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Scratch Build – Complete Cygnus X1.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Attila, 18 Sep 2008.

  1. skreenname

    skreenname SFF Forever

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    I don't know if I've posted here saying how absolutely epic this is since you finished it, but this is absolutely epic.

    And it appears that Alienware may have taken a design inspiration away from this...?
    Here.
     
  2. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thank you charles_h and skreenname., :)

    Yes the top vents do look similar but I don't think anyone at dell would have seen CX1.
    And I hadn't seen it until someone else pointed it out here, in this thread. It looks very
    plasticy and cheap, though I bet it costs a bomb! :hehe:
     
  3. rocketjumping

    rocketjumping DIY ADDICT

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    I spent at least an hour and a half reading through this, your craftsmanship and attention to detail is amazing. Voted for you for MOTY, gl!
     
  4. subby

    subby Me...just like you...only better

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    took me 3 hours...thanks to my cat annoying me :p

    +1 for MOTY too ::thumb:
     
  5. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    My vote has been cast for this mod also. It's been a great read and a perfect outcome.
     
  6. lucabeavis

    lucabeavis New Member

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    My first post here at bit-tech is to quote the hundreds of enthusiastic comments about your project. Reading through your work log was like reading a good book because you put so much love in it (not to mention your ideas and craftsmanship with several materials and the cost of all the stuff, your spare time of a whole year, but most of all the ability to keep your wife at bay while doing "computer-stuff", as wives call anything that has something to do with a PC :hehe:). My daughter has been watching Nemo at least five times a day lately and that makes me feel very close to you somehow :thumb:. My vote is for Cygnus X1. Happy New Year to all!
     
  7. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    rocketjumping
    subby
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    Thanks for the votes. :thumb:

    lucabeavis

    Thank you and welcome to Bit-tech. :thumb: Haha, yes, whatever my daugther is watching
    whether it's the wiggles or spongebob, it has to be over and over and over, delighting her
    but driving the rest of us crazy. :hehe:
     
  8. Azayles

    Azayles Member

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    I think it's gonna be close between you and Neptunes Trident. Both very impressive builds, but I voted for yours as the scratch build work on the core frame is astonishing in detail and workmanship.
     
  9. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thank you Azayles. :thumb:
    You know I wouldn't be surprised if there are a few dark horses that are in the running.
    I really think that it's open to about at least six cases to win. ;)
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You'll win. :D
     
  11. eddie_t

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    WOW, dedication + superb craftsmanship. :thumb:
     
  12. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations for MOTY :thumb:

    Well deserved mate, well deserved...

    ...now grab the prices while they're hot and start workig on a new rig for those new parts :D
     
  13. Azayles

    Azayles Member

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    Very big congratulations on MOTY! An award very well deserved, probably more so on this occasion than any other!

    Edit: Oh and that DJ mixing control looks tons of fun!
     
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  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    See?:D You won.:hehe:
    Congratulations!
     
  15. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Grats! You really deserved it.
     
  16. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    Yeah, like there was any doubt.

    Awesome work, awesome concept, beautiful outcome.

    When are you putting it on MDPC? I keep looking at the "Who's Next?" button, thinking "I know!"
     
  17. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    Congratulation for the MOTY !!!
    Well deserved!!!:thumb:
     
  18. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    brinkz0r New Member

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    Congratulations, well deserved :)
     
  20. DragonONE

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    Congratulation on MOTY.. Well deserved..

    I love the details with the shiny aluminium parts embedded in the warm depths of the wood.

    My wife peeked while I was studying some of the latest images and said: "If you ever are to put a computer into our living room, something like that would be acceptable....." Now I know what I'm up against :D
     

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