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Pespex test bench attempt.

Discussion in 'Modding Worklogs' started by Reins, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Reins

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    Got a bit bored over the holidays and had a sheet or two of perspex laying around that I thought I might as well put to good use. Had a go at a 'test bench' setup.

    Super roughly cut, and my slightly pissed drilling is a little off, but I'm happy with the result.

    Still trying to figure out what to do with the cable management. Thinking about taking it apart and making it flat, so I can separate it over two or three 'levels'.

    Specs:
    CPU - i5 4670k @ 4.5GHz
    GPU - EVGA 980ti Classified with a little OC.
    MOBO - AsRock Fata1lty H87
    RAM - Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600mhz
    SSD - Samsung 850EVO 250GB
    HDD - WD Black 1TB

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    My mounting solution to hold the GPU upright and stable. Not too bad.

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    Cable management needs some work!

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    Here you can see the motherboard standoffs and how the drilled holes look from the side. I rushed a little and you can see that the board chipped when I tried to drill it too close to the edge, so I had to inlay the mounting screws a little bit, which resulted in too many holes being drilled, but oh well. It's a learning experience!

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    And here it is on the desk!

    First time in many years I have worked with perspex. I forgot how finicky it is! Can't wait to have another go and take a bit more time to ensure everything is a bit cleaner and more precise!
     
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  2. im late

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    Very nice. :thumbup:
     
  3. Lord Belial

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    That is cool as shit. I think it would look nicer as it is on an angle than flat but to each their own :thumbup:
     
  4. Defyant

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    Good job :thumbup:

    weldon 4 is your friend dont waist time with drilling and screwing :thumbup:
     
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    Reins

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    Thankyou!

    I think I agree with you. Looks a bit more interesting.

    I have some of that stuff at home, but it requires super smooth edges to make good contact and I knew my bandsaw skills wouldn't be up to scratch without some sanding. I was a bit limited by time in my friends workshop so I had to just smash it out.

    I think the drilled holes look pretty cool, despite them all being a little crooked!
     
  6. GDavid

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    Need to build a quick one, but that looks great the angling is a good idea in terms of function...
     
  7. Matthew kane

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    I wouldn't recommend having that SATA drive flipped upside down for usage; short or long term wise.
     

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