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SketchUp Bit-Tech Case Design Contest - SFF Edition - Powered by LOSIAS

Discussion in 'Modding' started by confusis, 4 Dec 2011.

  1. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Hey folks, it's that time again!
    Powered by LOSIAS:
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    What time, you ask? Time for a case design contest! Hosted by confusis and LOSIAS.net!
    This time we only have one rule: you have to build around a motherboard I have chosen. The motherboard is the Abit A-S78H.
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    • Socket AM2/AM2+
    • AMD 780G/ SB700 Chipset
    • HD3200 Graphics
    • 5200MT/s HT with AM2+
    • Dual Channel DDR2 1066
    • New generation PCI-E2.0 x16
    • SATA 3Gb/s RAID 0/1/ 0+1
    • Gigabit LAN
    • ATI Hybrid CrossFireX™ Technology
    • abit Softmenu™ Technology
    • RoHS Compliant
    The .SKP file is here: http://sharesend.com/h9zuu - Feel free to convert the file to other formats - and if you use it elsewhere, please remember to credit the author..me :D

    Why this board? Easy... you could win it!
    In association with LOSIAS.net, the SFF haven, I have the following prizes up for grabs:
    Winner:
    Abit A-S78H motherboard (used and a slightly modified x1 slot) with IO Shield
    as well as an NZXT Sentry Mesh
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    Thanks to craigbru!
    2nd and 3rd places:
    AMD Athlon AM3 240 2.8ghz dual core processor at 65 watts
    AMD Sempron LE-1100 AM2 Single core 1.9ghz processor at 45 watts.
    (the individual who places 2nd gets first choice, the 3rd place getter gets the other processor)

    Deadline for entries is 12.01 am 21/01/2012 GMT. Please feel free to ask any questions. Renders are acceptable entries.

    Oh and there is another challenge involved here.. I'm competing too :D
     
    Last edited: 18 Jan 2012
  2. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Sw33t dude I'll try to get something in!

    Are there any specifications? Like watercooling, how many HDD's etc?
     
  3. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    great :D i'll start working on something
     
  4. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Specifications:
    Use the abit board.
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    yeh thats the only requirement :D
     
  5. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    That board is an ugly bugger! Someone had better make a case with no window if they want to win!
     
  6. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Very awesome Confusis!

    I've got something else I'll add to the prize pool. How about a brand new NZXT Sentry Mesh fan controller?

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    Fusis, you can decide where it get placed. :D
     
  7. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    thanks craig, added it to first place :)
     
  8. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Play the orange colour theme and you could come out on top. Remember this is a community voted contest as always :)
     
  9. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Fab a full cover waterblock for the whole board.:dremel:
     
  10. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    lol yeah that could work
     
  11. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Time for some inspiration - here's a fractal design inspired design from a month or two back - based on a Compaq desktop case:
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  12. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Wouhooo, that make my day. Count me in Confu-matey. I have a few idea and will try to show you something starting tomorrow.

    Thanks for this generous contest :)

    EDIT : Here is the layout I came up with, which will likely be the final one. This is NOT a gaming setup, but more a multi-monitor server one.

    The hardware is as follow :

    - Abit A-S78H
    - Phenom X4 9850
    - Prolimatec Samuel-17
    - 2x Matrox P690 Plus LP PCI (up to 8x analog screen)
    - Promise SuperTrak EX8650 (PCIe-8X Raid card)
    - D-Link DWA-556 (PCIe-1X wifi-n card)
    - 220W FLEX PSU
    - 6x SATA2 2.5" HDD

    ISO view :

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    Front view :

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    Left view :

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    Right view :

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    Top view :

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  13. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    Started to work on something :D
     
  14. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    very nice start dark. what soft did it use to model it ?
     
  15. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    3ds max :)

    small update : [​IMG]
    render
     
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  16. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    Bah; I'm working 7days a week till Dec24th and crashing at my parents/partners-parents to save a 1.5h daily commute; no competition for me... unless...
     
  17. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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    Too big of a formfactor for my taste... :hehe:
     
  18. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I'm sure you can make a nice wallclock with it :D
     
  19. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    A little update. I've changed the RAID card and the 6x HDD for a single OCZ Velodrive PCIe-8X SSD (1.1GBps / 130.000 IOPS). The WLAN PCIe-1X card has been changed for an HP 2.0GBps filter ethernet adapter.

    All cards are low profile ones and almost no cables are required (only ATX 24-pins + 4-pins CPU + start button + HDD led).

    Following is an early dress for this workstation. This will be cutted and sewed nicely in the next days :

    Front view :

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    Left view :

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    Back view :

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    Top view :

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  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The Hell!?!
    -Nobuddy woke me up for this?
    I'm in. It's too darned cold to mill.
     

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