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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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  2. matiss

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    At first I was like :eyebrow: what the heck is he building...a sm cage? :D

    But a self build case in the size of a 19" tower rack sounds interesting :thumb:
     
  3. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    oh noooos!!!! you figured out the cases begining perpouse! lol

    i will admit it oes strongly resemble a sm cage lol.

    this is a little larger than 19" though lol. more like 84"
     
  4. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    UPDATE TIME!!!! 26-1-2012

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    thats it so far!

    A BIG BIG thank you to my sponsors

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  5. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    looking good mate :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  6. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    i took a peice of plexi i found around the house, added some white backing, blue leds and some silver tape.

    im going to use it as a mounting point for my SSD when i get one and thought the blue led would add a little internal colour to the case

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    its a bit brighter running off a psu but i whacked a molex onto a 4 AA battery box with switch and had it running off the 5v pins on the molex instead of the 12v its meant to run on.
     
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  7. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    It is crazy huge but I like the good form it has & it would be a joy for maintenance & an awesome anti-theft rig, won't be any petty criminals able to carry that away :rock::D.

    The SSD mount looks excellently lit up :).
     
  8. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    work might start to slow down considerably here for about a month as we might be moving in march so need to prep this apartment to get our deposit back.

    that said i am looking into relocating the psu for the top rig into the central area and the psu for the bottom rig into the bottom most section and running all the cables through the motherboard. but we'll see how things go for that.

    @waynio it was built for antitheft reasons. the entire case will be sealed and openable by motor to assist the security on it.

    as for maintenence, so far its prooving to be a real joy to work in, loads of arm room and space to move in
     
  9. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    pics offline while photobucket is cleaned up. they'll be back soon
     
  10. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    pictures are back online now. sorry about that, i was cleaning up my photobucket account into albums lol.
     
  11. MrDomRocks

    MrDomRocks Well-Known Member

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    OMFG!!

    Great build dude!! Mad as a bag of frogs but still great!!
     
  12. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    lol thanks mrdomrocks

    its taking time and slowed down now because of moving soon but still lots and lots of fun to be building!
     
  13. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    i received the MAYHEMS fluids i ordered from specialtech and heres the X1 premix dyed red with 2x 1L bottles of MAYHEMS ultrapure H20

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  14. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    I have to take my hats off to lamptron. Gilgamesh and lamptron both bent over backwards to make sure this was dispatched and trackable in the mail.

    Thier efforts for this has been truely amazing! so with that i will hold back no longer!

    so a huge thank you to -

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    Heres the package that arrived today!

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    And what is inside that box?

    How about this fan controller?

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    lets speed this up, a shot of them all together lol

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    Now then! lets get these out of thier boxes and have a good look shall we?

    So first of all is the Anti vandal Switches!

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    Next we have the Lamptron FC9 fan controller!

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    Now we have the Flexlights! 60cm led stacked molex powered lighting for the internals!

    Powered OFF

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    Retail prices for these products

    Lamptron FC9 fan controller - £30-£40 (purchase place dependant)
    Lamptron Flexlight PRo 60cm - £8 (purchase place dependant)
    Lamptron anti vandal switches - £15 (purchase place dependant)

    PREPING FOR POST!

    So i have got around to installing the fan controller and the anti vandal switches!

    Heres a shot of the front all powered up and shining nicely!

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    as you can see i chose red for the fan controllers led colour, although it does support other colours via a jumper on the back!

    A close up of the switches

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    A close up of the fan controller

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    another big thank you goes out to lamptron for the package!

    As well as specialtech as im using cables they supplied from sponsorship to get power to all the bits lamptron sent out
     
  15. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    bit of an update -

    added the flexlights that circle the top of one of the systems and moved the pump and power supply. also punched a hole on the tray for the cpu power cable.

    time for a picture flood.

    oh and i changed the fluid.

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  16. Briaireous

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    Looks great :) Nice progress since i last saw it as well
     
  17. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    thanks, trying to get loose ends tied up before moving so i can get on with the rest of the metal work and so on asap.
     
  18. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    heres the design for the panels that will cover the sides.

    theres 6 panels in total, the middle two are the top and bottom front ones, the left for the left and right for the right.

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    im thinking about having this airbrushed onto the front panel.

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    the two usb areas represented by the usb will be two rectangular plates with the usb port holes in. these are going to be mirror chromed

    the entire panel will also be powder coated in back.


    would definatly like some feedback on this please.
     
  19. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Whats the word I'm looking for, Oh yeah, mental..lol . Thats what this is.

    I like it though, looks like a proper big computer that could take over the world. Just the way I like them, lots of knobs and flashing things.

    Nice work, will be watching.:thumb:
     
  20. secretreeve

    secretreeve Lead design and realisation manager

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    cant believe no one can be bothered to take 5 minutes to offer up thier oppinion of the labelling on the front panel
     

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