Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by masterchief9615, 15 Oct 2010.
The smoked plexy and the carbon PSU both look badass
Thank you . I think they turned out great. I can't wait to get some lights behind them!
CPU has arrived.
Watercooling has arrived.
RAM is on it's way.
In less than 7 days, this thing will be alive!
Holy case Batman! That truly is green!
Never really fell for the green color in these mods, but this is actually making sence! Great job so far!
Thanks Angel OD!
Received a few parts this weekend.
So I test fitted them and got some ideas of the final build look. I still have some work to do on the plexi to make it easy to remove.
Once I get the plexi cut and put into place, i'll upload more pictures. The RAM is arriving on Wednesday, so we can start this thing up next weekend!
I say this not too often, sexy 24 pin.
Small update guys. Last night I spent most of the night getting this thing ready to go. At around 1:00 am it was alive!
I am doing some benchmark testing on it with stock specs and then will be overclocking from there.
Also did some cutting in the plexi. Need to make a few more modifications including cutting for airflow.
Awthum , will you be cutting fan mounts? You could cut the plexi and replace part of it with mesh.
The plan is to have mesh so it will allow airflow. Not sure how I want to cut it yet. Also, working on a few ideas.
Hope to get as good of an effect as Ulysses Cazuquel and his Silver Dragon Mod
Hey its Rick from the benefit show the other night. Your build is really sweet, love the green. Is it completely done now or are you doing more to it yet? If you need some vinyl let me know and I will hook you up. I just did the DangerDen WOW cases for blizzcon with backlit vinyl and they turned out great. I don't have many pics of my latest setup but here is a link to a video of it HERE. I sold the last custom setup that was in CPU magazine to a friend of mine so like always I rebuilt.
Keep up the good work!
If you can it would be better to laser cut the perspex. Then rivet the mesh on.
OK guys, been a while since I have updated my work log. Alot has happened in that time. The bad news... My old PC I used for everything died. The good news, the last part for my new PC arrived the following day.
So, I am currently using my new PC to update this blog. That means when I want to work on it, I must take my only PC apart.
With that said, here is what I have accomplished in that time.
Intel Core i7 920 - not overclocked yet.
ASUS Sabertooth X58 motherboard w/ custom painted heatsinks.
Corsair Dominator 6GB ram. Will paint the heat fins green (Maybe)
EVGA GTX 460 overclocked to 860 MHz
CoolIT Vantage watercooling installed w/ green LED screen.
Cooler Master 850w Power Supply w/ Carbon Fiber wrap.
Almost all visible cables are sleeved w/ black & green cabling.
Plexi is cut and bent, just need to install mesh for airflow.
The last thing I have done is cut the side panel and install a window: (lighting is bad)
There is still some work to be done, but I wanted you guys to know what is going on!
This project is NOT dead!
Finally! An update! Your window looks amazing and I would paint the fins green if you get the time. If you do could you tell me what brand of paint you use, because I want to paint my heatsinks.
Yeah, im with Kidmod, the high lights look really good, and doing the dominators would bring out that side of the motherboard, and then also the X-Fi bracket to get all the PCI slots the same colour.
Still, apart from Soylent Green, the first time in a while i've seen someone paint their heatsinks.
would it be possible to retrofit the green fins from original fan onto rad fan?
Yes, finally. lol. Thanks for the comment on the window. Here is the exact paint I used for the heatsinks: HERE
That will be done to match
I will end up painting this fan to match the rest.
Will the enamel paint be ok on regular metal heatsinks? The paint is ceramic and so are the heatsinks on your mobo.
That was a risk I was willing to take...
So far, so good
All I can say is, take an old mobo and test it out
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