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your wish is my command. wink.gif I was working on another design update but this will be much more fun. A little out of order, though... pretend its a Scorsese movie and it'll make perfect sense tongue.gif

Dwood is working on fabrication and he just sent me these teaser shots:











Gahhhhh, I can’t wait to get it & give it a test drive!

Dwood is doing more than fab… he really has been a design consultant for me too and corrected things based on his expertise that I didn't anticipate. When I told him about my project he jumped all over it and helped me refine the design into something sleeker and easier to produce. Thanks Dwood! thumb.gif More on the design is coming soon to give more context to the pics...

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your wish is my command. wink.gif I was working on another design update but this will be much more fun. A little out of order, though... pretend its a Scorsese movie and it'll make perfect sense tongue.gif
Dwood is working on fabrication and he just sent me these teaser shots: Warning: Amazingness! (Click to show)




Gahhhhh, I can’t wait to get it & give it a test drive!
Dwood is doing more than fab… he really has been a design consultant for me too and corrected things based on his expertise that I didn't anticipate. When I told him about my project he jumped all over it and helped me refine the design into something sleeker and easier to produce. Thanks Dwood! thumb.gif More on the design is coming soon to give more context to the pics...
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This looks sooo good Dwood truly is a master at what he does! Im going to have to review my model abit now that I have seen this but this is STUNNING cant wait to see it finished and once its filled with hardware specool.gif
    
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Case looks fantastic. Can't wait to see the update where you can start to put components in it. I wish I could go about getting a custom case but my school doesn't have a waterjet or plasma table frown.gif
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Aww man, subbed for awesomesauce build.
I love ITX builds and Scratch builds, so this is just perfect wubsmiley.gif
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@Golfer, voklskier & Blizlake - Thanks for the comments! I also can't wait to fill it w/the hardware... it's all sitting on my desk waiting to be installed (more or less).

Here's the update I've been working on w/photos of the gear...

★ ★ ★

At this point I’ve ordered all the parts so that I could do a physical mockup and double-check all my dims before finalizing the design. (Full component list is back here if you missed it). Obviously this happened before sending my design file to Dwood. tongue.gif

First, since some of the parts came from other builds I gutted them to prep for the new hardware…

Vid card before, w/Antec 620 & Dwood bracket...


...And after Ek-ification


Poor 650D looks so sad without its GPU mad.gif


Lots of angled compression fittings make the tight space a non-issue (I hope).


All the gear loosely assembled into the ultimate open air “case”





The main reason for all this is to verify the dims I was using for all the hardware. To build the SketchUp models I used published dims from the manufacturers, which turned out to be very accurate. But more critical now are placement of the components in relation to one another, for instance, if the GPU-to-240 rad space is too short, the pump won't have enough clearance to fit.





Everything turned out to be very accurate with a few exceptions which would have been showstoppers. Glad I checked! bigeyedsmiley.png

Glamour shots.... I love the look of Gentle Typhoons so I'm pretty stoked this build will show them off.






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All this talking about dimensions is scaring me haha, man I wish I had your hardware to test the fit.
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ohhhh this is looking good I gave thread a quick look through but are you going to be using dye? Is that some I see there in the fittings picture or is it something else?
    
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All this talking about dimensions is scaring me haha, man I wish I had your hardware to test the fit.

if i sent you the parts i'm not sure i'd ever see them again hmmsmiley02.gifwink.gif
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ohhhh this is looking good I gave thread a quick look through but are you going to be using dye? Is that some I see there in the fittings picture or is it something else?

just biocide... it has a blue tint because of the active ingredient (copper sulfate). will be running clear tubing + distilled + biocide until I decide what color sleeve & tubing I want. There seems to be a higher likelihood of clouding with silver coils so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
 
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if i sent you the parts i'm not sure i'd ever see them again hmmsmiley02.gifwink.gif


I had to try didnt I wink.gif
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Will you guys make this case available for others to buy as well? biggrin.gif Don't have a case for my mITX build yet and this looks absolutely wonderful haha
     
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