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Case Mod - In Progress ⭐ Project: Tweaked Meshify S2

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by TerHorstCustoms, 31 Jan 2020.

  1. TerHorstCustoms

    TerHorstCustoms Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm new to the forum after Denis from ByteModZ (Project Trinity) suggested to me post a buildlog of my third casemod that I'm currently working on.

    This casemod is all based on idea that I got late april of last year. The idea in general was quite simple before it all got a bit out of hand: Adding a 360mm radiator to the back of a Fractal Design Meshify S2 case + a extra front panel on the backside.

    So see what would be possible I started out drawing the Meshify S2 case in CAD (SolidWorks).
    The first rough idea was done after about a month of drawing next to college (electrical engineering) and my saturday job.
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    Soon (early June) I found out that this way of mounting wouldn't be ideal to have all the hardware mounted in a clean way. Then I started playing around with the angle of radiators and found something that I liked and had a 'fresh' look to my mind. The PSU was the only thing at that moment that I wasn't realy sure about.
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    Then the idea popped in to my mind that a distro plate with build in cablemanagment would be nice. So after loads of time I came up with this design. It was finished early November.
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    A fellow modder Ruben from thedutchmanmodifies will be helping out to get this distro made :)

    At the end of last year the design was done.
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    The system will be using the following hardware:
    CPU: Intel i7 6700k
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE
    RAM: 16GB G.Skill Trident Z
    GPU: Founders GTX1080 Ti
    SSD: 500GB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS
    PSU: Fractal Design Ion+ 760W
    Case: Fractal Design Meshify S2
    Cooling: Hardline liquid loop.

    Then the fun part of building started. But first I would like to give a huge shout out the following companies!

    Fractal Design for providing the Case, PSU, RGB Fans and the extra frontpanel.
    Caseking: Eloop fans and delidding tools + TIMs.
    CableMod: Custom set of cables + LED strips.
    EKWB: All the parts for the custom loop.

    First thing I did was getting the case ready for a new internal frame and adding the second front panel.
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    Last week the new internal frame for the case was done with the help from my internship company.
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    Then it was time to do some test fitting of hardware
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    Next up getting all parts installed inside the case for a test fit. This is gonna take while before it done due to milling proces of the distro. In the mean time will try to get the cpu ready for the block (delid, liquid metal) and the gpu block installed.

    I would like to end of my first post with some photo's I made of the hardware.
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  2. TerHorstCustoms

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    Now with working pictures :) A big thank you goes out to ifohancroft for helping to figure out why they didn't work before!
     
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  3. ifohancroft

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    I love it! I am especially in-love with how the distroplate and the custom frame look.

    Btw did you do all the models of the gpu and motherboard and things yourself as I am planning a desk build but it's hard without having the hardware to measure it and I can't find good models of the parts online
     
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  4. TerHorstCustoms

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    Thanks :) That's where it all got a bit out of hand :worried:

    I have drawn the case, new internal frame and distro my self. Found a models for the GPU (with block) and cpu block online. Just did a quick dimension check for mounting holes etc. on the spec sheet form EK.
    For the motherboard I got the model of the z97 generation. Then overlayed a picture of the z170 version and moved the stuff i needed (fan header, power connectors etc.). I did check the mounthing holes for the board against the atx spec.
    This because those are the most important together with the IO shield. When I got the board in hands I checked it agains the 3d model and the connectors had at most a 1mm difference. So its wasnt perfect but good enough for me :)
     
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    Thanks!

    This is actually a very good idea. Using freely available models off the internet and product info and standards/specifications to cross reference. I should try that.
     
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  6. Cheapskate

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    Yes. Never trust online models. :lol: I learned that the hard way and made a few out of spec parts.
    This looks like it's going to be pretty awesome. :D Welcome to Bit, and thanks for sharing it with us.
    Will you do anything to dress up the front of the radiators? -If you left any room. It looks pretty tight in there.
     
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    There isn't much room left in front of the rad (like 5mm at most) so I think there will stay like this.
     
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    great design :thumb: I like the frame and obviously the radiators placement, cable managment will be pretty clean as well, very original, nice pictures too :clap:
     
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    Thank you :) Trying to come up with something fresh.
     
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  10. Cheapskate

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    :lol: Don't tell a freak like me you have a WHOLE 4mm to work with.
     
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    Well its a bit more then 4mm actually :worried:
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    :duh: I said, 'don't tell me.' :lol:
    Yep, You should get some nice grills cut if you can.
    The guy that needed a razor blade to shoehorn his last case together said so.
     
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    Hahahaha
    By the way, which case was that (I mean, have you posted the project log for it here on the forum?)
     
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  14. TerHorstCustoms

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    Well I Will see how much there Will be left when the build is done :) My guess is that Will be less then 2mm of space left :lol:
     
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    @ifohancroft - Turnip link in my signature. Fitting the core into the shell involves a lot of poking and stuffing... and hitting. :lol:
    Sorry about the derail.
     
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    Small update. Still need to make a some small changes to be able to test fit the gpu but there is more progress :)
     
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    First full test fit and boot was a succes :)

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    Its was a real tight fit with the gpu but it all worked out fine like designed :)
     
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    Love it. This is my kind of case mod.
     
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    It's looking great!
    What do you have left to do?
     
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    Good to know that there are more people :)
     

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