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Scratch Build – In Progress PAULTAN: ASUS TUF ARMORSUIT Z77: Nominee for MOD of the Year 2012

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by paultan, 11 Jun 2012.

  1. paultan

    paultan R E V E N T O N

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    :DFinally I had time to create a short and brief worklog for my new case.

    It's my first time to build a scratch build case. And I only have 1 week to make the design and 1 week to execute it. It's a big challenge, but I think it is possible.

    here are some of the email Asus sent me so you guys would know why, what causes the final look to be the way it is.

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    as you can see, that is the reason why this build has no dedicated GPU on it. The goal is for display purposes not for benchmark or performance demo. But after they use this and send it back to me. I'll mod it and attach a dedicated gpu for it.

    so the designing process starts here

    this design took me 1 day to create a sketch. But it took me 1 week to finish the actual design of the details and measurements.

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    Now how I made it possible?

    I have to wait for the actual parts to arrive before I was able to make the actual measurements for the case.

    The first thing to arrive was the Motherboard w/CPU

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    So I started with the cover for the motherboard.

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  2. paultan

    paultan R E V E N T O N

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    PSU & Cooler Arrived

    Now that the the PSU Corsair TX850M and Corsair H100 arrived. I continued the measurement once again.

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    here, I started making the base for the case.

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    and anotrher package came in from Asus

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    Oh I really love this Fans from Corsair!

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    really perfect for the theme!

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    Thanks Corsair!!!
     
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  3. paultan

    paultan R E V E N T O N

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    Corsair H100

    Now for the Initial modding for Corsair H100

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    paultan R E V E N T O N

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    The Aluminums

    For this project I went to use the Aluminums, so that the case will be lighter.

    So after finishing all the measurements and design, I went to the waterjet machine to have it process. :)

    I used a 1mm sheet for the entire case, 6mm for the holder of the H100 Radiator and 15mm for the sides.

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    paultan R E V E N T O N

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    the piler and sanding

    Now for the tiring part :) Used a piler and then sanded everything else. Wow! Whole day!
    I can't imagine how Atilla can do everything and make it look so easy. hehe THank Atilla for the inspiration!

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    Initial Assembly and test fitting

    Now let's assemble the base for the Radiator holder

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    then test fit eh Radiator Shroud :)

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    and the new cover for H100

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    Bending

    Now let's bend this baby!

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    the most difficult part

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    tsk tsk.... not straight

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    Mounting SSD

    Now let's mount this baby!

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    nice!
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    But there's a problem, I can't close the base because the holder is blocking it. So let's do some modding. :)

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    now it's closing again

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    no sleep!
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    sanding again and painting

    So before we paint this one. let's sand it again to make everything flat as muc as possible :)

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    ready for painting the base color

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    painted the Corsair SP120 Rings

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    Texturizing

    Now let's put some details on this case!
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    then the actual paint

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    and the other parts...

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    up to 1hr before I finish mounting this sticker on the cover. wow!

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    Detailing

    Now for the accent colors. Yellow Orange!

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    with lights

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    not alighned labels.

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    power buttoin, thanks to my friend Kharr!!

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    Finaly look of the H100
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    problem!

    Now here's the part where I'm 1 day late and some big problem comes out

    no time to repaint, no time to let it dry for 2 days. no time at all!!! COMPUTEX is coming and I have to send it 5 days ahead. waahhh!!!!!


    I was force to repaint everything and remove all the stickers.

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    After 2 days straight without sleep, I manage to make some changes for the cover. added some details to make it nice and also changed the name.

    From The Ultimate Force I changed it to TUF ARMORSUIT Z77

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    Final Assembly, photoshoot and shipping

    Now it's final assembly of the case. Took me 2hrs to completely assemble the case.

    I need to make sure that no one can easily diss-assemble this case and need to secure the parts since it's a open case. They can easily remove parts. That's why I made a proper sequence to remove parts properly without damaging the case.

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    added some LED lights

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    after my official and quick photoshoot. DHL came and I have to pack the unit ASAP. Grrrr!
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    Wow. This is awesome.
     
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    COMPUTEX 2012

    Here are some photos from other sites

    COMPUTEX 2012 ASUS BOOTH

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    wow great design, (Kinda looks like a tank that could use a barrel!)
     
  17. Burnout21

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    Tron tank, awesome build!!!!
     
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    Wicked!! Looks awesome...
     
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    Nicely done Paul... well thought out, I couldn't imagine building this given the short amount of time and yet you have managed to finish it and came out great.
     
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    :jawdrop:Nice awesome design and details Paultan.:thumb: If U made something to support the PCI cards. Then U could produce it as a TUF bench made my ASUS :D

    Now continue the work on your Cosmos II :rock:
     

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