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The PC Of Souls | An Avatar Themed PC
The PC Of Souls | An Avatar Themed PC
Hello everyone, once again I have been given the oportunity by Thermaltake Technology INC to design and complete another awesome case mod. While they choose the case for me, the Thermaltake Core P3, the design aspect is all mine. So I am choosing something that I have been thinking about for awhile. This mod will be featured at the Thermaltake Suite in Las Vegas Nevada for CES 2017. Make sure if you are going to attend that you find me and say hi and we can take some photos together!
When I first watched some of the commentary and was reading about the movie James Cameron’s Avatar I remember him speaking of how he had to wait for technology to catch up to his vision so the movie could be created in the way he wanted, with the stunning visual affects that he had pictured in his mind. I often feel this way when beginning a mod, and sometimes it takes a little while to figure out exactly how I am going to execute something so the end result is how I pictured.
I thought creating something that could blend creative vision, and take advantage of my creativity to turn it into a PC Mod could turn into something really cool, and what better case the the Thermaltake Core P3 to showcase it.
So far I am working on the component list, so those details will be revealed later, but let’s take a look at the parts that have been supplied by Thermaltake Technology INC that showed up on my doorstep today.
The components can be found here from Thermaltake Technology INC
Core P3 Snow Edition
Toughpower DPS G RGB 1250W Titanium
Pacific RL420 Radiator
Riing 14 LED RGB TT Premium Edition 3-Fan Pack
Pacific W2 CPU Water Block
Pacific V-GTX 10 Series Founders Edition Transparent Waterblock
Pacific PR22-D5 w/ Silent Kit Reservoir/Pump Combo
Pacific RGB G1/4 PETG Tube 16mm OD 12mm ID
Pacific Hard Tube Bending Kit
Finally let’s enjoy some initial product pictures, with many modding photos and steps to follow.
Quakecon Mod : The Arena
Quakecon Mod : The Arena
Quakecon Mod : The Arena, In 2015, we stepped foot in the doors of Quakecon for the first time. We were invited by Modders-Inc who run a yearly case mod competition, and wanted to start a live modding competition. Of course we accepted the chance to be involved in some live modding. You can find the final pictures below of our mod in it’s final form. We were proud to have taken first place in the live mod contest and the case mod division of the modding contest held every year. Maybe one year we will be back to compete again!
This rig was also featured by Nvidia in their YIDIY section here:
Enjoy the photos of the Quakecon Mod : The Arena
Fallout Rig featured by CPU Magazine
Yes we work on many projects here at Precision Computing, and this one was epic. This was designed for one of our clients, built to the specifications of his needs, and made for future expand-ability. We entitled this, Fallout Rig!
The specs are as follows:
Intel Core i7-5820K
GIGABYTE X99-UD5H-WIFI motherboard
G.Skill TridentX DDR4-3000 16GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Hydro Copper
Cooler Master V1200 Platinum power supply
512GB boot SSD
960GB SSD for storage
The custom cooling loop is made up of a Monsoon customizable reservoir, a Hardware Labs GTX 360 Black Ice Nemesis radiator, a Swiftech D5 pump, Thermaltake Riing RGB fans, and PrimoChill Rigid Revolver dual-tone fittings and PETG tubing.
Enjoy the photos:
You can read the article where this mod was featured by CPU magazine here: https://www.computerpoweruser.com/article/20843/mad-reader-mod-fallout-rig
Please let us know if you have any questions or thoughts!
project Envy Thermaltake Core P5 featured by Nvidia
Thermaltake Core P5
Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7
Intel Core i7 6700K @4.8GHZ
G.Skill Ripjaws 3000MHZ
Nvidia 980TI SLI
Thermaltake 1200W PSU
Custom Sleeved Cables
Backplates and Grilles by @V1Tech Hassan Alaw
Thermaltake LCS Cooling
Tt eSports Poseidon Z, Ventus X, Shock Gaming Headset
IMGUR album link: Click Me
Cooler Master Master Case Pro 5 Fallout Modding
The Cooler Master MasterCase 5 Series
At heart, the MasterCase 5 advocates a new relationship that binds component makers and users closer together. Its elegantly smooth, flexible FreeForm Modular System supports multiple outlooks, allowing you to upgrade rather than entirely replace your case as your needs change over time. Go with either basic dual top handles and standard door of the MasterCase 5 or an elevated mesh top cover of the MasterCase Pro 5.
FreeForm™ – Unparalleled flexibility to upgrade your case via the addition of top panels or doors, adjusting aesthetics,
thermal performance and layout flexibility.
accessories like fans, drive cages, and water cooling
and 2 at the top
unique ability to horizontally shift bottom-mounted HDD
extra-long graphics cards
supply and cables for clean management
behind motherboard tray and two above partition panel
radiator support and exterior augmentation
Customize with External Modularity
Easily customize your case by adding a top cover and water bracket for a new look along with liquid cooling radiator support, freeing up space inside the case. And if you want to show off your system, a window side panel is also available. These options are included in MasterCase Pro 5 version or available separately.
Now that we have an idea of what the case is capable of out of the box, I have some unboxing photos for you, as well as tear down before we get into heavy modding.
My first thought, the case is very nice, however, being Freeform™ the case was not as modular for modding. Yes the intended components moved around easily, and removed easily, but when you get into removing rivets and the nuts and bolts of modding, the interior panels, including the motherboard tray, and the piece above the power supply, did not come out very easily. There were slotted notches in the front of the case, that resulted in scratching up the case to remove the panels. To someone who plans on painting and fully modifying the case, this would not be an issue, but for someone just looking to make some minor interior changes, this could cause scratch marks that are unwanted and reason for a repaint on at least the interior.
Honestly, at the cases price point, at the time of this article, at just over $130 USD, these are not really large issues, and do not take away from the mold-ability of the case to be able to make it your own. Enjoy the photos below, and look forward in the near future to an entire session of Master Case Fallout Modding!
Ttesports Poseidon Z RGB Mechanical Blue Switch Keyboard
When Ttesports reached out to us to mod the Poseidon Z RGB Keyboard, I had the perfect idea in mind. What would better match a keyboard with up to 16.8 million colors, then color shift paint. The keyboard was a breeze to disassemble and modify. I really enjoy the blue switches, they give the nice mechanical clicking sound, but retain very little strain on the users hand throughout the day. The software for this keyboard was very easy to use to program the color of the keys, as well as the patterns in which they light up. You can choose one color throughout the color spectrum, let it randomly scroll through the spectrum, or choose from many different affects, all with no programming, just simple key clicks.
If you have been looking for an RGB Mechanical keyboard, don’t delay, head over to the TtBuy Store and pick up yours today!
Thermaltake Suppressor F51 RevoluTtion featured by Intel
This year we set out to meet a few goals, and so far we have successfully accomplished those goals we have set. We have traveled within the United States to Dallas Texas to visit QuakeCon, and also to San Francisco to the Intel Developers Forum. We brought our custom modified computer “RevoluTtion” to enter into the US Case Modding Championship at QuakeCon and were honored to showcase “RevoluTtion” on stage at IDF for Intel’s Mega Gaming Session. While at QuakeCon we took first place with “RevoluTtion” in the US Case Modding Championship. During our visit to the Intel Developers Forum we were honored to display “RevoluTtion” on stage among some of the best case modders creations in the world. Please enjoy our gallery below, with some pictures from both events, as well as some final pictures of “RevoluTtion”, as well as the specifications of this modified computer.
Thermaltake 16MM PETG Rigid Tubing
Thermaltake Pacific W2 CPU Block
Thermaltake Pacific PR22-D5 Pump/Res Combo
HardWare Labs GTX 360 Radiator
Bitspower GTX970 water block
7 – Thermaltake Riing Fans
IMGUR album link: Click Me
Back to the Mod
As the CEO and editor in chief of Precision Computing, I started this business with a vision, that vision is our new Slogan, “Technology Refined”. This year, 2015, is going to be a year that we venture into many new avenues, including news, our LUCID PC mods (a division of Precision Computing) MOTM, as well as many other ventures, including our forums which will be launched shortly.
Without further ado, lets venture into the purpose of this article, and that is to announce my entry into the Cooler Master Case Mod World Series 2015. I entered the contest in 2009, with my mod entitled “Project Krypto”, which can be found on the Cooler Master forum here: Click to view worklog This project took “Best Of” in the full tower category.
With a lot of impressive mods being showcased through social media and forums lately, and more and more people beginning to enter into the world of modding, I have something special that has been in the back of my mind to create for a long time. While trying to figure out how I can gain an edge over my competition, while still doing a tower mod, the artistic wheels began turning. That is when it hit me, and I turned back to my first ever mod, and the reason why I began to mod. The obsession started in about 2006, and while I wanted to overclock my system, I didn’t have a lot of money to devote to a high end case that would have great airflow, as well as awesome styling. So I bought what I could afford, and made it work for me.
My love of modding did not begin with computers, but stems back to when I was young. I liked to customize my bicycles, baseball bats, basically anything that I could put my own spin on, and make unique. At the age of 13 I bought a BMX bicycle from a friend of mine, it was a PK Ripper, and had an all-aluminum frame. Well what would make this bike stand out? The wheels began to turn, and yes I polished the entire frame by hand. Of course this was after school and homework, and fortunately I still had a BMX bike to ride, because the whole process took me about 4 months, working over the course of the Chicago winter. But when spring came around, I was in possession of one of the coolest BMX bikes in my neighborhood. The following summer, was when I built my first computer in 1993.
I am unique, as we all are, and I like to showcase that by using my artistic nature, in creating a work of art.
This mod will be no exception, and the timing could not be more perfect. I will be taking a Cooler Master HAF 922, and turning it into the following, which I have drawn to give you an idea of my artistic vision. I present to you, Back to the Mod.
When I create a project of this level, I like to have a solid depiction of what my final goal is, and as always with modding, I am sure there will be hiccups and revisions along the way. This project is going to focus on the mod, not the hardware that is inside. Yes it will be fully watercooled, and have some nice components inside, but I do not want the components to take away from the reason we are all here, and that is to create awesome mods!
As I hope that I have enticed a lot of you, I will post some links as to where you can follow along with the build log. As always make sure to follow us on Instagram, and Facebook, as a lot of the time during the mod process, that is where pictures will be shown first. You can find all of the links below, and we will update on our Facebook page if we branch out into sharing on other forums.
Back to the Mod
The future is a mystery, the past is history.
We do not have the ability to turn the clock,
We must make the most, with every shot.
Changing lives makes an impression,
For the only way to truly surpass the boundary,
Is to make sure that you leave something behind.
Forum worklog on Precision Computing’s Forum
Forum worklog on Modders Inc’s Forum
Forum worklog on Thermaltake’s Forum
Forum worklog on Cooler Master’s Forum
Forum worklog on MSI’s Forum
Forum worklog on Linus Tech Tips’s Forum