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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. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Happy Birthday Phinx!
    The rings and comb all look great- a piece of art!
     
  2. dream1

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    Wow very nice led job :)
    Keep going :)
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Sweet. Now if you could wire it up to one of those HD indicator roto-sequence circuits... Think warp core.:naughty:
     
  4. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Guys, thank you all so much for your comments. I'm so happy you like my updates:D
    This ring cover looks amazing in reality, I don't know how to show it with 100% accuracy, but please believe me, it looks great:) It is always hard for me to photograph lighting, but these are pretty close I think.

    Ben, thank you very much for comment, I'm glad you posted in that mood:thumb:
    I'm really happy you have taken part in this project - not very small - huge one - your leds give the whole build a character - lighting is very important. Right now I can only imagine every moment I turn the Tower on - it will come up from darkness with all those yellow lighting.
    If you liked this ring cover - wait till you see the front panel:thumb:

    I also feel a bit sad, but like every project this one will end as well (some people here will say: FINALLY! :D) Next project? I can only say I have some images in my mind:naughty:


    Great idea Cheaps! I saw that thing somewhere here.. i wonder how hard is to do it...
     
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  5. gvblake22

    gvblake22 mmm, yep

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    So cool! Awesome work again, as usual. Keep it up! :dremel:
     
  6. Omoobhs

    Omoobhs One giant fsb hole

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    The updates are stunning and it's great to see what you're doing. Big thumbs :thumb:
    As always, looking forward to the next one!
     
  7. EvoDOOM

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    This project is so cool mini itx boards are great
     
  8. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Cheers guys!
     
  9. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    UPDATE TIME !!!

    It's time for a little update.

    I needed to design and make this temperature lcd sensor stand, used a black tinted acrylic for this. Color didn't matter cause it was going to be black painted anyway.

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    It will be attached like this.

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    And here is painted and attached to the ring cover. I used double sided tape for it.
    Cables will be cut to length and sleeved later, when the whole thing will go inside of the Tower.

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    I also painted this USB socket that goes on top. It was ugly cream color, but wanted it nice black deep color. Cable was sleeved as well.

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    To finish some other bits I used this double sided tape - I have attached aluminium painted cover to acrylic piece of that GPU cable cover I showed before.

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    I did some work on rear panel too - cut to length fan cables and sleeved them. All three of them:)


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    Then sleeved power button cable...

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    Also sleeved each of those single wires, using yellow heat shrink - to add a nice finish.

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    I'm not sure I showed you guys my special "painting chamber" in my attic:)
    After applying few coats of paint, fumes in the air are so "thick" that I'm done for the rest of the day;)

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    New bit!! New bit!! I haven't even showed you the idea of this bit before:)
    I decided to change the design of the top panel, adding this nice cover. It has holes for power button and USB socket. Remember that older version of it, with small hole plates? I didn't like it so designed these. Tom cut it quickly for me on his CNC. Both acrylic and aluminium bits are same size, I drilled those holes in acrylic bit for 3mm yellow leds which will be pushed in to light up the whole edge of this thing...

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    Here it is on top 10mm acrylic panel.

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    I hope you guys like it! :blush:

    It was also time to do some work on front panel. I had a nice acrylic and aluminium hex shapes for the front, so next move was to drill a huge holes in each acrylic hex and glue them to aluminium ones.
    But this will be shown in next update :D

    Stay tuned !!!:dremel:
     
  10. GCOFIELDD

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    I really love this build man--got me thinking about going small after I finish my current design:thumb:
     
  11. brinkz0r

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    I do :) The yellow acrylic is always nice (done some work with it in the past ;) ), but what you've done with it is even better.
     
  12. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Sooooooooooooooooo sexyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
     
  13. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    That new top bit is looking stellar!

    But, come on... you COULD have fired up that temperature sensor LCD to give us an idea of how it'd look besides that awesome res holder. :)
     
  14. gvblake22

    gvblake22 mmm, yep

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    Yep. What he said. :clap:
     
  15. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    All that needs to be said, really.
     
  16. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    More epic work my friend.
     
  17. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    ^ What they said. :thumb:
     
  18. Archtronics

    Archtronics Well-Known Member

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    Looks amazing :)
     
  19. AnG3L

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    Gotta go and change my pants :jawdrop:
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Lovely.:D

    You need to back up and post an 'everything together so far' pic again before I go insane.
     

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