Cooler Master V8 MOD

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Cooler Master V8 MOD

Postby Trak on Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:02 pm

OK......

So I was doing a case MOD and decided to change up the look of my CPU cooler.........

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.....on to the project of the day....took a few hours to set-up, determine the correct voltage limiting resistors needed and plan the placement of the LED's and wires.....

V8 fan is going to glow and flash through the cover...It's Alive !!!Image

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5mm blinking red LED's for the cover edge...



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Resistor....

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Completed one set of blinkers...will be Two...behind slits in V8 cover..



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shrink wrapped for protection....


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Hot glued to fan......


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Original LED's moved to the Top...see those tiny little circles..



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3mm LED's for the bottom....also have resistors and shrink wrap....


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WTF.....all these wires....which one is which ? Image

Did some custom painting on the V8 cover..
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]OK...here we go.........Image...now that all the wiring is complete...I wanted to control the "light" from the LED's....thought they would bounce all over the interior of the case....

I know....... I'll use one of the front drive bay covers.....let's keep it green and recycle....Image

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Mark the 1" diameter of the fan edge....and reshape it....


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Made a jig to bend the edges...a little help from a rubber mallet.....Image

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Bend ...Don't break !!!

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Now to make it fit snug and stay in place....

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Made a small tab to slide behind front cover...to hold it on...

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A notch to allow a tight 90 bend...

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Using the jig again...easier than try'n to bend by hand....
although, with my incredible strength....Image



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Done.....Image


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Top mesh cover fits REAL nice....Image




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Added a small piece of red plastic behind the slots on V8 cover...I thought the LED's were a bit bright, not red enough..


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Also added some window edging...I think it might "rattle" inside the cooler...maybe...maybe not...we'll see..


Finally...it's done....

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Here' a couple crappy videos...cellphone camera, sorry...My video camera got dropped!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0isZeNk5Hc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqgSpKCdpxk
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