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Case Mod - In Progress *** PHINIX AURORA *** - 12/10/14 - Grand Finale !!! It is done...

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by phinix, 24 Jul 2012.

  1. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Cheers guys! Glad you joined in:)

    A small update today, I did a small "incision" - as I mentioned before top optical drive had to go, so I took my trusty cordless drill and get rid of that cage.

    Here are those switches that are mounted to the cage. I had to drill those rivets to separate switches from the cage.

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    ...and here is the cage

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    ...unwanted element partialy separated... You can see the shadow of "the instrument" I used:D

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    ...and patient after procedure, fully recovered:thumb:

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  2. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Now, I would like to present my first sponsor of this new project.

    MAYHEMS kindly supported me with their products.

    I received all their fantastic stuff:

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    2 bottles of their blue UV X1 coolant

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    2 bottles of UV Blue and UV Clear Dyes

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    ...and this big guy - Mayhems MHE240 LE Quad pass double radiator:rock:

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    Again, thank you MAYHEMS!!!

    Before I drilled out the drive cage I tried out this big fella inside the case.
    Look how big it is!

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    All these will be cooling my hardware inside Aurora. I can't wait to pour in this coolant to the loop, but before this, there is a LOT of work in front of me:)

    So stay tuned fellow modders:dremel:
     
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  3. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Guys, today I would like to present my second sponsor - COOLER MASTER!

    Last weekend I received a nice big box with these items inside:

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    Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 850W modular PSU

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    and CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Keyboard!

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    I'm going to stick in this big PSU in the case and take advantage of its modular cables to mod them in project color scheme.

    And this keyboard will nicely add a professional touch to the whole mod.
    I started to plan how can I mod this keyboard:eyebrow:.......:D


    Thank you again Cooler Master!:thumb:
     
  4. kelmannen

    kelmannen New Member

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    ooh, this is looking good! will follow! :)
     
  5. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    I finally caught up with a new project from a favourite modder of mine almost from the beginning of the worklog! \o/
     
  6. Ruairi

    Ruairi New Member

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    Lookin' shweeeet, glad to see the start of this project, loved nano tower :rock:
     
  7. nagyizom

    nagyizom Member

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    Sub'd and already love it!
     
  8. Mr.Evil

    Mr.Evil New Member

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    subbed :D
     
  9. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Oh man! This is going to be great! I can't wait for more and modding such a great keyboard will just be the icing on the cake!
     
  10. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Cheers guys for all your comments!

    I'm gathering all items and in the meanwhile designing panels in Sketchup.
    Of course I won't keep the original front look - it will be covered with some nice blue acrylic design. I will show them up here when I feel comfortable with the design, right now I have 3 different looks and trying to put them all together:) It's just like, when you designing some element, you generate all different ideas, but you need to pick one for exact project. That is hard! :D
     
  11. mnpctech

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    Case mod by phinix?!.... It's time for the Noobs get schooled. I'll be sharing your project on my social media channels :thumb:
     
  12. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Lovely little case, very interested to see what you can do with it! :)
     
  13. Sarakon

    Sarakon The German

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    I was thinking of buying this case, so I will be watching with interest :D
     
  14. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    I've been meaning to pick up an A04 as well.... will be watching this log closely :cooldude:
     
  15. AbKaRy

    AbKaRy New Member

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    a new build by phinix ... a must 'sub' :D ... loved your nano tower build ... was absolutely stunning and one of the projects i joined bit-tech for .... mod on bro ;)
     
  16. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Thanks guys - now everybody is watching my log, hoping to see something cool - no pressure at all! :D

    I'm working on first sketches, I will show them this weekend.
    Also I'm waiting for few acrylic and aluminum bits to start building internal elements.

    Question to all of you - I planned to use bare wires for cabling - white only.
    Do you guys think I should sleeve them or keep it bare naked? I could mix white and blue wires - could be nice... What do you think?
     
  17. whyte

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    I absolutely loved the nano tower. I cannot wait to see what you do with this already lovely case!
     
  18. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    well i never saw bare white wires - there always small letters on it: "do not eat" "aware of bears" or smth... i can't read it - bad eyes, but they always write smth on it :)
     
  19. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Sorry, I meant not-sleeved wires. I know they always have spec printed on them, which is cool I may try to get rid of that later:)
     
  20. mnpctech

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    Go with what feels right to you. It's what makes your work unique.
     

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