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Modding New Here, and some Finished Scratch Builds

Discussion in 'Modding' started by ChromAnomaly, 9 Nov 2013.

  1. ChromAnomaly

    ChromAnomaly New Member

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    Just wanted to introduce myself and some of my work. I put together my first scratch build case with my dad when I was ~8. It was less about modding then and more about learning my way around a computer, but ever since then I've had a special place in my heart for scratch builds, and especially wood cases.

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    I didn't scratch build another case until this past year when raytracing / CG became a bit of an obsession for me. I needed more computing power, and there aren't any cases on the market that hold 3 motherboards :) So I built a flexy rack coffee table and suspended 3 AMD FX8120 systems from threaded rods. The shelves are all 1/2" hardwood, the top has a glass tile inlay, and the sides are all acrylic. Yes, there are 100 reasons why this concept ended up being a terrible idea (ask me about them if you like), but not bad for my first real case.

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    One of the bad ideas from my coffee table cluster was using AMDs for raytracing. So I decided to build a case to hold a brand new i7. Only problem was that I was running out of space for my computers, so I designed a case that matches the footprint of an old oversized tower (which still houses my primary system). The tower just sits on top of it now.

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    And finally, I've started construction on an extruded aluminum server rack. I'll be posting an actual build log for this guy though, since he's still in progress.

    Hope I stuck this post in the right place :D Looking forward to hanging out here.
     
  2. Mr_Cookie1997

    Mr_Cookie1997 New Member

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    ChromAnomaly,
    Great Work looks Like Your A Great Modder,
    Would you be able to build me a modded case and i will pay for it.
    Comment Your Skype Or Email And Then I will contact you from their if you want to do it.
     
  3. ChromAnomaly

    ChromAnomaly New Member

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    Thanks Mr Cookie, but I don't think I'm the guy you want for this job. I've only been doing this for a year, I don't have equipment yet to do things the right way, and I'm always changing my materials and sourcing so my cost structure for most of this stuff is terrible.

    Really though, a mod is about self expression. If you just want a pretty case, you're better off buying one and sticking some light strips in it. There are great commercially available cases out there that are easy enough to dress up a bit.
     

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