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[Cyprus 29] Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 : New Build!!

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  1. Orange Clockwerk New Member

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    Hey there everyone! Well I have been busy lately! Finished up Grey Matter, started my Fractal Design build, and also started a 4x2CNC build. I took the case feet from my fractal build and moved them to this project because I have a good idea for them. I want to thank the companies so far supporting this build, I appreciate it!

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    About this project:

    Again I was looking into color schemes that are not often worked with, I wanted to do something unique and creative like Grey Matter, so I decided to use a ROG theme!:thumb: Haha just playing!:duh: I decided on a glossy brushed copper and white theme, I am calling it Cyprus 29. I came up with the name because the first copper mines in the world were located on the island of Cyprus and 29 is the atomic number on the periodic table for copper. I have some copper sheet, white paint and acrylic, brushed copper vinyl wrap. I will be using white Primochill revolvers with 1/2" copper tubing and white pastel liquid. Its going to be an interesting theme and a lot of fun to do!

    Don't forget to look here for quick links to my updates! I hope to add videos along the way as well!
    [x] Update 1 : March 10 : Painting and panel work. Theme now visible.

    [x] Update 2 : March 24th : Structure up, more Paint more copper!
    [x] Update 3 : April 9th : Solid structure, interior panels work.
    [x] Update 4 : April 22nd : Top pedestal, fiberglass work.
    [x] Update 5 : May 5th : Gusset, Shroud, and Sponsors!
    [x] Update 6 : May 27th : Parts came in! Custom LED trim!
    [x] Update 7 : June 9th : Starting custom waterfall reservoirs!
    [x] Update 8 : June 24th : Custom reservoir trim!
    [x] Update 9 : July 10th : z97, Power supply mod, Swiftech sponsors build!
    [x] Update 10: July 28th : Copper Painted watercooling! CNC time!
    [x] Update 11 : Aug. 19th : Painting, SSD panel, and Video!
    [x] Update 12 : Sept. 7th : Finished SSD's, new rear panel, pump enclosure!



    Here will be the compiled list of components:

    Here will be the compiled list of components:

    <> PC Components:
    [x] Case : Cooler Master HAF 935
    [x] PSU : Cooler Master V750w Semi-modular Gold Plus
    [x] CPU: Intel
    [x] MoBo: Asus z97 Sabertooth
    [x] RAM:
    [x] GPU: 2x Evga 780 GTX
    [x] SSD: 2x Corsair Force LX 256Gb - Raid 0
    [x] Optical:

    <> Water Cooling System:
    [x] 2x Handmade acrylic waterfall reservoirs
    [x] Primochill 1/2"OD PETG Tubing
    [x] 15x Primochill Nickel Plated Bulkhead
    [x] 50x Primochill Revolver Fittings - Straight Knurl
    [x] Primochill Intensifier Sicle Colors
    [x] Swiftech Apogee XL - Clear - CPU Block
    [x] 2x Swiftech Komodo-NV GPU Block
    [x] Swiftech 240mm Radiator
    [x] Swiftech 360mm Radiator
    [x] Swiftech PWM MCP35x2 Pump - With Heatsink

    <> Mod Parts:
    [x] 1/8" white acrylic sheet
    [x] 1/8" clear acrylic sheet
    [x] 3/8" aluminum clockwerk case cubes
    [x] 3mm white LED
    [x] Mod/Smart white MaxCord paracord
    [x] 2x Mod/Smart 20 light LED board



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    Alright. With all that out of the way, lets take a look at this beast of a case. First thing I did was get it out of the box and tear some of it down to start planning the component orientation. Thanks again to Cooler Master North America for the case! :thumb:

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    In case you missed them on he Black Frost Fractal build, here are the beast mode case feet from Casefeet.com. I am going to make copper rings for them.

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    One gripe I found about the case is these glued in filters, they are a pain when it comes to modding. So I proceeded to razor them all out.

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    For the component orientation I decided on, I will be using the small case on the bottom as a pedestal. and I also flipped the case so the back door is now the front window so I can flip the motherboard 270°.

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    Then I did a little prep work and painted the mesh. I painted it a bright white and the plastic panels will be painted with polished copper. Ill have some of that next update. First I scuffed the mesh then washed it off. Let it dry then tack cloth it. Then I sprayed paint adhesive then the paint follow by clear coat. I am using acrylic lacquer paint now as opposed to acrylic enamel in the past.

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    Well that is what I have for now. I should have an update at least once a week, I try for every Monday. I hope you enjoyed it and are excited as I am!:rock: Talk to you all very soon!
     
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  2. Orange Clockwerk New Member

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    Hey everyone! I got busy on this build over the last week. I really have to say I am excited to see this build come to be. The copper and white color scheme is really growing to be my favorite scheme yet!

    Well lets get into it! Some copper film and paracord came in the mail through the week. I also picked up some painting supplies to start.

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    I disassembled the entire case.

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    Once it was apart I did some work to both bottom panels. I removed most of the top case bottom panel and I added the massive case feet to the bottom case bottom panel. I am going to file down the top case bottom panel when my U-channel arrives.

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    After razor cutting out 75% of the dust filters that are cast into the bezel, I decided to cut the honeycomb plastic fronts out. They are barely visible through the mesh anyway. I will be painting the bezel with this metallic copper paint I just ordered, as long as it matches the copper correctly. All the plastics in the build will get the copper paint and should be prepped and ready when it arrives.

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    Most work went into the bottom case, or pedestal if you will. First, I had to remove some material from the front.

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    Then I removed the back panel.

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    After that I was able to paint and do a little assembly.

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    I made a new rear panel out of white acrylic. I made new rear panels because of the way my components will be installed.

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    Then I made a made a new floor out of acrylic and wrapped it in the copper film. I got excited when I saw the copper on the white! Its exactly as awesome at I thought it would be!

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    The last thing I was working on was my logo plate for the back door of the bottom case. I'm cutting "Cyprus 29" out of white acrylic and attaching it to a polished copper panel backdrop.
    I cut the copper with the Bosch Colt, that boy is a champ!

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    Once it was cut I started scuffing the oxidation off. Even the brushed copper look is really nice. I will get it polished and finished for next update. I set it where its going to be mounted for a photo.

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    Well thats all I got for now. Thanks for watching!

     
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    looks pretty nice, im not a fan of stacker but i like this build
     
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    Thanks =D You are the second person that has said that.
     
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    subscribing. I want to see this build. I am thinking of getting this case soon.
     
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  7. Orange Clockwerk New Member

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    thanks man! I finally sorted out most of my hardware configurations and the internal layout! Starting to get excited.
     
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    Mmmm, shiny copper! Subscribed.
     
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    what about making a single front panel, it would better
    stacker somehow reminds me of box over the box
     
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    Thats a good idea though I try to keep the front bezels on the case because when I get ahold of a PC and mod it, the front bezel is the only thing left that lets anyone know what case it is lol. I am going to be building a 3-4 inch access panel area between the 2 cases and I need to make a front panel for that, so I will try to blend the 2 together with that. We shall see =D
     
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    Soon! hopefully I can get enough work done this weekend to be worthy of an update Monday =D
     
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    Hey there everyone! I wanted to share what I have done over the last couple weeks. I have 5 times the number of forums to update this time around so I am trying to stay on a 2 week update schedule unlike last build I tried to update every week.

    If you would like to see some live updates check out my Facebook modding page Clockwerk Case Mods. I regularly post photos and share my work as I am doing it. Then head back to the forums for a bi-weekly update. I also share the work of friends and other modders I have met along the way in my time modding!Basically I just wanted to let you know where I can be found in between updates, now Ill get to my work.

    A few Items arrived from MNPCtech.com! Some Modders mesh, U-channel, rad screws, and a monkey modding decal!

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    I also found some metallic copper paint that matched almost exactly to brushed copper. I would of liked to stay with the reflective polished look but I also liked the brushed look very much as well. I am just happy I found a match!

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    One of the first things I worked on was building an extension area between the 2 cases to route tubing from bulkheads and route wires. For the way I want to run all my tubing it is definitely needed. The sad thing is i changed my mind on the way I will build it after a lot of work put into building up a frame out of MicroRax. I ran out of parts for the MicroRax and had to make my own. It was a huge pain and I decided to eventually fall back onto the aluminum cubes for an easier cleaner look.

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    I had to make cut outs to avoid screws.

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    That wasn't bad, the annoying thing was making the slide in threaded inserts.

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    The good thing was, by doing all this work, I got a good look at what I will be working with when I build it back up in the next week and create the interior panel layouts. I have a few cool ideas right now for the panels to close in the extension area too.

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    After building up the case I broke it back down to do a little painting and redesign. I had a MNPCtech billet fan grill I have been wanting to use so I painted it according to the theme and got it mounted. Its use will be to mount a fan the pulls air into the PSU.

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    It the end I think it looks like it really belongs on this panel lol.

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    I put the panel back on and got a shot showing how it mounts and its purpose..

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    I hit the copper paint on the front bezel, it really shows the contrast of the theme well, just like the billet fan grill.

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    I was at the store and grabbed 10 feet of copper tubing to play around with. I threw some Primochill ghost fittings on a piece to get a look at my tubing set up. Ill be using white revolvers in the actually loop.

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    Here are a few shots of how the rear panel is attached.

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    Lastly I mounted all the cubes to the bottom panel of the top case. You will see the significance next update.

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    Well thats all I have for now. I hope you are enjoying the build so far. Again like I said come check out my page if you wanna check on the build and other modding related stuff in between updates.Clockwerk Case Mods. Take care gents see you soon!
     
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    What's up everyone!? Im back with another bi-weekly forum update! I Got a solid chunk of update for you on this Cyprus build! I did some panel work on the interior, I made the case more structurally sound. I remade the extension area with cubes instead of MicroRax and it looks cleaner in my opinion! If you want to see live updates from the workshop as I am building check out my Facebook page Clockwerk Case Mods. With having 15 forums to update I try to stay on a bi-weekly forum schedule, staying organized is a huge factor when doing multiple builds and projects and this seems to be working well so I am going to continue to roll with it! Anyway on with some work photos!

    I picked up the last acrylic I needed to make my MB tray and also picked up some 1/4" PETG to make my hand made reservoirs, those will hopefully be in next update.

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    I decided that the polished copper actually matched the paint pretty well after testing a few pieces, so I decided I am going to run with that over the brushed copper. I can't help it man I love shiny stuff =D

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    I started to make the extension area with my aluminum cubes and 1/4" acrylic. (glueing two 1/8" pieces together) Its solid as a rock now with even less metal framing.

    First I did the front and back.

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    Once they were glued I marked the holes for attaching the cubes and I countersunk them with a zero flute 82° pitch countersink. They work excellent on acrylic with a drill press, I highly recommend them.

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    I had to router out a 1/8" notch for the one center cube to fit it in the correct place. Worked perfectly.

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    Then I attached them to the bottom panel of the top case first.

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    After they were on I made the sides the same way.

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    Here is a good shot of the zero flute. It really kicks ass, super clean circle countersunk hole.

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    Once they were drilled I attached them.

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    Now the case is up and very sturdy! I am happy with it now =D

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    Next up is make the floor for the top case.

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    Trim pieces for the floor and rear panel.

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    Glued them on and dropped it into place, fit like a glove!

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    Next I slapped the MB tray in and set some parts in to show orientation. It is going to get interesting when I start going into detail mode. I can't wait =D

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    Next up was making a IO panel. I cut 1" strips and 7/8" strips and glued them together accordingly.

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    I cut the GPU mounting plate and set that into place. What I am going to do is bend the 90° edge of the GPU mounting bracket to 180° flat and screw it right into the plate. You will see what I mean when I do it.

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    Last thing I got done was cutting the corners off the top panel to fit the rear panel trim. I somehow didn't get a shot of the whole case with the rear panel trim on but you can check it out on my FB page when you get time, Ill get a couple shots of that up after work today, you will also see it in the next update for sure.

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    Well thats all I have for this update. I hope you enjoyed checking out the build progress as much as I love sharing with you guys! Remember to check out my page Clockwerk Case Mods for live updates on my builds and modding projects! Thanks again to my sponsors Cooler Master and Casefeet.com, your support is helping to make this awesome build happen! Take care everyone Ill be back with another update in a couple weeks! Cheers!
     
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    Hey everyone!! Time for another forum update! If you want to catch daily updates check out my Facebook page Clockwerk Case Mods. I usually update photos there either right from the shop or at the end of each work day. In this update I have work on the top pedestal I made to cover the fans in the roof, and I tore the case down to start working in the bottom box. In other news my Cooler Master HAF912 mod Grey Matter is featured in the current issue of Custom PC Magazine in the Readers Drives section! I want to thank Antony and Bit-tech for choosing my build I am very grateful!! Well without anything else on to the update!

    This update is pretty straight forward, one thing first really quick, I painted some fittings and connectors. I will be using white fittings with copper tubing but I plan on using one clear tube between the two reservoirs. With the clear tube I will paint the fittings copper. I will also paint my connectors copper and use white sleeve. I have a lot of white Teleios left I may use that, I did want to use paracord but I am not sure yet.

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    Now I'll show you the pedestal. I started by cutting strips for the sides.

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    Once they were made I had to tap more aluminum cubes for connecting everything together.

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    Then I collected everything and marked the lines to drill and countersink the holes.

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    Once everything was drilled I started connecting panels. I love the zero flute countersinks! They make such a clean finish.

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    After seeing that the size was right I ripped to panels to make the grill for the top. I drew out the letters HAF and cut them with the scroll saw.

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    Once I did the rough cuts with the scroll saw I came back through with the Dremel :dremel: and cleaned up the edges.

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    With the top piece done I got the bottom piece cut out and cut a drop set path around the edge to fit the mod mesh sandwiched in the middle.

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    Next I cut the mesh to size and painted it copper. Then I set it into place and glued the two pieces together with the mesh pressed in the middle and cut the excess of the end.

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    Now its time to mark the holes for mounting and get it attached!

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    When the top was put on, I marked and drilled into the top metal panel to secure the pedestal to the case.

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    Then it was time to install!

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    I really liked it but I noticed the seams did not line up as precisely as I would of liked, they were off by about 1/2 a mm or a 1/32". I wasn't comfortable with that so I glued the top panel onto the sides. This worked perfectly aside from the fact the some of the cubes are just for show now but I am glad it clean.

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    I also opened up the top panel mounting holes a bit so I had some room to play and was able to perfectly center the pedestal on the top. The dremel and mini precision files came in handy for that!

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    Now the pedestal is nice and clean and attached perfectly. I am very happy with the final product there. The MNPCtech mod mesh is an awesome look here!

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    After that was done I tore the case down and I am now cleaning up the bottom box and finishing the last bit of structure work so I can start the interior. First thing I wanted to do was fiber glass the brackets to fill in all the holes and drill out the only necessary mounting holes. Its still a work in progress and needs some more sanding but once I prime it you will think it was actually built this way.

    I collected materials, mixed up fiber glass bondo and started filling.

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    I filled from the bottom first then over the top and started the never ending sanding process!:lol:

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    I filled in some pinholes and some bigger holes with spot puddy. I would of liked to use bondo first but my bondo had sat on the shelf too long and started setting up in the can a little so it was useless.

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    I sanded the notches in the edge and kept leveling out the middle.

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    I am sitting with this right now. Its a lot of work but it will look great when done, Ill have it finished next update and should have progress on the bottom case interior.

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    Thats all I have for right now! These brackets are quite the project but I should have them done in the next day to so and get back to acrylic! Oh also, I should have my 4ftx2ft CNC done in the next couple weeks! I am really happy about that because I will actually be able to use it on this build a little bit, I am thinking about making my custom reservoirs with it! Also, don't forget to check out daily progress on my page Clockwerk Case Mods between forum updates if you would like! Thanks again to my sponsors and thanks to you guys for following the build! Until next time, take care!
     
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    Hey everyone! Got another update for ya! I finished up the brackets I started at the end of last update and made the case sturdier with a gusset and a shroud through the bottom case. I am very pleased with the build so far! I also am stoked to announce that Primochill and Mod/smart are officially going to sponsor the build! I hope to have some of that in the next update! Also Cooler Master is going to sponsor the build with the new VSM750w semi-modular power supply! I plan to sleeve it up with Mod/Smarts new MaxCord paracord, and I will be painting the connectors copper! Thanks to these sponsors for helping make this case mod awesome!


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    Now that I let you in on the great news, lets get into the update!


    First off Ill show you the brackets I fiber glassed to fill all the holes. They almost look like they came stock this way =D


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    I decided to use rivet nuts instead of rivets so I can screw the case back together with bolts now.


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    Now I had a nice neat bottom box ready.


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    Next I made a gusset for strength using acrylic and aluminum cube standoff/nuts. My machinist is sending me the jig to make these and I should have them available for purchase soon after an overwhelming demand for them! Please visit my Facebook Page and leave a message for details. Ill leave a link at the end of the update!


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    Just that little gusset alone made the case really rigid! Next up was the shroud which will have a small window to show the side of the power supply, and also will have my solid states that I use mounted on it.


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    While I had it tore down I added some MNPCtech.com U-Channel to the bottom panel on the top case that I cut out. It is without a doubt the best U-channel I have used. I left some slack because I will be coating it in white PlastiDip and the last time I did that it shrunk the U-channel a bit.


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    Well that is all I have for now! Thanks again so much for checking out the build progress! Remember to check my Facebook modding page Clockwerk Case Mods for daily updates and to inquire about the aluminum cubes I will be offering very soon! Take care guys until next time!
     
  18. Orange Clockwerk New Member

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    Hey everyone!! Sorry for the delay in updates on the forums! I had an update prepared for last week and ended up moving my workshop from the pool house area to the garage for the summer and I collected some tools and had a huge organization break. So now I am back at it and it is smooth operator! Aluminum cubes are still available at Clockwerk Case Mods, just send me a PM for information! Alright now on with the updates! Lots of goodies came in and I started some of the cool details that will be in this mod!

    First thing is first, huge thanks to my awesome sponsors! You guys are really making this build extra special to me!

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    Alright now I want to show you the goodies that came in! First up my power supply from Cooler Master! The newly released semi-modular VSM750w Gold Rated Power supply. I wrote up a little review, check it out >here< Next update I will have it all sleeved up with the Mod/Smart MaxCord I am about to show you!

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    Bright white MaxCord paracord!

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    Kobra sleeve for the sata signal cables.

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    Connectors for making custom cables.

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    Heatshrink to match.

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    LED boards for the numerous single wired LEDs I have going into this build.

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    Many bulkheads! Ill be custom painting them copper =D

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    More revolvers than the wild west!!

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    All the fittings I will be using.

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    Can't connect the revolvers without PETG! Originally I was going to use copper tube and I was only using PETG behind the scenes to connect the bulkheads but I have a little surprise for my tubing later on!

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    Can't forget the awesome selection of Primochill Intesifier Sicle Colors! That's all I can say about them though!

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    Alright that's all the parts for now! On to the labor =D First is the LED trim, I use 1/4" acrylic stock and painted the face copper and drilled the ends for 3mm LEDs. Last night I ended up masking them off and painting the top for a more fuller look and the light will show out the bottoms.

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    I also made a front bezel, I am going to redo it a little smaller to make it sit flush in the gap between the 2 original bezels but I can show you how I made it. At this point I decided I am going to use the copper paint instead of actual copper panels as I would prefer everything be the same color rather than real copper and not match exactly.

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    The last thing I want to show you really quick is the interior mid plate bulkhead placement, I was going to drill and mount them but I want to wait until I have the corresponding piece of hardware to line up the fittings as close to perfect as possible. I think its going to look pretty amazing, you can get the idea if you use a little imagination =D

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    Well guys I tried to load this update with photos for you since I had a delay between posts, I hope you enjoyed the update! Should have another juicy update for you in a little over a week. Oh yeah dont forget to check out my page Clockwerk Case Mods to get daily photos of whats going on in the workshop! Thanks again for checking out the build, take care for now =D


     
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  19. Arjai

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    sub'd!! Nice Work!! Can't wait o see it done, should be stunning, as usual!! :toast:
     
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  20. Orange Clockwerk New Member

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    Thanks man! I can't wait either! Cheers! =D
     
  21. Orange Clockwerk New Member

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    Hey guys! I managed to start my custom reservoirs going. Im starting trim on the top one and I think I am going to redo the bottom one as one of the seams did not glue solid and I am having some leaks.

    I have also been busy with the CNC, its almost finished now, just need the spindle and some odds and ends. Once its done I can put my money towards buying the rest of the components for this build.

    Anyway on to the update! Hope you guys enjoy it!

    First thing is that I greatly appreciate the help from my sponsors, they are the foundation of this project!

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    Here we go! I got my motherboard tray locked in place now with some aluminum cubes.

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    I also went through and started removing the rivets and replacing them with rivet nuts so the case will no be assembled with screws rather than rivets. It makes things much cleaner and easier to break down and assemble.

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    Next up I modded the bottom case bezel to hold two bulkheads and a little window to the bottom res. Two tubes will go from the top res and bring water down to the bottom res.

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    Next I cut out a window, I am not sure what trim to go with yet, white or copper. I might actually make acrylic trim for a more professional look.

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    Now Ill show you the top reservoir. I am leaving the bottom res out because I am most likely going to remake it. Its only about 20$ in acrylic per reservoir without the trim.

    So I got the acrylic and some more syringes and a new needle from McMaster.

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    I took the acrylic and cut it down to the correct sizes and made rabbit joints on the ends to make them more leak resistant when I glue them.

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    I cut grooves in the mid plate that the water will flow over to hopefully keep the water a little more even.

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    After all the panels were cut and rabbited I got to work getting the fittings in place.

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    Even if it leaked a little the trim will block all the seams with another layer of reinforcement. Here is the first trim panel I set up. I am bringing it up and around the fittings on all panels of both reservoirs. The trim will also be masked off and painted copper once glued on for a white-copper-white-copper contrast.

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    Here is the trim in its glory. I am going to glue it square to the bottom right and flush cut the overhang. Then get it done.

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    Well thats what I have for now. Hope you enjoyed it! Always love some feedback! I plan to have both reservoirs trimmed, mounted and connected for the next update. There are only a few things left that I can do before installing hardware, its finally getting to that point!! The CNC was eating my funds but after this friday I will be able to spend money on components. I already have my hardware decided and water loop as well. If you want to stay up to date on my progress daily check out my modding page Clockwerk Case Mods. Until next time modders!!
     
  22. Orange Clockwerk New Member

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    Hey everybody! I got a whole lot of update here today! Hope you all enjoy! I have a ton of photos so lets get right into it!

    First and foremost thanks to my awesome sponsors! You guys are truly amazing!!

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    Alright first thing I got some more parts in. Mod/smart sent me in the power and reset switches along with spools and spools and spools of PSU pins for sleeving my own cables!! I am now stocked and I love it!

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    I recently had inquiries to make custom handmade reservoirs for some peoples builds after sharing pictures of mine. So I picked up a new 15/32 plastic drillng bit and a new syringe. These larger syringes are the way to go, they don't jam up and explode solvent everywhere.

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    Alright some modding! I painted the connectors needed to get my power supply sleeved, I hope to get that sleeved for next update.

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    Speaking of sleeving I found this paracord online and the color is called rust, it is really really close to the metallic copper. I think I will use it for some accent striped between the white.

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    Alright now into the reservoir work, there is quite a bit of it =D

    First up was finishing the bottom reservoir. First cut all the pieces the drill and tap what needed to be, then glue together.

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    Then fit it together, glue it, and leak test it. This one is much better than my first. I had a dulling router bit and it was just a crap finish the first time, I didn't even share it. This one glued up mint with no leaks!

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    Next up was trimming both reservoirs. I have tons of photos as I shared every day but I am going to kind of broaden it out so my update doesn't have 150 photos of me cutting on the scroll saw haha

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    When I cut the trim I would do one axis at a time and flush cut the trim even with the edge on my router table.

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    After all the trim was on I was really happy with the way it came out! In the next update I should have the trim painted and installed correctly.

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    Next up was mounting the reservoirs. The top res is fastened to he motherboard tray and the bottom one is now flush with the front face of the bezel after some modding =D. I have to attach it with a screw or 2 when I have it exact. The bottom bezel will get some more detail treatment eventually.

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    Next up I didn't like using the mesh panel drive bay port cover for the bulkheads, it didn't seem professional or rigid enough. so I made one from acrylic and it is currently in place with some 3m mod tape, I will probably glue it in after the bezel is done and repainted but it looks much nicer than had before.

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    Now I am ready to run a couple PETG tubes from top res to the bulkheads.

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    I made my own jig to bend tubing at the exact length it needed to be.

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    It was worth it because the tubes are nearly identical. I have a little trimming to tweak them to perfect but Ill do it later.

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    This is where I am now! I am super happy with the way its looking! I can't wait to get some hardware in this build!

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    Well thats where I am at for now! I hope you all enjoyed the update! If you want to follow me daily dont forget to check out my facebook page Clockwork Case Mods! Also remember I still have aluminum case cubes available and I have people now inquiring about custom reservoirs, so PM me on my page if you would like something made! Cheers!
     
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    Hey there everyone! Very exciting news for the build, Swiftech has jumped on board and sponsored the build with the rest of the watercooling parts I needed!


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    Very excited, things are just getting better and better! Now I can afford to put 2x 780s in the build and I will cool them with the Komodo blocks!


    I delayed the update 2 days waiting on some parts to arrive to photo out and add into the update. I Also recieved my prizes from my article in Custom PC magazine, one of those prizes being 2x 256gb solid state drives from Corsair, which I will be using in this build in Raid 0.


    Another item in is my Asus z97 Sabertooth board which is absolutely awesome! I wanted a solid motherboard that is good for modding and this one is the best of both worlds! The main modding I did was on my power supply for this update, my case is tore down and I am doing another round of details as I build it up, so the next update will be a lot of that.


    Before I get ahead of myself lets start the update! First thing first thank you very much to all of my sponsors, you guys are awesome! Very grateful to be where I am today!


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    Okay here are the parts that came in Ill start with the Swiftech goodies!


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    First the radiators, a dual and triple 120mm. The dual is for the front under the bay waterfall and the triple is for the ceiling exhaust. These will be painted copper.


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    Next up is this beautiful CPU block, the Apogee XL, right now this has got to be the best looking CPU block on the market, that is my opinion. I chose the clear acrylic, and Ill be modding it white and copper with the white LED.


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    Now the new Komodo-NV GPU blocks! These boys are very clean with an industrial feel! There is an LED panel inside with removable filters for the colors. I didnt mess with that yet, I will have in depth more detailed photos of the hardware again when I do the modding on all of it.


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    Next up is the pump! I am using the MCP35x2. Its the PWM double DDC, I figured I need at least 2 pumps for good flow through all the hardware and through 2 waterfalls. Also I got the heat sink just incase.


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    Then I threw on some pf the Primochill revolvers and took some group photos. SEXY! lol yeah modders like myself are weirdos and find hardware attractive haha!


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    Alright thats all the parts from Swiftech for now, I took a couple shots of the solid states from Corsair.


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    Alright up next the Asus Z97 Sabertooth! Very rugged PC board, when they say its TUF they mean it!! Just holding it it feels more sturdy than other motherboards that feel fragile when holding it.


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    Okay now that you were properly introduced to the goodies on to the modding of the update! I did quite a bit of work on the Cooler Master V750 Semi-modular Gold Rated power supply. Not only did I paint it to the theme, I also cut the GPU power cable daisy chain jumper off and spliced the cables inside the power supply creating 4 independent 8-pin GPU power plugs.



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    Then I cut the switch cables and power receptacle cables, removed the board and the switches from the case to paint.


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    Now the finishing touch is the new V750 on the side since I painted over the original. I cut it out with the scroll saw on 1/16" aluminum.


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    After filing it down I painted it copper, and glued it on the side, now the PSU mod is complete and I think it lokos pretty damn good. I got a couple paint smudges but I have touch up paint to cover up and you can barely tell. The side of the PSU with the V750 on it will be seen through a clear acrylic window in the bottom case middle panel.


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    Well that is all I have for this update! I am days away from finishing my CNC which has been stealing a little modding time from me. I need to install my limit switches, bolt down the table top, fill the spindle loop, and wire the spindle and I should be wrapped up on that for the time being and I can go full blast on this Cyprus build. Glad to finish as there are some cool ideas I have for this build that I can make on the CNC. Also don't forget catch daily updates on my Facebook page Clockwerk Case Mods if you would like. I Share my daily work there and recently started taking a couple daily modding photos and sharing them on Instagram, my handle is orangeclockwerk on instagram. I am also trying to get things going on Twitter where I also go by @OrangeClockwerk. Well thats all now! Until next time, you know where to find me!
     
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    Oh my...Way to go above and beyond for this mod!!! Looks fantastic so far!!!
     
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    Wow that copper over the white paint looks so good. I look forward to seeing more.
     
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