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    Dude really an awesome job the white looks great.
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    UPDATE !

    Hiya guys,

    In this Update i am going to be Hard Tubing "LEGION" using Primochill's New Rigid Tubing and i was also lucky enough to get my hands on some of their New Nickel Revolver Series Rigid Fittings before they are released.

    I will also be showing you how to bend the tubing easily using the method that Primochill provides by using a Heat Gun and Primochill's Bending Silicone, A cool little hobby saw i have and a Homemade Jig and don't forget the Olive oil (Seriously).



    Ok Lets get started with this Update First off here is the 1/2"OD Primochill Clear Rigid Tubing i will be using (Comes in many colors but i wanted clear for this build)

    Type i am using in Legion:



    And other colors available:



    Also here are the New Revolver Series Rigid Fittings by Primochill in Nickel i will be using.



    Here i will try to explain a simple yet productive Bending Jig i made from an old piece of scrap wood in my backyard,A few sockets and nuts ,bolts and washers to fit through them all. Simply drill holes in a bunch of places using a Square ,Protractor or just place the holes any place you like to make whatever angles you want. Nice thing is you can always drill more holes later for even more bends. But figured this was a simple design anyone could build so i went this route rather then pulling welders etc out.



    Next here is the silicone that is a must for making crazy bends and Primochill sells it through most resellers (It comes in different colors either Orange/Black/Grey) but its all the same thing.And here is where you need the olive oil as well and some 1 dollar cheap gardening gloves so you don't burn your hands.

    Simply Dip the tip of the silicone into the olive oil and slide it into the Rigid Tube paste the point you want to bend. (To get the little oil out of the tube after simply use Dawn dish soap)






    Now that the tube is ready with Silicone inside and gloves on use your Heat gun and slowly heat in the area you want to bend until the tubing becomes almost as flexible as the Silicone itself . It really is amazing how flexible it gets. Also at this point when bending dont push hard against anything or it will leave a mark in the Rigid when cooled .Basically the trick is slow and easy the whole time.



    And here is an example of the bends and don't worry about the excess as we will be cutting that to the correct size soon.



    And the 2 Bends i need for the CPU to Ram blocks:




    Now its time for Cutting and you can use just about any kind of saw to cut the Rigid .I have the ultimate little saw that is perfect for it that can be bought at Harbor Frieght for short money but i have used Dremels and Scroll saws as well.Here are a few option but there are many more.

    My Favorite saw for Rigid:



    Also scroll saw works great , just file and sand the edge after:




    And of course what most will have handy is a Dremel and a file or some sandpaper .You can achieve that same results with.



    Ok now that i Bent and cut the Rigid to size i start assembling it and remember these are compression fittings so they hold in very tight with no worries at all.



    And now for the other Ram Block:





    And after more Bending etc and also don't get me wrong i had some scrap from trying different routing but here is what i ended up with so far.





    Well that's all i have for today guys i hope you like the Update, I still have some really cool updates coming when it gets to working on the Theme of the build so i am very excited now and hope you guys are as well.

    Take Care all and Keep Modding,
    MybadOmen

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    Looks great so far, man. I am curious, when that thing sits on the ground (on a flat surface) how much clearance do you get? I know the phantom has some plastic risers, but I hadn't seen someone put a rad out of the bottom like you have done yet. Is it going to get good enough flow to be worth it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanakka View Post
    Looks great so far, man. I am curious, when that thing sits on the ground (on a flat surface) how much clearance do you get? I know the phantom has some plastic risers, but I hadn't seen someone put a rad out of the bottom like you have done yet. Is it going to get good enough flow to be worth it?
    Actually this is the Phantom 820 which has huge legs under the front giving the bottom Rad tons of room to breath. And i know what you are saying as i built 2 other Phantom called Requiem and Venom that most people know and i had to raise the cases to be able to get enough airflow to the rads. Luckily thats not the case with this build and you will see shortly when i add the legs back on..

    Great Question though and thank you to all that have been following my build logs.

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    Update!

    This is rather a small but pretty cool update and Mod but i figured i would add it now before i forget and it gets missed.


    A plain old SLI Bridge wasnt going to cut it after i got my 680's all dressed up so something a little more flashy that also gave thanks to NVIDIA for sponsoring me at the same time,So this is what i did.

    First i got a Sheet of Mod/Smart Chrome/Mirrored cast acrylic which is another company that sponsors my work. Here is that Sheet.




    Next i marked it out and to the size i needed and cut it. After cutting i then filed and sanded on a flat surface to get the cut edges straight as possible and rounded the corners a bit.



    So here is the Bridge i will be Modding as its boring as hell and the Raw cut piece of mirrored acrylic with the protective layer still on.



    Next i grab a 2 part epoxy that i use all the time. You can but this at about any hardware or auto store and it also comes in black and white as well but i prefer the clear and use it on all my mods and other projects. (Its super strong and dries fast) I also used a cheap brush with the bristles cut down and just a coffee can lid.Anything can be used instead.



    Next you want to make sure you have a 50:50 Mixture of the 2 part epoxy.



    Make sure to mix the epoxy very good as if you have any that didn't get mixed ,then it will not dry.



    Next i put some epoxy on the bridge more like in globs at different points of the bridge yet not to close. What you want to happen is to make sure you def have the epoxy touching both objects yet not to much that it all comes squirting out when you put the 2 objects together. Also after centering wait a few minutes and recenter if it moves within the first couple minutes.



    While that was Drying i went into Corel Draw and made an Nvidia logo that i liked and though would look good on the Bridge. Here is the Logo i came up with . Very simple yet very nice. (It wont be black ,black is just a base color i use for my plotter)



    And after running the new drawing through my Plotter, weeding out the vinyl i dont want and adding transfer tape this is what a Vinyl Decal looks like.Btw i was very pleased with the results



    Next i simply peeled off the backing of my new decal and centered it on the Bridge,Used a squeegee to make sure it stays forever ,And finally the Custom SLI Bridge is all ready to go.





    And last what it looks like in the build so far although there is still a ton of work to be done inside Legion still before it all comes together.



    I know it was a short update but i really hope you guys enjoyed it.


    Take Care and Keep on Modding,

    MybadOmen

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    Update:

    Hiya Fellow Modders,

    Again another small update just so i don't forget to log it,Unfortunately i broke the blade on my ancient scroll saw and have to wait to find new blades which is a bummer at the moment. My scroll saw is ancient but was built amazing way back then compared to those they sell today as it not only holds the blade straight and from walking it also adjusts down to hold the part your cutting in place.It really is very nice even though its ancient. But ets move on to the Log now.

    First off for those Interested here is my Ancient Homecraft Scroll Saw:




    Ok and now for the beginning of the Mod i am working on right now.

    I start with some white acrylic like i used on the motherboard tray and mark it out to the size i need using a square to make sure its perfect (Paper on the acrylic is just the protective layer) :



    And now drawing out angles on both covers so hey are all perfectly even.



    And what they look like after cutting the edges :



    Next i drill 2 holes in each cover 1/4" from the edge on the covers and the motherboard tray.This will be to make them removable.



    And Finally here is what they will look like in place but they are shiny white acrylic with chrome knurled rounded nuts ,I still need to make the cutouts going on the covers but i want to keep that secret until that update. But for now enjoy these Photos:







    Also a sneak peak at the other Mods for the build i am working on a the same time.This will also be a complete update so just a sneak peek for now:






    Like i said it was a small update but i still don't want you guys to miss anything as i try to share he complete experience of the build process with you.

    Until next Update Take Care and Keep Modding,


    MybadOmen

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