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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 10:59 AM
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Hey guys It's me again! I started this project mod last May 10, 2016. I'm making a build for cooler master case modding competition, this time the past project called Project 45Deg will on pause for a while. I just need to concentrate for this new project and I got only few days to finish it. And it is my first time to join the event, my build is a little inspired with gundam toys. Astray, I caught that name on a gundam toy. And I know that I got only a few weeks to finish this build, I hope that I can make it to the finals.

So the build is now completed, you can see my idea for modding the case. Feel free to comment and suggest.

The final photos are on Page 2

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Here are the specs.

Processor: Intel i5 6600k
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Ranger Z170
Memory modules: Avexir Red Tesla 4x4GB 2666mhz
GPU: Asus GTX 970 Strix DCUII
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase 5 Pro
PSU: Thermaltake DPS G Platinum 1200watts
SSD: OCZ Trion 150 240gb

Custom Water Cooling:

Radiator: Bitspower Leviathan Xtreme 360
Fans: Thermaltake Riing 12 White
Pump: Bitspower D5 MOD Package (Black POM TOP S + MOD Kit V2 Matt Black)
Tubes: Bitspower None Chamfer Brass Link Tubing OD12MM Shining Silver
CPU Block: Bitspower CPU Block Summit EF ICE Black (Intel, Acrylic)
GPU Block: Bitspower VG-NGTX970ADIIS Acrylic Top With Stainless Panel (Clear)
Reservoir: Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 200 V2 (Clear Body & POM Version)
Fittings: Bitspower G1/4" Matt Black Enhance Multi-Link For OD 12MM

First of all I would like to say a huge thanks to all of my sponsors who make this possible..

- ASUS Philippines
- Avexir
- OCZ
- Cooler Master Philippines
- Bitspower
- PinoyRigz
- Baguio Modders Inc.
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So before we proceed to modding, let me take a quick post of the chassis.

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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:04 AM
So this is my initial sketch for the build, I'll add more details once it almost done. I know some of the concept are same with my on going project 45deg. ;)

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Disassembling the chassis to make a inverted motherboard position.

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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:05 AM
The motherboard, gpu and memory modules that I will be using to the build.

Special thanks to ASUS Philippines and Avexir for letting me use there products

note: *some of these photos are taken from my previous project 45deg*

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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:07 AM
Cont....

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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:08 AM
Ok, I just finished the motherboard bracket.

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Next, I will cut the back panel..

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Cutting the back panel cover... I used 4.5mm acrylic sheet.

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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:08 AM
Test fit...!

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Start to sleeve these cables, I'll make it all black!

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I used 3mm black sleeve from PinoyRIGZ.

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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:12 AM
I just need to cut these grills and replace with a see through acrylic sheet.

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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:42 AM
layouting....

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Hey guys! I will paint these motherboard heatsinks into white.
I just removed the ROG aluminum logo

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Goodbye labels :(

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Painted...
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Now I finished the north bridge heatsinks, why just only the north bridge I've done today? because I need to buy some piece of acrylic sheet for the south bridge logo.

Now here is the result. I made some custom vinyl stickers for detailing and not get bored with the plain paint.

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Stay tuned! ;)

kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:42 AM
Will use this Intel i5 6600k processor for my build..

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And I would like to thank to OCZ Storage Solutions for giving and supporting my project.
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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:45 AM
I got some little update for my front panel and fans.. I put a fan guard and the I made a custom Astray logo. Hope you'll like it. ;)

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Painted with primer spray can..

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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:50 AM
Almost done with the outer part of the build..

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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:52 AM
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Shout out to Thermatake...

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Also to OCZ..

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front panel power vandal switch

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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:53 AM
So as of now, while I'm waiting for the Bitspower items that I'll be using for the water cooling loop I just made the side covers of the chassis.

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Update with the front and power button...

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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:54 AM
Hey guys! I'm done cutting the front radiator/fan holder

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Moved and I made a radiator/fan holder.

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Fan testing.... ;)

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I got a little update of my backpanel, I changed it to aluminum sheet for making sure that the chassis is still tough and durable.

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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:55 AM
Sleeved all the fan wires ;)

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This time, while waiting for the arrival of my water cooling parts from Bitspower I'll make the side panel wings and adding some details to my build.

We made a vlog for this build and you are free to watch, subscribe, like or dislike. Hope you guys will enjoy Stay tuned for more updates!


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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:56 AM
I decided to use the stock cooler of the gpu, I painted it to matte white because maybe the Bitspower water cooling parts are still in the customs right now. That is my bad news today, but for now I'll be using other water cooling items to complete the build..

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So for now this is the build, nearly done. All I need is to wait the final mod which is the side panel wings and some add ons on the PSU cover/shroud.

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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:57 AM
PSU Cover is done, now the last mod are the wings..

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That's all for the modding part! And now just wait for the final photos, I'll upload it tonight. Stay tuned! ;)

kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 11:58 AM
Hey folks! The wait is OVER! Now, I would like to thanks to all of my sponsors for helping me out.. And unfortunately, the Bitspower sponsor didn't arrived and still at the customs so that I used the Thermaltake LCS. This is the final shots of the build and I hope you'll like it.

Good luck to all participants of this competition.. :) ;)

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kryptekpcmodz
06-13-2016, 12:02 PM
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So that's all guys! Hope you enjoyed my entry build. Till next time! Thanks for viewing! God Bless and Mabuhay! ;)

kryptekpcmodz
06-14-2016, 05:39 AM
On progess.. New video coming soon! ;)

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Stay tuned! :D

Vlada011
06-16-2016, 01:50 PM
Great mod. Nice hand work.

kryptekpcmodz
06-23-2016, 01:14 PM
Great mod. Nice hand work.

I appreciate it. Thank you sir ;)

kryptekpcmodz
06-23-2016, 01:15 PM
Free to watch, free to comment.
Quick preview of Project ASTRAY. Enjoy!
Hope you like it ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jngVFCsMV74

ROG.PH
06-24-2016, 07:45 AM
This. Is. Awesome.

Odysseus*
12-27-2016, 08:02 AM
Sick.