Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › [Build Log] "Revenge of the Switch"
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Build Log] "Revenge of the Switch" - Page 6

post #51 of 62
Thread Starter 
Build is essentially done now, I'm in process of taking some final pics, then I'm going to rewrite the first couple of posts and consolodate some of the information. I also plan on doing some overclocking and benchmarking so I can post some hopefully impressive scores.
post #52 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by LongShot79 View Post

Build is essentially done now, I'm in process of taking some final pics, then I'm going to rewrite the first couple of posts and consolodate some of the information. I also plan on doing some overclocking and benchmarking so I can post some hopefully impressive scores.

Can't wait to see these biggrin.gif
post #53 of 62
Thread Starter 
3dmark 11 benched at 4.8 ghz p15213
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5249898
Edited by LongShot79 - 12/16/12 at 1:39pm
post #54 of 62
Damn, pretty nice man! Grats on a successful OC thumb.gif
post #55 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by LongShot79 View Post

That looks freaking amazing.
post #56 of 62
Thread Starter 
was inspired to do something new with the window and watercooling together, been trying to amass the materials and some techniques to be able to complete it to my satisfaction.
post #57 of 62
Thread Starter 
Started a new project today, Here's a sneak peak of what's to come:

post #58 of 62
Glad to see its not only me with a poorly assembled MSI R7970
Ol' No Name
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3770k AsRock Z77 Extreme6 MSI R7970x2  Crucial Ballistix Sport 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro  Western Digital Caviar Blue Seagate Barracuda  Western Digital Caviar Black 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
liteon iHOS 104-06 liteon DVD drive (not sure) Ek Supremacy, swiftech mcr420, swiftech ,mcr220 Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x AOC 24" and Asus v2238h Generic Gigabyte KB  OCZ z1250w Switch 810 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G700 Custom Fallout mousepad with wrist  
  hide details  
Reply
Ol' No Name
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3770k AsRock Z77 Extreme6 MSI R7970x2  Crucial Ballistix Sport 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro  Western Digital Caviar Blue Seagate Barracuda  Western Digital Caviar Black 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
liteon iHOS 104-06 liteon DVD drive (not sure) Ek Supremacy, swiftech mcr420, swiftech ,mcr220 Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x AOC 24" and Asus v2238h Generic Gigabyte KB  OCZ z1250w Switch 810 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G700 Custom Fallout mousepad with wrist  
  hide details  
Reply
post #59 of 62
Thread Starter 
I finished my backplate project today. The first mold crashed and burned, it never hardened, and I'm not sure what to attribute it to, whether old ingredients, or user error. After 30 hours it still wasn't hard and the instructions said 24 hours would do it. Anyways, I tried a different resin this time, a polyester resin with a hardener, as opposed to the epoxy I tried first.

The polyester resin allowed me to add some dye to the mixture, so I used some blood red UV dye which turned the casting bright pink (like fluorescent day-glo pink). I wasn't too worried about it, since I was planning on painting the back of the plate black and that would darken the whole arrangement significantly.

I used a tester's flat black model paint to paint the back of the backplate flat black, which gave the front a really really nice rust coloured appearance, so I changed my plan slightly and painted most of the front flat black as well, leaving only the raised body portions of the mold unpainted, as well as a smudged/thin layer over the submerged leg parts.

In all, I think it came out amazing, especially considering my level of skill at this.

Here are the pictures of the final product in daylight, I'll take some better night pictures tonight.





post #60 of 62
Thread Starter 
Han Solo in carbonite backplate for my top 7970, showing the dark, and light views, with better lighting.










Edited by LongShot79 - 3/2/13 at 4:03pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Build Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › [Build Log] "Revenge of the Switch"