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Case Mod - Complete Thermaltake Modding Trophy 2018 - SteamPunk 20

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MT. Mods, 31 Aug 2018.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Seapunk... oooh! That brought up some funky ideas.
     
  2. MT. Mods

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    Oh god... when you say it like that... Sounds kinda... sexual ''SeaPunk'' ha
     
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    That etched glass is eyecandy! was that a home machine or shop?
     
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    That's my own lasers :)
     
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    Waterblock arrived!
    One mighty file looking thing!

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    I will have much more to show later tonight or tomorrow :D

    -Craig
     
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    Working last night and today on these 4mm copper pipes.
    Still tons to do, but while waiting for the motherboard/cpu and GPU i can play with intricate parts of the aesthetics.

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    Bent to shape, then sprayed brass

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    Now, i'm just working out the final little bends.

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    The now brass pipes are semetrical to the other side of the case. Pipes run over the back and down the other side :)


    That's pretty much all i have for today.
    Will update as things move along :)

    - Craig
     
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    your steampunk rust pretty good. very appreciated if you shared tips to paint
     
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    Time to work on the moving `parts of the build.
    pretty straight forward.
    Mounted a 12v motor under the shroud, wired it up to molex, using a controller to adjust speed.

     
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    Time to get this truck rolling.
    Back to work!

    Some parts have arrived!

    The mighty DUEL RTX 2080 from ASUS
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    The ASUS ROG X470-F gaming

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    AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

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    Started work on the bends underneath the midplate. Didn't want to half ass it and use soft tubing.

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    Took the rusted side panels to the laser, worked out a good design, found the text i wanted and started etching.

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    got home, lit her up and.... i'm in love.

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    Now that some parts have arrived, i can get working on them, get them ready to be fitted.
    started with the RAM from ADATA
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    then moved onto the motherboard M.2 shield

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    `I don't want to overdo it all, so sticking with just the m.2 shield for now. i'll decide later if it needs more.


    More updates to follow, i hope you enjoy the content.
    - Craig
     
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    Very nice!

    it even makes the perfect coat hanger!!! :grin:.... Dat coat!:rock:
     
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    Just a little update today. (Actually have a lot more done, but keeping it all hush hush right now)
    Here's the motherboard completed :)

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    Time to get real busy, time is running out :D


    Started work on the loop
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    Side panel cut and rusted

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    Design idea for the etching

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    And finally etching and final look

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    More updates to come this evening.
    Thanks for looking
    Craig
     
  13. Cheapskate

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    The crusty bits lit with rainbow led is surreal.
     
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    RGB or single color ? That is today's question!

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    Let me know what you think!
    Would love some feedback :)
    - Craig
     
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    Time to finish this loop!
    Started with the CPU
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    added some flare ;)

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    Started laying down the iron paint

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    Let that rust, `then done the same to the GPU

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    Looped that in too

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    Rusted them tubes, filled her up and switcher her on!

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    Still some detailed work to be done, but she's taking shape now :)
     
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    Its time to start work on the finer details.
    Like.... the bolts! As promised in my initial entry.

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    As always, i'm open to feedback, and won't chew your face off :p
    This right now, is my dream rig coming together!
    - Craig
     
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    Almost time to wrap this baby up.
    Finished the last panel.

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    I also finished the shroud panel, With some cogs :)

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    Need to wire the smoke switch and motor speed adjuster to the rear of the case (Next to the PSU)
    Then build the crate, take final photo's and box her up.

    Been a fun time. And cannot wait to show off her final photo's.

    - Craig
     
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    You've built a very nice cat trap there. If the smoker is anything like the one I just had to deal with, You should probably skip it. *cough*
     
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    Now that the casemod is complete. I'm happy to release the phrase written on the top panel.
    This phrase defines case modding.
    Our imaginations are forever exploring, but often held back by reality.

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    The World Of Reality Has It's Limits
    The World Of Imagination Is Boundless


    I thank you all for your many views, and consistant feedback.
    - Craig
     
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    Well it's D-Day!
    Here's my final photo's
    Took my rig to an abandoned ship yard! Absolutely loved it.

    Cannot beleive it's finished! It's been a long long road, very very proud of my overall performance.
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    This one here, is by far my favorite photo. It's just <3
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    Rig has been crated up, and will be on route to scan computers today :)

    I thank you all for watching this build grow and taking time to comment.
    Appreciated <3

    For now though, i need some sleep! lol
    - Craig
     
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