Top ad

Collapse

Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me




    I started this project four months ago. I had an idea about a custom computer case with high performance and superior liquid cooling. Where I put the radiators in front, instead of stuffing them into a case. I wanted to go big. Here are some pics of the 3D model in Sketch-up.




    From the beginning I wanted to get sponsored. I wanted to see how the process worked. Since I work at AMD, I had an advantage. I got to talk to the marketing department and learned what was needed. I came up with a game plan and wrote out a proposal. This process took a long time, a lot longer than I thought. I took my time and researched on writing a proposal. Got the website up and running at www.templeoffusion.com. And it paid off, big time. I got sponsored by two companies. The first being AMD, for the computer part of the build. The second, EK Water Blocks, for the liquid cooling part of the project.




    Now the sponsoring part is over, time to start building. I started out by laying out the base.


    Then got the walls of the Temple cut out. This case is going to be huge. But I like to say, “Go big, or go home.”




    I will use this thread as my worklog. I will try to updated it every week with my progress.

  • #2
    Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

    Very cool idea 6 Bolt. I like the Temple of Fusion monicker too! Hmm I might be able to guess some of the builds components and how they'll look but it's only my imagination. Seeing the results will be the kicker and this one looks like it's going to be incredulice!
    I'm partially biased too though as I swear by AMD proccys only!

    I'll absolutely keep a close watch on this build . Good luck and congratulations on getting sponsored, to me that's a huge deal.

    Comment


    • #3
      Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

      Great concept! Can't wait to see what you're going to do with it, though I'd love to see some little transistors bent over in awe of the temple!

      Comment


      • #4
        Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

        Thanks for the kind words. Keep on buying AMD processors and keep me employed Most of the computer components will be high end AMD products.

        I am sure somebody with Photoshop experience can get a transistor bowing.

        Comment


        • #5
          Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

          OK this will a good one to watch. I can hear the Indiana Jones Theme song in my head right now....


          AMD...OK, WE need to talk.... :-)
          Cut it, Paint it, Mod it. Void Your Warranty
          #moddersinc @moddersinc
          youtube.com/c/moddersinc1
          twitter.com/moddersinc

          Comment


          • #6
            Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

            I love the Indiana Jones movies. I do have to say it was an influence for the build. I love old stone architecture.

            I cannot say too much about AMD. Hopefully I can answer any questions that you have. I work in the I/O interfaces.

            Comment


            • #7
              Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

              I didn't get too much done this week, besides running to and from the store. For the wood working I got some new toys, I mean tools I got a cordless planer and circular saw. This made my life a little easier.




              Got the case sides all lined up and level.




              Used some clamps and the sander to even things out.

              Comment


              • #8
                Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

                From Slovenia, With Love - 8/1/2010

                I got my first package from Slovenia, and like James Bond, I get all the high tech toys. EK sent me two of their CoolStream RAD XT 480 radiators. These radiators are great quality, and are going to make the obelisks look great. Here are some pics.






                I love seeing the copper.






                When using the belt sander, somehow I got the cord jammed into the 6” circular part of the combo sander. Can see the aftermath.



                I cannot call myself a “modder,” if I cannot fix a simple problem like this, so I ran down to Ace to pick some parts. I quickly took the sander apart, and got it fixed.






                It is all fixed, and working great.



                I got 98% of the pieces cut out for the project. Now I just have to get it all put together. I cannot wait for the next weekend. Here is a pic of all the pieces.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

                  Like it has been said before... "If you don't break something, you're not modding".

                  I have seen a lot of mods made out of wood lately. Are you outside of the US?
                  Cut it, Paint it, Mod it. Void Your Warranty
                  #moddersinc @moddersinc
                  youtube.com/c/moddersinc1
                  twitter.com/moddersinc

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

                    Like it has been said before... "If you don't break something, you're not modding".
                    So true.

                    I have seen a lot of mods made out of wood lately. Are you outside of the US?
                    I am inside the US, and live in Denver, CO.

                    Do to the size, wood just seem appropriate for this case, since I am building it from the ground up.

                    There should be some metal showing up soon. I should get my donor parts case, a HAF X, on Thursday. Also I will be ordering the brass for the obelisks and top of the temple soon.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

                      Feeling a Little Sick - 8/8/2010

                      I didn't get too much done this week. I am feeling 'under the weather,' so I took it easy. The only work that I got done was getting the radiator brackets and sides all finished. Got the screw holes counter-sink and the sides cut outed. Hopefully I will get it put up next weekend.



                      Also I got my parts case in this week. It is a Cooler Master HAF X. I got if for the back panel and all the drive bays. Here are some pics.







                      I should have a special post this Thursday or Friday.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

                        Well I got my package early , so making the special post today.

                        In the mail, I got my DDR3-2133 8gb (2 x 4gb) OCZ Flex Memory. See the pics below.





                        One thing I noticed that is said PC3 15000, which is 1866MHz. However, it clearly has 2133 in the product info, and on OCZ website, it states PC3-17000. I have to call OCZ to get this straighten out. Hopefully it just a misprint, but I should have the right data rate on my freaking top of the line memory sticks.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

                          Wow looking great.. So much more fun when sponsored. I have a question though, for a cool obelisk look, if you werent sponsored to use that brand of liquid cooling, I would have suggested to use that one brand of passive radiator that is a tall round finned radiator... Im gonna go look for it and post a link to it.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

                            Ok... As far as a cool reservoir, not sure if these are actually any good performance wise, but you could probobly use these up front as far as "looks" and then have the actual "cooling" radiators hidden somewhere else.. if your up for a 4 huge radiator setup lol. these XSPC ones I am talking about...

                            Just a thought, though I am curious as far as how your going to make it look hehe..

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

                              Ok... As far as a cool reservoir, not sure if these are actually any good performance wise, but you could probobly use these up front as far as "looks" and then have the actual "cooling" radiators hidden somewhere else.. if your up for a 4 huge radiator setup lol. these XSPC ones I am talking about...

                              Just a thought, though I am curious as far as how your going to make it look hehe..
                              Thanks for the suggestion Shodan. That radiator does look nice. Maybe I could use it in a future project.

                              The obelisks will have brass plating on the sides. I am planning on electro-sketch Egyptian hieroglyphics for detail. Also making a brass pyramid for the top. They should look great. I have to order the brass sheeting soon. Also I will be using TK-121 fans on the radiators.

                              I called OCZ today. The said it was just a misprint of their labels. They are not going to do anything to fix it. Not really a big deal, just hate paying for top of the line stuff, only to see a glaring misprint. Oh well. Here is a pic of the label up close.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X