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Scratch Build – In Progress Project 'Elementa' New Update It has turned into a Desk PC

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by montymole, 10 Sep 2014.

  1. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    Hi Folks this is one of my 2 Scratch Builds that I have started. This one is Called 'Elementa'

    The name has come from the latin word for Elements and i had the idea of some of the periodic table laser etched into the side panels with the various elements that have been used in the project some thing like this but into copper plate. [​IMG]
    The Case has been made from a 100+ Year Old Drawer from a beaten up Chest that needed more money spending on it to repair it than it was worth but the Oak and Pitch Pine could be put to better use.
    I have had a desire to build a Wood and Copper PC for some time now and have had a half arsed attempt in the past over the past year I have invested into the tools and equipment needed to be serious about Modding and have become friends with Nate from E22 who has helped me a great deal and does design and create things for me to use in my work.


    Hardware List :
    Asus Z97 K ( On Way From Asus)
    Intel i5 ?
    Corsair 16GB Dominator GT (Got)
    PSU Siverstone 1000w (Got)
    GFX ?
    SSD Corsair ?



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    Going to use copper tube on this one Sorry Nate no ultra-clear on this one with as usual EK and Bitspower Cooling.

    Here is what we have going on so far:
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  2. snef

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    Another great build by Montymole

    This wood is really nice, with copper tubing , it a great match

    Cant wait to see more

    Any part list?

    Great work as usual
     
  3. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    Thank you Snef I am looking at what I have and What I need today and I will put do list once I know what is going on will be a 540mm EK WE Rad for sure :D
     
  4. MarkyG

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    Looking good so far mate!

    Can't wait to see even more progress :)
     
  5. Ianovski

    Ianovski Rawr!

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    Montymole = follow. Starting out great plus that I love wooden casemods :p
     
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  6. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    Big fan of your work Kyubu is a favorite of mine for sure. :thumb:
     
  7. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    This looks interesting, especially using wood that old. i'll be keeping an eye on this one. Off to a nice start.
     
  8. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Wood, subbed.
     
  9. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    Thanks for the positive comments guys update later tonight :)
     
  10. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Are we talking about the mod, or... :worried:

    Great theme for a mod, well executed. :thumb:
     
  11. montymole

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    1st update

    So while hunting for bits of suitable copper and brass for this Project I found some Antique Brass looking Strip that would make a good trim for the front of the case around Where the Radiator and Fans are:
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    So I am shaping the metal to the wood with clamps before I Glue it:
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    Next up I was thinking about the loop and where to locate this Copper Alphacool Reservoir I have had for a while waiting for this project :
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    Perfect Match for the Theme what do you think?
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    That’s all for now folks :thumb:
     
  12. LukePilot152

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    As if I need to say it anymore - brilliant as usual, can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  13. Bad Fenny

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    Awesome . . . wood and copper . . . two great mediums. Going to be watching this one.

    Cheers

    Fen
     
  14. perplekks45

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    Mod? What? Where? :worried:

    This mod just shows me again and again how good copper looks when used properly. :thumb:
     
  15. montymole

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    Hey really nice comments guys I am really getting into this now and will have a update later just got some hardware Sponsored for it and this could be moving along a lot this week got to going to grab some Antique copper paint today and get a few things to blend in better :)
     
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    The Bit where it all went Arts and Crafts

    Hello again folks I took a trip to B&Q Today and found this rather suitable perforated Steel Sheet:

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    So after 5 mins with the Jigsaw and test fitting the new grill I had a feeling that the Project had Started looking a little Arts and Crafts like.

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    For a minute In my mind I was William Morris and for those of you who are thinking what is he going on about has he been around to many solvents ?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arts_and_Crafts_movement

    So back in the real world it was time for some Etch Primer and a trip to the Paint shed

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    Earlier in the I day took this Lian Li motherboard tray that was donated by E22 some months to the same Paint shed and give it few coats of Copper Enamel
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    That's all for now folks hope this is enough to keep you going for a day or so :thumb:
     
  17. montymole

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    The Front Mesh and Trim are Done

    Hello again folks here we are with a small Thursday morning update I have painted the steel mesh copper and the brass trim is shaped to the wood and glued down here are some pics

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    Held the mesh in place with these old brass tacks

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    Have looked at this option and even thought about a desk style but as I have the res of the cabinet to play with that is for another time.

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    That's all for now folks :D
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You nailed '50s era deco perfectly. -although I fear it was an accident.:worried:
     
  19. montymole

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    Yes I was just going for what i felt would look right whilst trying to avoid the term steampunk that gets labeled to PC mods that use wood copper or brass but the Art Deco vibe is there for certain by complete chance :D
     
  20. leonetu

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    Art Deco = Goooood...

    Suuuuubbed!
     

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