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Case Mod - In Progress "Project NEXT"

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Brian E. Hanson, 12 Jan 2009.

  1. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That is a very nice cooler. An Australian PC tech/gaming mag (Atomic) tested it out on the i7 and the higher end quads and it keeps up with the TRUE120 (with a fan on it).
     
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    1.91 pds. I saved that info for the video :D
     
  3. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That is a heavy cooler lol.
     
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    Exhausted the morning searching for Ferrari engine scale model kits, thinkin I'd cannibalize parts to re-create something the closely resembles the 599's intake manifold. That didn't really pan out, so I'm thinkin instead I'd try sculpting it in clay. From what I've read, Magic Sculp works great, so I ordered it from Tap Plastics here
     
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    According to Frostytech's review, the Coolermaster V8's has a surface roughness of approximately 16 microinches.

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  6. jhanlon303

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    Is this good or bad? For paint adherence.

    John
     
  7. bradders2125

    bradders2125 What's a Dremel?

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    I can't help but notice how the top part of that cooler looks more V6 than V8.

    Paint looks the dogs danglies.
     
  8. Brian E. Hanson

    Brian E. Hanson What's a Dremel?

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  9. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That is a very good mobo. I can't justify the price of an A$U$ ROG board. DFI is cheaper and performs just as well.
     
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    Their developer recommends Lacquer-based primers.

    I'm kicking myself, because the idea of cutting and bending acrylic rods for the 12 intake manifold pipes hit me after placing my order with Tap Plastics. I need to order some screws from Mcmaster, and they carry acrylic rods.

    Don't ask me how I'm gonna do this, cause I don't know yet, thats why this stuff is fun :hehe:

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  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Have fun mate. I'm sure it will turn out amazingly either way ;).
     
  12. Brian E. Hanson

    Brian E. Hanson What's a Dremel?

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    I wish I could do what Bill does. I can draw and am good with photo manipulation but, when it comes to this stuff, I don't have the skills to pay the bills....:wallbash::waah:
     
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    The best part is hashing it out. Nobody left a guide book for modding..lol :D
     
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    The CM & V8 logo had to go. I replaced the center section of the CPU cooler with round hole modders mesh. To save labor, I'm utilizing valve covers from 1:6 scale diecast HEMI engine model kit I found on Ebay. They're just the right scale for the cpu cooler. I'm still in mock up mode for the Ferrari 599's intake manifold, jebuz, I have to make 12 of these suckas! I found that an old VGA cable was just the right diameter. I may use these or sculpt all 12 of the pipes with modeling clay to create the right angle of the pipes. I may get more detailed with stuff like adding plug wires, depending how the sculpting goes. btw: Tap Plastics goofed and sent Magic Smooth instead of Magic Sculpt. I'm gonna head over to art supply store tommorow and buy super sculpy.

    The V8 logo was GONE IN 60 SECONDS!
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    Making access holes for mounting screws of the cover
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    VGA cable, perfect diameter for intake pipes, may sculpt these instead
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  15. Ashaman

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    Nice work Bill! I really like that you're going to make it almost simmilar to the original!
    That cooler is coing to kick a** when you're finished!
     
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    Thanks Ashaman!

    Tap Plastic sent Magic Smooth instead of Magic Sculpt, Magic Smooth is for taxidermy sculpting :duh::hehe:
     
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    that is a awesome cooler from begining and its just getting better!
    awesome work!
     
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    Thank you, I'm just waiting for measurement of space between motherboard and window from Brian before I start sculpting the intake manifolds, or customize the window if neccessary :thumb:
     
  19. jhanlon303

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    Next time anyone needs a 1/6th scale 426 HEMI just PM me and I'll send you one for postage. Heritage Mint - new in Box.

    Always been a Hemi kinda guy. Old ones not new.

    Excellent work Bill, and I want to see the tubes and the cover. Looks like the Ford SHO manifold - busy but way cool.

    john
     
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    Thanks John! I neglected to measure the space between the MB (taking into account stand-offs, cooler adapters etc) and TJ07's window before the case left my shop, after asking Brian to make the measurement for me yesterday, It's likely I'll be scrapping the valve covers & hoses altogether, I've got less than 7/8" of space between the cooler and the TJ07's window. I'll have to sculpt a silhouette of the 599 and scrap what I've done for soembody with a wider case.
     

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