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Scratch Build – In Progress Handmade aluminium chassis Project

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by punkpablo, 5 Dec 2014.

  1. punkpablo

    punkpablo New Member

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    Handmade chassis Project

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    Hi, i am Pablo from Argentina and i want to share a tiny log of my handmade pc.

    It is made basically from a 6mm aluminium sheet, another of 3mm and an aluminium bar to do the machined spacers
    I am always doing some minor tuning to my stuff but always wanted to make a full chassis with custom liquid cooling.

    The hardware is:

    - i7 4770k @ 4.6 ghz delidded with collaboratory liquid pro
    - Asus maximus VI formula
    - 16 gb DDR3 corsair dominator platinum 2400 mhz
    - Ati HD 7750 a bit overclocked (I chose it because at that moment it was the best card that not require external power)
    - Corsair CX600M power supply
    - 256 Gb Samsung 850 pro SSD for the OS
    - 128 Gb OCZ vertex 4 SSD
    - 2 Tb WD black for storage

    Water Cooling:
    - XSPC raystorm cpu block
    - XSPC ex240 radiator
    - XSPC acrylic DDC tank reservoir multiport
    - Laing thermotech DDC 3.25 pump (18 w)
    - Bitspower and Enzo black 19/13mm compression fittings
    - XSPC high flex black 19/13mm hose
    - Corsair air series SP120 quiet edition low noise high pressure

    External peripherals
    - Dell U2711 (2560x1440)
    - Alienware Tactx Keyboard
    - Logitech MX performance
    - Sennheiser momentum headphones

    So here it is:

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    Measuring with old hardware
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    Machined spacers
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    The rest of the components

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    The stand
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    Ready to assemble
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    Testing
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    Finished at last!
    Hope you like it

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  2. BLAMM0

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    awesome!!!
     
  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    You know, I have occasionally looked at Darwin Machines' PC cases, wondering how to adapt them to water cooling...

    Of course, building your own from scratch is much better. :D Great work!
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    excellent! :D
     
  5. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    2 things:
    Excellent build with nice look and great skills
    Second: dust :D

    send from Deathstar via HAL9000
     
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  6. punkpablo

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    Thanks man, I knew darwin machines, them partially inspired me.
    They offer a pc with water cooling nowadays

    Thanks, i have almost no dust in my computers room also is very easy to clean with my air compressor :D
     
  7. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Very nice build, hand made scratch builds are the best:)
     
  8. punkpablo

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    Thanks, This is my everyday pc. I am currently developing another chassis, but i need some hardware sponsors, i can't buy good stuff. Very low availability and expensive in my country.
     
  9. storm-83

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    this is very cool!
     
  10. Bartacus

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    Excellent work Pablo, very unique! Nicely done!
     
  11. lowfat

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    Looks awesome. :)
     
  12. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    Albeit short, but well made nonetheless!
     
  13. acmods

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    nice,
     
  14. -MisterX-

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    Perhaps a little inconvenient with the I/O at the bottom. Very cool build non the less. Love handmade builds!
     
  15. punkpablo

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    Yes, this was my first log. I was so concentrated in the work that i forgot to take more pics. Now i see another work logs and i realize that they have a thousand photos.

    But i/o ports have good clearance although upper or back ports have always better access.
     
  16. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Very cool design.
     
  17. griso

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    Very interesting.
     
  18. punkpablo

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    Upgrade layout

    Hi, i am upgrading the cable routing, the radiator supports and the relocation of some things like the ssd and the pump

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  19. noobas4urus

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    Awesome looking case, reminds me of some of the InWin concept stuff.
     
  20. Ygd3n

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    Love cases built by hand! :D Awesome work!
     

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