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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Neophyte .: UPDATE 25 !!!!!! : 21.03.10 :.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Dark~3nergy, 25 Mar 2008.

  1. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    Hello everybody and wellcome to my second project.


    I haven't finished my first project but there's so few things left to do so I want to start this one.
    It is a sff case, 350x460x325(WxLxH) mm . It's going to be made out of 2mm steel and 3mm red plexiglass.
    Most of the parts are going to be laser cut because I want them to have perfect cuts and
    I'm not so good on metal working. It's going to be powder cloated in black or in white or maybe raw metal,I haven't choosed yet.
    This case will be watercooled but only on the most important components: cpu, gpu and north-bridge.
    It's called Neophyte from my favorite DJ :clap:
    This one is going to be built pretty fast since they are praticly no piece I have to make myself.
    I still have the same money problemes but this time I will be looking for sponsors.

    For the hardware I'm going to use :

    INTEL Core 2 Quad Q9450
    Asus P5E-VM mATX
    4 gig of ddr2 pc6400
    an 9800 gx2
    an 750w corsair psu
    and two 320gig hdds

    I will use koolance waterblocks and a zern reservoir.
    It will have a koolance 360 radiator mounted on the top and a small laing pump.


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    The design


    here's a small demo vid of it :



    And here are some renders I made :

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  2. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    Update 1

    I apologize for the shortiness of this update but it's all I've got for now
    Today I went to the lasercut shop and picked up my steel.

    10 kg of steel :D

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    Dark 3nergy :hip:

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    neophyte :rock:


    I put it together with some duck tape just to see how it looks.

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    and that's all for today.
    Tomorow I will have all the day to work on it so you can expect a big update!


    thanks for reading and questions and comments are wellcome !

    Cya
     
  3. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Awesome design man :rock:
     
  4. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Quite the way to start a log - just jump in and make a ton of people envious. Well done:thumb:
    I have to watch this one.
    John
     
  5. perkins teh modder

    perkins teh modder What's a Dremel?

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  6. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Wow, it look like you're off to an amazing start!

    Hmmm, I'm thinking I need a laser cutter in my garage.... :D
     
  7. Kylevdm

    Kylevdm The Mod Zoo Podcast Host

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    awesome mate this is going to look ... well awesome
     
  8. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r What's a Dremel?

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    Amazing designs :) I wondered if you were dutch, but then I realised that Neophyte is dutch :hehe: I'm watching this one!
     
  9. chzel

    chzel no comments...

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    Great design Dark~3nergy! I really like the grey-red contrast in the renderings! :thumb: That's going to be one heavy case!


    Wouldn't raw steel rust really soon? Maybe powder-coating it dark grey?
     
  10. badje

    badje boni

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    This is going to look great.
    The laser cuts look very nice, and well neophyte.... can be your taste.

    btw also finish your first case because that one looks great too.
     
  11. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    awesome mate glad you got round to starting this one!
     
  12. hotdog

    hotdog What's a Dremel?

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    Dude that is one sick design....
     
  13. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    thanks alot guys !!

    yeah that's true, but I thinks they are some kind of anti rust paint so maybe I'll use that.

    And btw, does anbody knows where I can get a mATX motherboard tray in europe ?
     
  14. Kylevdm

    Kylevdm The Mod Zoo Podcast Host

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    if you want the steel look why dont you just wax it cos lacquer doesnt stick (tried it on Shiny Destiny) or just paint it with a gunmetal grey no need to paint it twice the paint will protect it
     
  15. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    Update 2

    Update 2

    today I finished the rear panel and I decided that the case will be powder coated.
    first i needed a m-atx tray but the only one I could find was at performance-pcs,(and I didn't want to play 130 dollar to get one) so i had to make my own.

    I toke an atx tray from my current computer (lian-li v1100).
    And I fastened it on the rear part of the case :

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    and this morning my motherboard also came in ! :)

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    The tray was to big so i cuted it, and put the mobo in place :

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    I think it looks great.
    then i got some help from my lazy dog :hehe:

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    then I fasten the rear "shield" to the back with some m5 bolts.

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    I'm realy happy with what I've done today! :)
    more tomorow,
    comments and questions are wellcome

    cya !!
     
  16. Guest-23315

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    Nice motherboard :thumb:
     
  17. MiLwOrkZ

    MiLwOrkZ What's a Dremel?

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    TIP: GUN OIL. Use gun oil, which is an Anti-Rust solution that you apply to the metal directly. It soaks (Yes into metal) in and helps prevent rust from occuring. Very effective, not to mention almost every 'rifle' in exsistance (Excluding Military Rifles and NEW Production Weapons) is of a bare metal design and you dont see those rusting now do you.

    I don't know what kind of stores/business sell gun oil in switzerland (Excluding the Gun Stores), but here in Texas, we have almost as many gun stores as convenience stores. (Figure of speech)

    Regards,

    Donovan
     
  18. hotdog

    hotdog What's a Dremel?

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    What color for the powder? Are you still sticking with the grey?
     
  19. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Seconded.
    Or get it "Blued" which is what they to do the raw metal of the gun to finish it.
     
  20. chzel

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    Looking nice so far Dark~3nergy!
    I'm curious about how you are going to support the MB backplate!

    BTW nice dog!He's got a great "Get out of my face" expression!

    @MiLwOrkZ & 500mph: wouldn't gun oil make the case "oily"?
     

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