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The Fabricat0r
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I'm back!

I like to start off with some kind of representation of what I plan on doing, but I decided to be lazy. This baby's all in my head. On that note...

http://picturepush.com/public/14398159

1/16" sheet with some 1/2" square bar to get started with. I'm going to need a lot more before I'm done.

http://picturepush.com/public/14398160

I went ahead and annealed the bar, but I skipped on the pictures. I've learned my lesson trying to bend tempered aluminum.

http://picturepush.com/public/14398161

Lot's of hammering.

http://picturepush.com/public/14398162

http://picturepush.com/public/14398163

Pain the butt to get them nearly the same shape.

http://picturepush.com/public/14398164

http://picturepush.com/public/14398165

http://picturepush.com/public/14398166

http://picturepush.com/public/14398167

Getting an idea for how it will look?
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http://picturepush.com/public/14398168

Hit the table saw to cut out 30 of these guys. A saw blade with a negative rake is a must for aluminum work. Well, unless you like getting metal thrown at you at high speed.

http://picturepush.com/public/14398169

Trued them up a bit.

http://picturepush.com/public/14398170

http://picturepush.com/public/14398171

One down, 29 more to go.

Before I lose my mind cutting out all these pieces, check this out.

http://picturepush.com/public/14398172

What could that be for... Yes, for this project I will be making my own blocks for the video card and CPU. I've always wanted to do that, it's half the reason I bought a mill.

I've been working on a prototype with aluminum.

http://picturepush.com/public/14398158

http://picturepush.com/public/14398157

I'm excited!
 

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Your last build was quite impressive! This looks to be shaping up the same way!
 

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1- This will be on my top subbed builds.. and i've a friend that will love this build. and will follow as he is learning to do his blocks as well.

2- Now to my questions. Can we get a 3d Sketch of how this is planned to looks like
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, and are you sure about the structural integrity of two curved aluminum bars ? will your shells if welded/bolted give enough for the skeleton to hold on to the weight of the components? i'm not questioning. i'm asking if you have had a kinda of a thought about it.

Great build.. will love seeing this finish.
 

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The aluminum will be strong enough for the down force without any trouble, it will just need a little rigidity side to side which wont be tough. I assume rivets?

I am learning CNC right now and will be making my own blocks and case as well soon
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I also LOVED baby moon. SUBBED.

I like how you made the CPU block have its mounting hardware where, if in the future you decide to change the board/chipset, you can easily adapt to new mounts.

can you give me a source of that copper? I found a place, but they did quite have the width that I was looking for.
 

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Your last build was quite impressive! This looks to be shaping up the same way!
This will kick Baby Moon's butt!
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Babymoon on steroids & hydration? yes please.

Drooling already.
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1- This will be on my top subbed builds.. and i've a friend that will love this build. and will follow as he is learning to do his blocks as well.

2- Now to my questions. Can we get a 3d Sketch of how this is planned to looks like
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, and are you sure about the structural integrity of two curved aluminum bars ? will your shells if welded/bolted give enough for the skeleton to hold on to the weight of the components? i'm not questioning. i'm asking if you have had a kinda of a thought about it.

Great build.. will love seeing this finish.
Apart from a veeeeery rough sketchup to make sure everything fits I don't have anything to show. In fact, I don't really have a finalized design. I have a few ideas for just about everything, we'll just have to see how it pans out. I'm actually a little hung up on how to transition from what I'm working on now to the side panels. I'll get some inspiration while I work on the main part.

And yeah, I'm not worried about structural integrity. There will be some internal bracing and the plates will probably all be bolted on.
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The aluminum will be strong enough for the down force without any trouble, it will just need a little rigidity side to side which wont be tough. I assume rivets?

I am learning CNC right now and will be making my own blocks and case as well soon
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I also LOVED baby moon. SUBBED.

I like how you made the CPU block have its mounting hardware where, if in the future you decide to change the board/chipset, you can easily adapt to new mounts.

can you give me a source of that copper? I found a place, but they did quite have the width that I was looking for.
I've had a lot of fun just designing a simple block I could make with my cheap mill. If I had some kind of CNC mill/router I would be in heaven. I ended up with 0.020" channels on my prototype, my setup and homemade slitting saw arbor wasn't rigid enough for 0.010". I hope it still performs decently.

As for copper, I usually buy metal from onlinemetals.com. I've ordered enough from them I get coupons for 25% off if my order is over $100. So I ended up with a 6" x 11" x 0.25" piece of copper flat bar for like $35. I'll probably go with a short 970 gtx if I can afford it so I have plenty of material for a full cover gpu block and like four cpus.
 

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awesome!! subbed
 

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After Baby Moon, I'll be following all your build from here on out
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Baby moon was a thing of beauty , can't wait to see what you'll do to amaze me with this one
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Kudos on making your own blocks by the way
 

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Cannot wait
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awesome!! subbed
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Subbbeedd..........
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uyuup, in for this!
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Subbed!
Interesting approach on the waterblocks though. Curious to see the performance results.
I don't expect mind blowing performance, I'd be happy just being within 5-10C of modern blocks. I'm kind of antsy to start on them but I need to figure out a video card and get some work done on the case first
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After Baby Moon, I'll be following all your build from here on out
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Thanks for your support!
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Baby moon was a thing of beauty , can't wait to see what you'll do to amaze me with this one
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Kudos on making your own blocks by the way
Baby Moon was hopefully just a warm up! I intend to go all out, hopefully I'm not being too ambitious.
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May as well get a crucible and melt down your own copper from recycled wires. You know you like doing it yourself
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Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Don't tempt me! I've considered experimenting with cast aluminum, but actually getting to the point of doing decent sand casting seems a bit more than I can handle at the moment. I think either learning to weld or finding a way to get the money to build a CNC router are more important.

I did quite a bit today, In the next day or two I should have an update.
 

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Subbed, your mod of the month entry is very well done, and is very clean and the craftsmanship and creativity are very impressive!

Just dont wait a whole year to finish this one
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