1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Case Mod - In Progress ⭐ Spegel by Forsberg Customs

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Forsberg Customs, 25 Feb 2018.

  1. Forsberg Customs

    Forsberg Customs Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2018
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    3
    Hi Zak,

    Thank you dude! do you have a link to your build, i would love to see yours :D?

    Hi Defyant :D,
    Yea it´s quite common these day to do this type of mod but i personally think it´s quite nice. Instead of all the mounting points for stuff you dont need you get a blank canvas to do your mods :). Thank you very much, im glad you like it :)
     
  2. zak

    zak Build Clean people, build clean

    Joined:
    18 Apr 2018
    Posts:
    42
    Likes Received:
    8
  3. Forsberg Customs

    Forsberg Customs Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2018
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    3
    Oh nice! Yea it´s a tricky one to do. I have the bending to do aswell, my first time so it´s going to be fun :D
     
  4. Forsberg Customs

    Forsberg Customs Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2018
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    3
    Update!

    Some more work with all the panels in the build has been done. I´m going to write a little info on each picture this time instead so enjoy!

    P.S remember to follow me on instagram and youtube for more conent.

    www.instagram.com/forsbergcustoms

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaiqGBkuqo8EJhjTxXloP5Q?

    Cya!


    [​IMG]
    Trying to figure out how to mount this panel.
    [​IMG]
    Derp! look at all the possibility for mounting already present in the case.
    [​IMG]
    Picked out a couple of mounting holes in the case and drilled a couple of holes in the panel to match them.
    [​IMG]
    Ready to see if it fits.
    [​IMG]
    And it does [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Then it was time to cut out a couple of holes for the rgb-connectors and some of the front io.
    [​IMG]
    All marked out and ready to be cut.
    [​IMG]
    All cut! I also cut out some notches where the fittings for the pump would pass through.
    [​IMG]
    Went with the same approach of mouting on the rear panel aswell, good old fashioned screws.
    [​IMG]
    All done!
    [​IMG]
    Some holes cut out for the front io cables.
    [​IMG]
    A little test fit to see if the top rad was blocking the holes but we are all good.
    [​IMG]
    This is the "side facing" panel for the psu-shroud that i had to make some adjustments to so it would sit flush with the top of the shroud.
    [​IMG]
    All cut!
     
  5. Forsberg Customs

    Forsberg Customs Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2018
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    3
    [​IMG]
    Marking out some more panels for the case, one of the front panels and another panel for the infinity mirrors.
    [​IMG]
    All cut!
    [​IMG]
    One of the front panels needs some adjustments to.
    [​IMG]
    There we go!
    [​IMG]
    Time to start making the shroud for the top rad.
    [​IMG]
    The base of the shroud all marked out.
    [​IMG]
    All cut!
    [​IMG]
    Fits like a charm!
    [​IMG]
    Perfect!
    [​IMG]
    Another test fit to see if i need to trim it but it looks good.
    [​IMG]
    View from the side.
    [​IMG]
    One of the side panels for the shroud.
    [​IMG]
    Time to mark out the top panel for the shroud.
    [​IMG]
    One done!
    [​IMG]
    Two done!
    [​IMG]
    Three done!
    [​IMG]
    All done! [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    My current workspace consist of an old dinner table, a stool, some random lights placed on said stool and a mess of screws, cables, sleeving [​IMG].
    [​IMG]
    Cutting out some holes in one of the side panels for the shroud so that the fan cables can pass through.
    [​IMG]
    Building piles of acrylic dust!
    [​IMG]
    All three done!
    [​IMG]
    Test fit!
    [​IMG]
    One of the other side panels for the shroud with notches cut out of them so that the collar of the fitting can fit.
    [​IMG]
    Time to start glueing the pieces together.
    [​IMG]
    More glueing.
    [​IMG]
    Yet more glueing..
    [​IMG]
    aaand more glueing.
    [​IMG]
    OMG so many pieces to glue..
    [​IMG]
    Almost done glueing.
     
  6. Forsberg Customs

    Forsberg Customs Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2018
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    3
    [​IMG]
    It´s starting to take shape.
    [​IMG]
    Last piece!
    [​IMG]
    And done.
    [​IMG]
    I´m using XSPC rgb fans throughout the build, they look pretty sweet when lit, very subtle.
    [​IMG]
    And done [​IMG]! Now it´s time for some sanding and then wrapping them in mirror vinyl.
    [​IMG]
    Clearance = just right! [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Wanted to get the front io out of the way after all that gluing so time for some sleeving.
    [​IMG]
    Managed! The cables are managed in this way to clear the top infinity mirror.
    [​IMG]
    Time for some wrapping [​IMG].
    [​IMG]
    Turned out pretty nice ( protective plastic is still on ).
    [​IMG]
    The holes i drilled earlier to mount this panel.
    [​IMG]
    Another view!
    [​IMG]
    Mirror mirror! Time for some more wrapping
    [​IMG]
    More wrapping done.
    [​IMG]
    All of the panels except the top shroud done. Installed the gpu aswell just to get a feel of the builds final look.
    [​IMG]
    The right side of the case will also get a panel but this one will have the builds name put on a little plate in the middle with some lighting behind it.
    [​IMG]
    All the letters marked out.
    [​IMG]
    All cut!
    [​IMG]
    Tried wrapping them in vinyl aswell but as you will see i ended up with a different look in the end.
    [​IMG]
    The main panel for the right side.
    [​IMG]
    Marking out the groove for the led-strip.
    [​IMG]
    All cut! and i also cut out the plate that the letters will be glued to.
    [​IMG]
    A little test fit.
    [​IMG]
    Starting to glue the letters in place ;D
    [​IMG]
    All done!
    [​IMG]
    I´m using a very high density led-strip ( 144 leds/meter ) to get as much spread of the light as possible.
    [​IMG]
    And ofcourse some sleeve [​IMG]:D.
    [​IMG]
    Going to look pretty sweet i think.
    [​IMG]
    I decided to paint the whole logo and then scrape the edges of the letters abit so that it would look more subtle when lit.
    [​IMG]
    Side view.
    [​IMG]
    Top view! Looks pretty good i think [​IMG]:D.
    [​IMG]
    Sprayed a light coat of some metallic silver on the top so that it would blend in more with the mirror on the side panel.
    [​IMG]
    All done and ready to be mounted to the side panel.
    [​IMG]
    I wrapped the whole panel in some vinyl and mounted the plate to it and placed it in the case with the side glass panel on the top.
     
  7. zak

    zak Build Clean people, build clean

    Joined:
    18 Apr 2018
    Posts:
    42
    Likes Received:
    8
    ill def check out youtube im alway slooking for more youtube videos to watch when im bored at work lol.

    So here was my fail
    Big time failed attempt at fan grill I mentioned to you. I thought I was super clever and thought of a great idea by purchasing a 115mm hole saw blade. It worked, but I made the total height too small and it broke the top lip during drilling. I could have fixed it but I ended up going a different route....

    [​IMG]


    You can see how close it was to the edge and the crack....clever, I was NOT

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Forsberg Customs

    Forsberg Customs Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2018
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    3

    Hi Zak, thank you it means alot :). I working on a new video about the infinity mirrors for this project so stay tuned ;).

    Ah i see, great idea but yea you should probably have done the sheet abit wider :D. A big drillpress is definetely on my wishlist, i have the dremel accessory that makes it into a little drillpress but that only works for small stuff.

    But yea just make that sheet a little bit wider and you are good to go ( you could allways trim away abit of it afterwards if you dont needed wider :) )
     
  9. CAF PCs

    CAF PCs Custom PCs

    Joined:
    11 Mar 2018
    Posts:
    32
    Likes Received:
    4
    I can respect the by hand acrylic work! I've done the same dremel work to get individual cable holes perfectly lined up. Not easy
     
  10. DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤

    DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤ Active Member

    Joined:
    14 Sep 2004
    Posts:
    634
    Likes Received:
    47
    Cutting all those holes buy hand is real dedication! much respect dude
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    9,710
    Likes Received:
    367
    Your logo-thing came out great.
     
  12. Forsberg Customs

    Forsberg Customs Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2018
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks man! Yea it's tricky but doable :)

    Thanks bro! :D

    Thank you cheaps! :)
     
  13. Forsberg Customs

    Forsberg Customs Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2018
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    3
    Hi guys! An update will land later this week, sorry for the delay :)
     
  14. Forsberg Customs

    Forsberg Customs Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2018
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    3
    Update!

    It´s now time for the last update for this project. This was my first project in a long time involving water cooling and my first involving hardline. I have had a lot of fun trying it out but i have had some frustrating moments aswell ( guess thats part of the learning process :) ). I think the most important thing i´ve learned from this is that you can not have enough fittings :p.

    In this last update its time for the water cooling and the cables and ofc some pictures of the final results. I'm going to post a separate video to youtube regarding the infinity mirrors in just a while so feel free to stop by there and perhaps subscribe :) ? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaiqGBkuqo8EJhjTxXloP5Q?

    Thank you so much for the comments and support and a big thanks to my sponsors, Inet , Phanteks , Asus ROG , Seasonic , Team Group


    PS. If any of you are attending Dreamhack summer 2018 in Jönköping i will be there so come and say hi :)


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Forsberg Customs

    Forsberg Customs Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2018
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    3
  16. DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤

    DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤ Active Member

    Joined:
    14 Sep 2004
    Posts:
    634
    Likes Received:
    47
    I can totally imagine how awsome this looks IRL all the colours on chrome , fantastic job :rock::rock::rock:
     
  17. Forsberg Customs

    Forsberg Customs Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2018
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thank you dude! yea it looks really with all the reflections :)
     
  18. kim

    kim Active Member

    Joined:
    10 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    233
    Likes Received:
    37
    :clap:I love it, excellent work and result :thumb:
     
  19. Forsberg Customs

    Forsberg Customs Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2018
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks man! :) Glad to hear that you liked it!
     
  20. Forsberg Customs

    Forsberg Customs Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2018
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    3
    Just uploaded a video to youtube showing how i made the infinity mirrors in project Spegel, check it out
    And if you like it perhaps subscribe or leave a like. If you didnt like it leave a dislike and a comment explaining why.

    Cya!
     
    kim likes this.

Share This Page