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Scratch Build – Complete ⭐ Project JDM | ITX scratch build!

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  1. Jokot

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    Project JDM

    So its finally time to start on a new build log this time of a project i call "JDM". The core inspiration of the project was Japanese styled drift cars hens the radiator with outwards mounted ports to illustrate a oil cooler. And the other ̶b̶i̶g̶ small thing that is that i wanted it to be in mini-ITX format. So after a few weeks of thinking i decided to go with a tube frame to keep it true to the theme. Here are some of the renders i made after some designing in Fusion 360. Also big thanks to Alphacool, Bequiet and Teamgroupe for helping out with the hardware.

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    First update to start things off.

    One of the first obstacles i encountered was the corner pieces. I had a few options but after some thinking i decided to make some custom 3D-printed parts for the job.
    These are the 2 versions I made but I ended up going for the simpler design.

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    First print turned out great!


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    Removing the support material


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    Starting on the metalwork.

    I will be using some 16/14mm metal pipes for the frame.

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    Test fitting.

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    More metal work.

    Making the support for the front radiator.

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    I made a bracket from wood to make the welding a bit easier.

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    Ready to start welding.

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    This is what it looked like with no clean up and still 2 pieces left to go.

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    Now lets clean it up a bit.

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  5. Jokot

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    More work on the front.

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    I applied a light coat of primer to make it easier to see imperfections.

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    Still need to glue the bottom piece together.

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    More 3D printing and plastic parts

    I made a small bracket for the start button which in this case will be a real key.

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    Next upp is the part that connects the plexi tubes to the frame. You might ask why i didn't just go with metal tubes and the reason for that is LED's [​IMG] but more on that later.

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    I still had to make some kind of motherboard mount so thats what i did.

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    And with motherboard in place.

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    There is also some other stuff i am working on like gpu braket, a good way to mount the rear fans and a psu mount. But yeah its mostly small stuff left on the frame.
     
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    Its getting there!

    So time for an update, currently just have some sleeving and finale Assembly left so should be coming together soonish.

    I wanted some lighting effects but still didn't want any thing to flashy so i decided to integrating the leds there into the plexi tubes under neat the motherboard which i think turned out really nicely.
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    I also made made the supports for rear 80mm fan, psu and some case feet.

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    Some test fitting before painting.

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    Ready for some paint.

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    Some days later i masked of the painted parts and made the rest glossy white.

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  8. Nealieboyee

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    This is looking amazing! I can't wait to see more. Well done.
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    Final assembly

    This will be the last update before final pictures so enjoy [​IMG]

    First time bending plexi, turned out better then i would have thought.

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    After a lot of debating i decided to go with stock cables because sleeving them would have made them to thick and the all black cables fit the aesthetic really well anyways.

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    Sleeved tubes <3

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    Modded eisbaer ready to be installed.

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  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Looks good. :D The tubing screams for stainless steel braid because of the theme. -Makes me think of all the SS braided plumbing I've tossed over the years. I could have salvaged it. :(
     
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    coming along nicely!
     
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    Late answer as always :grin: honor to see some of the best moders of all time like my build :happy:
     
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    Final pictures [​IMG]

    Big thanks to Alphacool, Teamgroup and Be quiet for helping out with hardware!

    Imgur album of all the pictures can be found HERE

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  15. Dietec

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    Those LEDs look awesome! The perfect amount of flashy
     
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    Thanks, yeah you actually don't need to much RGB too look cool ;)
     
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    Awesome job! the color scheme turned out perfect, too!
     
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    Thank you :)
     

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