Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by 4LIEN, 10 May 2020.
Nice work with your PSU cover i like it
Thanks guys, i have to say that these PSU covers aren't 100% finished, so in the next days i will post the final look.
Today i post a new work done on the other side panel shield of the case!
In this side panel i will put the original Alienware control borads for LEDs and FANs + a little mod....
Modified the molex to horizontal to save space
I've make and hole in the panel and installed a plexiglas sheet
Over the plexiglas i've sticked mirror chrome vinyl and filled all the gaps with putty.
Prepared the wrapping vinyl and the backlight panel parts
Started the wrapping! It was very hard because this vinyl it's not easy to apply, and also it was difficult to center the ALIENBASE logo.
After about 2 hours this is the result!
And the illuminated logo, very smooth!
In the back we have all the control board installed
That really does look amazing!
Fact is, your worklog is a riveting journey through what I would call : some genuine old school modding ...perhaps it's only me who is kinda nostalgeek furthermore, I always had a crush on those Alienware cases, especially modded with talent like you did, I 've been watching it from the start once again this morning, because I really love your ideas and the way you bring them to life...
Thanks guys, and thanks @kim ! I really appreciate your comment! You are right, i like the old school style, and especially create these lights effects!
When all the parts will be ready, you will have a more clear idea of my vision for this project, and also i have to say that there are a lot of other special things to do!
Nice work dude, just read through from the start. Looking really nice - the hex wrap is cool!
So guys finally i can show all the case shield painted! It was a long process and with some errors and unexpected events, but in the end the result is really satisfying!
The rear shield of the case was painted with bi color, matte grey and glossy black, and it was very difficult and take me a lot of time.
The new front face finally painted and illuminated it's really mesmerizing!
Some photos with games of light and shadows, to show better the effects of this paint.
Cracking job mate looks 100% better now it's painted.
I gave up "modding" Cases cause i just ran outa cool ideas .... You haven't ! and i'm soooo glad This is like old skool case modding at it's very best and i really enjoy seeing your techniques and end results.
The front is truly "really mesmerizing" ... i could stare it all day
Thanks a lot Defyant!
Today i have some middle week updates!
So i decided to make holes in the feets, initially i don't want holes, but after i realized that they are better with holes, so i maked by myself!
After i finished the side PSU panels, installed magnets and covered some hex holes to hide the PSU
Also as you can see, i started to install some interior parts, like radiator and bottom cover (where i maked a big hole), because i need them for take measurement for the next special object.....you will see in the next days!
Good decision for the holes they look way more pro now but that psu side cover still blows me away! being able to see the power cables like that is one of the coolest ideas ever. Are you going to light that area up??
Thanks! Of course the cables are already illuminated by the ring around the connectors on the PSU, but i will make also an extra illumination system....
Nice feet 4LIEN, the old school holes to lighten them look really good
Thanks, but it' not about weight of the feets, but it's about aesthetics! Also i have to say that they are not completed at 100%, i have to refinish the holes and probably sand blasting them!
I have some update today!
I've started to assembly the reservoir tank to the radiator, i have to make a L shape bracket with aluminium to support it...
I choose this reservoir because i really like the aluminium ends, and also have a the famous t-virus spiral to put inside, really old school! But i don't know if in the finish i will put it inside.
And this is the pump, 18W PWM by BarrowCH, really big and powerfull
Initially i've planned to place the pump over the cover and simply fix it here...and this pump it's already beautiful with a very good aesthetics....But in the past days i found a special thing (that i will show in the nexts days) and so i maked the big hole in the cover for the pump.
So these are the finals position of the reservoir and the pump. You can also see that i placed under the reservoir a valve to drain the system for maintenance.
I've also wrapped the interior cover with the same vinyl used in the outside panels.
The reservoir support bracket itàs not finished yet, but at the end will be painted black
I was going to ask about that little bit you had stuck on the res before The texture of that vinyl really does look fantastic Love the ends on that res!
What kind of reservoir is this? I have never seen one like this
very good job!
Thanks, the reservoir it's made by Bykski
LOL it's just a rubber eraser! And also in the last picture there is a white foam to keep the reservoir straight. It's all temporary, also the pump, because before i have to place all the clables under the covers...
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