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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Ice cube- Resources arrived

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Teknokid, 19 Dec 2007.

  1. Teknokid

    Teknokid Minimodder

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    Hi there,
    Im new to the whole modding thing, but, being only 15 years old im willing to try.
    I just recieved my case, and now i just need the parts.
    Unfortunately art has never been my strong point, so you'll have to bare with me on the lack of sketches.
    Anyway heres the case:
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    I wont be starting work till after the new year, as all my parts will be in the post etc so wont arrive till then.
    I've already been offered all the clear acrylic i will need free of charge by a local company which is great news for me :)
    Stay tuned.
    Teknokid
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  2. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    You better try to draw some plans... Maybe you could try using Sketchup or some other easy 3d-software? Doesn't require artistic skills, mainly some 3d-perceiving (is that the right word). Would bea terrible thing to ruin such a fine case by not having sufficient plans...
     
  3. Teknokid

    Teknokid Minimodder

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    ive got lots of plans, there just all in my head, which is the only problem for you guys :)
     
  4. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Ok good to hear. As long as you make sure about the clearances everything's fine :) atleast there'll be added element of surprise when you show us no sketches!
     
  5. Teknokid

    Teknokid Minimodder

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    yup, well im hoping to spray it red this weekend, here are the main parts:
    Main Parts:
    i got 3 turbine fans to make for the front as well as a console, which uses and old 3.5" screen from a pocket pc, lcd poster from my mobo and a thermal sensor.
    Then i got a top section too make for 2 40cm res's.
    Side panel section to hold my hard disks including 2 windows for my raptor x's
    Side window and ventilation hole to be cut, as well as bottom of case stripped
    New psu plate to be made
    2 quad rads and 2 pumps to be mounted in bottom of case
    Innerd covering (alluminium to be made)
    done :)
    Any suggestions? its all in my head which makes it harder for you, but better for me :)
    Cheers
     
  6. 123mccann

    123mccann What's a Dremel?

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    Sounds good so far, im 15 to ill be looking forward to see what someone of the same age can do. :D
    I was looking into doing a mod of my own, but i've been planning everything before hand with some nifty CAD software I was given at school.
    Good Luck. :thumb:
     
  7. Teknokid

    Teknokid Minimodder

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    cheers, it will be good to compare with someone my age.
    Surely we must be some of the youngest modders?
     
  8. Teknokid

    Teknokid Minimodder

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    Seems i cant spray the case for a while due to extremely cold weather, ill start stripping it out tonight and hopefully do some cuts during the next few weeks.
    Here's my sponsors site: http://www.sussexsigns.com/
     
  9. 123mccann

    123mccann What's a Dremel?

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    I guess so. You can never start too young. Although, I mainly joined this to boost my knowledge in the Hardware and Software Section. :geek:
    I really like the cube designs so im hoping to do one of my own. :)
    Sussex Signs; thats a different kind of sponsor. Why them?
     
  10. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    hmm, i like the potential of this case, and you you have listed.
    i cant wait to see more
     
  11. eXplode

    eXplode sound freak

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    if i was in ur shoes, i'd be making one "test drive" be4 going on this nice and expensive case. take some old case and try to mod it 1st cos everybody makes mistakes in the beginig - part of learning proces. i was managing to get things right all from 2nd and 3rd attempts. so my advice is: learn on some old case that u wont be sorry 4 butchering :p
     
  12. Teknokid

    Teknokid Minimodder

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    yeah, i plan to practice with a dremel etc 1st before modding this one. Fortunately ive worked out so that the majority of the modded stuff will be added onto the case rather than cutting the case itself, so any mistakes wont damage the case.
    In reply to why sussex signs? why not, they offered me acrylic so i said yes :)
     
  13. David13

    David13 What's a Dremel?

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    You wouldn't plan to fail so don't fail plan - What gets driven into us at school
     
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  14. Teknokid

    Teknokid Minimodder

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    what? lol, you dont make sense, im now thinking of making a whole case of clear acrylic, then aluminium bits, which is bad considering i just bought this case....
     
  15. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    You could most likely get most of the money you paid off it if you decided to sell it, but I recommend you to mod something instead of making a scratch-build. I started my scratch-build wooden case when I was 14 and it was never finished. Sounded like a good plan back then, but along the road I came to think it wasn't.
     
  16. Teknokid

    Teknokid Minimodder

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    yeah, i can see where you're coming from. if i was too build from scratch it would be very simply to start off with (cube shape) then i would keep adding too it etc...
     
  17. rito

    rito What's a Dremel?

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    can't wait to see this done.
    i'm 13 almost 14 so i sure that make me one of the yougest modders here.
     
  18. Teknokid

    Teknokid Minimodder

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    haha, what you looking at doing? im still contemplating whether to build a whole case or not, gna do some sketches tonight to see if it can be done...
     
  19. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    I think that coming up with a more detailed plan would benefit you. For example for parts you're going to be making cut them out of cardboard first to make sure they'll fit in your case correctly and that all the measurements are correct. Additionally while sketches don't have to be artisically pleasing they are very beneficial to avoiding mistakes, as my systems teacher pounds into my scale "an error caught during the design stage is 10 times cheaper than an error during the development stage".
     
  20. Teknokid

    Teknokid Minimodder

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    haha, well ive been contemplating building a case from scratch and just finished some sketches of what it would be like if i did that. i have to say im pleased with my drawing though incredibly basic i have measurments, just need to see how much all the materials will cost. ill get them uploaded ASAP (sometime after xmas i expect...)
     

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