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  1. Really nice work you have done so far. I envy your patience with the details and work of your project I got stuck with mine, i´m on version 4 or 5 now since i never can be satisfied with the results.
  2. I love this kind of work, can´t wait for the rest Looking good
  3. Wow, i´m honored you took the time to reply here Glad you liked it, i´m still using my mini D-Wave for routing and some NAS storage.
  4. Mounted and painted. Found another motherboard, AMD E35M1 with passive cooling, worked good. Been running it under load for a day in the case just to be sure the cooling is enough. Bought a SSD-DOM unit, 16GB is enough for my Linux system. And a collection of some pictures on the desk.
  5. More updates Made a simple drive bay to hold the three hdd´s. Could be made better but didnt see why, it´s the outside of this puppy thats cool :) And it is removable, for easy access to other parts. Bottom fan and case feets mounted Close up of the case feets Now its time for some sanding and paint/wrap of the bottom part.
  6. A smaller update today Made the floor (left) and the back (right) and put a 140mm fan in the floor and a 120 in the back. Probably do 2x120 in the roof too, not sure yet, or a single 140 there too. Made a mistake with the IO-cutout, internal floor will be 30mm up from the bottom, forgot to add that to the back. Not visible later when painted and wrapped. Front and side pieces glued.
  7. Not really 100% liking it either, but i want one :) What, dont you think they want to let go of a 15 million cpu sponsorship. Probably have to be enough with a silhouette cutout, like this one. Not sure if i will use it.
  8. First mistake... I cut out the D-Wave logo in a piece of flat black vinyl, and had a idea of mounting a LED behind the panel to light it up. But.. got it on off-centre in both directions... Back to the cutting machine again :) The black paint is only for the spacing between all small panels, the panels themselves will be wrapped in vinyl to get a easy surface without painting and sanding. Here is how it looks in front of my desk light. Some light coming trough, will isolate the logo on the back some more. And without a light behind it. Not much of progress to show today, i have mostly put time into the bottom and designing all parts holding the motherboard and drives inside the case and thinking of a way to open the case to change parts and whatnot. To be continued :)
  9. You who seen me before know that i´m soft for supercomputers and have begun to do alot of scratchbuilds. When i saw a article about D-Wave X2 i fell in love, how cool is this. Instantly i started to gather information about the X2 and planning it out in Sketchup to get a grasp of what size is needed for my replica. To be aesthetically appealing, i have made some changes. - Racks in front of the chamber not in my replica - Rear panels are moved to the front side, where the racks were. Hardware Gigabyte GA-Z97N ITX motherboard Intel G3258 CPU 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance memory Cooler Master 120V cooler Samsung 840 120GB EVO OS-drive 3x4TB drives All panels cut, gluing them to a 2mm acrylic piece to make up the walls. Wanted to keep the glue from oozing out in the spacing between all small pieces, worked good. Looks awful - right now :) Side and front panel cut and glued See ya in the next update!
  10. What? If you are into vlogging and Youtube you may already know Casey Neistat, one of the bigger Youtubers right now and growing fast. He is a awsome film maker and DIY guy, check him out! -> https://www.youtube.com/user/caseyneistat Casey got my attention a couple of month ago with his hacking, customizations and other solutions to every day problems, in his style. Why? So, one day when i was thinking of a theme for my next mod i decided to do a Casey Neistat themed computer build, fetching some of his creations into the case. Not sure why i´m doing this, just a fun thing and a complete opposite of what i normally do, where i seek to perfect and do everything as perfect as it can be. Maybe a kind of a tribute? not sure, well, here it goes! The hardware Bitfenix NEOS case Some drive cages from different other cases 3x3TB drives, 2x2TB drives, 1TB os-drive. AMD 5800k APU Asrock FM2A88X motherboard 8GB ram, Corsair Vengeance The result! And here it is, my Casey Neistat custom computer! And, it´s not a build log without the pics. The case - Bitfenix Neos Window Casey have very custom glasses of his own, here i tried to replicate that effect he has on the glasses in the side window panel. Made a window decal of the very same Casey, with his custom glasses on. On his Boosted board, pictured in the top. He made a arrow to tell wich way is forward. I took this detail into the front panel. One other characteristic part of Casey is his "selfie-stick", he is using a Joby Gorillapod and holding his Canon 70D in one hand. I had to snatch this detail too. Off to the store and bought a gorilla pod, removed 4 pieces of it and made it fit the case, as case feets :) They had to be cut first Turned out pretty good In one of Caseys videos, he makes a custom carry-on bag with a custom holder for his Penny skateboard. Skating is big in his movies, so i can´t leave this out. Had to buy a Pennyboard just to get one, i can´t skate and i probably brake it if i tried standing on it :) Here is first a picture of Caseys custom bag, and the following picture of my interpretation of it. See his video here: Made a fast-forward video of the works too.
  11. There is no official measurements of the WOPR avalible. I have asked many who worked on the movie, worked on the prop and no info avalible. The movie prop itself is lost too since long time, so its a hard fact to get hold of.
  12. Hehe, the color isnt top of my list either. But i got stuck at Brown... nobody paints a case brown... I did... :)
  13. Some more accents inside the case. Not sure what color the heatspreaders on the RAM going to be, maybe same color them too.
  14. I bought one just to check the case out, and i got stuck. (Some of you do know i work at Bitfenix, i use other brands too ;) ) So i was thinking, i need a small workstation and this was perfect. Found a Gigabyte Z97n-wifi itx board from earlier projects and a 4690k CPU. Other hardware includes a Corsair H100i, 8gb of Corsair Vengeance memory, 256gb Kingston SSD and 2x3TB regular 3,5" drives. I can never buy a case, unbox it and start to use it. I need to make it mine, in a small or big way. And i was roaming colors on the forums and found most cases are black, white, red or blue in general. How about brown, anyone used brown? couldnt find many of them - so i ordered some Beluga Brown metallic (Audi colour). Before it was violated, i shot some pics of the case. And butt naked :) After a couple coats of paint and clear. Still in the loop - Install everything in the case - Some cable management - New daylight pics, above was shot 2 AM - Installation and maybe paint the monitors frames same colour.
  15. I have a couple of versions, but none of them are perfect as i re-booted the project when i found stuff i did wrong :) I will release the files when i have time to add the changes.
  16. HCP

    Project Akula

    A mini update. The first half is done, made a jig to glue all parts the same angles. Now to the fun part, glue 63 more parts together + supports :P
  17. HCP

    Project Akula

    Pieces cut into parts needed. The bigger ones i only have 10 pcs of, 20 needed. Have to buy more acrylic :) Front edges glued and sanded a bit to get the shape perfect. It took me 3-4 re-glues to get the exact angles needed. As all pieces are angled in the cuts, and i only have this little friend to make the cuts I had to make special jigs to hold the pieces while cutting the sides. And here is one of the jigs, 63,5° angle. It slides on the side of the board and cuts the piece into a perfect angle :) All rigged up for the first cut Perfect! I tried cutting with jigsaw and a bottom plate that could be angled, but never got good cuts. This works awsome, its a bit fiddling around to mount every piece and measure where i need the cut, but its quicker than jigsaw + sanding all edges.
  18. I had a 27" monitor that died on me, now i was thinking on putting it in the bedroom with a Raspberry Pi and will try to fix it. Acer V275HLAbid is the monitor. Before it died, it was hard to wake up from sleep, i could see a orange light flashing really soft. When the monitor was on, it has a blue light, on but in sleep-mode it was orange. Later it never woke up after it went into sleep one night. What i have tried so far Changing the power brick, i just used my lab-psu but it wont turn on. But, what is the next step? Open it up and check for bad caps?
  19. Kids wanted a computer modded, we picked a vinyl and wrapped the case. This is probably the shortest build log ever :P Stuff used Bitfenix Phenom M AMD 6800k APU Asrock A85x ITX AMD Radeon 7950 gpu Fractal Design Newton, 750w PSU Cooler Master 120V AIO Intel 320, 120gb SSD They wanted Yellow mesh, they picked the can themself on the store :) For a 1 hour mod, it looks pretty descent. I could have put more attention to pattern-matching, but nah, not for the kids computer :) Have some edges to trim some more, but i want it to settle a bit before i do that. Next weekend its the insides, ordered some LED-strips and stuff, maybe a video that time of my 6 y.o. twins fixing their own computer ;) Well, at the same time i took some leftovers for one of my dev-servers :)
  20. Wow, so much details i think i need to look once more :)
  21. HCP

    Project Akula

    Haha, darn, i fell asleep in the couch and forgot to update :)
  22. After 2 months of hard work without any modding, its time for a scratch build :) Hardware Intel i7 5960x Still planning on other parts. Cooling Not sure if i will go full water or use a really good air cooler. GPU is probably going to be watercooled. I do not have a big window on the case, there is no nice hardlines or cooling to show, the goal will be 100% performance and silence. Case I´m pretty tired of cases with windows. I want something thats looks really nice (in my opinion) and can stand on my desk without disturbing the work, no flashing lights, roaring fans or too much LED´s. The insides is from a regular case, i have just built a shell around it. I really began playing with the shape of the DeepCool TriStellar case, and it evolved to this - The Akula Aaaand, here we go. First 38 cuts - out of about 400 :) Here is what i started with, the shape of the DeepCool TriStellar. I played with the shapes for a while and then took one chamber, stacked it on another one vertically and from that i created the Akula. And here is the concept rendering. And no, its not a photo-rendering, just a quick one to get a idea of size and looks. The blue in the front is a 16mm acrylic hardline, filled with water... More details about this one as the buildlog proceeds :) Light gray areas in the front will be mesh for air intake. Quick image of the sidepanel, as its not showing good in the rendering. Consists of alot of plates to get some structure of the surface. The black area between top and bottom parts is either a mesh for air, or a really really small window, not decieded yet ;)
  23. Some pics after it was done. Wish i spent more time on the GPU, its sagging a bit, but lifting the pipe the pipe started to sag instead. Focus for this project was the reservoar solution to make it visible trough the window, instead of the SSD as original. The top part with the copper/gold accent color. The outsides, looks pretty much like the Pandora out of the box. Exept for the reservoar :) The insides
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