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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
So, I wanted to make another build for a good while now, and this time make a build log, and maybe enter a competition or two. My background for this is simple.. I really don't like the normal cases, even though they are different, they all look they same to me. I really liked the idea of that flat wall out-of-the case build. so that is what i went for in this one. Lets start: My hardware for this setup is: 1 x Asus MB Crosshair V Formula-Z 1 x AMD CPU FX8350 2 x AMD GPU VTX3D Radeon R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 2 x Corsair 8GB 2133MHZ DDR3 Ram 1 x Corsair CX 750w PSU 2 x Kingston Hyperx 3k 120GB SSD 555/510 MB/s in Raid 0 (Windows) 1 x Seagate 2000GB 7200RPM HDD (storage) from my sponser, whom this wasn't possible without: 1 x Alphacool NexXos UT60 420mm Radiator 1 x Alphacool Coolplex pro 10 LT Res. 3 x Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-2000 PWM Fans And of cause some fittings and some cable sleeving. Coolerkit is a Danish company selling some good quality hardware for air and watercooling, and most other parts for doing your own pc modding, with cases, PSU's, cables and others. The Idea: This idea is going to have a lot of copper in it, Copper pipes, copper rad, copper paint, I think it will look really nice with the black and the little red that is on the Mb. As mentioned before, I am going for that flat wall out-of-the case build. The watercooling loop will be made with copper pipes, with the cooling units going in parallel instead of serial. Unlike some of the others making these nice custom builds I don't have a lot of experience in making 3d renders, so you will have to do with a sketch i made, remember, that its only a sketch!, the complete idea, of how everything is gonna look and how its made, is in my head, and some of it I'll have to figure out along the road. Stay tuned for more updates on the project when I start building (just waiting for the last package wich contains the watercooling units and pump) PS. I'm Danish, so I apologize for the bad English