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

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

    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



    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:



    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!





    Now we start the breakdown.





    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.


    Next post will have some cutting into the frame of the case, as well as a couple videos! Enjoy!
    Last edited by marcam923; 03-31-2015 at 06:46 PM.
    I became tired of creating an awesome image cause my system changes too much.

    www.precisioncomputing.net

    MSI X99 Xpower
    Gskill DDR4 3000MHZ
    MSI GTX 970
    Thermaltake DPS 850
    Samsung PRO
    G.Skill Pheonix
    Full water - rigid tube
    Hopefully inside an actual case soon..

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    Next we get into cutting up the case!








    Now we can see the overall idea coming together.


    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.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDGr...ature=youtu.be
    I became tired of creating an awesome image cause my system changes too much.

    www.precisioncomputing.net

    MSI X99 Xpower
    Gskill DDR4 3000MHZ
    MSI GTX 970
    Thermaltake DPS 850
    Samsung PRO
    G.Skill Pheonix
    Full water - rigid tube
    Hopefully inside an actual case soon..

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    Updated the first post with our list of sponsors. Will have product images soon, a large update this weekend as I wait for some materials to arrive.

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



    We will update the above list, and also update with the products sponsored via images soon.
    I became tired of creating an awesome image cause my system changes too much.

    www.precisioncomputing.net

    MSI X99 Xpower
    Gskill DDR4 3000MHZ
    MSI GTX 970
    Thermaltake DPS 850
    Samsung PRO
    G.Skill Pheonix
    Full water - rigid tube
    Hopefully inside an actual case soon..

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    So after the chassis was cut down, we began fitment of test panels and creating templates.



    Then some support braces to make the chassis strong, as well as a new bottom panel.
    These were all test pieces at this point.



    Use of the front of the case:





    First test fit with the paper mock up panels:

    I became tired of creating an awesome image cause my system changes too much.

    www.precisioncomputing.net

    MSI X99 Xpower
    Gskill DDR4 3000MHZ
    MSI GTX 970
    Thermaltake DPS 850
    Samsung PRO
    G.Skill Pheonix
    Full water - rigid tube
    Hopefully inside an actual case soon..

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    The hardware!

    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b5...ps8ycvlvje.jpg

    Here we begin the mock up of the bottom tray, and also add wheels:





    A preview of the stainless, and something else that we will see more later:





    First stainless template:



    And first mock up:



    Adding some structural support to the frame:



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    Initial layout for motherboard, and radiator, that changed:



    First panels being tested in place from final cut pieces:







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









    Bent using a 30" hand brake:



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    Starting to take some shape:



    More components incoming:







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





    Measure cut, measure cut:



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



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    Some more shots:







    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:





    Shiney



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



    Final:



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    Now we start to see the chassis taking shape:



    Much more work to do!

    Cutting some more panels:



    Back panel made and mounted:



    Hood made and mounted:





    Doors moutned, needs adjustment no worries:



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    Lighting from BSMODS hmmm what could these be for?







    FLUX Capacitor!



    Rear ventilation system:



    Step 1:



    Step 2:



    Almost ready for mounting!




    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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    One final preview for now, back soon with more!

    https://youtu.be/wTBeIjOm7YQ

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    After all the hard work, the last thing to do was finishing touches, and bend some tube, and on to leak testing. So without further ado, I present "Back to the Mod"



    I became tired of creating an awesome image cause my system changes too much.

    www.precisioncomputing.net

    MSI X99 Xpower
    Gskill DDR4 3000MHZ
    MSI GTX 970
    Thermaltake DPS 850
    Samsung PRO
    G.Skill Pheonix
    Full water - rigid tube
    Hopefully inside an actual case soon..

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    As a big fan of back to the future I think this looks excellent. I wish I could make stuff like this. Thanks for showing the pics.
    Last edited by Dangerfields; 10-01-2016 at 02:19 AM.

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