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Scratch Build – In Progress Project ''Plexi''

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by lakisss, 2 Jun 2010.

  1. lakisss

    lakisss I know what a dremel is...

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    Hello everyone!

    First post for me here, and i am starting with a scratch build project.
    I 'm from Greece and my english are not very good, so please forgive me for any mistakes i will definately do.

    I am building this case for over a year now and because the worklog is very big, i will show you the main parts of the case.
    I hope you find my work interesting!

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  2. nlancaster

    nlancaster Minimodder

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    Need more pictures in full light so that we can see it better.

    Looks pretty kewl.
     
  3. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Um... WOW.

    That looks pretty darned cool. I second nlancaster. Can has more pics please?
     
  4. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    More photo's please :D. The pic with the hard drives looks terrific!:thumb:
    Oh, and welcome to bit-tech.
     
  5. skreenname

    skreenname SFF Forever

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    More photos please, this looks brilliant!
     
  6. lakisss

    lakisss I know what a dremel is...

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    Ok.....so you asked for more photos.

    First some overall pics.
    The case is 99% done, so these are not the final pics.
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    Now the main modded parts of the project.
    Everything is handmade, no cnc or laser cut, oldschool methods.....


    The psu, a Thermaltake TR2 - QFan500W...
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    The vga. Gigabyte 9500gt 512MB.
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    The hard discs. Seagate 500Gb and Samsung 1TB.
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    The dvd, a Sony Optiarc.
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    Cpu cooler. Cocage True Spirit.
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    Northbridge cooler.
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    Southbridge cooler.
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    Motherboards chip coolers.
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    Motherboard: Gigabyte EP43-DS3.
    CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600.
    Rams: 4Gb Kingston 800Mz
    Nothing special about the hardware...

    Soon more details, with more pics from the modded parts...
     
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  7. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Oh wow!

    Thats really cool you've modded literally everything!

    That cooler is pretty insane i've never seen something like done before very cool!
     
  8. Remmes

    Remmes Be One With Your Mod

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    wow, amazing


    the oil tank thing looks cool

    btw get those " uploaded with .... links out of it !!! :p
     
  9. lakisss

    lakisss I know what a dremel is...

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    Thank you guys.

    Indeed DeadP1xels i tried to mod literally everything...
    The oil tank is actually a transformer from 12volt to 5 volt, that gives power to temp. meters.
     
  10. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    very nice for what is the oil tank?


    wolfie
     
  11. Fabou

    Fabou What's a Dremel?

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    I love the plexi DVD drive the HDD and the screen on the cooler. But why do you use an oil thank?
     
  12. lakisss

    lakisss I know what a dremel is...

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    Part -1. The frame.


    For the frame i used aluminium, size 25x10mm.
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    The pieces were marked and drilled.
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    The backpanel is from a cheap Asus case, and the mobo tray is made from 5mm. plexy.
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    The pieces were painted with a Motip metalic red spray.
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    Getting the parts together.
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    The final product.
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    The drive bay also made from plexy, mounted in place.
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  13. dembones

    dembones What's a Dremel?

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    wow, thats amazingly good, keep 'em coming
     
  14. lakisss

    lakisss I know what a dremel is...

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    Part -2. Frontpanel.


    Let's move on with the frontpanel. Here is the front plexy cover.
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    I desided to make a simple on/off fan controller for the four fans.
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    Here is the fan controller placed into bay.
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    The frontpanel so far. In the plexy between the fan controller and the usb's, i mounted two temp. meters for the cpu and the vga, but i removed them at the end.
    The photo is at an early stage of the project, so i made many changes through time...
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    For the power switch, i used one from a cheap Asus case.
    First the switch was removed carefully from the case.
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    For the power and hdd leds i made a small piece of plexy, and opened 2 holes 6mm. diameter.
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    The leds and the reset button.
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    The leds mounted under the bay...
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    All together...leds, power and reset button.

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    The front panel finished.
    As i said earlier, ignore the temp. meter cause i finally removed them.
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  15. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Wow, this is good, thats a serious amount of hard work, has to be my favorite at the moment
     
  16. KingCake

    KingCake What's a Dremel?

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    I'm usually not a fan of cases made in plexi, but this is just awesome!
     
  17. Fabou

    Fabou What's a Dremel?

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    i love how your case look's colorful and and with lot's of thing but not messy or cable mess as plexy case tend's to be.
     
  18. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    File mou apisteuti i douleia sou poso herome pou vlepo enan ellina edo mazi mas!

    Amazing work my greek friend!!! I really love it, mod on buddy!!! ;)
     
  19. lakisss

    lakisss I know what a dremel is...

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    Remember me? (guess not...)

    I started a few months ago this worklog in order to show you my work, but as it seems it didn't go as good as i expecteed...

    I wan't to apologize to those who waited this worklog to continue, but new builds came over and i didn't have the time to write.
    I started this dream two years ago in order to make the biggest pc mod project ever and guess what....the dream is still alive!

    I modded everything in my case but that wasn't enough, so i decided to move on with a sound system for my pc.
    This is what i managed to build.


    Monitor speakers.
    The cabinet is made by 10mm. thick plexy.
    The speakers are 5'' Beyma mid-bass/tweeter, 60W/rms each.
    Everything you see is handmade...no cnc, laser.

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    The sound is absolutely awesome way better than i expecteed, but something was missing though....
    So a new build started!


    Beyma 10'' woofers....
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    The result was two 45litre cabinet made by 15mm. thick plexiglass, with two bass reflex tubes.
    The crossover cut-off frequency is 120Hz.
    The sound? Epic!

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    The new speaker set needed a new aplifier, so i decided to mod an old one that i had.
    The amp. is a Proton 520, my first ever bought 18 years ago.

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    The project so far.
    The photo was taken the night when i finished the speakers and connected them to the amp. to see how they play for the first time, so the room is messy....:D
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    Photos of the project from a modding contest here in Greece. (Athens Digital Week 2010)

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    Sorry again for not updating this worklog the last months, but i was bussy with work and new builds. I promise i will come back with new and better photos soon.

    I 'm waiting for your imressions and questions if you have any.
     
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  20. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I can see why this has taken so long, it's totally brilliant. It's that good that I'm actually lost for words. And the speaker mod to go with it, it's just WOW. Amazing modding:thumb: + Rep for you ...
     

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