Custom Wood case mod "Dragon Blood"!

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by nVIDIASLiRig, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. nVIDIASLiRig

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    Hi, Here some pix that i'm start work on Black series 21 wood case base, top, front and back panel. It is Wenge and curly maple wood.

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    Bottom glued and clamp.
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    Bottom after cut 10 degree off on edge.
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    Bottom after finish coat.
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    Just received front and back panel from DD!

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    Glue frame on both edge

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    Almost done!

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    Add tiger maple wood veneer on both side of radiator

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    Here final pix!

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    Won Case mod contest! Will be on CPU Magazine front cover in April or May 2010....
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  2. cnealjr

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    Nicely done! Interesting mix of materials on that one.
     
  3. Gorilla

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    That's pretty sweet.
     
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  5. 450

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    Nice case!

    Congrats on the win! :)
     
  6. PolygonGTC

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    You certainly deserve it. That's an awesome case, very well designed too. I love how the sides are plexi, yet you still managed some awesome cable management.

    Props man!
     
  7. rob2000

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    very nice, did you make the dragon yourself? almost would go unnoticed in a Chinese restaurant i would think.
     
  8. nVIDIASLiRig

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    No I find that dragon picture from Deviantart.com and send it to laser etching for me.
     
  10. coconutboy

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    Case looks great and agreed on the nice wiring job. I see you got CCFLs in there, PICS! Show us that baby lit up in the dark!

    Also, I'm curious about a couple things.

    1) do all fans, both the rad and hdd fans, blow outward? I know for some people's homes dust isn't a problem, but w/o a dedicated intake dust usually accumulates in every lil' nook 'n' cranny. Since your custom has no dust filters and is tightly packed, I could see this as being a pain.

    2) why are the PCIe power leads going to the top vid card Corsair's stock PSU stuff, but the bottom vid card's connections are not?
     
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  11. MrGuvernment

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    best looking wood case i have seen! congrats
     
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    Very, very nice!!
     
  13. nVIDIASLiRig

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    Answer
    1. one Fan from HDD go in case, and 3 120mm fan on Radiator blow outward. Dust seem not problem, if use air pressure clean it up every 3 months.

    2. Yes there pcie power on both gtx 295 co op, one pcie power cable on top gpu pcie power cable come from build in psu, and other one on 2nd gpu is modular pcie cable.

    Thanks!
     
  14. Dasimpson

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    i see a plumming prblem on the gpu's is on hotter the the other looks to me like the flow is wrong
     
  15. nVIDIASLiRig

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    I am doing split flow through the video cards. The temps are good on the cards also.
     
  16. Dasimpson

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    just looks like you might get back flow and been warmer then they could be
     
  17. Dasimpson

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    what i was thinking was, were the bottom card connects to the top card on the left you could seperate it there put an a L juntion from the top card in for the feed to the south bridge would neaten the pipes ethern more and give better flow

    i like the rad the only one i have seen with intake at one end and the out at the other
     
  18. nlancaster

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    He is doing parrellel flow on the video cards. This is actually a really good setup for cooling GPUs, as you get equal flow thru both cards, assuming equal resistance. In general you get less loss of coolant flow rate for the whole system running with parallel cooling on the GPUs.

    Crossflow radiator. many available from Hardware labs.

    Saw this case at PDXLan and it is even better looking in person.
     
  19. Power5

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    Awesome design and build. I would paint the dvd case black and flush mount it with a wood front to match though.
     
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    Wow, much respect to you OP. Looks amazing.
     
  21. nVIDIASLiRig

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    Yeah was plan to paint on dvd drive case, but not this one cuz plan to upgrade better one. After upgrade gonna paint black on it. :) Thanks for advice!
     
  22. coconutboy

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    nVIDIASLiRig, I must hereby demand that you post sweet pics of your case glowing in the dark, or forfeit Dragon Blood to me. I'll pay shipping of course to help expedite matters.

    Okay so I had to try, just show us some pics. Do it man, be a rock star!
     
  23. socK

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    you basically ruined the case the instant you put a dragon on it

    scrape it off, pretend it never happened and you're golden
     
  24. coconutboy

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    Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and Liu Kang will kick you ass for such sacrilege!

    I'd love to see a separate window etching of a Viking with horns and an axe about to cleave a tree in half or maybe Thor, the Norse God of Thunder, but that's just me.
     
  25. gregnash

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    Absolutely B E A UTIFUL..... much props to you dude for some well earned hard work recognition.
     
  26. Elledan

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    The case looks so small when you're standing next to it :p
     
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    Beautifully done!
     
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    Wow that's a great looking case. Amazing design and craftsmanship OP.
     
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    This is the best pic.

    Noone ever gets to see the cool underside components!
     
  31. Elledan

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    Usually because that's where the cable mess is :p
     
  32. nVIDIASLiRig

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    Thanks! :)
     
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  34. W.Feather

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    nice mod there....and I hope you can sell that.....i need to do a crazy mod.....lol....
     
  35. nVIDIASLiRig

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