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Scratch Build – In Progress Biohazard Computer Case Mod-Back Panel-I/O shield 10/18

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by BLUEHORSESTUDIOS, 25 Apr 2010.

  1. BLUEHORSESTUDIOS

    BLUEHORSESTUDIOS I haven't lost a finger yet!

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    Thanks Ziip, I wasn't sure about the green LEDs but they turned out better then I thought behind the smoke acrylic.
    I got started on the roof line LEDs , and more panel details.
    As for the hardware, I'm not sure if I should bite the bullet and go with the E.E CPU or something more affordable like the 950 and use this as a upgrade path to the E.E.
    Thanks for your support.:thumb:
     
  2. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    Ooooo, decision time. surely the 950 would suffice for pretty much anything, unless you're going to running something incredibly CPU intensive.

    I just want to see this behemoth all together and fired up!
     
  3. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    WOW... Just... WOW... Speechless! :jawdrop:
     
  4. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Ok, couple of questions and suggestions:

    1. Why didn't you try to get the hardware sponsored? Im sure lots of brands would love to get involved in this insane scratch build?

    2. The new Sandy Bridge platform should be quite good - you can OC an i7 2600K to more than 5 GHz - on AIR! Imagine what you can do with watercooling....

    So, why not wait a couple of months with getting the hardware? If there's one thing I've learnt from my own project then it's to wait with getting the hardware until the case is almost complete - unless you risk ending up with rather obsolete hardware. Ok, I'm sure the hardware you listed won't be anywhere close to being obsolete in a couple of months, but what if your time plan doesn't hold up? Unforeseen things CAN occur, y'know?
     
  5. BLUEHORSESTUDIOS

    BLUEHORSESTUDIOS I haven't lost a finger yet!

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    Ya I agree with you NutMan, the sandybridge platform does offer a lot of upside. I rebuilt my pc and a friends this year with the x58 sabertooth and was able to get a very stable 4.0 overclock on this board. It really was a hard choice, but it came down to the reliability of the x58 platform .
    As for sponsorship, I'm seeking that for my CPU, powersupply and watercooling.
    Bill Owen gave me some great advice about how to go about that and I'm hoping something comes from that soon.

    I was going to wait til the entire case was completed to get my hardware but really can't afford to fork out $2500-3000 in one shot. Buying my specs when I had some extra cash was easier on my budget.
    Heck.. Hardware become obsolete so fast these days anyways.
     
  6. Throbbi

    Throbbi What's a Dremel?

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    Been watching this one for a while now, great to see it nearing completion :thumb:

    Now then, can all the GW nerds from the thread in general come over and have a game of Necromunda in it? :D lol

    Absolutely love this mod.
     
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  7. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    Hehehehe, I would agree there Throbbi. This thing screams a necromunda match. :D
     
  8. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    So amazing i love watching this
     
  9. BLUEHORSESTUDIOS

    BLUEHORSESTUDIOS I haven't lost a finger yet!

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    Thanks Throbbi
    Thanks Ziip
    I don't care what you what we play, barbi dolls for all I care as long as this thing fires-up and runs wells ..lol.
    Warhammer, gijoe, starwars , all nerds and beauties welcome.
     
  10. BLUEHORSESTUDIOS

    BLUEHORSESTUDIOS I haven't lost a finger yet!

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    Thanks DP,
    When are we gonna see another great build from you?
     
  11. Torin

    Torin What's a Dremel?

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    wow really love that cant believe missed this build
     
  12. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Ha! hopefully soon

    Im been planning a few things something a bit different something that will hopefully look good :p
     
  13. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Everything and that hardware list looks good Ron! Lookin forward to the next updates :thumb:
     
  14. BLUEHORSESTUDIOS

    BLUEHORSESTUDIOS I haven't lost a finger yet!

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    Biohazard Computer Case Mod Update June 6th

    Blue Horse Studios is proudly sponsored
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    On todays update Im going to finish up all the raw construction on the front panel and spray my first coats of primer.

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    I started off today by defining the roofline with some generator towers.

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    Doing a dry fit to check for any gaps within the seams of the two structures.

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    Now I want to build out on this structure by adding antannas and support columns.

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    Here Ive added the tower to the main structure and applied two coats of primer

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    Now I'll begin working my way around the roofline adding more detail pieces.

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    With the right side completed I'll now construct the left side.

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    Im applying modelers putty within the seams and doing a light sanding before and after my first coats of primer.

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    More model pieces help define and detail the structure.

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    Now I'll spray my final coats of primer and prep for paint.

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    Heres a final look at the structure before I go into all the paint and weathering details.

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    And a look with the LEDs illuminated.
    On my next update I'll finish the paint, construct the motherboard tray , I/O panel and reveal some of my hardware choices.
    Part 12 of my video worklogs are in final edit and will be posted in a few days.

    Stay Inspired and Keep Creating!!
     
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  15. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    Absolutely incredible work so far. :)
     
  16. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Looks sweet, as always. How about some persons inside the control towers?
     
  17. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    This is a real piece of art! Mod on buddy this is awesome!! :)
     
  18. alain-s

    alain-s Minimodder

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    +1
     
  19. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    You really have an eye for this biohazard stuff you just seem to get the whole theme working all the way through
     
  20. Blooddrunken

    Blooddrunken In Flames we Trust

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    absolutely stunning work. +rep and 5 stars :thumb:
     

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