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Case Mod - In Progress ⭐ Project 50/50 by Papa Jock & Azteka

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  1. azteka

    azteka New Member

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    Hello everyone!

    First of all, I would like to thank our sponsors for the support we have provided some of our components.

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    You may have wondered why this project is called 50/50.
    Some time ago we got a gorgeous case In Win 909 and we thought about doing a bit of it with her.
    My colleague, Papa Jock, already had an idea how he would like to do this, but it did not fit well with what was inside the casing, so I put my hand on the screwdriver and took the inside of the casing.
    As we did this, the ideas began to catch the contour for another project so we decided that out of a case In Win 909 two modding projects will come out.

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    After we disassembled the outer casing we isolated with paper to protect the exterior finishes.

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    To be easier to follow, we decided to name the projects as follows: 50/ for the project where we will use the original exterior and /50 for the project where we will use the original interior.
    So for the 50/ project we have rebuilt the inner part from scratch. The casing will have a bottom-up airflow and 16x Alphacool Susurro Fan - 120 - Black / Blue Edition - 1700rpm arranged in push-pull configuration, two pumps and two reservoirs.
    We have not decided yet whether there will be one loop with two pumps and two reservoirs on the same circuit or we will make two loops.
    Maybe with you, during this project we will decide which configuration is better and more efficient.
     
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  2. azteka

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    These are some of the components we already have. I'm sorry about the quality of the pictures.
    For the moment we do not have any video cards and processors and we're going to see what processors and video cards we'll have.
    We would like to make a system with AMD Ryzen / Radeon Vega and one on 7th Generation Intel Core / nVidia GTX and see the parallel performance of the two systems.

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    2x Seasonic Prime Platinium 750W
    2x G.Skill Flare X DDR4-3200
    16x Alphacool Susurro Fans 120mm Black/Blue Edition
    Alphacool Fittings/Hard Tubes/Reservoirs/Radiators/Flow Indicator
    2x Alphacool CPU Water Blocks

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  3. azteka

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    The first stage consisted in the execution of templates for radiator covers.
    In the first phase we made from cardboard, after which we switched to forex and ended with 2.5mm metal sheet cutting at CNC.
    The second stage consisted of grinding, primer and painting radiator covers.
    We used the primer for metal, the usual white paint and pearl lacquer.
    In the third part we manually cut the 4mm and 8mm polycarbonate pieces.
    We wanted to preserve the original appearance of the exterior of the case without giving a hole.
    So we cut some sheets of polycarbonate to be trapped in the original fasteners of the casing.


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    We grind and polished the edges and then gave it with pearl lake.
    What I like is that the brush does not get lost and that we got an interesting effect, between brush and perl effect.

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    I removed the existing paint layers and paint from the factory with a paint remover.
    The removal was quite difficult because the original painting was made in an electrostatic field and there were places where he did not want to come out.
    We helped with a pressure washer to remove the dye that stuck soaked for a while with the paint removal solution.

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    Papa Jock mounted the fans on the radiators then inside the painted previous fixtures.
    Then he attached some fittings to the pump to see exactly the position of the pumps and the subsequent tube path.

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    The height of the pump and the tank did not allow us to attach the tube to the end so we modified the tanks.

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    To strengthen the structure we chose to make a 2.5mm aluminum central wall that will support the motherboard, the PSU, the reservoires and the storage,
    because the parts with the radiators are quite heavy. The PSU will have a console support. We did a sample assembly and went out pretty solid.


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    Prior to applying the primer, I cleaned the last traces of paint remaining on the chassis with a fine sandpaper and water.
    Having many irregular shapes and difficult to clean edges took us longer than we expected for their removal.
    Chassis residue was cleaned and dried for primer application.
    Several primer layers were applied after drying, followed by multi-layer dyeing.
    After painting a special lacquer ("pixie dust") was applied to give glow and clarity from all angles and a more spectacular visual effect.

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    Papa Jock assembled the components in 50/ and begins to take shape.
    Fallow, the wire management, setting the pipe path... and others.

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    and /50 part began to take shape. We built the outside case from 8mm polycarbonate shell.
    that being forced to enter on the edges with the rubber hammer, without any other gripping system.
    All polycarbonate sheets were cut manually.

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    50/50

    We have started to assemble and map the cooling routes and cables.

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    Thanks to GIGABYTE AORUS for this wonderful motherboard.

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    In the front side will also have an Alphacool NexXxo ST30 240mm radiator.
    It looks great those Alphacool Susurro anti-vibration silicone fan frames.
    Thank you Aquatuning Romania, for watercooling.
    The both sides of Fifty-Fifty Project starts to take shape.


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    This weekend we worked intensively on cutting and finishing manually the back of the case,
    to fit the 360mm radiator. As well as preparing for mounting the components we currently have.
    A part of the case structure was also cut to improve the airflow from the rear.
    A bracket has been created to suspend the pump at the top.
    Once we have the processor, video card and waterblocks for them we will start and trace the pipes and fittings.
    The next step is to sleeving the PSU cables and trace the routes of them.

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