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Case Mod - In Progress Worklog Battlefield 4 - Thermaltake Element Q - 12/01/2014 New VGA acrylic piece!

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  1. Marcos_Viegas

    Marcos_Viegas Member

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    I am presenting to you my new project casemod sponsored ( for now ) by Thermaltake , EVGA and NVIDIA.

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    I will posting the steps of modifications in case Element Q with the thematic game of Electronic Arts game Battlefield 4.

    Hope you enjoy.

    First pictures of the case :

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    First ideas and testing with a VGA to design the best organization for the project:

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    First cuts have removed the internal bays, cuts to adapt the VGA and the PSU:

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    These are the first steps in the coming days, I will be showing more changes.

    I thank the sponsors and all those who support the project :thumb:
     
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  2. Marcos_Viegas

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    To the cover of the case, I preferred to make a whole piece of acrylic to make a visual more stylish:

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    I made this "provisional front pannel" for the project:

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    First steps to make the change in the acrylic cover to look like they got shots:

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    Making the holes of "projectiles":

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    I hope you enjoyed.

    I thank all who support and follow the project!
    Sorry for my bad english.
     
  3. keir

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    Need some cracks as well, maybe get a flat head screw driver and prise it a bit in a few of the holes.
     
  4. Marcos_Viegas

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    Thanks for the tips man :thumb:

    Soon i post some photos with more news :D
     
  5. Marcos_Viegas

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    And now the news ...

    First finish , brushed style:

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    Now, carving acrylic to make the effect of shots more realistic:

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    I hope you enjoyed.

    I thank all who follow the project!
     
  6. Marcos_Viegas

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    Let the news...

    Using the provisional front panel:

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    Without the front panel:

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    With the new front panel:

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    First test doing engraving on aluminum, making a dogtag:

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    The next step is to write on the front panel of the case.

    I hope you enjoyed.

    I thank all who support and follow the project!
     
  7. keenan

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    Looking really cool Marcos.. I love the rugged look of the engraved dogtag!!
     
  8. Marcos_Viegas

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    Thanks, it was my first time that I engraved metal :dremel:

    So let the news...

    Engraved made ​​in front of the case:

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    Front with the switch:

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    I did not like the look, so I changed the location of the switch:

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    How was a hole in the front, I added a medal (which is the Battlefield 3 but it will serve):

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    I hope you enjoyed.

    Next step are the feet of the case.

    I thank all who support and follow the project!
     
  9. Marcos_Viegas

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    News ...

    Added the aluminum feet that I sanded to stay with the same design style, with metallic look:

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    And the engravings on the front of the case, will be improved, if anyone has tips on how to make a better finish in the engravings, I am very grateful.

    I hope you enjoyed.

    I thank all who support the project!
     
  10. Marcos_Viegas

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    Now I got the Thermalmtake the Watercooler AIO Water 3.0 Pro, and as was to be expected ... modified the radiator taking a good part of the paint:

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    First test with the modified Watercooler inside the case:

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    Here the side with the stickers of sponsors (there will still be changes):

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    Await more news will come.
     
  11. Marcos_Viegas

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    More news...

    The PSU was modified to "fit" in the case, still unfinished:

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    Watercooler modified and ready for use:

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    Test of how it will look the PSU:

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    I hope you enjoyed, more news will come soon!
     
  12. Marcos_Viegas

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    And now on to the news...

    With the mobo in place and mounted Watercooler:

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    My inseparable companions of casemod:

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    For now it is, I hope you enjoyed and I will bring more news soon, thank you all!
     
  13. Marcos_Viegas

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    As promised, more news...

    Now with the power supply "cut" and installed in the case, but the cables are still not sleeved and neither the power source with the final finish on it, so I apologize for that, but once i get the military sleeve, I'll show it to as you got to the final finish.

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    Here with "renewed" and "cleaner" front panel:

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    So guys is it for now, I intend to put in front panel a acrylic front along with aluminum, but this will be shown later, hope you're enjoying it and we'll soon have more news.

    Thanks to all who give me strength to continue with the project!
     
  14. ferret141

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    Can that front fan breath?
     
  15. Marcos_Viegas

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    Yes, have 3mm between the frontal pannel and the fan itself. :p

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  16. Marcos_Viegas

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    And to celebrate Christmas Eve, I made a "goodies for myself"...

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    Merry christmas to all!

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  17. Marcos_Viegas

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    Sorry for the delay, but with the holidays of Christmas and New Year, I ended up leaving to post the news that there are:

    I cut the acrylic for the installation of the GTX 780:

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    And my cat Willie supervising the work:

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    And to start the job... engraving all the cuts made for the installation of the GTX 780:

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    I hope you enjoyed, I count on everyone's opinions!
     
  18. humanityBG

    humanityBG King of Hell.

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    I want to cry. The detail on the outer shell is so nice! Keep us updated man!, definitely subbed!
     
  19. Marcos_Viegas

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    Thanks man :thumb: :D

    And more news ... now will be much more frequent.

    The case with Dogtags:

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    Making a preliminary assembly of the psu to test (is not the end, I'm just waiting for the sleeves reach so do not crucify me... these wires will be sleeved... can rest easy):

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    With a slim fan provisional:

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    And on the front panel, to help the flow to the radiator fan, I installed a sheet of 5mm acrylic and also some parts carbon steel 6mm thick:

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    But this does not help much "higher" on the front panel to assist in ventilation, so I will make a further amendment which will be the next update!

    I count on everyone's opinion!

    Thanks to all who follow!
     
  20. NIHILO

    NIHILO The Customer isn't always right!

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    yeah, im jelly.
     

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