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Time for a good Steampunk mod. And what better case to use than the awesome Silverstone TJ11!


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Big shutout to my sponsors!!

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Performance-PCs is providing me with the BP mod kits, 240 and 360 rads and the Silverstone slim DVD bay.

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EKWB is providing me with a EK-Multioption 250 Res and 90 degree fittings.

Hardware
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth P67
CPU: Intel i5 2500K
GPU: Unknown
RAM: 16GB Corsair Dominator 1333
SSD: Curcial M4 128 GB
PSU: Silverstone Strider 1200W
Fan Controller: Lamptron FC10

Cooling
XSPC EX480
EK-CoolStream 360
Another 360 rad
EK-Multioption 150 or 250
EK-RAM Dominator
EK-MOSFET Sabertooth P67
EK-Supreme LTX
2x XSPC 120mm radiator stand

Misc
Sleeving: MDPC-X
Yellow SMD LED Strips
Yellow LED bulbs
Sophisticated Finishes Rust Effect Kit
Old Vacuum Tubes


Lets start working! The first thing I did was do some testing with LEDs in the Vacuum tubes. Here is what they look like with an Orange LED in them. Orange is not the final color, yellow is but at the time I didn't have the Yellow LEDs in yet.

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Next up was to see how the rust effect paint would workout. First lets try some fan grills.

The Paint
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The Grills
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Primer and Iron paint
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Rust Paint
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Since that test was successful I thought I should try an actual piece of the case. The dual PSU bracket seemed like a good test subject.
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And the result
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I am very confident in the results so I started doing more, but that's in the next update. Stay tuned by subscribing so you can see all the updates!

Cheers till then,

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I thought there already was a build log for this build headscratch.gif -->https://www.overclock.net/t/1291681/steampunk-lighting-and-painting-for-my-next-mod-steampunkd-tj11/20 But I guess that was just for the led Tube mod. Anyway. This looks like a really cool mod so I'm subbing thumb.gif

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I thought there already was a build log for this build headscratch.gif -->https://www.overclock.net/t/1291681/steampunk-lighting-and-painting-for-my-next-mod-steampunkd-tj11/20 But I guess that was just for the led Tube mod. Anyway. This looks like a really cool mod so I'm subbing thumb.gif

That was testing. This is the real thing. Posting more tonight or tomorrow morning.


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Since testing is over its time to start on the case.

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Its actually a good thing I'm modding this case because I got it used for pretty cheap. You would never get a good looking build out of this beatup case unless you paint/modify it. There are several screws missing, HDD bays missing and the front bezel was bent. I was able to fix the front bezel mostly and I ordered lots of new screws.

First thing to do is remove all of the buttons, connectors and cables.
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Remove the mobo try and fans. I was going to not use the fans but I decided to make a midplate to hide them and that has cutouts for the fans. There will also be some Bitspower passthrough fittings for the tubing.
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5.25" bays gone and mobo tray rails are out.
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And here it is in pieces.
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The first thing to do before you paint is get a nice coat of primer on the parts.
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Next I started painting all the parts with the Iron base coat. This actually has iron particles in it which react with the Rust paint.
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All the small bits.
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And the large ones.
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Next is the Rust paint. Its actually not paint. Its a chemical which looks more like blue water but you get the picture.
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Just after 1 coat you can see it starting to work.
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2-3 coats
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5ish coats
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And the first coat on the 5.25" bays
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It starts the reaction only after maybe 5 minutes after being applied.
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Lastly I'll leave you with some of my grill plans. I have a friend who does my laser cutting and he will do up a sick CAD drawing for me and I'll share it with all of you.

I'm going to install the 50mm fan on the motherboard so I need a grill to make it look nice. Also since I am keeping the internal 180mm fans I have to keep the side panel vents. I want to dress them up some otherwise they just look funny.
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His will obviously look better than what I can draw tongue.gif


Cheers till next time,

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