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Old 11-29-2016, 04:38 PM
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Post CRYSTAL 570X Mod Build Log - Siege – John Davis – Shadotracker





Hello all!! I'm John, aka Shadotracker, and I'm beyond grateful to have a chance to mod this case!

This case is a really beautiful case with tempered glass on 4 sides! Also it as enough room to do as you please in regards to your imagination!

I would like to thank Blake for giving me the chance to build in this beautiful case!

This case design will be based on Rainbow Six: Siege, a game that I have played since the beta and still play it to this day! In fact, Siege will complete its first full year of release soon and I would love to honor their success with this build!


Case - Corsair 570x
Motherboard - ASUS x99 Sabertooth
GPU - GTX 1060
CPU - i7-6850k
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 32GB DDR4 - White LED
SSDs - Corsair Force Series LE 240GB
PSU - Corsair HXi 750W

Cooling - Custom water cooling


Pics will be coming soon!!! I can't wait to complete this project and see what other modders are doing to this case!!

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Old 12-04-2016, 08:23 PM
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Can't wait to see what you can come up with John!
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Old 12-05-2016, 02:37 PM
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Old 12-05-2016, 09:43 PM
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Time for this build to begin!!

Within the game, Rainbow Six: Siege, there is a drone that the attackers can use to scout for intel of the enemies' location on the map. Once, the enemy was located, the attacker would hide their drone in various manners to be used latter on in the match. Below is a concept art of what the drone initially looked like before the final version of the drone appeared in the game.



Using this image and in-game still that I have from my own gameplay, I shall re-create the drone and have it "hide" in the computer as a reservoir. So I set out to my local hobby store and got some off-road RC truck tires and fitted them onto my reservoir that I will be using in this build.





A couple days latter I received my first package from Corsair.





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Old 12-07-2016, 01:51 AM
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The main piece has been delivered!! The Corsair 570x!!!







And just like that, time to disassemble!!





All those screws!!



Next time, time to drill out the rivets and prep for paint!
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:35 AM
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I got some more Corsair goodies recently!!!









I've started to prepare certain part for sanding and painting which will happen soon!



More stuff to take place soon!
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Old 12-21-2016, 06:01 PM
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Time for some updates!!

Before I did the complete disassembly of the case, I had to take some measurements to create the psu shroud and the front area for what I had to do.



I did mock up the PSU shroud with some posterboard that I have to make sure everything fits properly.



Once I was happy with the mock up job I did based on my measurements. I took to sketchup to 3d model the measurements for future purposes.





Now onto drilling out all of the pop rivets!!







All the panels disassembled!



Next up, painting time....also a slight tease for now...


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Old 12-28-2016, 10:00 PM
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Will you have to replace the controller built into the case to hook up to an Hd120 controller?
I'm modding this case as well just hoping that all I need for hd120's is the controller kit plus my 3 extra.
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Old 01-08-2017, 04:58 PM
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Will you have to replace the controller built into the case to hook up to an Hd120 controller?
I'm modding this case as well just hoping that all I need for hd120's is the controller kit plus my 3 extra.
I will have to replace the controller. That is why I got he 3 pack of HD120s with the controller for the HD fans
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:27 PM
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Time for the paint!!!





I will be using some Dupicolor automotive paint



Overall it turned out pretty good! Started with gunmetal with light flakes then did "see-through" shadow then topped it with a clear coat. It gives it a gun metal powder coated look



Also I have received some my shipment of parts that I ordered!!!



Next time is reassembly among other fancy things!!
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Go buddy! :)
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Lookin' good man! I wanna see the finished product.
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I finished up painting some additional pieces. Painted the mounts for the glass along with the heat spreaders for the RAM.









Time for the reassembly!!



Also I was able to get a very nice motherboard and processor for this build!!



With the TUF thermal armor, I decided to take it off and paint it to match the case along with doing some touch up on the case itself.



Next time...some clay sculpting?!?!
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Time to assemble the major components together!!





I love how the paint job on the heat spreaders for the fan turned out!





Time for some cable management on the backside of the case. Along with mounting the Corsair Link and RGB controllers for the fans.



Testing fitment of the reservoir with a mock up psu shroud. Additionally, I added cable combs to the front.



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Old 02-27-2017, 07:48 PM
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As I teased a bit earlier in the thread, I did some clay modeling with the reservoir!!

I started with this picture as a reference.



From here I went and added clay all around the reservoir itself. Made a nice thick layer to carve all the excess and details from.



From there I carved the excess while streaming on Twitch as a way to involve those that wanted to learn more about modding and building computers.



After a couple of hours of carving I was able to get the basic shape.




From there I went to go spray paint it into a gunmetal with some black gloss. Once that was done I clear coated it and let it cure. Later this week I will go back with some fine paint brushes to add more detail on the drone.



Additionally, not pictured was that I took some 2 way mirror acrylic and cut them down to size for the front panel. I plan on doing something a bit different with the front panel.
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