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Batman : Arkham City CES 2012 Build

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by JJ_Sky5000, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. JJ_Sky5000

    JJ_Sky5000 New Member

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    Batman : Arkham City Finished Pictures 01/06/2012

    Happy Holidays,

    My oringinal Idea for the case mod, was to re mod this NZXT Vulcan micro-atz case all i was going to do was Batman etching on the window for my 7 year old son, Just a little weekend project, the ultimate goal was to make a nice little Lan case ,but when i started getting a few more ideas came to mind .

    I very thankful for Biostar, Intel and NZXT . With out there support these are just visions on paper. I showed my friend at Boistar the progress of teh case and he ask to showcase it in Vegas for CES.



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    I started working on the side panel first to replace it with plexi.

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    making the window opening bigger with a dremal tool

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    all is left is to is a few places to File.

    Next up to see how it look on the case

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    removing the rivots and the disassemblyhas begun

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    6 differnt grades of sand paper for the finish

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    DannibusX says thanks.
  2. JJ_Sky5000

    JJ_Sky5000 New Member

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    Ok brought out the heavy duty paint stripper!!!! Yea thats a airplane on the can, alwasy use proper Ventilation and a mask or you will feel like your flying !!!

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    You know its done its job when it starts to peal off

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    60 Grit !!!
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    And when the sanding is done

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    repainted the top fan cover to a metallic silver

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    Decided to change the front panel a bit and add a little Batman touch to it.

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    I will be re-using the orginal mesh from the side panel for the front
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    I had some left over anodized aluminium from my other super secret project

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    With a scroll Saw and a file you can do amaizing things

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    all thats is left is have the Rez cut out and add power button and a little polishing
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    Thank you again for checking the project out.
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    nice build, and you have nice case so you just add some to make it pretty shine
    cool
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    More pics coming soon !!!!!
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    JJ you have a PM.

    For the rest of you, I cleaned the thread! Constructive criticism is welcomed, but the disrespect to new members for whatever they bring to TPU will not be tolerated.
    adulaamin and AlienIsGOD say thanks.
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    Its all starting to come together down the Final stretch before CES. Primer and paint

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    More Primer

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    Decided to cut the top out for a place to fill the watercooling

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    More Sanding to get the annodized marks removed

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    Side panel was next , 50 grit,100, 150, 400, 1000, 1500 and 2000 for a finish

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    Interior of teh Side Panal Black with metal flakes

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    Small teaser

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    Thanks for looking
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    Happy New year !!!! Back to Modding

    Finishing painting the frame

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    Started assembly Case feet on first

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    Adding the rad

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    Thanks Db for the idea of adding some lights behind the bat should also cast a shadow

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    My intial thought was glue or double sided tape to attched to teh front panel. but it for my son, I better screw it in. :)
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    another teaser

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    Thanks for looking
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  9. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Nice build.
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  10. BrooksyX

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    Nice case. Not a huge fan of the Batman Arkham games but can't wait for the dark knight rises this summer.
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    looking good
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    Small update before the final photos and off to CES

    A big thank to NZXT for Sending me the HALE90 850W Power supply to Showcase in the MOD.

    The black and white theme ps went perfectly with the mod

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    Also another Big Thank you to Biostar supporting the mod as well, By sending the Extreme Edition TH67XE Micro ATX MB

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    Adding The Blood Red Danger Den waterblock

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    Black and red going together well

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    Finished the water cooling loop

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    A little Batman

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    Teaser ( its time to Signal Batman)
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    Thanks again. come back tommorrow for the Finished Photos.
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    Looks awesome! Good work!
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    ooooo cant wait to see the end result, looks cool so far!
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    Agreed. Very nice work.
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    Looks sweet! Subbed for final pics
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    Final Pictures are up!!!!! Thanks again for following the MOD. And a Big Thank you to Intel, Biostar and NZXT If you going to CES and stopping by The NZXT Suite you can check it out.

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    This is the best mod I have ever seen with a NZXT Vulcan!
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    Thank you
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    Excellent build:toast:
    Attention to detail is great. Have fun at CES!!!
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    Isn't that rad a bit insufficient for both CPU and GPU?
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    That depends if you're doing extreme OC'ing or not. A 120 rad can cool a CPU+GPU, but it isn't going to do 5GHz and gpu overclocking with great temps lol. However, with a light OC on the CPU it should work fine for both. They make a gtx 580 with a built in 120 rad that cools the CPU too, and those use weak little pumps and barely any liquid.
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    It a pretty Light load, and the new processors are so much cooler that teh 3.4 p4 (lol)
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    2012 CES Biostar Suite pics then its of to The NZXT Suite for the remainder of the Show

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    Thanks for looking !!!
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    WoW great modding looks fabulous!

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