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Scratch Build – In Progress [Scratch Build] 'Completed' Project Ethos & Cube - The Baby Grand

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by SavellM, 19 Mar 2013.

  1. SavellM

    SavellM New Member

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    So we start out today with a SSD sandwich.
    Double sided taped together.
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    All SATA cables made and fitted:
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    Doing a dry fit run on the lid:
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    Piano hinge screwed down:
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    All snug:
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    Test glass fitting:
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    Drilling into the lid, but why?
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    What's this shiny beast, you will see soon:
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    Grommet cut out and fitted:
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    Yup nice monitor arm:
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    Lid is silicone'd into place:
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    New monitor attached:
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    Fits like a glove... You can also see all the mess I have made, oops:
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    Testing it out... So pwetty:
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    Nice ultra wide monitor, works nicely:
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    Its actually really comfortable sitting here:
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    And a nice celebratory drink, for a job well done :)
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    Testing it out:
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    Gotta finish off the cable management. But the buttons look good :)
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    Quite a nice arm:
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    And the finishing bottle :)
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    There are still little bits to get done.
    Like I haven't connected any of the LED's under the mobo, as I want to control the lighting if possible so its not too bright.

    The network cables aren't in the correct place.

    And just general bits and pieces here and there.

    I will also get some professional pictures done once its completed!
    Its been about a year almost but its so worth it.
     
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  2. spyplane

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    Amazing. That looks like a godly setup, grats!

    Question, what molex kit did you use for the HDD/SSD power? I would love to make a custom setup for my own build.
     
  3. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Totally love it!

    One last thing I would do which will look awesome in this build .. remove the red HDD stickers :)
     
  4. SavellM

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    Thanks mate :)

    The Molex are from kustompcs.co.uk
    And I make them myself.

    The SATA connectors are from MDPC
     
  5. SavellM

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    Thanks Peter!
    Its a great honour coming from you... You were one of the main inspiration's for me to actually do this. I love your desk, so I had to do one for myself.

    And yes, I still have some little things to do to finish it off.
    And removing the stickers is one of them :)
     
  6. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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  7. SavellM

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  8. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Dude this is a excellent mix of carpentry skills and nice hardware choices.
    The fans that are on the angle near your left leg, are they push or pull?
    I ask this as I would have put fans on the other side of the rad as it looks rather bare.
    But it is an awesome piece of work my friend.
    Well done!

    +Rep! :)
     
  9. SavellM

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    Thanks buddy :)

    Ye they pull air from inside the desk and expel it out.

    I kinda wanted the bare look, but this is all stuff I can work on in the future.
     
  10. SavellM

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    Soooo....

    I was thinking of taking of taking off the Sabertooth armour and spraying it white.
    You can see it here in this pic:
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    Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Leave it black! Other than that, cover that stock fan logo and Ni-doc the drives, -probably easier than sticker removal. You might want to figure out what drive letter each one is and label them.
    Anyway, Looks fantastic.:D The rest of the room will just have to stay dirty now that you have a running 'pooter.:lol:
     
  12. SavellM

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    A little taste on what I have been working on currently...

    Its going to take awhile before I'm fully done with this, but I think the results will speak for themselves.

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  13. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    So... almost 4 months later and...?
     
  14. SavellM

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    Hehe sorry man.

    Started a new job and lots of changes.

    Project isn't dead.
    Still need to finish up the cable stitching (man what a pain).

    I have clean out the loop and changed to a UV Blue now, will take some pics.
    Got a UV strip as well and a switch for it.
    So need to mount both of them.

    But I'm thinking of changing to UV Green soon (for team green).

    Got a few more cables to tidy up and hide away.

    But hopefully should get some proper pics done in April if my brother in-law comes around.
     
  15. SavellM

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    Update time...

    LED RGB strip installed, and testing it out:
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    Empty out the loop and install a drain line:
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    5x HDD's in and stickers removed:
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  16. SavellM

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    Then some chiseling time:

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    Some cable tidying...
    Decided to forget the stitching as there were some really awkward areas.
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    UV LED installed:
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    UV LED switch:
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    And some pics as it is now:
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    That's it for tonight :)
     
  17. TheViscountGodrich

    TheViscountGodrich Wannabe modder.

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    Probably my favorite desk build yet.
    subbed.
     
  18. Shurika

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    Well done! Don't you mind Alu in the motherboard radiator? It could give you some problems in a few years
     
  19. SavellM

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    Thanks matey :)

    I love it too.
     
  20. SavellM

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    Its already giving me problems...
    So I have a EK mobo block to replace it with.

    Just waiting for the Mayhems Blitz cleaner to arrive and some different colours to test out.

    Then I will yank it all out and replace the mobo block, and maybe run a loop around to the south bridge. It could look pretty good, but be difficult to bend around the GPU without obstructing the 5.25" bays.
     

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