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  1. Hello guys Last year I Bought a Corsair 750D Airflow Edition, I was planning to move my old parts to it, here she is next to my previously modded Antec (Antec Previous Mod worklog here) : http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/2528-aio-coolermaster-280l-mod-another-episode-of-my-antec-1200-dragon-edition/ The main purpose Of the New Corsair 750 D Case was to make a custom loop for my CPU As I never did a custom loop & watercooling parts are quite rare where I live, I started to buy some second hand parts : - Magicool 360 Slim G2 Radiator - EK-CoolStream RAD XT (120) - XSPC RAYSTORM Waterblock : I had to repaint the damaged bracket, & polish the copper base - Swiftech D5 – MCP 655 - Some Barbs & compression fittings that I had to repaint. My good Old EK Bay Reservoir. After some tests, & panels cuts I ended up with this result I wasn’t satisfied with the result, looked ugly & saturated , I decided to change the plan .....
  2. Welp, it's been long enough since PCB was completed and I think some major bumps are out of my life, time for a new project! My gaming obsession for the last eight or so years has been Dota and one night last year I kicked the idea of this build around with a friend. It's blossomed in my mind since, time to put it into motion. First off, thank you to my generous sponsors for this project: This will be a scratch build I think? I'm making an external frame out of mahogany and using a Fractal Design Node 304 essentially as a motherboard tray. It will save me some time in terms of layout and I happen to have one on hand. The concept will come from Dota 2 of course. While I could focus on a specific character in the game for a theme, I decided instead to base the mod off of a treasure chest. Players in-game win cosmetic items for their characters by obtaining various chests after they play games. What sort of grotesque name is Fresh Meat for a build? It's the catch phrase of one Dota's most loved/hated characters, Pudge, and from a modding perspective there are two reasons: one, it's a new project, fresh meat for me to bite in to, two, there will be cutting. I though this would be a fun theme to play with and would give me lots of design choices as well as making a mod that almost all Dota players could relate to. Without further ado, let's get into it. A log note: The flow of this here log may jump around a bit. I'm a paper and pencil guy when it comes to layout so I don't have any fancy 3D renders to show you. Keeps up the suspense right? You'll just have to trust what I've got cooking in my head to come together in the end. First up was picking material. My dad has some footage of mahogany available, lucky me :D After I had some lumber picked out, it was time to actually do stuff. First up was making a jig for the chest legs. The legs will taper on two sides, from 40mm square on the bottom 25mm at the top. After that tank was put together, you've got to test it, right? Of course, you can't test on the real deal. Here's what the legs will be cut out of once the jig is dialed in. Can't you see a couple legs in there? A look at the test leg to get an idea of what the shape will be. It's a subtle angle. Well unfortunately that's it for the first post. I'll keep collecting junk to stick in this thing, you keep checking back
  3. Likwid Mods

    [SPONSORED] Project LUNA

    Hi all, I would like to introduce LUNA to you all, a Moon themed build in custom made acrylic case. Huge thanks to all the sponsors supporting this project Components i7 7800x ASRock X299 Taichi XE Nvidia GTX1080 Team Force Delta RGB 3000mhz Enermax MaxTytan 800W Titanium Samsung 850 Evo 250gb SSD Seagate 2tb SSHD Water cooling Watercool Heatkiller IV Nickel cpu block Watercool Heatkiller IV Nickel gpu block Watercool Heatkiller DDC top Laing DDC 1RT pump Aquacomputer Aquatube reservoir Alphacool Eiszapfen fittings Alphacool HardTube brass nickel HW Labs 2x Black Ice NEMESIS LS360 radiators Enermax D.F.Pressure fans x6 Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 LT controller
  4. First of all I'd like to thank Alphacool and Mayhems for supporting this project. Special thanks to Adam from AD Modz, thanks to whom it all started! I've been searching for a large and simple case that can fit two 60mm thick 480 rads. I haven't found one that would have a layout i like so i decided to make one myself. I'm much more of a diy guy than computer head so there is no render models of the build, thread won't be full of awesome professional pictures and it might be not very neat and organised. Disappointment for most. I will, however, try my best to provide as much details and up to date info on what's being done. Actual state of my pc(pretty much all hardware is going to be transfered to the new case): Now the new case... I wanted something simple, minimalistic but strong and big. Two 480 rads fitted without problems(push/pull possible on both) with an option of adding more rads if needed(don't think I`ll ever need). I love working with acrylic but acrylic only case wasn't an option since the size it big. Went with aluminium as it`s light and strong, acrylic will find it`s place as top/bottom/inside panels. Size of the case: 70cm x 60cm x 33cm Components i7 5820k MSI x99 sli plus 16 GB Crucial Ballistix Nvidia GTX 1080 SuperFlower Leadex 750w gold Samsung 850 evo 250gb SSD WD 2tb SSHD Watercool Heatkiller IV pro acryl EK gtx1080 acetal block 2x Feser Xchanger 480 rad Alphacool VPP755 pump with Watercool Heatkiller top Aquacomputer Aquatube reservoir Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 LT 8x Enermax Cluster Advance fan 3x AeroCool Dead Silence fan Onto the project then: assembled shell(incredibly sturdy while only 6 kg of weight) cut top/bottom acrylic to size and drilled fan holes and sanded. was going to paint the panels flat white but frosted effect looks very good, might leave it as is in the case and with a rad I will be using Enermax Cluster fans for both rads but as case fans I wanted something a bit different(for a contrast), chose these as they are very quiet and push reasonable amount of air. Painted white and sleeved That's it for now, not much i know and it looks like nothing at this stage but gotta start somewhere. Next step: motherboard/inside wall panel, holes for fans in front and i/o with pcie slots cutouts. More pics and update soon. 28/08/17 update
  5. Project Blizzard | Diy testbench with custom watercooling Hello, its about time i start a build log on my latest project witch is a scratch built test bench with watercooling. Huge thanks to Aquatuning.de for the watercooling gear!. This is also my first build log i am posting here so keep your eyes open there will be more stuff coming. The idea behind the project was to make a nice looking testbench witch has good cooling capabilities and practical. Instagram- @jokottech Pictures of the finished build.
  6. WD Crimson Description This is my current scratch build project "WD Crimson", it's an inverted 90 degree motherboard design that uses an ATX motherboard, SFX PSU and 240mm CPU cooler displaying its hardware in a unique way while also with an emphasis on space efficiency, dimensions being 403mm Long x 385mm High 210mm Wide. Specs i5 6600K GTX 1070 EVGA FTW Z170 EVGA FTW 16GB EVGA RAM Silverstone SFX 600W PSU Thermaltake RIING 140 and 120mm Fans Corsair H100i GTX 3Tb WD Red and 120GB Intel 535 SSD ______________________________________________________________________ So far I have Completed the designs, cut the lengths, filed the lengths, and scribed the markings. I'm currently drilling pilot holes at 3/32". Next up is tapping then test assemble. I'd Love to hear your input on the build.
  7. Willy Dijo

    WD Tyrant [Gear Up with EVGA]

    "WD Tyrant" Description This case is designed to make a M-ITX sized system using ATX components, the overall case dimensions being 385mm Tall x 416mm Long x 206mm Wide. The cases construction is mainly 3mm thick plate and angle aluminium, with acrylic windows and basement divides. This case houses an ATX motherboard, <325mm long GPU, ATX PSU, 1x 3.5" drive, 1x SSD, 240mm AIO CPU cooler, 120mm exhaust fan and 2x 140mm Intake fans. Part List i5 6600K Z170 EVGA Classified K GTX 980ti EVGA Classified 16GB EVGA Superclocked 2666 DDR4 1000W EVGA SuperNOVA G1 PSU Corsair H100i GTX 3x Thermaltake RIING 120 2x Thermaltake RIING 140 Western Digital Red 3TB Intel 535 120GB SSD _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I've finished drawing out all the measurements for the case, it took longer than it should have because I added 10mm of width to make sure there were no clearance issues with the USB headers and PCI slots. Then i got to sawing all the various sized 1m long angle aluminium. All the lengths filed to their size and ready for scribing. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Since last update I've been tapping M5 threads. The case still needs a few parts filed before they will fit. Next up is filing the designs into the angle aluminium.
  8. sagar

    Project BlackBird

    Hey guys, First of all, my name is Sagar and I am from India This is my very first mod. Project !dea, Basically I have been fascinated by the LOCKHEED SR-71 BLACKBIRD jet (holds the record for the fastest speed). That is where the name comes from as well as the color scheme. The parts that I will be using are: Intel i7 4770 Gigabyte B85m D3H-A Kingston HyperX Fury 1866Mhz 8Gb(4*2) stick [4gb still to come] DeepCool DQ750 80+ Gold Semi-Modular power supply Gigabyte GTX970 G1 Gaming or Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition [still to buy] Cryorig C1 LED strips [Left to buy] I have been working on this mod since last week i.e. 25th October,2015
  9. "WD Bonk" Hello all, This is my second scratch built case, It's a case that's designed to be a replacement for a friends ageing case, The name "Bonk" is a shortening of his nickname and I thought it was a fun name for a scratch build. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I've been doing a lot of hacksawing, filing and scribing markings for holes and design boundaries. A whole lot of this happened, filing the aluminium for precise edges. Result of a lot more work than it looks, all markings scribed ready for drilling and hacksawing. I'm in for a whole load of filing for this case.
  10. Dark Matter Scratch Build: Who am I? A bit about me; a few years ago I suffered a traumatic brain injury that caused my brain to hemorrhage. After spending a long time in intensive care I kept thinking about case modding. Before long, its all I could think about. After recovering from my injury I was left with epilepsy and brain that no longer functioned like before. I started to look at things differently. Inspiration for mods began to pop up in the oddest places. I eventually became overthrown with modding ideas and designs. Soon I decided it was time to start. Theres nothing quite like being in the grocery store and yelling, “thats it, 45 degree angles” and then running out of the store like a mad man. No matter what I was doing, it all kept coming back to case modding. Today case modding is my life and it allows me to be truly happy. For some case modding is a hobby but, for me its a lifestyle. And So It Begins: Why: I decided to do this scratch build, “Dark Matter” for several reasons. I was tired of limiting my mods to the confines of a mass manufactured case. There are a ton of great cases out there but, I wanted to do something my style from the ground up. The design phase began once I started getting close to completing the StarCraft Day Zero case. However, a lot of the main features for this build have been planned over the last year. During the scratch build I will be using new modding techniques as well as using materials that aren't always associated with case modding. If you like seeing original creations and have a love for the truest form of modding; you're in the right place. Design Screen Shots: I would also like to thank the Sponsors that believe in the Dark Matter Scratch Build • Quad vertical PCI-e slots added • Modded the stock 80mm rear fan into a 120mm • Tons of custom metal fabrication found throughout the build. • 90 degree brackets for the frame of the case • Snap in color matched rings for the 120mm PureWings 2 PWM fans • Gskill logo badge with backlit letters • EK logo with plate on the top grill insert • Extensive cable management setup and cable combs • Case for Arduino Mega and mini TFT touch screen for the animated case badge • 1,200 watt DarkPower 11 Pro BeQuiet Modular PSU • 7 X 120mm PWM PureWings 2 case fans • 16mm angel eye Vandal switch (blue) • 5050 RGB LED strips with wireless remote • Arduino Mega with mini TFT touch screen (animated case badge) • Printrbot various filaments (3D printed plastics) • Large custom lexan water-path behind the motherboard tray • Combination of nickel plated and PETG hardline tubing Main Sponsors: Gigabyte: (SLI GPUs) • 2 x Gigabyte GTX 960 Extreme 4 gig SLI GPUs (8–gig total) Supermicro: (Motherboard) • Supermicro C7–Z170–OCE motherboard G.Skill: (DDR4 Ram) • Gskill Trident DDR4 black & white edition (4 sticks of DDR4) OCZ: (Solid State Drives) • 3 X OCZ Vector 180 SSDs (almost a terabyte Total) BeQuiet: (Power Supply & Fans) • 1,200 watt DarkPower 11 Pro BeQuiet Modular PSU • 7 X 120mm PWM PureWings 2 case fans Ensourced: (Custom Sleeved PSU Extensions) • Custom length cables, sleeving design and cable combs Printrbot: (Filament & Hotend) • 7 rolls of filament and an experimental hotend with a 1mm nozzle EMI Design (lasercut work) • Honeycomb floor panel, 240 grill and bottom door EKWB: (Water-Cooling) • EKWB X3 250 reservoir • EKWB Supremacy Evo CPU block • 480mm radiator (quad BeQuiet 120mm fans) • EKWB Revo pump w/plexi top • Fittings Including: - 12mm HDC hardline fittings - 90 degree adaptors - 50mm spacers - M to M adaptors - 10 & 12mm hardline bending kit - 12mm tubing - Passthrough fittings
  11. Not really a PC build but thought I would share it here for Zoo buds. Like I don't have enough irons in the fire,I started my sim rig build today. Nothing fancy,just some good old metal work. I have been planning this for about a year (imagine that) but when I made the fan grill for someone else's sim rig bug hit me hard! Well as luck would have it my Mom wanted to get rid of a workout machine they had setup (rarely used of course) fist thing I thought was "METAL for my sim rig"! So Cyber Monday I ordered a Logitech G27 wheel and a racing seat from Summit Racing. Seat showed up today around 3:00 so I got started laying it out. Looks like it is going to need little work to make it all fit. Not shown is seat mount I finished also. I will be using it for F1 2012-2013 and then I will signup for Iracing league and see how that goes. I also plan on doing so mods to the pedals and then I will make a set from scratch when I get time. Then I will be adding Buttkickers and simvibe on four corners for more motion input. Plan on this being done this week. Let me know if you want to see more of this off topic build.
  12. "WD EXO" https://www.instagram.com/willydijo/ https://www.facebook.com/willydijo/ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Work Log _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hello all, This PC case is a personal project that's designed to be a replacement for my 900D, while being visually very different and designed for my components. (The back of the motherboard is another front due to a rendering flaw) The case was designed mostly around the materials I have left over from other projects, all being aluminium right angle lengths, 3mm and 5mm aluminium plate. Dimensions: 440mm x 440mm x 180mm (160mm excluding corner braces) Part List 4690K MSI B85 G43 GTX 690 (not finalized) Hyper X Fury 16GB DDR3 Corsair H100i GTX ThermalTake Riing 140 RGB Fans (Modular ~750W PSU) Intel 535 120GB SSD WD 1Tb HDD _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lets start... Drilling 4.2mm holes to tap M5 threads Spare 5mm plate of aluminium before clean-up Frame braces being filed to shape Measurements marked ready for drilling 4.2mm Pilot hole 6mm final hole size Happy that my measurements aligned right
  13. Reapervon

    Weapon of Mass Destruction

    Hi guys I wanted to share my project. I am an avid fan of Gundam ever since and case modding is my favorite hobby, so I came up with this idea to do both in one build and introduce Gundam into the world of pc case modding. The idea of using pc parts to create a Gundam weapon which I named Weapon of Mass Destruction. Before I start I would like to thank all of my sponsors for their support and for believing in me. Sponsors: ASUS Bitspower Avexir 立熱工業 Li-Heat Industry Co.,Ltd. Dremel
  14. Frostnetz

    THE X

    Hi ModZooCommunity,‬ Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Specifications 3. Material 3.1. Tools 3.2. Shape 4. Details 4.1. Questions ‪ ‬ ‬People seem to state their age at the beginning, well I'm 21, and: ‬ I’ve built this case from scratch a few month ago and originally didn’t intend to upload anything. But since I live in a village in germany now and nobody around me really is into computers, I thought I’d share this with you guys, just to maybe get some useful feedback.‬ Enjoy! Before we begin: This was my first ever case modding project, I had no idea what I was getting myself into and I probably won’t do anything like it again (in the near future;) It was so much work. I decided to build a case from scratch also because I wanted something unique, but mainly because I had been waiting and saving up for a new PC for years, traveling with a MacBook. I figured waiting a few weeks more wouldn't make a difference. And I was right: building this was awesome fun and a good decision after all. Specs: Intel Core i7-4790K (Tray)ASUS Z97-PRO GAMER Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan (the one with the GK110)CL9 KINGSTON HyperX Fury Blue Series (2x4GB)Thermaltake Hamburg 530W (80Plus)Cooler Master Seidon 120v (RL-S12V-24PK-R2)WD WD2002FAEX Caviar Black (2TB)KINGSTON SSDNow 120GB (SATAIII V300) Material: Apart from the steel angles in each corner, all the screws, bolts and hinges this case is made entirely from plywood and high-density fiberboard. Tools: I was lucky my flatmate had a miter saw, which was taken into consideration when brainstorming for the initial idea, obviously. Cutting plywood at a 45° angle without power tools wouldn’t have been possible. Additionally I was using a cordless drill and a jig saw for the front- and backplates. Also what would modding be without the good ol’ hot glue gun? The shape: Is it perfect? No! Was it measured? Yes! Well, that’s what happens when you just start doing stuff without worrying about perfection: No symmetry. But I didn’t set out to build a crazy X-shaped case that would be perfectly symmetrical, all I wanted was the X-shape. This is the actual initial sketch that I drew after discussing shapes with a friend. It would have been a boring triangle or something if it wasn’t for him. The next day we went to the hardware store and then had to go back there almost every day for over a week. Because the mainboard needs to be secure and the X-structure needed a bit of stability prior to attaching the front- and backplate one length of plywood had to go all the way through the middle, separating one of the X’s feet. Perfect to use as a PSU compartment. It was about at this point into the process when the whole door-idea came along. The kitchen cupboard hinges weren’t the first idea. I looked around a few scrapyards for some trunk-dampers (car part that holds up the trunk or hood) but they were all really too hard and forceful for my purposes, so I went with something less fancy. The whole thing closes with a reverse ball-shaped door catch: there is a biconcave piece of metal getting trapped between two metal balls. These are in two little pipes and spring loaded, so that you can easily adjust the pressure needed to open it with a small screw on each side. Since there wasn’t a plan or anything, and only that one drawing, progress began slow and I ended up holding pieces of plywood together all the time, just to get an overview and see where holes needed to be drilled or cut. Eventually every piece of wood had been cut out and test-fitted with a makeshift backplate, which was a big struggle. It was incredibly difficult to measure holes for the I/O shield and graphics card because they outreach the backplate a little and I had already fixed the mainboards screws in place; so that the job of drawing a line on the backplate while holding on to everything, including the graphics card (so it wouldn’t snap the PCIe slot) turned into a nightmare of estimating distances and blindly drawing curvy lines. Even though I would have had enough hardboard leftover, I only made one prototype and then one final backplate. When everything started coming together, I was worrying about airflow and opened up my old PC case to strip it of all its fans. Once that was done I modded the smallest of them to have only one side of casing left to mount it, using pliers and scissors. The bottom-intake was a rather spontaneous idea but really necessary, making that giant hole though was quite a task. Jig saws are NOT meant to be used in a forty-five degree angle. Yup, that right there is the start key. It's a proper lock cylinder, works like a push button, turns one way only and is spring-loaded You have probably already figured out the basic airflow of this case by now, bottom sucks in - top blows out through the radiator and then of course the Titan blows out through the backplate. Additionally the red fan on the picture is now located directly above the CPU, these are old pics after all. Details: The choice to go with the perforated frontplate was so last-minute, I had already booted the Build a few times before buying it. After a few weeks of running and benchmarking this beast there’s no denying that dust is a major issue. This I will tackle over the next week, hoping that I won’t create other issues by fixing this one (i.e. temperature rises). And then I’ll hopefully upload a few more pics, I’ve read how much the admins hate it when someone doesn’t update their worklog ^_^. Here you can see the little crack in the plywood caused by my attempt to put a screw in it, with too little predrilling. Just behind, mounted above the CPU there are two cut pieces of 45°-angled timber with rails milled into the inside of them. Originally intended to function as a HDD-slot I had to remove my drive from there because of heat issues. It was fitting nicely in there, with all the cables going up so you couldn't see it from the hatch, but luckily it got too hot, because removing it helped me discover general airflow issues around the cpu. Which is why now my CPU fan from my old case is mounted where the harddrive was. I'ts a tight fit and blows upward, but still it creates enough turbulence in there for the heatsinks to work properly. A closer look on the hinges and the closing mechanism. This was taken after roughly a month of use, you can tell that way too much dust is beeing pulled in. In the background here is the switch for the interior LED's. Found that in an old Lamp, and then I just wired it up to some 12v cable with a pair of scissors and tape, before securing it there with a load of hotglue. Questions: People jokingly called this PC an XBox, or 'the better XBox' but I rather not have that filthy name for my case, "The X" is the first other thing that came to mind, I mean, what else would you call it? Honestly, if you have ideas spit 'em out! Do I need to ground the components, since it's wood? Or worry about electro-static/-magnetic stuff? The PSU is of course grounded via the wall. And the motherboard (aka everything else in there) is pretty much directly connected to it, so no problem, right? Ok, I've tried. Yes, a DVD(/or BlueRay)-Drive would physically fit in there, I don't see the point though, why build one into the X? To me less is more and so far I've just plugged mine in and used it external termporarily. And frankly I'm sure I won't be needing a (permanent) DVD-drive in my PC in the future. Or do you guys think I should do it (possibly even cut an opening into the frontplate) ? That is it. Bye for now ;) frostnetz
  15. UPDATED 1/3/15 Hey all, Now that school is done and found a comfortable steady income, time to start collecting materials to begin working on the case. Bear with me as it might take a while to get everything constructed. I'll be fitting in work in between diaper changes of our new baby born Aug 21st 2015. So.... this will be a build that will take a long time to complete(just warning everyone now) :o Just wanted to get some input while in the beginning stages of the build. I am seeking sponsors, the more I get the quicker the build will complete. PARTS LIST P - Pending O - Ordered H - Have MAIN COMPONENTS MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX Extreme OC - PCORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 - P Corsair RM Series 850 Watt ATX/EPS 80PLUS Gold - PKingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive - PSeagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive - P COOLING Swiftech Apogee XL PPCS Custom Dragon II - PCorsair AF120s Twin Pack Quiet Edition(x2) - P !!! A huge thanks goes out to [@]Osco[/@] for donating the below bitspower fittings to the build! Monsoon Chain Gun Compression Fitting - 3/8"ID x 5/8"OD – Red - Quantity: 2 - HBitspower G1/4 Male to Female Extender - 30mm - Matte Black - Quantity: 4 - HBitspower G1/4" D-Plug Male / Male Coupler Set - Bold Red - Quantity: 1 - HBitspower SLI / Crossfire Multi-Link Adapter Pair - Deep Bold Red - Quantity: 2 pairs - HRigid PrimoChill Ghost Compression 3/8in. ID x 1/2in. OD Fitting – Knurled Grip – Anodized Black - Quantity: 1 - HBitspower Quick-Disconnect Male w/ Inner G1/4 - Matte Black - Quantity: 1 - HBitspower SLI / Crossfire Crystal Link Tube Set - HPhobya Fan Shroud 120mm Black x6 - HPhobya Y- Cable 3 pin to 6 3 pin splitter (black) - HPhobya Y- Cable 3 pin to 6 3 pin splitter (red) - HPhobya Y- Cable 3 pin to 4 3 pin splitter (red) - HPhobya Angled clip 90° for 19/13mm tubing (black) - HPrimoChill flex tubing x 6ft (Clear) - HPrimoChill flex tubing x 9ft (Black) - H MISC. MOD SUPPLIES Black Gutless Paracord - H (Night Shark Leftovers)Red Gutless Paracord - PWhite Gutless Paracord - PSeveral feet of sleeving (black) - H~24" of rubber trim (black) - H20 LED Station/ molex power - H24" LED (red) x2 - H24" LED (white) - H12" 8 pin Extension (black) - H18" 8 pin Extension (black) - H24" 24 pin Extension (black) - H12" 8 pin to 2x 4 pin Extension (black/red) - H12" SATA cables (red) x3 - H500mm 180 SATA cables (black) x2 - H500mm 90 SATA cables (black) x2 - H TO DO Take cases apart down to the bones - CompleteDesign custom reservoir and send to 3D printerTrim case #2(white) to match height of case #1(grey)Rework motherboard plate to provide management holesCut and redesign frame to allow for bottom and rear fansFlip back panel in reverse ATX stylePrice Acrylic vs Aluminum for new back cover, top panel, front coverOrder panel materialCraft top panelCraft back coverCraft front coverCraft cable routing coversPaintOrder any remaining componentsTest components for bad piecesInstall watercooling componentsTest fit componentsInstall asthetics(fan convers, fan controller)Install main componentsRedesign waterloop(if needed)Install loopLeak test loopFinalize buildPost final pictures and celebrate!! UPDATES - Most Recent First More Parts Sketchup Renders Black and Red? OR...... White and Red??? Design Considerations Air Flow Diagram Custom Waterfall Reservoir(for side panel) First Watercooling Parts Arrive Demolition of Cases
  16. Hanging in the Balance Hanging in the Balance was my entry into the 2014 Intel NUC case design competition. The design was inspired by a balancing clock that I've seen several woodworking friends make before. The main NUC case hangs from a cantilevered arm extending up from a base. The case is built from scratch by hand and by eye, using solid wood for the arms and base, and plywood with veneer for the main case itself. It has been done largely by hand tool work in traditional methods, and no fancy machinery. There were a few tweaks to the design as submitted, due to changes in the competition requirements post-submission. The case comes apart into 3 pieces for shipping, which required a little rework. That wasn’t mentioned in the original contest requirements, but once it was added I became weary of my design being shipped in one piece (let alone arriving that way :lol:). The Design: The Kit:
  17. andrewadanza

    Project Buyangyang by Arcis Modz

    PROJECT BUYANGYANG Modder: Andrew Lee(Andrew Lee Adanza) FB: https://www.facebook.com/andrewleekho Intoduction The aim of this build is to showcase all components of a computer. As you can see, all parts are exposed. Even the Liquid Cooling System. Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting this project. Thermaltake Technology Inc Thermaltake Philippines MSI Philippines MSI Global Plextor Philippines Table of Contents
  18. Victorian Desktop My wife’s laptop is no longer working happily, so she’s asked for a desktop. Well, I can’t leave well enough alone, so why would I build her one in a stock case (of which I have several laying around), when I could do another scratch build project?! This case will be another wooden scratch build, as many of my projects are. I have some old cast iron pieces that will be incorporated into this project as well. It’s going to be built out using solid mahogany, and will be finished in a way to emulate a lifetime of use. I don’t really want it to look brand new, as the cast iron parts are not, and we like the look of them as they are. A special thanks to G.Skill for sponsoring the memory for this project!
  19. Mathieu Mathmodding

    "Asus Strix" Finish

    Hi ModZoo, I present you my mod components on Asus Strix Gaming. For my 6th mod, I'll get into a scratch build :P My Sponsors: ASUS FRANCE, SEASONIC, NOCTUA, KINGSTON FRANCE, INTEL France, Western Digital, Veday shop.fr, EKWB Config: Moterboard: ASUS Maximus VII Formula CPU: I7 4770K Ram: KIT 16go (4x4go) HyperX Beast 2400mhz cas11 Graphics card:SLI ASUS GTX970 oc 4go Strix Power supply: Seasonic 1200w platinium Fans: Full Noctua NF-F12 PWM PPC SSD: Raid0 de 2 HyperX 3K 120go HDD: 2 vélociraptor 1TO screen: Asus PG278Q ROG Wartercooling: Waterblock CPU: EK Supremacy EVO Waterblock GPU: EK-FC970 GTX Strix - Nickel + backplate Radiator: 2 EKWB 360 PE res: 1x EK X3-250 pomp: D5+top acetal EK Tubing: Full Carbon mouse Strix Claw keyboard Strix Tactic Pro headset Strix pro mousepads Strix
  20. welcome to the ' TITAN II ' a scratch built test bench SPONSORS AND VALUED VENDORS http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Modpcuk?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 http://mnpctech.com/ http://www.enermax.co.uk/
  21. Mini Watercooled HTPC It should come as no surprise at this point that I love building small wooden HTPCs; or just adding wooden elements to my case mods, for that matter. When AMD released their 25w socket AM1 CPU’s a few months ago, I thought it would be the perfect platform for building a new low power HTPC. I picked up a motherboard and CPU combo, and went to work. This, however, is where things started to evolve… Once I got the hardware, and found the stock fan, something had to change. I’m sure the stock fan does fine, but I wanted something else. I thought about modding an existing CPU fan to work with the 2-mounting hole configuration, but I quickly came to the conclusion of "Watercool it, because why not". It’s true, I’ve wanted to use one of those 2x80mm radiators for a slim watercooled build for a while, so I thought what better opportunity than now to make that happen. Overkill? Not at all… mostly :D
  22. 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
  23. Hello zoo people! B) Its time for another mod from me... and this time, a scratch build! I have never done a scratch build before, so any advice is well received. The main theme of the case is going to be "OC-series", the MSI product line. I'm 'tired' of seeing all those Asus ROG and MSI gaming mods(though they are great looking!). Red/black is too mainstream for me!... so I thought it was time for the OC-series to shine! Most of the hardware I will be taking from my previous XB build. I was so happy with the Z97 Mpower, that I wanted to use it in another mod, and this time make it the main theme of the mod. Its definitely the best motherboard I've ever owned. The plan for this mod is of course to build the frame first. Acrylic panels, some transparent, some yellow and some black/tinted. I also want to try and make a reservoir(I might regret that, when I get started). I will be doing custom sleeving of all the cables. Custom watercooling(CPU only). And of course, the motherboard will be mounted horizontally. I don't have much hardware to show off, since its mostly mounted in my "XB-anana Bomb" and my money doesn't grow on trees ;-) The hardware list(will be updated later): - CPU: Intel i7 4790k. - MB: MSI Z97 Mpower . - PSU: Corsair RM850. - RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133 MHz 16GB(4x4). - GPU: Unknown. - SSD: Unknown. Cooling: - Fans: Corsairs SP120 and AF120. - CPU Block: EK Supremacy CSQ Clean. - Reservoir: Custom(home made!). - Radiator: Hopefully an XSPC EX240. - Pump: Unknown. - Fitting: Unknown. Now.... Pictures of the materials for the frame. Aluminum! And then i did a little bit of cutting! And then a little bit of sanding to make the pieces almost identical! And BAM!, the two sides for the cubes are almost done(forgot to take pictures). There was a little "wiggleroom" at the joints, so i decided to give them some 2-part metal epoxy, just to make sure they stayed in place. And this is what one of the sides looks like. This mod is going to require a lot of filler and a lot of time for sanding and painting! The 4 small pieces next to it, is going to be the feet for the case. They are far from done though. It doesn't look like much yet, and since I'm no good at drawing, i cant really show you what it will look like just yet. But anyways, this is the beginning of my OC-Series cube...Tell me what you think :-)
  24. Hi all, After completing "Canticle of the Apocalypse" I have to admit I was happy that I finished but also sad that I was finished. I really enjoyed building something with my own personal touch (can't be bought or duplicated . . . well perhaps duplicated but not bought :)). Anyway I digress . . . As I had my old computer kicking about, I thought why not put it to use (or at least parts of it) and build something else. I have been playing Metro Last Light ever since I finished Canticle and absolutely love the game with all its post-apocalyptic goodness. So I decided to create a tribute build. But rather than just mod an existing case, I decided this was going to be a scratch build. I wanted to incorporate a design which uses elements of the game to make this case. So I hit on the idea of using ammunition cans to create the case. I have seen other ammo can builds, normally a solitary can used for LAN parties. However, I wanted to be able to incorporate my existing parts and have it for a back-up computer. My initial plan was to replace the mobo, CPU, cooler and RAM but alas the fickle gods of all things pets rained ruin on my plan. Our one dog tore her ACL and needed surgery which ate my rebuild budget up to the point where I could afford one (1) led green fan. So though I was a bit bummed, I decided to just use all the parts from my big box store Gateway computer and have at it. I might not be pretty inside but I really do this for the fun. Besides, I could play Ghost Recon on my old build (albeit a lot of settings turned down). So this is what I am starting with: No excitement here with my Big Box Store stock mobo, Intel i3 cpu, stock cooler and 6 GB or RAM (yup 6GB). The only really good pieces are the PSU (Corsair TX750) and the Zotac 550i GPU. Oh well, you get lemons you make lemonade or in this case a secondary computer. The ammunition cans After stripping the case and putting the parts away for safe keeping, this is the salvage I expect to use: This is the vision I have planned for the case (sorry not a rendering guru so I will have to make due with description). Two ammo cans will form the main PC case. These will be stacked. The metal at the bottom of the top ammo can will be cut away and the lid of the bottom ammo can will be cut away. This will allow me continuous access to the interior of both ammo cans. The third ammo can will hold the PSU and cabling and will be stacked to the front. My intention was to make the computer look like three stacked ammo cans. I plan on a custom paint job (inside and out) of all ammo cans. The first cuts To be honest, I had no clue if a Dremel would push through the lid of an ammo can as there is a double layer of metal. In preparation, the rubber water tight seal had to be removed from the lid. So, after some measuring I grabbed the Dremel and had at it: After 3 almost 4 cutting disks, I had the lid of one can finished and the bottom of the other finished. Stacked together: Once I have all the pieces finished, these two will be pop riveted together and the mobo tray will be pop riveted to the one side (going to use the original tray from the Gateway). Looking down: Look what I found in my pile of old military kit: You can't have Metro Last Light without a "gas mask" . . . although I still can't figure out how a gas mask allows the characters to run around a radiated environment unscathed :huh: Oh well . . . it's escapism at its best so who am it too argue. Anyway, I have an idea on how I am going to incorporate this into the build . . . but I'll save that as a surprise for a later date. That's it for now. Cheers Fen
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