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Scratch Build – In Progress BaDassumption - Photo Shoot...

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by dutchcedar, 8 May 2006.

  1. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    I think he changed his dome idea...

     
  2. dutchcedar

    dutchcedar New Member

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    Thanks. Maybe I forgot to explain the purpose, thought I had... its to cover up the video cards that came in green instead of black and to exhaust warm air out of the dome. The other reason (and probably the most important) should also be obvious... fun. That's the driving force behind this whole thing. If there's anthing unclear, the answer is most probably that I'm just having some fun. :D

    No offense intended, but nothing is more frustrating than people second guessing color choices. Its a piece of friggin' plastic. If the color isn't right (to my tastes, that is), I'll change it... hope that makes sense. So far, I like the color. :hip:
     
  3. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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    • The orange plexi don't look right.
    • And it's upside down, why have the rabbits on top?
    • And it's not glued down, won't it fall off?
    • The chassis is sitting crooked on the desk.
    • Shouldn't there be a saftey foot-operated cut-off switch on that? What if someone's hand gets cut off by the dome?
    • Are you going to do any wire management?
    • Are you going to sand that?
    • Are you going to paint that?
    • Won't dust get on your PC since there's no cover on it?

    So, did I about cover it?
     
  4. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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    Seriously, at first I thought the orange didn't fit. Then I realized we hadn't seen a shot of the whole system for a while. It IS orange after all.

    Also, anyone looking at your project from start to finish realizes you have an impecable sense of style. If you think it'll look, I'll bet it'll look good.
     
  5. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Dutch,
    I have a suggestion. Build what your inner eye says build. This is incredible and I know you will either make it right or re-do it until it is. Great craftmanship, and eye for detail, just MOD ON !
     
  6. Fozzy

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    Can I come play with your tools some day?
     
  7. dutchcedar

    dutchcedar New Member

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    ^^^ Hey Foz, a year ago all my tools were for woodworking... this machining schtuff with metal tools is all new to me... :D

    jhanlon303 and dacust... :p

    Dome Blower Reduz... part 2...

    This is the blower housing's body... it sits on rubber isolators at the trailing edge supports and a rubber stand-off at the front, fit to the center video card...

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    The rear duct is mounted to the backplate with a pair of #8-32 screws and rides above the video cards... it simply cantilevers off the backplate and doesn't touch anything else...

    The idea was to have all of this removable from above when the mainboard tray is pulled out and I think that's pretty much accomplished... :thumb:

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    Getting the two pieces to line up was kinda tricky... especially without wanting to "tweak" the cards at all... its done by having oversize holes at the front mounts that allow a little lateral movement...

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    The cover is mounted with #8-32 screws, but they're only temporary... they'll be replaced with some chrome acorn nuts on studs...

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    The edges were radiused with a 1/8" round-over bit in a router... the reason for the funny slots at the screws has to do with the ball grooves that will get milled in later...

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    Here's a shot of the whole get-up... well, most of the innards, anyway...

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    Next is ball milling the tops of these two and fitting the acrylic cover... still waiting for some carbide bits to do that... found a great supplier of re-sharpened carbide end mills on eBay that sells 'em for a quarter the cost of new ones... :hip:
     
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  8. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Can i give this project log 10 stars please???? :)
     
  9. dutchcedar

    dutchcedar New Member

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    Fits Under the Bubble...

    Barely... by millimeters... :D

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    Gonna have to come with a solution for the side of that one card...

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  10. G69T

    G69T CNC Modder

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    :jawdrop: Simply great, I have no word! :eeek:
     
  11. eegg

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    how much does that thing weigh?
     
  12. dutchcedar

    dutchcedar New Member

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    ^^^ I just put it away in the cabinet (gonna get to work on the PSU) and was kinda surprised... she's maybe twenty pounds or so...
    Well, my thanks to you... your work has inspired more than a few things I've done here... :thumb:
     
  13. jegerjon

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    omg.. stunning.... no words..... at all.. OMG this case is just.... perfect :O

    And the monitor setup is AWESOME!!! You've got some skillz... Deffently!
     
  14. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r New Member

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    It really is one of the sickest cases I've ever seen. A few wallpaper-sizes pictures would be really nice :)
     
  15. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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    His wallpaper size or our wallpaper size, LOL
     
  16. Claas M

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    Hum...whats the sense of a fan when watercooling is applied?
     
  17. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff New Member

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    Super mod :D
    Could you tell me what type of mobo that is ASUS ......... ?
    Mod on :thumb:
     
  18. JAxen

    JAxen New Member

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    best frikkin mod by far!!
    sure o appriciate a handmade-built-from-scratch mod but a machined-hanmade case is so much cooler :D
    well done :thumb:
     
  19. picio71

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    it's greats
     
  20. dutchcedar

    dutchcedar New Member

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    I could answer this for the third or fourth time or you could go back a dozen or some odd posts and read the answer... think I'll let you use the scroll bar... :D
    Thanks. The board is made by EVGA.
    How 'bout when its finished? :hip:
    7680 x 1600? That's gonna be some real fun... :thumb:
     

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