Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Ace_finland, 23 Oct 2013.
I don't know how all this metal pron has evaded me. lookin stunning already
Thx! Makes it a lot neater
Thx Crapman! It just another line of text between all the other great project logs
So been crazy busy trying to get as much done as possible. The Cooler Master mod contest ends on the 31st so i am freaking out a bit right now
have had a lot of parts lying around for a while now but thought it was time to upload some photos.
Ever since i saw the Maximus Vi Formula i knew this was the board for my next computer. I generally don't like "naked" pcb's so this is perfect for me!
A lot of accessories.
Just sexy, great color scheme and as a bonus its ready to be water cooled!
Even has a backplate, this just keeps getting better and better!
Next up GPU, decided on a GTX 780 since i seem to have no time for gaming anymore. Still there is nice to have some power when i need it.
Even the inner box looks great
Awesome, almost a shame to water cool this.
Great looking backplate, won't be seen though due to the way it will be mounted
Have always wanted an I7 since i do use Solidworks quite a lot. Never could justify to buy one. This time i just bought it and didn't think about the cost
I had 16Gb of platinum ram from before. Bought another pack just for the looks. Won't really need 32gb but it does make the case look better. And some light bars.
For some reason the old ones does not look like the new ones. The old ones still have milling marks and are slightly shiny. The new ones looks like they have been blasted with some media. Lucky i bought the light bars.
So on to the case
Made some fixtures to hold the reservoirs in place. Took a while before i figured out how to do it.
The circle pattern didn't really fit the shape of the case so i decided to make my own front. Not sure if i will sand it down to make it a bit more matte. Still need to countersink all the holes.
Lowered the led strips into the acrylic. Since the sheet aluminum is lowered 2mm from the other side and the leds need about 2.4mm depth there is only 1,6 mm left of material in the middle. Was a bit worried that the light wouldn't spread out to the edges but seems to be working just fine. Won't show you that just yet.
Made some adapters for the lamptron controllers so it will attach to the sheet metal.
This is how its now, still a lot to do and not much time left but all the acrylic and sheet metal is sanded down now and fits great.
And a bit of bonus content,
obviously it won't fit in the computer but i do have a different plan once the case is done.
Great looking piece!
Will add more photos of it once i get it up and running, will be a bit later as i need to focus on the computer right now
Next update before the competition ends !
nowadays you also have side emitting led strips, only limit is that there is no rgb side emitting led yet
Thx skyrip, didn't know there was that type of leds, i keep learning useful stuff when its too late
Quick update before the competition ends!
Got all bit painted so started assembling pieces
Pumps and psu support
Lamptron controllers, had these from the old rig so was easy to make new mounts for it.
Final photos in a few min!
Some better photos!
Excellent execution of your idea really, and the endresult is very sexy, with the exposed hardware but covered up coonnectors.
Maybe you could trim the I/O-cover of the GPU or build a new one, as it's not really matching the rest of the build imho.
Ok, so what kind of black magic did you use to get the red edges in your final photos? Because in your build photos all I see is solid metal on the corners . . .
Chrom you missed the acrylic layer.
Man Ace you have been working overtime but the final result is Awesome
Great design and build quality.
I have been thinking about it. Built this for the cooler master mod competition and it ends today so i didn't have time to do any mods to it. But the project will continue for a while until all the little things are done
The white bits are acrylic and have leds in them
Thx buddy, been working for 18-21 hrs a day during the whole week. I don't think i would have survieved another day
wow Ace, that is a stunning looking build.
Love the details like the I/O cover and the way the GPU is mounted. What kind of USB hub is that in the back?
Ah, I see it now! I figured you must have put some acrylic in there, but I couldn't figure out where it fit relative to your frame and panels. So you have the acrylic attached directly to the frame, and the panels are inset in to the acrylic, right? It looks really sharp the way the pieces all flow together
I love how the plexi edges match the SSDs and grey fans.
I think it looks very nice. Some really nice ideas being incorporated. Especially in the dark quite Tron-esque. Good job!
Really effective design with some nice finishing touches. Great work.
unbelievably impressive... such a different concept and brilliant execution!
Thx Meelobee! It's actually a lot of panel mount usb's i made a separate sheet for
Yeah, the leds are dropped down into the acrylic and the aluminum panels and inserted into the acrylic from the other side.
Thx buddy! It was a rush to get it finished
As i had to rush this a bit in order to finish it for the competition i will keep modding this until i am 100% happy. There are a few things i really wanted to do to it but didn't have time. so stay tuned
Could you show more details on the GPU extension?
Yeah, i will, just need to get some new photos
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