Aurora - (plural: aurorae or auroras) is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and, on Earth, are directed by the Earth's magnetic field into the atmosphere. Hello everyone and welcome to my new project log! This time I would like to show you something different. It won’t be a scratch build, like all my previous projects. This time I’m going to mod a case! I hope you liked my Cube and Nano Tower and now I’m hoping you are going to like what I’m about to start. So let’s see what’s brewing shall we? PHINIX AURORA It will be a case mod, based on Lian Li A04, a micro ATX case. Reason I picked this case is that it is one of the smallest mATX cases on market – it doesn’t have any particular feature that I was after. It is simple and easy to mod - this is why you can do basically anything with it I haven’t done any case mods before, so it is going to be a challenge for me, but also a good fun. I have some ideas what I’m going to do to this little case and would like to share them with you guys... again! Main ideas: • Color scheme: white and blue, pure aurora • Shape and size: very close to the size of the case itself: (W) 188mm x (H) 386mm x (D) 460mm • White powder coating and painting • Blue and white acrylic elements • Customised side panels and front panel • Watercooled CPU and GPU • Internal “power chamber” including PSU and all wires and power junction • Custom made drive cage • Custom Interior lighting Hardware (may change during the project): • i5 2500K OCed to the limits • mATX motherboard • 8GB of RAM • GTX670 graphics card • modular PSU • 2x SSD and 2.5” HDD for storage Watercooling: • CPU block/pump • GPU block • Double radiator • Reservoir • Blue tubing • Compression fittings • Temperature sensor + lcd display • Blue coolant First phase has started - I'm gathering all hardware and items. It will take a while, but couldn't keep this project hidden any much longer So again... JOIN ME IN THIS NEW CRAZY MODDING RIDE !!! : My Phinix Aurora Project is sponsored by: MAYHEMS Mayhems kindly supported me with the following items: Mayhems MHE240 LE Quad pass double radiator 2x X1 - UV Blue Coolant Blue 10ml Dye UV Clear/Blue 10ml Dye COOLER MASTER Cooler Master kindly supported me with the following items: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 850W modular PSU CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Keyboard ENERMAX Enermax kindly supported me with the following items: 3x 120mm Cluster fans 1x 80mm Cluster fan 3x 120mm Lepa Casino Blue fans MNPCTECH Well known to all of us, professional modder Bill from MNPCTECH kindly supported my project again, by sending me these items: Mnpctech Machined Aluminum "Diamond Knurl" PC Case Feet Mnpctech Machined Billet Aluminum Fan Grill Blow Hole Kit 120mm 16x Blue Anodized Case Thumbscrews 80mm Chrome Acrylic HC Fan Grill PC Mod Digital Thermometer HINDLEYS Hindleys is a huge design and technology supplies shop, where you can buy all the kind of materials, tools, electronics, hardware and consumables and all the craft and design products. They kindly supported me with the following items: Aluminum sheet 2mm 1250mm x 625mm 1m long 20mm thick fluorecent blue round rod GIGABYTE GIGABYTE kindly supported my Aurora project with their Z77 mATX motherboard - GA-Z77M-D3H. EKWB EKWB kindly supported my project with their nickel/acetal water block for GTX670 with a nice backplate and fantastic white reservoir! SCYTHE Scythe kindly supported my project with their newly announced Scythe Kaze Station II fan controller! MONSOON COOLING Monsoon Cooling kindly supported my project with their compression fittings and adapters. 3 kits of white compression fittings 2 white 45 degree adapters 6 white 90 degree adapters CHILLEDPC Tom From ChilledPC is helping me out with his CNC cutting and powder coating services. I've been using Tom's services since 2008 - always pleasure working with him.