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Everything posted by GorgTech

  1. It´s been a while since the last update but now I have some extra achievements to show you I couldn´t get the idea of including the GPU and the RAM into the Water Cooling Loop out of my head. Aquatuning sent me a "Upgrade Kit" in order to help me out with the idea. Thanks again for the kind support. These are the components included in the package: Alphacool NexXxoS GPX - ATI RX 580 M01 - incl. backplate - Black Alphacool D-RAM module (for Alphacool D-RAM cooler) - Black Alphacool D-RAM Cooler X4 Universal - Plexi Black Nickel Alphacool HF 14 S
  2. The DCMM which took place during the Gamescom in Cologne was great. There were many nice Modders and Projects. It was nice as usual to talk about this hobby which keeps us together. Here are a few pictures: These are my 2 latest Projects. Some of you might recognize The Skull of Gul'dan. The DCMM area had many visitors and it was really crowded. Many Projects had to share the space available. I´m happy that the jury liked my other Project and rewarded it with the 2. price in the category of CE-Mods.
  3. Well this is the last update before the DCMM. I had this microphone laying around in a box and checked the datasheet again. The smaller microphone was removed and replaced by the bigger one. This is the result and the final modification for this headset. I didn´t really like the SATA cables and had to remove them. Some black Sleeves look a lot better on them. Not bad, eh? These cables look more elegant too. Do you remember the Power Supply Mod? The cooling provided by the modified RGB Fan was OK but I was not
  4. And the Headset is done and still works like a charm. Just ignore the cabling. Clean looks without any cables attached. The cable I need in order to use the Headset like it was intended by the manufacturer. Don´t worry, the connection is solid and can withstand the weight of the cable. And now with a regular 3.5mm plug attached, just in case you want to use it as a replacement for Headphones.
  5. It´s time for some updates. I had to change the plug for something more elegant. I purchased a Alphacool Eiszapfen screw plug. What´s this switch used for? It´s your turn to guess. Cooler Master was kind enough to send me some further Goodies to play with. Thanks again for the kind support. What´s inside? A Cooler Master Masterpulse Pro Headset. I like the dark looks of it as well as the RGB lightning. This Headset will be modified in order to fit the Project. 1) It can be used like it was intended by the manufacturer. 2)
  6. Don´t worry, this Project is not finished yet! I´ll adjust one thing or two until the DCMM. I built another circuit which has to fit in such a small case later. And well, it does! It looks a lot better this way. Just finish the rest and also recycle some stuff like eg. FAN extension cables. What will I use the connectors for and which purpose does this device serve?
  7. And another update! My Project has won the 2. price during the Modding Masters Competition in the category of Casemods! I´m really happy about this accomplishment. It´s been a great weekend with interesting discussions and nice people. I can show you some further pictures and extra links if you´re interested.
  8. It´s nearly done guys! I received this package which contains the last missing puzzle piece. I want to thank Aorus for the kind support and for the trust. Now it´s time for the last unboxing session. A nice AORUS Radeon™ RX580 8G GPU. Features: Graphics Processing: Radeon RX580 Core Clock: OC mode: 1380 Mhz Gaming mode: 1365 Mhz (Reference card: 1340 Mhz) Process Technology: 14 nm Memory Clock: 8000 Mhz Memory Size: 8 GB Memory Type: GDDR5 Memory Bus: 256 bit Digital max resolution: 7680x4320 Multi-vi
  9. And here´s another update since I have to be ready soon for the "Modding Masters" competition. Let´s recycle some spare Aluminum first. Cut a suitable piece. What will I use it for? Use some sanding paper and drill some holes. And add a layer of clear coat. Just make sure to improve some areas. Here´s the result. It´s a DIY Backplate for the Sound Card. And another one for the smaller board. These Backplates also improve the shielding. Looks great with LED lightning too. I also got another "goodie package
  10. Ok, it´s been a while since the last update. These forums have been broken anyway. I need to be ready just before the Modding Masters in Germany. I´m still lacking a GPU but at least I could assemble the other components. The integrated GPU of the CPU is better than nothing but still suitable for first tests. Let´s start with something tiny. A DIY Y-RGB adapter for the Mainboard connector. This PCB is really tiny and will be barely visible. What will I also use it for? We´ll see later. The displayed GPU is a old ATI HD2900XT which is defective.
  11. I will show you a little update, just in time for the week end. Let´s start with another nice package. I want to thank notebooksbilliger.de for the kind support and for the trust. I wonder what´s inside? Every PC needs a brain or in this case, a suitable CPU. I got a Intel Core I7 7700K CPU. This is the boxed version which doesn´t include a heatsink. If you want to mount such a CPU in your PC, I´m pretty sure that you won´t care about a simple heatsink which is included with some specific models. In order to get the best performance you would use some he
  12. This week I have a smaller update for you. The Asrock Logo was pretty rough to handle and I needed several tries with different types of sanding paper and some Aceton in order to smoothen the surface. Obtaining a 100% smooth surface out of a middle resolution 3D Print is not easy to achieve. If you don´t grind enough you end up with a rough surface. If you use too much sanding paper you end up with visible gaps which are filled with air. Well, not too bad after several tries? I went on with further tries and used some more Aceton in order to get the best possible resul
  13. Here´s another update. The transparent CPU Cooler has 4x holes which are meant to be used by 5mm LEDs. Why not try something out? Since I still have some 5mm RGB LEDs left, why not build something suitable out of them? I made these 2x RGB modules which will be connected later with the RGB Header of the Mainboard. The heads of the LEDs are shortened. These LEDs fit into the 4x holes as expected. Let´s take care of the cabling. I had to use one of the Noctua extensions for the longer cable. Also recycle some of that sleeving material. Next I
  14. It´s time for another update! I received a nice surprise package from Aquatuning There was another CPU Cooler inside: Alphacool Eisblock XPX CPU - Intel/AMD - polished clear version This is the newest version of the Eisblock XPX which is new on the market. Let´s have a look at it. 100% transparent Plexiglas, it looks a lot different than the Eisblock XPX I´ve chosen for this Project. Clear vs Solid looks: I´m pretty sure that the clear version will look awesome in combination with my LED lightning. Which one of these CPU Coolers will
  15. Update time again! I´ve removed the integrated Fan Controller a while ago and nearly forgotten about it. I don´t really need to use it since most Fans are connected to the Mainboard. Well, all except the 80mm Fan which is optional for the second chamber. I´ve adjusted the Fan Controller. The 80mm Fan can be supplied by a voltage of 5V, 12V or turned off. 5V is already enough for a quiet operation but I´m sure that I can adjust the voltage even lower. The resistor drops the voltage by about 0.5V. Not too nice but functional. I have less cables to hide too
  16. And I got another nice package. I want to thank GOODRAM for the kind support and for the trust. Let´s unbox this thing GOODRAM? Looks more like "Good-Yumm" A nice treat is great in order to perform the remaining modifications. Wait, there´s more! One 16GB GOODRAM IRDM DDR4 RAM KIT. These modules have a frequency of 2400Mhz and 15-15-15 Timings. The RAM Coolers are white and look great in combination with the Mainboard. 16GB of RAM is plenty for this project. Let´s build these puppies in. And there´s another Goodie insid
  17. It´s time for another big update. Let´s start with this nice package. I want to thank Asrock for the kind support and for the trust. There should be some awesome stuff inside A nice Asrock Z270 Taichi Mainboard. Let´s have a quick look at the most important features since the full Specifications are too much for this worklog. Features: ASRock Super Alloy Supports 7th and 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1151) Supports DDR4 3733+(OC) 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1 AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™, NVID
  18. I received another package. I want to thank Creative Labs for the kind support and for the trust. Let´s have a look at what´s inside. A nice Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR Sound Card. Having used a simple Realtek Onboard HD Audio Codec for the past years, I have high expectations. That´s the flagship of the ultra high-performance Sound Blaster Z-Series and it looks awesome too. I´m sure that it fits well together with my project. From a technical point of view it´s nice to use with my DIY Valve Amplifiers;) I could show you some pictures of these too if
  19. It´s time for another update. I received this nice package these days. I want to thank Cooler Master for the kind support and for the trust. What´s inside? Let´s perform some Unboxing. Plenty of Cooler Master MasterGel Maker elite thermal grease. I like this thermal grease since this one is considered to be the best you can get these days, like many reviews can confirm. This amount of thermal grease will be more than enough for many other projects too. I´ve used this thermal grease for other purposes too. The package also included som
  20. Here´s another update. My plan was at first to glue the glass together with the Aluminum side panel but I had my doubts if this was a good idea. You need a strong mechanical tension to attach the side panel to the case which would have stressed the glued parts. I´m going to use scratch resistant Plexiglas but I didn´t receive the ordered material yet. Let´s use screws instead of glue, 37x M3 screws will do the job just fine. I´ve also improved the edges with sanding paper and now these are 100% smooth. Since I need to consider the space used by the Plexiglas
  21. I took care of the side panel this week. I smoothened the edges and made sure to make the edges visible, the same way I did with the Aluminum front. The new slots look similar too. Now I need to grab myself some glass to play with. I´m not sure if I´ll use regular glass or makrolon. I really like the covering for the toggle switch and the potentiometer. You can still see plenty of the RGB stuff and the circuits itself. That´s it again, soon I need to continue with the hardware components which are going to be used in this project. I still need many parts I don´t have yet.
  22. Time to work on some serious details. Let´s have a look if the 120 Radiator fits. I don´t want to alter the shape of the case too much. Well, to be honest I´m not a huge fan of external Radiators, that´s the reason why I want everything to fit inside the case. The black Fan guard looks great on the Radiator as well and also offers some protection. The black screws are awesome too. I swapped the screws of the 140mm and 80mm Fans for bulkier M5 Inbus screws and suitable lock washers. These little details improve the looks of the visible Fans through the Aluminum front. It´s a ni
  23. Time for another update. I had these 2 Aluminum knobs laying around for a while. 1 of these was shortened with the Dremel Clone. What will I use one of these for? I had to modify my RGB control unit again since I purchased another RGB Power LED and had to adjust the circuit for higher current again in order to prevent it from burning. This unit now supports some extra modes for adjusting the speed of the colors too. The toggle switch lets you choose 2 extra speed modes which allow you to set every desired frequency of the colors. The circuit board found a nice space in the second
  24. What happened to the RGB LED lightning? Here is a update for you. Everything started with this bunch of 5mm RGB LEDs. Several hours later I´ve built these nice component boards. There was still plenty of stuff missing like eg. the resistors and some connections. 74 RGB LEDs require 3x 74 resistors which are not easy to obtain if you need some specific values. Still a lot of trouble ahead but in the end I had to change my plans. How could I mount these LED boards without them being visible in the end? Long story short, I will use them for other purposes later. Let´s use some Powe
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