Scratch Build – In Progress Project Reversed Gaming Build by JejeLaPelle

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  1. JejeLaPelle

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    Hello here!

    Let me introduce you my new build : Reversed Gaming Build!

    First of all, I want to thanks a lot my sponsors, without their support, this project would not have been possible.

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    As you can guess, maybe there will be a third one soon ;)

    I used to always begin my workblogs by a 3D render, but here, i want to keep secret the final design... BUT here is a teaser :

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    Without spoiling that more, just to describe the general idea, this will ba a (big) tower form factor scratch build. The motherboard will be reversed (captain OBVIOUS!), there will be a lot a milled acrylic aaaaannnnnddd, there will be RGB lightning.

    I have one big aim with this build. I want people who hate RGB lightning to watch this mod and say : "well, it's not that 'LSD flaming unicorn style'..."

    Now, let's list the hardware :
    • Motherboard : to be announced
    • Processor : AMD R7 1700X
    • Graphic Card : to be announced
    • Memory : Corsair VENGEANCE RGB 32GB (4*8GB) 3000MHz
    • PSU : Corsair RM650x
    • SSD : Corsair MP500 120Go
    • Fans : Corsair HD120 RGB
    • Lightning kit : Corsair Lightning Node pro

    For the watercooling parts, it's will be a full EKWB build :
    • WB CPU : to be announced
    • WB GPU : to be announced
    • Rad : EK- XE480 and PE360
    • Fittings : EK-HDC 12mm (white/nickel/black)
    • Pump : to be announced
    • Watertank : home made

    And now, pictures of the 10kg+ acrylic plate (20mm) and the small sheet of 2mm aluminium which will be used for this build.

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    See you soon, thanks for reading!
     
  2. JejeLaPelle

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    Hello!
    Got my CPU today!

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    Can't wait to mount it on his motherboard!
     
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    Hello!

    The job on aluminium is on it's way, and today i will introduce you one of the main tool for the case building : a sheet metal guillotine!

    The interest of such a tool, is to do perfects cuts. Depending of the model, you can be limited by thickness and width. In my case, 2mm aluminium is a maximum, and 600mm width (all the case is designed with those limitations).

    Here is the beast :

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    You can block your sheet with this thing :

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    So you can do precises and parallels cuts.
    Then you just have to let the blade do its job!


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    I will proceed like that for all my jobs with aluminium, but sometimes, i will also bend it.
    After getting my alumium plate, i drilled ATX pattern for the motherboard, and here is the mobo tray (with OP hardware!).

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    That's not a big step forward, but i'm still waiting for the answer of my last sponsor... And i worked a lot on 3D sketches to be printed, i hope to show you this next week!

    Thanks for passing by!
     
  4. JejeLaPelle

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    Hello!

    Today i will introduce my PSU box!

    This box is design to receive the PSU (CAPTAIN OBVIOUS!!!), support a 2.5 SSD and hide some cables.
    This is made of some aluminium plates :

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    PSU fit well inside :

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    And for the last side of the box, i've cut a Corsair logo in a 5mm acrylic sheet :

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    I did some ventilation holes :

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    I removed cover on the acrylic to sand around the logo, make a BIG hole for cable (i will put a well designed aluminium sheet later).

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    Almost finished :

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    I need to sand a bit more in the ventilation holes, maybe i won't keep the two holes in the angles, hidding them with aluminium sheet.

    Thanks for reading, see you.
     
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    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Nice start. :thumb:
     
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    Thank you!

    I hope to show you acrylic milling tomorow, or early next week.

    Some 3D printing has been done, photo tomorow if everything is OK.
     
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    Hello,

    Look what i did today!

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    You may have noticed that i completly failed on the lower left corner... I think i will fix it with resin.

    I didn't do the 3D models i wanted to... But here is what i've already done :

    A 10cm wide Corsair logo for PSU box :

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    Small EKWB and Corsair logos (13mm for the EKWB model) :

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    And a small clue on the brand of the motherboard.... A 120mm fan grill :

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    Small clue...

    BUT i do not have any news about sponsorsing!
     
  8. JejeLaPelle

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    Hello!

    My piece of acrylic is almost done !

    I did a leak test... Without seals.... And believe me or not, but there is leaks!

    Btw it gives an idea of aestetic :

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    You may have noticed that side of acrylic piece are more transparent than they were.
    I've used a nice method to get a really clear look, i will call it :

    PURIFIED BY FIRE

    It's quite easy, I just used a blowpipe (with orange/yellow flame) and heat the side of the acrylic.

    I've done some photo before and after, but it's a bit ugly :

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    Now, i will have to prepare the others acrylic pieces (just mill them to the good size, channels will be done on an other milling machine later).

    Next update in two weeks!
     
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    Hello!

    I didn't worked on the acrylic pieces, because the milling machine i can't use those day, is not as precise as the one i use for the first piece. So i will wait my friend to make the pieces in good conditions.

    But i worked on aluminium sheets!

    Aaaaaaannnnnnd I failed ...

    So i will show you how i fixed the problem!

    Here, the problem :

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    You can see that the upper right side is not cut as the lower left one...

    So i use green stuff (kind of resin use for modelism):

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    I fixed a plate behind the hole i want to fill (so it will be well flat). I put the green stuff and use a plate to smooth the surface (always use water to manipulate the resin, if you don't, it will stick to your tools).
    So i get that.

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    And after cutting and a small sanding :

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    I need to wait a bit more finish sanding.

    I also cut another aluminium sheet with a 480 radiator pattern (I'm the guy saying 'hi') :

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    Here no sanding done right now...

    I also received my parcels from Corsair!

    So soon, UNBOXING!!!!!!!!
     
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    Hello!

    I will present you the hardware from Corsair i've just received.

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    Again, huge thanks to Corsair for their support! Your products are amazing !!

    First, a family picture :

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    And now, a closer look one each part!

    The RM650x and its sleeved cables :

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    There is a LOT of cables in the sleeved set :

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    And they look awesome :

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    The MP500 :

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    I will add a heatsink on it from Hydrid Cooling soon !

    The Vengeance RGB RAM set :

    Just wow... sober, the Corsair logo on the top.... really loved them

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    HD120 and Lightning node pro coming soon!
     
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    Hello again!

    Let's speek about lightning!

    HD 120 :

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    And the fans :

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    Even without illumination, HD120 are GORGEOUS... They completly match with the mod!

    Lighning Node Pro :

    Here is what you get :

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    4 LED strips (with magnet AND stickers to fix it), extension cables for the LED strips, the node, a cable to control it by USB (HE connector), and two cables to replace the remot control for the fans controller (only for the lightning part).

    So i DL Corsair Link, plug everything, and here it is (LED strips are fixed with their magnets on a side panel :

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    This is probably what the RGB haters hate!

    LED strips have their LED adressed, so if you are using the wave rainbow mod (this one, but it's moving) depending of how you put the strips you can have this :

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    But it's easy to change that with Corsair link, you just have to change the direction of the effect! You can also copy your effect on other strips/fans!
    This is really friendly user, and in no time, you will be able to make the effects you want.
    Here is some exemples :
    White==>Black with lag beetween devices

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    Fixed gradient of blue :

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    Two fixed colors :

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    Even if it's not that clear on my pictures, the white is really white!

    Using those two things, you can light up your PC really the way you want!
    Another great exemple is to use color to know the temperature of a device, with Corsair Link, you can make your fans/LED strips to change color depending of CPU temp (core by core or global), but also GPU, MB, SSD/HDD...

    Now, a word on the HD120 as fan (yes, this is not only a round LED strip), they are really quiet, and even at full their noise is pleasant (low-pitched sound). And the airflow is impressive (good pressure, even if i only mesure it with a sheet of paper....but as i did that with a lot of different fans, i can have an idea!)!

    So what's next...

    A part of the acrylic job will be done next week (watertank), some 3D printing, seal mainly, also.
    This week i'll work on some 3D sketch, for cable management mainly.
    I will probably cut the 360mm rad support, but i'll only complete it next week.
    Late this week i'll show more about the project, and why i decided to make it!

    Thanks for reading!
     

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