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Scratch Build – In Progress K2 - Video added

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Editor22, 15 Aug 2012.

  1. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    FINAL SHOTS - STAGE ONE

    So it's been a while since K2 was finished but I recently picked up a new camera so have finally been able to make a video!




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    PROJECT LOG

    Hey there everyone, I have been wanting to get another computer built for a while now but have never been able to find the time!

    A couple of days ago I was invited to head over to Berlin for the campus party, as soon as I found out I knew that I needed a new case to take with me!

    Obviously this log may not be as in depth or action packed in the beginning as I have around 5 days to finish this :eeek: or at least get a working prototype up!

    Plus there is always the possibility of everything going wrong and having to hold it together with duct tape for a week until I can get back from Berlin and work things out. What ever happens I'm hoping it's awesome :)


    So without further ado, I present the K2 concept:

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    Simple in essence, cooled by a single radiator drawing air through the open finned design.

    I had originally designed this to make use of an AIO cooler but unfortunately that wont be ready in the next week so I'll be installing a standard loop in until then.



    Again; sorry for the poor pictures I'm just taking them on the phone as I go.

    First up.. Safety! and a new hat that I can't wear till winter :(

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    Ok so now a random mixture of images from the last 2 days!

    Set some tool paths for the CNC

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    And off she goes :)

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    I'm just using what ever scraps I have left over in the shop for this as its a prototype and I also don't have time to wait on a delivery.

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    Some 10mm stock goes under the mill for some framework.

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    All the fins get a coat of Graphite sparkle spray and then it's a lovely sit down in the garden to assemble.

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    The bottom fin set.

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    The radiator also got a quick coat to help it blend in.

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    Time for a test fit (using my wife as a wonderful assistant)

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  2. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Oh very nice, really like the Design
     
  3. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Hahaha You are mad if you pull this off. And you better pull it off!

    Looking forward to meeting you in Berlin:)
     
  4. hoochy

    hoochy Need moar cooling

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    Really like the case design, those 2 big fans at the bottom pulling air in look very nice indeed. But...5 days to complete this! woosh, i wish you the best of luck - I cant wait to see the final case, held up with duct tape or not :D
     
  5. Guest-23315

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    om nom nom nom acrylic.

    :thumb:
     
  6. Skill3d

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    Nice and nifty design. I like it a lot! I'm looking forward to this build.
     
  7. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Thanks dude :)

    lol should be a fun few days trying!

    Going to be needing some seriously strong coffee while I'm there at this rate! was thinking of bringing a filter coffee machine but the wife's already wondering where every things going to go lol

    Thanks hoochy, well it's now self supporting which is always a bonus :D so the use of duct tape is looking less likely :D

    That's the sound that the CNC was making on the last photo! :clap:

    Thanks Skill :)


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    So day two!

    First I set up the CNC to mill out the plexi part of the motherboard tray.

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    Bit of a jump now... but here's the assembled motherboard / mid section

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    Next victim is the panel that holds the radiators and also connects the mid section to the base.

    Hot off the CNC
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    Bit of de-burring and its a quick test fit

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    All together now :) that 5 day deadline is looking achievable :D

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    So I'll leave this update with my favourite shot of the day. Sadly you will all have to wait to find out what this block is being turned into :)

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    PS: I'm always updating the E22 Facebook page as I go throughout the day, so if your interested in watching the project come together in real time as well as keeping up to date on how I fair in Berlin head over and join the fun :)
     
  8. SilveR_172

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    Coming along double quick, you got hardware to go into it or you just building the case ?
     
  9. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    I'll just be moving across my current rig into this for the time being. Hopefully I'll find some sexy new stuff to fill it with while I'm over there :D
     
  10. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Wooooo Nate:D You are going to get BUSY!

    I am at least ready for leaktesting today (at least i hope so lol!)

    You will make it - I am sure of it!
     
  11. Ace_finland

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    I love all of your designs, this is no exception :)
     
  12. Editor22

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    So day 3!

    Started off by cutting the back panel out of some 5mm black plexi

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    Next it was time to return to that mysterious block of clear plexi from yesterday.

    Checking to make sure to audio i/o fits

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    back panel screwed on.

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    finally all together :) contemplating using this piece of smoked plexi for the left top as the PSU should look fairly nice once its all done :)

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    On to the door :D

    I made this little fellow out of some white POM and then squeezed a spacer into it to create a bracket for the door to hang on and swivel in.

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    The basic action is shown here in video form, this still needs a bit of work and mainly tightening up but I am waiting for the last delivery of small components :)

     
  13. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    BRILLIANT! Now I also know what face to troll when arriving at berlin ;)
     
  14. Evenge

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    Great work! And good luck with your tight schedule. :)
     
  15. Editor22

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    Lol I was going to wear my bright blue hat (from the safety picture) but my wife just told me she was looking forward to sun bathing in the 30deg heat!!

    Thanks Evenge :)
     
  16. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Just a quick Day 4 log update as day 5 looks to be just as hectic!

    Made some support blocks to hold the smoked plexi top in place.

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    Fitted it in and then sanded it flush

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    Trying something a bit different out for the storage mounting

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    Needed to generate some clearance between the radiator and the panel to allow for the 180deg fitting combo I have. Grabbed a scrap piece of 10mm plexi and started hacking it up. just needs a bit more sanding and were done :D

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    After all that I finally managed to start the painting! unfortunately seeing as I have less than 48 hours to finish and box it all up I will only be able to get in 2 coats and minimal sanding between. Still it should look ok :)

    Gloss white base

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    BMW graphite sparkle back

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    Mid section

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  17. Steve_of_Death

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    This is looking amazing, you definitely have some real skill with plexi
     
  18. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Thanks man :)


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    Well it's been a long week but here is a taste of whats to come when I can find the time to right the log :)

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  19. xSoMBrAx

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    Looks great... don't know what else to say :)
     
  20. Gentleman_Dingo

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    More pictures and updates please!
     

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