xTool P2 CO2 Laser Cutter Review

Creations Part 2

PC hardware customisation

When testing the xTool P2, we feel into the PC hardware customisation rabbit-hole. First, we made some custom tops for Corsair’s iCUE CAPPELIX series of AIO CPU liquid coolers, and then we worked on making something for Cooler Master’s Atmos series.

Above you can see a custom wood/acrylic plate for Corsiar’s iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX XT CPU cooler. This mod has given our CPU cooler an interesting new look. You can guarantee that no other Corsair CPU cooler looks like this.

Cooler Master’s Atmos series of AIOs support 3D printed upgrades. We have taken this one step further by creating a 3D printed pump/block top that features an acrylic insert. Above you can see some prototypes, and below you can see the results of our efforts.

What we did was design an insert with an engraved OC3D logo, filled in this logo with acrylic paints, and then fitted this plate inside an in-progress 3D print. Once the 3D print was finished, our acrylic plate is irreversibly fixed inside the 3D printed top. You will see these tops again when we review some of Cooler Master’s new Atmos series coolers in the near future.

Making custom PC case front panels with the xTool P2

Last year we created an all-white all-NZXT PC build. Now that we have access to the xTool P2, we thought that we would give this case a makeover with some custom wooden front panels. First, we created a hole-filled front panel like NZXT’s stock metal panel, and then we created an alternative rectangular design.

To make these panels we used veneered MDF. This material is easily cut using the xTool P2. We did use masking tape to cover this wood to avoid burning the wood’s top/uncut surface. Below you can see the results of this effort.

Now, our NZXT H5 Flow PC case has an entirely new look. Personally, I prefer the lined front panel over the more stock-looking holed panel. Both are great custom add-ons for the NZXT H5 Flow, so much so that I now feel that NZXT should officially offer panel replacements like these.

Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell

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