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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Terminator

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Frenkie, 4 Mar 2009.

  1. .Fatality.

    .Fatality. New Member

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    looking sweed!!
    good modd!
     
  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    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!
     
  3. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    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?:D
     
  4. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    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.
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    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.
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    When I started with this cooler, I couldnt stop. This is the toppart that sits over the cooler.
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    Underneath you can see a little chamber, there was a green LED. I swapped it for a
    bright blue one.
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    Toppart on the cooler again.
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    When it is on, it looks kinda cool.
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    Even more so in the dark.
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    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.
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    And after some sawing, hacking, slashing, cutting, blood sweat and tears...
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    I also engraved the 'Cyberdyne Systems' text on the side.
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    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)
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    Brings me right to the specs of the Terminator. The "content" of the Terminator is a Gigabyte GA-EX58-X58 motherboard UDR3R,
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    3x2 Gb Corsair Dominator DDR3 memory,
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    a Core I7 920 processor which is cooled by a Scythe Orochi cooler
    and the graphics come from a Sapphire HD 4870 video card.
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    Could be worse, huh? Oh and the OS will run on two Hitachie harddrives
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    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!
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  5. Tungil90

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    looks hot!

    I'm waiting for more ! ;)
     
  6. Nooby4Ever

    Nooby4Ever 2 left hands

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    Cool sponsors xD
     
  7. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    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.
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    Unscrewed and stickers removed.
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    First, a primer layer and then with the "chrome" spray of Praxis over them.
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    After drying mounted together.
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    Then the HDD fan from Antec itself. Everything is black on the fan, but that is too boring.
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    Disassembled.
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    And after spraying and drying put back together. ( without the mesh! )
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    Now I couldnt stop anymore, so that big fan on top of the case was next.
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    Disassembled.
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    The first layer of primer.
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    and a photo of the "chrome" layer in the sunshine. Again, I wont mount the mesh here.
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    Just for fun I mounted the most important components together, it almost looks like an
    engineblock :)
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    Now we can see what extreme size the whole thing is, here you see the videocard sticking out beyond the motherboard.
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    Here you see the Orochi a bit beyond the back of the mobo.
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    And the other side of the cooler because I mounted that silly fan it sticks out quite far.
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  8. b1g-d0g

    b1g-d0g Well-Known Member

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    Looking good so far mate keeping a eye on this one :)
     
  9. vaderag

    vaderag I know what a Dremel is...

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    Really looks like its going to be impressive - will follow this closely!
     
  10. tyrandan

    tyrandan Pink Lemonade.

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    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.
     
  11. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    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.
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    The color is still a large difference with the Titan fan in the PSU.
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    Here you see a normal DVD player with standard front, boring huh?
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    Just detach the front.
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    I have a piece ACRyan Acrylic Panel mirror left over.
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    Very nice stuff, and very light. Ideal for a new front.
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    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.
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    Using the acrylic panel I made a new front on the DVD player.
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    If you look side by side, you might see some color differences, but not much IMO.
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    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)
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    Hmm, a slight miscalculation, the front hits the case ... just.
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    There, fixed.
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  12. B4TM4N

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    Looks so good.
    So very very good.
    Look forward to the rest!!!1
     
  13. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    That's looking VERY good.
    Have you tried test-fitting the rest of the hardware?
    I'll bet that Orochi is giving you nightmares.
     
  14. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Oh that's fantastic work Frenkie. :thumb:
     
  15. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Naaahhh, I got it inside, with just a few cuts. I'll show you soon :)
     
  16. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Great! That's what I (we?) was most worried about! :thumb:
     
  17. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    The the-Orochi-cooler-does-not-fit-in-an-Antec topic. : D
    I've begun to take some shots from the side in profile,
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    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.
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    The space that I have left ...
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    Is exactly the size of the original Orochi fan, but mounted on the side!
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    Lets Dremel. First I cut off, as tight as possible (you can always remove a little more if necessary)
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    Immediately after the cutting, we're going to see if it fits.
    Here you see the fan is sliding along very smoothly.
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    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.
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    Together with the double back plate screw from the videocard, it is good and solid.
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  18. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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    This cooler is really HUGE :jawdrop:
     
  19. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Thank goodness that's all you had to do!
    Glad it worked, though! :thumb:
    Waiting to see how this shapes up :)
     
  20. tyrandan

    tyrandan Pink Lemonade.

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    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 :thumb:
    Oh and nice Dremel skillz btw :dremel:
     

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