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Scratch Build – In Progress XFX Fire & Ice

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by jj_sky5000, 20 Feb 2013.

  1. jj_sky5000

    jj_sky5000 Minimodder

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    Well I had a little time between Lan parties and Builds ( still waiting for one to come back) I had this concept before in 2009 and after a few complete ice mods I was ready to attempt to build it. The build will be called Fire & Ice, making the case from liquid resin and trying to use a least amount of metal possible with a waterfall reservoir.


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    I purchased the ECS model P67H2-A2 Deluxe

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    I like to thank my sponsors for supporting my projects over the years.

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    A have a long way to go and a short time frame, Do you think i can make it?
     
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  2. jj_sky5000

    jj_sky5000 Minimodder

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    First thing is getting my layout on The board that i will be using for my mold and double checking measurements.

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    adding 2 by 4 and attaching them with screws from the back

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    getting a 3d visual in my mind ,
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    Side view of the side panel
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    Molds are ready

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    Am I making cookies or a case mod you decide

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    Ready to Pour
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    Sorry for the blur i was probley dizzy from the fumes
    Mixing the resin with the catalyst

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    I let it set over the next 24 hours
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    Ok need to keep pushing on this if i am going to get done


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  3. jay2

    jay2 Indonesian Modder

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    hmm.. resin.. thats how you made that icy look.. interesting..
     
  4. jj_sky5000

    jj_sky5000 Minimodder

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    After letting the resin harded for about 2days here is the end result

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    One cool side panel

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    all cleaned up

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    getting a good idea on attaching the fans

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    front panel fan placement

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    rounting the front & side panels for Plex glass Insert

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    Side panel sanding from 50 , 150, 400 , 1000 grit.
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    More plexi has arrived to finish my newest feature to the case.
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  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Wait. This is a new one?:duh: I saw it over on ModZoo and thought you were adding an older log.:lol: -Senility sucks.
    I like the idea of adding plexi to cast. will you be gluing/fusing it?
     
  6. Mosquito

    Mosquito Minimodder

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    I thought the same :lol:


    Looks good so far.
     
  7. jj_sky5000

    jj_sky5000 Minimodder

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    I have a few older ones out there.

    But this one is live and new as its gets! my wife says i smell like resin.

    I will be glueing some in and fusing the top panel.
     
  8. abbas-it

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

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    hi jj_sky5000, first of all well done for a very interestin g worklog, is really something new i like it.
    i also have a question, maybe you could help me with.
    did you have any difficulty getting your data up to the ecsmodmen site.
    i opened an account and set it up them after i had confirmed it via email, i could also log in.
    the first time i was in it said click on the account button to change my data etc.. after i did that all i got was a (my account is being axamined and i should wait for the email saying i am fully loginable.
    i thought ok, but then wehn i now login, all i get is click on the account button below, which is not there. it just doesnt appear. have cleared all temps and cookies etc.. have used other computers too and also my smart phone, always the same phenomena. do you have this problem too.

    i even sent a email like advised to info@ecsmodmen.com and get a nt deliverable message, non existing. something is very wrong, even the emil add. wont work.
    appreciate any help you can give, are you also haveing problems.
    thanks a lot mate, and keep up the good work.
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    here is a pic of the message i get. i entered over a week ago.
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  9. jj_sky5000

    jj_sky5000 Minimodder

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    I have No trouble logging into account. Did you register under a different email for the mod ?
     
  10. jj_sky5000

    jj_sky5000 Minimodder

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    Dont forget to go and vote!!!! 2 1/2 days left. http://www.ecsmodmen.com/ I am pushing hard to finish it.

    Adding the case fans!!!

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    I wanted to do something different and cut them out myself instead of using the large hole cutter.
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    trusting old craftmans scroll saw
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    Setting the blade through the pre drill holes
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    A little etching action
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    testing the LEPA fans
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    and the other side again cutting out the fan holes

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    Thanks again for taking a look.
     
  11. Johnny71

    Johnny71 What's a Dremel?

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    Awesome work man! Will be following the rest!:)
     
  12. jj_sky5000

    jj_sky5000 Minimodder

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    More ecthing work. If you like the build , Dont forget to vote , Voting ends 3/5
    (Spolier alert) http://www.ecsmodmen.com/entries/5123j26QWE95

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    Can any body quess why i did the wording on 2 different sheets?
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    every body need a little fire dragon
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    Start my second very time consuming project with the plexi & weld on #4
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    Probley a day between each pic

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    this is all cut by a table saw and sandpaper , no lazer here

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    a little water test for my first ever Custom reservoir

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    thank you for subbing and following along 5

    voting page (Spolier alert) http://www.ecsmodmen.com/entries/5123j26QWE95
     
  13. jj_sky5000

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    voting page (Spolier alert) http://www.ecsmodmen.com/entries/5123j26QWE95

    Started working on the Floating tier for the MB. Thank you old trusting Intel for making a perfect template for Drilling holes for Standoffs

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    TAP, TAp, TAp
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    Found some arcylic Rods and wanted to incoportae them into the Build
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    Getting a idea on how its going to look
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    A last minute decision to make my own case feet

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    Mounted to the base
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    I am going to leave you with a teaser Pic

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  14. jj_sky5000

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    Small update,

    using a small bit of clear epoxy to secure the sides to each other and base.
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    adding a hinge back panel
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    Installing hardware
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    water testing
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    Preview update coming later tonight.
     
  15. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Lover of bit-tech

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    Wow this is really beginning to look incredible! I love the idea of wrapping the reservoir around the components themselves, very novel, it's also a pretty ballsy move so good luck. The ice effect from the resin is really striking.
     
  16. jj_sky5000

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    Preview update

    16 hours left in the voting for the ecs Modmen comptetion , Please go vote!!!!
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    Here is a little preview of Fire and Ice


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    A big thank you to all the sponsors involved in the project, Intel, LEPA, ADATA & Seasonic, & ecs for hosting a amaizing contest.

    More to come, !!! sleeving and better lighting !!!
     
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  17. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Crazy, Man! :thumb: Nice idea too. The dripping on the res makes it look like it's trying to melt.
     
  18. jj_sky5000

    jj_sky5000 Minimodder

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    Thank you Cheapskate, tried to make this ice case a little different than the other 4 lol, that was my first rez, now i have tons more ideas now that i made one. i dont recommend a table saw and a palm sander when making one through lol
     
  19. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Oh wow.. I really do like that. The effect is brilliant.
     
  20. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    oh wow I love that res effect! incredible job!
     

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