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Final shots

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Side1.jpg
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Hey guys,

Thought I would make another case mod work log here on OCN and get a few tips for my incoming mod and also to help speed up the process smile.gif

Background:

I was going to make a scratch case for the cooler master competition but then when they changed the rules that you could enter with mods you have done after January i realized there would be no chance of winning with just three months of modding time. If i didn't have a job it wouldn't be a problem but fortunately i have a job which pays for my hobby smile.gif So instead i entered the case mod smile.gif (checked with cooler master if the test bench is considered a case smile.gif)

It needs to be done by the beginning of December so i have about two months to go wheee.gif I have a few ideas of what i wanna accomplish.The bare minimum is a water cooled test bench with one single unit (meaning only one piece).

This is how far i have gotten.redface.gif


i test mounted a motherboard on it, and removed the power and reset switch. So really need to get things going tongue.gif



This is my most recent design, dual loops with a 240 rad each, its not finished the design but close enough to show you guys a picture.
The side vents won't look like that anymore but the renderings are taking too long so won't make a new pic unless nothing else changes.


Let me know what you guys think

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Edited by Ace_finland - 12/5/12 at 7:08am
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yessir.gif That render is awesome! Is that a cooler master test bench? headscratch.gif
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Originally Posted by Shadow_Foxx View Post

yessir.gif That render is awesome! Is that a cooler master test bench? headscratch.gif

yeah, i didn't know that they made one until i was looking for cheap cooler master cases so i could enter the comp. Found this and thought it would be a bit more challenging to mod a test bench than a case smile.gif But now i'm running out of time and haven't even started biggrin.gif
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Finally got a design i was happy with. A lot has changed and i probably have spent 100hrs on the design and making things fit (3D) before starting to fabricate.

So this is the design I'm gonna stick with for now unless i change my mind for a 100th time biggrin.gif
Final1.jpg

Its not the latest version but rendering takes too long so this will have to do. It won't be as glossy as the picture and if i have time I will make some custom gpu backplates and do something to the new Dominator platinum memory i have just gotten.

Also started fabricating the radiator boxes today.

Started with some kinda straight pieces of 1mm metal sheet. Decided on 1mm thickness to add some stability and still easy to fabricate
Photo2012-10-10165707.jpg

The machine
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Bent a small test piece to figure out the radius and the measurement, also to get all the angles right.
Photo2012-10-10173721.jpg

Made four pieces so i can mess up two, easier to make extra now than going back to make two new ones smile.gif
Photo2012-10-10184556.jpg

Quick test fit to see how its gonna look
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Also the parts that arrived smile.gif
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Hope you like it and please comment, more coming soon!

If anyone has a good name for the build please let me know, I'm really struggling for a name
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subbed! thumb.gif
awaiting progress biggrin.gif
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Subbed, this is going to be amazing smile.gif
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Sure as hell subbed! wink.gif
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Subbed! So glad I found the build log. I remembered your thread asking what color to go for and thought I'd see what you've done so far. Gotta say, I'm loving the dual res design a lot more than the first design.
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