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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Soberheid ~ (Scratch) [Smasher]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Smasher, 13 Jul 2011.

  1. Smasher

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    Well the idea of this project starts from finding a discarded case
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    The materials for the housing and termination, wood, imitation leather and glue.
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    Cutting all woods, holes as well.
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    The work table ahah
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    Well, as you go, I'll be leaving more photos. Greetings!
     
  2. antpgomes

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    that's looking pretty cool!!! long way since the original trashy looking!

    nice work ;)
     
  3. stefan442

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    coming along nice! Like the use of fabric... never crossed my mind! Wonder if it will help it stay nice and quiet.
     
  4. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    excellent work! really like colors! IMHO now hardware should feat color scheme :)
    i just love when someone pick cheap case or even trash and makes it look descent!
     
  5. Smasher

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    I bring more progress here:
    The liquid cooling block is a block that did a while back, a
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    And some photos "pre-final"
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    Caution: The project is not complete. These are some photos of the preview.
    It is not over!
    As I will travel warning. I will not be for a few weeks and I'm not posting gains. Greetingsto everyone and when the project ended again!
     
  6. Smasher

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    Alright guys, after a while of being away from modding, we started again to finish the project.
    This is gonna be a the right side for covering the mothertray.


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    And the sideway's with acrylic
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    The worklog continues down!
     
  7. Smasher

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    Making of the sideway's acrylics

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    And then… Paint it White!
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    The screws will hold the acrylic side
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  8. Smasher

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    Painted power button
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    Lights!
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    Power off button.
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    Alright, the Windows!
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    And little surprise that at last I'm going to say;)
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    The project is now complete. When I have edited the final photos update the worklog.Along with the photos I will upload screen temperatures for asking!
    Greetings and see you in the final pictures!
     
  9. Vetalar

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    IMHO acid green MoBo not suited with black-n-white case colors.
    bolting panels with hex screws IMHO not feats leather...
    stitches or rivets will be looking more 'thematic' IMHO
    nice build anyway

    add: and yes, english isn't my native language
     
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  10. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    (took me 3 reads to understand that)

    Some people make do with what they have hardware-wise! I've been modding with 'generic' green motherboards for a while, only recently managed to obtain a board in my signature colours (black+orange).

    I've seen a few high end home theatre items with leather and hex screws, I admit I like the look.

    One comment - I did prefer the soberheid logo over the leather before it was cut away.

    Otherwise, excellent scratchbuild!
     
  11. razerz

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    That is a great looking case! It's not often you see cases clad in leather or textile.

    I like the contrast between the industrial, functional look of the hex screws against the classy and refined look of the leather. Props on that combination.

    The engraving of the name is also very well done :thumb:
     
  12. Smasher

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    sometimes you have to look not only hardware, but the work that has made ​​the case. I have no hardware to put better, I have a complicated economic situation. thanks for the compliments! I'll be updating soon

    and sorry for my bad English!
     
  13. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    yep. and this works both ways: colors of mod>colors of hardware and colors of hardware>colors of mod (e.g. just look at ROG "themed" cases)

    Smasher i mean no offense saying that "hardware didn't feat". You create an excellent mod. like an option You can put on MoBo "themed" cover like on sabertooth p67 MB.
     
  14. suenstar

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    Could you transfer your pictures to another host please? I'd really like to be able to see the mod.
    All of the images are coming up as 'bandwidth exceeded' notices.

    Photobucket is a terrible, terrible site.
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    QFT!:hehe:

    You have a lot of skill. You probably could have left the frame in the trash and built from scratch.:thumb:

    Tip: When you have to stretch vinyl over something you can't tack it to, you can stretch and tack it to a board, glue the panel to it, and then wrap the edges after it dries.
     
  16. razerz

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    Any chance of seeing last pictures? I'm very interested in seeing the whole build completed.
     
  17. jeckulz

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    Looks great man, nice choice using sythetic leather.

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    How is your PSU getting cool fresh air to it?
    Seems that youve blocked it off looking at your pics?
     
  18. Smasher

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    Well guys i edit before the final pics, an organization of the inside ~
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  19. Smasher

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    Soberheid becomes from Dutch, and it means sobriety. Is a case that was found on the streets (trash), broken, with the covers and veneers crooked and missing pieces, including the laterals. Already with the idea of sobriety, it was thought for being black and white, searching wich materials may be used (for avoid the ordinary plastic and veneer)arises the idea of making the structure practicly from the beginning, covered with black leatherette.
    Like this, was made this cabinet that now it comes to be a piece with elegance and sobriety, counting with a united top and frontal sides and entirely smooth, with details like screws “allen head”. (holding the base wood and the guides of the lateral covers to the top veneer and original frontal)
    This cabinet is divided in two parts, in the first part is situated the mother tray; with precision and exceptional perfection in the organization of the cables. In the second part, the frontal one, are situated in an “invisible” way the radiator of the liquid refrigeration, next to the bomb, the power supply and the hard disk.
    There always are few questions like: “But if the air enters by the radiator, it doesn’t have enough space to come out”, “ Does the leatherette and the wood get heated?” The answer for this, it’s that the heated air that comes out from the other side of the radiator, is expelled by a fan of 12cm. The leatherette and the wood doesn’t get heated, the microprocessor’s temperatures are almost the same than an ordinary computer with a cooler stock.
    “But there isn’t enough space for the air to come in to the fans” The lateral acrylics are separated by a distance of 10mm by screws and heat-shrink tubing of the lateral veneer, letting space between the lateral and the lower too, it’s got enough space for it to come in(left side) and to come out (right side).
    For giving it a special touch of elegance, there were placed a few white led lights inside the cabinet and in the support. The switching on of this lights is something particular, it’s about a metal “button” placed in the front. This button belongs to a touch power circuit, just with a finger touch to this button, you can switch on or off the lights. Excepting the white light of the power button that it’s always on to know if the system is working or not.

    “From the trash, to elegancy and sobriety”

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    Mostly, what matters is not just the hardware; what really worth it is the work that is made with our time and patience to get what we want.

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  20. razerz

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    You have made a very clean and good looking case! The end product is not recognizable from how it looked in the beginning.
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