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Scratch Build – In Progress Epic PC's Carbide Series is now the Lamptron Vector Series! 12.8.2011

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Djayness, 26 Apr 2011.

  1. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :) You caught 1 of my votes :thumb:, Kyubu is still my favourite you have done but this is really nice & has some sweet features.
     
  2. Darkage

    Darkage What's a Dremel?

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    I think the case is gonna look hella sweet when its done ... but ain't 600 dollars still a bit steep of a price to ask for the case... 400 would be more of a good price but hey... whatever floats your boat.. I have subbed and give +rep your way :D
     
  3. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Massive update is being edited, 10mins tops!
     
  4. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Massive update as promised.

    It is MOTM time and I am already 10 votes off the mark so I decided that a little progress would be in order.

    If you have been following this thread, you would know that I wanted to compile all the motherboard form factors into one board and the form factor that I was ultimately stuck on was the SR2's HTPX.

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    After an excellent recommendation by Sebas, I was able to replicate that form factor. As such, this case can take mITX, mATX, ATX, E-ATX and HPTX motherboards. To make sure all my measurements were okay, I did a small prototype with MDF.


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    I was happy with that and so I got polishing, by now my arms are quite sore -_-


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    And so a motherboard backplate was born. This is quite a flexible backplate in terms of what you can put on it.


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    Whilst the motherboard goes up front there is room for up to 5 HDD's and two SSD's or 10 SSD's if you choose not to use the HDD slots.


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    After drilling in some taps for the 6mm risers, the IO plate was ready to be fitted.

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    The fit could not have been more perfect and thats great because working in inches from the formfactor files was slightly irritable...


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    Next up was the drive bays and once again, perfect fit.

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    Thats my massive update and if you have the time, please head across to the Bit-tech Mod of the month section and vote! http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=209232
     
  5. jrs77

    jrs77 Modder

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    Huge case is huge... :eeek:

    I wonder how many of my systems (housed in Sugo 05) would fit in there :geek:
     
  6. Blooddrunken

    Blooddrunken In Flames we Trust

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    First it didn't looked that huge, but now with the mainboard installed it looks like a skyscraper. lol

    Absolutly nice, but absolutly too big. :D But somehow and especially due to the perfection I love it. :thumb:
     
  7. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    It can never be too big :p
     
  8. xXSebaSXx

    xXSebaSXx Minimodder

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    I think I will house two of my computers in this thing once I finally order mine... :D
     
  9. Mosquito

    Mosquito Minimodder

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    Agreed, wow, that is huge... and I thought MY server case could house a homeless guy... that could fit TWO!
     
  10. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    It is large, but in nice way. :hehe: No, it's looking terrific mate. :thumb:
     
  11. murtoz

    murtoz Busy procrastinating

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    Epic case is epic...

    FTFY :D

    This has to be the best looking most impressive scratch build in all time. You have my motm vote!
     
  12. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    That's what she said :p (couldn't help myself)


    Thanks Murtoz! More progress this afternoon!
     
  13. Vaptor-x

    Vaptor-x What's a Dremel?

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    Uh. This looks good :thumb:
     
  14. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    INCOMING! 20 mins max.
     
  15. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Update?! Told you guys I would make use of my days off.

    I had everything cut out but due to some mistakes in measurements I have to make the top panel again. In the meantime, the backplate, midplate and IO plate went in without issue.

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    This of course means we can do crazy stuff, like this.

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    Yeah you want dual PSU's now don't you!

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    Thankfully the drive bays all fit like they should.

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    Cable management is a huge part of this case.

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    Mmmmmmmm

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    Plenty of room for the dual rads, dual psu's, dual res's.

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    IO plate fits onto the backplate seamlessly.


    Bought a Canon 60D so expect some better shots from me when it arrives. I am using my 8 year old Canon 330D to it's absolute limit, the options were really quite limited back then and most of my shots are manual mode to get the correct effects that you see here.

    I am back to full time work tomorrow so I will spend the rest of the week touching things up, polishing to perfection etc.

    Oh and.....
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=209232 MOTM is still on! Go vote if you haven't already!
     
  16. o1wish

    o1wish What's a Dremel?

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    Good job on the acrylic motherboard tray, that thing looks absolutely mint!
     
  17. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Ah that took quite a bit of fabrication, still in the process of polishing it too.
     
  18. JCpewpew

    JCpewpew What's a Dremel?

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    Awesome work
    cant wait to see the final product
     
  19. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Congratz on the MOTM nomination buddy. I should really start neglecting my uni work so I can watch projects like this unfold lol.
     
  20. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Pics on next page!
     
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