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|05-07-2019 04:28 AM|
|05-07-2019 03:35 AM|
|skingun||I'm a bit late to the party but this is looking beautiful. Subbed!|
|04-29-2019 02:06 AM|
Brief sharing of activity!
I've planned from the start that the brushed aluminium backplate on the graphics card would catch and reflect all lighting in the motherboard area, but given the size of the Titan in the case it does act like an internal wall. So to prevent the motherboard looking like a small area just floating in the top corner of the case, I thought maybe use LED fans to create a soft under glow to give the main chamber a bit of substance, but wasn't too sure how well it work work given the fans will be in pull config and therefore the hubs are pointing downwards. Amazon has discounted the white LED Corsair ML120 Pros, so I pulled the trigger:
It's not going to reflect quite that much once the aluminium bodywork is painted, but this has turned out a lot better than I expected it also means the beautiful custom DDC top actually gets some love too.
Stainless steel plates on the pump top and GPU block reflect the fans nicely, helping with filling that area with soft light.
Another step closer!
|03-24-2019 04:31 AM|
|LePhuronn||Thank you very much, it's slow going but bit by bit we're getting there!|
|03-24-2019 04:11 AM|
|SharkGTX||WOW! This is completely AWESOME!!!!|
|03-23-2019 05:27 PM|
Nerd level intensifies...
|02-25-2019 01:07 AM|
Ooh! My pump top is in somebody else's video!
Many thanks to Lucas at Mp5works for his help, incredible work.
|02-12-2019 04:36 AM|
My guy did some CAM tests in acrylic for the internal structure.
Hot damn that looks good! So good in fact there's a small part of me regretting going black acetal for this. But, just like the cap head screws, however good this looks it doesn't fit with my overall theme.
Devil says "Except for the fact the SSD covers are a brushed metal plate with an acrylic light ring, and with the brushed stainless plate on top of this, it would actually look like the SSD covers if you light it up."
Angel says "Except the corners then wouldn't match because these are angled with a parallelogram motif and the SSDs are rounded rectangles."
NO! I shall be strong and stand by my convictions! And stop talking to myself!
|02-11-2019 03:15 AM|
OK, shortly after I posted last night I had a change of heart about the number of screws in the top plate. 6 started to look a bit cluttered, although I liked the symmetry of it. Since the top plate is 1.2mm stainless steel and won't flex because it's only 77x58mm in size, I remodelled to 4 screws instead. But because it's a slow day at work and I'm procrastinating, the 4 or 6 screw thing is bugging me. So I've done 2 quick layouts to illustrate (Fusion 360 in a browser is awesome!).
Looking at these without any lighting or textures and fancy projections, I think I'm actually satisfied with the 4-screw variation, it feels a lot more "open". The 6-screw symmetry is very nice but does feel a little cramped when I apply the graphics to the plate.
|02-10-2019 09:59 AM|
Update! Minor change of plan already
As I was fine-tuning the CAD work, I realised that I'd completely forgotten a fundamental point in this entire build: clearance spaces. And specifically, the entire reason I've been working and fighting with side ports is because I have zero space on the top face. So why in the hell did I put cap head screws along the horizontal centre line? They're going to foul the bloody graphics card! What a wally!
So as I was reworking things, it also occurred to me that as I'd gotten a bit carried away with replicating Aquacomputer's aesthetic, it would actually look out of place with my aesthetic. Countersunk screws solve both of these issues! So, the portion of the pump top that is visible peeking over the graphics card will have countersunk screws just like the GPU backplate. Also, my logo would be totally obscured by the GPU too.
So new model and new renders
But this IS getting made
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