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Project: Steampunk'd TJ11

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Fuganater, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. PopcornMachine

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    First let me say the vacuum tubes are a brilliant design idea.

    Overall though, it's now an old rusty thing with a stylish leather jacket.

    It'll fit right in with guys over at the country club. ;)
     
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    They were inspired by the same type of clip used on spark plug inductors.
    they can be found at FrozenCPU, Xoxide, and other places as well. I've seen them for bundles of 3 or 4 conductors, as well as versions that hold SATA cables.
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    Thanks! Can't wait to light them up.

    I never use extensions FYI. I either sleeve what came with the PSU or I make my own PSU cables. They work great and are super cheap. Pick some up.

    I got mine from PPCs.
     
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    Not a big update but an exciting one.

    I wanted something to put behind the 2nd PSU bracket that looked cool so I made a stand.

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    Drilled a hole and covered it with leather.

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    And added a vacuum tube. I drilled out the bottom so I can put several LEDs in it to make it super bright.

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    Next up was to mod the EK-Multioption Basic 250 Res. I actually got some of this idea from B Negative.

    Cut some leather.

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    And tested how it looked. Hmm needs something

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    Got a piece of aluminium.

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    Cut it and filed the edges

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    Painted it gold and cut a slot in the leather.

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    Taped off the res

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    Pained the end caps gold too

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    Put it all together and what do you get??

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    Not to toot my own horn but it looks freaking awesome. There will be 2 LED stop fittings in the top to illuminate the water inside.

    Minor thing but I need move the top clamp up...

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    Thanks it! I changed up some things in an old build to get some more fittings for this one. I'll hopefully have some pipe next week so I can get the water going. Also my laser cut parts should be here the end of next week!

    Cheers till next time,

    Fuga
     
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    The leather and gold accents really make the system 'pop.'
    Cant wait to see it with lit tubes!
     
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    Little bit of work this week.

    Got a package from Nils

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    I've been asked by several people for a pic of the whole case. Here it is.

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    I forgot to post a pic of the back of the mobo panel with the cabling and mid plate supports.

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    I installed the PSU and connected all the wires. Here is what it looks like.

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    I put the back side panel on to see how it looks.

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    I may make something to hide the PSU...

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    I put the 240 rad back in the case and ran all the wires to the FC10. Still need to zip some of the wires together.

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    I learned that I can connect a Bitspower thermal probe stopp fitting to my FC10 so I did. I used one of the open ports on the EX360 Multiport rad.

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    And I decided the fan in the roof of the case needed painted.

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    Looks better now.

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    Still more to do. Some of my packages were delayed so I might need another 2 weeks to finish this.


    Cheers till next time,

    Fuga
     
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    Truly fantastic.
     
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    Man this project is truely epic, you should be very proud of yourself!:toast:
     
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
     
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    it is a pretty nice mod but personally i would of made those rusted fan guards purely visible and probably taken the casing and fan of that PSU and had it steampunked aswell

    did you think of putting Valve Tops as fan speed adjustments? Maybe Vacuum Tube Radio Station Controls
     
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    Fan speed is controlled by the Lamptron FC10 which uses a remote. If I used a FC5V2 or FC6 I would have modded the knobs.
     
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    just thought of as additional touches to your good build already.:toast:

    hows it coming along actually? anymore pics of it?
     
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    Update coming tonight I think. I have to upload my photos at work because internet at home is crap. (Stupid African ISP).

    I'll give you a sneak peek for being so active in my log :D

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    hey Fuga, will you be scratching/roughing up the leather to make it look old and such?
    the clean leather kinda sticks out, dont know if that is what you wanted.
     
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    worn leather look youre saying? hmm not bad
     
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    Looks amazing! Nice work - excited to see how it'll turn out =]
     
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    No plans to rough it up. I'm going for a clean look. It blends together quite well so far.


    Thanks!
     
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    Things have been pretty busy for me so sorry for the delayed update. I try to do at least one update a week but sometimes that doesn't happen. Lately, Photobucket won't let me upload from home. Probably because of my shotty internet. Oh well, On with the modding!


    I got a few things in the mail.

    Gorilla Glue (This actually didn't work so I picked up a different kind)

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    You all wanted it so here it is. Copper tubing and a bender.

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    Another bender which I need to mod to accept the 12mm tubing and a cutter. The cutter is for hard tubing so I have to be careful when cutting the copper.

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    Modders Mesh

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    LEDs and LED strip

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    Acrylic order from Thomas at White Light Laser. He threw in tons of extra gears and stuff at no extra cost :D

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    Maybe for a future military mod?

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    These grills are for the vets on the doors. I painted them gold.

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    And glued them on. Pics later once they are dry.

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    I got my dual channel EK-RAM Dominator block so I painted it gold.

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    Random side panel shot

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    Added some foam under the pumps.

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    Got the FC10 installed and the DVD drive

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    I then made my own power cables for the DVD drive and 4x HDD/SSDs. Sleeved it and make it look as pretty as I could.

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    I need to cut some holes in the mobo tray for all the cables. I'm still filing but here are the marks.

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    Now to make the custom front panel.

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    All cut

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    Epic fail. I used too big of a hole saw...

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    Remade!

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    Perfect fit.

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    Trimmed off the wings. I was going to fold them in but it would have been more work.

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    The big hole in the middle will be covered with gold mesh just like the side panels. The entire front panel will be coverd by leather to match the doors.

    The big hole looks a bit crooked... After getting out the square, it is. I'll be cutting/filing that soon.

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    Cut and filed the DVD slot

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    Drilled all the holes for the FC LEDs to show through

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    So those LEDs I ordered... look freaking orange again! They say amber though. I ordered some more from a different place, well same place I got the LED strips from so hopefully they will match. They are from Hong Kong though so shipping takes like 2 weeks.

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    So out of the acrylic parts there were 2 big gears. Here is where they go.

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    Paint them gold.

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    They looks good. Also you can see a small gear around the fill port.

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    I also had gears made for the power buttons.

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    Thats it for this update. My to do list is getting shorter every day but I keep adding one or 2 things a day... but thats modding for you. Only things I'm waiting on is the fittings for the tubing and new LEDs.

    Cheers till next time,

    Fuga
     
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    Coming along very well!
     
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    Great Ceasar's Ghost! You continue to outdo yourself man! :eek:

    First tubes, now gears. What will surprise next? :confused:

    Looking great, but awaiting more changes. :D
     
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    That's me being political. Normally I would go with the albino ape. I like that one better.


    Gear/sprocket-powered fans? that would be badass!
    Have one high-torque motor that drives a gear that then drives other smaller gears and ends up powering multiple fans. Talk about steampunk!
    Wait, no, you can't do that. I want to do it! Then again I probably won't follow-through. Take it and do it. NOW!

    Sorry. This is me on two hours of sleep...:eek::roll:
     
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    Fuganter; I hate you s0000oo much right now! J/K :p :laugh::laugh:

    I hope those tubes were dead before you started modding them, some of them are quite valuable in the audio world ;) Can you not give the steampUnk treatment to the PSU as well? Had a thought, is it possible to rotate the CPU/RAM blocks 180? Maybe accent the channels on the block faces with some brown or black paint? To me they would look better rotated for some reason, i'm an idiot though so yeah!

    Hard lines = :pimp::pimp:

    :respect:
     
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    Thanks! Maybe something today when I post the update.

    lol. no time to motorize gears. I would if I could.

    lol thanks. No idea about the tubes. I got them for shipping from a friend on another forum. If I rotate the blocks the logo will be wrong.
     

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