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Scratch Build – In Progress [Worklog] HyperMod - FINISHED! |Vote for it on CM modcontest|

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Ch2pa, 30 Aug 2012.

  1. Ch2pa

    Ch2pa New Member

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    This week-end it was varnishing time:
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    Here is the render of the first coat:
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    It was not really dry when I took the picture that's why it shines.
    Next week-end I will apply second coat.

    Second activity of the week-end was to sandpaper and brush the aluminium sheet that I will use for the covers:
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    I used an orbital sander first, then hand-sandpapering with 120, 240 and 400 papers.
    The goal was to eliminate this ugly scar:
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    After some pass:
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    I will show more of it when the covers will be ready ;)

    Last thing that I did this week end was to properly insulate the PCIe riser.
    I tried to use an antistatic bag for the insulation: (thanks G-force for the idea:thumb:)
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    It partially worked. I was able to boot and launch a Furmark stress test but the system went down at half of the benchmark.
    So mixed the solutions, using both aluminium foil and antistatic bag with double side adhesive tape.

    I started by placing the double side adhesive tape on the riser: (luckily it's exactly the perfect size! :))
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    Then I glued the aluminium foil:
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    And finally the antistatic bag:
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    The riser is ready for further benchmarks.

    That's all for the week :)
     
  2. Ch2pa

    Ch2pa New Member

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    Hello,

    as usual, here is the summary of the week-end's work.

    I finally finished all the cables. Here is a how-to in four steps:

    1-Stripping:
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    2-Crimping:
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    3-Plug-in:
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    4-Result: two 6-pins custom GPU cables!
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    This kind of cable is very quick to make: it took me only 30 minutes to do these two.

    Family portrait of all the cables:
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    From left to right: 24pins mobo, 4pins CPU, 6pins GPU, Mini-Sata for DVD, Sata for HDD and Sata for SSD.


    I also modded the motherboard slightly by removing the stickers and adding mine:

    Before and after:
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    With the heatsink and SSD mounted:
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    See you soon for updates :)
     
  3. Ch2pa

    Ch2pa New Member

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    hello all,

    I apologize for the two weeks without updates but I was more busy finishing the mod than posting photos...

    The good reason is that I had to finish the mod before yesterday to be able to join the CoolerMaster Case Mod Competition 2012!

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    The mod is now FINISHED and I count on you to go on the CoolerMaster facebook page and support my mod ;).

    As a conclusion to this topic, here are the pictures of the final assembly and the final pictures of the mod. Enjoy it:)

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    I hope you had as pleasure to follow this mod as I had to make it.

    Thanks to CoolerMaster for organizing this competition which motivate me to do this mod:thumb:

    Thanks for reading.
     
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  4. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    This looks great. First class work. :)
     
  5. Ace_finland

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    Love wooden cases! Good luck in the competition!
     
  6. elAwesome

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    Damn nice work man! The combination of Alu and wood looks really great!
     
  7. Ch2pa

    Ch2pa New Member

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    Thanks to all :).

    @Ace_finland: Good luck to you too for the comp :thumb:
     
  8. Ra6

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    must... not... FAAAAP!!
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Sweeet! I like it. It looks like an old refrigerator with the heatsink on top like that. The fit work is just fantastic. -and really tight in places.:lol:
     
  10. Ch2pa

    Ch2pa New Member

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    :D

    Thanks

    Thanks. And you are right, there is not a single centimetre free inside the case (except the one I left for ventilation).

    For those who don't know it yet, this mod is my entry to the CoolerMaster Case Mod Competition 2012.

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    I count on you to go on Facebook and vote for my mod ;)
    => https://www.facebook.com/coolermaster/app_275445412567432

    You can win some CoolerMaster stuff by voting!!

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    Thanks!
     
  11. Ch2pa

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