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Lutfij

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Hmmm, I'll catch up with you via PM regarding that volume/power controller.

I've had that happen to me, where clients would fall out but that's not a reason for me to stop moving forward with a build/project. Your project's need to be showcased in a Fallout themed room/booth. Those mods/items would be fitting in that back drop.

Dare I give you more reasons to enter into modding competitions?
 

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I would love to get into more case mods. A competition would be fun, but I'm not sure how the financing works. Especially the cost of filling a case with components. I don't want to have to do that on my own dime, and the mods I do require very specific/specialized components. If anyone has connections, I'd love to get involved. I have many ideas. This hobby has turned into a passion for me.

There is a "moral dilemma" involved in things like my 1950's radio and 1940's fire extinguisher case mods. These items are straight antique Americana. I don't take lightly to "destroying" them. As I said, my radio can be reassembled, and it's mine, so I know I'll be using it for many many years. The fire extinguisher requires cuts that would "destroy" it (the rear cutout for the mobo IO panel) and it wouldn't remain in my possession. That's a much tougher pill to swallow.
 

USAFRet

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Your radio, I could see myself doing.The fire extinguisher, however...I'd probably let that go to a collector in its current state.
 

Karadjgne

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http://www.performance-pcs.com/brand--magicool/radiator-size--80mm--40mm--180mm--180mm-triple/
Custom size rads. Link a couple of those slim 80mm top to bottom after running them in a cut-out at the back of the extinguisher. Could even use the pump from something like a FD s24 aio. 6x 80mm fans will supply plenty of airflow as exhausts, needing only natural venting as a intake.
 
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I posted this in another thread (member systems gallery), but it can go here, too, I guess, since it's more specific.
My Black Widow Tower has an hourglass mod that I did:

I used a grinder to cut into the steel door after much measuring (didn't want to mess it up, and
fortunately didn't). I cut some plexiglass to fit, then crafted automobile window molding around
the steel and plexiglass to fashion a rather stable window. Cold Cathode RED lights within shine
out and...voila!...Black Widow Spider's red hourglass.
 

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This is my latest build.... What to say.... I've been searching for my staple build and I think this is it. I have been eye balling this Red Bull mini cooler at work for like a year now and have always looked at it and said it would make a great case. I had an opportunity to purchase it and do it so I ran with it, At the end I am really happy, all went well. I have an 7700k and a Gigabyte 1070 ti. I use this in my media room. Mostly media playing and some light gaming. I have more pictures and videos

pcpartpicker page

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Karadjgne

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Ok, just gotta say it before anyone else, omfg that thing is insane! Just wondering, on the left side it's indented, would there be room behind that to stick another 240mm back to back in a push-pull-pull config? Might help with temps having the extra rad area and the center fans doin double duty for both rads? It wouldn't be visible that way.
 

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The only extra radiator i can possibly put would be a 120mm in the back on the intake that right by the motherboard... Thinking about it. My cpu hits 70 on benchmarks and gaming high 60s. I know thats not bad bit id like to overclock some
 

Karadjgne

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Well, even a additional 120mm can't do anything but help. But OC is funky, a small-medium OC can actually lower temps, cpu stock voltages being as high as they invariably are at auto.

My i7-3770K saw idle/game/stress temps at 3.9GHz stock turbo of 32/60/80, bumped that to 4.6 and lowered voltage from auto (roughly 1.25v) to 1.119v and ended up with 32/55/70 with p95 26.6 small fft. At 4.3 and 1.108v it was 32/50/65.

So I say go for it, try a little OC, see where it gets ya. Nothing extreme of course.
 

Karadjgne

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And you started that project how many thousands of man hours ago? Wow, even my wife was impressed enough to take a second, closer look, and she thinks pc's are more boring than golf. Very, very nice job, and it's clean. Kudos dude.
 

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And you started that project how many thousands of man hours ago? Wow, even my wife was impressed enough to take a second, closer look, and she thinks pc's are more boring than golf. Very, very nice job, and it's clean. Kudos dude.
Ha, It took about a month to print, and about 2 weeks to do all the wiring and installing of the components. It wasn't terrible but it was a little rough for sure. Thanks for the compliments.
 
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I welcome to everyone... Republic Of Creators, an INWIN A1 build. This INWIN A1 is heavily modified along with a custom RGB controller, custom GPU WB cover, and a whole lot more.

RGB Video:
View: https://youtu.be/84V06tPa66w


The parts list are as follows:
INWIN A1 mini itx Case
Ryzen 2700X
EK Velocity AM4
1080 Strix
Phanteks WB with custom cover (I cracked the first one)
Team Group Extreme 3600mhz 2 x 8
Samsung 970 EVO 256gb
Noise Blocker Fans
Prolimatech Slim Fans
INWIN CS700Watt SFX PSU (Sponsored)
Touchaqua (by Bitspower) fittings
Phobya G1/4 filters
Swiftech fittings
Barrow fittings
PWM Fan Hub

Custom Parts are as follows:
Infinity loop top res (the routes enter opposing chambers utilizing all rads for all parts)
Distro Ring base that feeds the 240 rad beneath the case within the wooden base
Custom dual pumps and top
Direct mount custom back IO plate for the GPU
Custom side and back panel with STRIX engravings
Power button plate with ROG logo with RGB
Inverted GPU mounting (WB facing Up)
Custom Low Profile fasteners
Wood base below flow ring

Thanks to everyone who followed or are viewing this build for the first time!

A big shot out to InWin USA for the support. And also a shout out to all of the awesome part vendors in this build!

EK Water Blocks
Phanteks
Barrowch Barrow
Touchaqua
ASUS Republic of Gamers
ASUS
Swiftech
Noiseblocker
Prolimatech Co., LTD.
Arduino
Nodemcu

Full build gallery:
https://builds.gg/builds/republic-of-creators-an-inwin-a1-build-15513

Pictures:







Thanks!!
 
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