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Scratch Build – In Progress Project : GTR -X CANCELED X- sorry :'(

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Dark~3nergy, 20 May 2007.

  1. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    Hi all and wellcome to my first worklog !

    I have done a lot of modding before
    but I have never posted any worklog or pictures of my work.

    INTRO

    It’s called GTR (from the Ford Mustang GTR)
    It will be constructed in 4 phases,
    and it will of course be water-cooled (two loops)
    It will be 63.8cm x 55cm x 22cm and made of MDF board and plexiglass.
    BUT, sadly I don’t have to much money so it will take a wail before
    beeing finished. :waah:

    FIRST PHASE

    This will be the upper part
    Where the mobo, the pumps, radiators, reservoir… will be.

    SECOND PHASE

    This will be the lower part of the case,
    Where the psu and the hdd will be.

    THIRD PHASE

    Will be when I paint the whole case
    in orange, white and black.

    FOURTH PHASE

    Get all the hardware and assemble it.

    For the hardware :
    -evga 680i mobo
    -intel core 2 duo quad
    -two evga 8800 gtx in sli
    -4gig corsair dominator ram
    -one 1T hdd

    for the water cooling :
    -three 120 mm radiators
    -one 2x80 mm radiator
    -two laing pump ddc 1+ pump
    -two aquacomputer aquatube


    current status :

    phase 1 : ~85%

    PHASE 2 : 100%

    overall : ~80%

    Picture :

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  2. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    THE DESIGN

    So let’s start with some sketches :

    The overall look of the case

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    Here you can see the back and where the reservoir will be situated, I will use 4 xlr connectors for the two 8800 gtx and 6 rca connectors for the buttons, the fans and two white ccfl .

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    The tube for the reservoir will be on the outside of the case, in the front I will put a lcd display.

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    and with a 22 inches lcd screen just for size comparision

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    Comments and questions are wellcome !!
    The first update will come tomorrow.
    cya
     
  3. NysoO

    NysoO Handcrafted

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    Looks really nice.
    If you'll make the case as nice as the sketch, i'll be very impressed :)
     
  4. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I like the sloped front panel, that's the optimal location for VFD if the case is on the floor... Good luck with your project!
     
  5. vortex46

    vortex46 What's a Dremel?

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    nice sketch and nice mod :rock: :clap:
     
  6. Dj Ovin

    Dj Ovin What's a Dremel?

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    Looks very promising! Like the sketches, very cool design on the case, and fine solutions aswell.

    Just a question: Dvd-ROM?

    Good luck!
     
  7. derbaum

    derbaum What's a Dremel?

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    dvd drv ? totaly overrated ^^

    the sketches are kickass .such a n1 clean mod. definitly what i wanna see!
     
  8. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    Thanx for the comment!
    @ dj ovin : I prefeer to have the dvdrom on my desk(and i didn't get it in the design :worried: ) so it will be external (in the same theme as the case).

    I couldn’t wait so here is the first update :

    Update 1

    Yesterday I went down to the town and i bought some mdf board for the front.
    I glued them togather because the retailer didn’t have the right thickness !(ps sorry for the bad quality of the pictures,they were taken with my cellphone)

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    It was THE perfect day for modding, a sunny saturday.

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    when the glue dried I started to mill the ''U'' on the front .

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    Then I started to mill the fan hole,but just when I finished my mill broke .

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    After that I cut down the edge whit my new jigsaw, perfect !

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    Then it was time to eat so I toke a pause. After that I found my father’s camera and decided to use it .

    Back to the garage I started with the other side, every thing started good but the blade went down 3 mm :wallbash: !!!!!!!

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    I will have to bondo that .
    Then I started with the switch . I drilled a 20 mm hole on one side and a 30 mm hole on the other . PS I made a wrong measurement on the fan hole as you can see but I will fix that later

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    Now I have two identical holes for the switches !!!!

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    Put one of the bulgin switch to see if it fits .

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    Yeah , it’s perfect

    Here you can see how it’s ends up, that’s all for today.

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    Next update will probably be in 4 days .

    Cya !!
     
  9. Guest-23315

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    Very nice design ideas and CAD work there..

    Nice hole work aswell..

    I think you deserve some stars :D
     
  10. Dj Ovin

    Dj Ovin What's a Dremel?

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    oh, i see! Maybe the best, too cool design without it.
     
  11. Noobkiller

    Noobkiller What's a Dremel?

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    Awsome! I'll bewatching this one ;)

    (Subscribed)
     
  12. arkadur

    arkadur What's a Dremel?

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    man, you got some serious design skils..
    waiting (in impatience ) for the next update..
     
  13. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    update 2

    Hi all and thanx again for all the nice comments !

    It's time for the next update, I said that it should be in 3 days
    but I had time left this lunch so I worked a little .

    UPDATE 2

    I don't have so many pictures of the work, just the result.

    I started to make the bottom panel, I cut an opening for the cables and the rest with my jigsaw, it ended up realy good.

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    Then I cut the hole for the window.

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    I put all the part together ,it starts to take shape, and now I'm happy !

    [​IMG]

    Comments are wellcome.

    cya !
     
  14. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    This is looking awesome so far dude! If you can pull this off, it'll be one of the best looking mods I've seen. :D
     
  15. exitus

    exitus What's a Dremel?

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    really cool! what would be VERY cool would be a "made in switzerland"-logo, just like on my knife set :D
     
  16. derbaum

    derbaum What's a Dremel?

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    normally i hate mdf cases but this one turns out really well.
     
  17. Mr. Oizo

    Mr. Oizo That yellow furry animal-thingy

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    Good luck with this mod! The design is looking really cool. If the result looks the same, then your case is a MEGA CASE! :thumb:
     
  18. Dira

    Dira What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice :) Only 1 thing! You should have some filters for the front fans to keep dust out of this beauty. GL & Keep posting!
     
  19. elbarto241

    elbarto241 What's a Dremel?

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    filers = less airflow. depending on the filter you use. You might wanna consider not even using it unless you have carpet or pets. I have ceramic tile flooring all the house =D not as dusty as carpet :thumb:
     
  20. Handon

    Handon What's a Dremel?

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    That just looks so awesome... keep on modding !!!!!!
     

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