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Re: MODS BY BJÖRN - GLASER
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Part 1
Cut it up - remove everything that i dont need.


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I unscrewed everything and drilled out the rivets. There's probably 100 different ways to remove rivets - I drill.

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Sawed off all the parts i didn't want and filed the edges.

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Preparing to paint the chassis, I first sand all the cut edges and then sand the whole frame quickly before i wash it and then dry it.

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Before i painted the frame i put it back together. This time i used rivets, quick and easy. I prefer screws but I had problem finding the correct dimension and I didn't want to order screws.
I'll screw the custom panels, reservoir, pump etc instead.

Posted on: 2016/9/5 7:55
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MODS BY BJÖRN - GLASER
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Finally time for another project! You could say that I've been slacking, but after computex and the Inwin 24h modding competition where i met legends from the modding scene, my second daughter was born. So i've been busy not sleeping...

I went under the name "Nizr custom computers" but since I will do other things then modding i wanted to broden the name and "brand" if you will. This project and the ones to follow will be named after places and things from the Norse mythology - since I'm from Sweden and all

GLASER - Big tree with golden leafs that stands outside the gates of Valhalla. The name means 'The shiny'.


A big thank you to my sponsors!
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This project will be built in an Inwin 901, this build will be a tribute to "oldschool" modding - long before I started modding. You will see a lot of PCB, copper and sleeving WITH heatshrink, the build will be water cooled to some extent.
You will not see any major re-builds or crazy mods, I won't turn this computer to "my little pony" or similar, this will be a modded PC that is beautiful to look at.


Welcome!

Posted on: 2016/9/5 7:55
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Re: Define S by Watermod
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Is it >soon< yet? I want to know more

Posted on: 2016/2/25 20:00
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Re: Project Alfa
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Any details you can share on what you are planning to do with the case?

Posted on: 2016/2/1 9:08
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Re: Nizr's W2AX - Cooltek (Jonsbo) W2
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Thank's you two, glad you like it!
Looking at the log, I whish I did more progress photos - guess it's something to improve on the next time

Posted on: 2015/12/20 22:47
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Re: Nizr's W2AX - Cooltek (Jonsbo) W2
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Thank's, yep a break seems like it was needed.

But now the final images are taken, and it feels great. Some changes where made a long the way, because some things looks better when you think of it and sketch. But when you see the final product, it might not look as good any more.

So, it's finally done and this is what's been done:

Sponsored by MSI, Team Group, Silver Stone, Ocaholic, Noctua and Nanoxia.
I wanted the build to reflect "exclusiveness, industrial and performance. So you think i succeeded?

This is my second project and the goal was to raise the bar when it comes to modding and also regarding the photography, I think I have lived up to those goals.

This project made me love working with aluminium and also made me not wanting to work with steel ever again, could be because I lack the proper tools for steel. I can't imagine it being lack of knowledge

Hardware:
Case: Cooltek (Jonsbo) W2
Motherboard: MSI z97 Mpower.
CPU: Intel 4790K Devil's Canyon
GPU: MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G.
RAM: Teamgroup Vulcan 16GB 2133Mhz.
PSU: SilverStone ST1000-G Evolution 1000W.
SSD/HDD: 2x480GB Teamgroup L3 SSD.
Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 and fans from Noctua "industrialPPC" series.
Leds sponsored by Nanoxia.

Modifications:
Case -
* re-painted the case frame in matte black.
* Cut up holes in the bottom for better airflow.
* Made the original window bigger and put in Real Galss.
* Made a new window in right side panel adding a window out of Real Glass.
* Drilled a hole and mounted a new power button in the front.
* Removed fan grill at the back.
* Custom made aluminium panels covering the motherboard tray, short side of PSU and panels which covers the cables and a mounting plate for the SSDs. SSDs are mounted with Magnets.
Everything using carefully chosen screws.
* painted the panels matte black.

Motherbord -
* Removed yellow details and painted heatsinks matte black.
* Removes all the stickers.
* Removes Audio boost plate.

SSDs -
* Removed the original black color.
* Brushes the aluminium casing to get a finish which matches the case.
* Custom vinyls

GPU -
* Removed the shroud and fans.
* Painted the heatsink matte black.
* Removed the anodising of the backplate and then brushed it to get it to match the finish of the case.

CPU-cooler -
* Removed nickelplating on top fin and repainted the top to make it match the gpu backplate.

Fans -
* Heatshrink to cover the colored cables.
* Custom vinyls.

Cables -
* New power button with custom cables.
* Custom length cables sleeved by Icemodz

*LEDs by Nanoxia.

I Present, W2AX
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And some night shots

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Posted on: 2015/12/19 8:17
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Re: Nizr's W2AX - Cooltek (Jonsbo) W2
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Update 14 - Sidepanels - Finally


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It's Finally time to present the side panels - they have bugged me for quiet some time, but they are finally done. I'll start of this post by posting some old pictures of the progress.

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I cut open a new hole in the right sidepanel and made the left one bigger then the original.

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A round with the saw and then filed the edges down.

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Finished of with some sanding.

I'm all happy, finally time to soon present a major feature for this project Custom GLASS side panlens. I visit the local glazier. No problem with ordering the glass

(expensive but no issue).
Then it hit me, like beeing hit by Mike Tyson. Drilling holes for mounting is 30Usd/hole! That would be 300-400usd Just for holes. It's not worth it.
So i thought - I just have to glue the glass to the side panel - I order the glass.

One week later and the glass is done.
Hmm, but the glue, won't it be all smudged out and look c r a p? Yes it will...
So i'm thinkin that i'll just mount the glass on the inside of the panels - Won't give me the look that i want but it's good enough.
Problem again - The glass is made to be on the outside, not inside,m which means that the glass is to wide, it won't fit. So what do i do? I try to grind or "sand" the
glass down with a knife sharpening stone. After a more then 3 hours I've gotten the glass 1-2mm smaller... This won't work.

I turn to my more experienced friends Laine and MetallicAcid for some advice. Laine came up with the idea to cut the case frame to make the panel fit - so away i go.

Done with the cuttin, time for a test mount with double sided tape. The glass is "to thick" and i can't get the side panel on, the glass hits the cpu-cooler. Back to square one.
What about the right sidepanel? It was made wrong bu the glazier - to small. I do get a new peice of glass - but still, getting tired of these sidepanels now.


I undergo my shoulder surgery and can't mod for over 2 months.
When i'm finally able to work on the project again im thinkin "Fck it" and attach the glass on the outisde with glue (an elastic glue). I start of by mounting it with small points just by the edge of the glass - I doesnt show, can't thell that the glass is glued.

I then glue around the glass on the outside, creating a "frame". Yo do see the glue if you get up and look at the edge from 5cm away, but it's not smudged out, looks good. And i'm happy!

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Sorry about the dust and fingerprints...

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See you soon!

Posted on: 2015/12/10 7:00
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Re: Nizr's W2AX - Cooltek (Jonsbo) W2
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Update 13 - I'M BACK!


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I can now finally go back to work on my modding project. I hope the two shoulder surgeries i've been through is enoug...
Those darn side panels are finally done. But, yet again, you will see them soon ;)

I started to modify the SSDs and heatsinks on the motherboard in update 9. Heres the result.

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Really pleased with how the SSDs turned out. Brushed with matte coating.

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Wait, WHAT?! A GPU?

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A MSI GTX 980TI Gaming 6G. A big thank you to MSI Europe whom belives in what i do and spnsored this project with this amazing GPU.
I've removed the black paint on the backplate and gave it a brushed finish and finished it by some layers of matte coating

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I've also painted the heatsink black and removed the "shroud". Gives a nice contrast if you ask me. Oh, and don't mind the fngerprints... ;)

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I removed the fans. THe card will be cooled by two Noctua 120mm which will be mounted on the bottom of the case.


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I might be crazy - but it's in the details, right? The NH-D14 is beautiful out of the box, But the colour on the top fin don't match with the rest of the build. I first sanded off the nickel plating. And then it hit me - When sanding between the pipes, the plating on the pipe get's sanded off. THe pipes are made out of copper... NOT GOOD.

So off i went and bought a colour that matched the SSD's - Final result is pending.
I do like the feel of the color with a rough sanding. Something for another build?


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Sleeving the fans and creating some custom cables to controll the brightness of the LEDs


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Time to mount.

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Christmas is closing in - christmas feel mounting.

Posted on: 2015/12/5 21:47

Edited by Nizr on 2015/12/5 22:10:03
Edited by Nizr on 2015/12/10 7:05:28
Edited by Nizr on 2015/12/10 7:06:52
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Re: Nizr's W2AX - Cooltek (Jonsbo) W2
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Thank you! I think I hit a sweet spot with the cooler

Posted on: 2015/10/7 16:59
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Re: Nizr's W2AX - Cooltek (Jonsbo) W2
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Update 12 - New sponsor and cooperation!

Ocaholic.ch have decided to support my project(s)! They help me getting sponsorship for my project, which make me very greatful and happy, it is really, really helpful. For this project Ocaholic.ch and Noctua, together sponsor me with amazing fans and cpu-cooler


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I told you to have an update on my side panels this time.. I'm sorry but MR. Murphy paid me a visit, you'll have to wait :(

I just love fans and air cooling, which you might notice by looking at the amount of images in this post.
I might be wierd or odd who want's air cooling for such great hardware that this project equipped with.
But my "vision" for this project was an air cooled system, i did look at water from time to time... But i stuck with my original idea, and i'm glad i did.
I wanted high quality throughout this project and what other company then Noctua for the cooling?

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It's the inside that counts, right? I don't mind a beautiful outside though. Lovely boxes and fans, could this get any better?

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NF-A14 IndustrialPPC-2000 PWM

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I don't know if NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM count's as the smaller brother :)


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The family gathered.


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NH-D14 - Beautiful piece. You might wonder "why not the D15?". Well, the D15 dont got the same looks as the D14, I wanted a rougher look and a more matte surface. And, the D15 is to tall for the W2 case :)


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So beautiful! A cooler good enough for a king!

Posted on: 2015/10/5 20:23
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