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Scratch Build – In Progress The Wood Brothers

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Razarach, 24 Dec 2012.

  1. Razarach

    Razarach Member

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    Thanks. I'm looking forward to see your wood case. ;)

    Here is another small update.

    Sad day for me. My motherboard died and now i need to find another one.
    While I searching for new mobo I decide to work on some of the last parts of this jigsaw.

    I spend some time thinking how to close holes on front side of the case. First thought was some dust filters but then holes would lose their function.

    Then I decided to use acrylic.

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    After some sanding this is result. Still need do to three more pieces.

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  2. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    :eyebrow: Limiting airflow? It may be watercooled but it still seems vaguely counter-intuitive if you ask me...

    Regardless, it's great to see some progress on this!
     
  3. Razarach

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    I have plan to put one intake fan on front, just need to see how.
     
  4. TheL4mka

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    Very nice work! I want one.. okay, 2 :D
     
  5. Razarach

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    Thank you. :)



    Long time no see. :rolleyes:

    Thinking what mobo should I buy took me lot of time. Finally i decide to buy Asus M5A99FX pro 2.0.

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    Also i made new and simpler mounting system for cpu block.

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    Now i have new mobo, time for new gpu.
    Sapphire HD 7870 GHz edition with EK VGA Supreme HF block.

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    And finally; I have this idea of making full cover block top for mosfet and north bridge.

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    This is prototype, I was thinking about black acrylic or POM.

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    So I need your suggestions about that block cover. Should I go with black acrylic/POM, should I make cover little smaller or maybe just make cover for each block separately?
     
  6. LegendaryScott

    LegendaryScott Trying to live up to the name

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    black would look awesome
     
  7. Razarach

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    Hello guys!

    After few months I have new update for you. :)
    First of all; Some photographs were captured by phone, sorry for poor quality.

    After some troubles with old PSU, Fractal Design sends me brand new.

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    I put PSU in case to see how it looks and decided to cut hole on back to put PSU in line with back side. Also i decided to cut hole for psu fan.

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    After measuring and line drawing it's time to use saw and cut some holes. :D

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    It's not perfect but after sanding it's pretty good.

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    For back cover I found some old piece of metal and cut it to fit.

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    After measuring, sanding and little more cutting I managed to drill mounting holes and it's perfect.

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    Little more sanding and painting.

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    Painted in black and mounted on case.

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    With new psu I need to find some new solution for HDD mount. So I decide to put hdd in external enclosure, buy ssd and put it in case.

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    SSD will be mounted behind psu.

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    After painting and mounting.

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    Before putting all case apart I did some bends for new tube lines.

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    Unfortunately my idea for full cover motherboard block is on hold for now. I will probably leave stock heatsink .
     
  8. Razarach

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    It's time for new update.

    I decided to put one 140mm fan on front side as outtake for hot air.
    I found some sharkoon 140mm fan, and cut unnecessary pieces.

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    After all i took fan apart and started cut new frame.

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    Cut and glued together.

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    In case.

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    Also, I painted those ugly I/O ports on mobo.

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    New plexy for front holes. Adjusted to fan.

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    In meantime case got new layer of clear coat and all is back together again.

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    Front side.

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    Back side.

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    All components assembled (poor pic quality).

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    And cables. :D

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    Thanks to fractal design for sponsoring my build with this awesome PSU.

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  9. Ocelot

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    The blue and and brown color scheme works really well. Especially the coolant looks nice in contrast.

    I'm not sure if removing the fan duct is a good idea though from an efficiency standpoint.
     
  10. oman

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    Nice job, I like the way that you use laminte for your case :)
     
  11. trintragular

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    I've only just found this project - thank you for the recent update causing it to rise to the top of the thread listing.

    Very nice stylish design. :)

    Any plans for any future wooden cases?
     
  12. voigts

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    Do you have a side panel for the case? It looks like you routed out to have a flush side panel, but I don't see any pics with one. Just curious.

    I am always in support of good wooden builds! I started out making cases all in wood, but have found that it works much better for me to use a wooden exterior with an aluminum base as it allows for easier panel removal and access to the internals. Very nice case.
     
  13. Razarach

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    Thanks. :)
    Fan need to pull only hot air from vrm. Everything else is under water or doesn't run that hot. If fan doesn't prove to be efficient I will change it.

    Thanks. :)

    Thank you. :)

    I have some plans for new case, but realization (money issues) always stops my ideas.

    Thanks. :)
    I have full acrylic side panel. I will post some pics this weekend.
     
  14. Razarach

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    I want to share a few new photos with you.

    After some time backplate is finally on GPU.

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    I got one switch for LED diode on reservoir, and fan connector for two fans on radiator. (poor quality pic)

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    And few photos with acrylic panel.

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    Water will go back in system this weekend.
     
  15. AlderonnX

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    I like this mod. :)
     
  16. Razarach

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    Thanks! :)
     
  17. Razarach

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    New update after long time.

    Many changes since last update.

    Front 140 mm fan have been replaced with two beQuiet! Pure Wings 2 fans.

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    New CPU and GPU blocks; EK Supremacy Evo and EK Thermosphere.

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    After constant coil whine GPU decided it's time for dying. Got new Sapphire R9 270X.

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    After all changes tubes didn't fit any more so I bent a few new pipes.

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    And few more photos. Enjoy. :)

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  18. lowfat

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    Very nice work. Nice photos too.
     
  19. Razarach

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    Thanks.
     
  20. DaveMcG89

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    Just was to say thank you!

    There are so many builds where wood is used and they use a super wood (chipboard) and even is a decent wood is used it is just painted black and the wood never feels like part of the build merely a cheap structure.
    Keeping an eye on this!
     

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