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ASOUTER

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    New Forest UK
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  1. ASOUTER

    Bitza

    Thanks Todd, glad you like :) Thanks man, this should be done within the next few weeks. There is a deadline :D
  2. ASOUTER

    Bitza

    UPDATE 15/05/14 I spent a lil while looking at the case, and thought it'd be a good idea to remove the logo from the front of the case a bit. That left it slightly wobbly :D so I purchased some aluminium edging from the local builders merchant (the kind used for plastering) cost just over £7 for 2 meters. This was used to build up the edges and make it all a bit more ridged. It means the side panel that I'd just done is U/S now but hey ho. I've added a small monitor to the front as it fits pretty well and saves me having to make a panel to shutter of the gap. The res has been fitted, and the fan grill needs to be secured (blu-tac gets a bit melty in the sun) The gap at the top will be filled with some nice smoked acrylic that I have and will be hinged so that it opens up at the front (I'll have to figure out some kinda latch) I'm really liking the aluminium edging and will probably stay with that look, the angled panel has a nice copper effect and that will stay, so that just leaves the bits of the case that's left. That'll be painted a burnt yellow or whatever Halfords have in stock. I have the back edging to finish and knock up some side panels and then it's ready to break down and paint ... so should be done pretty soon, I don't have much time left to finish as it's nipper's birthday in a few weeks.
  3. ASOUTER

    Bitza

    Thanks guys, it's been full steam ahead and getting close to getting all the fabrication done
  4. ASOUTER

    Bitza

    Yeah it sounds kinda brutal :D Is this enough Logo removed ? :D
  5. ASOUTER

    Bitza

    Cheers Mosquito, I think they'll be fine ... when i put the blocks back on I had to use a hammer!!! :D those pins are very robust. They should be fine :)
  6. ASOUTER

    Bitza

    UPDATE 01/05/14 I ran into a bit of a problem, the connectors on the graphics card were facing into the Rad, leaving me no room to plug in the power supply. The solution ? ... make the connector blocks face a different direction. I chopped through the pins that secure the blocks to the graphics card, I then slid off the blocks. I then bent the wires straight with a pair of long nose pliers, you'll notice that I have snipped the longer connection so that they're all the same length. With all the wires straight, trimmed to length and a lead filed on the ends, The blocks then slide back on (read tapped on with a hammer :) ) Final pic of the card with the blocks facing the way I want them to, problem solved :D
  7. ASOUTER

    Bitza

    Thanks Primal, I'm pleased with the result. :) The side panel turned out well, I was double guessing which shape window to use. The grill pretty much made the decision for me :D Ditto v :D Pimpage always welcome Drougner :) thanks man
  8. ASOUTER

    Bitza

    UPDATE 22/04/14 I'm going to use one of the windows from the old Thermaltake case, I separated the acrylic window from the side panel (saving the fasteners) The widow sections are moulded and will sit flush with the new panel. I cut out the bit I wanted with a dremel and sanded the edges. I used the old panel as a template for the shape and used the end of a needle file to score onto the new panel. That was also cut out with a dremel, the edges are sanded and the holes drilled. The old fasteners were re-used and the new window ties in with the grill that was fitted earlier
  9. ASOUTER

    Bitza

    Cheers Paul, Nate's stuff is pretty cool, I did chuckle to myself when I read through Mothball :D
  10. ASOUTER

    Bitza

    UPDATE 18/04/14 I ordered up a grill from E22, nipper chose it as it's a nice design and will fit in with the build really well, I was pretty impressed with the material used and it has a nice solid feel to it. Cheers Nate :) So i marked off the screw holes and where I wanted to cut, I drilled out the holes before cutting (makes it much easier to drill) Used the Dremel to cut out the shape, and filled off the jagged edges. I salvaged some of the pop fasteners from the Thermaltake case windows, I like these as they're easy to use and have a nice clean look to them when fitted. Here's the grill fitted. .... and a closer look at those fasteners, I prefer the look of these as opposed to looking at screw heads. Here's a photo of me pretending to drill through the top of the case, this is for a fill port. A nice simple job. and finally the fill port fitted ... like I said simple job Next on the list is to fit the Rad in place and fit the front window which will be salvaged from the Thermal take case, it's a nice moulded one and will fit better than slapping a bit of acrylic behind a square hole. :)
  11. Looking good man, I see you've painted all the GPU blocks white, was wondering what it would look like with the link blocks on the GPU blocks if they were painted orange ? It'd kinda tie in the white mobo (great mod btw) the orange bocks around it ? if that makes sense ?
  12. Very clean Paul, Love the Mobo, it was very nearly the one I was going to go with. Those Zalman coolers look interesting, do they use glycol or something like that in them ? was wondering if the tubing could be extended. :)
  13. ASOUTER

    Bitza

    Thanks Bill, It's getting there :)
  14. ASOUTER

    Bitza

    Yeah I was suprised how solid they are, I wouldn't have any worries about using them as load bearing frames. Thanks man, I'm happy with the look and glad I decided to conceal the graphics card, in that last pic all the cables are actually connected up, there isn't much more fabrication to do. Just need to squeeze some ideas out of nipper as to what he wants colour wise. He's already picked out a grill for the front panel that suits the build and I think he was right about what I had planned with the paint scheme. It looks like it's going to be a simple understated paint job. (so tempted to rip off mosquito though :D )
  15. ASOUTER

    Bitza

    UPDATE 4/4/14 I've been working out some issues with the design, and I've replaced the rad. This one is nice and square, has standard fittings and is much easier to work with. I've gone down to a 240mm rad to make room for the PSU, no matter which way orientated, the PSU would interfere with a 360. Corsair have been very cool and sent through some fans and another item (which I'll share later) this was for the article in Custom PC (Mini Moto Mayhem) I have removed the two flange fittings as I found a better use for them on something else ... but here's the rad and fans ... The power supply is also from Corsair ... again from a magazine article (Custom PC) It all seems to be turning into a bit of a Corsair fest (not a bad thing) :) The PSU is fitted in it's standard position, so no mods needed there and I can make use of the air filter fitted under the case. The GPU is fitted and I have a PCIE riser ready to connect it up to the Mobo. I have also fitted an old CPU water block and had a quick play with some tubing and fittings that I had left over from the last build. (The look fits in with the minimalist feel to the build). I ordered up one of those new compression reservoirs from PrimoChill, I chose this one because after rotating one of the ends 90 degrees, the inlet/outlet ports can be routed through the mid-plate and I can hide the fittings out of sight. Here it is .. I drilled through a few holes in the mid-plate, to match up with res ... and using the flanges that were originally fitted to the rad, fixed them onto the midplate, clamping the res in place ... nice simple solution. The SSD is placed there temporarily with blue tak :D but gives me an idea of the how it will look. And a final "where it's at pic" I still need to do a few more panels, and I have been over ridden by my step son on the paint scheme ... so that's still up in the air ... ohh well :)
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