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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

    quizz_kid Squid

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    Thank you guys. Appreciated!!

    Back panel. C14
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    Gonna buy a nice knob for the fanmate
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    Joystick button
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    PW switch and SATA
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    In place
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    Let´s put some more pressure on the ATX :naughty:
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    The HDD barely made it in there, had to use some force. I hid the cable mess in the corner
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    Magnifying glass in place. Some ugly hot glue to keep it there
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    Is it a giants hand or a very small htpc?? ... No, it´s an OPTICAL ILLUSION!!! :D
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  2. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Wow! This is amazing. o_O
     
  3. n1c3tr1

    n1c3tr1 New Member

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    Wow is right! I think this is the first time i want to mod my monitor!
     
  4. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    That vinyl decal for the hdd is going to waste hidden away like that :D but it's all looking amazing, you seem to be a really well rounded modder with good knowledge of all you need to know, great viewing & no slacking off neither. :eeek::D:clap:
     
  5. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    so much stuff and wires... so little room... EEK!
    But it doesn't bother you at all, and you're just stuffin it all in there. Nice nice. :thumb:
     
  6. quizz_kid

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    Thank you Prania!

    Yeah, I know. Guess I didn´t had the startbutton in mind when I came up with the dacal. Waster!! ... But thanks for the comment. Means I´m doing something right at least :lol:

    Glad to inspire!!

    Thanks jokkos! I guess I just love to squeeeeeze fragile components...


    Maybe bad news. The graphics didn´t work on todays testrun. No signal to monitor :sigh:
    Best case scenario: The "riser-link" has come lose under mobo
    Worst case scenario: I´ve killed it somehow...

    Anyhow, I am not looking forward to the consuming disassembly tomorrow :sigh:

    Birthday next tuesday... Panic mode!!
     
  7. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :( I dunno mate, your a magician at modding & you'll get it straight, I has faith but fingers crossed it is just a loose connection on the link. :)

    And now I can see why you haven't been slacking, next Tuesday, wowzers. :D
     
  8. quizz_kid

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    Thanks for the fingers there mate. Loose connection on the riser link, that´s all, luckily! Took some time to put it all together again, but now I´m back on track :lol: Tested the monitor also. It looks good, no signal problems there. Maybe just a tiny tiny tiny shadow effect, but nothing bothering really. Final assembly tomorrow!
     
  9. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Sooooo glad it was just a loose connection. :D
     
  10. bugeye

    bugeye Sleep Deprived

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    Love this build :D

    I really like the sharpness of the woodwork :) it's so easy for things to get a bit fuzzy , bit rounded off as things progress but this is spot on :thumb:
     
  11. quizz_kid

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    Me too :lol:

    Thank you bugeye! Glad you noticed the sharpness. Don´t like rounded corners, and I am a bit of a perfectionist I guess... From what I´ve seen in your build, I sense something similar in you :D
     
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  12. quizz_kid

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    Final assembly

    Started by flippin the monitor fittings upside down for better height

    Before:
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    ... and after:
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    Since the HDD-decal is hiding behind the joystick(fail!), I decided to make a new one, for the memory this time. Golden!
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    A view from above
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    Found a nice knob for the fanmate
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    Frontpanel
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    Brass tube and black ball handle
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    Brass window mounted
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    Bottom piece
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    What´s this now??? Velour??? Got a dirty idea the other day. Zalman heatsink, brass, red light and velour. That´s what I´d call pure PORN!!
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    Some spray glue
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    Some ugly cutting... The fabric will be on a safe distace from components.
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    USB cable soldered
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    Cover (... bottom really)
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    Skrews
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    Rubbers on the feet
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    Well, I guess that´s it! The common feeling of emptyness has entered body and mind. But it´s been a really fun build this one, learned a lot. Mothers birthday on tuesday, so I made it(barely) Thanks for shown interest in my creation, hope you´ll like the final shots. Got some studio time next week. Stay tuned for final pictures :lol::lol::lol:
     
  13. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    You want your mom to think of porn when you give it to her?
     
  14. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    mate its been a pleasure to witness such a smart build . well done on your good work and roll on the studio shots :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  15. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Brilliant & time to relax before deadline :rock: look forward to seeing it in it's final photo shoot, going off your past photo shoots on your other projects this will be awesome. :D
     
  16. voigts

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    So how did I miss this build? This is really neat. I adore the monitor. Very nice to say the least.
     
  17. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Exactly my thoughts
     
  18. bugeye

    bugeye Sleep Deprived

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    I do a lot of carpentry in my day job so I know good stuff when I see it :thumb: and I do like things to be clean and sharp myself :)
     
  19. quizz_kid

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    Think it´ll be allright Furball. If my mother thinks of porn when she sees a computer, then the earth is a flat plate and I am the son of Jesus! :D

    Thanks again Peteski!

    Thanks Waynio! Yeah... This is one quiet evening :D

    Thank you Voigts! Means a lot

    Thank you Beast!!

    That´s what I expected! :D
     
  20. quizz_kid

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    As you may´ve noticed, I´ve only shown close ups during the process. I´m not evil, I just like to save the zoom outs for final pictures. Keep some mystic around the project I guess...

    Tested the light today with everything mounted inside and it looks terrific. A bit magical IMO. Hard to shoot ofcourse, with lens, magnifier and all... Have to be seen IRL.

    Anyway, here´s a small teaser

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