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Clear Ivory (Haf Staker) CMWS

Discussion in 'Modding Worklogs' started by EssentialDesign, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. EssentialDesign

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    Hey Ladies and Gents my names Drew and i go by the name Essential Designs.
    I am currently creating a system for the Cooler Master World Series.
    Using the CM Haf Staker case with the extra 915r part, i am trying to create a clean yet violent system.
    Link to Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/EssentialDesignsAndMods
    Do have a competition coming up soon, so like to keen up to date.

    Specs:
    CPU: 4790k @ 4.7
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VII Ranger
    GPU: Galax GTX 970 (x2)
    Ram: 32gb (4x8gb) G.skill Memory.
    PSU: Silverstone Essential 1000 Watt
    SSD: 250gb Kingston.
    HDD: 2tb Hitachi Drive

    Loop:
    2 Loops one for the cpu and the other for the 2 gpu's (red/white coolant).

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    First Coats of paint, really just trying to look for the paint scheme i want.

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    Alittle bit of red here and there.

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    Started making some covers and backplates for the system

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    Got another one, but didnt like it as it took up to much of the window.

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    Although i did get board and painted them black, still didnt change my opinion on it. also tried out places to put the cords.

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    I re-did the paint as i was unpleased with the red, black and white on the outside of the case suited it better. Will accent red all throughout the system tho.

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    Hehehe red fans!!!!

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    Another picture of the paint scheme im going for.

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    Mind the cables in this one but i created some backplates for the gpu's not sure if ill paint them or keep them red. Have to wait and see.

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    Picture of what i want it to look like.

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    Design for a new psu cover/motherboard tray, make it more inviting by having it angled allowed you to see more of the system.

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    Design to go on the side of the psu cover.

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    Created a SSD stand which will go on top of the psu cover.

    This is as far as i have got, more pictures and updates to come, hope everyone enjoys follow this mod!
     
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    EssentialDesign

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    So a bit more progress... got the some blocks
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    And the backplates for the gpus.
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    More progress towards the end of the week.
     
  3. the3coopers

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    Gawd that honeycomb behind the mesh on that case is ugly. Especially the original white with your first red grill [vomits].

    If it was me I'd be taking a hacksaw or dremel to the thing and chop out all that plastic, to leave a clean mesh grill and better view of the fans. That would look heaps better, although I doubt that any amount of mods will be able to make the case look particularly attractive.

    As an aside, what's the story with the blurry out of focus photos? Something wrong with your camera? Or is the lens really smeared up?

    Instead of all those uncropped pics, couldn't you use a mobile phone or a camera that works, put the objects all in a group and just get one decent shot? (PS: that photo of the rear of the coolant bottle is particularly boring) :lol:
     
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    Issues with the drill haha

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    I made the shroud and its really coming together now.

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    Drilled the holes for the custom cords i have coming.

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    A nice picture of it in the sun

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    Making the final shroud for the uper 915f haf staker

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    Got a few more holes to cut in the shroud but pretty much done.

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    Another Picture

    More to come.
     
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    New addition to the build is a sponsor. Big Thanks to Cooler master, and Hugh at My DIY

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    More to come
     
  6. Mrfocal

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    You do know that bit-tech mod of the year was a coolermaster stacker right, so someone thought you could mod a stacker to be attractive.
     
  7. the3coopers

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    Big deal - modders have strange tastes. :lol: :lol:

    Personally I think that most "gamer" cases are utterly horrid, and the lines and particularly the detail of this new stacker are not what I would call "elegant" by any stretch of the imagination.

    But anyway. my comment was mainly relating to the honeycomb plastic behind the front grill, and specifically triggered by this image:

    http://i.imgur.com/WudUdMI.jpg - Now that is a look that only a mother could love, don't you agree? :Paranoid: :lol:

    And please note that this is not a comment about the OP's mods, which are awesome. In fact, the white honeycomb's already been noticed and painted over before I posted. That makes it look heaps better when the machine is static.

    However paint doesn't solve the issue when the LED fans are behind it: http://i.imgur.com/WgpmUb2.jpg

    Generally I guess I just find it quite odd that people spend massive amounts of time and money to "mod their cases", but very commonly don't modify things like that honeycomb which can make a dramatic difference to the appearance. That said, my own modded cases are done for functionality and are either totally stealth and/or look like shit, so I am probably not one to talk. LOL
     
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    Hey I have no problem about hearing feedback but in my opinion it comes down to builders decision and what they like, and like so if you were to mod something then i would, comment and give feedback about it too, so thank you for the input.
     
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    A few Gorgeous pictures of the case under the night sky
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    Just getting totally silly now.

    Unsubscribed. :thumbdn:
     
  11. cheozuka

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    Nice build. I like the attention to detail and the custom mid plates. Cleaning it up.

    The case is quite functional and adaptible.
    It's not the most elegant case, But i don't see the need for negative critiscism In depth. We should be encouraging each other.
    The mod is worthy of being in the case mods section.
    Look at the time and detail.
    Everyone has a personal taste, and that's what makes it interesting.
    Looking forward to some detail pics and your next build log :)
     
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    Thankyou buddy that really means a lot to me, i will be hopefully finishing it in the next couple weeks, just need to buy a new pump then you'll get a few close ups :)
     
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    Im liking the clean tube runs and bends. The build I'm doing is nuts.
    Full of complex bends in tight places. It's got nearly 50 compression fittings for the hard tube :/
     
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    hater's gonna hate... but personally I think this is one awesome mod..... also that top picture with the lights across the background looks really cool!
     
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    Gets stupidly expensive haha hense why i resorted to bends haha

    Also had a few leaks first time over, meaning about 6 different things i needed to fix unfortunately all good now tho
     
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    Thanks man means a lot to me and i had my friend take the picture he'll be doing the final shots
     
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    Part of the reason i have so many is cpu chipset and ram cooling with sli 970s. Dual loops bay res gas 8 fittings and so does mobo. There is also a pedestal base which holds all both 360 rads and pumps. Amd everything passes through bulkheads as i built top front and bottom plates. :)
    I'll start log soon. Just been busy modding!
     
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    Part of the reason i have so many is cpu chipset and ram cooling with sli 970s. Dual loops bay res has 8 fittings and so does mobo. There is also a pedestal base which holds both 360 rads and pumps. And everything passes through bulkheads as i built top front and bottom plates. :)
    I'll start log soon. Just been busy modding!
     
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    So the cables from Icemodz arrived today looking fineeeee as ever!

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    Unfortunately i am stuck with the AIO cooler for now until i grab a new pump!

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    Yesterday i received a little present from Cooler Master, gosh i havent seen such well made, attention to detail fans, they really are beautiful!

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    And i finally pulled the failed pump out of the system, going to buy a D5 pump tomorrow

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