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Case Mod - In Progress AMD Bulldozer 8-Core Tribute - FINISHED!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by TheGreatSatan, 25 Sep 2011.

  1. PlayedStation

    PlayedStation Possessed like an apostrophe

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    Those switches look great, lovely build!
     
  2. RedManc

    RedManc What's a Dremel?

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    Well said :naughty:

    Is the green plexi on the fanbus not going to look ... odd ?
     
  3. shrop

    shrop El Jefe of Sleeving

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    Out of interest, looking at that fan controller, the front fascia is held on my Allen-headed bolts, why couldn't you have taken it off, sanded and primed the fascia? Just wondering, it would have looked a bit better in my opinion, it just looks a bit rough and ready.
     
  4. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    It was already brushed aluminum, so I had to only roughen it up enough for the paint to adhere.
     
  5. shrop

    shrop El Jefe of Sleeving

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    But you got those nice acrylic green edges smothered in paint, if you took the front off you wouldn't have!
     
  6. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    But they're also on the inside case edge. Out-of-site

    Actually, AMD's logo color is green. That's why I'll be backlighting it in green and using green cathodes inside. Maybe even green coolant.... ;)
     
  7. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    The AMD logo will be going on the right side
     
  8. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    could you not paint those chrome switches black ? i think it would match the paint scheme alot better :)
    amazing project tho, your lucky to have such amazing sponsers :D
     
  9. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    Actually, I hadn't thought about that. What does everyone else think?
     
  10. RedManc

    RedManc What's a Dremel?

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    if you're brave enough to paint the switches go for it my only concern would be that they would get stuck, dont know the best way to attack it :)

    i think the 8 should be blocked rather than rounded.
     
  11. Maximilian

    Maximilian WC Virgin

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    Nice, very interested in those hybrid revodrives myself, let us know how they are please!

    Great work!
     
  12. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    So am I. It's getting to the point though where drives are so fast you really can't tell 200MBps from 900MBps

    Here's the parts list thus far:

    Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5
    AMD FX-8150
    16GB Crucial Ballistix
    Radeon 6950
    1TB Revo Hybrid
    850 Watt Enermax 80 Platinum

    Not sure about cooling yet
     
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  13. KiiYzOo

    KiiYzOo What's a Dremel?

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    wow lucky on the parts front
     
  14. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    My Video card arrived courtesy of Gigabyte

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @Shrop - You are talking to the king of speed-modding there. :D
    I think painting the switches wouldn't work. However, hitting the hardware store for some black rubber boots to fit over them would be good. It would make them black and bulky.
    Bulldozers have shiny bits too -in the hydraulics pistons.
     
  16. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    Apparently AMD wasn't sure how serious I was about this project and if I had even started yet. So I sent them some pics of my current status. Just got word back this morning that they will be sending me their top processor, the FX-8150!

    [​IMG]
     
  17. RedManc

    RedManc What's a Dremel?

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    Wowzers, looks like this is coming together now with some lovely hardware.
     
  18. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    I am extremely jealous of you right now!
     
  19. AoE

    AoE What's a Dremel?

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    +1 for the freebie
     
  20. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    That is awesome, when you getting it?
     

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