Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Frenkie, 4 Mar 2009.
You sure you want to go with aluminum sheet for the palm? If you're going the whole hog, you might as well make it as authentic-looking as possible!
I know what you say, and I agree with you. But... Due to personal circumstances I dont have access to the machines I would need to give it the look I want. Because of those restrictions, I will have to work with what I have here. On the other hand, getting it as genuine as possible, I could have bought a Terminator skull and Terminator arms, smack them on the side of the antec and call it a mod. Tell me honestly, you dont want that, right?
Once again I've been cocky/pigheaded. Although many of you had told me it wouldn’t work, I still started trying out the "chrome" spray paint.
I toke the standard 140 mm fan of the Scythe Orochi and an old fan from my BFG mod.
First I cleaned them and then added a layer of primer. Then two thin layers of chrome paint over it.
As you said, it dries just not quite enough, it stay a bit tacky. (OK, even on the bus it says that "lightly" sticks, ahwell)
Here you see the result. It is not chrome, more of a silver-gray with a glossy coating.
When I started with this cooler, I couldnt stop. This is the toppart that sits over the cooler.
Underneath you can see a little chamber, there was a green LED. I swapped it for a
bright blue one.
Toppart on the cooler again.
When it is on, it looks kinda cool.
Even more so in the dark.
Because the Scythe Orochi was not intended for this socket, I had to make my own mounting, with the 775 bracket as an example.
A nice piece of 2 mm hard aluminium, I got from my friend Roger ( thanx man ! )
First drawing the lines.
And after some sawing, hacking, slashing, cutting, blood sweat and tears...
I also engraved the 'Cyberdyne Systems' text on the side.
Anyway, the little cooler I mounted on the side of the Orochi; I mean a Core I7 920
with passive cooling is just a little too risky for me (although I never overclock)
Brings me right to the specs of the Terminator. The "content" of the Terminator is a Gigabyte GA-EX58-X58 motherboard UDR3R,
3x2 Gb Corsair Dominator DDR3 memory,
a Core I7 920 processor which is cooled by a Scythe Orochi cooler
and the graphics come from a Sapphire HD 4870 video card.
Could be worse, huh? Oh and the OS will run on two Hitachie harddrives
The OS I am going to use a 64 bit Windows7.
This hardware is partly from generous sponsors, partly bought with a discount and a part I had to pay myself. Thanx Maurice, Ben, Bernice, Bill, Jeroen, Bjarn en Kenny!
I'm waiting for more !
Cool sponsors xD
Thanx guys, much appriciated !
Time to look at those boring fans. Here you see the Corsair Dominator fans, still crispy new in the blister pack.
Unscrewed and stickers removed.
First, a primer layer and then with the "chrome" spray of Praxis over them.
After drying mounted together.
Then the HDD fan from Antec itself. Everything is black on the fan, but that is too boring.
And after spraying and drying put back together. ( without the mesh! )
Now I couldnt stop anymore, so that big fan on top of the case was next.
The first layer of primer.
and a photo of the "chrome" layer in the sunshine. Again, I wont mount the mesh here.
Just for fun I mounted the most important components together, it almost looks like an
Now we can see what extreme size the whole thing is, here you see the videocard sticking out beyond the motherboard.
Here you see the Orochi a bit beyond the back of the mobo.
And the other side of the cooler because I mounted that silly fan it sticks out quite far.
Looking good so far mate keeping a eye on this one
Really looks like its going to be impressive - will follow this closely!
Haha looks like you might run into some issues with those dimensions man... Good luck lol It's nice to see a good Terminator-themed project.
I KNOW I will run in some issues, but thats the challenge, my friend
Beautiful weather outside, here an outdoor action shot. Here I turn the fan down with 4 socket screws.
The color is still a large difference with the Titan fan in the PSU.
Here you see a normal DVD player with standard front, boring huh?
Just detach the front.
I have a piece ACRyan Acrylic Panel mirror left over.
Very nice stuff, and very light. Ideal for a new front.
This is an Asus OC Gear controller, "a 5.25-inch module that allows you at any moment you graphics card overclocking. The OC Gear is also the speed of the fan and the volume of the sound control. " I got it from a friend who had no need to / for his Asus card.
I'm not sure if I can get it to work properly, but it looks cool.
Using the acrylic panel I made a new front on the DVD player.
If you look side by side, you might see some color differences, but not much IMO.
Here are the 5.25 devices. Bit strange solution by Antec, they have only one small screw to fixate to the case (HDD's as well)
Hmm, a slight miscalculation, the front hits the case ... just.
Looks so good.
So very very good.
Look forward to the rest!!!1
That's looking VERY good.
Have you tried test-fitting the rest of the hardware?
I'll bet that Orochi is giving you nightmares.
Oh that's fantastic work Frenkie.
Naaahhh, I got it inside, with just a few cuts. I'll show you soon
Great! That's what I (we?) was most worried about!
The the-Orochi-cooler-does-not-fit-in-an-Antec topic. : D
I've begun to take some shots from the side in profile,
and then into a drawing programm to look at the view in issue.
As expected, to get it fitted, I would have to cut a large piece from the case which is neccesary for the support.
So with pain in my heart , I decided that the extra cooler has to be replaced.
The space that I have left ...
Is exactly the size of the original Orochi fan, but mounted on the side!
Lets Dremel. First I cut off, as tight as possible (you can always remove a little more if necessary)
Immediately after the cutting, we're going to see if it fits.
Here you see the fan is sliding along very smoothly.
The Orochi fits perfect (ish). Just beneath the large fan.
The support bracket construction is well thought out, and can hold a lot of strength.
Together with the double back plate screw from the videocard, it is good and solid.
This cooler is really HUGE
Thank goodness that's all you had to do!
Glad it worked, though!
Waiting to see how this shapes up
Good work man, I'm glad you came up with a nice solution like that. And the support isn't necessary, the heatsink should provide enough support
Oh and nice Dremel skillz btw
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