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Scratch Build – In Progress The ULTIMATE computer case

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by secretreeve, 1 Dec 2011.

  1. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    Welcome to the Ultimate computer case worklog thread on specialtechs forums!

    This is a bit of a large project due to the sheer size of the case.

    The Pillar case is so called because its quite literally a Pillar of technology, measuring in at 2ft wide by 2ft deep, the real jaw dropping magnitude comes in with its height, SEVEN (yes 7!!!) full length feet make up the height of this goliath!

    Consisting of an aluminum framework there will be 3 sections of grilled/meshed areas for radiator mounting, 2x2ft x 2ft acrylic panels with a custom terra nova themed pattern which will be backlit red.


    A BIG BIG thank you to specialtech, pc cooling solutions who has kindly offered sponsorship for this build. Drop on by to www.specialtech.co.uk and check out thier range

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    And to Lamptron, www.lamptron.com, for your modding needs!


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    Link to my youtube channel where i will be posting up video work logs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpKJN49Q3_c

    Firstly i give you the basic framework

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    Now where the grilled/meshed areas will be

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    rough design of the front panel. This is going to be hidden behind a flip down peice of mesh to conceal it all maintaining the clean simple look

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    the power supply mounts

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    worse than chinese instructions. actually this was to help me work out how much metal i need. the numbers like 609 are mm lengths.

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    Finally i present to you, a rough, basic image of what the Pillar will look like when completed

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    Currently owned hardware:
    MSI X58 PRO-E motherboard
    Intel i7 920 2.66ghz cpu
    3gb DDR3 1333mhz ram tri channel
    GTX460 1gb OC edition gpu
    Corsair TX850watt psu
    magicool 360 slim radiator
    GTX 240 radiator
    EK 800l/p pump
    EK basics res
    8/10mm tubing + compression fittings
    koolance GPU 220 gpu block
    XSPC RASA cpu waterblock
    5 x scythe gentle typhoon 1850rpm fans

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  2. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    :jawdrop:

    I think that sums up my feelings for now alone!
     
  3. Silent_Raider

    Silent_Raider New Member

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    Nice! I hope you have a good room for this beast, because once you build that thing, you will not be moving it lol.
     
  4. Throbbi

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    What the hell are you building, a house?!

    Bonkers, ridiculous, over the top..............love it already :thumb:

    P.S. You may want some work in progress pics before a mod moves it over to the Modding section ;)
     
  5. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    thanks for the comments guys lol.

    there will be some work in progress pics coming along in the next week or two i hope. currently still working on the design side lol
     
  6. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    So what the hell are you going to do with that many rads?
     
  7. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    i wont be fitting it fully out with radiators, but it is good to just have that option.

    i mean you could have 2 evga sr 2 maxed out with the best of the best gpu's water cool the lot and never worry about the heat generated because of radiator options.

    as for a large enough room. this wasnt meant to be built till late next year but decided to step it up.

    its primarily being built just to go "i told you it could be done and i did it" self accomplishement reasons i guess.
     
  8. shah

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    Wow!!! :jawdrop: One can literly stand inside the case. Good luck mate :thumb:
     
  9. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    A monolithic case .... count me as a daily lurker :D
     
  10. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    ordering some metal in on the 9th of december. next friday, so i can begin work on this gigant case
     
  11. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    Hacksaw Blades Cobalt 2pk 24tpi Each £3.80 x1

    Woodworking PLASTIC 300MM MITRE BOX Each £5.55 x2

    Aluminium Flat Bar 3/4" x 18" 2000mm £7.39 x1

    10PCE TAP & DIE SET Each £8.41 x1

    150MM ENGINEERS SQUARE Each £5.12 x1

    Aluminium Angle 3/4" x 3/4" x 1/16" 4000mm £9.97 x1

    Aluminium Box / Square Tube 3/4" x 3/4" x 16swg 4000mm £12.01 x2 :jawdrop:

    Heavy Duty Hacksaw Each £5.59 x1

    Aluminium Channel 3/4" x 3/4" x 1/8" 4000mm £16.83 x1

    80 M6 button cap hex bolts

    that's fridays order, so on the 12 (hopefully) this "little" lot will arrive and work can begin.

    good news too, i found my old camera (like 2mp digital) from back in the day so can get some mediocre images and my old VGA digital camcorder for work log videos on my youtube channel rofl :duh:
     
  12. JamieElston

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    Christ ! that looks bigger than most the racks in my datacentre at work !!
     
  13. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    good isnt it? haha
     
  14. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    progress pictures added
     
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    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    another update added to main post. also, why do my posts all have to be approved?
     
  16. Mosquito

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    They have it set up that way, until you have enough posts you can't post with out it being approved. Cuts down on spam, etc
     
  17. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    OMG IT'S HUUUGE!!! KILL IT!!! KILL IT WITH FIRE BEFORE IT EATS US ALL!!!
     
  18. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    "i think he likes it"
     
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  19. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    I think "The ULTIMATE computer case " is quite the saying to live up to.
     
  20. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    the ultimate computer case is also a matter of oppinion really, no single case can really be the ultimate one because some people want big, some want small, some want air cooling, some want water.

    personally, for me, the bigger the better, and this is as big as i can make one lol
     

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