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Scratch Build – Complete Piñasphere

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Jean R built, 5 May 2022.

  1. Jean R built

    Jean R built Modder

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    My third scratch build is fully 3D printed, and this time I'll drop the Presentation video before talking about the rest but don't worry I'll explain everything



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    Specs:

    Mobo: Asrock Deskmini X300M-STX

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G

    CPU Cooler: AIO Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L V2

    Fan: Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM

    RAM: Corsair vengeance SoDIMM 2x8Gb@3200

    1st SSD: Samsung 980 M.2 1Tb

    2nd SSD: Samsung 860EVO 2.5" 250 Gb

    WiFi: Intel WiFi 6 AX200

    I wanted the design to look good in both cases open air or enclosed.

    As Closed design it looks like this:

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    As Open Air design it looks like this:

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    The "Back" I/O Panel:

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    "Front" I/O Panel:

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  2. Jean R built

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    Piñasphere was going to be a mix of handmade and 3D printed, but after testing out the parts I made for the camera and lights rigs, I thought that it would be worth a shot to try a fully 3D printed project.

    I needed to learn a LOT to improve my 3D modeling skills, and I ended up using Tinkercad, Blender and Fusion 360 together to get it done, but I'm sure it was worth it.

    Case dimensions are 218 mm for the large diameter and 168 mm wide, the volume is about 4 to 5 Liters

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    It's weight is about 2 Kg

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    Materials Used for the build

    Case Body:

    Silk Copper is GIANTARM PLA
    White is GIANTARM PETG
    Clear is ERYONE PETG
    Black is FORMFUTURA Recycled PET ( I wanted to experiment with a green approach)

    when the time to print the base came I wasn't sure to be able to print it with the remaining R-PET so I used another Filament

    For the Base only:

    ERYONE Black PETG
     
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  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Looks beautiful! :D Sub ITX? There's just a hint of the corners of the mobo, so I guess it might be ITX.
     
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  4. Jean R built

    Jean R built Modder

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    Thanks @Cheapskate! You are right it is a sub itx Mobo, it's a Asrock X300M-STX.

    I basically bought an Asrock Deskmini X300 and designed the case around it, I wanted one of the tiniest Mobo I could use with the 5700G and this was the right balance of size and price.
     
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    Great Idea !! :clap:

    It looks like a small jet engine
     
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  6. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Good spot there, giving it an eagle eyed analysis in that brief glimpse!

    Love it! I have seen only a very few M-STX case mods, and this has to be the most imaginative and radical one out there.

    Your design and 3D printing skills are top notch! It's really good to see someone break away from the cuboid structure, my newly acquired little A300 is looking on in envy :jawdrop:
     
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  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I've had to design around ITX enough. I've had a few round designs too, and getting it in a ball WITH the connections and I/O is tricky. I figured it was that or you were a professional basketball player.
     
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  8. Monkey Puzzle

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    Beautiful design, well done! Are the coppery coloured bits 3d printed plastic?
     
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  9. Jean R built

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    I'm happy you like it too, I like the jet engine look vibes it gives, it started as half split sphere, moved to flowery shape, then ended up with the asymmetric vaguely Pineapple shape.

    I think that one of the things I like the most when I try new design, is that I can still give everyone some space of interpretation.

    Thanks still learning but at least the winter efforts payed off, and yes I thought about the lack of sub ITX mods too, but that's probably because there are fewer options around.

    I left the I/O side for last, it was a tricky one, technically I'm tall enough to be a basketball player so that's a fair assumption :hehe:

    Thanks!, yes it is GIANTARM PLA color SILK COPPER.
     
  10. Jean R built

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    I'm working at the hotel since April, so that's the reason of my delayed updates.

    Reasoning behind the hardware choices:

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    For this build I went for an AMD 5700G, if I had to ditch the GPU I wanted to use the best I could get as APU so that's the main reason.

    I can edit on Blender and Fusion 360 and even play at 1080p, all that with a power usage under 120 Watts.

    For the Rams 3200 was the max so here they are 16Gb, I could have bought 32 Gb but I thought I wouldn't gain much from it so I left it as a future upgrade if needed.

    The main SSD is a 1 Tb Samsung 960 M.2, at first I bought the same but 512Gb on sale.

    Now I'm using Win11, but I ran the first tests with Linux to see the health of the SSD, in the end I gave it to my brother and bought the 1Tb version.

    more updates soon I promise.
     
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    The Asrock Deskmini X300 was the choice for the build because it's super small, it is shipped with it's own external PSU brick, and the build has really low power consumption.

    I also looked for Asrock the Jupiter X300 that's even smaller, but this project couldn't be much smaller considering the waterblock.

    The AIO, well the AIO was a straight forward choice, by putting everything in the configuration I had in mind, it helped in having the wider components sit in the middle of the body, and not protruding from the CPU side.

    The AIO is the Cooler master MasterLiquid, for two reasons one was the shape of the waterblock and the total black look.

    The fan was changed for looks, it had to be Gray for my design, and no RGB was needed, so the Noctua was the next buy.

    The Noctua has a different sound from the Cooler Master fan that came with the AIO, I consider both fans good, the only reason was the color.

    As noise level goes the PC is even more silent than Da Module Thingy because it's only one fan and no spinny HDD, it's never noisy, more like you can hear it blowing when it's working hard, if it's just browsing or doing light works, and there is nothing moving in the house, you can barely hear it.

    When benchmarking or rendering some really complex 3D model on Blender or Fusion 360 the temperature goes close to 60°C, but it quickly cools down afterward so it's all good.

    When playing @1080p it sits about 50°C, when browsing or light 3D editing it stays on low 30s °C.

    The SSDs are also running cooler, because the air has to move near them before getting out.
     
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