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MWAVE MODWARS 2016 Powered By Thermaltake, ASUS, Kingston & Intel

 

 

For those of you who dont know I have been selected as one of five Aussie Modders to participate in the MWAVE MODWARS 2016 Powered By Thermaltake, ASUS, Kingston & Intel

 

I have decided to do a Battlefield 1 build! 

 

Here is some of the hardware being used for this build:

 

CASE: Thermaltake P3

PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower GOLD 750W RGB Power Supply

COOLING: Thermaltake Watercooling Parts

MB: ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Z170 LGA 1151 Motherboard

GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition 8GB Video Card

CPU: Intel i7 6700K CPU

RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB (4x4GB) 2400MHz DDR4 Black

SSD: 2 x Kingston HyperX Savage 120GB 2.5" SATA SSD SHSS37A/120G

 

I'm currently waiting to receive the GPU in the meantime here is some pictures of the hardware. Receiving this much great gear at one time was like Christmas.

 

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Also for more updates and some of my other mods check out:

 


Website: www.ozmodz.com

 

Thanks to MWAVE, Thermaltake, ASUS, Kingston and Intel for inviting me to be part of this competition.

 






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MWAVE MODWARS 2016 Powered By Thermaltake, ASUS, Kingston & Intel

 

Hey everyone,

 

One of the great things about this competition is that its spread over 8 weeks and considering i'm in the process of moving house, My build will be nice and spread out across this time. This also explains why my photos are so different and in different locations.

 

This week I had the last few parts arrive including the Thermaltake Toughpower GOLD 750W RGB Power Supply

 

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and also the very beautiful ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition 8GB Video Card.

 

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First I decided to install all the CPU and the Thermaltake Pacific W3 Block which has such a nice clean look to it.

 

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I also went ahead and installed the waterblock on the 1070

 

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Again its a very nice clean looking block and it's going to be very hard to bring myself to mod some of these parts.

 

Seeing as this is a Battlefield 1 themed build I have decided to make a Battlefield with a 1/35th scale. I want to try and keep this all as game accurate and historically accurate as I can. I have decided to focus on a German V British Battle incorporating a British MK 4 Tank and a German Dr. Fokker Plane (same one used by the red baron).

 

In order to keep so much detail I have started making some models which is something I haven't done before.

 

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The detail in these kits are incredible and also very tiny! You can see some of the progress of the tank and plane here. Both still need a huge amount of work and paint/texturing which I will do once the battlefield design is finalised.

 

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 This coming week I'm finalising my battlefield design and going to mod the case to be able to incorporate the battlefield itself.

 

Until next time Happy Modding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also for more updates and some of my other mods check out:

 



 

Thanks to MWAVE, Thermaltake, ASUS, Kingston and Intel for inviting me to be part of this competition. :clap:

 


Thermaltake: https://www.mwave.com.au/brands/thermaltake-630 

ASUS: https://www.mwave.com.au/brands/asus-63

Kingston: https://www.mwave.com.au/brands/kingston-356

Intel: https://www.mwave.com.au/brands/intel-325

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This week I focused on modding the Thermaltake P3 structure and also building the Aluminium support which will accommodate the P3 as well as the Battlefield itself.

 

I Wanted the Battlefield to have a slight incline, this is to help accommodate the hardware as well as to display the battlefield and hardware. You can see part of the design process in this picture.

 

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Once I had my main structural concept I built the structure and worked on making some mounts and support to accommodate the PSU and Radiator.

 

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After this step was done I gave the structure a quick paint. Alot of this structure wont be visible by the end.

 

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I then mounted the PSU and Radiator in there new mounts.

 

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This has give me a very strong foundation to be able to be able to build my Battlefield off.

 

This week Ill be focusing on mounting the rest of the hardware and designing the water loop as well as finalising the Tank and Plane positions and terrain.

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Hey everyone,

 

Over the last week and a bit I installed all of the hardware and did majority of the cables. I then came up with my water loop trying to keep it as simple as possible as to not interfere with the Battlefield.

 

After filling and testing the system I started making all of my mounts for my clear hardware windows. I have made these so you can see through the battlefield in places and see the hardware. To go with this ill run some rgb lighting underneath so that the hardware will have a nice illumination. I have made hardware windows for the motherboard, the GPU, SSD's and RAM.

 

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I also got to work and did some paint on the tank, a few more details and its ready to go into the build.

 

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With only a few weeks to go Ill be getting stuck into the outside layers of the build and the last bit of fabrication for the signs.

 

I really enjoy this part of the build where my creative side starts to shine!

 

Until next time Happy Modding!





Also for more updates and some of my other mods check out:

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OzModz1/
Website: http://www.ozmodz.com

Thanks to MWAVE, Thermaltake, ASUS, Kingston and Intel for inviting me to be part of this competition. :clap:

Mwave: https://www.mwave.com.au/
Thermaltake: https://www.mwave.com.au/brands/thermaltake-630 
ASUS: https://www.mwave.com.au/brands/asus-63
Kingston: https://www.mwave.com.au/brands/kingston-356
Intel: https://www.mwave.com.au/brands/intel-325

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Hey Everyone, 
 
Over the last week and a bit I put a lot of time finalising the side panels of the construction. 
 
These side panels were pretty straight forward but had to made quite strong and accurately as they housed the IO and 2 of 3 exhaust fans.
 
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I also made the front extension and angled brackets which Ill be putting a plate on to mount the LED's which will back light the Battlefield text.
 
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Once the side panels were finished and mounted I got straight into the first few layers of the Battlefield and Terrain. This step was quite hard as it has to be structurally sound and at the end look like real life terrain.
 
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I used a product called shaper sheet which helped me to model out the terrain before applying plaster.
 
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The aim for this top Piece is to appear completely seamless with the rest of the build whilst still being completely removable.
 
I also made perspex brackets for this piece so that it would 'hug' the build nice and tight.
 
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After a quick coat of Neutral paint I got to work on my 3D backlit lettering. I wanted these letter to appear as if they are coming right out of the terrain. 
 
This step took a long time and each letter has 3 individual layers Starting with 3mm clear, 10mm clear and 3mm Opal acrylic. Making each letters true depth 16mm. About 8 mm is visible above the surface of the terrain.
 
Even though this step took hours and hours I'm very very happy with how it turned out. I also added all of my textures and some terrain details.
 
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Next I etched into the clear blocks that cover the hardware this will catch the light and give the areas under the Battlefield a nice glow. It will also help highlight that this is still an actual functional gaming rig.
 
At this point i drained and flushed the system, gave it a clean and filled it with its final light green coolant.
 
Here is a nice view of the 1070 TT back plate which has my additional acrylic plate on it. 
 
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I love how this turned out and the lighting is of course RGB.
 
Lastly Ill leave you with a close up of the terrain. This will show you how detailed it is and also hopefully leave you with a small bit of anticipation of whats in the background.
 
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The build is 99% done as it sits with only 8 days left of competition time so stay tuned!
 
 
 
Also for more updates and some of my other mods check out:
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks to MWAVE, Thermaltake, ASUS, Kingston and Intel for inviting me to be part of this competition. :clap:
 
Thermaltake: https://www.mwave.com.au/brands/thermaltake-630
ASUS: https://www.mwave.com.au/brands/asus-63
Kingston: https://www.mwave.com.au/brands/kingston-356

 

Intel: https://www.mwave.com.au/brands/intel-325

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Well the build is all finished and photographed. After a huge amount of hours and details I''m  exceptionally happy with how it has turned out. 

 

Here are a few of my favorite overview pictures:

 

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I have designed these mods all the be easily removed for maintenance and also because it will be shipped to some events around Australia. 

 

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I have done manyt backlit signs in my builds but this is the first time I have made 3 D Individual backlit lettering. I really wanted the title to 'pop' out of the terrain to really stand out. All lighting is of course RGB.

 

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All of the side panels were made from perspex then I added moulding to build them out further and to let the terrain flow of the build. These panels had to incorporate fans for the radiator, fans for exhaust as well as power and IO.

 

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Here are some close up shots of the detail gone into the terrain work.

 

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Underneath the Battlefield is a very nice tidy setup.

 

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Lastly I wanted to push the boundaries of my mods again and try something a little bit different and that is adding functional smoke coming from the plane to simulate the smoke stream/ crash. I ran this off molex and have a dimmer on it as well so you can adjust the level of smoke or turn it off completely. This is definitely a show factor and wouldn't be used day to day.

 

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Ill have a video going over the build and mods in greater detail as well as a link for voting for mod wars so stay tuned and thanks for looking.

 




Thanks to MWAVE, Thermaltake, ASUS, Kingston and Intel for inviting me to be part of this competition. :clap:





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