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Case Mod - Complete Symbiose

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by JejeLaPelle, 30 May 2018.

  1. JejeLaPelle

    JejeLaPelle Member

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    Hello there (General Kenobi)

    Here is my new mod based on a In Win Chopin, quite simple, a mix of wood and aluminium.

    This is the hardware :

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    (sorry for bad quality MDPC X logo...)

    AMD Ryzen 3 2200g
    Asrock AB350 mini ITX
    In Win Chopin argent
    Corsair Dominator 2*4Go
    Samsung 750 SSD M.2 250Go
    Noctua NH-L9x65

    For the modding part i have :

    Lamptron modding tool for cables
    MDPC-X Titanium grey
    Wooden covering

    I'm going to :
    sleeve the PSU
    place covering
    disembowel the case to be able to put the M.2 SSD and his cooling from Hybrid Cooling
    remove/hide the red on the MB
    change the panels of the case, hardware do not fit in the case on purpose

    Here is a big spoiler :

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    I'll go more into detail in the next weeks.

    Bye!
     
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  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That's a little more than a spoiler. :lol: Looks good.
     
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  3. JejeLaPelle

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    Yes, slightly more... But i don't have any 3D Sketch... I hope you won't mind

    The mod is really near to be finished right now, but i'll make a complete log on the job done.

    This PC will be used on my TV to internet surf and game a little (emulation)
     
  4. JejeLaPelle

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    Hello,

    Today i'll sho you the ork done on the MB to match the color theme.

    First, how the board look like :

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    It's too red, so the first thing as to remove anodisation from rads with a sandblaster, here is the reslut :

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    Then, i mount CPU, rad and RAM, and 3Dprinted a piece to hide the red on the RAM slots :

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    As always, Dominators are awesome...

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  5. _Prometheus_

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    Looks as a monolith. :thumb:
     
  6. kim

    kim Active Member

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    Great to see you back with a new project :thumb: the case is beautiful and the motherboard is so yummy too :geek:
     
  7. JejeLaPelle

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    It's not one of those xenos undead machines YOU HERETIC! What Monolith is not only 40k stuff?.... Hum... Smell like a trap...

    Thanks!

    Thank you, this project is a small one, it won't be long. But I've have a little idea for the end of the year, i've to contact some people!

    Today i'll show you the job done on the case.

    First, i would like to say this case is really good, for a simple build you will have enought place to do the job easily. But this is not really a standard build, so i removed some parts on the case :

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    A big hole under the MB, to be able to mount M.2 SSD + dissipator

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    Bigger hole for cable management on the front.

    Then i glued aluminium part for a clear look on the edge, in the back of the MB the aluminium plate has a hole to show the M.2 radiator.

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    I also made a PSU cover (with wood covering already on it) and a plate ot hide i/O back panel.

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    Last thing i've done is a 3D printed plate to replace the upper grid, and a "logo" for the front :

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    It was printed in red, i painted it and then put the covering and cutted what should be cutted

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    Bye!
     
  8. JejeLaPelle

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    Hello,

    I planed to sleeve my first PSU with this mod, i really enjoyed it.

    I won't really describe how to sleeve, there is a LOT of tutorials well done.

    Here is the result on the 24 pins :

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    For the CPU 8 pins it was a bit more tricky since the cable look like that :

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    I wanted to have 8 wires coming instead of four. So i cutted, and soldered new wires to get something nicer :

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    see you, thanks for reading!
     
  9. JejeLaPelle

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    Hello,

    After those steps i put the wood covering on most of the parts of the case :

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    I also replaced the original fan from the CPU cooler by two 40mm.

    To fix them, i bended an aluminium plate to the good size (and i put covering on it), so the fan just hold in place :

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    I also bend the bottom of the aluminium so the whole thing clamp the radiator.

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    So in place it looks like :

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    Next time, the two panels and the result, but not the final shooting!
     
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  10. JejeLaPelle

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    Hello,

    Here is the job done one the side panel of the case.

    On the hardware side i create the panel from acrylic sheet and some pieces of aluminium :

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    I glued aluminium spacers on the case to fix it :

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    For the other side i just cutted the panel and fixed an acrylic sheet with double sided tape :

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    And now just more pictures, the case will be used horizontally but can be use in both way :

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  11. kim

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    lovely and very original build :clap:
     
  12. JejeLaPelle

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    Thanks! :thumb:
     
  13. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    I do love those Chopin cases, perfect candidate for the exact sort of mod you did!
     
  14. JejeLaPelle

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    Thanks, and sorry for not having changed the topic to complete, i wanted to do some new pictures, but i've got some problems those days
     
  15. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    No worries, just take/upload them when you can. Love this little mod, "simple" and really effective, the sort of thing a lot of folks don't realise they can do.
     
  16. JejeLaPelle

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    Exactly, i spend "only" 650€ for this build, using brand new stuff. If you don't concider the 3D printing, everything can be done with standard equipement.

    Maybe i'll do a full black brushed aluminium version one day, just for fun..., Or for someone who needs it
     
  17. Gress

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    clean design and beautiful

    i think there's nothing else to say :hip: well done
     
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