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Scratch Build – In Progress Midnight Zephyr - Lid Opening Video Added

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Apocalypse Boy, 29 Nov 2010.

  1. Apocalypse Boy

    Apocalypse Boy New Member

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    So after building the Plex PC (and discovering it's THE most static medium known to man) and not being able to keep it clean, I decided for a new build.

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    This is with the latest upgrade, running air, was still busy with the AM3 water block

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    Being a fan of the 50's thought of this ( Though from the 40's)

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    This is the design I decided on

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    Wat do you Guy's think. I'll post some more pics in the following posts, there's lots more progress

    EDIT * Holy crap , never added the gear list :) *

    Main board : Asus M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3
    CPU : AMD PHENOM II X6 1055
    RAM : CORSAIR DOMINATOR 2 X 2GB
    GPU : ASUS 5850 Direct Cu
    PSU : OCZ 700W
    SCREENS : 3 X ACER G205H IN CUSTOM BEZEL (Eyefinity )
    COOLING : Complete Custom water cooling , from the rads to the blocks
     
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  2. Apocalypse Boy

    Apocalypse Boy New Member

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    Had the steel laser-ed and bent, design took the most time as I wanted to make it from the least amount of parts and the least amount of welding.

    Base bent

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    Lid bent

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    Base with ducting

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    Dry Assembly

    Just to give you a Idea of what I was aiming for

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  3. Mattmc91

    Mattmc91 Well-Known Member

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    Iron Giant + Ironman = Midnight Zephyr Project?

    Looks nice mate, definately a new approach to case designs.
     
  4. Baekkel

    Baekkel Picky Picture Villian

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    i love that era, their design was so over the top in many ways..
    ( that 40's - 50's american diner/cafe feeling is a fav of mine! )

    Definately gonna keep a very close eye on this one!
     
  5. Apocalypse Boy

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    Now I really wanted to add some flair to the build, and started looking for some small Linear Actuators, the quotes I got was INSANE, ( to put it in comparison , The price of a ASUS 5850 TOP CU....Each !!) . So I decided to make some Pneumatic cylinders, and pressurizing them with CO2.
    The Plan

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    And what actually happened

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    Now for the fun part, CO2 bottle pressure is about 700-1000 PSI , WAY too much for the cylinders, so I ordered a CO2 regulator from Genuine Innovations in the States

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    And a Flex riser from a guy in Germany ... Alla Ares Sleepstreamer style

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    Well now on to the current progress with the two cylinders fitted and the one rad and res.

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    Open

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  6. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Wow what a fantastic start! The design looks great dude, I love watching builds like this go from dirty raw sheet to painted things of wonder :D
     
  7. Marcos_Viegas

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    Awesome project!!!

    Congratulations man!!!
     
  8. Fabou

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    The design look really badass and you seem to have taken a nice start on it.
     
  9. Apocalypse Boy

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    I'll post a picture of my bar...50's diner style with a 1947 Frigidaire

    @All , Thanks for the kind words, I'll post some more updates next week.:D
     
  10. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    This is seriously cool, I'll be following this one for sure..wicked start dude:thumb:
     
  11. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    This looks awesome man!
     
  12. SuicideNeil

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    You made your own co2 powered rams? That's bonkers :D

    You might like this company the makes linear actuators, pretty cheap prices though it seems a little late now, but all the same :)

    Loving the theme, really well executed so far. :)
     
  13. Baekkel

    Baekkel Picky Picture Villian

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    simply awesome !

    Btw, that dude in GER where you got that PCI-X16 flex, got a link for it?
    Would appreciate it a lots! (gonna need some for my build in planning)
     
  14. Apocalypse Boy

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    This is an awesome start; your not messing around :)

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    Can you give a little more information on the linear actuators you made…how and what are you using to move the pressure in and out of the cylinder? Is it electronically controlled, part number for the valve,…? Sorry about the questions, just curious. I had toyed around with a similar idea and after seeing the cost ditched it. I decided to just use mini gas shocks from McMaster Carr, but after seeing what you are doing it would be cool to try making my own like you.
     
  16. wejjy

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    This looks amazing, cant believe how quickly the progress is being made too, sub'd to it!!
     
  17. WWISCHERATH

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    I have to say that is totally unique. Great idea and great execution!
     
  18. Apocalypse Boy

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    Worthy questions.

    The Cylinders ( Rams) are made from 1" ID Ally tube, Turned a piston and glands and hey presto. I'll dedicate some posts to details of the individual components.

    Keep you're eyes peeled, I'll go through the circuit in more detail later on, I still have to dress them up and sort the valves. At this stage it's a manual FESTO valve, but the plan is to either add a solenoid, or make a remote base/dock, as there is no place on the front for switches and USB , Plus I got these in the post last week, part of a NIXIE Clock project, maybe do a temp indicator or something.

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  19. Mach

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    Wow and double wow! Amazing design and awesome start. You've got my attention :clap:
     
  20. GCOFIELDD

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    That would be a sick temp indicator :rock: Looking forward to seeing more!
     

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