Well here it is guys, One of the most amazing mods we have come up with. We already did a review of the Fusion 4000 Chassis so now we are going to mod it!
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I will highlight just some of the amazing mods we are doing to this. First. It will be a dual system. Ivy Bridge for main system (when it comes out next month) and 1155 low power mini- ITX as the top system. We will have full 3 Loop water cooling. One for top system and 2 for main system. We’re not sure on the video cards yet. We’ll see when Kepler is out. But we intend on at least 3 cards for main system and 1 for top.
Custom electronics through out for monitoring, control and automation.
We will keep it black with UV Green highlights and Chrome fittings.
There is so much more but we don’t want to spoil it for you.
We would like to thank our Sponsors for their contributions.
CrystalFontz Has provided 2X CFA 735 Controllers for our systems.
Azza has of course given us the awesome Fusion 4000 chassis to work with.
EKWB Has sent us a nice Dual Bay Reservoir which we will use in this.
We are currently seeking a few more Sponsors as this is going to exceed many thousands of dollars.
First we started with the top. Our intention is to flip the doors so that they open UP not down.
So we brought out the Modders friend, the Dremel 4000. Complete with extension cable which is a life saver.
Once the doors were removed, we also cut out the design in them to replace with Plexi. In the pictures it looks like the cuts are not clean, but indeed they are perfectly straight. We used Dremel’s Saw Max to cut it out. Works great with light steel.
After all the cutting, we placed a custom cam through the hinges so that we can attach servos to open the doors together.
Here is a video of the result. Keep in mind we don’t have the servos installed yet so we just turn it by hand.http://www.youtube.com/v/LD-0OpPSRp8
Top door operation
Later we will be adding the servos and plexi, we’ll update the pics then.
We then moved to the top of the Chassis, the Louvers. They didn’t open very far, and you had to do it manually. We cant have that now can we?
First thing we did was remove the stopper on the edges of the louvers so they could raise higher.
Then we crafted a whole new lever action which will also be opened by a servo. Only this servo will be temperature controlled. You will be able to open and close it manually also though.
We fashioned these pins that will connect to each louver. The moving bar will then push or pull each louver.
Louvers in Actionhttp://www.youtube.com/v/_p65I8ZBYLg
Now we moved on to the newly designed Feet/legs. With this tower being so tall, we wanted a more aggressive and stable stance.
We started with 1/2” Aluminum and painstakingly cut out each piece We will let you guys how they will look when we’re done
This was the remnants.
We have the legs cut out, but NOT finished. We just wanted to give you guys a look into what they will kinda look like when the PC is mounted on them. They are more than just for looks, they give the rather tall chassis more stability and a more aggressive look. We like it and hope you do too.
We plan on beveling the toes at about a 35 degree angle in addition to polishing it up real good and adding some detail and effects to it. The feet will swivel with the case if it needs to be laid on it's side.
These are on hold for a bit while we move on to the right door. We're very excited about the side doors so wanted to get started on them. So sorry for the short update but more is coming.