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#2158798 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 25 February 2017 - 08:52 AM

congrats!!! the C70 is a fantastic case ajmatson!

 

I've decided on the Cougar 700M Mouse. Designed for Cougar by CRE8 Design. I love the aluminum frame and height adjustable palm rest. I'm debating on color theme, maybe Blue with Orange highlights...
 
 
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#2158153 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 06 January 2017 - 02:15 PM

Thanks guys and happy new year!!!

Back at the workbench today, I created a PSU shroud for my Cooler Master Mastercase 5 build. It's made from 1/8" thick cast acrylic with embedded magnets I found on ebay, I drilled holes and glued on two legs with weld-on acrylic cement for easy on/off installation. Next step is painting the shroud gulf racing blue and draping over the orange stripe onto the shroud.


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#2157963 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 24 December 2016 - 05:25 AM

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 OVERCLOCKERSCLUB!

@xnkw0n, awesome job!

....2016 was a crazy time for me. My personal stuff always gets shelved. Along with the AMD Radeon Tank, I had to finish this ROGUE ONE Corsair 600C for CES here, https://mnpctech.com...-gaming-pc.html

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#2156716 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 01 October 2016 - 08:51 AM

Buffalo... best donut shop in MN, "Moon Donuts"

DDR heat spreaders are finished, Video Guide Link for Taking Apart & Painting DDR

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#2156635 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 26 September 2016 - 10:11 AM

Thats cool! On Saturday I received my DDR sticks, 32GB of Corsair Vengeance. The sticks were Black, so I hit local home improvement store and found a great aerosol substitute paint for the Porsche Gulf Racing Blue, it's Harbor Blue enamel paint by Rustoleum. I'm using these to create a DIY video guide to painting DDR heat spreaders, too!

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#2156474 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 16 September 2016 - 05:18 AM

Black, Silver and Copper, here is video guide I created for pop riveting your chassis




Finished painting the video card waterblocks, bridges, and backplates with Porsche 917 GULF Racing Factory Blue Paint.

Dismantled GTX 980 Koolance Waterblocks
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Basecoat Primer on Koolance GTX 980 waterblock Bridge
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Porsche 917 GULF Racing Factory Blue Paint
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Koolance GTX 980 waterblocks with Porsche 917 GULF Racing Factory Blue Paint
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#2156426 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 13 September 2016 - 08:47 AM

Starting scuffing gpu waterblock covers and taping in preparation for GULF Blue finish. These covers are Black Acetal Koolance GTX 980s waterblocks are on sale for $69 each

I'll also be painting bridge, and backplates...

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#2156383 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 09 September 2016 - 12:12 PM

I LOVE that GREEN, and it's Ok if you paint over the tape a little bit, just peel it slowly, back upon itself.

I just finished making 24,16,14,12,8,6 and 4-pin billet cable combs last night,





#2156286 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 05 September 2016 - 05:01 AM

We use ROLAND CAMM-1 vinyl film plotter for making graphic stencil overlays for custom paint jobs

 

Milling billet cable combs for the 24 pin ATX cable, http://mnpctech.com/...-combs-for-pcs/
 
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#2156005 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 20 August 2016 - 08:00 AM

You'll enjoy the aluminum version, so much easier to modify than steel!

Top blow hole exhaust fan grill, this reminded me of racing car fuel cap assembly, it's installed with 120mm Typhoon GT fan and M3 Blue anodized socket head washers, http://mnpctech.com/...t-head-washers/

120mm top blow hole kit, http://mnpctech.com/...w-hole-fan-kit/

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#2155971 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 18 August 2016 - 06:01 AM

Dressing up the 120mm Typhoon GT fan with machined overkill grill with Blue anodized washers for M3 screws, http://mnpctech.com/...s-corsair-xspc/

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120mm machined aluminum Overkill Ring fan grill, http://mnpctech.com/...-grills-custom/

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#2155911 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 15 August 2016 - 09:28 AM

@FrknPope, Thank you, and Yes, I thought about making a PSU shroud, but haven't decided how I will design it yet... Maybe from a sheet of stainless steel to match the tubes?

@bishop, nice to hear from you again, I hope youre doing good!

@xenkwon, jump in the "mod pool" the water is awesome! we had to have the paint mixed and applied with HVLP spray gun, since it's factory paint. You can rattle can your case. I really like Plastikote Engine Enamel paints,


I cut and bent the final piece of SS tubing yesterday. I really liked the challenge in using something different. I also like it's bright metallic finish. It doesn't absorb smudges, fingerprints, so maintenance it easy. The biggest advantage to using stainless for PC water cooling is it's corrosion resistant properties. It does require specialized tools that include a hacksaw with bi-metal cutting blade, hand files and deburr tool. You must deburr the edges of the tubing to avoid slicing into rubber o-rings for your compression fittings. It also requires a specialty bending tool, like a hand pipe or mandrel bender. I recommend the 600 series bender by Rigid Tool or Imperial brand tube benders, these are the lowest cost. Type of stainless tubing I used for my loop is T-304/304L, Seamless Tube in 0.5" x 0.035" x 0.43"

Tools & Supplies Used:

*RIGID 600 Series Tubing Bender
*Table Vise with Terry Cloth towel, to avoid scratching tubing.
*Micro Hand File
*Hacksaw with Bi-Metal Cutting Blade
*Table top grinder
*50 grit sand paper

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#2155520 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 27 July 2016 - 06:22 AM

Just a small update as my free time to work on this is getting more scarce. I've been bending the tubing and learning the ways of the Stainless Jedi. I love the look of stainless steel. It echos the fuel and brake lines on race cars, but has it's own learning curve. In retrospect, the scale of PC chassis is just too small for the 1-1/2" bends you get with the SS bending mandrels I've found.. Suppose I could go thicker wall and make custom mandrel, but I'll try 3/8" OD instead of 1/2" OD next time.

Specs: Stainless T-304/304L, Seamless Tube, 0.5" x 0.035" x 0.43"

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#2155097 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 02 July 2016 - 06:01 AM

The extended holiday has bought me some time to work on my build. I recently scored EK water block for the Gigabyte OC force motherboard. It directly cools Intel Z87 southbridge (PCH), PLX PEX 8474 PCIe lane splitter as well as power regulation (VRM / MOSFETs) module. This will also compliment the stainless steel liquid lines nicely.

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#2154277 Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

Posted by mnpctech on 21 May 2016 - 11:17 AM

Finally finished the Deepcool GENOME PC for 2016 Computex, so I can back to my build (Yay!) I scored this new Bitspower Summit EF cpu waterblock cheap on Ebay, and I do like the smoked acrylic top.

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Cooler Master Mastercase 5 got a new front bezel grill laser cut from 1/8" thick Transparent Fluorescent Orange acrylic sheet

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