
    Stunning front panel design
    Patent pending ModuVent™ design - removable vents!
    Pre-fitted with dense, noise absorbing material
    Motherboard tray cut-out, allows easy access to rear of motherboard
    Eight HDD-trays, with silicone mounting
    Can accommodate up to seven 120/140mm fans, two supplied
    PCI fan controller for 3 fans included
    Easily removable front fan filters with clip-on holders for 120mm fans

    Specifications:
    Dimensions 207.40 x 440 x 521.2mm (WxHxD)
    Weight 12.5 Kg
    Motherboard Compatibility Mini ITX, Micro ATX and ATX
    Power Supply Compatibility Standard ATX, can accommodate long PSUs
    PCI/AGP Card Compatibility Full size (up to 290 mm long)
    3.5" Drive Bays 8, all SSD compatible
    5.25" Drive Bays 2, one bay converts to 3.5" for floppy or card reader
    Roof Cooling Fans Space for two 120mm, none supplied
    Rear/Side Cooling Fans Rear - space for one 120mm fan, supplied; Side - space for 140 or 120mm fan not supplied
    Front/Floor Cooling Fans Front - space for two 120mm fans (both with filters), one supplied; Floor - space for one 120mm fan (with filter), not supplied
    Expansion Card Slots 7, with sleek white painted brackets
    Front I/O Ports 2x USB 2.0, 1x eSATA and Audio I/O
    Accessories PCI fan controller, controllers up to 3 fans
    Warranty 24 months

    Project Log Update 3/5/12
    Here is the Patriotic custom paint mural we've created for the White Define R3 case. The airbrushed mural is done hand, by Brad Galvin :cooldude:

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    Updated 5/03/12

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    Updated Photos 5/6/12

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  2. mnpctech

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    The Fractal-Design Define R3 has Black factory sound dampening foam on the side panels. My goal is to install a custom window without the Black U-channel window molding, so the panel has clean look.

    Make first initial cut with your Dremel and reinforced cutting wheel, to allow use of Jigsaw and cut the window more efficiently

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    You have created a slot to allow a Jigsaw w/ 18 TPI cutting blade. The blade will cut through the Steel and sound dampening foam. You will have to periodically clean foam debris from the Jigsaw blade.
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    Using a Jigsaw is much quicker than using a Dremel to cut your window
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    I'm removing 1/4" of Black foam from the edge of opening with X-acto knife, so I can install Clear acrylic window with 3M 4010 Tape.
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    Using Flat head screw driver to peel off the 1/4" of sound deadening foam
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    Reside left on the Steel after peeling off 1/4" foam
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    Small particles of the foam will melt onto outside of window, that need to be removed.
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    Using small hand file to remove small particles of the melted foam.
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    To remove residue of the foam, I dabbed Sunnyside brand Mineral Spirits to a piece of cloth and rubbed off the residue. The Mineral Spirits did not effect the factory paint finish on the Define R3.
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    Residue of foam, before applying Sunnyside brand Mineral Spirits.
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    Foam residue removed.
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    Now you can install Clear acrylic window cut to the dimensions of the exposed Steel, with 3M 4010 Tape
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    I'm going to install a Clear Cast Acrylic window later, after the panel has been custom painted with 3M 4010 Tape


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  3. Mark_Skeldon

    Mark_Skeldon New Member

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    Nice and neat :)
     
  4. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Thats the spirit of the modding community. Not only creating. But supporting our friends too. I am proud to be a member of this brotherhood. Bill you rock bro! ;)
     
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  5. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Subed. Oh my.

    the john
     
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  6. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    When I get home this evening, I'll donate whatever's in my Paypal at the time. Has to be close enough to £20.

    Great start Bill. :)

    Oh, and I almost forgot, something like this deserves a rep bomb.
     
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  7. LithiumDesign

    LithiumDesign 3dsMax User

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    oh wow! :O
     
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  8. DynamoNED

    DynamoNED New Member

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    Subbed. I don't have much, but I'll be happy to donate and to bid on this mod when it's finished.
     
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  9. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    There will be custom paint too? I have to follow this.
     
  10. masbuskado

    masbuskado Compulsive Modder

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    Nicely done Bill it is time that we get united more often not just in times like this... Respect bro... mod on and Viva la Revolution... Hands of the Gods!!!

    I will send you an AMD ATX that offer JH on FB so you can put it in there so don't worry about MoBo...

    If I can help some how (with the modding) just let me know!!! : )
     
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  11. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Well said Alex and well done Bill for doing this mod...You both top blokes.:thumb::clap::clap:
     
  12. DarthBeavis

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    Thanks for getting an awesome worklog up Bill! FYI: I am pointing sponsors here as I work to get more support ;) As new sponsors are added I encourage everyone to like their FB pages and thank them for supporting our community. Alex and Bill you two are awesome people as is john, a guy who deserves our love and respect.
     
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  13. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    I'll see what I can find here for you guys, be it parts or money. You're too important to us to let leave the internet, John. Who would I discuss being sick with?

    Tell ya what. I have 4x1GB of Ballistix Tracers (green LED) here if you guys don't have any other RAM. Let me know and it's yours.
     
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  14. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    I was just now thinking about this so thought I'd better keep an eye out for it starting & really awesome to see it start, hope it raises a good amount, mod on Bill, nice window already. :D:rock:

    Stars & reps :D

    :D Awesome isn't it, :rock: hope all is as good as can be for you mate, we all appreciate the john. :):rock:

    Just done my rep bomb on all involved in this. :D:rock:
     
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  15. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    If this was not for John, I'd be very worried to see Bill mod this Fractal as he might do a better job than me at it! :lol:

    But since it's for a case as good at helping John, I'll actually forgive him! :) Mod the HECK out of that thing, and make it as EPIC as you possibly can! :thumb:

    Can't really think of a better reason to mod TBH. :rock:

    And John, PLEASE don't spend your remaining money on buying this off of Ebay when the auction starts! :lol:
     
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  16. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Just dropping in and throwing in my support too. I know I've been away waaaaaaay tooooo long, and I know it's just a project log banner, but I still wanted to help! If you need anything else guys, lemme know!
     
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  17. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    I'm also here. This goes to show what a great community BT is.
     
  18. rchiileea

    rchiileea Active Member

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    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :clap: So much awesome... I'm glad yer back on the net, John.:D

    @DarthBeavis - Sent you a DDC top to go with this rig. If we don't get a pump, well, Just throw it in as a matching paperweight. Let us know what you are short on so stuff can happen.

    @EEl - EEL! EEEEEEEELLLLLLL!!!! :rock:
     
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  20. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Also John and Bill, are there any parts I could help out with. Sure I have some spare modding gear too. :)
     

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