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  1. Hey everyone, I am back with a quick build log. Antec asked if I could do a build in their new P120 case and this is my journey. The parts I will be using are, CPU - AMD 2700x GPU - ASUS Dual RTX 2080 RAM - 16gb 3200 mhz Thermaltake WaterRam without the waterblock Motherboard - ASUS ROG Strix X470 - F Storage - Adata SX6000 256GB M.2 PSU - Antec 650W high current gamer HCG Fans - Antec Prizm 120 ARGB All the water cooling parts were supply by thermaltake and I manufactured a custom distro with integrated ddc pump for this build. This is the case. I stripped the full case down and drilled all the rivets out as I want to paint the full case a gloss black with red splash. this would be the biggest part of the build. Before, After, Once the painting was completed I needed to test fit all the parts and plan the loop and get the holes for the front distro. This will be my 1st build where I will be using a DDC pump in the distro plate, I was not 100% sure on how to do this but a did find a guide on the bit-tech youtube channel which helped a lot thanks Alex. This is my design for the front distro. Now time to cut the part. Once I cut the part, I needed to test fit the part and leak test it, I couldn't find my leak tester, so I just filled it up. We did have any leaks so it was time to add it to the build and run the tubes. Time to fill her up, Just want to say a big thank you to Antec for letting me build in their new P120 I was really surprised at how much room was in the case and a big thank you to thermaltake for supporting me in this project. Here are the final photos.
  2. Hey, not posted in a while, just been really busy. I have an update and the build is now complete and you can see it on the thermaltake stand at EGX this weekend. So we left off with the shell of the build and the basic layout of the case, I had my buddy Michael from to the wire to pop over and help with the cables. I decided to strip the case and paint it white. I think it turned out great. Once the case was painted I just need to put everything back in and run the tubes. Now its time to start work on the basement. Now the best part the final photos, U Hope you all like the build, just want to say a big thank you to thermaltake and MSI for the support.
  3. Hi everyone, my name is Richard AKA Aml custom pc, I want to start off by saying a big thank you to thermaltake for being chosen for the next stage of the thermaltake talent 2019. I hope you like my ideas, and I just want to say good luck to the other 11 modders and a big thank you again to Thermaltake.
  4. This week I made the the custom motherboard tray with built in res, I used 10mm acrylic to do this. the start of the motherboard tray. Making the motherboard res. Test fit with the motherboard. Need to add the custom o-rings Wanted to see what the water manifold would look like with some water in. I will be down I64 this weekend so this is where I will stop for this week. You can see its starting to take shape. next post we should have the cables the covers and the tubes ran.
  5. Your Name: Richard Ord Modding Brand / Media Name: AML Custom Pc Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/AMLCustomPc/ Youtube Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtp9oGJA3ZP0giiSjZjKEpQ Twitter, Instagram, or other social media platforms: https://www.instagram.com/aml_custom_pc/ Website: https://www.Amlcustompc.com Previous projects/build logs: Project:No Name - https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/custom-build-log-thermaltake-x71-case-with-modding-project-no-name.18771516/ Project:Snow - http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/project-snow.18811808/ #TT20 - https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/thermaltake-uk-modding-trophy-2018-tt20.18833277/ #Pure - https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/pure-sponsored-by-thermaltake-and-msi.18850949/#post-32638914 Total fans: 1500 (not including Forum views) Why do you think you should be the next TT Talent?: Hi my name is Richard, I am 35 and live in the uk with my wife and two kids. I work full time, so I mod in my free time, I started PC building in 2014 but its only been the last 3 years that I have been pushing my modding, I find this to be a great escape. I think I should be the next TT talent because I feel like I've shown a lot of what I can do in my previous builds and I was always developing my skills. I have shown that I can work to a high standard, I would to be given this opportunity. Good luck everyone, thanks again to Thermaltake.
  6. Hey, thanks for checking out my build log for #Pure.I couldn’t have done this build if it was not for the sponsors, MSI Thermaltake, To the wire sleeving. This build will have a white, blue and frosted theme and I want the case to keep its external look and at the centre of the build it will have the Ryzen 2700x. This is what I want to do, Parts l will be using, CPU - Ryzen 2700x Motherboard – MSI B450 tomahawk Ram – Corsair Vengeance RGB 16gb Graphics card – MSI Gaming RTX 2070 Storage – Unknown Case – Thermaltake A500 Psu – Thermaltake Toughpower grand RGB 850W CPU Block – Thermaltake Pacific W5 Rad – Thermaltake Pacific C360 Fittings – Thermaltake C- Pro Pump – Thermaltake Pacific P1 PCI-E Cable – Thermaltake Premium 3.0 300mm. I don’t want to keep this build on my bench too long so I have made a design and want to stick to it, I will be re-making all of the internals and we will just be keeping the frame and the external shell. Here are a few photos of the products, So this is the case, I remove psu cover and motherboard tray. I made a model out of cardboard to make sure I got the correct sizes for the perplex After I did this I removed the IO shield and graphics card supports from the back of the case so I can move this to the top of the case. Once I cut the case up I new I would need to replace the back of the case, I made a quick design on fusion 360 and made a new back panel, this will include displayport and 2 usb 3.0. I chopped down an old bracket for the thermaltake p3 to help support the graphics cards so it can hang down in the case. This is the point I needed to stop as I needed to pick up the perplex for the next stage of the project. This is where we are up to.
  7. Right guys, I had to start the Mod again, with me changing the back distro, it meant all my sizes were out. I started with a simpler design but still has the WOW factor, I think this is just down the the size of the case, I did remove the second loop. I also have to change how I want to mount the panel back to the case, I did want to keep both side panel but I will be removing one of them. Once I made the new back, and sorted the mount for the top panel and side panel, I was happy to start the internals. I started in the basement I recut the bottom panel this is 20 mm from the base of the case I have done this to hide the cables going to the 3 control boxes, which will sit behind the screen you should be able to see these from the right hand side and the top of the case. Once I was happy with this I started with the side panel which will hold the screen, I am using the screen to show celebrate thermaltake product over the last 20 years. You can see I am sticking to the plan I submitted to the competition. These are the cable combs I will be using. I even made some little brackets to hold the mid plate in place, Once I installed the brackets, I added the mid plate which will hold the motherboard, passthroughs and another custom distro plate. I will be keeping the mid plate clear so you can see straight into the basement. I have added the sponsors logos to the side panel, I got this mod from the modding pages on bit-tech, I have used etching cream to etch the side panel. I tested this on the project no name side panel. I cut a TT logo out on vinyl, applied the logo and then applied the cream I left it on for around 15 min and then washed it off, Before, After, I am very happy how this turned out, I just want it to be seen. Now it was time to do the side panel, You will have to trust me, the panel looks great, you will see this in final photos. Next I need to add the vinyl to the side panel and paint the screen cover, this didn’t take to long, I cut the logos on my vinyl cutter and applied them to the side panel. I have added these to the top panel which will be painted matt black and I will be painting the reverse side orange. The screen fits in great. Apply all sponsors logos Test fit The panel is all set for paint, I have also ran my cables from the psu these are now in place and will not be removed, they look great. Right guy's I was running out of time, and didn't want to miss the dead line so here is #TT20 hope you like it. Hope you all like the photos. Sorry again that I jumped to the finished photos. I need to make sure I completed it on time
  8. So I have a few days off work this week have the house to myself so thought it was best to get a move on, so I have pull this case apart. I dont need the back or mid plate as I will be replacing these with distro plates, here is a litlle sneak peek, I have have no back on the case, I can start the basement, this is going to house the PSU the res and pumps and RTX 2080 card.I want to have a false floor, this will help cable manage the fan cables pump. Start with marking it out. I did make a mistake here, I had to move the RTX back 30mm I amended this when I cut the acrylic. This could have cut with a jigsaw and filed down put I wanted to to use the CNC, plus the more I use it the more knowledge I get. forgot to share my stack of acrylic I am sure I will need more. I have place the false floor in to the case and add a big piece of acrylic on the back I am using 3 of these for just the back distro plate. Its, start to look like something. I tested the psu, I want this to over hang so it goes through the back of the case. Think it looks good, at least I know the holes are straight. Next was to try and get everything level, the has really pee me off, because I want to make the distro at the back of the case, and the case is being judged I need all the edge match and need it to work. I used the CNC to take a mm off at a time on the bottom and the side. I took 5mm each side and it was still a bit off, here is a photo any way. I know the cause and a way to fix it but I will do that once I have done the distro plate but will need to do it before I put the mid plate in. This is what I want to make, this will be on the back of the thermaltake level 20 xt. I have never seen one done where the loops cross over in the distro plate, I have never done one before and with my old machine I had only ever done basic 120 res nothing as big as this and with a short time frame, here we go. I am using 10 mm cast acrylic 365mm by 465mm. We are doing a base, this is one loop, middle for the second loop, and the third is the lid. I made a custom bracket on my waste board so I new where to place the acrylic so each piece is using the same zero on the CNC. This is what we started with, Lid I machine out the gpu, psu and the io, and drilled all the holes, everything going well. Next, We do the middle Everything still going well, and for the base. Now that we have every thing is cut we need to tap the holes this didn't go well I normally use 3.3mm hole and use a m4 tap with my drill, this have always work for me when I have made custom motherboard trays and always did it this ways, should have done it by hand as the bit got to hot and was not doing the thread just a hole. I was gutted saw the light, when I should have just taken my time. We did get a few positives it looked great everything fitted well and I could start to see my vision. Negatives I messed up on the taps and I will need to sand the channels down. I did test fitted it in to the case and it look great. I was hitting my head off the wall and needed to step away, trying to think of a way for it to work.The next day I went back to the shop and re bought the acrylic, I changed the design just a little bit and went back to the machine, This time when it was all completed I taped all holes by hand, Once the holes were tapped I needed to screw them all in. At this point I was yes it done, just need to leek test, I filled it up and left it over night, the blue tape on the photo below is the fill line As you can see it drop on a little but its too much.I added a few more screw but it does not seem to work. I have spoke to a few people, I have no idea where the water is escaping and it could be an issue with the o ring channel could have a few deep pockets, it means the o ring is not sitting right. Now I have two of them. I now need to think how I can fix this, or I need to rethink the distro, maybe I should not over lap the channels. Any ideas leave them below. Thanks for taken the time to read the post.
  9. Hope everyone is having a good weekend, I do need some feed back on this post, I don't know if I am going to use pastel fluid or clear with dyes we have lots to choose from, I was going to go orange and black. Here is the choices, I have also have another package from Thermaltake, We have some 90 degrees fitting and some extension, I am still awaiting on c-pro fittings, We have 2 Pacific RL 360 Rads, I also got a bending kit and 2x Pacific pump res combos. The Thermaltake Pacific Lumi Plus, I am going to integrate these in to the custom distro plates. And last but not least I have been sent Pacific V-RTX 2080 series waterblock, this is a great looking block, can't wait to get my graphics card from Asus. I also want to show you all version 1.0 of my distro plate for the back of the case, I have never made a block which has two fluids going across each other, be good to get your thoughts on this. Ryzen 2700X Asus 2080, can not believe how big the heatsink is Asus Strix Motherboard, Testing,I have spent a few days testing paint, machine settings, and even did a quick test on some cable combs, I have also got some sleeving that I will be using, went with orange, carbon and black. I just need to pick up all the cast acrylic on saturday and then it is full steam ahead. Cable combs.]I have upgraded my CNC to the work bee from ooznest,] Did a little test on machine speeds and feeds,] This will be the colour, I am using for the sleeving,] I didn’t know if I wanted to paint my fittings so I did a test think I am going to go black with a hint of orange.] Think I am going to stick with the black and maybe add some orange. I will try and show every process of me making my distro plates, so if you are not following the build log best hit the follow button. Richard
  10. Small update, Had some more goodie from thermaltake, Thermaltake Dasher Gaming Mouse mat,Thermaltake X1 RGB, think I am going to mod this.TT esports Nemesis mouse RGBLike I said in my last build log I will be updating once I have more products. If you have any question please feel free to leave them below
  11. Hey everyone,Sorry for the lack of updates, Project:Snow is now completed, if you were at EGX 2018 @ NEC in September you would have seen Project:Snow on the Cyberpower booth. I have also been doing design work for the Thermaltake UK Modding Trophy 2018 sponsor by thermaltake, Asus, AMD, Adata, Bit-tech and Scan. This build log is live. I just want to say a massive thank you to Thermaltake for sponsoring the project, I think the build turn out great.Final Photos,
  12. Thanks for checking out my build log, I have been lucky enough to have been pick (1 of 5) to be apart of the Thermaltake UK Modding Trophy 2018, It’s been 2 years since the last one, I am very honored to have been chosen. I just want to say a massive thank you to all the sponsors, Thermaltake, Asus, AMD, Adata, Bit-tech and Scan for their support in this competition. The name of my project is #TT20. I have attached some drawing below that I submitted for the project, It will have a very clean look to the build. I always like to try new techniques or do something that I have not done in a build before and this build will be no different. I will be keeping the front and the top of the case stock. The back, side and the internal of the case will all be modded, Back and Side Front and side, The Hardware, 1 x Thermaltake Level 20 XT chassis 1 x Thermaltake M360 Plus water-cooling kit I 1 x Thermaltake 850W Toughpower ‘SYNC’ Edition PSU 1 x Asus ROG Strix X470 - F Gaming motherboard. 1 x Asus Dual RTX 2080 OC 8GB 1 x AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU 1 x Adata SX6000 256GB M.2 SSD 1 x Adata XPG Gaming D10 2,400MHz 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2x Riing Plus 20 fans RGB 6x Riing Plus 12 Fans RGB TT Premium PCI-E 3.0 Extender I Thermaltake also gave us, Thermaltake Dasher Gaming Mouse mat, Thermaltake X1 RGB, think I am going to mod this. TT esports Nemesis mouse RGB I do have more stuff coming once I have them I will update the build log. Feel free to comment below. Thanks Richard.
  13. The build is all most completed, I have had a little delay due to me moving house and all my gear is in storage, should have been in the new house on 27/07/20108 but now it will be 10/08/2018. so the last time I posted we can everything white and in place to where I wanted everything, I was not to please with the color of the cables so I redid them. I wanted the green to match the rest of the build so painted the cables green with the airbrush. I think they turned out great. I cut some 3mm perplex to make a cable cover for behind the motherboard, this is not going to be on show but thought it will be a nice touch. The build is almost completed, need to run the hard tube and do a small PSU cover then the build we be completed. Here is a little sneak peak. Thanks for taking the time to check out the build log.
  14. Hey, I have been really busy the last few weeks working of the build, Let start with the biggest issue, I broke my CNC which I have only had for about 6 months, I got this from china, have been able to do a few mod with it but not the main reason I got it. This meant I needed to ask Praetex Design for some help in cutting the design I made for the custom reservoir, Here is the design I made in fusion 360, Alex was able to produce the product and it turned out great. Here is me leak testing it, I then need to add the reservoir to the case. I must taped and marked the holes about 5 times I didn’t want to mess this up. Before, During, After, Think it turn out great. Now the Thermaltake Riing Plus fans as you can see from the photo above I needed to paint the fans so I strip them down. I have taken these fans apart before with out breaking any of the clips, this time I must of broke 5 in total, the fans still hold together well. I didn’t take many photos of the painting but I just made sure I gave a lot of light coats I think the end result looks great, What do you think? Next up was the MSI 1070 Gaming X graphic card, I followed the same process with the fans and striped the card right down. If you are going to do this and paint the fan you are going to have to bend two metal clips over (cable management) which holds the cable for the fan. I need to take the sticker off the fans before I paint these I wanted to reused the stickers. I made sure I did lots of light coats of the paint. Here are the after photos, Fans Housing, End result, Just want to make it clear I am going to add a bit of green on to the card. I have also add a white ring on the MSI stickers to hide the red. I need to add a little bit of white vinyl where the MSI logo glows, again this was just to hide the red. I was not going to show this next photo until the build was completed, what the heck here it is anyway. We still have work to do I need to support the GPU better so going to add an enclosure to the PSU this will then support the GPU. I am also changing the green out of my cable I made early to a better match green. I want to added as much detail as I can to the build. I am wanting at add a enclosure behind the case to hide the internal wires. Like always I hope you like the build log so far, if you have any question or feedback please leave below or come find me on Facebook / Instagram
  15. Hi Everyone, This is just a small update, I have had a few issues with my CNC and it no longer works I have blown the spindle, so I have not done as much as I can hoped. I have been painting the thermaltake Pacific P1 pump, this has cause me loads of issues, as I only get to mod on a weekend. I have painted this 3 time and I can see I am 98% happy with it. The photo below is showing you the process the 1st time I did it. Before, I needed to sand the parts done so the primer would stick to the parts, can I use spray can you apply the paint. You can see the paint looks a bit bumpy, I then did some vinyl logos and added them to the pump and airbrushed the green paint on. Here is the end result, As you can see it looks ok but I want it looking better. So I striped the pump and started again. This time I used the airbrush for every layer I also wanted to add green to the D5 cover and to the bracket. I did this over a few nights adding one layer at a time, Here is the end result, I am much happier now with the end result. I still have a lot to do, I still have a lot of wires to sleeve, fans to paint and a graphics card to paint. I did hope to show more but I thought it would be best to post something than none at all. Until next time, Richard.
  16. I have a big update, most of the painting has been done, and I have started to do the cables. I will start with the Pacific RL360 Rad, I have painted this snow white, covered the fins and did light coats, the spray paint I use is Montana. Before, After, I have also painted the heatsinks, I am thinking about adding some green to them. Before, After, I wanted to paint the Thermaltake tough power 600w PSU white, this was a lot harder than I thought it would be, I striped the full PSU down but couldn’t find the last screw so I needed to cover all the enteral components. I also made sure to save the labels as I want to add these back on to the PSU. Before, After, Next up to paint was the thermaltake Pacific W4 plus CPU block and the Pacific RGB fittings. I started with the CPU block, I heated the front of the block to loosen the glue of the black back ground as, I want this to be white, I had already made some little TT logo’s to cover the TT logos on the back ground, then I just lightly sprayed it white. I also added the bracket for Ryzen and painted this white too. The fittings were very time consuming, I wanted to get as much detail of the fitting as I could. Sorry for all the photos, think I have went over the top, I have a few more then that it. I have started to sleeve the cable here is the 24 pin. Hopefully the next update will not be as long, need to do the pump and the GPU, then that’s all the painting done. If you have any questions or feedback please let me know. Richard.
  17. Welcome back, I have a little update for you all, I wanted to move the radiator to the bottom of the case where the PSU would be, I have not seen this on a core P3, I needed to make sure to would support the radiator, as I do want to mount this to the wall. I am using 19mm x 19mm aluminium to start the framing of the holder. Mark where I need to cut, The bits I need, Marked where the hole will go, Drill a 4 mm hold for the rivets, Test fit, The 360 radiator sat very nice in the space now needed to make the support, Now to make a new GPU bracket, but thought I would be easier to mod the one I have, I need this to be shorter. Before After, I am going to add some 19mm x 19mm aluminium to the outside of the bracket. Here is the end result, I just want to stress that this is not the finish product for the brackets, this will give me a feel on what it will look like. Hope you like the update.
  18. Project : SNOW I am back with a new build for 2018, I want to start by saying a big thank you to Thermaltake for supporting this project. I am doing a Ryzen 1600 build paired with a MSI 1070 gaming x8 graphics card. I will be building in the core P3 from thermaltake, this will be fully watercooled. I have set myself a big challenge to think more outside the box for when it comes to where to place the reservoir and radiator. I have also set myself a challenge to make everything white so I will be doing a lot of painting and resleeving and a lot of cables. Here what I will be using, The thermaltake core p3 snow edition, Ryzen 1600, MSI Tomahawk Arctic B350 The thermaltake Pacific W4 Plus CPU water block, Corsair Vengeance RGB 2x8gb 3000Mhz could upgrade this two 32gb, Samsung 960 EVO m.2 250GB this will be used for OS, WD HDD 1TB, Thermaltake Toughpower SFX 600w PSU, MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X8, Thermaltake Pacific RL 360 Thermaltake Pacific P1 Black, Thermaltake Pacific RGB Hard Tube Fittings, Thermaltake C1000 Green and White, Some of the cable and connectors, I am using mdpc sleeving. Thanks for checking out the post if you have any question or suggestion, leave a post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
  19. Hi everyone, Sorry for the lack of updates, the build has been completed for a few weeks now. I thought I would share some photos of the build. The Fans I am using 4 x 140 Riing plus and 6x 120 Riing plus. I made a new front grill so I could show of the fans, This is how it looked on the case. Test fit of all the components and customs res Fans added to the rads. Here is the build completed . Hope you like the build.
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