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ECS Modmen Case Mod Entry Fire & Ice

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by JJ_Sky5000, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. JJ_Sky5000

    JJ_Sky5000 New Member

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    Well I had a little time between Lan parties and Builds ( still waiting for one to come back) I decide to give it a go in the ECS Modmen competition, http://www.ecsmodmen.com/ I had this concept before in 2009 and after a few complete ice mods I was ready to attempt to build it. The build will be called Fire & Ice, making the case from liquid resin and trying to use a least amount of metal possible with a waterfall reservoir.


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    I purchased the ECS model P67H2-A2 Deluxe

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    I like to thank my sponsors for supporting my projects over the years.

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    A have a long way to go and a short time frame, Do you think i can make it?
     
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    Of course you can! :toast:

    Subbed! :rockout:
     
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    First thing is getting my layout on The board that i will be using for my mold and double checking measurements.

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    adding 2 by 4 and attaching them with screws from the back

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    getting a 3d visual in my mind ,
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    Side view of the side panel
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    Molds are ready

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    Am I making cookies or a case mod you decide

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    Ready to Pour
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    Sorry for the blur i was probley dizzy from the fumes
    Mixing the resin with the catalyst

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    I let it set over the next 24 hours
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    Ok need to keep pushing on this if i am going to get done


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    I wish I could get a tray of cpu's.
     
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  5. JJ_Sky5000

    JJ_Sky5000 New Member

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    it was only 2 lol
     
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    Nice... waiting for the final output.
     
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    After letting the resin harded for about 2days here is the end result

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    One cool side panel

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    all cleaned up

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    getting a good idea on attaching the fans

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    front panel fan placement

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    rounting the front & side panels for Plex glass Insert

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    Side panel sanding from 50 , 150, 400 , 1000 grit.
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    More plexi has arrived to finish my newest feature to the case.
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    Very cool!!! (pun intended LOL) its looks just like slabs of ice.
     
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    Sub'd for an interesting build:toast:
     
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    Dont forget to go and vote!!!! 2 1/2 days left. http://www.ecsmodmen.com/ I am pushing hard to finish it.

    Adding the case fans!!!

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    I wanted to do something different and cut them out myself instead of using the large hole cutter.
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    trusting old craftmans scroll saw
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    Setting the blade through the pre drill holes
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    A little etching action
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    and the other side again cutting out the fan holes

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    Thanks again for taking a look.
     
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    Subbed , very interesting stuff
     
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    More ecthing work. If you like the build , Dont forget to vote , Voting ends 3/5
    (Spolier alert) http://www.ecsmodmen.com/entries/5123j26QWE95

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    Can any body quess why i did the wording on 2 different sheets?
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    every body need a little fire dragon
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    Start my second very time consuming project with the plexi & weld on #4
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    Probley a day between each pic

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    this is all cut by a table saw and sandpaper , no lazer here

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    a little water test for my first ever Custom reservoir

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    thank you for subbing and following along 5

    voting page (Spolier alert) http://www.ecsmodmen.com/entries/5123j26QWE95
     
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    voting page (Spolier alert) http://www.ecsmodmen.com/entries/5123j26QWE95

    Started working on the Floating tier for the MB. Thank you old trusting Intel for making a perfect template for Drilling holes for Standoffs

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    TAP, TAp, TAp
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    Found some arcylic Rods and wanted to incoportae them into the Build
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    Getting a idea on how its going to look
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    A last minute decision to make my own case feet

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    Mounted to the base
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    I am going to leave you with a teaser Pic

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    awesome ICE effect bro !!
     
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    Looking good:toast:
    Can't wait to see the final build!!!
     
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    Small update,

    using a small bit of clear epoxy to secure the sides to each other and base.
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    adding a hinge back panel
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    Installing hardware
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    water testing
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    Preview update coming later tonight.
     
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    Love the liquid resin finish. Best of luck to you
     
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    Subscribed. It looks promising.
     
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    Preview update

    16 hours left in the voting for the ecs Modmen comptetion , Please go vote!!!!
    http://www.ecsmodmen.com/entries/5123j26QWE95

    Here is a little preview of Fire and Ice

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    A big thank you to all the sponsors involved in the project, Intel, LEPA, ADATA & Seasonic, & ecs for hosting a amaizing contest.

    More to come, !!! sleeving and better lighting !!!
     
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    A big thank you to XFX for sponsoring a R7970 and a pro 1000 watt PS for the final tour of the Ic pc, it was at LAN OC, Indiana Tech, FW Makers fair, IU Lan and of course setup as a Demo Station at FortLAN !!!

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    Thank you for Checking it out, I have 2 more projects coming up
     
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