Case Mod - Complete Republic Of Gamers -- ROG-BOX (Mini ITX)

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  1. MT. Mods

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    Welcome to the build logs for ROG-BOX

    What is ROG-BOX ?
    ROG-BOX is a mini itx monster build packing serious punch! Designed just for ASUS/Republic Of Gamers, ROG-BOX is going to play on the RGB Lighting that's offered from the motherboard and GPU.

    Design phase
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    The plan here was to make one mean looking rig, in a compact space, and watercooled.
    With a 1070 or 1060 GPU (I didn't plan on a mega mini ITX, but asus had other ideas)
    After speaking with ASUS UK, They offered up a ROG Poseidon 1080Ti Which sparked some pretty creative changes as you'll see further down ;)


    Spec list (Click parts for links to website)

    Intel Core i7 7700k
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z270i mini ITX
    ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 1080Ti
    Team Group Night Hawk RGB White DDR4 RAM
    Fractal Design Define nano S (Case)
    PSU - TBD
    Cablemod RGB Widebeam LED Kit + Extensions
    Watercooling - All Alphacool



    Partners
    Special Thank you to my partners
    ASUS ROG UK
    Cablemod
    TeamGroup Global <3


    On to the actual work!

    Started with the shroud (Easiest thing to do)
    Cut to size, and bent using heat gun
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    I then sprayed the shroud, with a matt black powder paint.
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    i then decided that since the change of hardware, i should have some fun!

    i cut up a square of white like so
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    using vinyl i marked the areas i wanted to keep white and put the logo on.[​IMG]

    Checked it all fitted, and what it'd look like (I like it)

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    i then sprayed the plastic with the same black powder paint, waited until dry and peeled off the vinyl.


    And tested how they all looked once in
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    I then went back to the front panel and thought ''This needs something''

    So, i got to work
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    Once that was all done, i peeled off the vinyl again, and was left with this!

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    This is where i am currently at from 2 days work.
    Will hopefully get more done this weekend.
    Including sanding all the panel edges, to get them perfect :)

    Let me know what you think :)
    Thanks for looking.

    -Craig
     
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    Update
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    I started work on the top vent cover/panel.
    Got my hands on the sanding belt and also trimmed down and fitted the front panel properly.
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    Still need to repaint the edges of the front panel, and we should be good to wait for the parts to arrive.
    Inner panels will be fitted properly once the system is inside.

    EDIT:
    Re-done front panel, and top panel. now flush and cleaned.
    ++ Added new white inserts (these will ignite with the Cablemod RGB Widebeams in the front
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    -Craig
     
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    update
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    got to work on the top vent panel.
    Was certainly fun, not 100% sure if i like it, but it'll do for now.


    I painted it white first
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    Vinyl wrapped and marked the areas i wanted to stay white
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    Peeled off the excess vinyl
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    Sprayed it all black
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    And then fitted it :)
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    Let me know what you think
    thanks for looking

    -Craig
     
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    ASUS UK delivery arrived and it's pure love!
    Check these out

    First up, the ASUS ROG Strix Z270i Gaming motherboard (ITX)

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    Finally,, the mighty ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 1080Ti Platinum

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    More to follow
    -Craig
     
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    update:

    little video preview i threw together for the project logs
    Here it is :)
     
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    Something interesting happened, during the recording of the video log
     
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    M.2 SSD arrived for the back of the motherboard.
    All the way from TeamGroup the mighty little Cardea m.2 SSD.
    Comes with a pre-installed heatsink in nice dark red.

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    the rear of the case will have a window, so you can see the SSD and back of the board :)
     
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    Well.. it's been great fun, and we are finished!
    ROG-BOX will be available to see in person at i61.

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    Special thanks to
    ASUS Republic Of Gamers UK
    Cooler Master UK
    Cablemod
    Team Group Global
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    thanks man :)
     
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    Wow, never seen a fan hub do that! Anyways, excellent build man, super clean and elegant.
     
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    I like it)
     

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