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  1. kier

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    Hi fellow modders,

    It was a matter of time but here it is... my first real scratch build
    Thanks to Nate from E22 for the design.

    Sometimes you see a design with a wow factor. This happend too me with this design. After some consultation we decided to try to build this design.
    Nate the design and I'm building.

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    The design:

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    The hardware that comes in is still a suprise...even for me ;) , but anyway there will be an SLI set and some cool watercooling

    After buying aluminum strips and other stuff at the hardware store, it was time to start building. After some fitting and measuring the frame was created. I still had an old Mobo tray from a old TJ07.

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    Cut some plates of acrylic and placed it.

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    For measuring I have an old blown up Classified.

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    Made the door/ cover for the PSU

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    And cut to size the front plate

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    Now it's a matter of drawing lines on the inside. The result after sawing and filing.

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    Cut holes for the fans at the front and the lid on top covered with acrylic

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    Covers closed

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    Placed some nice 120mm NorthQ fans to see how it looks.

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    More updates coming very soon ;)
     
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  2. tastegw

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    Wow, very nice!
     
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  3. Rowsol

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    pimpin man.
     
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    subbed! :toast:
     
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  5. Wrigleyvillain

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    Wow indeed. Hell, I wouldn't mind seeing more pics of your workshop space itself! :)
     
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  6. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Wow, that is a bad ass build!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Awesome
     
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  9. mohammed441 New Member

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    Send me one
     
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  10. FreedomEclipse

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    'GUILTY' of looking awesome!

    Alright, I'll just let myself out...
     
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  11. HammerON

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    Sub'd for yet another awesome mod:toast:
     
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    Looking amazing!
     
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  13. kier

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    My workshop/ man cave isn't that special mate...maybe pic later ;)

    Update!!!

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    Another update :) Need to catch up with my FB updates ;)

    I have covered the acrylic panels with matte black vinyl and installed some fans to see how it looks

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    And cut two acrylic plates. 1 for the controller (aquaero VF) and 1 for the lamptron switches
    Also blackened with vinyl

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    I want to build this one without too much cost, so in this build if possible, all kind of stuff that I allready have.
    The first idea was to purchase a 480 rad, but also overhere a bit crisis. So it's becoming two 240 rads. That's why I made ​​the front panel again with the fanholes more apart.
    Side effect is that it looks better i think, left-center-right all the same sizes between them

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    This also blackened and polished the edges.

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    Placed the mobo with some EKWB blocks. And naturally straight tubes

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    Almost straight

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    Wow!! :eek: Nice build!! :respect:
     
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    The finish, design, it's all so perfect. I'm jealous.
     
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  16. kier

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    Update!!!

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    This time a big update.
    To start with the rad brackets. Dont want this to be too complicated because I still want enough space behind.
    Just a plate with an aluminium edge.

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    And have it rest on the horizontal bars

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    Next job ... a PSU cover. Measured and cut a piece of acrylic and drawn the shape of the PSU grill.

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    Cut the grill shape

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    Made a bracket ​​to keep the PSU in place.

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    And placed it

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    Removed the tape

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    Polished the edges

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    Now a little bit time consuming work ... in other builds I've done this before. Ie. single wires true holes.
    A piece of acrylic, take some measurements on the PSU outputs, and drill some holes

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    Done by hand so not all straight but this will not be visible later on.
    Pasted red vinyl and put sleeved extensions true the holes

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    Placed and plugged in

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    Did the same thing to the PCI-e cables

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    Nice sleeve curtain

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    All is finished, 24-pins, PCI-e, CPU and molex

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    A lot of work, but then you have something ;)

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    Dismantled everything again because I had a nice idea. Placed a LED strip under the edge of the acrylic cover.
    red :)

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    Once busy with LED strips, I came up with the idea of placing some more strips underneath the fans for more red edges.

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    More to come!!!
     
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    wow! looking SICK man :)
     
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    Awesome. Just awesome.
    I want mine to look as good as that..
     
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  19. stinger608

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    I was also until he agreed to send it to me when he gets it done.............:roll:

    Okay, I know, I'm just having a wet dream. :roll::roll::roll:
     
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  20. kier

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    Update!!!

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    Last update to end the weekend.

    The first front plate I have made ​​new with different measurments for the fans, so first one was over.
    Cut the Fanholes.

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    Some small changes

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    Cleaned

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    And made an opening for better reaching the aquaero and res

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    Made it black again

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    Placed 2 other GPUs for measurments. Still waiting for the hardware .... and I want to go on :)
    So no time for waiting ;)

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    Tubing time!!!

    Can't help it but I need to have everything straight ... think it's starting to get an obsession ;)

    CPU going up

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    And GPU's going up

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    Nice and clean

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    For now connected it with adapters, but soon with acrylic tubes. Still need to make nice plate for this.

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    Some detail shots

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    Last think I did is making ​​the midplate black. This is finished (I think) because I will run the PCI-e cables through the slanted plate.

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    That's it for this weekend ;)
     
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    Excellent work. :)
     
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    Tubing

    What size tubing did you use and were did you buy it?
     
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  24. silkstone

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    Damn . . .
     
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    Finest build I've seen in... forever ;)
     
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