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jj_sky5000 February 19, 2013 09:06 PM

XFX Fire & Ice
 
Well I had a little time between Lan parties and Builds ( still waiting for one to come back) I decide to give it a go in the ECS Modmen competition, ECS Custom Case I had this concept before in 2009 and after a few complete ice mods I was ready to attempt to build it. The build will be called Fire & Ice, making the case from liquid resin and trying to use a least amount of metal possible with a waterfall reservoir.

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I purchased the ECS model P67H2-A2 Deluxe
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I like to thank my sponsors for supporting my projects over the years.
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A have a long way to go and a short time frame, Do you think i can make it?

Bungwirez February 19, 2013 09:16 PM

wtf.. a 7x3 tray of Intel CPU?

build this or I'll drunkenstyle beat myself up...

jj_sky5000 February 19, 2013 09:37 PM

First thing is getting my layout on The board that i will be using for my mold and double checking measurements.
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adding 2 by 4 and attaching them with screws from the back
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getting a 3d visual in my mind ,
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Side view of the side panel
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Molds are ready
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Am I making cookies or a case mod you decide
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Ready to Pour
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make sure you add you Mold release
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Sorry for the blur i was probley dizzy from the fumes
Mixing the resin with the catalyst
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I let it set over the next 24 hours
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Ok need to keep pushing on this if i am going to get done

Vote every day till the end for your favorite
ECS Custom Case

PEIGuy February 20, 2013 05:52 PM

Amazing stuff JJ. Please update when you can.

Thanks for sharing.

jj_sky5000 February 20, 2013 09:52 PM

After letting the resin harded for about 2days here is the end result
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One cool side panel
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all cleaned up
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getting a good idea on attaching the fans
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front panel fan placement
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rounting the front & side panels for Plex glass Insert
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Side panel sanding from 50 , 150, 400 , 1000 grit.
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More plexi has arrived to finish my newest feature to the case.
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jj_sky5000 February 25, 2013 10:00 PM

Dont forget to go and vote!!!! 2 1/2 days left. ECS Custom Case I am pushing hard to finish it.
Adding the case fans!!!
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I wanted to do something different and cut them out myself instead of using the large hole cutter.
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trusting old craftmans scroll saw
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Setting the blade through the pre drill holes
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A little etching action
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testing the LEPA fans
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and the other side again cutting out the fan holes
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Thanks again for taking a look.

Trocko February 26, 2013 06:30 AM

Man this is awesome!! I cant wait to see the end result!

Adzsask February 26, 2013 07:27 AM

This is going to be one solid/heavy case.

Soullessone21 February 26, 2013 07:57 AM

Hey why is this way farther done on the actual ECS site :P give us the real updates :P

WOW some of the builds on there are just WOW!!! love the mechs and this case as well looks awesome but there is a x79 mech on there that is just amazing. oh and the fish tank cooled ones are nice to.

Father Fuzzy February 28, 2013 12:18 AM

:shok: Great job

have to get me one of those saws


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