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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Zero

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Tymofar, 29 Aug 2016.

  1. Tymofar

    Tymofar What's a Dremel?

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    Hey guys,

    my realname is Benny.

    i am building my first own Case and wanted to share it with you.
    I hope you will enjoy it! =)

    My build is called Project zero cause its my first scratch build.
    I have made a few little modifications throughout the past years but now it is time to
    make somthing big ;D

    Contemplated system:

    Hardware:

    Mainboard: Asus Maximus V Gene
    CPU: Intel i5 3570k
    Ram: G.Skill RipjawsZ (4x4) 16 GB
    GPU: ???
    PSU: ???
    SSD: ???
    HDD: 1x WD Green 750 GB
    2x old Samsung 1TB

    Watercooling:

    Rads: 2x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 X Flow
    Res: 2x Alphacool Eisbecher 250mm
    CPU: Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light
    GPU: Alphacool NexXxoS GPX
    Pumps: 2x Alphacool Laing DDC310 + Plexitop
    Ram: Alphacool D-Ram cooler
    Fittings: Alphacool Eiszapfen
    Tubing: PETG

    Fans: ??? dont know yet, and dont know if i am just going to make a push configuration or go straight push/pull =)


    Here is a sketch of my Imagination:

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    A friend of mine was so nice to make some renders before he went on holidays. Due to the lack of time
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    Thanks for that.

    The finished Case will have the following measures:

    64,8 x 64,8 x 25,8

    Materials used

    aluminum slot profile
    aluminum plates
    "Dibond"
    Plexi


    So again, i hope you will enjoy it.

    constructive Criticism and Opinions are welcome.

    greez benny

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  2. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Moved to modding until there are pics of work in progress
     
  3. Tymofar

    Tymofar What's a Dremel?

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    Here are the photos of the slot profile which will be the frame for my case.
    The profiles are 20x20 mm

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  4. Tymofar

    Tymofar What's a Dremel?

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    Some new pictures i made today at my parents place, of course i took the chance for a sunbath afterwards ;D

    First the assembled frame.

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    With the plexiglas and the Dibond on it (of course there are still the protection films on them)

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    This is the Dibond which has a nice so called butlerfinish (brushed) on it

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    Some countersunk washers to decide which one i will choose.
    What do you think, which one should i use for the outside?

    red, black, natural or titan.

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    some different screws

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    and a Cablecombo piece (also just an example)

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    also i went shopping ;D

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    and my Paracord for the sleeving arrived =)

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    stay tuned ;D
     
  5. Tymofar

    Tymofar What's a Dremel?

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    Progress =)

    i got my hole saw with a 114 mm diameter.

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    Cutting the pieces:

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    Made me a little helper to bend the aluminum

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    This was a heat test of cellular rubber (which i later use as a vibration damper)

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    it has passed =)

    preparing for bending.

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    see it works fine

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    of course i did the other side too

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    Sorry for the the quality of the last couple of pictures, dont know what went wrong with my camera.
     
  6. Tymofar

    Tymofar What's a Dremel?

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    so...bending the Dibond

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    I failed hard at bending the other side... :(
    so i will use it for another part.
    Now i have to wait for the new one to be delivered.

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    because that pissed me of i made something else in the meantime.
    drilling holes for one of the top parts

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    back to the other ones.

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    greez benny
     
  7. Tymofar

    Tymofar What's a Dremel?

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    Hey guys,

    got some progress =)

    my plexiglass and the new Dibond arrived.

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    The cut outs for the bottom plate (black LED-plexiglass)

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    drilling the holes

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    template for the rad and the fans

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    making the holes for the fans into the top part

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    so next try to bend the Dibond from the other side ;D

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    worked fine this time =)

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    now cut the side in shape

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    this will become the motherboard tray

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    i hope u liked it so far.

    greez benny
     
  8. Tymofar

    Tymofar What's a Dremel?

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    So i just updated my first post.
    I listet the contemplated system and made a spoiler of the current status.

    greez benny

    Edit: the spoiler doesnt seem to work <.<
     
  9. Tymofar

    Tymofar What's a Dremel?

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    a small update.

    painted the top cover black matt

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    The result:

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    greez benny
     
  10. Tymofar

    Tymofar What's a Dremel?

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    Next Update.
    Actually i did it yesterday but due to lack of time i couldnt upoad all photos,
    so i decided to show you at least the painting.

    the cellular rubber i used to bend the plexi unfortunately wont come of that easily.

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    so i decided to make it a little bit different and just glue it on the back of the Dibond and where no screws are ment to be (for now...see pictures below)

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    so now i have seen i have to drill additional holes for the Dibond.

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    And make holes into the cellular rubber i just glued on...;D

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    but this doesnt work for the plexi as you can see through it.. tested it on a small piece.

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    with background light, like it would be if the lights are on.
    On Camera u can see it, with the naked eye its really hard to see it, but its there.

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    So i decided not to make it that way.


    Stay tuned for more =)
     
  11. Tymofar

    Tymofar What's a Dremel?

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    Hey guys,

    another update, couldnt work that much cause i am very busy at the moment.
    We have a big autumn market this weekend, and i'm the organizer of it.

    i have new members in the familiy ;D

    This comes a little late, but for future projects =)

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    And i granted myself a new cam. for better pictures (at least for the final shots) and to make a video.

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    so here is the small progress because i was and still am very busy.

    with the old jigsaw
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    i decided to do the back also, u wont see it but nevermind ;D

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    glued the cellular rubber on the fan mount.

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    hope i got more time to work on it next week.

    so long

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  12. GeneralFun

    GeneralFun Lurker with tools

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    Great start! Excellent craftsmanship. Keep it up, looking good!
     
  13. Tymofar

    Tymofar What's a Dremel?

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    Thank you for the compliment =)


    heyho everyone!

    Got some progress to share =)

    now you can see the reason why i drilled so many holes.

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    Now mounting the outer parts.

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    I positioned and mounted the screws first then glued the cellular rubber and cutted a hole for the screw.

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    here you can see that the upper left part fell onto the ground ;(

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    as the paint doesnt hold on to them properly i had to made 2 new ones.

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    so i took the case outside and made a few pictures:

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    The big tripod was there because i filmed the assembling progress.
    I have to cut it and upload it, then i will show you this too.


    Thank you for watching.

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  14. Bartacus

    Bartacus Minimodder

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    Awesome work man! Love the style and the color scheme so far! :thumb:
     
  15. amagriva

    amagriva Minimodder

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    I like it! Usually this build tecnique gives "unclean" results given how much work is involved, but you nailed it! (No you riveted it...)
    Waiting eagerly udpates!
    Bye
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  16. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Lover of bit-tech

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    That's looking seriously sharp. Amagriva's right in that usually this frame method results in boxy creations without a great finish, but you've really nailed it so far, looks fantastic.
     
  17. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That came out great! For a first mod it's especially clean. Some modders never make stuff that clean.
    ...Promise you won't do something wacky like paint it gold now. :hehe: That seems to happen a lot here.
     
  18. Tymofar

    Tymofar What's a Dremel?

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    Thank you =)

    oh man you dont wanna know how much time i spend with the file to make it fit like that ;D
    In the beginning with the first piece i asked myself "why u wanted it this way, :duh: tell me why??" :D
    then it turned out well and i was happy ^^
     
  19. Tymofar

    Tymofar What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks

    hahaha no i promise i will not paint it golden ;D

    The color scheme stays like that =)
     
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    Tymofar What's a Dremel?

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