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GOLD RUSH (24ct Gold)

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Hello, Welcome to the logs for GOLD RUSH.


What is Gold Rush ?

Gold rush is an exotic project with 24ct gold plated fittings, Backplate, and whatever else i can get my filthy paws on ;)
The case it's self will be, cut up, and resprayed in a white/gold flip paint. 
Featuring a parallel loop and a gold mine on the shroud, this project will be a show stopper. 

 

 

SPECS! We all love a good read at this part

From Coolermaster
Cooler Maser MasterCase Maker 5
Cooler Master V1000 PSU
Cooler Master Masterfan airflow 140mm

 

From Alphacool
Alphacool Eisblock XPX CPU - Intel/AMD - silver matte
Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 280mm radiator
Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 280mm radiator
Alphacool NexXxoS GPX - Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 M02 
Alphacool Eisbecher 250mm Acetal reservoir
Alphacool VPP655 PWM - G1/4 inner thread including Eisdecke D5 - Acetal V.3
Alphacool Eisrohr 16/13mm PETG HardTube
Alphacool Eiszapfen 16mm HardTube compression fitting G1/4
Alphacool Eiszapfen angled adaptor 45° rotatable G1/4 outer thread to G1/4 inner thread
Alphacool GPX SLI Connector - Single - Plexi
Alphacool double nipple G1/4 outer thread to G1/4
Alphacool angled adaptor 45° - G1/4 revolvable - 2x inner thread

Phobya 90 angle x2

 

From ASUS ROG
ASUS Maximus IX CODE Z270 Motherboard
ASUS Strix GTX 1070 OC Graphics card

 

From Cablemod
Gold / White Custom sleeved cables

RGB-W Hybrid LED Lights +3 extensions 

 

From Team Group

16GB 4x4 @3466mhz T-Force XTREEM Gold.

 

Other parts
Intel Core i7 6700k @ 4.8ghz 


Design

i've never been very good at 3D modeling software, so i do my best in words to describe the mess in the image lol. 
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Now a few things to point out. 
The loop under the GPU will no longer be zig zagged, it will be a straight 45 degree angle from GPU to Shroud. 
Around the base of the reservoir and where the fittings meet the shroud, there will be pyrite fools gold set around them, like gold is forming around a hot chamber. 
The name ''gold Rush'' will be cut from the shroud, and filled with pyrite (Fools gold) for a more authentic look. 

Sponsor logo's on the front will be made from real 24ct gold leaf. 
The gold triangles you see on the case will be cut outs, and meshed for looks and ventilation. 
The mesh will be gold too. 

 

Time Frame
I'm guessing at 4 weeks, as this is the biggest project i've undertaken yet and by all means the toughest work yet. 

 

Media
Over the next 4 weeks i'll be doing a VLOG of the build progress, out on the road, at home, wherever i need to go, be sure it'll be on video. 
i expect 4 episodes 1 for each week. 

Don't fret, as pictures will be uploaded as i go for the project logs and social media. 

 

 

Teaser

 

 

Now we can get this show on the road. 

PICTURES!!!! Fred is on hand to help me out!
 

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Cooler Master Masterfan Pro 140 - Air Flow fans

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From ASUS, The mighty Maximus IX Code
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Strix 1070 OC
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Finally
The Cooler Master Mastercase Maker 5

 

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I got to work as soon as the case arrived. 
First i cut and fitted the front shroud (first of 2) You'll see what i mean later
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I then cut the rear I/o Cover thingy and fitted that
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Case / Motherboard / Fans and radiators are due into the auto shop on monday to get flip painted. 
So my next update before then will be the arrival of Alphacool products. 

Excited now it's all finally moving along.

 

 

Will bring more updates as i continue. 

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MT. Mods    3

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One of the first things i done with the new plastics is cut a curve on the shroud to show the PSU
I then curved the front shroud to show the PSU.
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Case and other bits are going in for a re-spray today, so i pushed on with the shroud, getting it finished. 

lazer cut this one, as i don't want any imperfections. 


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 i decided to scrap the window the case came with, and cut my own frame to allow more of the shroud to show. 

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Its measured to perfection, so just a case of screw on and be done with it lol.

Genuine 24ct gold leaf sheets arrived. 
This is the same gold we're going for on the fittings. 
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I AM SO PROUD!!
PROUD to bring these photo's to you guys and girls! 
Absolutely over the moon with the paint finish. 

It's rare for me to imagine something, and actually have it, EXACTLY as i imagined. This is a rare moment. 
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let me know what you think. I personally love it. 

Parts in photo
Cooler Master Master Case Maker 5
Cooler Master Masterfan Pro 140 Air Flow
Cooler Master V1000
ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus IX CODE


Edit:
White window frame has been added to the case
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Changed the white vents on the top to gold
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Currently adding my gold filigree corners. 
not sure where else i'll put them lol
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More to follow in the coming days, this is where my current progress is. 

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VLOG Episode 1: 
Due to everything being cut down, i will only do 2 episodes. 
Second episode will cover a full timelapse of the hardline watercooling AND a timelapse of plating the fittings. 
Will include other mods. 

 

 

Today i worked on the shroud and filling that ''Gold Rush'' 
Still need to fill some gaps and then wet seal the stones, so it stays shiny! 

 

Video here of how it was done 

 

 

 

Also a video here of the paint effect close up

 

 

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3 hours ago, adjago said:

shineing !!!

Isn't it just  !! 

Watercooling is due any day now, will have more work logs and videos coming very soon :) 

So for now, here's some beautiful photo's of the fans and motherboard in gold pearl paint. 
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Minor update today

Using 24ct gold leaf, i covered the front logo to make it stand out more. 
It's a little rough due to the gold leaf being incredibly difficult to work with on an embossed logo.
Will be much easier for sponsor logo's later. 
 

 

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I recently forgot to add pictures of the Case and parts getting re-sprayed. 
So here they are (required according to rules) 

 

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On 2/7/2017 at 5:41 AM, MT. Mods said:

Isn't it just  !! 

Watercooling is due any day now, will have more work logs and videos coming very soon :) 

So for now, here's some beautiful photo's of the fans and motherboard in gold pearl paint. 
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i waiting it sir

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Today is a good day! Alphacool delivery has arrived
Huge thanks to ModMyMods, Alphacool and AquaTuning for the support. 

let's kick things off with a picture of everything together in all it's glory!

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And onto the individual parts (some will have GIFS)

First up - Alphacool 45 angled adapters

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Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 280mm Radiatior

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Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 280mm radiator

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Alphacool VPP665 PWM Pump

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Alphacool GPX SLI Connector

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Alphacool Eisbecher 250mm Reservoir

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Alphacool Eisrohr 16/13mm fittings

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Alphacool Eisbaer Solo (CPU Block / Pump Combo)

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Alphacool Eisblock XPX CPU block

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There are some other stuff here too, i'll update as and when i can, going to be very very busy over the next few days while i wait for the GPU block to arrive, i will be gold plating around 20 fittings. 
Anything extra will be put into my partners guardians of the galaxy cooler master 25th anniversary project. Logs should be up soon for that too :)  

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