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  1. Hello everyone, I have not been here for a while, and what better way to do it with a very handsome modding project where I can not only share with you the final results, but I can also give you the tools to create an equal one yourself. This project was carried out for Intel in September 2019 for the Insiders showroom in Madrid. Intel authorized me to release these 3D models that you will see below so that you can build a PC in a case like this. In this post I will show you how to create your own PC chassis with 3D printing and style, in the form of a dodecahedron like the boxes of the Intel i9 9900. This is a free community project, where any of you can participate and make your changes ... this is the most important thing, being a community project, I hope you not only dare to print one, but also you inspire for your creations, create extensions or accessories and share them with the community. I show you the result in some photos I am Argentine and I live in Spain, so my language is Spanish, I trust that many of you will be able to find the utility of these videos, regardless of not understanding Spanish. You can download the 3D files from the following Link. http://bit.ly/2mfrPcQ I hope you like the result and / or serve as inspiration. Bye!
  2. Hello! I want to show you a modding project that I finished recently, a project that I presented in the Thermaltake Casemod Invitation Spain 2017 and that won the 2nd place in the contest. It is a project made in a case Thermaltake Core P5, represents a Chess in a medieval scene, combining analog and digital gaming on a computer ... what can I say ?, I am a fan of the game Chess, the world Skyrim And long ago I wanted to get a 3D printer for my projects, this was a perfect opportunity to get everything done. The project is almost all 3D printing, and as it is my first 3D printer, in this project I learned everything I needed to handle it correctly, so you will see that I change a lot of software as I go through the project. Almost all 3D models are downloaded and made by other authors, which will be listed at the end of the photo worklog presentation. Environment: For the environment, the walls and the floor, I used the models of two people ... Devon Jones for walls, windows and doors. The variety of environments that this artist has attracted me a lot, since using the same style for all the pieces to print creates an environment with greater harmony ... If you like the printable models to make your own table games, This artist is a must do. Rocket Pig Games for floors. Their floors had simplicity, variety and quality, everything they sought. Selected Objects Objects are many, and several different artists, although at this point Rocket pig Games also appears in several models, I will group them by author. Rocket Pig Games This author has simple and very original models, of great quality and very interesting for the project, I used of them the Barrel, the boxes, the coffers, the piles of firewood, the piles of stone, Aaron Powell This user has several models very handsome, I stayed with two or three of them, I used his shield with the swords and the wooden sign that I then added my logo, and the old street lamp, three models of very good quality HobGoblin-3D The pedestal of the upper floor, where are the sponsor brands of suspended porject is of HobGoblin-3D, model bought from Pinshape Dmaccallum This user shares a dragon skull that I really liked, a nice trophy of the magician's light defender of the castle to display on the roof ... Prit3x From print3x I chose Dragon Alduin, dragon inspired by Skyrim, a model that was not ready to print since the wings were extremely thin and I had to retouch the file, I think I left you in the section of "printing pieces" as I solve with Meshmixer the problem. Trekeyus And finally the magician who shares Trekeyus in Thingverse And that's it, I hope you liked the result! BR! DeKa
  3. Hey !, I leave here the last video of the finished project videolog, I hope you like it! I'm sorry, but the audio is only in Spanish, but it's worth seeing! I hope you like it See you!
  4. New update. Outside the Obelisk cryptography, UV reactive.
  5. Thank you very much for your comments mates. I was sure I had avatar ... uploaded Soon I will reply all over outside the chassis, the cryptography of inside.
  6. Mounting the SLI NVIDIA GeForce 980 TI Mounting Watercooling Conductive paint to turn the Master Case 5 PRO in a touch switch. Painting Special paint reactive to UV light
  7. Project summary: I apologize for my English, It is not my strong point. If you prefer to read a more complete and Spanish article, you can do it from my blog A casemod will be made to a PC manufactured by the Spanish brand computers Gaming PCPro , promptly model that bears the same name as the mod, the PCPro "Obelisk", consisting of a chassis Cooler Master , Master Case 5 Pro and the themed television series Sci-Fi called "Agents of Shield" from Marvel, focusing on a very special object in the series called "Obelisk". Sponsors of the project, brief history of the birth of mod: The project is the joint work of many people, brands and businesses that I will detail below. To them all, my thanks for so much effort and confidence. One of the main precursors of this project is NewHomePC , Spanish gaming computer store located in Rubi, Barcelona. NewHomePC brings us to Cooler Master , PCPro Spain and a server, with my brief mod and my English by timid, to join forces and create a PC Gaming extraordinary, not only in power and performance, but also in aesthetics and design, the PCPro Obelisk Casemod by DeKa a filling extraordinary with the proposal and with the whole team encouraged us to dream ... the project joins later Gigabyte , both division of graphics cards such as motherboards, which complements perfectly in power and in the image we wanted, being a brand extremely gaming with exquisite style design, and the project took an impressive way ... Then we looked to maximize performance to our Obelisk , wanted to use cooling liquid to put the highest overclock possible and get an aesthetic as only cooling liquid custom can do, then Ibercool water blocks joins the project and surprise, bringing to market its new kit Ibercool Extreme, in conjunction with the mod, soon you will see for sale with very interesting news ... When it seems that nothing could be better, a trustworthy person recommended me Benq contact who would be interested in the project and their participation was extremely welcome. Clearly, the dream had done reality! Obelisk, design in depth The idea in the Master Case 5 Obelisk mod by DeKa, is to turn the Master Case Pro 5 in the "Obelisk", the subject of much power from another world in the television series "The Agents of Shield" based on comics Marvel. Here some images of the object in question and a brief immersion in its history. History Obelisk, ( freaky & spoilers -on mode) : The Obelisk is an object created, it is not known when, the one known as the Kree race, from another world, in order to turn humans into extra ordinary warriors, in order to use them as a living army to their advantage . the appearance of the Obelisk, also called "Fortune Teller" is a simple piece of metal with a defined shape and with certain brands grid ... But the Obelisk contains within it a power that is only intended for a chosen ... is said to contain the power of the 6 infinite stones that make up the "Infinity Gauntlet" was seen in the movie "Thor" precisely in the Odin cameras. The object emits a strange cryptic writing if you touch a person worthy of his power ... and if you're not, it makes you a little damage These symbols / writings shown in the series on several occasions, the most explicit scripture is made by one of the characters in the series involuntarily ... ... Into the plot of the series, known to display the map of the location of a lost city, where the Obelisk unveil the hidden powers of the chosen, making them "Inhuman" is, giving them amazing powers ... ...at the time of placing the Obelisk on its pedestal, it opened showing the infinite gem and flooding the chamber of his power, causing the "Terrigenesis" which makes the character of Skye on Daisy Louise Johnson series (Quake), a superhero of Marvel that appeared for the 1st time in the comic "Secret War" in 2004. It is said that there are at least 6 Obelisks scattered land with a similar power, it will reply personally to unveil my occult power, I'll be ready? ... The end, ( freaky -off mode) Obelisk Design, the project idea... The idea is to use the form of the chasis as the block "Obelisk", and replicate on all visible components, the cryptic writing of the Obelisk, in a very subtle color, simulating the appearance of the obelisk when it touches "chosen", but fainter. This pattern would spread around the outside, components and partly in the window, this will be done in a colorless ink reactive to an Ultra Violet (UV) light with. This UV light cause the illumination of the mod all writing glows yellow as it would the Obelisk of the series itself. I will make the light comes on when someone touches the Casemod, as it would if we touched the Obelisk of Agents of Shield (thanks luzma!) Worklog picture, to date 06/08/2016 Presentation of components Mobo Mod Modifications to Master Case 5 PRO
  8. A video of the mod looks like. Thank you for your honest opinion. I appreciate it. I wanted to tell you that this mod was chosen, along with four others, to qualify as a "mod of the month" April 2015 www.bit-tech.net. It was a pleasant surprise this morning when I heard, and wanted to share with you all. Wish me luck! B) regards
  9. Great !, this is a difficult case to work for the little space that is available, the radiator in the front is an excellent idea and the way they take advantage of the display inside I like. I want to see how this mod is finished. regards
  10. Lighting To illuminate the interior of the chassis wanted to use the blocks and the water tank, so that the light was diffused and distributed by the components. The typical perimeter strip leds would be to strengthen visibility and / or decorate with some flickering effect. Each block has an amount of water leds / suitable to achieve the same intensity of light diodes in all cases. The LEDs had to be hidden from sight as much as possible, I did not want them to seen at all, while the inside the PC was off, since the intention was to present the mod off and then turn it on to achieve a greater impact. The NZXT chassis has 2 LEDs to illuminate the rear of the connectors, something I do not understand why, and with a switch on the side / front panel USB, they turn on. And that switch was what I used to switch the internal lighting on / off. I consulted with NZXT as to the maximum resistance load that could go through that switch, but they were not very forthcoming and just said that would burn, so don’t do it. The complete internal line would have a maximum consumption of 4W and require a maximum power of 1 amp, not exactly true, so I tried it anyway. Then I face the problem that the front panel output was 4 volts and the strip of LEDs for the case require 5V PSU, so I took a molex + 5V and use the negative of the front panel to switch the full power line. The strip of LEDs for the inner zone crate gets 5V PSU, but that voltage would be too high for the cables LEDs I prepared for the blocks, each 3mm white LED requires just 3.4v to give it optimal lighting without reducing its life. Therefore, I applied Ohm's law, so I calculated the needed resistance to get the correct voltage and mounted each line (cpu, memory, gpu1, etc) with LEDs in parallel, each with its calculated resistores. So I got the 3.4v for each LED, and being in a line connected in parallel, if one fails the other line would still work. I carried out all these tests with the help of a test breadboard, being able to test before installing anything and see the result easily. CPU and RAM Reservoir GPUs https://youtu.be/NdshA_4Eyu0 Distribution of lighting, rear hub for fans. Use the space at the rear hub of the chassis where the fans would normally to connected to instead I connect it all individually lines for the lights. I was really very happy with the result, if someday there is a problem with one of the lines, it can be disconnected and easily replaced without affecting the others. The red wire you see in the pictures comes from the front panel and the main feed line, all other black wires are individual lines (CPU block, block RAM, GPU1 block, block GPU2, light box and tank PSU water). The pinned is the same of molex fan, so if he needed to connect a fan here would have 5V (average power, great). Lighting Drawer PSU PSU drawer I lit up from the inside, I wanted to make the light to just shine through the the mod logo illuminating it, which is permeated aluminum, and the side parts where I have the white acrylic that I painted red with the NZXT inscription “Doppler” which I left blank without any paint. For this I used a strip of 5V 5050 LEDs fixed to a few small aluminum plates, somewhat inclined, to focus on the center of the case. General lighting interior, LED perimeter Moreover, I mounted a hidden line of white LEDs around the perimeter, these have their own independent 12v supply with a control on the PSU to concrol light intensity with the ability to switch between a number of different modes, even adjustable intermittent flashes. Cabling All wiring mods are sleeved red and black, however I did not mount all of it. Corsair sells official sleeve sets of cables for their power supplies and decided to give the red a try. Actually I saved a lot of work, but I soon found out that they are very rigid, thin and very difficult to combed, technically they fulfill their purpose perfectly, but lack an nice aesthetic appearance. To keep the strip in place I bought a few pieces of 2mm thick (E22 mark) laser cut acrylic, I placed it inside the cable block with the already striped cables to help keep the shape and curve, however as these cables are so thin, I couldn’t achieve the whole desired effect. Outside the PSU cables are all custom-made, including the chassis front panel. I even had to lengthen wires from the Asus RoG Front Panel as the cable that comes with it are short. It is a composite cable 15 pin and shielded, with a little help of my soldering iron, I extended the line using old keyboard cables, by doing this I obtained the desired length. Using a tester, I checked the strip was good as I wanted to avoid unwanted crossover cables. I made various unimportant generally cables and I mummified them all in a red mesh PVC holster at the end points, using the typical method if heat shrink to keep them in place. Unfortunately I did not get the same shade of red as Corsair, there is a slight colour tone difference and this is another reason why I will avoid pre-mounted cables. Work completed !, Final appearance Extras For this project I add several new tools to my workshop, a small metal press that I had custom made, jig saw and the most important addition, a drawing and cutting plotter. The plotter will allow me to print on physical material any design done on the computer, whether in 2D as drawings or stickers (Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, etc) and 3D shaped planes (Solidworks, Autocad, etc) on various materials such as paper, adhesive vinyl of all kinds and any fine material that goes through its rollers. I can do even t-shirt printing! ... I am referring to a 60cms wide SummaCut, and I am very happy with it. During the month of March 2015, I attended the Gipuzkoa Encounter 09 (GE09) in Tolosa and I presented this mod to participate in the “casemod” competition. The result was unexpected and I won 1st place with my Doppler effect mod, and 3rd place in Eluney with the Pweye mod. Here you have the link to the Gipuzkoa Enconter (WEB) and the forum link with the competition results (Foro). I'm working on a video, posting on youtube later, appearance and general characteristics of the complete mod. As soon as I have it ready I'll show you. Thanks for reading, I hope that you enjoy it. Goodbye until next mod.
  11. Aquacomputer Aqualis water reservoir mod The deposit Aquacomputer Aqualis is the best I've seen, I love it, the tube is made ​​of glass (6mm thick) which is much more scratch resistant than acrylic which is usually seen in other deposits, the look is stunning, it is 8cm in diameter (thicker than most), 450cl capacity and will attach a top for D5 pump specially designed for this deposit. Slight modification to the central tube of the reservoir adhesive vinyl lining it red and applying the Doppler logo in white vinyl cutting, these materials are waterproof and temperature resistant and perform as expected. The EK D5 water pump looks a little deteriorated on the outside and it was very noticeable underneath the Aqualis reservoir, so I covered with an adhesive foil anodized aluminum faux painted matte black like the rest of components. Due to the position where I wanted to mount the tank inside the chassis, and the structure of it, the support from the factory did not work as I had hoped and I had to make another one. This deposit weighs 1.5 kilograms, unfortunately, it wasn easy to leep it firm and upright. So I designed a super nice sopport! Made from 1mm thick aluminum, but was very unstable and had to redo it, this time I recycled materials from other computers, the outer sheet was made from damaged font case that I cut and folded into a skeleton, the support was salvaged and molded from an old 3.5” floppy disk driver holder which was much stronger than the first one designed chassis materials. Aesthetically it was not the same, but I disgusted it well by painting it the same color as the background and it is almost unnoticeable. I had trouble installing the Revolver Primochill fittings, the top has a gap in this part that prevents the O-ring G1 / 4 to tighten so I added a small 6.5mm extension that is barely visible. I tried to let the liquid fall above the reservoir, but the water flow is low the effect is lost and air accumulates in the radiator due to the specific position in this case, therefore I discarded the idea. EK water pump I installed a water pump as well, an external switch output that forces operating at 100% capacity, facilitating the removal of trapped air in the circuit and, if necessary, with the help of an external power supply, allowing us to make a water tightness test without draining power from the computer. Liquids used The current liquid is the Mayhems pastel ice white, mixed with Mayhems Ultra Pure H2O in a ratio of 2-1 with 1500 cls fluid in the loop circuit. This RL had several liquids and performed many tests with them, on one of the tests I put bi-distilled water with biocide to see the effect of transparency and it was really good, but I left it for a long time (although I never intended to) and I had a lot of problems with the nickel blocks. In theory any nickel block, although I did not read any of this in other makes (perhaps because in most nickel is hidden, and corrosion is not visible), has problems with the distilled water with or without biocide, it produces galvanic corrosion and now I know, as you can imagine, the result were disastrous. Within a question of weeks, the blocks turn dark and stained, initially thought the worst ... I contacted my provider, he very kindly contacted EK and soon had a PDF with laboratory tests that were performed EK which explained the reasons why this was happening and solutions for most cases. The funny thing was that you all that had to be done was to clean them! After trying to thoroughly clean them there was no way it would clean up as I expected, so referring to the lab report by EK I read that in worst case scenarios, a mild non-abrasive polish to polish the block affected once clean with relatively good results. So I bought polish, several mop accessories for the Dremel and polished it, after gently polishing I obtained better results, I managed to salvage the entire block without losing nickel and returning it to its original shine, spotless as it was new ... Stright to the point, if you have nickel blocks, I always recommend a premixed liquid with antioxidants . :) In the loop I mount a temperature sensor on the radiator outlet 3x12 prior to entering the tank / GPUs to control water temperature and measure DTs (Deltas, difference between room temperature and water in RL that indicates the dissipation efficiency of our cooling system). My loop has two points of heat exchange and other sensor at the output of another radiator would have been fine. So that it could bleed the RL more easily, I adapted the chassis at two points of the loop to have access to it from the outside, extracting the coolant on one and recovering air out the other, bleeding the system is now easier. Fans: The fans are AF 140 Corsair and a SP 120 which although not the most quiet and efficient for this RL, are 12 and 14cm version with the same design and quality / price and are very competitive. The mod requires those sized fans, so the options were limited if you wanted the same look for the two cases. The Corsairs at low revs behave well and aesthetics suite the arrow they have. The mod I prepared is very simple and quite original, I used an adhesive imitation anodised aluminum I painted it with the same red color as the chassis, and applied it covering the area of ​​gray rubber, which dampen vibrations, but broke the hegemony of color mod. I covered the central logos with isotype of the mod is styled around, and it makes a curious effect of waves. I also placed black washers on the screws almost completely hiding the gray rubber antivibration.
  12. Asus SLI GTX 770 OC Direct CuII: The first option, regarding the graphics cards, was an ATI Radeon HD 7970 crossfire but it was very difficult to find a graphic card compatible with the EK water block I wanted to use. I had one of these cards before and they work very well, that model was one of the first out and was compatible with the block, I didn’t know much about the world of liquid cooling and this was one of the first problems I had with the mod, because I could not find any other suitable card. I tried many possible graphic cards until I found one that was compatible. I tried the 280x but only for more of the same issues, then finally I opted for the Asus GTX 770, with which I found to be one of the few brands that design first a turbine-like model and secondly a custom ventilation model that does not change in design, being very easy to make them compatible with liquid cooling solutions. Hard Drives: This mod would have no mechanical hard drives, because I neither want any noise nor a lot of storage space, today we can do without noisy mechanical HD’s and replace with one or two good SSD’s units and whole depending on a NAS for the most of our storage needs, if you don’t have a NAS we can always use a USB 3.0 / eSATA external drive instead. SSDs in this rig are installed behind the motherboard tray which is good for keeping the cables tidy while providing clear access and visibility of the SSD’s in this mod. Asus Front Panel: I loved this Asus Front Panel from the very first the day it showed up and I was fixed in this for my mod, the chassis has a dual 5.25 slot and for that reason I did not hesitate. It gives an extraordinary presence and has more features than typical traditional rheobus as OC activate preconfigured profiles or on-screen temperatures Mobo and CPU speeds, all thanks to the unique RoG interface, only available in this range of Maximus Asus motherboards. Liquid Cooling The vast majority of components are of EKWB RL which does not have the upper radiator Koolance mark and the Aquacomputer Aqualis water reservoir. A front radiator 3x12 11 FPI prior to the deposit and the 2 GPUs and a low profile 2x14x30 30 FPI pre-processor and memories, all in a loop series. If we want a noiseless system good dissipation is required and if we want to implement the OC we will obtain a very efficient liquid cooling system. The airflow was inverted to improve the sound and aesthetics, ideal to optimize the air temperature that blows on the radiators with the fans between the radiator and chassis (positive air pressure), the air then exits from behind and below. In addition this could have put three SP120 more and make a Push / Pull flow in the front, being the only case that would have space for it, but this would played against the purpose of this mod, where our goal is absolute near as possible silence. Upon testing, the sonic differences were significant compared with the gain of 6th / 7th under load, ONLY with fans at high speeds, on low speeds there was little difference.. This chassis has a fairly narrow top and front entrance. Water blocks All the blocks are EKWB Clean Nickel CSQ wanted a mod with lighting in the blocks and these seemed to have good reviews and is a very well known make. The Monarch module and the CPU block has 3mm holes to place the LEDs, where graphical blocks do not, so I had to perform a work around to illuminate these blocks similarly. I tried placing a strip of LEDs on the rear edge of block, but the tone of light was not the same and so I decided to go for it and put LEDs in these blocks also. With the holes in the CSQ and LEDs in place and isolated which was narrow, because behind that as the PCIe slot was very close. Shielded cable and hub lights (see lighting) ... Rigid pipes and fittings Primochill I used rigid 12 / 10mm methacrylate pipes. This was my first attempt at using this rigid material and I was delighted with the results, aesthetics tubes are amazing and it is more resistant to stains / internal erosion, you can put a red liquid and the next year they will not notice them transparent brands. Bending it was a challenge, using a heat gun, water, soap, a bead of silicone to put in and a lot of patience, at first there are things that I was cautions about trying, but gradually I became more daring and applied different approaches to manipulate the material that came to mind. After making several, I realized that while the inner bead of silicone manage to avoid pinching the tube, the greatest challenge is to avoid the opposite, which is inflated by excessive heat or exposure to it. On the downside, needless to say I did not apply the same caution as with the tubing with compression fittings, but this is a personal opinion as they are known to be very reliable well mounted. Many fittings holding the rigid tube by means of one or two threaded gaskets, they are pressure pushed into place and stay there quite securely, while the case of fittings Primochill Revolver I used in this mod, O-rings helped to secure screws making it a tight fit, thus increasing resistance to loosen, making them safer and reusable. I bought them last year and at that time there were not many, today however, even EK make them so clearly this is a new trend.
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