Jump to content
OrangeClockwerk

[Cyprus 29] CM Stacker : Update 11/16/15 :Finally an update! Its almost done!

Recommended Posts

Hey there everyone! Very exciting news for the build, Swiftech has jumped on board and sponsored the build with the rest of the watercooling parts I needed!

 

BEfFi9B.jpg

 

Very excited, things are just getting better and better! Now I can afford to put 2x 780s in the build and I will cool them with the Komodo blocks!

 

I delayed the update 2 days waiting on some parts to arrive to photo out and add into the update. I Also recieved my prizes from my article in Custom PC magazine, one of those prizes being 2x 256gb solid state drives from Corsair, which I will be using in this build in Raid 0.

 

Another item in is my Asus z97 Sabertooth board which is absolutely awesome! I wanted a solid motherboard that is good for modding and this one is the best of both worlds! The main modding I did was on my power supply for this update, my case is tore down and I am doing another round of details as I build it up, so the next update will be a lot of that.

 

Before I get ahead of myself lets start the update! First thing first thank you very much to all of my sponsors, you guys are awesome! Very grateful to be where I am today!

 

eYVxpq9.png

 

Okay here are the parts that came in Ill start with the Swiftech goodies!

 

a9AIxBu.jpg

 

 

First the radiators, a dual and triple 120mm. The dual is for the front under the bay waterfall and the triple is for the ceiling exhaust. These will be painted copper.

 

yeahcfJ.jpg

 

w5TvpwC.jpg

 

0Bk82Rv.jpg

 

 

Next up is this beautiful CPU block, the Apogee XL, right now this has got to be the best looking CPU block on the market, that is my opinion. I chose the clear acrylic, and Ill be modding it white and copper with the white LED.

 

ZG2r2Ed.jpg

 

0TFeHd4.jpg

 

M0HbUPj.jpg

 

AEINqRY.jpg

 

 

Love this =D 

 

JChXOpM.jpg

 

 

Now the new Komodo-NV GPU blocks! These boys are very clean with an industrial feel! There is an LED panel inside with removable filters for the colors. I didnt mess with that yet, I will have in depth more detailed photos of the hardware again when I do the modding on all of it.

 

AQrcghD.jpg

 

yNPF2P0.jpg

 

T1Hnpql.jpg

 

jKfB3hg.jpg
Edited by OrangeClockwerk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yo09cNs.jpg

 

9JwUj4K.jpg

 

CJX6Krt.jpg

 

The backplate, another toy to mod!

 

cwcL6dO.jpg

 

dilhSID.jpg

 

Next up is the pump! I am using the MCP35x2. Its the PWM double DDC, I figured I need at least 2 pumps for good flow through all the hardware and through 2 waterfalls. Also I got the heat sink just incase.

 

EHjXYZH.jpg

 

Ml1tyaD.jpg

 

7mMxcVA.jpg

 

BbCkmaB.jpg

 

Then I threw on some pf the Primochill revolvers and took some group photos. SEXY! lol yeah modders like myself are weirdos and find hardware attractive haha!

 

aPJFCxw.jpg

 

N4FFHCg.jpg

 

FoNu0FL.jpg

 

sZoEW1N.jpg

 

Alright thats all the parts from Swiftech for now, I took a couple shots of the solid states from Corsair.

 

7ENWERu.jpg

 

4YYGk2V.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alright up next the Asus Z97 Sabertooth! Very rugged PC board, when they say its TUF they mean it!! Just holding it it feels more sturdy than other motherboards that feel fragile when holding it.

 

oQBhE97.jpg

 

cQfhKRz.jpg

 

pm2zNHy.jpg

 

2MyG0dJ.jpg

 

6pnnVfE.jpg

 

YkQkSWd.jpg

 

zDi7I5M.jpg

 

Here I held the board up on my IO panel I made.

 

2HHTQk3.jpg

 

Okay now that you were properly introduced to the goodies on to the modding of the update! I did quite a bit of work on the Cooler Master V750 Semi-modular Gold Rated power supply. Not only did I paint it to the theme, I also cut the GPU power cable daisy chain jumper off and spliced the cables inside the power supply creating 4 independent 8-pin GPU power plugs.

 

First up some sleeving.

 

eWXUIoN.jpg

 

CApfxHU.jpg

 

z8ub9Sv.jpg

 

q6x3UES.jpg

 

wzcuROe.jpg

 

OT2JxWO.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay here I separated the GPU wires, cut them off, cut them in half, and resoldered them on 2 per lead.

 

vmoDe5X.jpg

 

Rb1s8c9.jpg

 

ToS5wAN.jpg

 

kGEw9MC.jpg

 

This is what I ended up with.

 

pTNb32j.jpg

 

CpbUYLw.jpg

 

Then I cut the switch cables and power receptacle cables, removed the board and the switches from the case to paint.

 

ZegAFQR.jpg

 

hqn6Fdl.jpg

 

pvL4Hu5.jpg

 

Primed and painted the shell starting with the top.

 

YY3oLDQ.jpg

 

k2vmznG.jpg

 

9lTA7LY.jpg

 

JzV0560.jpg

 

0idXJnU.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I LOVE how the top worked out!

 

lOh3CJx.jpg

 

qpXklkT.jpg

 

The bottom I had to open the wire hole.

 

drX6LOV.jpg

 

FymAqlF.jpg

 

Then painted and reinstalled the plug and switch.

 

xGt4pkR.jpg

 

LNwcqQm.jpg

 

Now the finishing touch is the new V750 on the side since I painted over the original. I cut it out with the scroll saw on 1/16" aluminum.

 

lfbs8Y6.jpg

 

SIw5Lat.jpg

 

JCOctFP.jpg

 

nyLUE8p.jpg

 

After filing it down I painted it copper, and glued it on the side, now the PSU mod is complete and I think it lokos pretty damn good. I got a couple paint smudges but I have touch up paint to cover up and you can barely tell. The side of the PSU with the V750 on it will be seen through a clear acrylic window in the bottom case middle panel.

 

twKsJu4.jpg

 

rdmRJRI.jpg

 

IGTUrep.jpg

 

Onw9W4o.jpg

 

u9GhiWU.jpg

 

Well that is all I have for this update! I am days away from finishing my CNC which has been stealing a little modding time from me. I need to install my limit switches, bolt down the table top, fill the spindle loop, and wire the spindle and I should be wrapped up on that for the time being and I can go full blast on this Cyprus build. Glad to finish as there are some cool ideas I have for this build that I can make on the CNC. Also don't forget catch daily updates on my Facebook page Clockwerk Case Mods if you would like. I Share my daily work there and recently started taking a couple daily modding photos and sharing them on Instagram, my handle is orangeclockwerk on instagram. I am also trying to get things going on Twitter where I also go by @OrangeClockwerk. Well thats all now! Until next time, you know where to find me!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hey guys!! Another forum update! I stretched a little long this time to make sure I had solid content as I have been working hard to finish up the CNC and it is now finally cutting after 6 months! Here is the first test cut with a engraving bit!

 

eRBPbTV.jpg

 

I am very excited to say the least! I didnt plan to have this ready for the completion of Cyprus29 so now I get to add a layer of CNCed details to the case! Its going to be awesome! I can now retire the router table, Its got me through to this point and helped me create some awesome stuff by hand. Ill probably still use it here and there though. 

 

Anyways more goodies from the CNC in the next update! Lets get on with this one! 

 

First a quick shout to my sponsors you guys rock! I have a Primochill hardline tubing jig on the way for my bends I cant wait to use it I have seen it work wonder!

 

eYVxpq9.png

 

 

This update is primarily painting. I first repainted the MNPCtech billet fan ring.

 

i9e1189.jpg

 

CZwuyGI.jpg

 

 

The I took all the sexy Swiftech gear and modded it to theme. I have to mod my pump and a GPU block yet but the first GPU block and the CPU block came out fantastic.

 

I built up the pump and I am going to add a fan to the heatsink and a frame around the base.

 

09JGRAo.jpg

 

Nq9XYCh.jpg

 

 

The first parts to catch paint were the radiators.

 

EgvnPhw.jpg

 

Eo7qPyM.jpg

 

d0IAmzj.jpg

 

tw8giO2.jpg

 

lk44kdp.jpg

 

ObelPMh.jpg

 

hskPHvB.jpg

 

8L4AKRP.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
They came out super clean!

 

VvCxXSC.jpg

 

cMwMfzr.jpg

 

 

Next up to the plate was the Apogee XK Cpu waterblock.

 

I drilled out the plugs for the mod plate and tapped them to M3. I dont recommend this if you aren't confident in yourself, one slip and you pop right into the center of the block and its ruined! Luckily I made it out alive =D

 

nM2xahk.jpg

 

4TwWnyg.jpg

 

yOD1I1A.jpg

 

mIT9d4h.jpg

 

 

Then I broke it down for paint.

 

T7g9Y0X.jpg

 

Pkyx5M8.jpg

 

 

I also sleeved the power cable for the led boards with the Mod/Smart Maxcord.

 

Ntabglq.jpg

 

8RWsP52.jpg

 

 

I was happy with the turn out! I'm going to use the CNC to mill a cut out in the top panel and paint it copper so white light shines through.

 

2nVdyhR.jpg

 

HGRfZij.jpg

 

wSil8WQ.jpg

 

 

Next up is the GPU block! First was the tear down process. These are some hardcore water blocks, not the standard 2 layer block there is about 5 or 6 haha. 

 

Q2f8cFj.jpg

 

qr5AscS.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
d9rsYoo.jpg

 

vYIqiRN.jpg

 

wylDSPX.jpg

 

A1f6a0k.jpg

 

 

Okay after that process it was time for paint! 

 

SuEJVJF.jpg

 

19npE7P.jpg

 

TKwfjlD.jpg

 

 

Here I drilled out for M3 screws again from the little philips that come with it, then counter sunk this plate.

 

JgkoiiQ.jpg

 

buXS4wF.jpg

 

TFUaTJN.jpg

 

 

Back to paint!

 

2EIeV5Z.jpg

 

QmdF7tv.jpg

 

ihzM8Fe.jpg

 

1UYqAUD.jpg

 

UEEPlhV.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Here is another screw replacement for m3 for the Gpu logo plate. =D

 

LXwruoC.jpg

 

4Tro1en.jpg

 

oH6bJoN.jpg

 

 

Now back to paint haha!

 

WsK4rqD.jpg

 

vpQT92x.jpg

 

MVA2rJR.jpg

 

0IAFZUg.jpg

 

Cwd7T9x.jpg

 

E3SXOD5.jpg

 

 

Last up for paint was the back plate.

 

EuIUNW6.jpg

 

qOMsLFK.jpg

 

 

After everything was painted I reassembled it and holy crap! They don't even look like the same waterblocks!!! I also switched out the black alloy screws for stainless steel screws, I think they matched better. I Can't wait to get these on some 780's and in the build!

 

NRm7h3M.jpg

 

pCEu2rU.jpg

 

lfyDLKS.jpg

 

9CJ2VQT.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RlfPaob.jpg

 

7B2iOPz.jpg

 

 

Hard to top those blocks but I want to show you the painted reservoir really quick! I got the bottom one in primer, the top one is complete and ready for install though and thats what I want to show. The reason I painted after glueing it on is that the weld-on glue is very strong and would smear the paint right off.

 

soZmgOK.jpg

 

CiMP2T9.jpg

 

4iY09l0.jpg

 

y0VlRoc.jpg

 

 

It was a real paint to mask off inside the pocket the trim created but well worth it in the end!

 

AYYC5JD.jpg

 

2DSjaqe.jpg

 

QdSYCqu.jpg

 

dCpqiTq.jpg

 

 

Well that wraps up another forum update don't forget you can catch daily updates and CNC work at my Facebook page Clockwerk Case Mods! Thanks for watching!! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[Cyprus 29] CM Stacker : Update 8/19 : Painting, SSD panel, Video!

 

[x] Update 11 : Aug. 19th : Painting, SSD panel, and Video!

 

Hey everyone!! Sorry for the delay in updates, even on my Facebook page its been slow the last couple weeks, I had a lot going on, I had client work, I also had to finish the CNC and get it tweaked and in working order. Now my workload has cleared, I got a new camera and I am back in action on this project! I also decided to start doing video logs for my builds! I recently got a Canon Rebel T5i and it takes amazing photos and videos, so I figured why not, more skills to add on my resume haha. I will start posting my forum updates as a mix of video and photo. Ill be taking 15 photos and embedding a youtube video. Im going to run with this and see how the response is for now.  Anyhow, I hope everyone appreciates the time I took to film and edit the videos, I have a lot to learn yet, but I don't think I did all that bad for the first go at it. I am going to do more audio commentary and less invideo explanation as it tends to drag on the clock. Anyways on with the update!

 

First and foremost as always, thanks to these awesome sponsors! you guys really exceeded my expectations and are helping to make an awesome build come to life, this would of been extremely difficult without your support!

 

itUs5lF.png

 

I got a few more items in from Mod/Smart and Primochill! Some more Maxcord paracord, and heatshrink, and a jig for bending rigid plastic tubing! This jig is insanely impressive! Way larger that I imagined it, and should work wonders here shortly when I start installing tubing!

 

Ixw2NHk.jpg

 

3Jo01AO.jpg

 

Po6cHHy.jpg

 

As I said before I had been super busy over the last few weeks, but I managed to get my bottom case reservoir finished, make a window to my PSU, trim my IO panel, and  make a LED lit solid state panel.

 

I used my CNC to cut out these little rhombus shapes, and painted them copper, to give a blade effect on the IO panel. when the MB is modded white and copper it will all blend together very well I think!

 

jgX2xzj.jpg

 

ScvCwR8.jpg

 

T8U4TkX.jpg

 

 

I also slapped some paint on the bottom reservoir and it ended up just as nice as the top res, they should look pretty sweet paired up in this rig!

 

WyXZTiM.jpg

 

raZhVoH.jpg

 

XRbMZPG.jpg

 

 

I got a new bottom case mesh also from a friend Shane on facebook, and fixed my bottom bezel up.

 

sr0HVus.jpg

 

a3LOx1S.jpg

 

 

The last thing I did was get the SSD mounting panel made. I just have to cut out my Corsair sails on the CNC, paint them copper, and glue them on the SSDs.

 

2pgQMyQ.jpg

 

 

Thats all for the photos, here is my first video update!

 


 

I hope you liked the update! Cheers guys see ya soon!
Edited by OrangeClockwerk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...