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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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    Thank you :)

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    Here's some more pics of the reservoir.


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  2. pacmanza

    pacmanza New Member

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    so happy to see fellow SA guys modding at this level, really awesome work dude :D you thought about showcasing your stuff at rAge ?


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    ps. bokke all the way, have no doubt ;D
     
  3. Archer

    Archer Talga Vassternich - Deserve Victory

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    I like them bends, though I wouldnt be brave enough to stand on it! :p Will be watching closely to pick up some hints for my next project :)
     
  4. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Trap home bokke!

    It's always nice to see another SA fellow on here :) I don't think I can showcase it at rAge, because it is in Jhb/Pretoria each time, and I live in Melkbosstrand. I will show it off at the OC once. (about 900-man LAN)

    Lol it was quite stressing to do it, but I just had faith that it will come out well, and it did :)
     
  5. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Dam I missed this one. I love that design, going to be watching this one closely. Looks to have all the right stuff for a mega build.
     
  6. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Thank you Jeff. We have worked very hard to make this build amazing, and I will try my best to keep it that way.
     
  7. Sarakon

    Sarakon The German

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    Subbed :D looking awesome. Keep up the good work

    I always knew there were more south africans on here :thumb:
     
  8. Sk8rSeth

    Sk8rSeth Browncoat

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    subbed! fantastic work man! it looks very refined! thats one thing that is almost rare these days.
    very very good work
     
  9. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    You mean the curves? Thank you :)


    Glad to see I got some lekker local support :)
     
  10. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Update #04 :: Interior structure

    4 October 2011

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    My worklog has been out of date for a few days. I have actually made quite some progress, but im sorry that I don't have pictures of the work in progress.

    Here you can see the parts that are done (except for some cutouts):


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    I made everything my hand, using normal power and hand tools such as my drill ,jigsaw, grinder, files, and tapping tool.
    The aluminium is 3mm thivk so it's very hard to bend, so I used my grinder and grinded a slotwhere the sheet must be bent, clearing out some of the material that will be in the way when bending. It makes it much easier and it bends like a 1mm sheet :p

    The finish looks horrible but there hasn't been any sanding on it.

    Heres the pics :D


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    I also started making a waterblock. It's just an experimet, and if it works like a reasonable air cooler, then I'm happy, and I'll use it. The base is made from 8mm aluminium. A member on the Losias.net forum, Cuzza, helped design the base fin layout:


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    I am not done yet but here's what I have done. I cut the fins out with a dremel, but I have no more discs left.


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  11. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    The chassis is looking really good, not as big as I thought it might be. Nice work dude.

    Well done for having a go at making you own block as well. It'll be interesting to see how it comes out and how well it works....+rep
     
  12. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Nice work.

    However, I do have one question:

    The top plate doesn't look like it's a nice and smooth bend all the way?
     
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  13. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    yes the case is quite small. Well, that's relative. Will be as big as a G5 once the wood is on.

    The top plate must have a part of it flat and the curve start later, but i see what you mean, that it's looking quite, um, not smooth. I'll have a look at it tomorrow. +rep.
     
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  14. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Looking good & on track nice work Razer :) & can now see from the design where that sweet res goes :rock::thumb: it's great to be seeing more people have a go at making their own water blocks too.

    Don't worry about the messy looking alu until it's finished :D just stay focused on getting the form right first :), I wasted extra resources just to keep it nice while in progress, was silly, I re-brushed about 5 times :lol: if I'd have left it looking messy through the log it would have looked extra nice when it was complete rather than people getting used to the look :D.
     
  15. Livio

    Livio New Member

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    It's a nice clear-out design with some original ideas.
    I will keep an eye on this thread.
     
  16. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Well, it could be the camera lens that's fooling all of us, but I doubt it. ;)
    Rolling that sheet could fix the curve, but be careful not to roll it TOO much....
     
  17. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Thanks Wayne :) The res is giving some difficulties but we'll get everything sorted.

    Thanks :)

    I don't have a sheet roller nor do I know anyone who has one, but I have strong hands :naughty:
     
  18. xXSebaSXx

    xXSebaSXx Active Member

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    I would bet that one arm is much stronger than the other... ;)

    PS: The build is looking amazing buddy.
     
  19. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    :p I use both

    :D but thank you
     
  20. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Continued with the waterblock base:

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