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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. Icelander

    Icelander Minimodder

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    pure Awesome man
     
  2. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Thanks mate. :)



    To do.

    HDD slot mount.
    Back panel curve cut.
    Rest of the fan assembly parts.
    Front USB 3 & power button (40mm marble).
    Maybe add a couple more mount points for extra solidness.
    Case feet, 2x 10mm square bars on both sides.
    Surface & edge finishing.

    I bought silverstone cable extensions to make quick easy work of cabling, plenty of cable stash room under the psu cover & the side casing.

    USB cables & fans ordered.

    Still undecided about adding decorative layers.



    So I'll leave updates until I've done all of the above.
     
  3. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Ah, made a pretty big blooper but can ya see it, is it an obvious error, is to me but is it to you, the viewer?. :D
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    For me it's an error I can just about live with, disappointed about it but can live with it since it would mean I'd need to remake at least 2 significant pieces, maybe more.
     
  4. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    will be watching this! love the work!
     
  5. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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  6. Icelander

    Icelander Minimodder

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    oh man are you talking about the back panel not flush at the bottom and/or how are you putting the top thumbscrew on or does it not stick out ? Depends what will come that I haven't seen yet
     
  7. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Thanks guys. :)

    The psu cover, I didn't allow enough room for error, it curved better on the front side than the rear so the psu only just squeezes in leaving a gap along the bottom of the psu cover.


    My solution is to just add another layer behind the fan mount, rather do that than have to remake some panels. :D

    Like this.
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  8. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Done the HDD mount, the HDD is mounted to a 3mm sheet & just slots in place.[​IMG]


    How it's looking now. :)
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    To do.

    Front USB & power button (40mm marble).
    Case feet, 2x 10mm square bars on both sides.
    Surface & edge finishing.
    Think that's it.

    The usb 3.0 extensions wasn't quite long enough at 500mm so ordered 1m cables so it's on hold until Tuesday.
     
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  9. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Change of plan for the front IO, made a cover piece to hide the intended marble button & USB holes in favour of a normal vandal switch, why? I messed up on the tube piece & had no spare tube & wasn't willing to order more.

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    To do.

    Surface & edge finishing.
    System install.
     
  10. Icelander

    Icelander Minimodder

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    :) What a Mod. Thanks for sharing. Can not wait to see it finished
     
  11. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Thanks Icelander, it is now up & running. :D

    My brother borrowed my tripod so these shots will have to do until I get it back, it's up & running & very quiet. :)

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    Spec
    Corsair AX860i
    Gigabyte Z97MX Gaming 5
    Intel Core i5 4690K
    Noctua NH-D14
    MSI NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti
    256GB Samsung pro SSD
    1TB WD black HDD
    2x Enermax UCTB12 T.B.Silence Case Fans in custom frame


    Idle temperatures & room temp is 27c.
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    Last minute decision to paint the Noctua fans a metallic black, added the silverstone cable extensions & cleaned finger print smudges off surfaces, just waiting for my tripod now to do a final photo shoot, probably tomorrow now, depends if my bro gets back with my tripod.
     
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  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Painted the Noctua fans with a metallic black.[​IMG]

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    And 1 extra of it in use.
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    That's it, done. :)
     
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  13. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    1 more of it in use in natural lighting.
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    The motherboard standoff mounts was 4mm shorter than I needed so used 8x 0.5mm washers, they are opal translucent so light up from the motherboard lighting, unintended bonus. :D
     
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  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I blinked and it was over.:(
     
  15. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Wasn't hanging about on this one.
     
  16. storm-83

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    Yeah, well, you did it again.
    You just knocked out another case like it was nothing!
    And the result is mighty fine.
    How is the handle thingy working?
    I mean, with one side fully loaded with hardware goodness, is'nt it lobsided to carry around?
     
  17. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :lol: Thanks storm. :)

    The handle takes the weight well but yeah it's lop sided weight distribution, OK to carry about, just need to cup it on the fans side when placing it on a table.
     
  18. noobas4urus

    noobas4urus What's a Dremel?

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    Lovely man, I like the fans. I agree with Cheaps, fast build!
     
  19. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Thanks mate, painting the fans might not have happened if my bro didn't borrow my tripod so I'm glad he did, they look much better painted. :)
     
  20. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Nice build mate, and as said nice and quick :thumb:

    I hate the way aluminium sheet scratches though I've got buffing equipment and it's still a right pain to get them out.

    Still nice work with the build fast and unusual another prize winner me thinks :)
     

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