So a little intro. Im bits and I'm currently working as a computer assembler for PBTech here in New Zealand. I have built countless watercooling systems (hi-res photos of some past builds here: http://imgur.com/a/RUvNo) but this is the first time I have tried doing anything resembling case-modding, so every step is a learning process for me!
This mod idea came about as I have always wanted a case with a straight-through airflow design with radiator/fan mounts on either side of the case(think of a tunnel with a push/pull fan on each side), as I believe this design would enable the absolute best in cooling performance and watercooling potential.
This is achieved in this mod by combining parts from 2(!) Cooler Master Mastercase Pro 5 cases. The exterior panels from both cases are combined to make an almost mirror-symmetrical design (which is where the projects name comes from) while the interior is completely custom designed and made.
Special thanks to my one and only sponsor: PB Tech!
List of some of the mods include:
- Straight-through push/pull airflow design with radiator/fan mounts on either side of the case
- 90Â° rotated M-atx motherboard mounting
- Custom perspex interior and PSU cover to enable a Lightbox-style interior
- Dual-loop watercooling with individual 360mm radiators and resorvoirs for each loop and hard-tubing
- 3D Printed motherboard accent parts for ASUS Maximus VIII Gene board.
- 3D Printed cable shrouds to hide all cables
- 3D Printed logos and Case Mod 2016 plaque
Solidworks drawings for concepts, sizing and 3D printed parts:
After de-riveting everything, started to dremel off any metal that got in the way of making the front panel fit on the front
shaving off some metal for a flush fit for the perspex
test fitting with cardboard
protip: heat your perspex before tapping screw mounts
test fit with scrap perspex
first print of the project
3D printing is eas..
bending perspex with just a heatgun
it fits! (after some dremeling...)
please insert girder:
3D printing of the Commemorative plaque (had to print most of my parts in 2 due to the printers tiny printbed)
i like this pod thing
3D printed some cable tie mounts (most of them broke)
piece d resistance
Fuelled by Vâ„¢. (yes this drink is real and no im not dead)
50+ fittings were used in this fricken build (my fingers still hurt to this day)
this took longer than i care to admit
hey it works
time for photos