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[Intermediate] Sapphire Ice

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I got my overall design for this mod when i was designing the lenovo ice build, A smaller compact ice cube made for Gaming !!! but i also really wanted showcase the components. After a few drawings and ordering the materials i was ready to begin.


Components:
Danger Den 7 Slot I/O Shield for Custom Cases
Danger DenMC-TDX Block for LGA 1155, 1156 i3, i5, i7
Danger Den-RAD-Reservoir
Danger Den-CPX-Pro 12V Pump
3/8" Blue UV Danger Den Tubing
Stealth GTS 240 Black Ice Rad
Feser One - UV CLEAR Illusion - F1 - Coolant
Enermax Apollish Vegas 120mm x 25mm
Mod/Smart Supreme System Sleeving
Mod/Smart 20 Station LED Board - Base w/ 10x LEDs
Tailed Red 5mm LED w/ 2 Pin Mobo Header Connector
Bulgin Switch Black Switch - white LED
Silmar 41 casting resin
Fluorescent Acrylic Plexiglass - Blue
Clear Acrylic Plexiglass Sheet - 1/4'' Thick Cast
Sapphire Pure Black P67 Hydra-LGA1155
Sapphire HD6950 Flex
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
Blue Ray Burner
Antec 1200
Kingston 96GB ssd
Kingston hyper 8GB mem

I started by drawing on a wooden sheet for the mold where i want the components to fit.





then i started creating the molds for the base



Poured the resin


after a day of curing in the sun



A rough shell base has begun.


Edited by jj_sky5000 - 6/21/11 at 7:57pm
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Framing the base !!!

measured up the aluminum fram around the plexi bottom





PS fan cutout





MB board tray cut out



resizing the ice base



fan & rom bay cut outs I used a router for fan cut out and upper plexglass







test fit



post #3 of 39
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My favorite part of the build ecting and illuminating The Sapphire Logo.







laying everything out for full assembly





the first side panel



added the sdd and the front logo



Rad & fans



added the Blue ray & PS + side panels



Cutout for the upper case fan to blow on the GPU



Super tight fit for water cooling and wires



cleaned up the wiring



Dropping the MB onto the base.

post #4 of 39
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Got watercooling loop together and ready to fill and test !!!







post #5 of 39
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Final pics Thank you again for a great contest.


















post #6 of 39
Quite the unique method of making the sides. I like it! I do wish that you had more pictures of your work, though I know it can be tedious at times.
Good job
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Very impressive entry, I like
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This one I like alot. Innovative,well planned and executed.

Never ceases to amaze me what people think up; Ice Case,lol. Not in a million years would I have thought of that.
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post #9 of 39
I like the whole resin work!
I miss something maybe... How do you light up the Sapphire logo? o.O
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Originally Posted by d3viliz3d View Post
I like the whole resin work!
I miss something maybe... How do you light up the Sapphire logo? o.O
I am missing a day or 2 of pictures cant seem to find them anywhere.
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