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Scratch Build – In Progress the purple hex

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by i2r, 30 May 2019.

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What GPU should i pick?

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  3. Radeon VII

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  4. cool GPU X, see comment

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  5. mod a GPU, example comment

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  1. i2r

    i2r Member

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    Hi guys,

    i wanted to share my idea and concept (also progress) of my scratchbuild for the Coolermaster World Series 2019.

    First thing: the design is chosen by my wife after i showed her various designs and possibilities.
    Secondly yes, it fits the contest and i am thankful for previous support on other projects but that has nothing to do with it, she just wanted something nice but not too abstract looking and this will be it.

    My goal is a case that most people could build themselves in a way but also manage to get some kind of framework done i could use later on other designs with ease.

    The main frame will consist of 3d printed parts, M6 Nuts, M6 Bars and acrylic for the gaps inbetween.

    I hope you like it and we'll find out together if it works out like planned. :)

    - no sponsores yet
    - no hardware decision made yet (might go with ATX PSU, mATX board and mayb a cheap GPU if i don't get supported ^^)

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  2. Sa mod pc design

    Sa mod pc design New Member

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    Follow this job
     
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  3. bolous

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    It seems a good idea! The mainframe auto-sustain full closed seems cool. Probably not expensive... Go straight!
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Still in planning? -Oh boy! Be warned, I throw ideas at people a lot. -Not being negative, just like to make suggestions.

    I'd skip the nuts in each link and just have a through-hole for the rod and a spacer built into each link. I've nested nuts in plastic with glue, and they tend to break free. (I completely enclosed nuts in GG with plexi to avoid that.)
    Looks like you will make leg and internal mounts off the printed links? In fact, you might want join some cross sections of links together, like at the ends, just to avoid any flex in the design.
     
  5. i2r

    i2r Member

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    Yea, we'll see if it works out the way i planned it, or if it needs adjustments.
    Can't tell the cost yet, acrylic glass (i guess i will use grey toned makrolon for this), filler, paint and a pack of filament will be the majority of it.

    Thanks man! I always appreciate advice/suggestions. But...
    First parts are already done to see what it might become. I guess i will go ahead and do the full frame (i did not use glue so far).
    Legs might be off the internal links, for the internal hardware mounting i had something else in mind - which i did not plan 100% yet, but it all will some kind be attached to the frame for sure.

    So for the things i did the last days since creating the 3d model, to get a real look at the frame:
    1. printing out parts
    IMG_20190527_125711.jpg
    2. inserting the M6 nuts into the parts (brute force -> hammer)
    IMG_20190528_114525.jpg IMG_20190528_115626.jpg
    3. fitting it on a bar
    IMG_20190528_121404.jpg
    4. cutting down the bars to 25cm ( at a cost of 0,70€ per 1m bar i don't care if i need to rebuy a few)
    IMG_20190529_142041.jpg
    5. i only did 10 bars, so i could not do a complete frame, but the half of it
    IMG_20190530_171332.jpg
    6. sanded and painted one part in RAL 4006, which might work out (as the CI color of coolermaster is 4008, which is only available in glossy)
    IMG_20190530_171449.jpg

    next steps will be alot of printing those parts, because i need alot (i don't want to make the gap bigger just to save time).
     
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  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Looks Like it's working. I was worried you would have trouble lining up links if they had threads out of sync.
     
  7. i2r

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    yea for now, but i only got 20 of...a few hundred links done so far. once i am certain what hardware and how i am going to "mount" it inside i will know for sure how many there will be.
    and hopefully it works out until the end without causing too much problems.
     
  8. i2r

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    a small update :)

    had a few problems with new PETG i ordered, so i swapped back after various failed attempts to get it working to some old PLA i had around (one that breaks all the time, but atleast i get clean prints done until a new spool arrives).

    i took apart some A8 printer that was broken (first i wanted to use the stepper motors for some cool stuff but for now i am only interested in the rails/bearings).

    so my plan is to move the complete hardware into the frame from the back using the rail.
    4.jpg

    it might be other hardware sizes / organisation in the end but it will end up looking hopefully like this:
    HW_matx.jpg

    and because we're not just planning everything until the end, we just do things...
    schienen.jpg

    so for now the frame is standing and the bearings work. yay! :clap:

    problems so far:
    - my PETG, hopefully PLA+ will do it also
    - the front and back frame are made of 4 pieces, which i glued together - the glove seems to be elastic, which causes the frames to bend.

    thanks for following along!

    cheers!
     
  9. i2r

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    hey guys,

    does not seem much, but in the end it's taking alot of time just to print and fill/sand parts :)

    the main reason is to get a clean top so the parts don't look 3d printed at all.
    stages sanding from 80-1500, each time filling inbetween
    IMG_20190622_214807.jpg IMG_20190622_214920.jpg

    but the inside also has to be atleast acceptable because of the spaces inbetween each part.
    those for now are 80-400, maybe i will go ahead and do them as clean as possible too. I don't know, not there yet.
    IMG_20190628_200425.jpg

    for color i tried RAL 4006, which looked not that nice and found a fluorescent violet at the Montana shop. Yes it's purple/violet/pink but it looks so damn nice in direct light.
    IMG_20190628_203644.jpg IMG_20190628_203656.jpg

    At the moment i am just trying to get all those parts done and inbetween i am trying to print TPU, which is a real pain in the ...
    Why TPU? Because i want the spacers to flex in.

    Thanks for reading, thanks for being interested until next time. :)
     
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  10. i2r

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    hey guys,

    small steps forward :)

    after the sanding/filling i finished the first set of pieces (56 corner pieces, 20 top/bottom pieces):
    IMG_20190630_193221.jpg IMG_20190701_120417.jpg
    because printing TPU (flexible filament) was a total mess on my JGAurora and like 2 of 10 parts could be used i threw the idea and made other spacers (inside part printed, outside foam):
    IMG_20190703_120955.jpg IMG_20190703_121502.jpg IMG_20190703_162942.jpg
    maybe i will redo those on the surfaces, because i only quickly sanded one side and painted them so i can move ahead and keep testing things.

    because i still have no idea about the depth of the case in the end - maybe i'll find a way to cut the tempered steel linear guidings, but if not it will be around 25cm - i will just have to wait for the PSU to start the bottom of my planned tray.
    and of course because i did not finish enough spacers i only got this far right now:
    IMG_20190704_182607.jpg IMG_20190704_182611.jpg
    front and back frame will be remade for sure :)

    hope you like the progress,

    thanks and until next time!!
     
  11. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    I hope you checked with @Hex's lawyers before naming this project.
     
  12. i2r

    i2r Member

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    Oh no! Is he mad or sth? ;)
     
  13. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    She might be more upset by being called a he :lol:
     
  14. i2r

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    Making things worse is my speciality. :p
     
  15. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Open mouth, change feet... :p
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I would think Hex would be honored to have a project named after them.
    Maybe I'll call my next rig, " @Nexxo, update Metaversa."
     
  17. i2r

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    maybe i should just rename it into "the purple thing"...but then again someone with purple or thing in the name shows up. :D

    still, going to decide now how deep the case will be and added a poll, regarding hardware that could fit.

    I bought a AORUS B450 ITX AM4 board few weeks ago and now i am not certain what GPU to aim for.
    81y+18u7MoL._SL1500_.jpg

    In my opinion a RX 5700 or a Radeon VII (probably way to expensive) would fit the aluminum parts of the board perfectly. Installed vertically by the way.
    fee_786_587_png.png 108d49ebcef879f5779efab03e95eefd.jpg

    What do you guys think? Or should i go for a shorter GPU and mod it like i did with my Palit GTX 1060?
    IMG_20190417_152855.jpg

    Thanks ;)
     
  18. Brett89

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    I do enjoy the color purple! Looks awesome! Also threaded rod is one of my favorite things to use, love seeing it used! Keep up the great work!
     
  19. i2r

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    Thanks! My first time working with it and i really hope it is working till the end :)
     
  20. kim

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    Very original build...I am also building a small rig with the same MB, and I personally would love the RTX 2070 super founder's edition
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    but both RX 5700 and Radeon VII are really awesome too...:grin:
     

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