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PaultanDesigns: Asus GX690 PaultanDesign Edition GPU

paultan
Level 8
Finally, a worklog. i would like to thank Linus for posting my work and sharing it to the internet last night! 🙂

Asus was kind enough to send me a GTX690 last 2012 *because they liked what i did for their Sabertooth z77 board. 🙂 The ArmorSuit Z77 build.*

Now I started thinking if I could sell this card but then I realized that it's a bit old now and maybe it needs some overhauling before I sell. Thus I made my first ever AsusGTX690 Paultan Edition GPU.
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Here, I will show you the 2weeks building process. enjoy


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So as you can see, there's a big problem for me. The green logo that lights up will mess up my color theme. So before I started this project, I made sure that I already found a way how to change the color of the logo. From green, to GOLD! 🙂
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now for the process!

I started drawing the pattern of ROG motherboards and got some vinyl stickers and started cutting them. Then applied it on the card it self.
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The goal is to make a texture that doesn't take too much attention. 🙂


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now ready for painting
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First layer is a matte black finish.
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[img=https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1000855_10151944822028424_156858728_n.jpg]
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The black is too mainstream for my taste and doesn't add any "paultan" feel to it. so I decided to add another coat this time with a mist of gun metal.
The goal is not to make it silky smooth finish, I'm going for a rough surface. 🙂 here's the result
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Then next is the edges of the card.
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You can clearly see how brown it is. So I will fix it and make it more sexier.

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DONE!
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Now let's make the case/box
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I'm using a acrylic here. Left overs from my previous projects.
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bending
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looks good
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Thanks to Soundblaster for giving me this awesome headset. No problem with noisy gears and more for inspirational music!
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Looks good in picture but i don't like the wrapping effect.. so I decided to make an aluminium version of it.
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paultan
Level 8
now I'm gonna make the main body using MDF wood.
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Then aluminium
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Now bending!
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bending using hands. 🙂 lol
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looks good!
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more bending! and filing
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filing is the key for straight lines/precision
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now some details.
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done!
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now for the deatails!
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another problem is that the doors needs a guide so it can slide nicely when trying to open and closing.
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testing the guides 🙂 perfect but needs lubrication
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perfect when closed!
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now applying the texture!
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then sanding!!!!
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paultan
Level 8
wear complete mask to avoid inhaling the particles.
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this is why you need to wear mask.
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after few hours
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now let's make the foams 🙂
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Now painting!!!
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after the matte black. here's the rough gunmetal!!! I love it! 🙂
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add some signature!
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then label.
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the bottom
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paultan
Level 8
the base!
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bottom
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then some acrylic to add ease when sliding the doors.
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now I'm adding gold strip for accent!
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finished!
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more pictures here of the finish product! 🙂

http://www.paultandesigns.com/gtx690-pde/

paultan
Level 8










FOR more Glamour shots visit: http://www.paultandesigns.com/gtx690-pde/ (it takes a while to load due to many high-res photos, please be patient)

danskieness
Level 10
again, thank you for your perseverance! rep+
Mobo : Asus Maximus VI Impact || CPU : i5-4670k || Cooling : H100
GPU : MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G || PSU : Corsair RM 650 || Rams : G Skill Trident X 4GBx2 2400 CL10
Monitor : 2x Asus VX239h + 1x HP w2207h || Chassis : Bitfenix Prodigy Red || OS : WIN8.1 x64
Periphirals : Corsair K95, Logitech g402, Edifier 3350

abvolt
Level 11
A thing of beauty great job, wish my 690 looked so good..
Current: MSI Xpower Gaming Titanium | 7700K | G Skill Ripjaws V 3000 16Gb | 960 EVO 500Gb | Intel 730 480Gb | Seasonic 1000 Platinum |
NZXT X62 | Acer XB270HU | EVGA 1080 ti FTW3

Secondary: R4BE | 4930K | G.SKILL 2400 16GB | Corsair AX 1500i
Intel 730 240GB + 480GB | EVGA GTX780 ti sli kpe | Custom H20

paultan
Level 8
thank you so much.

kkn
Level 14
thank you for sharing your mod paultan.
been some time now since you last posted here.
hope you are doing good and moding pc's as the pro you are 🙂

paultan
Level 8