asgneto Posted August 7, 2009 Share Posted August 7, 2009 CoolerMaster 2009 Modding Contest â€“ Worldwide Edition Category: Fulltower Introduction This project is related with the celebrations of 40 years of the arrival of man on the Moon and tries to recreate some ideas used in my winning project Solar Storm. The opposition of the Sun to the Moon is clearly demonstrated in the name of the project ( SOLAR x LUNAR / STORM x SERENITY), and its purpose in summary form, is reflected in the search of the meaning of the word SERENITY. â€œSynonyms: calmness, composure, cool, patience, peace, peace of mind, placidity, quietness, quietude, stillness, tranquilityâ€ To achieve this objective, the project has the following characteristics: - Light colors; - Soft lighting; - Low noise; - Modern and clean look; - Simplicity and ease of use. Project The basis of this project is the CoolerMaster Stacker STC-01 chassis, thatâ€™s one of the best and most robust of its category. A true Full Tower. Very large and with high air flow structure, this model is almost perfect, needing some â€œmodsâ€ to get a modern and more aggressive look. Seeking a low noise level, will use a watercooling system with silent fans of 120mm. The colors used in caseâ€™s interior and exterior will be white and silver, with some details in blue. As in most of my projects, their outcome should be a casemod capable to be placed over the desktop without "irritate the eyes" of the user. Therefore, will not be used unnecessary accessories and ideas that, for most incredible and innovative they may appear in the eyes of the common user, does not represent increased functionality or improvement to original design. All structure modifications in this project seeks to improve the cooling, assembly and maintenance of components, adding facilities in the daily use of the computer and increase the overclock performance. Also, the painting and aesthetic modifications pretends to transform the simple original look into a beautiful and unique case, with a blue soft lighting well appropriate to the issue, resulting in an object of desire, not a technology freak. Hardware As some items of hardware are still in negotiations with possible sponsors, are confirmed so far: - CPU Core 2 Quad Extreme QX6850; - CoolerMaster RealPower PRO 700W Modular PSU ; - CoolerMaster Aquagate S1; - CoolerMaster CoolDrives (models 1 and 6); - 4 x HDs SATA2 80GB (RAID 0); - Logitech G15 and G7; - Samsung SyncMaster 931BW In case of delay in the negotiations, I have the following items for use as substitutes in the project: - mainboard with nForce 650 SLI chipset - 2 8600GTS graphic cards (SLI) - 4GB DDR2-800 memory - DVD-RW SATA Projectâ€™s Phases The project, like the Moon, was divided into 4 phases: - Phase 1 - New Moon: development of ideas, study the application of ideas to the project, negotiating with sponsors, purchase of parts and design of models. - Phase 2 - First Quarter: disassemble the chassis, cutting, production of acrylic parts, changes and adjustments in the project. Stage in progress. - Phase 3 - Full Moon: painting, finishing, assembling the chassis, mounting of the electrical and cooling systems and hardware setup. - Phase 4 - Last Quarter: installation of software, system tune-up and tests. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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