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  1. I'll start off with some minor eye candy, my personal PC as it is today, and then describe a few ideas I have for the 900D case. Intel Core i7-8700K @ 5GHz (No tweaking as of yet, so more room to grow here) ASUS Maximus X Formula Z370 Motherboard SLI ASUS Strix 1070's @ 2026 ea 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 @ 3200 Samsung 960 Pro 512GB M.2 Seagate FireCuda 2TB SSHD Corsair AX1200i Power Supply Phanteks GPU and CPU blocks EWKB radiators, fittings, and pump/res combo Mod One custom sleeved extensions Corsair Crystal 570X Case The Goal: To modify and re purpose my old 900D case (I have new side panels, top panel, and some accessories arriving today). - Cut out the 5.25" bay cage - Modify the front panel and I/O - Replace window panel with Tempered glass - Repaint exterior/interior - Develope a theme (Black, grey, carbon, etc...) - Have this finished by March of 2019 I will add more as I come up with it, I'm still in the planning phases, and I'm still looking for some replacement parts (New bottom panel for the 900D, one of the bottom door hinges bent it out in one spot, and I may have to replace it).
  2. This question is about an AIO cooler. I have a Corsair H100i V2 that I wanted to mod with custom hardline tubing. I've found YouTube vids with people replacing the tubing with aftermarket soft tubing on the older H100i, but the new design is a bit different. Anyone take a V2 apart? I don't even know if they're refillable. I'd also have to figure out how to get the fittings on. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  3. Hey Monkeys !This is the second mod my son and I are working on together, the first mod we did together was a Camaro themed build and was 100% my sons concepts. This time its my turn to choose the theme so what better than my favourite film Bladerunner. I have been watching all the news and hype surrounding the sequel to the film and am now very excited to see how the plot possibilities pan out. I have been in and out of hospital receiving treatment for the last months which has rekindled my love for modding as less mobile. While in the hospital for a week bored out of my mind I taught myself how to make the origami unicorn from Bladerunner. That was when I started thinking about a concept for a build. Normally you might think a Bladerunner theme would be jet black with red accents with perhaps a grungy dark dystopian feel to match the atmosphere of the first film. I suppose I just liked the metallics of the unicorn and decided to go with a more cleaner metallic feel more inline with the new film and with the origami. We didnt have any sponsors or anything for this build at the start so it set off with an old thermaltake v21 chassis and a load of old fans and parts I had laying around the garage. A week or so into the build Corsair got in touch and asked us if we wanted anything. Ended up receiving a few bits and bobs and they also sent us a Air240 case. We Had planned this out originally on another case so we had to change up a few ideas in order to make it work. They also sent us a lighting node and some SP fans for the rad instead of the AF's we had started using to chrome up.The other driver for this build is showing your respect to your elders, my son took a lot of inspiration from Jp Modifieds work on his design, so we talked about who did I look up to in the modding world? I still think today my favourite casemod is still Orac 3. Its the case that got me into modding and blew my mind as to what was possible. Back then it was all flashing fans (back in fashion) and what you could do with a beige case.So the goal Bladerunner Unicorn with hints of Orac as a bit of a love letter to G-gnome
  4. I've been a lurker on here for years. I've never did more then few slight mods on my PCs (paint internal chassis, cut things out that don't want, etc...). However, I needed to update my system, so I decided I wanted to do more of a custom mod. From the beginning I knew I wanted to do small form factor. I had been looking at cases and decided I really like Corsair's Air 240. I originally wanted to do itx but since the case I liked supported matx I figured might as well take advantage of the extra space. Enough time passed and Ryzen came out with good enough reveiws that I decided to switch over to team red. I put a price watch on the 1500x and 1600. The 1600 had a price drop on amazon and I pulled the trigger. I wanted to move to all SSDs and I had 2 budget M.2 NVME drives to use, so I looked for a matx board with 2 M.2 slots. Asrock had one but only one of the slots had access to the PCI-E lanes. That was fine so I went with that. I grabbed the rest of the parts minus the GPU, cause GPU prices are a mess. At this point I started trying to design what I wanted to do with the case. I created the top panel in illustrator so I could play around with designs. I was conflicted deciding on a design/theme until I came across Bill's rogue one mod (https://mnpctech.com/rogue-one-k-2so-toy-600c-corsair-gaming-pc.html). Its was a fantastic mod. I really liked the death star panels on the exterior and decided to emulate that a bit.I decided on a white/dark grey/black color palette. I'll be doing the following mods: -Paint the interior chassis white. -Paint the corsiar h100i v2 white. -Attach plexiglass shapes to the exterior top and front panel to create the Death Star pattern and paint the exterior a dark grey. -Adding LED lighting on the inside -I want do something with the grill mesh on the top, front, and bottom panels but I'm not sure what yet. Here is my part list. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MBb4WX
  5. Hey all, I'm on to my next build already (no rest for the weary modder!) During my Speeder build, of which Corsair became a sponsor, they approached me about participating in their mod contest. How could I refuse? All entries will be Overwatch themed, so I chose the character Lucio as the subject of my build. I'm using Corsair's Crystal 460X mid tower case, so this is the design I came up with: It will have a full scale 3D printed Sonic Amplifier mounted inside, with the front coming through the front of the case. And with any luck (and time permitting), it will have working lights and sounds. Corsair has graciously provided me with the case, as well as a bevy of other great components to use in this build.. Crystal 460x Mid-Tower Case RM850 Modular Power Supply H100i 240mm AIO cooler RGB 120mm 3-Fan Kit Commander Pro RGB and Lighting Node RGB LED strips MP500 120Gb M.2 drive Vengeance 16Gb RGB Memory kit I've already started printing the parts for the Sonic Amplifier gun. I was fortunate to find a complete 3D model online, so that saved me a ton of time not having to create it myself.. There are quite a few parts for this thing, so I'll be printing pieces for the next couple weeks. This is where a printer with a large print volume comes in handy. The Rostock Max has a 10"D x 15.75"H print area, so I dont have to slice pieces like this front disc.. Progress will be fast and furious on this project, as it has to be complete by September. So updates will be sporadic at best lol. Lastly, I'd like to thank Corsair for inviting me to partake in this competition, and I wish all my fellow modders best of luck! :D
  6. Hi guys, super excited to be posting this. I'm a member of AMD's Red Team Plus, and AMD sent me over a extra special box of goodies to coincide with the Ryzen launch. My plans so far are to build with what I have currently, and as I do tutorials on various modding practices, add to the build log. Soo.. lets see some sexiness Parts list: **Sponsored parts** AMD Ryzen R7 1800X MSI Xpower AM4 2 x 8gb Corsair LPX 3000mhz AMD Visiontek Fury X **self-financed** Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV ATX in Anthracite Grey assorted cabling, sleeving, tubing Swiftech H-240X Mayhems Pastel Orange 2x 4TB Seagate SSHD Intel 600p 256gb Will be building in my current case until the Phanteks gets here, and testing for stability etc.
  7. ADmodz


    Hi all,I'm ADmodz. This is my latest project,sponsored by Corsair,Scan Computers,EKWB,Intel I've taken 2 corsair Carbide Air 240 cases and made them into 1. System specs:- X99 platform Motherboard:- Asus ROG Strix X99 Gaming CPU :- I7-6800k GPU:- GTX1080ti SLI Memory :- corsair Dominator Platinum M.2 :- corsair Force MP500 480 gig SSD:- 2 x 480 gig corsair Nuetron XTI FANS :- 6 x corsair HD120 PSU:- corsair RM1000i Watercooling:- CPU BLOCK:- EK Supremacy x99 Gpu blocks :- TBC RADS:- 2 x EK Coolstream XE 240 PUMPS :- 2 x EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM - Plexi RES:- 2 x EK-RES X3 250 Hardline tubing:- Alphacool 13/10 acrylic FITTINGS:- Alphacool Eiszapfen 13mm chrome Well I've got the cases stripped down and time to start chopping them up. I'll start with the front and side windows,and the bottom side vents. That's it now for a couple of days,got to get a clients build done.catch you all soon.
  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. Inspiration This build was inspired by the new transformers movie The Last Knight and the design is based around a battle damaged Optimus Prime. I wanted to not only modify the case but the hardware as well, It will feature a Nvidia 10 series GPU, a new Intel Kaby lake CPU and z270 chipset. With all my builds I try to learn new techniques and challenge myself to do more as a Modder.
  10. NZXT H630 mod, Doppler effect, by DeKa (completed March 11, 2015) Hello everyone,This is my first post in this forum, Bill Owen recommended me to publish my work here and I will do the best I can as my English is a little limited. I know Bill Owen's work since the start my modding disease. His work inspired me to start in "this" we do around here. madnesses, oh yes. The Primochill fittings revolver I use this mod not sold in Spain, I bought in Germany ... his fault. I am Argentine and I live in a town near Barcelona, Spain. For some time I have been working on various advertising and design projects, but for the last couple of years I'm focused mostly on the PC Modding. I am hoping that my latest productions will catch the attention it deserves, hope you like it as much as I liked doing it. I used a chassis that I personally really like the NZXT H630 and modding Doppler effect. A very minimal, rough and dull looking but extremely quiet. It is also robust and has very discreet lines, with a little work and creativity, looks like a great chassis. One goal of this mod was to work and keep it simple, subtle with minimal lines, using colors typical to that of Asus Republic of Gamers but with a touch more white (not wanting to repeat both reds). I also wanted to create a computer where silence predominated, and for this I used a liquid-cooled high-end custom and distribution of ventilation chord. A minimal, powerful, extremely quiet design and the highest quality components!Below I detailed a worklog ... The Worklog... But first, a look at the finished mod :P Materials / Index Chassis NZXT H630 Black Paint Dust filters Hardware Asus Maximus Extreme VI Intel 4770K 4x4Gby TridentX GSkill RAM 2400MHz SLI Nvidia Gforce 770 Asus DirectCU II OC Corsair AX1200 PSU Corsair Wiring sleeve Samsung SSD 840 EVO 256Gby Samsung SSD 830 256Gby Asus Republic of Gamers Front Panel Liquid cooling components: Radiator EK CoolStream XTX (360) 3x12cms 11FPI 2x14cms 30FPI Koolance Radiator CPU Block EK Supremacy - Nikel block X4 Monarch Memories EK EK-FC770 GTX x2 DCII - Nickel EK-FC680 GTX x2 DCII Backplate x2 EK-FC Terminal - Plexi EKWB D5 Pump Storage with nano coating + TOP Aquacomputer Aqualis Corsairs AF 140 fans x3 x3 SP 120 fans methacrylate rigid pipes Fittings Primochill Revolver temperature sensors and other ... Lighting, wiring and sleeve. Lighting and Wiring Lighting blocks General lighting Sleeve The chassis, modifications and details This ultra tower NZXT is very quiet, versatile (although very large) and robust ... it doesn't come with a window but is internally buffered by acoustic panels so it was something less to worry about. The window mount had to keep up sound damping, and the side door was completely replaced by 6mm methacrylate, much thicker than normal (almost the total thickness of the cover) methacrylate but I gave both the structural robustness as soundproofing needed. As the window would represents most of mod tower’s personality I thought it would be a great idea to continue the front / top of the chassis in it with panels of red methacrylate and black aluminum also would bond everything together... Even had been thought over the idea of illuminating only the red methacrylate structural lines but it was impossible to reach the left side, although it would have been really good, I abandoned the idea. I completely removed a huge rack of hard disks compartments, as I had no intention of using it, no mechanical hard disk here (shhhhh) and I could take advantage of the extra space for a low 3x12cms radiator fin density (FPI), family of noiseless coolers. The remaining gap had to be covered up, and I did so using the same material I used in most of this mod, 1mm thick aluminium that had been painted the same black as the rest of the case. Other smaller the holes were plugged with a double sided film the same colour as the chassis, there was no sense to use a any other material and I kept it like that to preserve the possibility to easily remove it in the future if needed. Painting, matte finish:For teh whole mod project, I used Vallejos Premium water-based paints, specially created to apply airbrush paintings, even though it is very easy to apply and cover a lot with one hand, it lacked the expected resistance the I experienced in other paintings of the same type, perhaps it was because it was a fine pigment (for airbrush) layer ends up being too fine and even more so in areas where I sanded, clean surfaces, with a pre-coating and subsequent matt varnished, it was easily scratched. To combat this effect as best I could, I doubled the manufacturer's recommended application, both the color and the matte varnish. It paid off, I ended up with a though, perfect finish. The absolute black colour box was rough - too black, so had to try break the monotony, I decided to paint some parts like the H440 model, but matte metallic red. The red metallic color is not your typical striking red, but rather a more discreet and applied it along the edges and in the front side USB panel, I tried to paint white grids but it started to sway from the line I wanted. I painted black, red and imitation aluminum ledges which I applied in specific areas which you will see further down. Dust filters: The tower comes with lower, upper and front filters, but in reversing the airflow due to loudness issues, the rear fan instead of sucking, it will be exclusively dedicated to injecting airflow as this will be where the most dust would collect the filter had to be outside, to clean it regularly and comfortably without having to open the entire chassis, so I took the screws on the rear fan and with a little help of velcro, attach to the back just where I wanted it, a fine mesh of pvc sandwiched between two pieces thick light adhesive bonded together, fastened by wing nuts layered with recycled parts. The filter without being anything special, it does the job and is practical. Also place fixed filters in large parts of the chassis with passive ventilation. Hardware: The motherboard: The rear connectors on the motherboard are covered on the inside with a thin piece of bent acrylic adhesive lined anodized aluminum painted black imitation, fastened with Velcro to be easily removable if needed.I also subtly applied a metallic red RoG logo heatsink on the chipset to the mod, so it dits in the middle of SLI, then it gets illuminated by the light of the top graphics card.I made a black matte painted piece of 1mm folding aluminum, I placed hovering with screws on the lower connectors on the motherboard (hd-reset-hd led-USB front-AAFP, etc) used to lighlight the ledge where the PSU is placed, besides giving a brilliant aesthetic look it also hides many cables. RAM: The memories modules had to put in RL and this required removing the stock sinkhead and replace the monarch of EK, seemed like an easy task but it got nicely stuck in memory chips, so very carefully, and with a lot of patience I took art and skill not to damaging any components leaving them ready for the waterblock.
  11. Hi all, back again with another mod project. This one called "Frozen Throne" inspired by the Lich King trailer. More to that in a bit. PARTS LIST: ____________________________________________________________ FX-9590 4.7Ghz Eight Core CPUASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 MotherboardCorsair Hydro H100i CoolerEVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B1 PSU Thermaltake Smart 750W (see why below)8 GB Kingston HyperX Fury MemoryAData Premier Pro SP900 128 GB SSD2x Seagate 1TB 7200 for Raid 1Crossfire Sapphire Dual-X R9 270x GPUAncient Antec broken nasty old caseMany thanks to the good folks at AMD for their contributions to this project. OVERVIEW: ____________________________________________________________ This project is a gaming rig for my son. He's admired the Downtown build and wanted a rig of his own. He's asked to build out a castle design, so we've come up with the details below. INSPIRATION: ____________________________________________________________ We did some digging around at a number of pics online. What really got us going was the moment in the Warcraft Lich King trailer where Arthas stabs his sword into the ice and it cracks. We thought that would make a pretty sexy window for the PC. Video link here. So I threw together some designs in a vector program. And did some research on cracked ice finding this cool image. Then I took a small piece of acrylic just to proof out that I could create the look I wanted. From there we took the case and started doing some design mock ups in cardboard. Walls for the outside. Pillar/towers for the corners. And some barbeque skewers for the gate. Preliminary mockup done. Still fiddling with some 'accoutrements' for the outside. Will paint the gate metallic and replace the drawbridge with chains from a broken necklace or something appropriate. Finally for now have thrown it into photoshop to work through some of the coloring and such. Some texture work for the 'stone work' on the sides. Likely to distress to give it some wear to the look. Front look: Side look: Lots of stuff left to do. Talking about things like: Sigil over top of the front gate.Embedding speakers in the corner pillars.Airflow points.Lighting effects.Gutting the drive cages & painting.Airbrushing blown snow on top.Much left to do, but more parts for the mod are on order. And waiting for the weather to break so I can get into the garage to start tearing down the box and cutting up the MDF and sheet metal for the externals. More coming when the weather and deliveries allow! :D
  12. My first water cooling build was a roller coaster of a learning experience to say the least. It seems like every time I'd get a package of parts in the mail I'd realize that I'm missing yet another piece or I'd find some new component that I absolutely had to have. When all was said and done I called my baby GrayGhost. After finishing "him" I began browsing the modding forums and getting the itch to do a case mod. This is my first attempt to mod a case into something that carries my design aesthetic and hopefully keeps a decent build quality although modding with limited tools and space is always a huge obstacle. GrayGhost 1.0 I am a designer by trade so I am planning on building a system that is a bit different and interesting yet manages to remain understated and quiet. Recently the Parvum R1.0 and Corsair 600C have caught my eye because of their inverted motherboard layout. The only problem being money is tight and I told myself I would not buy a new case until after the Broadwell-E processors are released. Until then I dug around I realized I already owned a Define R5 and a Cooler Master Elite 110. I wouldn't have any issues chopping up either of them since they were only collecting dust. Needless to say, due to size restraints, I decided to begin a modding project using the Fractal Design Define R5. Hardware: Case: Fractal Design Define R5 CPU: Intel i7-4770k Mobo: Asus Z97-AR RAM: G.Skill Sniper 16GB 1866 DDR3 (2x8GB) GPU: Asus GTX 970 Strix (x2) SSD: Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB HDD: Western Digital Green 3TB PSU: Corsair AX860 CPU Block: EK Supremacy EVO - nickel GPU Block: EK Full-Cover - nickel (x2) GPU Backplate: EK retention backplate - black (x2) Radiators: Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis 280GTS (x2) Fans: Noctua NF-P14s Redux-1200 PWM - 140mm (x6) Reservoir: Barrow quartz glass - 170mm Pump: EK D5 vario Top: EK-XTOP Revo - Plexi Fittings: EK & Barrow - matte black Tubing: Alphacool HardTube 10/12mm Carbon Coolant: Mayhems X1 - custom mixed color Lighting: Darkside Connect UV LED's & NZXT Hue+
  13. Homefront: The Revolution is the sequel to Homefront, an open world first-person shooter video game developed by Dambuster Studios and published by Deep Silver. The game is scheduled to be released on May 17, 2016 in U.S. and May 20, 2016 in Europe for Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This Corsair 380T "Homefront The Revolution" custom gaming PC Case Mod created in collaboration with mod zoo members @cheapskate @Cheapskate and @ToddK. Cheapskate engineered the corsair 380T case modifications from concept to reality. Todd developed a hardware monitoring app with similar GUI to the app used to hack the KPA networks by the Liberty7 resistance. I'll be revealing more about this later, but you're welcome to check out Todd's website and use his app, HOMEFRONT PC STATS ENGINE The general idea is to achieve a look and feel that matches the modern, high-tech KPA materials and utilities that has been taken over by the resistance. We're going to combine a special shape of the case that could be used for military purposes in the field with the stealth angular look of the APEX manufactured vehicles and material textures that are used for both, person armor and utilities. To achieve the resistance look we will scratch off the KPA/APEX logos and text a device like that would normally have and overwrite or spay it with resistance signs and symbols. I've chosen Corsair 380T's ITX case for this project for it's portability and excellent build quality. The 380T allows you to fit a 240mm radiator for cooling your CPU. The Corsair 380T I/O panel includes power, reset, headphone, mic, and two USB 3.0 and fan controller. The new side panels designed by Cheapskate for the 380T will be cnc milled from aluminum to replace the factory plastic version. This is being done so we have a stronger structure to add armored layers of material Closer look at the 380T side panel. It's molded from smoked polycarbonate with perforated mesh overlay. The "Homefront; The Revolution" case mod will have the look and feel of a portable field operation. The shock protection seen on the super drones will shroud portions of the Corsair 380T case. The shock protection rails will be cnc machined from aluminum. Front of the Corsair 380T case. This screen shot of Cheap's sketchup illustrates how the milled shock protection rails will be attached to the bottom of the Corsair 380T. This diagram illustrates more of the exterior guard rails and front plate that will hold the cell phone in place. Stay Tuned for update soon!
  14. Patto

    ROG 800D

    Hello Ladies and Gentlemen and welcome to the Log! Today I have a wonderful, exciting new mod to share with you. I have bought all my new gear and it is time to whack it into a case, and being a member of the prestigious modzoo, I cannot put it in a stock standard case(well that and stock now looks boring). So yes another ROG mod. But I promise you not another stock standard red and black theme, I have seen a painting method and really liked the look of and thought I would carry it onto my case. So stay tuned. I posted some pictures of actual molding to keep cheeps happy. Here is what the case started off as, of course the one I bought for $30 second hand is not as in good condition. After I got it naked I can get a good look a the bones, took me a good 30 - 45 mins to strip it as it is full of pop rivets and screws, not to mention the 100's of pieces I took of it. you can see the box next to it which is full of bits and pieces. Cutting a whole in the front bottom for the 240mm rad in the floor, cuts were a little rough but it will be covered with U-channel anyway. This was my big worry, cutting out the window and making sure the cuts were straight. only one point that was a little uneven I fixed with the file and a little bit of over cut on one corner, but this will be covered with painting. Let the fun begin, Paint prep. its a huge case so not looking forward to the sanding. Thants all for the start but will try and keep them coming fairly regular
  15. In Win Newsletter featured my build and named it Envious Green: Check it out here http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=dd1affdc-e4de-4602-8e8e-03552f091bf5&c=1abe84c0-3264-11e5-ab8e-d4ae528eb27b&ch=1ac4ed60-3264-11e5-ab8e-d4ae528eb27b Spex: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO Intel i5-4690K @ 4.4Ghz 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP Green DDR3 2x EVGA GTX 980 ACX2.0 SC (SLi) @ 1500Mhz Corsair AX760 PrimoChill Tube Res/pump PETG Tubing MNPCTECH Billet Case Handles MNPCTECH OVERKILL "Sniper" Fan Grill MNPCTECH Diamond Knurl Case Feet ASUS ROG Swift Thanks for watching! Nick Current state:
  16. ToddK


    ______________________ THE WHY Well, bless her soul the good ole Downtown mod died on me. Whilst I was helping prep work for me mommie's 70th birthday party the M.2 O/S drive failed on me. And when I tried to fire up a backup box the ancient PSU failed on it. The only remaining solution was to take the best of the best that I had remaining and build something new. Longer term I planned on putting together this mod project, just not yet. Right now the box is built, but much more tweaking is coming down the road. This will be a 'work in progress' worklog, detailing what happens whenever it happens. ______________________ THE PROJECT If you follow me on the old tweet-box (@krepadoodle) you'll know I talk about two things: 1) computer stuff and 2) CFL Football, more specifically my home town Edmonton Eskimos. I'm a big fan of the team and have travelled to see 8 of 9 stadiums across the league so far and I'm 5 and 2 on the road for my team - woot! I don't find much branded stuff online for any CFL team, so it'll be fun to make other team's fans jealous of a gaming machine fully branded for mine. Here are some preliminary concept drawings. Everything is fluid right now. Some quick factoids about the team: Most regular season wins by a teamMost Grey Cup appearancesMost Grey Cup wins (modern era)Annnnnnd... playing pretty darn good this yearESPN in broadcasting some games if you'd like to check it out______________________ THE SYSTEM Corsair Air 540 chassisASUS Sabertooth 990fx r2.0 motherboardAMD FX-9590 CPU16 Gb Kingston HyperX RAMCorsair H100i AIOCorsair Link fan/led/temp controllerCorsair AF120 Quiet Edition fansCooler Master Jetflo 120 PWM LED fansCooler Master v1200 Platinum PSUDual MSI R9 290 GPUsDual ADATA 256 SSDs in raid 1 configQuad WD 500 Gb HDDs in raid 10 configancient Arctic Cooling PWM fan from CPU cooler (why? GPU airflow)______________________ THE PICS At the very, very bottom you'll see some funky zig-zaggy things. These are actually custom drive mounts that I made on my 3D printer. Here's how they were originally intended to work. The original drive mounts at the bottom only held a single HDD each (so total of two) and I really wanted a raid 10 4xHDD setup, so I designed and printed these bad boys to hold the drives. Unfortunately (or not so much) I found second hand GPU online matching my original R9 290 and picked it up for a song (yay!) I did try putting the GPUs in right next to each other in the PCI slots, but darn near burned the new one out on day one. So I had to move the 2nd GPU down which made my drive mounts incompatible. Now they are nothing but a swell idea and weird little factoid in the build. Here they are today. Just filling space at the bottom. Also printed was a support to prevent GPU sag and a placard with the team name. The placard itself is really dual purpose. It's intended to help cool air from the back push between the GPUs while the hot air coming from the heat sinks pushes out to the rest of the box. We'll see how well that idea plays out. I'm still building out a couple extensions for each end. Unfortunately the 3D printer caps at 20 centimeters in length. Originally I wanted football leather in behind, but since I have none at the moment will settle for a print out of football leather in team colors. On the back exhaust fan I modelled a fan cover with the team logo. Still thinking about some fan covers for the top & front. Ideas are all over the map right now. The Corsair Link not only does fan control and temperature monitoring, but also has RGB LEDs. I currently have these cycling through team colors (of course). The Jetflo fans look a little blue-ish in this pic, but they are actually white. I think my camera adds a little extra color saturation when taking photos. That's where she's at so far. At some point I'll look to get the chassis painted up. I'll be extending the placard. Hopefully will be water cooling the GPUs (they get hhhhhhhhot). Looking to add some football leather as a design element. And a major feature wall on the right side (that's a secret for now.) Comments are welcome as always. :D
  17. Bass Instinct Hey Monkey's I'm finally getting going on a new build. I had a false start on a Corsair 250 D But life got in the way and I'm not sure I'm man enough to do the things I want to do in a Mini ITX case. The Victim of my affection is a Lian li PC-V359. This is a Micro ATX case, but I will be using a Mini ATX board so I will have a little extra room for cooling gear and I like the square proportions, compared to the Mini version of this case. The case I ordered was Black with black Pillars. The Case I got was Black with Red Pillars, I kinda liked that model too so I'm going to go with it. Funny in the Lian li literature the red is more of a fire engine red, but this anodized red is a much better tone of red - Sold. One of the interesting things about this Case is that the top and all four sides slide in and out of the corner pillars to give easy access it opens up a myriad of options for modding. I had a huge sheet of thick Deep Red Acrylic so the first thing i did was make a replacement top window. I know there are a million red and black builds out there, but that's because it looks good, I'll just have to find a way to keep it from being boring. MnpcTech sent me out a set of their beautiful case feet. These feet were made for this case and improved the look over the factory feet, which weren't bad. These may end up getting painted in the end, but I'll wait on that decision until I see how all the colors are blending. I tapped the Case so I could spin the feet on and off easier, but they come with hardware for easy mounting to anything. Ok I admit it, I just like tapping threads whenever possible. My love to thick material is a painful affair when you do your work with basic hand tools. I just like the depth the thick materials add to the look, But there is a price to be paid! I cut out my basic shapes with a Jig Saw and Dremel and then refine the shapes with files and sanding. Not the easiest way to do things, but My setup allows me to watch movies while I'm filling away. My Initial plan for the front was to stack Aluminum on top of the Red Acrylic with the Acrylic just sticking out a little further than the aluminum. Ok planning is not one of my strong suits. What I hadn't anticipated was that my thick stack of materials took away the distinctive angles of the corner pillars sticking out further than the case front. The pillars really make the look of this case, so this wasn't going to work. At this point I am dropping the Acrylic layer and I beveled the edges of the Aluminum to match the angles of the pillars. I had cut the Aluminum wider around the window and now that I removed the lower layer I will have to adapt it to match up better. I started adding some bling to the Aluminum sheet. This is closer than the picture shows, but it was hard to align the camera up perfectly. Not bad considering the tools used to do this with. I really want a Scroll Saw, but I don't want to buy a cheap one that I'll end up hating. So until then I'll just keep doing what I do. I continue to refine this piece. I plan to put lite Acrylic on the inside of the case behind The ROG Logo and Mesh behind the volume bars. I think this piece will be painted in the end. Here is a size comparison between the Lian li case and a 250D. I had originally bought 2 - 250 D cases, I build this straight build in a day, Most of that was hiding wires. I was going to Mod the second case and then transfer the kit, But life got in the way and I never pulled the trigger on the Mod. The New case is more inspiring to me and there aren't 500 of them that have already been Modded. Anyway It is so good to be back into a build, This one is just for the pleasure of Modding, No time limit, no pressure Thanks for checking out the build.
  18. Hello everyone! My name is Kristian Ingelstad, AKA MercoMods. This is my facebook page, where i will post most of my work: https://www.facebook.com/MercoMods I am new to posting on forums like this, so please help me if i do something wrong! :) I also never posted any worklogs. I recently finished my newest project, "Trident of Neptune". I appreciate all feedback, positive and negative. It is a simple mod with no custom loop, just a special color theme. Parts list: CPU: i7-4790K Motherboard: Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark S GPU's: 2x GTX 980 Reference design RAM: 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133Mhz, got it for 150 dollar! PSU: Corsair Ax1200i (Yes, i know.. Overkill. Had it from when i ran 3x 780 Ti Classified overclocked) Storage: 3x Samsung 840 Pro 256gb, 1x Sandisk Extreme 128gb Case: NZXT H440 Fans: Corsair AF140's and Af120's Cooling: Corsair H110i GT Here are all the parts i used, plus some more! Don't ask why i have 2 mouses there. I don't know! D: The first thing i did after i decided the color scheme, was sleeving the cables. After that, i took pictures of (almost?) all the parts i used, before modding! CPU: i7-4790K Motherboard: Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark S GPU's: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 reference design RAM: 32gb Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133mhz PSU: Corsair Ax1200i (again, please don't kill me for the overkill, i know 750watt is enough, but why buy a new weaker psu when i already have this one? D: ) Storage: 3x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (Forgot to take a picture of the Sandisk Extreme 128gb) Case: NZXT H440 Fans: Corsair Af140 and Corsair Af120 Cooling: Corsair H110i GT PAINTING! I started with the fans. It was pretty easy using Bill Owen's videotutorial on youtube! (thanks!) RAM: Just unscrewed everything, i guess. Sadly, i didn't take too many pictures of the disassembled parts, as i was mostly recording the whole process for a video, which is coming soon. This includes everything from parts to "Trident of Neptune"! Here's the RAM finished! Here are the finished fans! Ignore the minor gray spots on the rubber grommets. This was fixed later! :) Here's the first GPU finished painted! Here's the first SSD! All of the SSD's were painted like this, but i added some acrylic plates on them later. Ignore the minor white spots on the BACKSIDE of the connection. The golden fingers/connectors was untouched, and the SSD works great. However, i should have attached the tape covering the connector better. Here's one of my favorites! The watercooler! Forgot to take a picture of the case alone when it was finished. :( Anyways, here are some pictures of the finished build! Feel free to leave any sort of feedback on it, both constructive criticism and postive feedback is appreciated. Yes i know the rubber rings are ugly. I had to "sacrifice" one side, to get them back inside. However, if you take a look at the last picture, they look great from the inside. :) All the pictures were taken in this small ghetto garage, haha. We used white background for the pictures, but black for the recordings. Here's a sneak peek on the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJHE6GJ9gZM. Due to some problems with Adobe Premiere, i will most likely have to recreate the start of the video, even further delaying it. :/ The "Clear" replacement window for NZXT's new H440 and Razer Edition case is machined from 3/16" cast acrylic. This window offers more durability and visual clarity over the factory Polycarbonate window. These replacement windows are made and sold exclusively by Mnpctech. You just bend tabs to install our custom H440 replacement window in your NZXT H440 and Razer designer H440 Mid tower case and available here, http://mnpctech.com/nzxt-h440-s340-razer-replacement-custom-window-smoked-clear-red-uv-green-blue/ Thanks for reading/watching! Hope you enjoyed it. This is my first big project, hopefully out of many. If you want to get more updates on future projects, be sure to follow me at https://www.facebook.com/MercoMods :) Kristian Ingelstad MercoMods
  19. Here is are latest case mod from Techoftomorrow Techs: Anthony "THRASHER2" Reynolds and Eric "xD3aDPooLx" Henry INTEL CUSTOM BUILD NAMED DAUNTLESS Intel Core i7-5960X ProcessorEVGA 1600Watt P2 Power supply with Custom Sleeved cablesASUS X99 Deluxe Motherboard IntelKingston DDR4 Memory KitCorsair 900D Custom Painted Cobalt Blue with Metal FlakeIntel 730 Series 240GB SSDAdata Premier Pro SP920 512GB SSD2x XFX R9 295X2 Video CardsSwiftech Apogee-XLC CPU water Block with Custom TOT logo topSwiftech Custom Water Cooling solutionCustom painted white Radiator MCRx20-XP (eXtreme Performance) triple 120mmMonsoon Hardline Tube 1/2 x 5/8 - 4 Pack - WhiteMonsoon Hardline Economy Compression Fittings 6 Pack, 1/2" x 5/8" - BluePrimoChill CTR™ Compression Tube Reservoir System Phase 2 - 240mm UV Blue4x AeroCool Dead Silence 120mm White Case FansOption: DD-Crystal Dual 5 1/4" Bay white back ReservoirDauntless [dawnt-lis, dahnt-] adjective 1. not to be daunted or intimidated; fearless; intrepid; bold: a dauntless hero.
  20. Totally Hand Crafted Acrylic sticker mod for a Corsair 760t Case.....it was a really hard thing to do all these 3 cuts from the plain sheets within just one day....one of them is 8 inches/10 inches in size... One is 5 inches/ 4 inches in size....the acrylic was an opal colored white acrylic sheet.... And the ROG eye was done for a dearest person of mine.....it was done in and red 3mm acrylic sheet.... THE ROG LOGO Some up close pictures..... The MSI LOGO..... This is the 4/5 inches one..... This is the bigger one 10/8 inches one.... Close up Extreme close up.... ;) With MSI logo Both sizes Together.... Please do add your comments and suggestion and anything whatever you like.....each and every comments inspires me a lot to do more..... :)
  21. Holy moly it's been a busy week off. Trying to get some yard work done and work on Frozen Throne, then I threw in a scratch Raspberry Pi build, and THEN for good measure my youngest son decided he'd like to build out a brand new computer. Thus this log, a mini-ITX build. He put in a budget of about $700 to $1000 (we exceeded that just a pinch). He let me know he's looking to do some gaming and wants to start trying out some video editing and youtube stuff, as well as having some portability to take to friends houses for streaming, etc. So within that budget I was trying to tackle things like a] decent video card, b] some cpu horsepower, c] decent amount of ram and d] a good amount of drive space. As you can probably imagine that's a lot to balance within that budget. Here's what we settled on for parts: - Corsair Graphite Series 380T Portable Mini ITX Case, Black - AMD A10-7700K APU, Black Edition 3.4GHz w/ 4MB Cache - HIS Radeon R9 285 IceQ X² 2GB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DP - G.SKILL RipjawsX Series 16GB PC3-14900 Dual Channel DDR3 - Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI w/ DDR3 2133, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit - TT Smart Standard 650W Power Supply - Seagate 2TB Desktop SSHD SATA III w/ 64MB Cache - Seidon 120M AIO cooler Per the usual process recommend online we started assembling the basics, mobo, ram, psu, cooler so that we could run a quick post test. The AIO cooler is a 'spare' that I had in a different box. I had a Corsair H100i from a different build awaiting use, so I threw that into my nas box and pulled the 240m out to put into this build. Tried to do what I could to save him a few dollars to throw at components. Got all the basics set up on the box for a quick post test. And yay! Posted fine and temps stayed stable, so off to the build. The case itself was a bit of an extravagance for him. I posed two different cases, one that was $100 less and much more within his budget. However he REALLY liked the look of this case and the convenience of the giant handle for hauling it around. In the end this is the extra $$$ he spent over and above his max. This is my first ITX build, so looking inside it seemed fairly tight. But in the end it had plenty of room. I can certainly imagine some other ITX builds to be a lot tighter than this. The PSU sits in the very bottom of the case. You may spend a fair amount of time wondering how the heck it gets in there. Turns out there's a mounting plate on the back you can pull off then slide the PSU in. It sits on rubber tracks, so you have to push pretty good to get it in all of the way. The side panels and front pop right off so you can get at the frame easily to mount everything. Fortunately he was looking for a red/black build, so the colored GPU connectors didn't end up being a big mis-match at all. In the end I had to settle on putting the rad in the front of the case. I really initially wanted it in the back blowing the heated air out of the case, but there we fit issues with the AIO. A little hard to see here, but the roof has some protrusions that prevent the 120mm AIO from fitting the holes by about 2 stinkin millimeters. Now I could have either filed down the holes a bit in the back or cut some notches in the top. Being that this is a quick build for my son I didn't quite want to do any damage to the case yet per chance we needed to do any returning. We may revisit this later on. The fan and rad fit nicely into the front, no issues. It will be blowing the heat back into the case, but with the large mesh sides this really shouldn't cause much of an issue. We'll just have to keep an eye on the GPU temps. Speaking of, the GPU fit nicely into the side. The bracket in back allows for a single screw to remove the slot covers and install the card. That single thumb screw goes right back in to hold everything in place. One complaint (sorry I didn't get a better shot of it here) I had to push WAY TOO HARD on the mobo to get the screws to go in. I'm not sure if this is an issue with the thickness of the IO cover, the mobo design or the positioning of the mobo mounts on the case itself, but once done I did have a tiny but noticeable bend on the motherboard after getting it installed. The case comes with a 140mm PWM fan for the front and a regular 3-pin fan for the back. We installed the 140 in the front for a little extra push/pull on the rad and some air through the hard drive cages. After that it was just getting the cables plugged in and tucked away as neatly as possible. The case comes with a built in fan controller for up to 3 fans. I really actually wanted to get a nice big 200mm fan for the front, but it wasn't in the budget. Maybe I'll surprise him with it. Being that the case isn't a vertical one I wasn't able to get the cables as tidy as I'd like, but I did get them out of the way of airflow and certainly could have tried a little harder. It was getting close to midnight and my so was pretty eager to get playing. Overall, it's a pretty nice looking case and kind of fun to do a build in. I'm interested in seeing what the SSHD does. It's unlikely I'm going to get at it to do any kind of benchmarks however. My youngest is not the most patient young man. He had Steam installed before the GPU drivers and wondered why he couldn't get any games running. :lol:
  22. I will be calling this project the "Corsair 900D WWII Bomber Military Case Mod" we will be customizing the WWII Memphis Belle Bomber Military Case Mod into something special and added the "T2" touch to this new project. In case you missed it, on Memorial Day Bill Owen posted Corsair 900D WWII Memphis Belle Bomber Military Case Mod Guide to hand off the Dremel to Anthony Reynolds AKA THRASHER2 Corsair 900D WWII Bomber Military Case Mod Hardware Specs Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition Desktop Processor I7-965Corsair TX850M Power Supply or a Huntkey X7 1200W Power Supply with custom Sleeved CablesGigabyte G1 Sniper or ASSASSIN X58 MotherboardCorsair 900D Custom Painted WWll Bomber Case with Custom Grills and BOMB front itemSwiftech Custom Water Cooling solution2X Triple 120mm Radiator custom painted green2X GeForce GTX 780 Video CardsCorsair Vengeance® — 12GB Triple Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMZ12GX3M3A2000C10)Swiftech Parts List Qty. 2 - The Komodo™NV-LE (Luxury Edition) Part Number: KOMODO-NV-LE Qty. 1 - The Apogee™ XL Part Number: Apogee-XL Qty. 2 - The MCP35X pump Part Number: MCP35X-BK Qty. 2 - The MCRx20-XP (eXtreme Performance) series Part Number: MCR320-XP Qty. 18 - ½” x ¾” Lok-Seal™ Compression Fitting Part Number: 3-4X1-2-G1-4-CF-BK Qty. 4 - Lok-Seal Quick Disconnect Non Spill Couplings Part Number: QC-NS-BK Qty. 6 - 90° Swivel Elbow Lok-Seal™ adapter Part Number: 90D-SWV-G1-4-MFA-BK Qty. 4 - 90° Dual Swivel Elbow Lok-Seal™ adapter Part Number: 90D-DUAL-SWV-G1-4-MFA-BK Qty. 4 - 45° Swivel Elbow Lok-Seal™ adapter Part Number: 45D-SWV-G1-4-MFA-BK Qty. 4 - 15mm Lok-Seal™ Male/Female extension adapter Part Number: 15MM-G-1-4 MFA-BK Qty. 2 - 4-Way Lok-Seal™ manifold: this 4-way manifold Part Number: 4W-G1-4-TA-BK Qty. 1 mnpctech 480 version of with 4x 120mm "Sniper" grill
  23. Project CURTISS P-40 By Victor Tateishi
  24. Hello everyone! :lol: i'm new in this forum and i'm from Italy.I've joined this forum to follow worklogs and to share mine! So here we go: BLACK & GOLD 600T Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2Amd FX 8320 (VID: 1,1875 / Clock 3,511 MHz / Idle-Full = 19°C-55°CCorsair h100i + Gentle Typhoon AP15 120mmPalit GeForce GTX 770 Jetstream 4gbKingston HyperX Beast 16gbCorsair AX750 Gold SeriesSSD Samsung Evo 120gbSSD Corsair Force 3 120gb (cache disk)HDD Segate Barracuda 3Tb 2 months ago i started modding my case (Corsair Graphite 600t SE), by modify some small things as the top mesh, the 5,25 bay cover and an homemade clear side panel. But after a bit, i wanted to start a real project, so i modeled and fast-rendered an example to follow: Cut off the 5,2 bay, and varnished all in matte black... I started to cover all internal surfaces with carbon fiber effect film, studied a metal grid to attach the SSDs, and re-made the interior wall and covered with carbon fiber film... ...and to the grid i cutted an hole in order ro re-utilize the original 600t rubber grommet Now my rig looks like this: I also started to model the side panel in 3D for a futur remake (maybe), and i had fun with 3D compositing :P Next mods will be: Frontal intake 140mm fanBlack sleeved cables installationLED illlumination systemRemake clear side panel I hope you like my workog, and i apologize for my not perfec english :unsure:
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