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  1. This project is brought to you in collaboration with the following companies Mod Zoo Munky PC Case badge designed by Cheapskate! http://mnpctech.com/pc-case-badges-en/mod-zoo-munky-case-badge.html I have been threatening to do a salvage build for some time now. I've lost track of how many times I was asked why I was named "cheapskate." I swear! Do a few high-budget builds, and everyone forgets the cardboard bear. Sadly, my stockpile of old denim that I had saved for "ghetto carbon fiber" disappeared when I wasn't looking, so I will resort to metals. I have a fair amount of stainless steel thingamabobs, and lots of aluminum. It's quite possible everything including the kitchen sink will be used, (as I have at least five of those at the moment.) The plan this time around is just to use as much junk as possible. The first option will always come from my garage, or my attic, or the woods behind the subdivision. There's going to be hammering too! :D I love to beat the shit out of stuff with hammers. This will be a very therapeutic project. -I settled on this sucker for my primary container. I'm hoping to chop it down as much as possible. This is an old stainless steel soda syrup container. I'm sure anyone who follows me knows I pick up weird stuff from vacant houses. It's unbelievable what you find sometimes, and you have to wonder what they were smoking to steal/keep one of these. -Wait, I kept it... What was I smoking? -The first thing that had to happen was the heavy rubber end had to come off. I wanted something vaguely BOMB-like for the look, and that squared tail wasn't working. I had to sharpen the chisel anyway, so some heavy rubber chipping happened. -I made a glorious mess. :D The pliers were because I found the rubber could be torn easier than it could be cut. -I had to switch to a rasp closer to the metal. -After an attack with the sander, I found metal. As soon as I saw that seam I was worried it would look like a thingy. I appropriated a few aluminum pans for possible re-cladding. - I have to get inside somehow, so I chopped the top off. Here I've hack sawed a start just above the top weld seam. This promptly went outside as it was already smelling like a drag race. For using the jig saw, I made the mistake of sitting on the tank to keep it steady. .01 seconds of ultrasonic vibrations to my nethers later, I decided that was a bad idea. I also had to explain that the exclamation I made wasn't because I had cut myself to everyone in earshot. I did NOT tell them why I suddenly did a Rob Halford impersonation, though. -This shot should have captured the white smoke of burning rubber wafting out of the tank. It didn't. -It looks like I can fit a 650W power supply barely. I might look into small form factor power instead. -There was some flower arranging, only with computer parts. I decided the radiator I had laying around was too big, so that's the first item I didn't get to use salvage for. -I resorted to a cardboard mockup of a 2 x 140 radiator. I think I'll center two 120mm fans on that. -Say hello to restaurant heat shield. Apparently, If enough people drop a part because it's hot, the welds on the shield break, and someone throws it away. :D It said it was hot. You would think they would know better with that big warning on it. A small eternity after this pic was taken, I drilled through the stainless steel rivets to remove the sign. -Tough little bastards! -A little SMACKIN' with a ball-peen sledge, and it matches nicely. Big rubber doormats make a good anvil. I have a bit of microwave surround in the pic for possible use too. -I drew up a fan hole and sawed. -and sawed. -and SAWED. Did I mention cutting the top off earlier dulled a NEW jig saw blade? I resorted to a hack saw since it was much quieter than ringing this big metal drum with a power tool. -No, that's not a reference to my earlier junk oscillation. -It took forever to dremel a start hole in the flat cuts. I had to use one of these horrible things: a hack saw blade holder. It's amazing how many times you can bend a blade without it breaking. -Like this, I can have the radiator flush against the inside wall, and have more room for other stuff. Bending was done with a really big crescent wrench. -Here's the other reason to use only 120mm fans: They fit the heat shield perfectly. :D With a little slap, she fit and stayed in place with a friction fit. -That's where I'm at now. I have nothing lined up for hardware, and only a vague fuzzy feeling about where I'm going with the design. I gotta make stuff FIT first. Looks come after.
  2. 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 .....
  3. 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.
  4. “The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.” The opening line from The Gunslinger, the first book in Stephen Kings epic that follows the quest of Roland Deschain, the Gunslinger, for the Dark Tower. The Dark Tower series has to be my favorite, mixing western, sci-fi, apocalypse, magic, the current world, and quite a few characters from King's other books, and even King himself, into one big stew of a story. It's amazing. *Except for the lobster things. Da-da-chum. I hated Stephen King for a few days after that. If you've read the stories, you'll know. But with the new Dark Tower movie slated to come out next year and the stars of that movie tweeting things like: And even King telling us that this is the next time around... I haven't been this excited for a movie for a while. And with so much story to take from, I thought, this might be a great idea for a mod. Or even two... So let's get started on The Gunslinger.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. I will be calling this project the "Corsair 900D WWII Bomber Military Case Mod" we will be customizing the WWII Memphis Belle Bomber Military Case Mod into something special and added the "T2" touch to this new project. In case you missed it, on Memorial Day Bill Owen posted Corsair 900D WWII Memphis Belle Bomber Military Case Mod Guide to hand off the Dremel to Anthony Reynolds AKA THRASHER2 Corsair 900D WWII Bomber Military Case Mod Hardware Specs Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition Desktop Processor I7-965Corsair TX850M Power Supply or a Huntkey X7 1200W Power Supply with custom Sleeved CablesGigabyte G1 Sniper or ASSASSIN X58 MotherboardCorsair 900D Custom Painted WWll Bomber Case with Custom Grills and BOMB front itemSwiftech Custom Water Cooling solution2X Triple 120mm Radiator custom painted green2X GeForce GTX 780 Video CardsCorsair Vengeance® — 12GB Triple Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMZ12GX3M3A2000C10)Swiftech Parts List Qty. 2 - The Komodo™NV-LE (Luxury Edition) Part Number: KOMODO-NV-LE Qty. 1 - The Apogee™ XL Part Number: Apogee-XL Qty. 2 - The MCP35X pump Part Number: MCP35X-BK Qty. 2 - The MCRx20-XP (eXtreme Performance) series Part Number: MCR320-XP Qty. 18 - ½” x ¾” Lok-Seal™ Compression Fitting Part Number: 3-4X1-2-G1-4-CF-BK Qty. 4 - Lok-Seal Quick Disconnect Non Spill Couplings Part Number: QC-NS-BK Qty. 6 - 90° Swivel Elbow Lok-Seal™ adapter Part Number: 90D-SWV-G1-4-MFA-BK Qty. 4 - 90° Dual Swivel Elbow Lok-Seal™ adapter Part Number: 90D-DUAL-SWV-G1-4-MFA-BK Qty. 4 - 45° Swivel Elbow Lok-Seal™ adapter Part Number: 45D-SWV-G1-4-MFA-BK Qty. 4 - 15mm Lok-Seal™ Male/Female extension adapter Part Number: 15MM-G-1-4 MFA-BK Qty. 2 - 4-Way Lok-Seal™ manifold: this 4-way manifold Part Number: 4W-G1-4-TA-BK Qty. 1 mnpctech 480 version of with 4x 120mm "Sniper" grill
  8. 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)
  9. This was my first real case project (I already assembled some configurations) but this time it was a big work :D *********************************************** Before presenting the mod, a small reminder of the evolution of the configuration ... ************************************************* Case XILENCE Interceptor Pro MB MSI Big Bang XPower II CPU INTEL i7-3930k PSU COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold 1200W + COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold 800W RAM G.SKILL Ares 2133MHz (8x4Go) Graphic cards HIS HD7970 IceQ-X² (x3) SSD OCZ Vector 256 Go (x3) + Intel 520Series 180Go HDD Seagate Barracuda 2To + Seagate Barracuda 1To Réservoirs KOOLANCE RP-452X2 + 2X Phobya Balancer 150 Pumps + tops ALPHACOOL VPP655-T12 KOOLANCE COV-RP450 (Rev 2.0) Radiators 1X PHOBYA 480 G-Changer + 2X PHOBYA 360 G-Changer Waterblock CPU XSPC Raystorm Waterblocks GPU 3X SWIFTECH Komodo HD7900 + Crossfire 3X Bridge Fittings MONSOON Pipe TYGON R3603 13/19 Coolant EK Water Blocks EK-EKOOLANT UV Blue & EK Water Blocks EK-EKOOLANT Blood Red Rhéobus NZXT Sentry LXE + BITFENIX Recon Fans BeQuiet Swadow Wings 120mm PWM Sleeving VEDAYSHOP Vinyl ROYAL COVERING Films Titane noir brossé & Carbone 3D noir maille large PSU Cover Plexi Setting up a plexi glass on the side door ************************************************ Sleeve used: UV blue, UV red and black from VedayShop: Graphics cards HIS HD7970 IceQ-X² Mr ZAM and the "Team BABOUK"
  10. I felt like I had to post this, because I'm getting tired of seeing so many companies in the industry cut corners to save costs, while their asking prices remain high and don't reflect the quality you're getting. I've seen this in so many different companies that avoid putting lips on edges in their cases, s*** quality hard drive cages, poor quality control, and other little things all over to cut costs. I realize the economy is tough, but that shouldn't stop companies from caring about the quality of the products they put out. People will buy your products if they aren't feces. Another example I've run into recently, is Swiftech making waterblocks for EVGA. They call it their HydroCopper line. They charge top dollar for them, and the quality and quality control is terrible. This is one of the big reasons I'm having cheapskate make blocks for my 680's rather than buy the hydrocoppers. Exhibit A.
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