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    Thermaltake Invitational Season 1 2017 "the arcade"

    Hey guys i'm back with another mod.

    This one is for the thermaltake invitational 2017 season 1!

    Make sure to go check it out and win prizes for voting etc..

    Anyways lets get to the good stuff.
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    Youtube channel has some preliminary updates and theme hints.

    https://youtu.be/p1YKfFEFyK4
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    So after some hype on social media, I decided to release my initial idea for this project. I am calling it "the Arcade" !!!

    First I cut some wood, and will have a video on youtube showing that process that I will share here soon.

    Next step was to begin dry fit assembly so I can take some more measurements.

    First we create the base, that has 4 casters, two are locking to hold the unit in place. This is very sturdy, each caster can hold 250lbs. I even tested the unit by standing on it like a skateboard.




    So I started with my wood dowel bit and dowels that will eventually hold everything together.










    Next I used this countersink bit to hide the screw heads





    And we have the bottom cabinet






    Then I freehand drew the top cutout. After I was happy with the shape I took careful measurements, and made the lines straight. Then I cut one side, and laid it upside down to trace to cut the other side so they were exact.











    That is all for now, will have more soon!
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    Some more updates for you guys!

    First I have created the top portion of the cabinet, had to match the angles appropriately.

    [img] http://www.precisioncomputing.net/wp...4/IMG_6793.jpg [/img]

    I used my clamps to hold everything together while I drilled holes for screws and countersunk them into the cabinet to hide everything.



    Next I marked and drilled holes for the speakers to show through.


    Here you can see some of the edges of the wood rounded, and also the speakers, and tower 900.



    Here we see the mini NES Classic that will be integrated.



    And finally we have the monitor mounted inside the cabinet.



    Will have more updates soon!
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    This looks like it will be very cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by screwtech02 View Post
    This looks like it will be very cool!
    Thanks man!
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    Next video log, forgive me for being exhausted.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDoDB-fynDU
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    I agree very cool, thanks for sharing with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FUGGER View Post
    I agree very cool, thanks for sharing with us.


    Thanks man!

    So in trying something new, I come up with this:



    Couple different colors of paint, painted on wood, and the result was exactly what I was looking for.

    So I prep the tower 900 cabinet:



    This is the paint I am using, covered great:



    All taped up so I don't get paint where it isn't wanted:



    The result is a nice sky blue side wall:





    Before I reveal what I am doing here, anyone have any guesses?
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    Donkey Kong Theme



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    Cool build, enjoying two hobbies @ once, wood and 'pooters
    lots and lots of cores and lots and lots of tuners,HTPC's boards,cases,HDD's,vga's,DDR1&2&3 etc etc all powered by Corsair PSU's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hell Hound View Post
    Donkey Kong Theme
    Close!

    Quote Originally Posted by alpha0ne View Post
    Cool build, enjoying two hobbies @ once, wood and 'pooters
    Yeah for sure!

    Next Update:

    So here is the floor, recognize it?



    Then I modded the W4 cpu block:



    Of course we have to integrate these cool fans whereever we can!




    Did you really think i could leave the tower 900 go without cutting it up?



    Wait til you see whats next!

    a preview:

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    So after chopping the bottom few inches of the Tower 900 off we come up with this.

    Serves two purposes, slightly shortens the unit, and allows me to use the cabinet lower structure as part of the actual case itself.







    Still not finished with the inside of the cabinet a few more things yet to reveal.
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    Next update I have decided to replace the tower 900 floor with acrylic, as I need space to have a drain system. So I am here now, need some harware, and I also added a video on the products that will be used at the link below.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN6J3WD3G0E
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    So last I left you I had just cut the acrylic floor for the Tower 900.

    Lets take a look at the hardware that has been sponsored!












    Now we can see why I wanted an acrylic floor!



    Here we see the cabinet has been stained and urethane applied.



    And my work on the Tower 900 has begun (other than me already making it two inches or so shorter..



    More coming very soon!
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    And let's take it to the next level...

    Fans in place



    Rads in place, 10 fans for two 360 rads.



    We customize everything around here..





    Cabinet upgrade



    Controllers mapped out.



    Started on tubing.




    Until next time.
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    Ok on to the next update!

    Work has almost completed on the tower 900.

    I had a plaque made by the infamous "Darth Beavis" Richard Surroz.



    Motherboard mounted, testing some lighting



    Thermaltake ASUS Strix waterblock installed



    Time to get the tubing bent



    Regardless of how many wires I have, I always try to keep everything clean, even in the back where you won't see it, still needs work here




    Final teaser for now!
    FYI I have multiple lighting modes




    MODON!
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    This gets better everytime I see it. Great work man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by screwtech02 View Post
    This gets better everytime I see it. Great work man!
    Thanks man!
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    Ok guys final photos and video time!

    Voting starts tomorrow, I will try and update you with a vote link.











    Youtube link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DGIS5GmrJ8
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    NICE!!! Outstanding work man!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by screwtech02 View Post
    NICE!!! Outstanding work man!!
    Thanks man!

    Voting link:

    http://community.thermaltake.com/ind...4330-vote-now/
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