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    Modding the World, One Case at a Time Boddaker's Avatar
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    Default TRON Lightcycle

    This is my entry into Cooler Master's case mod competition, scratch build category.



    Been working in Sketchup for the last week, building a mockup of the lightcycle suitable for housing a full ATX system with watercooling. It ended up being 40" long, but relatively short. As for the design, I didn't want to make a spot-on replica of the bike, so I went with my layered acrylic method, with just a few skinned areas around the wheels and top. This allows me to hide more components inside as well. Anyway, on with the mockups:









    Upon removing some layers, you can see the initial motherboard placement and other components.


    To give you a better idea of size, I placed a Cooler Master Cosmos case next to it.


    PRELIMINARY PARTS LIST

    EVGA X58 Motherboard
    Intel i7 965 processor
    EVGA GTX570 video cards in SLI
    Crucial SSD
    Crucial Ballistix memory
    Pioneer Slimline slot load DVD drive
    Cooler Master Silent Gold 850W Power Supply (qualifying product)
    Dual bay reservoir by Primochill
    Other watercooling parts TBD

    I'm planning something special for the front radiator, more on that later. ;-)

    So that's the basic plan, I'll be adding more detail as I go along. Comments, suggestions, criticisms are always welcome!
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    Default Re: TRON Lightcycle

    Very cool dude, I guess the hardware stops you lifting the central section doesn't it? Would be nice to see it a bit higher up but either way will be very nice. Watching this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munty View Post
    Very cool dude, I guess the hardware stops you lifting the central section doesn't it? Would be nice to see it a bit higher up but either way will be very nice. Watching this one
    Yeah, the original bike is more slender in the mid-section, but I had to take some concessions in order to fit the components and not have a 60" long case lol. 40" is already pushing it.
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    Can this one already be on the front page????
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    Subbed. This is gonna be good.
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    I'm liking where this is going. Subbed.
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    Subbed! This is gonna be a good one!

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    Default Re: TRON Lightcycle

    By the way Bod I had a look at the terms on the coolermaster comp & there was a bit I'm unsure about, if a case comes in as 1 of the top cases or so would it need to be sent to them for a short while, I have very bad faith in couriers & wouldn't risk sending a scratch build case in case it got damaged, can't seem to get this verified so wondering if you or anyone else might know, cheers .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waynio View Post
    By the way Bod I had a look at the terms on the coolermaster comp & there was a bit I'm unsure about, if a case comes in as 1 of the top cases or so would it need to be sent to them for a short while, I have very bad faith in couriers & wouldn't risk sending a scratch build case in case it got damaged, can't seem to get this verified so wondering if you or anyone else might know, cheers .
    I can't seem to find anything in the rules that state the winners would need to send their actual cases in to CM. Can you show me the specific line in question?
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