Hello and welcome to the final update for my project Signature, a case mod featuring the Fractal Design Define S mid tower chassis. Before I start with any specifications or naming the modifications that I have done with this project, I would like to take the opportunity to thank LDLC for giving me the opportunity to compete, Fractal Design for wishing to have me represent them, and all of the other partners who have taken part in this event and provided the parts for my project. The system specifications are as follows: Intel Core i7 4790K Asrock Extreme 9 ATX…

Hello my friends! I would like to begin with saying thank you to coming and checking out my update. This will be the last update before I post the final photos later on this same day! This update is a big mix of all of the work that I have been doing these last few weeks, which includes painting the chassis, metal work, installing the water cooling loop etc. etc. so I will try and name each mod that I do as the pictures roll on. So, let’s begin! TOP PANEL FABRICATION MAKING THE WOODEN LOGO INLAY  PAINTING THE CHASSIS…

At last… The homestretch of LDLC Modding Trophy is finally coming! All Modders will soon send back to our Jury in Paris their Mod for a final rating. The Final Date is now known : they will present their creation on March the 3rd in front of invited people and a special jury of hardware and modders Specialists. Then we will discover the winner’s name of this third Edition of LDLC Modding trophy. Save the date and stay Tuned with our social networks to be the first to know the Final Ranking and which Mod will be consecrated!

Hello once again to my project update I took the time to finally install the mighty fine water cooling blocks onto the GPU and motherboard this week. For the GPU, I have decided to use the water block from EK which suits the GTX980Ti and GTX Titan X reference GPU. I picked the acetel and nickel version version as it suits the toned down theme that I am aiming for with the inside of this project. For the CPU, I have decided to use the waterblock/pump combo made by Fractal Design, which is supplied with the Kelvin S36 AIO upgradable…

Hello to each and every one of you!! I would like to show you my progress on one of the key features of my modding project which is still unnamed, starring the Define S chassis from Fractal Design. This key feature I would like to show my work up to this day is this custom made motherboard panel, which houses the motherboard rotated at a 90degree angle as compared to the normal orientation. This motherboard panel also features a wooden trim and MetallicAcid logo carved out by hand into the aluminium, which will highlight the wood which will be glued…

Hey guys, A new wooden dressing panel has been cut and installed on the original front panel of the Define S from Fractal Design. I love the look of this oak wooden panel which has been flame treated. This panel was recycled from an old table from my workplace. I hope that you all like the results. More panelling will be used for details inside the chassis later on, so keep checking back for more updates!   With warm regards, Justin “MetallicAcid” Ohlsen

Hello once again my friends! Today’s update is where I create a new custom panel which will cover the rear panel of the chassis, and the floor.. All from one piece of custom cut, brushed, and bent alumunium. This was a little difficult to make as I do not have access to a metal bender, so I had to bend this panel with the “tools” that I had on hand… 1x table 1x metal shelf 80kg weight (me…) 1x wooden plank Certainly a challenge, which resulted in a lot of sweating and swearing. End result is amazing though 😀 Heaps…

Hello my friends! Today I would like to share with you some cutting of the internal frame of the Fractal Design Define S chassis, which will make way for the wrapping front/side window and properly showcase all of the beautiful hardware inside! What do you guys and girls think of the end result? Please let me know in the comments below 😉 Kind regards, Justin “MetallicAcid” Ohlsen

Hello once again I am back once again to present a new back panel which I have hand made from 2mm thick aluminium which will cover the back panel of the Define S chassis. Here you should be able to see where I have made cut outs in the removable side panels, which is where this custom fabricated panel sits recessed into. A perfect fit, and a nice design tough other than a boring regular rectangle 😉 So what do you guys think? Kind regards, Justin “MetallicAcid” Ohlsen

Hey there everyone, After alot of thinking and tinkering, I decided that I would have to change the orientation of the chassis so that the front intake is no longer on the left side of the chassis as seen in a previous post, but rather on the right side. I went ahead and made this change because of a few reasons: Those reasons being that the side panels fit better, I do not have to mod the front inner panel where the fans and radiator attach, and I can reuse the inside motherboard panel as a support IF I need…