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Old April 10, 2012, 07:50 AM
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This log highlights photos from the PC project video I'm doing with "Mod Brothers Podcast" Host, Kyle Van Der Mewre (aka Kylevdm). ..."I don't care what we do, as long as we mod something" Kyle told me before arriving in Minneapolis. I recalled the disdain we shared for Antec's LANBOY Air when it was released. I proceeded to uncover the dusty sample I reviewed for Episode #5 of "Mod Men"[/URL] ....One day before Kyle's arrival I stripped down the LANBOY and implemented ideas that Kyle could contribute during his 2.5 day visit. The only elements that remained of the LANBOY Air was it's frame and 2 side panels.

PC Designer, Engineer, & Modder "Cheapskate" contacted me 2 weeks prior to Kyle's visit with photos of a Stainless Steel Reservoir he was developing. The design looked very industrial, like a vacuum chamber. It ignited my imagination of a sci-fi theme for our project. Let's transform it into something that resembles a make shift portable Nuclear Fusion Generator in a Post-Apocalyptic landscape. Created from parts salvaged by an Engineer after a fictional WWIV. As we worked, the fictional story started to take life... "He worked as a Senior Engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory[/URL] in their Developmental Dept before it was demolished in 2010." ...... From this point on, the build took on it's own life...



Unimpressed by Antec's Lanboy Air



The factory finish was sanded and scuffed up, before it was permanently turned upside down with the PSU relocated to the outside.





Cable Management grommets were added to the ceiling.



The side panels are suspended like Gull Wing doors with "Laurey" style Cabinet Hinges from WoodCraft, Buy Laurey Hinge Oil Rubbed Bronze No Inset Surface Mount Pair at Woodcraft





250mm cooling fan shroud I fabricated for the radiator from the SWORDM sent by Thermaltake for AMD build in 2006.



The front intake grill is a combination of machined aluminum 120mm "Reactor" fan grill and 120mm Blow Hole kit.



120mm Enermax VEGAS DUO in Blue/Red combo-LED with 11 switchable LED color modes.
Factory Product Page Link, ENERMAX - Product



This is the front of the Lanboy chassis with 20 gauge sheet metal I fastened on, for the intake fan.







The SWORDM radiator measures 8" x 9.25" wide with 3/8" barbs. The chassis was painted Charcoal Grey Metallic and Flat Black



I fabricated a new bezel to accommodate the Stainless Reservoir. I combined the top panels from a Lancool K58 Dragon and Fractal-Design Arc Midi. The 5.25" Toggle switch plate is thick machined aluminum.



The front intake is a combination of the 120mm "Reactor" aluminum fan grill and 120mm Blow Hole kit.



After painting the bezel Charcoal Grey Metallic, I added Round version of Modders Mesh to the openings in the sides.
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Old April 10, 2012, 08:22 AM
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COOL!

Although, dont you want the fan right next to the rad?
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great to see you've revisited this case, but I really hope you've taken care of the racoons around the shop first.
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Old April 10, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Excellent as always. I'm lovin what you've done so far and we haven't even seen much!

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Although, dont you want the fan right next to the rad?
I'm guessing there will be another fan in there in front of the rad. Or the rad will be moved forward.
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Old April 11, 2012, 05:41 AM
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@Prolab, 250mm is installed in this pic, you were seeing the 120mm fan in the front bezel

@Bungwirez, lol, you betcha

@Pab, Thank you



250mm is installed on the radiator. Fitting the new bezel and it's fastener screws. This will be painted Charcoal Grey Metallic, to match the chassis.



Road Warrior action figure discovered while touring Peacock Groove workshop in my warehouse on Thursday night. It won't be implemented in the project, but reminded of us of a grungy "Post-Apocalyptic" atmosphere from the movie, and inspired an idea or two for the build on following day.



Kyle is implementing UV Green Transparent acrylic windows...



Flipped MB tray with EVGA X58 and i7 920, cooled by XSPC Raystorm Waterblock
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Old April 12, 2012, 07:38 AM
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The Stainless Steel Reservoir made by Cheapskate with Transparent Purple acrylic caps and clear acrylic clamps.









Determining the Res location over the Mnpctech blowhole ring on the front of the PC......



I fabricated the Bezel from Fractal-Design Arc Midi and Lancool Dragon K58 top panels



The custom bezel was given distressed and weathered paint effect.



The bezel is painted with Charcoal Grey Metallic paint, then highlighted with Flat Black paint.



Areas of the painted are scuffed with red Scotch-brite pad to create weathered effect.



Areas of the painted are scuffed with red Scotch-brite pad to create weathered effect.



The Core i7 920 is cooled by the XSPC Raystorm Waterblock.
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Old April 13, 2012, 07:52 AM
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Thank you!

Kyle and I visited Brad Galvin to see his progress on Scirocco's next project and borrow his space to airbrush shadows on the reservoir and more weathered effects on the PSU and bezel.... Kyle is using Iwata's HP-CH airbrush gun with Black enamal paint









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Looks awesome. It's kinda got a bit of a Fallout vibe to it. Can't wait to see more.
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Old April 13, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Nice work as usual, gents
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Old April 14, 2012, 06:52 PM
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Nice to see something good coming out of that case.
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