[Project/Build Log] Bat Ô Fou

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  1. babouk100

    babouk100 Kustomer

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    Before beginning painting, I received two packages from Highflow.nl

    The first, with some objects: mesh grille, black acrylic plate, the "eyes", EK badges for watercooling mount command and a T-shirt. With a gift in the package, a lollipop !!!

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    Then today I received another package with:

    Valve Bitspower

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    Top Bitspower + Mod Kit

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    Bonus:
    Teaser mod #3 (name to define)

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    Back to work.

    Today, a beautiful time to paint.
    Sun, 30 ° C, a slight breeze and above all a day off.

    To start, dismantling and preparation of elements that will be painted
    It's more fun than hanging washing.

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    Without forgetting small details:
    - PCI caches
    - Screws (they were supposed to be golden when I placed the order, but rather copper)
    - Lian Li feet to replace the original ones
    - Rear supports for SSD
    - grids

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    "Primer done" "Painting is cool !!"
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    Once the primer is dry, I pass a layer of gold paint for some elements

    "¥€$ - I feel rich with all that gold - ¥€$"
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    And then we will do the rest of the case elements for a first layer of black

    "Me, I want to play with the gun"
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    That's all for today. The next step is 2nd and 3rd layer for a good finish of the paint.
     
  2. babouk100

    babouk100 Kustomer

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    Today, next painting step. As in recent days, the weather is ideal for the outdoor painting

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    To start, I suspend the elements that will suffer the assault of the paint gun

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    After a while, I get a result consonant with my expectations. A pretty black with light golden reflections.

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    It's still a bit bright, but it must wait until the paint is dry to appreciate the final result.

    In the meantime, I decided to do a little photo shoot.

    The stars of this session:
    - Reservoir Bitspower Z-Multi 250 Brass Edition
    - Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Red Harbinger
    - Pompe XSPC + Top Bitspower
    - Mayhems Pastel UV Lime Yellow


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    And to keep me busy a little more in the evening, a little test of "eyes"

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    Today, a little paint and rest.

    In short, pass on painting, nothing exceptional. Hop directly to...

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    It's time to assemble some pieces.
    To start, U-channel on around the top of of the case, installing the grid and finally laying the Aquacomputer Aquatube tank.

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    Let's see the rendering of the smaller side grids

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    And the side grid of the facade

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    Little test on the case (the door still needs a coat of paint, I had forgotten for the first pass)

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  5. babouk100

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    I am currently in the choice of color and voltage (brightness) "eyes".

    Blue eyes with different voltages

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    Yellow eyes with different voltages

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    A mix of the two colors to compare the brightness between 3V (yellow eyes) and a blue eye with different voltages (3V, 5V and 12V)

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  6. Toppy

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    i do like tron blue but seen as how your vents and internals are gold for this build chose yellow eyes 3v soft light
     
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    Thanks for your reply. As I thought and with the advice of others, I think use the yellow ones. For the voltage, between 3 and 5V I'll choose once finished, in day light.
     
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    The painting is paused after a compressor problem that will be solved soon.
    The main part of the case is readyas well as the top, so I decided to start mounting the configuration.
    So for the moment, I still have to finish painting doors and facade of the case.


    Here we go. Mounting begins !!!

    Before beginning, a good coffee in a mug that fits well and an empty box.

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    The motherboard ASUS X79 DELUXE, its Intel i7-4930k and 4x 8GB Corsair Vengeance

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    The CPU waterblock Aquacomputer cuplex Kryos Pro installed, with custom fixings. I do not like the original fixings and those ones are better with the set.
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    Installation in the case, without forgetting the PCI covers, matching with the mod.

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    Ah!! The PSU BeQuiet! Power Zone 850W is there

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    Some time later, a good part of wiring is in place.

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    Then comes the installation of two SSD Samsung 840EVO (1TB + 500GB). The other two 500GB SSD will be placed behind the motherboard.

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    Enough to cool completely the configuration.

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    That's all for today.
     
  9. babouk100

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    Yesterday, it was a day to settle, arrange, check, screwing, unscrewing, add .... in short, a day well see the details.
    It's always during assembly that we realize small oversights of adjustments to make.
    In the early evening, to change me some ideas, I decided to make lighting tests.
    We must pay attention to the fact that these are only the tests:
    - The LED strips are held only by iron wire, so not exactly placed in the right position
    - Led UV band is placed around the final location
    - Plexi is not on the door, so more light, no outline, visible LEDs, protective plastic on the front
    - The brightness of the LED (case and plexi) is adjustable

    So many little details that do not necessarily highlight the expected final rendering.

    Place to photos


    UV led: ON
    white led (case): OFF
    plexi: without - led OFF

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    UV led UV: ON
    white led (case): ON
    plexi: without - led OFF

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    UV led: ON
    white led (case): OFF
    plexi: with - led ON

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    UV led: ON
    white led (case): ON
    plexi: with - led ON

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    Today I finally got my last package for the mod Bat Ô Fou !!!!!!
    The package with all that was missing to begin mounting watercooling:

    Fittings Monsoon Hardline 12/13mm gold and acrylic tubes Monsoon Hardline 13/16mm

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    Not forgetting my toolbox for rigid tubing

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    Another update ...
    This time it is even for lighting (improved) and the plexi glass.
    Test with liquid Mayhems UV Yellow Lime in the tank.
    Empty pump, so no UV reaction in the lower case.
    Protective plastic still on the glass
    outline door not installed

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    Then as currently we have a tropical storm that watereth us well, I can not progress on the paint.
    So I worked on a few details and, above all, today I started the rigid tubing.


    To begin, prepare the equipment. Good coffee, the case for rigid tubing, tubes...

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    ... heatgun...

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    .... mandrels

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    and let's go for the first piece....

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    After a few moments, the first one is ready.

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    Remains to make the rest....
     
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    And now, the rigid tubing is completed, filled with liquid and the pump is OK.
    I let you enjoy the pictures

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    well done sir :)
     
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    Thank you.
    Still newbie mistakes for this first rigid tubing:
    -tube on the top not well aligned with rad => need extender
    - tube behind (top) not correctly straight => need practice or just shorten the tube at the output of cpu

    But, the important is that I'm overall satisfied with this work :p

    Still some details to arrange, and finish painting doors and facade
     
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    The mod "Bat Ô Fou" is currently being completed, the final photos will arrive shortly.
    Meanwhile, I prepare the desktop to better appreciate the configuration with the acquisition of two screens ASUS 27 "(VE278) to go with my Philips 273ELH.

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    looks like you got angry and hit the screens with a hammer with that screen saver lol
     
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    Finished !!!!!!! Tomorrow, case cleaning and photo shhot

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