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Old 09-15-2017, 08:55 AM
JejeLaPelle JejeLaPelle is offline
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Hello!

Great week, paint a bit, got my MB and GPU, and I've begin the mod of the MB!

Fan grills painted :



For the cable pass throught, i've tried a lot of things, but so far, I'm not happy with the result :



I will try other things.

Now, the hardware!







The graphic card is big, thick, and looks really fine!
I won't do a lot of modification on it, except keep the backplate with the EKWB block, and i will TRY to use the LEDs of the rad, in order to mount it on the waterblock.

The mobo :







And the first thing i'm gonna change :



I'm gonna flip this logo.

I remove the aluminium plate (fix with tape i think) :



Cut a small piece of acrylic to go in the hole of the chipset :



Print a plate with a reversed logo, and that's it (3D printed plate is painted in black here) :



It will be paint like the other parts.

Hope you liked it.

See you!
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:18 PM
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This looks fantastic so far. Keep up the good work!
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:25 AM
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This looks fantastic so far. Keep up the good work!
Thanks!

The mod will really take shape when i will make the next acrylic piece, the case will look like it should be! (i need some measure before bending aluminium plate).
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:32 AM
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Hello,

I 've tested the hardware, so first, i placed the MP500 :



I also put the 24 pins pass trought, and my painted plate for chipset :











And after pluging everything, here it is :









It's working fine, just a word on the memory, it's 2666MHz sticks, i just put 2933MHz threw BIOS, and it's seems to be fine, maybe i will try to go higher (i'm not a clocker at all, so i've got to learn a lot).

See you!

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Old 09-21-2017, 09:00 AM
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Hello,

A small update, just to show you what i receive today :



Thanks a lot, EKWB, i was really jumping like a kid (hey bro, you're still a kid in your head! - No, LIAR! - Really? -NANANANANAAN CAN'T HERE YOU).

I already do one or two small things...

First, i tried to drill and tap the rad, to go from 6-32 to M4, for a simple reason, as HD120 are 28mm (to be confirmed) thick + 2mm of aluminium + 2mm of fan grill, 30mm screws are too short. M3 could have fit, but there is not a lot of BHC M3*40, so i decided to go M4*40 BHC.

I also remove that :



And put another thing instead.

But i will show you that later, I'm going for a few days!

At my return, unboxing!!!
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:49 AM
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Hello,

Back to work, after some days in Greece!

So, we are going to talk about cool things, or things that cool, as you want.

Here they are :



Thanks EKWB, this is really awesome products!

Today i'll show you the blocks, and the work i've already done.

First, the monoblock for the Asus X370 hero/extreme





And on his MB :





Yet, i only return the EK badge, you can remove it like that :



WITH A BIG CUTTER IN DA FACE

Later, i'll replace (or modify, don't know yet) le "crosshair plate".

Now, the GPU WB, i teased a small thing before leaving, as you might guess, i replaced the metal plate from the block, with an acrylic sheet... Bwa, replaced everything that was not plexy for plexy.... execpt the block!





I'll have to do the "around the G1/4" piece again, i used old acrylic, and during flame polish, bubbles appears... So i'll use new acrylic, and plolish it by hand.



Small thing i did'nt mentioned yet... You see that the Vengeance RGB Ram are really awesome... BUT, there is something i like about it!, you can remove the top (with the little Corsair Logo) and so, change his direction. That is really usefull for plateform like X399 and X299!

What's next? Early next week, milling of the bottom acrylic plate, the cutting of aluminium sheet, bending right after, and so i'll have the skeleton of the case!

PS : Do i take pictures of the milling process?
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:54 AM
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Hello!

Here is the milling of the new acrylic piece !

I would like to say that, the things i'm showing, are NOT AT ALL a tutorial, it's how i did, don't do that at home (for those who have a milling machine at home....)

First, i used a wooden plate, to not hit the table with the drill, i fixed the whole thing VERY CAREFULLY!



Seems i'm ready... the beast too!



Second step, make the exterior pass :



So you have a smooth surface, and the right size!

Then you make the 12mm holes, for G1/4 :



The coolant pass now, with a 10mm drills :



I'm using air to remove the chips!
Those pass are 10mm depth, but you don't do the 10mm in one time, here, i took 2mm by 2mm.
And to finish, the seal's groove.



After that i do holes for the screws...
And after some cuts in the aluminium, and a nice bend, you have :









Hope you like!

Next week, pictures of the case building!
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:43 AM
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Hello,

Just a small update to post some pictures of the squeleton of the case.

Photos are really bad... sorry for that...









Even if it's ugly (i mean the photo quality), we can see the adaptator plate i've made for the DUAL DDC (to fit a 120mm fan), the brand's name, well placed in front of the acrylic plate.

You can also noticed the space beetween the two aluminium plate for cable management.

Late this week i'll show you the graphic card with the WB and the original backplate. I removed the leds from the stock cooler and i know how to fix them the block.
I'll also show you my PSU box, almost finished... It has been long, because of the color choice, but now, i've got it! And it's not black, neither white....
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:03 AM
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Hello!

Here is the work on the graphic card!

This is the LED system from the original rad of the GPU :



Asus did a nice thing, because you only have two leds illuminating the rad, light is transmit by a kind of plastic tube.
I had to add lenght to the led cables, i also sleeved it, and here it is, under the block :



(so now, we can see the Asus logo on the chipset!)

I added a small plastic plate (painted in black) to maintain the led and hide a bit.



The other siden with original backplate, i only drilled some holes and used new screws (this BTR are not the definitive screws).





Now my PSU box!







I'm really happy with this color, because it takes well light and color as you can see on this picture :



So for RGB i think it will be perfect!
This grey (instead of black or white) choice was made mainly while seing the project CrystaliZed 570x by Daniel "twister" Bolognesi (if you don't know this mod, google it... so awesome!). I've just adapt the color for a nice match with black and white.

So what's next? Boring things for you mainly! I will have to do some holes for the lasts things (some cosmetics, some for the I/O panel, fix the reservoir ect...). Sand a lot and paint...
Interesting things will be :
-placement of feet and the lower plate (yes there is an other layer of aluminium!
-doing the I/O panel
-doing the last acrylic part (the top one)

When all of this will be done, it will be the best part! Tubing and testing!

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