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SketchUp The MNPCTech Case Design Competition, part II: Scratch Build

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Xtrafresh, 14 Jan 2009.

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  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I'm still in the paper stages. I've decided to build a real freak.:naughty: I'm going to have a lot of trouble coming up the shapes.

    @Confusis- kick*ss! The pop top could be done with the simple hardware they make for glass stereo cabinet fronts. They sell them in hardware stores. You might need to build your own with a longer spring.(...And you have me re-thinking my own future build already.:D)
    I've seen a company online that permanently etch photos onto plexiglas, you might be able to arrange something with them. (Edit3:www.art-hammer.com)

    @Dark- Also kick*ss!

    I'm sooo happy this started!!

    Edit: more?:eek: Sh*ts really hitting the fan this time!:D
    @StuartWood - You'd have more room with 4 60mmx10mm fans. No one will ever hear it anyway.
     
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  2. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    @StuartWood: Working up - base material (case floor), slimline drive, thin layer of some material, then the nITX board. Maybe try to offset it from the material layer with some rubber washers or something similar - you probably won't have room for actual offset screws.

    Oh, and park the SSD in front, facing outwards (like where the cables come out of a PSU).

    Side view:

    ......FAN.....S
    .....HtSnk...S
    ......nITX....D ---> Front
    .....SLIMLINE

    - Diosjenin -
     
  3. ROB 636

    ROB 636 Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop

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    Does it have to be a new scratch build or can I enter something that I have already designed? I need to make a few changes anyway.
     
  4. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Oh my!, we're already seeing some impressive entries here folks!

    The prize committee, me myself and I are still deliberating about 1st & 2nd place prizes, but I promise they will be worth your efforts!

    1st Place Prize TBA

    2nd Place Prize TBA

    3rd Place Prize, Mnpctech T-Shirt

    Mnpctech.com on the front the blueprint for the modern extreme machine on the back.

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  5. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    What are the chances of that?? I was doing the exact same thing :p.
     
  6. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Really? Well there's no patent on the PSU sized PC case, so as long as they look different, it should be ok. It not like there's a problem whenever someone designs a case that fits an ATX board.
     
  7. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Nah, it was just a wierd coincidence was all. :thumb:
     
  8. Kumo

    Kumo New Member

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    @stuarwood: Fixing shouldn't be too hard. Depend if visible screws in the outside are a problem or not (or depend of your tools and skills). L shapes angles, could do the rest. A good wiring work can be a real issue, IMO.
     
  9. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    That is exactly how I am making mine. It's actually what I plan make.

    Heres some pics. A couple different color schemes for the inside.

    I think I'll add power cables and SATA cables yet.

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    They all were originally exported at 4000x2008. I have edges turned off. Allows smaller pieces to be seen clearly like the lettering on the front.
     
  10. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    nice work on the tubes !
    edit:/ turn on the shadows ;)
     
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  11. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    i would have had shadows on but it takes away some of the detail.

    for final pics I will.


    thanks on the tubing. it's taken a while to figure out how to make the good.
     
  12. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    The idea is that your entry is something that you designed from scratch. If you have something laying around... fine, as long as it's yours :)

    @Dark: :clap:
    Absolutely amazing stuff! Funny though that you post it right after somebody saying "please dont let the winner be rediculously large! Your design is positively humongous! :jawdrop:
    Any reason why it's so large? It seems to me that the same design could be exectured a lot smaller, if only by rotating the board by 90 degrees.
     
  13. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    is 80*70*28cm big ?

    it's mostly to keep proportions more correct and if it would have been smaller I wouldn't have room for the motherboard in the "open area". :lol: and that board is a matx but I'm going to put a regular atx board there with the IO facing upwards.
     
  14. tominated

    tominated New Member

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    just my luck, sketchup is being naughty and wont let me make a fan hole. it'll extrude, but it acts like it's making a new shape instead of cutting out the hole into the panel
     
  15. ROB 636

    ROB 636 Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop

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    thanks Xtrafresh

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    ATX and 4 fans to be set at low.

    It has big potential for water cooling in that space in front of the psu.
     
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  16. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    extrude the opposite way :lol:
     
  17. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    The last contest wasn't for me, I wanted to do something different, out of the box, abstract, away from the pack.....


    Now I just have to think of something different, out of the box, abstract, away from the pack..... :lol:
     
  18. tominated

    tominated New Member

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    that worked, re-drew the hole on the other side and it worked ;)

    my design is coming along nicely



    @XtraFresh
    can we actually post multiple designs, but pick one to be put in the comp? I want to know other people's opinion on which one i should submit (if i do make multiple cases, that is).
     
  19. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Sure, no problem. Feel free to overwhelm this thread with designs! Now let's hope some manufacturers start looking ;)
     
  20. dan-ere-07

    dan-ere-07 New Member

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    ok im in =]
    ive got my design, now just to draw it up and perfect it. i just hope its drawable hehe;)
     

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