It has been quiet around me for a long time now, but there are new ideas and plans to supply the scene of cultivated modding with new content.
You know there is a new Call of Duty in the starting blocks and that is Modern Warfare 3. The series will be continued and from what I have seen everything will be a little different than before, including my career the last few months. I left my team to reinvent myself and to go new ways in terms of "content creation", as well as to be able to develop a bit and to plan my way as I want to entertain the readers and also the small but very nice community I have. To put it briefly, back to the roots and realise clean worklogs and unique projects again.
But enough from me now to the actual topic.
Now I'm 32, it's been some time since I actively played eSports.... But it all started back then with CoD 4 Prestige 10 and some hours of game time were on the account then. Towards the end I came by chance to a German clan called Modern Primitives from then on it really started EU far place 1 later then also in the MLG (Game Battles) far in front with it.... Ahhhh those were good times but unfortunately too early to become a pro because it was not as big as it is now. The story would go on but then my intro is getting too long so if you want me to reminisce a bit more let me know.
That's why I had the idea to realise a project for the release that has accompanied me for a long time - a CoD tribute mod. There was actually a different concept that looked like this:
Here, everything should actually sit on a 540mm radi and also be cooled by it. The mainboard sits in the box and the GPU as you can see outside, because unfortunately there is no room for a dual or triple fan GPU in the box. The power supply sits in the back to distribute the weight a little. An Alphacool Rise Flat Reservoir with D5 pump was planned as the AGP pump combo. But things always turn out a little different than expected, due to leaving the team I wanted to take a break until 2024, but a friend of mine said come on and do something for the release of CoD MW3. That's why I came up with this almost new idea:
Now everything finds its place in and on the ammunition box. The whole thing is cooled by a Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora Solo and a 55mm 140mm Nexxos. The GPU unfortunately doesn't have room inside as it will be an Intel Arc A770 16GB that I'm currently using. Unfortunately I can't find a 4060 single fan GPU, so there would be room for one inside. The interior is designed in such a way that it sticks to the box with strong magnets, so it is also possible to place everything inside in a second moment. The power supply will be a Seasonic Focus SGX-750, this thing is so small it's amazing how much technology fits into so little space.
The progress is already a bit further, but I didn't know if I should write the worklog before or after the release, but it makes more sense to document the progress bit by bit, so stay tuned, an update will follow soon.
Until then, have a nice rest of the week.
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This project was heavily inspired by Steampunk Styles, Retro Electronics, and Industrial Design. I wanted to build an an open-air chassis that was an unconventional shape, and a matching set of peripherals of equal complexity and caliber.
The two main pieces are made of pine, stained black, and utilizing iron pipes for structural support and wire management. I personally made the PC's custom wires, and chose the yellow wire with a black stripe to match the look and feel of the project. The custom wires are purposely visible in the back of the PC, and they add a sort of rawness to the electrical components. The wire management as a whole turned out fantastic, especially considering it is an open air chassis.
The red valves were all new, painted to look distressed, and modified to house electrical switches inside. By turning the valves you can turn the PC on and off, and they also control various lighting zones throughout the mod. The programmable game pad and mouse sit on a solid sheet of aluminum. The mousepad area was 50% carved out using a CNC machine, so the thick mouse pad sits even with the top of the tray. The electrical box on the tray contains a USB Hub to have only a single wire go out to the PC and keep the wiring clean.
This mod consists of the PC, the Monitor Stand, the Peripheral's Tray, and the Controller Stand.
The idea for the project came at work, as i am a Fallout fan and the game with its post-apocalyptic atmosphere has always fascinated me. The right choice was easy for me it should be a terminal from Fallout that seemed easier to me than to design such a gigantic power armour...The first step was to find out if such a thing was already built with fancy hardware, watercooling, RGB, sleeve and everything what belongs to it...After weeks of long search and research i found out that there is no terminal in such a direction from there was not much in my way. So the idea became reality.
A variety of materials were used: wood, aluminium, glass and parts from the 3D printer that were specially designed in AutoCAD and then printed. The challenge was to connect these different materials with each other, so mainly screws and 2-component glue were used. Before painting, the whole project was filled with body kit and sanded several times so that all the larger holes were sealed. The weathering was then applied with model building paint using brushes, old cloths and even sponges. The smaller dents and scratches were allowed to remain on the terminal because it should look a bit used and not like fresh from the factory.
There is not much that can be moved in my project, but there is a glass bottle in Nuka Cola style that serves as the tank for the water cooling, 2 Niexie tubes that represent the number 76, a mouse pad for moving the mouse together with a DZ60 custom keyboard as the keyboard and a full HD display to round off the project, so it is a functioning terminal like from the Fallout series.
Wine-TimeDescription: I was excited to hear about this Steampunk Mod Contest, and even more so to submit my own creation I named ‘Wine-Time’. My first thought was to build a case from scratch, but I fell in love with the Thermaltake Core P3 TG Pro, so much of my modding expertise centered on both the front of the case and the surrounding area where Wine-Time is located - in my desk cabinet. During the research phase, I found some cool things like the handmade Pentode USB drives, a mechanical retro-typewriter keyboard, and Steampunk pipe stickers (intended for use on a car as decoration). The pipe stickers fit nicely in the cabinet, and I used some USB LED light strips from IKEA to light the interior of the cabinet. To hold the two Pentode USB drives, I modded a small jewelry box by drilling two holes in the top and one hole in the back (to allow for the USB cable connections). Oh, I had an old glass-domed clock that we inherited from my wife's parents and that fit nicely next to Wine-Time in the cabinet. This computer took about 30 hours to build, including the cabinet modifications. My last mod was the addition of pirate gold coins and clock gears spilling out of the jewelry box.
In 2022, we ran a year-long contest called Rig of the Month, where Red Team Community Members had a chance to win a prize for submitting pictures of their custom rigs. In January 2023, the AMD staff selected the best of all the 2022 submissions/rigs and awarded the winner with a grand prize and the title Rig of the Year. This article features the winner's rig and the prize.
Have you ever built your own case from scratch? I mean, for example, taking a microwave oven and pulling out its guts to make room for computer components within the cavity. Lots of things to consider here, such as ventilation, mounting points for the hardware, cable access, etc.
You guys might remember that I gave away a computer during my 2022 Labor Day LAN party. Well, this Thermaltake Level-10 GT was the original case from what I gave away. I wanted to save this case, so I had bought a new LAN COOL case in August to house the older components that were in the Thermaltake Level-10 GT (FX CPU, stuff like that). Meanwhile, I won the Rig of the Month contest in September with my Purrfection build, so I had the two prizes of a B350 Gigabyte motherboard and an AMD 3600X CPU. I figured I would use those in the new build, but I also had an AMD 3950X CPU and an AMD 5600 CPU lying around too. What to do? Try them all, and that's what I did.
Our friend @eebiii submitted his creation back in June when he entered the Rig of the Month contest. It caught my attention right away for one simple reason, the name! Fire & Ice.
I had to click on the post to learn more about the mod and the builder. Once I saw the pictures and read his short description I sent a PM to him inviting him to re-submit his rig for the month of July because in my opinion Fire and Ice is very impressive.