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Richi

Richi

Member Since 16 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active May 23 2017 11:35 AM
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In Topic: Project ITX Treasure

23 May 2017 - 11:35 AM

May I introduce you guys to my finished home hub/casual gaming rig, Project ITX treasure
 

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It’s been a tough road getting this all to fit inside, but one thing I do love is the fact it sits so well inside my living room.
 

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Finished just in time I think to ensure I can move onto the next huge build I have coming up, love the way this came out. A big thank you to all my sponsors for helping out with this build, without you this would of took much longer.

In Topic: Project ITX Treasure

09 May 2017 - 11:00 AM

Just a small update this time, got hardline in place tested lighting ect on the build
 

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So time to get the rest of the hardline in and fill as well as test the blocks lighting, having used red LED’s on the cpu block and Yellow LED’s on the GPU block.
 

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So I am happy with the colour effect, lets see what it looks like in the dark 
 

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Now the next task is to stick all those coins I made into the inside, going to be a pain but someone has to do it.
 

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Now with that done and custom rope cover for GPU’s display cable I just need to do a couple of things now, main one being final photos. Stay around as these should be done this week ;)

In Topic: Project ITX Treasure

17 April 2017 - 11:32 AM

Another day and another small update, this time the small engraving on the GPU block.
 

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I personally can wait to see the red fluid and the LED’s lighting up the engraving in this block, here is rough placement ideas for the gpu.
 

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Slowly the chest is starting to come together, just got to design and print the gpu support.

In Topic: Project ITX Treasure

11 April 2017 - 12:40 PM

So a long way off from getting this completed when I wanted but never less back on it now, spent the last week or two prepping the chest for radiator and components and getting layout sussed. First up time to glue the feet onto the chest.
 

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Once I was done with that and had added some fake looking water seal tar into the chest as well as paint it black.
 

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Still more to paint, but before I do the lid, I think its time to make the mobo cut out and PSU cutout.
 

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Cut outs done for these sections, plan is to actually have a hole for the cable to come through but cable braided with twine to make it look like a rope, I can picture it, but best to show it in the future.
 

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Now most of the cutting work is done, time to mount the radiator to the underside, there will be about a 2cm clearance off the surface.
 

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After this time to mount fan and PSU in place and check the layout options again.
 

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Now next on the agenda was making supports for the motherboard to screw into, these would have to be done via 3d software as well they would need to be different heights.
 

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So a quick design in sketchup for the supporting mobo mounts and then export them as STL files.
 

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Loaded up in dremel print studio and let’s get printing
 

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Of course 3D Printing is not perfect, but after some sanding and painting black to match the chest here is how they look in place.
 

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Before I do any more it is time to see how the layout will work in this build.
 

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Just a rough plan, still have to design and print custom mount for the GPU but finally getting there, need to tidy up a few things and touch up some of the blackboard style paint in place but finally finishing line in sight (of course apart from cable tidying and such). Got to love this black board style mat paint though it takes the work out of making stuff look old and worn, and trust me those that have done the worn and old look know it’s quite hard to achieve, but this black paint makes it simple.
 
Until the next update.

In Topic: Project Tattoo Flash (tower 900)

16 March 2017 - 01:20 PM

Well it was a quick build so here are the final photos of project tattoo flash.
 

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Just from this photo alone I believe you can see that I managed to hide the cables as much as possible
 

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I like the way it came out in the end and enjoyed using 3d Printing for the first time in a build, I know this build wont be someone's cup of tea as the saying goes but I am proud of it and learned some new things with regards to 3d printing. I hope you enjoyed this quick build.