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    Project Sapphire Ice

    I got my overall design for this mod when i was designing the lenovo ice build, A smaller compact ice cube made for Gaming !!! but i also really wanted showcase the components. After a few drawings and ordering the materials i was ready to begin.

    A Big Thank to Sapphire Tech, & Kingston for letting me build a unique case


    Components:
    Danger Den 7 Slot I/O Shield for Custom Cases
    Danger DenMC-TDX Block for LGA 1155, 1156 i3, i5, i7
    Danger Den-RAD-Reservoir
    Danger Den-CPX-Pro 12V Pump
    3/8" Blue UV Danger Den Tubing
    Stealth GTS 240 Black Ice Rad
    Feser One - UV CLEAR Illusion - F1 - Coolant
    Enermax Apollish Vegas 120mm x 25mm
    Mod/Smart Supreme System Sleeving
    Mod/Smart 20 Station LED Board - Base w/ 10x LEDs
    Tailed Red 5mm LED w/ 2 Pin Mobo Header Connector
    Bulgin Switch Black Switch - white LED
    Silmar 41 casting resin
    Fluorescent Acrylic Plexiglass - Blue
    Clear Acrylic Plexiglass Sheet - 1/4'' Thick Cast
    Sapphire Pure Black P67 Hydra-LGA1155
    Sapphire HD6950 Flex
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
    Blue Ray Burner
    Antec 1200
    Kingston 96GB ssd
    Kingston hyper 8GB mem

    I started by drawing on a wooden sheet for the mold where i want the components to fit.





    then i started creating the molds for the base



    Poured the resin


    after a day of curing in the sun



    A rough shell base has begun.


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    Project Sapphire Ice

    Framing the base !!!

    measured up the aluminum fram around the plexi bottom





    PS fan cutout





    MB board tray cut out



    resizing the ice base



    fan & rom bay cut outs I used a router for fan cut out and upper plexglass







    test fit




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    Project Sapphire Ice

    My favorite part of the build ecting and illuminating The Sapphire Logo.







    laying everything out for full assembly





    the first side panel



    added the sdd and the front logo



    Rad & fans



    added the Blue ray & PS + side panels



    Cutout for the upper case fan to blow on the GPU



    Super tight fit for water cooling and wires



    cleaned up the wiring



    Dropping the MB onto the base.


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    Project Sapphire Ice

    My next project maybe i will have a better camera

    Some final pictures, sorry i didnt have too many pics, 30 day time from to get this to Sapphire before being shipped E3 in LA.




















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    Project Sapphire Ice

    Looks great man! And a 30 day deadline, nice job.

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    Project Sapphire Ice

    Sweet, love the custom ice frame.

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