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Scratch Build – In Progress *** PHINIX CHIMERA *** - 07/11/16- final photos - COMPLETED !!!

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  1. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Next step was to finally start glueing together all the bits for front panel.
    I have also mounted those beautiful feet.


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    Started with gluing panels together, then all the small aluminium bits, painted matt black.

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    Looks good.

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    After waiting months and months for Tom from ChilledPC to get last acrylic parts cut out, I admitted it wasn't going anywhere and was tired of waiting. Tom never got back to me after months of waiting, so had to buy those acrylic bits again and find other place.

    Laserhive done this for me in a week.

    Quality is amazing, this has been laser cut, so you can imagine quality of all edges.. sweet.
    Just a "few" photos of those bits. 10mm thick black acrylic panel as a top of the case. Nicely cut corners and lots of holes for top pointy bits.
    44 of them:)

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    I mounted power button - simple push button I had for years in my modding box.

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  2. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    That was a last step in this project.

    This is it. It is finished.

    Ladies and gentlemen, here it is - The CHIMERA!

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    Now, moment to mount all the hardware.

    This huge graphics card will get it, it was a big moment, never tried it before the final build, so this was a moment of truth - did I measured all good?:)
    Of course I tried it once before without panels etc, knew that it will fit in, but look at it... thi sis one HUGE cooler!
    Palit did make a fantastic job on designing this Super Jeststream cooler.

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    I'm using this <a href="http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=499&area=en">slim Silverstone 120mm FN123 fan</a> for <a href="http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=547&area=en">Silverstone TD03-E Tundra cooler</a>.

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    These are frames I'm using to mount fan+rad on the case frame.

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    This radiator is work of art - quality is amazing.

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    <a href="https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/Z97I-GAMING-ACK.html#hero-overview">MSI Z97I GAMING ACK motherboard</a> - real beauty.

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    Motherboard and cooler mounted.

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    Middle plate mounted. I found this bit unnecessery - first idea was to make a plate to take some of the heat from the graphic card.
    But then, if I take i tout, it make more spce for air circulation. Cooler tubing pushes itself against it, but without it, it pushes graphic card to the outer panel.
    Not a bit deal to be honest.

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    PCIe extender mounted.

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    <a href="http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=524&area=en">Silverstone SX600-G power supply</a> mounted.I had to cut some of the cables to make them shorter, that where additional set of short cables was handy.

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    View from the top. All mounted, looks really nice.

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    Fargo, my little cat, wanted to join the final shoot...

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    He was amazed whith the final look:)

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    I hope you all liked this project.

    I would like to thank all of my sponsors who made this project possible:


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    This has been great fun, designing and building this little monster:)
    Another one to my little collection.


    What's next?

    Well... there is a new project on the horizon, so..

    STAY TUNED!
     
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  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Dude...It's a cat. He wanted to use his new cat-scratcher so badly, he interrupted your photo shoot. :lol:

    The rig came out lovely. I had to reset my password to get in here and say so. The shiny sparkly paint came out awesome.
     
  4. Vault-Tec

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    Very nice. I don't like the GPU in there though. I would paint the white part black. It detracts from the stunning paint finish.
     
  5. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    He knows I would chop his paws off if he touched my builds, maybe that's why he had his eyes opened so widely:hehe:

    Thank you Cheaps for your kind words, always happy to see you like what I build:thumb:


    Thanks mate. I know what you mean, but I wanted to leave the original look of the cooler, that is why didn't paint the top cover.
     

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