Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by babouk100, Apr 11, 2014.
Some more pics...
I told in the config presentation: 3x SSD Samsung 840EVO (1To + 2x 500Go). And...
Little change with an add:
Let's go for the "Bat Ô Fou".
Today, short day. I first decided to rest a bit before attacking. So, not a lot DIY but a minimum is required.
First step, remove the elements out of the case.
And, today, I decided to start with:
For sure, for this DIY, the "Team Bat Ô Fou" is here to give a precious hand.
But, who is this new Tinkerbell (Flora). Where is the smaller ? The smaller was just an alternative before receiving the official.
So, let's mod...
And as always when I do some work, I have a fan
"What is he gonna do next ? more noise ? sure..."
Cutting, folding...and PatBat shows us his work
"1st cut: OK. Not too hard to begin"
And in the case, to see... the present PSU is not the final PSU (BeQuiet Power Zone). It's just for the test.
Cutting the front part of the cover:
"PatBat makes good work. What is he going to do now ?"
" Cool ! Need to fix elements together. Anyone have a skate-board ?"
The two elements will be fix together later.
This cover need a "Bat Ô Fou" touch...
"not easy but I succeeded in make this cut.
We'll see what it looks and after will require smooth all of that"
To be continued...
This morning, having my breakfast, I heard a noise from the garage...Good surprise !!
"Take the pic quickly, and we cnotinue the work. He'll have a good surprise"
" Smile !!"
"Already at work !!"
It's a real good day to DIY
Now, have to cut. Let the "Team" do the job...
"The pro of the grinder is here. Make space"
"No, no, no. This time we use good stuff. I'm equiped for this kind of DIY"
For chance, I have discs in stock
Main cut finished
It's your turn Ladies
"Finished !! And now, what to do wtih this drawing ?"
And, lets' go for cutting...
Some little holes...
And test in the case
"This is called Teamwork. Babouk, you'll smooth the remaining"
This morning, I received a package... who sent me a package ?
BeQuiet Shadow Wings 120mm PWM
BeQuiet Power Zone 850W Bronze
Big and great thanks to BeQuiet (francophone) for supporting me in this mod.
To be continued...
Some progress on case.
Today, I'm on the top of the case.
Yes, the original top is beautiful, but it doesn't suit me for what I want to do.
Simple vents on the side, even if they are effective according H630 owners are too discreet for this mod.
And as to change the top of the case, I'll change the "Power" button (a little cheap) with a more modern button.
Where is the Team ? Some noise outside...
"What are you doing in the bowl of dog?
This is not a pool or jacuzzi.
No time to play. There is a job to do.
Well, I've protected the plastic part of the top (the top is composed of two elements, one made of plastic and one made of steel).
Your turn to "play" Team.
They work well, the drawings are made quickly, it looks like there will be a big hole. Strange, they even drew a round ...
"some magic gun, a little magic wand,
I will also remove the insulation foam that will interfere with the cuts.
Let's work now.
"Go on MiniBat. Sure you can do it easily"
Later, MiniBat finished the work. Good job for a newbie
Now, have to do the steel part. Some drawings, like the plastic part.
And, GO !!
Let see the result
On the case. Do not forget to also cut the upper chassis, the continuity of other openings.
Without forgetting the part where will house the new button.
"a very pretty hole
Be careful not to fall into"
The button fits perfectly.
Still grinding to do...later
Next step will be the side panel, where will be an opening, with plexi.
It's late, I'll just prepare the door, cuts will be tomorrow.
A little scotch tape ...
As in geometry class at school, I make a mark.
Now, it's time to draw.....OK, done...
Oh no !!! the picture is blurred. Have to wait until tomorrow to see a better photo.
To be continued...
Today, I show you what I did with the side panel.
Team is off today, so I worked alone.
So to begin, the to do on the door
And no, this is not a simple Batman logo. I am sure that many of you thought that. Sorry to disappoint you.
Let's see what it looks like after wear some cutting discs
And without the masking tape
And there, looking at the pictures ... I realize that I forgot to cut the arc on the right wing .... I'll do it tomorrow before file down all these edges.
You have a very steady hand, nice work with the dremel!
Thanks. It's a long work, but I'm happy to do it, mainly when I see the result and encouragements of other computer enthusiasts (like you) motivate me more.
Tomorrow, I work on the plexi and fixing all PSU cover parts together.
Go Bat Fou!!
Summary of the day:
Now that the opening of the door is made, I have to work on plexi.
To begin, I prepare the glass with masking tape and I trace the shape of the light beam for the Bat-signal.
And I cut the glass to size for the door.
Then I get in my stock a white NZXT LED strip
As the sheath will bother me for what I want to do, the Team is responsible for removing
"That's good Babouk. Sleeve is off.
What will we do now?"
But missing someone ...
"it's good to tan"
And Flora is not the only one enjoying the sun
Now I'm going to rest a bit and let the team take care of sanding the area delimited by the masking tape part. A little later ....
"Done, plexi is opaque over the zone defined"
Everyone at work!
"Hold the cable. Twist, you mark points for the drill"
And here are a few holes made for LED.
Try on case
Let's see what it looks with the PSU BeQuiet "Power Zone"
It's time to see what gives the glass in the dark, with lighting
And with the door
Hello everyone. Hey hey, I'm still around and still a tough louse well hung.
After a long, long forced break on the "Bat Ô Fou" (IRL life is not always easy), I'm back.
Good truce of talk, let's get serious.
To begin with, a first package arrived in the meantime with some material for watercooling
So, a WB-CPU Aquacomputer cuplex Kryos PRO
Two WB-GPU Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X3, backplates and multi-link
As well as work on the case.
Meanwhile, I made some changes.
To start, motherboard change for the mod, with ASUS X79 Deluxe (thank you Sassanou who sold me this motherboard)
Then I will use rigid pipes (order arrives soon)
Et quelques autres petits changements dans les composants:
Order arrives to replace the Phobya tank, I chose a Bitspower Water Tank Z-250 Multi (Limited Edition Brass - True Brass)
And finally an order that I will make early next week
That's all for now
Also be aware that in the meantime, I was still busy with some custom work:
And soon a watercooling to do with a slight modding on a good working base:
I feel I'm going to be busy in the coming weeks
Components update for mod Bat Ô Fou
[X] Boitier: NZXT H630 noir
[X] CM: ASUS X79 Deluxe
[X] CPU: Intel i7-4930k
[X] PSU: BeQuiet Power Zone 850W
[X] CG: 2x HIS Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5
[X] RAM: 4x8Go Corsair Vengeance Pro Series DDR3 1600MHz Gold
[X] SSD: Samsung 840EVO 1To + 3x Samsung 840EVO 500Go
[X] Waterblock CPU: Aquacomputer Kryos Pro
[X] Waterblock GPU: Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X3
[X] Radiateurs: Phobya G-Changer 360
[_] Pompes: Alphacool VPP-655 + Bitspower D5 MOD TOP - Clear "S" Model + Bitspower D5 Mod Kit Gold
[_] Réservoirs: Aquacomputer Aquatube Derlin noir + Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250 Gold
[X] Ventilateurs: BeQuiet Shadow Wings PWM 120mm
[X] Embouts: Monsoon Hardline 16/13mm Gold
[X] Tuyau: Monsoon Tube acrylique 16/13mm
[X] Liquide: Mayhems Pastel Lime Yellow + Mayhems Namron Yellow + Mayhems Booster Gold
Works of the day:
For starters, while I was going to start work on the case, a delivery arrived
Let's start with the front.
A little "dough that repairs all"
Part of the Team is here to give me a hand
"You have to stick the dough. Well press and then smooth with some water"
"OK ... but it's strange this thing"
Some marking lines
"Why babouk drew all these lines ? There are times when I really struggling to follow him"
"I think we will need this decorative object"
A hole, a BATARANG with a projecting portion ...
"Pitch Perfect. That way the hinge does not interfere"
With everything in place. OK, we glue the mask.
"Now that the mask is stuck, we'll let dry. Next time, we will smooth imperfections"
Then I had to redo the plexi side door. So I opted for simplicity, sticker film finish "frosted"
And a small finish for the location of the temperature display
At night, to not make nocturnal disturbance, I take care of the hardware.
2x HIS R9-290X
Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X3 + Multi-link
Work of the day
To start, I continued the preparation of the mask, with two holes
where will take place the "eyes"
A small lighting test, to check (this is not the final color)
At the place where is the BATARANG, a hole, an electro-luminescent wire (Neon String)
Now DIY case.
"OK, the aluminum plate is cut off. I love this tool"
"This is what for ?"
"All right, I maintain the plate. It does not fall"
"Hi hi hi !!! He has not seen the clip at the top"
"With the water tank in place, it's better right away"
I think with that, DIY is finished. A test with few components to see what it looks
The next step, next week, it will be painting, pending the final package with the missing hardware for watercooling.
Before beginning painting, I received two packages from Highflow.nl
The first, with some objects: mesh grille, black acrylic plate, the "eyes", EK badges for watercooling mount command and a T-shirt. With a gift in the package, a lollipop !!!
Then today I received another package with:
Top Bitspower + Mod Kit
Teaser mod #3 (name to define)
Back to work.
Today, a beautiful time to paint.
Sun, 30 ° C, a slight breeze and above all a day off.
To start, dismantling and preparation of elements that will be painted
It's more fun than hanging washing.
Without forgetting small details:
- PCI caches
- Screws (they were supposed to be golden when I placed the order, but rather copper)
- Lian Li feet to replace the original ones
- Rear supports for SSD
"Primer done" "Painting is cool !!"
Once the primer is dry, I pass a layer of gold paint for some elements
"¥€$ - I feel rich with all that gold - ¥€$"
And then we will do the rest of the case elements for a first layer of black
"Me, I want to play with the gun"
That's all for today. The next step is 2nd and 3rd layer for a good finish of the paint.
Today, next painting step. As in recent days, the weather is ideal for the outdoor painting
To start, I suspend the elements that will suffer the assault of the paint gun
After a while, I get a result consonant with my expectations. A pretty black with light golden reflections.
It's still a bit bright, but it must wait until the paint is dry to appreciate the final result.
In the meantime, I decided to do a little photo shoot.
The stars of this session:
- Reservoir Bitspower Z-Multi 250 Brass Edition
- Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Red Harbinger
- Pompe XSPC + Top Bitspower
- Mayhems Pastel UV Lime Yellow
And to keep me busy a little more in the evening, a little test of "eyes"
Today, a little paint and rest.
In short, pass on painting, nothing exceptional. Hop directly to...
It's time to assemble some pieces.
To start, U-channel on around the top of of the case, installing the grid and finally laying the Aquacomputer Aquatube tank.
Let's see the rendering of the smaller side grids
And the side grid of the facade
Little test on the case (the door still needs a coat of paint, I had forgotten for the first pass)
I am currently in the choice of color and voltage (brightness) "eyes".
Blue eyes with different voltages
Yellow eyes with different voltages
A mix of the two colors to compare the brightness between 3V (yellow eyes) and a blue eye with different voltages (3V, 5V and 12V)
The painting is paused after a compressor problem that will be solved soon.
The main part of the case is readyas well as the top, so I decided to start mounting the configuration.
So for the moment, I still have to finish painting doors and facade of the case.
Here we go. Mounting begins !!!
Before beginning, a good coffee in a mug that fits well and an empty box.
The motherboard ASUS X79 DELUXE, its Intel i7-4930k and 4x 8GB Corsair Vengeance
The CPU waterblock Aquacomputer cuplex Kryos Pro installed, with custom fixings. I do not like the original fixings and those ones are better with the set.
Installation in the case, without forgetting the PCI covers, matching with the mod.
Ah!! The PSU BeQuiet! Power Zone 850W is there
Some time later, a good part of wiring is in place.
Then comes the installation of two SSD Samsung 840EVO (1TB + 500GB). The other two 500GB SSD will be placed behind the motherboard.
Enough to cool completely the configuration.
That's all for today.
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