Project SCORPIO! Work Log
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Hey Guys, here we are with our best mod yet. Code named "Scorpio" (based off our company naming convention, not related to the sigil)

This mod is brought to you by [img]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/ttLogo.jpg[/img]
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Much love and thanks to my sponsors, without them, this mod wouldn't exist.

Were starting off with what is already a nice case the Chaser MK-I, really well built with a unique design. I like it. My only complaint is I wish it had a hot-swap backplane, which I think we will be putting in.
[img]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1327640.jpg[/img]
and mildly destroyed...[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1347.jpg[/IMG]
Were going to chop it up and spit out something we hope to be fantastic. Here is a very rough draft just to give you an idea where we are going with this.
[img]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/FarFlung-Rightside-1.jpg[/img] [img]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/FarFlung-LeftSide-1.jpg[/img]

Were making the entire left side a Reservoir for the Liquid Cooling. With a single radiator (to be determined later) extending out of the middle.
Were adding a large base to the case for stability as the left door will raise straight up vertically. You'll see that later. Waiting for the slides to come in.

You can see our opinions on the hardware we're putting in it to far at our website. www.deviceunknown.com

I started by adding hinges to the left door, due to it's weight in the future of the reservoir.
[img]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1064640.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1065640.jpg[/img]

With the hinges on, it's ready to be cut out and a shroud built to extend a few inches to accommodate the home built reservoir and radiator/fans. That will come later.
Instead after the hinges i moved on to the right door and cut it out to be replaced by plexi in this shape. [img]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1066640.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1067640.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1068640.jpg[/img]

From there I will be making the extension to house a large fan and the CD-Rom mounted vertically, as seen in the draft. Once done the entire case will be painted White, with light blue highlights through out.

As far as the hardware, were not sure yet. Were working on a tri Crossfire or SLI setup with the best processor to be able to drive it. and obviously, full watercooling. We'll see how it goes.
Right now we have Thermaltake's 1500 Watt Beast powering it.[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Tt%201500/IMG_1352.jpg[/IMG]
This thing is awesome. Read my impressions at our website.
And check these beauties out. [IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Kingston/IMG_1318.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Kingston/IMG_1315.jpg[/IMG]
Kingston provided us with 16 Gigs of this extreme HyperX ram.
Also Kingston sent us TWO 120 Gig gorgeous SSD's [IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Kingston/IMG_1309.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Kingston/IMG_1306.jpg[/IMG]
These are the only drives that I have seen that are not just beautiful but FASTER than the listed speed, I could not have asked from any better anywhere.

OCZ sent me their Vertex 3 60 Gig SSD which I want to use in the top of the case in The chaser's build in hot swappable Hard drive bay. [IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/OCZ/IMG_1344.jpg[/IMG]
Something like this, but obviously smaller. The chaser's drive bay will hold all sizes of hard drives! [IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/topdraft1.jpg[/IMG]

That's all for now guys, but were on this full time so be ready for more updates soon.


Again, thank you to Thermaltake, Kingston and OCZ. You guys are so great to work with and you honestly do have great products.
Hey Guys, here we are with our best mod yet. Code named "Scorpio" (based off our company naming convention, not related to the sigil)



This mod is brought to you by Image

Image

Image



Much love and thanks to my sponsors, without them, this mod wouldn't exist.



Were starting off with what is already a nice case the Chaser MK-I, really well built with a unique design. I like it. My only complaint is I wish it had a hot-swap backplane, which I think we will be putting in.

Image

and mildly destroyed...Image

Were going to chop it up and spit out something we hope to be fantastic. Here is a very rough draft just to give you an idea where we are going with this.

Image Image



Were making the entire left side a Reservoir for the Liquid Cooling. With a single radiator (to be determined later) extending out of the middle.

Were adding a large base to the case for stability as the left door will raise straight up vertically. You'll see that later. Waiting for the slides to come in.



You can see our opinions on the hardware we're putting in it to far at our website. www.deviceunknown.com



I started by adding hinges to the left door, due to it's weight in the future of the reservoir.

Image

Image



With the hinges on, it's ready to be cut out and a shroud built to extend a few inches to accommodate the home built reservoir and radiator/fans. That will come later.

Instead after the hinges i moved on to the right door and cut it out to be replaced by plexi in this shape. Image

Image

Image



From there I will be making the extension to house a large fan and the CD-Rom mounted vertically, as seen in the draft. Once done the entire case will be painted White, with light blue highlights through out.



As far as the hardware, were not sure yet. Were working on a tri Crossfire or SLI setup with the best processor to be able to drive it. and obviously, full watercooling. We'll see how it goes.

Right now we have Thermaltake's 1500 Watt Beast powering it.Image

This thing is awesome. Read my impressions at our website.

And check these beauties out. ImageImage

Kingston provided us with 16 Gigs of this extreme HyperX ram.

Also Kingston sent us TWO 120 Gig gorgeous SSD's ImageImage

These are the only drives that I have seen that are not just beautiful but FASTER than the listed speed, I could not have asked from any better anywhere.



OCZ sent me their Vertex 3 60 Gig SSD which I want to use in the top of the case in The chaser's build in hot swappable Hard drive bay. Image

Something like this, but obviously smaller. The chaser's drive bay will hold all sizes of hard drives! Image



That's all for now guys, but were on this full time so be ready for more updates soon.





Again, thank you to Thermaltake, Kingston and OCZ. You guys are so great to work with and you honestly do have great products.

#1
Posted 10/30/2011 07:55 PM   
My first post didn't seem "meaty" enough for my taste, so I decied to throw more stuff on here. Maybe this will give a better picture.
We revisited our right hand door design, and didn't like it. So we re-cut it. [IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1069640.jpg[/IMG]
Then I went on to put Plexi in it, then moved into the making of the 1 3/4 extension on lower half. I put in the CD-Rom so you can see wher eit will be placed, facing the front of the case, vertical. [IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1074640.jpg[/IMG] As you see,, I started on the housing also. I have something VERY cool in mind for that.

Then while the glue was drying I started on the top. Let me know what you think about this. I really like it.
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3505640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3506640-1.jpg[/IMG] YEAH MADE IN USA!
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3507640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1072640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1073640.jpg[/IMG]

This next one is just a mock up. It's not in place and I have to go get the M8 bolts I want for it in chrome tomorrow. All the bolts will be M8's
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1075640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1076640.jpg[/IMG]

So, as I said, small update.
See you guys soon!
My first post didn't seem "meaty" enough for my taste, so I decied to throw more stuff on here. Maybe this will give a better picture.

We revisited our right hand door design, and didn't like it. So we re-cut it. Image

Then I went on to put Plexi in it, then moved into the making of the 1 3/4 extension on lower half. I put in the CD-Rom so you can see wher eit will be placed, facing the front of the case, vertical. Image As you see,, I started on the housing also. I have something VERY cool in mind for that.



Then while the glue was drying I started on the top. Let me know what you think about this. I really like it.

Image

Image YEAH MADE IN USA!

Image

Image

Image



This next one is just a mock up. It's not in place and I have to go get the M8 bolts I want for it in chrome tomorrow. All the bolts will be M8's

Image

Image



So, as I said, small update.

See you guys soon!

#2
Posted 10/31/2011 10:06 PM   
I am looking forward to project completion :)

Good luck!
I am looking forward to project completion :)



Good luck!

Core i7 960 @4.14Ghz 180x23 1.3v Liquid cooled

Gigabyte G1. Assassin

EVGA GTX 560 Ti "Maximum Graphics Crysis 2"

Cooler Master HAF-X

Corsair Dominator GT CMT12GX3M3A2000C9 RAM

RMA broke my 580 SLI. Now I have a 7970 and a GTX 580 gathering dust, looking for a buyer.

#3
Posted 11/01/2011 12:42 AM   
Some very bold ideas there,

I'll keep an eye on this too ............... /thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />

Great work
Some very bold ideas there,



I'll keep an eye on this too ............... /thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />



Great work

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Asus Rampage III Extreme, Intel i7 980X @4.6 ghz 24/7 1.39v, 6 GB Dom GT CL7, Tri channel, EK'd Asus GTX 680 Sli , Displays : 3 X Hanns-G HG281D 2D Surround, Case, Xigmatek Elysium, Corsair AX 1200W, Win 7 64, 2 x Crucial C300 128gb 6gb/s SSDs Raid 0, 2 x 300 gig WD velociraptors Raid 0, 64 GB Crucial M4 non raid boot drive 6 g/bs, Asus Xonar DX2 Sound, Roccat Kave 5:1 Headset, Track IR Pro, Noctua and TFC Triebwewrk fans controled by Lamptron FC6 black and Zalman ZM-FC1Plus black, Roccat Isku K/B, Steelseries Sensei mouse, Logitech G27 wheel, Custom water cooling, EK FB RE3 full board block , Black Ice GTX 480 Extreme Quad, Black Ice GTX Extreme 360, both rads running TFC Triebwerk mid speeds, Dual loop 3 D5 pumps.

#4
Posted 11/01/2011 07:24 PM   
this looks interesting :)
good luck!
this looks interesting :)

good luck!



Corsair 600T

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3

250GB SSD, 3.5TB Storage

Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium PCI Sound Card

2 X Gainward 3GB GeForce GTX 580 Phantom

Intel CPU Core i7 2600K 4.2GHz

16 GB Corsair Vengeance



#5
Posted 11/03/2011 06:20 PM   
Thanks guys for the compliments. This mod has quite a few tricks up it's sleeves that we haven't posted yet. Part of our order is lost with UPS so sorry for the delay. Give me a few days and you'll see some really exciting stuff.
Thanks guys for the compliments. This mod has quite a few tricks up it's sleeves that we haven't posted yet. Part of our order is lost with UPS so sorry for the delay. Give me a few days and you'll see some really exciting stuff.

#6
Posted 11/04/2011 10:35 AM   
Bill was kind enough to sponsor some great things we will be using on Project SCORPIO!
You have got to check out this fan. Simply beautiful.
Be sure to check out mnpctech's store. If you're a modder, they have essentials needed for that next great mod you're doing.

Click Image To Case Mod Store
[url=http://www.mnpctech.com/casemodstore.html][img]http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/2010.mnpctech.banner.jpg[/img][/url]

[URL=http://www.mnpctech.com/TurbineFanMod.html][U]Mnpctech 120mm Turbine Cooling Fan[/U][/URL]

[url=http://www.mnpctech.com/TurbineFanMod.html][img]http://www.mnpctech.com/120TurbineWb.gif[/img][/url]

[URL=http://www.mnpctech.com/UChannel.html][U]Mnpctech U-channel[/U][/URL]

[url=http://www.mnpctech.com/UChannel.html][img]http://www.mnpctech.com/Uchannel1.jpg[/img][/url]

[URL=http://www.mnpctech.com/ATX_Molex_Removal_Tools.html][U]ATX Pin Removal Tools[/U][/URL]

[url=http://www.mnpctech.com/24_pin_PCI_ATX_PSU_power_supply_sleeve_removal_tool_extractor.jpg[/img][/url]

[url=http://www.mnpctech.com/ATX_Molex_Removal_Tools.html][img]http://www.mnpctech.com/molex_pin_male_female_sleeve_tool_extractor.jpg[/img][/url]

[url=http://www.mnpctech.com/ATX_Molex_Removal_Tools.html][img]http://www.mnpctech.com/24_pin_PCI_ATX_PSU_power_supply_sleeve_removal_tool_extractor.jpg[/img][/url]

Thanks again Bill, I owe you one.
Bill was kind enough to sponsor some great things we will be using on Project SCORPIO!

You have got to check out this fan. Simply beautiful.

Be sure to check out mnpctech's store. If you're a modder, they have essentials needed for that next great mod you're doing.



Click Image To Case Mod Store

Image



Mnpctech 120mm Turbine Cooling Fan



Image



Mnpctech U-channel



Image



ATX Pin Removal Tools







Image



Image



Thanks again Bill, I owe you one.

#7
Posted 11/07/2011 08:24 PM   
Well here we go, I may have to put this into 2 threads. First I wanted to show you just how beautiful EKWB products are. And what makes them even more impressive is how GOOD they are. I am very lucky to have a sponsor like EKWB. So without further a due.
Keep in mind that everything I am listing today is only for the video cards. The CPU loop will come at a later date.
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3543640.jpg[/IMG]
This is everything in a nut shell.
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3548640.jpg[/IMG]
3x 6950/70 Water blocks... now I have to find video cards for them lol. These are going to look absolutely beautiful with Mahems Dye in it.

[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3550640.jpg[/IMG]
VERY thick 360 radiator. This is just for the 3 video cards.

Check out this giant Reservoir. [IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3549640.jpg[/IMG]
This thing just barely fits inside the case. Just how I wanted it.

EK-DCP 4.0 is the pump in the picture. This thing is plenty to push the liquid all through those cards. I'm not sure there is one more powerful. And then we have a ton of fittings to hook it all up. This should be good.


Ok, now back to the mod. We have gotten a lot done, were pretty happy.
Look at our little friend-
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3527640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3526640.jpg[/IMG]
He's just at home with Thermaltake. He is just a teaser, you'll see soon what we do with him.

We finally got the 7 inch LCD in, this shouls where we're putting it, but it's not in yet.
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3524640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3525640.jpg[/IMG]

We managed to get the sliders on the right door today. I'm totally stoked about this. Looks great.
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3523640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3522640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3521640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3518640.jpg[/IMG]

It opens 100% to the top.
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3516640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3515640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3513640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_3512640.jpg[/IMG]

With the body putty drying, I moved on to the front, cut out the little squares. I'll be putting blue plexy in.
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1102640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1104640.jpg[/IMG]

I managed to squeeze in cutting the rest of the aluminum to be put on the front of the case also.
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1092640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1091640.jpg[/IMG]

I also got the right door panel made, this is the housing that will hold the DVD recorder and the 200MM fan
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1084640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1083640.jpg[/IMG]

Welp, this should be enough for today guys. I hope the forums will accept so many pictures.

I'll have substantially more in a couple days, so stay tuned.
Well here we go, I may have to put this into 2 threads. First I wanted to show you just how beautiful EKWB products are. And what makes them even more impressive is how GOOD they are. I am very lucky to have a sponsor like EKWB. So without further a due.

Keep in mind that everything I am listing today is only for the video cards. The CPU loop will come at a later date.

Image

This is everything in a nut shell.

Image

3x 6950/70 Water blocks... now I have to find video cards for them lol. These are going to look absolutely beautiful with Mahems Dye in it.



Image

VERY thick 360 radiator. This is just for the 3 video cards.



Check out this giant Reservoir. Image

This thing just barely fits inside the case. Just how I wanted it.



EK-DCP 4.0 is the pump in the picture. This thing is plenty to push the liquid all through those cards. I'm not sure there is one more powerful. And then we have a ton of fittings to hook it all up. This should be good.





Ok, now back to the mod. We have gotten a lot done, were pretty happy.

Look at our little friend-

Image

Image

He's just at home with Thermaltake. He is just a teaser, you'll see soon what we do with him.



We finally got the 7 inch LCD in, this shouls where we're putting it, but it's not in yet.

Image

Image



We managed to get the sliders on the right door today. I'm totally stoked about this. Looks great.

Image

Image

Image

Image



It opens 100% to the top.

Image

Image

Image

Image



With the body putty drying, I moved on to the front, cut out the little squares. I'll be putting blue plexy in.

Image

Image



I managed to squeeze in cutting the rest of the aluminum to be put on the front of the case also.

Image

Image



I also got the right door panel made, this is the housing that will hold the DVD recorder and the 200MM fan

Image

Image



Welp, this should be enough for today guys. I hope the forums will accept so many pictures.



I'll have substantially more in a couple days, so stay tuned.

#8
Posted 11/08/2011 01:10 AM   
Good work so far. I agree that EK rocks!
Good work so far. I agree that EK rocks!

Core i7 960 @4.14Ghz 180x23 1.3v Liquid cooled

Gigabyte G1. Assassin

EVGA GTX 560 Ti "Maximum Graphics Crysis 2"

Cooler Master HAF-X

Corsair Dominator GT CMT12GX3M3A2000C9 RAM

RMA broke my 580 SLI. Now I have a 7970 and a GTX 580 gathering dust, looking for a buyer.

#9
Posted 11/08/2011 10:51 AM   
@ Ultimate PC man, thanks bro, appreciate it.

Big thanks to mnpctech for their sponsorship. They sent us some fantastic stuff I want to show you.

First off, check out this fan. I just HAD to have one!
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1120640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1122640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1125640.jpg[/IMG]

it's just awesome, and completely matches our mod. Wait till you see where we put it.

Nest, I always wanted a professional tool for sleeving cables. It was just one of those small purchases that I never remembered to make. Thanks to Bill I now have a set! They are smaller than they look, but very solid quality. I am not afraid at all of breaking these.
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1126640.jpg[/IMG]

And lastly, I asked for some U-Molding. I have a lot of cuts in this case I would feel better covering for safety. This stuff is very small, perfect. It does not stand out like a sore thumb.
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1128640.jpg[/IMG]

Thanks again Bill, we owe you one.

Now, as far as the mod. Believe it or not we have a LOT done. This mod is insane amount of work. Were working on packing all the stuff into this beast. The case is a bit smaller than I had hoped.
When I managed to get done today was the plexi mount for the 2 Kingston SSD's.
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1130640.jpg[/IMG]
The center hole is for the light blue LED were putting in it. The SSD's will mount on top of the plexy, which in turn mounts on a piece of aluminum. And THAT then mounts on the side of the 5.25 bays, inside the case. You'll see soon. We can't start assembling until it's painted and we can't paint it until all the cuts are done. You know how it goes.

We also have the front ready for paint. That took some work. I hate to keep saying "wait and see" as I know the mod does not look very good so far. I really have not given you guys much to look at. But when it starts to come together, it will be done fast. It's the manufacturing of parts, mounts etc that's taking so long. So please, bear with me a bit.
Till next time...
@ Ultimate PC man, thanks bro, appreciate it.



Big thanks to mnpctech for their sponsorship. They sent us some fantastic stuff I want to show you.



First off, check out this fan. I just HAD to have one!

Image

Image

Image



it's just awesome, and completely matches our mod. Wait till you see where we put it.



Nest, I always wanted a professional tool for sleeving cables. It was just one of those small purchases that I never remembered to make. Thanks to Bill I now have a set! They are smaller than they look, but very solid quality. I am not afraid at all of breaking these.

Image



And lastly, I asked for some U-Molding. I have a lot of cuts in this case I would feel better covering for safety. This stuff is very small, perfect. It does not stand out like a sore thumb.

Image



Thanks again Bill, we owe you one.



Now, as far as the mod. Believe it or not we have a LOT done. This mod is insane amount of work. Were working on packing all the stuff into this beast. The case is a bit smaller than I had hoped.

When I managed to get done today was the plexi mount for the 2 Kingston SSD's.

Image

The center hole is for the light blue LED were putting in it. The SSD's will mount on top of the plexy, which in turn mounts on a piece of aluminum. And THAT then mounts on the side of the 5.25 bays, inside the case. You'll see soon. We can't start assembling until it's painted and we can't paint it until all the cuts are done. You know how it goes.



We also have the front ready for paint. That took some work. I hate to keep saying "wait and see" as I know the mod does not look very good so far. I really have not given you guys much to look at. But when it starts to come together, it will be done fast. It's the manufacturing of parts, mounts etc that's taking so long. So please, bear with me a bit.

Till next time...

#10
Posted 11/10/2011 12:45 AM   
Interesting way to mount the SSD.

TBH I did not like the bulge (aeroplane style) in the fan.

Keep those pictures coming!

A $ estimate of the amount spent by you/received in sponsorship at the end of the mod please.
Interesting way to mount the SSD.



TBH I did not like the bulge (aeroplane style) in the fan.



Keep those pictures coming!



A $ estimate of the amount spent by you/received in sponsorship at the end of the mod please.

Core i7 960 @4.14Ghz 180x23 1.3v Liquid cooled

Gigabyte G1. Assassin

EVGA GTX 560 Ti "Maximum Graphics Crysis 2"

Cooler Master HAF-X

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#11
Posted 11/10/2011 04:41 AM   
Well, this update took longer than I anticipated. Using a new kind of paint, that requires a long drying time, but it's SUPER durable, almost as strong as powder coat.
Also, we have a new sponsor. Big thanks to Glenn and Quiet PC [IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/qpclogo-gb.gif[/IMG]
They came to my rescue and provided me with the Aerocool Touch 2000 Controller, 7 Fans, and the Blu-Ray player we're putting in the mod. Should see these in soon.

So, as I said, the case is painted. Well, just the metal. Still modding the plastic parts at the moment.
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1135640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1136640.jpg[/IMG]

I got the EKWB radiator finished and mounted in the case. I love this radiator. Huge and very well built. Should cool 3 video cards just fine.
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1141640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1137640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1138640.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1139640.jpg[/IMG]
I polished the sides of the radiator so it would match the aluminum throughout the mod. Seems to match perfectly.

Now you can see the square hole on the right side. That will be housing the Blu-Ray player. I am exposing the inside of the player, showing the disc. Should add a nice color show when spinning.
Starting to get exciting, things coming together now. Hopefully soon we'll have a motherboard, processor and video cards to show you. We're still not set on which ones to get yet.

I can not end a update without some sort of teaser! Who shot JR?
ok well gander at this..
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1134640.jpg[/IMG]
Any guesses on what that's for? :)

Well see you guys soon. Alot is happening now!
Well, this update took longer than I anticipated. Using a new kind of paint, that requires a long drying time, but it's SUPER durable, almost as strong as powder coat.

Also, we have a new sponsor. Big thanks to Glenn and Quiet PC Image

They came to my rescue and provided me with the Aerocool Touch 2000 Controller, 7 Fans, and the Blu-Ray player we're putting in the mod. Should see these in soon.



So, as I said, the case is painted. Well, just the metal. Still modding the plastic parts at the moment.

Image

Image



I got the EKWB radiator finished and mounted in the case. I love this radiator. Huge and very well built. Should cool 3 video cards just fine.

Image

Image

Image

Image

I polished the sides of the radiator so it would match the aluminum throughout the mod. Seems to match perfectly.



Now you can see the square hole on the right side. That will be housing the Blu-Ray player. I am exposing the inside of the player, showing the disc. Should add a nice color show when spinning.

Starting to get exciting, things coming together now. Hopefully soon we'll have a motherboard, processor and video cards to show you. We're still not set on which ones to get yet.



I can not end a update without some sort of teaser! Who shot JR?

ok well gander at this..

Image

Any guesses on what that's for? :)



Well see you guys soon. Alot is happening now!

#12
Posted 11/15/2011 12:45 AM   
Very interesting. Is that last pic for an automated open/close operation?
Very interesting. Is that last pic for an automated open/close operation?

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EVGA GTX 560 Ti "Maximum Graphics Crysis 2"

Cooler Master HAF-X

Corsair Dominator GT CMT12GX3M3A2000C9 RAM

RMA broke my 580 SLI. Now I have a 7970 and a GTX 580 gathering dust, looking for a buyer.

#13
Posted 11/15/2011 01:45 AM   
[quote name='Device Unknown' date='15 November 2011 - 12:45 AM' timestamp='1321317954' post='1326560']
Now you can see the square hole on the right side. That will be housing the Blu-Ray player. I am exposing the inside of the player, showing the disc. Should add a nice color show when spinning.
Starting to get exciting, things coming together now. Hopefully soon we'll have a motherboard, processor and video cards to show you. We're still not set on which ones to get yet.

I can not end a update without some sort of teaser! Who shot JR?
ok well gander at this..
[IMG]http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h358/DeviceUnknown/Scorpio/IMG_1134640.jpg[/IMG]
Any guesses on what that's for? :)
[/quote]

You're going to use this electric camshaft to animate the scorpion model that you showed in the earlier shots. That will be epic if you can get the movements to look semi-fluid. Excellent job so far. I'll be keeping my eye on this thread.
[quote name='Device Unknown' date='15 November 2011 - 12:45 AM' timestamp='1321317954' post='1326560']

Now you can see the square hole on the right side. That will be housing the Blu-Ray player. I am exposing the inside of the player, showing the disc. Should add a nice color show when spinning.

Starting to get exciting, things coming together now. Hopefully soon we'll have a motherboard, processor and video cards to show you. We're still not set on which ones to get yet.



I can not end a update without some sort of teaser! Who shot JR?

ok well gander at this..

Image

Any guesses on what that's for? :)





You're going to use this electric camshaft to animate the scorpion model that you showed in the earlier shots. That will be epic if you can get the movements to look semi-fluid. Excellent job so far. I'll be keeping my eye on this thread.

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#14
Posted 11/15/2011 07:19 AM   
[quote name='slamscaper' date='15 November 2011 - 07:19 AM' timestamp='1321341544' post='1326713']
You're going to use this electric camshaft to animate the scorpion model that you showed in the earlier shots. That will be epic if you can get the movements to look semi-fluid. Excellent job so far. I'll be keeping my eye on this thread.
[/quote]


Thats a good shout !
[quote name='slamscaper' date='15 November 2011 - 07:19 AM' timestamp='1321341544' post='1326713']

You're going to use this electric camshaft to animate the scorpion model that you showed in the earlier shots. That will be epic if you can get the movements to look semi-fluid. Excellent job so far. I'll be keeping my eye on this thread.







Thats a good shout !

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#15
Posted 11/15/2011 04:36 PM   
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