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Completed "Replicant" (Blade Runner 2049) CaseMOD Invitational

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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Hello Everyone!

I'm Calen and better known by my company Envious Mods! I am very honored to be a part of the CaseMOD Invitational and can't wait to show you what all I have in store for you!

I will be updating the build log several times per week but, I'll also be updating my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@EnviousMods) in order to give you even more access to what goes on behind the scenes.

No matter what happens I promise to bring you all some new mods, new techniques and something you've never seen done. If you need help or advice I'm always available to help fellow modders and enthousiasts.


Let The Modding Begin!

I want to introduce the "Replicant" Case Mod. It will be inspired by Blade Runner 2049. I will interweave this inspiration throughout the View 91 TG case mod. My goal is to bring you into the world shown within Blade Runner. I will also be employing linear actuators to give the build movement. The Thermaltake Voice activated digital leds (SyncAllSay "Hello, ) will play a big role in setting the scene for this epic mod. Almost every piece in this build will be modded in one way or another. I'm pulling out the stops and playing for keeps.

 

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"Replicant" Design Concept Art

This concept art serves as a guideline for the Replicant case mod that will be done in a Thermaltake View 91 TG. I purposely left out an awesome feature that will go on the top of the build. I will also be adding lots of other mods and pieces as this build evolves.

I'm happy to have you all along for the Journey Into Modding.....

 

Mods Planned (Continually Updated)

• Custom dual reservoir combined to make 1 reservoir with 2 chambers

• Linear actuators to move front doors and top of the case

• Flip up side panel using custom hinges to make a mix of Ferrari and Gullwing doors 

• Extensive Cable Management that will be fabricated into the rear side of the case

• Acrylic & aluminum rear motherboard tray mount

• Water Distribution Plates (made in a new way with extensive features)

• DiffuseDo light panels found throughout the mod

• Scratch built feet, dual watercooling loop; (all hardware will be modded)

• Floating fan built from a modded Thermaltake Pure Plus fans.

• Modded W4 Plus CPU block & modded pumps

 

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More Updates to the Design!

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--Getting Started--

Reservoir Connection:

The 1st idea I wanted to start playing around with was combining 2 of Thermaltakes smaller reservoirs to make one. To start out I decided to try just connecting them with straight tubing to see how they look. I really like it. However I want to also try bending the tubing in different ways but I need to wait till the case arrives to mock it up.


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Thermaltake Ring Plus Rear Grill Cover:
I've never been a big fan of how the back side of fans look. Being able to see the wires ATC as always bother me. Decided to take it upon myself to come up with a design that would give it a sleek and clean appearance. Once I had the design all figured out I imported it into my laser cutters software. This allowed me to quickly make different iterations of it to find out which version looked best.

 

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Thermaltake Gear & Watercooling Arrival:

Some of the awesome gear ordered from Thermaltake has arrived. I still have some more on the way as well as all the hardware that will be used in the Replicant case mod. I wanted to make sure I took some photos to show you everything that'll be used as it gets the the Envious Mods shop!

 

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Followed :) 


"Put as much effort into your question as you'd expect someone to give in an answer"- @Princess Cadence

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Storage 1x Samsung EVO 250GB, WD Black 3TB, WD Black 5TB    PSU Corsair CX550M      Cooling Cryorig H7

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This gonna be aaaaaaaaaaaaaaawesome


PC Specs: i7 6EiGht00K (4.4ghz), Asus DeLuxe X99A II, GTX1080 Zotac Amp ExTrEme),64Gb DOminator PlatinUm, EVGA G2 seven5zeroWatt, Phanteks Enthoo Primo, 3TB WD Black, 500gb 850 Evo, H100iGTX, Windows 10, K70 RGB, G502, HyperX Cloud 2s, Asus MX34. SAMSUNG 960 EVO

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Work Starts!

I got some free time to open up the large Thermaltake View 91 TG case and this thing is a beast. I knew it would be but I didn't know it would be so well built. I was also amazed at the ability to mount 2 large radiators behind the motherboard tray. It also has lots of cable management grommets and tie downs which is important for a case of its size.


My 1st task is to remove the large drive bays since I won't be using full sized drives. You have to unbolt the bottom to remove the rack. I did like the slides that the racks sit in which allow you to move them left or right. It took a decent amount of screws to remove but, wasn't difficult to do. Once it was all removed I could start mocking up the basement/shroud.

The psu shroud will be pretty complex because I want to be able to fit it in tightly as well as have the ability to access all the wiring. Access helps a lot for future upgrades or if you have any issues. This will be one of the most complex shrouds I have built.
 

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49 minutes ago, Envious Mods said:

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I knew the View 91 was Big, but these two photos really puts it into perspective.


"Put as much effort into your question as you'd expect someone to give in an answer"- @Princess Cadence

Purple Build Post ---  Blue Build Post --- Blue Build Post 2018 --- Project ITNOS

CPU i7-4790k    Motherboard Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI   RAM G.Skill Sniper DDR3 1866mhz    GPU EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW3    Case Corsair 380T   

Storage 1x Samsung EVO 250GB, WD Black 3TB, WD Black 5TB    PSU Corsair CX550M      Cooling Cryorig H7

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Rear Struts (Behind Motherboard Tray):

These vertical pieces really look neat. I've wanted to do something like this for a long time now and it fits perfectly with the design cues found throughout the build. A ridiculous amount of measurements and fine tuning was needed to get each panel just right. As of right now I'm using 14mm PETG tubing between the vertical pieces. I may swap to some thinner stainless steel I have laying around. If not I'll give these a metal treatment.

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Rear Cable Management:

Since the Thermaltake View 91 TG case has tempered panels on both sides I wanted to make the back side of the case a feature versus hiding everything. It takes way more work to do it this way but it'll make the build look stunning from every angle. To keep the main wiring cluster organized I decided to build an acrylic tunnel that'll house most of it. The wiring coming out of the tunnel will carry along pre-determined paths to the PSU, TT RGB controllers and other rear mounted devices.

 

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Rocket Pods:

The top mounted rocket pods are my way of continuing to push the boundaries. These pods will be primarily made out of acrylic. Making them this way took several revisions of the design to get them just right. Once I had the pieces cut out there was a ton of work chemically welding the tiny acrylic pieces to make up each pod.

 

I still have to build 2 more of the smaller rocket pods and the rotating mount. During this 1st phase I will do all the structural work. For the 2nd phase I will add all the detailed pieces that will really bring it all together.

 

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Fine Tuning & Mounting Acrylic Panels:

 

Since I've finished building most of the acrylic interior panels I need to mount them and fine tune them. I had to file parts of them so that they'd fit the contours of the cases interior. Most of this work can't be seen. It's time consuming but a requirement when you want perfect fitment. 

 

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Thermaltake PSU Arrival:


Thermaltake sent out their new ToughPower iRGB Plus 850w Platinum rated and fully modular PSU for the Replicant case mod. These new digital PSUs are awesome. They have all kinds of sweet features including addressable LEDS, real-time performance control and monitoring. These features can be controlled via PC or mobile device.

 

 

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On 7/5/2018 at 1:59 PM, TVwazhere said:

I knew the View 91 was Big, but these two photos really puts it into perspective.

It is a big boy for sure! Nice to have some space to really be creative. Cable management will be easy too.

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PSU Shroud:


I had to put some thought into the PSU shroud because I want to be able to get to things for maintenance and repair. I ended up making multiple pieces to make up the psu shroud. Just the psu shroud will be made up of well over 25 pieces which is more than I've ever used.

 

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Thermaltake PSU Arrival:


Thermaltake sent out their new ToughPower iRGB Plus 850w Platinum rated and fully modular PSU for the Replicant case mod. These new digital PSUs are awesome. They have all kinds of sweet features including addressable LEDS, real-time performance control and monitoring. These features can be controlled via PC or mobile device.

 

 

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Rocket Pod Mounts & Update:


I've designed and cut the main pieces needed to mount the 5 rocket pod parts. I've also done the rough sanding to remove any glue and prep them for paint. There's a ton of small details that will be added to each pod. It's taking a lot testing and thinking outside the box to make out of acrylic. I'm planning on using some bondo as well so that they're perfect.

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New Techniques (Proof of Concept)


I've had this idea for over 4 yrs now and I've never seen it done. This is just a rough proof of concept. Now that I know it'll work I can make all the other pieces which will make it brighter and more crisp. I will use this technique in a couple places which will really give it the Blade Runner 2049 look and feel. For the proof of concept I made a GPU shroud which covers the GPU extension.

There's detailed pieces that'll be added to it later to give it the depth needed. I'm amazed at how well it came out. Especially considering I didn't do the whole process. I just wanted to make sure it worked before spending the added time on it. It'll look insain with proper lighting etc.

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Neato. I've been thinking about doing something similar with the radiators in my PC.


Computer's don't make errors. What they do, they do on purpose. By now your name and particulars have been fed into every laptop, desktop, mainframe and supermarket scanner that collectively make up the global information conspiracy, otherwise known as The Beast.

 

You just be careful. Computers have already beaten the Communists at chess. Next thing you know, they'll be beating humans.

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4 hours ago, Trik'Stari said:

Neato. I've been thinking about doing something similar with the radiators in my PC.

Thanks buddy! I've done it in a couple builds and I really like it. Especially in a case that has lots of room.

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Dual Pump Mounts:

I wanted to make a mount that holds both pumps for each loop. It gives it a sweet look but also is a lot more convenient for maintenance or getting to wiring down the road. This will also be mounted on vibration dampeners even though they're not needed.

 

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Pump Mods:


Custom paint will work well on these Thermaltake pumps. In most builds the back side of the pump isn't shown. I really like the round shape and it fits the round pieces in the build so I decided to display the back side of each pump. Custom paint will bring then to life as well as some custom acrylic wotk.

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20 hours ago, Envious Mods said:

Thanks buddy! I've done it in a couple builds and I really like it. Especially in a case that has lots of room.

I been wanting to do 3 of these

 

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horizontally in my Caselabs case. Monsoon Modular Reservoir System. Doesn't get enough use imho.


Computer's don't make errors. What they do, they do on purpose. By now your name and particulars have been fed into every laptop, desktop, mainframe and supermarket scanner that collectively make up the global information conspiracy, otherwise known as The Beast.

 

You just be careful. Computers have already beaten the Communists at chess. Next thing you know, they'll be beating humans.

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Front Acrylic Work & Hinges:


I didn't want bolts to be seen on the back side of these front panels. I came across several acrylic hinges that can be chemically welded. They were pretty expensive since I needed them quickly but visually it'll make a big difference and is well worth the expense.

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Thermaltake Radiator Addressable LED Mod:
I was so stoked to see that Thermaltake is selling these by themselves. Typically these are made to mount on the side of their radiators but I wanted to do some mods as well as use them in other spots in the Replicant mod. I started by paying around with different techniques using acrylic and it really looks neat.

 

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Rear Thermaltake Controller Mount:


Since I'm doing some extensive cable management I had to come up with a way to cleanly mount the Thermaltake controllers and the Sync controller. I ended up making mounts that held them from behind and allow me to run all the cables right behind it. Works pretty good too. I also custom cut acrylic TT logos to replace the embossed ones on the controller. I think this is a much better look. I used thin acrylic to give it a slightly 3d look.

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Top Vents and Grill:


The new top pieces I designed and cut serve as a stylish vent for the 480mm radiator as well as give it a more Blade Runner look. I still have a couple more panels to cut but I need some more acrylic since these are long pieces. I also have to finish the cap the goes on the back of the top panels. I included the logo from company that makes the Replicants. This logo can be found throughout the Replicant CaseMOD Invitational build.
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Thermaltake's New Copper CL480MM Radiator Arrives:

As you may know Thermaltake recently released a copper radiator which is the creme of the crop. I've been waiting for this for a while now so I had to include it in the Replicant CaseMOD Invitational build.

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