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Scratch Build – In Progress The Razor's Edge

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Iraklis Gkolios, 2 Dec 2014.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Somewhere in Greece, there's a house with a power supply mortared into the wall.:lol:
    You have plenty of time to work out details. It's not easy to paint in Winter. I still like the idea of this on a single pedestal.

    Where will you run the PSU cables? It looks like they might have to cross the I/O area.
     
  2. Iraklis Gkolios

    Iraklis Gkolios Member

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    Hello everyone and happy new year.

    I came back from my trip in Budapest, i had a great time in Hungary but now i am back to Greece and i decided that its time to start working with the case again.

    Here is the view i had from the hotel

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    Today i started welding the bottom piece of the case but my welding machine broke down :(. I hope that its nothing serious and it will be easily fixed

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    Cheers
    Iraklis
     
  3. Cheapskate

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    Not a fun way to start the year.:( -Hope you get it fixed.
     
  4. Iraklis Gkolios

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    Yes indeed, but after a successful service my welding machine is operating better than before.

    Today i welded the bottom piece and now the case is almost ready from the outside :)

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    Cheers
    Iraklis
     
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  5. Iraklis Gkolios

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    More welding and filling and sanding today.

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    I also test mounted my dummy PSU, as you can see on the photo there is enough space to access the I/O of the motherboard.

    Cheers
    Iraklis
     
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  6. Iraklis Gkolios

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    Today it was a very busy day. I managed to weld the door hinges and attach on the top the magnet that holds the door closed.
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    I also made my order on aquatuning

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    Cheers
    Iraklis
     
  7. Iraklis Gkolios

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    Hello everyone.

    While i am waiting my order from aquatuning i did some work with the case. There is a lot of sanding and trimming to be done, but today i drilled the hole for the power plug.

    I think the overall result is pretty good.

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    Cheers
    Iraklis
     
  8. arduum

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    will be angled the power cord?
     
  9. Iraklis Gkolios

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    If you ask what type of power cord i am going to use because you think that the straight one wont fit. I am planning to add case feet on the future so both angled and straight power cord fit correctly.

    Cheers
    Iraklis
     
  10. Iraklis Gkolios

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    After drilling the hole for the power plug on the back of the case, now its time to drill a hole for the power switch.

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    Cheers
    Iraklis
     
  11. Cheapskate

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    Oh no! You arcked on your psu. :lol:

    Coming along nicely.
     
  12. Vognen

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    Please speed this up. You're too slow, and I want faster updates :naughty:
     
  13. Iraklis Gkolios

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    Tell that to my full of cuts fingers and to my empty wallet :dremel::dremel:
     
  14. Iraklis Gkolios

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    I have been preparing the case for some days to paint. I have been busy priming and sanding for many days to achieve a decent result before the paint-primer phase.

    As you can see i have managed to make the welds invisible and remove and scratches from the surface.

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    I have also prepared one of my radiators for paint.

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    As you can see there are some scratches on the radiator after the primer but with some sanding before the paint i dont believe that they are going to be still visible.

    Cheers
    Iraklis
     
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  15. coalminer071

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    do you have a system spec list already?
     
  16. Iraklis Gkolios

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    I still havent decided the hardware, since i dont have a tight timeframe when i am gonna complete the case, but i believe it will be the best hardware available that time.

    Now back to work.

    I got my mail from aquatuning.de today

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    Cheers
    Iraklis
     
  17. coalminer071

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    Tried sending you a private message but came up with an error.
     
  18. Iraklis Gkolios

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    i think its because you are new to this forum, contact me through my email address.
     
  19. coalminer071

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    I cannot reach your email address.. Maybe you can email mine, left a link in your visitor msg.
     
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  20. Iraklis Gkolios

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    Major update today.

    I have testing various designs for the case stand. The best good looking idea i came up is this. The bottom piece is made of a solid iron piece that adds stability to the whole case and the two other pieces is where the case is going to sit.

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    Cheers
    Iraklis
     

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