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jj_sky5000 November 29, 2010 10:37 PM

Lenovo K320 Ice Series Lets Make Ice!!!!
 
Hello all, This mod came from a concept that I submitted For the lenovo Mod Contest. What is your idea of fun USA

My design was selected as one of the finalist and Lenovo sent me Thier Ideacentre K320 PC to mod to my heart desires. The winner of the contest gets to showcase thier mod at the 2011 CES at Las Vegas.

I had a few ideas in my head, and I sent them a rough design of a PC encased in ice for my initial entry in the contest.

K320 Specs
CORE_I7_870_2.93
8G_DDR3_1333
ATI_RADEON_HD5970_PCIE_2G
1TB_7200RPM_SATA2
Blu-ray Disc combo
The main transformation of this Mod is to replicate the Lenovo K320 chassis into a Liquid acyclic shell to give it the appearance that the K320 was encased in ice.

Features:
Custom mold made from the original chassis to create the Acyclic Ice replica
Feature as many of the original details from the original chassis, keeping the screw less system as well as the easing to use hard drive enclosures.
Adding special lighting through out the system to show the performance modes of the fans all throughout the case. Red, Blue, Green
Adding custom water cooling and reservoir to keep all the components running at optimal overclock while keeping the system cool.
ATI Eyefinity System with 3 28 " Monitors.

Part List
Molding & Building materials
1 x Silmar 41 Clear Polyester Casting Resin (5 Gallons)
5 x 75-80 RTV Liquid Urethane Mold Rubber 3lb Kit
2 x 3M Double Strap Dust Mask
2 x Poly-Ease 2300 Mold Release 12oz
1 x Disposable Latex Exam Gloves Large
1 x Disposable Tyvek Coverall Extra Large
Components
1x XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoirs w/ Blue LED Light - Clear / Silver / Black
1 x MC-TDX Block for LGA 1156 i3, i5, i7
1 x LED Lightstrip with Controller and Remote
3 x LED Lightstrip - 12 inches (30cm)
2 x DD Fillport Options:Fillport Color: Bright Blue Anodized
1 x Custom Laing D5 -Bitspower Black Sparkle
6 x ENERMAX T.B. VEGAS TRIO 120mm
1 x Mod/Smart Professional System Sleeving Kit - White
2 x Feser One Non Conductive Cooling Fluid - 1000 ml - UV Clear / Blue
1 x Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator - Blue
6 x Feser Tube Active UV Hose - 1/2" ID (3/4"OD) Tubing - Clear / UV Blue
1 x EK Radeon HD 5970 VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Nickel (EK-FC5970-Nickel)
1 x EK Radeon HD 5970 VGA Liquid Cooling RAM Backplate - Nickel -

A Picture of The liquid resin that i will be using
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/...bf5e0f3b7c.jpg
A few design pics
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/...5f95379b_b.jpg
With the side panel off
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/...7072feab_b.jpg
And the other side
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/...7c0b4e33_b.jpg

jj_sky5000 November 29, 2010 10:42 PM

Started working hard this weekend on the project after a few setbacks.
First thing was disassembly of the pc and make a few adjustments.
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1st adjustmnet i wanted to move the power supply & hard drive cage to the bottom of the case to free up the Top for a 240mm radiator.

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Time to start removing some rivots.
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Need to make a few cuts To make room for a 120mm Fan on The bottom & Replace the bottom base with arcylic
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Also Made room toward the top for the dual bay reservoir
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Stayed tuned for more modding !!!

jj_sky5000 November 29, 2010 10:44 PM

Well I made some good progress over the past week and through the weekend and the frame should be completed this coming week,
Cut out the power supply support out, so it can be moved to the bottom of the case and re rivoted to the frame.
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I am also moving the Blue-ray and all in one reader to the bottom of the case. teh reason i chose it on teh botton instead of standing up or reaching to reach all of the i/o ports and rom. So i started cutting out the levono tool-less supports
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Made a little room for the hard drives and Cd rom supports on the base
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Need to make a few more cuts to the front panel, cd and hard drive fram supports
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re attaching the Cd-rom and hard drive brackets back together
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A little test fit
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More to come.
Please go check out all of the neat mods at
http://www.whatsyourideaoffun.com/us/meet-the-mods[/URL]

jj_sky5000 November 29, 2010 10:45 PM

A few Items that came in for the k320
The 5 gallons of resin for the case and the molding supplies for the front/rear panels
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The 3 28" monitors for the eyeinfinity setup!!!
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Danger Den Block and Fill ports
One of the best water cooling company I have ever delt with, they always come through with my special request. Including this Water block with the Custom UV blue plexi.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/...82c3b75876.jpg

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Custom Laing D5 - Bitspower Black Sparkle Dress Kit & Top from side winders computers Located here in Indiana took a day to get here .
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4088/...a454524ff2.jpg
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XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25 Reservoir
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Check out all of the pc builds in progress for The Lenovo Mod Building Contest at http://www.whatsyourideaoffun.com/us/meet-the-mods[/URL]

jj_sky5000 November 29, 2010 10:46 PM

Made alot of good progress over the last two days completeing the frame and prepared to add teh Primer.
I wanted the frame to look as thin as possible so its no impeading the view when looking through the resin, I was pretty please ho wthe skelton looks.
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The hard drive bay and Rom bay was really hard to compact and rebuild. but I kept the screwless features intact.
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A few test fits
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a nice clean look
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A few More items came in today
The Ek 5970 Waterblock and back plate
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http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/...60739008bd.jpg
and some awesome BILLET MACHINED ALUMINUM "Diamond Knurl" CASE FEET
From MNPCTECH.com
http://www.mnpctech.com/computer_fee...ctech.com1.jpg
Thanks for looking !!!!
Also dont forget to go cast a vote at What is your idea of fun USA
I can use all i can get. no registration , click teh mod and vote!!!!

jj_sky5000 November 29, 2010 10:48 PM

A nice way to start the 4 day weekend!!!!
Frame is primed and ready for to be painted metallic
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Ok now to the tricky sticky stuff
Making a mold of the new front panel to pour the Clear Resin into !!!
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in goes teh molding materal
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Letting all the bubbles rise
took of the bottom to release the front panel
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The completed Front panel Mold
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A nice icying effect for the resin
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Last but leaset did a little ecting
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A little lighting effect for the side panel
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/...bfa230781d.jpg

Thanks for looking !!!!
Do you want to see this case at CES go cast a vote for it at What is your idea of fun USA
click explore and vote!!!! no registration

jj_sky5000 November 29, 2010 10:50 PM

Aluminum Foil + Resin = ICE ICE Baby
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Front Panel
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/...cdf9171177.jpg
Top, Back , Tray
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A few Sneak peeks
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Thanks for Looking !!!
Dont forget to Head over to The Lenovo Mod Contest And cast a Vote
Just click Vote for this mod, No registration
K320 Ice Series | What is your idea of fun USA

martin_metal_88 November 29, 2010 11:00 PM

Nice to see you here to my friend:P nice work again! and welcome on HWC!!! I am here for a pretty long time compare to the asus forum XD ahahah

jj_sky5000 November 29, 2010 11:12 PM

Thnak you , I have heard about this site for a while, but my first time coming here

martin_metal_88 November 29, 2010 11:18 PM

You will love it. Lot's of modder. We also have Bill from MNPCtech ( one of the best moder ever if not the best ) that post project and tutorial here a lot. He also help people with question when needed. Enjoy the place;)


Ho and a little question, is this like balistic gel or it's hard like plastic? Just curious:biggrin:


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