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Thermaltake Virtual - Thermaltake Modding Trophy Powered By Scan (Completed)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Deblow, 10 Mar 2016.

  1. Deblow

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    Hello fellow members.
    My name is Rob Deluce & like the greatly skilled modders I'm up against
    in this competition I am from the UK.​

    I have just returned from a family holiday and been offered the opportunity to participate due to one of the
    modders having to dropout, so as this is a last minute thing I'm going to wing this all the way
    as I have less than half the time the other modders have to get this thing completed and operational and 0 planning time.

    No idea what I'm going to do but as soon as the parts arrive I will see what comes to mind and start making some more posts.
    The parts will be listed once they arrive and they will be what was original picked by the other modder in order to save some time.


    I would love to do some airbrush work on the case but for now I don't have a set plan so wish me luck :dremel:

    Decided to call this project "Virtual" as I have ordered a Vive headset and intend to use this build primarily for
    VR in my living room, so this is perfect timing really.


    Thank You to Thermaltake, Scan, Bit-Tech/Editors & the partners for organizing
    this great competition and providing the gear :)

    All the best to the other 4 modders :thumb:


    SPECS UPDATE
    GPU -- ASUS STRIX GAMING GTX970 DirectCU II OC 4GB
    MB ---- ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha
    MEM -- Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4
    HD ---- Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD
    CPU --- Intel Core i5 6600K
    PSU --- Thermaltake Smart DPS G 750W Gold
    CASE - Thermaltake Core X31 chassis

    Others -
    Thermaltake LUMI Multi Colour RGB Magnetic LED Strips & Control
    Thermaltake Commander F6 RGB LCD Multi Fan Controller
    Thermaltake Riing RGB 12 LED 256 Colour Fans

    Thermaltake Pacific RL240 starter kit -
    - Pacific PT40-D5 Reservoir/Pump
    - Pacific W1 CPU Water Block
    - Pacific RL240 Radiator
    - Pacific 1/2” ID x 3/4” OD Compression Fittings
    - Luna 12 LED Red Fan
    - V-Tubler 200cm ID 1/2
    - Coolant 1000 Red

    Thermaltake Pacific V-GTX 970 - GPU Water Block
     
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  2. hodge74

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    Looking forward to your sketches. Mod-on mate

    Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
     
  3. davido_labido

    davido_labido Your Alphacool Contact.

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    I have your boxes ready for collection bro! I'm sorry I couldn't drop them off, the missus is working for the next 4 days and I can't drive =(

    Glad you got chosen :)
     
  4. IceTouch

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    Grats for your participation! I'm ready to see your next build! :thumb:
     
  5. Deblow

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    Me 2 lol, thanks

    Hey dave, Thats no problem mate, Im in the same boat and have no transport at the moment :(


    Thanks Ice ;)
     
  6. davido_labido

    davido_labido Your Alphacool Contact.

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    Your goodies were picked up just before 3pm today dude! should be with you ASAP :)
     
  7. Maki role

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

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    It's a shame the competition can't be lengthened to give you more time to get into the swing of things really. I guess that's the difficulty with offering a first prize which happens so soon, no real room for manoeuvrability.

    Best of luck!
     
  8. Deblow

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    Thanks for the update Dave, just checked and they should arrive today :)

    Yeah its going to be tight, the other modders do amazing work and even with longer to complete I would
    struggle to win anything when up against these guys lol

    But its great that all the components, case and cooling have been provided.
     
  9. Deblow

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    Some great news!
    After losing the packages for 2 days UPS has finaly delived them :D

    I will crack on with the photos then start some modding, dont think I will have any artwork/designs up
    on here to show you, I have some ideas on what to do with the build but need to test things out and check whats going
    to work best.
     
  10. Deblow

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    Here are some photos of the build items, a little rushed but hope you like them.


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    Thermaltake Core X31 chassis

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    Some things I like about this case, easy to remove dust filters and the top one is attached via a nice
    magnet strip running around the 4 sides.
    The thumb screws are attached to the side panels so when removing the sides they dont fall out making it more easy to keep them safe :)

    Its not heavy and all the compartments and attachments are easy to get too and remove if needed.
     
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  11. Deblow

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    Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4


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  12. Deblow

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    ASUS STRIX GAMING GTX970 DirectCU II OC 4GB

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    Thermaltake Pacific RL240 starter kit

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    Thats it for the build item shots, I will be back with some progress updates on the build as soon
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  15. stephen0205

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    i wish in the future i have the money to build something of this calabur
     
  16. Deblow

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    I hope you do also :)
     
  17. Deblow

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    Some progress photos for you.


    Stripped the case down to see what space I had to work with.
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    Wanted to reuse as much of the case as I can starting with the MB tray, will help keep the costs low and keep some of the original look.

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  18. Deblow

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    As some of you will know, Dave Alcock was originally going to be doing a mod so had ordered all the parts for this build.
    I have decided to work with what I was given, apart from the coolant color I wont be changing any of the parts to save time and costs.

    Thanks for the help Dave and arranging the drop :)


    I was originally going to have the MB mounted on the side of the case but after seeing how wide the case was and position of the RADs I went for inside, its going to be a tight fit when the watercooling is added so might not get to have the window I was planning :(

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    This is one of the many photos I took with items in different positions, didn't like any because it looked a bit too packed.
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    To get some more space inside the case I found a way to add the fans to the outside of the case front, after filing down some metal and plastic parts they fit perfect.

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    The best thing I could think to do with the RADs was have one on the front and the other at the back, so the back of the case needed to have a new panel added.

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    Holes cut in the new back plate so the fans can push outside the case via the 2nd RAD.
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  19. Deblow

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    For the feet I want to use EL wire, not used this for over 15 years but its still quite easy to work with.
    I might add some to other parts of the case, depends on time and if it looks nice.

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    Looks a bit orange but when its switched on its more red like it should be.
     
  20. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    good idea, the feet look good.
     

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