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  1. mnpctech

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    This log highlights photos from the PC project video I'm doing with "Mod Brothers Podcast" Host, Kyle Van Der Mewre (aka Kylevdm). ..."I don't care what we do, as long as we mod something" Kyle told me before arriving in Minneapolis. I recalled the disdain we shared for Antec's LANBOY Air when it was released. I proceeded to uncover the dusty sample I reviewed for Episode #5 of "Mod Men" ....One day before Kyle's arrival I stripped down the LANBOY and implemented ideas that Kyle could contribute during his 2.5 day visit. The only elements that remained of the LANBOY Air was it's frame and 2 side panels.

    PC Designer, Engineer, & Modder "Cheapskate" contacted me 2 weeks prior to Kyle's visit with photos of a Stainless Steel Reservoir he was developing. The design looked very industrial, like a vacuum chamber. It ignited my imagination of a sci-fi theme for our project. Let's transform it into something that resembles a make shift portable Nuclear Fusion Generator in a Post-Apocalyptic landscape. Created from parts salvaged by an Engineer after a fictional WWIV. As we worked, the fictional story started to take life... "He worked as a Senior Engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory in their Developmental Dept before it was demolished in 2010." ...... From this point on, the build took on it's own life...

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    Unimpressed by Antec's Lanboy Air from Episode #5 of "Mod Men"

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    The factory finish was sanded and scuffed up, before it was permanently turned upside down with the PSU relocated to the outside.

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    Cable Management grommets were added to the ceiling.

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    The side panels are suspended like Gull Wing doors with "Laurey" style Cabinet Hinges from WoodCraft, http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/20...ubbed-Bronze-No-Inset-Surface-Mount-Pair.aspx

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    250mm cooling fan shroud I fabricated for the radiator from the SWORDM sent by Thermaltake for AMD build in 2006.

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    The front intake grill is a combination of machined aluminum 120mm "Reactor" fan grill and 120mm Blow Hole kit.

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    page link, http://www.mnpctech.com/blowholefan.html

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    120mm Enermax VEGAS DUO in Blue/Red combo-LED with 11 switchable LED color modes.
    Factory Product Page Link, http://www.enermax.com/home.php?fn=eng/product_a1_1_1&lv0=4&lv1=39&no=128

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    This is the front of the Lanboy chassis with 20 gauge sheet metal I fastened on, for the intake fan.

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    The SWORDM radiator measures 8" x 9.25" wide with 3/8" barbs. The chassis was painted Charcoal Grey Metallic and Flat Black

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    I fabricated a new bezel to accommodate the Stainless Reservoir. I combined the top panels from a Lancool K58 Dragon and Fractal-Design Arc Midi. The 5.25" Toggle switch plate is thick machined aluminum.

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    The front intake is a combination of the 120mm "Reactor" aluminum fan grill and 120mm Blow Hole kit.

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    After painting the bezel Charcoal Grey Metallic, I added Round version of Modders Mesh to the openings in the sides.​
     
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    250mm is installed on the radiator. Fitting the new bezel and it's fastener screws. This will be painted Charcoal Grey Metallic, to match the chassis.

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    Road Warrior action figure discovered while touring Peacock Groove workshop in my warehouse on Thursday night. It won't be implemented in the project, but reminded of us of a grungy "Post-Apocalyptic" atmosphere from the movie, and inspired an idea or two for the build on following day.

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    Kyle is implementing UV Green Transparent acrylic windows...

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    Flipped MB tray with EVGA X58 and i7 920, cooled by XSPC Raystorm Waterblock​
     
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    1st...

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    mother of god...
     
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    neato- good old 920 :D
    looks sweet
     
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    Cannot wait to see how this turns out.
     
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    Bills Billets give me jizzbumps.
     
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    K#*K ME Bill, How do you keep raising the level of excellence build after build :thumbup:
     
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    Thank you for the comments ans support guys! :leet: Here is the Stainless Steel Reservoir made by Cheapskate with Transparent Purple acrylic caps and clear acrylic clamps.

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    Determining the Res location over the Mnpctech blowhole ring on the front of the PC......

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    I fabricated the Bezel from Fractal-Design Arc Midi and Lancool Dragon K58 top panels

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    The custom bezel was given distressed and weathered paint effect.

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    The bezel is painted with Charcoal Grey Metallic paint, then highlighted with Flat Black paint.

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    Areas of the painted are scuffed with red Scotch-brite pad to create weathered effect.

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    Areas of the painted are scuffed with red Scotch-brite pad to create weathered effect.
     
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    Kyle and I visited Brad Galvin's paint shop to borrow his space and give Kyle a crash course in airbrushing 101. He airbrushed shadows on the reservoir and more weathered effects on the PSU, gpu and bezel.... Kyle is using Brad's Iwata's HP-CH airbrush gun with Black enamal paint

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    sploosh......:thumbup::thumbup:

    great as per usual.. and love the facial in the first post...
     
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    Hrmm.. if only we had something like photoshop...
     
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    Haha! Thanks for the comments guys :D
     
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    Love your work, Bill! That stainless steel reservoir is sexy - perfectly apocalyptic too :)
     
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    Glad you like it! We're working on trying to bring these Stainless Reservoirs to market too :thumbup:
     
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    ugliest case on market subbed to see if you can make it bareable :p
     
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    No guarantees, but we're having fun modifying it :)
     
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    Subbed. One of the few mods that has roused my interest.
     
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    Fun is about all you coudl do with it...
     
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    should make it so the res doubles as a case handle, that would be awesome :D
     
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    That idea was discussed, maybe for future project

    We gave the ASUS GTX 560 Ti's factory fans and shroud a "Steampunk" makeover.

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    Kyle made the Copper rings while I modified the factory shroud.

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    Kyle airbrushing aged and weathered effect on the "steampunk" inspired shroud.

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