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Case Mod - In Progress Cupboard Find

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Joel3630, 3 Feb 2020.

  1. Joel3630

    Joel3630 New Member

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    During the festive break to kill some time I decided to have a much needed clear out. Inside one of my cupboards under a mini mountain of crap I find a plastic storage container, two cardboard boxes and my old Fractal R4 that had gone forgotten until now. After pulling it all out into the middle of the room sat in front of me the beaut of a case my Fractal R4 which should be the case I use now instead of my ugly Xigmatek Elysium I might add and everything apart from a cpu to build a pc. Its all old stuff but its too good to throw in the bin and I couldn't be bothered to put it all up on ebay so I returned to an old hobby.
    This won't be anything major or spectacular but something good might come out of some items that have been wasted for good few years. I'm gonna try and do it for as little cost as possible and will try to make regular updates, they may be slow because I'm back at work now so I'm strapped for time. Would have been nice to get it done over Xmas but its been put back. I did start taking pics from the get go of all the parts as I thought a log would help keep me interested or committed to finishing it and found myself a cheap processor on ebay.
    I really like the R4 so I don't want to start cutting into it, its already had a couple of run ins with a dremel in it's past life so this is going to be more about giving it a nice coat of paint and adding things to it. The theme is going to be of three different materials being mild steel (the actual case) , mirror polished stainless steel and plywood. This is my first build in a long time so thanks for looking.

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  2. Mizuwari

    Mizuwari In vino veritas

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    Plywooooooooood! :clap:
     
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  3. Joel3630

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    It's cheap :lol:
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You called? ...oh. Sorry. My mistake.
     
  5. Joel3630

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    This is the kit I've got to play with ...like I said, it's old stuff

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  6. Joel3630

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    Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong with my picture sizes, If Icome on the forum using my phone my pics are tiny? :worried:
     
  7. kim

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    Hi Joel, don't worry, some of us like old stuff :grin:
    Your pictures are beautiful, I acually watch them and the size is certainly around 800/600, just don't trust your phone :hehe:
     
  8. Joel3630

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    Thank you Kim
     
  9. Joel3630

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    This is where I get the ball rolling, I would like to do everything I can get done at home started and finished to a stage where the case is painted and the internal wood parts stained and lacquered. Then I can move the final jobs to my place of employment where I hope to utilize the machinery to make the stainless steel parts which will handle the water cooling side of things.

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  10. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Yay for old hardware.

    Still current enough though really. Whack in a 6 core Xeon and oc its balls off :D
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Turning into a very scenic and comfy log. :D
    I forgot to say welcome to BitTech.
     
  12. Joel3630

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    Thank you Cheapskate, much appreciated :happy:
     
  13. Joel3630

    Joel3630 New Member

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    Yeah thats exactly what I thought so I bought a Xeon 5680 off ebay for £30 ...not the end off the World if it catches fire at that price :naughty:
     
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    It's nice to see hardware running free an' wild.... er loose on the ground...
    Love the one of the CPU block, so chilling there's ice on the ground :grin:
     
  15. Joel3630

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    Cheers bud, yeah made the most of some icy puddles in the yard :thumb:
     

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