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    [Build log] Project Metallurgy - A metal scratch build

    First time posting on the ROG forums, hope you guys enjoy my content.





    Time for another Scratch Build!
    Theme:
    The Process industry



    Sponsors
    A huge thanks to the sponsors named below, this project would not be possible without your support!
    Alphacool
    Cooler Master
    Cablemod
    TeamGroup
    Apacer





    Update 3:
    Alphacool CPU block + Eisfluegel

    Update 4:
    Cooler Master PSU + RGB fans

    Update 5:
    Sanding + Polishing steel pipes

    Update 6:
    Asus Strix Z370-E Gaming

    Update 7:
    Asus Strix 1080ti + TeamGroup Delta RGB

    Update 8:
    The new frame!

    Update 9:
    Delid & Watercooling components

    Update 10:
    Paint details & Test fit

    Update 11:
    Cables & Lighting

    Update 12:
    Almost done and first event!

    Update 13:
    Final pictures!





    3D Sketch










    Hardware:
    CPU: I7 8700k
    Mobo: Asus Z370-E Strix
    GPU: Asus Strix 1080ti
    PSU: Cooler Master V750
    Fans: Cooler Master Masterfan Pro 120, AP RGB
    RAM: 16GB T-Force Delta RGB
    Storage: 2x 240GB Apacer SATA SSD

    Watercooling
    (Obviously all Alphacool):

    Pump: Eispumpe VPP755
    Reservoirs: Eisbecher 250 Acetal
    GPU block: NexXxoS GPX
    RAM block: D-RAM with D-RAM modules
    CPU block: Eisblock XPX
    Rads: NexXxoS XT45 480
    PCI-e cooler: Eisblock HDX-3
    Fittings: Eiszapfen + modding packs
    Pipes: Brass Hardtubes 13/10mm + PETG 13/10mm
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    First update on the project, the parts for the frame came in!

    Metal scaffolding pipes


    The fittings with the aluminium sheets, they look so goddamn good! Loving the industrial look.















    Trying to tap threads into the fittings that will attach the aluminium sheets to the frame. Works like a charm!












    That was the quick first update.
    Next I’ll test some different painting effects on the fittings and metal sheets.

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    Cool! Are you going to weigh it when you're done?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xeromist View Post
    Cool! Are you going to weigh it when you're done?
    Thanks Xeromist!
    Lmao most definitely, it'll be the heaviest PC case of it's size for sure.
    It won't be very practical, but it will be amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinePCdesign View Post
    Thanks Xeromist!
    Lmao most definitely, it'll be the heaviest PC case of it's size for sure.
    It won't be very practical, but it will be amazing.
    And one benefit: if the burglars break in, they won't be able to carry it off. Leave a dead iPhone for them as a shiny metal object

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    Second update, let’s begin with some nice metal flakes to complement the theme…


    All threads tapped, good stuff!



    Not sure what I’m going to do with the frame and aluminium plates, so I tested some effects on the fittings and pipe.
    I’d like to hear what you think of this!




    Test fitting the aluminium plates onto the metal fittings and pipes.
    The aluminium plate was bent at my brother’s work, where they have all the machines to work with metal.






    That’s one big PC, but it’s going to be hella pretty!
    Last edited by PinePCdesign; 12-24-2017 at 07:34 PM.

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    Closeups of some Alphacool products for this project.
    The Alphacool Eisblock GPX will be paired with a modding kit for the same block in blue.

    The modding top










    The Eisfluegel flow meter.




    And of course, the chrome Eisblock XPX. I’m not sure if I like the dark-blue logo, so I’ll probably change that to another color (white?) that came with the modding kit.









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    Thanks for Cooler Master for sending me the PSU and fans!

    First off: some fancy shots of the Cooler Master V750 modular psu which is going in the system.
    Hope you guys like this stuff, at the moment I’m just trying out different backgrounds so let me know if you like it.








    “Cooler Master Masterfan pro 120 RGB air pressure fans”
    Jeez what a mouthful… They’re beautiful though. Can’t wait to light them up.




    Cooler Master RGB Controller that comes with the 3-pack.
    Will hook up 4 fans to both the controllers, each for one radiator.



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    This time will be a small update, as a follow-up on a few updates earlier.
    In update 2, I showed some test paint-effects on the aluminium plates. I’m not sure what to do with the plates yet, but decided to polish the steel pipes.

    The pipes will be sanded and lightly polished.


    On the picture below the pipes have just been sanded, but still have to be polished.
    The polishing will erase the bigger scratches, but the metal will keep a light brushed look.

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    Holy crap! That is so freakin cool! I always wanted to build something like this, how good are those RGB 120's? Do they move a lot of air?

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