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2016/08/08 20:15:32 (permalink)
Hello to everyone!  my name is or Mickee from the Philippines, I am so lucky to be picked as last April's winner for GearUpwithEVGA and I am very thankful for that.

As of now I have a simple sketch of the casemod that I have in mind, this will be based on Thermaltake's Core X71, I named it BULGAR which is a Filipino urban word for revealing.
 
 
 
 
by far here are the things that I have in mind for this casemod: 
 
- Create a modular test bench that perfectly fits the case
- Remove the back panel and both side panels of the case for easy removal of the modular test bench.
- Motherboard will be laying on a 45 degree angle tray.
- Fabricate brackets that will support the case since it will be without the back panel, motherboard tray and both side panels.
- Fabricate custom covers for the side of the case but it will not be a full cover panel so that we can easily showcase the PC components used especially the ones from EVGA.
- Color Scheme for the case is Black, White and Orange.
- Watercool the CPU.
 
Some parts of the design might change as I go along the process but I have high hopes with sticking to the plan, So for now I am sourcing the materials that I will use which are mainly Acrylic and Aluminum sheets as well as Aluminum bars. 

I will be back with actual progress on the case and other components again thank you very much and have a great day. :)
 
 
 
post edited by MadMods PC Mickeeboi - 2016/08/08 22:10:49
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/08/09 22:42:24 (permalink)
     
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/08/09 23:56:58 (permalink)
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    Congrats on winning the contest. Also, have fun with the build.      




    Thank you very much I am really excited for this project the smile on my face is up to the back of my neck ^__________^
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/08/13 16:47:00 (permalink)
    Awesome, cant wait to see the progress and final build!
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/08/25 20:55:32 (permalink)
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    Awesome, cant wait to see the progress and final build!




    Thanks Eddie, the chassis that will be used is almost here just waiting for DHL to come knocking at my door :) 
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/09/10 05:07:12 (permalink)
    Hi, so the case for this project has finally arrived here's a quick look.



     

     

     
    Oh it comes with a couple of 140mm Riing fans out of the box that is nice though I am not going to use them.

    Next step destroy the case lol, I will be back soon.
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/09/10 05:33:03 (permalink)
    Looking forward to more pictures!

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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/09/10 09:10:11 (permalink)
    That case is Huge, I see they optimize him nice for watercooling.
    You will build liquid cooled PC?

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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/09/10 09:35:30 (permalink)
    Time to start cutting

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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/09/19 09:19:58 (permalink)
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    That case is Huge, I see they optimize him nice for watercooling.
    You will build liquid cooled PC?


    Hi thanks for dropping by and Yes it will be water cooled  
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/09/19 09:21:53 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    Time to start cutting




    Yes! thanks for stopping by this worklog :)
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/09/19 10:28:37 (permalink)
    Hi it's been a short while and I am really happy that I can finally post some progress on this work log, Schedule has been really tough for me in the past few weeks but I got everything figured out now so I will be posting updates every week.
     
    To kick things off lets start to strip the case down.
     
    They were really easy to remove.


    For this batch I used a drill to take out the riveted parts.

     
    I'm really not an expert in sleeving that is why I use sleeved extensions on my builds but I want to try it out this time,
    Clean looking cables from the front I/O would be nice. 
     

     
    The front audio cord needs to be stripped off its rubber coating because I only have 3mm sleeves.
     

     
    I am very slow at this lol this took me about 30 minutes.
     

     
    And yes! but I don't know where I can get a sleeve that would fit the USB 3.0 cable :(



     
    Now I have to stop because this!! :) again EVGA thank you thank you thank you! So I took a while to unbox and appreciate this madness that you guys sent me :)


     

     
    Lets unbox them!!
     
    Lets start with the memory modules :)
     

     

     
    The 1000G Power Supply :)
     

     
    Superb packaging!
     

     
    I am going to sleeved them later down the line.
     

     
    Lovin' the hammered finish :)
     

     

     

     
    The Z170 Classified K Motherboard
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Shroud for the rear I/O
     

     
    Beatifulll!!
     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     

     
    EVGA Classfied 980ti
     

     

     
    Very nice! we have bonus items :)
     

     

     
    Going back to the card itself.
     

     

     
    It is massively awesome!
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    That was a blast!
     
    So that took a lot of time for me because I was really amazed with your products and by the way this is my first time using EVGA gears :)
     
     
    Going back to the case :)
     
    The case has temporarily lost its rigidity when the motherboard tray and rear panel was removed so aluminum bars to the rescue! I like using aluminum bars because they are easy to cut and file.
     

     

     
    I also gave the case a little tilt :)
     

     

     
    It not super sturdy yet but it will be later :)
     
    3mm Acrylic will serve as out motherboard tray for this project, some cutting and measuring.
     

     
    Aluminum bars for the skeletal system of the modular test bench.
     

     

     
    So those are all that I have so far, I am working on the measurements them cut them altogether then screw or have them riveted to the relevant points.
     
    Next update will be on the weekend, see ya!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    post edited by MadMods PC Mickeeboi - 2016/09/19 10:31:45
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/09/19 23:31:55 (permalink)
    Excellent. Looking forward to next weekend.

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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/09/21 12:02:31 (permalink)
    Awesome progress, and those are some sweet pictures of the EVGA gear!!!
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/09/23 21:26:37 (permalink)
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    Awesome progress, and those are some sweet pictures of the EVGA gear!!!


    +1 Oh yeah! Look forward to what is coming up.
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/09/24 19:42:34 (permalink)
    Nice update
     
    Looking forward to the next one

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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/09/25 21:14:55 (permalink)
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    Excellent. Looking forward to next weekend.

     
    Thanks man!

    Cool GTX
    Nice update
    Looking forward to the next one

     
    Thanks!

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    looking good, pink lighter for scale

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    Awesome progress, and those are some sweet pictures of the EVGA gear!!!

    +1 Oh yeah! Look forward to what is coming up.

     
    Thanks for dropping by, aha! RIP that pink lighter :p

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    Awesome progress, and those are some sweet pictures of the EVGA gear!!!

     
    Thanks man these are really sweet gears! :)
    post edited by MadMods PC Mickeeboi - 2016/09/25 21:27:01
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/09/25 21:25:39 (permalink)
    A few updates for now, I have always used sleeved extensions on my previous builds so I am not an expert in sleeving but this time I am giving it a shot and I would like to get it out of the way because I am really slow at this. Color of the sleeves are Black, Carbon and very little white on the 24 pin cable.
     
    So here we go :)
     

     
    A good friend gave me one of his DIY pin extractor, thanks man!


     
    Here is the 24 Pin cable.
     

     

     

     
    Cables for the GPU
     

     
    EPS 12V
     

     
    and some other shots :)
     

     

     
    I haven't done the Sata and 4 pin molex yet because I ran out of Carbon sleeves :p So I have slow progress right now but I think that it's better than none ;)
     
    Thanks and see you on the next update :)
     
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/11/02 10:21:16 (permalink)
    I am very sorry for the lack of updates this past few week but hey I'm back on
    track :) Also sorry but the pictures that I have right now are not with the
    best quality it is raining all day :( when the sun comes back tomorrow I'll
    take it outside for better images :)
     
     
    Let me go back with the case, here is the skeleton for the modular test bench
     

     
    It fits exactly as planned.
     

     
    Tubular aluminum to thumb screw the test bench on to.
     

     
    Ohh sliders <3
     

     
    I also need to make handle bars out of flat aluminum.
     

     
    Manual bending yeah!
     

     
    The integrity of the case has been compromised since most of its parts was
    removed so I have some reinforcing to do.
     

     
    Connected!
     

     
    Custom acrylic panels will be placed on the sides of the case mounted on the
    sliders and I have to give those sheets some curves. I have been bending
    acrylic sheets with a heat gun since day 1, I guess I'm tired of that :p Very
    timely a friend handed down some Nichrome wire yes it's time for a DIY line
    bender. (I just followed some youtube guide on how this is done)
     

     
    Power source is a PSU that I took from an SFF PC that I haven't used for a very
    long time, I try to save money whenever I can :)
     

     
    So with some ply board, nails , wood screws, alligator clamp, old PSU and
    Nichrome wire we now have this :)
     

     
    Time to use it on the panel for the project.
     

     

     

     
    Mounted!
     

     
    I will be back with better images of the progress! thanks :)
     
     
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/11/02 10:57:23 (permalink)
    Please don't use a Huntkey PSU for any reason. Especially with heavy loads put on them.

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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/11/02 11:54:26 (permalink)
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    Please don't use a Huntkey PSU for any reason. Especially with heavy loads put on them.




    Thanks for the advise, this is just version one i really intend to pick up a variac for this line bender.
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/11/05 20:24:49 (permalink)
    Hi everyone I am back with a few
     
    Worked on the mobo tray
     

     
    My handwriting is super bad lol
     

     
    Removing those 2 thumb screws will make the mobo tray pop off the it's base.
     

     
    Yes in every project I have to mess one two or three things up lol have to
    retouch one of the stand offs as it was not on point,
     

     
    The Z170 Classified K fits right on top of the custom tray :)
     

     
    EVGA 1000G sitting in there nice and tight.
     

     
    And some angled shots
     

     

     

     

     
    Thanks be back in a jiffy!
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/11/06 02:56:09 (permalink)
    This is progressing very well.

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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2016/11/19 16:24:18 (permalink)
    Looking good!  Really nice bends on that acrylic.  I definitely know how hard that can be especially by hand!
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2017/01/12 01:56:00 (permalink)
    Hi, I am very sorry for the lack of updates it was due to the renovation that is still ongoing and my modding area is part of it but now I am back as I've found a small spot where I can continue my work :) I have also brought in some help with the help of a vinly cutter and a 3d printer which I got a very deal on yay! So I have some updates :)

    First off I have manually cut a couple of EVGA logos with a scroll saw, these will be put on each side of the sliding panels.
     

     
    I spent most of the holidays with the family and the 3d printer lol, It was frustrating at first because I have zero Ideas on how it works but after plenty of playing and tinkering around as well as reading I guess I got some decent prints or usable at the very least :) I do not know how to make my own designs just yet as I am still focused on understanding its dynamics as a whole so I just print stuff that I find online which suits the mood for the project ;)
     
    Something has to hold the PSU on the test bench so..
     

     

     

     

     

     
    Mobo Stand off
     

     
    For the GPU
     

     

     
    One of the things that I've learned a few days ago was converting JPEG files to ohh I forgot the file format haha then to STL as a 3d printable file, so I tried it on the Gear up logo and wow it worked :) then I just made a few adjustments to better suit my taste.
     

     

     
    Short update but there will be more to come soon!
     
    see ya' around! :)
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2017/01/12 01:57:52 (permalink)
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    Looking good!  Really nice bends on that acrylic.  I definitely know how hard that can be especially by hand!




    It was super hard back when I was still using a heat gun the line bender made it easier and look better :) thanks for checking the worklog :)
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2017/01/12 01:59:45 (permalink)
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    This is progressing very well.




    Appreciate it
     
    Thank you very much for checking the worklog :)
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2017/01/12 20:52:52 (permalink)
    How you made pictures, I mean on cam model?
     

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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2017/01/13 03:54:15 (permalink)
    Vlada011
    How you made pictures, I mean on cam model?
     


    Hey man I'm just using a Canon 1200D with kit lens. 
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    Re: [GearUpwithEVGA] BULGAR an open case modular test bench adventure. 2017/01/14 05:29:10 (permalink)
    This build continues to evolve in a very good way.

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