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    [Case Mod] Flava Formula

    Flava Formula

    Welcome all at my next project. Cooler Master asked me last year with offer to mod their Master Case Pro 5... So, why not?

    I used it for project for ASUS CZ and liked it so much that I have to make one for me too. Therefore, this time not building the case, but edit and rigorous tuning of each part.

    Color theme is clear - black and yellow. Red has been enough, I like yellow ..
    Flava = yellow

    Planning was easier this time because I did not have to invent a whole case As you can see on the render I planned mainly inside of the computer. I want the cleanest possible look - cleaner than in previous projects.

    I want to do water loop exactly as in render - only horizontal pipes (I hope it will be possible). For first time I would like to use a bent tubes.


    Especially materials that complete the case.

    - Steel
    - Plexiglass
    - Airbrush paint and varnish


    Edit inside with emphasis on a much greater smoothing interior and a cleaner appearance. The outer part of the case completely airbrush (still thinking about paint and changing my mind every day is different ) in combination with yellow paint


    ▪ Intel i7 6700K
    ▪ ASUS GTX 980 Poseidon
    ▪ SSD
    ▪ RAM
    ▪ Cooler Master V1000
    ▪ Master Cooler Master Case PRO 5
    ▪ Corsair AF120 and SP120

    As you can see, I do not know all components for now.

    Everything will be watercooled, as always, for the use of water components from the two top producers - Bitspower and EKWB.

    This project would not have been possible with the support of these wonderful sponsors!

    As regards the actual progress, so that it is not more or less zero But! I already have motherboard and case at home.

    I will add more soon, probably I will make outside of case first and then through to the inside.

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    UPDATE 1

    I have today the first update - first progress and presentation of case for this project.

    This is Cooler Master MasterCase PRO 5. The latest case from CM. Designed for modders and people who like to do everything their own - "Make It Yours."
    With the partial modularity oof this case you have many choices how to build your PC.

    The front part is perforated and there is a possibility to place up to three 140 mm fans or 360 radiator like me

    In the PRO version left side has window, right have not.

    Back side is a classic with the possibility of mounting up to 140 mm fan.

    What I like the most is this part for easy installation PSU

    The lower part where is PSU is from the upper beautifully divided right from the CM, which I think is very practical. There are two slots for 2.5 "drives, and cabling.

    Front panel buttons and offers two USB 3.0 ports and two audio jacks.

    To the progress - I took the case to a friend who is devoted to painting etc. I recently built with him a sealed spray booth. The box is completely out of the film and is ventilated. The box has dimensions of 1.9 x 2.6 meters, which is sufficient for our needs.

    Dismantled case - dismantled parts which will be painted and varnished.

    Before painting was necessary paint everything with paint filler.

    After spraying filler came a control spray.
    And then grinding ... A lot of grinding

    This look quite good, isnt it? Maybe someday ...

    Parts are already back in the box before the first layer of gray metallic. We will continue next weekend!

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    UPDATE 2

    In the next update we will stand for a while with the booth. We cut a little window 50x50 cm for easily looking inside.

    And also there can be placed a GoPro camera

    Regarding the case we painted all parts with gray metallic finish - it was also drama in store with colors to choose some nice gray we said, and vendor gave us a pattern and there was about 150 gray

    After the gray came the "foil technique". Sprayed with a layer of black and dried by foil several times. In the end, it creates nice structure

    With this technique we have the experience from last autumn, because we made this computer for ASUS CZ

    On the side panel will be simple logo. It will be yellow - white - black

    The case is now painted at 100%. After the weekend we will polish the parts and I will continue with modding interior. It is like a mirror, isnt it? "Perfect" for photoshoot

    One last thing to a workshop was missing .. The holder for spraying guns 2 mm HQ steel powder coated.

    At wall

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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array drop4205 PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)What are laptops
    MotherboardMaximus XI Formula
    Memory (part number)Gskill Trident Z F4-3200C14-32GYZR
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia Reference RTX2080TI
    Graphics Card #2ha I wish
    Graphics Card #3ha I wish
    Graphics Card #4ha I wish
    Sound Cardha I wish
    MonitorAsus VN247H-P 23.6"
    Storage #1Samsung970 EVO Plus 1T
    CPU CoolerHeatkiller
    CasePhantex Evolove X
    Power SupplySessonic Prime Titanium 850
    Keyboard ROG Strix Flare
    Mouse ROG Gladius II
    Headset Astro A40
    Mouse Pad Corsair
    OS Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Accessory #1 Ek GPU Block
    Accessory #2 EK SE 360 Rad, EK PE 360 Rad
    Accessory #3 EK D5 Vario 140 Pump/Res
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    looking good
    Maximus XI Formula, I9-9900k, Phantex Evolove X, Seasonic Titanium 850W, Custom loop PE360+SE360 Rad, G.Skill Trident Z F4-3200C14 32g, Nvidia Reference RTX 2080 TI, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1Tb, ROG Strix Flare keyboard, ROG Gladius II

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Code_Frenzy PC Specs
    Code_Frenzy PC Specs
    MotherboardMaximus VIII Hero Alpha
    Memory (part number)LPX 3000MHz DDR4 (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15)
    Graphics Card #1Zotac GTX 980ti AMP!
    Storage #1(OS) Samsung SM951 256GB NVMe
    Storage #2(Data) SanDisk Ultra II 960GB SSD
    CPU CoolerXSPC Raystorm Pro with custom loop
    CasePhanteks Enthoo Luxe
    Power SupplyCorsair 1200W (Hx1200i)
    OS Windows 10 Pro
    Accessory #1 XSPC Daul bay pump/res, EX420 + RX240 rads
    Accessory #2 ROG Front Base

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    How do you get the mirror finish? Is it just a clear lacquer coat or some other trade secret?
    Looking good!!

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    Thank you guys! It is exactly just like you said - just a clear lacquer coat

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    ROG Enthusiast Array libremaster PC Specs
    libremaster PC Specs
    MotherboardMaximus VII Formula
    Processori7 4790k
    Memory (part number)G.Skill Trident X 2400Mhz 32GBs
    Graphics Card #1MSI 970 GTX
    MonitorASUS ROG SWIFT 27" G-Sync
    Storage #1OCZ SDD 256GBs Vector
    Storage #2San Disk Ultra II 1TB SSD
    CPU CoolerNoctua NH-D15
    CaseObsidian 450D
    Power SupplyCorsair HX850i
    Keyboard RIPJAWS G.Skill KM780 RGB - Mechanical
    Mouse Gx Deathtaker 5700dpi
    Headset Logitech G633
    Mouse Pad SteelSeries
    OS Windows 10
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    Love the proyect!!! Kudos

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    UPDATE 3

    I have not so much time for modding these days ... Normal situation Anyway the case is completely painted and is already polished Here are the photos. It was also really cool to took these photos because in the clear polished coat reflects absolutely everything

    Complete case

    The front part will remain so "free", but there will be a radiator fan and finally a bit of yellow

    Rear side with the ASUS.

    The front main panel connectors and buttons.

    Although each piece was made separately the texture between different parts altogether builds nicely.

    More coming soon !!

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    UPDATE 4

    After completion of the outer part, I started working on the inside. I want it inside more smooth and therefore add further steel sheets which will have only those holes that are needed.

    Last week I took case to a small HW event organized by ASUS, so at least I mounted the mobo, res and pump

    Sheets, which will complement the interior. Mostly cover sheets

    This sheet is with prepared holes for mounting res without screws. Originally I wanted straight combo pump + res, but finally I decided for this solution

    Sheet fits perfectly.

    Back side. Here I will have to do some cuts with Dremel.

    From the bottom of the case, I removed the mounting position for disks ...

    ... and added a cover plate.

    The second plate, yet everything fits perfectly

    Sheet around mobo has prepared a straight holes for cabling - better organization of cables that will keep nicely their shape.

    And the back cover from the back side

    I hope in next weeks I will have more time to continue with this mod

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    ROG Enthusiast Array deybdeybdeyb PC Specs
    deybdeybdeyb PC Specs
    MotherboardMaximus VIII Formula
    Processori7 6700K
    Memory (part number)16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum (CMD16GX4M4B3000C15)
    Graphics Card #1EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti HYBRID
    MonitorDell UltraSharp U2713HM
    Storage #1Samsung 850 Pro 256GB / Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
    Storage #2Seagate 4TB Gaming SSHD
    CPU CoolerCustom Loop (EK cpu block/pump and res combo with 280mm and 360mm rad)
    CaseCooler Master MasterCase Pro 5
    Power SupplyCorsair RM1000i
    Keyboard Logitech G510s Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse Corsair M65 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse
    Headset SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset
    OS Windows 10 Pro 64bit / OSX 10.11 (El Capitan)
    Network RouterASUS RT-AC68U
    Accessory #1 3x Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-3000 PWM
    Accessory #2 3x Noctua NF-F12 iPPC 3000 PWM

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    Subscribed! Got the same board, same chasis.... and same brands. looking forward for this great build/mod.

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