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Scratch Build – Complete Cross by Red Harbinger - Final pics!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by l3p, 15 Aug 2012.

  1. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    WOW

    Very nice desk, I showed it to my wife and now thats what she wants for a desk now instead of selling one kidney for a desk I'm gonna need to find another body part to sell to get a 2nd one. My wallet cried when i seen the price but I bet it would be worth every penny. Do you give a military discount?

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  2. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks a lot Squigly :)

    Thanks! No problem at all, would love to see it :thumb:

    If I knew before .. Another guy from Brussel came there to see it :)
    What I used to get the result per loop:
    2.2L Mayhems Ultrapure
    250ml Pastel red
    250ml Aurora red
    5ml Red Dye
    (I don't recommend doing this as I didn't fully tested it yet)

    Thanks Cheapskate! Certainly won't paint the foam :)
    No idea what you exactly mean with the heatsink :confused: Please tell :)

    Lol thanks man, had fun? :)

    Thanks Mechh69!
    I'm not really the guy who knows anything about discounts or prices but you can always ask Thomas :D
     
  3. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I some how forgot all about this build. What a beast, this is gng to look so dam cool when its finished, I would love to do some thing like this..

    Top modding dude, can't wait to see it all finished and up and running.
     
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  4. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks a lot bulldogjeff really appreciate it!


    20 hours before I bring the desk to the event

    Small reminder all photos are linked to bigger format photos :)


    You can see on the face expression who's stressed :D
    At the right the remains of the little 'incident'.

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    A filled pc with a length of 1.50m and 80kg that has to go downstairs almost vertically.

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    My wife taking pics and most of all ... paying attention I don't scratch the wall :p

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    The fun they had..... :)

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    Being relieved.

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    Temporary on a wooden box so I can do the last adjustments, cable management and installing OS+drivers+software etc.

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    The rubbertape I used for sound attenuation and protecting the glass panel.

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    Also filed the weld so the cover fits.

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    With glass panel.

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    This was a weird moment for me .....

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    "Desk ... I am your father"

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  5. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Wow..... :hip:

    *only suggestion, removing the labels from the SSDs or making shrouds for them, so they look more uniform... Make sense Peter?
     
  6. Bladesingerz

    Bladesingerz Member

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    Thanks for the specs, does it have any UV reactive properties? Really looking for a good UV red coolant and yours looks so good!
     
  7. Squigly

    Squigly MODfiend.. ~twitch~

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    lolz!!!! from humble begging's to a fully fetched beast!!

    An i gotta agree about making the SSD's more uniform... oh yea before I forget.. Peter your a nutter for building this thing and filling it upstairs when you still had to take it down a spiral staircase... madness!! but the madness we expect for the l3p :thumb::lol:
     
  8. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    +1 on the SSD. Modders look at the most minute detail, but yet they don't think about building a huge water cooled desk up stairs is going to be a PITA when you have to take it some where.

    I noticed the star trolls are out again!!!
     
  9. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Man that's amazing! Best of luck to you and your partners. I hope you sell lots. :thumb:
     
  10. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks Bill!
    Certainly does make sense, however don't really have a cool idea yet.
    Didn't want to do the window thing again :)

    I didn't add any UV active stuff in the coolant. Still it's a cool effect with the RGB leds changing from red to blue. Red hardware 'disappears' in blue light and vice versa :)

    Before starting all this and the history with D3sk ... I just couldn't put my wife through that again :D
    So I figured, if the Cross desk can get up ... it can get down :thumb:

    Thanks Mechh69! :thumb:
    Well as above, don't want to have my modcave in the kitchen again as with D3sk and L4n, not even a week :D
    I really wonder why it gets voted down..

    Thanks a lot Attila!
    Well selling lots of them isn't my primary goal.
    I just can't wait for the day I see the first buildlog popping up here with a modder .. modding our teams creation..
    That's where I open up my champagne :thumb:
     
  11. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Looks out of this world man, so clean!

    Also thanks for allowing me to steal your idea! Mine will be Orange though! ;)

    5 Stars!
     
  12. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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  13. Meelobee

    Meelobee New Member

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    +1 on the ssd and as always amazing stuff Peter! :rock: And I would have died from the stress carrying the desk down. Glad it all went ok :clap:
     
  14. mayhem

    mayhem Owner of Mayhems

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    well done peter :). Its a beast that is for sure. You have done use proud :).
     
  15. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    Oh and l3p, you can paint the speaker cones with a Sharpie or paint pen. That wont get them wet enough to ruin them, or just replace the drivers with black ones :)
     
  16. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks a lot Phame!
    No problem at all if I was able to inspire, I feel honored :)
    Be sure to give me the link when you start!

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    Thanks Meelobee!
    And imagine the other guys having fun of me cause I was stressed :D

    Thanks and no problem mayhem! :thumb:
    I didn't have any problems at all even till now with the aurora, working perfect even though I got warned with such a long loop :)

    Thanks for the tip Furball Zen! Will look into it :)
     
  17. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Firstlook 2012!

    It took me 2 weeks to prepare everything for just a 2 day event including taking 3 days off from work ....
    Well in my opinion it was completely worth it! :)


    Ready to go! The Friday night before the event.

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    Inspecting the booth.. oops .. I didn't expect the front side wouldn't be able to show.
    Too bad .. too late to change, this way they can't touch any of the buttons.

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    The first "wtf's" from the ASUS crew :)

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    Last minute adjustments so the glass panel will be flush.

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    Really cool experience, the constructing of an event, 1 big pile of ants :)

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    Checking if everything still works.

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    All just fine :)

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    Also finding a spot for something from a previous project. On top was no option cause of bending the glass shelf :)

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    This is how I had to leave it behind.

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    Believe me, this was pretty scary..

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    Till tomorrow morning!

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    Quickly getting everything running 15 minutes before the doors open up.

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    The relaxed overclockers 'Old Scarface' en 'Leeghoofd' also at the booth.

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    Here some shots of the event itself, made by my brother in law, still nice and empty :)

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    Everyone getting instructions :)

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    Doors are open and first people get in.
    ASUS booth still pretty quiet.

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    Our little corner :)

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    Fun to see from that close.

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    Honored this could also be at the booth.

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    And some shots of the built-in desk now that it's still quiet.

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    First thing they run off to .. Black Ops II stand ... yup .. 100% gamer event :)

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    Really enjoyed the OC sessions!

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    Cards were gone within half an hour :/

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    For who wants to see more boothbabes .. check here :)

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    Ok .. here it was too crowded for me :)

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    Highres picture of all the interest for the desk.

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    Playing with Nitrogen :)

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    Here a small video of the desk 5 minutes before closing time.






    The result .... I hate fingerprints :p

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    Astonished how the got the stand 'hardware-less' within 10 minutes.

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    And back home.

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    ASUS Benelux, a huge thanks for this opportunity, it really was a great experience!

    For now a small break, need to save up some money and and saw in some stuff in the desk :)
     
  18. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    Wow congratz on have the place of honor at the booth and having that beautiful custom card in the case as well! I bet you got a lot of "WOW where can i get one of those" and How much for the desk?" It is one beautiful piece of gear.
     
  19. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    To be honest ... it was a gamer event and the sentence I heard most was ... "What the F..!?"
    Thanks man! :)
     
  20. xXSebaSXx

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    To be honest.... I just let out a rather loud "WTF" followed by "I want one of those!" when I saw this picture:

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    Considering that it is 4AM here... I really hope the neighbors did no hear my screaming... They might think I was getting abused somehow. :D
     

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