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[Cyprus 29] CM Stacker : Update 18: Custom Fan Enclosures

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Looking good Jim. Nice to see awesome progress on the build man. Can't wait to see pics from the new cam.

 

Thanks man! Started doing videos today! The camera is great!

 

WOW! :o This is awesome. very very awesome man. ;)

 

Thanks very much! 

 

and it's all great stuff, Mike!

 

Thanks Bill!

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Wow!  You are an artist when it comes to mods . . . absolutely amazing.

 

Cheers

 

Fen

 

Thanks bud! Cheers! :)

 

I wanted to do a build with copper, but i can never seem to get these things out of my head and build them. :(    Cant wait to see more pictures.

 

Right on! Just start trying, doesnt hurt to try =D More pics soon, also videos!

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Hey everyone!! Sorry for the delay in updates, even on my Facebook page its been slow the last couple weeks, I had a lot going on, I had client work, I also had to finish the CNC and get it tweaked and in working order. Now my workload has cleared, I got a new camera and I am back in action on this project! I also decided to start doing video logs for my builds! I recently got a Canon Rebel T5i and it takes amazing photos and videos, so I figured why not, more skills to add on my resume haha. I will start posting my forum updates as a mix of video and photo. Ill be taking 15 photos and embedding a youtube video. Im going to run with this and see how the response is for now.Anyhow, I hope everyone appreciates the time I took to film and edit the videos, I have a lot to learn yet, but I don't think I did all that bad for the first go at it. I am going to do more audio commentary and less invideo explanation as it tends to drag on the clock. Anyways on with the update!

 

First and foremost as always, thanks to these awesome sponsors! you guys really exceeded my expectations and are helping to make an awesome build come to life, this would of been extremely difficult without your support!

 

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I got a few more items in from Mod/Smart and Primochill! Some more Maxcord paracord, and heatshrink, and a jig for bending rigid plastic tubing! This jig is insanely impressive! Way larger that I imagined it, and should work wonders here shortly when I start installing tubing!

 

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As I said before I had been super busy over the last few weeks, but I managed to get my bottom case reservoir finished, make a window to my PSU, trim my IO panel, and  make a LED lit solid state panel.

 

I used my CNC to cut out these little rhombus shapes, and painted them copper, to give a blade effect on the IO panel. when the MB is modded white and copper it will all blend together very well I think!

 

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I also slapped some paint on the bottom reservoir and it ended up just as nice as the top res, they should look pretty sweet paired up in this rig!

 

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I got a new bottom case mesh also from a friend Shane on facebook, and fixed my bottom bezel up.

 

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The last thing I did was get the SSD mounting panel made. I just have to cut out my Corsair sails on the CNC, paint them copper, and glue them on the SSDs.

 

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Thats all for the photos, here is my first video update!

 

 

I hope you guys liked the update! Cheers!

 

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Looks like your having fun with the new shooter..

Looks great dude.

 

Thanks Han! Yeah man the new cam is sooo much fun! Ive got a bunch of good feedback on the video too even though I think I could do better, so thats a good sign! 

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Great video update Jim.  Awesome work as well.  But,  don't you know to wear safety glasses.  Hmmmm.

 

How did you hold down your material while using your cnc?  I did not see any clamps or screws.

 

Double sided tape?

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Great video update Jim. Awesome work as well. But, don't you know to wear safety glasses. Hmmmm.

How did you hold down your material while using your cnc? I did not see any clamps or screws.

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Haha yes i do wear glasses depending on what im doing. On the cnc i found the best material holder is this double sided masking tape also called double sided crepe paper tape, its amazing and the cnc can cut through it with out boogering up the bit..i mention it in my next video

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It's good to see that you are enjoying yourself, cause thats what it's all about dude...

 

I vote this project for MOTY.

 

Oh man I couldnt be happier right about now, they new camera is rockin, the 6 months building the CNC paid off and its finally dialed in and working perfect! Now I can hang out make cool stuff with my robot router haha and film modding videos every day, doesn't get much better than that man! Thanks for support on Motm man! I appreciate that! =D

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Question ?

 

What and where did you get the frame hardware from?  Little squares that are threaded, "x" frame rails?

 

Thanks.

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Question ?

What and where did you get the frame hardware from? Little squares that are threaded, "x" frame rails?

Thanks.

Its aluminum extrusion..ordered it from the 8020 incorporated ebay store..type 8020 inc. Into ebay...theres all different kinds...my base frame is 4080 which is 40mm by 80mm the gantry is 8016 which is 80mm by 160mm...when this pc mod is done i have a few custom design changes for the cnc to make it better..gonna make solid aluminum gantry support plates to get more distance on my ganty and the change from v-con bearings to linear rails and bearings. Then ill be good to go. Probably mod it once more to make ut 4ft by 4ft cutting area and use it to built my own entirely custom 5ft by 10ft cnc.

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Hey guys back with another update, I have about 15 photos and another video update. After this update I will have a few shorter videos rather than one longer video and they will be in a play list, that way I will have more videos on youtube more frequently to view, and also I can group them into playlists.

 

Also i would like to thank everyone who voted for Cyprus29 for Mod of the Month in July 2014, I appreciate it a lot, Im glad to see people noticed the hours and hours of work I have put in this project! Cheers to you guys!

 

In this update I finished the corsair logos for my solid state drives, I made a new rear panel for the lower case, I also made and enclosure for my Swiftech MCP35x2 pump, and lastly I didnt photo it but I made a new IO panel with blades that fit inside the case ;)

 

First off thanks to my sponsors, with out you guys this project wouldn't be nearly as awesome!

 

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Okay first think is the new IO panel here is a couple shots

 

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Here is the new rear panel with the MNPCtech billet fan ring. Copper modded of course. I also added a different mesh, I used the larger holed MNPCtech mesh instead of the small hole version it comes with.

 

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Now the juicy stuff! Here is the Corsair SSDs I finished by adding acrylic cutouts of the sail logo.

 

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Last my favorite part of the update and maybe my favorite thing in the build so far, the custom enclosure for the Swiftech MCP35x2 pump. I wanted to do something I have never seen and a complete enclosure for the pump sounded like a great idea!

 

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Here are a few shots of the bottom case now as it sits.

 

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Now here is the video footage of the build process. As I said before the next update will either have a few videos embedded in or a video playlist embedded in. I want to try to get the videos at a 15 minute maximum.

 

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Well thats it for now, as I said please bare with me as I get adjusted to this video thing, I think its an awesome way to bring modding to you guys and I just need to get better at doing it, I pick up on things pretty quickly so it will get a lot smoother sooner than later! Until next time take care and mod on!

 

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Good to see it`s all coming together Jim. Time effort and patience will eventually pay off. So many people outside the modding community don`t have much appreciation for how long these projects take. A lot of the time it`s all our own money and time let alone research and creativity....Like Bill said it`s about having fun and a passion to create something different... We all wish we had more time to mod.....

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Good to see it`s all coming together Jim. Time effort and patience will eventually pay off. So many people outside the modding community don`t have much appreciation for how long these projects take. A lot of the time it`s all our own money and time let alone research and creativity....Like Bill said it`s about having fun and a passion to create something different... We all wish we had more time to mod.....

 

Thanks Graeme! Yeah no doubt man if I wasn't having fun and loving every second, I wouldn't be doing it =D Enjoying doing it so it makes it not look like hard work but it surely is =D 

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Hey my munkey bros!! I am truly sorry for such a long break between updates! I recently got a new job and my hours of operation changed and it totally knocked me off kilter. I had a week or so go by without being able to do any modding because of being so tired. although over the last week or so I got back going and full speed ahead! Excited to finish up this build and photo and video the whole process!

 

Lets get on with it! thanks to my sponsors! You all are amazing and this build wouldnt be the same without you!

 

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In this update I have a mix of things to share, I tore down my Grey Matter HAF912 build to harvest the parts because unfortunately I don't have the funds otherwise. In the end Cyprus29 and Black Frost will both benefit greatly from this decision.

 

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After tearing down the rig, I build up my Primochill test bench to prep the OS, set up Raid0, and also test everything out so I could proceed with modding the motherboard. I picked up a Cooler Master HyperT4 from Microcenter to get render my videos in the mean time since Camtasia Studio 8 is CPU based and the stock cooler was overheating.

 

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Then I picked up my second EVGA 780 GTX GPU for the build! Perfect timing since the price drop!

 

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Then I got back into the shop and finished my top panel by adding a 22mm and 16mm white ring LED anti-vandal switches and a Primochill fillport. Then I added copper painted 1/4" acrylic square stock as trim around the top to match the extension area.

 

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So that where I am sitting, Im going to finish a side project tomorrow for Akira749's Xenomorph build then I am back to work on Cyprus!

 

I also videoed the process of all my work and will continue to do so after all the positive feedback! I noticed not a lot of people do this and I think it brings a good look into my modding world! Basically the videos will cover all the work that I do and my photos will be more of a final shot of the parts. It is about 10 times the effort to film and edit videos of my work so I hope you all enjoy it! I listened to the viewers and shortened the videos and made a separate one for each thing I mod. Here are the 4 videos for the work I have done in photos! I have to link them separate because I can't embed a playlist :wallbash: until the next update, enjoy the videos and Mod on!!

 

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amazing

 

Thanks!

 

Videos just keep getting better Jim! ....both the build and the workshop looks great, nice and organized

 

Thanks Bill! Im finally getting the hang of it slowly but surely, videos and editing were really overwhelming at first but I am starting to figure it all out. Hope to be wrapping this up here soon! Only a few odds and ends things to buy and the rest is all labor!

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Hey munkys!! First off I want to apologize for such a long delay in updates here on the forums, it is not my style. I have been crazy busy with client work and I also had some trouble getting my videos edited from a guy who was gonna help me, in any event I am back editing myself and gonna get things done. One big thing that changed is I got a new job and I can no longer spend half my day on the computer browsing forums and editing videos. That really put a kink in my flow for documenting my modding. I'm going to do my best to continue with consistent updates, I have to dedicate about a full day to editing video and updating forums and that is an entire day of free time out of my workshop progressing. But it needs to be done.

 

What I have today is bringing you up to speed on the case where I am, I have a handful of pics and a few videos! I finally dialed in the bezels which has been eating at me for months now, 2 other designs failed and the CNC came to the rescue. Then I made my door panels and replaced the top panel to match the font on the doors!

 

I want to quickly thank my sponsors, you guys are seriously awesome, so supportive, and understanding.

 

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Now on with the work!

 

Here is the new bezel design I finally ran with. Very happy with the outcome! The rear bezel will be completed when I get all the cables to extend to the motherboard and graphics I/O. I will then make a white acrylic panel custom with all the PC input and output connections.

 

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Now on with the door panels and top panel. Front door is engraved with Clockwerk Case Mods. The rear top panel is made to be a giant periodic table block for copper and the bottom panel is Cyprus29 the name of the build! I think it fits the theme well! =D

 

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It may not look like much but these 3 videos here would make up a few hundred photos =D I am continuing the same way as before where the videos represent all the work to make these completion photos. I hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

Well that's all for now, I hope to have 2 more updates and  then the final photos. My goal was to finish by the end of the year but I am not 100% sure I can make that happen. I am going to try my best though. For those wanting more frequent updates check my Clockwerk Case Mods facebook page, I post my daily work there! Thanks again see ya soon!

 

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