Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Deblow, 6 Aug 2016.
Fantastic rob,skill level is through the roof.
Hope your feeling better now.we will have to catch up
Welcome to the forum
Yes mate, im a lot better now Thanks
The main build is on hold atm as im awaiting the GPU, hope to get this done before Christmas lol
I am curious how you work with the el wire
When you cut it, do you seal the ends? how?
And what kind of inverter do you use?
I just loooooove the straight lines!!
im waiting on gpu too
Thanks, for the ends you cant see I used some caps that came with the EL wire and some from a bag of 10x they also sent for the bits i cut.
But for the most of the visible cuts I sealed with a dab of glue.
For the inverter I used some good ones, should only need the 1 or maybe 2 if I add anymore wire/tape.
Got the one without switch as I will be adding my own.
Side panel completed, will get some daylight shots done once we get some sun here lol
Used some of the same style for my Mini mod, just for the fun of it, a quick build as im on a bit
of a break from the main build.
Fitted with a fully working Raspberry pi.
1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU
802.11n Wireless LAN
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
4 USB ports
40 GPIO pins
Full HDMI port
Combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite video
Camera interface (CSI)
Display interface (DSI)
Micro SD card slot
VideoCore IV 3D graphics core
PSU - 5v 2a
Not bad for the size, fits well with my collection of 1:6 scale
Oh my, that painjob, man, I never seen something like it!!
Or I have, on some auto shops from Discovery channel... DAAAAAAAAAAAMN you are a true talent if you could make that, so beaaaaautifuuuuul.
and I am happy when I can paint my radiators white with spray cans and the paint won't fall off..
Your lack of speech means the world to me, thanks
Thanks mate, i almost dint do it, its only due to the extra time I have waiting for the GPU that I decided to have a go.
Still doing a plan one I think, or might do anther design for the white one.
Never painted a radiator lol
Thanks mate, forgot to give a link for the voting, no point though as the UK and others are getting
hammered by most the Asia modders
Today has been a good day,they say good things come to those that wait
The final component for the Tron build has arrived, the sexy Nvidia GTX1080 Founders Edition GPU.
Next steps are, fit the GPU water block and start working on the wiring and plumbing so I can see what space I have and add some final touches.
The water block has now been fitted to the 1080 along with the backplate I painted earlier in the log.
Fitting on the side still needs to be painted white.
Plenty of spare screws and pads came with the EK FC1080 GTX, it's been one of the easiest blocks to fit.
I'm now working on the cable covers for the MB power sockets and GPU, you will see in the last photo a small square pencil outline where the cable along with the cover will be going once cut.
Plan is to do away with cable sleeving as this is a Tron build and keep it as clean as possible with zero wires visible.
Deblow, can I just ask you for one thing? Please make the water bridge on that water block white as well. The black really hurts my eyes when everything else is PEEEERFECT and goooorgeous! No need to mention the exterior, it's mind blowing. But you have also done a wonderful job with the inside, I love to see people go all in and have an eye for details, with that I mean everything is white inside. Not a mix between the rainbow's all colors, just all white which is awesome. That's why I belive the bridge (or what's it called) also should be white
But you maybe already thought about that one
Thank you for the great input and kind words my freind, That's the bit I meant by (fitting on the side) I also made a cover for the SLI connector as that wont be getting used.
The black was hurting my eyes also lol
smallest of things can make a huge difference.
I try to stick with 2 or 3 colours on almost everything I buy or create, with this build I was going to cover more of the MB but then got worried about temps, so the space around the GPU and CPU will be left alone, as thats dark grey/black I then decided to leave a couple of the screws on some parts black instead of painting white, hopefully that will look ok when completed, if not I will do a last minuet change
Top, right side and bottom covers still need completing also.
Last part of the water block painted to blend better with the other parts, until the lighting is completed I'm not sure if the screws
I left black on a couple of bits will stay black or if I will change them to white/blue.
Once I got the GPU and fitted the waterblock I could start to plan the wiring and tubing, one important part of the build I wanted to happen was zero wires visible
for a very clean look and to keep in line with the Tron theme.
The biggest thing I had to cover was the main motherboard PSU socket and wires, made one by cutting and bending some clear acrylic followed
by some white wrap.
Taped together until the glue was set, used some clear just encase I decide to have the cover lit.
The next ugly wire in need of a cover was the GPU PCI-E.
On to my first time with PETG hard tube, the one im using for this build is EK-HD PETG 2/16mm Tube.
It's a lot more easy to work with (cutting and bending) than the normal acrylic hard tube and the only notable difference is slightly less shine
when I have them side by side.
Didn't order enough tube so until the extra tube arrives I moved on to the wiring and switches, only having 2 main switches for the Tron lighting, EL Tape / EL Wire, the other parts will by remote only.
I did try with some ring light switches as I have used on a couple of other builds, but the light just didn't look that great with the Tron design so went with plan switches.
The switches can be placed/move to any of the 2x bays at the top of the case, for now there in the top slot.
The 2 big inverters are from EL Wire&tape AKA wirecraft, the small one if from China, apart from the size you can also feel the deference in quality.
Switches are now connected to the inverters and working a treat.
Now I just have to add the last tube, fill with water to check all is well then play with the water colours I got from EK, and some other finaly touches.
Also my good freind Marco at F3nix Mods is cutting me some last minuet logos. Thank you mate
So very soon after the Christmas break the project should be completed, I'm looking forward to testing out the 1080 mostly, especially with some VR games.
Have A Great Christmas & Fantastic New Year!
Rob (deblow) Deluce
After a couple of delays I'm glad to report that the Tron project is complete!
I should have the final photos up during the next day or so, but today I just want to post some pics to completed the build log progress.
During the Christians holidays I finished of all the wiring but had to make a plan to light the sides panel edged but in a
way that would keep them removable for maintenance.
I'm using a the toughen tinted glass as the main window side and on the other side im using the panel I did the Tron airbrush work on, but I also
have a clear plastic panel and plane black so might be having a swap around now and then.
The back and bottom edges are attached to the panel and the other side are on the case its self.
Once the wire was glued in to place I had to do a couple of quick release connections for both the side and I ran the wires behind a removable cover plate I made from some plexi.
The logos for the bottom of the case also arrived this weekend so I finished of the PSU cover and added some lighting
very tight squeeze behind the logos as I have the PSU, wires, tubing and a quick release for swapping out the water.
Once I was happy with all the lighting I filled her up with some clear water to flush out any crap that might have got in during the build.
didn't take long to get the bubbles luckily
Filled up with some shades of blue and a white before decided to go with a pale blue.
Also I mentioned earlier in the build that I wasn't sure if I would be sticking with black screws & bolts or painted them.
I did decided not to stick with black but instead of painting them I went ahead and polished
them to a nice chrome looking finish that matches up better to a couple of the EK fittings.
To finish of the build I covered all the delicate bits and gave the whole case another quick buff and polish as it had picked up some minor scratches
over the build progress as you can see under the light in the photo below.
So thats it for the build log, I will be back soon with the final photos and then eventually a video hopefully
Today I will post what final photos I can, might take me a couple of days due to the slow
server i'm using for the photos..
I do plan to upload a lot of photos but I will try split them best I can.
Really want to show the case under all lighting conditions and with as many options
as possible covered to help answer questions before you even ask
There's always someone that asks, but what's it look like in the daylight, what if it gets wet! ???
I know you will have already seen the paintwork if you followed the the log but I have done some extra buffing and a nice wax
polish to protect one of the hardest paint jobs I ever attempted and my first ever proper style airbrush, not perfect but better than I expected tbh
So, 1st photo is one I put together with the sponsors listed to show some respect.
stuck mini Tron in there also, cos he's cute.
white Tron is deep within my bike shed but I will dig it our at a later date for full family shoot lol
Very happy with the internal layout and colour, I had used some other colours and tube directions but went with this one for a couple of reasons I
will go over when I post the older photos (test shots)
MINI and big Tron..
(very low light)
(LED kitchen lighting on)
I will mention the lighting now and then so you better understand how the case lighting and paintwork are reacting under them conditions.
Hope this will be useful to some of you.
The front disc is removable, should be some photos up later showing with and without the disc.
Reflection looks better than real life :O
thanks to the spot lights messing with my hand..
Like the sides, the front is also removable.
Tron PC Mod
Amazing job man! Does the EL stuff look different IRL compared to the pics?
Love it ! stunning inside and out
Case looks great. The following is my favourite picture:
Looks better in most cases, always a bit tricky to capture the lighting perfect, any that look very white are over exposed
and that look dark blue are under, it depends on where the lens was focusing I think.
Should all be a nice ice blue colour. but yeah its differently better irl
Maybe the video will show better and I do have more photos to post soon, just of to check the hosting is working better first.
My favourite case build so far, differently my cleanest.
Thanks, I also like that part the most.
Originally it was going to be EL wire but I managed to get a nice bit of tape to fit and glad I went with that.
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