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Case Mod - Complete Project: L3p L4n - Mod Of The Year 2012 Nominee.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by l3p, 26 Jun 2011.

  1. matiss

    matiss Member

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    *drooool* superb, over the top...i think i may be in love :D
     
  2. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Oooooooh, that block makes me miss the old EKWB designs.... :(
     
  3. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Same here man, thanks :D

    Thanks a lot fellow desk man! :D
    Well I did have plans for the bracket, however I'm keeping it for stability.
    That crazy cards weight is around 2Kg now :wallbash:

    Thanks m8!
    Really hope you enjoyed it and keep doing that :thumb:

    Thanks a lot bulldogjeff, really means a lot to me! :rock:
    However personally I'm 100% sure I don't stand a chance against this years mods :)

    Haha thanks matiss :thumb:

    I'm actually starting to get used to the new design :D
     
  4. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Well .. promised Corsair to do something with the ssd's.
    There also was a discussion here with Waynio and The_Crapman about doing something about the ssd's.

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    Sanded with P220. I have something with brushed alu....

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    But have other plans.

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    Sawing a piece of tinted acrylic.

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    Polishing

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    Taping the acrylic and glue it with transparent glue. (Becomes transparent when it's dry)

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    In the meantime further with the casebadge while the glue is drying.
    One of the nicest badges I've seen.

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    Dr. Dre on it again.

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    Became hotter then I expected.

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    But who the heck makes 2mm thick badges :D

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    More then an hour of filing and sanding.

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    With the result.

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    Glue nicely dried.

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    One to go :p

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    Same ritual.

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    And the result.
    I'm very happy with it :)

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    Noticed right now the heatshrink let go cause of all the dis-connecting :/

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  5. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Sweeeet, that is sooooo much better & thanks to the neon acrylic it also keeps a good element of the stock cases but enhanced by 100x, perfect. :D:clap:

    Nice job on that Pete. :dremel:
     
  6. Jrule2

    Jrule2 New Member

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    My first time commenting on any of your work but.... this is definitely an amazing build! The Mars II is a big stand out with that custom block but, I definitely love what you've done with the SSD as well (among basically everything else amazing in this build, of course) :)

    On that note - if I was to attempt something similar, you wouldn't mind? :D been looking for a way to feature my SSDs in a desk build for a while now.
     
  7. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Nice touch with the badges dude!
     
  8. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks Waynio :thumb:
    This idea actually came up because I didn't exactly want to do what you guys said :D

    Thanks Jrule2, really appreciate your comment here :thumb:
    PLEASE do so! Posting all this stuff in detail is so other people can do the same :)

    Thanks Editor22!
    Still have no feeling in one of my fingers cause of that tiny logo :D
     
  9. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    I'd lick it! :thumb:
     
  10. Meelobee

    Meelobee New Member

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    Those SSD's look awesome, almost wish mine would be visible in my build so I could do something similair. Once again, nice job :)
     
  11. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    I'm so glad you didn't, because the result is phenomenal!:clap::rock:
    An SSD with a window, what ever will he do next?
     
  12. bundymania

    bundymania Bastelorakel Industries Worldwide

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    Very nice SSD Mod ! :)
     
  13. Evenge

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    Awesome work! (I spent almost 15 minutes thinking something briliant to say but I'm too busy trying to catch my breath at the moment...) :D

    Pity SSD drives are so valuable, otherwise I would try this myself! :dremel:
     
  14. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Oh no, you have to stop teasing me now, that SSD is brilliant, one of the best I have seen.. And back to what you said about some of the builds this year, there is some amazing stuff coming out this year, I was thinking the same thing as you. The standards are just so high.
     
  15. Zesti

    Zesti Aluminium + file

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    I don't usually like badges, but those look amazing! Very professional. Great work so far with everything else too! :thumb:
     
  16. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Still think it's a weird comment :D
    Thanks a lot man! :thumb:

    Thanks Meelobee.
    Well just move it and start, I know you can do it :dremel:

    I actually have no idea hehe.
    T:cooldude:hanks m8 for inspiring me

    Thanks Bundy!

    Think you made a good one with this comment :thumb:

    Thanks man!
    Right now the ssd makes me think of the new Dominator platinum series. Love the that style.

    I don't use badges either, however I do all keep them and this one was the nicest I ever had :)
    All company's should make em like that so we can (ab)use them :dremel:
     
  17. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Prefer the 100% DIY modders way choice you made dude it's awesome. :D
     
  18. myrizzle

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    SSD's look WAAAY cooler than your standart Corsair GT! Nice job l3p!
     
  19. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    I tried. I really did. But the new design makes it impossible to mix with many hardware designs and watercooling equipment from other manufacturers, so that breaks the deal for me. Maybe I'll come back to EKWB in the future, who knows? I feel like I'm being spun around - I'm seing circles everywhere! :)

    Oh, and don't even get me started on the "SQ" bit... why on EARTH did they remove the possibility/flexibility for installing fittings from one side of the block? Makes absolutely NO sense to me. :nono:

    And so you did. AMAZING result. Only... I would have put light INTO the SSD box to light up the SSD boards.
     
  20. epetersson

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    Looks amazing!
     

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