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Case Mod - In Progress [Project Log] REINFORCED - TUF - Z170 Sabertooth - 980Ti SLI

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Matteo50mm, 19 Sep 2015.

  1. Matteo50mm

    Matteo50mm What's a Dremel?

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    Update

    Thank you guys, going to order the sleeve now :)

    This week the postman brought me something great!

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    Number 2 and a ROG SLI Bridge :)
    Big thanks to ASUS!
     
  2. Matteo50mm

    Matteo50mm What's a Dremel?

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    Update

    Just going to drop this here ..

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  3. Matteo50mm

    Matteo50mm What's a Dremel?

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    Update

    Today i took apart the Graphics Cards to make them more TUF :cooldude:

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    That GM200 tho.. :)

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    The custom backplate made by nubcustoms.com ..

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    .. we used press nuts so we can use the screws from the original backplate

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    Let's take off the GPU fortifier, no red parts allowed here ;)

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    Too much red here..

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    Another thing to do is to mod the illuminated panel on the cooler

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    3 screws and we can take it out

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    LEE 135 Deep Golden Amber colour filter

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    Put it over the light panel..

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    and voilà

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    I'll show you some pics of the rest of the card later, so you can see what happened to the fortifier and the other red parts :lol:

    Cheers!​
     
  4. Jeffinslaw

    Jeffinslaw What's a Dremel?

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    Nice! Looking good :thumb:

    -Jeffinslaw
     
  5. Matteo50mm

    Matteo50mm What's a Dremel?

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    Hope you'll like the finished version of the cards too :thumb:
     
  6. Matteo50mm

    Matteo50mm What's a Dremel?

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    Teaser time!

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  7. Matteo50mm

    Matteo50mm What's a Dremel?

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    Update

    A Happy New Year everyone and sorry for the lack of posts lately but i'm back with some new pics for you :)
    I'm currently working very hard on the project and don't find much time to take pictures since i want to finish it by wednesday.

    The acrylic parts on the inside of the case are almost finished and will be painted tomorrow. BTW everything is cut by hand, no CNC mill/laser!:dremel:

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    mhmm.. that feel

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    Stay tuned! :thumb:
     
  8. Hukkel

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    Looking good :)
     
  9. Matteo50mm

    Matteo50mm What's a Dremel?

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    Update
    Big announcement guys!

    The Build is finished and already on its way to Dreamhack Leipzig, Germany where it will be showcased at the ASUS booth. Such a great honour to me! :)
    The first little wave of final pics is online, there will be more when i receive the system again :)
    But first i have some shots of the building process, please excuse that i only took them with my smartphone.

    This is the psu cover with the illuminated sponsor logos, it took some tries to achieve a smooth lighting.

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    Fits perfect!

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    Added the second acrylic plate and some fittings.

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    The plates behind the reservoir turned out pretty good. :)

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    The TUF Logo is also illuminated in orange, just like the ones in the PSU cover.

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    Preparing the front to install the acrylic plates later.

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    Aaaand starting with the loop :eek:

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    Now, let me show you the first pics of the final build :D

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    A big thanks to ASUS for supporting and showcasing this project, it is a honor to create a build for such a company! I also want to thank my other sponsors, CoolForce for their great fittings, tubes, rigid UV LED strips and the unique mixed UV dye, BitFenix Deutschland for the orange Fans and LED strips and my friend Matthias aka ModdingStylez for the decals, tools and for supporting me since i started casemodding! And Thanks to nubcustoms.com for creating these awesome GPU backplats!

    Stay tuned for more pics :thumb:
     
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  10. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Very nice theme. Well done. Can't wait for pictures with UV.
     
  11. Matteo50mm

    Matteo50mm What's a Dremel?

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    Thank you sir.
    Maybe i receive some pics from Asus, otherwise you get them next week :)
     
  12. Acrylikustoms

    Acrylikustoms Plexy for everyone

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    Amazing build. Loved the colors, very subtle ones.

    One question.
    How did you bend the acrylic in the bottom plate of the case. Did you use any machine or did you bend it yourself using other tool.

    Cheers
     
  13. Jeffinslaw

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    Looks excellent!

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  14. rrmitko

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    Excellent work mate :thumb:
     
  15. ziza

    ziza What's a Dremel?

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    Hello,

    Really nice hardware (2 STRIX is really something).

    The mix between grey + orange + black looks always good.

    cumps,
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  16. GCOFIELDD

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    Well done man.
     
  17. Matteo50mm

    Matteo50mm What's a Dremel?

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    Thank you guys! :)

    I used a level tool and a clamp to fix the acrylic to the edge of a table and then used my heat gun. It was my first bend ever so i would say it's rather easy :thumb:
     
  18. Acrylikustoms

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    Must say that for the first bending that turned out really good.

    Congratulations

    Good job :rock:

    Cheers
     

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