Scratch Build – In Progress CURV3D by C4B12 | 17-10-04 - Planning the custom-loop

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  1. C4B12

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    Final pictures

    Hello!

    Its been a while now, had some problems with another project and so on. However, I bought a Canon 400D from a friend a couple of weeks ago so now I got some better pictures, the final pictures. The last thing I did was to install a fan filter over the 100mm fan under the motherboard.

    I have been using this build as my main computer for a while because Im working on another project. The temps are pretty good, uses it for movies, music and internet. No problemo!

    Enought with that, here are the final pictures. Hope you enjoy them!

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    Thank you and Ill see you soon again! ;)
     
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  2. C4B12

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    Hi again!

    I can never really finish a build, like many others I think. Anyway, I sold the harddrives I was using in this build, got a 1TB 2.5" instead and a Corsair Force SSD. Also a Asus E45M1-I Deluxe is coming. So some hardware upgrades is going on here.

    When changing to only 2.5" disks I wanted to make a harddrive bay. Here it is!

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    I drew up some different designs but I went with this one, measured out and cut with a jigsaw. What about some white paint on these?

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    And this is how it looks in the case:

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    What do you think?

    Johan Nyman
     
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  3. C4B12

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    Hmm what could this be???

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    HCP here on the forum thought I should make a harddrive bay in the same design as the case. So heres the result.

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    Which one of the harddrive bays do you like? I cant decide really. :)
     
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  4. C4B12

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    Its starting to be a habit of mine to create harddrive-bays every night. Anyways...

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    Made new cutouts of the second design, this time for three harddrives. Sanded down the edges and ofcourse painted it white. I think Ill go with this design actually, I asked around what people thinks and its 50/50. But when the case has this round, smooth design it feels better with a similar harddrive bay instead of something with raw edges.

    Second design rev 2:

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    In the case

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    It kinda looks like a smaller version of the case. Ill go with this one!

    Tomorrow Ill start with the cables for this so everything is ready when the motherboard gets here.

    Hope you like it!
    Johan Nyman
     
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  5. Axoxenon

    Axoxenon Do it right the first time

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    That looks great. Very nice with the same consecutive curvy thing going on :p
     
  6. C4B12

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    Thanks, that was what I was aiming for :)
     
  7. C4B12

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    Hiya there!

    My new motherboard is here! Finally, without the i/o shield though so I had to get a new one from ebay. However, I installed the new mobo and this time I need to use a picopsu so some sleeving was done. Now you can see my harddrivebay in action! ;)

    Whats in here???

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    Open it up and tada!

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    Goodlooking cooler!

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    Im pretty satisfied with this harddrivebay.

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    I cant decide if Im going to go like this, with sleeved cables, or hide them all under the harddrivebay and motherboard so only the sata cables is showing. What do you think?

    Cheers!
    Johan Nyman
     
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  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Neat. Instead of hidden cables, they are the primary feature now. It looks great like that.
     
  9. C4B12

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    Thanks! I was thinking about not sleeving them and hide most of them, but this looks pretty good too. :)
     
  10. C4B12

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    Hello!

    Its time for a update, probably one of the last. This all started out as a sideproject but turned out to be my priority. So I have been putting time into every small detail and now its 100% finished. Last thing to do is to take some time to get some really nice final pictures (again).

    Anyway, I read on another forum that a fabric called "Sarita" from Ikea works perfect as dustfilter. So I bought 1sqm = 5$. I havent found any fanfilter for 100mm fans so had to make my own. Made a frame in acrylic, painted it white and glued the fabric on it. The installed it over the fan under the case.

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    Another little detail I wanted to do was a little shroud for the back of the LCD. Just made it simple with acrylic again.

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    Took out everything, cleaned everything and assembled everything again. I think Ill go with the sleeved look. Gives it a little extra.

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    So thats it. Been a fun project and Ive got really good feedback on it. If I have time tomorrow Ill get the final pictures up. Going out in the sun/snow to take some pictures tomorrow.

    Thanks
    Johan Nyman
     
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  11. C4B12

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    Final pictures!

    Here you have the final pictures. Hope you liked this log as much as I did. Dont have so much to say. Now I can go on with my other build Cold Winter and finish that.

    Thanks to LCDModkit and Aquatuning for helping me with some parts.

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    Comparison with a Coke

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    On top of my receiver, hifi-style

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    Thank you for all the nice comments and feedback. Ill be back with another project for sure! :)

    With kind regards
    Johan Nyman
     
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  12. Axoxenon

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    It looks really great!

    I got some Sarita aswell, did you just glue it right to the frame?
     
  13. AverageNinja

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    Looks awesome! Great work!
     
  14. roundyz

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    Good work mate! I would have gone with a grid array of holes in the same shape above the cooler to let air in/out, but very cool. Nice hdd rack BTW!
     
  15. C4B12

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    Thank you! Yep used some random superglue.
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    Air gets in from the fan under the motherboard and it gets out in some kind of way. The temps are okey. Thanks! :)
     
  16. C4B12

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    Oi!

    I entered CURV3D in a mod competition on a LAN-party here in Sweden called Birdie. I won both peoples choice and 1st place by the jury.

    I got some sick prizes too. These two cases that you see, Lian Li PC-X2000FN and Cosmos II. I also got a Intel I5 2550K, MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming and a MSI N650Ti PE.

    Really happy about this! Can you find my build on the picture? lol

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  17. Furball Zen

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    Geez, all that for such a tiny case? Great job :)
     
  18. AverageNinja

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    Wow. Congrats mate, you deserve it :D
     
  19. hampurista

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    Nice one, grats. But where they unearth that Sandy Brigde CPU? :D
     
  20. tekonivel

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    Awesome prizes! Congratulations, well deserved!
     

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