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Case Mod - In Progress PaultanDesigns: The Dark Knight PC - FINISHED

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by paultan, 19 Nov 2011.

  1. paultan

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    a short recap of the build log :)

    Hello everyone, some of you maybe familiar with me and to this build. It's already done after a year. Finally! But I want to share to you some quick worklog for this build. So you'll have a better idea how I made the Dark Knight PC.

    I started last year when I got one of the first batch of the COSMOS II last October 2011 but actually started posting on January 2012.

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    after that, I suddenly had the Idea to remove the handle bars to make it more sexier.

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    and the Idea came out. (early photoshop concept art)

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    after a while. The Dark Knight idea grew in me.

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    Now let's head on to converting this case to 90 deg rotated mobo tray.

    First is to cut a big hole on the top and test where to actually set the mounting for motherboard.

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    ooking good. now let's try to mod the motherboard itself.
    since it will be "Dark Knight" it will be a requirement to use all black parts as possible and to achieve that I really wanted to try to paint the motherboard to see if it's really possible.

    i used an asus Sabertooth 990FX board for this build since it will be my PC for work.

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    removed the stickers
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    then masked all the other parts, and painted it!

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    and recorded a video if it will explode or will work
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    now for the GPU

    3 Asus DCU II GPUs

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    then after painting the heatsinks

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    then later on I decided to cut it in half

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    then for the special mounting! my original design Reverse GPU Mounting.

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    then E22 saved my day. I had my design laser in aluminum by Nate

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    now for the corsair Airflow and Airflow PRO

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    First initial testing of my design

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    Final Design and Result

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    then I removed the drive cages from the bottom and placed them on the upper front

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    now for the side panel design.

    my concept art.

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    now for the execution

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    looks succesful but the sidepanels aren't friendly

    so I decided to make my own sidepanel but making it from acryllic

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    looks much better. we'll see much more of it later.
     
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    now for the front panel

    I had to do it more than 3 designs and apply it on the front panel over and over just to get what really satisfy my taste.

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    looks like an ironman case. not good.

    2nd attempt. fail again.

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    and last attempt.

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    batman logo

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    then the FRONT I/O Cover. Cut some old USBs and made this.

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    and the end result is this

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    rams

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    back panel

    my concept art and design

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    execution
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    and then for the interior too

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    fantastic job.
     
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    watercooling parts from AquaComputer

    so beautiful

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    then murder it with black paint haha

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    end result

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    sleeving

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    then the PSU mod!

    AX1200 with the help of my friend Anthony with the soldering.

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    assembly

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    the back

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    the side panel

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    then the label

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    after 5hours assembly

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    Reading through this (finally) is a joy Paul. There is so many unique and inspirational ideas in here that you have executed perfectly. Great job and well done buddy!
     
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    Beautiful work. Stunning photography too.
     
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    thanks Nate! Thanks phenoptix!

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    I don't know what happened, maybe it's because of my white balance. the lights turned violet... hmmm... it's is white in person.

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