Jim Weist

[Cyprus 29] CM Stacker : Update 18: Custom Fan Enclosures

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Jim Weist    23
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Next up I didn't like using the mesh panel drive bay port cover for the bulkheads, it didn't seem professional or rigid enough. so I made one from acrylic and it is currently in place with some 3m mod tape, I will probably glue it in after the bezel is done and repainted but it looks much nicer than  had before.

 

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Now I am ready to run a couple PETG tubes from top res to the bulkheads.

 

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Jim Weist    23
I made my own jig to bend tubing at the exact length it needed to be.

 

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It was worth it because the tubes are nearly identical. I have a little trimming to tweak them to perfect but Ill do it later.

 

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This is where I am now! I am super happy with the way its looking! I can't wait to get some hardware in this build!

 

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Well thats where I am at for now! I hope you all enjoyed the update! If you want to follow me daily dont forget to check out my facebook page Clockwork Case Mods! Also remember I still have aluminum case cubes available and I have people now inquiring about custom reservoirs, so PM me on my page if you would like something made! Cheers!
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FannBlade    3

Amazing job! You are really stepping up your game on this one.

Can't wait for the scratch builds to start!!

 

Keep up the great work.

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Jim Weist    23

Amazing job! You are really stepping up your game on this one.

Can't wait for the scratch builds to start!!

 

Keep up the great work.

 

Thanks Fann! I really am, I took everything I did on my last build and found a way to do it better and cleaner and more unique =D Progression!

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Jim Weist    23
Hey there everyone! Very exciting news for the build, Swiftech has jumped on board and sponsored the build with the rest of the watercooling parts I needed!

 

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Very excited, things are just getting better and better! Now I can afford to put 2x 780s in the build and I will cool them with the Komodo blocks!

 

I delayed the update 2 days waiting on some parts to arrive to photo out and add into the update. I Also recieved my prizes from my article in Custom PC magazine, one of those prizes being 2x 256gb solid state drives from Corsair, which I will be using in this build in Raid 0.

 

Another item in is my Asus z97 Sabertooth board which is absolutely awesome! I wanted a solid motherboard that is good for modding and this one is the best of both worlds! The main modding I did was on my power supply for this update, my case is tore down and I am doing another round of details as I build it up, so the next update will be a lot of that.

 

Before I get ahead of myself lets start the update! First thing first thank you very much to all of my sponsors, you guys are awesome! Very grateful to be where I am today!

 

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Okay here are the parts that came in Ill start with the Swiftech goodies!

 

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First the radiators, a dual and triple 120mm. The dual is for the front under the bay waterfall and the triple is for the ceiling exhaust. These will be painted copper.

 

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Next up is this beautiful CPU block, the Apogee XL, right now this has got to be the best looking CPU block on the market, that is my opinion. I chose the clear acrylic, and Ill be modding it white and copper with the white LED.

 

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Love this =D 

 

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Now the new Komodo-NV GPU blocks! These boys are very clean with an industrial feel! There is an LED panel inside with removable filters for the colors. I didnt mess with that yet, I will have in depth more detailed photos of the hardware again when I do the modding on all of it.

 

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Jim Weist    23
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The backplate, another toy to mod! 

 

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Next up is the pump! I am using the MCP35x2. Its the PWM double DDC, I figured I need at least 2 pumps for good flow through all the hardware and through 2 waterfalls. Also I got the heat sink just incase. 

 

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Then I threw on some pf the Primochill revolvers and took some group photos. SEXY! lol yeah modders like myself are weirdos and find hardware attractive haha!

 

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Alright thats all the parts from Swiftech for now, I took a couple shots of the solid states from Corsair.

 

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Jim Weist    23
Alright up next the Asus Z97 Sabertooth! Very rugged PC board, when they say its TUF they mean it!! Just holding it it feels more sturdy than other motherboards that feel fragile when holding it.

 

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Here I held the board up on my IO panel I made.

 

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Okay now that you were properly introduced to the goodies on to the modding of the update! I did quite a bit of work on the Cooler Master V750 Semi-modular Gold Rated power supply. Not only did I paint it to the theme, I also cut the GPU power cable daisy chain jumper off and spliced the cables inside the power supply creating 4 independent 8-pin GPU power plugs.

 

 

First up some sleeving.

 

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Jim Weist    23
Okay here I separated the GPU wires, cut them off, cut them in half, and resoldered them on 2 per lead.

 

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This is what I ended up with.

 

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Then I cut the switch cables and power receptacle cables, removed the board and the switches from the case to paint.

 

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Primed and painted the shell starting with the top.

 

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Jim Weist    23
I LOVE how the top worked out!

 

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The bottom I had to open the wire hole.

 

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Then painted and reinstalled the plug and switch.

 

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Now the finishing touch is the new V750 on the side since I painted over the original. I cut it out with the scroll saw on 1/16" aluminum.

 

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After filing it down I painted it copper, and glued it on the side, now the PSU mod is complete and I think it lokos pretty damn good. I got a couple paint smudges but I have touch up paint to cover up and you can barely tell. The side of the PSU with the V750 on it will be seen through a clear acrylic window in the bottom case middle panel.

 

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Well that is all I have for this update! I am days away from finishing my CNC which has been stealing a little modding time from me. I need to install my limit switches, bolt down the table top, fill the spindle loop, and wire the spindle and I should be wrapped up on that for the time being and I can go full blast on this Cyprus build. Glad to finish as there are some cool ideas I have for this build that I can make on the CNC. Also don't forget catch daily updates on my Facebook page Clockwerk Case Mods if you would like. I Share my daily work there and recently started taking a couple daily modding photos and sharing them on Instagram, my handle is orangeclockwerk on instagram. I am also trying to get things going on Twitter where I also go by @OrangeClockwerk. Well thats all now! Until next time, you know where to find me!
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Jim Weist    23

Hey guys!! Another forum update! I stretched a little long this time to make sure I had solid content as I have been working hard to finish up the CNC and it is now finally cutting after 6 months! Here is the first test cut with a engraving bit!

 

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I am very excited to say the least! I didnt plan to have this ready for the completion of Cyprus29 so now I get to add a layer of CNCed details to the case! Its going to be awesome! I can now retire the router table, Its got me through to this point and helped me create some awesome stuff by hand. Ill probably still use it here and there though.

 

Anyways more goodies from the CNC in the next update! Lets get on with this one!

 

First a quick shout to my sponsors you guys rock! I have a Primochill hardline tubing jig on the way for my bends I cant wait to use it I have seen it work wonder!

 

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This update is primarily painting. I first repainted the MNPCtech billet fan ring.

 

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The I took all the sexy Swiftech gear and modded it to theme. I have to mod my pump and a GPU block yet but the first GPU block and the CPU block came out fantastic.

 

I built up the pump and I am going to add a fan to the heatsink and a frame around the base.

 

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The first parts to catch paint were the radiators.

 

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