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Hello again MSI Modding fans! My name is Mhike aka Tantric, a local case modder from Manila, Philippines.

I just want to share to you my latest projectfor MSI Promod Season 3 "Project RX-0 Krait Frame"


And here's a quick sketch of the project.




The Components


since the theme requirement for this season is black and white. i decided to get the MSI Z170 Krait Gaming and MSI GTX 960 to compliment the "black and white theme"
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #1 on: 18-October-15, 17:24:18 »

before going on to the actual case mod I wanted to first try out all the components and stress test each one of them to make sure every component is working.

brains and brawn: intel skylake i5 6600k


it's alive!


bootup screen


a quick view of MSI's latest UEFI bios screen for the Z170 Krait Gaming

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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #2 on: 18-October-15, 17:39:14 »

time to start modding!

but before we go onto the actual modding, I want to do a quick review of the case.

the case that i'll be using for this project is the newest addition to Thermaltake's Core Series.

the Thermaltake Core V31




the case is typical midtower case offering form Thermaltake, I was actually surprised to see that it was bigger than most midtower
cases I have been used to working on in the past.





the case has ample storage space. 3x 3.5" HDD bays 2x 5.25" ODD bays and two removable SSD Cages at the back of the mobo tray.
both the HDD and ODD cages can also be easily removable. just in case you wanted to place a 240 or 360mm radiator on the front.
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #3 on: 18-October-15, 17:44:47 »





another feature the I really loved about this case, is the removable top panel. unlike most cases top panels that are permanently attached using rivets.
you can remove the top panel of this case by simply removing a few screws.


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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #4 on: 19-October-15, 00:17:05 »

Mhike your work is always impressive I am sure this will be just as amazing as the rest of your mods and I can't wait to see it come together!
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #5 on: 20-October-15, 15:19:08 »

^thanks man! really appreciate it :D
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #6 on: 21-October-15, 14:05:10 »

looking nice as always, good job on ur work im looking for a service around my area who can modify and add a side window
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #7 on: 26-October-15, 16:17:18 »

hello! sorry for the late update :D. before continuing with the actual modding, I just wanted to do a quick unboxing and presentation of the component's 
that will be used on the build. 

great stuff from thermaltake




TT Ring 12 Fans




TT Frio Extreme


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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #8 on: 26-October-15, 16:41:02 »

continuing on with the product and parts unboxing...

Presenting the MSI Z170A Krait Gaming Motherboard :D















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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #9 on: 01-November-15, 18:40:46 »

bit of a slow progress this week. just trying out a different orientation for the PSU and also planning to shorten the wires before sleeving them. :D
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #10 on: 01-November-15, 18:49:35 »

I' was thinking of changing the color the stock heat spreaders or using custom heatspreader's to match the color of the motherboard and videocard.




goodbye warranty...


a couple of minutes under the heat gun to soften up the adhesive on the thermal pads.




done!
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #11 on: 02-November-15, 00:00:06 »

before doing any major modifications on any case. i like to strip it down and dis assemble every panel of the chassis. it's makes the planning, layouting and cutting process a lot easier.








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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #12 on: 15-November-15, 16:00:47 »

more updates. just finished making the aluminum support bars for the top panel.
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #13 on: 15-November-15, 16:05:54 »

test fitting the parts.


i also made a new custom mount for the PSU, using the scrap metal parts previously removed from the case.






custom power cable




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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #14 on: 15-November-15, 16:08:04 »

and a quick final check to see if everything lines up properly. before i disassemble the case again and send it to the powdercoater.


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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #15 on: 08-December-15, 02:06:18 »

sorry for the lack of updates. i had to send the case to the powdercoating shop. now that i have it back. time to post more updates. :)
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #16 on: 08-December-15, 02:13:05 »

as you may have noticed I scrapped the original design. and decided to redo the entire case design. and do a sort of freestyle modding to the case. this gives me
freedom to do anything with the case.

after getting the case back from the powdercoating shop. I tried mounting all the parts again for another test fit.


this cooler is huge! almost occupying half of the entire motherboard.
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #17 on: 08-December-15, 02:17:14 »

using spare parts from another case and spare acrylic pieces, I tried making a custom case feet.






testing


looks like this could work :D
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #18 on: 08-December-15, 15:36:14 »

Looking good bro inspiring as always!
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #19 on: 23-December-15, 14:55:14 »

thanks bro! and good luck on your project too :D
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #20 on: 23-December-15, 15:09:33 »

hello! i'm back again. time to post more pics and updates.

working on the custom aluminum profiles for the side panel hinge mechanism.


gotta post some random cat pics too :D hahaha!




















test fitting the alum profiles on the case.














custom hinge and side panel support installed.
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #21 on: 23-December-15, 15:15:56 »

CUSTOM SIDE PANELS
the side panels were made using several layers of lasercut acrylic sheets.








the custom aluminum profiles that will hold the panels in place.




installed.
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #22 on: 23-December-15, 15:20:41 »

the sliding hinges makes the side panels open and close without any problems. this also gives the side panels a sort of
"winged effect".




MSI Krait FTW!
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #23 on: 23-December-15, 15:32:38 »

the details behind the custom panels.




sexy back :D


i disassembled the panels and prepped them for painting and some decals.


painting session.


and a quick preview.
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #24 on: 23-December-15, 15:41:34 »

getting there.






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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #25 on: 23-December-15, 15:43:51 »





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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #26 on: 23-December-15, 15:50:18 »

modding the SSD






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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #27 on: 23-December-15, 15:52:22 »

making some custom covers for the back side of the mobo tray.






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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #28 on: 23-December-15, 15:56:44 »

more aluminum profiles for the front panel support.


and some acrylic pieces I'll be using to highlight them.


details yo!






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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #29 on: 23-December-15, 15:59:59 »







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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #30 on: 27-December-15, 23:25:45 »

Hi,
 
Thanks for participating MSI PRO MOD S3 casemod competition.
Soft reminder:
1. The competition will end on DEC 31. 2015 PM11:59 (GMT +8).
2. Please update your worklog with 5 or more pictures of your FINAL mod entry (preferably W600 x H400 pixels in jpg file format) including ones highlighting MSI motherboard & graphics card (model name specified).
3. Once you finish the mod, MUST reply the following message under the campaign thread (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=261589.0) by DEC 31. 2015 PM11:59 (GMT +8).


  • -MOD entry title
  • -URL of your worklog
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Re: [MSI PRO MOD - S3] Project RX-0 Psycho Frame by tantric
« Reply #31 on: 29-December-15, 16:35:13 »

some final pics of the project :D
**click on the images for the HI-Res Version
































First of all, thank you to MSI Global for this awesome opportunity, I hope you guys enjoyed viewing the work log as I had fun in building it.

Shout out to the following, for their continued support to the case modding community:
-MSI Global
-Thermaltake Technology
-Gskill
-Intel

And lastly Goodluck to all the participants. Congratulations! Great job everyone!

Happy Holidays to all!
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