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Scratch Build – In Progress [Scratch Build] Project BlackBird

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by sagar, 22 Oct 2015.

  1. sagar

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    Hey guys,

    First of all, my name is Sagar and I am from India

    This is my very first mod.


    Project !dea,
    Basically I have been fascinated by the LOCKHEED SR-71 BLACKBIRD jet (holds the record for the fastest speed). That is where the name comes from as well as the color scheme.

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    The parts that I will be using are:
    Intel i7 4770
    Gigabyte B85m D3H-A
    Kingston HyperX Fury 1866Mhz 8Gb(4*2) stick [4gb still to come]
    DeepCool DQ750 80+ Gold Semi-Modular power supply
    Gigabyte GTX970 G1 Gaming or Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition [Still to buy]
    Cryorig C1 or Raijintek Pallas [Still to buy]
    LED strips [Still to buy]
     
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  2. sagar

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    Update 1

    The first renders, the final ones will be uploaded later

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  3. sagar

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    Update 2

    Deconstruction of my old case for the motherboard tray

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  4. sagar

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    Update 3

    The motherboard tray off, taking measurements off of the sketchup model and transferring them onto the tray

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  5. sagar

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    Side quest 1

    Couldn't afford the Sabertooth mobo from Asus, so will try and build one if I get the right material to build it


    Right now am making a template out of paper

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    A test fit on the motherboard, haven't cut the slots for the 24pin, 8pin, SATA, etc.

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    It actually fits, just gotta get a few mm here and there and it's done
     
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  6. sagar

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    More updates to come tomorrow.
    Got the final 3D model ready :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Update 4

    Got the final renderings ready,

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    All the rendering work is complete
     
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  8. sagar

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    The materials that i would be using are:
    Wood
    Aluminum/Steel
    Acrylic

    and tempered glass for the front




    These are the measurements for the wood that is to be cut

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    OFF I GO IN SEARCH OF TOOLS AND MATERIAL :lol::lol:
     
  9. sagar

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    Forgot to upload the diagram of the angles that would be connecting everything together

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    Also wanted to clarify that all the parts that I am going to be building would be handmade.
    None of them machined just the cuts would be made using power tools, none automated
     
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    Update 5

    New update.
    Had to go to anther city for the aluminum support angles

    Here they are cut

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    They are not same in length due to the 45 degree angles that i cut.


    Removing the excess metal using pliers

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    Removed as much as i could

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    A sample of the base

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    Filing and getting them to equal lengths is a work for tomorrow.
     
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  11. sagar

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    Update 6

    Finally after 2.5hours of cutting and sanding got all the lengths equal as well as the edges smooth

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    This is what the system will look like when assembled

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    The mobo and PSU that i will be using are a bit longer on breadth as these are the spare and broken PSU and mobo respectively :cooldude:
     
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  12. sagar

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    A tough decision to make

    3D carbon fiber vinyl or paint

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    After all the cutting and sanding the final dimensions of the aluminum angles are

    Length = 488mm

    Depth = 166mm

    Height = 514mm
     
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    Sorry the same post got posted twice and i dont know how to delete one :duh:

    After all the cutting and sanding the final dimensions of the aluminum angles are
    Length = 488mm
    Depth = 166mm
    Height = 514mm
     
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    I tried a coat of black paint on an extra aluminum
    angle and the finish with the paint is very satisfying
    So I'm going to go with paint

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    Officially scrapping the carbon fiber idea
     
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    Looks promising.:D
    Don't forget to leave room for your HDMI.DVI cable.
     
  17. sagar

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    Thank you sir.
    I already have enough space for the HDMI and dvi cables to fit properly without getting in the way of the fans on the top.
    It is just now visible in the 3d renders:thumb:
     
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    Update 7

    Got the holes drilled and the only things left on aluminum are counter punching the holes, sanding and painting

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    Update 8

    So finally found a drill to counter-sink the drilled holes

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    This is how the angles look like after drilling

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    After about 30mins of sanding and a broken nail the hands look like this

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    But the final result was well worth the pain

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    Now the only thing left is painting these angles orange
     
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    Update 9

    Got the mobo plate cut off from the old case

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    The wood would be here tomorrow.

    The pics would be up tomorrow
     

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