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Update 1 6/5/16 - Case, Parts, and More
Update 2 7/19/16 - Case Painting and GPU Backplates
Update 3 8/11/16 - Putting the Case Back Together, Radiators, Lower Shroud
Update 4 8/24/16 - Power Supply and Hardline Time!
Update 5 9/5/16 - Last Acrylic Plates and Final Pictures!


The Build



A "nexus" , while traditionally defined as a hub connecting various things, can also be defined as a collective of ideas, all culminating to a certain point. This project serves to do just that, as I'll be incorporating most of my favorite ideas and techniques that I've accumulated over the years. There are two key factors in the patterning and/or scheme of this project.

- The first, as is most obivous, you can see in the header image, the scheme is very reminiscent of the Asiimov pattern, a very popular weapon skin from CS:GO. Being a CS:GO player myself, this has always been my favorite skin, and I've been itching for the opportunity to do something with it.



- As always, the design must incorporate the hexagon, which is a staple for the design scheme of our business.




The Specs

I want to start out by immediately thanking our sponsors for this project. The support we get from other companies within this business is next to none!

Case: In Win 909 - Silver Aluminum
CPU: Intel 6800K
Motherboard: Gigabyte X99 Phoenix SLI
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB 2666MHz
GPUS: 2x GTX Titan X
SSDS: 2x Intel 730 Series and Samsung 950 256GB Series M2 SSD
HDD: 2x WD 2 TB Black
PSU: InWin Signature 900W Black Aluminum
Fans: 6x Corsair AF120 - White LED

Cooling
- CPU Block: Watercool Heatkiller Pro IV
- GPU Blocks: EK Titan X Full Coverage
- Radiators: Alphacool Slim 360 and 240
- Reservoirs: 1x FrozenQ LE-2016 Reservoirs
- Pump: Alphacool Laing DDC w/ Heatkiller Pump Top
- Fittings: Primochill Rigid Revolver

Current State

FINISHED!






Edited by Frozen-Q - 9/5/16 at 2:46pm
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Definitely looking forward to this mod!
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Yes this will be a great experience and build !
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Lovely chassis, looking forward to updates!
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As of now the case should be arriving to us early next week. Once that comes in, we'll do some pictures of it, give our first impressions, and start to show what we're planning on doing with it!
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Straight out of the box, this case makes an insane first impression. While quite heavy, the quality of the construction is simply next to none. I'm going to stray away from doing a full on review, because as the build log progresses, we'll go into detail about the smaller details.



Beautiful inset logo bezel. Kind of nice to have something that isn't protruding from the case. It lends itself to the sleek smooth surface.



The back really struck me when first opening this case up. The outside of this case seems to be made from 3mm brushed aluminum, with all the holes beautifully machined into the surface. Every edge is also deburred extremely well. You won't find a sharp edge anywhere on the outside of this case.



Side view with the glass panel removed.



The 909 compared to the significantly smaller NCase M1. Both of these awesome cases arrived the same day.



This is why I do most of my mod work at the shop and not at home. This guy insists he can offer some form of help to the design process.



So lets break down the overall (very simple) layout plan.

1. Triple rad, no less than 50mm thick, with fans in push config for the GPU loop. My intent is to make a custom shroud to make the whole module over there look much more uniform while lending itself to the design of the case.

2. PSU bay, probably going to keep this simple and make a cover for the PSU that still showcases the Corsair logo on the side of it.

3. Dual rad, most likely 25mm thick so we don't encroach on the motherboard area, for the CPU loop.

4. Two FrozenQ LE-2016 Limited Edition reservoirs, with dual DDC's below. These have yet to be announced, but they'll be coming soon!

5. E-ATX motherboard...fairly straightforward

6. 5" LCD Screen, going to be used to probably display something like Precision X. Or Rick and Morty stuff at LAN's...who knows.

7. Dual Intel SSD array. Probably going to make some sort of cool angled mount with some lighting from above to show them off a bit.

8. System temp hub. I'll be making a custom panel here full of small LED readouts for various temperatures and voltages. The smoked glass on the side should help tone down the brightness of those modules.


Dan is in the process of doing dimensions for the exterior of the case, and then he'll start working his photoshop magic to begin to make a FrozenQ/Asiimov themed exterior. Once the exterior of the case comes back from the powder coater (going to be a gloss white exterior), he's going to start the decal work.

Next Update: Dismantling the case and exterior design plan
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