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  1. Thank you very much! *brofists Dutchie* Well I would gladly do one for you if you pay for the parts and materials well the thing of making a mod is to do it yourself if i would have someone else do it, it ruins the fun of having one. Well that partly is true. But having a mod is also about having something personalised. I also cannot do everything myself. But I am still very happy about it. I think having the idea / vision / design yourself is THE most important thing. I do a lot of PSU sleeving for others because they don't have the tools and the experience. It is still their mod
  2. Thank you very much! *brofists Dutchie* Well I would gladly do one for you if you pay for the parts and materials
  3. I am located about 20 KMs south of Rotterdam in a small village under Spijkenisse. How was living in Holland for you? Are you Dutch or American by birth?
  4. Then I couldn't stop myself anymore. I just HAD to see how it would end up. Grabbed a 3mm thick XSPC radiator, 4 orange fans and the mount. :drools: I love it so much. That black with orange. Here is the beast that will be fitted to it. The thick 480 XSPC radiator. But it was all scratched and stuff. So I taped it up, sanded it, cleaned it and spraypainted it. There. Good as new.
  5. And then FINALLY something arrived for the United States of Americana. Unboxing whooooooooooooo exiting!!!! What will it be? It is .... it is.... YEAH it is my DWOOD Murdermod style radiator mount he made for me custom. It is gorgeous. I love it. Such a great idea by Murdermod and DWOOD does very good quality. Only .. it doesn't fit my TJ07 :facepalm: Due to my amazing measurements. I will need to take a few mm off the top to make it fit. I am such a dumb*ss :dash: :weep: :seriouslywrong: Man I was upset with myself. Oh well at least it fits. But now I have to work on this beauty.
  6. I also received an amazing box from Logitech. I did not know what they would sponsor the project with. Gladly Ben, Loes and Gezinus recognised this PC needed parts to operate it and since the hardware will be strong enough to play some serious games on it they provided the project with some serious gaming gear. A G19 gaming keyboard, a G35 surround headset and a G9X laser mouse. Needless to say....I was stunned The mouse comes with a changable cover which means I will probably mod the looks of it to suit the build even more. I also cannot wait to get the keyboard to show the CPU Mhz and other important information. I am still thinking about the headset. I think it is moddable...but ruining it is amongst the possibilities so I might just leave it alone. They will work with the project very well as I also am planning to do a bit of benchmarking with games and in general to test this baby. Check out the pictures! (like I said I didn't have time to make decent pictures yet so I made a few today, there will be FAR better pictures made by a decent photographer later on in the end of the build). Thank you very much Ben, Loes and Gezinus for helping this project out!
  7. I completely forgot about one package and I had to still make decent photos of another one. I will add them here both. First off the package from Xilence. They have a lot to offer but I already had a lot at the moment in time. But Bastian hooked me up with one (well accidentally two) HDD coolers to fit in a 5,25 inch bay. They are really nice looking. Stealthy and clean. And he sent me a few 92 mm fans for the back of the case. I will spray them black probably or black with a touch of orange. Then I can tell more about how silent they are. They look like quality fans though. Especially the single fan with the complete red inside. Looks very well put together and has kind of a cool design to it. Here are the pictures. Something went wrong in the warehouse so I ended up with 3 packages. 3 fans and 2 HDD coolers Thank you very much Bastian for your efforts to help this build out and with your great communication :thumbsups
  8. Thank you very much, means a lot
  9. Yeah I personally came up with the idea to use multiple thin layers of plexi and that it would be bolted from underneath like the original grill. Also the hexx design. Ricardo then made that into an actual working model with the correct fitting holes, screws, fanmount system and dustfilter. The guy is ace. www.coldzero.eu
  10. Later on I received a package from Samsung. They were so kind to send me a desktop kit of a series 830 64GB SSD. I have bought another one just like it to put into RAID. But I am also trying something different with one. More pictures of that later on. These things are not only very fast and reliable, but also fit my build perfectly in colour. I love them (and bought one for my regular PC as well). Thank you very much for arranging this SSD for the project Arafeh!
  11. Got me a nice package I was waiting for Yep a package from Nils. Not just for me this time as I was also working on a PSU of a friend. But I finally got my crimping tool. AND some orange (in your face) sleeving and some nice shade 19. I already have black so now I think I have all the colours I will need. I also received 12 of these. Yes 12. I love these fans and have always wanted to use them in a build for me. They will be used for the radiator(s) as well as general use.
  12. Thanks It was really what I was going for. Thank you very much. I totally agree. Did you do it yourself? Did what may I ask? Create the grills? I designed them, but a Portugese company lasercut the grills from layers of plexi. www.coldzero.eu
  13. Finally started on the top panel one. Again it consists of 3 plexi pieces with a dustfilter (and a spare dustfilter). The other plexi plate is for measuring the hole that needs to be bigger on top of the case as it originally house 2*120mm fans and I want it to house 3 and a radiator. Not an easy feat since it is 4mm thick aluminum. One extra strong grinding wheel was completely gone after 4 cm. So I brought out the jigsaw again. Like a knife through butter. Spent about 1 hour filing the hole to the correct shape and fit. It is being fitted from the inside like the original. But with extra strong holding points near the 5,25 inch bays. A few pictures of all 3 grills in. The top one NOW isn't flush with the top. it will be eventually. And that looks WAY better. At some point a rad will hang from the grill making the top sqeeze the dustfilter flat and making the grill lower into the case. I also have some washers to use if needed for an extra 1,5 mm. I am even more happy with the top grill than the side grills. IRL it looks absolutely amazing. Later on with better lighting I will get my neighbour with his SLR to make far better pictures. But for now you will have to do with this sadly. Sorry.
  14. One big update coming right up! So I received the custom grills and they are :drool: The package arrived from Portugal. Ricardo did an amazing job. Here is one assembled and one in pieces. Each grill is made up from 3 plexi pieces and a dustfilter. Plus a bunch of screws to keep it all together. It is actually completely flush with the sidepanel. The round edges on the panel itself make it look like otherwise in the picture, but it is. The fun thing with these grills is you see more orange the more diagonal you are looking at it. Looking at a 90 degree angle you hardly see any orange. I absolutely love them.
  15. Time for an update. Actually my first actual sponsored update (more to come). The very kind people of Cooler Master I had contact with and I explained my goal. They agreed I needed something powerfull but efficient. So they offered me a Silent Hybrid Pro 1050W. Now who in their right mind would say no to that? Not me anyway! I used to be all Corsair when it comes to PSUs, but I have come back from that. Recently I have been working on sleeving PSUs for others and I have seen quite a lot of different brands and I have really started to respect Cooler master for their PSUs a lot. I still don't understand why their Silent Pro Gold series has such a huge bundle of non modular cables. But their recent M2 line up is amazing value for money. And this Silent Hybrid Pro series is exactly what we want from them. Fully modular. No silly colours. Complete package. Strong single rail performance. That amazing brushes aluminum panel around the fan. 80+ Gold certified. And last but not least the 5,25 bay panel to have access to a fancontroller for both the main fan and the added fan power connections. I mean you get extra fan power connectors and a fancontroller with your PSU. A lot of builds can use them because there aren't enough fan power connectors on the mobo itself. I am very pleased with this amazing piece of tech. Thank you very much Coolermaster! And thank you Marco for being so kind to sponsor this project with one. It is an amazing help. I will post more pictures once I have fully sleeved the wiring to match the build.
  16. Time for a small unfolding of the concept of this case. I told you I wanted the hexx design. It will actually use multiple layers. I want orange accents, not a full orange grill. I just heard today my order will be shipped. I designed two grill types and here are the renderings for them: One is for the top grill. It should be able to house a 360mm radiator and/or 3 120mm fans. It will be attached like the original so flush with the case bolted from the bottom up into the 4mm thick aluminum. Next to that the two bottom grills. Regular size, again black and orange layered, then a dustfilter and another layer behind it. Also flush to the case. With these grills I hope to have orange accents and add depth to the case. The orange layer hexx with be slightly smaller holed. So they optically will feel like hexx holes going deeper. Lets hope they will also look like this in real life
  17. What do we have here.... a package. I like unpacking *.* This is how one should pack this stuff, quality. All kinds of stuff; 2 new case feet, a mobo backplate with an extension part and combs. Beautiful combs :drool: Some screws, clips for cables and a huge bunch of bay covers. Oh almost forgot, a hexx PSU plate with dustfilter. NUUUUU moar tunnelvision Showing the difference between the standard one and the new hexx one. A few more pictures of the motherbord. I think it truely is a work of art. Companies should give us such mobo plates standard in high end cases. Everything installed. My case had one dented foot and one was missing so it was very unstable. Now it sits exactly right. These aren't really flashy parts or updates. But I think in the end such parts make the difference between a nice mod and a great mod. Time to give those 3 heads and the mobo spacers a nice black coat. No one sees them...but I know they are black
  18. Hmmm I am going to have a watchout for that defenitely. If it scares me it's going out lol. A small update this time. I received a package the other day from my good friends of.. Which contained some parts to restore my case to it's former glory. See mister TJ07 former owner / case demolisher, THIS is how a top mesh should ook like without holes drilled into it and glue all over it. BTW At Silverstone Germany they have an amazing service. The front bay covers are 1.50 euros each and the top mesh 2.50 euros. I payed as much for shipping as I did for the items. Good stuff Silverstone I have a serious case of tunnel vision. My new mesh installed. Looking like factory new. The front bay covers testfitted. WOW how clean does this case look from the factory? I might just buy a slim DVD burner + slim baycover at some point. But then again I really like this clean look. Silverstone did a great job designing this case. They should just update the case to a 2012 version with a black interior and a closed motherboardtray with cables holes. This case is a classic. This is what I planning to do with it. Keep the outside original and turn around all the bay content. Close the rest with original bay covers. This way I get like a tunnel to put all the cabling through and a portion of the watercooling setup. It will house my fancontroller and my double bay XSPC reservoir and pump. Finally I wil make a custom bay cover side panel to make it all into one complete clean finish. At least I hope so When daddy is working on his case and his youngest daughter isn't stealing his screws and other parts she is calmly making puzzles next to me Even more tunnelvision That is it for now. I expect another package in the next few days. Hopefully
  19. Thank you for your comment. At the moment it suits my build very well. But I will defenitely keep your comment in mind and pay attention to it. Do you think using the top 1/4 opening instead of the back in-port would also sort these things?
  20. Me neither, but then again he sold me the case for 100 euros so I like him a tiny bit
  21. Lets first show a few pieces I will be using I received at that time. I had more photos of stuff, but I decided not to use that and other hardware instead. I got this in a trade, a nice, clean looking Scythe 12 fan controller. This should work great with my radiator(s). It should be able to power them and keep them quiet enough. I love the style of it, really fits my case in my opinion. A brand new XSPC dual bay reservoir deisnged for a D5 pump. This is going to look and work great for this build. And I sooo like the look of it. Not screamy with the faceplate on. Space saving yet powerfull. I found a store in my 4k inhabitants town that does powdercoating. They overcharged me like crazy in my opinion asking 100 euros for powdercoating the internals of my build. But I didn't feel like travelling for it and I wanted to get it done. I also got them to powdercoat the EK Supreme's mounting mount thingy. No shiney chrome in this case. It's be all black and orange if I can help it. But before I could bring the parts to the shop I had to strip her completely clean including drilling out all rivets. The sun was shining, the parts were in. Time to do some assembling. To much loose parts, time to combine it. Here are some pictures of her current state, I haven't fitted the sidepanels yet because I want to use thumbscrews for that but somehow the sidepanels have holes big enough to fit those wide fanscrews. So the thumbscrews I had didn't do the job very well. I will go searching for better thumbscrews that have a thicker base. TUNNELVISION 8-) Parts that are on their way to me now: - some Alphacool fitting, D5 pump, 16/10 hosing, black 32-6 screws; - new stock top mesh and about 5 front bay covers (take a look at what that animal did to its poor top mesh :mad:
  22. The purpose: Because once you start modifying PCs you need another shot time and time again I have decided to build something for myself this time. I have made previous builds for others. One modified but still held back due to money concerns. This time it is for me and no cutting corners. I did want it to serve a purpose. For this build I am completely removing two purposes of my regular family PC. Which is gaming and folding. Especially folding will be the big purpose. Most of the time it will be used for folding 24/7. The build title is an adaptation of a line one of my sponsors uses. KFA2 uses "Play hard, game harder", for this project I have adapted it to "Game hard, Fold harder". Which basically means this build can be used for heavy high resolution high FPS gaming, but for a larger portion of the day it will be used to aid (medical) research through folding using software of [email protected] and B.O.I.N.C. The high end hardware will serve both purposes very well. At a later point I will explain more what folding is all about for those that are not completely up-to-date with the term folding. I hope to promote the cause that is folding to a large audience with this buildlog. The plan: The plan is to completely modify a Silverstone TJ07. The theme will be completely black with orange accents. The shape that will be used a lot is that of the hexagon. About every panel of the case will see some sort of modifying. But it won't be a screaming build. It will be tastefull and have a clean look. The build will be using a i7-3770k (at first at least), overclocked to what the custom watercooling loop can handle. So max overclock for a 24/7 working system. It will feature the famous Samsung low voltage overclocking ram (also OC'd to the max) and two or three Nvidia GTX670 cards again under water and max overclocked. All wiring will see full custom sleeving. There will be multiple windows (with engravings). The cooling hoses that will be in sight are going to be made of acryl / plexi tubing. That is if it won't hamper the cooling performance too much. I don't want to spoil everything yet since that takes away the fun for me. I will update the thread in a chronological way. I want to keep some stuff a secret to hopefully surprise a few members. Execution: I have started the build a few weeks / months back. I didn't want to start a buildlog untill I could keep the thread flowing for a while with updates. I am not done with this build/mod yet. It will take a good amount of weeks to finish it. Sadly I am not a millionaire to buy everything day 1 . First things first. The cse itself. I bought it used (because it was cheap and because I was going to modify it anyway). So here are a few pictures of her. Look at what the previous owner did. The complete front full of ugly stickers, a big touchscreen fancontroller and knobs. YUCK. An additional top fan for who knows what reason. Holes in the top mesh and glue to fix it :facepalm: he case was even missing one of it's casefeet. How can you lose one of those? Next update: cleaning this baby up. Looking at the damage done and fixing her up.
  23. I like the review. Nice overclock as well. It is not meant to be an i7 beater. I think I might use this cpu in a few builds for clients.
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