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Old March 25, 2011, 08:21 AM
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Default "Mod Men" Show Home Theater / Gaming PC

This is the scratch build PC project from the"Mod Men" series on YouTube. It will be water cooled ITX H55 Home Theater / Gaming PC. The “Mod Men” Show is the first original web series made exclusively about PC Modding. It follows the industry’s first Professional PC Mod Shop, Mnpctech. Watch the Episodes HERE

This will be a scratch built and water cooled ITX H55 Home Theater / Gaming PC.



SYSTEM SPECS:
Motherboard = ZOTAC H55 ITX 1156
CPU = Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
GPU = ZOTAC 470 GTX
SSD: Mushkin Callisto 64GB
PSU: Silverstone 600W

COOLING SPECS:
CPU = Custom Copper water block (designed by cheaps, randy's swirl design)
(Acrylic water block tops fabricated and designed by cheaps)
GPU Cooling = EK-FC470 GTX water block (would have made our own, if time allowed)
Radiator: Hardware Labs 360 GT Stealth
Reservoir = Custom made with manual pressure regulator! (designed & fabricated by cheaps)
Pump = MCP350
Tygon 3603 3/8" ID (1/2" OD) Clear Tubing
EK PSC fittings, except for water block top (EK hi-flo)

CONSTRUCTION:
Tower: 2" thick cast clear acrylic (cnc milled)
Tower Sides: 1/8" thick Blue & UV Green transparent cast acrylic (cnc milled)
Base for PSU: 2" thick cast clear acrylic (cnc milled)
Optical drive shell: 2" thick cast clear acrylic (cnc milled)
Optical drive cover" 3/16" thick billet aluminum with fins
Front Plates: 1/4" thick Blue transparent cast acrylic and 3/16" thick billet (cnc milled)
Rear PSU Mounting: 1" billet aluminum
MB stand-offs: billet aluminum
Power switch: 22mm Bulgin Blue Ring Momentary

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The “Mod Men” Show is the first original web series made exclusively about PC Modding. It follows the guys from the industry’s first Professional PC Mod Shop, Mnpctech. Watch the Episodes HERE


Episode #1
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Episode #2
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Episode #3
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Episode #4
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Here is cheap's first concept drawings for the "Mod Men" PC after a few chats. Tim Burton / BIJOU Theater / The Jetsons was appropriate description of the PC design. If you want a more specific description, perform search under "Googie"



Base for PSU: 2" thick cast clear acrylic (cnc milled)


Front Plates: 1/4" thick Blue transparent cast acrylic

Assembly of the 2" thick clear acrylic base and main tower. The aluminum piece is the mounting plate for the Power Supply








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Old March 25, 2011, 11:23 PM
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Hey I didn't know MNPCTech was on HWC. Welcome:D I've been following the build already and it is very stunning. Keep up the great work ModMen!
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Old March 26, 2011, 04:44 AM
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Awesome! Thanks for watching JustDepends I'll be sharing all of the behind the scenes photos of the big build

Here is the 1/4" thick Blue transparent acrylic while test fitting everything.











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The build is looking great! I looked at all of the videos you posted on the thread.
I'd hate to see all the stuff the mill spat out chewing on that 2" plastic
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LOOKS amazing but why would ruin the ice sculpture like theme by painting the acrylic silver? man I would love to own a PC in a case out of frosted acrylic that looks like something out of the winter sculpting championships!
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Old March 27, 2011, 05:20 AM
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Clear cases were cool 10 years ago

Here is photos of the custom acrylic reservoir made by cheapskate, this will be mounted on the back of the tower.





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hmm. whats the syringe for....
and is that top for a ddc pump?really cool...awesome work as always
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It's for the acrylic glue. No, it's the base of the res, but sorta looks like one. Here is the custom cpu waterblock top, made by cheapskate






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wow dood, this looks amazing, cant wait to see this finished
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Old March 29, 2011, 09:00 AM
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Episode #5
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