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[Scratch case] Project Duplex

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Ace_finland, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Ace_finland

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    So been crazy busy trying to get as much done as possible. The Cooler Master mod contest ends on the 31st so i am freaking out a bit right now :)

    have had a lot of parts lying around for a while now but thought it was time to upload some photos.

    Ever since i saw the Maximus Vi Formula i knew this was the board for my next computer. I generally don't like "naked" pcb's so this is perfect for me!
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    A lot of accessories.
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    Just sexy, great color scheme and as a bonus its ready to be water cooled!
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    Even has a backplate, this just keeps getting better and better!
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    Next up GPU, decided on a GTX 780 since i seem to have no time for gaming anymore. Still there is nice to have some power when i need it.
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    Even the inner box looks great
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    Awesome, almost a shame to water cool this.
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    Great looking backplate, won't be seen though due to the way it will be mounted
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    Have always wanted an I7 since i do use Solidworks quite a lot. Never could justify to buy one. This time i just bought it and didn't think about the cost
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    I had 16Gb of platinum ram from before. Bought another pack just for the looks. Won't really need 32gb but it does make the case look better. And some light bars.
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    For some reason the old ones does not look like the new ones. The old ones still have milling marks and are slightly shiny. The new ones looks like they have been blasted with some media. Lucky i bought the light bars.
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    So on to the case

    Made some fixtures to hold the reservoirs in place. Took a while before i figured out how to do it.
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    The circle pattern didn't really fit the shape of the case so i decided to make my own front. Not sure if i will sand it down to make it a bit more matte. Still need to countersink all the holes.
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    Lowered the led strips into the acrylic. Since the sheet aluminum is lowered 2mm from the other side and the leds need about 2.4mm depth there is only 1,6 mm left of material in the middle. Was a bit worried that the light wouldn't spread out to the edges but seems to be working just fine. Won't show you that just yet.
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    Made some adapters for the lamptron controllers so it will attach to the sheet metal.
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    This is how its now, still a lot to do and not much time left but all the acrylic and sheet metal is sanded down now and fits great.
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    And a bit of bonus content,

    obviously it won't fit in the computer but i do have a different plan once the case is done.
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    Great looking piece!
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    Will add more photos of it once i get it up and running, will be a bit later as i need to focus on the computer right now

    Next update before the competition ends !

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  2. micropage7

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    wooow nice
    its just half way
    clean build, love it
     
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  3. Ace_finland

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    Thx!
     
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    Quick update before the competition ends!

    Got all bit painted so started assembling pieces

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    Pumps and psu support
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    Lamptron controllers, had these from the old rig so was easy to make new mounts for it.
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    GTX 780
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    Test fit
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    Final photos in a few min!
     
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  5. Ace_finland

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    Some better photos!

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    Fisheye :)
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  6. McSteel

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    Wow... Flawless victory.
     
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    That RoG cover over the PCI-E slots? Absolutely beautiful!
     
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  8. t_ski

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    I've been following this from the beginning, thinking it was just something "meh." Now all of a sudden BAM! This is better than I thought. :toast:

    Is that painted or powder-coated?
     
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    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Wow that's some amazing work. Been following this thread for a while now and got to say the end result is awesome, wouldn't mind a case like that standing next to my monitor.. Hope you Win the competition.
     
  10. Ace_finland

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    Thx man!
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    it's powder coated, i bought a cheap powder coater about a year ago and i love it :D

    Thx buddy! I will keep modding this for a while still, it was a bit of a rush to get it ifinished and i had to leave a few things for the competition.
     
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    Is that the Sears Craftsman one?
     
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    It's from electrostaticmagic.co.uk, but they have a newer model now. Think it was £120 when i bought it
     
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  13. Ace_finland

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    Hey guys!

    The Cooler Master Mod Competition is now live. If you have a minute and like my build please go vote for me. Everyone who votes also have a chance to win something from Cooler Master. Here's the link: http://woobox.com/pvkzwc/vote?web=1

    Thx guys! Update coming soon!

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  14. McSteel

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    Upvoted :)

    Looks like you have those Thai Farmers transformer truck rig and the Lamorghini ROG to contend with, but to be honest, I genuinely like your mod the most.
    Best of luck in the competition!
     
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    Thx buddy! I know, it's filled with amazing builds this year as usual :) I really liked the workmanship of the transformers build and the final pictures.
     
  16. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Great build, I voted for you. :toast:
     
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  17. Ace_finland

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    Thx for voting buddy!
     
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    Thx to everyone who voted for me in the Cooler Master mod competition. I finished at 3rd place and are very happy about it. :) Next update coming soon, making a few improvements to it :)
     

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