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Case Mod - In Progress ZdMods | Project 180 | Final Pics 20/12/13

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Meelobee, 27 Dec 2012.

  1. OcSurfe

    OcSurfe Uber Noob

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    brilliant idea, loving it so far,
    keep it up
     
  2. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Well this is looking rather special. I live the pillar front. And with the IO shield facing downwards.

    Yup, looking great! Can't wait for more.
     
  3. Meelobee

    Meelobee What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks guys :)

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    During the week I received a package from Coolermaster, they decided to sponsor my project and send me a very nice Silent pro M2 1000w psu and 7 Excalibur 120mm fans.

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    Big thanks to Marco from Coolermaster Benelux for making this happen :thumb:

    And I also have a small update:

    Did a bit more work on the top of the case. I've put plexi and aluminum corners onto the bars that hold the sidepanels.
    This way each side of the top looks like it's made out of two bars with plexi in between. And I still have room to put a 360 radiator right under the top of the case :hip:


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    And I've used a small piece of alu tube to make the backside of the top
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  4. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    0_0 have some rep! :thumb:
     
  5. MeddlE

    MeddlE Norwegian Blue

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    Subscribed, liking where this is going!
     
  6. Meelobee

    Meelobee What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks! :thumb:

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    During the last weeks I've collected some some hardware for this build:


    CPU Block (I won this with Inverted in the CooledPC compo from EKWB.)
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    OZC Vertex 4 128Gb ssd
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    Alphacool Nexxos ST30 240 & 360
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    360 with Coolermaster Excalibur fans
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    The 360 radiator is bolted to another angled piece of aluminum. This piece is attached to the existing bolts that hold together the tubes, plexi and the corner. Because of this there are no visible screws, and I could clamp the hex mesh between the 2 corners.

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  7. elAwesome

    elAwesome What's a Dremel?

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    Awesome!!
    I really like the design so far!
     
  8. Meelobee

    Meelobee What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks elAwesome :)


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    The top is almost done, just need to make a small alu piece to fill the hole on the front of the top. And ofcourse it needs a nice finish (brushed) and the mesh might be spraypainted.

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    I've installed both rads., ufortunately I've made a small mistake while making measurements. As a result of the mistake the front rad was too high in the front and the fittings didn't err... fit.. So I had to turn the rad upside down, with the fittings on the bottom. A bit harder to fill the loop now, but no biggie :)

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    Because of the orientation of the front rad the copper between the fins is clearly visible. (with the rad's fittings on top this was less visible.) Can I just paint the fins?

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  9. fr0Zen

    fr0Zen back i guess

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    yes you can just paint them but it will give worse thermal preformance
     
  10. Meelobee

    Meelobee What's a Dremel?

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    Been a while since the last update, modding is going slow lately, too much stuff to do and too little time...anyway I did find some time to do some small things;

    First I tackled the issue with the visible copper on the 240 rad. Instead of painting the fins I decided to hide the whole rad behind a cover. So I cut some profiles

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    Cut a piece of aluminum and attached the mesh with metal putty
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    both attached to the rad
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    The 360 rad in the top is hidden with 2 aluminum pieces too
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    From the side you can't see the rads anymore
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    To get a bit more fresh air into the case I've added two holes in the backpanel, these will be finished with mesh
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    Installed 3mm white leds in the front, the plexi needs more sanding so the lightning isn't equal yet
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  11. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    That rad grill looks sexy. :rock:
     
  12. elAwesome

    elAwesome What's a Dremel?

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    Oooh damn, that's some nice metal work!
     
  13. whyte

    whyte What's a Dremel?

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    Not sure if this has been answered already, but are you going to put the psu in the front of the bottom chamber?
     
  14. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    This is going to be an excellent before & after comparison. :D

    Looking good. :)
     
  15. Meelobee

    Meelobee What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks guys :)

    Actually I'm not 100% sure yet. Most likely it will be installed in the back. It would be the easiest place to install it and get the exhaust on the back of the case too. But installing it there would interfere with the i/o ports, which face downwards. I still have to think of a nifty way to solve this, so far I've came up with 2 options, either a hinge or some sort of panel I can slide in and out from the side.
     
  16. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    I seriously love that front man!
     
  17. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    Sometimes I wish I could think of non-overkill ideas. The design of this is just plain brilliant :thumb:
     
  18. WaRn00b™

    WaRn00b™ bit-tech addict

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    Very interesting indeed. Subbed! :D
     
  19. White-Fox

    White-Fox What's a Dremel?

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    it looks.... AWESOME!! keep up the good job!
     
  20. ry@n

    ry@n Minimodder

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    I really like this, it almost looks factory made. The front panel and mid section are really well thought out and executed. Nice to see something different.
     

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