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So a little intro. Im bits and I'm currently working as a computer assembler for PBTech here in New Zealand. I have built countless watercooling systems (hi-res photos of some past builds here: http://imgur.com/a/RUvNo) but this is the first time I have tried doing anything resembling case-modding, so every step is a learning process for me!
 
This mod idea came about as I have always wanted a case with a straight-through airflow design with radiator/fan mounts on either side of the case(think of a tunnel with a push/pull fan on each side), as I believe this design would enable the absolute best in cooling performance and watercooling potential.
 
This is achieved in this mod by combining parts from 2(!) Cooler Master Mastercase Pro 5 cases. The exterior panels from both cases are combined to make an almost mirror-symmetrical design (which is where the projects name comes from) while the interior is completely custom designed and made.
 
Special thanks to my one and only sponsor: PB Tech!
 
List of some of the mods include:
- Straight-through push/pull airflow design with radiator/fan mounts on either side of the case
- 90° rotated M-atx motherboard mounting
- Custom perspex interior and PSU cover to enable a Lightbox-style interior
- Dual-loop watercooling with individual 360mm radiators and resorvoirs for each loop and hard-tubing
- 3D Printed motherboard accent parts for ASUS Maximus VIII Gene board.
- 3D Printed cable shrouds to hide all cables
- 3D Printed logos and Case Mod 2016 plaque
 
Solidworks drawings for concepts, sizing and 3D printed parts:

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Worklog:

 

After de-riveting everything, started to dremel off any metal that got in the way of making the front panel fit on the front

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more dremeling

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it fits!

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shaving off some metal for a flush fit for the perspex

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re-cy-cling?

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test fitting with cardboard

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it fits!

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protip: heat your perspex before tapping screw mounts

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test fit with scrap perspex

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first print of the project

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lookin good

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3D printing is eas..

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ugh

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bending perspex with just a heatgun 

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it fits! (after some dremeling...)

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please insert girder:

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idontknowwhatimdoing

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before

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after!

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3D printing of the Commemorative plaque (had to print most of my parts in 2 due to the printers tiny printbed)

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<3 plastidip

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ThatPeelingFeeling

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art

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progress

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i herd  

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u liek

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LEDs

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i like this pod thing

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3D printed some cable tie mounts (most of them broke)

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MORE POWER

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piece d resistance

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Fuelled by Vâ„¢. (yes this drink is real and no im not dead)

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50+ fittings were used in this fricken build (my fingers still hurt to this day)

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this took longer than i care to admit

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hey it works

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time for photos

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Final pics:

 

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Closeups:

 

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Short vid of the mod:

 

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