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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. OC Maximus

    OC Maximus What's a Dremel?

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    I'm a big fan of the honeycomb look. Very nice work so far.
     
  2. j0rd

    j0rd FLOSS folder

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    The hard disk rack is great, will the drives mount with a slight slant? just wondering because (what i assume are) the screw holes are at an angle. Looking forward to seeing the panels on this rig, the shape is very unique :)
     
  3. TimtomNL

    TimtomNL What's a Dremel?

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    :clap:

    Looking forward to see the sidepanels!

    And I was hoping to see a sneak-preview of the front ;)
     
  4. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Lokking back through the log, it's all coming along really nicely. The honey comb grills look superb. Nice work:thumb:
     
  5. domthecondom

    domthecondom Noob Modder

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    Nice scratch build :)
     
  6. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    first of all

    thank you al for the compliments and comments :D

    and yes the harddrives will be mounted under a slide angle

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    as promised

    now let's start with the side panel
    made ??of 1mm anodised aluminum like the front panel

    that big hole is for the side window
    and next, underneath the window hole the cut out for the 3x120mm rads


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    :naughty: :dremel: just to finish the radius

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    And done after allot of filling

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    and next, underneath the window hole the cut out for the 3x120mm rads

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    Hope you like it, and thnx for looking

    PS: as you can see in my signature i already got my new components photos up next :D
     
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  7. randomhero

    randomhero Minimodder

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    Looks great and man you have some clean edges on your cuts :D
     
  8. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    I was able to get the intel DX58O2 at a auction for €133 (new) instead of €220
    I planned to wait with my upgrate until the case was finished, and than go for the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
    but for €133 I could not wait
    and I also immediately purchased the other components because it is a shame not to use the motherboard

    I hesitated between:

    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R €189
    Asus Sabertooth X58 €164
    Asrock X58 EXTREME 6 €187
    Intel DX58SO2 €220 paid €133 :D

    The cheapest X58 board is €140

    I have chosen the DX58SO2 because it was cheap :D and it has 8 SATA ports, 2 of them sata 6 and 2x usb3

    The photos were taken with another camera because my Canon 400D was not available

    Mushkin Blackline 3x2GB DDR3 @1600mhz 7-9-7-24
    OCZ vertex 2 60gb 25nm! and i think V2
    i got 200mb/s READ and 60mb/s WRITE
    and not 35mb/s WRITE every one complains about

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    Intel I7 950 3.03 Ghz

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    boxed cooler until case and water coolings is done

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    Thats it for now, next the cut out for the 3x120mm rads
     
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  9. TimtomNL

    TimtomNL What's a Dremel?

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    I like the components! Minus the boxed cooler :wallbash: ;) :waah:
     
  10. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    thnx tim

    srry was realy bussy modding and not blogging :duh:

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    Safety First :D

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    firts drilling the hole so i can put my jigsaw in

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    Left side got a nice fit :D

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    Next bending the panels, and more plate work

    Thats it for now
     
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  11. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    yup yup yup looking real good so far.
     
  12. Shael

    Shael What's a Dremel?

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    very nice work so far keep it up :thumb:
     
  13. TimtomNL

    TimtomNL What's a Dremel?

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    Lookink quite awesome! Like to see how you bend the sidepanels :worried:
     
  14. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    Back Again


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    After a LONG time, i am back again

    Most of the time i was working on my build and not working on my log
    BUT i did make alot of pictures

    So the log will continue :D



    The side panels are done the only thing left was bending them to the shape of the frame
    I did it with a nice bending bench at school
    I made a cardbord mold to test fit the shape
    Because I can't take the whole computer case with me in the train to school to test fit it XD

    Let the pictures do the talking


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    Thats it for now

    Next the top and back pannels
     
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  15. TimtomNL

    TimtomNL What's a Dremel?

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    I like to see the final sketches or moddeling first and then the real thing :) :dremel:
     
  16. ryanexiled

    ryanexiled What's a Dremel?

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    nice case man keep up the good work
     
  17. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    Because of some problems with Gluing the double bottum(spoilers) the project has been delayed, later more about the double bottum.
    And also an other project(DIY 5.2 speaker set) i have been working on caused a delay.
    all together caused a delay of more than a year, but i did some work on the build and kept taking pictures.
    So here is the continuation of Alu Blue!

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    The rear panel
    Poeple will sometimes forget it but the rear should also look neat.
    I chose for a flat IO shield and not a countersunk IO shield like most cases have.
    Behold!

    Like all panels of this build this one will also be made out of 1mm anodised aluminum.
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    First the rough cut with the saw after that finishing it with a file.
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    Thats a nice fit
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    Now the holes for the PCI slots
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    The good old jigsaw
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    And done
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    Next the panel on top of the case
    This will have a smal compartment for the SSD, and maybe a hot swab for a 3.5inch HDD
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    Next time the last outside panel of the case

    THNX
     
  18. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    The last plate of this build, after that its time for the detail work.
    The power supply will be placed at the bottum rear of the case, it will be paced on some aluminum beams.
    I faild a bit so if it realy annoys me i can redo it later.

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    plate mounted next the holes for the PSU
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    But first the support beam for the PSU
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    Here the finished naked outside
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    Next time I will start with the detail work on the outside plating

    THNX
     
  19. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    Today I will not yet start with the outside work, first i have to do the motherboard tray.
    The tray was lasercutted so il didn't have do al the work my self.
    For now the tray is only connected with a long piece of aluminum.
    Only that resulted in a wobbling motherboard tray, i will later fix it to one more place.
    The holes in the tray are designed to easy take of the CPU but this was designed for socket 755 only now there will be a socked 1155 installed and that wont fit anymore:blah:.

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    So after this its time for the outside work

    THNX
     
  20. lamanl

    lamanl So little done, so much to do

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    Niw the frame and platework are done ist time for the outside work.
    I made a render of the outside, to get an idea of how it wil look like.

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    stay tuned
     

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