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post #1 of 13
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im excited on on this ivy bridge CPU that is coming out soon.

i actually switched by sig rig to a regular i3 sandy bridge for a while to save power (300-500w vs 40-90w)

at a certain point im planning on going all ivy bridge bridge and getting rid of everything. (custom loops ect)
so will be moving my sig rig over to this.

it look me about a month to make this thing...on and off.

450

its got a handle cuz i take my main computer out a lot so it helps.
inspired by the NZXT vulcan.


also going to mount SSDs to where ever there is room. i took out the bays to save room.

**
but i wanted something smaller.
i wasnt 100% sure on what the final look is going to be so im leaving it as simple as possible.
going to get a front aux panel a little later if i really need it.
will add panels later to prevent conflicting parts and components.


im waiting for a good Micro ATX motherboard so suggestions are much appreciated.


what it will have for now.

sig rig

H100 for CPU
Antec H20 620 for GPU (not sure which kepler to get but most likely whichever has the best $/performance)
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post #2 of 13
one word. "whoa"
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my cusin made fun of it cuz it looked like a "house"

hopefully it'll look better with all the stuff in there.
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xD sorta, but who cares! still awesome!
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post #5 of 13
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its been slow for me..

took me 30mins to drill the holes for the 240mm radiator bolts.
problem was getting it perfectly in the middle.(later i figured out it didnt need to be perfect mad.gif)

this gives it a 1/4" "shroud" should be enough without eating up a lot of room.
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what it looks like so far. might get a cover panel for it. depending on how it looks when its done.
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looking good! thumb.gif
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post #7 of 13
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been really busy but found some time. its actually taking me 20-30mins to glue each acrylic piece together because it takes so long to dry.
it would take longer (1-2hrs) if i wanted bubble-less joints but dont really care. weld-on is very strong. also reinforcing some critical pieces with weld-on #16 just in case.

i just need to drill motherboard holes for the stand offs and im pretty much done with that.

also i need to drill 4 holes on the frame for the PCI mounts.

and make a acrylic window to cover up big openings.

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Awesome! People at ocn keep surprising me with their originality. Congratulations, sir. Looking forward to the end result.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ToTheSun! View Post

Awesome! People at ocn keep surprising me with their originality. Congratulations, sir. Looking forward to the end result.

thanks

i'll clean this thread up once i get it finished.
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lookin good!
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