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Case Mod - In Progress The Punisher - Second Batch

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by GorgTech, 28 Jun 2018.

  1. GorgTech

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    Hello,

    some of you might wonder why I´m working on a second Punisher Mod?

    At first I was sure that The Punisher was finished.

    Well, after a while I felt the need of revisiting this Project since I wanted to change some details.

    This "Remod" will contain some major changes and I think it´s for the best to create a new thread for this Upgrade.



    Concept:

    The Remod will maintain its industrial look while gaining some extra details.

    The Design will look a lot "cleaner" and also maintain a high quality, custom Water Cooling..

    Did I forget anything? Yeah, right. Some of the hardware will be upgraded, a Punisher has to be prepared for every challenge and daily task in 2018.

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    “You hit them and they get back up, I hit them and they stay down”



    Philosophy:

    Every modification is performed through hard work, by hand, without the use of automated processes like eg. Laser, CNC etc.

    I try to work as precise as possible and also to document my progress with great care and details.

    Whenever it´s possible, I will also develop and build all electrical circuits by myself.

    I won´t use prebuild stuff like eg. LED stripes if I´m able to achieve the same results by using my ingenuity.

    I would only use this kind of stuff if there isn´t any alternative possible to implement my idea.

    Expect everything you could from a guy who has the drive to hold on to his visions.



    Social Media:

    Don´t miss any Updates about my Projects. Subscribe to my Facebook Page: GorgTech Engineering



    PC Hardware Parts:

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 2700X
    Mainboard: X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI
    RAM: 32GB DDR4-3000 CL15-16-16-35 1.35V G.Skill Ripjaws V
    HDD: Gigabyte UD PRO 512
    GPU: AORUS Radeon™ RX580 8G
    PSU: Cooler Master V550
    Sound: Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR



    Water Cooling Parts:

    Alphacool Eisblock XPX CPU - Intel/AMD - polished clear version

    Alphacool Eisfluegel flow indicator G1/4 square - acetal

    Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 240mm Radiator

    Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 280mm Radiator

    Alphacool Eiszapfen 2-way ball valve G1/4 - Chrome

    Alphacool Eiszapfen double nippel rotatable G1/4 outer thread to G1/4 outer thread - chrome

    Alphacool connection terminal TEE T-piece round, G1/4 - chrome

    Alphacool Eiszapfen 13/10mm compression fitting 90° rotatable G1/4 - chrome

    Alphacool Eiszapfen 13/10mm compression fitting G1/4 - chrome sixpack

    Alphacool Eisbecher D5 150mm Acetal reservoir

    Alphacool Eispumpe VPP755 - Single Edition (Rev.2)

    Alphacool tubing AlphaTube HF 13/10mm (3/8"ID) clear 3m (9.8ft) Retailbox

    Rubber grommet for 13mm

    Aquatuning AT-Protect Clear 1000ml

    Alphacool Eiszapfen L-connector G1/4 inner thread to G1/4 inner thread - Chrome

    Alphacool Eiszapfen screw plug G1/4 - deep black

    Alphacool HF L-connector G1/4 outer thread rotatable to G1/4 inner thread - Chrome

    Alphacool NexXxoS GPX - ATI RX 580 M01 - incl. backplate - Black

    Alphacool D-RAM module (for Alphacool D-RAM cooler) - Black

    Alphacool D-RAM Cooler X4 Universal - Plexi Black Nickel

    Alphacool HF 14 Smart Motion Cooling Plate - Nickel


    Sponsors:

    AORUS supports this Project with a awesome GPU, a highend Mainboard as well as a fast SSD.

    PC-Cooling GmbH supports this Project with a high quality PC Case.

    Aquatuning GmbH supports this Project with a high quality, custom Water Cooling and some extra items.

    Noctua supports this Project with Highend Fans.

    Cooler Master supports this Project with a enthusiast Power Supply.

    Creative Labs supports this Project with a high end Sound Card.
     
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  2. GorgTech

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    And here´s the first Update:

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    Do you remember the door? I decided to make a new one. Not everybody seems to like this type of material.

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    Luckily I had some spare material from the Hardwareluxx Modding Contest 2017 Project which had a suitable colour and was also sturdy enough.

    Now I like it a lot better. The hole is used in order to adjust the pump speed.

    I cleaned the Window since I need the space for something big.

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    How about engraving something like this? Just create a suitable template.

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    Find a suitable position. I still want to see the other guts, this is why I have to use the lower part of the glass.

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    Start with the edges.

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    Proceed with smaller details.

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    Now it´s starting to look decent.

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    Some more engraving pleasure.

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    Just in case you wonder, I didn´t forget the "Marvel" emblem.

    The motive looks cleaner and better without it.

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    Quite big, eh?

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    And with the LEDs turned on.

    That´s it for now, soon I´ll proceed with the guts.
     
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  3. GorgTech

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    And here´s another update:

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    I received this big package a few days ago.

    I want to thank AORUS for the kind support and for the trust.

    What´s inside? A X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI Mainboard and a fast Gigabyte UD PRO 512 SSD.

    Let´s have a closer look first before using these Goodies.

    Start with the SSD:

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    512GB is more than enough for the OS as well as some games and other applications.

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    I like the dark colour.

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    And another picture.

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    I can hardly await to test the performance.

    Just wait for the upgrade first and I may post some Benchmark results too;)

    Now the other Goodie:

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    This Mainboard will replace the old Intel platform.

    I wanted to try something else this time since I was quite satisfied with the Ryzen system I got during the Hardwareluxx.DE Modding Contest 2017.

    I´m sure that a X470 system is more universal.

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    Let´s check the Mainboard. Awesome looks, especially the heatsinks used for the voltage regulators.

    Dark looks and plenty of RGB too!

    You can barely find a Mainboard which uses functional and effective heatsinks instead of simple blocks made of Aluminum with some stickers attached to them.

    I´m confident that the voltage regulators won´t suffer inside the rather small case.

    There´s quite a lot of stuff inside the box too.

    Let´s have a further look.

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    Some stickers. Some of them look pretty good and I like the cable stickers with the different heads.

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    The usual stuff like a manual and the Driver CDs etc.

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    And some more accessories.

    I like the fact that this Mainboard has 2x external sensor inputs.

    How about upgrading the Water Cooling in order to measure the water temperature directly.

    Why not adjust the Fan Speed by using the water temperature as a reference?

    OK, let´s move on.

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    Which CPU will be used? I´ve decided to use a AMD Ryzen 2700X and bought the Boxed version.

    Now what could go wrong? Highend Mainboard as well as a Highend CPU.

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    It´s a lot easier to attach some of the coolers outside the case.

    I´ve mounted the CPU Cooler, also kept my 32GB RAM Kit.

    That´s it for now, there´s a lot of work to do since I have to change some details before being able to fit everything inside the case.

    Stay tuned for more details.
     
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  4. zak

    zak Build Clean people, build clean

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    Ah I just finished my Punisher PC build, had to look at this one
     
  5. GorgTech

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    The time has come to update this thread again.

    The new hardware is in use now, though I had to adjust some stuff for it to fit.

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    The standard USB 3.0 plug didn´t fit anymore since the connectors are hidden between the 240mm Radiator and the Mainboard.

    Since I didn´t find a suitable adaptor cable, I had to figure out something for myself.

    If it does not exist, or you cannot find it, do it yourself!

    Cut the plug, use a saw to cut the connector casing in order to reach the contacts.

    I had to solder every cable again but in a way that the "new connector" could be plugged in this time.

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    I used some hot glue in order to stabilize the contacts and the cables.

    Just use some black insulating tape to hide the mess.

    Does the plug fit now? Yes and the best part is that it is also well hidden now.

    Does it also work like intended? I copied several large files without any errors and the speed was not affected as well.

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    The new SSD has been mounted and this time I used some longer SATA cables since I can improve the cable management as well.

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    And let´s have a look at the second chamber again.

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    Looks great with LED lightning too.

    I had to remove some Stickers in order to clean up the looks of the case.

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    And what about the main chamber?

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    The Water Cooling is connected and the system is functional.

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    And some further details.

    Some of you might have spotted the temperature sensor cable which is attached to the Water Cooling

    Now I can also adjust the Fan speed by using the water temperature as a reference value.

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    And here´s another one.

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    The new engraving of the window looks nice in combination with the LED lightning.

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    I´m really happy with the new looks.

    Is this Project done now? Not really, still some work to do as well as some upgrades.

    Windows 10 runs a lot smoother and the CPU is overclocked at 4.2Ghz.

    That´s it again, stay tuned for the next update!
     

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