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Scratch Build – In Progress *** PHINIX NANO TOWER *** --- MOTY 2011 nomination !!!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by phinix, 9 Nov 2009.

  1. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I just love your designs.

    Quick off-topic question: Where did you get the Deichmann plastic bag? Didn't know they had shops outside of Germany...
     
  2. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Thanks.

    There are lots of them here in Glasgow.
     
  3. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    How did I miss the shops in Bath & London? :eyebrow: Aaaanyway, enough off topic stuff. Feed us updates! :)
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    We need some kind of unit of coolness per square inch here... If you hit the maximum CSI, things explode. -or I should say, a fixed amount of coolness can fit into a certain amount of space. This is dangerously cool for its volume.
     
  5. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    Meh, who needs ln2 for overclocking? :hehe:
     
  6. Alexandros

    Alexandros New Member

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    Is so, this mod is definitely 0 Kelvin in terms of CSI :brrr:!
     
  7. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Haha!:) Good idea Cheapskate!CSI, new grade for modding:)
     
  8. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Thanks guys for all kind words!

    Now, anyone has contacts in NVIDIA? Cause this baby has to get dual Fermi as soon as it comes out next year! :)
     
  9. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    HA HA HA, Connect the dots! I drawed a horsey.
     
  10. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    I can't believe I'm only just following this, extremely slow but professional. MUST. SEE. REST.
     
  11. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    This case is right up there with Cygnus for me (and my own, of course...I kid!).

    Seriously beautiful geometry.


    FEEED USS!
     
  12. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Thanks guys!
     
  13. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    OK, so we have a new year - 2011! Nice... that means we all got older! :p

    Because of bad weather conditions I haven't received my powder coated Nano Tower pieces.
    However I have few photos to share with, showing last moments of previous, 2010, year:)
    I found few minutes today to prepare them and added them to my server, so here they are...

    Here's how I was preparing front panel for drilling holes for leds. First I had to place hex shapes in a pattern I designed it in the past.

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    Those aluminium hex shapes need to be painted first, then glued to acrylic ones, then to front panel...

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    Here's front panel cover - beautiful..

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    ..again, two shots of acrylic combs on front panel....

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    First comes main front panel, then acrylic piece...

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    I made dots in places of acrylic hex shapes to drill holes for leds...

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    Then I drew lines in holes in top cover to see where I need to drill holes for leds again...

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    ..and aligned led strips to make marks for holes...

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    ..and here how it's going to look like under the panel:) As you can see, led strips will be under the main panel cover so you won't see leds it selves, they will light up the panel right next to every edge. I think it will add a nice touch to the front panel.

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    ... holes drilled.. like a Swiss cheese:)

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    Those 72 holes for leds that come under the combs was the hardest part...

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    Cage had to be modded for this part in left bottom corner comb...

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    Last photo - Mobo's I/O panel - middle one in the Tower - also had to be finished before I sent it to powder coat. I cut out those big holes for mobo and graphics card. Also added long thin hole for graphics card back frame - it will have a small L shape profile bit to secure heavy card with water block... will show that soon.

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  14. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Looking nice - can't wait to see more. Take your time, as this is the crucial stage.
     
  15. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    You have been busy. I can not wait to see how the lighting turns out.
     
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    I think I just had a small heart attack. You must put a warning for us the elder one's and warn us for maximum awesomeness! :) Happy New Year bro!
     
  17. Archtronics

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    Mod looks great Phinix really like the way everything seems to slot together so well. Can't wait to see this one finished might add it to my folder of inspiration. :)
     
  18. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    Warning: contains flashing lights and ownage. May cause seizures or fainting.



    :eeek:
     
  19. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Thank you guys!


    Well, I just spoke on the phone with my missus - courier delivered big package from ChilledPC. That means as soon as I get back from work I will unpack and get my hands on freshly powder coated pieces of NanoTower:clap:

    I will of course show you pictures how it went. I already spoke with Tom, he cofirmed that both colors look amazing. As I mentioned before in the log, most of the pieces are coated satin black, where 3 main panels are dark graphite.
    Well.. cannot say anythign more without seeing those babies:)
    So, stay tuned, this weekend will be another nice update with coated pieces!:thumb:
     
  20. robump

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    Cant wait to see this coated, i bet it will look awesome!!

    It is so well designed and manufactured! Great Job!
     

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