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Rigor Mortiz

Casemod Bulgar

Hi everyone my name is Mickee from the Philippines and I would like to share this build in this community, The Idea is to make a modular test bench in a Thermaltake Core X71. Wish me luck! 

Here is what I have in mind but I really suck at following plans basically it might change later down the line 

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Here is the Core X71

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To kick things off lets start to strip the case down.

They were really easy to remove.


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For this batch I used a drill to take out the riveted parts.

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I'm really not an expert in sleeving that is why I use sleeved extensions on my builds but I want to try it out this
time,

Clean looking cables from the front I/O would be nice. 

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The front audio cord needs to be stripped off its rubber coating because I only have 3mm sleeves.

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I am very slow at this lol this took me about 30 minutes.

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And yes! but I don't know where I can get a sleeve that would fir the USB 3.0 cable :(

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EVGA!!
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Lets unbox them!!

Lets start with the memory modules :)

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The 1000G Power Supply :)

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Superb packaging!

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I am going to sleeved them later down the line.

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Lovin' the hammered finish :)

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The Z170 Classified K Motherboard

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Shroud for the rear I/O

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Beatifulll!!

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EVGA Classfied 980ti

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Very nice! we have bonus items :)

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Going back to the card itself.

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It is massively awesome!

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That was a blast!

 

Going back to the case :)
The case has temporarily lost its rigidity when the motherboard tray and rear panel was removed so aluminum bars to
the rescue! I like using aluminum bars because they are easy to cut and file.

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I also gave the case a little tilt :)


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It not super sturdy yet but it will be later :)

3mm Acrylic will serve as out motherboard tray for this project, some cutting and measuring.

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Aluminum bars for the skeletal system of the modular test bench.

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So those are all that I have so far, I am working on the measurements them cut them altogether then screw or have them
riveted to the relevant points.

Next update will be on the weekend, see ya!

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On 9/21/2016 at 1:59 AM, Envious Mods said:

Hey Mickee, glad to see you've joined the Zoo. It'll be neat to see the build progress.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

Hey man! I've been lurking here for a very long time lol, thanks for checking my worklog see ya around the zoo :)

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A few updates for now, I have always used sleeved extensions on my
previous builds so I am not an expert in sleeving but this time I am
giving it a shot and I would like to get it out of the way because I am
really slow at this. Color of the sleeves are Black, Carbon and very
little white on the 24 pin cable.

So here we go :)

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A good friend gave me one of his DIY pin extractor, thanks man!

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Here is the 24 Pin cable.

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Cables for the GPU

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EPS 12V

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and some other shots :)

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I haven't done the Sata and 4 pin molex yet because I ran out of Carbon
sleeves :p So I have slow progress right now but I think that it's
better than none ;)

Thanks and see you on the next update :)

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I am very sorry for the lack of updates this past few week but hey I'm back on 

track :) Also sorry but the pictures that I have right now are not with the 

best quality it is raining all day :( when the sun comes back tomorrow I'll 

take it outside for better images :)

Let me go back with the case, here is the skeleton for the modular test bench

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It fits exactly as planned.

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Tubular aluminum to thumb screw the test bench on to.

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Ohh sliders <3

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I also need to make handle bars out of flat aluminum.

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Manual bending yeah!

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The integrity of the case has been compromised since most of its parts was 

removed so I have some reinforcing to do.

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Connected!

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Custom acrylic panels will be placed on the sides of the case mounted on the 

sliders and I have to give those sheets some curves. I have been bending 

acrylic sheets with a heat gun since day 1, I guess I'm tired of that :p Very 

timely a friend handed down some Nichrome wire yes it's time for a DIY line 

bender. (I just followed some youtube guide on how this is done)

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Power source is a PSU that I took from an SFF PC that I haven't used for a very 

long time, I try to save money whenever I can :)

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So with some ply board, nails , wood screws, alligator clamp, old PSU and 

Nichrome wire we now have this :)

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Time to use it on the panel for the project.

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Mounted!

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I will be back with better images of the progress! thanks :)


 

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Hi everyone I am back with a few

Worked on the mobo tray

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My handwriting is super bad lol

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Removing those 2 thumb screws will make the mobo tray pop off the it's base.

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Yes in every project I have to mess one two or three things up lol have to
retouch one of the stand offs as it was not on point,

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The Z170 Classified K fits right on top of the custom tray :)

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EVGA 1000G sitting in there nice and tight.

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And some angled shots

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Thanks be back in a jiffy!
 

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Hi, I am very sorry for the lack of updates it was due to the renovation that is still ongoing and my modding area is part of it but now I am back as I've found a
small spot where I can continue my work :) I have also brought in some help with the help of a vinly cutter and a 3d printer which I got a very deal on yay! So I
have some updates :)

First off I have manually cut a couple of EVGA logos with a scroll saw, these will be put on each side of the sliding panels.

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I spent most of the holidays with the family and the 3d printer lol, It was frustrating at first because I have zero Ideas on how it works but after plenty of
playing and tinkering around as well as reading I guess I got some decent prints or usable at the very least :) I do not know how to make my own designs just yet as
I am still focused on understanding its dynamics as a whole so I just print stuff that I find online which suits the mood for the project ;)

Something has to hold the PSU on the test bench so..

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Mobo Stand off

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For the GPU

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One of the things that I've learned a few days ago was converting JPEG files to ohh I forgot the file format haha then to STL as a 3d printable file, so I tried it
on the Gear up logo and wow it worked :) then I just made a few adjustments to better suit my taste.

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Short update but there will be more to come soon!

see ya' around! :)

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