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  1. This project inspired by Lockdown antagonist character in transformer 4 as bounty hunter. It is pretty cool he work alone and "i dont care". His look really badass. A big thanks to bulgarov, the 3d artist for this chracter. His rendered look down look awesome. After a few month brainstorming and collecting idea, the rendered design based on CM h500p come out. here bonus scene from youtube of lockdown.
  2. The Concept: Addition To The Design: How It Came To be I came up with this idea a while back but didn't know how or when I would implement it. As time passed the idea went into my book along with all my other crazy ideas. After looking at some Be Quiet products on their site I came across the Silent Base 800. The bottom “skids” or feet were perfect! Exactly what I had been looking for. After exploring the idea further and taking some more looks at the Cooler Master MasterCase 5t; I realized it was the perfect candidate. My idea was to make it look like the MasterCase 5t and the Cosmos had a love child and named it, “SyNAPSE.” it couldn't have come together any better. Combining those designs cues with the ones found on the hardware and I have a complete build that is something I would want to own but doesn't exist. It will be an uphill challenge as mounting brackets will have to be custom made and more than likely 3D printed. Less than a week ago I saw the Cosmos 700 prototype and they ventured from the round skids or feet for ones that were more like the ones I will be using. This made the SyNAPSE build even better. Behind SyNAPSE: I've named this build SyNAPSE as it will bridge the gap between organic and mechanical. Sharing a lot of design styling from Gundam and other off shoots. The SyNAPSE case mod will be heavily inspired by Gundam. All of the popular movies and games we see on a daily basis were born from the original, "Mobile Suit Gundam." This dates back to the early 70s and has been a mainstay in Asia ever since. Gundam consists of the futuristic mech robots that have been adapted into a lot of different platforms. It has evolved into an extremely popular line of games, tv shows and movies. I want to go back to the roots of Gundam and adapt it to current day perspectives while focusing on the designs found throughout the hardware being used in the build. The combination will make this build one of the most cohesive builds I've ever done. Every detail from the hardware will be carried over into the rest of the build. CPU: Intel Kaby Lake i7 7700k Motherboard: Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 GPUs: SLI Aorus GTX 1070 X 2 SLI Bridge: Aorus RGB Memory: HyperX Savage DDR4 16gb Storage: HyperX Predator M.2 - HyperX Savage SSD PSU: Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 11 (1,000 watt) Cables: Modular custom sleeved CableMod cables (red, black & silver) Fans: Be Quiet Silent Wings 3 (high speed) 3 X 120mm Alphacool Watercooling From ModMyMods: CPU Block: Alphacool Eisblock XPX (clear) w/custom red mount kit Pump: Alphacool VP755 v2 Radiator: Alphacool Eisbrecher Pro XT45 360mm Reservoir: Alphacools New Helix 250mm tube reservoir Tubing: Alphacool 13mm Satin Hardtube Coolant: Mayhems Opaque w/custom die Fittings: Alphacool chrome fittings Flow Meter: Eisflugal Acetal flow meter PWM Cables: Alphacool LEDs: Phoybia white leds Switch: Phoybia Vander switch (white) Top & Bottom Feet: Be Quiet Silent Base 800 Other Cables: CableMod sleeved PSU cable, ethernet cable, SATA cables and others Thumbscrews: CableMod anodized (red) LED Strips: CableMod RGB/W dual wide angle LEDs that work with Gigabytes RGB Fusion controllers.
  3. Hey Guys! Got another incoming project in partner with EVGA, CoolerMaster, Zadak511 and Thermaltake! CoolerMaster was generous enough to throw in one of their most gorgeous computer case, the MasterCase Maker 5T! And I will be calling this project "OverDrive". This is one of the things that I love about this piece of gorgeousness, the top handle. And here's a few more photos of this gorgeousness. EVGA showed their awesomeness again with their support by sending in some of their awesome hardware! I'll be using some of Thermaltake's newest fittings, the Pacific M-Pro fittings. And here's their new Digital Temperature Sensor/Indicator fitting. And here is the second reason why I am soooooo pumped with this project. I will be using a pair of bad-ass looking RAM from ZADAK511. Shield RGB DDR4 16gb RAM! These looks awesome out of the box! Well, the unboxing of it was a puzzle but yet one of the most amazing unboxing I have ever experienced. When I opened the box up, I was surprised that there were some compartments/dividers. I'm like, "wuuuuuuuut is this??" So I started pulling them out and then, well, see for yourself. The thing came with patches, a lanyard, some gloves and a SSD! In case you were wondering "I thought it was supposed to be DDR4 RAM?", well, that's exactly what came into my head when I opened it up. Remember what I said above that the unboxing experience of this was a puzzle? The DDR4 RAM were carefully hidden on top. There was a piece of cardboard that you need to pull aaaaaaaand... Don't they look amazing? So after pulling all those out, I thought that was everything, buuuuuuuut! I accidentally pulled the piece of box where the RAMs where sitting, and what I found was just amazing. It came with Google VR Cardboard! After discovering the VR cardboard, I have spent probably 20 more minutes trying to see if there are more hidden loots in that small box. But sadly, that was all. But still, the loots that came with the box really surprised me. Well, there's more photos to come but that's it for me for now. See you guys in the next update! Ciao!
  4. Finally, I get to build something for myself :D The opportunity presented itself after Cooler Master sent me their new Mastercase 5 ($109.99) to evaluate and brainstorm retail accessories / bolt-on custom parts as part of their "Make it Yours" campaign. The Mastercase Pro is the same chassis as mastercase 5, but includes window panel and top cover for $139.99. If I kept waiting for personal time to build a PC for myself, it would have never happened due to lack of free time. I have to admit, I didn't like the Mastercase at first. I captured mod zoo staff unbox Mastercase 5 / Pro in my VLOG. I feel Cooler Master missed a lot of details that could have made the case even better. Especially since CM marketed it as "modular" and designed for DIY liquid cooling. It falls 40% from it's marketing pitch, but the overall build quality and finish is outstanding and eventually won me over after dismantling and re-assembling the case. Here is my final thoughts about the Mastercase, keeping in mind that I look at cases from perspective as PC Customizer and Case Modder. RAVES: *Overall Build Quality, Fit & finish. *Top panel / cover design options are nice. *Modular HD/SSD tray design and mounting options are best to date. *240/360/280 radiator option for front is nice. My suggestions REVISIONS: *Top radiator mounting location should be offset, to clear DDR slots on some motherboards *100% Riveted chassis?! I understand using rivets over screws to save time in manufacturing, but at minimum, the mid section floor should be removable for better access. *Lack of Water pump and reservoir mounting. CM's competitors started embracing DIY cooling market over year ago, by including mounting options for reservoirs and water pumps. *Mastercase 5/ Pro window panel is very flimsy. The "smoked" poly window is bluish/purple and has very poor clarity for viewing inside the case. Inspiration for the custom painted exterior will be the 1970 Porsche 917 from Steve McQueen's "Le Mans" movie. His 917 from the movie was chassis #022 and purchased in 1970 from Porsche by Steve McQueen's movie production company, Solar Productions. It was also the company that would bring the movie "Le Mans" to the big screen. This is the car that McQueen's character, Michael Delaney, starts the race in, and "crashes" late in the race, "writing the car off." The car that was crashed was really a Lola T-70, painted and rebodied, to look like a 917. Many innovations in cinematography, were first tried in this movie. They even went so far, as to weld brackets to the front frame work of the 917, so they could mount a camera to shoot Steve, and the other drivers, in the cockpit. I'll replacing the #20 with #5 to represent the Mastercase 5 and using this clear side panel. Cooler Master Mastercase 5 Chassis assembled with final coat of Gulf Racing Blue paint from 1970 Porsche 917 race car. Custom paint by Brad Galvin at DirtDesignsGraphic Porsche 917 inspired graphics are finished on the Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro. Next stage is clearcoating everything.
  5. With the new Dark Tower movie coming up this summer, based on the series by Stephen King, I got really excited. Excited enough to do a Dark Tower themed mod. But I found I still had some excitement left over...enough for maybe another mod...hmmm... And so starts the story of the Crimson King, or rather, my Crimson King mod. The Crimson King of the Dark Tower series is the main antagonist. Similar to our notion of Satan, the Crimson King is a shape-shifter and referred to as "the great scuttering spider-king". He embodies the ideas of chaos, anarchy, and evil. Though Roland, The Gunslinger, faces many different foes on his journey to the Dark Tower, the Crimson King is the orchestrator of it all. In fact, he is the cause for the decay of Roland's world, hoping to bring down the Dark Tower and bring about Discordia, or a state of chaos and anarchy. The same chaos and anarchy that Roland is trying to stop. The Crimson King is the evil to Roland's good, the black to Roland's white. In an interesting side note, a lot of characters from the Dark Tower series cross over to other King novels, like Father Callahan from King's Salem's Lot. The Crimson King first appeared in Insomnia, and shares the characteristic shape-shifting and final spider-like appearance of Pennywise, or It, from King's It. To capture the evil vs. good relationship of the Crimson King to the Gunslinger, I'm going to be using the same Cooler Master Mastercase5 Maker and basic design that my Gunslinger build is using, but tweaked a bit. Mirrored, to capture their opposite sides of the spectrum, but using similar hardware and themed to the Crimson King. This build will be the evil twin or, perhaps, the doppelganger of the Gunslinger. So, let's start off with a case...a Mastercase.
  6. Hey everyone! Been a while since posting a new log, but I recently had an amazing opportunity to do a mod for Cooler Masters suite at CES2017! Even as busy as I have been I couldn't pass on the offer. The time frame was extremely limited, I think after all the parts arrived I had about 5-6 days to build this that is why I am posting the log now even though the build is finished, I would of never had the time to do it while working. Even with the constraint on time, I still manage to pack this Mastercase 5t with some cool stuff so lets take a look shall we? The theme is something I always wanted to play around with, just creating a build with sacred geometry and patterned polygons through out. I believe its rather appealing to look at, and somewhat draws you in to keep looking. It is a rather open ended theme and can go many directions so I figured it was something I could use to make a mod in less than a week. So first off this would of never been possible without Cooler Master as well as the other companies who pitched in to help get this project done! Cooler Master - Mastercase 5t, v1000 Power Supply, and 6 Jetflow Fans. Nvidia - 2x EVGA GTX 960 Avexir - 16GB Blitz DDR4 Ram, and S100 SSD Primochill - Maxcord Paracord, Revolver SX Fittings, D5 Pump, D5 Pump Top and mount, PETG Tubing, and True White Opaque Coolant. Swiftech - Apogee X2 CPU Block, and Extreme Performance 360mm Radiator. Thank you all so much! So heading into the work, unboxed everything and started started installing to get a feel for it. (Originally planned on the Gaming M7 motherboard from MSI but the board ended up being DOA, so right before filling the loop I had to switch it out.) (I was also going to use 1 msi 960 before Nvidia got on board) Now into the modding we go! First was a quick paint job on the Primochill pump brackets. Then on the case I first peeled the foam off the front cover then CNC cut some patterns on the front backed with painted mod mesh for some enhanced front airflow for the radiator to be placed in the front of the case. The next mod was a magnetic power supply shroud made of laser cut acrylic for the front of the case. I used 1/8" red for the base and 1/16" black on top to fit flush right behind the tempered glass. The Top layer caps the magnets and allow them to be glued in place. After that I installed the radiator, and made a custom grill with 2 layers of laser cut acrylic glued together. Moving right along with the watercooling I made 2 of my favorite things to make, water manifolds! I went with the glued style this time because of time constraints and I didn't want to worry about possible o-ring leaks or anything. I pocketed out the base which was .5" acrylic, then laser cut a .125" cover plate, and a 1.25" trim to cover the glue bubbles. Then I sandwiched them all together with Weldon 4 and tapped the fitting holes. Next up was the graphics car back plate, combined into a gpu shroud, combined with a SSD mount and a d5 pump mount lol. Nvidia was able to spare 2 960s for the build, they happened to be the ITX cards. So I designed this shroud to fill out the case a bit more and incorporate the other hardware. Then I made some cable extensions and wire everything up! After cables came the tubing! Then it was time to fill er up!! One last thing before wrapping it up. I made a window skin for the back door panel. Since the tempered glass is very nice, I didn't want to remove it, and I didn't want to obstruct the front window, so on the back I made a magnetic skin to bring the theme all the way around the build. I laser cut acrylic, layered it, and embedded magnets just like the psu shroud. Then I built a matching show plaque, and crated it up for shipment! Here is a few pics from CES! That is it for this update! I hope you enjoyed it! It was so much fun and really pushed me to accomplish as much as I could in only 6 days! I am grateful for the opportunity a look forward to the next collaboration! Also expect to see some Mastercase accessories available soon on my website! I will be back with a final photo update in the next few days to a week! Also I will be doing Cyprus29 photos as well to be on the look out for that update also! Take care see ya in the next update!
  7. Project summary: I apologize for my English, It is not my strong point. If you prefer to read a more complete and Spanish article, you can do it from my blog A casemod will be made to a PC manufactured by the Spanish brand computers Gaming PCPro , promptly model that bears the same name as the mod, the PCPro "Obelisk", consisting of a chassis Cooler Master , Master Case 5 Pro and the themed television series Sci-Fi called "Agents of Shield" from Marvel, focusing on a very special object in the series called "Obelisk". Sponsors of the project, brief history of the birth of mod: The project is the joint work of many people, brands and businesses that I will detail below. To them all, my thanks for so much effort and confidence. One of the main precursors of this project is NewHomePC , Spanish gaming computer store located in Rubi, Barcelona. NewHomePC brings us to Cooler Master , PCPro Spain and a server, with my brief mod and my English by timid, to join forces and create a PC Gaming extraordinary, not only in power and performance, but also in aesthetics and design, the PCPro Obelisk Casemod by DeKa a filling extraordinary with the proposal and with the whole team encouraged us to dream ... the project joins later Gigabyte , both division of graphics cards such as motherboards, which complements perfectly in power and in the image we wanted, being a brand extremely gaming with exquisite style design, and the project took an impressive way ... Then we looked to maximize performance to our Obelisk , wanted to use cooling liquid to put the highest overclock possible and get an aesthetic as only cooling liquid custom can do, then Ibercool water blocks joins the project and surprise, bringing to market its new kit Ibercool Extreme, in conjunction with the mod, soon you will see for sale with very interesting news ... When it seems that nothing could be better, a trustworthy person recommended me Benq contact who would be interested in the project and their participation was extremely welcome. Clearly, the dream had done reality! Obelisk, design in depth The idea in the Master Case 5 Obelisk mod by DeKa, is to turn the Master Case Pro 5 in the "Obelisk", the subject of much power from another world in the television series "The Agents of Shield" based on comics Marvel. Here some images of the object in question and a brief immersion in its history. History Obelisk, ( freaky & spoilers -on mode) : The Obelisk is an object created, it is not known when, the one known as the Kree race, from another world, in order to turn humans into extra ordinary warriors, in order to use them as a living army to their advantage . the appearance of the Obelisk, also called "Fortune Teller" is a simple piece of metal with a defined shape and with certain brands grid ... But the Obelisk contains within it a power that is only intended for a chosen ... is said to contain the power of the 6 infinite stones that make up the "Infinity Gauntlet" was seen in the movie "Thor" precisely in the Odin cameras. The object emits a strange cryptic writing if you touch a person worthy of his power ... and if you're not, it makes you a little damage These symbols / writings shown in the series on several occasions, the most explicit scripture is made by one of the characters in the series involuntarily ... ... Into the plot of the series, known to display the map of the location of a lost city, where the Obelisk unveil the hidden powers of the chosen, making them "Inhuman" is, giving them amazing powers ... ...at the time of placing the Obelisk on its pedestal, it opened showing the infinite gem and flooding the chamber of his power, causing the "Terrigenesis" which makes the character of Skye on Daisy Louise Johnson series (Quake), a superhero of Marvel that appeared for the 1st time in the comic "Secret War" in 2004. It is said that there are at least 6 Obelisks scattered land with a similar power, it will reply personally to unveil my occult power, I'll be ready? ... The end, ( freaky -off mode) Obelisk Design, the project idea... The idea is to use the form of the chasis as the block "Obelisk", and replicate on all visible components, the cryptic writing of the Obelisk, in a very subtle color, simulating the appearance of the obelisk when it touches "chosen", but fainter. This pattern would spread around the outside, components and partly in the window, this will be done in a colorless ink reactive to an Ultra Violet (UV) light with. This UV light cause the illumination of the mod all writing glows yellow as it would the Obelisk of the series itself. I will make the light comes on when someone touches the Casemod, as it would if we touched the Obelisk of Agents of Shield (thanks luzma!) Worklog picture, to date 06/08/2016 Presentation of components Mobo Mod Modifications to Master Case 5 PRO
  8. Project: Whatever I Have Laying Around! So my brother in law has helped us complete our backyard (deck, concrete, planter box and turf) and his been complaining about his Q6600 PC getting a little slow. I recently upgraded and have some parts lying around from planned builds that I could use to make him something he can actually game on. so for about $300 AU dollars I got the following parts: Intel - 2500k Asrock Pro 3 Z68 Mobo Be Quiet Pure Rock CPU cooler 8gb Gskills sniper ram 30cm white LED strip 120mm White LED fan Win 10 code and for the rest I had laying around: GTX 780 ref Cooler Master 690 case 550W Antec earth watts PSU (and some adapters to get the 8pin connected) 2TB Green HDD 240GB SSD from Brother in laws PC Of course I couldn't give him a stock CM 690 as it wouldn't look newer than what he has, soo Let the modding begin. He supports a AFL (Aussie Rules Football) team called Stkilda so I themed the build around there colors. First round of pics below Test Fit of parts and make sure I got Post First look at the blank canvas. Not a pretty sight, the Fan had so much dust I'm surprised it spun. New Window time, going to be recycling the window out of an 800d I didnt require anymore, also got some u channel coming to hide any imperfections and for an ultra neat look Primed and all ready for their new colors Garage turn painting booth All side panels and frame all looking sexy in new black shades Mobo tray and PCIe slots all looking stunning in red and the HDD and 5 1/2 inch shinning in white, all ready for the White PSU cover with STKILDA styling Only thing left to paint is the Wrap around mesh that goes around the front and top, contemplating what color to do as it will cover 70% of the top and front of the case and I'm not sure how to do a multi colored mesh without it looking tacky. Also waiting for the U channel and a night off to reassemble the case, wish I didn't have to tear it apart but I thought the look would suffer if I tried to do 3 colors without pulling it all apart. Lucky I am good at Jigsaw puzzles.
  9. Hey folks! I am DJ Madrid a.k.a. Kryptek PC Modz from the Philiipines and this time I just want to share quickly this newly born all-in-one liquid cooler. The MasterLiquid Maker 92 from Cooler Master. So my first impression to this all-in-one cooler was like a car turbo and then the design was simple and insane that you can tilt the body from horizontal to vertical. It is a pleasure to have this and i would like to say thank you to Cooler Master especially to those people who helped me behind this, for the support and for sending me of your great stuffs. So, let's start the unboxing! Damn.. So first who faced out is the radiator fan with a protective plastic, it is 95mm fan and look like the Silencio FP Fan or the MasterFan 120 Air Pressure.. Accessories box Now, you have a new option in a compact liquid cooler that can tilt to fit multiple dimensions (from horizontal to vertical). Sleeved FEP tubing, for me this tubing is better than the non-sleeved FEP tubing. Less leaking and great tubing. The smallest pump-radiator combination designed Cooler Master. "Peel of the label before you use it" Clean Copper Based Design, Precision machined Microchannels maximize the water contact surface, to quickly dissipate heat. The base is finished with clean and clear appearance. Tried tilting to 45deg of angle. 90deg of angle. Air Pressure fans, fan blade design inspired by helicopters. They move the air less distance but pack more force into the space in front of the fan. And that is my quick output with this new All-in-One Liquid Cooler for Cooler Master. Thank you!
  10. Hello there ya mod monkeys!! Well I have been busy lately! Finished up Grey Matter, started my Fractal Design build, and also started a 4x2CNC build. I took the case feet from my Fractal build and moved them to this project because I have a good idea for them. I want to thank the companies so far supporting this build, I appreciate it! About this project: Again I was looking into color schemes that are not often worked with, I wanted to do something unique and creative like Grey Matter, so I decided to use a ROG theme!:thumb: Haha just playing! I decided on a polished copper and white theme, I am calling it Cyprus 29. I came up with the name because the first copper mines in the world were located on the island of Cyprus and 29 is the atomic number on the periodic table for copper. I have some copper sheet, white paint and acrylic, polished copper finish paint, polished copper vinyl wrap. I will be using white Primochill revolvers with 1/2" copper tubing and white pastel liquid. Its going to be an interesting theme and a lot of fun to do! Here will be the compiled list of components: <> PC Components: [x] Case : Cooler Master HAF 935 [x] PSU : Cooler Master V750w Semi-modular Gold Plus [x] CPU: Intel [x] MoBo: Asus z97 Sabertooth [x] RAM: [x] GPU: 2x Evga 780 GTX [x] SSD: 2x Corsair Force LX 256Gb - Raid 0 [x] Optical: <> Water Cooling System: [x] 2x Handmade acrylic waterfall reservoirs [x] Primochill 1/2"OD PETG Tubing [x] 15x Primochill Nickel Plated Bulkhead [x] 50x Primochill Revolver Fittings - Straight Knurl [x] Primochill Intensifier Sicle Colors [x] Swiftech Apogee XL - Clear - CPU Block [x] 2x Swiftech Komodo-NV GPU Block [x] Swiftech 240mm Radiator [x] Swiftech 360mm Radiator [x] Swiftech PWM MCP35x2 Pump - With Heatsink <> Mod Parts: [x] 1/8" white acrylic sheet [x] 1/8" clear acrylic sheet [x] 3/8" aluminum clockwerk case cubes [x] 3mm white LED [x] Mod/Smart white MaxCord paracord [x] 2x Mod/Smart 20 light LED board Parts bought from MNPCtech.com M3 PC Radiator screws. PC Modders Mesh Sheets. Rubber U-channel panel edge and window trim. Alright. With all that out of the way, lets take a look at this beast of a case. First thing I did was get it out of the box and tear some of it down to start planning the component orientation. Thanks again to Cooler Master North America for the case! In case you missed them on he Black Frost Fractal build, here are the beast mode case feet from Casefeet.com. I am going to paint them copper and make white rings for them. One gripe I found about the case is these glued in filters, they are a paint when it comes to modding. So I proceeded to razor them all out. For the component orientation I decided on, I will be using the small case on the bottom as a pedestal. and I also flipped the case so the back door is now the front window so I can flip the motherboard 270°. then I did a little prep work and painted the mesh. I painted it a bright white and the plastic panels will be painted with polished copper. Ill have some of that next update. First I scuffed the mesh then washed it off. Let it dry then tack cloth it. Then I sprayed paint adhesive then the paint follow by clear coat. I am using acrylic lacquer paint now as opposed to acrylic enamel in the past. Well that is what I have for now. I should have an update at least once a week, I try for every Monday. I hope you enjoyed it and are excited as I am! Talk to you all very soon!
  11. ---------------------- As I've watched and learned I've gotten a bit braver and planned a second project that's a bit more invasive than the pimping that I gave my personal box. This one is going to involve some serious restructuring of the case itself as well as a theme applied after. More about the theme later. The PC itself is an unknown box that I got. I've outfitted it with some old hardware for my son to do some light gaming on. The inside itself is pretty nasty. There's an old P5K motherboard & 8800 GTX video card in it. Both actually run pretty decently. Also there are some noisy, nasty 80mm fans in there that need to go. The first item I'm tackling is the CPU heatsink fan. This is a budget build that I'm hoping to spend around $150 on, so I'm not looking to run out and pick up much for internal parts. I have an old 80mm to 120mm fan converter in the closet I'm going to see if I can use to change the fan on it. The idea is pretty straightforward. Take the mount for the 80mm and inset it into the converter. Found a set of hand files for $14 the other day - woot! No more clothespin/sandpaper franken-tool for this guy. I also discovered a workbench in my garage. This is going to be a WAY better place to cut plastic than the bezel I cut in the house last time. (Rotary tools & plastic can really stink up the place.) Some light dremeling & filing later and I had some notches in the converter. And the old fan mount slid right into place. Hmm... might want to dust once in a while. Just another shot of the fit from the other side. From there I just clipped out the old 80mm fan. And I think I'm on my way. Then I snugged up the two with some cable ties. Plopped it back onto the heatsink and it's good to go. Re-installed the heatsink on the cpu. And then clipped off the extra plastic. Popped down to the local computer shop and snagged some PWM fans. Didn't notice at the time that I got some rev 1 & rev 2. They're nice cheap fans (about $7 each) and the white will fit with the motif. I did fire up the machine with this new fan in place. It keeps the cpu at a comfortable 45°C to 50°C. Though running Prime95 it still cranks way up to about 80°C. Between that and the 8800 GTX this may be a box to cut my teeth on water cooling at some point. Now to carve out the drive bays. I only have a single HDD in this box and don't need a CD-Rom in it. I have an external if I need to run a disc on it. With the bays gone much of the gutting is done now. Now I can work on building out the framework of the design. Here's a sneak peek at where I'm going with it. I have some pipe for 'creative' cable management. This is just some plumbing pipe with notches in the back. The wires are a little snug right now so I'll need to grab some 24-pin & 6-pin extensions. That's really the first hint to the theme of the box. I won't say yet where I'm going with it. It'll be interesting to see what people guess that I'm doing here.
  12. Zenator aka ZenModz is no newcomer to the modding scene. With projects such as The Power Cell, and Project: Fallout 4, it’s clear that he’s certainly got a talent for the weathered and distressed theme. Today we're featuring the latest project that he's completed on The Zoo; Project Doom. Project Doom is another mod using the Cooler Master Master Case 5. As the name would imply, the theme for this mod is the new DOOM game. It was also an entry for this year's Cooler Master Case Mod World Series, similar to our previous featured project. The details on the outside of the chassis were all handmade, sculpted, and painted by Zenator. "Mr Crappy", as Zenator calls him, was hand sculpted from two blocks of sign foam glued together, and then finally layered and sculpted with clay before being painted. Using an Asus x99 Sabertooth, Zenator was able to thoroughly mod the board to fit the theme. Other hardware includes an Asus GTX 970 DirectCU II, Avexir Blitz RAM, and all cooled by a custom watercooling loop with a 360mm radiator in the front. Head on over to the forums to check out the Full Project Log from Zenator for how he did it, and more final pictures!
  13. Hi guys, Been a while since I've been active on the forums I've been super busy with a new job, move to a different city and pretty much a whole new life! Glad to say that I'm back and with a very exciting project! As the banner suggests it will be based on the Dead Space games and it's my entry for this year's Cooler Master Case Mod World Series as well as the ANZ Edition of the "World Series". I am going all out with for this project and trying some modding techniques I haven't done before so stay tuned and enjoy the build log! I'm gonna give a little hint and say that this will NOT be a clean build I would like to say a huge thanks to Cooler Master Australia for giving me this opportunity as well as ASUS Australia, Kingston HyperX, Avexir, Bitspower, Primochill, CableMod, PLE Computers and a new addition from a friend of mine, Kristian from MercoMods! SPECS Case - Cooler Master MasterCase 5 Maker Motherboard - ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Assembly CPU - Intel i7 6700K Memory - 4 x 4GB Avexir ROG Certified Red Tesla 2400Mhz DDR4 GPU - 2 x ASUS STRIX GTX 980 SSD - 2 x Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSDs PSU - Cooler Master V1000 Cables - CableMod Fully Custom Individually Sleeved Cables + MercoMods Custom Braided Extensions LEDs - CableMod Magnetic RGB LED Strip Radiators - Bitspower Leviathan Slim 240 Radiator, Bitspower Leviathan Xtreme 360 Radiator Fans - CoolerMaster JetFlo 120mm Red and White LED fans Pump - Laing D5 with Black Bitspower MOD Package - Pump Top + Casing Reservoir - Bitspower D5 Top Upgrade Kit 150 with Cascade Tube Effect Fittings - PrimoChill Revolver SX Matte Black + Various Bitspower Carbon Black angle fittings and extensions Tubing - PrimoChill Copper Tubing CPU Block - Bitspower Summit EF GPU Block - 2 x Bitspower VG-NGTX980ADIIS For now I'll start with the packages received from Cooler Master: A mysterious box (though the thread title might hint at what's inside) JetFlo fans and a V1000 power supply Stay tuned for more guys! Cheers, Alex
  14. ToddK

    ESKIMOD

    ______________________ 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
  15. While running around at CES, the Mod Zoo Munkys seem to have come across something new, and possibly long awaited by some in the Cooler Master suite... Click Here for the full article! Be sure to check back for further coverage from The Mod Zoo at CES 2016!
  16. When you find a great gaming keyboard, the difficulties of transportation often rear their ugly head and prevent you from taking your favorite with you, leaving you to find a cheap imitation to bring ‘on the road’. Cooler Master’s CM Storm division has attempted to tackle this issue for hard core gamers and programmers with the Rapid-i Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Check out the full article HERE.
  17. 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.
  18. In this episode of "Keeping up with the NZXT H440", Cooler Master recently announced two new cases: the Silencio 652S and the Silencio 352. Both draw heavily from a minimalist design featuring a clean exterior. With a focus on quietness, both the mid tower 652S and the mini tower 352 feature sound-dampening panels and CM's new Silencio fans. Both do have at least one 5.25" bay and I have to say I like the overall look. More info at Cooler Master's press release and the product pages: Press Release Silencio 652S Silencio 352
  19. Reapervon

    ASUS Strix Menace

    Hello ModZoo, I would like to share my Strix Menace car mod with you. ASUS invited me to make a mod for Strix gaming tour/road shows and I decided to make a scratch car mod again. I hope you will like this guys. I would like to say BIG THANKS! to my sponsors ASUS, Cooler Master and Avexir. Sponsors
  20. NocturneKittie

    Breast Cancer Themed AMD PC Build

    Just wanted to share some basic modding to my Breast Cancer Themed AMD PC Build. For more info please follow this link: http://goo.gl/LYZSGH Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced in White I will be painting the front, top fan filters and power buttons in a pink color, replacing case feet and placing fan covers on left side panel. More modding to follow in the future. Will also be removing front HDD cage to allow room for future custom water loop. For HDD cage I'll be using the Xigmatek 4 in 3 (5.25") HDD cage. And for SATA, fan extension(s) and PSU cables the BitFenix Alchemy in white. Here I started removing the mesh and dust filters. Removed power, reset and LED buttons. Not sure about painting handle since it is of a rubber material, will look into options. Replacing case feet. Luckily I did not have to use a drill to use custom case feet, thread matched the included bolts :P Color for the top and front mesh is a Posh Pink Applying first and second coat Looks brighter in person More updates to follow...
  21. Rkmapz

    The Black Dragon

    So this is my 1st sponsored built for MSI laptops in our country...the built was a MSI gaming branded laptop cooler...hope u all will like it...and please do comment and suggest anything that you want....1st I want to thank MSI and Cooler Master for making this built possible.... Starting with the main ingredients of my built which is the awesome jetflow fans from cooler master....this was my 1st time to get these bad boys in hands...and they really seems premium in quality which I must admit Some shots of the fans.... But 1st want to show u all the concept art which I made before starting the built...so please do tell me how it turned out I was just taking pictures of it in that time and forgot that I need to start my work.. Here is another important ingredient of my built....Bosny can Spray which is the best I can get in our country....And when I started working I found out that I needed to make holes for the fans where Bill Owen dual 120mm Mnpctech radiator templates came in handy...without those....my built would be much hard to finish...http://mnpctech.com/pc-cooling-fan-templates.html And the funniest part I found out while building this cooler that I don't have a compass in the whole house where I used to have two geometry box and a compasses...so couldn't help myself and bought a compass immediately the next day... Here is the 5mm acrylic sheet which was delivered to me at the mid night...and daayumn it was heavy.... Made some mark outs in the sheet to figure out how I will make the cooler...my 1st concept was to bend the whole sheet as a box....then I found out that It will be too hard to bend the whole thing evenly..and started to cut out the parts And here is the fan face plate drawing And I don't wanted to use glue and cheap out the built that's why drilled holes in the acrylic sheet to insert screws to make it firm All the cutting of the pieces was almost done.... these was the side supporting parts...which I cut later on here are all the pieces drilled out....and it was hell of a pain to make a precise drill as it was really a thin space to do the drilling As the cooler was for the MSI gaming series laptop that's why wanted to give little dragon flavor to it...it came in my mind later on...and as I didn't had any printer and also don't wanted to waste time that's why hand drawn the dragon and the tail or whatever u say it is in the back.....But it was a serious pain to curve it all by hands..... :( At last finished curving it successfully even though there was some identical difference...but it wasn't that major...which was satisfying... Time for fan face plate making... It wasn't bad but also wasn't that much smooth as it was done with power tools...not with automatic acrylic laser cutters... :( Here are the fan holes....was almost perfect in the 1st cut without any major problem at all... And the cut was smooth enough also... though I was dazzled with jet flows premiumness but actually the extended rubber padding gave me quite a pain to attach the 1.5 inch screws with nuts....that's why had to engraves this pattern in the back part of the sheet.... Did some engraving in the front part also so that it gives some clearance in there also here is the full back part Attached the parts with screw for taste purpose to see how it would end up...and I was impressed by its rigidity.... ;) You might wonder why these whole are for...I used these cube holes as spacer between the main side part and the dragon curved part Here how it will look after I put the spacers between two acrylics... And here's the face plate unwrapped,,,,It seems nice this way he he...... :D Here's a test run with the fan and the red led strip on Made a little cf wrap in the face plate Its looking nicer now I guess.... here are the jets with all its glory in the bottom of the cooler...oh and I've painted it red from the inside so the red led strips and other guts inside doesn't become that much visible when it is on Some cable management and rubber foot attaching....but one of another pain of the jet flow was there wasn't any 3pin to 4pin molex adapter given with it...I was lucky to have some in my hand...otherwise I would have to hard wire it.... :( Attached switch in the back part and also painted it matte black so that the insight guts is invincible... ;)...which will make it look cleaner..... Some retouch with markers....LOL.... Another taste run after removing the protective acrylic cover.... Did some black carbon fiber wrapping along with some design to make it more eye catchy and look sleek and little pro.... :P I was so happy that it turned out like this...please do comment freely to let me know how u liked it.... Made a MSI gaming logo in the front with some more cf wrapping here's the finished built with some glamour shots.... ;) here's how the black dragon looks...... The dragon is lighted up with the glow from inside.... Full dark shoot...and it looked much much better then the camera in real life..... And here is my Modding signature.... :).....PLEASE EVERYONE DO COMMENT AND SUGGEST FREELY....I WOULD BE MUCH HAPPY FOR THE COMMENTS OF ALL.... Oh and here is the Implementation picture of the cooler that I haven't posted before...
  22. Also seen here on my personal website: http://www.design4paragon.com/power-mac-reloaded.html First glance of Apple computer was around 1999 when i was still in high school, and it was the iMac G3 with color transparent shell. It just looks amazing, still does today, but I never got a chance to touch or use it. Then I went to college to study industrial design, and one of our professors like Apple's design a lot, and talked about Apple highly all the time. He had a Powerbook G4 Titanium. In my junior year, our new campus was established, and we were given a digital media design lab with all Apple desktops. I was the monitor of my class, and I bargained with my professor to have class on digital media design in the new lab; he agreed. For a whole semester and summer, we were using Powermac G4 Quicksilver models. Back then, we also had all Cinema Display with Powermac G4. For use who all used CRT monitors, this is light, thin, vivid. Yes it cannot adjust angle and stuff as today's standards, but CRT users don't adjust angles much, period. We also received a Sony DV Cam to shoot. It was not the one-hand-operating one; it is the ones media used 11 years ago on people's shoulders. I believe people still put them on shoulders. TA told me it cost the same as a VW Polo. I like to take things apart, but not that DV Cam. Powermac G4 on the other hand, did not escape. In 2000 to 2004, computer case design was a lot different from today's criteria. There was no cable management grommets, routing behind motherboard tray, not even motherboard try. Most PSU still run with 80mm fan on the back as exhaust, and rarely some models use 120mm bottom mounted fan as intake. You don't see thumb screws on side panel often either. I had a magnetic screw driver on my table all the time in college. This Powermac G4 is different, just pull the handle and everything is right in front of you. IDE cable can be used like ribbon, folded 90 degree turns everywhere. Simplicity itself is not simple. It is still very hard to see any case design has better style and more detailed touches, even in today's market. look at that IDE cable on the right hand side. Yes thick bezels. Would you use this for 3 screen surround? Power and digital signal run in the same cable, as we all know here. That is why I didn't buy this monitor for this Hackintosh build.
  23. PROLOGUE I recently acquired a Cooler Master HAF XB case from a friend. At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. I have several builds currently in the works and I wasn't sure I wanted to take another one on, at this time. However, after having the case in my possession for a few short days, I changed my mind. The more I studied the case, the more ideas came to mind. I knew I wanted to do something different with this case. I also wanted to try some techniques that I haven't used before. I wanted to do a completely different theme then any of the other builds I've done before. I wanted something supernatural. I present to you: With contributions from: - Components - Cooler Master HAF XB Case Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard AMD FX-6300 CPU Powercolor Radeon HD 7970 GPU Crucial Tactical Tracer 8 gb 1600mhz Memory Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w PSU Samsung 840 250gb SSD - Cooling - XSPC Raystorm AMD CPU Waterblock XSPC Raystorm 7970 GPU Waterblock 6x Cooler Master JetFlo 120 White Fans Swiftech 8-Way PWM Splitter Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 240mm Radiator Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 360mm Radiator Swiftech MCP-655 Pump Bitspower D5 Mod Pump Top V2 Bitspower D5/MCP655 Mod Kit Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 400 Reservoir PrimoChill Rigid Revolver Compression Fittings PrimoChill Rigid Acrylic Tubing Mayhems Pastel Coolant - Miscellaneous - MNPCTech Billet Machined Aluminum Case Feet Lutro0 Customs Teleios Sleeving Tek by Design Proline Brushed Stainless Steel Fasteners Prologue Chapter I Chapter II Chapter III Chapter IV Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII
  24. Greetings from the Dirty South PC Mods shop once again Mad Modding Monkeys This time I am going to be working on a Tribute build to Superman in Classic Colors. First off I would like to thank my Sponsors without their generosity my builds would not be anywhere near as awesome. http://www.icemodz.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Icesleeve https://www.facebook.com/tekbydesign http://www.lepatek.com/eng/ http://www.enermax.com/ Be sure and swing by their respective sites and FB pages to check out all the Killer Gear they have to make your RIG look Beast!!!! Here is a look at the Hardware that is going to be going into our build. CPU - Intel i5 3470 3.2ghz Quad-core /w Bitspower ICE Blue CPU Block Mobo - Biostar TZ77XE4(Custom Painted Blue Heatsinks, and Di-Noc) Ram - G.Skill Ripjaws 2133mhz DDR3 4 x 4Gb /w Bitspower Universal Ram Block kit Blue/Blue SSD - SANDISK 120Gb SATA III SSD PSU - LEPA MaxBron 700Watt 80+ Bronze certified RAD - XSPC 360mm Slim High Performance, Black Ice 360mm X-Flow Rad, XSPC 120mm Pump - XSPC D5 Vario /w Bitspower Mod kit(Blue) & PPC's Custom Pump Top Fittings - Primochill Ghost Compression 1/2" x 3/4" as well as a few Monsoon 3/4" 90-Deg rotary fittings Res - Bitspower 40mm tube Res Tubing - Primochill 1/2" x 3/4" tubing GPU - EVGA GTX 660Ti 2Gb & PNY GTX 660Ti (SLI) Fans - Enermax T.B. Vegas Trio 9 x 120mm, 1 x 180/200mm T.B. Apollish Blue and 1 x 140mm T.B. Apollish Blue(PSU Fan swap) So lets get this Build started. First off we did a live unboxing http://www.twitch.tv/dirtysouthpcmods/b/481331321 Then we Drilled out the Rivets for the I/O Plate & Cut a hole in the bottom of the Case to mount our XSPC 360mm Rad http://www.twitch.tv/dirtysouthpcmods/b/481499486 Here is a look at what it looks like. Perfect Fit!!!!!!!!! Then we painted the Chassis RED We then Painted the Chassis Red The Rad and I/O Plate Yellow Well thats it so far. Need to get some more paint. Be back later. Be sure to check out our weekly Live mod show every Wed 10am-2pm http://www.twitch.tv/dirtysouthpcmods Where was I ahh yes. Marking up the Side panels, and the Top panel for windows. Got them cut out and hung up for paint. Now I'm not going to lie this was a bit late after a long day. So my cuts weren't all that strait. Time to bust out the Grinder with a Flapper Wheel so these will have to re-painted. Currently I am at odds with keeping the Mobo tray and painting it. Or replacing the whole thing with 1/8 clear acrylic.However 1/8" acrylic tends to bow under weight. (That's why I usually use it for Windows.) Just hoping once I get the board on the Acrylic it will stiffen it up. Guess there is only one way to find out huh. Ok where was I ahh yes. Well decided to Paint the Mobo tray. Painted the Front Panel and Xigmatek GPU Coolers Handel and 5.25" bay covers Painted the Mesh Red...Looking good We were going to cut the top and put a window but with the release of a new Product by Enermax we have decided to leave it intact. Paint is done..Just waiting for the last bits to dry. Alright now that the Paint is done. It's time to see about squeezing all this hardware in here. Got the XSPC EX360mm Rad on the bottom topped off with Enermax T.B.Vegas Trio 120mm Fans. The Black Ice 360mm X-Flow Rad is mounted on the front with more Enermax T.B Vegas 120mm Fans. The Primochill CTR 240mm Res. All fitted with Monsoon Right Angle Rotary(3/4"), and Primochill Ghost Compression Fittings(1/2" x 3/4"). Got the Biostar TZ77XE4 Mobo w/ Custom Painted Heatsinks and Di-Noc Mounted to the Mobo Tray. The Bitzpower Blue ICE CPU Block and Ram Block /w Custom Di-Noc Trim. Kitted out with Monsoon Right Angle Rotary 3/4" and Primochill Ghost Compression Fittings 1/2" x 3/4" Mocking up the two GTX 260's(Thanks Angel Cruz for the sweet deal on the second card) With Xigmatek GPU Coolers(Before they were painted Blue) Whoaaaa thats a REALLY Tight fit. There is about 2mm to spare so the fans work fine. Alright now to address the stock screws. The solution Tek By Design "Proline" Button Head Fasteners(Polished) Thank you for your generous contribution to our build. Some of what will be posted next was covered in this weeks live show. http://www.twitch.tv/dirtysouthpcmods/c/3414063 Alright time to get started Modding our PSU, but first lets take a closer look at the inside. As you can see this PSU is Oozing with Quality Components Ok so first up is a Fan Swap on way to custom sleeving and paint. Stock Black Fan has got to know. Going to replace it with an Enermax T.B.Apollish 140mm in Blue Its already looking good. Just wait till I turn it on. Bazinga Now I gotta take it apart and Prep it for Paint. Well while I wait for the weather to clear up I'm going to get started on the sleeving process. Thank you Mundi from ICEMODZ for all your support. A look at all the awesome stuff from ICEMODZ. Thank you Mundi Ok so lets get started. First up the easy one Molex Next up Sata Cable. Now the Real work starts the 8 and 24-pin connectors Ok guys thats it so far Still waiting on the weather to clear up so I can paint the PSU. Right so the weather is still crappy so I'm still working on sleeving. And I'm out of Red Sleeving have to wait for more to come in. Alright While I'm waiting for the rest of my sleeving to come in Lets get busy with the rest of the PSU and a GPU upgrade instead of using 2 x GTX 260 I will be using 1 x GTX 660 Ti Tearing it apart Getting ready for its Wrapping And our 660 Ti is going to get the same treatment. Ok had a change of heart on the front panel. We ended up taking a couple pieces of clear acrylic and covered the back side with Red Vinyl. We then took some Blue Vinyl and cut out the sponsor logos with the vinyl cutter and put that on the front side of the Acrylic panel. Then we attached it to the front of the panel with 3M double sided tape. We then put one of our ICEMODZ.com Red LED's behind it and you get this effect. We did the same thing with the 3.5" hot swap bay. but with Yellow and there you have it. and of course after I have already painted the Mobo plate we got a wild hair and decided to go ahead and make a new one out of Plexi. We also decided to cut the Top panel and put a clear window on it. with a 200mm hole for our 180/200mm Enermax T.B.Apollish Fan (Blue) Look'n good Now to see about dealing with what can only be described as a Skittles Bag after it has been blown to pieces. Alright thats all I have at this time. Need to order a new Res as the Primochill CTR I already have sitting is wayyy too large. And I haven't Decided what I want to do with the GPU's yetI didn't like the Blue vinyl wrap so I ripped it off.
  25. Hey guys I am starting a new project except this one is actually going to be for my personal daily use computer. It will be a completely customized Cosmos II that will not resemble the original Cosmos except for some slight resemblance. Sponsors for this build are: Cooler Master MNPCTECH List of parts to be used: Cosmos II 3 EVGA GTX Titans(hydrocopper) in triple SLI Motherboard: to be determined but it will be a Haswell chipset motherboard CPU: Haswell (to be determined upon release) Swiftech GPU waterblocks CPU waterblock: Swiftech PUMPS: 2 Swiftech pumps Reservoirs: to be determined Rads: 1 480, 1 360 & 1 240 (to be determined) Fans: Cooler Master Excaliburs PSU: to be determined Sleeving: MDPC Coolant: Alphacool pure water and Mayhems to be determined SSD's: 6 SSD's in RAID 0 possibly Plextors or Samsung Pro series Mnpctech Pre-Ordering page for Cooler Master Cosmos II Clear Window Panel Basically I am completely stripping down this case, removing the midplate and fabricating my own based on the motherboard when it is released. Also the entire front I/O shield will be deleted and a 480 rad will be mounted there after I delete the entire 5.25" bays and the HDD bays. I will be using an overkill grill from MNPCTECH on the intake. I will be mounting a 360 rad up top and also using a MNPCTECH overkill grill there after I fabricate the flush mounting solution around the current top panel. Not quite sure if I will be able to get a 360 grill or have to get 3 individual grills or not but either way you have the general idea of the look I am going for. Also I am almost sure that I will be housing both pumps down below in the PSU section of the case. The top handles will be deleted from the case as well as the roll bar type feet currently on the case. The side panel will be a solid custom acrylic side panel that will be mounted directly to the factory oem door hinge so you will be able to see every inch of the inside of this case mod. Here are some basic pictures of what I have deleted so far out of the case. (Definitely getting rid of the Octopus front I/O shield, just has way too many wires for my taste and I will be installing a custom fan controller)
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