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  2. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    And here are some final pictures of the monitor. We also made a short video showing the building process and all the functions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU0CQpHM-jI And now back to the X-Wing itself.
  3. Boddaker

    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Well, I finally finished the monitor mod! Of course I waited til the very last minute.. I was painting the last pieces while I was taking final pics of the case for the Cooler Master World Series lol. Anyway, here's the last of the progress pics. After doing the base, I wanted to add something to the monitor itself. Originally, I thought I'd add some webbing around the bezel, but that would overlap too far onto the screen and obstruct the view. So I decided to use some acrylic pieces that I had cut when I thought the chrome guy had lost the rails. Primochill came through for me in a big way, and I couldn't let these acrylic bars go un-used. So the first thing was to figure out a mounting solution. The bars are pretty stout, being 3/8" thick, so the supports had to be strong enough to hold them. I came up with a simple plan to use just two 1/2" aluminum bars that run through the back panel. I only had to cut two slots at the top since I could utilize the existing speaker slots at the bottom. (who uses monitor speakers anyways 😛 ) A back view of the supports in place.. I had to do some prep work on the acrylic bars themselves, rounding over the edges, sanding and filing, and bending the ends down. I matched the angle of the original rails on the case. Here's a quick mockup.. looks too much like a spoiler this way lol.. Maybe there's some performance-enhancing aspects of this mod that will benefit the monitor.. 4K resolution perhaps? To secure the mounting supports to the back panel, I used JB Weld to hold some L brackets in place and screwed the supports to them. Then I made some angled mounting brackets to secure the acrylic bars to the supports. With the bottom and top bar together it looks less like a spoiler now and more like the top of the case, which was the original intent. Prime and paint! And final assembly.. And finally, the monitor is reunited with the stand.. And that's that! To whet your appetite, here is a group shot of Achromodic together with the ViewSonic monitor and EVGA Z10 keyboard. I'll be posting the rest of the final pics a bit later. Cheers!
  4. Jeremy Watson

    Project Frustration ~ AlderonnX

    I'm going to get my Auto Body hammers on that bend.
  5. Cheapskate

    Project Frustration ~ AlderonnX

    Save the plastic. You can use it to cover ugly bits, or make brackets. ABS is a great beginner's material. That bend is so ghetto...
  6. Cheapskate

    Project Car

    I suspect the heat wave is the reason for log's silence.
  7. FannBlade

    Project Car

    I wish I was an English lit major....so I could explain just how blown away I am!!
  8. I made a review of the Team Group Night Hawk RAM, see it here : https://bit.ly/2mpuBZE
  9. Last week
  10. kaisounovsky

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    GPU Waterblock Before moving back to chassis mod I though it would be better to check how it is going to be with the GPU waterblock & if it fits well : My dear 3 years old MSI 980ti, still performing well, unfortunately, I didn’t find any full covering waterblock, they are all out of stock, only GPU chipset covering Block from EK, a bit classic but still good quality : it was very easy to mount, thanks EK : Testing if the tubes position corresponds well to the holes at the base of the case, it was perfectly done : since there is almost no more airflow now, I am planning to add a fan for the voltage regulators , fashioning a fan bracket should be a funny task ….. will see that tomorrow.
  11. tankian

    TankianDesk

    Hi everyone! Happy to announce the final result about this project! LETS GO! Video: Photos: Many thanks to all themodzoo members that in some way helped me with "good vibes" hope I match the expectations! I'm curious to see what you guys have to say! Best Regards, Tankian the Man
  12. Jeremy Watson

    Project Frustration ~ AlderonnX

    Went out and picked one of those wheels. Not a great idea. Those things are about 70 pounds. WAY too heavy to carry! Got some progress made on the mod. Rear exhaust fan is mocked up with its fan grill, and the two drive cages are mounted together. The best tool for drilling holes. or for starting holes in the right place anyway.. Time to play bit search... I like the look of this... been wanting to use these for some time now... Needs a bit of bending.. Got it... I'm going to use the fancy screws. (I got these from MnPCTECH a couple years ago) Now for the drive cages... First toss the plastic bits They are real close to the right size.. Worked.. Today I'll be working on the faceplate area...
  13. Thermaltake PSU Arrival: Thermaltake sent out their new ToughPower iRGB Plus 850w Platinum rated and fully modular PSU for the Replicant case mod. These new digital PSUs are awesome. They have all kinds of sweet features including addressable LEDS, real-time performance control and monitoring. These features can be controlled via PC or mobile device.
  14. kaisounovsky

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    Changed the plan with the jumper cables & I got 6 outputs per line :
  15. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    After the printing of the panels was done, I put them into place for a short test fitting. To make a glow effect, I installed LED stipes to the bottom side. The main body had to be prepared for the paint job. For that, I covered the entire body with two layers of spray filler. Smaller gaps were also closed with some filler. Also the panels were primed and painted. Cause the entire monitor should lokk a bit used, everything got some layers of weathering. Then the first panels were attached to the also painted body. To control the liall the light effects, I prepared a switch panel. Here also an RGB LED will switch from red to blue, when the controlled effect is running. I also found this little LED blinking kit in my electric drawer, so I thought why not try it out. I will add some more details and a running light effect. Next up will be final pictures of the monitor, then I will work on the X-Wing again.
  16. Jeremy Watson

    Project Frustration ~ AlderonnX

    You are giving me ideas here Cheaps... Hmm
  17. Bill Owen

    Fresh Meat: A Dota 2 Scratch Build [7/5/17]

    Stu shares his Dota 2 PC!!! https://youtu.be/7hYlaiO09no
  18. hardkmodder

    Thermaltake casemod Invitational. Kermadec

    Jaula de proteccion!!
  19. Rocket Pods: The top mounted rocket pods are my way of continuing to push the boundaries. These pods will be primarily made out of acrylic. Making them this way took several revisions of the design to get them just right. Once I had the pieces cut out there was a ton of work chemically welding the tiny acrylic pieces to make up each pod. I still have to build 2 more of the smaller rocket pods and the rotating mount. During this 1st phase I will do all the structural work. For the 2nd phase I will add all the detailed pieces that will really bring it all together. Fine Tuning & Mounting Acrylic Panels: Since I've finished building most of the acrylic interior panels I need to mount them and fine tune them. I had to file parts of them so that they'd fit the contours of the cases interior. Most of this work can't be seen. It's time consuming but a requirement when you want perfect fitment.
  20. Thanks Cheaps. For me it's all about the details and no detail is too small. Glad to hear your enjoying it. My plan on this mod is to do all the main structural work 1st and then come back through with the detail work.
  21. tankian

    TankianDesk

    Hi everyone after 1 month of waiting for parts, solving costums insues I'm back and happy to announce the last build phase video. So basicly was about time to bring the desk inside my room and start mounting everything, weld the LED's needed and mounting the water cooling. The water cooling will be in soft tube, mostly because I didnt found any sponsor, besides Cooler Master that decided to enter in this last month, and to moving for hard tube I needed to buy again new fittings that I already had bought, it was impossible for my wallet lol So lets move to the video and photos: Video: Photos: Back trim When I got the desk inside Started to mount everything USB HUB RGB LED's and 5 fan splitter Welding and testing LED's Testing with fans Secound idea and final for the water cooling First run in 1 month Moving the "old" desk to place the new one Sneak peak So there you have it! This weekend I will be posting the final photos and video about the desk so stay tunned! Best Regards, Tankian the Man
  22. Cheapskate

    Project Frustration ~ AlderonnX

    If you have the time and willpower, You could hack out the center ring of the wheel and use it for a radius on a D-shaped case. It would take a heck of a lot of sawing and filing, though.
  23. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    😄 could have sticked with it, but my wife want a "real" one 😄 After gluing the first pieces, I decided to add a drawer for the keyboard to the monitor. To figure out the exact position, I used some tape to hold the drawer temporarily in place. The inside was covered with black carbon foil. Then the top part was glued together. Clamps are still the way to go. On the top panel, I added small holes fo a bit of ventilation. Here I will also install a light effect later. I found this old mouse here in the trash, so I decided to maybe use it also for the monitor, cause a keyboard is already added. The track ball really gives a nice touch to it. Now the panels for all the buttons are still missing, but I already designed them in 3D, and my printer is ready.
  24. kaisounovsky

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    I got bored of metal working , let’s do some electronics : Almost Everybody goes RGB nowadays, the Aquacomputer Farbwerk USB version is my choice for led control : It has only 4 RGB output connectors , but i need much more, I’ll make a DIY RGB Splitter : all you need is a small ready to solder board , Tulip Sockets, magnifiying glass, soldering equipment & a tons of patience. for chassis wiring ( connection between the farbwerk & the splitter ) I’ll use scrap from an old IDE ribbon cable. testing the best position in the case : soldering the connection lines at the back : Here it is, it can split up to 5 outputs from each Source, a total of 20 :
  25. kaisounovsky

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    Brushed Aluminum : I’ve seen this tutorial , Followed the same process , & it worked perfectly Works even better on thin painted aluminum , I did it with alucobond plate, I just had to scour the factory paint before : My best piece so far is this one :
  26. kaisounovsky

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    A few Updates : I realised the bended plexi PSU Cover wasn’t a good idea, it will be hard to remove it if i need to check any power cable or install a new PSU, the gpu watercooling tubes will be on the way & won’t let me get it out of the case. So I made the top removable : I was left with tens of M4 & M5 long screws, so I started cutting them, a DIY Lathe like installation is very efficient to repair damaged threads after cut, all you need is a drill , an angle Grinder & a vice : Love those sparks : Bold like in the army :
  27. Earlier
  28. Jeremy Watson

    Project Frustration ~ AlderonnX

    I think we have some diamond plate. I'm thinking that will look good on the top and bottom of the case. Maybe bolt the diamond plate to the case and weld a handle to it... We have about a ton of trucking related scrap metals out there.... I almost got exited and put the motherboard tray in a bent 24" Aluminum wheel.
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