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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. Kris

    Kris Lord Lolwut

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    about 10 months to build it?
    anyway man, thi is one of the most awesome mods i've seen - it doesn't look like simply 'form over function' like many mods, yet oozes style and 'form' :).
     
  2. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :) Thanks Kris not 10 solid months but just 10 months from begining to end :D so it was a part timer but put some full days into it & many partial days & even some nights when I was restless :D, had quite a few pauses with life stuff & waiting for bits :D I take my time when doing a new design now so I get it right for when I call it completed, had a bit to learn on this one also so had some difficulties getting it to the end, mostly the curved window & then a clamping solution which worked & looked good, the metal work was nice & straight forward though & I now get on with acrylic a lot more than I used to :D in fact I enjoy working it now, cuts so nicely on the scroll saw :).
     
  3. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Just ran through what this cost for what was used, I'll ignore the bits that ended up in my scrap collection :D & this is in buying 1 off pieces or small orders & nice fresh materials so not going around scrap yards where I might have found some of the needed materials at a better price etc but that is something I should give a try.

    £99 alu sheet
    £20 alu bars
    £48 copper sheet/rod
    £10 mirror polished stainless steel sheet
    £80 acrylic
    £10 bolts
    £20 helicoils
    £5 Metal lacquer - used a full bottle
    £15 Satinising mops - completely used them up
    £4 Acrylic adhesive - only used a little out of a £20 tin
    £10 Primer/paint - for pci/io piece still have plenty left

    Total
    £321 Not bad I think :).

    Price for hardware at current time but using the other weeks hdd prices.

    Corsair AX850
    MDPC-x sleeving
    MSI P67A-GD65 B3
    Intel 2500K
    Prolimatech megahalems
    Kingston Hyper X 2x4GB 1600 ddr3 9,9,9,28
    GTX 580
    Auzentech prelude x-fi
    Corsair force series 3 120GB ssd
    6 HDD
    9 Fans

    £1600 Ouch I didn't realise I had such an expensive rig until working it out to be honest with doing incremental upgrades though so don't feel the full impact :D but I remember buying my first crappy beige barely upgradable pc complete with snake pit at £1200 about 13 years ago so it really doesn't seem so bad :D.

    But didn't buy everything at once as I don't have that kinda money, the hdd's optical & sound card are from my previous system also :).
     
  4. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    was chatting to Kovoet today about the price of PC's funny enough, 16 years ago my 1'st one cost me £1100, today for the same money you'll still get a kick arse system. Thats not modded obviously.
     
  5. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Very true & parts don't need to be top end parts depending on what you do with it all, mini ITX is fine for a good range of things even, slightly tempted to make a stealthlow from an alternative universe, a mini one :D bet I've got the materials to do it too from the scraps :D:rock:.

    :) Just thought I'd work out what it all cost, should have done it at the end of the log really to avoid a bump like this but ah well :p price of the case would have been horribly high to have it done professionally but doing it myself it just comes down to the cost of materials & disposable bits so far easier to swallow :D I remember some wanted to know a while ago & that I'd update when it's done :D but the components cost ouch ouch ouch :hehe: shouldn't need to upgrade for a good while again now anyway & can just keep moving the hardware into each new case (if it's good enough :D) :).

    In the words of the schwarz dude "I'll be back" when I start a new rig but keep tuned in to others logs :).
     
  6. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    No matter how expensive the hardware you put into this baby is, it's never going to match the value of this case! :thumb:
     
  7. bugeye

    bugeye Sleep Deprived

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    I've followed this build here and on OCUK but never posted :blush: It's just such an impressive build with great attention to detail and one of the ones that encouraged me to have a go at my own much smaller project :)
     
  8. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :) Thanks Nutman :thumb:.

    Thanks bugeye :) & the more modders in the world the merrier mate :clap::thumb:.

    No more bumps from me now :D I know it would have been better to add that cost bit on my last update but it skipped my mind :blush: & it came back when I was weighing up how to buy a couple of new tools :D.
     
  9. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    My vote and support for you bro, you really deserve it for all that effort and for the support and friendship!!!! Merry Xmas!!!! :)
     
  10. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I'm bored of saying it, but this thing has to win. Top 3 minimum. Have a nice Christmas Wayne and good luck in the MOTY.
     
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  11. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Congratulations on your MOTY 2011 nomination Waynio!!
     
  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Cheers Alex :) Merry crimbo & an awesome new year mate :D:rock:.

    :lol: I've felt the same feeling like I'm repeating myself like a drunk in peoples logs :hehe: as for placings, it's totally up in the air with all those awesome projects :D:rock: cheers Jeff mate & same to you Merry crimbo & an awesome new year :rock::D.

    Cheers l3p :D it's an awesome one :D it's good to have made something a bit better this time around :) Merry crimbo & an awesome new year to you too mate :rock::D.

    I'll put up some concept shots ASAP about my next project :D.
     
  13. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Merry Christmas Wayne! You already have my vote- you may not have seen it- but I've left a vouch for you in the mod of the year thread.
    It's been a great pleasure.
     
  14. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

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    You got my vote mate!!
     
  15. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Can't wait!
    Oh Marry X-mas :clap:
     
  16. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Merry Crimbo KidMod :D you too have an awesome new year :rock: & thaks for the vote :) I'll try to get some shots up today of project next, however it's been set back a little with getting a IPS screen :D couldn't resist, been after a quality screen for quite a while & it looks like this cuts it nicely :D.

    Thank you quiz_kid, shame yours isn't in there too, looks like more than a few awesome projects slipped past :(, probably be in next years moty, same happened to me with air cube in moty 2009 it got missed but got included in 2010 which I think explains why some projects are from a bit further back than 2011 keep on cranking the awesomeness out though mate :rock::D.

    :D Cheers, I'll try to get them up today :).
     
  17. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    And I did :D.

    2012 Project which is temporarily called Lean & Green :D.

    First part of 3 is an ok capacity HTPC for light computer stuff & XBMC which I aim to use no more than 50w electric.

    There will also be a joining piece for connecting the HTPC to a gaming rig which I'm not showing to keep some surprise :D.

    Here's some concept shots of the low power HTPC I been working on the past month or so :), not a solid month but little bits here & there, if I put a solid month into a design it would look crazy :hehe: & all the parts slot in/out including the custom fan :D.

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    I'm sure it's not to everyone's taste again but it'll do the job for me nicely :).

    Been saving up & could have bought the parts & materials for the HTPC but bought a 27" 2560x1440 IPS monitor yesterday so set the project back a bit :blush: but woooo this is the type of quality screen I've been looking for :rock::D been trying to get a good monitor for ages now going for cheaper ones & being dissatisfied over & over so IPS was my last hope for a good screen which is easy on the eyes & it looks real good & after calibrating it it uses less electric than the Asus 23" 120hz screen I just ditched :thumb:, it's a Hazro brand from OCUK & was on special offer & should be on offer until the 28th December, can't see any faults neither which I'm very much relieved about :D.

    Depends on how much of a scrooge I am for when I have the money ready to get started, could be some time in January or up to March :eeek:.
     
  18. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Put the attention to detail into that than you have into Stealthlow and you may well have raised the bar for a third time, only time will tell.
    Mod on my friend.
     
  19. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    I actually love small builds now :p
    Can't wait to see this one!
     
  20. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Congratulation on the MOTY nomination and for a magnifisent build. I havn't fully decided on all my votes yet but you was my first choise for one of them for shure.

    Good Luck mate
     

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