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Scratch Build – In Progress Proxima - Almost there! (28-12-2014)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Razer2007, 13 Sep 2011.

  1. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Welcome to my new scratch build project, Proxima. Me and a few members of Losias.net have been designing the case for a few months now.

    The case will be built out of Aluminium which will be brushed and anodized later on. The case feature a sleek and curvy look and side panels made of solid wood. The case will have a M-ATX form factor, capable of housing the largest PSU's, 3 hard drives, Lightweight watercooling and a slot-load slim DVD drive. E22 is making a custom reservoir for the case, which I will show you later.

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    Thank you for the very kind people who is sponsoring this build to make it more affordable for a 17 year-old.

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    Sponsorship From ModPC.co.uk:

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    Sponsorship from E22: Custom reservoir!


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  2. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Update #01 :: Corner Pieces and Making back panel

    13 September 2011

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    The first thing I did was to make corner pieces for the shell (not a frame). These were cut out of 8mm thick aluminium and filed down to size and shape. Here is how they fit. Please note that I am using temporary screws. Tomorrow I am collecting a package from Aquatuning and also 150 M4X8 Countersunk Allen Cap Stainless Steel screws.... yum.

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    I cut out the vents and I/O cutout on the back panel. First I printed the schematic at 100% scale, and pasted it on the aluminum panel with pritt (LOL)

    I started by drilling holes in the corners of the vents.

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    Then complete the cut with my jigsaw.

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    After a while of filing, this is what I got. It's still rough but just needs some good sanding. I also used the same method to cut out the I/O cutout.

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    Then I attached the M-ATX motherboard tray from Performance PC's to the back.

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    The next thing on the list is to make the top and front curved panel and attach it to the rest of the case.


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  3. Aniki Stinson

    Aniki Stinson In cornichons we trust.

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    Well, this is a very nice design. I wish you the best with the wood panels and brushed (anodized ?) aluminum.

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    I do love the USB hub on the left side. It's clever :thumb:
     
  4. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Hoooooleeeeee sheeet :jawdrop::D This looks beautiful, subbed :rock::thumb:.
    Looks like an excellent start too :).
     
  5. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Anything Razer comes up with is the project of dreams. This is just beautiful, I look forward to more.
     
  6. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Yay, It has started! Amazing changes from the original shape, been proud to see this one evolve to the final design. Good luck mate!
     
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  7. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    I ve been waiting for this and here we are!! Nice sponsors you got there bro and really nice design. Take your time, redo anything you dont like and it will look just perfect! ;) Mod on my friend I am watching!
     
  8. Shazbom

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    Nice Job Razer.. keep it up.. didn't know you were 17... :rock:
     
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  9. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

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    Wow! That is a really REALLY nice design! You probably don't need this, but anyhow, GOOD LUCK!
     
  10. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    Interesting work! Case looks great. It has an Attila-ish feel to it. I talk frequently to people how modders affect other modders style and build, was wondering if his style wore off on you guys at all??
     
  11. LeandroJVarini

    LeandroJVarini Mod is my life!

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    I loved the format of the case! following
     
  12. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Yes it was quite hard to get a nice place for them. Thank you :)

    :D Thank Wayne. I hope it turns out as good as Stealthlow.

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    Yes my friend and thanks again for the help on the design!

    Yep here I am. I will do my best to make this look perfect. :)

    LOL yes I am. Thanks.

    Thanks quizz_kid. I need all the luck I can get :)

    You hit the nail on the head :thumb: Where do you think the wood came from?

    Thank you :)
     
  13. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    That's a lovely design mate. Good luck with the build. :thumb:
     
  14. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    It's been an amazing journey watching this grow from the initial designs to how it looks today. Like Alex said
    and I'm positive you will have a podium spot case :D
     
  15. alain-s

    alain-s Active Member

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    Good luck with you're Project Razer i will be following this very closely
     
  16. PR1ME

    PR1ME More ideas than talent or money.

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    SUBSCRIBED! Wowza!
     
  17. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Thanks I'm glad you like it :)

    Yes It was quite a trip, and thank you for the influence you had on the design too :) And the res ;)

    Awesome!

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  18. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Oh, oh, oh.... I just HAVE to see where this one is going.
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I LIKE! The render looks like it should have a StarTrek figurine inside.:D

    Blue tape on the metal with the pattern glued to it should resist peeling better.

    @editor - Dude? Is that milled from a solid bit of plastic? Sweet!
     
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  20. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    It is :D The block started out as 5" x 5" x 11" but after some table saw action it was more manageable. Was actually the most complex thing I have milled so far, using 4 tools and milling on 3 sides!
     
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