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Nizr's W2AX - Cooltek (Jonsbo) W2
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Introduction
Hi everyone! First build log here, and first one in English!
I have been building computers for 12 years. Always doing small projects and modifications, but never paid attention to looks, only fuction.
I used to work as a web designer and UX developer, but last summer i quit, fed up with a desk job.
However, the urge to create hit me this spring and here i am, posting my second build log in a couple of months!
You can view my first log over at sweclockers.com (in swedish!)
Log - Gallery.

This time the theme is Exclusivity, performance, industrial and aluminium. The case is a Cooltek W2 Silver (Jonsbo). I will go at it hard, doing modifications both internal and external!
Did i mention Exclusive? Yeah, plastic is not that exclusive is it, will have to change that...
I don't know all the hardware just yet, depends on sponsors...

Components
Case: Cooltek W2.
Motherboard: MSI z97 Mpower.
CPU: Intel 4790K
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: TBA.

Planed mods
* Cut out in the front panel for greater airflow - will require Laser or water cutting.
* If possible, cover the i/o on the side, put start button at the top of the case.
* Cover fans and/or radiators with aluminnium (black).
* Place SSD's so that they are visible through the side panel.
* Remove HDD/ODD in the right chamber.
* Cover up the right chamber in aluminium (black).
* Surprice mod...!
* Simple mods to improv air output/intake in the back and bottom.
And then the usual remove paint/repaint the components to match the build.

Let's do this, join me!

Posted on: 2015/5/27 20:31

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Posted on: 2015/5/27 20:34
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Update 1 - The case


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Such a beauty!
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I will get a tripod this weekend, will do the photographing much easier!

Posted on: 2015/5/27 20:37
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Hi and a very warm welcome to ocaholic Nizr!

I do know that feeling perfectly well myself, that I some time it's overcoming me to do something using my hands and not just sitting in front of my computer, hopelessly trying to use my head while farting a hole in my chair

Jokes aside, I'm definitely curious to follow this log and thank you very much for sharing it here! I have to say, I love the W2 from Cooltek. It's such a sleek case and it's definitely a great basis for an awesome mod! Do you already know what kind of cooling you're going to use?

Posted on: 2015/5/28 7:41
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Welcome on ocaholic!

I had this case and is awesome model! I'm curious to see what you will do on it

Posted on: 2015/5/28 12:01
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rewarder wrote:
Hi and a very warm welcome to ocaholic Nizr!

I do know that feeling perfectly well myself, that I some time it's overcoming me to do something using my hands and not just sitting in front of my computer, hopelessly trying to use my head while farting a hole in my chair

Jokes aside, I'm definitely curious to follow this log and thank you very much for sharing it here! I have to say, I love the W2 from Cooltek. It's such a sleek case and it's definitely a great basis for an awesome mod! Do you already know what kind of cooling you're going to use?

Thank you! It took me some time (about 10 years) sitting in front of the computer looking at computer mods before i finally started a log myself

I don't know what the cooling will be yet, depends on sponsors... I would like to do custom loop... BUT i see a challenge in Air cooling - it's hard to make it look good, while still perform great.. Time will tell!


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Welcome on ocaholic!

I had this case and is awesome model! I'm curious to see what you will do on it

Thank's! So am I, haha! I have some special stuff in mind for this one, it will take som time, but it will be great i am sure!

As for an update on the project, will be starting the mods on the case this weekend and the next week. Have allot of work todo!

Posted on: 2015/5/28 20:14
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Update 2 - Cut it and tape


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Just a tiny update. This evening i have been cutting and taping "mock ups" of the coer plates. Been trying out different ideas before i start to cut and bend the aluminium. Think i ended up in making a decision to cut out for a window in the right side panel as well.. I think i will do it. maybe. hmmm... not sure...

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My writing sucks, and most of you cant read swedish, right? Just to be safe i had to cover up a note that gave away a mod that i will make public later

Alright, that's it for this update. Next step i to start cutting and "bending" aluminium!

Posted on: 2015/5/29 20:36
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Pity that google translate doesn't work on pictures

If you're going for absolutely perfect cable management then a second window on the right side would look really nice

Posted on: 2015/5/30 9:24
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Pity that google translate doesn't work on pictures

If you're going for absolutely perfect cable management then a second window on the right side would look really nice

I have decided to go window on the right side! Not sure if it will be on half the side or a bigger one, like the left side.

Cable management will be tidy...buuuut... How shall I put this... I am working with aluminium plates tight. Now, to mount SSDs and might cover up some cables, with black and brushed aluminium, with some lightning design. It looks great in my mind, just got to make it reality!

I did not listen to Justin's (Metalliacid) advice on bending aluminium (which I should have done) resulting in a moment if rage and ordering L-profiles....

Thank's for taking an interest in this build, means allot!

Posted on: 2015/5/31 18:22
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Update 3 - Metal

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This week is all about Metal. Metal and even more metal, saw and bend, even CNC, laser and water to cut metal.
This was the first time i worked with metal. It was alot easier to saw in metal then what i excpected but it was much harder to bend it. Without proper tools the result is mediocer, it's hard to get sharp angles. I had to get some help, Thank you Alex for helping me bend the Aluminium, you saved me alot of swearing, blood and sweat ;)
I still have alot more sawing and bending to do, but that will have to wait. Right now i have to mount theese plates to see how they fit with eachother.


Cooltek W2 - naked

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The bare frame - impressed over the quality of this case.


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Removed the on/off, USB3 and front audio - how to start the computer now....?


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Metal

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I do most of my work in the kitchen, my wife don't always approve :)


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Untreated surfce - still alot of work to do.This plate will be mounted on above the PSU. Cover the motherboard plate and cables.


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This is only for starters. Aluminium for the right chamber only.

A big thank you to Justin aka Metallic Acid for helping me acquire the aluminium.

Posted on: 2015/6/4 20:45

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