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Case Mod - In Progress Project: ATCS 840

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by coolmiester, 21 Nov 2008.

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What Colour To Paint Case???

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  1. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    How cool is this???

    I got to give a massive shout out to Willie at HWLabs for making me a one off GTX30 X-Flow Rad for the ATCs mod.

    Over the years Willie has become a good friend and work colleague who simply put, just seems to love getting involved with my mods and this time is no exception.

    He knows i tend to go for an X-Flow Rad as it makes for much easier hose routing so this time when i asked for something special he came up with the idea of having a total one off GTX which is just amazing of him to construct it for me.

    As you can tell, i'm pretty happy.....and rightly so in my book as there is not many manufacturers that will go to this extent so hats off to you Wille :hip:

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  2. PrometheusCon

    PrometheusCon What's a Dremel?

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    It's 'Smackover'.

    Great job on that block though. I love that flame polish.
     
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    Smackdown sounds cooler :lol:
     
  4. theAlien

    theAlien I know what a Dremel is....

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    +1 on that ...... I like the look of this vent more than the previos ones you did :thumb: ......


    ....and that rad looks bad a$$...............


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  5. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    Started to do a bit of work on the new top grill.

    Started with a 6mm sheet of aluminium and the plan is to replicate the front piece which was always going to be interesting as the original front is extruded alu and i had to copy it with a sander!!!

    I did try with my little mouse sander but i'd have been lucky to make CeBIT next year at that rate so went and hired a heavy duty sander.

    Well that made short work of it but it was a work of art to get the chamfer perfect all the way down the length and not sure if it was pure luck or skill but got there in the end then finished it off with fine grit and my little mouse sander.

    I've also had the same cut (only smaller) in the front section which will both have mesh added later.

    I'll get the last couple of bits to powder coat tomorrow and all in all i seem to be getting there and i should have it off for paint at the back end of the week......touch wood.

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  6. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Funny how someone asked if the vent will sit there seamlessly :D Good work indeed.
     
  7. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Very cool rad.
     
  8. SkiDave

    SkiDave Minimodder

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    Looking good!
     
  9. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    My apologies for this going on for so long but unfortunately its at that boring stage of just getting it all primed and wet sanded ready for paint.

    I had hoped to get it down there today but a few of the bits were late getting to powder which had a knock on effect but it should all be ready to go early next week.

    The top vent has turned out pretty nice though again its waiting for primer and i'm also making some shiny highlight rails for it.

    On a positive note though, Zotac have me some real nice cards coming but won't be here till mid February so gave me a 9800GTX to get the system up and running with for the time being which was nice of them and my friends at Intel have got involved but more on that later.

    Anyway a few pictures of it in primer......well most of it.....

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  10. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That is coming together very nicely. I love your work dude.
     
  11. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Mmmm biscuits

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    I can so see this being a Quad Sli X58 beast!
     
  12. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    For me, this is what modding is all about, there is nothing more satisfying than making something out of basically nothing and i'm never happier than with a piece of aluminium and a few tools.

    I've made one for now but there will be one either side of this one, slightly shorter in length and there will be another three for the front section so i best get a wriggle on.


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  13. 985323

    985323 I am Jack's smirking revenge

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    Wow, that looks great. love the shine on that piece
     
  14. badje

    badje boni

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    Nais and shiny. The finishing of the parts is great as usual.:thumb:
     
  15. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Now that just looks hot lol.
     
  16. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Oh my, I must go lay down down now, Too much detail and bling overload.

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  17. Degenerate83

    Degenerate83 What's a Dremel?

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    damn thats looking fine now!!!! didnt realise the ducts were inside case and not having the curvature on the outside is something else!! guessing that zotec are gonna provide you with the new 295 amp'd editions and that would make for one sick (and fast) machine. damn you coolmeister i may have to come work for you maybe some of that modding skill will rub off! you make everything seem so effortless!! well def subcribed now!
     
  18. Reverse

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    wow, that simple piece makes it look so much better!
     
  19. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    hell yeah, looks so sleek and flowing! excellent work Coolmeister!
     
  20. skullen

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    Nice one coolmiester,nice shiney bits :thumb:
     

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