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alexciobanu last won the day on December 30 2016

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  1. Hey guys! I just want to share the videos of the build as well for those interested. I did a time-lapse and showcase video and also a case mod summary video! Hope you guys enjoy them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=110KSU3xgdQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERXf4sWzf4A Thanks for checking it out! Cheers, Alex
  2. Hi guys, Here are the final photos! I hope you like it, I'm really happy with this one! The only thing that might need to be changed or improved is the light behind the Darth Maul face on the front panel. The white acrylic would need to be changed to opal and get some better lighting in there so that the front panel pops nicely in the dark. I'd like to say a huge thanks to the companies that helped me bring this project to life! Here we go! I'll start with the outside first! And here's the inside! Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for a video once I get back from COMPUTEX! Cheers, Alex
  3. Hey guys, These were the final photos I took before getting all the panels on and finishing the build As you can see, I went with black coolant and I also have a few red cold cathodes in there just for some more lightsaber references Stay tuned for final pics! Cheers, Alex
  4. Hi guys, Here's most of the piping done! One issue I had with this is that two of the pass through fittings were way too close to each other and I only had Bitspower C47 style fittings that were a bit too large. So I ended up hand filing them down. This was the result: Just shaved off a few mm and they fit perfectly with a bit of tubing between them. They're the ones at the very bottom. Mounted the RGB LED controller for the Corsair fans in the front as well. This will be accessible from the side even with the front panel on. And here's a look at the cable management. And now the inside. The red chrome tubes, with the fittings in the middle is a reference to the dual lightsaber. Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more! Cheers, Alex
  5. Okay, here we go, pass-through fittings are mounted and the front acrylic cover panel is complete. You can also see the motherboard skirt panel is ready as well, with reservoir mounts on. Fans are going underneath the case and a 60mm thick radiator on top of them in the bottom of the case. I just wanted more room and the fans fit nicely underneath. Plus, they will give a nice glow underneath the case. Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more! Cheers, Alex
  6. Hey guys, The motherboard I'm using is the ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme with a full cover Bitspower Monoblock that I decided to remove the top cover from and have it exposed. The acrylic would probably do with some polishing however for this build, in terms of the other aesthetics, I think it should work well as is. The two ASUS STRIX GTX 980Tis, still pretty good cards even today, with Bitspower full cover water blocks. And the memory I'm using is the Corsair Vengeance red LED They're pretty good how you can easily remove the tops to orientate the Corsair logo to better suit your build. The tops could even be painted quite easily for further customisation. And here's everything mounted inside, with tubes in so I can mark for the pass-through fittings on the front panel. Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more! Cheers, Alex
  7. Hey guys, Time to start focusing my attention back to this build log and get it all up to date! I've been pretty busy as always however the build is finished and I will unveil it over the next couple of days. I just want to show you guys all the progress first and I still need to take final photos and film it. I'll start with two massive 10TB Seagate IronWolf HDDs that are going in the build, a plethora of red Bitspower fittings and the simple weathering effects done to the case. Hope you guys like it. Same as the front panel that I shared before, I wanted the build to look like it's been through a Star Wars space battle. The paint effects were done by dry brushing some simple acrylic paint, a very easy effect to achieve. You can also see an acrylic motherboard skirt cover panel. Stay tuned for more! Cheers, Alex
  8. Okay guys here we go, final photos! Here is my Tempest, Mass Effect inspired build! What I wanted out of this is a custom system that is very well put together and also engineered quite well, taking advantage of every single inch inside the Maker 5t chassis. That and a very nice and complex yet clean looking water cooling loop. The idea was that the build would look like a spaceship engine or a reactor of some sorts, something that would belong in the world of Mass Effect! I'm pretty happy with the finished result! Huge thanks to the amazing companies that support me in achieving my dreams! SPECS: Case - Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t CPU - Intel Core i7 6850K MB - ASUS Rampage V Extreme RAM - 4 x 4GB Kingston HyperX Predator 3000MHz DDR4 GPU - 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SSD - 2 x 240GB HyperX Savage HDD - 2 x 2TB Seagate Firecuda PSU - Cooler Master V1000 Fans - 8 x Cooler Master JetFlo - red LED Custom cables & lighting - CableMod Custom water cooling - Bitspower Hope you guys like it Cheers, Alex
  9. Okay guys, the build is actually finished at this time however I haven't had time to take final photos yet so I will share the last update! Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for final photos! Cheers, Alex
  10. Alright, motherboard is in, the reservoir is in, some of the tubes are in and the graphics cards have waterblocks on. I'm using reference 980s but hey it's not about the latest hardware with this build. Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more! Cheers, Alex
  11. Hey guys, Here's some further progress of the way I mounted the reservoir/s and also some close-ups of the combo. You can also get a better look at the new back panel and the cut out in the mid section. You can see the vinyl design for the fans and if you saw earlier in the build log, I showed the new CM RGB fans... well I ended up changing these to the red LED JetFlos to make things easier with the cabling; the RGB fans were adding one extra cable per fan and I would only want to have them on red for this build anyway so I didn't make sense to add the extra cables. Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned as I wrap up this build log. Cheers, Alex
  12. I don't think I've done this many water blocks on a motherboard before, and GPUs will be added as well of course :P I'm excited to pipe it all up! I decided not to use the monoblock cover that comes with this Bitspower kit and I'll connect everything separately. It will work better with the look I am going for. Thanks for checking it out! Cheers, Alex
  13. Hey guys, Here's some quick pics of the motherboard going in. I know the Rampage V Extreme is a bit old now however it will match the theme perfectly Also, huge shout out to Mwave Australia for sending over a 6850K for the build! Time to get some water blocks on :D Thanks for checking it out! Cheers, Alex
  14. Hey guys, Sorry for the lack of updates on this build but unfortunately that's what happens when you're working on 3 case mods at the same time and they all have to be finished at the same time. Plus I've got my full time job on top of that. Been super busy lately. What I'm gonna do however is focus on getting this build log ready and finishing this build as it has to be done and submitted for the Cooler Master Case Mod World Series by the 3rd of May. So here is the progress that I've made so far. The PSU has been mounted in it's new location, I have a new motherboard tray that is mounted over the existing one to maintain the case rigidity, the back panel has been completely cut out and a new panel installed that has a 240 radiator mount and the I/O is in the top. I also have the extra 'top' exterior panel mounted on the back. There is also a cut out in the mid-tray section with a piece of acrylic mounted over it. This is for the pass-through fittings later. You will also see an acrylic panel in the bottom and a piece on the back. I hope that all makes sense but I'll have a video in the end explaining it all and showing more of the actual progress for those interested. I have to give a huge shout out to Corey from Imfaceroll Gaming for the help in cutting the aluminium panels on his CNC machine. Otherwise I don't know how I would have had time to get this done for the submission date. Also thanks to Justin from Metalicacid for the tips on how to brush my aluminium panels. I think minus some of the deeper scratches they all came out really good. Most of that will be covered anyways. So here are the photos guys! I forgot to mention the cut out in the front panel as well. Hope you guys enjoy the progress so far and stay tuned, there will be a lot more photos to come! Cheers, Alex
  15. Here is what I'm currently working with! Imagine the horns and eyes lighting up once the build is finished! I'm also going with a battled and worn out weathered theme as well. Everything was cut manually with a jig saw and a lot of filing. The cut-out at the top is a small window that will look into the top compartment. Stay tuned for more! Cheers, Alex
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