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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: MCE V.2 [Update - May 19th - Matrix Orbital mayhem!]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Sleepstreamer, 20 Nov 2007.

  1. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Amazing work... What I wouldn't do for a mill of my own.
     
  2. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Okay guys, here comes a small update on the build.

    Thought I might sort out the electrical stuff, as it is now, nothing in the computer has any juice.

    Did the four leds for the other side of the case.
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    Put them in there, and on with the molex-connectors :)
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    Time to get the psu hooked-up. I wanted to use molex connectors here aswell, mostly because I want it to be removable, and also because I did'nt have anything else to choose from :hehe:

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    It's pretty obvious I don't want to connect my hdd to this one, cause that would be bad.....

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    Something like that....

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    I don't want to use two powercords to run the system, so I took the one for the screen and cut it. Stripped off the insulation & put the wires in a molex.

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    Soldered a couple of cables onto the socket for the psu, och put a connector on them.
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    Yay! My stuff has arrived :) Not really cutting-edge, but it'll be good enough for a decent LAN-pc.
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    Here you can see the riser I bought for this build. Seems to work perfectly. Now I just have to fix it to the bottom panel.
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    My thought was to make something really-really stable. I don't want some strange short off the mobo because of crappy mounting. So I picked up my jigsaw, and a 15mm thick piece of aluminium.

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    chop-chop...

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    Done! That was actually much easier than expected :)
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    Some threads in there aswell...
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    Put a small piece of aluminium on there aswell, so the card is the correct height.
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    Mounted:
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    And last, a small bracket to hold the card in place.
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    I'd say "tight" is the right word for it :) Looks good though.
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    And after a very complicated afternoon I got everything in place, and installed windows.

    It's Alive :D:D
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    This is more of a sneak-peek due to the low lighting in the room, but you can clearly see it's working :)

    That's it for now. :) Stay tuned.
     
  3. Teknokid

    Teknokid Well-Known Member

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    sorry, i just need to pick my jaw up off the desk.
    That is extremely nice, id be seriously proud if id made that.
    Keep the updates coming :)
     
  4. Sheldog23

    Sheldog23 New Member

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    Thats Friggin amazing work. Beautifully Done.
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Niiiiiice! I didn't expect you to put a giant video card in there too.
     
  6. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    very nice !
    Is the video cable going to be visible at the bottom of the case ?
     
  7. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Thanks :)

    No not really, you can see the DVI-VGA adapter if you look close enough, but the cable is tucked away behind the alu-panel, and then working it's way behind the screen (across the mobo on the back).
     
  8. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Looking great as always!! =)
     
  9. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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  10. FragileSocks

    FragileSocks New Member

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    Its most refreshing to see such a practical Mod, made with great elegance.
     
  11. b4i7

    b4i7 modding dreams into reality

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    i truly love this mod, youve really inspired me to build something similar

    one question, how big is this thing?
     
  12. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    this has become more than a simple HTPC, i reckon you'll start using it as a main computer soon, well depending on spec's of your current daily drive..
     
  13. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    Woah man this is one beast of a computer. don,t know how i missed it seeing im on this site everyday.
     
  14. PrometheusCon

    PrometheusCon New Member

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    Man that's amazing workmanship. I love the riser solution. It looks so clean!
     
  15. ThatGingerGuy

    ThatGingerGuy † Bogan Red Neck †

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    Dude ... WOW that all i can say looking very good Very clean
     
  16. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Btw, is that a small piece of plastic I spot between the mesh and the right heat sink in the PSU (in the last pic of the PSU)? If so, thumbs up! =) Is there such a spacer on the left one as well?
     
  17. Thacrudd

    Thacrudd Where's the any key?!?

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    What do you feed that thing? kittens?
     
  18. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    LOL. Hahahhaa. I wouldn't doubt it either.
     
  19. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    I'm honored to hear that :)

    Hmm, well it's really the size of a standard 19" Wide LCD-monitor (+ hardware on the back). I'll try to get a decent pic comparing it to something... tomorrow :)

    Well maybe not as my main system, but definately as a LAN-pc as my P190 is not something I want to carry around :hehe:

    Thank you :) I'm pretty satisfied with it aswell :)

    Yup that's right, there's acually two of those on each heatsink. It's not really pieces of plastic though, more like a very thick double-stick tape.

    It actually prefers baby Turtles over kittens, but then turtles are harder to find ;)

    Thanks for all your comments! :)
     
  20. Evenge

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    Nice work. That riser solution is indeed cool! :)
     

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