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Old November 18, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Default Project Sapphire Ice

I got my overall design for this mod when i was designing the lenovo ice build, A smaller compact ice cube made for Gaming !!! but i also really wanted showcase the components. After a few drawings and ordering the materials i was ready to begin.
A Big Thank to Sapphire Tech, & Kingston for letting me build a unique case

Components:
Danger Den 7 Slot I/O Shield for Custom Cases
Danger DenMC-TDX Block for LGA 1155, 1156 i3, i5, i7
Danger Den-RAD-Reservoir
Danger Den-CPX-Pro 12V Pump
3/8" Blue UV Danger Den Tubing
Stealth GTS 240 Black Ice Rad
Feser One - UV CLEAR Illusion - F1 - Coolant
Enermax Apollish Vegas 120mm x 25mm
Mod/Smart Supreme System Sleeving
Mod/Smart 20 Station LED Board - Base w/ 10x LEDs
Tailed Red 5mm LED w/ 2 Pin Mobo Header Connector
Bulgin Switch Black Switch - white LED
Silmar 41 casting resin
Fluorescent Acrylic Plexiglass - Blue
Clear Acrylic Plexiglass Sheet - 1/4'' Thick Cast
Sapphire Pure Black P67 Hydra-LGA1155
Sapphire HD6950 Flex
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
Blue Ray Burner
Antec 1200
Kingston 96GB ssd
Kingston hyper 8GB mem
I started by drawing on a wooden sheet for the mold where i want the components to fit.


then i started creating the molds for the base

Poured the resin

after a day of curing in the sun

A rough shell base has begun.
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Old November 18, 2011, 07:17 PM
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Framing the base !!!
measured up the aluminum fram around the plexi bottom


PS fan cutout


MB board tray cut out

resizing the ice base

fan & rom bay cut outs I used a router for fan cut out and upper plexglass



test fit

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Old November 19, 2011, 06:06 PM
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My favorite part of the build ecting and illuminating The Sapphire Logo.



laying everything out for full assembly


the first side panel

added the sdd and the front logo

Rad & fans

added the Blue ray & PS + side panels

Cutout for the upper case fan to blow on the GPU

Super tight fit for water cooling and wires

cleaned up the wiring

Dropping the MB onto the base.
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Old November 19, 2011, 06:17 PM
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A new one? is the lenovo still alive?
Can't wait to see what you can do with this one :D
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Old November 19, 2011, 06:52 PM
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I really love the resin effect with the foil.
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Old November 20, 2011, 03:59 PM
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A new one? is the lenovo still alive?
Can't wait to see what you can do with this one :D

The lenovo Case had been retired sitting on a shelf in the garage it didnt shipped that well from Vegas,

I was ask by Sapphire to make them a cool case too :)
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Old November 20, 2011, 04:00 PM
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Some final pictures, sorry i didnt have too many pics, 30 day time from to get this to Sapphire before being shipped E3 in LA.









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Old November 20, 2011, 04:31 PM
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Very very nice! When is the HWC ice case coming :P
Keep on awesome work!
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Old November 20, 2011, 06:16 PM
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I was skeptical when I saw the first couple of pics but that turned out great! Awesome work!
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