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Scratch Build – In Progress CURV3D by C4B12 | 18-11-09 Painting parts

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by C4B12, 11 Oct 2012.

  1. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Haha oh yes, to much mileage. :D

    I just want to be sure it will not move, thanks.

    Does it make you sad because you miss MIPS or dont like it? I actually picked up this block from Jeremy in person when I visited Performance PCs like 5 years ago. :)

    Thanks man! Come by next time you visit Sönsvall!
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Mips Kit was fantastic, but hardly anyone knew about it. They kinda got washed away by the rapid expansion of everyone else in the industry.
     
  3. C4B12

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    Yeah I really liked them too, glad I was able to pick my block up. The Intel version looked really good too.

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  4. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Another update incoming. Time to finish up the pump mount and build a IO-cover.

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    I drilled holes in the bottom part of the pumpmount.

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    Measured out where the holes needed to be in the acrylic as well and drilled those.

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    Next part I wanted to make was a IO-cover. I started by measuring out the length of the IO as well as the widest part of it.

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    I added a few mm and cut out a piece.

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    I measured out where the bend needed to be and used my bending machine to do it.

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    I lined up the piece over the IO too see where I needed to do cutouts. On this motherboard the only place where were the battery is.

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    Cut that out with a regular metal handsaw.

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    Lined it up over the IO igen and it fit except for a few mm that needed to be shaped of the bottom part.

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    To mount the IO cover the left connector needed to be a bit higher.

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    I solved that by cutting out two pieces, glue them together and file them down and then add it to the connector.

    The coming days I will paint all the parts, I always let that take its time as spraypainting aluminium can be difficult. I will be back when everything is painted and mounted. :)

    With kind regards,
    Johan Nyman
     
  5. storm-83

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    Nice work as always!
    Will be interesting to see temp measurements with the new watercooling gear, and looking forward to seeing the next mockup with hardware and paint!
     
  6. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Thanks. Yeah Im looking forward to it. Temps will be posted. :)
     
  7. DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤

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    I'm a fan of a sexy workshop! might do some thing to mine one day :D First time ive read through this log, i can see like me you struggle to get thick plex to conform... i always shied away from bending plex that thick cause i could never get it to not to warp :(

    Loving the update :thumb: the backet needs some sanding but is a very cool idea :rock: and we have the same AEG Jig Saws!!!!

    These jigsaws are perfect for under table mounting makes cutting plex and metal a breeeeeeze :dremel:
     
  8. C4B12

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    Yeah it is hard but it worked out in the end. Thanks! :)

    Im in love with AEG as well, good stuff.
     
  9. C4B12

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    Time for some painting.

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    Im using three cans, aluprimer, matt black paint and matt clearcoat.

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    The alu-primer is highly recommended.

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    Some black paint and then almost done!

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    To mount the IO-cover Im using 3M's doublesided tape.

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    Ended up looking like this, what do you think?

    Best regards,
    Johan Nyman
     
  10. kim

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    pretty :grin:
     
  11. C4B12

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    Thank you! :)
     

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