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Scratch Build – In Progress Blade Mini MK II

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Defyant Mods, 2 Dec 2018.

  1. Jezzafool

    Jezzafool What's a Dremel?

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    'Looks like a racing toaster.':hehe::lol::hehe:
     
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  2. Defyant Mods

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    I know right ! i felt so chuffed making it ! it's the little things in life :D

    Rice Burner !!!

    Better put a wing on it ay :naughty:

    I did get a small update done today !

    Just trying different things for the side panel.

    This time ive made a proper type side panel from 6mm and done double routed inner and outer edges, this should give some "depth" to the sides rather than just a flat panel.

    For now i'm testing out some slight tinted windows. I may go clear or poss orange. But i think the contrast of the white on tint is a modern look.

    I'm thinking a hook lock and single rear screw system this time round to hold them in place.

    The sides were a bit of work with all the extra shape.

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    The tinted is cut to the exact same size as the opening this will make it a large press fit key.


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    Next is the glue the window to the side panel.

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    And give it a test fit.

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    I was a little bit worried that the window would be a little bit too light.....

    So i chucked in some hardware and can safely say that the tint is more then dark enough :thumbup:

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  3. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Multimodder

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    Gettin there slowly :)

    Ive gone with the older style corsair hydro AIO as it still uses one of the lowest profile block pump combo.

    As this is a 120mm cooler and im using a 140 fan in the front ive made a 6mm clear adaptor and to take up some hose ive mounted the rad east west.

    I may upgrade this later to a 140 AIO when i upgrade the hardware .

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    To help hold the GPU secure ive added some standoffs, this will also keep the back of the card off the TT riser cable :)


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    For the riser cable ive also added some standoffs.


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    These will connect to a L bracket that will hold the connector in place.

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    The bracket is tapped and secured to the base


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    And for now the bracket doubles as a SSD mount as well.


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    Some cable tie tidy up work


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    Add in the Corsair RGB crap


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    And finally fire it up and load some windows.


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    Still got a ways to go.... need to come up with a new system to lock the side panels on and add maybe a
    usb port and def gotta add a power button.


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  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The mobo to panel mount USB3 offerings available may be too bulky for that setup.
     
  5. Defyant Mods

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    Your prolly right mate,:thumb: I would like to upgrade the hardware sooner than later, Specially the gpu as it really needs to draw and exhaust out the back. I'm on the hunt for a R9 Nano :D
     
  6. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    I hunted the same game for my Nano-TV, Bitcoins miners baught all of dem, so they say :grin:, wanted to buy another one, but I gave up...:waah: I found it a bit oversold...actually 615 euros (690$) :wallbash: on a french online hardware seller:
    https://www.pop-informatique.com/Pr...B9ttLqEIrUk9lOGypZQNnqlGDyKPI7UkaAlvlEALw_wcB
    and it's the only one google could find out here...(I payed mine 350 euros, but years ago)
     
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    Cheers Kim i did find one ! @ $200_AU but baulked and lost :wallbash: :waah: So with a bit of tweaking ive decided to rotate the Rad... this allows me to fit a longer GPU ! So looking at some other options now :D


    A small update ! now that the build is at a point where i can use it as my workshop daily... it's getting a bit neglected.

    BUT i got some motivation with weekend.


    Adding a small fan to the rear... not that the case really needed it but it filled the spot nice :p

    While i was there i added a quick power switch, i'll box it later.

    And did some work the the fan to rad adaptor plate , adding a angled leading edge and adding a few coats of satin black...


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  8. Yury

    Yury What's a Dremel?

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    led rgb cutest I've ever seen, congratulations
     

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