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Title: 【MSI PRO MOD – S5: Casemod】 Master of Ice by Technology and Gaming
Post by: ecoo997 on 10-July-17, 06:28:54
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Hey Guys.

My name is Ethan Cooper aka Technology and Gaming from Australia!

My Master of Ice build will be built in the CoolerMaster MasterCase 3 and is supported by the following companies

CoolerMaster
MSi
AMD
Alphacool
Samsung
Apacer
Seagate

The plan is to create an elegant PC that keeps the original shape of the MasterCase 3 but white out the case completely and throw the side panel in the bin to replace it with a custom made reservoir (No CNC)

Find my work here
https://www.facebook.com/TAGmods/
www.technologyandgaming.com.au
Instagram & Twitter: @tagmods
Title: Re: 【MSI PRO MOD – S5: Casemod】 Master of Ice by Technology and Gaming
Post by: ecoo997 on 10-July-17, 06:46:40
Specs are as follow! + before shots of all the hardware

CASE: CoolerMaster MasterCase 3
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MOBO: MSi B350 Artic Thomohawk 

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GPU: Dual MSi 580s


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CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
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RAM: 32GB Apacer Panther
SSD: 2 x 250gb Apacer Armor
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m.2: 1tb Samsung 960 Evo
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HDD: 4tb Seagate Barracuda
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PSU: CoolerMaster MasterWatt 1200
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FANS: 5 CoolerMaster MasterFan Pro 120
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COOLING: Alphacool CPU block, pump. tubing and fittings. 
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RES: Custom made (One in pc wasnt used)
Title: Re: 【MSI PRO MOD – S5: Casemod】 Master of Ice by Technology and Gaming
Post by: ecoo997 on 10-July-17, 06:52:03
Started the process by making new front and top covers out of acrylic. Vinyl was laid down to mark where the snowflakes would go. The acrylic was then heated and i pressed a cookie cutter into it to create the indentations the cut outs were done with an exacto knife and the rest were painted
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Title: Re: 【MSI PRO MOD – S5: Casemod】 Master of Ice by Technology and Gaming
Post by: ecoo997 on 10-July-17, 12:38:38
I then painted all the hardware to make it white!
This entailed painting the
- GPUS
- RAM
- CPU Block
- Making a cover for the HDD
- Painting MasterFans White
- Painting Case White
- Painting the Rad

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Once everything was whited out I laid down the vinyl for the sponsor logos and speckles the case in a baby blue paint.

This paint was also used as the accent colour for all the white hardware along with Silver to match the fittings

When painting the case itself i incorporated different finishes of paint. By that i mean that matt, satin and gloss white paint was used. In some spots combined with acetone to make the case look as if it were freezing.

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Title: Re: 【MSI PRO MOD – S5: Casemod】 Master of Ice by Technology and Gaming
Post by: ecoo997 on 10-July-17, 12:42:06
With everything now the right colour its time to start pieceing it all together.
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I then realised that i hadnt made a Power supply shroud so i whipped one up out of acrylic and speckled it with the same baby blue paint to cover the cables from the MasterWatt 1200

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Title: Re: 【MSI PRO MOD – S5: Casemod】 Master of Ice by Technology and Gaming
Post by: ecoo997 on 10-July-17, 12:49:59
With the insides pretty much complete its time to work on the crown jewel for this build! The front side panel.

The entire side panel of this PC will be a reservoir!

Unfortunately i didnt actually stop to take photos during its creation as i was rather involved in the process. However ill do my best to talk through it.

Firstly I took 2 3mm sheets and a 6mm sheet of acrylic.
The 6mm sheet will be the core that holds the liquid with the 2 3mm panels being the front and back.

Next I cut out the iceicles and the middle of the 6mm piece of acrylic.

Lining a 3mm and 6mm panel up i placed it on the case to mark where the fittings should go. 1 in fitting and 1 out. I then drilled and tapped these holes with a G1/4 Tap.

Now to fused the panels! Since i dont have a CNC machine to make a oring trail i went with permanantly affixing the panels together with acrylic solvent. This actually melts the surfaces of acrylic to where its applied causing all 3 pieces to become 1!

4 velcro tabs hold the panel to the case whilst Quick disconnect fittings allow the side panel to be removed with ease so the case can still be worked on.
Title: Re: 【MSI PRO MOD – S5: Casemod】 Master of Ice by Technology and Gaming
Post by: ecoo997 on 10-July-17, 13:49:41
And it is Finished!
Huge thanks to all my sponsors!

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