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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 02:46 PM - Thread Starter
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"I choose you" by RandomDesign

Time for a new project.

This time only something simple, cause I had to finish the mod in only 8 days to
ship it to Taiwan for computex.

As you can may tell from the title, the theme is Pokemon

The base will be the Level20 from Thermaltake.

So first a pic of the used parts.



The Level20 is one hell of a case, 32kg of pure case (empty)



First I removed all the uneccesary parts. So basically everything.



I will start with the top compartment. Later each section will have its different theme.
My plan for this part is, to include 3 water tanks an ad a little detail in the tanks.



Cause water tanks alone look a bit boring, I 3d printed a small ring.
This ring will also hold them in place later.





As a base, I cut a piece of plywood
and included the holes for the cylinders as well as the fittings.



First test looks good already.

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Next, I built a back panel for the construction that hold the water tanks.



To hide the wooden grain, I first primed everything with white Gesso.



Then gray paint was rolled on the surface.



I designed, cut and dabbed on a thin detail line in a darker tone.





Inside the small cut outs, i fitted acrylic glas for a small LED effect.



Over the acrylic glas, I glued a cover. I also attached the 3D printed ring that will hold the water tanks.



Then I put the LEDs into place. I also installed the water tanks and added the fittings in the colors
of the first starter pokemon of the game for the Game Boy.



Next up, I will use this little fellows here.

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After I 3D printed small bases, it was time to finally place the Pokemon in the water tanks.



Then, I bend some acrylic pipes, cut them to length and attatched them to the fittings.





The entire construction was then placed inside the top compartment.



Because normally the PSU should be placed in this section, there was still some work to do.
I removed the parts that should hold the PSU and build a new cover, including holes
for the ventilation and power plug.







Afterwards, I simply covered the new cover with some vinyl in carbon look.
In addition I also had to do the same for the inside.



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Not a huge fan of Pokemon but this build's theme and execution looks good so far. Can't wait to see the final build!

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Thanks!

Next, I worked on the right compartment bearing the water tanks and radiators.

First, I cut a wooden pannel to mount the radis into place.









And ofc a first test fit.



To hide the wooden structure, I covered everything with black carbon foil.



Then, I also included the water tanks and tried to see on which hight they should be mounted.

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Next up, I build the monting for the water tanks.





I simply glued everything on a plywood sheet what will perfectly fit into the right compartment.
The water tanks will be placed in the holes and stabilized from the bottom.



To make the construction look more like a city scene, I 3d printed panels
with windows inside. There will be a light effect later on behind the windows.



For my next step, I needed to completely dismantle the LEvel 20. Which is suprisingly easy.
Just unscrew some screws and you are done.









After everything was dismantled, I set the position of the drain ports.

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Finally, I started to cover the case with yellow and black foile, to stay in the Pikachu/Pokemon theme.



And ofc all the holes for the ventilation needed to be cut out.





The front panel also got a small Pikachu silouette.



On the inside, I put a part of the movie poster.



Ob the back side I attached a second silouette and the name giving letters.



Last, I build the water cooling.
Its a tripple loop system with independant loops for the GPU, CPU and memory.





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This build is looking very nice! Subbed!

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And some pictures of the final mod.

























I also made a short making-of video:

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