1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Case Mod - Complete Project code name - Time.Sync. End name The Hellcat.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Vault-Tec, 9 Sep 2018.

  1. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

    Joined:
    30 Aug 2015
    Posts:
    8,846
    Likes Received:
    818
    haha no it didn't, I have been clearing and cleaning all day ! Jokes aside yeah, it really helped. It's hard not having a shed or a garage or anywhere really. Everything I needed for the build had to be out and accessible or it would have taken me ten times longer.

    But yeah, my workshop days are over. I really can't do this any more it's made me quite ill tbh. My problem is I don't know when to stop, so I end up working until like 5am then having really terrible anxiety when I can't sleep because my brain has crashed into my skull at 200 miles an hour.

    All I have left to do is cable tie in some wires I added* and then prepare the old skool rig to go on show (put the panels back on etc etc). Then I can clear off my desk, put all the tools away and get out all of the very expensive RGB peripherals I have been collecting over the past two months (Asus Xonar U7 MK2 USB, Razer Huntsman Elite, Alienware RGB mouse, RGB mouse pad etc).

    * OK so I actually had a problem I didn't know I had. If you look at the clock when I was building it and it was in the panel it was nice and bright. Fast forward to the recent pics of the machine together and it's dim. Normally I would leave well alone but I was worried the DC connector had shaken loose or worse I'd pinched a wire. So I popped the plastic clips that hold the front on and... Well it lit up as soon as I opened the panel off the front. Closed it, sure enough clock went out again. Lots of head scratching later I shone my torch in there and it seems the clock is light activated. Dumb thing is I must have soldered the sensor on at some point and forgot. Any way, I took a white LED strip and put some black vinyl over it so it made a very dim yellow light.

    That did the job it would seem.

    [​IMG]

    We wish you a Merry Christmas and an Alienware new year :D
     
  2. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

    Joined:
    30 Aug 2015
    Posts:
    8,846
    Likes Received:
    818
    Paint finished. One of the reasons I used hammered is because if it ever needs touching up it's easy to hide. Had that been flat paint I would have been in all sorts of trouble.

    [​IMG]

    I've also made a flat black IO shield, and want to make two small grey ones later today.
     
    kim likes this.
  3. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

    Joined:
    30 Aug 2015
    Posts:
    8,846
    Likes Received:
    818
    It's finished. I've also taken some photos (and a video) with a half decent camera, capable of transferring how the build looks in person into photos (almost, we all know it's actually close to impossible)

    Tech specs.
    CPU - Intel Xeon E7 ES. 14 core 28 threads
    Motherboard - MSI X99 SLi Plus!
    Memory - 8x4gb DDR4 running 2133mhz
    GPU - Nvidia Titan X (P, Pascal)
    Sound - Asus Xonar U7 MKII external USB
    PSU - Enermax Platimax EPM1500EGT 1500w

    Storage
    1TB Intel 2280 NVME PCIE SSD
    1TB Sandisk 2.5" SATA
    500gb OCZ ARC 100 SATA
    240gb Sandisk SATA
    250gb Samsung EVO SATA

    Cooling
    Radiators - 2x Bitspower Leviathan 240mm.
    Reservoir - Bitspower Z-Multi tank (100mm)
    Flow Meter - Bitspower hex RGB
    Fittings - (red) Bitspower
    Fittings - (black) Bitspower, EK & Barrow
    Hose - 11/8 (OD/ID)
    Fans - Bequiet! Silent Wings 3 (4x120mm 1x92mm)
    Fans cont - 140mm (in PSU) 80mm Noctua Industrial (cooling floor)
    Pump - DDC
    Pump Top - Alphacool acetal
    CPU block - Aquacomputer Acetal
    GPU Block - EK 1080Ti/TXP
    XSPC EC6 clear coolant

    Electronics

    Aquacomputer Poweradjust 3
    Aquacomputer Splitty! 9
    Aquacomputer Hubby 7 (X2)
    Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 LT
    Aquacomputer Farbwerk RGB controller
    XSPC RGB splitter box (X2)
    RGB memory module cooler (X4)
    30CM RGB strip (X2)
    7" 1024x600 touch screen
    EVGA Powerlink
    RGB Fan halo (X4)

    Modifications

    80mm industrial feet
    Complete interior refit (skinned with 3mm acrylic, painted with Hammerite)
    Coolermaster vertical GPU riser and ribbon
    Custom front panel constructed from acyrilic, hosts -
    Twin volt meters in front, with two way mirror/clock and coolant temp meter
    Completely rewired
    Bitfenix Alchemy 24, 8 and 6+8 pin GPU extensions (black)
    Dodge SRT "Hell Cat" badge

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    Enormous thank you to all of those who helped me. Whether it be through advice, support, kind words or whatever else.
     
  4. DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤

    DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤ Active Member

    Joined:
    14 Sep 2004
    Posts:
    914
    Likes Received:
    248
    Came out looking awsome VT :rock::rock: Clean and pro looking internals ,That screen inside is too cool ! this needs a Pro B-Roll :thumb:
     
    Vault-Tec likes this.
  5. kim

    kim hardware addict

    Joined:
    10 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    448
    Likes Received:
    137
    splendid result, :thumb: with that greenish halo and the screen, front panel rocks too, it came out really great :rock:
     
    Vault-Tec likes this.
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    10,225
    Likes Received:
    603
    Nicely done. :D It should be important to note that you kept the exterior and workings intact despite multiple refits. I would have broke most of it by now.
     

Share This Page