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Default ROG Maister - 03-09-2014, 15:29 | posts: 40

Hi, I'm here with my next project.


After finish CM SupreDesk (www.cmdesk.eu) I decided to make my own case from the scratch.
I took a lot of inspiration around case modding forums and make drawings and plans for my case.
Case will be mainly from steel and few parts of plexi.
Everything I drew in SketchUp and render




RENDERS







SPONSORS














Thank a lot to sponsors. I can't finis this project without their help.

HARDWARE


i7 4770K
ROG Maximus VI Formula
ROG GTX770 DC2OC SLI
PSU V1000
7x JetFlows
Custom sleeved cables from IceModz
RAM ADATA 8GB
SSD 2x ADATA 128GB

WATERCOOLING

AlphaCool UT60 480 RAD
AlphaCool UT60 240 RAD
AlphaCool VPP655
Bitspower Fittings + D5 Res Combo

Actual photo of build


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Default Update 1 - 03-14-2014, 19:16 | posts: 40

UPDATE 1

So at the start of project I bought steel profiles and welded them to the main frame.







After that I drew first parts and laser-cutted them



And welded them into main frame





Then I cutted other profiles and placed them into. These profiles will be beams for the next sheet steel.





After all welding I sanded welds with a grinder.



   
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Default New sponsor - Bitspower - 03-17-2014, 21:32 | posts: 40



I would like to thanks Bitspower for sponsoring this project!

They will support me with silver shiny fittings and reservior D5 mod top kit combo.
   
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Default 03-18-2014, 08:27 | posts: 2,513 | Location: Bournemouth

I always love these build logs! I can see your pics at work too which helps! Good luck!
   
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Default Update 2 - 03-20-2014, 18:33 | posts: 40

UPDATE 2

Continuing with assembling steel sheets in to the main frame



M4 screw ain thread



Installed the front plate which will hold 2 fans with Alphacool radiator.





   
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Default 03-20-2014, 19:19 | posts: 66

Looks amazing, can't wait to see it finished!
   
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Default 03-21-2014, 11:21 | posts: 2,513 | Location: Bournemouth

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Looks amazing, can't wait to see it finished!
What he said.

I'd love to be able to do something like this myself...
   
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Default 03-21-2014, 13:20 | posts: 40

Thank you guys!
   
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Default 03-21-2014, 17:11 | posts: 4,174 | Location: MI, USA

Looks like it will be partially bullet proof!
I like it!
   
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Default Update 3 - 03-25-2014, 18:44 | posts: 40

So for the next I did some work on mid-plate which will hold mainboard and other things like reservior combo and SSD

The I/O bracket from old Cooler Master case.



Testing the fit with old MB.



Drew and printed the mainboard holes layout for 100% precision.



Drilled holes



And make threads for the spacers.



MB fits very good



And the mid plate in the main frame



Back side

   
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Default 03-26-2014, 08:06 | posts: 2,513 | Location: Bournemouth

Cool!
   
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Default 04-03-2014, 20:12 | posts: 40

UPDATE 4

So I drew and lasercutted last parts for case.



The side panel. Will be with the plexi.



I asked my good friend who has access to CNC if he could mill special plexi for me - no problem



Milling the edges.



Detailed view on the edge of plexi.



I also lasercutted and bend the front panel with ROG logo - because of ROG Maister name of this project and because I very like this logo. :thumb:



Bought some plexi to do special effect with ROG logo. Some led strips and plexi will do awesome effect.






Effect of "hearbeating/breathing" you can see in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qp7mzB_N54
   
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Default 04-07-2014, 13:48 | posts: 40

PACKAGES

Today is very nice because I received some packages from CoolerMaster and IceModz.



From CM I received this nice V1000 PSU
I would like to say very big THANKS TO COOLERMASTER for this PSU.



Connectors side. Lot of great connectivity.





Indeed a large number of cables and accessories from Coolermaster. But replace these cables with IceModz sleeved cables.



ICEMODZ

From IceModz I received complete sleeved cabling for my V1000 :thumb:

I would like to say very very big THANKS TO ICEMODZ for believing in this project and sponsoring me!

V1000 and all cables from IceModz connected.



PCIE 8 pin and 6 pin.



8 pin for CPU power.



24 pin for mainboard.



2 Sata connectors.



Molex for connecting D5 pump.



Also received these 2 nice cable clips for 24 pin


   
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Default 04-07-2014, 13:49 | posts: 40

All connected into V1000 - I really like it!





4x PCIE cables connected in







I recommend you to visit http://www.icemodz.com for amazing sleeving stuff and other.
Also you can visit IceModz FB page: http://www.facebook.com/Icesleeve
   
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Default 04-13-2014, 19:28 | posts: 40

UPDATE 5

I continue with completing case I assembled all plates on the main frame and result is good imo. Next week I will painted them.

Also I received nice package from Aquatuning. Thank a lot!



Assembling the back panel.



Making M4 thread for the screw.



Assembled back plate.



Same process with the top plate.



Assembling also the side panel.



All mounted to the main frame



I asked my friend to make for me feet and there are they! 25x38mm with M5 inner thread.



From Aquatuning I received very nice Alphacool UT60 radiators. 240 and 480mm. Also received some fittings and bulkheads all in black color. Phobya PWM splitters for fans and 5L Alphacool clear liquid.

Thanks a lot to Aquatuning for this support!





D5 Alphacool pump.

   
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Default 04-22-2014, 16:44 | posts: 40

UPDATE 6

Last week I varnished the whole case with my friend.
And also received very nice package from Bitspower!



Thank you so much Bitspower for this help!



Take a lot of place to drying



Main frame under spraying.



Side.



Bottom and back plates.



Finally bring all parts home



BITSPOWER PRODUCTS

So as I said I received very nice package from Bitspower with their fittings and D5 reservior combo. Enjoy pictures which I took :thumb:











   
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Again I would like to say very BIG THANKS TO BITSPOWER!

You can check all of their products here http://www.bitspower.com.tw
   
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Looking forward to seeing the end result.
   
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This is shaping up really nicely!
   
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Default 04-24-2014, 16:47 | posts: 40

ASUS PACKAGE

Today I received next sponsored package - from ASUS!
I would like to say very big thanks to ASUS for this help.



Maximus Formula VI
GTX770 DC2OC SLI















GTX770 and cables from IceModz Great combination!



Also tried to fill tube with red liquid, just for fun

   
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Default 05-05-2014, 19:47 | posts: 40

UPDATE 6

Last two weeks I had not much time but I still continue with completing case Case is completely done - only left assemble all components in

Today I received last sponsored package from CoolerMaster. Thanks a lot!



From CoolerMaster I received 7 very nice JetFlow fans (no-led).
Thanks a lot to CoolerMaster for this support!







JetFlows assembled on Alphacool radiator



Radiator on right place - in case.



Also assembled the PSU V1000 in the case.



Back view on new installed components.



Covered with the mid-plate



Now I have to start playing with the fittings and brainstorm about the watercooling loop - but more in the next update stay tuned!

   
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Awesome! I envy your mad skills bro
   
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Looking very good so far, keep them updates coming
   
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Great job... Keep the updates coming!
   
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Default 05-23-2014, 19:47 | posts: 40

UPDATE

So I started with completing water loop on the "mainboard part".

ICEMODZ 24 pin cable connected in Formula VI.



Some fun with fittings and brainstorming about loop.





First GTX770



Second GTX770 but without EKWB block yet.



Another view.



Installed EKWB block on GPU and some Bitspower fittings.



In mainboard



Bitspower, ASUS and EKWB = super combo!



Fitted in case!



ADATA RAM with ekwb modules for watercooling.



Almost finished loop Next update will be in few days! Stay tuned!

   
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