[Project/Build Log] Bat Ô Fou

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  1. babouk100

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    ooh greeeeen :D
     
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    Some more pics...


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    I told in the config presentation: 3x SSD Samsung 840EVO (1To + 2x 500Go). And...
    Little change with an add:


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    Let's go for the "Bat Ô Fou".

    Today, short day. I first decided to rest a bit before attacking. So, not a lot DIY but a minimum is required.

    First step, remove the elements out of the case.

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    And, today, I decided to start with:

    PSU cover

    For sure, for this DIY, the "Team Bat Ô Fou" is here to give a precious hand.

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    But, who is this new Tinkerbell (Flora). Where is the smaller ? The smaller was just an alternative before receiving the official.


    So, let's mod...

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    And as always when I do some work, I have a fan

    "What is he gonna do next ? more noise ? sure..."​​
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    Cutting, folding...and PatBat shows us his work

    "1st cut: OK. Not too hard to begin"
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    And in the case, to see... the present PSU is not the final PSU (BeQuiet Power Zone). It's just for the test.

    Cutting the front part of the cover:

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    "PatBat makes good work. What is he going to do now ?"
    " Cool ! Need to fix elements together. Anyone have a skate-board ?"
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    The two elements will be fix together later.
    This cover need a "Bat Ô Fou" touch...

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    "not easy but I succeeded in make this cut.
    We'll see what it looks and after will require smooth all of that"
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    To be continued...
     
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    This morning, having my breakfast, I heard a noise from the garage...Good surprise !!

    "Take the pic quickly, and we cnotinue the work. He'll have a good surprise"

    " Smile !!"

    "Already at work !!"
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    It's a real good day to DIY

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    Now, have to cut. Let the "Team" do the job...

    "The pro of the grinder is here. Make space"
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    "No, no, no. This time we use good stuff. I'm equiped for this kind of DIY"
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    For chance, I have discs in stock

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    Main cut finished

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    It's your turn Ladies

    "Finished !! And now, what to do wtih this drawing ?"
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    And, lets' go for cutting...


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    Some little holes...

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    And test in the case

    "This is called Teamwork. Babouk, you'll smooth the remaining"
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    This morning, I received a package... who sent me a package ? :p

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    BeQuiet Shadow Wings 120mm PWM

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    BeQuiet Power Zone 850W Bronze

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    Big and great thanks to BeQuiet (francophone) for supporting me in this mod.

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    To be continued...
     
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    Some progress on case.
    Today, I'm on the top of the case.

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    Yes, the original top is beautiful, but it doesn't suit me for what I want to do.
    Simple vents on the side, even if they are effective according H630 owners are too discreet for this mod.

    And as to change the top of the case, I'll change the "Power" button (a little cheap) with a more modern button.

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    Where is the Team ? Some noise outside...

    "What are you doing in the bowl of dog?
    This is not a pool or jacuzzi.
    No time to play. There is a job to do.
    Everybody out."
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    Well, I've protected the plastic part of the top (the top is composed of two elements, one made of plastic and one made of steel).
    Your turn to "play" Team.


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    They work well, the drawings are made ​​quickly, it looks like there will be a big hole. Strange, they even drew a round ...

    "some magic gun, a little magic wand,
    and voila"
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    I will also remove the insulation foam that will interfere with the cuts.

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    Let's work now.

    "Go on MiniBat. Sure you can do it easily"
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    Later, MiniBat finished the work. Good job for a newbie

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    Now, have to do the steel part. Some drawings, like the plastic part.

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    And, GO !!

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    Let see the result

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    On the case. Do not forget to also cut the upper chassis, the continuity of other openings.
    Without forgetting the part where will house the new button.

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    And, done.

    "a very pretty hole
    Be careful not to fall into"
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    The button fits perfectly.

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    Still grinding to do...later


    Next step will be the side panel, where will be an opening, with plexi.
    It's late, I'll just prepare the door, cuts will be tomorrow.
    A little scotch tape ...

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    As in geometry class at school, I make a mark.

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    Now, it's time to draw.....OK, done...

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    Oh no !!! the picture is blurred. Have to wait until tomorrow to see a better photo.

    To be continued...
     
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    Today, I show you what I did with the side panel.
    Team is off today, so I worked alone.
    So to begin, the to do on the door
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    And no, this is not a simple Batman logo. I am sure that many of you thought that. Sorry to disappoint you.
    Let's see what it looks like after wear some cutting discs
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    And without the masking tape
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    And there, looking at the pictures ... I realize that I forgot to cut the arc on the right wing .... I'll do it tomorrow before file down all these edges.
     
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    Summary of the day:

    Now that the opening of the door is made, I have to work on plexi.
    To begin, I prepare the glass with masking tape and I trace the shape of the light beam for the Bat-signal.

    And I cut the glass to size for the door.

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    Then I get in my stock a white NZXT LED strip

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    As the sheath will bother me for what I want to do, the Team is responsible for removing

    "That's good Babouk. Sleeve is off.
    What will we do now?"
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    But missing someone ...

    "it's good to tan"
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    And Flora is not the only one enjoying the sun

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    Now I'm going to rest a bit and let the team take care of sanding the area delimited by the masking tape part. A little later ....

    "Done, plexi is opaque over the zone defined"
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    And...

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    Everyone at work!

    "Hold the cable. Twist, you mark points for the drill"
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    And here are a few holes made ​​for LED.

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    Try on case

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    Let's see what it looks with the PSU BeQuiet "Power Zone"

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    It's time to see what gives the glass in the dark, with lighting

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    And with the door

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    I've seen a few mods on here before, all excellent. Yours take the biscuit with the added bat story going with it :D

    Keep up the excellent work.

    I wish I had the creativity, patience and skill to carry out a mod like that. *jealous*
     
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    Thanks.
    With this story, I give a little life to photos, with a dose of humor. It takes me a little more time for work because you have to regularly think about putting the characters in situations and at end of the day when I imagine a story with the photos.

    I love tinkering and with modding, I can combine computer and DIY. And with a healthy dose of creativity, it becomes more fun.
     
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    Yeah defo cheers me up after a days hard graft to come home and see how the ickles are doing on the build..sub note though...you might wanna help em out from time to time ya lazy person :p
     
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    Hello everyone. Hey hey, I'm still around and still a tough louse well hung.
    After a long, long forced break on the "Bat Ô Fou" (IRL life is not always easy), I'm back.
    Good truce of talk, let's get serious.
    To begin with, a first package arrived in the meantime with some material for watercooling


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    So, a WB-CPU Aquacomputer cuplex Kryos PRO

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    Two WB-GPU Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X3, backplates and multi-link

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    Aquacomputer Aquatube

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    Sleeving...

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    As well as work on the case.

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    Meanwhile, I made some changes.
    To start, motherboard change for the mod, with ASUS X79 Deluxe (thank you Sassanou who sold me this motherboard)


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    Then I will use rigid pipes (order arrives soon)

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    Et quelques autres petits changements dans les composants:

    Order arrives to replace the Phobya tank, I chose a Bitspower Water Tank Z-250 Multi (Limited Edition Brass - True Brass)

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    And finally an order that I will make early next week

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    That's all for now
     
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    Also be aware that in the meantime, I was still busy with some custom work:

    Watercooling:

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    Sleeving:

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    Plexi:

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    And soon a watercooling to do with a slight modding on a good working base:

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    I feel I'm going to be busy in the coming weeks
     
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    Components update for mod Bat Ô Fou

    [X] Boitier: NZXT H630 noir
    [X] CM: ASUS X79 Deluxe
    [X] CPU: Intel i7-4930k
    [X] PSU: BeQuiet Power Zone 850W
    [X] CG: 2x HIS Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5
    [X] RAM: 4x8Go Corsair Vengeance Pro Series DDR3 1600MHz Gold
    [X] SSD: Samsung 840EVO 1To + 3x Samsung 840EVO 500Go



    [X] Waterblock CPU: Aquacomputer Kryos Pro
    [X] Waterblock GPU: Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X3
    [X] Radiateurs: Phobya G-Changer 360
    [_] Pompes: Alphacool VPP-655 + Bitspower D5 MOD TOP - Clear "S" Model + Bitspower D5 Mod Kit Gold

    [_] Réservoirs: Aquacomputer Aquatube Derlin noir + Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250 Gold
    [X] Ventilateurs: BeQuiet Shadow Wings PWM 120mm
    [X] Embouts: Monsoon Hardline 16/13mm Gold
    [X] Tuyau: Monsoon Tube acrylique 16/13mm
    [X] Liquide: Mayhems Pastel Lime Yellow + Mayhems Namron Yellow + Mayhems Booster Gold
     
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    Works of the day:

    For starters, while I was going to start work on the case, a delivery arrived

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    Let's start with the front.
    Decorations

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    A little "dough that repairs all"

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    Part of the Team is here to give me a hand

    "You have to stick the dough. Well press and then smooth with some water"
    "OK ... but it's strange this thing"

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    Some marking lines

    "Why babouk drew all these lines ? There are times when I really struggling to follow him"

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    "I think we will need this decorative object"

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    A hole, a BATARANG with a projecting portion ...

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    "Pitch Perfect. That way the hinge does not interfere"

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    With everything in place. OK, we glue the mask.

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    "Now that the mask is stuck, we'll let dry. Next time, we will smooth imperfections"

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    Then I had to redo the plexi side door. So I opted for simplicity, sticker film finish "frosted"

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    And a small finish for the location of the temperature display

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    At night, to not make nocturnal disturbance, I take care of the hardware.

    ASUS X79-DELUXE
    2x HIS R9-290X
    Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X3 + Multi-link

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    getting 2x temp displays in bat'0'mans eyes would look cool :) ..but good job peeps liking the black gold look
     
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    Not 2 temp displays, but another idea is coming, more simple... or not
     
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    Work of the day

    Front:

    To start, I continued the preparation of the mask, with two holes

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    where will take place the "eyes"
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    A small lighting test, to check (this is not the final color)
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    At the place where is the BATARANG, a hole, an electro-luminescent wire (Neon String)
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    Now DIY case.

    "OK, the aluminum plate is cut off. I love this tool"
    "This is what for ?"
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    "All right, I maintain the plate. It does not fall"
    "Hi hi hi !!! He has not seen the clip at the top"
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    "With the water tank in place, it's better right away"
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    I think with that, DIY is finished. A test with few components to see what it looks

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    The next step, next week, it will be painting, pending the final package with the missing hardware for watercooling.