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Scratch Build – In Progress MATX air cooled gaming rig - 13-July-2015 complete

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Waynio, 5 Jul 2015.

  1. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    New project time, it's a MATX air cooled gaming rig, open chassis with carrying handle, really easy maintanance, hopefully I've put enough thought into it all holding together well. :D

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    Just getting the pieces made before I start bending/curving, assembling, doing a little each day on it.

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    More soon.
     
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  2. Icelander

    Icelander Minimodder

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    wow. This will be fun to watch
     
  3. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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  4. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Great start, subed

    Your workshop looks just like my basement :worried:
     
  5. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Thanks, cellar room that was going to waste as a storage (hoarding) room, cleaned it up & added work tops, nice having a dedicated space to mod in. :)



    I'll try to post progress every time I reply to keep it a productive log.



    Cut, drilled, tapped & added m3 brass inserts to the back IO expansion piece, made from 10mm acrylic.


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    Mounted to the back panel.

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    Mobo panel added.

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    Saving the curve cuts for when I have the curved pieces done to increase chance of lining up correctly.
     
  6. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I used to use my basement as the work shop now it's just for the heavy tools like the bench saw etc,
    I ended up taking a wall out between the two upstairs front rooms and converting that into one big workroom, It annoys the A'holes next doors a lot more now lol

    Anyway nice going it's really coming along
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Sweeeeeeet.:D Are you half- finished already?
     
  8. storm-83

    storm-83 Minimodder

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    isn't the non-centered position of the handle going to bring the case off-balance when lifted?
    otherwise, looking good, and looking forward to following the progress!
     
  9. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Could do with adding some colour to make it a less miserable room to mod in but an mp3 player & headphones mostly sorts the gloom effect. :D
    My neighbors are nice luckily so I keep any noisy work for during the day.
    Yeah it's coming along faster than I thought it would. :D

    Possibly, it's definitely speeding along, even more so with my self imposed rule of make some progress whenever I reply. :lol:

    I think it will be fine but don't know for sure, will do soon enough though. :D
    Thanks.


    Curved & bent the PSU cover, front panel is just resting in place.

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  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Yep! -Half done.:lol:

    Last pic: lotion bottle shadow. You really DO enjoy your work!
    -Joking, I know it's the saw head.
     
  11. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :lol: Actually the shadow is of the curve bender handle.
    To be honest I don't know how complete this is, still very early days on it.


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    And added 10mm acrylic psu cover supports.
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  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Fully mounted the psu cover supports & added the side panel.

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    Next I'll mount & curve the front panel.
     
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  13. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Late session went on the custom fan mount.

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  14. Icelander

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    :clap:OMG those Fan holders are from another Level of modding :hip:
     
  15. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    That's some nice cutting there mate, they look brilliant
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Coming along nicely.:D
     
  17. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Wooooow this is off to a flier. I missed it totally. looking good mate. I love the fans set up on the front.
     
  18. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Thanks guys, been pushing along again today. :dremel:



    Got it close to the design curve but it's a good job I saved the cut until the curve was done.
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    How it's all looking now.
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  19. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Very nice mate..

    I think I need to get a scroll saw. I could have hours of fun destroying lumps of metal :D
     
  20. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Thanks Jeff.

    Defintiely a nice tool to have, even the cheap one that broke due to misuse was good while it lasted.
     

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