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Case Mod - In Progress Project ALIENBASE - Alienware Aurora R4 Case ATX mod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by 4LIEN, 10 May 2020.

  1. Flop Ysh

    Flop Ysh New Member

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    @4LIEN Thank you very much
    With such a higher density of led, only one row of led should be enough then

    have a good day

    ps: it seems that PCs only uses WS2812B (on MB or controllers like the Corsair one), or at best WS2813 since they use the same libraries and Voltage. I've found some at 144led/m with SMD 5050, on my local amazon : that should be quite bright :cooldude:!
     
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  2. 4LIEN

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    I'm back guys with a very little update, nothing special, in these days I am devoting myself to many small details...so here are some of these details!

    This will be the CPU waterblock from Barrow
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    As you can see the metal decoration are gold plated, very cool but not for my project
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    So i removed them all
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    And painted with aluminium finish
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    Another little work was done on the USB 2.0 and AUDIO connectors, i've removed all the PIN, soldered black wires and fitted black connector.
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  3. 4LIEN

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    So guys today its time for an interesting update! :rock:

    To assemble all the parts I made, i need to proceed in a precise assembly order, so one of the first parts is the front radiator with the tank.
    So I got to work preparing the tank for assembly ... but first i need to mod it!

    This is the original tank reservoir look, with the super classic and already seen 1000 times, T-virus
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    But for this mod i want something different to put inside the tank!
    So i found this case, i think its from 2000/2005, probably someone of you guys remember this!

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    I've removed from it one of the front plexi bar with air bubble; and from the t-virus i've removed the G1/4 support
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    Cutted the bar and maked new hole for 5 mm LED, and then polished
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    To polish the hole, I've used the dremel with synthetic cotton and abrasive paste!
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    Glued all the parts and installed an o-ring
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    Then i designed and realized with laser these hex forms
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    And installed on the plexi bar!
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    Anddd this is the final new look!
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    Basically I wanted to create a kind of "energy cell" or reactor, in short, something cool that seems to generate energy!
    The effect with the LED ON and the liquid inside I can assure you that it leaves you speechless, but for now I will not show you anything, you will see it as a surprise in the end! :grin:
     
  4. Flop Ysh

    Flop Ysh New Member

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    NEEEEEED
     
  5. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    I am already speechless without the light effect :jawdrop:... your build is absolutely epic, and every update is stunning :wallbash:
     
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  6. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    OCM.

    Obsessive compulsive modding.

    Sick dude !
     
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  7. 4LIEN

    4LIEN Active Member

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    Thanks kim! I really appreciate your comments! :winking:


    LOL, i think i'm officially affected from this pathology! :hehe: :dremel:
     
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  8. Defyant Mods

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    OMG! i owned one of those cases!!!

    Amazing the ideas you come up with , This is mixing old skool modding skills and ideas with modern ideas and techniques and i'm loving it !!!:thumb::thumb:
     
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  9. 4LIEN

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    The time is going really fast, almost a month has passed since the last update! :duh:
    So now it's time for BIG updates!:clap:

    I finally managed to install the first panels and covers on the case!
    Now i have to do a lot of wires management!

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    Sleeved custom extension are ready, maked in collaboration with HardWire

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    And also i've installed another radiator, the XSPC TX120 (20mm thickness) that goes on the back of the case, you can see it in the first picture.

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    These special look fans, made by ALSEYE, will be installed on it, and the other two fans on the upper radiator, that i will show i the next step.
    From the first time I saw them, I immediately thought they would be perfect for my mod, i really love the drone look! :grin:


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  10. Defyant Mods

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    That full shot of the side :thumb: this is going to look amazing ! The fans are the perfect choice for this mod :rock:
     
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  11. 4LIEN

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    Meanwhile in these days it's arrived the new hardware! :rock:
    I remember all that these parts are NOT sponsored.

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    Finally i opted for i5 instead i7, because this is the best choice for what i have to do: gaming!

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    Fall in love with this RAM! It's good putting Predator RAM inside Alienware computer?!? :eyebrow: We'll see! :lol:

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    This mainboard it's absolutely awesome, desing and build quality in a perfect mix, i can't resist to the aluminium heatsink!

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    Just a little note about the red capacitors on the bottom left in the audio zone, i will probably make a black plate to cover them!
     
  12. Defyant Mods

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    That's some really really nice hardware ! and respect for going without a sponsor :rock: Predator V Alien !!! You could make a movie out of that :naughty:
     
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  13. kim

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    I agree :grin: ... otherwise, a wonderful MB for yourproject :thumb:
     
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  14. 4LIEN

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    Thanks guys! Every detail need attention to make the difference!
     
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  15. 4LIEN

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    I'm working hard to get all parts assembled, so here are more updates!

    Assembled the Alien Portal to the main wires cover
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    Finally installed the main board and the extension! It was hard to get all the wires in position under the main cover, it take me a lot of time and some extra modifications.
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    Also the top radiator is in position
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    With all the fans installed
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    Bonus items: i found a rare set of PCI cover with hex holes, very perfect for my MOD! And of course a set of green screws!
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    And also i found a bargain on Amazon for this NVMe SSD, i will use it only for GAMES! So they will load faster!
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  16. censored_Prometheus_

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    I can't see the image alone?:cooldude:
     
  17. kim

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    same here, no pics are visible, and links are dead:worried:
     
  18. 4LIEN

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    Fixed pictures! They was probably lost last night in the bit-tech server migration! :duh:
     
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  19. Toru

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    very nice hardware and nice cover!:clap:
     
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  20. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    This is coming together fast:), nice use of the LCD inners gives a cool effect, and I cant wait to see that res filled and lit.
     
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