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mnpctech

Member Since 21 Nov 2002
Offline Last Active Dec 10 2018 09:17 AM
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#2166560 Your Retro Gaming PC Builds (1995-2005)

Posted by mnpctech on 29 November 2018 - 06:51 AM

Hey guys, I've started a Retro PC build series  on my YT, here's ep 1 "Mod like it's 1999"
 
I'm planning 2 -3 more videos and asking for photos of your Gaming PC builds from 1995 - 2005. (for photo montage at end of video)  
 
I will include at least one of your photos posted here and credit your screen name in the video. 
 
Photos can be taken today, but All hardware must be from 1995 - 2005 era, including the case.



#2165445 MAD MAX Tribute PC Case Mod & Build

Posted by mnpctech on 01 August 2018 - 06:06 AM

My apologies for the lack of updates. I've had to start another project build for a client. Paying gigs keep the lights on, so Max will need to temporarily park the Falcon. I may bring it out and share a new update for mental break if time allows. I will be starting a worklog for this new build once the NDA is lifted, I think it will be a real spectacle once it's finished.




#2165151 MAD MAX Tribute PC Case Mod & Build

Posted by mnpctech on 27 June 2018 - 08:29 AM

I'm going to cut the top panel again and rotate the 80mm radiator 90 degrees, so the radiator is no longer protruding so high. I stumbled upon this hydraulic shock in my junk drawer and used it as support for the scale engine. I may replace it with something else if/when it feels right. btw, the supercharger in the movie could be turned on and off via an electrical switch, which isnt true in reality. They elevated the supercharger upon brackets over the engine with an electric motor, haha. The photo below illustrates the same electric supercharger setup as the movie. 
 
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#2164813 MAD MAX Tribute PC Case Mod & Build

Posted by mnpctech on 18 May 2018 - 08:11 AM

Thank you!

 

If anyone's interested, my DIY guide on using hole saw to improve airflow in a plastic PC bezel,
 
 
I cut this opening in the Equilence bezel with a Jigsaw. 
 
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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
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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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