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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. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Too late!

    (Come on - it was just BEGGING for it)
     
  2. Watchtown

    Watchtown New Member

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    There now i tricked the others to think your working faster on your mod, ts really sexy and clean looking<3
     
  3. voigts

    voigts New Member

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    This mod is just incredible.
     
  4. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Picture quote fail :lol:

    Nice work as always pinix!
     
  5. Omoobhs

    Omoobhs One giant fsb hole

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    Hows it going? Are we there yet? I forgot to pee before leaving the house!
    I will give you more +rep while I wait patiently for more of your updates :)
    Loving this mod of yours, inspirational! :rock:

    Hope it's all going ok!
     
  6. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Exquisite work Mike. This is going to look achingly good!
     
  7. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Awesome, looking forward to next update... I love that yellow acrylic
     
  8. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    There is no way that this mod can be more awesome. I think you ve reached the level my friend.
    My deepest and most sincere respect!
     
  9. gvblake22

    gvblake22 mmm, yep

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    You've caught the eye of the big dogs. Time for an update! *poke*poke* ;)
     
  10. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Yeah, we need our shot o' yelloh!
     
  11. phenoptix

    phenoptix New Member

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    Dang still no update, curse this good weather!!
     
  12. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    "We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue And then we'll take it higher!!!"

    Hi guys! Happy Easter! :D

    Thank you all for comments - and waiting! :D
    I've been busy in last couple of weeks, again...
    Did some work on my little Tower so it was time for an update.

    I have installed slim dvd in the front, using thin aluminium strips and some velcro pads. As you can see those mounting I made are suppressed on rubber washers, so vibrations from dvd drive won't go on Tower.

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    Also after a week of painting all parts, I put together pump stand. I left few bits unpainted to make a nice contrast.

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    Also braided led cables in side panels and attached 2-pin connector for easy disconnect.

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    After that move I was able to install front and left side panel.

    Here's how the Tower looks right now:) All braided wires waiting for connection junction.

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    Also braided wires on that reservoir ring cover, added 2-pin connector for thermometer that will be plugged with Bitspower plug, also braided on photo.

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    Another thing I did was I finished right side panel, added "led modules":D

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    Look what mess I made on my desk!!!


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    After that it was time to finally finish front panel. Before i attached leds to the back of it, I had to glue all 14 hex shapes on the front.

    First I had to drill 12mm holes in each of those acrylic hex shapes.

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    Then I had to paint all aluminium hex shapes.
    I used matches to stick them with masking tape.
    Put them all up and spray painted, satin black.

    Hex army...:)

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    Then I glued them all together with acrylic shapes.
    Here is front panel and glued hex shapes. I decided to glue them to main panel using double side tape.


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    ...and finished front panel. ALL DONE! FINALLY! :D

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    I like the look of it in the sunlight. Pretty:blush:
    Then I spent 100s of hours on soldering leds behind it. I pushed in one led in each of those holes through the panel and to the acrylic hex shape, where each head of leds were angled 90 degrees to light up acrylic edge. Lot of work, but it was worth it.
    I tried it and plugged front panel to PSU... It was breathtaking....
    Unfortunately you guys going to see this on the final update and final presentation of the Tower.
    Soon.. pretty soon:) About 3 weeks from now:)
     
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  13. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Thats just to much niceness. Looks superb . Has to be a MOTY contender once it's finished. Top modding dude:D:thumb:
     
  14. alain-s

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    Very nice build Phinix
    Everything fits so nicely together cant wait when u will finish it.
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Almost there.:rock:
     
  16. IcyAero

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    I love the size of that superb build, been planning a similar build - nowhere as awesome as yours though! :blush: :rock:
     
  17. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Beautiful. It's your attention to detail that makes this so wonderful to look at! This mod has never failed to impress me throughout. Well done phinx.
     
  18. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    sweet update !
     
  19. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Just stunning Phinx been popping by now and again since the start but I think I missed the update where you created the clear plexi base! awesome addition!
     
  20. Samaya

    Samaya Lion Country

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    WOW!!! I like your build. Attention to detail is fantastic. Can't wait to see the final pictures.
     

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