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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Stealthlow - Completed - preview of project next

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Waynio, 30 Nov 2010.

  1. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :hehe: Gotta admit the sweet weather all of a sudden is soooooo nice, thought summer had been & gone all cloudy like until next year :D but I wanted to do a good outdoor shoot when I completed it but the weather was just too unreliable & the other day I couldn't help but think wow that lighting would be perfect for a photoshoot so couldn't resist :D & looking forward to a bulldogs scratch build mate :rock:.

    For the extra back LED strip I just extended the cables, sleeved them & put a fan connector on the end & then sleeved the LED strip to tone it down some & it will be a permanent fixture as it looks right :thumb: so yeah 1 more little photo shoot for the night shots within the next couple of days :D I did just take a shot of it without the tripod & with auto focus & nothing is in focus :lol: only manual focus works good for me :D so yeah 1 last shoot very soon.
     
  2. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Got the final bit done, an extra white led strip which I extended sleeved & put a 3 pin fan connector on the end so it could pass through to the cable stash section in the bottom & sleeved the led to dim it a lot & found facing it into the corner was best for a subtle light, enjoy these final revised night photos with correct lighting :).

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    Thank you both Jase & Ulysses for giving me a nudge to improve the lighting :D sorted now :).
     
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  3. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Looooking goooood :thumb:
     
  4. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    I guess the idea is to put up more "completed" photos on the log 'till Mod Of The Year time- just to give yourself a better shout :D

    Just kidding, the lighting is wonderful, it's evenly spread and never too bright, the icing on the cake for such a well- made case.
     
  5. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That extra LED strip made all the difference Wayne, looks great :thumb:.
     
  6. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    Well done on a truly amazing build. I've been following this thread for a while, but didn't really have anything to say. But now you have finished it, I am in awe of how beautiful it is :).
     
  7. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :D Thanks mate :thumb:.

    :D After thinking about some extra lighting I wasn't sure if I could be bothered messing with it some more but the extra nudge from Ulysses & Jase was needed lol, yeah it lights up just enough to make it that bit more even for light spread, glad I did it :).

    Cheers Jase :thumb: parts were invisible before that :D.

    :) Thank you yassarikhan786 :thumb:.
     
  8. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Much much better now!!
     
  9. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    I've said it before and Ill say it again:
    :clap::clap::clap:

    So.. started your next project yet?
     
  10. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Love it!

    Thread is a little to long to see if it has already been asked, but ever thought about copper socket heads? Just for the parts where you used black ones now.

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  11. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Cheers Alex, just a tiny bit more light but it definitely helps :).

    :D Cheers Gnu :) I doubt it will be long before the thought bubbles turn into rough sketches & then a nice design & then into an actual work in progress & then an actual finished piece :D I'm already looking forward to starting all over again :hehe: but I want to plan it well, even better planned than this one, still making my mind up about getting a chopsaw & bar bender, I don't think I'll use a router for metal work but it would be very handy for wood work & acrylic :thumb:.

    That picture took a while to load up :lol:.
    Thanks l3p :) I don't think it got asked but it did go through my thoughts & had a quick look around at the time of adding the copper but usually have to buy bulk or pay high when looking for specialist bits so I avoided :).

    I replaced all the black ones with stainless steel button & coutersink ones so they blend in with the case better, the expansion card button heads & the pci/io piece fixings the heads are painted copper, the only place where I used the black ones was on the mobo for mounting.

    I could definitely carry on adding to this case but I'd rather leave it how it is now, not too good to get too wrapped up in a project which I believe I was, I sit & look at it now & it's awesome :D so I'm happy with how it is & can start thinking of the next one :thumb:.
     
  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Oh yeah an update on the corsair force 3 ssd, it has been perfectly well since using it in IDE mode, still early days & it lacks the stated speed but it is reliable so far & that is more important than an extra 100MB/s :).
     
  13. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    You're right, got exact the same feeling with my previous mod.
    I'm still improving it but not updating it any more, closed the chapter :)
    Maybe i should have been sooner with this message :D
     
  14. craig - toyoracer

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    The final addition of light is AWESOME

    Great build Wayne, truly great :clap::clap::clap:
     
  15. voigts

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    Nice Wayne, very nice. The extra lighting does her justice.
     
  16. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    hi there i'v read all this log i must say your craftsmanship and attention to detail is superb and a real inspiration to me as a future moder :rock:
     
  17. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Can't really say anything that hasn't been said! Just a work of art sir! :thumb:
     
  18. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Yeah it can take over you when getting stuck into a project :D, I'll have to plan out when I'll dedicate to doing any on my future mods like 2 or 3 hours a day rather than going at it til it's done even when shattered, a bit of a time table which I'll stick to, as long as the plan is right then it won't be any time wasted :) cheers l3p :thumb:.

    Thanks Craig, just enough extra light really helped, glad I snapped out of lazy mode to add it :D.

    Thanks voigts :), before the extra touch of light it didn't quite look right with it being a touch too light in the bottom section but the countersunk mesh catches the added light perfectly without it being too much so it just looks right all over now :).

    Thanks peteski, look forward to your first mods mate :).

    :D Cheers Angel I'll be aiming to out do myself again on my next :rock::D got nothing planned yet or even an idea of what way I'll go next but hopefully I'll have something worth doing & ready to start by the end of the year :thumb: it will be tougher to do the design layout this time I think because it will be an entirely new not based on anything case (if that changes I'll be sure to acknowledge it in the log) & I need to make my mind up if I'll be going small with a side project server to cut out the 6 hdd I usually put into them :).

    :D Sorry about the late reply been getting my gaming fix after going almost all year with virtually no gaming so have some goodens to catch up on & theres so many awesome titles coming real soon :D, currently enjoying portal 2 :), thought I had gone off gaming but playing some good ones reminded me why I like gaming :).
     
  19. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Nice job on the lighting, I always prefer when you can see the hardware illuminated in low light conditions :)
     
  20. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Thanks Graham I had to sleeve & face the added strip into the corner, any other way was just too bright, those phobya high density strips pack a lot of light but nice & even, it's still nice & subtle while sat next to it though which is exactly how I wanted it to be :thumb:.

    Glad I can properly unwind now & I'm getting up in the mornings & getting a proper sleep each night at last :D, time to enjoy other peoples logs play some awesome games & start putting some new ideas together for my next project :D.
     

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