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Project Afterburner Midnight

project: afterburner midnight
A mod based on the Cooler Master Centurion 590.

WORKLOG



CONCEPT:
To transform an old Cooler Master Centurion 590 into a high-performance water cooling enclosure.

VISUAL THEME:
The case will be painted black, with orange and red highlights. Lighting will include red cathode lights, and, using Xigmatek XLF-F1253 120mm fans, create an "afterburner" effect. An acrylic side panel will be cut and fitted, and an emblem will be cut into various points on the case, with red LED backlights. The front bezel will be fitted with acrylic, with holes cut in the acrylic for the Xigmatek 120mm fans. The case will also sit on an acrylic "platform" (similar to a Antec 900 mod I've seen here on OCN), with orange lighting. All acrylic will be of the "smoky grey" variety.

MATERIALS:
COOLING
1. 2x Xigmatek XLF-F1253 120mm Fan - $9 each
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233015
ACQUIRED

2. 2x Scythe "Kaze Maru" 140mm Fan High Speed - $20 each
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24158

3. Black Ice GT 280 Radiator - $110
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hwlablicegtx3.html

4. 2x Swiftech MCR120 Radiator - $35 each
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3495

5. Swiftech Apogee GTZ Ultra (CPU) - $70
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24230

6. Swiftech MCW60 Rev 2 (GPU) - $47
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4086

7. Swiftech MCP355 Pump - $80
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=20655

8. ClearFlex 60 3/8" 10ft Tubing - $14
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3181

9. 4x PrimoChill Anti-Kink Coils (black) - $4 each
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22839

10. Swiftech MCRES-MICRO Rev 2 Res - $25
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24649

11. Feser One F1 Coolant (orange) - $20
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23282

COST: $510 - ($9 x 2)= $492

VISUAL
1. Rust-Oleum Universal Spray Paint (black-6 pk) - $35
https://www.hardwareworld.com/Sp-Glo...k-pC441WX.aspx

2. Rust-Oleum Universal Spray Paint (red-6 pk) - $35
https://www.hardwareworld.com/Sp-Glo...d-pRNHBCT.aspx

3. A. C. Ryan RadGrillz 2x120mm - $19
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3696

4. 2x 12"x24" Grey Acrylic 1/8" Sheet (#44450) - $10 each
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/pro...roduct_id=9792

5. 3x 12"x24" Grey Acrylic 1/4" Sheet (#44681) - $19 each
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/pro...roduct_id=9841

COST: $166

TOTAL: $658


FUNDING:
(in increments of $20)
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Due to lack of funding, a majority of this project is slated to start in April 2009. Certain parts may need to be "downgraded" in order to find a balance between performance and budget.


"IN-THOUGHT" (UNDETERMINED FEATURES):
1. Replace tooless PCI retention mechanism with a thumbscrew design.
2. Create a new HDD cage.


Any questions? Suggestions? Recommendations? Changes? Any and all income welcome.

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