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Scratch Build – In Progress The POWER CELL - ZenModz "COMPLETED"

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Zenator, 11 Oct 2015.

  1. Zenator

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    Sponsored By ASUS.

    PC Build Specs:



    Height up to 740mm.
    Width: up to 450mm.
    Case Shape: cylinder. One base, One top, 3 Pillars, 3 clear windows. Being build ATM.
    Case Colour: Grayish/white, with some black & red.
    MoBo: Asus H97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard That will mounted to the bottom and the case.
    GPU: ASUS TURBO GEFORCE GTX 960 OC Edition 2GB-GDDR5. Staying air cooled, This will be mounted to one of the 3 case pillars.
    Running on a PCIe cable. The TURBO GTX 960 with the exhaust out the bottom of the case,
    And the intake for the TURBO GTX 960 will come from the pillar it is mounted to.
    CPU: i5 4690k
    RAM: Still needed.
    PSU: Still needed, Will be mounted in the base.
    Water Cooling, One custom 60mm x 400mm res. (2x 120 slim rads, CPU block, 1x Pump, fittings.)
    ( 6x90mm W 20x20mm H,D clear blocks running 9x5mm Round 500mm L tubing.
    that will be on the out side of the case as part of the loop.)
    Lighting: Black Light, and some white LED's.
    Fluid: Neon Green,




    Even though this is only my second Case Mod, I have been using ASUS Motherboards for many many years. I have always found them to be well priced and having lots of great features.
    And today is no exception. ASUS continue to add all the goods to there Motherboards and GPU's, Even for there low to mid range hardware you still feel you are getting more for less.
    As you will see below "Small" can still make a big impact and still play hard. And "Colour" is not Black or White its a shade of what your Imagination can do with it.

    Below are two of ASUS products that I will be using for this build from ASUS who I thank for helping me with my second case mod.

    The Asus H97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard and the ASUS TURBO GEFORCE GTX 960 OC Edition

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    To start off with im doing the out side water blocks/res there will be 6 in all three at the top and three at the bottom. All 6 will be part of the cooling loop.

    They will be fitted to the out side of the case, The three on top will be linked the one's on the bottom. So one top one will link to one bottom one, with 3x 5mm clear tubes and so on. on the back of each block will be one fitting that go's to a stand 1/2 mantel bent loop. back to one of the other blocks and keeps going. Lets just call the outer blocks (Loop rails.)

    So below I have started a quick step by step.
    for the blocks, after ill be adding the 3x 5mm tubes to the 2x blocks to make one (Loop Rail.) and this will be done 3 times.

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    So what I have been going is working on the Motherboard armor and the back plate IO shield that will lock onto the Motherboard armor, Still need to make a hole for the CPU. but still not sure what CPU block will be used.

    Hope you can see where I'm going with what I have done so far.

    Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    I have started working on the center res mount. So far I have made the casing, added some blue LED's, put some steel mesh around it. Still need to add a small electric motor to turn the black cover at the bottom. to create a rotation of light in side the case. Once that is done i will starting working on the rest of the res mount. And then add the rest of the trimmings.

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    The CNC parts are now done, And are now being put together.

    Along with some of the hardware that will now be test fitted to the case.

    Then all the side pillars cut to size and will be added for the height, The Pillars will be box like to hide all the things you gust don't want to be seen running from the top of the case to the bottom. MOBO tray has been made as well but still needs to be vented on the back.


    Hope you like it so far, Would love to know what you think. :)


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    More in just a min...
     
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  2. Zenator

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    The POWER CELL by Zen-Modz "Completed"

    Rad's & all 6 fans are fitted as well as the Res, It's now hanging from the top as well.

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    Again thanks for stopping by.

    Cheers, Ken.
     
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  3. thechoozen

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    looks really interesting! keep up the good work!!:rock::thumb:
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Oh, boy! :D Zenator's rendition of the Death Star playset.
     
  5. Icelander

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    brilliant work Zenator
     
  6. Zenator

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    thanks guys. Fingers x it all works. :dremel:
     
  7. MooZ91

    MooZ91 What's a Dremel?

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    Nice one [emoji16]
     
  8. Zenator

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    Thank you, :D
     
  9. Zenator

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    Hello again.

    Just a quick update of where I'm up to.

    The Power Cell is coming along nicely.

    I have been working on the base and the pillars one of the pillars will hold the GPU, The GPU will take air in from the outside of the pillar as well as the inside.

    Ive cut out and mounted the GPU and all is good. Still making the Pillars stronger by making them two layers thick in side the two layers will be a 20mm space to run wires and such to the top and back.

    MOBO and Pump are new in there places as well, Once all the hardware is fitted, and the case is complete all the hardware will be removed again so I can start painting the case. inside & out.

    Here it is so far. Yep its talllllllllll: And might I say Different. (H-700mm )

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    As always thanks for stopping by. :)
     
  10. Zenator

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    Lol your welcome to test it later. ill just stand back. :p
     
  11. Cheapskate

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    HUGE!
    I didn't realize until I saw the motherboard.
     
  12. Zenator

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    Yes I'm trying to compensate for the small MOBO:sigh::D
     
  13. Zenator

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    Hi here are some more Photo's, Will have some more again in a day or so.

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    GPU from the out side of the case, will have mesh over the face. and a filter that slides in from the side.
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    I have made 3 mounts to hold the center Res Light, And to strengthen up the case a bit more. One of then needed to be change to work with the GPU space.
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    The bottom of the case with PSU filter.
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    Again thank you for stopping by. more again soon.

    Cheers, Ken.
     
  14. Zenator

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    Hello again.

    Today I fitted a flow indicator into one of the back pillars so it can be seen from the inside of the case, I also added 2 micro switchers to the bottom front of the case, One switch has a green LED, and the other is blue, One switch will be for the power and the other will be the reset, the blue LED will be the HDD drive light, and the green will be the power light.

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    Thanks again for stopping by and following the build. :)
     
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    That GPU is gorgeous.
     
  17. Zenator

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    Cheers, jojoharalds :D
     
  18. Zenator

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    Its not for everyone, But I think it looks cool. And works well for this build. :thumb:
     
  19. Zenator

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    Hi All

    The I-beams have been test fitted, here are some photo's of where they are going.

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    What do you think ?

    Thanks for stopping by. :)

    Cheers, Ken.
     
  20. Zenator

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    Hello again everyone, Just a small update I have made a dust filter for the GPU as well, That slides out for the side of the pillar for cleaning. And added the mesh. I have done more to the GPU mount. But will have some updates on the weekend.

    I have also change the logo it needed redoing the old one was bugging the crap out of me, and the new logo can now be easily made on a CNC or laser cutter if need be.:)

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    Thanks for stopping by.
     
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