New fully custom build (56k-bad idea)

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  1. tHRiCe

    tHRiCe Member

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    Case built from scratch from plywood. Acrylic bent with a heatgun around a drainpipe :p

    The fans on the radiator in the front were red LED Zalman fans, I swapped the LED's for UV ones ;)

    I have had lots of problems but it's almost finished, the gap at the front at the bottom of the acrylic top will be filled with a custom-made UV LED bar to light the tubing.

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    Hardware:

    DFI X48-T2R LT
    E8400
    4x2GB TEAM DARK 1066
    HIS HD4870 X2
    Auzentech X-fi Prelude
    300GB Velociraptor
    250GB WD
    2x 1TB Samsung
    Antec Signature 850W
    ASUS SATA DVDRW
    OCZ ram cooler

    PA120.3
    MCP655 Vario
    Tygon B-44-4X 7/16
    Alphacool Res
    Fuzion V1
    MCW30
    EK HD4870 X2 Nickel/Acrylic

    Think that's everything :p

    These next few taken in bright daylight lighting. The perspex looks warped in one of the shots, that was actually the board, bad mounting... it was fixed before any damage was done.

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    Wires still a bit of a mess...
     
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  2. Dangals

    Dangals Member

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    That looks sweet....love the 4870x2 block in there!
     
  3. Descartes

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    Looks awesome mate, great work to build that from scratch!
     
  4. ir0nhide

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    Very cool, nice work.
     
  5. WooKiE_MaN

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    looks nice dude, however i reckon the OCZ ram cooler spoils it.....

    if it were green it would look better i reckon..:D

    but great work dude..:D
     
  6. TidyBoi

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    Looks bad ass man. Props.

    Agree with the ram cooler comment.
     
  7. thrilos7

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    How long did it take to build?
    Would you have plans of your case?

    BTW it is the most awesome case i have seen in ages.
     
  8. alvarez

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    Absolutely awesome, Simple, functional and good looking.
    Best case Ive seen in ages.
     
  9. Flux

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    Wow, that looks pretty darn swing ding.
    Congrats mate, nice case. :thumbup:
     
  10. ford ftw

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    That looks awesome, do you have a worklog? or only final pics?
     
  11. Hennels

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    Looks great. Especially to colour scheme.

    Would you be able to tell me how much the case cost to build? That would be great.
     
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    tHRiCe

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    no worklog unfortunately :(

    I did plans in photoshop with rough measurements, nothing I'd really feel confident showing :p I do a lot of measuring off the hardware.

    overall cost of materials about $150 just for case but there's also tools, I had to buy a blowtorch to flame polish the acrylic for example.

    I looked at putting green LED's on the OCZ ram cooler but it has surface mount LED's, no legs... I couldn't find the green equivalents.

    Thanks for the compliments! it is surprisingly easy to service as I can just take one panel off at a time to access any particular area.
     
  13. C0L0N3L

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    very nice.
    I like the fact you can just flip the lid and start tinkering and all the ugly bits.. psu, hdd's are hidden.

    excellent work.. has given me some ideas too :thumbup:
     
  14. somebloke

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    Very tidy effort, good job.

    I like the ram cooler. From the cammera shots the UV LED's in the res fans look blue so it suits (well, i like it, so ner)
     
  15. B4TM4N

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    Wow this looks really good! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
    Now i want to do something like this.
    Exceot i would use black anodized aluminium :lol:
     
  16. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Wow.....that really looks fantastic.....and quite original too, which find less and less these days.
     
  17. jamiemao

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    i love it. reminds me of a record player.
     
  18. Dodge M4S

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    Wow this is best best DIY i have seen in yonks :thumbup:
     
  19. -Sk3tChY-

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    The green + blue combo looks very neat.. :)
     
  20. ir0nhide

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    Definitely look at doing this; this should be fairly trivial.
     

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