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This is my tribute to the Codemasters Dirt Rally 2.0 Game. I debated about making the build reflect a specific car from the game. Maybe the vintage Datsun 240Z or Subaru STi? I decided to not focus on a specific car and just do what feels right . The bone stock Cooler Master SL600M tower has a very minimalist look. It reminds me of a Tesla S. Very sleek. It's exterior panels are aluminum, so it's a great blank canvas for modding. I may use this case again for a future build, maybe Cyberpunk 2077 theme?

I'll start with the most conversational feature on the build, the GPU / RTX Hood Scoop Cooler.

Hood Scoop, [STAFF REMOVED]

Underneath the GPU Cooler Hood Scoop is a Cooler Master Fan, 76.8 CFM, 2000 rpm. The GPU Cooler Scoop on the PC side panel is held on with R/C Car Hood Pin & Posts. The GPU Cooler is connected to a Tachometer on top of the PC. NOTE: The tachometer gauge required a custom "one-off" circuit board to create and amplify signal from rpm wire on the Cooler Master fan. Connecting ANY automotive tachometer to ANY pc cooling fan WON'T do anything. If I can find time this year, I'll share details about the circuit in either a blog article or video on it.

The front aluminum bezel, top cover and chassis were powder coated with "Cherry Illusion" by Prismatic Powders. It was applied by Red Hot Icing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Powder coat is great alternative to custom paint for your PC chassis. The process take less than an hour, after you have all of the parts stripped. It's more resilient to scratches than custom paint. I painted the remainder of the SL600M exterior panels with Flat Black and Satin Nickel Metallic with Rustoleum Rattle can paint. You can buy this paint from any Home Improvement or hardware store.

I modified the front bezel of the Cooler Master SL600M tower with large Hex Grill and 5" touchscreen LCD. The screen is great for monitoring system details like CPU & GPU temperatures with a GUI like Rainmaker. The front modified grill on the DiRt Rally 2.0 PC Case Mod was initially envisioned with Blossom ABS Plastic Racing Honeycomb Durable Mesh, 16" x 47" [STAFF REMOVED] but I didn't like the look, so I swapped to Modders Mesh because the scale of the mesh fit the scale of the PC much better, both aesthetically and visually.

The top panel Dirt Rally Car 2.0 Racing auto dash gauge pods, involved cutting openings into the Cooler Master SL 600M PC Case top panel mesh and aluminum plate. Here is Auto Meter 12 volt gauge and pods I ordered. You can wire any automotive VOLT gauge to your PSU with a Molex.

2x 2-1/6" Auto Gauge Dash Pod Holders, [STAFF REMOVED] 1x Auto Meter Pro-Comp VOLT Gauge, [STAFF REMOVED]

I purchased the 5" HDMI Touchscreen Display on Amazon. (800 x 480 Pixel) If you want to emulate the touchscreen LCD modification for your own PC Case Mod projects, here are all of the parts you'll need to order.

1x 5 Inch HDMI Touchscreen LCD, [STAFF REMOVED]

1x 270 degree right angle HDMI connector, hSTAFF REMOVED]

1x 6ft Long HDMI Cable, [STAFF REMOVED]

1x 5ft USB power cable, [STAFF REMOVED]

The Cooler Master SL600M vertically cools your system with two 200mm PWM Fan x 2 (Speed: 400~800RPM / Connector: 4Pin) in the floor as intakes. I love this cooling design. It's shame more case manufacturers don't embrace it. I think consumers are very slow to accepting case designs that are different than standard front to back cooling configuration on the market. The SL600M will also allow you to setup traditional front-to-back cooling configuration if you prefer.

The chassis design of the Cooler Master SL600M allows a great deal of places to hide cables, once you learn the layout. You can see my results of Cable Management job on back of the Cooler Master SLM 600 Gaming Tower. All factory cables, no custom cable extensions used. It worked out pretty clean n tidy!

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 7 points

Feature pls

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, it was a fun build to create!

  • 6 months ago
  • 6 points

As a Motorsports enthusiast, I love this. Another great theme build. Keep em coming! :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you MEC-777, it was a fun build!

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Sick build! Love the hood touch. Where did you get the power button from and how did you get it to work?

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

you don't need to like the game or even heard of it, we can agree that this is beautiful...

feature +1000000!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

haha, thank you!

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

spot on. Deff feature <3

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you Ollie, it was a fun build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Those pictures are amazing!!! Congratulations on the feature

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the kind words, it was a fun build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

i knew it i knew it

I don't know why my old comment is gone. But i knew it. Congrats on the feature. This is sick

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, it was a fun build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you just connect the touchscreen to the GPU like a regular monitor? It’s a really interesting concept that would be awesome for my build

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, I need to make DIY guide, as many people are asking about it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

A well earned feature. I don't know much about Dirt Rally but I love the colors and its shape. Beautiful work of art here. Keep up those builds of yours!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a very fun game if your like racing Games, and Thank you, it was a fun build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

ya know what My no.1 fav was a ironman pc build, but I think this beats it by about 9000+ levels of awesomeness, because I'm a car/pc nerd and love this build.

(also what other games do you run on it, and how much fps do you get

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! I'm honored by that! Thank you, it was a fun build! just rally 2.0 atm

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Mnpctech with another legendary mod, of course.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

trying to keep busy! Thank you, it was a fun build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Congratulations on being featured! This really is an amazing work of art. Kudos!

P.S. Your PC has made it into my Hall of Fame list (see my profile).

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm honored, Thank you, it was a fun build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is amazing, good job on getting featured!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, it was a fun build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful! Absolutely love what you've done! Great job and congrats on feature +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks you, It was fun build!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

This is awesome, I love it!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Great work again! Paint looks flawless.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

"woo a nice build"...BUT you should make longer videos bro, less talk, more Hardware shots.... and this tiny photos.. again, kinda feels like you want make yours stuff xclusive...

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

My stuff is exclusive. I do things however I like, for myself and will continue to.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

wow just wow

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

FEATURE

Love this build man.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for the comment and vote, it was a fun build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

And guess who's right?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Please do the Cyberpunk 2077 build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Hoping so, CDPR emailed me, so its just a matter of nailing out details.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! What display is that in the case?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The link was removed by Moderator. It's 5" touchscreen DIY kit on amazon for $55 on Prime

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so sexy!!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I’ve seen all of your builds. You do really awesome work, and seem to put a lot of time and effort into your builds. Good job once again

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, Hopefully I can share the first official Cyberpunk 2077 game theme build with all of you.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

That game looks pretty cool. Are you going to implement Keanu Reeves. I can’t wait to see it

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If CDPR requests that I do, Yes... Otherwise I will implement whatever I feel the fans will love.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, great build, and congrats on the feature!

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Understood. May I please be given permission to edit the description? The EDIT option have been removed. Thank you!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I missed this one. Great looking build there.

In reading about it I got tickled by the [STAFF REMOVED] sections.

No hyperlinks for you!

Anyway, thumbs up.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that RAM really running at 4800 MHz (from setting Intel XMP in BIOS), could you give us a screenshot in Windows 10 from Task Manager?

I'm planning on building a similar PC specs:

  • CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor

  • CPU Cooler: Corsair - H115i RGB PLATINUM 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

  • Motherboard: MSI - MEG Z390 GODLIKE EATX LGA1151 Motherboard

  • Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z Royal 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-4800 Memory

  • Storage: Samsung - 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

  • Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AMP Extreme Video Card

  • Case: LIAN LI PC-O11 DYNAMIC

  • Power Supply: Corsair - 1600 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

^ Ignore the cooling for now, I may go for a custom loop using Corsair Hydro X parts

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Understood, and I'm making the video guide for LCD panel as promised, it should be published monday, https://www.youtube.com/user/MonsterMawd

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

editing the touchscreen LCD mod tutorial today, sorry about the wait. 2019 has turned into the busiest year of my entire career.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build watched your youtube video you have a cool channel. I wanted to ask you about your experience with the case. I am considering doing a build with the same case. Have you noticed your CPU thermals suffering even with liquid cooling or are your temps still pretty good? I have watched Gamers Nexus and several other reviewers discuss the great gpu thermals but the problem that the cpu is getting the heated air from the gpu as oppose to fresh air from the outside esp bad with air cooled systems none that I found took the time to put a liquid cooler on it and recorded the temps. I was impressed how cleanly you were able to cut vents in the case when you modded it and wondered if that changed the thermals dramatically.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally, here's the DIY guide to adding Touchscreen to your PC case, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeaUGGnPT2E&t=7s

  • 6 months ago
  • -1 points

I believe your power supply is over the top. 1000 Watts is too much power for this build. 750 watts should be enough.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Builds like this are generally meant to be show pieces. 550 watts would be enough for this, but that's besides the point. Rally cars usually have high-powered modified engines, so it kind of makes sense to have an overkill PSU. ;)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Look at all of my completed builds, every single one of them is "over the top"

  • 5 months ago
  • 0 points

What I mean is chosing an over the top PSU in term of wattage needs compared to what your build requires is actually not good. When it comes to PSUs, the higher wattage is not synonym with "better". If you're not planning on OCing your CPU and upgrading to let's say two overclocked GPUs, having a big power difference between what your PSU offers and what your rig needs, means your PSU will draw a lot of power from the outlet than required, the difference of watts will turn into heat because it's not dispensed anywhere which will cause your PSU's temperature to be higher than it needs to be, plus bigger power bill.

Of course you may opt for whichever power level you want, just giving a friendly advice to you or anyone who reads this :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

High PSU = more efficient = less money to pay for your electric bills

This is what I see in Cooler Master's Power Supply page:

  • If you want to keep that electric bill down, the MasterWatt Maker's Titanium grade efficiency is the best option for your next high wattage setup.
  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want RTX 2080s and OC Nvlink the 1000 watts is the enough for high end CPU and two high end graphics cards The 750 is good for single high end graphics card and decent CPU gaming

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Show me an example of your cable management, so I understand why this is "a bit messy", please.