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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: X Marks the Spot

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by TheGreatSatan, 14 Oct 2011.

  1. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    While I wait for all my parts to arrive for Bulldozer, I thought I would whip out a quick 2 week (or less) mod. I want to build a Treasure Chest PC for the store where I work in time for Halloween!

    I saw this cool looking chest on eBay and knew it was a winner. It's actually used for Wine bottles.

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    I knew even from the auction photo that these would be perfect for 80mm fans

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    And I was right...

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    I want the computer parts to be separated from the "treasure" by plexi glass

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    Like so

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    Nothing says pirate like skull fan grills. Problem is that these are acrylic and doesn't exactly fit the weathered treasure look, so I painted them black

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    And started putting them in with Red LED fans

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  2. Gaming_freak_10

    Gaming_freak_10 Active Member

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    Jeesh TheGreatSatan,

    You really love modding alot huh? Let's see.. how many completed projects have you done??
     
  3. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    This is my 44th Mod
     
  4. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I'm using a 300 watt Micro PSU, because it's all I have that even fits. I put this bracket in to hold it in place

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    Here's it with the motherboard installed too. I'm using a socket 775 Pentium D 3.8GHz and an Asus board. The chip is only a single core, but at 3.8GHz it gets extremely HOT!

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    The rear turned out well too

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  5. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    if you wanted it to be cooler you could see if something like a mini ninja would fit on that cpu
    also dont forget to install some ventalation holes in the rear of the case to let the hot air escape
    ARRRRRGGG!!!!!
    heavy metal pirates ( alestorm ) comes to mind
    :rock: :rock: \m/ (-.-) \m/ :rock: :rock:
     
  6. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    About time you got started again! :lol:

    It's amazing how you keep spitting mods out!

    Not so much that you DO a lot of mods, more that every one of them are beautifull! :thumb:
     
  7. Gaming_freak_10

    Gaming_freak_10 Active Member

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    :jawdrop: 44?! holy you must have alot of money to do all these projects...
     
  8. JA12

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    I think mr. satan is exchanging the souls of unbaptized children to computer gear :D
     
  9. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I'm actually working on 3 right now.

    #42 - Bulldozer
    #43 - Studded
    #44 - X Marks the Spot
     
  10. Gaming_freak_10

    Gaming_freak_10 Active Member

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    Psh! I doubt it lol..

    At the same time? Whoa.. You must be very patient to do all 3 at the same time...
     
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  11. Mosquito

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    Or very impatient and instead of waiting for parts, just starts a new project in the down time :D
     
  12. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    That too.

    I got the system booted up. I'm one intake fan short right now, but it is on order

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    I'm using an old socket 775 single core Pentium with a 3.8GHz clock speed. I got this chip on ebay for $28

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    Next comes my pot of Gold chocolate coins!

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  13. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    chocolate coins are even more of a reason to keep it cool


    That would be a hard to explain if you tryed to RMA it :lol:
     
  14. Device Unknown

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    Man, you beat me to the punch lol. I have some odd fascination for boxes. I collect them in all sizes, don't know why. So I always wanted to put a PC in one, just like yours. So make me proud bro, make me proud! ;)
     
  15. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    There will be glass separating the chocolate from the inyards. It will be sealed around the edges so if chocolate does melt it will not be able to get into the components
     
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  16. kelvinb

    kelvinb BF3 Username - D0rmarth

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    very nice mod cant wait for the next update ... would be cool if you could fit a TFT inside the lid and mod it to fit in with the theme
     
  17. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    My last fan arrived, so I put it in!

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    Then my crappy Asus motherboard died. Even though it's 775, it's actually only 10 months old. Well, it does say Asus and they make nothing but garbage these days so it's expected. Instead, I added a jumper to the main power line so all the fans would just kick on without the Mobo

    Anyway, I added a some silicone around the glass edge

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    And then I dropped in the Gold!!:clap:

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  18. Gaming_freak_10

    Gaming_freak_10 Active Member

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    Do you have something to keep the coins cold so it doesn't melt all over the place? I know you sealed the computer section.

    And how are you supposed to get to the computer section if you sealed it already?! :eeek:
     
  19. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    There's 4 intake fans, the PSU has it's own exhaust and the motherboard/cpu aren't actually running....so I don't see a heat source to make them melt.

    By the time I'm done displaying it for Halloween, I'll just break the glass!
     
  20. Gaming_freak_10

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    Oh that's cool.. Just be careful.. Don't want to get glass in your hands or something.. :eeek:

    Also.. that's a awesome CPU right there.. 3.8 GHz? dang.. is that overclocked?!
     

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