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[Completed] MetallicAcid's Fractal Effect 304

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MetallicAcid's 3rd project - Fractal Effect 304
(Customer build)





Named forbes.com 1 of 3 most incredible PC's of 2014



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Hello once again! I would like to present to you a build log that I am working on for a friend of mine.

My friend Henrik approached me just a couple of weeks ago and asked for me to build a computer for him, at which I jumped at the opportunity! After some spitballing about design options, Henrik decided that he really wanted his PC to have a design which was based upon Electronic Arts Mass Effect series... Henrik's most favorite gaming series ever!





Henrik gave me a couple of base guidelines to follow in the design and building of his new PC. These guidelines are as follows:
Simple
Compact
White
Hardware to be able to edit films
Play current games on high/ultra settings
One of a kind
Completed before end of December







With these points in mind, I then introduced him to the Fractal Design Node 304 to which he fell in love with right away. From these points, I came up with a design based up an armor found in game. These following pictures were used as inspiration, and a base of his design:









I present to you the design which was created in Sketchup, and rendered in Indigo Render.



















A Quick hardware and shopping list:
Case - Fractal Design Node 304 (Bought)
Motherboard - Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe (Bought)
CPU - Intel Core i7 2700K (Bought)
GPU - Nvidia ASUS GTX770 DCII 2GB (Bought)
RAM - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1866mhz 8GB (2x4GB) (Bought)
PSU - Fractal Design Newton R3 600W (Bought=
SSD - Samsung EVO 250GB (Bought)
OS - Microsoft Windows 8.1








A small list of mods that will be performed:
Custom GPU Shroud
Sleeved cables
Cut aluminum panels for top of case
Custom LED lighting








Table of contents:
Update 1 - Concept and introduction
Update 2 - Cutting begins!
Update 3 - Wild Bitfenix appears!
Update 4 - Filing, fitting, fixing.
Update 5 - The Node 304 arrives to steal the show.
Update 6 - Proud sponsor #2 MSCB.se
Update 7 - Warranty? Pfft, that's for losers and pussies (Part1)
Update 8 - Dat chestplate!
Update 9 - The PSU shroud. I am so proud! I'm floating on the 9th cloud. I hope you're WOWed! (part 1)
Update 10 - Look!! Mum look!! I sleeved my USB 3.0 cable!! (and IO panel cables wink.gif)
Update 11 - Warranty? Pfft, that's for losers and pussies (Part2)
Update 12 - I would like to introduce to you my biggest fans!
Update 13 - Size (length) matters!
Update 14 - The building begins!
Update 15 - Cool thrills, and Speed kills! (H80i and SSD installed)
Update 16 - The PSU shroud. I am so proud! I'm floating on the 9th cloud. I hope you're WOWed! (part 2)
Update 17 - Put on your armour soldier - We're going to battle!
Update 18 - The badge of honour.
Update 19 - Awwwww yissssss. Breadcrumbs. (Plexiglass window and final pictures)
Update 20 - Forbes.com has declaired Fractal Effect as one of the most incredible PC's of 2014



Final Pictures










































Best regards,
MetallicAcid / Justin.

Edited by MetallicAcid - 4/30/14 at 5:57am
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biggrin.gif Cheers guys!

MetallicAcid
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Nice submarine you have there sir!

MetallicAcid
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Update 2
Cutting begins!





Welcome to the 2nd update of this fantastic customer build, pegged to take no more than the end of December to complete.

In this chapter I would like to introduce everyone to the alimunium armour pieces that I have cut out, that will be attached to the top of the Fractal Design Node 304. I have just two pictures to show this update, as these cuts were done during the week at work on my lunch break each day. These panels were created from setting up sketchup to print off the design in 1:1 ratio, and then just cut around the lines... Childs play!





I am sorry for the crappy pictures and unprofessional lighting, but I thought the importance to document this step took precedence over a photo shoot.. Once I have the panels glued and filed, I will set the old photobooth and get some glory shots for you guys!

Thank you for reading, and let me know what you think so far of the build biggrin.gif
MetallicAcid
Edited by MetallicAcid - 11/9/13 at 2:19pm
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Can't wait to see all of the pieces!
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Update 3
Wild Bitfenix appears!





I am proud to announce Bitfenix as a partner for this pocket rocket of a PC mod for Henrik. They have generously supplied me with 2 Spectre Pro PWM 120mm fans, and 6 120mm LED strips. I will put these to good use! Here is a couple of pictures to show the items up close.















Thank you Bitfenix for supplying this build with your fans and LEDs. This will help to make this build even more one of a kind!


As a mini text update, I am taking a half day from work to work exclusively with the mod. Expect some more progress very soon wink.gif
MetallicAcid
Edited by MetallicAcid - 11/9/13 at 2:18pm
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look forward to it, I have 5 of the spectre pros in my build, a little noisy but decent performance! thumb.gif
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