Thermaltake Casemod 2016 : Wine Cooling

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  1. cucmag

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    we continue in our delire of wine cellar
    with this Led candle!

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    we wanted to recreate the sieved light that prevails in a cellar of this type...
    so as not to disturb the good vinification of the grapes within these barrels :D
    then we open the box of these candles

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    the goal is to recover the candle-light system

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    and to overcome the batteries

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    then we remove the batterie connexion

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    we repeat the operation on our 8 candles
    but we will use only 6

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    we put the candles in two on a small piece of wood
    each candle is powered by a 3 V battery....
    we place two with the resistance that goes well for a 12 V supply

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    black paint!!!!
    no problem with this painting???
    no! it works nickel and black is better than this green PCB"

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    have good eve of New Year !!!​
     
  2. cucmag

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    hello :)
    happy new year :) !!!
    today we will talk about cable...

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    not that the original cables are not so good
    but we like to have different cables with the proper length
    then we begin with the ATX cable....

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    crimping sequence

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    I have prepared everything for the next step

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    I put the small sequence video

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    I finish the ATX cable

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    for this mod, we choose to show a large part of cable management
    specially on the backstage

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    we try to bring together the different wires
    fortunately we have these cable combs

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    in the main compartment

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    on the ATX cable we choose this red color quite similar to the color of red wine
    for the PCIe we choose this brown color to be in agreement with the backplate in wood

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    little cable management on this PCIe cables

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    we show you now the result with the acrylic plate in place
    later we will only see one part.....

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    oups! sorry! better without protective plastic....

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  3. cucmag

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    and the CPU cable?
    well! we only see a little part on the main compartment due to the proximity of the large radiator
    so we don't make sleeving on it....
    only black wires

    funny plate!!!

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    we will have a lot of cable for different LED strip....
    then we will connect them with this plate and these connectors

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    welding sequence

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    this type of plate facilitates the connection between plugs

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    another plate....

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    a little blow of milling machine

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    two holes to ensure fixation on the case

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    and a little glue gun to set up the connectors
    I think we're going to need to do more....

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    see you soon​
     
  4. cucmag

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    hello
    it's time installing the hardware on the X71!
    we start with this little wooden board ....

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    first, I have to take care of the CPU's waterblock

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    and as on the motherboard we will integrate wood veneer
    we have tweaked the cut....

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    ... to make it fit

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    we just have to install the waterblock on the motherboard
    we put it in this direction but ...
    after reflection, we'll turn it a quarter turn

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    now we can install the new memory module
    with their red LED lighting system!
    a choice that fits with the theme

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    as our choice on the color of the ATX cable sleeving
    a red a little darker to resemble the color of the wine

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    we find our cache for the chipset heatsink
    and the single passage of the different cables coming from the front panel

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    an overview

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  5. cucmag

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    behind, we have the wooden boards from the bottle of wine bottles
    in front we can see the PCIe cables with their sleeving of brown color

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    why this choice of color?
    I thought it was fine with our wooden backplates
    moreover, we have passed the cables over to try to compensate the weight of the waterblocks that tilt the graphics cards....

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    the wood is just laid on the original backplate of the waterblock
    with a small piece of double sided tape

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    Led strip located behind the head of skeletton is connected to the system aura of the motherboard
    we kept the original backlight system of the motherboard

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    we take advantage to install the radiator at the front of the case
    provided with its specific cover

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    it does not miss something?
    this one

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    the ROG logo does not really fit the theme
    we will correct this
    as you can see it is in progress... "

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    see you​
     
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    Amazing! jawdropped
     
  7. anticupidon

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    By far the most original mod i have seen in my life.
    Hats down for creativity and level of detail.
    A.m.a.z.i.n.g.
     
  8. cucmag

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    oh! thanks a lot !!!!
    :) :) :)
    I'm glad you like this mod
     
  9. cucmag

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    hello
    today....
    we present this wooden board :angel:

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    but that's not all
    I have this grid too
    it comes from the lower door of the case

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    and....
    this aluminium plate :grin:

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    we cut a large opening on it

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    this alu plate come over the wooden board

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    and we cut another opening on this board before placing the grid

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    I don't know if you saw this notch in the wooden board
    so I report it on the alu plate too

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    and.......... we build another wall :grin2:
    again !!!!!

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    while I takes care of the finishes, I work on the SLI bridge too"

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    better like this

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  10. cucmag

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    but it is not finished
    I take a small piece of aluminium with our wood veneer

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    once the veneer is glued to the plate
    I start cutting

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    Now that I have my sign ....

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    I will be able to write these few letters

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    the barrels at the front and the cellar ventilation grille to the rear

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    to the next :)
     

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    hello :)
    that is a special glass drill

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    but we have already cut our bottle...
    we have two bottles on this mod!
    on this second, we have to drill a hole

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    first, we will stall the bottle so that it does not vibrate

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    then we place the chatterton on the piercing point
    necessary?
    well.... not really....

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    and this modeling clay???

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    it is to contain terebhentine essence

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    this prevents the glass from heating during drilling

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    we go there quietly and we reach our goal

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    we have our bottle with his little hole :)

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    here we ripped a little....
    we have to admit that it would be better with a drill press
    but we have not this tool ....

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    then, to minimize the risk
    we manufacture a plexi guide

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    and voilĂ ! wWe can set up the watercooling fitting

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    after the bottle we have a glass too!!!

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    but not a real glass.....
    it is made of PET

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    we take a piece of POM
    to install the glass

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    to ensure the holding of the glass, we fix two screws
    more easy drilling the PET

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    as much for larger holes

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    the advantage is that we can screw the fitting

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    after reflection we position the fitting lower
    luckily we took several of these glasses

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    as regards the sealing?
    we test it with success!
    but for the bottle, we need mastic adhesive

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    and we let dry....

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    we have another surprise!
    the grape comes from the vines....
    so we will take this vine for the mod

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    a small fastener to ensure the top of the vine

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    and we place it on the backstage

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    we worked on the vine to be able to house the bottle

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    the glass takes place just below the bottleneck

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    I move back to get an overview

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    I finish the bridge SLI

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    hard tubing : OK
    don't worry, the circuit is independent of the main circuit ;)

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    we have a second loop for the hardware watercooling
    and we work on the different parts of the tubing....

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    some cuttings ....

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    and some tests ...

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    before filling and leak test
    see you​
     
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    hello :)
    this morning no photos.... but only this video :p

    https://youtu.be/PkbleS3pcEM

    It is the filling of the "Wine Cooling" and how it works well :)
    You can see Xray tasting the wine ....
    But is it true wine......

    Then I'm finishing the connexion with the Led strips...
    so! see you soon :)
     
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  15. cucmag

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    Hello *:)
    last straight line....:3eyes:
    the dead line is coming*
    then, I present you our mod! Wine Cooling*

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    based on red wine!!!
    - "well! not really wine but not so far *"
    good!!!
    - "I'm starting to stress....."
    really???
    - "yes! serve me a small glass of red wine, please....."

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    - "a little remounting and I attack the presentation....."
    **

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    - "so! I present you our new mod"
    you already said....
    - "ok.... the theme is based about red wine"
    already said too.....
    - "ok.... the french touch mod *:):):)"

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    Hardware side without lights

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    I chose to put brushed aluminum panel to look like a modern style wine cellar
    like this >>> photo <<<

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    Combined with the tempered glass of the side door

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    cooling liquid Thermaltake red color at the origin
    I added purple dye to darken red
    This allows to fit to the color of the ATX cable

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    rear side....

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    minimalist....

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    lights on

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    RGB or ....

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    white Leds

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    more soft lights on barrels location

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    there are the candle lights

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    we take the shape candles

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    the vinification can be done in all quietude....

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    I have separated the illumination rgb between the upper part and the lower part of the main compartment

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    overview

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    small wink

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    red light on the radiator frame to bring out the cut
    the fins of the radiator seem to bathe in the red wine

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    name of the mod with ....

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    the sign of Xray!!!

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    more details on the main compartment with or without lights

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