Description

My submission for scratch build in Cooler Master Case Mod 2016 :)

Hexagon base is from an old pedestal, it's two pieces of plastic which I was able to dremmel into bits which allowed me to hide most of the cables inside and thread a power button though as well which is ideal!

To invert the motherboard I cut the tips of 4 ballpoint pens (these are perfect for mobo screws) and secured them in the points I had created. I made the PSU look a harder to spot by cutting into the first and second layer of my base in different spots so it would sit on a slope and draw air from underneath.

Originally I had intended for the graphics card and t-virus res but it would have been just to normal looking - the T-virus is an amazing res but this is a scratch build and needs be really unique so I did the open air water feature instead, the 4460 is enough to play some league of legends anyway :)

A quick vid of the first tests https://www.instagram.com/p/BFxFPONQDBM/

With plants boot test = https://www.instagram.com/p/BF4-TpVQDF9/

Full moss closeups = https://www.instagram.com/p/BF5GL-qQDFB/

The build looks best with the pump on low, it's really nice with the water rolling down the rock :)

It was a lot of fun to make - I hope you like it!

GG!

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 18 points

My submission for scratch build in Cooler Master Case Mod 2016 :)

Any potential competition has probably just been defeated. This build is absolutely amazing. +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 6 points

I'm just..... speechless.... WOW this is really awesome. Definitely thinking outside of the box

My submission for scratch build in Cooler Master Case Mod 2016 :) Any potential competition has probably just been defeated. This build is absolutely amazing. +1

He's right, you just murdered any competition lol

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

******* what. This is amazing, I'm curious however if this build can stand the test of time. I worry that the free flowing water and moss might cause unwanted damage to the components but it looks so amazing!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! It was a pretty interesting one to build and I also wonder about longevity. I think it's probably safest done with cactus and and little zen garden on the the mobo to keep things a bit dryer. The res has a little gauss over the intake but with the water running over the rock I might need to add a really thin mesh just in case, I'll know if the pump starts grinding I guess. :P

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds good, my concern specifically was if the water starts to evaporate and then condense on the components although if this was going to be an issue I'm sure you would've noticed by now. Again, absolutely stunning build and good luck with any future modifications/builds/etc.!

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

Took me a while to realize you made it into not just a terrarium, but a a freaking FOUNTAIN. That takes some guts.

Sweet idea, great execution. Hope your succulents like it too :D

+1

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

ok this is one of the most unique builds i've ever seen... omg...

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy **** this is awesome!!! Love how you have the non-closed custom water loop with the waterfall into the reservoir! +9001

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks :) I wasn't sure it would work and i'm very glad did!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow! Very cool! I love how unique it is. +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it. It's refreshing to see some originality here. +1 for sure.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow now put in that new gtx 1080!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Can I have what you're on :P

Instant +1 for that creativity

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

When you are one with mother nature at 4:00 but got a Battlefield game at 7:00

+1

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

astounding!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you have the best creativity I have ever seen in a person.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Surely this needs to be featured. Man some damm epic work there. Very well done sir. +100000000000000000000000000000

Another +1 for offsetting the carbon footprint from electric used with the trees :P

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy Moly this is amazing!!! :O

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so dope. So creative!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This is fantastic!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Well l'll be damned!!! Never thought that was possible. Wow! Brilliant.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

That's absolutely beautyful! I'd love to make something like this, but I really don't know how plants and dirt would affect the system. About that, is the loop open? does that mean there are air bubbles in the loop? Does it affect temps? It looks very cool though, good job again!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep those bubbles raised the temp upto 76 during burn. You can get rid of the air by topping the pond up after you switch it on but when you power down the radiator empties and the pond can overflow, this was suprising fine as some dremmel mistakes acting like drains. I think i can slope the res to fix this :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

what the frick is this i am in love. this might really be one of the cutest and most interesting mods i've seen so far. please take some more photos we all crave more i'm sure

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW!

Amazing build you got there! I love how the motherboard is upside down and with all the rocks and moss. It's very unconventional and I love if for it.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This is incredible!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

oh wow, just.......wow. Amazing job, seriously well done!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Im confused

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think I've seen a build with this much individuality or one this refreshing from the normal any time recently. This is amazing! +1, wish I could +more

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Wheres the gecko?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Are thoses real flowers ?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the coolest **** I've ever seen. Leave it to Umbrella Corp to engineer such madness. Well done!!!

Did the plants survive?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

surviving and thriving I hear (im afk)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You look at the parts, and say yeah, not bad not awesome...; but you look at the pics... pukes rainbows

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude this is beautiful..... so god damn cool man

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

THIS IS AMAZING

  • Lord Shaxx
  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This is awesome.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, sweetest build I have seen, too great, I need more synonyms for awesome. MIND BLOWN

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

lol enter this on pc wars on https://www.youtube.com/c/techsourcetv

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Please tell me what rocks, plants and moss you are using for this I having been planning something similar but I don't anything to screw up. It would be cool if you made a video detailing every step of making this piece of art.

+1 call it a feature

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Best advice is make sure you've got an orchid in there or other open root plant to soak in moisture :) plastidip spray anything that might go zap if it connects to something else via an unforunate splash.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch mate!

Other thing you can do is grow strawberries since the plant is bare root. :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a really good idea, a straw mat with strawberries growing would be amazing

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Start a farm with your computer lmao

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

next step is casemod herb garden :P

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

If those are real plants, I hope you have some sort of moisture/humidity management in place. Electronics as a rule don't react well to water condensing on their connections.

That said...

AMAZING!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just in aww at this build!!! Amazing job! +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm assuming it runs, does it function well? How are the temps? I only ask because I'm a little worried about buildup in the loop because it's open, but if you've got a filter in there I feel a little better about it. Otherwise it looks phenomenal! +1 I smell a feature

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

running well still a couple of days in :) i've sloped the res now and it cuts down the air bubbles when running with water level (air bubble burn test hit 76 degrees). Started working on new res filter guard, pretty cool made from coke cap, will finish when I get back from taipei and post new pics :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome :D Best of luck!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This is just AMAZING

i dont know what i have to left to say except that THIS NEEDS TO GET FEATURED!!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Well..... You've won

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 you won the competition without a doubt.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you just...

You guys might be my new favorite team. Very inspirational. Keep up the great work!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my gosh!!!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

:) thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Its so pretty!!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Your Welcome!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Welp... +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

That is MAGNIFICENT!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

:) thanks, it's wayyyy better now with some beautiful flowers inside - I will update the pics asap

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope you won with that setup. I'm going to print a picture of your final result and place it over my workspace to remind me to strive to aim high and keep getting better!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

:) Thanks, I didn't win but am still happy as my build is pretty unique :P A chap from Australia built this crazy beast and his victory was well deserved! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mygP8AlBnls

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

This PC is a hell LA interesting +1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, working on a 2017 build now which I'll upload when it's done :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

THAT IS THE COOLEST S**T I'VE SEEN IN A WHILE

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

no joke... my favorite pc on this site.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Uploading a new custom now that's pretty cool too :P

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

This is sick.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) Just started the 2017 build now = https://www.instagram.com/p/BSH10xMgR5p/?taken-by=goodgamingpc

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks that's really nice :)

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

were those caps really necessary.

manirelli. manirelli. MARINARA! so THAT"S WHAT HIS NAME REMINDS ME OF :D :D :D

ty sir.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I too immediately sensed beauty and the coming together Of All Things immediately after writing the comment. Right now we have reached the pinnacle of existence.kappa

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

thought A will get us, but otherwise good idea ;)