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    2016 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2 - HUFFER Build

    2016 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2 - HUFFER Build



    Hello,
    I am Rakesh Sharma from INDIA. Representing my country at 2016 Thermaltake CaseMod Invitational Season 2 with a unique casemod reflecting my passion towards Jet-Engines. Being from an engineering family background I always had a great attraction towards machines and engines, but unfortunately ended up as a Software Engineer in real life.

    And Jet-Engines are such a beautiful artwork of engineering with great sound and power, which makes me little more passionate about. Now through this CaseMod I will try to showcase (likewise) one essential equipment used for starting a Jet engine.
    The MA-1A Air-start cart or the 'HUFFER' cart.

    For this CaseMod, I will be modifying the Thermaltake Core X5 ATX Chassis.

    ABOUT BUILD IDEA

    MA-1A Air-start cart, some people called it the ?Huffer?, is a start cart used to start Jet engines. This cart generates high velocity air, this air is then fed into the aircraft jet engine, causing it to spin or spool up with sufficient RPM for starting. The cart's air delivery system is powered by a small turbine engine. This thing has started many well known aircrafts like Lockheed F-104, Boeing B-52 and YB-49, a flying wing design bomber aircraft commissioned for service with the U.S. Air Force shortly after World War II.



    * Thanks to AgentJayZ for sharing this video. And if you love the sound of starting of a turbine engine as I do, forward the video time to 5:42 Enjoy..

    Due to its rugged design, MA-1A start cart is still used to start modern Fighter-planes and commercial airliner?s engines in many countries around the World.

    My Case mod is focused on this ?Huffer? design, with the Thermaltake Core X5 case showcasing as the main engine unit.


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    HARDWARE

    CASE
    Thermaltake Core X5 ATX Chassis


    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G RGB 1250W Titanium


    PROCESSOR
    Intel? Core? i7-6700K Processor


    MOTHERBOARD
    ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII FORMULA


    GRAPHICS
    ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 STRIX


    SSD
    V-color VLM 100 M.2 SSD


    HDD
    Seagate FireCuda 2TB


    RAM
    AVEXIR


    COOLING
    Thermaltake Liquid Cooling Solution and accessories

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    UPDATE : 5-Nov-2016

    Finally after waiting for long, I received my first shipment from Thermaltake.

    Very excited… Now build work is no full throttle.














































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    UPDATE : 7-Nov-2016

    Boards for the build is here, now Saturday night will be a great fun.





    Cutting, drilling and assembling of MDF forming rough Air starter outer shell.
    All hand tools, no power tools here..






















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    UPDATE : 9-Nov-2016

    Somewhat basic shell is ready.









    Now first filling of all joints and edges.

















    Sanding down all the joints and rough sides, forming curved edges. Now will be doing a second fill and fine sanding before first primer layer.












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    UPDATE : 12-Nov-2016

    Moisture proof coating applied, one more sanding and shell is ready for primer.











    Cutting top panel, air inlet doors










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    UPDATE : 14-Nov-2016

    More packages arrived with lot of goodies.
















































































    Working on the Gauge panel of the bulid.. Doing some wiring.








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    UPDATE : 19-Nov-2016

    Working on automatic top air inlet flap and exhaust flap. Also finally wheels arrived.














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    UPDATE : 28-Nov-2016

    80 % paint job done. Test fitting some parts. Now working on final paint job, trying to give old and retro looks.
















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    UPDATE : 03-Dec-2016

    Build progress on full speed. Working on finishing the top air flaps.
    LDC controller and micro-controller boards installed working on wiring and connection layout. Hope to finish top panel wiring soon.






















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    UPDATE : 12-Dec-2016

    Slowly pushing the build towards its completion. Installing VGA water block on both graphic cards.

    Test fitting, everything looks nice so fare.



















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    UPDATE : 17-Dec-2016

    Making of liquid channel plate from sheets of acrylic. Cutting, drilling and then threading holes for compression fitting installation.

















    Now water channel is cut out from a 12mm thick acrylic sheet and everything is fused together with acrylic cement and installed inside the case.






















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    UPDATE : 20-Dec-2016

    At last PETG tubes installation done. It was easy and perfect.





















    Yellow transparent side panels cut down to proper dimensions, look great.











    Still cutting marks are visible on side and edges, will be polishing for proper finish.

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    UPDATE : 26-Dec-2016

    Now started adding details to the build. Hand cutting the printouts and applying paint, trying to give some rough look.




















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    UPDATE : 02-Jan-2017

    Now build is about to finish. Little video of filling the loop with coolant.

    [YOUTUBE]aDBUm1HCSvc[/YOUTUBE]

    https://youtu.be/aDBUm1HCSvc

    Testing system with Operating System and driver packages installation. Some more final tweaks and system will be ready for gaming action.

















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    FINAL UPDATE : 16-JAN-2017

    After about three months of planning and building, finally my ?Huffer? build completed.

    For me participating in 2016 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2 is great honor and making this build was real fun.

    Like to thanks Thermaltake team, forum members and all of you how showed your interest and appreciation for my build.


































    THANK YOU

    Regards,
    Rakesh Sharma
    INDIA

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    Mice build thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FUGGER View Post
    Mice build thanks for sharing.
    Thanks a lot Sir

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