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Old 03-06-2014, 12:39 PM   #1
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[Cyprus 29] CM Stacker : Update 9/7 : Finish SSD panel, rear panel, pump enclosure!



Hey there everyone! Upon request I brought my worklog over here to share with all. I hope you enjoy it! I have been busy lately! Finished up Grey Matter, started my Fractal Design build, and also started a 4x2CNC build. I took the case feet from my fractal build and moved them to this project because I have a good idea for them. I want to thank the companies so far supporting this build, I appreciate it!



About this project:

Again I was looking into color schemes that are not often worked with, I wanted to do something unique and creative like Grey Matter, so I decided to use a ROG theme!:thumb: Haha just playing!:duh: I decided on a glossy brushed copper and white theme, I am calling it Cyprus 29. I came up with the name because the first copper mines in the world were located on the island of Cyprus and 29 is the atomic number on the periodic table for copper. I have some copper sheet, white paint and acrylic, brushed copper vinyl wrap. I will be using white Primochill revolvers with 1/2" copper tubing and white pastel liquid. Its going to be an interesting theme and a lot of fun to do!

Don't forget to look here for quick links to my updates! I hope to add videos along the way as well!
[x] Updated 1 : March 10th : Panting and Panels. Color Scheme Visible.
[x] Update 2 : March 24th : Structure is up. More paint more copper!
[x] Update 3 : April 9th : Structure support ( sorry I forgot to link last time)
[x] Update 4 : April 22nd : Top pedestal, fiberglass work.
[x] Update 5 : May 5th : Gusset, Shroud, and Sponsors!
[x] Update 6 : May 27th : Parts came in! Custom LED trim!
[x] Update 7 : June 9th : Started custom waterfall reservoirs!
[x] Update 8 : June 24th : Custom reservoir trim!
[x] Update 9 : July 10th : z97, PSU mod, Swiftech sponsors build!
[x] Update 10: July 28th : Copper Painted watercooling! CNC time!
[x] Update 11 : Aug. 19th : Painting, SSD panel, and Video!
[x] Update 12 : Sept. 7th : Finished SSD's, new rear panel, pump enclosure!
[x] Update 13 : Oct 5th : Grey Matter tear down, GPU, top panel.
[x] Update 15 : March 1st : Rear Panel, MB and RAM

[x] Update 16 : Nov 11th : Finally an update! Its almost done!

Here will be the compiled list of components:

<> PC Components:
[x] Case : Cooler Master HAF 935
[x] PSU : Cooler Master V750w Semi-modular Gold Plus
[x] CPU: Intel
[x] MoBo: Asus z97 Sabertooth
[x] RAM:
[x] GPU: 2x Evga 780 GTX
[x] SSD: 2x Corsair Force LX 256Gb - Raid 0
[x] Optical:

<> Water Cooling System:
[x] 2x Handmade acrylic waterfall reservoirs
[x] Primochill 1/2"OD PETG Tubing
[x] 15x Primochill Nickel Plated Bulkhead
[x] 50x Primochill Revolver Fittings - Straight Knurl
[x] Primochill Intensifier Sicle Colors
[x] Swiftech Apogee XL - Clear - CPU Block
[x] 2x Swiftech Komodo-NV GPU Block
[x] Swiftech 240mm Radiator
[x] Swiftech 360mm Radiator
[x] Swiftech PWM MCP35x2 Pump - With Heatsink

<> Mod Parts:
[x] 1/8" white acrylic sheet
[x] 1/8" clear acrylic sheet
[x] 3/8" aluminum clockwerk case cubes
[x] 3mm white LED
[x] Mod/Smart white MaxCord paracord
[x] 2x Mod/Smart 20 light LED board
Parts bought from MNPCtech.com

M3 PC Radiator screws.


PC Modders Mesh Sheets.



Rubber U-channel panel edge and window trim.



Alright. With all that out of the way, lets take a look at this beast of a case. First thing I did was get it out of the box and tear some of it down to start planning the component orientation. Thanks again to Cooler Master North America for the case! :thumb:












In case you missed them on he Black Frost Fractal build, here are the beast mode case feet from Casefeet.com. I am going to make copper rings for them.








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Old 03-06-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
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One gripe I found about the case is these glued in filters, they are a pain when it comes to modding. So I proceeded to razor them all out.




For the component orientation I decided on, I will be using the small case on the bottom as a pedestal. and I also flipped the case so the back door is now the front window so I can flip the motherboard 270.






Then I did a little prep work and painted the mesh. I painted it a bright white and the plastic panels will be painted with polished copper. Ill have some of that next update. First I scuffed the mesh then washed it off. Let it dry then tack cloth it. Then I sprayed paint adhesive then the paint follow by clear coat. I am using acrylic lacquer paint now as opposed to acrylic enamel in the past.













Well that is what I have for now. I should have an update at least once a week, I try for every Monday. I hope you enjoyed it and are excited as I am!:rock: Talk to you all very soon!





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Old 03-06-2014, 01:58 PM   #3
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:32 AM   #4
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Thanks! Should be fun!

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Hey everyone! I got busy on this build over the last week. I really have to say I am excited to see this build come to be. The copper and white color scheme is really growing to be my favorite scheme yet!

Well lets get into it! Some copper film and paracord came in the mail through the week. I also picked up some painting supplies to start.








I disassembled the entire case.






Once it was apart I did some work to both bottom panels. I removed most of the top case bottom panel and I added the massive case feet to the bottom case bottom panel. I am going to file down the top case bottom panel when my U-channel arrives.














After razor cutting out 75% of the dust filters that are cast into the bezel, I decided to cut the honeycomb plastic fronts out. They are barely visible through the mesh anyway. I will be painting the bezel with this metallic copper paint I just ordered, as long as it matches the copper correctly. All the plastics in the build will get the copper paint and should be prepped and ready when it arrives.









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Old 03-10-2014, 09:34 AM   #5
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Most work went into the bottom case, or pedestal if you will. First, I had to remove some material from the front.








Then I removed the back panel.






After that I was able to paint and do a little assembly.








I made a new rear panel out of white acrylic. I made new rear panels because of the way my components will be installed.






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Old 03-10-2014, 09:35 AM   #6
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Then I made a made a new floor out of acrylic and wrapped it in the copper film. I got excited when I saw the copper on the white! Its exactly as awesome at I thought it would be!












The last thing I was working on was my logo plate for the back door of the bottom case. I'm cutting "Cyprus 29" out of white acrylic and attaching it to a polished copper panel backdrop.
I cut the copper with the Bosch Colt, that boy is a champ!








Once it was cut I started scuffing the oxidation off. Even the brushed copper look is really nice. I will get it polished and finished for next update. I set it where its going to be mounted for a photo.








Well thats all I got for now. Thanks for watching!
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:22 PM   #7
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Totally Subbed. How will you keep the copper from oxidizing over time? I like where this is going. any listing of the internals yet?
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:05 AM   #8
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Hey there everyone! I wanted to share what I have done over the last couple weeks. I have 5 times the number of forums to update this time around so I am trying to stay on a 2 week update schedule unlike last build I tried to update every week.

If you would like to see some live updates check out my Facebook modding page Clockwerk Case Mods. I regularly post photos and share my work as I am doing it. Then head back to the forums for a bi-weekly update. I also share the work of friends and other modders I have met along the way in my time modding!Basically I just wanted to let you know where I can be found in between updates, now Ill get to my work.

A few Items arrived from MNPCtech.com! Some Modders mesh, U-channel, rad screws, and a monkey modding decal!




I also found some metallic copper paint that matched almost exactly to brushed copper. I would of liked to stay with the reflective polished look but I also liked the brushed look very much as well. I am just happy I found a match!




One of the first things I worked on was building an extension area between the 2 cases to route tubing from bulkheads and route wires. For the way I want to run all my tubing it is definitely needed. The sad thing is i changed my mind on the way I will build it after a lot of work put into building up a frame out of MicroRax. I ran out of parts for the MicroRax and had to make my own. It was a huge pain and I decided to eventually fall back onto the aluminum cubes for an easier cleaner look.




I had to make cut outs to avoid screws.












That wasn't bad, the annoying thing was making the slide in threaded inserts.









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Old 03-24-2014, 11:06 AM   #9
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The good thing was, by doing all this work, I got a good look at what I will be working with when I build it back up in the next week and create the interior panel layouts. I have a few cool ideas right now for the panels to close in the extension area too.












After building up the case I broke it back down to do a little painting and redesign. I had a MNPCtech billet fan grill I have been wanting to use so I painted it according to the theme and got it mounted. Its use will be to mount a fan the pulls air into the PSU.














It the end I think it looks like it really belongs on this panel lol.




I put the panel back on and got a shot showing how it mounts and its purpose..



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Old 03-24-2014, 11:07 AM   #10
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I hit the copper paint on the front bezel, it really shows the contrast of the theme well, just like the billet fan grill.














I was at the store and grabbed 10 feet of copper tubing to play around with. I threw some Primochill ghost fittings on a piece to get a look at my tubing set up. Ill be using white revolvers in the actually loop.






Here are a few shots of how the rear panel is attached.








Lastly I mounted all the cubes to the bottom panel of the top case. You will see the significance next update.








Well thats all I have for now. I hope you are enjoying the build so far. Again like I said come check out my page if you wanna check on the build and other modding related stuff in between updates.Clockwerk Case Mods. Take care gents see you soon!
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:44 AM   #11
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Whats up Everyone!? Im back with another bi-weekly forum update! I Got a solid chunk of update for you on this Cyprus build! I did some panel work on the interior, I made the case more structurally sound. I remade the extension area with cubes instead of MicroRax and it looks cleaner in my opinion! If you want to see live updates from the workshop as I am building check out my Facebook page Clockwerk Case Mods. With having 15 forums to update I try to stay on a bi-weekly forum schedule, staying organized is a huge factor when doing multiple builds and projects and this seems to be working well so I am going to continue to roll with it! Anyway on with some work photos!

I picked up the last acrylic I needed to make my MB tray and also picked up some 1/4" PETG to make my hand made reservoirs, those will hopefully be in next update.




I decided that the polished copper actually matched the paint pretty well after testing a few pieces, so I decided I am going to run with that over the brushed copper. I can't help it man I love shiny stuff =D






I started to make the extension area with my aluminum cubes and 1/4" acrylic. (glueing two 1/8" pieces together) Its solid as a rock now with even less metal framing.

First I did the front and back.








Once they were glued I marked the holes for attaching the cubes and I countersunk them with a zero flute 82 pitch countersink. They work excellent on acrylic with a drill press, I highly recommend them.






I had to router out a 1/8" notch for the one center cube to fit it in the correct place. Worked perfectly.






Then I attached them to the bottom panel of the top case first.





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Old 04-10-2014, 04:45 AM   #12
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After they were on I made the sides the same way.








Here is a good shot of the zero flute. It really kicks ***, super clean circle countersunk hole.




Once they were drilled I attached them.










Now the case is up and very sturdy! I am happy with it now =D








Next up is make the floor for the top case.





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Old 04-10-2014, 04:45 AM   #13
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Trim pieces for the floor and rear panel.




Glued them on and dropped it into place, fit like a glove!








Next I slapped the MB tray in and set some parts in to show orientation. It is going to get interesting when I start going into detail mode. I can't wait =D






Next up was making a IO panel. I cut 1" strips and 7/8" strips and glued them together accordingly.








I cut the GPU mounting plate and set that into place. What I am going to do is bend the 90 edge of the GPU mounting bracket to 180 flat and screw it right into the plate. You will see what I mean when I do it.






Last thing I got done was cutting the corners off the top panel to fit the rear panel trim. I somehow didn't get a shot of the whole case with the rear panel trim on but you can check it out on my FB page when you get time, Ill get a couple shots of that up after work today, you will also see it in the next update for sure.






Well thats all I have for this update. I hope you enjoyed checking out the build progress as much as I love sharing with you guys! Remember to check out my page Clockwerk Case Mods for live updates on my builds and modding projects! Thanks again to my sponsors Cooler Master and Casefeet.com, your support is helping to make this awesome build happen! Take care everyone Ill be back with another update in a couple weeks! Cheers!
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Update 4 : April 22nd 2014 : Top pedestal, Fiberglass work

Hey everyone!! Time for another forum update! If you want to catch daily updates check out my Facebook page Clockwerk Case Mods. I usually update photos there either right from the shop or at the end of each work day. In this update I have work on the top pedestal I made to cover the fans in the roof, and I tore the case down to start working in the bottom box. In other news my Cooler Master HAF912 mod Grey Matter is featured in the current issue of Custom PC Magazine in the Readers Drives section! I want to thank Antony and Bit-tech for choosing my build I am very grateful!! Well without anything else on to the update!

This update is pretty straight forward, one thing first really quick, I painted some fittings and connectors. I will be using white fittings with copper tubing but I plan on using one clear tube between the two reservoirs. With the clear tube I will paint the fittings copper. I will also paint my connectors copper and use white sleeve. I have a lot of white Teleios left I may use that, I did want to use paracord but I am not sure yet.








Now I'll show you the pedestal. I started by cutting strips for the sides.








Once they were made I had to tap more aluminum cubes for connecting everything together.




Then I collected everything and marked the lines to drill and countersink the holes.










Once everything was drilled I started connecting panels. I love the zero flute countersinks! They make such a clean finish.






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After seeing that the size was right I ripped to panels to make the grill for the top. I drew out the letters HAF and cut them with the scroll saw.








Once I did the rough cuts with the scroll saw I came back through with the Dremel :dremel: and cleaned up the edges.




With the top piece done I got the bottom piece cut out and cut a drop set path around the edge to fit the mod mesh sandwiched in the middle.








Next I cut the mesh to size and painted it copper. Then I set it into place and glued the two pieces together with the mesh pressed in the middle and cut the excess of the end.










Now its time to mark the holes for mounting and get it attached!






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When the top was put on, I marked and drilled into the top metal panel to secure the pedestal to the case.






Then it was time to install!




I really liked it but I noticed the seams did not line up as precisely as I would of liked, they were off by about 1/2 a mm or a 1/32". I wasn't comfortable with that so I glued the top panel onto the sides. This worked perfectly aside from the fact the some of the cubes are just for show now but I am glad it clean.








I also opened up the top panel mounting holes a bit so I had some room to play and was able to perfectly center the pedestal on the top. The dremel and mini precision files came in handy for that!






Now the pedestal is nice and clean and attached perfectly. I am very happy with the final product there. The MNPCtech mod mesh is an awesome look here!






After that was done I tore the case down and I am now cleaning up the bottom box and finishing the last bit of structure work so I can start the interior. First thing I wanted to do was fiber glass the brackets to fill in all the holes and drill out the only necessary mounting holes. Its still a work in progress and needs some more sanding but once I prime it you will think it was actually built this way.

I collected materials, mixed up fiber glass bondo and started filling.










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I filled from the bottom first then over the top and started the never ending sanding process!:










I filled in some pinholes and some bigger holes with spot puddy. I would of liked to use bondo first but my bondo had sat on the shelf too long and started setting up in the can a little so it was useless.






I sanded the notches in the edge and kept leveling out the middle.










I am sitting with this right now. Its a lot of work but it will look great when done, Ill have it finished next update and should have progress on the bottom case interior.




Thats all I have for right now! These brackets are quite the project but I should have them done in the next day to so and get back to acrylic! Oh also, I should have my 4ftx2ft CNC done in the next couple weeks! I am really happy about that because I will actually be able to use it on this build a little bit, I am thinking about making my custom reservoirs with it! Also, don't forget to check out daily progress on my page Clockwerk Case Mods between forum updates if you would like! Thanks again to my sponsors and thanks to you guys for following the build! Until next time, take care!
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Update 5: May 5th : Gusset, Shroud, and Sponsors!

Hey everyone! Got another update for ya! I finished up the brackets I started at the end of last update and made the case sturdier with a gusset and a shroud through the bottom case. I am very pleased with the build so far! I also am stoked to announce that Primochill and Mod/smart are officially going to sponsor the build! I hope to have some of that in the next update! Also Cooler Master is going to sponsor the build with the new VSM750w semi-modular power supply! I plan to sleeve it up with Mod/Smarts new MaxCord paracord, and I will be painting the connectors copper! Thanks to these sponsors for helping make this case mod awesome!







Now that I let you in on the great news, lets get into the update!

First off Ill show you the brackets I fiber glassed to fill all the holes. They almost look like they came stock this way =D










I decided to use rivet nuts instead of rivets so I can screw the case back together with bolts now.








Now I had a nice neat bottom box ready.




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Next I made a gusset for strength using acrylic and aluminum cube standoff/nuts. My machinist is sending me the jig to make these and I should have them available for purchase soon after an overwhelming demand for them! Please visit my Facebook Page and leave a message for details. Ill leave a link at the end of the update!




















Just that little gusset alone made the case really rigid! Next up was the shroud which will have a small window to show the side of the power supply, and also will have my solid states that I use mounted on it.

First I cut the shroud to size and marked lines to make my bends.








After the first bends I sized it up to mark the excess to be cut off with the router.






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I had to make a notch to clear the lip on the right side. It ended up fitting really nice, then it was time to bolt it down.






I marked off the cube mounts and got them all on.










Once they were on I got it into place. marked them off on the case and then bolted it in.








It fit like a glove and came out cleaner than I expected. =D




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