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Hello OCN Schaden here, I have decided to finnaly start my worklog for my new scratch acrylic/aluminium tower.

Santa decided to be awesome this year and bring me a EK 480 rad, an XSPC Rasa and an EK 4.0 pump. What Santa didnt bring me was my barbs and tubing ect.

I have been working in AutoCAD for the past day or two splashing ideas around and have come up with the very young prototype design you will see below. The colour will be supplied by RGB leds and a RGB controller so they will not always be the purple/magenta colour shown in the render.

Early Render - The lighting got a bit messed up... ignore the reflections tongue.gif

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The Design:
- Seperate chamber for powersupply, radiator and HDDs
- Showcase the SSD chamber
- Radiator Showcase
- 4x120mm exuast at the roof
- BATX or inverted ATX (have not decided which yet)
- Fan controller stealthed onto the front of the case

The acrylic will be laser cut (when i can afford to XD) this is to ensure all the cuts are perfect and wont need to be sanded (im lazy). Lasercutting will allow the side panels to line up perfectly with the outer casing biggrin.gif



Cheers- Schaden

SUPER EDIT


The original project has will have to wait until my next rig as I decided to go ITX. This is now going to be a modded Lian Li PC-Q08 which will be following the original asthetics. It will be coming together over the next month, I already have most of my watercooling gear and am only waiting on radiators and my ram/mosfet/chipset waterblocks (these are coming from America).

Specs
CPU: 2500k
GPU: 6950 (unlocked shaders)
Motherboard: Zotac Z68 ITX WIFI
RAM: Corsair Vengence 8gb 1600Mhz
Case: Lian Li PC-Q08

Watercooling Gear
CPU: Custom waterblock
GPU: EK 6970 acrylic top
Mosfet: Koolance MVR-40 + 67mm plate
Chipset: Heatkiller NSB Ni
RAM: Bitspower Universal Module
Pump: EK 4.0
Radiators: XSPC EX 240 + 120
Edited by Schaden - 12/3/11 at 4:48pm
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Table Of Contents (Original Design)
-First water cooling stuff arrives
-Renders!
-Watercooling ghetto style / case skeleton
-Fan controller / 6950 biggrin.gif
-Off Topic! Modding friends case
-RGB LED controller
-Almost final Renders
-LEDs arrived / tested




Link to the ITX section smile.gif
Edited by Schaden - 12/14/11 at 11:15pm
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Look what santa brought (new lens too xD)









awaiting barbs and tubing. yet to order my res
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Looks great so far. Subbed btw. I just had a few questions.

- What is it going to be made of? It looks kinda like a TJ07 but it also says "Scratch" so idk if you're building it from scratch or what.

- How are you going to do the front. Are you going to have a stealth like optical drive or is that a door in the front (looking at the render)?

- Do you have any renders as to how you're going to do the showcases and stuff?

- How big is that case? I see you have right around ~550mms judging based on the length of the vent on top (assuming its 480mm long).
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Looks great so far. Subbed btw. I just had a few questions.

- What is it going to be made of? It looks kinda like a TJ07 but it also says "Scratch" so idk if you're building it from scratch or what.

- How are you going to do the front. Are you going to have a stealth like optical drive or is that a door in the front (looking at the render)?

- Do you have any renders as to how you're going to do the showcases and stuff?

- How big is that case? I see you have right around ~550mms judging based on the length of the vent on top (assuming its 480mm long).
1. most of the case will be made of 5mm acrylic

2. I have not decided if im going to bother with 5.25" bays as the only time i use a dvd drive is for OS installs haha so i was just thinking of using it externaly when i needed too.

3. I do but i plan on keeping things mostly a secret untill im finished with the 3d modeling and i have sent off the files to the laser cutters haha.

4. well dimensions as of now LxWxH, 570x225x600
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1. most of the case will be made of 5mm acrylic

2. I have not decided if im going to bother with 5.25" bays as the only time i use a dvd drive is for OS installs haha so i was just thinking of using it externaly when i needed too.

3. I do but i plan on keeping things mostly a secret untill im finished with the 3d modeling and i have sent off the files to the laser cutters haha.

4. well dimensions as of now LxWxH, 570x225x600
Well I definitely look forward to seeing some of those renders when you're done with them. It looks good so far.
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1. most of the case will be made of 5mm acrylic

2. I have not decided if im going to bother with 5.25" bays as the only time i use a dvd drive is for OS installs haha so i was just thinking of using it externaly when i needed too.

3. I do but i plan on keeping things mostly a secret untill im finished with the 3d modeling and i have sent off the files to the laser cutters haha.

4. well dimensions as of now LxWxH, 570x225x600
Well I definitely look forward to seeing some of those renders when you're done with them. It looks good so far. Also I'm not sure about your OP. Are you going to invert your motherboard like the Raven??
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BATX or inverted ATX (have not decided which yet)
I'm not sure if that would be that great of an idea with having your radiator on top. The whole point of having the inverted motherboard was to allow easy access from the top of the case but with the radiator there idk how anything is going to work, lol.

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Sorry for the double post, it was supposed to be a simple edit??
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well my radiator will be in a seperate lower chamber with the psu and if i were to invert the atx i would have it the other way round that the raven series have it. eg I/O ports ext would be at the bottom. throw up some screenies of what i think in a bit. (il do notmal atx and the inverted i was thinking haha
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well my radiator will be in a seperate lower chamber with the psu and if i were to invert the atx i would have it the other way round that the raven series have it. eg I/O ports ext would be at the bottom. throw up some screenies of what i think in a bit. (il do notmal atx and the inverted i was thinking haha
Oh. I was assuming you were going to put that radiator on top since it the vent looks to have mounting holes for 120mm fans and it's 480mm long. The only issue I can see coming from having the motherboard I/O ports exiting through the bottom is that it would be a massive pain to connect anything.
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