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This is a case mod based on an episode of Star Wars - The Clone Wars. 

 

Series one, episode 10.  "Lair of Grievous" .

 

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The case I am modding is the CM Storm Sniper Black Edition

 

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Right side panel

 

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Using a sheet of 2mm thick foam rubber, mark out design, then cut

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Glue the pieces onto case panel

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Paint, and add more pieces

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More paint, more pieces

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Ok, so it seems this works better if you upload the pictures elsewhere, and use the image button to embed them?

 

Right hand side.

 

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The tubing is done with 3mm diameter polyurethane tube.

 

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Thread some wire into the tube, then bend it into shape. Use a lighter to heat the tube for tighter bends.

Prime with plastic primer, then paint. When paint is  dry,  glue into position. 

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Left hand side

 

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The 3 'balls' on either side are  made from clear casting resin.

 

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I've used an ice cube tray as a mold. Coat the mold with a thin layer of olive oil to stop the resin from sticking.

 

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Once resin has cured, remove from mold and  wash the oil off.

 

Paint with a translucent paint to act as a diffuser - I have used Montana Gold "Magic White"

 

I have drilled a small hole into the back of these,  as small LED lamps will be inserted.  

 

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Hardware:

 

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Motherboard - Asus X99 Sabertooth

CPU - Intel Core  i7-5820k

GPU - 2 x Asus ROG MARS760-4GD5

RAM - G.Skills Ripjaws 4  DDR4 2400Mhz (4 x 4gb)

PSU - EVGA Supernova 1200 P2

SSD - 256GB Samsung 950 Pro M2

CPU Cooler - Coolermaster Nepton 240M

 

As General Grevious has four arms and fights with  four lightsabers, one would assume quad sli to be an appropriate setup for his lair.

 

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Here's the case stripped back. Drive bays were also removed - though I seem to have misplaced a couple of photos relevant to this post.

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Hardware installed in photos below. 

For cooling, Nepton 240m radiator mounted to top of case, configured as exhaust.

2 x 200mm fans mounted to front of case (intake)

140mm fan mounted in base (intake)

120mm fan mounted to rear (exhaust)

(There is also a 200mm fan mounted to the side panel, intake airflow for GPUs)

 

 

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Purchased one of the MARS760 new approx 1 year ago. The other was purchased 2nd hand a few weeks ago. 

Turns out that they have consecutive serial numbers!  I guess they were always meant to be together :occasion5:

 

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So, this is what a few old mortice locks look like when you pull them apart. Some of those pieces look like letters....

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Which led to this..

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Which ended up like this, mounted to top of case

 

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