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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by B NEGATIVE, 20 Dec 2014.

  1. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    “The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.

    The Economist, December 4, 2003”
    ― William Gibson


    Welcome everybody to my latest log and one that I have had to keep quiet for a few weeks now so im glad I can finally get this rolling.

    Its a very very great pleasure to introduce a new case maker to the world,run by 2 of my good friends and all round nice guys,Nate and Hans from their new case company,HEX GEAR.

    Im working on their new case,the R40 mATX.

    http://www.hex-gear.com/

    The case is a steel and aluminum constructed unit with a emphasis on quality and sleek lines,they have aimed this at the watercooling community with solid rad support (240 + 360) and has nice options available for those wanting something a bit different from the plastic fantastics.



    Obviously,as Im doing one,its going to be heavily but subtly modded,again sticking to the ethos that I dont want to lose the 'Character' of the case but enhance it.

    The theme? As a longtime William Gibson fan,I took cues from his near future 'world' and adapted the 'look' for myself. Copper...polished,mirror black and forced copper patination. Patina'd copper tube work. Normal I blow out and tell you what Im going to do with it but not this time,you will have to wait and see but I promise you this..its going to be pretty awesome!

    As im discussion with a few interested parties,hardware specs are....fluid...right now but its not all about the hardware,this is about me stretching myself into new techniques and doing something special for a pair of good friends.



    “When you want to know how things really work, study them when they're coming apart.”
    ― William Gibson, Zero History


    I think some pictures are in order.....

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    The cable routing for the hidden PSU cabling

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    Thats all you get for now,I still have my awesome DFM LAN box to finish before I give this my full attention.
    This is going to be a slow burner but the ride will be worth it.


    “Secrets...are the very root of cool.”
    ― William Gibson, Spook Country
     
  2. F3nixMods

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    More awesomeness for sure. That new case from Hex Gear looks the part, may have to pop in to have a look. :)
     
  3. Zoyadog

    Zoyadog New Member

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    Beautiful pictures :) The logo is making me very interested!
     
  4. sebar

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    That is a very cool looking case for sure. I am anxiously awaiting more. :)
     
  5. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Good luck B-neg and have a lot of fun!!!!
     
  6. Bartacus

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    SO subbed!
     
  7. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Im sure they would like to see what you can produce Marco

    There is a clue in there......

    I will be making serious headway into this when LUMO is finished,I will be taking a while on this one tho,a slow burner.

    We need to talk fittings Tim......and maybe blocks:D

    Welcome again,you are becoming quite the regular! :thumb:
     
  8. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Can't wait to see what you do with this dude. Subbed.
     
  9. shinji2k

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    Definitely subbing this one! I like that case a lot. It's designed well enough that it looks like it wouldn't take much effort to make an impressive looking rig.
     
  10. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Just whisper it in my ear baby, soft and sexy.... :naughty:
     
  11. hairyknacker

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    Huzzah!! Another BNeg build log
    Christmas has come early- from a forum member stuck away for Christmas and missing the mod log
     
  12. saxovtsmike

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    subbed.
    Looks sexy

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    Pleeeeease tell me that the case feet can be mounted on the top side too, so that you can have it as an inverted ATX layout with GPU´s on top.

    Any chance of getting an option for a ODD slot to fit an Aquaero with display ??
     
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  13. ciobanulx

    ciobanulx Modder / Watercooler

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    Subbed :D. Always awesome work from you!

    Love this new case from Hex Gear. Can't wait to see what you do with it, as well as the other modders that currently have one :D
     
  14. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    :rock:

    One of the things im working on right now!

    Mine should be a little more...unique...perhaps?

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    After the wait for LUMO to be finished,I am now devoting time to this build.
    And what a great way to start by introducing Crucial memory to the build with their excellent storage and memory solutions.

    After speaking the the helpful guys at Crucial UK,they sent me 3 of the yet unreleased M200 series SSD's and the Ballistix Elite memory kit I like so much
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    Ram.

    For now its the lovely Ballistix DDR3 kit that I love so much,however..this may become DDR4 after all......


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    Currently working on the copper cover boxes for them and the panels that are being re-cut are being lasered right now,new copper SSD mounts and pump mounts also!

    Also does anyone know of a copper plater that will do alu extrusions? ​
     
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  15. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Brown boxes...the best kind!

    Even better is whats inside...thanks ASUS UK!

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  16. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Well go on....open it then!
     
  17. storm-83

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    WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!
    WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!
     
  18. stealth80

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    well we can see it's Asus :thumb:

    Im guessing, Motherboard and GPU
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You never know. It could be a fish.
     
  20. hairyknacker

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    B,
    don't be a tease now young man :D

    ooooh, I know, I know... its a mechanical Magoo clone to take over za Verrrrrrrld muh haha haha hahah (in best eastern European accent)
     

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