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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: 4M (9/3 - F I N A L S ! ! !) > Completed

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by quizz_kid, 17 Jan 2012.

  1. quizz_kid

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    Thanx Jokkos!

    Yeah... It seemed natural to follow the circuit chart when I decided where to put LED+switch. Thanks mate!

    Starts are stars, but thank you very much Waynio! Glad you´re diggin :D

    Thank you Southpaw!! Glad my sleeving got approved =)

    Cheers!

    Thank you Pranja!
     
  2. quizz_kid

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    Some final soldering
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    DIN-females
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    Lot of work just for removing the connectors to the other side, but I guess I like modding :lol:
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    WARNING! 230V. Don´t do this unless you know how to isolate well
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    Golden mesh on sides
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    The mounting:

    Wood frame
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    Just throw it all in there!!
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    Back piece
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    Fittings
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    Brass screw
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    Wingnut for accessible adjustment of the angle
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    Cables in...
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    You might think the power cable is a bit long, but that´s how I like it.
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    TADA! Really stable actually
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    Better than expected. Got a really interesting profile I think. Sad the back´ll be hidden more or less :sigh:
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  3. Bladesingerz

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    Amazing!! :O

    How did you lock the screen into the wood though?
     
  4. quizz_kid

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    Thank you! It´s locked on the backside, through the wood and into the backplate. You can see the screws if you look closely.
     
  5. quizz_kid

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    Anyone know how to connect these white-blu-red wires to regular the red-yellow-black ones??
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  6. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    love it mate cant wait to see this finished :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  7. Dr.Joe

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    I absolutely love it...

    If that fan is a papst, then it should be like this:

    red: V+
    blue: GND
    white: rpm
     
  8. kelmannen

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    fantastic build! :-D if she don't want it i'll gladly take it! :-D
     
  9. Mark_Skeldon

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    Excellent wood working skills!
     
  10. quizz_kid

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    Thanx man!

    Cheers! And thanks for the info.

    Thanks. I´ll let you know if she rejects it =)

    Thank you
     
  11. quizz_kid

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    Small update

    Molex connectors seemed dead so cut them off
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    Going to use a power SATA instead. 5V to graphic fan and 12V to LEDs
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    Fan cable extension. Gonna be quiet with 5V
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    Twin USB cable for DVD and foot
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    Here´s my small LED stripe module with angle
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  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Superb creating & modding mate. :clap: rep
     
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  13. quizz_kid

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    :rock:
     
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    Had to cut the HDD fitting a bit for SATA cable on mobo
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    Made a new decal for the vents
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    LED-stripe mounted
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    A small cable for start button. Tried heat shrink tubing for the first time. Nice!! How could I´ve missed THIS??? No more ugly tape!
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    Power-SATA to gpu fan
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    Fanmate to the fans
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    One last testrun before final assembly.
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    Pimped the fan cable a bit with my new best friends, shrink tubes!!
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    Empty shell
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    DVD
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    In place
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    Locking fittings
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  15. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    not long now mate cant wait :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  16. Waynio

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    :D It's so riddled with nice touches. :)
     
  17. quizz_kid

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    Thanx mates!

    Assembly part 2:

    PSU
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    In place
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    Hade to tape the ATX a bit for the mobo placement
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    Mobo and front panel in place
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    Here´s the fittings for the PSU
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    Spacer/mobo/spacer/fittings is the idea. One screw holding both mobo and PSU in place. I´m quite proud of the solution
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    Side view
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    Tight and steady
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    30 cm PCI-E riser from one side to the other, under mobo
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    Noticed that the 4-pin ATX was a bit too long, so I cut it and made it a bit more appealing
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    Soldering
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    There we go!
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    Opps, forgot the mesh :duh:
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    Hade to start all over. Mesh in place.
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    Over the the graphics. Hade to slide the back panel in to access the VGA port.
    This was tricky, I had no room left for hand work so had to play the surgeon for a while
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    Tight!
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    Managed to get it in position after 20 min
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    Gpu fan cable could hide behind memory
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    Here´s a visual of the limited space I had to work with. If the riser had been 1 cm shorter it would´ve been an epic failure. Got lucky I guess...
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    VGA-port mounted on the outside
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    4-pin ATX in place
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    Push button for DVD eject
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    Connection on the inside
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    When I was mounting the fanmate there was no room for screwdrivers, so I hade to make a tool-thingy made of a star tip and a piece of wood.
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    Took a bit of technique but it did the trick. Could be useful when mounting the HDD tomorrow
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    ... and that´s it for today. My bed is waiting :lol:
     
  18. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    man that is a tight fit in there but looking good mate :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  19. Karrek

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    impressive work! and creativity! good inspiration for me...

    I love the look.
     
  20. Snubbs

    Snubbs CustomPC Migration victim....

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    Just read the whole log. Really wonderful project! Love it throughout, it's a very well thought out idea with a very clever and complex design. I'm sure your mum will love it! Epic work!
     

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