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Modding Silent Fibreglass PC by Keir Graham

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 18 Jan 2010.

  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  2. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Is it my imagination, or are there 2 different PCs in there in different shots?

    Either way, an awesome build! good work.
     
  3. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    iirc he changed the design a bit towards the end.
    As is prone to happen on most projects :D
    this was fun to follow, happy to see it on the front page!
     
  4. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Very nice, but that DVD drive ruins the look a bit on the side.
     
  5. death_munky

    death_munky F*** the dremel, i'll use my teeth

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    What a great project on a tight budget. I think the final result looks really good and the finsh is excellent (fibreglass is a proper PITA to work with)
     
  6. Cyberpower-UK

    Cyberpower-UK Professional Overclocker

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    That is a really nice looking system. Did you ever consider fitting a screen instead of a door?
     
  7. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Honestly, (not sour grapes, before anyone insists about it) if I had access to such equipment I think I probably would have done something like that. DnT class in my secondary school only gave me access to small small planks of wood and wood working machines. Hardly the most efficient way of building a casing.

    Not to mention how irritating it would be if the wood warped and wrecked my PC. Near the end of the DnT course spanning 2 years we had access to metal... Small pieces of metal smaller than a name card. While admittedly a PC built out of such materials would not only be amusing but amazing, I am not one blessed with patience. :X
     
  8. Zero_UK

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    That does look amazing, a shame that the actual hardware had to be budget :(.

    Looks fricken sweet though.
     
  9. benji2412

    benji2412 <insert message here>

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    I'm pretty amazed you managed to get an AMD Athlon 64 X2 to 4.6 GHz. How'd you manage that one? What are the temps like?
     
  10. Farfalho

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    If you could or can find an slot-in drive, that would me much pleasing and follows the looks on the side.

    Great thing done there and lots of dedication. As cyberpower-uk said, I also thought of a screen in there instead of a clear acrylic but that would have increase the dimensions and cramp the space a little so it was good you didn't do it. And some cable tidying would be more pleasant to the eye.

    Lucky for having such equipment at your disposal, great job
     
  11. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    This case makes me happy.
    And apparently itself as well. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  12. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Thanks for all the comments everyone :) I seem to have missed the PC specs the ones listed are my old set up, my new set up is:

    Full system specs:

    CPU – Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.8ghz
    GPU – Radeon HD3850
    CD/DVD - Samsung dual layer DVD/CD writer
    Hard disks – 1TB Samsung 7200 rpm, 120Gb Samsung 7200rpm
    Memory – Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600mhz 6GB (3 x 2GB sticks)
    Motherboard – MSI X48C Platinium
    Powersupply – Colorsit 550w with modded 12cm rubber mounted silent fan
    Water-cooling – XSPC Laing DCC (18w) with acrylic top, Zalman ZM-WB5 CPU block, Zalman ZM-GWB3 VGA block, clear 10mm ID 15mm OD tubing with a custom made radiator.

    The temps are 30C idle and around 45C while cherning through Supreme Commander - FA at 1920x1080 , the GPU is also overclocked to 705mhz from 668mhz.

    I thought about having a screen in the case instead of the panel, however I wanted a much larger screen than one that would have fit in, so I decided to have the parts visible instead of a secondary screen. Some of the pics at the end are of the old version of the case which didn't have a nice interior and the paint wasnt anywhere near as good as it is now. My school was also terrible with the supplied DnT facilities most of the machinery and materials I used where from else where.

    I think I've answered everyones questions :) Please feel free to ask more.
     
  13. VaLkyR-Assassin

    VaLkyR-Assassin New Member

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    That's really impressive work to create that case - it's great to see the photographs of each stage to see how you turned the raw parts into a beautifully crafted piece of art.
     
  14. Freedom

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    Nice case. Screen shot of the temps please not entirely convinced by the cool arrangements though.
     
  15. woodss

    woodss Yes Louis Wu

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    Understatement...fibreglass is the ultimate PITA to work with...itd be easier to make the thing out of clay.
     
  16. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    woodss Yes Louis Wu

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    akibro hmmm....

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    I'm suitably impressed! good work with what you had available! I will always admire someone with patience enough to make a case like that, makes me wanna think about doing something again
     
  19. Abdul Hadi

    Abdul Hadi Technically, I wanna be tim!

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    Great Paint finish Man. I'm really impressed. Practical approach to cooling. Though I find the inside of the case asthetically mmmmmmmmmmmm.......... Boaring. I mean not beautiful. better be a plain finished paint.
     
  20. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Thanks akibro, and abdul, the main reason the inside isnt as good as the outside is because I only planned to make the inside visible very late into the build, so by that point there wasnt much that I could do unfortunately.
     
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