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Scratch Build – In Progress "Sidewinder"-- x-mas Image heavy [21.12]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by WolfandAngel, 16 Feb 2010.

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What LED should I use?

  1. RED

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  3. WHITE

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  1. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    Introduction

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    Well you might know who I am and one of my hobbies is making modded Pc cases. This Project is inspired by Cygnus X1 and the Sidewinder mouse.
    This mod is going to be water-cooled.

    Me
    I'm still 16 and got a 3 moth internship where I'm allowed to make the case .
    and part of this community.

    Project Name
    The mouse !!

    Previous Projects
    My first Project was "The Noob"
    My second is "Coal Scuttle"
    Third Cube 29 / Project Cuprum

    Sponsor :

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    Most current Picture :
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    Index :
    Pic and beta fin
    "fan fin" and beta frame
    Final Fin
    Qmod
    new stuff
    some sleeve
    welding Part 1
    Making the fins
    Some bending
    Corner fin [30.03]
    fin on frame [31.03]drool
    LED
    Package arrived
    welding the corner fin
    Alu frame
    Side panel
    90% fin with cutting threads
    mboard
    side doors
    sandblasting
    fins back on case
    I'm back with feet [04.08]
    DvD Stealth [06.08]
    Side fins lit up
    Some modding and paint
    Fins painted and mouse
    some sleeve and sidemodding
    DONE image heavy
    Second gallery


    Hardware:

    ASUS Rampage II GENE
    Intel Core i7-920, 4x 2.67GHz
    Corsair XMS3 DIMM Kit 3GB PC3-10667U CL9-9-9-24 (DDR3-1333)
    2xSamsung SpinPoint F3 500GB
    2x Samsung SpinPoint F1 500GB, 16MB (raid 0)
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
    SilverStone Strider Plus ST85F-P, 850W ATX 2.3


    wolfie
     
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  2. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    some pic's:

    Big tHx to =EBS=BillBailey

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    beta fin on a cnc router

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  3. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    a update

    I made a wooden frame so that I could see if every thing would fit and I am really glad I did so because I noticed that my side doorsany are about 4 cm too small.
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    the cnc router broke so we had to fix it but hers a pic of how it cuts when its broken:
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    this is what it actually should look like:
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    the comparison
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    these are supposed to be the fan cover shroud:
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    gonna probably make them out of aluminium
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    wolfie
     
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  4. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Love the design.

    Too bad about the router but I look forward to seeing this come together. :)
     
  5. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Nice design concept, fins seem to be the "in" thing with mods these days! How did you break the router? Or did you just break the router bit?
     
  6. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    The router is fixed now we actually only noticed it was broken because we cut the alu, because normally it doesn't look like that but has some very nice and clean edge like in the later pic's and we usually only cut wood with it.

    tHx man:)

    tHx glad you like it:thumb:

    Well the "in" thing is just like fashion a few months ago it was copper and carbon.

    How we broke the router: Well first I wanted to make some dog tags for the community I'm in and the router bit brock of, we thought the reason was because it had to do some really tight curves and gave up on them.
    Some time later we cut a about 20mm thick sheet of wood. We noticed that the router bit was all black/blue. Finally as we cut the "fan fin" we noticed that something was very wrong because we cut trough a "alu plexi sandwich"(dibond) and that is soposed to be very easy if you have/use the right settings.
    The problem was a wire came loss the motor which uses a "rotating current" basically turned about 3/4 in the direction it was supposed to and then about 1/4 in the opposite direction which was very bad. WEll why we didn't notice is because the motor dose I think about 10000rpm.

    Any way I hope I could explain in a easy to comprehend manner.:worried:


    to the update:

    Originally I was thinking of making the side doors out of alu then powder it white and have the "fins" bushed horizontal and put some red led under them that the red lights under the "fins" these are the red bits in he render if you were wondering.
    But with this update every thing changed. I'm using "alu plexi sandwich"(dibond) because its easer to bent compared to alu but much more expensive. We didn't hae any use dibond any more see the first "fin's" they are full of scratches so I had to use a new sheet of dibond and I'm really glad I did.

    The final "fin" is gonna be powdered black and the doors are brushed.

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    Upper fin:
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    I just love this pic:
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    see you soon Wolfie
     
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  7. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

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    Reminds me of Crysis somehow.
     
  8. shakka65

    shakka65 New Member

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    Beautiful design. I'm happy you got the router fix, because I want to see this mod concept come to reality. It seems like you are offf to a great start.
     
  9. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    Qmod EBS mod

    I'm going o a LAN in three weeks and my Cube is to big and this one won't be finished in time and to big so I made a new one to day to take with me to the LAN.

    Qmod

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    A comparison

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    wolfie
     
  10. BlackWhizz

    BlackWhizz New Member

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    Thats the spirit.... Well, its a temp case but i made it myself! :p

    Good job :)
     
  11. ringo

    ringo New Member

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    Beautiful rendering. The design of the case is amazing. I will follow your project.
     
  12. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    Sleeving and psu arrived

    thanks

    I think so to !! thanks:thumb:

    Hey my psu and sleeving have finally arrived. I orders it from Nils two days ago and it already has arrived thanks man:thumb: Thats over 40 meters of sleeve .

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    My new psu and HD (2x Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB, SilverStone Strider Plus ST85F-P, 850W ATX 2.3)

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    My next steps:
    After my alu sheet arrives on Monday or Tuesday I'll be cutting the fins and then the frame.

    wolfie
     
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  13. 0rbibital

    0rbibital What's a Dremel? Stop asking that!!

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    I can' wait to see it finished!!


    where are the cables on that psu?
     
  14. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    In the box :p

    It's 100% modular - all cables are detachable.
     
  15. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Very nice and aggressive looking design. :thumb: I'm happy that you got some
    inspiration from my work. :)
    Haven't seen that PSU before and didn't know you could get one with ALL cables
    socketed. It's a modders dream. :dremel:
     
  16. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    Thank you !!

    Yep they're in the box.

    It was inspiring, at first when you put on the wood doors I couldn't believe you would do that but it looks even better now:thumb:

    I think the only two companies who make them 100% modular are SilverStone and Ultra.

    Dam my alu sheet still hasn't arrived:waah: guess I'll be doing some TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding in the next few days

    Some Sleeving :

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  17. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Seasonic does the X-series that are fully modular too.

    Is it my eyes or is there insulation peeking out from behind the heatshrink on the connector that is in the PSU?

    I have the DA700 - was the 24-pin cable on this PSU also badly organized, with wires running all over the place, or was it a simple 1:1 on both connectors?
     
  18. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    welding Part 1

    Oh that one wire yea it's peeking out a bit. It's my second time sleeving and I'm not en expert yet.
    The psu cabels are very badly organized.

    Today we tried a bit of alu welding (TIG) its very hard. I tried it but am very bad at it. It gets harder the shorter the distance is you want to weld. So after some trying my boss decided to do it for me because you need very much experience.

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    Stress test we welded "T" and broke it. The alu bent befor we where able to break it of.
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  19. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    Welding ALU is very hard! Good try though and keep practicing. One of the reasons, AL is difficult to work with when welding is all the warping that can occur. arrgghhh. I sure you know this. If you havent checked out my log go and see the AL welding that was done.
     
  20. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    yea it's amazing

    I got a sponsor:

    I got a sponsor
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