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Scratch Build – In Progress (Buildlog: custom case) Building the beast!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by z3bb0, 30 Jan 2012.

  1. z3bb0

    z3bb0 New Member

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    So I wanted a case that could aircool and watercool so I spent some time designing my own case using sketchup and ended up with this (changed from inverted to norml mobo tray later on) : [​IMG]
    wont be using that crazy hardware but still :D


    this is what what I'll be using to build the frame, with a ATX psu for reference
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    metal in da hause?
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    done! :D
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    picked up 2 180mm fans from silverstone, airpenetrator ones
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    really big as you can see, the case in the background is a Fractal design R3
    built in fancontroller for 2 fans I think? awesome
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    This is how there going to sit in the case, tall? oh yezz
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    how they look next to the frame
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    found this old harddrive cage and modded it to fit 2 hdds, might use it.
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    got the plate to hold the 2 180s in the front in :D
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    pretty big huh?
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    I/O shield, on/off button, dust filters and some fan grills :D
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    the beginning of a 5.25 bay :D
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    how I'm going to fit the I/O shield and back fan
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    still room for a mid plate
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    and plenty of room for a 120mm fan
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    3.5cm of cable management room behind the mobo tray
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    can go for 2 120mm fans but not sure if I actually want to
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    9cm of room for fan and rad :D
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    picked up some mesh, alot actually
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    custom fan grills anyone?
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    looks pretty beast
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    I/O shield mounted and back 120 is mounted
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    outside view, ignore the scratches :duh:
    back with fan mounted
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    outside view with fan, looks okay?
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    3 5.25 D-drives mounted
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    carbon fiber !!! cheap stuff though :/
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    wont be running out of this for awhile
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    Had to try it out some :) Looks okay?? :worried:
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  2. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    looking sweet mate keep up the good work :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  3. z3bb0

    z3bb0 New Member

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    thanks :), my only reply :(
    Update

    Start of a new rad holder for the top :D
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    done
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    mounted and fans fitted
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    got a handle for the back 120fan grill and a 30CM ruler for reference
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    here's the dust filter mounted on the 180 airpenetrator fan
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    180s mounted in the case
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    the piece of paper is 17x17cm which is about the size of an mini-itx motherboard. So I could get 2 systems in there :D
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    the cpu power for the top of the motherboard is no where as long as it needs to be, sure this psu has an extra short cable but still I'll be needing some extensions
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    that's all for now :roll: Hoping to get the motherboard tray in soon..
     
  4. z3bb0

    z3bb0 New Member

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    some pics of the rig that's going to be installed in the case :D
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    tried to take some pics of the gpus but I don't really know how to use this camera but I'll figure it out soon :)
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  5. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    pics of the gpu look good mate :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  6. z3bb0

    z3bb0 New Member

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    Thanks man :) I'll be taking some pics with the camera when I changed the lens and maybe I'll be able to focus on the card instead of the background :D Thanks for commenting :)
     
  7. Bladesingerz

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    Nice stuff so far! Good luck on soldering extensions on that PSU, its a pain!
     
  8. z3bb0

    z3bb0 New Member

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    No I'm just using this psu as a try out :) I'll be using my TX850 from corsair
     
  9. z3bb0

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    Yay, I got the motherboard mounted and it sits there good.
    Case with the motherboard in.
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    from behind
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    2 L brackets to secure it
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    2cm cable management space under the bar, 3.5cm elsewhere.
    also changed the PSU mount to be able to mount the psu with the fan down
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    nearly 5cm of breathingroom
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    That's all for now :)
     
  10. monkiboi

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    What's the proper name for those corner connectors so I can find some. I presume by the following pics the tubular bars slide or fix on to them somehow?
     
  11. z3bb0

    z3bb0 New Member

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    I have no clue what they're called in english :/ but you slide them in using some force :p using a hammer and they sit firm...
     
  12. dwinsor

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    Can i ask where you got them from have been looking to do the same with a case design.:thumb:
     
  13. Metrodusa

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    Nice mod and nice idea using the 3-way connectors for the corners. Looking forward to seeing more updates.
     
  14. z3bb0

    z3bb0 New Member

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    Bauhaus, it's a swedish store btw..
     
  15. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    coming along nicely mate keep up the good work :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  16. z3bb0

    z3bb0 New Member

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    Thanks mate :)
     
  17. z3bb0

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    quick update

    one sidepanel done and the roof is soon done + midplate :p
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    that's all for now
     

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