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Scratch Build – In Progress My first project here: DarthBeavis' Away Team

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by DarthBeavis, 1 Aug 2009.

  1. DarthBeavis

    DarthBeavis New Member

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    Polished ALL day long and still went to the gym. Special thanks to my buddy John (SoundEvolution) for spending the last two days sanding with his orbital while I wet sanded and polished. After the project is done I will post some videos of parts of the project.

    Here is a test assembly of the center box and one of the side boxes. I got the order wrong as the black layer with the radiator mounts goes next to the bigger center box not the outside box. So far, looking good. I will clean the acrylic up well before final assembly.

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  2. H2O

    H2O Burnt Acrylic - Mmmmmm

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    Looking great DB!
     
  3. DarthBeavis

    DarthBeavis New Member

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    Thanks two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen
    Test fitting the wheel assembly (will use different mounting hardware of course
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  4. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    AWESOME idea for the wheel :thumb:
     
  5. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Such a cool and unusual design and it is coming together very well, I can't wait to see more of this.
     
  6. Mark_Hardware

    Mark_Hardware New Member

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    dang those wheels are sweeeet
     
  7. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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    very nice indeed.
    I am going to keep an eye on this one.
     
  8. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    hey DB, any worries about the stress on the acrylic breaking from the spring and wheel and general use?
     
  9. DarthBeavis

    DarthBeavis New Member

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    Yep, plan to avoid wheeling it outside.

    Don't think I will have all four monitors ready for QuakeCon but I will have them ready by PAX. Need to finish plumbing on side, install mobo and GPU in the other, little wire management, cut acrylic handles and replace the ghetto screws in the top part with better ones tomorrow. Then tomorrow night pack it all up to take on the plane. We cannot finish the monitors until we have a screen panel (Danger Den will cut tomorrow and send to the hotel in Dallas, we will finish the monitors at the hotel).

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    Made backplates for GPUS so I could mount them to the mobo tray:
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    Sleeving my arse off:
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    Coming together (wife is gonna kick my tail over this mess):
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    Crappy pic but it shows the lighting (can control it with a remote fob):
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  10. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    WOW, those backplates look great. Very epic mod, I can't wait to see the monitor mounted.
     
  11. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    yeah ur gunna get beaten up lol
     
  12. Mark_Hardware

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    Man this is looking great! me likey
     
  13. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Wow, this is really coming together nicely!
     
  14. DarthBeavis

    DarthBeavis New Member

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    This is as done as she is going to get until after QuakeCon. We will see how it makes it there.
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  15. DarthBeavis

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    QuakeCon went well. I will finish this build by doing two things (will be completed by PAX in three weeks):
    1. Install 4 fan rad in center handle assembly (close it off with acrylic)
    2. Finish custom monitor enclosures and install them
    3. Make up brochures explaining it is a Starfleet Core of Engineers Concept so stop whining about how it does not look Star Trekkish dammit ;) I swear people just are so literal and can only think linearly
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  16. H2O

    H2O Burnt Acrylic - Mmmmmm

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    Looking great Darth! Are you going to run dual loops with both feeding into the 4x 120 or are you just using a single loop?
     
  17. DarthBeavis

    DarthBeavis New Member

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    Not sure yet. to be honest I have to see what will fit. if I can I will use two 360s for two loops with a baffle in the middle so they do not have fans fighting against each other. I am heading out for a few days camping to get away from computers.
     
  18. [+]EXEcuteER[+]

    [+]EXEcuteER[+] Cracking up the Plex

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    nice plate. i like that stuff.
     
  19. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    oh this wasnt suppose to be something from star trek but your own thing see I kept my mouth shut because well maybe there was something in Star Trek like on a borg ship or something that I missed lol okay this makes a bit more sense now ^^
     
  20. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    Wow Great Work DB!
    I really like the concept and the plexi and polished alu looks sweet! Can't wait to see it with monitors, etc...
     
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