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Scratch Build – In Progress Epic's ROG Build for Karma (It's in a fridge...ITS IN A FRIDGE! 27/01/2012)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Djayness, 23 Jan 2012.

  1. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Epic's ROG Build for SGL!

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    I was approached to do an ROG build which is, as always. Awesome.


    Challenge accepted and after some further discussion I was told that the case needed to be made from scratch and ready for the SGL (Sydney Gaming League Event) in just two weeks.

    Deadlines are cool, if not sometimes impossible but the client was keen and I guess I didn't need sleep anyhow.

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    Pictured: Me snoozing whilst the CNC does it's thing.


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    The design phase took just over a week and that left me around about 5 days to get the whole thing cut, polished and flat packed onto a courier.


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    This was the center piece. A large res with the ROG logo front and center.


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    I was rushing a fair bit so if that leap to completion was a bit unexpected then I do apologise. To explain the setup though, this piece sits atop a bar fridge with radiators inside. The entire motherboard has been laquered so the condensation can just drip off it.


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    No detail was spared and certainly no temperature sensors were either. There are no less than 6 read out LCD's going into the build.


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    I made dogtags for the event too :)


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    Can't wait to see what the backplate looks like with red liquid flowing down it!

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    Check out the video and the rest of the photos can be found on our facebook!
     
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  2. Briaireous

    Briaireous New Member

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    WOW :D this is gonna be awesome! MORE MOOOORRREEEE! The etching on the acrylic looks awesome
     
  3. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    Really looking forward to how this turns out. Look's really interesting :D.
     
  4. sparkyboy22

    sparkyboy22 Web Tinkerer

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    Really loving the idea. I cant wait to see this one dripping!
     
  5. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    An entire Acrylic case in two weeks, fully built? This should be very interesting to see.
     
  6. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Saw this in my Youtube subscriptions box, but decided to look at it here. :)
    Great start, looks really good, can't wait for more!
     
  7. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Active Member

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    Great tools and a near infinite array of possibilities to create with it !
    Looking with great interest! Love a good display of machining !
     
  8. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Nice. I want to see more.
     
  9. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

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    I´m really excited!
     
  10. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    looks sweet mate :rock: :rock::rock:
     
  11. o1wish

    o1wish New Member

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    Can't wait to see this case at the Sydney Gaming League! Amazing work :jawdrop:
     
  12. Blooddrunken

    Blooddrunken In Flames we Trust

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    subbed and looking forward for futher updates.
     
  13. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Client sent me these two photos :)

    Why does this thread only have 4 stars?

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  14. Briaireous

    Briaireous New Member

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    what!!!! wait is that a radiator inside a fridge with 12 fans?! :O I want to see what temps you get with that thing lol

    although I wouldn't say its very compact but looks awesome :)
     
  15. xXSebaSXx

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    Setting aside the awesomeness of the build itself... I truly hope your client used some sort of industrial strength fridge for this; regular refrigerators are designed to remove a static heat load... That is; they cool your food/drinks and that's it, but that computer is constantly putting out heat and that will overload a regular fridge in no time.
     
  16. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    On load it wasn't an issue, he got the chipset down to 4 degrees. There's laquer all over the motherboard and the condensation just drips everywhere apparently :)

    It goes on show at SGL tomorrow, I won't be there but I'm betting a ton of people will take photos. Hopefully those photos make their way back to me :)
     
  17. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Can't wait to see them m8!
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I'm not sure I like the idea. Gaming would be bad for wine, and beer replenishment would affect temps.
     
  19. Wicked_Sludge

    Wicked_Sludge My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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    i still dont see that fridge lasting long. like xXSebaSXx said, they arent meant for continuous duty cycles. itll last for a while but eventually the compressor is going to crap out. still, build looks neat!
     
  20. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    That fridge is a goner. What's worse, it will become a hot insulated box, eventually tripping thermal alarms on the hardware. Sad way for hardware to die. Overheating while liquid cooled.
     

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