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  1. This is my biggest project for the Raspberry Pi. Spent MONTHS designing this, and over 100 test prints of various parts. This is essentially the final product. I may or may not add more to it later. If you have any questions, let me know. If you have ideas or suggestions for the next version, I'd love to hear them! Parts list below the video: This project wouldn't have been possible without the help of ModMyMods.com and their perfect little Raspberry Pi Cooling Kit. Stop by their website and find the parts to keep your next project cool! ModMyMods.com: https://modmymods.com/ Parts List: Raspberry Pi Cooling Kit: https://modmymods.com/modmymods-raspberry-pi-mini-water-cooling-kit-mod-0171.html Raspberry Pi 3 B+: https://www.adafruit.com/product/3775 PrimoChill ICE - UV Green: https://www.primochill.com/products/primochill-ice-intensified-low-conductive-coolant-32-oz-uv-green PrimoChill SysPrep: https://www.primochill.com/products/primochill-sysprep-cooling-loop-pre-treatment Thermal Glue: https://www.ebay.com/itm/151449306446 UV LED strip: https://www.ebay.com/itm/202135337154 Green push switches: https://www.ebay.com/itm/322067802424 12V power supply: https://www.ebay.com/itm/263059629108 5V power supply: https://www.ebay.com/itm/262631188471 Panel mount HDMI connector: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0746BYHPJ Inland PLA+ 3D Printer filament: https://www.microcenter.com/product/504209/premium-175mm-black-pla-3d-printer-filament---1kg-spool-(22-lbs 64GB Sandisk MicroSD Card - Class10/UHS-1: https://www.microcenter.com/product/455914/64gb-ultra-plus-microsdxc-class-10-uhs-1-flash-memory-card-with-adapter 18GA silicon coated wire spools - multi-stranded: https://www.microcenter.com/product/513471/18awg-flexible-silicone-wire---5-pack CoolerMaster MakerGel Maker Nano Thermal Paste: https://eu.coolermaster.com/en/cooling/thermal-compound/mastergel-maker/
  2. 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).
  3. this mod inspired by saw theme of death trap blood table. this machine required to cut yout hand and feed blood to system so that you can proceed to next round. machine in saw movie design in sketchup+vray render cutting grind area. inserted shock prank device to shock audiences Monitor on planning mod if got sponsor by viewsonic headband for reverse death trap accesories+headphone
  4. Hi everyone, Im happy to share with you my new project, its a PCDesk Mod :D Well since my last mod didnt receive the "shares" I wanted from the brands (HAF in HALF video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67tdCmEaEc0 ) that supported the build, I wanna move foward to this one and make something unique and possible for everyone, thats something I always try to pass for those who see my content, everyone can do this you just gotta plan everything well enough to avoid major problems. Why a desk? Well I dont like big cases and since "setups" are starting to be a trend I wanna remake my own so nothing better than make a new desk with a PC built in. So key words are: - Confort - Performance (air flow/temperatures) - Simplicity Well still need to edit all the content about it, but for now this is what I have to show Best Regards Tankian
  5. I think we need a proper car thread. So post your rides (and/or dream rides)! B)/>
  6. PROJECT 47 (T-47) : Why I am doing this Case Mod: The T-47, one of the most over looked ships in the galaxy (and is my favorite). Rogue Flight (later blue team and then later rogue squadron) were an elite group of pilots that took the battle into their hands on Hoth. They also performed search and rescue missions as well, in these ships. This is a little homage to these men but mostly to all the pilots in the real world who have done the same across the globe. Hello Everyone! This is My DELL XPS 700, it was my old editing computer from 2007 everything still works but its time to put my rig in this case. The case has been through a lot with me and has been by my side for years. So I thought id use my artistic mind and create something unique. I also made some "Work Vlogs" so you could see more detail and get more info that wasn't typed out. This case I modeled after the T-47 Snow Speeder from Star Wars during the Battle of Hoth. (I'm not sure if i should go into great detail about the design but here is the back panel. let me know if you want to see the rest of the concept art.) WORK VLOG: I started with the front window door so I could get the vision out of my head and get a solid start on the look of the case. After taping and drawing my window design onto the tape. I added some details with white pencil so it would stand out against the blue. (I ran out of blue tape and had to use scotch white) I started cutting the window out first using a Metal Cutting Disc by Dremel. Then I used a Jigsaw with a Bosch "Progressor for Metal" blade. The cutting then started! Making sure to cut along the white lines. Windows holes are all cut! Onto the Acrylic Sheets! So these little pieces cover parts of the window to look like it was riveted to the window of the aircraft (sorry for blurry photos). I was at Lowes and was going to get some metal. I then realized that I forgot my card at home and had 10 bucks on me, so I got this acrylic instead. I cut the acrylic with a scoring knife and then snapped it on the edge of the table. I ran into an issue with snapping a design. I accidentally snapped a corner off of the sheet leaving a broken corner. I accepted the broken corner and realized that its okay that it was broken because the case is supposed to look beat down and like it went through combat in the snowy wastelands of Hoth. So all in all it worked out. Finally after a half hour of scoring and snapping, It finally got done. Now it is time to drill out the holes for the Bolts to connect all the pieces! I marked all of the spots I need to drill out with the bolt and some watercolor paint. I then took all the pieces, marked them all in the same spots and started drilling. Now that it is all cut out, drilled and placed in a safe spot, I am not going to tare this case apart. UPDATE NEXT WEEK. I am waiting for my mesh to come in the mail so in the mean time ill be keeping bust getting the Motherboard tray made.
  7. THEME Pretty simple, favorite sports team coming off of a championship year (http://www.Esks.com). CONCEPT Always wanted to do a scratch build. Custom "wind tunnel" design allows air to enter through the back platform, push through the PC and past the radiator on top. Built to support up to two 360mm radiators. Water-cooled, dual GPU design. 3D-printed supports with aluminum bar and acrylic sides. Intended to be dead-simple and repeatable. SPECS Details TBD Twitter: @Krepadoodle || Project Hash Tag: #ESKIMOD2 Initial test print worked out pretty well. Just used a simple 10% infill for now. Bar slipped right into place. Will add screw holes for final print.
  8. PROJECT NEOTOXIC - Pink and White AMD-based Bitfenix Neos Build I've had my system for a while now. It's been pretty good so far in terms of performance and reliability, but it's always need something more. Right now, it's specs are: AMD Phenom II X4 945 125W ID-Cooling SE-913X* ASUS M5A78L-M LX V2 10GB Kingston DDR3L (1x8GB + 1x2GB) HIS Radeon HD 6950 1GB Bitfenix Neos White Window HP 110T Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Antec Truepower New 650W As you can see, it's a decent, somewhat run-of-the-mill system. It's been able to handle everything I've thrown at it so far to a decent degree. However, I noticed that it's starting to stutter a bit in some games when there is a lot of blood involved. This isn't helped by the extremely dated CPU and GPU. I do have a solution to this problem though. I will be upgrading the system to the following specs (B=bought, N=Need to buy, all prices are in AUD): AMD FX-6300 (B, $30) Undecided CPU Cooler (got my eye on a Scythe Ninja Mini on eBay) MSI 970A SLI Krait Edition (B, $97) 18GB DDR3 (B, $60) (2x4GB+1x8GB+1x2GB) Undecided GPU (probably RX 460) Bitfenix Neos White Window (B, $69) 2x Undecided 120mm Case Fans Antec Truepower New 650W (B, $70) As you can see, the only parts that will be carried over are the PSU, Case and some of the RAM. I will also be making my own custom additions to the case: Clear Acrylic Side Panel Window PSU Shroud Pink and White Custom Sleeved PSU Cables Pink LED's Pink Front Mesh Here is the build in it's current state: And here is the motherboard: I also need some advice: The PSU shrould will be painted white, should I leave it blank or put a logo/design on it? If so, what logo and colour should it be?
  9. 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
  10. Hello I was at work and some dude brought us an old lenovo 3000 j series. It had core 2 duo 6300, 2gb ddr2 and some 250W psu. So I took the case home but I dont know if I want to keep it original or paint it. I dont plan to do any functional mods to the case. So please tell me what you think and if you have any ideas share them with me. here are some pictures that i snapped at work: http://www.imgur.com/a/QJKtp
  11. I know this is a bit region specific but with no major LANs in the midwest its hard to meet up with other like minded modders/gamers/PC enthusiasts in the region. So for anyone in the region, what would you think about organizing a monthly meetup? Not a LAN but just people getting together for food, drink and tech talk. If there is enough interest maybe we could organize a LAN party but I just think it would be cool to meet people that don't look at you like your crazy when you tell them you mod computers :D/>. So for those in the midwest region, who would be interested?
  12. Case: Modded Fractal Design ARC Mini R2 Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus V Gene CPU: Intel i7 3770K GPU: nVidia GTX 970 SLI (still need to acquire) RAM: 4 x 4GB Corsair Dominator GTs 2133Mhz SSD: undecided HDD: undecided PSU: Corsair AX860 Cables: Icemodz custom sleeved white and green cables Radiators: Alphacool NexXxoS Full Copper Monsta 240mm, Alphacool NexXxoS Full Copper ST30 360mm Fans: 7 x Gelid Wing Green Pump: Swiftech MCP35X with Koolance casing and heatsink Reservoir: Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 150 Full Acrylic Fittings: Primochill Rigid Ghost Green fittings, various Bitspower matte black extensions and angle fittings Tubing: Primochill Rigid Clear CPU Block: EK-Supremacy CSQ Polished Nickel Plexi GPU Block: 2 x EK-FC670 CSQ Nickel Acetal (reusing old blocks that will fit on some GTX 970 reference cards) RAM Block: EK-RAM Monarch X4 CSQ Polished Nickel Plexi Motherboard Block: EK-MOSFET ASUS M5G Acetal SLI Bridge: EK-FC Bridge CSQ Polished Dual Parallel Coolant: Mayhems UV Emerald Green Lighting: DarkSide UV LED strips Other: nVidia Claw SLI Bridge, Aquaero 5LT USB fan controller SPONSOR Hey guys! My name is Alex, I'm from Gold Coast, Australia and I just joined the forum. I would like to welcome you to my new build log and what will be my second mod project. Hope you guys enjoy the project and pop by and say hi This build is more of an upgrade of my system in a Fractal Design ARC Mini R2 in which I will be keeping most of the components as well as adding new ones and a lot of modding work to the case and other bits :P Here is the build before disassembly and before a pretty major event happened ... Now back to the pretty major event that went down with the build. One Saturday morning a few weeks back now, while I was still enjoying my sleep my partner wakes me up telling me there is a burning smell coming from the system, me thinking she's just making fun of me as she sometimes does, I choose to ignore her :hehe: . However as she kept insisting and telling me that it's no joke I got up and went to the other room where the system was just to be greeted by this awful smell of burnt plastic and a couple of seconds later realising that the DDC pump had burned out. The CPU was rocking 105C according to Real Temp but was still running fine. Not sure how long it's been like that, it was running the whole night as we stream movies to our bedroom from it and before I went to sleep it was fine. I immediately turned it off by just a normal shut down and there went my day as I decided to just dismantle the thing there and then. The aftermath is shown in the following pics as I went ahead and took everything apart, cleaned it and installed the system on my desk to test everything. Fortunately everything was fine minus a burned out DDC pump . The little guy has been pumping my liquid pretty much 24 hours straight for the past two years and a bit and it decided it's had enough of the Queensland heat. Just when I was about to mount a heat sink on it along with the upgrade of the system . And let's start straight with the dirty stuff As you can see the little guys burned out pretty good, I doubt I can salvage it with a new PCB from that DIYINHK site that still sell them If I'm guessing right the fluid must have been boiling around the CPU area that caused the tube to fog up as well as deform a little bit to the touch. My partner may have woken me up just in time to save it. Not sure if the system would have shut itself off after a while or if the acrylic tube would of just melted but I think I'm lucky nothing further happened. Here's the empty case and by the looks of things something funny happened to the label on that Corsair Force GT SSD. And everything out on the table to be cleaned and inspected You may also spot the new side panel that I have been working on the few days prior, finished it the night before. Here's a better look at the side panel The plan was to have more molecules but I managed to mess up the left side of it so decided to just make the window bigger. Still think it came out pretty good in the end, minus a few painting mess ups due to an unexpected storm that occurred as the paint was drying. These are the molecule shapes I used as I am not good at drawing things A better look at the finished side panel as well as the very last pic of the system running The side panel was fully crafted by me using a Dremel rotary tool, a jig saw and lots of filing I was also playing around with this new Aquaero 5LT controller the night before. Installed the optional heatsink but didn't get to test it out. The modding begins !!! First I cut a small hole in the floor which I will use as a drain from the bottom outlet of the Alphacool Monsta 240mm rad that will be going in the front of the case. Did a cut on the MB tray as well. I will be making a shroud for the bottom so I cut the bottom right corner of the MB tray as to better help with cable management at the back. I made a small mistake here and started cutting higher that I wanted to. However it doesn't make a difference as I will be putting some white acrylic around the MB that will cover everything. I then got the case ready for painting In this last pic you can see how the brushed aluminum aspect of the front panel looks after painting. Some parts will be going green while other will stay white. The plan is to have the inside of the case white and the outside shell green like the side panel. Hopefully it will look good like I'm imagining it. Here is the frame of the case assembled once the paint dried. That's it for now. Stay tuned for more. Cheers, Alex
  13. Hi everyone and welcome to another build log of mine, this time we are building another PC from scratch out of an old fire pit. There will be lots of modding and custom work done to complete this build and in the end we will be displaying this build at the MSI booth at PAX Australia. Before we get started I need to thank our sponsors for this build because without them these builds would not be possible.
  14. Hello fellow Monkeys, It's that time again, this time I will be doing a permanent dedicated SFF PC build for LAN events. During my last trip to QuakeCon I had a bad experience when it comes to traveling with a mid tower while attempting to travel via Amtrak, it seems that no electronic items can be checked in :huh: . But can be used as carry on if size permits, hence this build log. My next two LAN events will require travel (one in Indiana and the second PDXLAN at Oregon). Even though I may drive to both there's the possibility that I may choose to fly and take my build as a carry on when I do. Since I am a US Army Vet and decided to start getting involved with Operation Supply Drop I chose to do a military themed build. The case I will be using is Fractal Design's Node 304 in black, but will paint an OD Green. I intent to cut in a window on top panel, replace front panel and its I/O, add case feet and a carrying handle. I'll edit and add custom parts from MNPCTECH with links below. Thanks to Bill Owen for sponsoring me with parts for this mod (see links and pictures below). I will post updates as build progresses. In the meantime it's time to break case down. Specs: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX PC case, blackMSI Z97I AC Mini-ITX LGA 1150 MotherboardIntel i5 4690k CPU8GB 9 2 x 4GB) Kingston Hyper Beast DDR3 2400MHz RAMTwo 500GB ea. Samsung 850 EVO SSDsSapphire Radeon R9 285 ITX 2GB GPU (temporary)EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS Fully Modular PSU (getting next month)Four Noctua NF-B9 redux 1600, SSO Bearing Fan 92mm (getting next month)One Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM, SSO Bearing Fan 140mm (getting next month)Cooler Master Hyper D92, CPU cooler (getting net month)Note will either use two 92mm 0r two 80mm case fans for custom front panel, will know more as I start mod. Removed rubber "case feet" and discovered screws underneath. Seems like there's a bottom plastic like tray that can be removed as well. I chose to remove this bottom "tray" for better installation of custom case feet. This is the bottom plastic like tray removed. Removed two front 92mm case fans, will cut out these fan mounts for custom front panel and replace with another 92mm or 80mm fans. Removed built in fan speed controller since I will not use. Removed PSU bracket and top bar which supports the three hard drive trays which I will not use either. Removed the left side GPU filter. Removed the right side PSU filter. Everything has been broken down and removed, will take measurements and prepare to start cutting and drilling before painting. PSU bracket and internal PSU cable in one easy to find place/bag. Mnpctech PC & Case Mod Product Links Lamptron Bulgin Mounting Plate, 22mm by 22mm, Black by Mnpctech, http://mnpctech.com/bulgin-modmytoys-computer-pc-power-reset-switch-mounting-plates-vandal-anti-resitant-lamptron/22mm-22mm-switch-plate/lamptron-bulgin-mounting-plate-22mm-by-22mm-black.html Mnpctech Red & Green Vandal Resistant PC Power Switch, 22mm, http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming-pc-liquid-modding-custom-computer-mnpctech-overclock-cooling-fan-grills/switches-toggle-pc-computer-power-reset/vandal-resistant-pc-power-switch-22mm-clone.html Mnpctech Mini ITX Custom Machined Aluminum PC Case Feet, http://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-stereo-desktop-case-feet/mini-itx-pc-case-feet.html Gaming or LAN PC Carry Handles are made from solid 3/8" diameter Stainless Steel, http://mnpctech.com/pc-case-lan-party-gaming-carry-top-server-tower-handles/pc-bar-handles.html
  15. Hi guys i'm new on this forum, and after a little break I decided to begin a new mod with the wonderful Corsair 780T, it is amazing with a nice estetic and enough spacious to host a good mod. So, let's start with the presentation of this mod and with a big thanks to Corsair, Asus and Drako.it, without them this couldn't be possible. and today I received a very awaited package: the great 780T Corsair white.. without this I have no idea where to start a quick unpacking...
  16. Looking for a site that can make stensils out of PNG files. Anyone know a good one?
  17. Hello Everyone... I Present you Project INDIGO. This casemod will be watercooled using the AMD A88X FM2+ Socket in black Define R5 Computer case. Mods to the case are : Sidewindow / Cast Acrylic window . Custom Front cut out and a PSU cover. Will use Di-Noc Carbon film in various places of the case and yeah all the watercooling is maybe not needed for 7850k APU or any other APU but I do it cause it looks great plus I get to watercool the GPU R9 280x Gigabyte and My goal is to have this Mod SILENT :) This is my first worklog on the modzoo and I look forward presenting this casemod/build with you www.icemodz.com will sponsor me with custom sleeves and LED's Bitspower with Fittings and other WC parts.
  18. 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.
  19. Hello, New to the forum but found it while doing some searching to get a better idea about some small modifications to my current or possibly a case I might buy for a pc build. These aren't major mods...well maybe the window one but i've never really messed with alterning a case before so... First I was curiuos as far as my current case if anyone has ever added a window to this version of the Alienware Area 51 (P2?) Case. My original plan was to keep my current case and just rebuild/update the interals then it was suggested to get a "more modern" case. I like this case but the idea of a window like on some of the one's I've looked at might be cool. I fear I would just end up destroying it doing it myself if it's possible at all. This is the version I currently have. My second question on the case I was considering since the review's seem favorable and I already have many Razer peripherals is this NZXT H440 Razer Editon. I like the all black case itself without the color accents of the other versions the underglow effect not on the standard but my lighting scheme for all my other stuff is blue...I tend to favor it over green. I was curios as I don't know how everything is lit despite some searching if the green could be switched over to blue without much difficulty? Thanks! Still on the fence as I hadn't really intended to get a new case since my Alienware one has plenty of room but wondered about these things.
  20. ApheX

    HoBo 2.0

    Hello, I haven't had a chance to design or make anything resently, wat with work and normal day life getting in the way, however it's time to start a project. I had a old 13" gateway laptop that a friend gave to me as the screen was damaged and he didn't need it anymore. I had another screen that would work but it was bigger than the laptop, so i did what any good modder does and made it fit. I had to crudely bend the screen brackets to fit the 15" screen and re-drill the screw holes to mount it, however it worked. Here are a few photos. Yes I did put black cardboard on the back of the screen :/ So it works, but it doesn't look very good or is it very safe. Due to this, I'm going to build a whole new chasis for this laptop. I taken all the parts out and tested them while running Ubuntu and it operates fine. I'm going to use green acrylic sheets (not sure if they will be clear or not) to build the bottom and top of the laptop, with hex standoffs to mount the laptop mobo and top of the laptop base. Two more sheets will be used to house a screen with new brackets mounted to the base of the chassis. Here is a list of parts i'll be using (I may add more later on) 15mm Hex standoffs http://www.rakuten.co.uk/shop/go4products/product/9591724/?sku=9591724&sclid=a_pla_uk 10mm Hex standoffs http://www.rakuten.co.uk/shop/go4products/product/9591722/?sku=9591722&sclid=a_pla_uk 160pcs of M3 nylon Hex standoffs http://www.banggood.com/160pcs-M3-Nylon-Black-M-F-Hex-Spacers-Screw-Nut-Assortment-Kit-p-942282.html?currency=GBP&createTmp=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_content=saul&utm_campaign=electronic-xiao-uk&gclid=Cj0KEQjwhPaqBRDG2uiHzpKLi6ABEiQAk_XXifjcC0UsHGNZ83q-kY_Zd9Yvq6iIKuqARQZMgBWlQBMaAgxr8P8HAQ Rubber feet or bottom of the chassis http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Affix-Black-Adhesive-Rubber-Feet-Fixings-on-Sheets-Select-Size-when-Buying-/120907399517?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368 Laptop screen hinges http://www.bonanzamarket.co.uk/listings/LCD-Screen-Hinges-15-4-in-For-HP-Pavilion-DV5-Laptop/255540638 Carbon fiber vinyl - Thinging of using this so only the egdes of the green plastic show. Could be great if i use a clear green and have lights inside to make them glow http://www.bonanzamarket.co.uk/listings/LCD-Screen-Hinges-15-4-in-For-HP-Pavilion-DV5-Laptop/255540638 More parts will follow. Here is a very basic design showing the layout of the motherboard and the size of the sheets to build the base unit. I'll habe some more detailed plans up later when completed. Ok so stay tuned. I will start adding more details and updates when the main design has been completed :)
  21. Well, the title basically sums up my question. I'm looking at either sleeving my current PSU, a ZX-850W, or buying a new PSU with better looking cables (i.e. flat stock modular cables). I've had this power supply for about 3.5 years. I've tossed around the idea of sleeving it for some time now, and every time I start to do it again, I realise how much of a mess the pin out is on this thing! It is about as far away from a one-to-one pin out as you can get. Basically I'm looking at getting about a $150 in sleeving supplies or using that money towards a new PSU. And if you're wondering, I will eventually sleeve the new one if I get one. So if you're suggesting power supplies, keep in mind I'd like to find one that is better suited to make custom cables for. If anyone has any input or thoughts, please let me know. It's all appreciated!
  22. I am starting work on a custom watercooling set up on a customers build this weekend. It will be done in steps, with new fans going in and setting up the BIoS first. My customer is prepared to go all out on the watercooling with triple rads, motherboard, cpu and gpu blocks. Its been a while since I have done a build with h2o this complex, but it should be a lot of fun. Besides, I love modding when I don't have to spend all of the dough! I decided to name the project Overseer after Thermaltakes name for it. The theme is going to be red and black with probably some carbon fiber thrown in somewhere. Here is a list of the PC as it is being brought to me... Thermaltake Overseer Case AMD FX 9370/CoolerMaster V8 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX GSkill Rip Jaws 2133mhz 16GB Samsung 840 EVO 250GB EVGA 780gtx Seagate Barracuda 2TB Antec 1300w Platinum Apparently the cpu is one hot beast and is throttling as well as having memory issues. I plan to address the settings and getting it stable as well as adding 4x BitFenix Spectre Pro Red 200mm fans and two matching 120mm fans. This will fill all of the fans slots and hopefully cool the processor down while we tape out the watercooling system. As for watercooling, he wants 3x200mm rads, a 120mm rad, cpu block, gpu block and motherboard blocks. I like XSPC so we will source parts from them minus the rads which will be Phobyas. That is a lot to stuff in this case, but hopefully it can be done. This weekend I will post pics of the system we are starting with and progress that will also take place. I plan to load the settings we use, should anybody out there want to clock similar hardware.
  23. Hi All crazy and pro modders, I would like to show my first project to everyone, I have seen many awesome DeskMod builds on the internet and forums, However I wanted to build something very special for my office. I want people to be able to see it from all sides. Also, wanted proper cable management done specially at the back side of the table as that's what people see when the enter my work-space. Specification: CPU: AMD FX-8350 CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series™ H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CPU Cooler FAN: CoolerMaster XtraFlo 120 Red LED Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 GPU: SAPPHIRE HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SSD: Intel® SSD 330 Series (60GB, SATA 6Gb/s) HDD: WD Green 1TB Optical Drive: LG 24x DVD RW± PSU: Corsair VS650W Keyboard: Logitech Internet Pro Y-SZ4 Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Black MousePad: Razer Goliathus Small Control Monitor: Benq 24 inch Full HD Monitor G2412HD and SONY 32 inch Full HD BRAVIA NX520 LCD TV Modding: Deepcool Rockmaster 3.0 Fan Controller Modding: NZXT HUE RGB LED Controller Modding: Deepcool XFan Red LED 120mm Sponsors: Waiting.. It's time for some photos! I regret for the low quality phone photo’s.. they were taken for build log inside my house. Please check my build and let me know your thoughts on the same. Looking forward for feedback and suggestions.
  24. Hey folks, I just wanted to toss this in here for you, because it's something awesome that I firmly believe we'll all be able to benefit from - both in the short and long term! http://bit.ly/dragonblogger-modboxxarticle01
  25. This is a re-posting of a mod from summer 2011, it came about for a few reasons one of which was a failed mod, the idea of actually incorporating Pob into a mod. I'm pleased to say I still use this laptop near enough every day, I still think it's the ideal size for a laptop my only real gripe is the lack of a scroll fubction on the touch pad, I wish I had looked into a way of replacing it. It's summer so modding time again. This time my volunteer is a toshiba Satellite Pro U400, it's a lovely little laptop with a 13.3" wide screen (cracked which is why I've ended up with it) So as I'm going to have to that the top apart and it is also a bit scratched, I thought why not make it something more interesting than plane silver. My plan is to do a custom paint job on it, both lid and keyboard surround. I had been kicking about ideas for this, just haven't been happy with them. Then I hit upon the idea of mixing old Soviet Propaganda posters with Pob After a bit of messing around in potoshop I've come up with this. What do you think? the colours are not right yet, I'm thinking about doing this with spray cans and air brush, so I'm trying to keep is graphic with a limited colour palette. improved version
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