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  1. My Name is Rahat, and I am from Bangladesh....It's the 1st scratch build which I ever wanted to make. though it was remained unfinished for sometimes when I saw the CM2019 is On...then I give it a thought to finish my dream scratch build the let's see if it's worth the wait or not... The Hardware I will be using in this Builds are given below: Case: there will be no part of case used in this build as it's a SCRATCH BUILD Motherboard: MSI or Gigabyte AM3+ Motherboard (whichever suits the build more) CPU: AMD Phenom 2 X6 1090t PSU: Corsair RM 1000 GPU: Sapphire R9 290x reference edition Ram: 2x 8GB Corsair Dominator GT Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212x Fans: Corsair 120mm (RGB), Aerocool 120mm white LED SSD: Samsung 860 evo or corsair neutron GTX or both Optical drive: Asus DVDRW LED Controller: NZXT HUE Fan Controller: Lamptron FC5 6 Channel 30W LED Fan Controller V3 ONE OF MY MAIN INTENTION ABOUT THIS MOD WAS TO USE MOSTLY SCRAP ELEMENTS TO MAKE THE SCRATCH-BUILD So I started to think about a build which will not require any parts from an existing case...which will be completely made outside the traditional pc case layout. and it struck my mind after I saw inwin's one piece metal sheet bending case...The S frame...then I thought NO I will not do it exactly like them...got to give it a unique touch of my own....then I started to work with bending a huge Acrylic sheet to give it a desired form to accumulate my pc components in it...and here started my SCRATCH CURVZ build... I have 1st started with a 5mm acrylic sheet then I started to bend it in the desired place where I want to accumulate the pc hardware such as motherboard, Psu and other things.... the bend was the hardest part to do in this mod as I didn't have any professional tool to bend the acrylic This Build was started almost a year ago but due to a great leg injury I couldn't finish it at all....and HOPING TO FINISH IT IN THIS CMWS 2019...
  2. thechoozen

    Boba

    This is our Second Project for the CMWS2019.... it will be a scratch Build Project and we already started the Building Process in November 2018. This Project will be Based on one of the most Popular Bounty Hunters in the Galaxy - Boba Fett. We Plan to build a Bust of his upper Body which will be mounted on a Base which will contain the PSU and Radiators for the Custom Watercooling Loop. It will look like this when we´re finished.... Before we could start the Printing Process of approx. 360 Parts (only for the Bust) we had to optimize rescale and optimize our Model for the 3d Printing Process. But it was worth the time, because now i theoretically could wear his armor by myself. For the Printing Process we cutted the whole model into little pieces which could be handled by our Printer and finally started the Printing Process....... Like you can see, after finishing the Printing Process of those small chunks, we directly started to sand their surface and started to weld them together like a giant 3d Puzzle.....
  3. Hello together, I'll start my worklog with a short introduction: My "Good & Evil" project is about 2 PC's integrated into one desk which I've builded from scratch. It features some extras like a liftable section for the screens, two 64x256 Matrix LED-displays, an integrated stream deck, one 7" touchscreen for monitoring system specs and some custom balancers made out of sparkling water columns. For completing the environment I've added a 3D-hologram projector and some Nanoleaf-lighting which is synchronizing with the PC. Also I've integrated a soundbar and a subwoofer into the desk for having a fitting audio-system in place. The project is housing two PCs: One AMD Ryzen R7 2700x with 16GB RAM and a Vega64 Graphics Card and one Intel i7-8700k with 32GB RAM and a GeForce RTX 2080 card. So finding a fiiting name for the project was easy. I've decided to name it "Good & Evil" in cause of those ongoing "fanboy-wars" all over the web between Intel and AMD fans. As a logo for the project I've decided to use an ambigram in red & blue which is showing the project name. The ambigram can be turned around by 180 degrees so that every project viewer can "choose" his side. I've planned and visualized my project using SketchUp and Blender. Took me around 250 hours and several fresh starts till I was satisfied with a design fullfilling my needs. I've started planning my project in the early month of 2018 and started the build in the mid of august 2018. My project was supported and sponsored by: Cooler Master Germany (Keyboard, Mouse, Fans, Power Supplies) MSI Germany (Mainboards and Graphic Cards) Alphacool Germany (complete cooling equipment) XPG international (RAM and SSDs) Flatlift Germany (TV Lifts) So a big shoutout for the fantastic support !!! Regarding the color of my desk I've finally decided to choose a dark red as black and white were a bit to common. As main-materials I've choosen to work with MDF-plates and tinted glass.
  4. Hey guys, Here's one of my entries for this year, my Intel Skull scratch build Check out my full overview and time lapse video putting this build together here: SPECS: MB - GIGABYTE X299 AORUS MASTER CPU - Intel Core i9-9980XE RAM - 32GB Team Group Night Hawk RGB DDR4 3200MHz GPU - 2 x GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING OC M.2 SSD - 2 x 512GB AORUS RGB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSHD - 2 x 2TB Seagate Firecuda HDD - 2 x 6TB Seagate Barracuda PSU - Cooler Master V1200 Platinum Custom water cooling by EK Water Blocks Custom cables by CableMod
  5. Cooler Master Case Mod World Series 2019 - New Frame Build Hello to all, Time for another case build for Cooler Master’s Case Mod World Series 2019. I am planning of a scratch dual system build of a small size supporting full ATX and ITX board and custom liquid cooling in an open frame type case. Basic idea and layout and build so fare. Started working on the build. Motherboard tray and front PSU mount done. Sponsor support from Cooler Master and ASUS Colouring of case under progress Paint job almost done. Trying test fit of PSU. Started hardware installation and cable routing. Waiting for some parts to arrive. Added analog ‘rpm’ meter for pump speed monitoring. Also started doing hard tubbing. ASUS STRIX H270I Gaming mini-ITX board arrived from ASUS India. Also purchased CPU and nvme storage for this ITX board. A CPU block and some memory installed. Tried some test fits. Update Cooler Master #CMWS2019 case mod. Late Saturday night working on the build. Waiting for some storage hardware to arrive.
  6. Beargguy P (Pretty) The concept of this build is based on Gundam's Beargguy lineup,specifically the "Beargguy Pretty" and this will be my scratch build project for Master League category.
  7. . Mortal engine. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I had the idea of watching a movie, a human engine with a scientific imagination that combines technology and the steam engine industry in the 19th century. Choose to use purple tones with steel, brass colors, the texture of steampunk and the addition of RGB lighting to the machine, which gives modern mood in the future. ventilation design
  8. Introduction: I've always had a soft spot for vintage tech, especially the type of things you would see in old sci-fi/spy films. About 11 years ago I saw a vintage Oscilloscope in a flea market and I immediately fell in love with the design. I purchased one soon after, with the intent to build a mod, and it sat in my garage for over a decade. Last year this project finally came to life! Cooler Master Parts List: MASTERLIQUID ML120L RGB TUF GAMING EDITION JETFLO 120 ATX 24 PIN 90° ADAPTER Specs: Asus H270M-Plus Motherboard Intel i7 7700k Corsair Vengeance RGB 32GB DDR4 NVIDIA GeForce Titan Xp - Jedi Order Edition Toshiba/OCZ 500 GB M.2 NVMe (OS Drive) Crucial MX500 1TB M.2 SATA (Games Drive) EVGA SFX 650W Power Supply Pictures of completed work are posted on page 3 of this thread.
  9. Hey Guys, Here is my most recent build in progress photos, this case was designed by me and laser cut by Clockwerk Industries in Ohio. The build stemmed from the idea of wanting a vertical mounted pc that allowed for a very showcase type look. I wanted to be able to display all of the components and pretty stuff on top while keeping all the radiators and fans underneath. The goal for the build is to allow for some modularity and as the build develops i want to make panels of the case hot swap-able to allow to add more water cooling down the road and add different motherboard mounts or anything else my frail heart desires. Images of the build start off with just the panels and go through the process of what we have done to make the build work the way it needs. The original goal was 3x360mm radiators but we ended up with 2x360 because i didn't measure correctly. If I were to remake the case I would add another 1 or 2 cm to each side to accommodate the extra cooling I planned for. Also the milled plates were added because i didn't take fitting clearance into account and it hit the radiator so we had to move it up but I think of it as a happy accident now as I think it helps the way the build looks. Let me know if you have any questions of it and if you would like to see more of it I post mainly on Instagram @drewcifer_mods. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I will be adding shots to the replies as time goes on.
  10. Hello friends, "Monarch" project is finished, this is scratch build! Thank you everyone who support my work, see you in next project FINAL photos on page 4, enjoy!!! Hardware: Intel I7 6700K Gigabyte AORUS Z270X - Gaiming 9 Kingston Predator DDR4 4x4Gb 2400Mhz CL12 Intel SSD Series5 240Gb RAID0 Sapphire Radeon RX480 CF CM V1200 Platinum EKWB watercooling components for all system Thank you sponsors and everyone who support my work!
  11. 刘霁广

    TV

    将老式10寸黑白电视改造为一体机,带大家一起回顾经典。 詳細的工作日志链接:http://group.jd.com/thread/20000001/21079711/20000393.htm
  12. 大家好,我是刘雪冬,一个手工爱好者,一次偶然的机会看到酷冷举办MOD大赛,很荣幸被选上作为参赛选手了,这次制作的是一台仿古火车头的MOD,材料有:铁艺、铝合金、铝塑板、塑料管、冰糕棒和实木板。虽然看起来还有些粗糙,但这是我第一次做,以后还要好好跟大家学习以下是我制作的简单过程和大家分享一下,请大家多多指教。 詳細的工作日志链接:http://group.jd.com/thread/20000001/21137297/20000393.htm
  13. 2015年华纳兄弟推出《疯狂的麦克斯:狂暴之路》,这是《疯狂麦克斯》系列电影的第四部。同年又推出了疯狂麦克斯游戏,身为电影迷的我果断选择玩这个游戏。在游戏过程中,发现里面的战车太帅太炫酷,所以这次酷冷MOD大赛就采用 《疯狂麦克斯》的元素来打造一台属于自己战车。 经过不停的切割、喷漆、雕刻等过程,最终完成了战车的外观,它的每一个细节都充满信仰,每一个配件都是精挑细选,这次战车的制作经历了很长时间,有很多人帮忙,最后感谢一下这次酷冷大赛能够让我们有机会发挥,展示一下自己的才华,也帮助我们完成了《疯狂麦克斯》战车的梦想。 詳細的工作日志链接:http://group.jd.com/thread/20000001/21125196/20000393.htm http://group.jd.com/thread/20000001/21126836/20000393.htm
  14. 3月份看到酷冷至尊MOD大赛报名,就尝试着去报名。作为一个懂一些硬件,第一次想做MOD的新人来说难度很大。 掌控者,这个是看到家里的茶几,想到的,茶几很简单,透明的玻璃桌面,让我想到,将机箱植入的想法。营造一个生活环境,我们就是那个世界的掌控者,可以掌控里面的所有变化。 期初,有想过往古风的风格走,但是最终没找到很好的素材。加上一些琐碎的事情,用了两天做出来的,最终做得比较简单。 别人都说,一花一世界,其实一屋一世界。这个简单的房间里,就是一个世界。我们可以随意改变环境,设置场景。很简单。 詳細的工作日志链接:http://group.jd.com/thread/20000001/21130296/20000393.htm
  15. Calling all modders and PC builders to join the biggest case mod competition with cash & prizes worth over US $40,000. Cooler Master today announced the 8th installment of the annual Case Mod World Series. The global case modding competition invites anyone from first-time tinkerers to seasoned veterans to make and submit their creations from Feb 3rd to May 3rd. In celebration of Cooler Master’s 25th Anniversary, a bonus category has been added to this year’s contest to encourage entrants to commemorate the iconic products of the last 25 years and honor the classics with new pieces of modding beauty. Thanks to our great sponsors: Intel, ASUS, Nvidia, HyperX, and Dremel. Register now http://makerhub.coolermaster.com/cmws-2017 If you have any suggestions, feedback or issues with registration, please leave a post here or email us at: mod@coolermaster.com.tw
  16. Fridge serves as case and cooling to chill the alcohol-cooled system (liquid cooling using alcohol). Many people in the past have had many qualms about building a computer within a fridge. However we will begin this project to show the possibility of this idea. We also want to make the cooler serve as a support for one side of a wooden desk (other side will be cabinets). the desk will feature a foot rest, a slide out keyboard/mouse tray, and both a monitor and soundbar integrated into the desktop itself. We also plan to cove the top with a mousepad material with a Monster Energy Logo printed onto it. However, due to our limited time constraints, we may not be able to do this part. EDIT***: So on the last day, the forums decide to let me add more posts onto my own project, so instead i will add a google docs link with the rest of my worklog. Alcoholic Monster Google docs worklog because CoolerMaster is stupid Also adding videos... WARNING! has profanity SPONSERED BY:
  17. Bastion Overwatch Starting on my new project, this time i will build Bastion from the computer game Overwatch. This will be fully 3D printed. Bastion will have Blue LEDS in his head and torso, rotating head, and be able to speak. 3D Printer This project will be printed with a Makerbot replicator 5th Gen printer. - 0.2 layer hight - 30% infill - Supports - Raft Printed with PLA 1,75mm Hardware ASrock Beebox-s - Intel i5-6200U - 8GB DDR4 - M.2 SSD 256GB The motherboard will be taken out of its orginal beebox-s enclosure and use it in Bastions torso. Planning This case will be about 70cm high and printed in 259 parts, some parts will be combined together with printing, rest will be glued together. After all parts are printed i will use sandpaper,sprayfiller and paint to get a smooth surface and the correct color on the model. The computer i will use for this project is a ASRock Beebox-s barebone. Will also make a displaystand that i can use for LAN-parties Progress Here are some parts that are done printing This project will take some time. Some of the biggest parts will take about 25-30 hours to print, the smaller parts will only take 1-3 hours of printing.
  18. Hi everybody, so this Is my first time entering this competition. I'm pretty new to pc case building and modding and I only have one bigger project I've completed earlier so this will be alot of fun and off course a competition makes it even more interesting. I will be trying a special solution for the radiator mounts since i will make them as "one" unit with a sort of Push-Pull-Push configuration with the fans. This will require some pretty unusual mounting but i have an idea that I will try out and make work on this build. Feel free to let me know what you think of this idea (you can look at the drawings of what I mean). I've just started the scratch build I will enter in this competition so I will try to post new pictures of the progress as soon as I get stuff done. Hopefully you will like what I'm doing and I'm always open to constructive feedback and ideas, so don't hesitate to comment the build if you have any questions or anything you like to say The drawings I've added to this log are here to give you an idea of the final product of what I'm making so some things will probably change during the build and the colours are not decided yet. I was even thinking about making it a "Hotline Miami" colour theme at once but I will wait and see how i feel about that after a while. Hope you will enjoy my worklog and good luck to everyone out there!
  19. Good Day to All! I shoveled a bunch of sites with fresh modding projects and 99% of the projects are absolutely identical rectangular boxes with different lighting and liquid cooling system - if you rapidly flip through the pictures, one gets the impression that the same system unit to change the illumination color. Such a depressing state of Affairs is not very inspired. One evening came across an old book of a series of BattleTech - and had the idea to make the body in the form of a robot. Thumbing through the drawings at the end of the book and looking at pictures/screenshots/renders of the Mech Warrior games, I thought it was quite doable. The idea is not new, but such projects are few and interesting among them one. Robots in some part do not have complex shapes, also to make it possible from the available materials improvised tools without using CNC, workshop machine tools and other expensive equipment. Making a few sketches of the layout of components, I decided to stop at format motherboard mini-ITX, because even in the transition to a micro-ATX case case began to become just huge and heavy. Work in progress... Here's my video-logs. Hope the video will not tire and You will get pleasure from viewing: Part 1: Part 2: Trailer
  20. Hi Everyone I Am Nenad, and im representing Green Shield Workshop in this scratch build. Green Shield is a workshop specialized in making custom pieces of arms and armour, historically accurate and custom designed. We also tend to experiment outside the established armouring practice, making projects based on medieval, Sci-Fi, Steampunk or other theme or genre. The Workshop developed from the Green Shield Armoury, by experimenting with new techniques and materials. Thusly, Green Shield Labs is a part of the Workshop dedicated to research and development of new technologies to implement into an old craft. Therefore we are here today With our 1st scratch build, and our second work on pc case ever. We made dragon mod of Cooler Master Case 5 last year ( i will attach photo) for Cooler Master Balkan, and now we decided to move to something different. We called it Cyborg, and it will be all hand made in steel, using a lot of old and new armoring techniques, with servo engines, automatic front panel, water cooling etc etc. Idea came on last IT fair in September in Belgrade when we were guests at Cooler Master Make it yours stand, with our Dragon PC case. We already started build about month and a half ago. and i will soon start to post all production photos. We didnt had any sponsors this year beside Cooler Master Balkan, and they provided us with fans, water coolers, PSU and a lot of support. we still dont know exactly what we are gonna put in it, but this is preliminary hardware : PSU- Cooler Master V1000 Cooler master Water Cooling (we are gonna modify this actually) Nepton 240m, Nepton 120 Fans- Cooler Master Jerflo 120 Intel i5 6600K Motherboard - Gygabyte Ga-Z170- gaming K3 GPU- Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 960 4GB SSD Hyperx 240gb we will choose ddr these days Hope you'll like it! These 2 photos were our 1st and only mod ever. Pictures below them are our current project CYBORG Drawings
  21. Who Am I? A bit about me; a few years ago I suffered a traumatic brain injury that caused my brain to hemorrhage. After spending a long time in intensive care I kept thinking about case modding. Before long, its all I could think about. After recovering from my injury I was left with epilepsy and brain that no longer functioned like before. I started to look at things differently. Inspiration for mods began to pop up in the oddest places. I eventually became overthrown with modding ideas and designs. Soon I decided it was time to start. Theres nothing quite like being in the grocery store and yelling, “thats it, 45 degree angles†and then running out of the store like a mad man. No matter what I was doing, it all kept coming back to case modding. Today case modding is my life and it allows me to be truly happy. For some case modding is a hobby but, for me its a lifestyle. And So It Begins: Why: I decided to do this scratch build, “Dark Matter†for several reasons. I was tired of limiting my mods to the confines of a typical sized case. There are a ton of great cases out there but, I wanted to do something my style from the ground up. The design phase began once I started getting close to completing the StarCraft Day Zero case. However, a lot of the main features for this build have been floating around my head over the last year. During the scratch build I will be using new modding techniques as well as using materials that aren't always associated with case modding. I will also implement 3D printing and some new tech in that feild. If you like seeing original creations and have a love for the truest form of modding; you're in the right place. Design Screen Shots: • Quad vertical PCI-e slots added • Modded the stock 80mm rear fan into a 120mm • Tons of custom metal fabrication found throughout the build • Almost every piece is hand fabricated (freestyle modding) • Aluminum triple SSD rack • Custom built PSU mount w/acrylic center plate (backlit) • Hand made aluminum grill (top of the case) • Modded an Xbox 360 power ring to fit the front of the case and added individually addressable LEDs • Hand built acrylic dual voltmeter mount • 12mm thick acrylic honeycomb floor • Acrylic 240 fan grill (custom made) • Cable shroud door mounted next to the motherboard • Hand built aluminum brackets for Lexan water-path & EK 480 radiator • 90 degree brackets for the frame of the case • Snap in color matched rings for the 120mm PureWings 2 PWM fans • Designed and printed a front switch panel • Gskill logo badge with backlit letters • EK logo with plate on the top grill insert • Extensive cable management setup and cable combs • Case for Arduino Mega and mini TFT touch screen for the animated case badge • Hinges for all side panels • Mounts for the aluminum grill (top of the case) • Custom countersunk washers • SSD mount extension • GPU cable combs • Cable passthrough bezel • Switch panel for Xbox 360 power ring and 2 Vandal switches • Supermicro C7 Z170–OCE motherboard • Gigabyte GTX 960 Extreme SLI GPUs (4-gig each) • Intel i7 6700k Skylake CPU • Gskill Trident DDR 4 (16 Gb of ram) • 1,200 watt DarkPower 11 Pro BeQuiet Modular PSU • 3 X OCZ Vector 180 SSDs • Full custom sleeved Ensourced cable set • RantoPad MXX mechanical gaming keyboard w/backlit LEDs • RantoPad Optical Gaming mouse • RantoPad aluminum mousepad • 7 X 120mm PWM PureWings 2 case fans • 16mm angel eye Vandal switch (blue) + 16mm power Vandal switch (blue) • 5050 RGB LED strips with wireless remote • Automotive true RGB LED modular pods • Arduino Mega with mini TFT touch screen (animated case badge) • Printrbot various filaments (3D printed plastics) • 4 X Gas struts for gullwing doors • Large custom lexan water-path behind the motherboard tray • Combination of nickel plated and PETG hardline tubing • Custom built acrylic & nickel reservoir mount w/custom smart LEDs • Water-cooling passthrough for motherboard tray • EKWB X3 250 reservoir • EKWB Supremacy Evo CPU block • EKWB Coolstream XE480mm radiator (quad BeQuiet 120mm fans) • EKWB Revo pump with acrylic top • 12mm HDC hardline fittings, 90 degree adapters (black nickel), 50mm extenders, passthroughs, coolant and hardline bend kit Main Sponsors: Gigabyte: (SLI GPUs) • 2 x Gigabyte GTX 960 Extreme 4 gig SLI GPUs (8–gig total) Supermicro: (Motherboard) • Supermicro C7–Z170–OCE motherboard G.Skill: (DDR4 Ram) • Gskill Trident DDR4 black & white edition (4 sticks of DDR4) OCZ: (Solid State Drives) • 3 X OCZ Vector 180 SSDs (almost a terabyte Total) BeQuiet: (Power Supply & Fans) • 1,200 watt DarkPower 11 Pro BeQuiet Modular PSU • 7 X 120mm PWM PureWings 2 case fans Ensourced: (Custom Sleeved PSU Extensions) • Custom length cables, sleeving design and cable combs Printrbot: (Filament & Hotend) • 7 rolls of filament and an experimental hotend with a 1mm nozzle EMI Design (lasercut work) • Honeycomb floor panel, 240 grill and bottom door EKWB: (Water-Cooling) • EKWB X3 250 reservoir • EKWB Supremacy Evo CPU block • 480mm radiator (quad BeQuiet 120mm fans) • EKWB Revo pump w/plexi top • Fittings Including: - 12mm HDC hardline fittings - 90 degree adaptors - 50mm spacers - M to M adaptors - 10 & 12mm hardline bending kit - 12mm tubing - Passthrough fittings My Last Build: StarCraft Day Zero
  22. https://youtu.be/YRK6j18TY0k Preview trihexa 666 final product. About me : Concept : The concept is to Design something completely out of the ordinary using material or means that has never been used in the computer case mod scene and to introduce something unique to the field keeping in mind to keep the cost as low as possible so that anyone can build something cool that can match or even exceed the looks of a regular pricey build with the expensive luxuries that most new modders tend to lack that keeps them form ever trying. So i thought why not do an Assemble art, something the PC case mod scene has seen less of, and to do that using old used vehicle parts and scrap metal. throughout this build, the aspects of assemble art , sculpting, fiberglass and some techniques of painting is used accordingly to complete the design intended. The Design : I have always been fascinated by dragons, mythical beasts of destruction and power that has always been in stories told almost all around the world, and those used in most of the movies, games or even anime that i have come across that has used dragons in many shapes and forms. so this fascination and interest in these fantasy based creatures led me to design this form of the skeletal structure of a wayvern dragon and use it in combination of sci_Fi and mythical aspects to create one cool looking beast that is ready to rip someone apart . 01. this is a completely different shape than what you usually see on a computer case which in my opinion is the whole reason of the scratch build. to build shapes and forms that you usually don't see on stock computers off the shelf. 02. i wanted to build a custom water cooling that can enhance the looks of this mod by a huge scale, but sadly my budget is not that great coming into this build and importing things like custom water pumps, clamps and so on which is hard to find here is out of the question, so i kept that in mind as well to make it look as good as possible and leave enough space unseen, so it can be later on upgraded to a custom water cooling array if i ever get a chance or resources . 03. The components attached to the rig should be better and new micro itx parts with dual SSD drives and a new better graphics card that can enhance the performance with less heat issues and with them the whole custom cooling array must be adjusted accordingly for maximum visual and performance preferably a master air maker 8 or a v8gts, but currently that kinda tech is out of my reach but i will not let that little nuance get to me, from finishing this mod so i used the components of the old gaming rig i have and fitted it with a new cm seidon 120v water-cooler and jetflo red fans "The ribs on the front side of the casing can be lifted up and extended fully to do any type of upgrade". "Enough with the theatrics, the jig is up, lets get to work captain hook!" The Material : The material that is used in this build are used vehicle parts like chains razor wheels, engine wheels, shock absorbers' and scrap metal like barrel lid sealing rims etc, For the head i wanted to go to a more traditional approach, because the head is what defines a dragon and its fierceness so using earthen clay used in pottery the mold is sculptured and then using fiberglass resin a proper mask is made. this will give us more flexibility in wiring and using light effects as well as reduce weight to balance the whole structure. i will later explain this in detail with pictures. Step 01- Gathering proper material and creating the basic design. (April 26th) To gather material a visit to some of the local scrap yards was needed. creating an assemble art is not so simple like the usual build where you can always Pre-plan everything and start building it. the definition of an assemble art is to use the exact shapes and forms of the stuff that man made, be it may an engine of a motor bike or a tire of a car and use them to form a sculpture or a shape using those parts that has natural shapes to them in a creative way. so to conclude there is no exact part that i can say would work, everything is a piece of art hidden in themselves, a definitive shape. and each and every assemble art is unique in its own way. so what we were looking for was those shapes hidden among the metal rubble that can form TriHexa in all its glory. haha posting all these golden material would look like trash to some so i will post only the ones that was chosen in this build and later on do a detaild explanation on where each part is used. so the material that has been picked was brought back and i used some rust removing chemical as well as kerosene and liberal application of coca cola to remove all the grime rust and grease from the most obvious parts. keep in mind that when the build is halfway done i intend to do a thorough sanding and cleaning again before applying a primer paint and putty that is used on vehicles. its a gruesome sight so ill just get on with it. I will post photos of the 35% finished build and do a backwards explanation on how its made. before the explanation, i should state that the hardest part of this design was restraining myself to keep this build in a smaller and compact scale as possible so it can stand in almost any place a regular tower design can stand. the possibilities of building a larger and way cooler looking dragon out of bigger vehicle parts were endless but i had to make it look cool and practical at the same time so this is the best size i came up with and the lack of better resources played a bigger part in most of the choices made as i was only able to start this project on the latter parts of last month so i had to improvise in many ways as i can. The tools that were used here are : 01. A Grinder 02. A welding machine. 03. A drill 04. Carving Tools (Sculpting tools) 05.Day today tools like the hammer screwdrivers etc. No automated equipment were used in this build what so ever other than the hand held devices mentioned above. and its certified 100% built from hand. The following images are obviously self explanatory, but ill describe them anyways. so first off, after scaling everything up the old inner shell of a tower casing was cut apart, This will be used horizontally in the build and it is the whole length of the rib cage. it should be stated that i used this specific type of casing other than making a custom support case so this computer can be upgraded on a later stage at will without any hindrance and to avoid loosing what valuable little time i have. the cut off part of the casing was reinforced with quarter inch steel rods for extra support and later on to help with the welding. (The welding seams might not be the best looking ones in the world but it got the job done considering most of the tools were gazillion years old that i rented or burrowed and i am thankful to them ). after cutting off some vents for where the fans are mounted, another steel rod was welded down. This one in the shape of a back bone so that the assembly can be smooth and the stance i was looking for can be achieved. to explain some of the parts used in this Assembly i will explain each and every part so anyone can understand where those parts are originally used on. (i am no expert mechanic on vehicles or anything but i will do my best to name every part that is welded to form the artwork. "These items were picked on the spot from the scrap yard, any of these were not pre planned choices as i mentioned above". The back bone and the tail is made from different sizes of chains and a nickel belt that i think came from motor bikes and other industrial machinery. The ribs are made from metal clamp rims used on plastic and steel barrels splitting them in the middle so the form of the rib is made and also the lock part of that rim has a distinct shape of a scale so it was cut off and used as the scales as shown in the picture. front and hind legs are made from a Three wheeler's or (TukTuk as many know it) inner wheel's pressure plates , brake pads or plates what ever the exact name is and shockabsorbers and its decorated with engine cog wheels, Razor wheels, metal clamps and pulley harnesses used on lamp posts (i don't know the exact name of them) The tail is weld locked so it stays in place without any support as it should. its made from two equal sizes of normal bicycle chains and a chainsaw chain running in the middle as the scaly part. on to the painting. " as i mentioned above everything was cleaned and sanded down. then a brown oil primer coat was applied to stop any of the rust from re appearing ever again, then using body filler some of the bad areas got fixed but i wanted to make sure that we didn't dill all of them because then it would loose the artistic value and the effect the metal had altogether. also some of the areas were left with just a little sanding done because i wanted that exact texture for the painting effect i had in mind. for the effects first off the whole structure is spray painted with a flat black i purposefully left some areas with little to no black paint because the brown oil primer underneath will always give a good rusted effect. then with a cloth rag and some rough sanding papers a dry brush i painted weatherboard metal look which was later on coaled with a clear cote to finish it off." "i was thinking about what to use for the tail when i came across this old tool kit that was in an old storage box, and the idea came to me instantly, the interchangeable tools seemed to be rusted so i bought a new one for the sole purpose of making this mod innovative and more practical, so the idea here is i now have a tool kit at my disposal, ( fyi without rust) and not needing to look around for one when ever i need it (loosing tools around the work area is a whole other story though ") "i used the same painting method as mentioned above in the body painting part to get that weathered weapon effect as usual the brown oil primer coat left a cool rust effect on the tail to enhance the effect and the texture i wanted ." "led light strips and lights imma use a ton of em. i wanted to make sure no wire was visible so we had to spend at-least 24 hours to get all these lights and effects in order and in the most clean and neat way as humanly possible. everything was sleeved to a high quality and i used industrial grade highest quality wires in the wiring" "my old power supply is getting a face lift. (it seems so happy )" The psu got a new paint job new flex hose wiring and heat shrink sleeving. as well as a new red led cooling fan Thank you for watching!.
  23. Introduction: Hi Guys, First of all, I'm Andrew Lee Adanza. I've been a pc enthusiast for just about a 2 years or so. Building a gaming rig was only my goal at that time. But as time/months passed by, my love for PC grew. That is the time when i was hooked up to modding. Right now, i'm in a foreign land and it is hard for me to grab all tools and materials to do modding since im still not familiar in this country. Anyways, I will stop this nonsense and proceed with my build log. I've already seen and followed some epic system builds and project logs creating a case using acrylic. some of these are wallmounted pc's like LORAMENTUM and some build using PARVUM like Darthbeavis, l3p, kier etc. This guys inspire me. so now, I will be creating a case with the idea of a case made of acrylic like PARVUM but with inline loops(coolant will pass in the case itself, like LORAMENTUM). If my work comes out half as good as other "masterpiece". It would be a great achievement for me. All cuts are done using a scrollsaw and by hand. hoping to have my own laser cutter to ease the work. I would also like to take this chance to say thanks to all of the sponsors. Thanks BITFENIX for sponsoring this build. Special thanks to BitFenix Malaysia and Clement for all the help. Thanks CORSAIR for sponsoring this build. Special thanks to Corsair Malaysia, Emily and Anson for all the help. Thank you guys. I would also like to give thanks to Intel and Intel Malaysia for helping me on this build. Thanks a lot guys. And to my wallet. hehehehehehe.... If you want to see our upcoming projects, you can visit https://www.facebook.com/arcismodz Thanks ====================================================== Hardware List: Below is the list of parts/hardwares to be used in this build. Specs: CPU: I7 4790K - ✓ MoBo: Asus Z97i - Plus - ✓ RAM: Dominator Platinum 2400mhz - 2 x 8gb - ✓ GPU: GTX 760 - ✓ (to follow, all budget for GPU goes down the drain with all the tools and materials needed for this build.) HDD: WD 500gb - ✓ SSD: Corsair Neutron 240gb PSU: Corsair AX760 - ✓ Water Cooling: CPU Block: EK Supremacy CPU Block Nickel Plexy - ✓ GPU Block: EK FC670/760 - ✓ Rad: Black Ice GT Stealth 240 XFlow Rad - ✓ Pump: EK DCP 4.0 Pump - ✓ Reservoir: D65 x L170mm RES - ✓ Fittings: Compression Fitting - ✓ Fittings: 45 Degree Adapter - ✓ Fittings: 90 Degree Adapter - ✓ Flex Tube: Primochill Advanced LRT Tube - ✓ Coolant: Mayhem Pastel Green/Mayhem Blue Dye/Mayhem UV Green-Yellow Dye - custom color - ✓ MODS and Misc: Fans 1: CM JetFlo 120 2pcs - ✓ Fans 2: CM XtraFlo 12CM 2pcs - ✓ Led Lights: BitFenix Alchemy LED Strips(white) - ✓ Sleeved Extension Cables: BitFenix Alchemy Cables - ✓ Corsair Lightbar Kit Hardware Photos: Box Photos: Hardware testing/my current setup
  24. Mg Akon

    GFS DESK

    Hi All, I am new here. Name is Mg Akon and I am from Myanmar and currently in Singapore. Since i saw Custom PCs, Scratch Build systems and Tower Mods. I would like to work one of my own. This is my first project and Design for my "GFS Desk" is mainly from "Malaysia Vector PC" (https://www.facebook.com/vectorvhwl/?fref=ts) and Peter Brand's Cross Desk and L3p Desk. I give full credits to them. I completed my desk one week ago (last week of March 2016). but too lazy to post a thread. this is final pic Thank you all for viewing guys. and Here it is. Project: GFS Desk Desk Spec: 1) 304 SS material (i want to use aluminium but i can't find it in my country ) 2) Dimension (pls refer to drawings) Computer Spec: 1) i5 6600k 4.7 GHz (OC) 2) ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger 3) 2x Samsaung SSD EVO 850 4) 1x WD Red 3TB HDD 5) 1x PowerColor 280x TurboDuo 3GB OC 6) Corsair AX1200i 7) 2x Corsair Vengeance LPX2666 (2x 4GB), going to put another two cards later. Lighting 1) 3x 12" Cold Cathod UV Light 2) 3x 6" LED Strips (blue and white) Water Cooling Parts 1) XSPC Fittings 2) 2x Phobya Balancer 250mm 3) XSPC UV Green Concentrate Coolant 4) AlphaCool NexXxos Water Block for GPU 5) Swiftech Apogee XL (ROG Edition) for CPU 6) 2x Magicool 360 G2 Slim Radiator 7) Swiftech Pump MCP655 1. I used inventor for these drawings.