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Scratch Build – In Progress Tenuis

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Gtek, 19 Sep 2012.

  1. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    Hi all!

    I didn't post here for some time, so I decided to share one of the things, I've been working on recently.
    In short, Tenuis is a prototype of a miniITX based system, made of aluminium and solid walnut. It's designed as a living room PC, or, as in my case at the moment ,as a general use computer, sitting next to my desk. It can house as mentioned, any miniITX board, full size graphics card up to 190mm long, nimiITX PSU, two HDDs/SSDs, and slot loader optical drive. Not for hardcore gaming, but it plays D3 at full no problem, if you as me :D.

    Few progress photos I took occasionally:

    how to in ̶̶̶7 steps:

    step 1. sketch

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    step 2. sketch more,
    figuring out smallest possible dimensions, components positioning and materials calculation,

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    step 3. quick model to confirm,

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    step 4. get some walnut :)

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    step 5. make chassis parts and assemble,

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    step 6. add walnut (step 4) and paint it black (you cannot go wrong with black :) )

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    step 7. stuff it with components to make it work and show off


    ... next time :thumb:
     
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  2. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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  3. KidMod-Southpaw

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    Sweet jesus...

    That's astounding! :jawdrop:
     
  4. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    That.... is.... gorgeous.....
     
  5. Blazza181

    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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    Well, DAYUM!
     
  6. aramil

    aramil One does not simply upgrade Forums

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    Epic mother of all things amazing & stylish.

    Fantastic.....

    Sent on my CM10 JB powered i9100 by TapaTalk 2
     
  7. Meelobee

    Meelobee New Member

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    Wow that's awesome! It reminds me of Bang & Olufsen for some reason.
     
  8. tp148

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    My god that's beautiful.
    Really nice work
     
  9. sixfootsideburns

    sixfootsideburns modeteer

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    pretty sessy little build you got there mate. This build definitely makes me a little jealous and I'll explain why... For the past few months I've been telling my girlfriend I would build her a new comp for home use, and if you gave her this she would probably love you more than me! :hehe:

    Congrats man, very classy little system
     
  10. Del.irious

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    freaking awesome! I love it. Simplicity, elegant, stylish, small design. Simply beautiful...well done! I just may have to build something similar for my HTPC, so inspiring.
     
  11. whatsthatnoise

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    Love the small footprint! Top job :rock:
     
  12. ModsofNorway

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    That's awesome work dude!!!!
     
  13. hoochy

    hoochy Need moar cooling

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    For something so simplistic in essence, that is so fantastic. I love it. I really does remind me of a high end audio equipment aesthetic. Good job. Would be nice to have a set of speakers or similar for the unit in the same style :)
     
  14. Nexxo

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    That is teh sexy. :thumb:
     
  15. jokkos

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    amazing.... we wants it! we needs it! :clap::clap:
     
  16. Ch2pa

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    I love it:eeek:
     
  17. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    Thank you guys!

    lol thanks! I'm sure your build will be awesome, and if for some reason not you can have this one :D

    Thanks! and yes, that is exactly what I was thinking about, and I will make a set of matching speakers at some point for it, maybe on a special request. just need to sacrifice gtx 650 for some nice sound card a learn some more about speakers lol.
     
  18. Pranja

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    This is so elegant.

    I can imagine it next to some nice pair of wooden speakers in living room by tv.
     
  19. shah

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    :jawdrop::jawdrop: speechless ...:jawdrop::jawdrop:
     
  20. sixfootsideburns

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    Well I appreciate the vote of confidence! I agree with what others have said though, my first thought on this was that it would look really sweet as a taller floor unit to house any audio gear.

    I just came back to look at it again and I'm still loving it. Truly a gorgeous piece of worksmanship. I actually have a design already modeled in Solidworks for a mini-itx build that is fairly similar, but seeing yours completed is still astounding. Aesthetically the black and walnut just work so well!
     

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