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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Black and White - 05.12.2012 Finished

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Dk_vr, 18 Apr 2012.

  1. Dk_vr

    Dk_vr New Member

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    While waiting for the motherboard to come, so I can make the fourth part of the project, I decided to work on the cables that I’m going to need.

    The first one I’m going to use is for powering the LED stripes. I needed to modify something, of course:

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    The cable is meant for powering and regulating 3 fans but I cut out the regulating cable and modified it as a fourth power one:

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    I had to apply some sanding the connectors:

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    And then came the best part – sleeving:

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    I had a SATA cable as well, so I sleeved it too:

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    After finishing the cables, I took some pictures of the whole structure put together:

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    Best Regards
     
  2. Dk_vr

    Dk_vr New Member

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    I had some free time today, so I decided to make the cables connecting the motherboard to the turn on and restart buttons.

    This is the result:

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    And assembled:

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    When I come to the final assembling, I will put heatshrink on the buttons and finish them.
     
  3. Fredcompany

    Fredcompany Sir, your PC just bit me.

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    Looks awesome! What make is the dremel extender you have?
     
  4. Dk_vr

    Dk_vr New Member

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    Thanks mate.

    I bought this dremel as a pack: the machine plus some other accessories. The extender was one of them.

    Best Regards
     
  5. Mr3D

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    Nice work mate!
    Tho don't you think the LED cables will be a bit long? :confused:
     
  6. Dk_vr

    Dk_vr New Member

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    Actually the connector that will be attached to the motherboard will be deeper between both plates and then the cables will be shorter.
     
  7. Dk_vr

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    During the last few days I had some time to work on the project and this time I worked on the top most part (the fourth one) and I even had time to fix it to the rest.

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    This time I decided not to bore you with detailed information because the process is the same, so I am just going to show you some key moments from the construction of the fourth part, which will cover the motherboard.

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    Of course we have aluminum plates here too.

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    Again, I needed some stainless steel tubes and bolts.

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    And this is what all parts together look like.

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    I am not sure if I like the top part.
    What do you think? Should I keep it like this or try to make it more aggresive?

    Best Regards
     
  8. Dk_vr

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    Today Cooler Master decided to sponsor me with the Cooler Master Excalibur R4-EXBB-20PK-R0 fan, which I intend to use for cooling the whole structure and the motherboard with all elements on it.

    Thanks for the sample, Cooler Master.

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  9. KryptiK

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    that's a lot of standoffs connecting the structure
     
  10. whyte

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    what is the fourth layer for?
     
  11. Dk_vr

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    Yes, they are a lot, but all of them were custom made for less than 2 hours.

    The fourth level will hold the Cooler Master Excalibur cooling the motherboard plus will have some visual effects that are not made yet.


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  12. Dk_vr

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    After a few weeks’ wait, the motherboard kindly given to me by the Elitegroup colleagues finally arrived! I had planned to use the Elitegroup CDC-TI at the beginning but I assume it is not yet available, so Elitegroup sent me a CDC-I. The two boards have completely different structures; however I will accept this as a challenge and am going to use this one.

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    The motherboard itself looks like this:

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    The first model I had chosen was powered directly by an adaptor but this one uses power supply, so I decided to use PICO PSU

    This is the mod with mounted motherboard. Of course, this is just done for the test.

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    I really want to thank all of the sponsors I have so far:

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  13. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    Interesting, very nice looking so far :)
     
  14. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Love the lighting effect on the acrylic.
     
  15. Dk_vr

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    Thanks mate.
    Believe me it will get even better... ;)

    Yea the effect is great, but its really hard to make the light glows the same in every mm of the acrylic plates.
     
  16. whyte

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    are you going to use a pci-extender for your vid card? (cause wouldnt the fourth layer block it otherwise?)
     
  17. Dk_vr

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    Well this motherboard don't have PCIx at all. I will use the integrated video card.
     
  18. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    ^^^ I actually thought that was a given.
     
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  19. Dk_vr

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    Today I got some free time and since I got a different motherboard sponsored by Elitegroup I had to think of and prepare a new way to power up the motherboard. For that reason I had to sleeve a 24 pin cable.

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    I bought this as a regular 24 pin extender and modded it a bit by removing the 4 pin because I have 20pin pico PSU and the 4 pins will be useless.

    The process:

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    The result:

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    This is for now, more updates on the way.
     
  20. ying

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    awesome project! :thumb: and great work so far.

    Really like your idea about the acrylic!

    In my project I use black acrylic instead of aluminium and a clear illuminated acrylic too so I will follow your project very close.
     

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