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Back to the Mod - 2015 Cooler Master Case Mod World Series

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Posted · Original PosterOP
The future is a mystery, the past is history.

We do not have the ability to turn the clock,

We must make the most, with every shot.

Changing lives makes an impression,

For the only way to truly surpass the boundary,

Is to make sure that you leave something behind.

 

Modder - marcam923 - Marc Molella

 

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Above you will find the preview sketch for my plan to accomplish this mod. 

 


The list of sponsors so far on board for this project are as follows:

 

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We will update the above list, and also update with the products sponsored via images soon.

 

I will be updating this thread along with others on other forums, as well as on Facebook, instagram etc... Search Precision Computing across these platforms, and refer to this article for updated links as to where I will be sharing.

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We start with the untouched case. I have had this case for a few years, the windowed side panel was an option from Cooler Master. We won't be needing that!  :D 

 

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Now we start the breakdown.

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Now we have a bare case, and I am starting to layout what will be the new back panel. It will have dimension to allow for cable management, and mounting of all the internal components.

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Next post will have some cutting into the frame of the case, as well as a couple videos! Enjoy!

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Next we get into cutting up the case!

 

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Now we can see the overall idea coming together.

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I have also created a little video for you guys, so enjoy! 

 

I will try to get a video post, as well as pictures as I go through the process.


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First post updated with the list of sponsors at this point.

 

Will have images of some goodies posted soon!

 

Thank you to all my sponsors!

 

The list of sponsors so far on board for this project are as follows:
 
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We will update the above list, and also update with the products sponsored via images soon.
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Posted · Original PosterOP
So after the chassis was cut down, we began fitment of test panels and creating templates. 

 

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Then some support braces to make the chassis strong, as well as a new bottom panel.

These were all test pieces at this point.

 

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Use of the front of the case:

 

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First test fit with the paper mock up panels:

 

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Initial layout for motherboard, and radiator, that changed:

 

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First panels being tested in place from final cut pieces:

 

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All pieces were cut by hand using hand and electric power tools as seen below:

 

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Bent using a 30" hand brake:

 

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Starting to take some shape:

 

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More components incoming:

 

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Now that I had a good idea of the layout, time to make the final frame work:

 

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Measure cut, measure cut:

 

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New bottom frame, framework for the chassis support complete, and chassis painted, wheels mounted:

 

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Some more shots:

 

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Moving on to the Thermaltake DPS power supply, giving it the "stainless" treatment to match the theme:

 

First steel wool to remove the gold paint from the aluminum grill, then to polishing:

 

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Shiney :D 

 

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Now we hand painted using brushed to achieve the stainless look, using a bright silver, and black blended:

 

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Final:

 

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Now we start to see the chassis taking shape:

 

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Much more work to do!

 

Cutting some more panels:

 

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Back panel made and mounted:

 

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Hood made and mounted:

 

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Doors moutned, needs adjustment no worries:

 

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This is coming out really well!


CPU intel potato2 | Motherboard xpotato69 | RAM DDRPotato | GPU potato 6969 Ti | Case potato curbiide | Storage WD potato GB grey | PSU lakesonic 69 potato Watts | Display(s)69" 0.5K potato 69*69 | Cooling 4 heatpipe fried potato | Keyboard 69 key potato switches | Mouse yukon gold potato | Sound 6.9 surround potato | Operating System OS69 potato
 

CPU I7 5700HQ |  RAM 8gb DDR3 | GPU GTX 960M | Storage 1 TB HGST HDD | Display 15.6" 1080p IPS panel | Keyboard Steelseries RGB | Operating System Windows 10

 

 

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Lighting from BSMODS hmmm what could these be for?

 

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FLUX Capacitor!

 

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Rear ventilation system:

 

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Step 1:

 

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Step 2:

 

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Almost ready for mounting!

 

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Using the original front of the case from the HAF 922, after giving it the "stainless" treatment to fit the mod. Tribute to Cooler Master for hosting this competition and allowing us to have the opportunity to compete!

 

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