Project ALIENBASE

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Project ALIENBASE

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This mod is based on Alienware Aurora R4 case, which I personally love for its design, so i always wanted to make a mod on this case that give it the right visibility, but keeping the original shapes and styles. So i started my project in October 2019 and putting down my ideas to make it really special!
One of the main challenges was the full ATX conversion, because it only support mATX, so i adopted slanted design and installed the PSU on the bottom back.
For this project i used plexiglas and PVC forex, hand cutted and joined, to create full interior cover to hide all the case structure (rivets, screws, etc...) and all the cables in every point. Also in the exterior i used laser cutted plexiglas parts to create a new front face and a bottom cover for the PSU area.
I really like recycling parts, so in this project i've used and old 220V engine frame to create an Alien portal with infinity mirror, and for the water pump i used and old Dyson vaccum engine part to create a cover for the pump. Other special parts are the PSU with aviator style connector with sleeved cables and the reservoir where i made some plexi parts to look like an "energy cell". The mod was completed in October 2020, so it took me a year of hard work!

Sleeved extensions are made in collaboration with HardWire Custom Cables Maker Italy! (shipping in EU) hardwireccm
https://www.hardwire.it/
Color(s): Aluminum Black Gray Green Light Blue
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: Sci-Fi
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Build Updates

PART 1 - Disassembling

PART 2 - ATX Conversion

PART 3 - Making radiator supports

PART 4 - Cutting side window

PART 5 - PSU restyling

PART 6 - Making the new front face

PART 7 - Interior covers

PART 8 - Rear side new shield

PART 9 - New power ON button

PART 10 - PSU side panels + aviator sleeving + case feets

PART 11 - Making of the ALIENBASE side panel

Hardware

CPU
$ 267.66
Intel - i5-10600K
Socket: LGA 1200
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 289.99
Gigabyte - Vision D
Chipset: Z490
CPU Socket: LGA 1200
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 89.14
Kingston - HyperX Predator (3200MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 779.00
Gigabyte - G1 Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080
Storage
$ 115.97
Crucial - CT1000P1SSD8
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 63.98
HGST (Hitachi) - Travelstar
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 69.98
Sabrent - Rocket
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 512 GB
PSU
$ 149.00
Tagan - TG800-BZ
Wattage: 800
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
$ 2,044.00
Custom - Custom (custom)
Case Fan
$ 38.88
Case Fan
$ 41.17
Noctua - NF-P12 redux-1700
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 13.85
Scythe - Kaze Flex PWM
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 70.00
Barrow - CPU Blocks
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 50.00
Barrow - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 75.00
Barrow - Pump
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 69.95
Bykski - B-RD240-TN
Type: Radiator
Cooling
$ 100.00
Bykski - Fittings
Type: Fittings
Cooling
$ 129.99
Bykski - RGB Waterblock
Type: GPU Waterblock
Cooling
$ 45.00
Bykski - T-virus
Type: Reservoir
Size (WxHxD): 250 mm
Cooling
$ 70.99
EKWB - EK-HD PETG Tube 12/16mm
Type: Tubing
Cooling
$ 44.95
XSPC - TX Ultrathin
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 120 mm
Cooling
$ 55.00
XSPC - TX240 (Ultra Thin)
Type: Radiator
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm
Accessories
$ 499.00
Monitor
$ 563.20
ASUS - VG248QE
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
$ 44.00
Alienware - KG900 LED
Interface: Wired
Type: Full Size
Chair
$ 300.00
DXRacer - RW106
Material: PU Leather
Color: Black, Green
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 4,553.76
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