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    Default [Work Log] G-X902

    Hello Guys!


    My name is Jonathan A.K.A SpH!Nx, fairly new to the "modding world", and being part of the Thermaltake Case MOD Invitational Season 2 is a huge honor for me!


    Before anything else, I would like to say thank you for dropping by and taking your time to take a peek at my work log for this project. This is going to be a "life changing" journey for me.


    For this first post/update, there's really not much that I could throw in except for a few photos of the components for my project. The theme that I went with for this project is, well, some sort of Gundam "ish" theme. I wanted this project to be simple but still packs a little bit of punch. I named this project "G-X902". "G" is for the theme, which is Gundam "ish" and the color scheme of the build, which will be gun metal gray, "X9" is for the star of the show, the Core X9 case, and "02" stands for Season 2 of the Thermaltake Case MOD Invitational. The name looks simple, but still has some deeper meaning into it. And in addition, I will be adding a little bit of twist/surprise in this project. I won't reveal it until the build is close to completion. By the way, this build/mod
    project of mine is a sponsored build, so if I broke any rules, please send me a PM.



    Here we go!


    First off, of course, the main star of the show, the monstrous Core X9 (this thing is heavier than me!).












    And of course, having a monstrous case means you need to have a monstrous and sexy power supply too!












    Last week Saturday and Sunday, I was able to do a little bit of aluminum cutting. This will be part of the top panel for this build/project. 1/16" (1.5875mm) thick aluminum is fun to cut using a jigsaw...... and painful in the ears too!





    The photo above was taken last Sunday. That was the furthest that I got to do last weekend since while I was doing the measurements for the cut, it started to rain, and it started to pour, and then it REALLY started to rain, HARD, and in addition, the wind started to pick up, A LOT! So I decided to stop working on it since everything is getting really wet from the stupid rain.








    Well, that's it for now for me. Hopefully, this coming weekend, the weather will be much more better so I could "cure my itch" for modding!


    Again, thank you guys for checking out my work log. Be sure to come back again next time!

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    Hey guys!


    Here I am again and I have a small update for the top panel. Spent tons of time filing down the sides and edges of the aluminium sheet.














    And let the excruciating filing begin..






    And this is how the top panel will look like. Although I still need to bend the edges of the top panel frame that I made. I might try that tomorrow or I might strip off the X9 case to pieces to take some more measurements. The top panel will have 2 opening doors.






    Thanks for checking out my work log and see you guys in the next update!

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    Hey Guys,


    This will be my last update for this week. Nothing much, really. I spend this day testing and doing bends. And for some reason, some stupid reason, I can't find the other (Left door) door for the top panel. Looks like I will be re-doing the left door for the top panel next weekend .


    I was able to bend both sides of the top panel frame. And now it's time to bend the sides of the door for the top panel.




































    Next weekend, I will try to start with the side panels after I re-do the other door for the top panel. Thank you again for dropping in and checking out my progress/update! See you on the next one!

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    Little update! Some components that I will be using in this project.


    Avexir Blitz 1.1






















    Thermaltake Pacific RL480 radiators.


























    Thermaltake Pacific P1 Pumps


























    Till' the next update!

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    (September 5th Update)


    Hey Guys! Here I am again with a little update. I finally was able to finish the doors for the top panel. I got stuck with bending earlier this day. :P





    I was able to do a little work and cutting earlier with the side panel. I will probably continue it tomorrow as long as we don't get crazy, heavy rain here. Another long session of cutting and filing again tomorrow I guess!






    I was able to take some photos of the Riing 12 fans this morning.






















    That's it for now! See you guys tomorrow for another update!

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    My last update for this week. Another pretty small one.


    I was able to finish up all the cutting necessary for one of the side panels (left panel). I would like to apologize in advance with this update. My photos are a bit crappy than usual.














    Time to cut some acrylic sheet!








    Again, I would like to apologize for the quality of the photos. For some reason, my hands are extra "shaky" today. I really don't have those fancy DSLR cameras and I am only using my old LG Optimus. It's not that I have been producing high quality photos, but the photos that I have for this update is worse than the last one. Again, I apologize.









    Next week, I will be doing the other panel (right panel) and will try to mount them in the case. After that, I will be probably start to do A LOT of acrylic sheet cutting. Will add grilles on the panels too. Or I might try to dismantle the case and paint it up while the weather here is still around 25 "ish" degree C. See you until then! Thank you for checking out my small update!

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    Hey Guys! Another update!


    I was going to post an update last night, but I fell asleep after doing some photo editing for my work log photos (putting in logos). I was exhausted from work, then as soon as I got home, went straight to do some modding/cutting.




    First off, this is what I have planned for my interior (bottom) arrangement. Since I am planning on, at first, using x2 480 radiators on the bottom of the case, I ended up having this kind of arrangement. Although I ended using x2 360 radiators since having x2 480 radiators on the bottom with both having push/pull configuration, I won't be able to fit the pumps on the back side, beside the power supply. I will relocate the power supply mounting spot in the middle just like this:














    So, let the murdering (well it's just more on cutting) the back panel of the case begin! I missed using my Dremel rotary tool, but I remembered why I stopped using it. If you are interested in getting a rotary tool, please avoid cordless/wireless rotary tools! Almost halfway through my cut, it died on me. So I ended up using my favourite murdering (cutting) tool, jigsaw!














    Today, I started to do some acrylic cutting and bending. Quite a learning experience. I learned, DO NOT IMMEDIATELY TOUCH THE ACRYLIC SURFACE RIGHT AFTER YOU POINTED THE HEAT GUN AWAY!




















    I made 3 pieces of these that will go on the back of the top panel frame.






    It will go like this.


















    Did a little bit of painting so I could try if this gun metal grey color would fit my liking with the red acrylic.






    That's it for now for me! I will try to go back on working on the side panels tomorrow. See you on the next update!

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    Last update for this week:


    I was supposed to continue work with the side panels, but then I heard that today is the last day of summer, which means this is my last day to do some decent paint work. Well, that's just what I did.


    Dismantled the X9 case (man I have never, ever removed that much rivets in my life! ), then did a little bit of cutting for the front panel.






    I thought cutting aluminum sheet with a jigsaw is deafening, but man! Steel + jigsaw = .... what? what's that again?


















    Next week, back to doing some work for the side panel, and hopefully, finish the top panel so I could start to do some mounting brackets for the top panel frame to the case. Thank you for checking out my work log and hopefully see you next week! Ciao!

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    Hey guys! Not much of an update for this one. Got sick since Friday night, so.... yeah..... Although I tried to still do some work on my project yesterday, but I just stopped. Everything just didn't went smooth. Anyway, the PC components from Newegg came in last Friday (finally) after being stuck at customs for almost 2 weeks. Again, a HUGE shout out to Newegg!






















    Next week, i'll probably blitz my work progress for this project. That's it for me for now! See ya on the next update!

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    Hey guys!


    Here's a quick update. Finally got the top panel installed in the case.




















    Tomorrow, I will try to do the side panels (left and right).
    See yah on the next one!

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