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Hey guys,

First of all, my name is Sagar and I am from India

This is my very first mod.
 

 

Project !dea,
Basically I have been fascinated by the LOCKHEED SR-71 BLACKBIRD jet (holds the record for the fastest speed). That is where the name comes from as well as the color scheme.

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The parts that I will be using are:
Intel i7 4770
Gigabyte B85m D3H-A
Kingston HyperX Fury 1866Mhz 8Gb(4*2) stick [4gb still to come]
DeepCool DQ750 80+ Gold Semi-Modular power supply
Gigabyte GTX970 G1 Gaming or Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition [still to buy]
Cryorig C1

LED strips [Left to buy]

 

 

 

I have been working on this mod since last week i.e. 25th October,2015

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Couldn't afford the Sabertooth mobo from Asus, so will try and build one if I get the right material to build it


Right now am making a template out of paper

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A test fit on the motherboard, haven't cut the slots for the 24pin, 8pin, SATA, etc.

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It actually fits, just gotta get a few mm here and there and it's done

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The materials that i would be using are:

Wood
Aluminum/Steel
Acrylic
and tempered glass for the front


These are the measurements for the wood that is to be cut

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OFF I GO IN SEARCH OF TOOLS AND MATERIAL

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Forgot to upload the diagram of the angles that would be connecting everything together

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Also wanted to clarify that all the parts that I am going to be building would be handmade.
None of them machined just the cuts would be made using power tools, none automated

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New update.
Had to go to anther city for the aluminum support angles

Here they are cut

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They are not same in length due to the 45 degree angles that i cut.


Removing the excess metal using pliers

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Removed as much as i could

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A sample of the base

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Filing and getting them to equal lengths is a work for tomorrow.

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Finally after 2.5hours of cutting and sanding got all the lengths equal as well as the edges smooth

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This is what the system will look like when assembled

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The mobo and PSU that i will be using are a bit longer on breadth as these are the spare and broken PSU and mobo respectively

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I'm going to be the oddball in the group and suggest using the orange vinyl with black acrylic (or dark smoked tempered glass) over top.  Then you could back-light the vinyl behind the acrylic so it looks like it's practically glowing!

 

Love the design, can't wait to see more.

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I'm going to be the oddball in the group and suggest using the orange vinyl with black acrylic (or dark smoked tempered glass) over top.  Then you could back-light the vinyl behind the acrylic so it looks like it's practically glowing!

 

Love the design, can't wait to see more.

The illumination idea struck my mind but the problem is that getting and working with a 3mm acrylic sheet is too hard also i wont be able to get a 3mm sheet.

 

looking good 

also I would also vote paint.

 

 

Yes I would vote paint too ! ( boring ;) )

Looks promising!  

 

 

I Vote PAINT!

digging the progress, too..

Thank you for your input.

I tried a coat of black paint on an extra aluminum

angle and the finish with the paint is very satisfying

So I'm going to go with paint

 

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So am officially scrapping the carbon fiber idea

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So finally found a drill to counter-sink the drilled holes

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This is how the angles look like after drilling

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After about 30mins of sanding and a broken nail the hands look like this

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But the final result was well worth the pain

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Now the only thing left is painting these angles orange

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The composite material is here, it is a composite of PVC sandwiched between aluminum.

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The color of the sheet is golden which i would be painting

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Also just wanted to say that i wont be able to update or work on the mod for the next 5 days due to a festival.

Till then Peace

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keep the gold. hehehehe

 

 

Actually, I quite like that gold color...   :lol:

 

Would do the gold but then it would defy the name i.e. it should match the color scheme of the concept (SR-71 aircraft).

 

But if I plan on doing another build then gold would definitely be my choice and that is a fact.

 

My original plans were of a black and gold case but then the aircraft got on my mind ;)

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What do you guys think
Air cooling or Water cooling ?

Would be able to fit 2x360 rads but if I do water I'll do only one, and if I do air cooling I'll have to use an ITX cooler that is a low profile one.

Would go the water cooled way if I get enough cash ;)

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