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  1. random2k4

    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Now back to the LED pannels for a bit. I soldered connectors to each pannel, so I can install/remove them independantly. Later each pannal should be controlled by one pin of the arduino, But for testing, I just chained them together. When in full RGB mode, the power supply is strong enought to power all LEDs up to 50%. Anything higher and the 40A arnt enough 😄 For a first test, I installed the pannels to the case and run the Neopixl strandtest. I reduced the brightness to 20% which is more then enough. Maybe I will tone it down even more at the end. And again a small reminder, if someone wants to get involved into the project, I am still searching for help, for programming the LEDs. Lets say I am very new to this topic. I also started with the cable management. I only have to add the power ine for the pannels and I am ready to go.
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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Unfortunately, after wet sanding, I got a little issue with my bondo. At the edge it seems that two layers havnt bonded very good. A small part chipped... After investigating a bit more, I just sanded the area down to the PLA and applied new bondo. Finished up with spray filler. Now it looks like nothing happend at all. For a better air flow inside the Wopr, I cut in a couple more slots. They are positioned right below the GPU, so nothing should get to hot on the inside. I also rounded the edges, just to make the transition between the base and body part a bit smoother. The edge will be painted the same as the body, so I prepared it already.
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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Yes, but it was coming a looooooong way Cause I changed to 3D printing and also changed the layout a bit, I needed to make a new inside to hold all the hardware. To make it nice and sturdy, I used 12mm oak plywood. All parts were glued and screwed together. I also included all openings für cables and fans. For an easy installation of the hardware, I removed and cut an mobo tray and put it into place. Now the Wopr can hold ITX and mATX mobos. Also a first test fit was made. In contrast to my concept I can istall a "normal" size GPU. For my final build however, I will use a small ITX GPU. In addition, I will maybe add some more holes underneath the GPU for a better air flow. At the end there will be two PSUs included. One for the computer and a second on in charge of the LEDs so they can wor independently.
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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    So its time for another update. After all holes and gaps were filled, I started coating everything with multiple layers of spray filler. Now all the tiny gaps and holes become visible, so I covered some areas again with spot putty. While the putty was drying, I started to work on the mounting for the LED panels. I 3D printed small clips were the panels should rest in. To hold them in place, I cut a tread into an aluminium profile and glued it to the inside. Now, I am just using a small bolt, washer and wing nut to prevent the panel from moving. And more pictures now from the outside.
  5. random2k4

    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    It is actually a customer build
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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    This time just a small update. Doors are now completely processed and ready to be primed and painted. I also included a small magnet on the backside. As you might notice, I changed the position of the magnets. I was going to install two at the upper part but changed my door mechanism so I only need one at the bottom. Will see how things turn out. Then I started to fill in all smaller gaps at the main body. Hopefully, I can finish up this step during this week.
  7. random2k4

    The Venom Project by RandomDesign

    I was so pis**d when the original water block didnt fit. Now its like 1000 times better.
  8. random2k4

    The Venom Project by RandomDesign

    Thanks mate!
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    The Venom Project by RandomDesign

    And here are some final pictures of the Venom Mod. After I made the pictures, I finally found another GPU with a suitable waterblock. So I changed it to a 980Ti Lighting. I also changed the liquid from an opaque green to a clear green. The system is just dont get enough run time to prevent the particles from the opaque to get stuck in the water blocks. We also made a short making-of showing the entire making process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F19KHxkhkKkv
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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    After a while, finally another update on the Wopr. To make the entire construction more ridged, I clued aluminium profiles to the bottom of the case. Now it will be easier to mount the Wopr to a base plate. I also don run into any issues with the PLA breaks under the preasure of the bolts I will use to mount it to the base. Next, I used a material called EpoxAcoat. It is an epoxy that can be applied with a brush and after 16h of curing time becomes rock solid. This is a great way to strengthen up 3D prints from the inside. While the epoxy dried, I printed the doors. To make the doors fully functional and not only decorative, also printed some handles. Just need to minstall a small mechanism on the back side now.
  11. random2k4

    The Venom Project by RandomDesign

    Wait until they use the boxed fans again 😄
  12. random2k4

    The Venom Project by RandomDesign

    I tried so hard and got so far, but in the end I build it even bigger lalala. No seriously, I only can think of one mod I built so far that wasn´t huge and needed two people to move around. It was my Data Core based on an Mini-STX mobo.
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    The Venom Project by RandomDesign

    While all the parts are drying after the wet sand, I build a base for the mod out of MDF. Then, the Venom got it first glossy black layer of paint. Teeth and gum were painted in variouse red tones. Last parts printing were teeth. They will be painted in ivory and weathered later. During the time the paint needed to dry, I workd on the hardware, and prepared it for the water cooling. To match my green and black color sheme, I sleeved all the calbes also in black and green. Then the hardware was put into place and I installed the water cooling.
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    The Venom Project by RandomDesign

    And then the last row of the body was glued on. At this point I already realized one major advantage of 3D printing the entire case, the weight. Its only about 5kg for the entire construction. I already made a quick test, if the head will also fit the body. When the hardware will be installed, the center of gravity will be in the back so that the mod stand right up without the danger of tilting over. Next up, more sanding. This time wet sanding with 400 grid. Then I applied multipel layers of Filler/Primer All small gaps were filled with spot putty befor attaching the head. The seam line was also filled with body filler to hide it. Again everything was covered with a layer of Filler/Primer befor wet sanding it again.
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    The Venom Project by RandomDesign

    😄 At them moment 3 casemods and 5 props. But I will start with 2 more casemods soon. 🤓 So much stuff to do haha
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