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This rig is for gaming, streaming and photo rendering. When I start streaming I am hoping this will help my goal to take a percentage of the subscriptions and donations and donate towards military charities and or fire/ems/police charities.

First build log on this site but used to build custom cases back in the day before I joined the Marine Corps where I worked on F/A-18D jets as an Aviation ordnance tech.

Based after one of my sister squadrons jet paint schemes it will have a custom painted grey scheme digital camo paint job, with various custom painted warnings and markers. The interior will have a custom cut raised floor just above the SSD drives and have a piece of edge lit acrylic recessed as well as a piece on the cable management bar where color will change based on cpu temp. The plan was to sleeve the tubing to look like hydraulic lines and use red coolant as the red hydraulic fluid. I ran into issues getting it to fit right in the fittings but using some heat shrink the sample looked promising.

Components
Case-NZXT S340
CPU-5930k
Mobo-X99 Sabretooth
Ram-Crucial Ballistix sport
GPU-Asus Strix 970
HDD-(2)Samsung 250gb 850 evo's
(1)WD Black 1 tb
(1)WD Black 3 tb
PSU-EVGA Supernova 850 P2
Fans-(2)black Parvum F1.0 120mm fans
(2)White Parvum F1.0 120mm fans
LEDS-AquaComputer Farbwerk light controller
(2)Aquacomputer light strips
(2)Darkside red 7.75 led strips



Water Cooling Components
EK-Supremacy EVO CPU block
EK-Strix 970 Block and nickel backplate
EK-Xtop D5 plexi pump
Bitspower White Z-Multi 100 reservoir
Black Ice Nemesis 240GTX
Black Ice Nemesis 120GT X-flow
various bitspower fittings
Bitspower hardline acrylic tubing


The Mock up



Custom acrylic shelf with edge lit acrylic slits



Water cooling loop




Gradually bought fittings and parts






Tube sleeving attempts, ran into problems as the fittings are just too tight to slide over the tube and sleeving and did not want to drill fittings out to make it work. The top is actual stainless steel braided line and the bottom is silver sleeving which is the closest I've found to use as the stainless is too hard to work with.


Edited by Dave6531 - 10/24/15 at 6:00am
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I can't wait to see this come together! I'm looking at putting a loop in my S340 around Christmas so I'll live vicariously through you until then.
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Just wanted to thank those that commented and those that have viewed hopefully everyone enjoys it as the next couple weeks will be seeing a lot of work done in the case. One thing hindering is trying to find a decent air compressor for HVLP spray painting. Will be purchasing a good tripod and couple photography items as well as building a light box so stay tuned for improved photos over next couple weeks.

In the mean time here's one render of the company logo I'm working on. The ultimate goal with this company is starting with hand cut custom acrylic pieces, pc modding, game streaming where I will take a percentage of 10%-20% from the donations, purchases, subscriptions and donate to either military, fire, and or police charities.




Look forward to input and chatting with everyone

Quick shot comparing C47 fittings to the multilink fittings.


Edited by Dave6531 - 10/26/15 at 6:32am
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Testing darkside red leds and edge lit acrylic. This is using only one strip and i have two just need splitter as i order wrong connector.



Ready for sanding and paint
Edited by Dave6531 - 10/28/15 at 7:00pm
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Originally Posted by TheCautiousOne View Post

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haha nice that's what I'm going with just got a shipment of 6 more in not to mention quite a bit cheaper. Hopefully this turns out decently, wont compare to yours, and thanks for the info on the fittings again was a big help. I almost look like I know what I'm doing.

My big dilemma now is if I'm going to be painting all the interior of the case or just the psu cover and or the psu cover and mobo tray with front and rear panels. The psu panel I know I'm painting the same camo pattern but deciding if I'll continue it.
Edited by Dave6531 - 10/30/15 at 8:13am
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Working on a little project for someone else. Custom hand cut acrylic since cant afford cnc or laser cutter yet but take pride in hand made craftsmanship.

Hanx done edge lit


Hand sanded and flame polished edge


Back to project Afterburner the scroll saw makes nice quick clean cuts.
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Dismantling the s340 to remove the psu shroud and paint the back and bottom panel


Rivets and more rivets


Cutting panels for above the ssd brackets

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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Rampage V Mosfet WaterBlock Original CSQ NB Eloops B12 - 2 1300rpm  Phobia 8way 4pin Fan Controller x 2 Ek Single Link CSQ Bridge x 2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower Z Tank (Clear) 250mm x 2 980 WaterBlocks x 2 Ek DDC Pump Top (Acrylic) x 2 Primochill 3/8" x 1/2" OD Clear Tubing 
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Bitspower 12mm Acyrlic Tubing 19" x 4  XSPC 3/8" x 1/2" Compression Fittings x 12 Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Crossover 324K 
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