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2001 - A Case Modyssey

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Wow cool! I can imagine that's a pretty precise job building a djembi drum :eek:
And then to get a good sound of it when it's done must be a good reward!

We used clay that drys in the air, no need to bake, just keep it wet when you are working on it and it will stay flexible. Next time I just need to put it in a room that is a little bit more moist. It dried a little too fast so it showed some cracks, but I managed to fix those pretty well :)

Mostly we chose that because we don't have a kiln to bake the clay, and probably the wire would melt too!

a ha! i figured you were using non firing clay, just had to enquire tho incase , the wire armiture is a good idea to maintain rigidity, you couldnt do that with normal kiln clay though, it would cause the figurine to crack due to the metal having different thermal characteristics and air pockets/expansion .Yeh the djembi is mad, its about half an inch thick , couple of feet tall, quite wide at the top,just like a wooden one cept clay, i made my own skin and tied it off with cord and wooden blocks to tighten.

Bloody good one, there is no revelation on this earth higher than art and music i believe.
Hope you update this post soon with more pics.;)
 

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you show a level of dedication to detail seldom found
:respect: Thank you !
I know how the mundain stuff tends to creep up!
Between work, wife and 16 month old daughter its sometimes hard to find any time to get anything done. Luckily I have a wife who (besides from thinking I am nuts) is starting to appreciate the stuff I am building - Building the led Atlantis lamp kinda helped there aswell, lol. So she takes care of my chores (?) when I really need to work on the builds. Bless her!
 
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very nice :eek:
 

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Hi All,

Here's another build update!

But First I can announce a couple of sponsors !

Asus is going to help us with a Corsshair IV Formula motherboard



EKWB is gonna help us with the Full watercooling setup including motherboard, CPU, Ram and GTX580's



My favorite webshop for watercooling supplies Highflow is gonnan pitch in also ! Thanks Freddy !



Lamptron is going to help us by supplying the powerfull touch fan controller needed to control the fans!



The best group on facebook for your SCIFI Obsessive Creation Disorder. We have over 50 Star Wars, Star Trek, BSG, Alien and other SCIFI Mods. Join us and share your SCIFI creations !!!




Ok Now to the build !!!

The Enermax fans have arrived ! 140mm of Red eyecandy !



Fitted the whole rad and fans in the tight space designed for it. It fits upto the mm!



I need to extend the Fan cables to the fan controller, but I was expecting that !



I am looking for a company that can laser me a sweet red plexi 560 fangrill with a design I made.



Another major obstacle, I need to get the exact position of the fans drawn out correctly. This proved to be a time consuming exersize.



Here are the chambers for the PSU (right) and the intake Fans (left)



With the fan holes very roughly cut out, I decided to do a quick testfitting to see how they would look within the whole design.

The 2 x GTX 580's have not been fitted with the EKWB blocks , hoping they will arrive soon !!!



I used a temp motherboard for the fitting and a stack of books to resemble the reservoir !

The real motherboard will be sent ASAP by ASUS



Get set, ready .... GO !!! Here's to a couple of hours filing !



Nom, Nom .... Enermax !!!



A quick test if they all worked before I close up the Rad compartment !



And here is the final status of today ! I need to put in more M4 screws to tighten it up but that's for next time, now to grab a couple of beers !






Oh yeah, I made this picture to show you how the plexiglas window will be placed. With the hood off, it will deliver a perfect look into the case !



Until next time !
 
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Insane build, absolutely fantastic, I am just gutted I have to wait for the next update and set of pics, dammit, work faster!!! :nutkick::roll:
 

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*singing christmas carol*
Its the season to be mod-ding , la..lala..lala .... .... lala....la.....la

Got some vacation coming my way so hope to proceed more quickly !
 

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So here’s a little teaser.

Today the mailman arrived at my door and brought me a package. After I was done with it, it looked like this:


More about this in our next update!
 

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The 2001 – A Case Modyssey is made possible with the help from the following sponsors !

Asus is going to help us with a Corsshair IV Formula motherboard



EKWB is gonna help us with the Full watercooling setup including motherboard, CPU, Ram and GTX580's



My favorite webshop for watercooling supplies Highflow is gonnan pitch in also ! Thanks Freddy !



Lamptron is going to help us by supplying the powerfull touch fan controller needed to control the fans!



The best group on facebook for your SCIFI Obsessive Creation Disorder. We have over 50 Star Wars, Star Trek, BSG, Alien and other SCIFI Mods. Join us and share your SCIFI creations !!!





Hi all,

First of all a very merry xmas and a happy new year to you and yours!

So after gaining conscience again after the first of a set of 3 billion calory dinners, I found some time to post this work!

The fitting between the rad and the fancover is designed to be very tight fit!



I have made the window frame. Did some mayor thinking to make sure the window wont stick out to much an this is what is has become. I made an internal window support onto wihich the plexi will rest. Then there will be a 2 mm cover placed over it. By doing so I had to make sure the sides would be even and had to place thin strips of alu.







For a test fitting i used alu to show the cover I have designed. this will be made of black plexi to go with the black powdercoated alu.







Dont know if i did myself a favor here, the motherboard “space” is designed to fit upton the mm. Just hoping the Crosshair has the exact same size as my test board. (i do have 10 mm of cleareance by moving it to the left)



For a test with the plexi HAL memory modules I used some 10mm clear I had laying round.





It kinda looks ok, but it needs refinement. I think I will use 6 or 8 mm modules and they will be placed closer together.







Ok That was it for this update, untill soon !

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as though the name wasn't good enough, this is a truly epic build. I LOVE IT! the thought that went into every bit is crazy detailed. great job guys!!!
 

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Thanks man ! We love detailed !
Hope to have something new soon, rebuilding my workshop atm and Nix is abroad for the holidays!
 

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The 2001 – A Case Modyssey is made possible with the help from the following sponsors !

Asus is going to help us with a Corsshair IV Formula motherboard



EKWB is gonna help us with the Full watercooling setup including motherboard, CPU, Ram and GTX580's



My favorite webshop for watercooling supplies Highflow is gonnan pitch in also ! Thanks Freddy !



Lamptron is going to help us by supplying the powerfull touch fan controller needed to control the fans!



The best group on facebook for your SCIFI Obsessive Creation Disorder. We have over 50 Star Wars, Star Trek, BSG, Alien and other SCIFI Mods. Join us and share your SCIFI creations !!!




Hi all,

Here is a long overdue update. Finally got a big part of the hardware in house! Xmas vacation, Logistical issues, Chinese new year it all added up to this untypical long pauze for the next update!

Lamptron has supported the Modyssey by delivering us a Touch Fan controller and a noise reduction set!




30 watts per channel ! Thats powerfull !!




Next is the major contribution from EKWB! Gregor thanks for the help and the serious kickass products. That's one cool monkey now !




From left to right we have the EK-Supreme HF CPU waterblock, the EK-RAM Dominator X4 and the EK-D5 X-TOP Rev 2


EK-FC 580 GTX + waterblocks


The Monket is surrounded by GPU Power fitted with EK Backplates


Asus helped us with a crosshair IV Formula motherboard. Guys thanks!








So I made a couple of plexi standoffs and mounted the board and the 580's. Also placed the CPU and RAM waterblocks where they will go.


That was it for this afternoon, I will be posting the design we worked out for the interior vinyl sticker that will go over the RED UV Reactive plexi I have ordered from Highflow. This and the ram, coolant, hose and a bunch of other stuff will arrive later this week, so expect updates regularly again!

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Got some cool new stuff there. Thanks for the pics.
 

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just joined the forums and gotta say that is gonna be amazing. I am in the process of building my first rig and i just bought that same motherboard. Looks amazing, good job
 

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Here is the Interior Vinyl Design.

Just like the titel states we will be using black vinyl stickers over red UV reactive plexiglass to cover all but the most attractive parts of the hardware.

The plexi modules will be sticking out of the plexiglass like if they were disconnected but still illuminated.

The picture of Kubrick and Clark on the set of 2001 will be engraved into the clear plexiglass reservoir which will be filled with red UV coolant.


Here is the design with the HAL 9000 interface installed. The HAL 9000 interface will be made of 10mm thick plexiglass covering the GPU’s. They are watercooled so there will not be too much heat generated there and with the 140mm fan blowing alomost directly into the ventilation shafts at the connector side of the GPU’s we will have some airflow there.


Here we have it integrated into a picture of the case. There are several issues with this picture offcourse. The plexi cover plates will come too about half of the depth of the case.


In case your wondering, the red round elements in the vinyl are bitspower fillports adapted for passthrough. This is where the tubing will go through the plexi and alu.

The black square next to the reservoir with the picture is the EKWB top for the Laing 655 pump


Ok and now we need your help! In the yellow circle there is a text that should describe what the underlying plexi modules do.

We couldnt think of a good text to put there. We had : Led Panel Illuminator, Lifesupport enabler, Coffeemaker so you see we’re running a bit low on idea’s there.

Let me know what you think should be there and we might just put it there !

 
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A work of art.
 

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Thanks man !
With the red uv plexi behind it I think it will look sweet!
 
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have you decided what to make "hal's eye" of ? To me it always looked like the dome of a security camera with a big red led in the center. most of those domes come in clear to black tint and some smoke colored. just a thought i had for u. be neat to see you build it with a small webcam in it so you can see what hal sees on your desktop LOL
 
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btw as per the yellow circled area maybe I/O controller interface, backup memory, GPU memory, ASPHIAX MEM BANK
 

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have you decided what to make "hal's eye" of ? To me it always looked like the dome of a security camera with a big red led in the center. most of those domes come in clear to black tint and some smoke colored. just a thought i had for u. be neat to see you build it with a small webcam in it so you can see what hal sees on your desktop LOL
Yeah, we have several broken camera lenzes to work with, but the depth is gonna be an issue due to the sli connector behind it. A camera dome is also a good idea, we'll take that along in the brianstorm sessions. We also had the idea of the red led!

btw as per the yellow circled area maybe I/O controller interface, backup memory, GPU memory, ASPHIAX MEM BANK
Hahaha, It would be ASPHIAX / Nixjuh MEM BANK then but I like your thinking !
 
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OMG this is coooooooooool

You should have button on top that makes it talk like HAL. Or better, a motion sensor so anyone comes too close gets a "Just what do you think you're doing, Dave? " And then, when you press the power button to turn it off, "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. " and then, "I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen. "

I could go on, rofl freaky computers
 
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very nice!

BSG? Stargate? :eek:
 

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OMG this is coooooooooool

You should have button on top that makes it talk like HAL. Or better, a motion sensor so anyone comes too close gets a "Just what do you think you're doing, Dave? " And then, when you press the power button to turn it off, "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. " and then, "I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen. "

I could go on, rofl freaky computers
LOL, We are looking into this!

very nice!

BSG? Stargate? :eek:
Thanks!
What do you mean BSG and Stargate?
I have a BSG project standing in teh queue.
Its called the Cylon Resurrection NAS and I actually would be building her instead of the Modyssey if the prices of the HDD's didnt explode due to the flooded factory.
 
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