My huge thank you to Antony Leather from Custom PC for highlighting my project by this article in issue 181- a real honor to read on oneself in a magazine!
After enjoying the success of 2nd place in CMWS 2018, the new project now feels very comfortable. For the first time I am sponsored by Corsair, and the product already at hand is the beautiful Crystal 570x case.
Who already knows my recent approach to modding, rightously will expect some scale-model details, and yes, this is what I will add here, again. This time the details will be scaled 1:220, which is Z-gauge scale.
The theme “industrial” will be shown literally, it is about to feature industrial buildings and a railroad track, lets see, how I can balance this out with the PC-hardware.
On the 22nd of August 2018, the results of this years’ Cooler Master Case Mod World Series 2018 will be pronounced. Among the entries, a case housing some skyscrapers with cooling hardware in it and a subway station are to be found.
What sounds strange to the first-time-reader, is so very much normal to me: it is the second time, I submit a system containing scale models this year.
What started in 2017 with Project: “Maker Theater” in scale 1:87 and was fully build from scratch, this year became a case-mod, and I shrank details inside to 1:160.
My intention in PC- building is, to create something, that mirrors my idea of technic. By this, I want to show, what my access is to Computing. Even when I less point out striking performance increase, that is to be expected by usage of water-cooling. Only a few times I was able to present top- hardware, due to the fast release- flow of the industry.
As crazy it may sound, in my PC´s I see some kind of a sculpture, the same as Auguste Rodin saw the sculpture in the stone, that only has to be freed from the hiding material around it. No, I do not tell myself an artist, but I love it to the fullest, what I am doing.
With starting on the “Maker Theater”, an old fascination of mine came to activity, again- the scale modeling. With letting the PC- aspect on the side now, I want to highlight the interesting effect, those miniatures show in this project, and in general, of course. The idea to combine scale models with computers definitely isn´t mine, I came across many diorama builds so far. In my case, the idea of a Home- Theater- PC was just as simple as tempting to me, at the same time- to have a real cinema included.
Here, I joyfully present you the most impressive and meaningful build of mine, ever- and I didn´t do it alone- I was teaming with my step-daughter Lia, aged 9, for a workover of her Starter- PC, she was getting in 2014- not yet a project. With new software demands, a new system was needed, and when building the Eismaschine, my concrete project, Lia once said, she´d love to have an Eismaschine for herself- but with real ice..so the idea was born.
With, the recent project “Maker Theater”, which shall be an ITX Home theater- PC, I follow a certain vision- the romantic atmosphere, of visiting a classical movie theater of the 50ies, with the red letters on white billboards, popcorn, rows of folding seats- and somebody, your heart beats for. To realize this, I will use 1:87 scale model kits, that are of a nicely detailedly resolution and of the right size for that purpose, at all.
The first build of mine, that ever has been showed on the Internet, was if one wants to say so, more than ambitious. I tried out at least anything in this case, what appeared useful to me, these days. Even with the Phanteks Enthoo Primo case offering mounting options and space by the bucketload, I already was believing, that radiators best suffer from direct room-air, without blowing the warmed into the case. Even more important I told to be making the controlling units more accessible and visible at all.