Marc Molella

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  1. This was submitted on May 1st, and it is just final pictures? How was this qualified to enter, yet alone win?
  2. Looks cool, trying to figure out what is water cooled? Just the memory?
  3. Lighting from BSMODS hmmm what could these be for? FLUX Capacitor! Rear ventilation system: Step 1: Step 2: Almost ready for mounting! Using the original front of the case from the HAF 922, after giving it the "stainless" treatment to fit the mod. Tribute to Cooler Master for hosting this competition and allowing us to have the opportunity to compete!
  4. Now we start to see the chassis taking shape: Much more work to do! Cutting some more panels: Back panel made and mounted: Hood made and mounted: Doors moutned, needs adjustment no worries:
  5. Some more shots: Moving on to the Thermaltake DPS power supply, giving it the "stainless" treatment to match the theme: First steel wool to remove the gold paint from the aluminum grill, then to polishing: Shiney Now we hand painted using brushed to achieve the stainless look, using a bright silver, and black blended: Final:
  6. Starting to take some shape: More components incoming: Now that I had a good idea of the layout, time to make the final frame work: Measure cut, measure cut: New bottom frame, framework for the chassis support complete, and chassis painted, wheels mounted:
  7. Initial layout for motherboard, and radiator, that changed: First panels being tested in place from final cut pieces: All pieces were cut by hand using hand and electric power tools as seen below: Bent using a 30" hand brake:
  8. The hardware! Here we begin the mock up of the bottom tray, and also add wheels: A preview of the stainless, and something else that we will see more later: First stainless template: And first mock up: Adding some structural support to the frame:
  9. So after the chassis was cut down, we began fitment of test panels and creating templates. Then some support braces to make the chassis strong, as well as a new bottom panel. These were all test pieces at this point. Use of the front of the case: First test fit with the paper mock up panels:
  10. First post updated, thank you to our sponsors! The list of sponsors so far on board for this project are as follows: We will update the above list, and also update with the products sponsored via images soon. Update coming soon as I wait for some materials to arrive! Parts: Case - Cooler Master HAF 922 MSI X99 Xpower MSI GTX970 Intel 5820K 16GB Gskill Ripjaws 3000MHZ 120GB Gskill Phoenix 5 Thermaltake Riing fans Thermaltake Toughpower DPS 850 Bitspower Stainless Motherboard and GPU blocks Primochill rigid revolver fittings PETG Rigid Tubing D5 pump Hardwarelabs GTX360 rad Koolance Resevoir
  11. Next we get into cutting up the case! Now we can see the overall idea coming together. I have also created a little video for you guys, so enjoy! I will try to get a video post, as well as pictures as I go through the process.
  12. We start with the untouched case. I have had this case for a few years, the windowed side panel was an option from Cooler Master. We won't be needing that! Now we start the breakdown. Now we have a bare case, and I am starting to layout what will be the new back panel. It will have dimension to allow for cable management, and mounting of all the internal components. Next post will have some cutting into the frame of the case, as well as a couple videos! Enjoy!