Project Sapphire Ice

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Project Sapphire Ice

Postby jj_Sky5000 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:17 pm

I got my overall design for this mod when i was designing the lenovo ice build, A smaller compact ice cube made for Gaming !!! but i also really wanted showcase the components. After a few drawings and ordering the materials i was ready to begin.

A Big Thank to Sapphire Tech, & Kingston for letting me build a unique case


Components:
Danger Den 7 Slot I/O Shield for Custom Cases
Danger DenMC-TDX Block for LGA 1155, 1156 i3, i5, i7
Danger Den-RAD-Reservoir
Danger Den-CPX-Pro 12V Pump
3/8" Blue UV Danger Den Tubing
Stealth GTS 240 Black Ice Rad
Feser One - UV CLEAR Illusion - F1 - Coolant
Enermax Apollish Vegas 120mm x 25mm
Mod/Smart Supreme System Sleeving
Mod/Smart 20 Station LED Board - Base w/ 10x LEDs
Tailed Red 5mm LED w/ 2 Pin Mobo Header Connector
Bulgin Switch Black Switch - white LED
Silmar 41 casting resin
Fluorescent Acrylic Plexiglass - Blue
Clear Acrylic Plexiglass Sheet - 1/4'' Thick Cast
Sapphire Pure Black P67 Hydra-LGA1155
Sapphire HD6950 Flex
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
Blue Ray Burner
Antec 1200
Kingston 96GB ssd
Kingston hyper 8GB mem

I started by drawing on a wooden sheet for the mold where i want the components to fit.

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then i started creating the molds for the base

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Poured the resin
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after a day of curing in the sun

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A rough shell base has begun.

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Re: Project Sapphire Ice

Postby jj_Sky5000 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:31 pm

Framing the base !!!

measured up the aluminum fram around the plexi bottom

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PS fan cutout

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MB board tray cut out

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resizing the ice base

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fan & rom bay cut outs I used a router for fan cut out and upper plexglass

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test fit

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Re: Project Sapphire Ice

Postby Velo:Sity » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:36 am

I like where this is going. :)

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Re: Project Sapphire Ice

Postby Skippman » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:34 am

Very cool so far!

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Re: Project Sapphire Ice

Postby jj_Sky5000 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:44 pm

My favorite part of the build ecting and illuminating The Sapphire Logo.

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laying everything out for full assembly

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the first side panel

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added the sdd and the front logo

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Rad & fans

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added the Blue ray & PS + side panels

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Cutout for the upper case fan to blow on the GPU

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Super tight fit for water cooling and wires

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cleaned up the wiring

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Dropping the MB onto the base.

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Re: Project Sapphire Ice

Postby vbironchef » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:55 am

That looks really cool. I like it very much. Are you going to put a handle on top or somewhere so you can lift it? Just wondering how much do you think it weighs?

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Re: Project Sapphire Ice

Postby jj_Sky5000 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:10 pm

vbironchef wrote:That looks really cool. I like it very much. Are you going to put a handle on top or somewhere so you can lift it? Just wondering how much do you think it weighs?


No handle . It not a small as i would like , but definalty lighter than The Lenovo ice build

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Re: Project Sapphire Ice

Postby jj_Sky5000 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:13 pm

Some final pictures, sorry i didnt have too many pics, 30 day time from to get this to Sapphire before being shipped E3 in LA.



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Re: Project Sapphire Ice

Postby vbironchef » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:28 pm

Don't really follow you, but your rig looks bad ass! :drinkers:

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Re: Project Sapphire Ice

Postby jj_Sky5000 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:03 pm

Thank you !!!!


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