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Tie P5 Advanced

Discussion in 'PC Build Logs' started by Imfaceroll, Mar 11, 2016.

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    Thermaltake Case Mod Invitational Build: http://community.thermaltake.com/index.php?/topic/43337-australia-corey-gregory/

    Hello everyone and welcome to my build log. Firstly I would love to start by introducing myself. My Name is Corey Gregory and I go by the modding name 'Imfaceroll Gaming'.

    I am 22 years old from Australia. By day I work in the engineering fields of Surveying. My main hobby's are obviously PC Modding as well as Sports and Gaming.

    I like to think of myself as being an average Joe trying to achieve his goals. My PC Modding life started 18 months ago with my first pc being a desk pc.

    Since then I have gone on to build a number of builds for displays at events like PAX. My PC building grew into a passion and having no access to 3D printers, Lathe and CNC machines has really helped me develop skills which have all been self taught with basic hand tools.

    'If you do not give it ago you will not achieve' I live by this philosophy, something may look difficult to do but I encourage people to have ago and strive to achieve.

    As you can see from the banner I am heading towards the SI-FI side of things and in particular Star Wars. I didn't want to revile too much to begin with so I feel a teaser banner is certainly fitting for this PC. Please feel free to have a guess =)

    It is a privilege to work along side these top modders and I thank Thermaltake and all Partners for making this event possible.

    I will be video logging Progress here: www.youtube.com/imfacerollpcgaming
    and posting photos on Facebook as well as this thread www.facebook.com/imfacerollgaming

    Specs:

    Asus ROG Maximus VIII Forumla Motherboard
    Intel Core i5 6600K
    Asus GeForce GTX 980 Strix x2
    Samsung 950 Pro M.2 256gb
    Avexir Red Tesla 16gb 2666mhz
    Thermaltake Toughpower DPS RGB 1250w
    Thermaltake Liquid Cooling
     
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    We just received our first shipment from thermaltake, the two Core P5 Cases that we will be working with.
    I got a great opportunity today to look at these cases a little closer and I am very happy with the design.
    The case is a very simple sturdy design that I am very excited to work with.

    I Plan on using the two Core P5's in a Star Wars themed build and in particular a TIE Fighter Advanced (Hence the name TIE P5 Advanced).

    Core P5 Highlights Video:



    Here are a few starter images for everyone to check out.

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    thermaltake PSU

    Welcome back everyone and happy easter to all. We just received our power supply for the build, the Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G RGB 1250W Titanium Power Supply and this power supply is quite unique as you can monitor is via an app to view different information about the power supply.

    I Hope you all enjoy this small highlights video and images.



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    Tt eSPORTS Goodies

    Another quick update for everyone, we received another surprise package in the mail recently containing some Tt eSPORTS goodies to go with our Star Wars TIE Fighter PC. Check this awesome gear out below.



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    I hope you are all enjoying the progress so far, stick around to see our beginning progress shortly.
     
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    Liquid cooling Goodies

    Here is some liquid cooling goodies from thermaltake that will be going into our TIE P5 Advanced.



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    More Photos shortly I hope you are enjoying the hardware goodies so far.​
     
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    TIE Fighter lighting

    I managed to find some spare time today to get a few photos of the lighting that will be in the build. The Thermaltake Riing fans as well as the Lumi Color 256c magnetic LED Strips. Build progress shortly.

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    I hope you are all enjoying the hardware so far.​
     
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    fittings wewt

    Here is the last of our hardware updates before we get into the modding. Got to take a few photos of the fittings today after work so here are a few pictures.

    Sorry, got a bit creative xD
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    Next updates will be the build progress.​
     
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    progress begins

    Hello my good friends! today we start showing our build and our vision of building a Star Wars TIE Fighter Advanced. I will be using all major features of the core p5 case within this build however each feature may not function as it is intended for ;). Lets get into our first progress.

    Its funny but the idea of building a TIE Fighter didn't hit me until my wonderful fiancé wanted to go buy some plants. Hanging there right in front of us was this cool looking plant pot

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    But what got me was when you remove the material you are left with a quarter of a ball, and it is steel (easy to weld off and a strong base frame for what we need).

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    So of course instead of her getting plant pots i ended up getting some instead. however I did offer here the material inside.

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    I needed the inside of the ball to be hollow obviously so i can fit components inside so it was time for some dremel work to remove a few steel rods

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    then I had to clean up the cuts with a file

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    and then lastly smoothen it all out with the grinding stone

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    so we are left with 4 quarters looking like this

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    I hope you are enjoying progress so far, more updates shortly.​
     
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    TIE Fighter Ball

    Welcome back guys, today we managed to get some more progress done. Now that we have the 4 plant pot quarters all cleaned up I needed to create a rough base on it using some aluminium to it gives me a surface to work off of when I do some fibre glassing and bog filling.

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    As a temporary way to attach the aluminium to the ball I just drilled a few holes around the frame and into the metal sheet so I could wrap it around.

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    A few nuts and bolts to temporarily keep it in place makes it a lot easier for me to work with.

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    next step I just used the dremel to take off the excess metal for the next quarter

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    and here is a few of the sections joined together. As you can see to bend the aluminium I had to cut slots in the metal. These were only rough and don't need to be neat because of the next step we will be doing.

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    I hope you guys are enjoying the progress, more updates shortly.​
     
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    Progress 1 video

    A quick video of progress up to date =)

     
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    making a solid TIE fighter ball

    Welcome back guys, got a bit of progress done to show you all, I managed to find time to start filling in the frame work with some bog, this bog has fibre glass through it so it acts the same way as fibre glass does.

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    Applies pretty messy but well worth the extra strength that I need in this ball for later on.

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    Got it applied to the outside as well, so lets get the orbital sander going!

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    A few higher bits that I went over with the file as well.

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    I even decided to paint myself and the shed while I was at it.

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    And the hardest part of it all was trying to sand down that inside. Due to the concave shape of the inside the orbital sander was very difficult to use so we ended up using our delta sander.

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    This took ages to complete as I am only showing you one quarter of the ball. So each process was repeated 4 times over. However the end result will certainly be worth it =)

    I hope you are all enjoying the progress so far.​
     
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    a 4 or 5" grinder with a paper type disc will knock over both the inside & out;)
     
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    haha if only i had the $$ to fork out for new tools xD
     
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    tie fighter PC

    Hey guys, here is another update for you all, I got the ball nice and smooth and I also found some sort of mushroom vent thing that I took apart to use in the build. I am not 100% sure if i will be using it but it is all part of the progress so I will show it to you guys =) I have since used some acrylic and it has worked much better so there is another spot i am thinking of using this part in =).

    Just found this for really cheap at the local hardware store, thought it might make a good lip to build the window off of.

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    Time to shred this vent into what we need. Firstly I had to remove a few rivets holding it together

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    next a bit of jigsaw work to remove the bottom half.

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    After drilling a hole to get the jigsaw blade in, we cut the centre piece out as well

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    next comes the cleaning up part, a bit of file work

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    Some use of the grinding stone to remove any rough edges

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    And lastly the sanding wheel to polish it all off nice and smooth.

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    As I said before, I will be using this piece somewhere else now but its all apart of the progress so I wanted to show you all =)

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    progress 2 video

    Here is progress 2 video of our TIE fighter advanced PC.



    More progress soon.​
     
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    Small update today, I joined two quarters together to create half of the TIE Fighter sphere.

    I just used some of the left over bog that i had

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    I made sure i got the bog right in the gap inside and out for maximum strength

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    And here is always the fun part, sanding as always

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    I need to add a bit more bog to the sides to round it up a bit more but here is what it looks like now

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    Hey guys, welcome back. Over the weekend I was able to get a lot of work done. I started working on the frame work that comes off the sides of the ball and holds the wings in place. The frame will be made from Aluminium channels and welded together because we have access to aluminium welding. This will keep it light. We spent many man hours cutting these channels however i will keep it nice and short and just show you a few.

    I decided to get my artistic side on today and draw up a diagram with the to scale measurements from my 3d render.

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    Using a pen/pencil i measured out my cutting positions.

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    Loads of hours spend cutting frame work, no need for gym for a while.

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    a bit of file work and using the dremel sanding disk to clean those edges right up.

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    I also cut out some tabs so that the aluminium channels can slide right into each other for an easy weld.

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    And here is where the wings are at so far. Next I will add some width to these sections to bring it some shape.

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    Progress three video update, I hope you guys enjoy =)

     
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    Hey guys, time for some more progress, today I started some cut outs for the top and bottom of the ball.

    Taking measurements before I start the cuts. I want to make sure it is centred correctly.

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    A nice guide line to follow always helps when cutting

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    Using the jigsaw to cut this section of the ball out.

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    That is one quarter done, 3 more to go.

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    and here is the final result

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    More progress shortly =)​
     
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    Joined the last two quarters of the ball together and made use of the new top and bottom cut outs.

    With the top and bottom cut outs complete in the ball it gives me more room to fit the delta sander in there to give it a nice sand back.

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    I also took the time to start sanding out the window

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    While i have the sanding equipment out i used my orbital sander to sand the join down until smooth.

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    And lastly, a bit of filler in the small holes around the ball to make a smooth surface.

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