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Scratch Build - In Progress ⭐ My second scratch build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Jean R built, 19 Feb 2020.

  1. Canardwc

    Canardwc Gentel-Mod'R

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    I very like your approach of crafting by using old stuff and build from almost nothing !

    As I always say, scraps and useless stuffs are tresors !
     
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  2. Dot_Kappa

    Dot_Kappa 100% Puppet

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    Gpu cooler matches the overall design :dremel::clap:
     
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  3. Jean R built

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    The main frame, the handle/cable guide, the remote switch case and the CPU cooler bulge are going to be left brushed aluminium, as for the shells I'll wrap them with black PU leather.
     
  4. Jean R built

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    Here some pics it's not 100% finished, for that you will have to wait a couple more days

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    I have put a banana for reference obviously, this came out as a tight build there is not a lot of room left inside.

    I discovered that the 2 big fans addressable RGB have 3 pins 5v, while my MB has 4 pins 12v I'll put a controller for that somewhere in the next months, it's my fault I bought them with the sleeved cables that were on flash sale, and I should have checked in advance.
    But they are PWM, move a lot of air and are super silent so I'm fine with that.
     
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    All done by brain, bro...
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    ...by brain. :cooldude:
     
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  6. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    you are so funny:rock::rock::rock:
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I opted for a cartoony low-res avatar. That monkey is doing serious stuff.
    The rig looks fantastic. :D It might need some space underneath for better airflow, but it looks better as it is.
     
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    Really cool, respect!! :rock:
     
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  10. Jean R built

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    Thanks Cheapskate, I like it too especially with the low stance.

    As for the space underneath, at least for now temps dropped some degrees as the temporary case wasn't the best for airflow.

    For the project I was going to craft all feet, but then I had to buy the inox standoffs I bought through Amazon for the top fan, having them available I used them as the case feet.

    The good thing is that they are sold in different lengths, so if I need them longer I can change them in a minute.
     
  11. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Just awesome. So much glorious metalwork. :baby::rock:
     
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  12. Jean R built

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    By the way if anyone is interested, the bare case without the shells and the hardware weight 4.2 Kg or 9.2 Pounds.
     
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  13. Canardwc

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    I didn't realise the small tall of your build because I d'idn't get a scale base, now I know it's quite small, I like it so much better than before!!!!!!!!
     
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  14. Jean R built

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    The sewing phase is done :hip:.

    Now I'm going to finish off the handle and the CPU bulge, as they need some fine tuning with the brushing finish to match the rest, they need to be a bit more matte.

    I'm going to start with the power switch case, and the acrylic wing that's going to cover the power switch cable near the GPU.

    My brother think that the handle doesn't really need another metal scale, I'll buy some nicer screws or some nut covers, for the attachment screws.

    The acrylic windows were already done, so I just have to put them on.
     
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    Update, I'm going to add some holes on the frontal acrylic panel, because it's closer than I thought to the GPU and it get starved of air.

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    After some days I've made the choice of removing the remote cable power switch, it is cool as concept, because in that configuration the case doesn't have any buttons, and you turn it on from the desk, but when you have to move it the switch becomes a big hindrance.

    *edit. When posted from the phone during the afternoon I uploaded the file but the Photo was to big.
     
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  16. Canardwc

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    Look at that !
    https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-...ze-20&linkId=8acb860e218fadf2d2229bb7b188ad52
     
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