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Case Mod - In Progress Project: XBOX Supreme

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 25 May 2011.

  1. kier

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    Sponsored by:

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    Hi fellow modders, it's kier again.
    I was looking a long time for this Lian Li case, the PC-XB01
    I knew he was EOL, but there is always someone who has this one.

    So the search continued.

    Did this case is really a beauty and offers quite a few opportunities because
    Xbox is not really big and little more content, while the Lian Li is quite large.
    It therefore offers opportunities for an expanded water cooling setup to installon the CPU and the GPU Proccesor.

    After some research, I accidentally found a lovely Lili with a good friend:

    Gnoom172.

    Gnoom I owe you one

    Also He had a nice Watercooling set for the Xbox. Which is very sweet, but too little for me.
    I was then also noted by wwwicked a nice set from the famous Highflow shop ;)

    It was the XBOX PRO Dual 40 Watercooling Kit

    Also very nice. But for a large case like i have now it’s actually too small
    So after some fitting and measuring, I found out that it is quite possible for the following parts:

    EK-Multioption RES X2 - 250 Advanced

    Laing DDC-1 MCP350 12V

    Black Ice GT Stealth 120 Black

    Nanoxia DX Series 120MM DX12

    Hmm, I think the color combo is gonna be again black / green uv......I like it ;)

    And 2 x a EK-Supreme HF Nickel CPU Block

    The Supreme's will fit nicely. I just need to mod the brackets, but this will definitely be nice

    With this beautiful List I went to Freddy, and Highflow is again prepared sponsor this build

    Freddy / Highflow thnx again very much

    To start with I have some photo’s taken from the beautiful Lili

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    These are the victims that I had left from a distant past. ;)

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    And I could not resist to test the little sweet set

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    With the set is nothing wrong, but would like some more extreme than this, what will succeed. I know it for sure.

    So this is the start of a my new build.

    Grtzzz. And to be continued
     
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  2. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Kier is back! This looks promising.
     
  3. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Looking forward to this!
     
  4. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Is back? I don't remember him leaving. That make 3 projects on the go now...lol
     
  5. kier

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    Update!!!

    Today and yesterday got some very nice stuff in of my belgium neighbors and High Flow

    Yes, I had some luck ............ Ac Ryan acryl still in there shop;)


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    Uv green rules ;)

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    The size of the side panel taken

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    And put some nice UV strips in the back

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    Both sides and just the right size

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    Placed the acryl and lights out

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    Also placed the sidepanel

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    And the effect is quiet nice


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    The other side is coming the same with some adjustments, transparent window and hole in the side panel.
    And today got some nice stuff from Highflow

    The Black Ice GT Stealth 120 Black radiator

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    A nice EK acryl top for the Laing DDC-1 MCP350

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    And the MCP350 pump

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    And my favorite fan, the Nanoxia DX 120MM DX12

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    Also not to forget, the 2 EK-Supreme HF Nickel CPU Blocks

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    Placed the EK acryl top

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    And this is what's coming in xbox

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    After all this picture taking, it's time to Dremel the bracket
    marked the pieces

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    After some filing and grinding

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    And put it together again

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    Number 1

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    Both Supreme's side by side

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    That's it for now. Weekend is coming more ;)

    Grtzzz.
     
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  6. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    looking good!!
     
  7. jamsand

    jamsand Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure why you'd want to watercool an xbox since the cooling would cost more than the xbox bt it will look eic! looking forward to this one
     
  8. jeckulz

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    Holy watercooled xbox!


    Like it :)
     
  9. kier

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    Update!!!

    I found out that the radiator does not quite fit nicely. When i put him on the inside and place the fan on top it came too much into the case. So I moved him to the outside. First marked the holes for the fittings.

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    After drilling the holes placed the radiator

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    Placed BP Fittings

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    And placed the fan

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    Power on

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    I love the looks of the Nanoxia uv green

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    The total is still quite nice, the radiator is pretty slim. But not finished, something beautiful is coming my way from Mnpc , but that’s classified

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    I also have painted the mounting hardware for the dvd and hdd black

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    And I’ve started to work an the other side. In this I want the uv green edge back again. So again sawn another piece of green

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    And then mod the original panel

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    The intention is that there is a window in the same shape as the original
    Tape on both sides .....

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    Draw some lines

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    And after some cutting and filing:

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    Tape off and he's done.

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    Now it is obviously not good to have a green window. Windows should be transparent, no color allowed. Therefore I used the green plate and did some more cutting
    First, mark and drill holes in the corners for the jigsaw

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    And again some sawing
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    First I placed and fixed with bolts to put everything in place

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    After that I had a mold for the transparent acryl.

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    And the result

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    And put everything in place. All that work for a green edge, lol

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    But I like it

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    And the window just transparent

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    Total shot...........you like?

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    Next update, I’m gonna let you see the loop of the water cooling ;)
    See you then, I hope
    Grtzzz.
     
  10. -Jv-

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    It's simple but it looks great ! Great job on the window too, I would've solved it the same way :D
     
  11. mars-bar-man

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    This looks awesome man!!

    Subbed!!
     
  12. djzic

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    Awesomez! :D
     
  13. mnpctech

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    Nanoxia uv green fan was perfect choice :D
     
  14. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    I was planning on making my own 360 case, but this look so much better. I love the green UV accents. I thought I grew out of UV, but it's so nicely done here. Well done!
     
  15. kier

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    Update 30-05

    Here we go again....update time

    Had the tray of the Xbox board disassembled and painted it black

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    This is better than the aluminum look.

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    Exchanged the original rivets for black ones

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    scotch tape on it from damage the paint

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    Nice flat and black

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    Also did some brainstorming for the window and got some nice ideas presented. I am going to try engraving this time.
    So after some practice and see some movies



    For the lines I use a diamond point bit

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    And for coloring / Shadow effect I used a diamond tip

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    First some practice on a scrap piece and then ............. the real work
    with a steady hand you'll do quite well. The first angle

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    In the dark, and an LED strip behind

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    And yesterday, the second part done. Pretty funny this engraving ;)

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    And that was the update for now......you like it? I know I did

    Grtzzz.
     
  16. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    its an xbox .. but dam its a very predddy xbox now: Congrats
     
  17. disturbed13

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    man this work log is evil
    evil i say
    now i want to stuff a 360 in my stalled project
    wonderful
     
  18. mnpctech

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    The etching is perfect, nice work kier :thumb:
     
  19. kier

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    Update 02-06

    Today did the final touches to the engraving. Like this engraving thing
    we gonna do this often ;)

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    The black painted parts are also placed back

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    And I was brainstorming for the watercooled components. Pump and the 250mm Reservoir

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    The EK Supreme's with BP fittings

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    Reservoir next to it

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    We fill under the xbox drive. This gonna make a plate with a hole for reinforcement

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    He goes from the pump in to the first block

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    And from the second block he goes into the radiator, and from the radiator back to the reservoir.
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    This is it!!!

    Grtzzz.
     
  20. mark1903

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    The etching on the window looks amazing!!!

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