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Scratch Build – In Progress Project : Alu Blue [Update: 26 Feb] Detail Work

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by lamanl, 20 Jan 2011.

  1. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    Hey everyone

    I finally got started with my second scratch build
    This is my first build log so i hope its all gonne be OK
    I mostly will work at the weekends and sometimes in the evenings

    The project:

    I first started looking around at other builds.
    And had come to the conclusion that I did not wanted to make a simple simple square case. (like my first scratch build)
    I eventually come to a design with a slightly wider bottom for the radiator and a tight upper side.
    I made the designe with Inventor and made a couple of renders.
    I'm especially good with metal and plastic, not wood so the choice was quickly made.
    I let the pictures speak for themselves.

    What will the build contain:
    • Water cooling
    • A lot of aluminum and acrylic
    • Black paint
    • Costum turning/milling parts
    • Maybe some CNC milling
    • Laser cutting
    • Costum made res
    • A 2x120 and 3x120 rad
    • And a lot of blue lights

    Hardware:
    • Intel Core i7 4770K
    • Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
    • EVGA GTX 770
    • Corsair Vengeance 4x4gb
    • Cooler Master Real Power M620
    • Kingston KC100 240GB

    Cooling Hardware:
    • EK-CoolStream RAD XT 240
    • EK-CoolStream RAD XT 360
    • EK-Supreme LT
    • Laing DDC-pomp 12V DDC
    • EK-DDC X-TOP Rev.2 Plexi
    • Tubing 16/10mm UV-active blauw
    • 6x Zalman 120MM Fan ZM-F3BL BLUE 1800RPM

    Pictures for now:

    First sketch

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    Render of the frame

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    Beginning of the base frame

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    Now i am going to sleep now, next time more pictures :D
     
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  2. Chairboy

    Chairboy I want something good to die for...

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    Nice start - I'll be keeping an eye on this one :)
     
  3. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Really nice concept my friend and renders cant wait to see that finished!
     
  4. Zanib

    Zanib What's a Dremel?

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    I like bluuuuu. Will be checking back on this :)
     
  5. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    thnx guys:D

    i continu the built today

    so probably a new update today
     
  6. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Those frame square clamps look really handy :) nice concept & looks a great project lamanl, subscribed :thumb:.
     
  7. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    First my special equipment i work with

    My drill and smal router table right of it, and vegetables left of it :duh:

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    and my self made belt sander

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    Behind it you see the sheet 1mm thick anodized aluminum, witch the panels will be made of

    Todays work:

    My work for today was cutting the aluminum and sanding 45 degrees angle to it
    After that putting it al together with ducktape to test
    Ending with putting the first parts together with smal triangles(the screws will later be replaced by countersunk rivets)

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    Hope you like it

    More to come :D
     
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  8. NavidsonRecord

    NavidsonRecord Where the bloody hell are ya'?

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    looking good!
     
  9. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    It's always nice to get the core of the base done & it be nice & square & this is looking good, that DIY belt sander is awesome too :thumb:.
     
  10. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    This is catching my eye bit by bit. Good luck!
     
  11. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    Some of the costum turning/milling parts i was talking about
    I made my own vandalism switch long time ago to build in alu blue V1, but never came to it.
    So use it in V2.0
    Normal it costs around €20
    Self made of klicky
    This one is made of scrap for almost free :D
    Used:
    scrap stainless steel/acrylic
    a blue led
    a spring out of a pen
    and a switch used in all pc's
    and some creative thinking :hip:

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    Thats it for now
     
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  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    DIY vandal switch & it looks awesome, nice one :jawdrop::rock::thumb:
     
  13. TimtomNL

    TimtomNL What's a Dremel?

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    Very clever and good looking those corners with countersunk rivets! :thumb:

    And the belt sander is awesome :rock:
     
  14. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    Today i ordered more aluminum

    But to do things differently
    They will be laser cutted out of 2mm aluminum sheet
    The laser cutting parts will contain:
    • Self-designed RAD grills :D
    • 1x120mm grill
    • 2x360mm grill
    • costum harddisk bay
    • and the mobo tray

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    And i had to disassemble my old case (alu blue v1) because i needed parts
    so its currently running in a tray with some fans around it (not jet in the picture)
    I am building this case so it can house my new components; I7-950 or I7-2600K with a gtx460, gtx470 or gtx560 all fully water cooled :D
    Currently Q6600 and sli 9800GT


    Alu Blue V1
    I think the picture says enough about the title :duh:

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    Next update will be BIG with more work in the case build self :dremel:

    So stay tuned
     
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  15. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    A lot more work done today
    i started putting things together in the highed
    It finaly starts to look like a real case :D

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    Next time i will make the support to hold my dvd player in place and make it able to open :p
    And the support beams to make the case more rigid and give it a better shape to house the radiators(upside down V )

    Hope you like it
     
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  16. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Very nice frame work mate, mod on :D:thumb:.
     
  17. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    I had a busy week, so i was only able to finished the support beams

    And already put some weels on it :D
    Only the bolts are not the right size jet

    But did alreay some saw work in the dvd rack and HDD holder

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    More to come on the dvd rack and HDD holder :D
    And i strated with the greation of my needed WC parts and more :naughty:

    Stay tuned, the laser cutting will arrive soon hopefully
     
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  18. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    Now the frame is almost done
    But first of all i have to finish the dvd bracket

    The material im gonne use for the plate work: 1mm thick anodised Aluminum

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    Hope you like it, and thnx for taking a look
     
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  19. TimtomNL

    TimtomNL What's a Dremel?

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    Wow:jawdrop: Especially the frontpanel looks stylisch!

    And I like the render :clap:
    Quite artsy :hip:
     
  20. that_du^de

    that_du^de give your head a wobble

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    this is shaping up very well:thumb:mod on bro!
     

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