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Cooler Master Mastercase Racing, Porsche 917 Le Mans Tribute

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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I'm creating a new case mod with Cooler Master's Mastercase 5 / Pro Mid Tower. "Mastercase Racing" will be the catalyst for new bolt-on accessories and modifications for this case by Mnpctech. The custom paint finish will be inspired race by Steve McQueen's GULF PORSCHE 917 from his 1971 movie, "Le Mans."
 
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The MasterCase Mid Tower draws it's inspiration from Cooler Master's MasterConcept from 2016 CES. Cooler Master wants you to have absolute control over how your case looks and functions. You can adjust the exterior structure and it's look through a range of replacement panels and doors. Each choice changes the look of the exterior while giving you flexibility of the interior layout. Order a new Mastercase 5 or Pro from Newegg, HERE
 
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The legendary PORSCHE 917 is the inspiration for the custom paint on this case mod. The 917 only raced for three seasons. It placed 1st in fourteen of the twenty one races it entered 1969 through 1971. The only Gulf Porsche 917 to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans was the one driven in Steve McQueen's "Le Mans" movie. His 917 from the movie was chassis # 022 and purchased in 1970, from the Porsche by Steve McQueen's movie production company, Solar Productions. It was also the company that would bring the movie "Le Mans" to the big screen. This is the car that McQueen's character, Michael Delaney, starts the race in, and "crashes" late in the race, "writing the car off." The car that was crashed was really a Lola T-70, painted and rebodied, to look like a 917. Many innovations in cinematography, were first tried in this movie. They even went so far, as to weld brackets to the front frame work of the 917, so they could mount a camera to shoot Steve, and the other drivers, in the cockpit. I'm debating about replacing the #22 with #5 to represent the Mastercase 5. 
 
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Display the hardware in your Cooler Master MasterCase Pro & 5 with the "Easy PC Mastercase Window Panel" It allows a full view inside your PC without any obstructions. "Easy PC Window Panel" is professionally laser cut from 1/8" thick 100% cast acrylic. It has embedded magnets to make installation and removal fast and easy. The window panel is the same size as the factory steel panel for the Cooler Master MasterCase Pro & 5.
 
 
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The Mastercase 5 chassis and exterior parts before prepping them with Red Scotchbrite for our custom paint finish. I will be utilizing House of Kolor and PPG products. 
 
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Here is the hardware I'd like to use for the "Mastercase Racing" Gaming PC build, but my budget may have to be limited for another personal project. I'd love the INTEL Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 91W processor to be our race car engine. My first choice of motherboard is GIGABYTE's GA-Z170X-SOC FORCE. It's touted as the ultimate Z170 "Super OverClock" solution from GIGABYTE. It also offers a vast array of user features that includes 22 phases of digital power, cool new OC Touch buttons, durable PCIe slots with metal trim. The SOC FORCE has a large heat sink layout with heat pipe dissipation system and water channel technology to incorporate hybrid cooling through air and liquid supply. This allows the VRMs and MOSFETs to stay cool under load when voltages are pushed high
 
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Brad is applying final coat of Gulf Racing Orange paint, this was custom mixed from specs for the 1970 Porsche 917 race car from Steve McQueen's movie, "Le Mans" We applied this paint to the EK radiator and misc Mastercase accessories
 
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I'll be utilizing "5" as race number to represent Cooler Master's Mastercase 5


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I've been watching this on your Twitter. Man, I wish I could do stuff like that.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you for watching, whats your twitter handle @DevilishBooster

 

Indeed, my mother had sewn a Gulf Racing patch on my demin jean jacket 40 years ago @WynLore

 

Porsche 917 inspired graphics are finished on the Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro. Next stage is clearcoating everything.

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@Mnpctech it's the same as here. @DevilishBooster You've actually replied to a few tweets of mine. ^_^


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20 minutes ago, Mnpctech said:

Thank you for watching, whats your twitter handle @DevilishBooster

 

Indeed, my mother had sewn a Gulf Racing patch on my demin jean jacket 40 years ago @WynLore

 

Porsche 917 inspired graphics are finished on the Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro. Next stage is clearcoating everything.

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That's gonna go from zero to a hundred REAL QUICK once its done.

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WOW!!! This is an amazing build. As a car enthusiast and Porsche fanatic, this is incredible! Can't wait to see it fully assembled! :D


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@Maybach123 Yall should see this


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wow the 917 is my second favorite racing Porsche this looks great  


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I. Love. It. 

 

What a great idea! The color scheme is amazing! I love the 917.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you for watching and commenting everybody!

 

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The front I/O panel on the Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro is a bit bland for this theme. I decided to modify it with something that looks more "race car" appropriate. I'll start with steel face plate and chose some switches and controls from Mnpctech that include a red "Fighter Pilot" with momentary toggle for Main Power. The reset will be blue anodized vandal resistant push. I also found a VDO brand 12 volt gauge from the center console of a Volkswagen Rabbit GTI. I'd love to find some mounting bezels for 5mm LEDs for Power & HD activity.

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The switches will be mounted with Mnpctech's billet vandal switch mounting plate. Here is all of the custom switch and toggle parts with links to their product pages. Mnpctech is the only source for "Military Pilot" Toggle switches modified for use with your custom PC. Fighter Pilot / Race Car Ignition Toggle Start with red cover, http://mnpctech.com/bulgin-modmytoys-computer-pc-power-reset-switch-mounting-plates-vandal-anti-resitant-lamptron/

 

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Order blue vandal switch for your PC power or reset, http://mnpctech.com/bulgin-modmytoys-computer-pc-power-reset-switch-mounting-plates-vandal-anti-resitant-lamptron

 

SPST (Push for Momentary, IP-67 rated, CMP #MP19S-F10, Flush Flat Button, Metal Body, SPST-NO, Push button switch. Mounts in a 3/4" hole. Contacts Rated 5A @ 110VAC, 5A @ 220VAC. Compression screw Terminals. VDE/CE listed, RoHS Compliant.

 

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Order Mnpctech Pro-Line Two switch mounting plate, http://mnpctech.com/bulgin-modmytoys-computer-pc-power-reset-switch-mounting-plates-vandal-anti-resitant-lamptron/

 

Mounting plate has 22mm hole and 16mm hole. It fits Bulgin, Delrin, Lamptron, and ModMyToy Vandal Resistant Switches. Machined by Mnpctech in 6061 billet aluminum. Length = 3.5" x Width = 1.5" x Thickness = 3/16" Bulgin Mounting Plate Includes: 4, 6/32 x 3/4"screws and nuts.

 

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Replace your PC Power or PC Reset button with this Blue Anodized Vandal Resistant Switch. Made of Nickel Plated Brass.

 

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Darkside 5mm pre-sleeved custom PC LEDS, http://mnpctech.com/pc-led-lights/

 

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The upper portion of the black base for the RED Toggle Switch will be shortened later. 


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That front panel is so freakin cool!


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Amazing!! Looking forward to further updates


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Woooooooow! 

That front panel face plate is raaaaad! Love how you set it up.The Volt gauge also has a old/retro looking font to it too,matches perfectly.

 

Can you promise me a gif of how you turn it on because I must sence the satisfaction of turning on a pc like that!!!

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One thing I absolutely hate about this case is the IO. I love how you have made it seem more important.

 

Great work, I love the theme and colours! 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Glad you like direction I'm taking this build, cant wait to finish it! Thank you for watching and commenting!

Parts laid out with final clear coat. Time to pop rivet!

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Black Powdercoated 1/8" Pop Rivets, http://mnpctech.com/pc-mod-tools/pc-pop-rivets/

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awesome xD


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Nice work Bill, love the paint.

 

Question: If you do the paint right does it not chip when you tighten screws down on it? A lot of my paint keeps chipping around where I have to put screws in.(even thumbscrews) My painting technique is better than it used to be but I probably could have sanded the areas around the screws more.

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