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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: CircleButterfly (080403 New PSU comes with trouble)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mr_carl, 3 Sep 2007.

  1. mr_carl

    mr_carl New Member

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    So after being a longtime lurker (about 4 years) I have finally come to my senses and decided to begin a work log.

    This is my first project so I´m supposed there will be some trile and error but I think it will come out great in the end if everything goes as I want it to.
    Anyway nuff said and I will let the images speak for themselves (with my comments off course ;) )

    The aluminium
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    The circle
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    circle side viev
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    Circle wield (I didn't wield the aluminium)
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    Front aluminium panels
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    Image of front cutouts, and back engraving (probably)
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    Traced the sketch
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    engraving the contours so they wont disappear
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    Powersupply :blah: (only 400w)
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    Starting the build
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    Cutting
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    This is how far I got on one "blade"
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    Allmost done
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    the last bit to cut on this one
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    getting a bit tired of cutting and makes some misstakes and breaks 2 blades in a row :duh:
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    Finaly done
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    More updates tomorrow
    now I have to go to bed.
     
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  2. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

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    LOL sleep tight!!!! i might start my mod next summer to much stuff to do like school!!! will be watching:thumb:
     
  3. mr_carl

    mr_carl New Member

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    [xXx] ãÇè_ƒr€áK Thanks for comment man, why not start a project now and just take it slow? :thumb:

    Anyway here is tonights update :D

    Starting with the little aluminium bit I cut out yesterday
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    Drilled some holes
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    and some more holes
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    they match up :clap:
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    Bought a new tool today :clap:
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    And I used it to :D
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    The result
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    I guess you all can figure out what I´m about to do with this
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    Continuing with the engraving
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    And finally I´m done with the engraved guides
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    and a closeup of the engravings.
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    Well thats all for today folks
    and now I´m off to bed ones again :clap:
    Good night, Sleep tight.
     
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  4. zhangmaster12

    zhangmaster12 New Member

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    very sexy engraving!

    make sure u use the zerotherm butterfly cpu cooler
     
  5. mr_carl

    mr_carl New Member

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    Thanks Zhangmaster, I´m strongley thinking about that zerotherm butterfly cooler it would really look good indeed but on the other hand I really whant to use watercooling and at the moment I relly dont konw wht to choose.
     
  6. Supra55

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    nice engraving work :thumb:
     
  7. mr_carl

    mr_carl New Member

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    Thanks Supra55.

    So no upgrade today because I have been on a Logitech resellers event in Stockholm today and checked out some of the new stuff coming from them and I just have to say that I really like the new MX Air mouse and I really want one, it worked really well. I also tried the new Wave keyboard and looked at the VX Nano and some of the old stuff like Dinovo Edge and Harmony1000.
    I´m a litle disappointedly at the G9 mouse I thought it would be something really cool for gamers but I wont change my MX Revolution for that.
    Anyway It has been a really nice day and some more updates will come tomorrow.

    Good night
     
  8. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    WOWO so nice work really! Well done, Can't wait to see more. Good job..

    Good luck.
     
  9. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Good job with the engravings. Why did you use the Ferm and cutting disks to cut straight lines? I don't get it, hacksaw is sooooooooOoOoOoOO much better in straight lines. No blades wasted and the job gets done in no time.
     
  10. mr_carl

    mr_carl New Member

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    ComputerKing: Thanks man more updates coming you're way now :D

    Jipa: Thanks, well the simple answer on you´re question is "I didn't have one at the moment :wallbash:" Just bought one yesterday but I haven´t used it just jet, because it sounds allot and I don´t thing my neighbor´s would like the sound of me cutting stuff at one in the morning :naughty: all thou I don't mind doing it.
     
  11. mr_carl

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    So on with todays update.

    I decided to take some pictures of my new hardware now that my Motherboard has come.
    It´s an ASUS P5N32-SLI, I changed my Stiker Extreme for this one, I really liked the Looks of the stiker but I only had problems with it so I dcided to try this one instead and when I´m done with this I just hav to get the Maximus Blits, or what it´s called, but for now this will have to do.

    So here is the hardware all together, unfortunately this wont go in the Circle because I only have a 400W power supply in there.
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    With the super case :jawdrop: I´m using for this one at the moment
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    Just the case, off course I´m going to mod it, but thats my next project´m starting when Circle Butterfly is almost done :D
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    Motherboard in Circle. Looks really ncie
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    150GB raptor
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    4GB memory
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    Graphixcards
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    another view
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    Now what is this box??
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    Oh it´s my 700w Recommended by Bit-Tech Tagan modular power supply :clap:
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    Anyhow nuff with hardware and on with moddingware:eyebrow:

    So I needed a good circle in the right sice, and I looked everywhere till I found this and I traced it :thumb:
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    Starting the cutting of my little circle... ore drilling actually
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    more drilling....
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    Halfway there
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    And I´m done drilling :thumb: now this was a really long proses and I have so much more to drill:duh:
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    Cutting
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    And it´s´finally free
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    It fits like a glove:thumb:
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    Well thats all for today folks, now I´m off to bed as usually.
    Tomorrow I will cut the big circle with my new hacksaw:clap:

    Good night
     
  12. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    WOW! So amazing, HOT! SOO nice work really, I love it and I love your fancy hardware :) can't wait to see more.

    Good luck.
     
  13. mr_carl

    mr_carl New Member

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    Project CircleButterfly update 070906

    ComputerKing Thanx ones again man I really like you're positive spirit, keep it up.

    So I didn´t have allot of time to do allot today ore actually the stuff I did took allot more time than planed so just a little update today:)

    So I cut the fron Circle with my new saw today and it vent very well thnkt because I have never used one before, it is´t perfect but I can change that.
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    It´s free but not good have to fix it
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    Drilled some holes
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    And cut the peaces
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    All done :D
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    As I don´t have a grinder or something like that I had to make one
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    Now some more drilling
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    all done with the markings
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    and starting to make some holes
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    Halfway there
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    and I´m done :D
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    thats all I had time fore today, tomorrow I will cutt these parts away and start on the front panel I hope, my drill is starting to get a bit bad and does´t work as well as it used to.

    Night night
     
  14. Supra55

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    Well you sure have a very neat style ima watch this thread, subscribed :thumb:
     
  15. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    Dude Really this is Kciakss work! Dam, This is so nice. Sexy work really! Can't can't wait to see more more work. WOW! I like the flower.

    Good luck.
     
  16. mr_carl

    mr_carl New Member

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    thanks dudes I really appreciate your´e comment´s and here is a little update of what I did last night, it´s not much but I started really late so I did´t have allot of time or energy to do so much and off course I forgot my camera:wallbash: so I had to use my mobile phone camera so it´s not the best quality images today. Anyway here is the update.

    So I started to cut the aluminium and with all the holes it does´t take to long.
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    and I´m done with the cutting
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    and a little closeup
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    and in the circle
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    thats all for now, more coming soon.
     
  17. mr_carl

    mr_carl New Member

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    So here is todays update.
    It was a good day until the end, you will see.

    But first some images from yesterday, I forgot my camera in workshop yesterday, so here is that update.

    Setting up for some grinding,
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    and this is how it turns out, I will have to do the narrow parts by hand with a file
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    I can´t do more than this with my tools at the moment, and all my grinding rolls are out
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    this is all thats left:waah: no more grinding untill I go shop
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    So on with todays update.

    I started with grinding out some guides so that my drill wont go all over the place
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    It doesetn look verry good I know but here its all done
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    Then I started to drill some holes, the guides worked pretty well
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    drilled allot of holes, I someone knows a better way of doing this without a saw please tell me now because I have alot more holes to do
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    now I start to cut away those peaces
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    but it really takes allot of time and those cutting disks are just all over the place, with this peas I used about 5 cutting disks, but I was a bit tired so I will blame on that :D
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    So when I had done this I tough why not try my power supply :thumb: I haven't done that yet, just opened it and this is what happened
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    I short circuit the hole room and leaved this marks :wallbash:
    I feel like such a NOOB:duh: trying my power supply and not moving the aluminium.:duh::wallbash:

    Anyway thats all for today
    Good night
     
  18. FR34K

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    you might wanna look into getting an actual grinding wheel instead of using those replaceable sanders...
    for example: the little grinder in this...can't seem to find one on it's own(usually come in a set)
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    :dremel::thumb:
     
  19. mr_carl

    mr_carl New Member

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    So I had one of those grinding wheels and this is my result with it

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    the aluminium just get stuck on there and then it´s useless, maby i´m doing something very wrong??

    anyway I have also had some time to star to cut up the front plate enjoy:dremel:

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    Thats some damn good work.
     

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