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No prob, let me know how it goes, like what your timing is set as and performance...... thumb.gif

Sure thing, Will do
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Just paid for the lasing cutting for a new side window and the bottom compartment mod.
I should have it Monday all ready for painting and assembly biggrin.gif
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Just paid for the lasing cutting for a new side window and the bottom compartment mod.
I should have it Monday all ready for painting and assembly biggrin.gif

looking forward to seeing this. thumb.gif
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looking forward to seeing this. thumb.gif
Thanks smile.gif
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Got my laser cutting done for my main mod for this build, There were a few problems but props out to Gary and especially Scott over at LaserCut Solutions for the amazing work done.







Also, Note all these pics are Pre-Work. Still need to file down, Paint and probably trim them to fit.

(Im not being sponsored by them, Just throwing their banner up as thanks for the great work)
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post #46 of 149
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Due to the complexities and cost of this build, I have broken it down into stages and worked up a best case scenario timeline.

Stage 1- Main case mod:
This is the bottom compartment that has been laser cut and feature in the previous post, I hope to have that painted and assembled within 2 weeks, Installed into the case with a month. I will also be modding the side door making the window much bigger. 2 Weeks.

Stage 2-Case controller:
My custom case controller, Details linked in sig. 1-2 Months.

Stage 3- Watercooling(Stage 1):
Due to the cost of my loop, I have broken into two sections, CPU only and then adding in the GPU later. I will only be using the 360 Rad for the CPU and adding the 240 with the GPUs.
Within 2 months.

Stage 4- CPU, RAM, HDD, SSD:
The main "Hardware" upgrade will be the most expensive section. This and stage 5 will run concurrently but this one will take priority. 2-4 Months.

Stage 5-Crossfire 7970 and Watercooling(Stage 2):
The purchase and install of the 7970's and adding them to the watercooling loop will be the final stage of this build. 4-6 Months.

Stage 6-Final touches:
This will be any final little pieces that need to be bought, Mainly cosmetic etc. Any odd jobs will be done here. 6 Months.

Overview:
Stage 1: 2-4 Weeks
Stage 2: 1-2 Months
Stage 3: 2 Months
Stage 4: 2-4 Months
Stage 5: 4-6 Months
Stage 6: 6 Months.

Self set deadline for build completion:
30th September 2013.
Edited by trust-no-1 - 3/17/13 at 10:06pm
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post #47 of 149
Sounds like you have a pretty good plan! I'm in till the end.. This is kind of how I do my builds as well. Keep up the good work.
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Sounds like you have a pretty good plan! I'm in till the end.. This is kind of how I do my builds as well. Keep up the good work.

Thanks smile.gif Splitting the build up like this makes it easier to focus on savings, Im not the saving sort of person, But I have an Excel spreadsheet that tells me exactly how much to save and for how many weeks per stage, Atleast now I have something to look forward to smile.gif
With any luck, this time next week ill be putting in the order for the electronics for the controller project thumb.gif
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post #49 of 149
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Just put some time in the shop starting the work on assembling the laser cutting into the mod.
Still quite a bit of work to go, at this stage I still need to:
Rivet the 2 pieces together;
Drill those rivets outs;
Sand and scratch the heck of them;
Prime;
Paint;
Second coat;
Maybe a third if needed;
Clear coat;
Rivet back together;
Make the acrylic light panel for the logo.


Marked out the extremes of the bend

My makeshift brake

My makeshift brake

Initial bend done




The above four pictures are the rivet tabs
Edited by trust-no-1 - 3/21/13 at 11:56pm
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post #50 of 149
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Did some more work today, Drilled the holes for the rivets and fixed everything together for a test fit.
All going well, I will put some time in tomorrow or Monday getting it all filed down and sanded and ready for a coat of primer on Tuesday.






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