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Scratch Build – In Progress The BumblBuild

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by GiraffePencils, 13 Nov 2014.

  1. Kerroin

    Kerroin New Member

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    Hi!

    I love the last design! but not convinced about the fat hex on the front, it does not go well with the regular hex on the top-back.

    Great work!
     
  2. GiraffePencils

    GiraffePencils New Member

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    yeah. I get what you mean.

    It's a work in progress though, the design could just stay minimalist, I was just exploring details
     
  3. GiraffePencils

    GiraffePencils New Member

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    Another wee design:
    More of the front panel continued over the top/side:
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    Opinions?

    Should I do one of the front panel replaced with the other design?
    It'll be really fiddly, but might look good.
     
  4. GiraffePencils

    GiraffePencils New Member

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    I've been to the lab, cut some metal in one of the most hap-hazard way I could:
    By drilling lots of holes :D
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    then using a vice I broke them off, I think they look like cable combs:
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    It needs filed, but one step closer :D
     
  5. GiraffePencils

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    Here's today's update, so we've got the filing done:
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    wooo

    Fits much better for allowing airflow:
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    I fitted the Mobo to the tray to measure where I need the Pci bracket:
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    I'm glad it fits ;)

    Also I fitted the res to check it for positioning:
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    Still got to paint the whole thing :p

    Thanks for reading :D
     
  6. GiraffePencils

    GiraffePencils New Member

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    Just thought I'd do a wee update.
    I've decided I will put another drain in, To make it a bit easier.

    I've Bought some Paint.......... We'll see how bad I am at this :p

    The design might get done this week..... depends as I've still in the middle of building my partners Xmas present.

    Also I'm considering buying some of the panels now, and the rest later.
    Mainly the MoBo tray and the base.
    These will go in and the PC will be assembled on My desk (FINALLY) and the rest will be added bit by bit as I gather monies. I'll start with 2 x 240mm rads, that'll handle the GPU and CPU with no OC.

    That will involve Polishing the GPU block.... Would people like a step-by-step?
    would you like a time lapse? :p
    it all depends on how many times I can be arsed emptying the loop, I might wait, I might put the cpu loop together without GPU.

    We'll see

    Thanks for reading :)
     
  7. GiraffePencils

    GiraffePencils New Member

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!!!
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    I'm back (not that anyone pays enough attention to miss me :p )

    AND I've brought some updates :)

    So, frame DONE! painting is commencing this weekend.... Will do a few progress pics during, just for funsies.

    I'm sending off to get some of the panels ASAP, getting the mobo back tray, the base, and the back panel.

    I'm still doing the design for the front etc. I'm liking the smaller hexagon style.

    BIG UPDATEY THING BIT!

    I sanded and polished the GPU block :), here is a wee step by step as I did it.
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    Here we begin,
    Note the piece of glass to sand against to make sure it's level.

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    Take it all apart :)
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    Sand with 400:
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    Sand with 800:

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    Sand with 1000

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    Sand with 2000 (I had no 1500 :p )

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    Sand with 2500

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    Sand with 3000 :D

    Last is polish and assemble, Use all the elbow grease:
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    so that's this update, More to come hopefully :D
    Thanks for reading
     
  8. GiraffePencils

    GiraffePencils New Member

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    Hello, weekends painting went well I think :)

    Here it goes:

    Sand and Hung:
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    Coat with primer with 15 mins between coats:

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    Leave for 24 hours.................
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    Paint with black matt paint, 15 mins between coats again:
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    TBH for the first time using a spray can since young teenage warhammer models I'm very happy with it :D

    Close up (still only phone pics :( )
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    Thanks for reading :)
     
  9. GiraffePencils

    GiraffePencils New Member

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    Hey all,

    I Planned to update this week, but not much to update really :(

    I've sent off Emails for the panels

    I'm still waiting for OCUK Stock, I've pre-bought some of the smaller pieces, but Don't want to put down too much encase I decide to buy elsewhere due to stock.

    Currently To Get me up and running I Need:
    8 More Acrylic Fittings;
    3 More Rads;
    1 Fan controller;
    8 Fans (I have 4 Piranhas unopened, but Planning to replace these)

    There is....No stock, on almost everything.... :(

    Maybe it's time of year..... I dunno.

    This weekend I plan to polish up the case feet to a lovely shine :D, that'll cheer me up hahaha

    Until next time,
    Thanks :)
     
  10. Marcus V

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    Looks really good made! Wish i had those drawing skills! ;)
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You went all "drunken monkey" on the radiator cuts.:lol: I'm hoping those don't show. -Otherwise, It's coming along nicely.

    ...I'm getting the feeling you are spray painting in your bedroom for some reason. Please tell me I'm wrong. :worried:
     
  12. GiraffePencils

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    Thanks :)
    It's not so much skill as 2 years trial and error, there's a lot of terrible attempts saved on this PC.

    Yeah, I was a bit all over the place with it :D
    it'll be sandwiched between the rad and the panelling, so purely functional and unseen.

    I am spray painting in A bedroom, but it has long been a storage/work room.
    Everything was done safely with extractor on and masks worn :thumb:
     
  13. onevoicewild

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    Nice looking plan, Have fun with it.
     
  14. GiraffePencils

    GiraffePencils New Member

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    Thanks, I've had fun, grown to hate, then gone back to having fun :D

    So I thought I'd give a wee update on what I'm doing:

    I polished the feet, they need a wee buff but good to go really.

    I've bought more rads, bought all OCUK's recent drop of stock (sorry) but more are on their way.

    I've ordered and paid for some Acrylic panels, the base, the back, and the mobo tray.

    This will get the pc up, together, and I can start plumbing :D

    I'm really excited for the panels, I hope I can take some decent photos of the next few stages as I think they'll be EPIC
     
  15. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Great progress so far dude, really looking forward to seeing it painted
     
  16. GiraffePencils

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    Thanks :D

    I'll be taking delivery today of 2 new rads.
    This will allow me to plumb up the acrylic on the right hand (CPU) side.
    And plumb the inlet to the GPU.

    From there I could soft tube to the res and complete the loop for fist turn on. But Might double check lead time on some more Monsoon fittings, I'm short and no Stock :(

    Also need to address the fan situation, I'll have to drop a ton on fans...sucks but it has to happen, Then it's controlling them.
    I'll have to re-sleeve them, and put together some custom extensions, which is another set of tools I need to buy......I hate the cost, but love new tools :p

    Fan controller's on the back burner for now, cots issues and the MoBo has enough headers to get me online.... for now.

    Most exciting is the Panels, 2-3 days lead time, so hopefully a Sexy photoshoot this weekend >.<
     
  17. GiraffePencils

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    Hey all,
    Its been....a 'Meh' weekend.

    I'm still waiting on the panels,
    I've bought myself some fans, they'll need sleeved etc.
    Hoping that stuff will show next week :)

    In the meantime, I did some more photography practice......
    It didn't go too well :p
    I never learnt my lesson about dusting before taking photo's, and I was mainly playing with light etc.
    Anyhoo, I hope these can interest people till the next update :)

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  18. GiraffePencils

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    Hello All,

    I have been informed that the panels are en route :D
    I also have some more tubing, fans and rads!!

    So all going well, this weekend will be a big update people :D:D

    To celebrate, I tried to take some pics,
    Problem is....all my lights in this room are orange :confused:
    I played with some torches, and a 100mW laser, and this is what I got :p

    Opinions and suggestions more than welcome!
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    Until the weekend :)
     
  19. GiraffePencils

    GiraffePencils New Member

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    Hey all,

    A disappointing update, I waited in all day yesterday, even staying up till 12 in vain hope but my panels didn't arrive.
    I think I hate UPS......
    I'm unsure as to when panels are coming as UPS say "delivery information is not available at this time" now, and I can't take more days off (I only have so many :p )

    This weekend might be photography practice again,
    Might buy sleeving next week, need to weigh up the cost.

    looks like you'll have to bare with me :p
     
  20. GiraffePencils

    GiraffePencils New Member

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    So, over a week later and my panels are here......nearly :(
    They were delivered to my next door neighbour in my absence, and I don't know when they'll be home.

    But this weekend is looking hopeful for a significant update :D
     

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