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Case Mod - Complete Project ALIENBASE - Alienware Aurora R4 Case ATX mod

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

  1. 4LIEN

    4LIEN Active Member

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    Thanks guys!
    Exactly in these days it's one year from the start of the mod!
    It's incredible, the time is running fast, working a lot in the weekend and in the evening during the week after my main work....it was and it's very hard!

    BUT now i'm near the end, i keep pushing, so let's update! :rock:

    This time it's the turn of my glorious GTX 1080 G1 gaming, to be converted to liquid cooling!
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    Bykski specific waterblock
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    With little mod i reach to keep the original backplate
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    But when i tried to install the card, the waterblock hit my SATA ports:duh:
    So i had to dremel the plexi and the LED bar
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    Now fit perfectly!
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  2. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Well-Known Member

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    Some mods you just don't want to end :thumb:
     
  3. 4LIEN

    4LIEN Active Member

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    @Defyant Mods in some project yes, when you don't have any time pressure it's very relaxing and satisfying modding your project!

    Now i'm preparing the fitting, and installing in position just to see how they look
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    Installed the pump and the bottom cover
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    I've already a plan for the tubing layout, but anytime when i start to make the shapes, coming out some surprise....
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    I've also decided to install these EK insert, they help to avoid the deformation of this PETG tubes, in case the liquid reach high temperatures.
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    Other tubes are taking form....now i'll have a lot of hours of work and test!
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  4. Deblow

    Deblow Active Member

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    Sick looking vinyl!
    looking good mate, not seen an Alien case build before that I can remember.
     
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  5. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Well-Known Member

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    Let me rephrase that ! Some mods I don't want to end :thumb::thumb:
     
  6. 4LIEN

    4LIEN Active Member

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    After a lot of hours of work i reach to finish the loop! Now i keep it in test with my homemade pressure tester! I made it with a MTB air fork pump, a bykski anti-slip heavy load fitting, and Schrader bicycle valve!

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    To check if there are leaks, i've made a solution with soap and water, to make some foam and apply it on the fittings with a small brush
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  7. Karrek

    Karrek Active Member

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    soapy water around electronics... scary! But at least they will be clean... :grin:
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I think a valve and that pressure dial would have been enough.
     
  9. 4LIEN

    4LIEN Active Member

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    Wait wait, don't worry, there isn't liquid, but very dense foam, and stay in place where you put it, without go away. It's also easy to clean with soft paper!


    But you need also a pump to charge the loop with air!
     
  10. 4LIEN

    4LIEN Active Member

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    So guys, I've officially finished the mod! :clap: :rock:

    I've worked hard in these days to get all details ready for the final assembly, there was some unexpected events, like always, but all resolved quickly! Also the pressure test of the loop was passed successfully!
    Now it's the time for the pleasure of your and my eyes, finally my dream come truth, the project shapes from my mind imagination are now real in front of me, and i have to admit that i'm a little surprised by the result, above my expectations! I'm very happy and satisfied of the result!

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  11. Jean R built

    Jean R built Active Member

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    Cool :cooldude:, a lot of details and textures, I like it well worth the efforts :thumb:
     
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  12. ivory2k19

    ivory2k19 Active Member

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    I am impressed of this project good job :rock:
     
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    Awesome bro! great job!:thumb:
     
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  14. 4LIEN

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    Thanks guys, i really appreciate your enthusiasm!
    Now last pictures with all OFF and a preview with light ON! :eeek:

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    ottimo lavoro!!!
     
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  16. Karrek

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    Looks better than I imagined at the beginning - splendid work and well done!
     
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  17. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    :clap: Certainly the greatest Alienware case mod ever, light effects are fantastic, but the whole thread was a real pleasant trip into genuine case moding...:dremel::wallbash:, the kind I love, almost sad that it ends,:sad: but :grin: epic build :rock:
     
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  18. 4LIEN

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    Thanks guys and thank you very much @kim, your comments are always very satisfying! Don't worry about the end of this mod, next year i'm planning a new theme mod!
    Now the last pictures part, probably the most exciting one!

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  19. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    Epic build dude!, looks fantastic, the attention to detail really paid off :thumb:
     
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  20. Defyant Mods

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    WOW ! what a stunner absolutely amazing :rock::rock::rock:
     
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