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Case Mod - In Progress Usonian

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by slipperyskip, 17 Feb 2011.

  1. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Am I going to get more votes in the MOTM if I disclose that I have an i7-875K CPU or a 256GB Crucial C300 SSD? I wouldn't want those votes anyway.

    I wouldn't call it fragile but it is "less strong" than past enclosures I've built....by design. Mission and L12 had to support the weight of the internal case so they were robust. Usonian is not load bearing so that lets me do more intricate delicate work without having to worry if it would be crushed or fall over. The i-beam window design and multiple "crossing" layers still puts a lot of strength in the chassis. Thanks for the comment!
     
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  2. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ah okay :)
     
  3. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    awesome so would the optical drive be at the top? sorry if you already went over that and I glazed over it ^^;;
     
  5. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    No optical drive. No floppy disk either. :D
     
  6. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Absolutely stunning! I don't know what to say, it's an architectural masterpiece!
    Just don't put it by a waterfall like the real one :sigh:
     
  7. voigts

    voigts What's a Dremel?

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    I don't know how you do it. Incredible. You got one of my MOTM votes this morning.
     
  8. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ah well in that case I would have gone with a dark mirror like film on the plexi so you cant see into the system from the front, to hide a bit of that emptiness. :) but thats just me.
     
  9. slipperyskip

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    It was designed to look open and empty so Thanks! :thumb: The idea is that you should look at the case...not at what is inside (if anything). Maybe people should just build case-less computers. Then it won't get in the way of viewing the hardware. Too far?
     
  10. slipperyskip

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    A waterfall as part of the cooling system sure is something to think about huh? lol Thanks.

    Always appreciate comments from the true master woodworker. Thanks!
     
  11. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    but if u wanted people to look at the case not whats inside then what I said would do just that lol but again to each their own. :)
     
  12. slipperyskip

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    Personally, I don't think these two photos would look half as good if the sunlight wasn't passing through the expanse of the interior. Replace that space with UV coolant loops and you would have...well....you know? That thing that is the opposite from different.

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    Of course you are right...to each their own.
     
  13. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    You're most welcome, and thank you for the compliment too! :)

    Yep, the outdoors shots do much more for me than the 'on white' shots. Perhaps it's the FLLW theme to this build that sort of demands foliage around the construction?
     
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    Irving House - 1909



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    Balloons and Confetti art glass, Coonley Playhouse - 1912



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    Kaufmann House aka Fallingwater - 1935



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    Bachman-Wilson House - 1954
     
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  15. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Excellent how you built all those inspirations into 1 case mod & done it perfectly :clap::jawdrop::thumb: & in a blackout modding style :rock:.
     
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    Thanks Waynio! It's been quite a ride huh? I appreciate your participation.
     
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  17. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Lovely work as usual mate, Zen computing!
     
  18. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Voted for this on the coolermaster contest :clap:.

    Just wish there was an option to vote for a couple of others, really wanted to vote for Bill Owen also since he misses out on MOTM & MOTY & is a massive contributer to pc modding, 1 vote in mods or scratch builds was a ridiculasly difficult decision, just like MOTY's of past :D:lol:.
     
  19. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Another fantastic creation my friend and congratulations on the MOTM nomination, well deserved. I am sad I only found this project now. +rep
     
  20. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Thanks Djayness.

    Thanks for the vote! Now if I could just get on Engadget or something I might do better in the voting. Oh wait.....Engadget

    I'm seriously laughing my ass off and for reasons I'll never tell. :thumb:
     

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