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Scratch Build – In Progress ___The "MOD MEN" PC___is FINISHED!!!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 3 Feb 2011.

  1. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    bit-tech news:

    Mnpctech launches new modding video series

    This will be a scratch built and water cooled ITX H55 Home Theater / Gaming PC.

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    SYSTEM SPECS:
    Motherboard = ZOTAC H55 ITX 1156
    CPU = Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
    GPU = ZOTAC 470 GTX
    SSD: Mushkin Callisto 64GB
    PSU: Silverstone 600W

    COOLING SPECS:
    CPU = Custom Copper water block (designed by cheaps, randy's swirl design)
    (Acrylic water block tops fabricated and designed by cheaps)
    GPU Cooling = EK-FC470 GTX water block (would have made our own, if time allowed)
    Radiator: Hardware Labs 360 GT Stealth
    Reservoir = Custom made with manual pressure regulator! (designed & fabricated by cheaps)
    Pump = MCP350
    Tygon 3603 3/8" ID (1/2" OD) Clear Tubing
    EK PSC fittings, except for water block top (EK hi-flo)

    CONSTRUCTION:
    Tower: 2" thick cast clear acrylic (cnc milled)
    Tower Sides: 1/8" thick Blue & UV Green transparent cast acrylic (cnc milled)
    Base for PSU: 2" thick cast clear acrylic (cnc milled)
    Optical drive shell: 2" thick cast clear acrylic (cnc milled)
    Optical drive cover" 3/16" thick billet aluminum with fins
    Front Plates: 1/4" thick Blue transparent cast acrylic and 3/16" thick billet (cnc milled)
    Rear PSU Mounting: 1" billet aluminum
    MB stand-offs: billet aluminum
    Power switch: 22mm Bulgin Blue Ring Momentary



    The “Mod Men” Show is the first original web series made exclusively about PC Modding. It follows the guys from the industry’s first Professional PC Mod Shop, Mnpctech. Watch the Episodes HERE


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    Episode #4



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    Here is cheap's first concept drawings for the "Mod Men" PC after a few chats. Tim Burton / BIJOU Theater / The Jetsons was appropriate description of the PC design. If you want a more specific description, perform search under "Googie"

    The keyboard and Mouse will have Di-Noc carbon fiber film applied

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    3M DI-NOC Black carbon fiber film


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    Base for PSU: 2" thick cast clear acrylic (cnc milled)

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    Front Plates: 1/4" thick Blue transparent cast acrylic

    Assembly of the 2" thick clear acrylic base and main tower. The aluminum piece is the mounting plate for the Power Supply
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    Billet cover for the EK backing plate (ZOTAC 470 GTX)

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    Here is Randy's "involute spiral" design in 1/4" thick copper, we're using a i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz for the zotac H55 ITX board.

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  2. Chairboy

    Chairboy I want something good to die for...

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    This is going to be awesome :)
     
  3. cchr

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    count me in for the ride!
     
  4. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Hell yes. Bring it!
     
  5. sixfootsideburns

    sixfootsideburns modeteer

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    perhaps I'm just seriously out of the loop here... but I had no idea that Cheaps worked with mnpc :hehe:


    Can't wait to see this get underway though!
     
  6. Hannes

    Hannes Design | Art | Performance

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    Loved the video - this should be aired on discovery. :)
     
  7. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    He done the design work on there cube pc i believe that won the nvidia contest

    The picture always creeps me out though, imagine him tapping your window at night


    Epic looking case, its nice to see a scratch build coming from you guys again
     
  8. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    Yeeeeees! :D Can't wait for the first episode.

    BTW: Nice choice of beer Bill :thumb:
     
  9. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Awesome! It starts!
     
  10. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Cant wait! exciting times ahead :D
     
  11. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    I hate you all!!!

    There is no way any of us mortals can come anywhere close to designing/manufacturing anything like this! :naughty:
     
  12. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    this is going to be good and really want to see your modding vids
     
  13. Gaming_freak_10

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    i agree with all the above comments.. I didnt even know that Cheaps work with mnpc... do he even wear that monkey mask like 24/7?? :worried: !also subscribed!
     
  14. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Nobody know how cheaps look like, and nobody know his name. not even his wife. Cheaps come from another planet, and us earthlings cannot understand his character. Cheaps had seen all the cheesecake in the world over on his planet.
     
  15. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Hell yeah! I'm already subbed to you guys on youtube so I can see it twice!
     
  16. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    And he brought swine flu with him. True story.
     
  17. MadFusionMedia

    MadFusionMedia New Member

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    This is going to be fun! We aim to inform and entertain.

    PS - I'm the producer collaborating with mnpctech so I'm a tad biased.
     
  18. bigkingfun

    bigkingfun Tinkering addict

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    Looks like a vegas casino. What's not to like?
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: You people have me confused with the Stig.

    @Sixfoot - This is why I've been really quiet lately here.
    @Hannes - There's not enough ghosts and UFOs for their tastes, apparently. (OOOH! Bill! Haunted mod shop ep!!!!!)
    @AngelOD - Yeah, Right. You have access to more aluminum too.
    @Razer - Wife? ...With a face like that, where would I get a wife?
     
  20. Gaming_freak_10

    Gaming_freak_10 Active Member

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    hey cheaps you're awesome.. i was wondering when you would appear and i was right! whenever your name is called.. you appear out of thin air... lol :hehe:
     

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