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Old 11th Apr 2012, 13:33   #1
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Combine Ceiling Turret

Hi everyone.
I am an entry-level modder from Ukraine.
This is my second modding project, the first one http://forum.coolermaster.com/viewto...p?f=49&t=14808.

I have no sponsors, so project budget is limited and hardware is not state-of-the-art.

Here is the hardware list
CASE: full custom
PSU: Flex-ATX Seasonic SS-250SU
MB: Gigabyte H55N-USB3
CPU: Intel i3-550
CPU cooler: Intel box (fan replaced)
MEM: Hynix DDR3 2x2G 1333MHz CL9
GPU: Asus HD7750 512Mb GDDR5
HDD: SATA 160Gb Samsung SpinPoint F1 8Mb
DVD: DVD-RW SATA Sony Nec Optiarc AD-7690H (slim slot-in).

Concept.

If you ever play Half Life 2, you have to remember Alliance turrets, including Combine Ceiling Turret:


So I’ve plane to make the case not in the style of the game but highest possible close to original source.

Also inspiration objects photos:






Layout

2D layout:


3D layout:


Here are the initial set of materials


So, the frame made from aluminum angle bars, side panels - glass-fibre plastic, and the rest during the process.

Getting started.

Install the CPU cooler – its height is not very pleased. Have to replace the fan by low-profile one.


To initiate the process make a power supply unit angular mounts:


Adjust the attachment holes and fan cut-out:


Time to handle a framework. The problem is that the case almost have no right angles, all surfaces are sloped - will have some fun.
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 14:26   #2
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Interesting.

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haha, this is going to be so good!! amazing concept drawings!! and you cant beat half life!!
if you are struggling for space you could drop to a 2.5??

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Very much liking the idea of this.

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haha, this is going to be so good!! amazing concept drawings!! and you cant beat half life!!
if you are struggling for space you could drop to a 2.5??

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It's no sense to replace the 3'5" HDD to 2'5" one. In that place enough space in all dimensions. Anyway thanks for comment
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Interesting your other project looked crazy, good crazy.
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Interesting your other project looked crazy, good crazy.
Yeah, really?
I think that every techno geek should have a cyber monster like this
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Let's continue.
The pair of rear frame’s profiles:




Manual bending:


Angle revision:


Forming the rear side of the frame:


HDD mountings treatment:


Mid frame profiles cutting:


Trying on the motherboard:






Rear panel cutouts:


Have to make cutouts for memory modules too:


Frame assembly.






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wow, it looks so good so far!! I cant wait to see how this turns out. keep up the good work!!
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This is looking truly EPIC, I literally cannot wait to see this finished in all it's combine-y glory
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This is shaping up absolutely awesome mate, sweet bar work.
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The frame is almost ready, can place the hardware.
Installing PSU:


PSU cable assembly:


Here is the secret ingredient - furniture hinge.


“What for?” you can ask.
The fact that the lid will be a separate structure that is rotated forward relative to the frame.
Lid close position:


Lid open position:


So, a furniture hinge serves as a pivot joint.

A video card housing will slide back through the guide:


The conclusion on the results of fitting the power supply - there is a problem with wires.
In the sense of wires packing in a tight inner place.


P.S.: I almost forgot to say - no machinery tools used, except screwdriver. All works done by hand tools.
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P.S.: I almost forgot to say - no machinery tools used, except screwdriver. All works done by hand tools.
A whole lot can be done with hacksaw & files & some random bits from a DIY shop very nice work mate.

I would only get a manual drill if I wanted to do a blackout mod though, a mod without the aid of electricity, nice bragging rights come with that I think.


Edit: powerdrill still nice though & repped earlier.

Last edited by Waynio; 16th Apr 2012 at 04:06. Reason: Edit: powerdrill :hehe: still nice though. :)
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Don't know but I can see them.
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The next assembly. Now the PSU fixed.
Graphics card and cooling system added for the sake of completeness:















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lol!

cabinet hinges, aluminum, computer and modding!

LOVE IT!
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