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"MZ-2" (Genesis: The Evolution of the Mod Munky) is our second Mod Zoo Staff project PC build with Origin PC's GENESIS Full Tower case. The case will be retailing for $499. The Millennium version of the case will retail for $399 and doesn't come with the lower section.  


In cooperation with Origin PC, Koolance and Mnpctech PC & Case Modding Supplies


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Here is Part 2 of our "MZ-2" GENESIS Origin PC Mod Zoo Staff Gaming PC Build,


Here is Part 3 of our "MZ-2" GENESIS Origin PC Mod Zoo Staff Gaming PC Build,


Watch our 1st staff project video series, "MZ-1" with the Cooler Master / CM Storm Ghost Mid Tower


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4x sticks of 4GB HyperX DDR  
2x EVGA 980 GTX
Corsair 850 RM Power Supply
Samsung SSD 850 pro, 256GB
 
EK Parts:
10x EK-AF Angled 90 degree G-1/4 Black
10x EK-AF Angled 45 degree G-1/4 Black
2x EK-FC980 GTX - Acetal+Nickel
2x EK-FC980 GTX Backplate - Black
1x EK-Coolstream PE 360 (Triple)
1x EK-Coolstream PE 240 (Dual)
1x EK Supremacy EVO - Acetal+Nickel
1x EK FC Terminal Dual Parallel 3-Slot
 
KOOLANCE Parts:
1x RP-452X (Dual 5.25in Reservoir for 1-2 PMP-450/S Pumps, Revision 2)
2x PMP-450 Pump, ID 13mm (1/2")
 
Mnpctech PETG Hardline tubing, 3/8" ID, 1/2" OD   
Primochill Rigidi Revolver Compression Fittings, 3/8" ID, 1/2" OD, Diamond Knurl Grip



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Read about the details and features on Origin PC's "Genesis" and "Millennium" case


http://www.originpc.com/landing/new-genesis-millennium/




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The three of us met in Mosquito's workshop to record more progress on the "MZ-2" Origin Genesis PC. We agreed the build should have Mod Zoo Munky signature. The lower bezel cover appeared to be the best location of the Mod Zoo Munky case badge (on my cap) Mosquito cut opening in the bezel with his Scroll saw while Captain Curry Sauce trimmed a piece of Honeycomb Modders Mesh to be mounted on the backside of the bezel opening. 

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Mosquito cuts open the lower bezel cover with his Excalibur Scroll saw

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Mosquito files the edges of the opening in the lower bezel cover. 

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We're using Honeycomb Modder's Mesh (79% airflow) is 22 gauge perforated plain steel. 1/4" hexagon holes with 9/32" staggered centers and can be used for creating PC Intake Grills, Fan Grills or radiator grills.
 
Link to Honeycomb Modders Mesh Sheets , http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming-pc-liquid-modding-custom-computer-mnpctech-overclock-cooling-fan-grills/modders-mesh-perforated-aluminum-steel-honeycomb-grill-intake-front-fan-slotted-diamond-round-hex/

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ScotchWeld DP-190 2 part epoxy was used to attached the mesh to the backside of the bezel. Allow this to cure for 24 hours.
 
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This build has premium liquid cooling components sponsored by Koolance
 
We're utilizing two Koolance VID-ND980 GTX water blocks
 
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2x Koolance Video Bridge connectors 
 
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Mnpctech PETG liquid tubing
 
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Koolance 240 with OriginPC 120mm fans

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These aluminum mesh 120mm filters provide maximum airflow with effective filtering, http://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-cooling-fans-grills-custom/120mm-pc-cooling-fan-filter-black-anodized-aluminum.html

The tightly woven aluminum corrugated mesh screen is encased in a formed aluminum frame built for ruggedness and durability. The units are easily washed in a solvent or degreaser and can be mounted directly to the fan or to a panel.

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M4 PC Radiator screws with Red Anodized M4 beveled washers, http://mnpctech.com/screws-anodized-m3-m4-30mm-35mm-40mm-red-blue-green-gold-ek-alphacool-hardwarelabs-corsair-xspc/m4-anodized-washers/

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I love the design...  eager to see it get the "mod munky" touch. For anyone new to the Mod Zoo who is checking out this project. My business is Mnpctech.com. I will be helping in supplying any mod items we stock needed for this project. Not that these items below will be used, but gives you an example of our case mod products.  

 

We'll be stocking Red Anodized Vandal switches here,  http://mnpctech.com/pc-switch-plates/vandal-power-switch/

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Mnpctech 120mm Overkill PC Fan Grill Rings, http://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-cooling-fans-grills-custom/overkill-aluminum-mnpctech-skull-arc-reactor-fan-flames-sniper-pc-gaming-honeycomb-grills/120mm-overkill-ring-pc-fan-grill.html

 

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ASUS ROG Republic of Gamers PC Case badge, http://mnpctech.com/pc-case-badges-en/mod-zoo-munky-pc-case-badge-clone.html

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I'll be using various craftsman drill bits and attachments for this mod, http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming-pc-liquid-modding-custom-computer-mnpctech-overclock-cooling-fan-grills/craftsman-100-piece-drill-bit-and-accessory-attachment-set-with-case.html

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PETG Liquid Tube Cutter, http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming-pc-liquid-modding-custom-computer-mnpctech-overclock-cooling-fan-grills/petg-and-pvc-ratchet-tube-cutter.html

 

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I got to take it out again after the holiday hosting fun (in-laws). I thought I'd see what swapping windows would be like. Side panel turns into three (3) pieces.


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There's 21 screws that hold the metal inner side panel lining on. Then the window (or black panel) sits inside tabs.


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It's otherwise just a shaped piece of acrylic; no tabs, snap in pieces, or screws holding the actual window in place.


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Reinstall the side panel liner, and now you've got your window on the other side. Pretty easy, all things considered.


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Looking good!

 

Now if I had an actual garage I have many ideas for that case since I first heard they were going to sell just the case to retail

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Build quality is pretty good. Although some things take a lot more effort than one would like, pretty much everything about the case can be customized.

The lower section mesh is held in by screws, so you could swap it out for whatever you want to make for it. Even use the existing piece as a template to trace.

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A lot of it feels like it's the sort of thing that was designed to be assembled once at the factory, and not really intended to be changed around after the fact. It's tedious and time consuming to do a lot of the changes, but nice that you can if you're willing to be patient.

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