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  1. ST.o.CH

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    Hi everyone,
    I´m building a new case from scratch.
    The specs are:
    Atx form factor
    5,25" dvdrw drive on top
    Front Psu
    One ssd drive
    One hdd drve
    120mm or 140mm fans

    Case materials:

    Iron in the case frame
    Stainless steel sheet to top and side panels, recovered from an old ice refrigerator
    Mahogany and pine wood to replace the "plastics"
    Resin to finish
    Acrylic to windows
    Mesh to cover the fans places

    I started with a draw, an idea of a compact atx case, just to have inside the box the hardware it needs to run with some power, just what average people needs, no big deal.
    Since my tools are few and limited, mostly hand tools, I toke the reference measures of board, dvd and psu, I also make a design sketch and start over.
    First I toke an 8 mm iron bar,to cut bend, drilled a few holes and welded,
    Next I used mahogany to make the front frame (it´s resistant wood) and finished with pine,
    The top and IO shield made with stainless steel.
    Until now all parts are unfinished because as a scratch build something might change in process.

    Here some pictures:
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  2. MT Alex

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    Nice job:toast:
     
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    I like it!
    Going to start my own case project in a few weeks. Kind of going in a different direction than yours, I am going to run with a really small wood box concept.
     
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    Nice beer Mt Alex,
    Just what I need to refresh my mind.
    Also thank you guys for feedback.


    This week I´m making the side panels, after that remains the bottom case and the rear.
    The prototype will grow.:cool:
     
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    Subbed! I really liked your first build so I can't wait to see this build finished. *Grabs popcorn and beer!* :toast:
     
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    Crunching for Team TPU
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    I think all we will be surprised.:cool:
     
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    Starting the side panels, they are about to be processed,
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    Spending the pencil more than one time,
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    Taking a break to picture how I bend the sheet.
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    One panel,
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    The two,
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    One more step away from the beginning.

    Hi there,
    more pictures today.
    Enjoy.
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    Looks awesome
     
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    Nice:cool:
     
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    Living a day in Earth

    Today was the day for side of the right and the left,:)
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    look, the sides don´t fall, they just get water not beer(for cleaning) :laugh:.
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    you're very talented :respect:
     
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    Have a nice day

    I appreciate your feedback, it's good to know that my art, although far from perfect, it's not boring.
    By the way, is a lot of fun figuring out the next phase of work and reconcile it with the part already performed.:cool:
     
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    Hahahaha

    Yesterday I learned a valuable lesson, taught by a machine, it seems the camera from My Vodafone Smart II has feelings. When applying a sheet of paper as a white background in the objects to photograph, the machine focuses on the objective, no longer has to capture an endless number of textures and color variations, less work more effectively.
    I think it's probably my paranoia, but in the end results.:roll:
     
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    Colour spy

    Hello again,
    The top of the box version 0.2 that apparently comes accompanied by blowtorch.
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    Behave yourself or you're fired,
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    I'm serious,
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    I see you,
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    Don't fall, I got you:
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    The Roman clock indicates that it's time for beer,
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    :fear:welcome to the Dark Side,
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    Jokes aside, despite the work not being very simple, I think it is not, and is taking longer than expected, for now I will enjoy and appreciate the color version of the state of work.
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    Until then.
     
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    This is going to be great , seeing it all come together and I like what I am seeing great work man keep it up.
     
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    Thanks mate :cool:
    Updating soon.
     
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    nice design... very unique...

    and once you are done, I am sure you will be oh so like heaven ...

    Well done man... well done....

    excited to see the final result....

    what components you plan to put in there?
     
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    The paint

    At this point I managed to assemble the box, and the same is already at the stage of the painting.
    For now the panels. Curiously I get best results when painting the pieces horizontally, but on the other hand I have to wait for dry to paint the other side, I'm glad tomorrow is also day.
    Practice makes perfect, I just lack the almost.:cool:
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    Good night until tomorrow.:cool:
     
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    First, it's not until tomorrow,
    Second, I'm glad you asked,
    I've made my decision: the board will be my old Gigabyte GA-P35DQ6, accompanied by three GB OCZ PC2-9200 cl5. I think it's a processor Q8300, still have to check with my friend Ricardo, the disks will be an IDE and a S-ATA II, the rest soon finds himself.:cool:
     
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    nice.... Im sure after you assemble, you will always think about what color, design.... maybe flaming red?

    no its too complicated in the eyes lol
     
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    As you can see, the colors are black and white, the Blue will be the third color to match the layout of the board, it is more practical to paint small details of blue than ruin the aspect of board.:toast:
     
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    well thats true...

    or you could also just leave it like a plain black and white colored...

    and then some LED fans? or some UV lights...

    in that way, simple and unique at first sight...

    after you turn on, it will be like "WOW" :rolleyes:
     
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    The board

    Hi there, today small update, the motherboard,
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    and after:
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    :cool:
     
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    pretty sweet man, its neat to see people put a lot of effort into something simply for the enjoyment of it. Something we hardly see today.
     
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