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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Hey guys, I present to you my next mod project: Achromodic! As the name implies, this mod will be totally devoid of color. I've always tried to do something new for each and every mod, and I recently realized I've never done a black and white theme. And with all the RGB craziness going on these days, I thought it would be fitting to go completely off the technicolor reservation for this project. Cooler Master was kind enough to send me their flagship case, the Cosmos C700P, along with an 850w PSU as well as their new AIO Liquid Maker 240 watercooling kit! CM has partnered with ASUS and ROG, and they've supplied the motherboard and GPU: Zadak511 also joined in, and sent me this awesome kit with RAM and an SSD: Here is a shot of the Liquid Maker 240 kit.. This has everything you need to put your CPU on water, and it's not hermetically sealed like an AIO would be, so you can add blocks or swap out components at your liesure! For the design, I wanted it to be sleek and elegant, as an exotic supercar would be, but with some organic touches thrown in. So the case will be a majestic white with black chrome accents, and then some random webbing will be incorporated into the panels here and there. Should look pretty cool when its done! Here's a concept rendering I pieced together in Photoshop.. One thing I wanted to do was have a see-through center on this case. The side panel is smoked tempered glass, and it's interchangeable with the other side, so I ordered a second glass panel so you'll be able to look through the case, even when the doors are closed. The motherboard and GPU will be supported by the organic webbing in the center of the case, and all four interior walls will be lighted panels. So in theory, the hardware should be easily visible through the smoked glass doors. We'll have to wait and see! Thank you Cooler Master, ASUS, ROG, and Zadak511 for allowing me to get creative once more, and hopefully end up with a beautiful showpiece. Work is already under way, so the first update will be posted shortly..
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Alright, here are the long-awaited final pics.. Of course, this project would not have been possible without all who have supported me throughout it's creation. Thanks to all these awesome companies! Also special mention to Swiftech, Sanctum Sleeving, EVGA, and Intel for their contributions as well. And thanks to everyone who's followed this build and commented, hopefully I'l see ya in the next worklog! Enjoy!
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Made real progress on the monitor base over the weekend, and got it re-assembled last night.. Trying to get everything back together for 32B this weekend.. I still have a few things I want to do, but it'll have to wait until I get back. I still have a couple weeks until the Cooler Master contest deadline, so I should be able to meet that no problem. Anyway, for the base, I'm simply continuing the theme, doing cutouts and ice cubes lol.. so I took my existing template and just repositioned all the shapes around the base, and incorporating the logo into the design.. I mixed up another batch of clear resin and poured more shapes.. Then the fun part of cutting the shapes out of the ABS base cover. Here's the base cover after filing and smoothing out all the holes, concentrating on the logo part. I'm not too worried about the other holes, since the resin pieces will be glued in those. After clearing out the underside of the cover as well, I added in a piece of 1/8" frosted acrylic and an ledstrip to see how it looked. Had to do a bit of modification to the steel base to make room for the leds, but for the most part it all fit nicely underneath. Running the cable up through the center circle was tricky, as I wanted to retain the swivel motion of the monitor. This will most likely be the last update until after the lan, so I'll see ya on the other side!
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    So the case is done! The rails finally came back from the chrome shop, and that was the only thing I was waiting for.. But I'm not taking final pics until I do the peripherals.. so here's a teaser shot: For the EVGA Z10 keyboard, I'll be painting it white, modding the wrist bar, and adding some chrome bits. Starting on the wrist bar, I removed the rubber pad and taped off the base. Then I made up a styrene piece with the hole pattern in it. The styrene piece will take the place of the rubber top.. and will be under-lit. To achieve the under-lighting, I need to add some frosted acrylic under the holes. So I cut a large piece out of the middle. ..and cut a piece of 1/4" frosted acrylic to fit. Once that is glued into place, I can place the styrene piece over it. Then I'll lay an led strip across the top edge of the acrylic to light it up. For the monitor base, I designed a slip cover for the tower in Fusion360.. Printing it out in 2 parts, since the tower is over 16", and my printer can only go up to 14". And slip cover is done! Still need to trim and glue the pieces together, then prep for paint. Next up is the base, which will be under-lit as well. Stay tuned!
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    So after getting the front panel on, I noticed there was nothing covering up the ugliness behind the reservoir. So I had to come up with something that fit the theme. I figured a nice curved shroud of webbing would do the trick! I grabbed another piece of cardboard and whipped up a quick template, then cut it out of a piece of styrene. Then I took the top grill and traced out all the webbing shapes and made them fit around the existing holes and cutouts. The dremel with a routing bit made quick work of the soft material, but it did take a while to file and smooth all the edges. Styrene is pretty pliable, so it was easy to bend it by hand into a gradual curve. Then I combined it with a nice mesh background so you can't see through the holes. Glued the two together before putting it in place. Dont need any fastening to secure it either, thanks to the spring-loaded tension. Now I can put the reservoir back in.. I added an ledstrip behind the front panel, so it lights everything up nicely. The ledstrip circles the CM logo ring as well. And that pretty much wraps up the fabrication.. I think.. unless I see something else I need to address lol. Only thing left to do is install the OS and configure the fans and lighting effects.
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Wrapping up the back panel! Going from the cardboard template to metal, making a few adjustments along the way.. Getting the panel mounts to fit.. Now to mount the whole thing into the back panel. 3 L brackets and a few pop rivets later.. I did the same for the top piece, transferring the shape to metal and cutting it out. Some filing and sanding, but instead of pop rivets, I just used some 3M double-stick tape for a nice clean finish. Back panel is finished! Now just one last piece to make.. maybe.
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Finally getting the back panel mounted! It's been a long and tedious road, but it's finally coming together the way I pictured it in my head. I got it taped up behind the bezel for now, so I can mock up the top and bottom covers.. First, the cardboard templates.. here's the top, cutting away bits here and there until it fits around the top pieces. The bottom cover is a bit more involved since it will house the IO ports: PSU power, and panel mount extensions for the USB, network, and HDMI ports. Got all the ports to fit nicely in the cardboard. ..and the cardboard now fits nicely around the resin pieces. Now to trace the templates onto the aluminum sheet. Will do the cutting and filing tonight, but of course I always have to end the post with a mic-drop!
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Finished up the GPU bracket over the holiday weekend, among other things.. :) I opted to simplify the bracket by shortening it down a bit.. no real need to extend it beyond where the cabling was. So after taping up my scrap piece of brushed aluminum, I transferred the shape from the template. Cutting was easy on the scroll saw, thanks to the alu's thickness and the spiral blade, which cuts in every direction. No need to rotate the piece! The result.. Time to file! Before I bend it, I need to cut out all the IO ports. Two bends and a couple pop rivets later, and we have a bracket! I used the original GPU bracket for comparison. Pretty close.. Also I try to take every opportunity to incorporate the theme into every piece I make. ;-) The ports line up nicely.. The slot is for the PCIe riser cable. The bracket fits tightly around the bottom of the PCB, and allows enough clearance for the riser cable to plug in. To mount the bracket onto the motherboard tray, I had to find spots in between the holes where there was enough solid material to drill into. Once those were located, I used some tracing paper to mark the bracket, drilled that first, then used the bracket to mark the exact spots on the mobo tray. Fitting the Li Heat PCIe riser cable around the mobo tray and into the bracket with some creative origami lol. The E-tape is just there to hold it in place for the picture. ..and the card is mounted! Top view.. The bracket raises the video card up 1 1/4" to give ample clearance for both riser cable and sleeved cables. Getting down to just a few final items for the case, then it's on to the peripherals!
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Time for an update! I started working on the GPU mounting bracket last night. If you remember about a month ago, I showed the placement of the video card on the back side of the motherboard tray.. Using some thin cardboard, I worked up a bracket design that will support the video card, and provide enough clearance behind the card for the PCI riser card and sleeved cables. I also incprporated the IO panel so I can do away with the stock one, and serve as the means to fasten the card to the bracket. Before I could finish the bracket tho, I needed to organize the cables so I knew where they would sit, so I 3D printed some cable combs of my own design. Taped up the mockup to see how it will look.. A few more tweaks and I'll flatten out the cardboard shape and transfer it over to a piece of aluminum. Then cut and bend!
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Hey guys, getting back to the resin casting for the back panel finally.. I wanted to wait until I could show a decent amount of progress, and it took a while to cast multiple sets as the cure time was well over 24hrs. So after prepping the mold with a release to make sure the resin didnt stick, I started pouring. The EpoxaCast 690 from Smooth-On has really low viscosity so most of the bubbles came to the top pretty easily after mixing. But I also poured really slowly from a high distance from the mold to stretch out and break any remaining bubbles (a trick I learned from watching their youtube vids). As you can see, it's pretty clear in the mold. After a day and a half of curing, I started pulling out the pieces. They popped out no problem. Looks like an ice cube lol.. And here's all the pieces out. I printed up a placeholder to keep them all organized. 2nd set made.. some pieces aren't as clear as others mostly because I couldn't apply the XTC over 100% of the original print (particularly the middle area), so the rough surfaces transferred over to the clear resin pieces. I'll just have to add more glazing to those pieces and then it will all look uniform. 3rd set.. ..and finally 4th set! I added the back bezel to give you an idea of how it's going to look when finished. ..and of course I had to see what it would look like lit up.. Can't wait to wrap this thing up!
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Well I didn't get the resin poured over the weekend (turns out I need a scale to accurately measure out the two-part mixture), so instead I worked on the cabling layout, access holes, and SSD placement. Mocking things up, I ran the motherboard cabling down to the floor and marked where they would pass thru to the psu. On the other side under the mobo, I'll be needing an access hole for two USB3.0 cables & ethernet from the IO, as well as an SSD data cable and the HDMI cable from the video card. Luckily both USB and ethernet are located in the same place, so I just need to make one hole. Here's the video card hanging temporarily in place to see how much space is needed between it and the webbing. It also gives me an idea of what shape the mounting bracket will need to be. With everything marked, I could tear it all down again, and start drilling holes in the bottom light panel. I wanted to get the look of individual holes for the sleeved cables, but still have one main hole for each group of cables. For the Zadak SSD, I couldn't find any good place to mount it on the webbing, so I tried placing it right on the floor... but it sticks out too much because it's so thick. So I decided to flush mount it into the floor. Using the scroll saw, I cut a gigantic hole in the bottom light panel. Next, I needed to rout out some extra material at one end to make room for the cables. After some filing, the SSD fits nice and snug. Digging thru my closet o' spare parts, I came across an adata SSD mounting bracket. So I used that to support the SSD underneath. Here it is from the top. Now the SSD sits flush with the top of the light panel, and the cabling is hidden below. An overall shot of the bottom light panel with all the access holes drilled, ready for the sleeved cables!
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Well, I finally have some progress to show. I've been working on an idea for the back panel, but had to scrap several failed attempts, mainly due to 3D printing woes. But now that I revised my plan, redesigned the model, and fixed my printer, I finally have a workable piece! The idea was to fill the center of the back panel with a bunch of random, extruded, clear organic shapes that will be backlit by the 140mm fans. Simple enough! ...well not really. First, I had to come up with a 3D model, so I created a cluster of organic shapes derived from the webbed motherboard tray and fan grills. It's basically a reverse of that, in where the holes are now the solids. I then designed the cluster to be stackable end to end, making a seamless pattern so I could stack four of them to fill in the back panel. Here is the 3D printed quarter section: It fits nicely in the frame of the back panel. In order to make duplicates of this in clear resin, I need to make a silicone mold of it. So first I coat it with XTC to smooth out the print. While that cures, I whip up a quick box for the mold. Doing some volumetric calculations, I realize my box is too big for the small amount of silicone I bought, so I used some dense foam pieces to fill in around the print. Now I should be able to cover the entire piece without running out. I'm using a product from Smooth-On called OOMOO 30, which is a 2-part silicone rubber. Very easy to work with, just mix both parts 1:1 ratio. Working time is 30 minutes, cures in about 6hrs. .. but why do I feel the need to play Portal 2 now? Once mixed thoroughly, it turns to a uniform purple color. Some products require the use of a vacuum chamber to degas the mixture (remove all the bubbles), but this OOMOO stuff is formulated for beginners and doesn't really need it, due to it's low viscosity. After spraying on some mold release, we're ready to pour! Going around the edges with a long slow pour and letting the silicone flow into the piece by itself helps prevent any bubbles from forming. Now we wait while it cures. The next day I came back and started the demold process. I quickly found out that it was going to be impossible to get the print out in one piece. I could work it loose all around the edges, but the center was locked and I was starting to tear in places in between the towers. So I had to cut around each one and remove them one at a time. All out! Didn't take too long, but now I have to rethink my plan of making a resin copy all at once, because I won't be able to get it out of the mold in one piece. I will have to divide it up into smaller parts, or even do each shape individually. Next update will hopefully show some successful resin replicas of the original print. Fingers crossed!
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    The guys at EVGA sent over one of there new Z10 keyboards to mod, along with an X5 mouse and killer Torq mouse pad. I will of course be adding some webbing to the Z10 and painting it white so it matches the theme. And I finally got my chromed parts in! Unfortunately, some of the parts didn't get my seal of approval and will have to be sent back to be re-done. But here are the pieces that were acceptable.. the CPU block from CM's Maker 240 kit: The GPU bezel came out awesome: And both Zadak memory caps and SSD trim piece were acceptable.. The motherboard tray was ok, but has issues too. luckily most of them will be hidden by the motherboard itself. But I was able to set it in place and see how it looked with all the light panels on: (sorry the camera in my phone sucks for lighting so everything is blown out) Shot of the finished front panel: And some better pics after extensive photoshopping lol: Still need some adjustment here and there, and I can now mark the bottom panel for cabling holes and such.
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Had a great productive weekend! Made an extra webbing insert for the back light panel so it matches the double layers of the top panel. With the lights on, it creates some really cool shadow effects. Got started on the front light panel as well.. With the reservoir mounted directly in front of it, I needed to make some pass-thru holes for the in/out ports. Fortunately, the frosted 1/8" panel is transparent enough for me to see exactly where the fittings are. The view from the res side, and my markings seem to line up nicely. I used a 3/4" spade bit to start the hole, then finished it off with the dremel. With the Primochill flex compression fittings.. ..and a view from the other side.. Once that was done, I figured I'd make the pass-thru holes on the top panel as well. After marking the holes and seeing how close they were to the webbing, I decided to work them into the design, rather than having just perfectly round holes like the front panel. So I free-handed some random shaped holes to blend it in to the overall web pattern. ..and cut! I also added a couple smaller holes next to the main ones, but didn't go all the way through, just to enhance the effect. ..and with the white fittings.. Lastly, I of course just had to see what it looked like with some black LRT flex tubing! Only thing left is to add the led strip to the front panel, and then all the light panels will be done!
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    One more: Top and bottom alu rails..
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Just a quick update to show some teaser shots of the black chrome pieces. Should be getting these back in the next day or so.. Can't wait! Motherboard tray, top grill, and the two webbing pieces hanging (gold tubes not mine lol) Closer shot of the top grill.. One of the two webbing pieces.. Same webbing comparing it to regular chrome.. Strix 1070 fan bezel.. Front panel.. Zadak511 SSD trim piece.. Will get more detailed shots once these parts are back in my possession. Stay tuned!
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Got more headway on the light panels over the weekend (since I wasn't able to attend the lan, I needed to stay away from the computer and all those taunting Steam alerts.. So I locked myself in the garage lol) Built the side walls for the back panel, added the led strip, and aluminum foil tape to keep all the light going one direction: thru the front. Light box mounted to the fan bracket.. Fan bracket/light panel assembly mounted to the case frame.. View from the inside of the case.. Starting on the top light panel, I decided to do something different. I have two pieces of frosted 1/8" acrylic that, when sandwiched together, makes up the 1/4" panel. I was going to glue them up when I inadvertently reversed one over the other, and I liked what I saw.. Since the panel is symmetrical, only the random holes cross over each other creating a more complex design, and adds depth. It will be interesting to see how the light shows through both pieces now. Adding the side walls.. Placing in the case to figure mounting tab placement. The top fan/radiator bracket is the exact same as the one in the back, so I'll be mounting the light panel in the same way, with four aluminum tabs. Gotta adjust the gaps a bit between light panels, but overall fits well. Once I get the leds in and the panel mounted, I'll do a light test with all three panels. Hopefully tonight!
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Smallish update.. didn't get as much as I wanted to over the weekend, but I did manage a few hours in the garage, so I got two of the four light panels figured out. There's not much room behind the bottom panel to do a lightbox of any depth, so it will have to be edge-lit. I added a piece of clear 1/4" acrylic under the 1/8" frosted piece, and ran the led strips around the entire thing, securing it with aluminum foil tape. I then covered the back of it so no light would escape anywhere but the front. The aluminum foil tape is perfect for this as it has zero bleed-thru and is very reflective. For the back panel, there is a bit more room so I can mount the led strips a bit farther back, which will yield more even lighting. testing the lighting on both bottom and rear panels. The fans aren't lit at the moment, but should fill in the center of the back panel nicely.. The bottom is not as bright in the center, but shouldn't be too noticeable once the motherboard tray and all the webbing is in place.
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Did the painting some weeks ago, just never posted the pics.. so here ya go! Getting primer on all the panels.. Ziplines are good for other things too.. like hanging up parts for paint lol After doing the bodywork and priming, it was ready for the white.. but it got cold outside so I had to throw up some viqueen in the garage. After a few coats of paint, it's looking pretty good. Next was the angled side panels. All the parts have sufficiently dried and cured by now. I still have some color sanding/polishing to do, just waiting for a nice day so I can do that outside. Until then, I'm getting the other parts ready to send to the chromer's. Can't wait to get it all back and see how everything looks!
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    This is something I wanted to do since I cut the hole in the front panel for the reservoir window. The original CM logo badge was an unfortunate casualty of the hole position and was lost, so I am relocating it down lower. But I didn't want to just move the thin metal badge down and re-glue it, I felt compelled to enhance it.. make a more elegant and fitting badge for this case. So first step was to establish the center of the panel, and mark the new location of the logo. I had a few small logos cut along with all the other acrylic. Once the logo was on center and traced, it could cut it out. I made sure to keep inside the line so I can trim out to it. Initially using the dremel and then some files, I carefully removed just enough material so the logo fit snugly into the hole. Next I turned the panel over and added a piece of scrap acrylic that I scuffed up to the back of the hole. A single white led in the center should be plenty to light up the logo. I painted the center of the logo badge, but left the outer ring clear, as that is the only part I want illuminated. Here it is with the logo pieces in place over the lit acrylic backing. I didnt want to include the actual Cooler Master lettering, as it's not really necessary. Just the well-known shape of the logo is enough to identify it! Now the front panel is ready for final finishing! As I mentioned in the very first post and as shown in the concept rendering, certain parts will be done in black chrome: the webbing, top and bottom handles, and the front panel. I'll be sending these parts out to a specialty shop to get this done, since I'm not currently set up for chroming lol. Can't wait to see how they all come out! Stay tuned...
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Another piece I designed with the organic webbing was the top fan grill. Here is the stock removable grill, with the dust screen and mesh removed. This grill lifts out of the top panel providing easy cleaning. I'll be retaining that functionality, and just integrating my web grill into it. It's hard to tell, but the grill isnt a perfect rectangle, getting narrower as it goes towards the front IO assembly. So I had to make sure all the measurements were spot on before sending the file out to be cut. First thing to do was to round all the edges with my router bit, just like I did with the motherboard tray. But this time I'm working with only 1/8" thickness, so great care was taken so I didn't crack any of the thin web areas. About half way thru.. so far so good! I had to raise the whole piece up off the table so the bit would clear. All done and sanded, with no casualties! whew.. Next was to curve the wide end down so it maches the stock piece. I used a 1" wood dowel to bend the piece over, and a couple scrap shims to protect parts I didn't want heated. For heating, I used my strip heater as well as a heat gun to get an even spread. Now that the webbing is ready to go, I need to do a little weight-loss surgery on the stock grill. First thing to go is the hex framework in the center.. Then I went around the whole piece and trimmed off 1/8" so that the webbing would sit flush. Here's what's left of it. I had to add a new lower cross brace at the end because what little there was, was in that 1/8" area I needed to cut out. Now the webbing fits nicely into the frame, and I can still add the dust screen underneath. ..and the frame still sets into the top panel. The webbing still needs to be painted, so I won't glue it in permanently until that's done. On to the next task! Thanks for reading..
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    I'm back! Been doing a bit of modding here and there, but nothing exciting really to report until now.. I finally received some laser-cut goodness from Primochill: Interior light panels, motherboard tray, and a few other items. I wanted to do something a bit different for this mod, so I came up with a web-like pattern that has a random, organic look to it. The light panels will make up the interior walls, and are cut from 1/8" frosted acrylic. The motherboard is 3/8" acrylic, as it will support most of the hardware. I couldn't wait to get into the garage and see how all this will look inside the case! Adding the motherboard.. ..and a closeup shot of the top light panel with integrated 240mm fan grill.. I got doubles of all the panels in case I needed more strength. Closeup of the back panel with a 280mm fan grill built in.. After disassembling the mockup, I immediately started in with the motherboard tray, rounding all the edges. This will give it more of an organic look.. I'm using my dremel with an 1/8" round-over bit, and will go around the edges on both sides. After a few hours and some cleanup, we end up with this: Here's a close up shot. I'll be going back around to sand the tiny ridges left by the router bit, so it's all smooth. Now it's on to give the other panels the rounding treatment. Thanks for tuning in!
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    Scratch Build: Rey's Speeder

    Hello everyone, I'm bringing you a scratch build project that I've been wanting to do for awhile now. I'll be making Rey's Speeder Bike from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It just happened to work out time-wise, so I thought I'd enter this year! Although not sure I'll be able to keep up with the insanely high level of entries this contest has been producing, but we'll see what happens. So without further ado, let's get started! About a year ago, my family and I went to Disneyland, and they had lots of Star Wars props on display, including a life-size speeder that Rey used. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would make a great themed case. I took a bunch of reference pics while I was there, and I also scoured the web for more. Using those pics for scale, I whipped up a quick model in Sketchup to figure out component placement and get an overall sense of size. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Hardware List: Processor - Intel i7 7700K Motherboard - EVGA Z270 Stinger mITX Memory - Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 16Gb kit Storage - Crucial MX300 SSD 525Gb x2 Graphics - NVIDIA GTX1080ti PSU - Corsair SFX 600w WC - Primochill tube, fittings, pump-res, cpu block Peripherals - Corsair RGB Strafe keyboard, M65 Pro mouse, RGB fans, RGB Node Lighting kit Qualifying product - Cooler Master XtraFlo 120mm fan ----------------------------------------------------------------- I'll be going with an ITX format, so the case will be fairly small and lightweight. For materials, I'll be scavenging pieces from my scrap pile as much as possible, much in the same way Rey constructed her speeder from scavenged starship parts. Once I got the sizing down, I could finally start construction, starting with the basic frame. I cut the rear bulkhead from an old Lian Li V2000 case panel These square tubes will serve as internal support pieces for the rear engines. I'll be attaching the ends to the bulkhead with steel angle brackets. Brackets pop-riveted into place. Here's the front side of the bulkhead after fastening the tubes. Next is the main frame construction.. I'm repurposing these aluminum shelving supports. Cutting V notches allows me to simply bend it into a rectangle. All notches cut and piece bent! Placed on the bulkhead.. Dont mind the pencil markings, that was from an old mod made a long long time ago, in a garage far far away. 2nd one done.. Next up will be connecting both frame ends together with cross beams to complete the main part of the frame. Hopefully, I'll be able to tackle that tonight!
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    Scratch Build: Rey's Speeder

    After completing the new and improved rock-textured rebel base, I took more photos outside, but neglected to post them up.. So here ya go, and enjoy!
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    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Decided to make a window in the front panel of the case to view the reservoir, which will be filled with Primochill's amazing new Vue fluid. So the first thing I did was draw up a cutting template. I basically let the shape of the CM logo define the opening. After using the cutting wheel for the straight lines, I drilled out the remaining curved areas with a small bit. Once the hole was cut, I deburred and sanded the opening so I could add a strip of ABS around the edges for a nice clean finish, and give thickness to the panel. A view from the front so far.. And then after rounding the edges and sanding the entire panel.. Finally, a shot with the reservoir. Now that I know where it needs to be, I can fabricate a nifty mounting bracket for it. And thanks to the C700P's interchangeability, there's no shortage of screw holes to utilize! Hopefully I can wrap up the res mounting this week, as well as a slight modification to the PSU mounting area. (the PSU is in the same place, just set a bit lower to maximize the space.)