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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Eterne

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Zesti, 4 Sep 2012.

  1. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Aww damn. I was in love with this project! :(

    What will you be doing with the case?
     
  2. Zesti

    Zesti Aluminium + file

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    Thanks guys anyway. :) No idea yet what I'm doing with it..

    Took me this long to officially discontinue this project since I was expecting/fearing reaction like this.. :) But really, I'm not very fond of ATX form factor nowadays and will 'downsize' to smaller ones. I can't justify buying new hardware that I won't need just for this project.. And I currently have only very little hardware - no another machine where to steal parts to this one.

    Passion for modding and building is still here and possibly stronger than ever, but I won't waste my time finishing system that doesn't work or would go straight to the darkest closet. :D
     
  3. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Why not using this project as a base of new one?

    It is half done,and it is such a waste of beautiful mod. So chop it and make it smalle for the FF you like. :)

    C'mon don't give up.
     
  4. whyte

    whyte New Member

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    It is perhaps a little extreme to question your love of modding. I will be sad not to see this one finished (maybe send it to Keir or alain-s or someone to finish if it youre REALLY done with it).
     
  5. Zesti

    Zesti Aluminium + file

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    Little bit more background behind this just for you guys. I probably thought this way too much so this is also to clear my own thoughts.. ;)

    Not as much work is wasted as it might seem.. I think that the motherboard 'tray', logos, PSU bracket etc. can be reused in later builds. Might be even possible to reuse heatsinks from the CIVF!

    I was going to use this system through 2013, but hardware chose differently. I could buy used motherboard etc, but I rather sell what's left and get a kickstart onto a new project with more modern hardware. :)

    Another exciting thing is that it's about 8 months to Assembly Summer '13 LAN-party. I wasn't going to build another system and just take ZOE to LAN-parties next year. But now I might aswell build a new LAN-party (+HTPC) system! I do have some old liquid cooling hardware and thinking about Mini-ITX with liquid cooling..

    All this just means I'll have to start sketching a new system.. :lol:
     
  6. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX New Member

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    Awesome work man, sorry to hear its cancelled its looks so clean.
    I do understand though, sometimes there is just no salvaging a build, no matter how hard you try. Respect to you for making a clean cut and moving on !
     
  7. Twisthem488

    Twisthem488 New Member

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    Lurker here

    Zesti, I LOVE your craftsmanship! You somehow put grace into metal. As someone who has never worked with materials like aluminum and who is inspired by what you do, could I ask some advice?

    What kind of tools do you think are necessary to start out working with aluminum like you have? I'm wondering what your cutting tool is, but I assume metal files, a hand drill, some taps, and sandpaper? Looking forward to the next thing you decide to create.
     
  8. Zesti

    Zesti Aluminium + file

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    Thank you guys!

    Twisthem488, I'm using very basic tools: jigsaw, files, drill, taps, sandpaper and that's about it. :)

    I'm really happy my small mod got nominated. And that really forces me to continue.. :thumb:

    I ended up dropping my Crosshair IV Formula to RMA even after hearing all kind of a horror stories. But everything went really well - no even compalints about missing stickers etc. Took a little over two weeks and now I have repaired motherboard. :rock: Nice bonus too - new 3029 BIOS seems to have support for the FX8350.

    So all in all, I just have to continue. Can't let you guys down after being nominated for mod of the month. Luckily I have long weekend because of Finlands Independence day. New photos coming asap. Some changes can be expected too..
     
  9. Meelobee

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    woohoo! :clap:
     
  10. Ace_finland

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    such a good build while it lasted, but i see your point of view, i have a few month old 600T in the closet which im most likely not gonna use anymore and its too cut to pieces to sell :D
     
  11. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Zesti,you see? Good things happend when you decide to continue. ;)
     
  12. TadZilla

    TadZilla tadbitnerdy

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    Amazing work! I finished reading about Project ZOE, and just went through this one. Though I'm glad this project is now active again, I do agree with discontinuing a project you know longer have the need to continue (or interest, or resources, or whatever). The quicker you realize a project is heading nowhere, the sooner you can scrap it and move on to something else. Again though, I'm glad to see this project is alive again!

    -Tad
     
  13. ASPHIAX

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    Good for you man !
    Looking forward to updates!
     
  14. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Wow, you came close to canceling this one, would have been a shame to cancel this, :eeek: it's a very nice project mate, glad asus replaced it for you. :D:clap:
     
  15. Zesti

    Zesti Aluminium + file

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    Thank you guys! :thumb:

    Tadzilla, yeah, I don't have any real use for this system, but all the components are now just sitting here.. I might as well build a working system. Plus my parents could use a HTPC. :D

    For HTPC use I need to get some new parts like WLAN USB-thingy etc, but those won't affect the looks at all. However for colors I'll go for black and silver - those will work well with the interior and AV-hardware. Even dark'ish wood like oak could work and it would be rather easy to add into this system. Hmm.

    Cleaned motherboard a bit.. Again. No more barcode stickers etc. :)

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    Mounting graphics card is a bit interesting since memory, 6pins and 24pin are so close to each other. I might need to modify 6pins for 90° angle.

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    I will soon order a new low profile memorykit - old one is 'Black Edition' memory and still has lame green PCB. :D I'm also rethinking CPU cooling. Custom loop would be cool, but there's hardly any space for pump. On the other hand H100i would work very well if I just get tubes routed nicely.. And if they are long enough.
     
  16. Ace_finland

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    Looking great!
     
  17. whyte

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    A lot of people have modded their h100 to add longer tubing or a res. The posts i have seen seem to imply it wasnt too difficult.
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    In fact, it's not a bad idea, since the hoses leaking or the coolant drying up is 90% of what makes the sealed units fail.
    Glad to see this re-started.:D
     
  19. tp148

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    You must carry on this build, it's just awesome!! Some seriously nice metal work going on there!!
     
  20. faxiij

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    whoa...get this back up! update please! :D
     

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