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Scratch Build – In Progress Epic Pc -> Serpentine (Nom nom nom - 8th of September)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Djayness, 3 Aug 2010.

  1. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Project Serpentine

    Oh Joy, a brand spanking new project jumps to life thanks to the export functions of Autocad. This will eventually be a very tall watercooled acrylic case with green accents here and there and lighting to suit. Most of the watercooling will be integrated and I did happen to break the bank by getting a few sheets of 10mm thick clear acrylic, that stuff is AWESOME, I have had alot of fun with it in the past

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    Much fun.

    Planning:
    I prefer planning with pen and paper but I did have my hand at sketchup to formulate my idea's (But eventually went back to pen and paper....).

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    The basic premise is to have the backplate of the computer act as the spine, the main support. This means that it would have to be thick, 12mm thick in fact and all the other components would route around it and hang off it like a christmas tree.


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    Next up was the design of that spine, originally there was meant to be two radiators down the bottom but as time went on, it made more sense to arrange the two r360's in a way that gave the components some airflow. A cross flow bottom rad and a front panel rad would provide ample airflow into the case.


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    The entire frame would consist of these panels and the removable panels would eventually go on top.


    Cutting:

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    The acrylic panels came in, 6mm thick and 6*800*600 sheets, plenty for the task ahead.

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    This was just one of the 6mm spine panels, took a while to go through acrylic that thick. Had to slow the machine down to 1000mm a minute with 2mm passes. Even then, it took an hour and a half.

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    THBUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ (almost like the worldcup :p )

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    First one down, one more to go.

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    I wanted to do a lot of plastic bending with some kind of accuracy and straightness so I put together this seemingly dangerous looking contraption.

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    Totally safe....

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    I cant remember the amount of times I've pricked myself with these engraving bits, maybe I am just careless.

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    Side by side, aww :blush:

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    There are two of these air vents top and bottom, they will get some polishing love later when the glue has dried.

    Plenty of updates to come. *muwahahhaahahaha*
     
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  2. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Yay a new Epic build :) cant wait!
     
  3. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    You and me both :)


    Video is up, I'm logging everything and the Videos will be in parts.
     
  4. Timlander

    Timlander Simm Saver

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    I am liking this build log a lot for far. Looking good and subbed. :thumb:
     
  5. Anubus

    Anubus Minimodder

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    Woohoo! Another Epic Pc mod!
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  6. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Haha you guys should see what I have coming for the integrated watercooling, there wont be a lot of tubing around, just got in a whole heap of 10mm thick clear acrylic :)
     
  7. null_x86

    null_x86 Thread Closer

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    Subbed!
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I like what I see.:D
    -Your 'sketches' have improved drastically since you first came here.:hehe:
     
  9. zerohavoc99

    zerohavoc99 What's a Dremel?

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    I will need to see this one to the end!
     
  10. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    For those of you who dont know what cheaps is on about, here is a painful sample of what I use to call planning :p
     
  11. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    some of my early plans where on my arm for a mod ;D

    i've also used mini reciepts and stuff

    when you get an idea you have to write it down !
     
  12. Timlander

    Timlander Simm Saver

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    We all have to start somewhere, I did the same thing(maybe with a little more detail:D) for a while and I only recently learned how to use google sketchup.

    Yup that is a fact. :thumb:

    But I can't wait to see more of this mod.
     
  13. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Please Sir, Can I have some moar?

    Before and after, STAT!

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    More to come.
     
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  14. Timlander

    Timlander Simm Saver

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    ooo shiny, looks great. That 2nd to last picture reminds me of standing inside a sewer pipe looking out...lol.

    And yes must have MOAR! I love mods.:clap::rock:
     
  15. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Cutting the res and a few other things today so yes, there will be moar :p
     
  16. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    What a day :)

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    Caught Kal Cow on an early morning graze, the grass was particularly green.

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    Oh my...he didnt even see the CNC coming....

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    STEAK!


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    The tube reducer was a hugely messy affair...


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    Due to some retarded designer (me), the green part will need to be rethought. I can't get the fittings to fit, I will need to cut out a work around.

    When the glue dries its time for a leak test and polish *shine shine*


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    Sneak peak on the res...More on this later :)
     
  17. Timlander

    Timlander Simm Saver

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    haha the cow, that was too funny. lol
     
  18. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    I had to put this project on hold as I actually sold my CNC and bought a new one, call it an upgrade :p I got sick of attaching things to the table with double sided tape and so the newer model now has a vaccuum hold down system.

    Design is getting there but in the meantime I have been doing all that I can during my machine-less stage. It took 12 clamps and over 300mls of bonding agent, now...it is a single acrylic piece, 12mm thick.

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    This is the main support for the computer, its the midplate for the entire build. As you can see, its going to be massive, plenty of room :)
     
  19. Fabou

    Fabou What's a Dremel?

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    Really nice start can't wait to see more.
    Be aware if green peace come by they will sue you for violence over a nice little cow ^^.
     
  20. llOriginll

    llOriginll Minimodder

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    This looks like it's going to be -awesome- and lengthy xD Looking forward to seeing more, wish I had the balls to cut me some plastic xD
     

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