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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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  4. cool GPU X, see comment

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  1. i2r

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    Yea, honestly both reference designs are neat and fitting, but the price is also "super". :)
    I am still not sure if i am willing to buy a card that costs 400+, will see later on i guess.

    Plexiglas came, so i could do a first length check. I still need more printed parts to get the whole thing together.

    Cutting the plexiglas with first a jigsaw, then a scroll saw:
    IMG_20190710_115024.jpg

    Testing if the holes fit to the 3d printed frame (i changed the m6 casing screws there, the first i got we're bad...10€ wasted :eek:):
    IMG_20190710_122214.jpg

    Making a whole piece to get the end length (also, my guiding parts don't fit, gotta redo them):
    IMG_20190710_140535.jpg

    rasping the plexiglas down...yay:
    IMG_20190710_173818.jpg IMG_20190710_180305.jpg

    rasping done, for the first part (2 total, 2nd one still needs a frame, so that will be next):
    IMG_20190711_171803.jpg

    i hope i get the whole thing together in the next few days...we'll see ;)
     
  2. i2r

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    Hey guys,

    I finished the coarse work on the second plexiglas today (rasping, coarse sanding):
    IMG_20190712_154625.jpg
    So next will be finishing the missing "edge" parts (24 short corner parts, 20 long corner parts and around 200 spacers) before i can keep on assembling the whole shell.

    for now it is standing on the bottom frame, remade the guidings and that's actually working now):
    IMG_20190712_180316.jpg IMG_20190712_180327.jpg

    as always, i hope you like it and see you on the next...step ;)
     
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  3. i2r

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    hey guys,

    so after alot of printing i was going to paint all the parts and...the color just f'd me with cracks
    so i ordered some other paint and that also f'd me - massive bubbeling even tho the paint was warm, well shaken etc - 3 different caps, no effect.

    so after all, i was sanding out the bubbles and now i can progress with other things.

    but first i want to thank BeQuiet for being part of this project, supporting me with:
    - a SFX-L 600W 80+ gold PSU
    - 80mm Pure Wings 2
    IMG_20190725_161452.jpg

    i can't go ahead and just complete the shell, as i have to design the stuff for the hardware first.
    this happens again just as always, building it on the way...

    so i can have the shell kinda half way put together:
    IMG_20190723_222519.jpg IMG_20190723_222526.jpg IMG_20190725_161033.jpg
    and designing parts like the fan holder (needs more parts in the end) or the PSU mounting on the way.
    IMG_20190725_101852.jpg IMG_20190725_101806.jpg

    first i wanted to put a base acrylic plate in and build up from there, but i changed my mind and will use threaded rods again, but in another way.
    IMG_20190725_102348.jpg

    still got something nice upcoming, but i am not there yet, from bottom to top.

    thanks for being interested,

    have a nice day!
     
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  4. Cheapskate

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    Those end plates should fix any rigidity issues. It's looking good.
    Paint bubbling usually means 'too close, to much applied in one pass.' -I should know. It's how all my paint turns out. :lol:
     
  5. i2r

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    thanks man!
    it will be very tight, had it almost together before to test it out...but still for now i need to get the hardware part in, which i am printing the next few days.

    for that paint, it just bubbled out of the cap (used 3 different ones) with low and high pressure. i guess it was just a bad pick...again, but it came out better than i had expected in the end.
    should be good too see then once the top parts are done.
     
  6. Cheapskate

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    My solution to fix bad paint has always been to photograph it poorly. Step WAY back.
     
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  7. i2r

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    If I wanted that, I could just leave it without paint and leave the purple filament haha.
     
  8. i2r

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    Hey guys,

    update time - i feel like huge progress but it's maybe not that much. =)

    i kept printing stuff for my "hardwarewagon" which in the end looks a little bit like a spider.
    (16 parts printed after another and glued together, after measuring everything out and designing it on the "fly")
    IMG_20190727_104020.jpg

    to my suprise it did fit well and also worked pretty good (sure, not all the hardware there yet but we will get there.
    IMG_20190727_151952.jpg

    and just for some nice looks i decided to go ahead and put the parts that i have finished together to see if i need to change anything (i actually don't need for now)
    IMG_1564255384371.jpg

    so up next will be painting that spider thing, can't stay lavendel - and finishing up the rest of the parts to get the shell closed.

    what do you think of it for now?

    as always: thanks for following the log!!
     
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  9. Cheapskate

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    Are you putting radiators on those little tabs? :worried: You might want something that ties the top of the rad assemblies to the motherboard tray. I can see those sagging potentially.
     
  10. i2r

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    not planning to watercool, although it would be pretty neat running it with 80mm fans and everything on that hardware-wagon (or slider, whatever it is).

    for now, its just holding each side a 3x80mm fan "box" (wanted it to look cleaner) which hopefully help bring air into the system.
    IMG_20190728_185528.jpg

    just finished that one, the other one is printing right now.
     
  11. i2r

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    atm making changes to the inside (2x 80 each side, using the third "spot" for ssd or something). also need to cut all the cables by a fair amount, it's cables everywhere (only need about 10cm from PSU to MB).

    but, in the meantime i thought it would be nice to have a first look at the whole thing (even tho 3 plexiglas parts are too short because i first wanted it to be around 25cm depth):
    IMG_20190730_192123.jpg

    thats how it will look, shouldn't change that much anymore on the outside.

    cheers!
     
  12. i2r

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    hey,

    while waiting on the plexiglas to continue i figured that all the hardware actually flattens my wheels (first ones were with foam rubber). so i had to try something else.
    i decided to take the rubber thing normally used to guide cables through, which stays the way it is even with the weight on top.
    IMG_20190803_195729.jpg IMG_20190803_195911.jpg IMG_20190803_195924.jpg IMG_20190803_230035.jpg
    maybe i can get a longer rubber of those because actually i just patched it together.

    also i changed the 3x80mm fan boxes to 2x80mm with space for a 2,5" ssd or anything else in that size.
    IMG_20190805_114355.jpg

    once the rest of the plexiglas arrives, i hopefully can start closing the back and wait for response of some contacts.

    thanks for following along,

    cheers!
     
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