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PaultanDesigns: The DARK KNIGHT PC


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a short recap of the build log :)

Hello everyone, some of you maybe familiar with me and to this build. It's already done after a year. Finally! But I want to share to you some quick worklog for this build. So you'll have a better idea how I made the Dark Knight PC.

I started last year when I got one of the first batch of the COSMOS II last October 2011 but actually started posting on January 2012.

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after that, I suddenly had the Idea to remove the handle bars to make it more sexier.

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and the Idea came out. (early photoshop concept art)

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after a while. The Dark Knight idea grew in me.

another concept art

90 deg rotated motherboard

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concept art for the side panel

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and concept art for the rear panel

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Now let's head on to converting this case to 90 deg rotated mobo tray.

First is to cut a big hole on the top and test where to actually set the mounting for motherboard.

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ooking good. now let's try to mod the motherboard itself.

since it will be "Dark Knight" it will be a requirement to use all black parts as possible and to achieve that I really wanted to try to paint the motherboard to see if it's really possible.

i used an asus Sabertooth 990FX board for this build since it will be my PC for work.

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removed the stickers

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then masked all the other parts, and painted it!

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and recorded a video if it will explode or will work

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now for the GPU

3 Asus DCU II GPUs

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then after painting the heatsinks

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then later on I decided to cut it in half

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then for the special mounting! my original design Reverse GPU Mounting.

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then E22 saved my day. I had my design laser in aluminum by Nate

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now for the side panel design.

my concept art.

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now for the execution

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looks succesful but the sidepanels aren't friendly

so I decided to make my own sidepanel but making it from acryllic

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looks much better. we'll see much more of it later.

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now for the front panel

I had to do it more than 3 designs and apply it on the front panel over and over just to get what really satisfy my taste.

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looks like an ironman case. not good.

2nd attempt. fail again.

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and last attempt.

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