Explore Modding

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  1. Made this to replace the previous PSU mounting. It will be a sort of lightbox, it's composed of three layers: a white opale one, and two clear with crystal patterns that will be painted red and in white stone effect. Can't wait to see this all painted and lit up
  2. A quick update on some modifications I made to the case and to the layout Initially, you saw that I kept the PSU at the front with that fancy grill and all, but I realised it took up way too much space. So I realized that the top could easily house the PSU by cutting off some of the plastic structure of the external top panel. So what I have now is the PSU at the top and about 5cm more in the internals. Next was the rear I/O ports, that have to be rethinked because of the layout I'm going to use for the motherboard: I grabbed some panel extensions and integrated them to the rear foot: And last but not least, a simple yet very effective mod. The external panels on the SL600M come with a hooking systems that allows you to remove them by reaching the internal hooks and popping them off. This means you have to potentially open the case if you have to remove the external top or front panel, moreover you will have those hooks sticking out into the case, which make custom panels and covers hard to make. What I did was making four brackets with threaded inserts that I could fix the front panel to using four screws. Yeah now I have to use a screwdriver to take it off but at least I will have a flat area internally and I won't have to reach in the case to remove an external panel. Plus this was mandatory for the things I have in mind anyway
  3. First I made some tests for the hardware layout, as I want to find a new way of mounting it, and this is the best option I could find. Obviously it's approximate: Then I started to draw and cut the designs for the air vents, single 120 for the PSU fan and 360 for the back radiator. First 10mm acrylic panel Second 5mm panel that will go together with the 10mm one And this is the effect with the two panels mounted together. They will have two different colours eventually and should create a very nice effect
  4. Here's a video with some info on the project and on the hardware that I'll be using for this project:
  5. Hello everyone and welcome on the worklog for my main entry for this year's Case Mod World Series, Realgar Project, based on a Cooler Master SL600M with a mineral stone as theme, the Realgar. Special thanks go to MSI, Cooler Master, Adata XPG, Alphacool and Resin Pro, for providing materials and hardware for the project! So let's take a look at the case while I take it apart to start modding First thing to do: find a more optimal placement for the PSU, which will be more far into the front, with this custom brackets (after having done the necessary cuts on the case panel) Back panel is swapped with a 10mm acrylic panel which will house the 360 radiator. This aluminum profile on the sides will help squaring out the internals and will serve as covers and structure elements for the center panel Let's leave it at this huge acrylic panel, about to be sectioned
  6. Hello everyone and welcome to one of my entries for this year's Case Mod World Series! Project Sky Three is a mod that brings the concept of "stacking" to a new level: three cases, Q300P in particular, are modified to be unified into a single case, that's very tall and can house insane amount of cooling for its footprint. It's specifically themed after the Sky Tree, a beautiful tower in Tokyo. First of all, let's take a look at the three cases out of the box. Now, after having torn apart the cases to leave the frame alone, I started taking measurements for the L profile that will fix the cases together. I actually tried three different layout for the L profiles, the first was my original idea and it included four profiles on all angles, but it was way to squared and weird looking So I moved on to an alternate layout, two profiles connecting first and second case, and two connecting second and third. It looked even weirder to me, and probably not sturdy enough The third attempt was the successful, I really like this layout and will stick with this For the feet, I bought some furniture handles and adapted them As you saw, two angles will feature tubes between the cases, to allow a perfect alignment and stability. Two secure them, I use two little wooden bars for each tube, attached to the cases. This way, before I mount the case, I simply slide the tube in place and let it do the job After having the cases fixed, I started putting threaded rivets on the sides of the cases, which will secure panels with fans and some cool lighting pieces I salvaged from the front section of the Q300P's.
  7. Voting stage is finally open! I invite you to vote my mod if you like it, I'd be very glad! Thank you! By voting, you also apply to win some awesome PC gear! Link to vote my entry: http://makerhub.coolermaster.com/portfolio-item/mod-gallery-pure-binomial-project-alessandro-zaiti/
  8. Here it is, the final shooting of Pure Binomial Project! Enjoy I also made a time lapse video of the assembly with some presentation clips: This post puts end to the worklog. I hope the judges appreciate this as well as the audience!
  9. Big update, we're almost at the end! Let's take a look at the pics of the progress so far This is all for now, next update will be the final results! Stay tuned and support me in the competition if you like my work! Thank you
  10. Hi guys, It's been awhile but I did a lot of progress since I have about two weeks left to complete the mod. Here are the pics of new panels, a few tubes and the start of stencil design and paintjob! I will probably do two other updates at max, before the final result so make sure to stay tuned so you won't miss the final shooting!
  11. Hi guys! Here I am with a pretty big update! I started to make the side panels and mod the movable front panel. Also, I fixed the floating SSDs and remade the midplate panels with a 5mm plexy for surface lighting. Even made the last tubes that were missing Link to the side window opening video: https://www.facebook.com/SaaintJimmy/videos/1422758367775659/
  12. The loop is pretty complex, I gotta say I spent several hours just thinking about the components order, to optimize the looks. I feel like those hours were well spent! Still back and bottom tubes to make, with satin tubes! Then some other structural mods and finally I'll get to detailing and painting! A couple shots with the reflex Here are some shots of the new SSDs by Apacer:
  13. It is! I did that because if I mounted it normally I would have to angle it in order to reach the graphics card. Also, the bottom of that clip has a shape that allows to almost close the card into it, so it holds up and also keeps the card from waving back and forth. But I still have a long way, maybe I will adjust it in some other way
  14. Hi Guys! I'm here to present my entry for the Tower Mod category of Case Mod World Series 2017! The Project is based on a Coolermaster Mastercase Maker 5T. It's called "Pure Binomial" because the theme is based on the binomial between clear and non-clear parts, in fact, the front and back panels will be almost completely transparent, allowing to see the internals from different angles. It will also feature a really complex custom loop with CPU, RAM and GPU blocks, a 360mm radiator, and three 150mm reservoirs, as well as a 755 pump. So, let's begin with sponsors and then we'll head to the modsss! Seasonic - PSU Seasonic Prime Titanium 750W Coolermaster - Coolermaster MasterCase Maker 5T Aquatuning - Watercooling, cooling in general, lighting Nanoxia/CoolForce - Pass-through fittings VG Informatica Torino - Sleeved cables Apacer Global - SSDs Panther AS340 240Gb So, let's start with the pics! A new update will come soon, the watercooling loop will start to take shape so make sure to subscribe guys!