Discussion Not Black!! Ryzen Build Worklog

catkicker

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So I’ve been looking around for a cool case for a Ryzen build. Sick of black cases and not that enthused with white.
Found a Corsair Carbide Series 540 case. The 5.25 bays slots give it a dated look so I'm going to install a Matrix Orbital 7 inch 1024x600 IPS TFT Display in that space to give it a more modern look.

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra motherboard
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8 core
AMD Radeon 6750XT
Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2
Seagate 3TB HDD SATA 6Gb/s 7200 64MB Cache
EVGA 1000 P2
Corsair 120mm & 140mm RGB fans
CPU cooling AURAFLOW X 360
GPU Cooling Kraken X53 with G12
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aigomorla

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2 cents...

we only used a matrix orbital because that was the only solution at our time.
If we had all the stuff we had today and now, i would probably do a "snowblind" mod on the large side window panel.

Here is an example of what a snowblind mod is.

Ultimately this is sort of what i wanted to do.

Fairly easy to do with a USB LCD monitor. Infact the matrix was sort of EOL'd because of the USB monitor which can be intigrated internally using a Type C / ThunderBolt 3 card and a internal USB header to run internally or wirelessly (wireless HDMI) .

But dude... SNOWBLIND! its the Hottest Visual mod of this age greater then RGB even.


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If you decide to make this a WORK in Progress Thread, i will remove this post to make your thread cleaner.
 
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BonzaiDuck

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That's going to look nice, and hopefully -- work nicely. I wish I had the time to build and maintain a beautiful rig like what the OP contemplates.
 

catkicker

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2 cents...

we only used a matrix orbital because that was the only solution at our time.
If we had all the stuff we had today and now, i would probably do a "snowblind" mod on the large side window panel.

Here is an example of what a snowblind mod is.

Ultimately this is sort of what i wanted to do.

Fairly easy to do with a USB LCD monitor. Infact the matrix was sort of EOL'd because of the USB monitor which can be intigrated internally using a Type C / ThunderBolt 3 card and a internal USB header to run internally or wirelessly (wireless HDMI) .

But dude... SNOWBLIND! its the Hottest Visual mod of this age greater then RGB even.


NOTE:
If you decide to make this a WORK in Progress Thread, i will remove this post to make your thread cleaner.
looked at the snowblind mod. Absolute Awesomeness!
And I’m thinking about a future build with this.
Reason I want to get the 7” display installed is to eliminate the old 5.25 by slots and give the older Corsair case a more modern look.
Once I start the actual build I will post in the proper section.
 
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bigboxes

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looked at the snowblind mod. Absolute Awesomeness!
And I’m thinking about a future build with this.
Reason I want to get the 7” display installed is to eliminate the old 5.25 by slots and give the older Corsair case a more modern look.
Once I start the actual build I will post in the proper section.
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It's a fun hobby. Looking forward to your future write up!
 

aigomorla

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fun fact, i realized most of LAS VEGAS slot machines utilizes snowblinds in the display .. lol... with another LCD behind to mimic a 3d type stereoscopic effect.
 

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Worked on cutting the floor out so I can install new floor with mounting for the 240mm radiator also fitted the 360mm radiator in the front of the case I was able to mount fans on the front bezel side and the 360mm radiator inside caseIMG_4946.JPG
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catkicker

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So spent the day with paint vapors:smirk:
Was pretty easy to strip the case down to the basic chasis gloss black paint showed it;s wear so I gave it a couple of coats of satin black. Sprayed the radiators and
Kraken G12 silver pretty close match to case.
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aigomorla

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Please tell me you used a thermal conductive paint for the radiator fins....
 

catkicker

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The paint coverage on the fins is pretty much overspray from painting the
frame/housing of the rad.
Not overly concerned with the
thermal dynamics of the radiator.
(Did I word that properly?)
 

Stuka87

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I kind of miss the days of doing case mods and such. I loved taking a stock case and tweaking it. But these days machines are just way to expensive to build for the fun of it. WAY back in the day I almost did a build with one of these. I was going to paint the ribs on the vent area the same color as the base, but leaving the black between them.

Looks like it should turn out pretty nice!
 
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aigomorla

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Mah... i can't recall a single case i had before i got my mountain mods which didn't require me to cut it up with a dremel.
Even a CM Stacker 805 i had to cut open with a dremel.

I really really hated painting the case tho.
Even one wrong wind blowing dust/debris , and it was GG... had to sand the area, and do it all over again, and something freshly spray painted is not something you wanted to keep indoors.
 

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