OC3D Project Logs - CM Test Bench V2

CM Test Bench V2

OC3D Project Logs - CM Test Bench V2

OC3D Build Logs -  Ace_finland - CM Test Bench V2

We have been noticing quite a few very good projects popping up in our Project Log section of the Forum recently and we though its about time we showcase some of them. If you haven't been there go take a look and even leave a log of your own if your planning a new build or even doing some mods of your own.

We were having a general look around the forum as you do when we stumbled across something that instantly caught our eye. The Project log below was something of a miraculous transformation to the extent that if you didn’t see the original starting photo or the name of the log then you simply wouldn’t have a clue what it was based on.

To start with we take the very simple and straight forward Cooler Master Test Bench

OC3D Project Logs - CM Test Bench V2


From this thing of simplicity it has taken rather a different turn than what we expected.

The Creator Ace_finland who is a new member to the community posted up his projected views of his mod which are simply outstanding. He came up with the image below which looks like the mod would include the addition of 2 tube res’, possibly dual Radiators, 2 fan controllers, very nice coloured sleeving to any cables that would be in sight and that stunning red accent that would linger around the whole system.

 


The next few images are some of the ones that he posted after this pre build drawing. The creator has added that this project is not yet finished and that it may change slightly or even dramatically

OC3D Project Logs - CM Test Bench V2

OC3D Project Logs - CM Test Bench V2

OC3D Project Logs - CM Test Bench V2

From these images you can clearly see that the simple test bench you seen before has taken rather an extreme transformation into almost exactly how the projected product would look like. He has managed to capture most things that were shown such as the dual res’, fan controller, dual radiators, and the custom sleeving all be it not red accented.

It also look like there isn’t that ominous red glow that casts over the rig either. We were wrong, upon scrolling down the page of his build log we were was once again taken back by the precision that was taken when making the final result

The images below show that we were wrong in that the build does have that wonderful red accent that was outlined in the design.

OC3D Project Logs - CM Test Bench V2

OC3D Project Logs - CM Test Bench V2

OC3D Project Logs - CM Test Bench V2

 

To top it all off the final picture we have is this stunning one of the test bench in low light showing just how that red lighting makes the rig have an evil essence and make everyone love it. Would you like to see a white (light) version of the bench we know full well we would.

If you would like to give the maker some feedback please feel free to visit his build log in the OC3D Forums.

              

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11-12-2012, 07:49:40

Ace_finland
Congrats To Ace finland for winning 3rd Place in the cooler master Mod contest 2012

Hey guys,

This is an ongoing mod which is quite far done. I will post more build log photos a bit later and as the modding continues i will post new photos. There are still things i haven't done but entered the case in the cooler master mod competition and this is how far i got before the deadline.

This is the case
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...btestbench.jpg

This was what i was aiming for
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...012/Final1.jpg



*The build log as promised. I edited a bit away but all the pictures and so on are there! This is still an ongoing mod even if it looks kinda done
*
Background:
*I entered the Cooler master mod competition this year and thought.
*I was thinking for ages for a case to pick and by accident I found the test bench by Cooler Master at a local computer store. I knew instantly that this is the case I wanted to modify. It's different enough to other cases and I didn't find anyone else in the competition using the same case. *
*After countless hrs designing i think i came up with something worthwhile doing. *
*This was the design I stuck with for now unless i change my mind for a 100th time http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...012/Final1.jpg
*Also started fabricating the radiator boxes today. *
*Started with some kinda straight pieces of 1mm *sheet metal. Decided on 1mm thickness to add some stability and still easy to fabricate.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...0-10165707.jpg
*The machine
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...0-10165711.jpg
*Bent a small test piece to figure out the radius and the measurement, also to get all the angles right. *
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...0-10173721.jpg
*Made four pieces so i can mess up two, easier to make extra now than going back to make two new ones
*[img]http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u447/Ace_finland/Cooler%20master%20mod%20competition%202012/Photo2012-12-12184556,jpg[img]
*Quick test fit to see how its gonna look
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC_0565.jpg
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC_0567.jpg
*




*Also some parts *arrived
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC_0568.jpg
*




*Back after a lot of hrs in the garage and at the workshop at work. Not much of an update when it's full of fail but thought i would share anyways.
*Plan A
*Cut a template of the size i wanted *
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...psec2a1e22.jpg
*Mark the piece to be cut
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...ps37e3dd85.jpg
*Working with my best friend (angle grinder)
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0f736c06.jpg
*After a lot of filing.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...psbaf059c4.jpg
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6cf96fd8.jpg
*After this i realized cutting the next 3 slots in the metal will make it very thin and will flex and bend a lot. And the plan is to powder coat it after i'm done with it, so i can't use any filler. so over to...
*Plan B
*Decided to get all the cuts before bending. Don't mind the tolerances, just forgot to adjust the digits
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...pse7d971b5.jpg
*Make a "table" for the mill at work.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6db690a4.jpg
*Used double sided sticky tape between the table and the metal sheets to prevent the pieces to vibrate during milling.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7077ffc8.jpg
*Fastened the sheets with screws in as many places as possible, i did not want the sheet to move during milling.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...ps25cbdc0c.jpg
*Let the milling begin. Still a Manual mill so need to be very focused
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...psf6aac994.jpg
*More fasteners used as it progressed.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...psafcdce09.jpg
*Almost done, still need to clean all the edges and as you can see in the red circle i made a bit of a mess. I had just finished that slot and turned the mill off without turning off the feed. So when i turned the mill on it went like a bat out of.... Words cannot describe the feeling when that happened. I had spent 6 hrs milling just to do a simple mistake. Anyways, gonna weld it back and see if i can file it down. Wouldn't be a problem if i could use filler. *
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...psff12290d.jpg
*welded and grinded down the mess i did the other day
*Got the sheets bent today but now i don't know if i should go with the circular mesh or the hexx mesh. The hexx mesh is made out of 1mm aluminum and the circular mesh is made out of steel sheet which would make the whole construction a lot more stable. *
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/B1.jpg
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/B2.jpg
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/B3.jpg
*




*Found another mesh today but not really liking it
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/110.jpg
*Also tried some powder coating last night
*This is satin black. Two problems with this color, fingerprints sticks instantly, and it looks kinda cheap *
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/C6.jpg
*Gun metal gray. Had to try, not gonna paint it like this though
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/C5.jpg
*This is the surface finish of the original cooler master case. I'm really liking this surface finish so i'm gonna order some textured powder coating black and give it a try.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/C7.jpg
*Gonna order this color and give it a go!
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/C8.jpg
*Got a lot done the last week so thought i would post a few pictures
*First of all I'll show you something great when working with metal sheets. I have not seen many use these and i don't know why. *They are quite handy when you don't want to weld and will help a lot in hard to reach places, when you don't have to use a regular nut. It's rivet nuts
*Works like a normal rivet.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...012/rivet1.jpg
*Modified a normal rivet gun buy cutting the head of a M4 bolt and jamming it in the rivet gun. Added a few washers to prevent the rivet from entering the gun
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...012/rivet2.jpg
*Screw the nut on the thread
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...012/Ribet3.jpg
*All done
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...012/Ribet4.jpg
*In the end I just got a rivet gun made for the rivet nuts which made it a lot easier.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...012/rivet5.jpg
*Made some acrylic for the case. Had to countersink the acrylic in order to get it flush against the case
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/D2.jpg
*Mounted. It's clear acrylic but it has a green protective sheet on it.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/D1.jpg
*Spot welded some ends on the radiator holders and mounted it all together
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/d3.jpg
*Removed the green protective plastic. Still needs to be sanded to get a matte finish so the red leds will spread the light better.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/D4.jpg *
*




*Drilled the front acrylic plate. Still need to remove a lot of acrylic in the middle
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/D5.jpg
*Drilled holes in the aluminum after i knew the acrylic would fit.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/d6.jpg
*Test fit
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/D7.jpg
*During the test fit i marked around the edges with a knife so i could get a rough template.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/D8.jpg
*As you can see its a bit rough Will still do some more welding on the case and when that is all done i will grind down the front and back plate and sand it smooth. But you can see its starting to look as the rendering
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/D9.jpg
*Sneak preview *
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...nd/Preview.jpg
*Almost forgot to update, have another project that I've been working on for the last 5 months. Can anyone guess what it is? Just got the "table back from a workshop that leveled it for me. So now i just need to get it assembled and it should be good to go if I just can figure out how to use it
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/cnc.jpg
*Back on topic
*Started sanding the edges, tried a lot of different machines and files before getting the result i wanted. Still need to straighten up the edges but wanted to mill the fan controllers first in case i make a mistake and need to redo it. http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...012/Front1.jpg
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...012/Front2.jpg
*




*Milled away a bit of material to get the psu as close as possible to the back of the case to make as much room as possible inside the case
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/.../Backplate.jpg
*Started disassembling the new lamptron's
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/Lamp1.jpg
*Very easy to take apart
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/Lamp2.jpg
*In the preview yday you saw the milling so no need to post more pics of that, the controller fitted!
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/Lamp3.jpg
*Had to power it up
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/Lamp4.jpg
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/Lamp5.jpg
*




*After looking for leds for the acrylic and realizing buying "computer leds" are way too expensive i started looking for other options. Found this through a company in Finland. I don't know the price but it should be less than 50€ for 5m of leds. These are 15,6W/m so should be plenty of lumens
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...02012/Led1.jpg
*The Leds can be cut every three leds and cables can be soldered on straight on the copper tabs, 8mm wide and 2,5mm high. The best thing with them is if you have a 2cm led strip or a 5m led strip all you need is 12V. *
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...02012/Led2.jpg
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...02012/Led3.jpg
*




*Also have milled the front acrylic, milled a 3mm gap to place the leds in, a nice tight fit.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2/acrylic1.jpg
*From the top
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2/acrylic2.jpg
*Full 12V, probably need to run them on 8V, otherwise with 2m's of leds it will look like a nuclear power plant
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2/Acrylic3.jpg
*As low as it goes.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2/Acrylic4.jpg
*Still need to sand the acrylic edges to make it more smooth and spread the light even better, but it's a good start.
*Got some great news guys. After some discussions with EK Waterblocks they decided to sponsor me in this build!
*Since I started water cooling I have always liked the design of the water blocks that EK provide. So it is truly an honor to work with such a great company! *
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...B-Banner-1.jpg
*The parts *
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/EK1.jpg
*Unpacked
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/EK2.jpg
*This i won over at cooledpc.com but thought i would share it anyways *
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/EK4.jpg
*Pump top to add some performance
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/EK3.jpg'
* EK-DDC X-TOP CSQ - Acetal, such a buty
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/EK5.jpg
*Waterblock for my Asus Gene-V, *EK-MOSFET ASUS M5G
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/EK6.jpg
*EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240)
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/EK7.jpg
*A bunch of fittings, some i have bought and some sponsored
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/EK8.jpg
*EK-RES X3 150
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/EK9-1.jpg
* EK-FC5X0 GTX GW Backplate - Black
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...02012/EK10.jpg
*Special thanks to Gregor over at EK for helping me out!
*Been quite busy the last few days having time off work in order to be able to finish the mod for the competition. *
*Started with some motherboard raisers, was gonna machine them in aluminum but then i found this nice red Ø20mm plastic bar. Not the right red but they won't be seen after its installed and it's so easy to machine in plastic.
*First i machined them to the right diameter
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/F1.jpg
*Drill and tap
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/F2.jpg
*All done!
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/F3.jpg
*Test fitted the pumps and the rads to check for clearance issues
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/F4.jpg
*This looks a bit weird, but its in the middle of the case. Had to cut some space for the cables from the psu, this should be enough.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/F5.jpg
*All sanded and ready to get glass blasted
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/F6.jpg
*Glass blasted and ready to be powdercoated
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/F7.jpg
*It looks a bit uneven but its smudges from me fingering it, i didn't see it but it shows up in the photos, will clean it off before the final shots!
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/F8.jpg
*Radiator box, or whatever you would call it
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...%202012/F9.jpg
*Rear side of the same part
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/F10.jpg
*Almost assembled
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/F11.jpg
*




*And some final shots of the case itself, I really like the way it looks and glass blasting the acrylic made a really matte finish which hopefully will hide the single leds and give an even light throughout the acrylic. *
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/F12.jpg
*




*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/F13.jpg
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/F14.jpg
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...202012/F15.jpg
*Still need to cut slots in some of the acrylic to be able to install all the leds. *
*Also need to make something to hold the GPU's in place, i know what i want now so I just have to fabricate it. *
*Finally decided to go with circular mesh, the hex mesh i got was only 1mm thick aluminum and was not stable enough. This is the color i went with, gun metal gray. Will make a slight contrast to the black powder coating.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...02012/Mesh.jpg
*For quite a while I've been thinking about what to do for GPU supports, I've seen a few versions out there but nothing that would fit my mod. The biggest problem has been production time of something more complicated that i would have to mill or grind from aluminum. So when I finished another project of mine (homebuilt CNC router) I decided to put it into its first good use (haven't had time to use it since all my time has been spent on the case).
*This is what i wanted but wouldn't have had time to complete without the router. Test mount straight after milling all three parts.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...99DDA936F3.jpg *
*Glass blasted and painted. Also countersunk one side and threaded M5 threads into the rear of the aluminum.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/PCIe1.jpg
*Close up of the support
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/PCIe2.jpg
*Now you are probably wondering how i will physically attach the gpu's to the support. Haven't had time to see if it works but there is no reason this shouldn't. You mount it from the rear of the support so the tab from the GPU go between the support and the "extra bit" Then you just turn the screws to pinch the tab from the GPU to the support.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/PCIe3.jpg
*Also tried some engraving, my gf wasn't happy with the font, placement, size and basically everything, but I like it, It's about 0.5mm deep
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...02012/Tag1.jpg
*Also covers a extra hole in the case, although this won't be visible when the motherboard is installed but still a nice touch Still needs a bit of filing to make it fit perfect.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...02012/Tag2.jpg
*Had to assemble the case in order to figure out where to drill holes in the mesh, so figured i would try to take a photo of the leds going at the same time, took around a 100photos before my gf snapped these two. It still doesn't show off the real red but it is awesome in my eyes This is as low as it goes, if i crank it up all the way u won't see the case. Gonna check with some ppl if there is a solution to get this right for the final shots.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/Test1.jpg
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/test2.jpg
*Getting close to the end of the Coolermaster competition! Have been very busy the last weekend, spent around 30hrs on the computer on saturday and sunday and had to take today off work just to get it up and running. Taking it to get photographed tomorrow so i can get some proper shots of it for the competition. *
*Anyways, gonna start with the parts. A lot of the parts are from my previous build but there are also new parts
*Coolermaster test bench
*Intel 3570K
*Asus Maximus GENE-V
*Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 1600MHz
*128gb OCZ Vertez 2 SSD
*Corsair AX850 PSU
*2 X Gainward GTX570
*2 x Lamptron FC5 V2
*4 x Schyte Gentle Typhoon *
*A lot of leds
*




*Watercooling:
*2 x EK-FC5X0 GTX GW Backplate - Black
*2 x EK-RES X3 150
*2 x *EK-DDC X-TOP CSQ - Acetal
*2 x *EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240)
*1 x EK-MOSFET ASUS M5G - Acetal + Nickel
*1 x EK Supremacy cpu block
*1 x EK Dual parallell sli block
*2 x laing ddc pumps
*A lot of EK fittings
*Mayhem's Aurora tharsis red
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/Parts.jpg
*Sleeved the led wires, the cat loves it *
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...Sleevedled.jpg
*Installed in the acrylic
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...ithacrylic.jpg
*The lamptrons installed
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2/Lamptron.jpg
*Mounted the rads and the fans to an xspc rad mount, quite a tight fit, a little bit over 1mm to spare
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2/Tightfit.jpg
*Plumbing done on loop 1, was a bit more difficult than i first expected. Ignore the blue cables, resleeved them after
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...umbingdone.jpg
*Had to check what it looked like with the Hyper212 that i've used during the build. Had to remove all the water cooling so i could get all the sizes right
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2/Hyper212.jpg
*So many cables, had to cut every cable and shorten them, they would not fit in the case as is.
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...012/cables.jpg
*Tried to get hold of some genuine CoolerMaster sticker but it was a lot harder than i expected. So contacted Coolermaster and got approved to make my own stickers. Was gonna go with normal stickers but due to the case is slightly textured it wouldn't look good so went with these polyurethane based "3D" stickers. Got a few different color combinations made so i could pick the one i liked the most. Big thanks to Mr Glasberg over at staffans.fi for making these priority 1 and making them in more or less a day
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...tersticker.jpg
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...ersticker2.jpg
*Assembled and more or less ready to go. Still have a lot to do but this will have to do for the competition. *
*Leak test ongoing
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/.../leaktest2.jpg
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2/leaktest.jpg
*

As far as i have gotten
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2/Front1-1.jpg
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2/Front2-1.jpg
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/Loop2.jpg
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...012/Front3.jpg
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/Side1.jpg
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...12/Ledson1.jpg
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...12/Ledson2.jpg
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...2012/Rear1.jpg
Hey guys, *
*






*Sponsored by:
*http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...KWB-Banner.jpg


Hope you like it! next on the list is modding the ram to look like the rendering Quote

11-12-2012, 08:20:42

tinytomlogan
Dude thats awesome! I want a white one!Quote

11-12-2012, 08:22:39

Ross_Kirkbright
you and the colour white Tom lol. i think you wanna marry white :PQuote

11-12-2012, 08:44:32

sonrise
Wow, that looks badass. I love Red / Black colour schemesQuote

11-12-2012, 12:05:58

The Orange One
Awesome!Quote

11-12-2012, 12:14:59

seumasbeathan
That is incredibleQuote

11-12-2012, 13:36:10

andrevautour
Looks great! very nice work.Quote

11-12-2012, 13:38:59

Fez
Wow just wow that is pretty damn goodQuote

11-12-2012, 13:45:23

Etlar
What just hit me in the face ? The most sexy test bench EVER
- Very nice work on that, can't say i have that skill yet Quote

11-12-2012, 15:15:29

Ace_finland
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Dude thats awesome! I want a white one!
Thanks! I also have a white rendering of it somewhere, maybe i can find it for u

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ross_Kirkbright View Post
you and the colour white Tom lol. i think you wanna marry white :P
hehe

Quote:
Originally Posted by sonrise View Post
Wow, that looks badass. I love Red / Black colour schemes
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Orange One View Post
Awesome!
Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by seumasbeathan View Post
That is incredible
thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by andrevautour View Post
Looks great! very nice work.
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fez View Post
Wow just wow that is pretty damn good
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Etlar View Post
What just hit me in the face ? The most sexy test bench EVER
- Very nice work on that, can't say i have that skill yet
Thanks!

If you like it enough and have time you can go vote for me on coolermaster's facebook page in the tower mod section! Sometime during christmas i will start with getting the ram looking like the gpu support!Quote

12-12-2012, 16:03:40

Ace_finland
A compilation photo i sent in for the Coolermaster mod competition!
http://forum.overclock3d.net/attachm...1&d=1355346170

Next on the to do list is making the ram looking like the rest of the computer Quote

12-12-2012, 16:14:04

nothingspecial

12-12-2012, 16:24:36

Ace_finland
Quote:
Originally Posted by nothingspecial View Post
hehe, that's not a bad idea!Quote

12-12-2012, 16:59:46

Ace_finland
Didn't find any of the old renderings but did a new one, These ones are for you guys, the fez and tinytomlogan edition
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...d/whiteone.jpg
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/.../whiteone2.jpgQuote

12-12-2012, 17:16:30

Fez
mmmmmm that is nice, pitty these arnt available in the shops id of had a oneQuote

12-12-2012, 17:17:45

tinytomlogan
Where is the buy button? I want blue or while lights!

BTW Congratulations on your project log making the front page. Thought I had best tell you seeing as Fez didnt bother!

http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/...est_bench_v2/1Quote

12-12-2012, 17:34:43

Rob_the_scot
Holy crap that is amazing dude... I'm speechlessQuote

12-12-2012, 17:36:53

BoyakADj
Damn!!! Thats a piece of art!!!Quote

12-12-2012, 18:25:18

CPMFW
fantastic work mate... i´m loving itQuote

12-12-2012, 18:27:58

dugdiamond
*drools*Quote

12-12-2012, 18:30:34

sheroo
Love it. Beautifully planned and superbly executed.Quote

12-12-2012, 18:36:07

dieseldog49
So Sexy, love it man.

Edit: Voted for you BTWQuote

12-12-2012, 23:38:40

saan koneri
Absolutely the best looking test bench i've ever seen. I voted your case in the cooler master facebook tower mod competition, it is the most unique case in there.Quote

13-12-2012, 00:25:12

Whaler_99
Amazing what you were able to turn it into!Quote

13-12-2012, 01:05:32

Moonlitstrider
Absolutely amazingQuote

13-12-2012, 01:57:39

Ace_finland
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fez View Post
mmmmmm that is nice, pitty these arnt available in the shops id of had a one
Maybe one day

Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Where is the buy button? I want blue or while lights!

BTW Congratulations on your project log making the front page. Thought I had best tell you seeing as Fez didnt bother!

http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/...est_bench_v2/1
Lol, maybe coolermaster can make a special edition Fez sent me a PM letting me know

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob_the_scot View Post
Holy crap that is amazing dude... I'm speechless
Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoyakADj View Post
Damn!!! Thats a piece of art!!!
Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPMFW View Post
fantastic work mate... i´m loving it
thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by dugdiamond View Post
*drools*
Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheroo View Post
Love it. Beautifully planned and superbly executed.
thanks!, not all the way executed yet but well on its way
Quote:
Originally Posted by dieseldog49 View Post
So Sexy, love it man.

Edit: Voted for you BTW
Thanks and thanks for the vote!

Quote:
Originally Posted by saan koneri View Post
Absolutely the best looking test bench i've ever seen. I voted your case in the cooler master facebook tower mod competition, it is the most unique case in there.
Thanks! I hope so too!+
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whaler_99 View Post
Amazing what you were able to turn it into!
Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moonlitstrider View Post
Absolutely amazing
Thanks!Quote

13-12-2012, 06:48:59

barkaway
That just went from meh to hardcore bonerville nerd porn:OQuote

13-12-2012, 15:47:49

Ace_finland
Quote:
Originally Posted by barkaway View Post
That just went from meh to hardcore bonerville nerd porn:O
hehe, thanks barkaway!Quote

13-12-2012, 16:50:34

yassarikhan786
Wow dude it looks absolutely amazing. I love how much care you took with each individual piece. The end result is a beaut Quote

13-12-2012, 17:41:46

N4TZ3N
This bench is freakin awesom. Nice and detaild work dude.

-N4-Quote

13-12-2012, 18:06:20

JMMP
Fantastic Job Ace!!! it's Brutal! A colossal Job man!!!Quote

14-12-2012, 05:02:28

Choklitmlk
thats gorgeous, no two ways about it. awesome effort.Quote

14-12-2012, 10:04:12

wotevajjjj
great job ! I normally don't like test bench rigs but this one, I loveQuote

14-12-2012, 10:42:31

B NEGATIVE
Excellent work!
Great attention to detail.

Quote

14-12-2012, 11:04:34

Konfuze
Sick i wish i had the time to make something like this.
Jealous of your work !Quote

15-12-2012, 14:10:57

Ace_finland
Quote:
Originally Posted by yassarikhan786 View Post
Wow dude it looks absolutely amazing. I love how much care you took with each individual piece. The end result is a beaut
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by N4TZ3N View Post
This bench is freakin awesom. Nice and detaild work dude.

-N4-
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by JMMP View Post
Fantastic Job Ace!!! it's Brutal! A colossal Job man!!!
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Choklitmlk View Post
thats gorgeous, no two ways about it. awesome effort.
Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by wotevajjjj View Post
great job ! I normally don't like test bench rigs but this one, I love
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post
Excellent work!
Great attention to detail.

Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Konfuze View Post
Sick i wish i had the time to make something like this.
Jealous of your work !
Thanks! Have started with the ram, will update as soon as i get more done!Quote

16-12-2012, 00:10:53

bearQrylls
sleeved pipes or what:S

sick rigQuote

17-12-2012, 12:21:50

giannakos23
wowowowowowowowowooooooooow !!! :O
it's amazing !!
seriously perfect !!
fantastic job mate !!
really amazing !!! Quote

18-12-2012, 01:10:13

bczd
Brilliant build!

Just wondering, did you just mount the LEDs directly below the acrylic? Or did you do any frosting/sanding on the edge to prevent "beams" of light?Quote

19-12-2012, 08:37:43

sg12004
wow very nice work m8 Quote

23-12-2012, 06:17:43

Ace_finland
Quote:
Originally Posted by bearQrylls View Post
sleeved pipes or what:S

sick rig
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by giannakos23 View Post
wowowowowowowowowooooooooow !!! :O
it's amazing !!
seriously perfect !!
fantastic job mate !!
really amazing !!!
Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by bczd View Post
Brilliant build!


Just wondering, did you just mount the LEDs directly below the acrylic? Or did you do any frosting/sanding on the edge to prevent "beams" of light?
Quote:
Originally Posted by sg12004 View Post
wow very nice work m8
I did mount the leds about 35mm from the edge of the acrylic. I also glass blasted the acrylic. I tried first with sanding but didn't get the surface i wanted so tried glass blasting which worked great!

Update coming soon, a bit of a failure but still an update Quote

25-12-2012, 13:55:10

JooCruz
Looks so good!!!Quote

25-12-2012, 15:01:22

rossi94
Very well done, I love the design of the PCI card holder Quote

28-12-2012, 06:52:59

Ace_finland
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoãoCruz View Post
Looks so good!!!
Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by rossi94 View Post
Very well done, I love the design of the PCI card holder
Thanks!

Thanks for all who voted for me in the Cooler Master mod competition! Got myself a 3rd prize

After a very busy Christmas I've made a prototype of the ram, did not go well at all but at least i've gotten started.

This is the design. It's basically the same design as the Dominator platinum ram but with a sandwich construction consisting of two aluminum sides with acrylic in the middle.
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...psb5b2f7cd.jpg

The aluminum part
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...psff7be6ce.jpg

One of the aluminum parts pressed together with the acrylic. Got decent tolerances on the parts so i just pressed them together with a vice, no glue needed
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9f00f891.jpg

Made a red light bar so the ram would match the case better. Still want a white acrylic top with it only being red when its on
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...ps70f9f6b4.jpg

Installed without a lightbar
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...AA48FAC84A.jpg

It looks the same with a lightbar. Think there is not enough light for the light to reflect all the way to the middle of the ram. I will experiment a bit more but if i can't figure it out i will leave it with just a red lightbar

With the red lightbar and the original part it looks like this. It's not too bad but a bit of the white light shines through due to the fact that the leds are further apart than the width of the lightbar. The red bar is the same width as the original one. Also gonna polish the entry surface of the acrylig to let as much light through as possible
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...AD4F7EB8DC.jpg

Sponsored by:
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...KWB-Banner.jpgQuote

28-12-2012, 07:15:24

tinytomlogan
Dude I love the look of the ram mod.Quote

28-12-2012, 07:30:21

Ace_finland
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Dude I love the look of the ram mod.
Thanks!Quote

28-12-2012, 07:55:54

CPMFW
nice work on ram mateQuote

28-12-2012, 10:19:46

S_I_N
epic build mate wish I had seen this before voting ended. I'd of pimped it up some for ya. I too am jelly lol wish I had those tools to do what ya do. But hell if I did my kids would prolly never see me lmaoQuote

28-12-2012, 14:14:08

PittPyro
Very well planned and executed. Impressive skills exhibited throughout the project as well as thero thought.


Very very nice build


congrats .Quote

29-12-2012, 06:56:26

Ace_finland
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPMFW View Post
nice work on ram mate
Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by S_I_N View Post
epic build mate wish I had seen this before voting ended. I'd of pimped it up some for ya. I too am jelly lol wish I had those tools to do what ya do. But hell if I did my kids would prolly never see me lmao
Thanks! Lol, yeah, i tend to spend way too much time on modding, but i don't have kids so i don't feel too bad about it

Quote:
Originally Posted by PittPyro View Post
Very well planned and executed. Impressive skills exhibited throughout the project as well as thero thought.


Very very nice build


congrats .
Thanks!Quote

31-12-2012, 08:01:26

Writer's Block
My first post, but this one is so deserving.

It looks absolutely awesome!Quote

31-12-2012, 11:30:16

Ace_finland
Quote:
Originally Posted by Writer's Block View Post
My first post, but this one is so deserving.

It looks absolutely awesome!
Thank you!

Thanks to all that has been following me this year and a happy new year to you all! Next post will be next year Quote

03-01-2013, 18:07:37

Rathy_21
That is awesome but what about dust?Quote

12-01-2013, 07:00:44

Ace_finland
Thanks! yeah it gets a bit dusty

Hey guys!
Back now, been very busy with work and a lot of other stuff.

Have been trying my best to get the ram working but after corsairs "release" on monday i decided to shelf my idea.

I tried making grooves and so on in the acrylic and i got the light to spread decently as far as the new corsair kits are covered. Maybe they had the same problem Anyways, I will move on to some other mods i want to try out instead. Updates to come as soon as i make some progress

Oh, also got the Rig Of The Year over at guru 3D!Quote

12-01-2013, 07:23:50

tinytomlogan
It is an epic rig dude, love it when someone puts this much into a rigQuote

12-01-2013, 07:30:06

FTR.4500MHz
Wow just Wow !Quote

12-01-2013, 07:41:46

PingPangBV
Beautiful, simply stunning!Quote

12-01-2013, 12:27:30

andrevautour
great work.Quote

13-01-2013, 04:44:04

Ace_finland
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
It is an epic rig dude, love it when someone puts this much into a rig
Thanks! Yeah i have probably spent to much time on this
Quote:
Originally Posted by FTR.4500MHz View Post
Wow just Wow !
Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by PingPangBV View Post
Beautiful, simply stunning!
Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrevautour View Post
great work.
Thanks!Quote

13-01-2013, 07:39:26

BesiX
Now that's an awesome rig!
Btw, I felt like a bit of a geek when I recognized the Loc-Line system Quote

14-01-2013, 07:28:43

jamed2017
Looks superb. I want one.Quote

16-01-2013, 04:49:35

adores
A lot of work and knowledge of technical drawing has been involved here, congrats & respect for that project !Quote

16-01-2013, 15:01:20

Ace_finland
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamed2017 View Post
Looks superb. I want one.
Thanks! Seems like a lot of ppl want one
Quote:
Originally Posted by adores View Post
A lot of work and knowledge of technical drawing has been involved here, congrats & respect for that project !
Thanks you my good sir!Quote

19-01-2013, 13:00:21

Ganux_
Damn, it really looks soooo badass!!
I would just put that one on my desk!! :P

It's an AWESOME build!!!
Congrats on that! ;-)Quote

19-01-2013, 13:40:07

Gamepro105
WOW this is one of the best rigs i have ever seen!Quote

19-01-2013, 13:54:37

BPRSM
Absolutely amazing! It's a shame you can't buy these! Quote

19-01-2013, 14:58:29

son of spanner
a true work of art welldone mate i can see cooler master makeing cases like this have to say id love to see one with white with a bit of blue sorry ive got the white bug too lolQuote

28-01-2013, 06:29:56

Ace_finland
Thanks guys! The original plan was to make it white and use the Asus P8z68-v pro motherboard i had but then i changed my mind and made it black and red instaead Quote

28-01-2013, 07:18:46

FTLN
Well done with 3rd place mate, personally I think you should of come 1st looking at the other systems ...Quote

04-09-2013, 10:25:36

garih
BUMP!! this is an amazing amount of work, and skillz. how many hours you reckon went into this build?Quote

06-09-2013, 14:42:25

Innocent159
lets start production *InLove*Quote

06-09-2013, 14:59:03

WYP
I don't know how i didn't see this before!

I want one!Quote

08-09-2013, 16:51:09

Jordan
That is fantastic, pure awesomeness.Quote
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