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2001 – A Case Modyssey – Build Update VI


Hello all,

To keep the pace, here is another small build update.

This week the plexi arrives (hopefully) and that means I can finish the interior. So better close her up then and make sure everything is still working. Sorry for the crappy quality of the first pictures, they were made with my BB.

Just to be ahead of you perfectionists out there ! I intentionally left the window covered with fatty fingers so you’d see there is a window there ! LOL!

Laters

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2001 – A Case Modyssey – Build update V


Hi All,

Finally had some time to do some work. But first I got a awesome announcement!

Coolermaster has sent us a 1200W silent gold PSU! Thanks so much guys !

Here is a short update. Waiting for the plexi innerframe to arrive from the cutter, I decided to make the intake fan. This 140mm fan will blow fresh air directly into the ventilation slots of the GTX’s. This will help in keeping the temps down in the HAL 9000!

 Also cut the passthrough for the PSU cables. This hole will be under the plexi coverplate so it could be nice and large!

 Placed the 1200W coolermaster PSU and the plate that will devide the case intake and the psu intake.

 One small problem. The connector for the powerplug and the on/off switch were in the way. So had to void the warranty of the psu, cut the side out and rerouted the connectors to the other side of the psu.

 Replaced the side with a piece of mesh. Remember the connect the ground if you do this !

 Got a special design for the radgrill. 2 layers of special lasered UV red plexi! More about that soon!

2001 – A Case Modyssey – MOTM : Update 7-2-2012


Hi All,

So here is another update !

First of all we have been nominated for Mod-Of-The-Month at Bit-Tech.net !!

Vote here for your favorites !

Got the ordered stuff in from my favorite watercooling webshop  Highflow !

We got the AMD 1100T processor, the dominator RAM, some fesser UV red coolant, some UV red plexi, some UV red tubing some UV leds for testing, Another enermax 140 Apolish fan and the Laing MCP655 pump.


So I started making the cardboard template for the red UV plexi after I made the plexiglas frame for the HAL9000 interface. More on that will follow later in a seperate post.

I will use scrap pieces of aluminum to support the plexiglass.

Full cover plate will be made of 2 pieces of plexi. I cant place the plexi over the hardware if it was made of 1 piece. Will use the vinyl sticker to cover the connection point.

Placed the RAM and the CPU to see if the design still is ok

With some lighting !

So I have concluded the poll for the text on the vinyl sticker.

Sequence Initialiser it is.
Thanks to you all for voting !
There were some other nice ones that might find their way into the build at other points!

Thanks for watching !

2001 – A Case Modyssey – Interior Vinyl Design


Ok people here is the Interior Vinyl Design.

Just like the titel states we will be using black vinyl stickers over red UV reactive plexiglass to cover all but the most attractive parts of the hardware.

The plexi modules will be sticking out of the plexiglass like if they were disconnected but still illuminated.

The picture of Kubrick and Clark on the set of 2001 will be engraved into the clear plexiglass reservoir which will be filled with red UV coolant.

Here is the design with the HAL 9000 interface installed. The HAL 9000 interface will be made of 10mm thick plexiglass covering the GPU’s. They are watercooled so there will not be too much heat generated there and with the 140mm fan blowing alomost directly into the ventilation shafts at the connector side of the GPU’s we will have some airflow there.

Here we have it integrated into a picture of the case. There are several issues with this picture offcourse. The plexi cover plates will come too about half of the depth of the case.

In case your wondering, the red round elements in the vinyl are bitspower fillports adapted for passthrough. This is where the tubing will go through the plexi and alu.

The black square next to the reservoir with the picture is the EKWB top for the Laing 655 pump.

Ok and now we need your help! In the yellow circle there is a text that should describe what the underlying plexi modules do.

We couldnt think of a good text to put there. We had : Led Panel Illuminator, Lifesupport enabler, Coffeemaker so you see we’re running a bit low on idea’s there.

Let me know what you think should be there and we might just put it there !

2001 – A Case Modyssey – Hardware Update 1


The 2001 – A Case Modyssey is made possible with the help from the following sponsors !

Asus is going to help us with a Corsshair IV Formula motherboard

EKWB is gonna help us with the Full watercooling setup including motherboard, CPU, Ram and GTX580’s

My favorite webshop for watercooling supplies Highflow is gonnan pitch in also ! Thanks Freddy !

The best group on facebook for your SCIFI Obsessive Creation Disorder. We have over 50 Star Wars, Star Trek, BSG, Alien and other SCIFI Mods. Join us and share your SCIFI creations !!!

Hi all,

Here is a long overdue update. Finally got a big part of the hardware in house! Xmas vacation, Logistical issues, Chinese new year it all added up to this untypical long pauze for the next update!

Lamptron has supported the Modyssey by delivering us a Touch Fan controller and a noise reduction set!

30 watts per channel ! Thats powerfull !!

Next is the major contribution from EKWB! Gregor thanks for the help and the serious kickass products. That’s one cool monkey now !

From left to right we have the EK-Supreme HF CPU waterblock, the EK-RAM Dominator X4 and the EK-D5 X-TOP Rev 2

EK-FC 580 GTX + waterblocks

The Monket is surrounded by GPU Power fitted with EK Backplates

Asus helped us with a crosshair IV Formula motherboard. Guys thanks!

So I made a couple of plexi standoffs and mounted the board and the 580’s. Also placed the CPU and RAM waterblocks where they will go.

The next picture show how the cover plating will go , excuse the “throw together style”

That was it for this afternoon, I will be posting the design we worked out for the interior vinyl sticker that will go over the RED UV Reactive plexi I have ordered from Highflow.

This and the ram, coolant, hose and a bunch of other stuff will arrive later this week, so expect updates regularly again!

ASPHIAX

2001 – A Case Modyssey – Build Update 26-12-11


The 2001 – A Case Modyssey is made possible with the help from the following sponsors !

Asus is going to help us with a Corsshair IV Formula motherboard

EKWB is gonna help us with the Full watercooling setup including motherboard, CPU, Ram and GTX580’s

My favorite webshop for watercooling supplies Highflow is gonnan pitch in also ! Thanks Freddy !

The best group on facebook for your SCIFI Obsessive Creation Disorder. We have over 50 Star Wars, Star Trek, BSG, Alien and other SCIFI Mods. Join us and share your SCIFI creations !!!

Hi all,

First of all a very merry xmas and a happy new year to you and yours!

So after gaining conscience again after the first of a set of 3 billion calory dinners, I found some time to post this work!

The fitting between the rad and the fancover is designed to be very tight fit!

I have made the window frame. Did some mayor thinking to make sure the window wont stick out to much an this is what is has become. I made an internal window support onto wihich the plexi will rest. Then there will be  a 2 mm cover placed over it. By doing so I had to make sure the sides would be even and had to place thin strips of alu.

For a test fitting i used alu to show the cover I have designed. this will be made of black plexi to go with the black powdercoated alu.

Dont know if i did myself a favor here, the motherboard “space” is designed to fit upton the mm. Just hoping the Crosshair has the exact same size as my test board. (i do have 10 mm of cleareance by moving it to the left)

For a test with the plexi HAL memory modules I used some 10mm clear I had laying round.

It kinda looks ok, but it needs refinement. I think I will use 6 or 8 mm modules and they will be placed closer together.

Ok That was it for this update, untill soon !

ASPHIAX

2001 – A Case Modyssey – Build Update 17-12


Hi All,

Here’s another build update!

But First I can announce a couple of sponsors !

Asus is going to help us with a Corsshair IV Formula motherboard

EKWB is gonna help us with the Full watercooling setup including motherboard, CPU, Ram and GTX580’s

My favorite webshop for watercooling supplies Highflow is gonnan pitch in also ! Thanks Freddy !

The best group on facebook for your SCIFI Obsessive Creation Disorder. We have over 50 Star Wars, Star Trek, BSG, Alien and other SCIFI Mods. Join us and share your SCIFI creations !!!

Ok Now to the build !!!

The Enermax fans have arrived !  140mm of Red eyecandy !

Fitted the whole rad and fans in the tight space designed for it. It fits upto the mm! 

 I need to extend the Fan cables to the fan controller, but I was expecting that !

 I am looking for a company that can laser me a sweet red plexi 560 fangrill with a design I made.

 Another major obstacle, I need to get the exact position of the fans drawn out correctly. This proved to be a time consuming exersize.

 Here are the chambers for the PSU (right) and the intake Fans (left)

 With the fan holes very roughly cut out, I decided to do a quick testfitting to see how they would look within the whole design.

The 2 x GTX 580’s have not been fitted with the EKWB blocks , hoping they will arrive soon !!!

 I used a temp motherboard for the fitting and a stack of books to resemble the reservoir !

The real motherboard will be sent ASAP by ASUS

 Get set, ready …. GO !!! Here’s to a couple of hours filing !

 Nom, Nom, Nom …. Enermax !!!

 A quick test if they all worked before I close up the Rad compartment !

 And here is the final status of today ! I need to put in more M4 screws to tighten it up but that’s for next time, now to grab a couple of beers !

 

 Oh yeah, I made this picture to show you how the plexiglas window will be placed. With the hood off, it will deliver a perfect look into the case !

 Until next time !

ASPHIAX

2001 – A Case Modysey – Monkey Business Update


So here we are with another update!

We wanted to keep a little surprise, instead of give all away in the first post.

The monolith will be standing on a baseplate. On that plate, in the place where we put the “censored” in the picture we will put an ape.

First of all, I see you think….. an ape?!?  Remember the sequence in which the ape gets evolved by touching the monolith? The idea behind the monkey and the tear in the monolith comes from the human nature to break the things we don’t understand. Kubrick and Clark pictured Dave Bowman as our ambassador in the alien world, but what if we actually managed to break the thing…..??
Asphiax found this awesome picture online, and we just had to use it in some way.

 In one hand he will be holding a stone tool (which will function as the power button of the pc) and in the other he holds a broken bone.

To start building the model, which I made in clay. We bought a wireframe and shaped it.

Then I put lumps of clay on it to get the basic shape. This was the first time I worked with clay, and at this point I really thought “what have I got myself into?”

But after a few hours of work it started to take shape like I wanted.

Then I made the hands and the upper body.

And put on the head.

This is where the wire to the mainbord goes.

 

So here is the final model, it only needs painting to be done, before we can place it on the baseplate.

And today I went to the store to buy some tools to get started on the engravings! Don’t really know what to use yet, so I bought some engraving tools for the Dremel multitool, but I also bought a special engravings machine. So this weekend we will start working on that!

Until the next update!

2001 – A Case Modyssey – Update 1.3


Hi everybody,

First of all I will introduce myself a little and tell you my place in this build. I ran into Asphiax when I came looking for the EURISKO. Then we started talking about our passion for SCI-FI and came up with the idea for this build. The first weeks we only did a lot of brainstorming to come up with a good and unique concept. As you saw in the start post above, Asphiax made some awesome 3D renders and started building the case. Yesterday I saw it for the first time and it really shows some craftsmanship and quality! This case will be about the fun of building and learning new skills.

And this is where I come in, I will be doing most of the artwork on the outside of the case. There will be 10 engravings on the outside of the case, which will all resemble a scene from the movie. Also there will be some real 3D features on the outside, but that’s something for later (hence the censored on the photo) But remember, this is just a mock-up for the placing and the content of the engravings, the final engravings will not feature shadow or colors or anything ofcourse.

We want to give our special thanks to Simon Atkinson, who let us use some of his artwork for the engravings, he does some amazing artwork, model making and drawing! Be sure to check out his website

Today we will show you our plans for the engravings so here we go!

This is a 3D render of the case including the outside casing.

The front will show a picture of the apes touching the monolith, and the astronaut inside a tunnel.

On the top we will have an engraving of the Discovery 1.

And in the back it will feature the rising moon and the astronaut inside the centrifuge in Discovery 1.

Now for the two largest panels.

The one on the back of the motherboard plate will be fully covered and show a picture of earth, the star-child looking down to earth and station V shooting out the Orion spacecraft

And the last but most certainly not least side will have a plexiglass window in the shapes of some tears in the metal. This has to do with our own chimera, in which the ape finally manages to damage the monolith. Hence the theme “The rise and fall of men”.  It will also feature an engraving of the EVA .

And an overall layout of all the engravings to give you a better understanding.

And the final feature will stay a mystery for now,  but we will keep you posted!

2001 – A Case Modessey – Update 1.2


Hi All,

Here is the work done on the engravings today.

We finalised which ones we wanted, pleced them on the 3D models and stuff.

Here is the graphical work! Nixjuh is gonna start ASAP on them. (but first we need to score some more ALU)

The sidewindow will be ripped into the aluminium !

The top engraving !

Rendered onto the 3D model

Laters