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Old 28th May 2016, 1:26 AM   #16
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Hi guys,

Here are most of the panels from the case rusted, clear coated and I also added some effects with some white paint smudges that I think turned out pretty nice and bringing the whole theme together for this build!

As you can see, compared to previous updates, it seems like the clear coat really darkened up the rust look however I think it looks even better this way and more in line with the Dead Space theme.

I'll be putting it all together very shortly but I wanted to give you guys a close up on all the parts!



























































Let me know what you guys think and stay tuned for more!

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Old 29th May 2016, 1:59 AM   #17
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Hi guys,

Here's the case all reassembled and looking as awesome as ever! I'm really happy with the result and it goes perfectly with the theme.

Still some effects to add over the rusted paint for a more Dead Space look and some things to build around the top and front panels.

Let me know what you guys think.













































Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more!

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Old 6th June 2016, 8:10 PM   #18
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Hi guys,

Sorry for the lack of updates on this build. I've been quite sick over the last week and haven't had a chance to post more updates.

The race is now on to finish this build by the 12th of June. That's Sunday this week as that's when the Cooler Master CaseMod World Series ends.

Here is the work I've done for the top and front panel.

If you haven't guessed it by now the front panel will have Isaac Clarke's helmet from the original Dead Space game mounted to it. It should look pretty nice if done right!

Let's have a look at the progress!

First up the helmet pieces. Started of with a piece of 2mm black acrylic. Measured and drew out the shape by hand.



If you can't see it yet, you will be the end of this update.



Next up were pieces for the top panel to work around the tube. Just designed a random pattern from scratch that I thought would look good and everything was cut by hand with my Dremel Moto-Saw.



Helmet pieces all cut too



I went ahead and bent the acrylic pieces to shape and mounted with other straight pieces to form the overall helmet design.

The way I bent them was with a sheet of thin aluminium that was used to measure the shape of the front panel and then taped up to hold that particular shape. Once done, the acrylic pieces for the helmet were placed in the middle individually and heated up until they took the shape of the aluminium sheet. Unfortunately I was too into it at the time and forgot to take pics.









You can see it coming together.



More work on the top panel. Mounting the pieces together.





And here they are both on the case.



More pics from the next day.





And lets not forget the finishing touches on the helmet







Let me know what you guys think! These will also be rusted which you will see once done.

Sorry if the quality of these images wasn't too good. They were all from my phone.

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Old 7th June 2016, 9:46 PM   #19
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Bit more progress! Starting to get hardware in the case!

Also yesterday I forgot to mention that the full specs have been updated in the first post!

Here they are:

Case - Cooler Master MasterCase 5 Maker
Motherboard - ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Assembly
CPU - Intel i7 6700K
Memory - 4 x 4GB Avexir ROG Certified Red Tesla 2400Mhz DDR4
GPU - 2 x ASUS STRIX GTX 980
SSD - 2 x Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSDs
PSU - Cooler Master V1000

Cables - CableMod Fully Custom Individually Sleeved Cables + MercoMods Custom Braided Extensions
LEDs - CableMod Magnetic RGB LED Strip

Radiators - Bitspower Leviathan Slim 240 Radiator, Bitspower Leviathan Xtreme 360 Radiator
Fans - CoolerMaster JetFlo 120mm Red and White LED fans
Pump - Laing D5 with Black Bitspower MOD Package - Pump Top + Casing
Reservoir - Bitspower D5 Top Upgrade Kit 150 with Cascade Tube Effect
Fittings - PrimoChill Revolver SX Matte Black + Various Bitspower Carbon Black angle fittings and extensions
Tubing - PrimoChill Copper Tubing
CPU Block - Bitspower Summit EF
GPU Block - 2 x Bitspower VG-NGTX980ADIIS





























Thanks for checking it out!

Cheers,

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Old 8th June 2016, 11:52 PM   #20
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Hi guys!

Here's the helmet nearly finished! Just some more minor details that will be added.













The light is only as an example from my phone, it will be better once on the build.







Also a quick rusty PSU mod. I didn't want to ruin the PSU so I used vinyl and rusted that. Then simply applied to the sides of the PSU and came out pretty well.









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Let me know what you guys think.

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Old 9th June 2016, 7:57 AM   #21
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the rust comes up great

assume your going for a blue color dye?
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Old 9th June 2016, 8:37 PM   #22
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the rust comes up great

assume your going for a blue color dye?
Cheers

Yea an aqua sorta looking dye :P

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Old 9th June 2016, 8:43 PM   #23
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Hi guys,

A quick showcase of the glorious ASUS Maximus VIII EXTREME ASSEMBLY motherboard!





























Thanks for checking it out! On the final stretch!

Cheers,

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Old 11th June 2016, 1:03 AM   #24
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Hi guys,

Getting closer to finishing the build!

Received the cables from CableMod and also did a special paint job on the reservoirs which wasn't really hard to do!























Here's the reservoir!





And more components going in the case, starting to take shape!













Cable management! The reason they are like that so far is that there will be some different extensions for the 24pin and GPU cables which will hopefully arrive in time from Merco Mods. As the build needs to be ready by Sunday, not sure if they will be here in time unfortunately.



You can also see a sneak peak at the finished top panel here.

Let me know what you guys think! Not too long now, will have to rush through a few things for the build log in order to upload everything by Sunday.

Stay tuned for more.

Cheers,

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Old 12th June 2016, 2:17 AM   #25
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Hi guys,

Here are the final pieces going in the build!

Awesome new Primochill SX Revolver fittings! I'm loving the new finish Primochill now offer on their fittings, these are the matte black ones and will go nicely with the build.

















Also some incredible looking waterblocks from Bitspower! These have been installed on the ASUS STRIX GTX 980. Two of them going in the build.











Finally some very sexy looking memory, the AVEXIR Raiden Series Red Tesla ROG Certified memory!





















Looking very nice in the system with a sneak peak at the copper tubing!





Final pics coming up!

Thanks for checking it out!

Cheers,

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Old 13th June 2016, 2:22 AM   #26
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Okay, here we go! Final pics!

I apologise from the start however there are a lot of pics, just wanted to make sure I cover everything!

























































































































Thanks a lot for checking it out guys and hope you enjoyed this build log! There are still things I would like to add to the build and they will be however for the time being the build is finished!

I should have a showcase video up for it in the next couple of days as well!

Cheers,

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Old 15th June 2016, 12:10 AM   #27
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oh man that mod looks absolutely amazing I actually saw it on Facebook before I saw it here (shame!)

These is my favourite pics

http://i.imgur.com/vJpo7EF.jpg & http://i.imgur.com/qPx2ddS.jpg

Using rust on the PC is a nice touch, looking at those fan grills sticking out makes me think it's a pain to carry it though. How do you pick this thing up?

Got an ETA on the build time?

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Old 15th June 2016, 11:05 PM   #28
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oh man that mod looks absolutely amazing I actually saw it on Facebook before I saw it here (shame!)

These is my favourite pics

http://i.imgur.com/vJpo7EF.jpg & http://i.imgur.com/qPx2ddS.jpg

Using rust on the PC is a nice touch, looking at those fan grills sticking out makes me think it's a pain to carry it though. How do you pick this thing up?

Got an ETA on the build time?
Thanks a lot mate! I posted everywhere at the same time, must have been at the right place right time on Facebook haha :P

It's easy to carry, the Master Case has the two handle on the top that the case can be picked up from. They can still be used even with the custom top mount. Also I'm not too fussed with carrying it, in the end it's a show PC

ETA?! Hmm too much to keep track of haha. Been working on it on and off since start of April.
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Old 16th June 2016, 11:36 AM   #29
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Alex can you make some pic less megapixels OR smaller size?
While I do like seeing your progress, this thread kills my 3g internets
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The Final Pic's look sweet Alex. Well done.
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