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Hello All.


Hi My name Is Ken Byrnes I'm 46, I'm marred and have 2 kids, I live in Canberra AUS. I'm only new to the Modding world of custom PC building. I have build 2 or 3 normal PC's over the years, But have only just got into making then stand out from the normal every day PC.

I work as a spray painter 5 days a week for a sign shop. I have always loved any and all kinds of art. I do all my own photo-shop work. I have also been a Pro game Texture artist and have a diploma in game design as well as being Pro Airbrush artist. But I no longer do a lot of that any more just don't have the time any more.


You can find some of my art work here of what i have done in the past. http://zenator.wix.com/zenator-art


My first PC case mod is linked here, http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=1149976


Like I was saying I'm new to modding. and would like to make it a full time job. I'm planing to buy a small CNC router to start making custom PC's as well as custom parts. But first I felt I needed to show what kind to PC's I can build.

Why did I start PC modding ? Mostly because I have all ways liked playing games and building PC's and with all my art skills, and now leaning how to use a CNC router at work, I think maybe I have found some way to bring out my art and have some fun at the same time.


If you have any more questions ask away. :)


This build Has been running for about 6 weeks now. The Case is my own design, and is still work in progress.


 The MoBo & GPU are Sponsored By ASUS.


PC Build Specs:

Height up to 700mm.
Width: up to 400mm.
Case Shape: cylinder. One base, One top, 3 Pillars, 3 clear windows. Being build ATM.
Case Colour: Grayish/white, with some black & red.  Just think STAR WARS.
MoBo: Asus H97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard That will mounted to the bottom and the case.
GPU: ASUS TURBO GEFORCE GTX 960 OC Edition 2GB-GDDR5. Staying air cooled, This will be mounted to one of the 3 case pillars.
Running on a PCIe cable. The TURBO GTX 960 with the exhaust out the bottom of the case,
And the intake for the TURBO GTX 960 will come from the pillar it is mounted to.
CPU: 4690k
RAM: ?
PSU: Still needed, Will be mounted in the base.
Water Cooling, One custom 60mm x 400mm res. (3x 120 slim rads, CPU block, 1x Pump, fittings.) ( 6x90mm W 20x20mm H,D clear blocks running 9x5mm Round 500mm L tubing.
 that will be on the out side of the case as part of the loop. being built ATM)
Lighting: Black Light, and some white LED's.
Fluid: Neon Green.
Loop fittings:

Below are two of ASUS products that I will be using for this build from ASUS who I thank for helping me with my second case mod.

The Asus H97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard and the ASUS TURBO GEFORCE GTX 960 OC Edition




I wont be starting from the beginning, And I hope this will fill you all in as to where the build is up to.  


But here is a link to my first build log of the case. http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=1175511 If you would like to see some of the missing steps.




















I will keep the build log up to date from here on in.


Thanks for stopping by. :)

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Hello again.

Starting to add some lighting to parts of the case. before I start looking at the painting things I need to make sure it's all working and fits. And once all the painting is done. I will fit all the light FX to it again.

 This bit is for any one that likes playing with electronics. I have not done this for some time my self. But it's time to do some soldering again. The top dish of the case will have a ring around the outside edge. The plastic around the outside is a translucent white. So the light can be seen the rest of the case is made of a solid white, and will be backed with black paint. This part of the case will pulsate with light behind it.


LED string,

Jaycar kit.


Thanks again for stopping by.

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Hello again time for a new update,

Below is the curving process I used to get the sides done, I placed the inside a thin sheet of alloy that will hold the curve that's needed and heat it up with a heat gun till it forms the same shape then let it cool. After this I have cut a window out and added mesh to it. Still work in progress.






 I have also fitted a HX1000i PSU.



Finished the front Start/reset.


The MoBo armor cover is now done as well.


Hear is the Colour theme I'm going to be doing on the out side of the case.


Thanks again for stopping by. :)

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Hello again everyone.

Time again for some more photo's :D

The outside of the case is almost done. just need to make the side panels and add some more details to the top disk as well as the pillars and then paint it all. then wire it all up. And start on the inner loop.   



I have added a water temp gauge below as well as a mount to see it better. It could just be me and this was by no means what it had intended my son told me it looks a bit like a storm trooper face.I don't think so my self so ill let you decide on that one. :rolleyes:

Here I have added some black light LED's 5mm ones,

I have added some 3mm Black light LED's to the CPU block as well.


I have also been working on a cover to the center res, that will let me hide some more black lights.


One big change is going to be the center res, I'm changing the it around to show it more as part of the loop.. And it has nothing to do with the fact that it will work better this way.  :blink:  with out adding a second res to the loop.  


Any ways this is where I'm up to at the moment. Hope you are all still as eager as I am to see it all completed.  

As always thanks for stopping by. :D

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Hello again.

Mid week update, My first ever I think.

I have been working on the GPU, making a way for the heat to be removed to the outside of the case. As well as making a way to to trap the heat from entering the inside of the case. and still have a way to connect a monitor to the GPU with out letting the heat in. So what I have done is make a cover that will do both, and then I will make one more to cover the monitor cable plug to hide it as well.   



I will also be making a cover to hide the PCI-e cable on the GPU.

So this is what will be going on behind the GPU to get the Hot air out. this will also stop the PCI-e cable from getting in the way as well. that will run from the top down into the bottom of the case and back up to the MoBo.

Then the pillar face cover will go back over the top. so non of it will be seen.

Also in the last photo. you can see just a small notch in the center that's where the hdmi will run into the bottom of the case and out the back near the IO port. did not think to say anything about it. as It was the quickest thing to fit. :P

Thanks for stopping by.

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Hello again.

Today I painted the Cover for the GPU that I made. Now it looks like it belongs to the GPU cover.   

All the gaps have been filled, then primed in a single pack.

I then painted it in a white acrylic single pack then sanded with 600 wet&dry paper.
I then added the red line. And then painted it in a 2 pack clear coat.




This photo is out of focus but not on the fan and light above. Nice and flat and Shiny.  

Thanks for stopping by.

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Hello again, 



Over the last day or so I have been putting the outside loop and blocks together, 










I glued then from the inside & out.


And there are no leeks from any of the tubing, Happy days. 















Leek testing, and this one had one. I filled then all up with water. added a plug to one end, added some air pressure to the other end to make sure they will work.






I modded the SSD as well I know its been done before but it still looks cool. and I have never tryed it befor so I just had to give it a go, 

The PCB had to be flipped over for the ram to be seen. and I put some 1mm clear behind the window. 












Thanks again for stopping by.

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Hello again,

Progress has been slow but I have fitting the rads a fans, GPU, Mobo, PSU, and are now there to stay. I have added the same shapes to the inside of the pillars that can be seen on the outside but the ones on the inside will glow white when lit with black light. and the white of the pillars wont.  
Have to get more soft tube as well don't have enough to the bottom of the loop. Going to start the inside loop over the next week. And I'm still painting the case as I go.

In this photo on the right you will see the clear cover that will be going over the 3x3 loops that will be running up and down the outside of the case. A the ASUS logo that has been sprayed on all 3 sides.


Here is a front shot of the clear cover.

Here you can see the tiles that will glow white under black light this is done on the inside of all 3 pillars and the bottom.

GPU is now all done PCI-e extender or riser is now fitted as well.


Here I have made a cover to hide the PCI-e extender.

I run the HDMI and Display feed out the back of the case, And can still removed, but for now will be staying for testing later.

Not a lot of work space here and the nest inside will need some work.

SSD is now fitted as well.
I will keep the updates coming as the painting starts to change the look. Most of the painting I have left will be done with the airbrush. and paintbrush.

Once again that's all for now, Thanks again for stopping by.

Cheers, Ken.

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CPU temp testing done.

3dmark CPU overclocked to 4.299. from 3.500. I"m not a over-clocker so not sure how much better that score is. In fact this is the fist time Ive relay tried to do a proper over clock.  


Link: http://i.imgur.com/lwF6SkW.jpg


Link: http://i.imgur.com/oU4exMg.jpg

CPU temps. at Max running Maxload.

Room temp at the time was 29c
Loop temp was 29c
Max CPU temp 36c
MoBo Temp 31c
If any one know of a better CPU test please let me know.


Link: http://i.imgur.com/o9duPWR.jpg

Auto set for Fallout 4 below.


Running Fraps.




Hope you all like the temps. As I sad not sure if there any good, Still all very new to me.

Still working on getting finale photos, waiting on a friend with a good camera to take pic's.    

Thanks again for stopping by. :)

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