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Project: Maxit Mag

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by coolmiester, 18 Aug 2006.

  1. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    A little while ago i was asked by Dan at Maxit Mag if it would be possible for me to make a promotion watercooled system for them so never one to decline a challenge, i accepted.

    There wasn't really a brief as such but Monday just gone a courier dropped off a load of goodies and a cd with their logo and font type face - included in the parcels were...

    Yellow Wavemaster
    Asus P5B Deluxe
    Conroe 2.4GHz
    2x Mushkin XP2-8000
    XFX Geforce 7900GT
    Be Quiet BQT ES-700W PSU
    Along with many other bits and bobs that might or might not get used.

    As it was a promotion system it needed their logo in a prime place so first set about making a grill which would do them proud.

    The pictures are pretty self explanatory but basically i took a piece of aluminium sheet 250mm X 130mm x 3mm and after covering it in masking tape, marked it out with the inner dimensions of the Stealth 240 GT radiator.
    Then using the Maxit Mag font in Photoshop printed an X big enough to reach both sides of the grill which was cut out and stuck centrally onto the aluminium sheet.

    Using a fret saw, cut round the whole outline then printed a smaller X and stuck that into the centre of the larger X and cut that out..

    Then came the fiddly bit of printing the M A I and T and cutting them out of the same 3mm aluminium and then filing all the edges followed by wetndry so they were all smooth ready for primer.

    Stuck them onto a sheet of card with Pritt Stick which would make painting easier and couple of coats of primer followed by 4 coats of gloss black and everything was nearly done apart from cutting the fine aluminium mesh and spraying it the same yellow as the case and then laying it all out for some pictures...........and that all for today but more to follow.

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    After peeling the painted letters off the carboard this is some pictures of how it will look once its all in place with the yellow backing grill :smile:

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  2. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    The letters took some cutting out but turned out better than expected so well worth the effort in the end tbh

    The mesh was some fine aluminium stuff i found at the Metal Supermarket when i was down getting some bits for Sound + Vision here and painted black here. I had to get a metre roll but knew it would come in handy at some point

    Oh yeah, i also used it on the coolercases grill :smile:

    Sould look something like this when finished....

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  3. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    Making the maXit GFX mounting hardware

    Fitting up the Graphics Card

    The Maxit theme goes on - decided to make a bracket for the 7900GT in keeping with the theme so it was out with the fret saw again.

    Using the Maxit font, printed out an X big enough to duplicate the stock Koosah mounting bracket and laid it on some 3mm aluminium plate same as with the grll and cut around the outline same same.

    Filed it down and drilled 4 holes in the correct places using the Koosah bracket as a template then it was basically the same as before - couple of coats of primer followed by four coats of yellow.

    Another paper X was used as a template and laid on some 4mm neoprene which was cut out using a sharp craft knife which would make a nice cushion and protect the GFX card.

    I also painted the brass thumb screws black to give it some contrast against the yellow X then fitted the whole lot together.

    On with even more pictures..........

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  4. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    And that's another job jobbed

    And thats it all fitted up with the correct thumb screws this time :rolleyes:

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    Guess i need to get hold of some yellow LED's but orange was the closest i could come up with at present but gives the idea ish.

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  5. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Awww damn man, that's just beautiful, and ingenious use of the videocard's mounting backing there :)
     
  6. DeltaFX

    DeltaFX What's a Dremel?

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    That color scheme is nice.
     
  7. ssR

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    sweet work so far man, waiting for more updates
     
  8. FLIPC

    FLIPC What's a Dremel?

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    Very beautiful work man :thumb:
     
  9. malccy72

    malccy72 Minimodder

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    Craftsman at work. Respect.
     
  10. Kumo

    Kumo What's a Dremel?

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    Nice and very professional work. The day that Cooler Master will discontinued the Wavemaster, you'll have a shock hehe. Very sexy work... like the girls in the magazine ;)
     
  11. g1zm0

    g1zm0 What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice man looking sweet i love the custom mounting for the GPU block :D
     
  12. byteman

    byteman What's a Dremel?

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    very nice color, i'm starting to get fan of yelow :rock:
     
  13. yahooadam

    yahooadam <span style="color:#f00;font-weight:bold">Ultra cs

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    wow that's really awesome :)

    trying to advertise x-fire there though ? ;)
     
  14. LuitvD

    LuitvD What's a Dremel?

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    I was always a fan of yellow (check my newest overzeas :p )

    This one isn't yellow... its YELLOW!!!! damn, what a nice color :D Like the use of black on this case, true work of art, that top fangrille
     
  15. PA!N

    PA!N What's a Dremel?

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    I like it :thumb:
    keep it coming...
     
  16. ry@n

    ry@n Minimodder

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    Loving it soo far, keep it up!
     
  17. Philipp

    Philipp What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice details :thumb: I'm curious how it turns out :)
     
  18. Dark_Bone_04

    Dark_Bone_04 What's a Dremel?

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    nice work :thumb:
     
  19. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Uuh pretty awesome work 8)
     
  20. Fr4nk

    Fr4nk Tyrannosaurus Alan !

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    A lovely grill there dude, keep up the great work :thumb: Also good to see you back with another project.
     

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