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Update 03/31/17



Good morning DDCM fans!

In the spirit of new traditions, I give a couple pictures of the current build status. First we have the front panel complete…... for the exception of one of the temp gauges I need to resolder together. Second we have the view from the side and a close up of the motherboard area that shows through the shroud. We are getting there people! PMT will soon be out in public raising donations for the VFW’s Color Guard fund. If you’re semi local to the East TN area and would like to enter the giveaway just let me know I can give you more details.





But onto our progress updates!

First we took some time to enjoy the good weather in the evening to sit outside on the porch and finish up the remaining sleeving for the GPU and CPU cables. The heat shrink and paracord worked nicely together to work around the moved resistors.






After we completed the sleeving, we ran the cables and got everything wire managed. We also took the time to get the cable combs in place to give them a nice clean look.






Once that was completed, we turned our attention to booting up the computer and installing Windows 10 which was also graciously donated by the veteran that we got the CPU from. After the OS was in place we could install all the drivers and get the fan controller software in place. This allowed us to get the fan colors configured the way we wanted.






Since the fans were now color configured, we might as well make the motherboard LEDs match.




A couple days later we got our package from ArtMods! Not sure if the sketch of the crazy looking guy is supposed to be him or me…. But either way it’s fitting. We can see here the vinyl is well secured inside the cardboard envelope, the PSU plate is all prepped and ready to be attached, and the nicely packaged LED kit for the PSU plate. He was nice enough to send me a kit instead of fully assembled so that I could sleeve it if I desired. However, he might have overestimated my soldering skills *laughs* but we’ll see what we can do. Look forward to continuing to work with him on future projects.






I tested the fit of the PSU plate, and that’s going to show nicely through the window.




Once I mocked up the front vinyl design, I was able to measure and cut the holes for the power button and gauges. Then it was another couple layers of paint and sealed with a layer of clear. Once it was dry and I could pop the gauges back in, we get to its current state. The black vinyl really ties it into the theme well.






After the front panel, I turned my attention to the other design features. First I put the star template on the SSD window and sprayed it with black and clear. Then slowly and carefully peeled off the template and placed it on the side panel to make sure my lines still matched. Hindsight we probably could’ve gone a bit bigger on the stars, but these should sit over the SSD almost perfectly. After that I began to work on the GPU backplate getting the templates in place. The letters giving me some trouble but hope to have that painted and installed tomorrow morning.






But that’s in for now folks, if I can carve out time this weekend I might have it finished and ready for display by Monday. Now to block out some time with our photographer to get the final pictures done!


Thank for hanging in there with me!

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Update 4/10/17



Good morning DDCM fans!

So I just wanted to drop a quick note to say that we have completed Project Military Tech! Join me in a little happy dance wheeee! I have included a teaser cell phone pic from the photo studio while all the final pictures were being taken this morning. Hopefully I can get them all edited and be able to post the final results by next Monday…….. only a 100 or so shots to go through tongue.gif

Also, please take a moment and help me thank these sponsors for their support on this project. As a business it's hard to make a living in our current economical state, so I can't express my gratitude enough when I see this kind of support.




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Congrats man! It turned out great! thumb.gif
     
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Congrats man! It turned out great! thumb.gif

Thanks man! Keep an eye out for the final pictures hopefully sooner rather than later.
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Update 4/20/17



Good morning DDCM fans!

This is the moment everyone has been waiting for! We are complete with Project Military Tech and have our final pictures to show. Thank you all for the support you have given and the many bits of advice during this process. But in order not to spoil the goodness of a final update, I give you the final look at PMT!










I hope you enjoyed the pictures.... here's a sneak peek of my next project.



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