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Scratch Build – Complete ⭐ Spirit of Motion

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MaximumBubbleMods, 15 May 2020.

  1. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    Awesome work as always on this build :) you certainly know how to create an absolutely flawless surface finish.
     
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  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Tiny screw: I've taken to putting a big-boy magnet from a gutted harddrive on the screwdriver shaft to hold the screw on the head.
     
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  3. MaximumBubbleMods

    MaximumBubbleMods Minimodder

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    I got this heatsink from Newegg for $12 and ya it came with the tape and even some extra tape and an extra screw in case you lost one. No complaints from me!
     
  4. MaximumBubbleMods

    MaximumBubbleMods Minimodder

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    I shoot for flawless and just hope to land somewhere near it :hehe: Thank you so much!
     
  5. MaximumBubbleMods

    MaximumBubbleMods Minimodder

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    Fun detail update!

    I needed to embrace the radiator in the grill more by designing an additional feature. Radiator cap!

    I designed a cap to fit the scale of the radiator and the angle it was mounted at. 3D printed, sanded, painted, and finally made a couple vinyl stickers to look like a classic caution (and of course a signature). More shots of this to come!

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  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Old radiator caps were just caps, and you found the oil fill cap because it was oily. :lol: Safety was the user's job, not the manufacturer. Blame the lawsuit-happy. It's why everything in California says it may cause cancer, and hot coffee is hot.
    That is a cute idea, though.
     
  7. MaximumBubbleMods

    MaximumBubbleMods Minimodder

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    The finer details continue

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  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: Sharpie touchup - The oldest trick in the book... Well, as old as Sharpies.
    Lovely. Font or custom script work? The layout strongly implies hand drawn.
     
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  9. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    :clap: Fantastic work and result, a masterpiece, :jawdrop: ... it deserves a MOTY nomination :rock: IMO :grin:
     
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  10. MaximumBubbleMods

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    Sharpies are the best :hehe:
    I'm glad you're getting the hand drawn feel! I sketched the signature/logo for the build name but my pen work isn't clean enough for me. I used multiple font types, manually placing individual letters and adjusting sizes of individual letters to pull off something as close to my concept sketch as I could.
     
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  11. MaximumBubbleMods

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    Thanks so much kim! I didn't know that was a thing but I hope I get my name thrown in the hat once this is complete! :rock:
     
  12. MaximumBubbleMods

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    The remaining pieces of hardware are installed such as the CoolerMaster Master fan Pro 140, that I am using for the upper air intake.

    The last tasks were setting up the colors for the RGB, setting up Windows and other stuff on the computer for my dad, and doing a little more "testing" (gaming haha).

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    Also, this is the last update! The next posts will be some video content and (many) final photos. I am beyond excited to share the build and my dad's reaction with you all!

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  13. Karrek

    Karrek Minimodder

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    can't wait! fantastic work and an inspiration.
     
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  14. MaximumBubbleMods

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    Thank you Karrek. I'm happy it inspires!
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    HOOD ORNAMENT! :rock:
     
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  16. MaximumBubbleMods

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    Just wouldn't be complete with it! :thumb:
     
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  17. MaximumBubbleMods

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    Hey all. I have been tied up with some moving, travel, excuses, excuses... but it has finally come time to wrap this project!

    I know many of you were excited to see my dad's reaction to the gift. I know I was out of my mind excited to finally show it to him after all these months! My good friend asked to do the video so check it out below!

     
  18. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    like your dad said, "that is nuts",..:wallbash:, and honestly this is a masterpiece, in terms of design and craftmanship :rock:it deserves a MOTY nomination
     
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    Dammm you almost had him @ tears! i know i was!!!!!!!
     
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  20. Karrek

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    Congrats, and well done! Great seeing the reaction video too!
     
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