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Scratch Build – In Progress 2&½

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Gambo, 14 Nov 2011.

  1. Gambo

    Gambo New Member

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    I everyone!
    This will be my first build here, as it was my first scratch/finished build ever.
    I made it earlier this year. Hope you like it. :)


    Simple concept, motherboard on top, psu and storage at bottom.
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    TFX power supply, cage for 3 HDD and a sliding tray :)
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    of to the building!

    main panel :D
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    HDD bay - Made some changes on the original concept. The 3 were a bit too tight on the case, so I took 1 out, raised them a bit to have more clearance and put an SSD on top. :)
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    SSD and some old HDDs for testing.
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    structure
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    Front fan holder
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    silicone foam for less vibration
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    bottom backplate.
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    the right hole will have mesh covering...
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    and thats it for now. hope you all like it.
    will post the rest soon. :lol:
     
  2. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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    Hi there. Nice start and it's another mini ITX, so I approve :p

    What will you be using this system for, seeing that you're not using a dedicated GFX-card?
     
  3. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    Verry good start. gonna keep an eye in here.
     
  4. Gambo

    Gambo New Member

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    thanks guys.

    the PC is for my father, so it doesn´t need that much power.
    (although he already played COD5 in it and it managed. :) )

    the idea was really "compact" and "sober"

    I'll post lot more later tonight
     
  5. Throbbi

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    Another mini-ITX build :) Seems to be a surge in them all of a sudden and they're all awesome :) The sliding tray is perfect for such a small build knowing how fiddly they can be :)
     
  6. soul_train

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    Amazing work m8 keep it coming :dremel:
     
  7. DiamondFX

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    Nice start, I like :)
     
  8. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Looks like it's going to be a home made Lian-Li. Nice. :thumb:
     
  9. Gambo

    Gambo New Member

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    :)
    since the top, front and bottom are 1 piece only, it had to come out some way.. :lol:

    Hi mate! :dremel:

    ;) saying it isn't inspired by it, would be a lie. I love the small Lian-Li, though this way fits me better. :)



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    Slim-Sata adapter
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    sleeved and masked CPU fan.
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    B-magic! :D
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    PSU
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    cut all the wires to a more suitable lenght
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    more sleeving :D
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    2nd ODD holder, this time with riveted pieces instead of bending 1 whole piece.
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    more to come... :clap:
     
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  10. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I love their small cases too, impressive metalwork skills going on there I must say.

    Keep up with the updates. :thumb:
     
  11. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Good metalworking dude. I like the design. Keep it up :) +rep
     
  12. Canardwc

    Canardwc Gentel-Mod'R

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    More than nice job... following your project.. Suscribed!!

    :thumb:
     
  13. Gambo

    Gambo New Member

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    thanks guys! It was my first time working with a metal. :dremel:
    It's not any near perfect, but I'm very happy with it. :)


    next...

    painting..
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    some finishing details..
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    silicone foam to cover up some places
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    MB tray slides perfectly, no sound or vibrations. :)
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    back to the PSU
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    getting rid of some wires
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    cables needing a twist because of the inverted SSD.
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    finished PSU! :clap:
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    more case "padding"
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    Padded front fan
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    some assembling :)
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    cheers!
     
  14. Gambo

    Gambo New Member

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    Thank you! :lol:
     
  15. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    great metalwork and paintjob!
    *watching*
     
  16. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    I'm mightily impressed with your metal work and brilliant paint job. Look's like it came straight out of a factory.

    You say this is your first time working with metal. That makes it all the more impressive. Keep up the great work and I will be watching with interest :).
     
  17. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    Really nice and clean job so far, keep it up :thumb:
     
  18. Gambo

    Gambo New Member

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    Thanks! :D

    I'm glad you like it.
    It was a very nice experience, with lots of learning for me. :)
    I too got impressed by the results.. wasn't that much confident when I started. lol


    Thanks Peter! I truly appreciate it! :cooldude:



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    And mobo in.
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    SSD in.
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    HDD in.
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    and some more pics :D
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    final cable sleeving..
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  19. nathandanielmorris

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    Wow. I'm looking to build a compact low-profile HTPC, and if you don't mind me saying this has given me some inspiration and a few ideas that I think I might well pinch!
     
  20. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    Brilliant job on the sleeving and cable management.

    Haha, I like the comparison with the HDD. I didn't think the case would be that small :).
     

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