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Looking amazing really liking the angles a lot very unique. 


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Looking amazing really liking the angles a lot very unique. 

 

 

Thanks a lot mate :D


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Hey guys,

 

Sorry for the lack of updates on the build lately. I've been working hard on it to get it ready for the EB Games Expo in Sydney next weekend. The build and I will be attending the Tt booth during the expo :D.

 

There have been lots of late nights working on it till 4am and this morning around 5am I'm happy to say it is ready. All wrapped up and ready for pick to get pallet shipped to Sydney.

 

Unfortunately there was no time for me to leak test it this morning before I had to get it ready so fingers crossed everything goes well once it arrives at the expo.

 

All I'm gonna share for now is this pic with it wrapped up haha. I've taken a bunch of pics as much as I could while working on it so will be posting throughout the following days before the expo.

 

More work will be done on it after the Expo, it will be all about the finer details after that :D

 

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Stay tuned for more!

 

Cheers,

 

Alex


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Okay guys here we go with the updates :)
 
I mounted the Thermaltake Commander FT Fan Controller to the front panel, drilled holes for the vandal switches and cut the shape for the acrylic that will go over the front panel aluminum.
 
This is a piece of smoke acrylic so you can still see through it. Something similar will go on the top panel.
 
The rest of the acrylic in the build is all gloss black, once the build is up and running and with LEDs, it should give some nice reflections.
 
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Thanks for checking it out!
 
Cheers,
 
Alex
 


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Gonna keep the updates rolling!
 
Custom top panel windows piece is done. Smoked piece of acrylic will come over same as the front panel.
 
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All the pieces ready for powder coating. Going to be a gun metal looking colour.
 
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Drilling fan holes to mount with the MNPCTECH grills on the back panel.
 
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Looking awesome with the Riing RGB fans!
 
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Two of the 480mm radiators going in the bottom section of the case with the Thermaltake T33 reservoirs on top on each side. I used the MNPCTECH 480mm acrylic grills to mount the reservoirs to.
 
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And finally, running some Mayhems Blitz cleaning system through the rads. Thanks to PerformancePCs for sending through the kit!
 
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Gotta be cautious with this stuff!
 
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Thanks for checking it out!
 
Cheers,
 
Alex
 

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Got another update for you guys!
 
Some vinyl work for the rads and fans as well as finished some of the acrylic panels.
 
The vinyl work is based on the Elite Dangerous game, that's actually the emblem from the game. Think it looks really cool on the fans and rads.
 
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Had to do a lot of fans!
 
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I would stick the whole thing and then peel out the bits not needed. Pretty easy but time consuming.
 
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This panel is the bottom front panel.
 
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Some MNPCTECH mesh, will look awesome behind the panel once painted.
 
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Front bottom and top as well as back bottom acrylic panels mostly done!
 
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MNPCTECH mesh and grills painted black.
 
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And the case frame is back from powder-coating. Also bottom rads are in!
 
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Pump/res combos as well as the PSU are mounted.
 
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And did some cable management for all the 16 fan cables coming from the bottom up into the top section of the case! I used four 1 x 4pin extension cables to turn the 16 fan cables into just 4 and these will connect straight to the Thermaltake fan controller at the front of the case. Thanks a lot to Performance PCs for helping out with these fan extension cables.
 
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That's it for now!
 
Thanks for checking it out!
 
Cheers,
 
Alex
 


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I have probably one of the most exciting things to share, at least I think it is :P
 
I have been waiting weeks to show these! :D
 
Custom reservoirs Canis Majoris style! 
 
I really wanted the reservoirs to be unique in this build and I had an idea of these round spherical reservoirs with Mayhems Aurora fluid in them and making them look like a red giant star and a white dwarf star. So those are the two colours I'm going for in the two loops in this build. One will be orange looking and the other one a white with a little bit of blue in it. The reservoirs have two 5mm LED holes as well in order to try and light them up nicely and with the Aurora fluid they should resemble the two stars pretty good.
 
This idea came to me from the Elite Dangerous game as every time you exit a jump next to a star it's just an awesome experience!
 
These are about 150mm diameter and they are made up of two domes put together. I had a long chat with an acrylic manufacturer in my area for making these and at first they weren't really sure what I wanted but we managed to sort it out in the end. This design was sorta the only way to make a spherical reservoir thick and strong enough to drill the G1/4 thread and be all sealed and water tight.
 
At first I wasn't too happy with the way the gluing looked on them however after some Rustoleum frosted glass spray paint they came out really good. With coloured fluid in them they should look even better!
 
Check it out and let me know what you think. I'm not sure if anyone else has done this before.
 
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They took about 1.1L of water to fill each so there will be quite a lot of fluid going in this build! :D
 
Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more!
 
Cheers,
 
Alex
 
 

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Hey guys,
 
Here are some pics of tubing up the bottom section with the rads and reservoirs mounted.
 
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Sorry for the bad lighting in some of those shots :(
 
Here is the side panel, one full clear piece of acrylic to cover the entire case!
 
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And some work on the front panel windows or a stealth window as I like to call it.
 
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Thanks for checking it out!
 
Cheers,
 
Alex
 

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Testing out the bottom fans before building on top of them and I can't access the cables!
 
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Custom reservoirs are in and I started taking off the protective backing on the acrylic sheets. The nice reflections are just what I was hoping for!
 
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Also hardware update!
 
Thanks a lot to RamCity.com.au for sending out these two Crucial MX200 500GB SSDs and also an awesome 512GB Samsung SM951 M.2 PCI-E SSD!
 
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The two Crucial SSDs are in!
 
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Just having a laugh as I can't believe how many Strix 970s I have acquired! Two are going in the Parvum build I've been working on for a mate for ages now, some of you may have seen it! And the other either 2 or 3 are going in this build!
 
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Time to install the MB, CPU, GPUs, RAM and all the awesome Tt water blocks!
 
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Thanks for checking it out!
 
Cheers,
 
Alex
 

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A quick look before tubing up! Most of the part were in at this point!
 
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Thanks for checking it out!
 
Cheers,
 
Alex
 

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Okay guys, here it is all tubed up! This is how I had it set up for the EB Games Expo and only used two cards. Not sure if I will change things around with the loop before final completion.
 
I'm waiting to receive high res pics from EB Games but I can post some I took with my phone later on.
 
Let me know what you guys think of the tubing, I really like it going around the outside like that!
 
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These shots were taken around 5am when I was rushing to get it finished in time to get picked up for the EB Games expo in Sydney last weekend.
 
I'm currently waiting for the build to arrive back sometime this week, then more work will continue!
 
I'll post those EB Games pics in the next update :)
 
Cheers,
 
Alex
 

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Hey guys!
 
Here are the pics from the EB Games Expo! The build is about 90% finished here.
 
Just some minor things still need to be done and I will be changing some thing with the loop.
 
The build should arrive back on Monday! I'll also have some better pics up shortly from the EB Games Expo!
 
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Thanks for checking it out! Hope you guys like how the build looks at this point :D
 
Cheers,
 
Alex
 

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Here are some better high quality pics from the EB Games Expo! Previous was from my phone
 
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Thanks for checking it out!
 
Cheers,
 
Alex
 

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spherical water tank are amazing, compliments!


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I think you definitely deserve to win, I got to see this beast at EB Expo and I have to say it is phenomenal, the case layout, attention to detail not to mention the sheer scale of it was just brilliant.

You can see that there was a lot of thought put into its design and execution (not just for the case but also all of its components), it was simply extraordinary.  


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The astrological concept of Alex's build is ingenious. Those reservoirs are unique and fit the build well. He definitely gets my vote for this event.
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Alex, the build is looking great. I love the spherical tanks. The concept alone and technical skill in teh mod should get you the win.


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You really should win Alex, absolutely love your build, really reminds me something from a crazy mad scientist's lab, the choice of colors is just perfect, how I wish that my build was something like that, would be so happy :D


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Ive been saying it for weeks lol, you def deserve the win on this dude. Amazing build


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spherical water tank are amazing, compliments!

 

 

I think you definitely deserve to win, I got to see this beast at EB Expo and I have to say it is phenomenal, the case layout, attention to detail not to mention the sheer scale of it was just brilliant.

You can see that there was a lot of thought put into its design and execution (not just for the case but also all of its components), it was simply extraordinary.  

 

 

The astrological concept of Alex's build is ingenious. Those reservoirs are unique and fit the build well. He definitely gets my vote for this event.

 

 

Alex, the build is looking great. I love the spherical tanks. The concept alone and technical skill in teh mod should get you the win.

 

 

You really should win Alex, absolutely love your build, really reminds me something from a crazy mad scientist's lab, the choice of colors is just perfect, how I wish that my build was something like that, would be so happy :D

 

 

Ive been saying it for weeks lol, you def deserve the win on this dude. Amazing build

 

 

Wow thanks a lot guys! I really appreciate it :D

 

Glad you guys like the build :D







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