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Project: Clu


Clu Theme song by daft punk (Click to show)

Clu, the evil digital doppelganger of Kevin Flynn and the Tyrant leader of "The Grid" is my inspiration for this build.

Clu (which stands for: Codified Likeness Utility) was created by Kevin Flynn, the famous game designer and owner of the multinational software developing company ENCOM. Flynn programmed Clu to help him create a digital utopia for the human race nicknamed "The Grid". His design seemed to be flawless until a group of programs came to be...The ISOs.

the ISOs were an anomaly. seemily created out of thin air these "programs" or "beings" part genetic and part digital and while Flynn saw these new digital beings as a special gift, Clu despised them and marked them as a flaw in his utopia.

Eventually Clu's hatred for his creator, the digital world he felt trapped in and these ISOs, led Him to betray Kevin Flynn and his counterpart program TRON and seize control of "The Grid"

"You- You promised that we would change the world, together. You broke your promise...I took this system to it's maximum potential. I created the perfect system!  Kevin Flynn! Where are you now? " ~Clu

My main focus for this mod is on clothing from the movie "TRON:Legacy". The illuminated lines and circles outlining the silhouette of the figure resemble circuitry. The clothing also acts as a color que to the movie watcher as an indication of the characters nature (good/bad)



Clu's armor has subtle differences that distringuish himself from the rest of the villans. His armor glows a cool amber. and his left chest has multiple sets of bars almost like a futuristic military decoration. I plan to adapt Clu's armor patterns into the outside panels of the case.







The Chassis for this build is LianLi's new Pc-7Hx Mid tower. it has the fit and finish you expect from LianLi and at 120$ dollars, i think its one of the most affordable chassis they make.




internal components: List subject to change depending on my funds (Click to show)

AMD FX8320

ASUS Crosshair FormulaV

PC Power&Cooling 1k watt psu

3x GTX460 1gb (these will be used until i can purchase two 5xx cards for 24/7 folding)

Samsung 830 128gig SSD

Cooling Details (Click to show)
With the case Being a mid tower design, space is a bit of an issue. I hope to use Swiftech's ApogeeDrive2 for this build. it will free up a bit of room in the case and also add some very nice aesthetic appeal. I plan on making my own Amber colored insert to match the finished build.


along with the Apogee supplying cooling for the CPU the GPUs will also be liquid cooled but i am working on a very different setup for these and would like to keep it "secret" for now.

Cooling for the water will be supplied via 1x MCR 360mm radiator mounted on the top.(this will require a bit of modification to the case)
1x X flow 240mm radiator in the front of the case
1x 120mm radiator in the rear




~ still building list for fittings~
~still deciding on a reservoir~

Index:

Parts list and running total: (Click to show)
CPU - AMD 8320 ~ $176
MOBO - AUSUS Crosshair Formula V $220
RAM - 32gb Corsair Vengeance 2133 mhz $126
GPUs - 3x GTX 460 1gb gddr 5 pcie $300
Samsung SSD ~ $135
PC Power&Cooling 1k watt PSU donated by Sunset1 Of OCN in exchange for smaller wattage psu (please rep if you feel like he deserves it for being so cool! thumb.gif )
IanLi Pc-7HX case $140 shipped

Cooling:
Swiftech ApogeeDrive II - $150 nib
3 Asetek CLC pump/blocks
1x Black ice 120mm radiator - $65 nib
1x black ice X-Flow 240mm radiator - $70 nib from fleabay
1x swiftech MCR 360mm radiator - $70


Fittings:
6x bitspower T-fittings


4x Bitspower Crystal Link Fittings (or using clear tubing depending on looks and budget)


10x Bitspower 5/8" compression fittings



Bits and Pieces:

MNPC Tech Parts:
"Grooved" Machined Aluminum Case Feet (4) - $40
6ft U-channel - $12
Honeycomb Modders Mesh Sheet 48" x 24 " - $50
22mm / 16mm Bulgin & Lamptron Switch Plate - $25

Lighting:
PC-IP 65 12V 5m LED Flexible String Lights(Yellow) ~ $27

Designs: (Click to show)
*will update with more after project completion...dont want to spoil all the fun tongue.gif *
front panel concept

side panel concept


Refined design:

Build time-line:
11-19-12: case arrives
Edited by PCEnthusiast85 - 11/20/12 at 12:20pm
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subbed! looking forward to this because I've always thought tron themed mod would look great! thumb.gif
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If this is anything like your Diablo build it will be AWESOME!thumb.gif
Subbed for sure.
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Originally Posted by oats2012 View Post

subbed! looking forward to this because I've always thought tron themed mod would look great! thumb.gif

I have too. i thought i would be to predicable if i went with the typical blue theme that you would expect when someone says "tron computer". and im very fond of clu.
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If this is anything like your Diablo build it will be AWESOME!thumb.gif
Subbed for sure.

Ty very much! The "D3" build is still my daily rig. He is currently getting some upgrades that will be finished soon after this build is done. i hope you check in over at the build log when it gets updated. i really need to get it cleaned up....that log is a mess.
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I just ordered The case from Newegg. 140$ to the door. Will be here Monday. until then i will be in sketchup working on designs for the panels, psu cover, and other bits i plan to add to the build. biggrin.gif
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This will be the one that changes everything. ;> Perfect theme dig that soundtrack.
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in! smile.gif

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teaching myself how to be patient with sketchup on a craps computer... trying to come up with a couple different designs for each panel today and narrow down the ones i like and get some practice pieces done by the close of the weekend.

will update the design section as i work today.

I cant get the exact colors in sketchup that i will be using and its really annoying me lol but it will work for a visual guide. the big clear window will most likely stay clear in the finished panel but i think im going to replace the small window with some mesh instead


Edited by PCEnthusiast85 - 11/9/12 at 11:23am
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so i got angry at my slow poke puter and decided to just make mock-up panels out of some cardboard,paint,sharpie, and craft stuff i had around the house. I ended up getting almost all but the rear panel done but i wont be sharing any more pictures until the case gets here.

here is the front bezel. adding a case badge but will save showing it off until later.

remember this is just cardboard and construction paper biggrin.gif the little gold thingy-ma'jig is just a ref. point for the button.

Edited by PCEnthusiast85 - 11/9/12 at 8:55pm
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ok front pannel
queston what does this pattern represent and if the finished color will be red what does that signify in the movie/game ?
2. what computer is so slow? surely we are not talking about diablo... :>

Edit; I need to watch the movie again when im not so tired and felling better... 'facepalm"
Edited by sunset1 - 11/9/12 at 10:41pm
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