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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. RooiDuiwel

    RooiDuiwel Member

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    stop slacking down there in the Cape :p :D

    looking forward to seeing it finished
     
  2. LooseNeutral

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    WOOT! :lol: On a whim I decided to come back over to bt to see all the goings on I've missed.. glad I did! Big :D on my face when I came across this. Nice to see you back at this one. It's looking real good Razor :thumb:
     
  3. Bartacus

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    I can't wait to see more of this one. That design is just so sleek and elegant. Love it!
     
  4. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Thank you Steve! Means much to me to still have your support!
    I have since made good progress but do not have a lot of pictures, but will scavenge what I can, and post an update soon!
     
  5. LooseNeutral

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    Hey man.. Merry Christmas to you and family.. wish you and yours the best. and hope you have a great New Year throughout! Peace bro :)
     
  6. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Update #12 :: Almost there!

    27 December 2014

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    Here follows pleasure.

    It's been slow but I am getting there, and more quickly now. I would say that I am 90% done.
    The most important thing that happened is that the side panels took shape. A few planks were joined with glue and biscuits and the entire panel was cut out of that.

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    I also made a new, more integrated motherboard tray:

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    Both panels are fitted to the case with screws going through the panel and fixed to the body, very simple. Edges were bevelled for a smooth look.

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    I installed two rpm setting knobs: One for the radiator fan and one for the pump. These are mounted internally for aesthetic purposes. I will install a T-Balancer Mini some time (have it laying around).

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    I realised that the curve from the upper-front inner panel were conflicting with the look I was going for and also made the side panel window design look odd. This panel was then modified slightly, so have a corner in the curve:
    Much better!

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    Then I could draw the final panel cutouts:

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    Let the cutting commence!
    The two back corners of each cutout were formed into a more interesting and stylish way.

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    Here is how the case currently stands:

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    A small detail I added is a name plate [Proxima] one the one side panel:

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    Other things I did includes adding LED's to the reservoir, sleeve some cables, removing fan stickers, paint the reservoir outside (only the sides) black and add an aluminium backplate.
    I installed a custom made and fitted power switch on the top of the case as well.

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    Shot of the reservoir lights:

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    Next up will be fitting the glass (GLASS), and the rear panel mesh, then finishing off the panels. :clap:

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  7. Bartacus

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    Great stuff Razer!! I love the shape of this thing!
     
  8. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    You know that was one of the first things that I made and still one of my favorites!
     
  9. RooiDuiwel

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    coming along very nicely and some really great handy work

    I loved machine work, but when someone does something by hand, it just makes the appeal so much better

    gonna be any other lighting besides just the res?
     
  10. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Looking good. :clap:
     
  11. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    :thumb: Thanks man!
    I also think it is a marvellous product!
    Thank you! Yes I agree with you, making something by hand and power tools requires much bigger sacrifice and effort.
    I might add in some dim white LED's somewhere but that I will see once the thing is done.
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  12. Ianovski

    Ianovski Rawr!

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    This is amazing. I always love casemods that use wood and I try to do that myself as much as possible. Wood in casemods is somehow very appealing to me. Cannot wait to see the end result!!
     
  13. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Thanks Ianvski, I have looked at your woodwork mod and it's very well done. I also like projects with wood - it brings in a modern look.


    The next update will be final pictures :D so nothing until then!
     
  14. Monsieur R.

    Monsieur R. In cornichons I trust.

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    Wait. What ? I'm away for only a few months, and what do I see when I come back : Proxima is almost finished ? No way ! :D Great job so far, it's nice to see how the reality is close to the first sketches. Bravo :clap:
     
  15. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Haha well I've also been away for a few months!
    Thank you for the compliments.
     
  16. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    That would look better on my desk. Give it to me ! I'm sure you do not need it, give it to me ! Pweeeeez

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    More seriously, great job mate !
     
  17. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    You could always buy it at a price once it is done.. haha. The side panels have been stained and finished to fit with the rest of the wood strips and it looks amazing.
     
  18. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    No money bro, no money.

    Speaking of the side panels, what kind of wood did you use ? I'm currently working on an audio setup (DAC, Preamp, Power Amp, Headphone Amp) and I love the colour and grain of your panels. Considering doing something similar (wood + aluminium).
     
  19. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Sorry to disappoint, but I have no idea/can't remember. It is a name I've never heard before and forgot within a week after buying it. It's not hardwood though so it's easy to work with. It was not expensive.

    edit: I looked through the catalog of the supplier and I think it's kossipo wood
     
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  20. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    No Problem. From google image, it looks the same as on your pics. I'm not there yet, barely started the headamp design (lack of time).

    Anyway, can't wait to see your case finished :thumb:. Good luck bro.
     

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