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  1. Hi guys soon available hardware list new mode coming remains tuned ....
  2. Hi guys here my new project a scratch build hand made it's hard mod SPONSORS ARE WELCOMED enjoy! Here the project starting with aluminium bars to build the frame.
  3. Shadow of the Tomb Raider Mod Pubblicato il aprile 7, 2019di MAYHEM One day he contacted me on my FB channel a well-known Italian modder "Twister" I already knew this modder by reputation and I appreciated his work, he says: "I find your mods beautiful I would like to collaborate with you, give me your phone number let's hear! ”, needless to say that it made me a great pleasure. As a word he calls me and we begin to know each other, we leave each other by greeting each other. After a few months I get a message coming a mod, ... it's a question of replicating in part this customization of shadow of the tomb raider made on a very famous microsoft console on the net as it was auctioned for charity and sold to an exorbitant price. the case on which to work is very different it is a CASE PHANTEKS ENTHOO ELITE FULL TOWER a huge case of excellent material. This case is so big and heavy (about 80KG empty) that it comes with its flightcase and sturdy bands to pull it out. I immediately get to work and taking the measurements on the site of the builder begins to think about how to make it. Arriving at the solution, based on the design of the console, you need to create plexiglass panels with Mayan glyphs and a calendar, Twister proposes that you could engrave with the laser he has everything you need once you arrive the case would make all the parts, he would send me everything and I would take care of the delicate painting job, to then send back the case for the final internal assembly with top-level hardware and a customized liquid cooling system. Intercept a dense correspondence interspersed with phone calls to solve any problems that may be created, shortly after Daniel sends me the first photos of the panels made by him, everything goes well with the enthusiasm of both. Once all the panels have been made, Daniel offers to bring it to me personally (he is often in Milan) to discuss the details, spend a nice afternoon eating a pizza made by my wife and craft beer. The effects of beer can be felt and seen. The case is really huge. first of all I buy the acrylic colors and I do color tests, light brown and yellow earth of burnt sienna, all from these 2 colors mixed in specific percentages. Background brown, light brown, and a still lighter brown for the final finishing, let's start the dances. Once I have ascertained the color I proceed with everything else, I had to dismantle most of the houses, and it was a good opportunity to see such an expensive case. I apply the dark brown background with a brush to reach the deeper furrows, and with a sponge the light brown being careful not to go into the furrows that must remain dark. Daniel has foreseen everything even the possible thicknesses due to the thickness of the excess plexigrass has dutifully blunted the parts for closing the front panel. I take care of all the details and leave nothing out. I also paint some internal components just to stay on topic with the whole. Here comes the highlight, the calendar, this element is suspended with the supports under it will go the RGB LED, in this way a soft light will illuminate the bulkhead with a pleasant effect. Now the time has come to give the final effect a bit of moss, it is the Christmas season for which it was not difficult for me to find moss for a manger at a negligible price 99 cents an envelope ... It is too often I have to grind it and set it to create the moss effect. I apply some glue and sprinkle with fake moss on the god it presses the appearance a few seconds and I clean with a brush, the effect is amazing the whole acquires 50% more. Now I have to apply the effect also on the rest of the case, being careful not to exaggerate and evaluate the parts in which the real moss would form, therefore in the cracks and in the parts in shadow Once cleaned and reassembled, this is the final result .. We are both enthusiastic about how the work proceeds, now the ball goes to Twister who will have to assemble all the internal hardware and create a green liquid cooling system out of nothing, pack the case and send everything to him. components of all respect the customer's portfolio cries ... This machine finished with the cooling system installed by twister. This is his configuration. thanks.
  4. Hi guys my last mod case. motherboard ram cpu psu case are recycled! any questions comment are welcomed :-) ENJOY!! 45° w RECYCLED MOTHERBOARD CPU • Supports FM2+ Socket for AMD® A-series/ Athlon™ Series Processor Chipset • AMD A68H Main Memory • 2 x DDR3 memory slots supporting up to 32GB • Supports DDR3 2133(OC)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333 MHz • Dual channel memory architecture • Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory • Supports AMD Memory Profile (AMP) • Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) Slots • 1 PCI Express x16 slot • 1 PCI Express x1 slot • 1 PCI slot, Support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface VGA • 1 x VGA port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@ 60Hz, 24bpp • 1x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600@60Hz, 24bpp/ 1920x1200@60Hz, 24bpp On-Board SATA • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports - Supports RAID 0, RAID1 and RAID 10 USB • 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel • 6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors) Audio • Realtek® ALC887 Codec • Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing • Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec LAN • Realtek® RTL8111G Gigabit LAN Back Panel I/O Ports - 1 PS/2 mouse port - 1 PS/2 keyboard port - 1 VGA port - 1 DVI port - 2 USB 2.0 ports - 2 USB 3.0 ports - 1 LAN(RJ45)port - 3 x audiojacks Internal I/O Connectors - 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector - 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector - 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors - 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports) - 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector - 1 x4-pin system fan connector - 1 x Front panel audio connector - 2 x system panel connector - 1 x Chassis intrusion connector - 1 x TPM module connector - 1 x Serial port connector - 1 x Clear CMOS jumper Dimension • Micro-ATX 22.6 cm x 17.3 cm Mounting • 6 mounting holes Motherboard is an msi military A68HM-p33 V2, https://it.msi.com/Motherboard/A68HM-P33-V2/Specification recycled from another PC it's have an integated gpu of 2GB!!!
  5. Welcome to the next project! It's one of two that I want to finish this year. The second will be in the new Cosmos C700P and soon I will also start the thread here on the forum After the 24-hour Nvidia GeForce Garage in Poland, I return to my favorite Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG. This project is for (and in cooperation with) MSI. Plan The case will be painted and airbrusher in a "candy red" color. On the front will dominate the MSI dragon in silver / gray style and two stripes. The case will be modded inside to simplify and smooth the style. Components ▪ Intel i9 7900X ▪ MSI M7 ACK X299 ▪ MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X ▪ Phanteks Evolv ATX Tempered Glass ▪ Seasonic PRIME PLATINUM 1200 ▪ Bitspower water cooling RAM and SSD are not yet resolved :-D Here are a couple of photos of the case and HW Everything is already home and some progress is already recorded, so very soon ther will be first update here is the current progress:
  6. Hey everyone! my new build... also follow on instagram @baldwinracing86 The Case: In Win 101 The hardware: EVGA z370 Classified EVGA GTX1080 FTW2 EVGA 850w G2 PSU The cooling: Primochill tube res and D5 pump Primochill PETG tubing and fittings Primochill 240 and 360 rads Heatkiller GPU and CPU blocks More pictures: Cutting the back side panel wide open:
  7. So I was asked to create a Final Fantasy XV themed case for the GamesCom announcement of the PC version due in 2018. That sounded awesome and I was looking for something to do so why not? There were only two real challenges: 1) I had three weeks to get it done, or rather two by the time everything was OK'd and 2)I've never played a Final Fantasy game in my life. This could be interesting. So I dove into FFXV, trailers, walkthroughs, the CGI movie and finally came up with a theme I liked based on Lunafreya Nox Fleuret a major character in the story. I decided to use her dresses from the Kingsglaive movie and from her role as an oracle as a guide for the look. The idea being that the internal look of the case would pull details from the Kingsglaive dress and the exterior would draw from the oracle dress. My chicken scratches of the idea. So lets start off this quick build log with the case, the Phanteks Eclipse P400S TG. The S is for silent and you get the top grill covers, which I wanted, and some deadening material. The TG for the tempered glass version. It's a pretty nice case. Open interior with a PSU shroud and a pretty clean look. And the front pops off easy enough, which is good since that's what I'm starting on. After pulling the grills and plastic trim(which, my only complaint about the case is the plastics don't match the paint) I had to figure out a way to mimic the lines of Luna's oracle dress on the front panel. I originally thought foam, but decided to try polystyrene since it bends easily with heat and would give me the lines similar to the folds in Luna's dress. So I cut some patterns and laid it out using tape to hold everything in place. Once I was happy with how it looked, I marked all the edges so I could piece it back together. Starting with the bottom layer, I glued the center section of the pattern to keep everything set and then used a heat gun to let me wrap the polystyrene around the curves. After that I could trim the polystyrene and glue the rest of the layer down. When all the layers were done, I wound up with this. It's hard to pick out the white on white, but the pattern was good, if not a little rough. My touch with the polystyrene is a little rough, but nothing a little bondo and a lot of sanding can't fix. And once it was all smoothed out, I could start laying down the paint on everything. I started out with a white sealer base followed by a water based white. I'm still a little iffy on using this for an entire case since the coat is very thin and it's not nearly as durable as an auto urethane or even rattle can paint. Since I was a bit iffy about the durability and this case was going to shows, I decided that a few coats of a good 2k clear were in order. It also gave a nice bit of shine to the matte finish of the airbrush paint.
  8. The First Double Sided Mod Art QUADRAD Custom Case In The World / With Four Loop Four Radiator Four Rezervoir Hello there. Welcome to my new project. We designed a big extreme case. A case with a square look. 4 radiators, 4 pumps, 4 reservoirs in the system. I wanted to build a system with 4 loops. For this reason the name QUAD-RAD. Case design is mine. Thanks to arg-ist for hand labor .. This case can be used in different systems. The case would be made from scratch, not by modifying a standard case. After our first work, we decided to make a case in this view. Case Designed as square cross-section and 45 degree broken. The case is a plain-flap shape with the front and rear top panels on the wings. It is designed to bend 45 degrees towards the side covers. With this, the depth of the cradle, normally 18 cm, was removed by 30 cm. We started making a 1/1 carton to see what the case would be like. There are air grids on the wings. And on the outside there are reservoirs. In the form of 4 reservoirs in 4 corners.
  9. First I would like to introduce myself. My name is Randy Gunter, some of y'all know me as Mech_Cheese on twitter. After having looked as some of the projects posted here I have finally gained enough courage to post my first major case mod. I had an old Dell XPS 710 that had quit working but I held onto the case and after a few years I finally decided to do something with it. I had done some minor modding before (decals, paint, etc) but nothing really to this extent. The only thing done to this case was the decal on the side. Even the components on the inside were all untouched and as they were from Dell. Now that you have somewhat of a backstory let’s get to the fun part, the plans. As far as a final idea of what I want to accomplish, I am not sure at this point. I will list the basic plan as of right now. BTX to ATX : The XPS 710/720 series cases were BTX form factor which is outdated and for the most part unused. Any newer motherboard I would use would be some for of ATX so I need to do some serious modifications. LED Lighting : The case has built in LEDs on the front that I want to keep and also make functional. There are actually 8 different colors to choose from and I haven’t quite decided if I want to be able to switch or just choose one color and stay with it. Power Supply : It currently has the factory Dell 750 watt power supply which in itself is great for anything I could afford to throw at it. Problem is that it’s a Dell specific PSU so I will need to modify certain connectors for use with a different motherboard. I can go that route or use my Thermaltake PSU that I picked up at Best Buy a few months ago but it is only rated at 430 watt. (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/thermaltake-430w-tr2-atx-power-supply-black/9827301.p?skuId=9827301). Color Scheme/Theme : Here is where things get a little more complicated. I have no actual idea of what I would want it to look like when finished. For now this will be a place marker. Coming up next Tear down!
  10. Greetings! This is the start of my new project with the name of Monore. This project is going to be based in the Jonsbo UMX3 case and the whole build will circle around its clean & sleek look. I would like to start with a huge thank you to my sponsors for this project. Ocaholic Seasonic Jonsbo Gigabyte Noctua The Components: MOBO: Gigabyte Z170M-D3H CPU: Intel i7 6700k GPU: GTX 980Ti RAM: Kingston 4x4GB DDR4 SSD: TBA PSU: Seasonic Snow Silent 1050W CASE: Jonsbo UMX3 FANS: Noctua COOLING: Bitspower & Watercool The Project: This build is going to consist of various modifications, although some of them may not be declared at this time, this PC is going to stand in as my editing/main computer, therefore it will be equipped with high-end hardware and a full watercooling loop to keep the temperatures low. The case bottom compartment is going to be remodelled to house a 240mm radiator, a vented shroud is going to cover this part to keep the case as simplistic as possible. As I might run into trouble with the PSU mounting method with my ambitions for the case, this will most likely be altered too. Numerous small covers and shrouds are going to be created around the build to soften the esthetics of the build, as I want it to be elegant and simplistic. The colortheme for this build is going to be a bit interesting. I've chosen to go for a full black build with accents of beige (As in Noctua's fan frames). The PSU from Seasonic will be getting sleeved in beige and black aswell to fit the build even further. My plans are to paint and modifiy the outsides of the PSU to get rid of the white panels. As I stated earlier, many of the modifcations are not 100% decided at this time as a lot of ideas evolve as the build is being created. That's all for my introduction, here are a few pictures of the base components of this build! That is all for this introduction, next week will be packed with a more ellaborate view of the case and hopefully a few other components. See you then! -August Lindgren
  11. Hi Zoo members... I am doing a case mod in a Silent Base 800 from Be Quiet and the idea is to paint the case White and put thick Radiators top + front :) I will use Water cooling products from Alphacool, hardline tubing and fittings. Z97 system with my geforce 970 card. 1000Watt Psu and ssd's + HDD. More will be revealed at later date. This caseMod would not be possible without my three main sponsors, Thank YOU for the support... NOW Lets take a look at the case and some things related. And the Platinum 1000 watt Psu from BeQuiet. It can connect fans. Very Cool. The Modding began with taking all apart and drilling out the rivets + sawing with dremel and jigsaw the roof and front to make more room for 60mm thick Alphacool Radiators. Try fitting the Rads, It is a tight space.. Well that's my start on it. I am going to get it ready for aluminum plate on top and paint the chassis WHITE... Hope you like it and stay tuned for more. Icelander
  12. Introduction Hello everybody! Time has come for another project to start. I wanted to do a unique build, something thathas never been seen before and as I was walking around the house looking at old stuff I noticed the beauty that would be housing this project, for all you radio lovers, it's a Grundig 4066 radio made in Germany in the late 50's. This project will be mostly used as a regular daily driver PC and some light photoshop use, it's entitled to my cousin that has been really nice to me helping me take the final pictures for my latest build Chernobyl, if you haven't seen this project you can read the logs here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1543761/project-chernobyl-from-beginning-to-the-end http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/322976-project-chernobyl/ And also giving me her Nikon D40x camera to take pictures in this project! Speaking of my latest project, Chernobyl will actually be recieveing a makeover sometime next week where I will be replacing some watercooling stuff and redoing some details like cables and such. But enough of that, you'll have to read that in the Chernobyl buildlog. I completely understand that some of you will be a bit annoyed or even furious that I will be "ripping" apart such a pretty old radio but it no longer is required and will just start to collect dust so I decided to give it new life instead, if you're wondering about the history. The radio has been in my family many years originally from my grandfather, and I did not want it to be forgotten. That's why I gave this project the name, Vintage Reborn. Components All components are not decided yet but I will be updating this list as the components get updated. PSU: Bitfenix Fury 550GMOBO: MSI Z97i ACCPU: Intel i5 4690kRAM: 16GB HyperX FurySSD: Samsung 850 EVO 120gbHDD: WD Green 2TBCPU Cooling: BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3Case Cooling: Bitfenix Spectre ProLighting: Bitfenix Alchemy LED strips Big News Bitfenix has jumped in and decided to sponsor this build. A big thanks to Bitfenix for supplying me with things for my build. I will be covering their sponsorship a bit more in detail as the project goes on. So let's get to work! I decided to start with showing of the radio before disassembly and also show of what Bitfenix provided me. Ofcourse I am still pretty new regarding photography so please bare with me if I got some bad angles etc, but I promise you they will become better as the build continues. Here we have some pictures of what Bitfenix provided me with. I must say that being sleeving directly from the factory, Nanosleeve is one of the best premade sleeved cables I've seen actually, it feels quite soft and not as "plastic" feely as other factory sleevings. And ofcourse I have to show a wide picture of the radio and some components Excuse me for the photobombing but I really wanted to showcase all of the aspects of the radio, now onwards to what I've planned for the PC itself. The project is expected to be finished by mid summer so it might take a while before you start seeing components dropping in but that does not mean we will be taking it nice and easy, full speed ahead! I wanted to keep the Retro feel in the PC so I decided to simply not show the IO or the PSU back cover that you normally would find on the back of the PC, instead I will be using some wonderful things called Panelmounts. You simply extend the cable and mount it on the outside of something sort of the way most PC cases have on their front panel. Unfortunately I haven't got a lot of time to work with during this week and the coming because I have my main rig Chernobyl to redo and a lot of studies. I started picking apart the radio and I can say this right from the start, it wasn't a pleasent experience. The radio hadn't been opened since the purchase which meant I had about 50 years of dust to deal with. very well, onwards. The radio is completely disassembled and I started planning where to drill and where to cut holes for all the panel mounts and I also started deciding the component layout inside the radio itself. Here's a picture of how the radio looks without all the trim. Also an early version of what the drilled holes will look like REMEMBER This is not the final product as I still have a lot of touch ups to make the holes look nicer. The project will be a bit dry on updates for the first weeks as I have a lot to deal with right now but I assure you I will update the log as soon as I've got time for it, ofcourse you should not have to wait. Here we have some renders in the early stage of the radio that I rendered using Visualizer. All models were made using the program Sketchup. Sadly this is all for this update but more will be coming next week! Stay tuned <3
  13. Hello Everyone... I Present you Project INDIGO. This casemod will be watercooled using the AMD A88X FM2+ Socket in black Define R5 Computer case. Mods to the case are : Sidewindow / Cast Acrylic window . Custom Front cut out and a PSU cover. Will use Di-Noc Carbon film in various places of the case and yeah all the watercooling is maybe not needed for 7850k APU or any other APU but I do it cause it looks great plus I get to watercool the GPU R9 280x Gigabyte and My goal is to have this Mod SILENT :) This is my first worklog on the modzoo and I look forward presenting this casemod/build with you www.icemodz.com will sponsor me with custom sleeves and LED's Bitspower with Fittings and other WC parts.
  14. Hello there! I'm rather new into the case modding world but I feel I've been progressing quickly. This buildlog took place between late 2014 into early 2015. I've always been very interested in computers and as many others, more interested in the hardware and how a computer works more than the games that you can play. I decided to make my own case mod, at first I did not have a name for it so it went under a build name called Project Blue Dream 2.0, but as the build progressed I started getting clearer visions of how I want the PC to look like when I was done. The name that I decided on was Project Chernobyl, I'll tell you more about how I thought of the name later in the build log. Well, Who am I? My name is August Lindgren and I'm a soon to be 17 year old student, on my spare time I do quite a variety of things, I like to ride snowmobiles, dirtbikes, workout, play on my PC but mostly, build PCs. I started this project because I really wanted to achieve something, something good! I apologize in advance for the image quality during the build but I assure you there will be better photos for my later builds! now that you know who I am, let's get started with the build log! The current specifications in the system are: CPU - AMD fx-8320 ( 20x * 220Mhz @ 1.365V = 4.4GHz) MOBO - Sabertooth 990fx R 2.0 RAM - Kingston HyperX 16GB 1600MHz GPU - R9 270x Vapor-x GPU2 - R9 270x Vapor-x PSU - Corsair HX 1000i HDD - 1x WD green 1tb SSD - Kingston v300 128 GB SPU - Xonar Phoebus Solo here are some pictures of what the computer used to look like before I got started. And here is my first vision of what I wanted the build to look like. These renders were created in Google Sketchup 2015 and rendered in Visualizer. So I got to work! List of things to be done Strip the case of all its panels and hardware Get the fanrings painted yellow Paint the front bezel yellow remove heatsinks from RAM and Motherboard for respraying I started prying of the heatsinks from the RAM sticks for repainting. This is the front bezel, fan rings and the ram sticks painted. I also painted the motherboard heatsink but I forgot to take a proper photo of it. Massive pile of hardware here these are the new fans that will be going into the system, also with yellow painted fan rings instead of the dull blue ones. at first I thought this was just going to be a small little project but it ended up being so much more than just that. as the project went on I got more and more ideas for it and started over again, and again, and again.. here are some pictures from after the first mod was done. doing some test fitting. First update! I consider my first goals with this mod to be complete but I want to do a lot more. I've just finished ordering a custom loop so I'm very excited about getting started. to be honest I ordered quite a bit of stuff.. Here's a list! EK-Coolstream PE 360 EK-CSQ 10/16mm G 1/4 Black EK-Supreme LTX AMD Acetal CSQ Laing DDC 12v XSPC Reservoir Primochill LRT Crystal clear 10/16 Feser one UV Yellow Phobya UV Flexlight Phobya TwinLED UV Phobya Y cable 3 pin to 4x 3 pin Alphacool universal pump mount A third Acer G246hl 24" 1080p AX 4200 Triple Monitor Stand A1 Saga XXL Mousepad I recieved some surprise income and decided to purchase all the things I've been wanting to get. as most of my friends know I'm rather of an OCD case when it comes to cable management, I'm extremely particulour about how I want my cables to sit and look like, so redoing my actual setup is started to happen on a regular basis. more mods on the way! Going to go buy some acrylic sheets that will act as both a PSU cover, Midplate and some GPU backplates. Second update! All the acrylic is purchased and is sitting next to me, I also bought some primer and a few cans of black color. as always, there are some cardboard models of how the acrylic will sit.. Because why not, right? I measured out the acrylic and cut them to size, also got started on bending the sheet for the PSU cover. I was walking around the house when I noticed an old external 2.5" drive, so I dismantled it and made a little SSD case for it! Here are the acrylic sheets all done and painted. Doing some test fits before fastening them properly Third Update! Unfortunately there has been some delays regarding the custom loop, I'm sorry to have kept you guys waiting! Here are some pictures of the first layout. Good news! no leaks, woohoo. I found it extremely hard to actually bleed the loop with the tiny reservoir mounted in the bottom so for the bleeding part I placed it ontop of the case instead, found that was much easier! I must say I am a bit disapointed on the fluid, but really depends on the lighting and from which direction you're looking at it. I managed to get some pretty good shots of the loop while bleeding. Here's a picture of the tiny reservoir I was talking about. here is a perfect example of what I meant with the fluid switching colors! it looks a lot more green in some places. So I ordered some sleeving guys! I really thought the blue cables would suit better in the build but they appeared not to. I ordered some yellow, black and gray sleeving, Which I found suits the build a lot better. there's happen a few things now actually, I've done quite a lot of things. Sleeved all the cables. Mounted "Biohazard" fangrills, more coming soon! Got the text "Chernobyl" printed on the side of the PSU cover and on the front panel. Metal Biohazard logo on the front panel and also got some white E22 decals on the fans, I really don't like the look of the corsair logos on the fans and especially not when they are spinning as they are not centered.. Pictures under the sleeving process! Jesus it makes your fingers hurt. First wire done! I actually ended up redoing the sata cables as I didn't like the look of all yellow. I couldn't post the final pictures directly because I felt that I had to get a better camera for it as my one really isn't doing this build justice. And here we go! I called my cousin who works with photography and she was able to bring her Canon EOS 7D Mark II over and help me get some really good photos! Here are the final pictures guys, the moment we've all been waiting for! Now, you might be wondering how I came up with the name Chernobyl? Yes, it's actually a really simple story, I've always been interested in nuclear plants and especially Chernobyl, I don't know what it is but it just interests me. and late one night while I was sitting just glaring at my computer I got the feeling of a nuclear plant looking at the fluid going through the tubing, that typical "green-ish" look. in my opinion sort of looks radioactive, so I decided to call the computer Chernobyl! Now before you say anything. Yes, I know the reservoir is way too small and I am planning to change it as soon as money allows me to do so. I will be moving on to a cylinder reservoir instead and also I will be changing out the fluid to Mayhems Pastel yellow at some point. but that is for another time. I really appreciate all you guys for reading this log and giving me all the feedback, it has really helped to help me make it through the project! Thank you. August Lindgren
  15. Project CURTISS P-40 By Victor Tateishi
  16. Hey guys! After the clarification on work-logs, I wanted to share mine with you guys. This is my second case-mod but it is the first time I've made a correct work-log from start to finish. My work is much more professional than my first build and I've learned quite a bit from trial and error. I'm going to plan on using Rampage 4 Gene motherboard and one of new Ivy Bridge-E Chips, probably just the quad core to save a couple bucks. I plan on buying those items on the 15th of October. I'm also probably going to wait for Nvidia to bring out their 790GTX card for this build. As long as it is before the Cooler Master 2013 competition deadline. I might throw something in in the mean time if that's all this build is waiting on. UPDATES: 10/14/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912/page-3#entry17675 10/21/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-101413/page-4#entry18189 10/28/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-102113/page-6#entry18766 11/04/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-102813/page-8#entry19129 11/11/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-11042013-handmade-waterfall-reservoir-with-video/page-9#entry19553 11/25/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-11112013-acrylic-tubes-windows-reservoir-trim/page-11#entry20169 12/02/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-11252013-finished-reservoir-trim-blu-ray-enclosure/page-12#entry20404 12/09/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-12022013-vertical-gpu-final-cuts-motm-on-bt/page-13#entry20765 12/18/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-12022013-beginning-final-assembly/page-14#entry21128 01/04/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-12182013-almost-finished/page-15#entry21683 01/11/2014: FINAL PHOTOS!!!! Here are the components I have bought so far : <>PC Components:[x] Case : Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower[x] PSU : EVGA SuperNOVA 750W GoldPlus[x] CPU: Intel I-7 3930k 6-core 3.2Ghz (3.8Ghz Turbo) 2011 Socket [x] MoBo: Asus Rampage IV Gene[x] RAM: 16Gb Gskill RipJaw Z series 1600 Mhz Cas #9[x] GPU: EVGA 780 GTX Superclocked ACX Cooler[x] SSD: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256Gb [x] Optical: LG Slim Blu-ray Burner <>Water Cooling System[x] EKWB 240mm XT Radiator[x] 2x EKWB 120mm XT Radiators[x] 10x EKWB 90 Fittings[x] 2x Bitspower G1/4" Female / Female Pass-Through Fitting / Fill port[x] 2x EKWB Monarch x2 RAM water block[x] 2x EKWB Monarch RAM Modules[x] Swiftech MCP-655 PWM Pump[x] EKWB D5 X-Top White Acetal Pump Top[x] 22x Primochill White Revolver Rigid Fittings[x] 1/2" OD Rigid acrylic tubing[x] EKWB 780Gtx Clear/Nickel Original-CSQ [x] EKWB Supremacy CPU block. <>Key mods<>[x] Custom acrylic paneling.[x] Custom acrylic fan enclosure/radiator mount.[x] Custom acrylic Blu-ray enclosure.[x] Custom water cooling system.[x] Custom acrylic rad covers.[x] Handmade custom acrylic waterfall bay-style reservoir.[x] Single sleeved power supply, by me.[x] Vertical GPU mounted on mid-case shelf. [x] 100% hidden wire management. Only cables seen are those meant to be seen. Feel free to gimme some insight! On with the pictures! Enjoy! Goodies from MNPCTECH.com!Acrylic Tubing Reamer from MNPCtech.com PC Window U-channel trim from MNPCtech.com 3M Red Scotchbrite from MNPCtech.com Mnpctech MINI "Grooved" White Derlin Case Feet The first parts I picked up were the case and power supply. I figured I could spend the most time with them while waiting for money for other components. Here they are laid out and I started removing some case panels. After gutting the case, I'm left with my blank canvas! I sanded and washed the plastics to get ready for primer. The primer colors were close to the actual paint scheme. Got the few plastic parts painted then set them aside to continue working the interior. I really like this grey/white scheme. Here are the materials for the internal mods. Acrylic from TAP Plastics. I don't like the grey its daayumn near black so Ill be wrapping panels with a grey carbon fiber material I bought. I'm going to be using MicroRAX for the interior framework. Here is a sneak peek at the sleeving, LutroOs Teleios sleeve. I recently picked up some light grey and I think Ill be using that instead of the dark grey. Got to work cutting acrylic panels. I found that raw measurements and using a clamped fence with a skill saw help making panels perfectly straight and square. I glued in some supports to make a raised bottom panel for a nice flat surface to start on. Here I started adding the microRAX framework. This is where I left off at the end of this past weekend, Hopefully I can get some work done this coming week and its a payday weekend coming up so I should be scooping up some more parts. I absolutely love the microRAX, it really adds a nice professional touch to the project. some screw holes will be socket head and some will be flat head and counter sunk, Ill do that later on.
  17. Hello Zoo Folks ;) So, this is an upgrade to my old Alienware Area 51. It has a metallic purple shell and originally came with blue AlienIce (lighted fan ports zomg... ;)) I got it around end of 2003 or beginning of 2004, and its the only high-end PC I have ever bought new. It really took a beating as my primary machine for several years until eventually my work PC, a laptop at the time, eclipsed its performance and it became the kid's Gaming/Interweb Viewing/Sticker Storage Device. Original Specs: Plasma Purple Keyboard/Mouse/Case - The keyboard and mouse were worn down to nubs from 3 years of rading on WoW.... /shame :P ^ stock photo - Intel Pentium 4 3ghz CPU & P875 Chipset - 1gb 400mhz Corsair Dual Channel RAM - BFG 256mb Nvidia 6800 Ultra ^ stock photo - 2x 160gb Seagate Barracuda HDD in Raid 0 - SoundBlaster Audigy z2s sound card - Klipsch GMX 2.1 Speakers (I have 2 sets of these now and still going strong!) Anyway... 2 summers ago I gutted it primarily and built it up with all new brains and fans and such... (specs to come) And by fans I mean 6 x 80mm screamers plus the fan on the stock AMD cooler... It worked great mostly, but, this thing sounded like it was going to take off and take the desk with it pretty much 24/7! Even with the case fans slowed down. So, flash to the present. I have just started to actually attempt some down and dirty modding, the power supply made melted marshmellows out of some wire casing, due to fan failure... So I thought I would use the old Alienware's temporary death as an opportunity to learn... and post my first "mod" log :D The plan: 0. Clean it the hell out... it was pretty dirty... 1. Cut out the little fan mounts and create mounts for respectable fans. 2. Lose the stock cooler... upgrade to something good... 3. Mount the ccfls/inverter that had been sitting on the floor of the case, somewhere... 4. Mount some big fans... (Rawr) 5. Actually try to manage the wires (/sigh) 6. Replace power supply (with a working one + fan and no marshmallows) 7. Add an SSD HDD (less complaints about how slow the computer is from said kids) 8. Take some pictures of it... ( :)) I will update this quickly but for now here is the bad teaser pic...
  18. The Theory Cosmos SE The Theory is proudly sponsored by: Welcome to my 3rd project This is my 3rd project, and the case that will be modified is, the stunning Cosmos SE from Cooler Master. This project won't be alike to the others, it won't be super filled with colors and super overrated. This time it's going to be more simple, slick and gentle. What is the pannel colors then? Black, Grey and White is the planned colors. This case have maybe not seen 1.000 of mods but there is quite some fine ones and as well some really spectacular Cosmos II out there. So I hope that I can lit up your fire of attension and hope that you will follow the progress of this long term project. The timeline is as following. Will be finished at the event of NPF#16 in 2015. (Okt) To start it all up I've gotten the case to start measuring and tinker with the case. here is some photos of the great case that Cooler Master have sponsored The Cosmos SE! Update Log (none yet :-D)
  19. After at least two years of complete silence from my side, it's time to get back into casemodding once again. The case which the mod is going to based on, is Phanteks Enthoo Primo, a one-hell-of-a-beast case, suitable for high performance water cooling. I don't do 3D sketches of how my mod is going to be, as most of you guys are doing. I'm more into doing the whole thing as the project goes, at least that is how i work the best. :) Here is some list of what the overall theme is going to be, and what kind of hardware there is going into it: Color theme: Black, White and Blue Hardware: Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD80 G3CPU: Intel i5 2500K @ 4.2 - 4.4 GHzMemory: 4 x 4GB @ 1600 MHz (Might be changed)GFX: Gigabyte HD7870 OC (Looking for another one, for a CrossFire setup)OS Disk: 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS (Either I'm going to buy a 240GB og getting another 120GB, for raid)PSU: 1200W SilverStone Strider Gold EvolutionWell, let's first take a look at the actual case. That's how it looks right from the factory, but lets get started on the modding part. :) I'm really eager to get it going. First off, i removed all the mesh, and there is a lot of that on this case. Sanded it, primed it, and painted it white. Looks quite good, better than i had expected. :) As i don't own any optical drives, I'm going to remove the bottom of the 5.25" cage, to get more room for the upcoming water cooling, and some other stuff. But as Bill told in his video review of the case, the 5.25" cage is attached to the actual case with both screws and rivets, so firstly i removed all the rivets, and drilled the holes a bit larger, and cut a 4mm thread into the holes, so i don't have to rivet it together once again. That's it, for the first update, and thanks for peeking. And also, thanks a lot to my sponsors, for letting me do this, and making it all possible. :)
  20. Hello guys, I'm new user here on the forum more I follow the modzoo for many years ... The proposal is a simple, clean, and quiet case ... Let the pictures ... This photo is already a bit old, I've already changed almost any hardware, but I think is still on: D First modification was cutting the side ... Full sleeve at the source, this was surely the most annoying part, it is too complicated, I thought it would be easier ... Sleeve MDPC-X ... Part of cable management... I made some platelets of acrylic to hold the cables, it helps a lot in organizing ... PSU Cover and cover mobtherboard tray Well guys, that's it for now ... soon I intend to do some more mods, hope you like ... Sorry for my english of google...
  21. Current project. NZXT Phantom - Case Color theme black and green. (maybe some purple?) theme is based on the evil queen from snow white (customers fav villan) Looking for some cool ideas on how to make this a one of a kind case. I want to preserve as much of the cooling as i can (we have already purchased a ton of fans) i was thinking about plexiglass mother board plate with a vinyl or paint top coat with some etchings might be fun. I also want to cover the PSU as its white and does not go with the theme. (I dont really want to mod the PSU due to its 3yr warranty) Love to hear your creative ideas! Parts List CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($198.99 @ SuperBiiz) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($224.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($279.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.53 @ OutletPC) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.53 @ OutletPC) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.53 @ OutletPC) Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($635.91 @ Newegg) Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($635.91 @ Newegg) Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-AC68 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($97.51 @ SuperBiiz) Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case (Purchased For $120.00) Case Fan: NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm Fan (Purchased For $16.83) Case Fan: NZXT FZ-200mm LED 103.0 CFM 200mm Fan (Purchased For $19.99) Case Fan: NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $13.99) Case Fan: NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $13.99) Case Fan: NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $13.99) Case Fan: NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $13.99) Power Supply: NZXT HALE90 V2 1200W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $235.00) Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon) Keyboard: Logitech MK550 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($50.32 @ Amazon) Other: Evercool Fox-2 turbine blower cooling fan (Purchased For $10.00) Total: $3092.97 Concept art.
  22. The YAPP - Yet Another Prodigy Project Whilst building my other stuff i tend to crawl into my workstation and "lend" stuff to fit to my different projects. And now waiting for delivery of more plastics i decided to do a fast-mod.So this fast project is not going to be a heavy build as i usually do, but just to get a workstation that i dont touch :) Components to use.AMD A10 6800KASRock FM2A85X motherboard2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, 2x8gb is ordered2x120gb Intel 320 SSDRadeon 6570 fanless, (to get my triple monitors in)Watercooling for CPU. DCP 2.2 pump, Supreme LTX block and 240 rad + 150mm reservoar, nothing fancy. First plan was to put in some stuff into the case and be done with it.But i cant, i feel sick if i dont put my personal touch to it. Sooo, here we go! Bubbling away, checking the loop. Hoses not the correct routing yet, just thinking and testing. After makin all changes and stuff i want to put into it, it was time to put on the side panel to check the outside look. Then i noticed this, the inside is taking alot space from the inside. Pic taken from above showing the reservoar holding part in the front and the sidepanel electronics. When i put a reservoar there, it will expand more and hit the sidepanel. Time to rethink...
  23. Hoi! I got a request from a friend, he wanted a small computer to play music, watch movies and check his mail and so on. He is building a bar and wanted a PC there. I loooove making sff builds so this is going to be fun. He just wanted a small working computer, but thats boring. Im going to make some smaller mods and make it look really good and fit in to a bar. I started looking around for a nice case and ended up with a Streacom F1C Evo. I fell in love! It measures 200x200x70mm and fits a mini-itx, slotin slimdrive dvd, 2x 2.5" drives. So now Im currently looking for sponsors for a picopsu and some nice looking feet to the case. CDON.com is sponsoring this build with a ASRock E350M1. Kingston is helping me with a 2x4gb kit DDR3. Kingston HyperX 2x4gb DDR3 1600MHz. To-do list. Install 2x 50mm fans. DONEEngrave the Jack Daniels logo on top. DONESleeve everything that can be sleeved.Cablemanagement.Install some nice feet.Install a IR-receiver for a remote controller. DONEThis is what the case looks like: I remembered Wolverine engraving a Jack Daniels logo to a side panel of a Antec P180 and I thought I would make something similar. It will be perfect for the bar. My friend will be so surprised! :) So today Im starting the engraving and Ill be back as soon as possible. Give me feedback ofcourse! :) With kind regards! Johan Nyman
  24. 1st water cooling build, any comments, tips, tricks, suggestions / recommendations would be appreciated, thanks! System Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz Quad-CoreNoctua NH-C14Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 ATX LGA1155Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600Kingston SSDNow V+200 240GB 2.5" SSDWD Black 1 TB SATA Hard Drives ( WD1002FAEX)Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB GV-N580UD-15I (rev. 1.0)Antec P280 ATX Mid TowerSeaSonic 750W ATX12V / EPS12VAsus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD WriterMicrosoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)NF-S12B ULN / Noctua NF-S12B ULN 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 500-700RPM 38.2-56.9M3/H 5.0-6.8 dbA Molex (x5)Side panel Window Mod 3M Scotch 4010 Mounting Tape (of the Gods)dremel, jigsaw, drill, rivets, rivet tool, u-channel moulding, plexiglass WC Components EK-FC580 GTX DirectGPU Design Only - Acetal ENEK-FC580/570 GTX Backplate Black (not a CSQ)XSPC RayStorm CPU WaterBlock (Intel)DazMode STORM D5 STRONG 8-24V PumpXSPC Tank Reservoir Laing D5 Top ComboXSPC Slim High Density Dual 120mm Radiator EX240EK-CoolStream RAD XT 240 - Dual Standard 120mm RadiatorFittings / Tube 3/8"ID - 5/8"OD Straight Compression Fitting - Silver (x3)2-way L Block Crossconnect Adapter - Silver BP-LMB15mm Spacer Adapter Male/Female - Silver45-Degree 3/8"ID - 5/8"OD Compression Fitting - Silver (x4)90-Degree (45x2) 3/8"ID - 5/8"OD Compression Fitting - Silver (x5)Feser Tube Active UV Hose - 3/8" ID - 5/8" OD -Clear - UV BlueRad Accessories 120mm Dual Radiator GasketGV-CT-7 (FC Touch) - 30W - 6 Channel Rheobus Touch Screen Fan ControllerScythe Gentle Typhoon 1150RPM 37CFM @ 18db Silent Fan (x4)Round Fan Finger Guard - Grill - 120mm (x2)Case / Cable Mod GELID Wing12 1500 RPM UV Blue 120MM 64.3CFM5.25" Bay Hard Drive Mount - Silent Arrow Blue36" SATA 6 Gbps Cable, Straight W/Latch, UV BlueUV Dual Cold Cathode Kit 12" (30cm) Rev.4 (x2)Dual Channel CCFL Power Inverter w/MOLEX cable (x2)4-pin MOLEX DarkSide Single Braid Cable - AquamarineDARKSIDE Front Panel I/O connection kit - Green UV24-Pin ATX 12" (30cm) DarkSide Single Braid Cable - Aquamarine UV4+4 EPS 12" (30cm) DarkSide Single Braid Cable - Sky Blue UV8-Pin PCI-E 12" (30cm) DarkSide Single Braid Cable - Aquamarine UV6-Pin PCI-E DarkSide Single Braid Cable - AquamarineSATA 2-WAY Power Cable XL - Jet Black (x2) full build log album http://imgur.com/gallery/Scbsy
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