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Scratch Build – Complete The Red One by C4B12 | 11-08-17 (completed)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by C4B12, 13 Oct 2012.

  1. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Hello again.

    Im pretty new to Bit-tech but I have some builds already done that I wanna show. This one is the first real scratch build I ever did. It was a project at school. The idea came from someone on a swedish forum that made the same thing, but not so nice. So I wanted to make it look good and a little bit more serious.

    The hardware I used in this build is not something to brag about but I think the actual case is the most important. In the pictures you will see all kind of hardware but it ended up with this:

    Asus M2N68-AM PLUS
    AMD Athlon2 X2 245 @ 3150MHz
    4gb Corsair DDR2
    Corsair 400W
    PowerColor Radeon HD4650 SCS3 512MB @ 750/550

    This red thing, dont know what its called in english, in swedish its "drickaback". But its a "case" for bottles. Ive always loved Coca-Cola so when I found this "drickaback" on my work I bought it for ~2$.

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    First thing was to cut out bigger holes on the sides for 2 Revoltec 120mm fans.

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    Next thing was to cut out some of the plastic inside it to fit a matx motherboard and the psu.

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    The hole in the front I put a acrylic plate.

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    Then I took a motherboard plate from an old chassi and two hinges and put it in place.

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    The bottom looks like this. And cant have it like that!

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    So I put a plate with some feets on it.

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    For the top I also used acrylic and hinges. This tinted acrylic looks really good I think.

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    Needed some red cathodes too.

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    One thing that Im really proud over with this build is the power button. Took some old switch and put here.

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    And then glued this Coca-Cola cap on it.

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    This was the first time I ever sleeved something, so its not that good.

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    This is a little overview picture of some of the hardware I used.

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    Final pictures:

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    So this is my Coca-Cola case aka The Red One. My first real serios build ever and this is what made me love computer modding and so on.

    Hope you liked it, comment what you think.
    /Johan Nyman
     
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  2. AbKaRy

    AbKaRy New Member

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    Nice idea :)
     
  3. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    Brilliant idea and superbly executed I love it
     
  4. C4B12

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    Thanks! Wish I was sponsored by Coca-Cola though ;)
    Thank you! :)
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Nice fit and finish work for a traditional student furniture building block. :lol:
    The last time I saw one of these used for a case it was filled with expanding foam.
     
  6. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    That is really different and very cool..Nice modding
     
  7. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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  8. ali_robb2000

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    Nice build, I like the power button! And how you've repurposed something old like that crate
     
  9. C4B12

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    Haha yeah probably. You should see the teachers faces when I told them what I was gonna do for my project in high school. "Im gonna build a computer in a box for coke bottles" :D
    Thank you bulldogjeff! :)
    Oh havent seen that one. Nice though. :)
    Thanks man! :)
     
  10. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :D Cool, nicely done mate. :dremel:
     
  11. Bladesingerz

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    Great idea and build! :)
     
  12. C4B12

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    Thank you Waynio and Bladesingerz! :dremel::D
     
  13. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Nice job Johan! ...... btw, I noticed your MkII VW GTI on facebook...very nice :thumb:
     
  14. N!ck

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    Great build, awesome to use as a LAN-Party rig:rock:! Featured your project on my web site.
     
  15. Mr.Evil

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    great idea, it's very cool !
     
  16. C4B12

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    Thanks you Bill! VW is the only way ;) Saw your Jetta on instagram too, loved it!
    Thanks man! :)
    Thank you!
     

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