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2022/04/18 17:51:13 (permalink)
After many, many weeks & months of challenges I have finally found the time to get back to building cases and parts with the laser! I don't think I fired it up for a few years now and had to replace some parts that were a bit worn out!
 
The case is a design I had been wanting to build for 10 years now/ I have already built it's Mini ITX version back in 2015. This case will be 18" wide x 20" tall x 22" deep.
 
It will house my current gaming PC....which is a few years old.... Here are some of the pictures on how far I got with it today and I did find some mistakes on my Sketchup designs that translated to the case.....oops! I am a bit rusty! But it's all fixable!
 
Case: 2020 T-Slot Extrusion, 1/4" & 1/8" Acrylic Clear and Black
 
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And a reminder of what the Mini ITX Version looked like!!! More to come!!!!
 

 
 
post edited by Gone Cruising - 2022/04/19 05:12:04
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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/04/18 18:19:51 (permalink)
    awesome work so far. is the divider wall acrylic too?
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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/04/18 18:43:14 (permalink)
    That mini ITX version looks great!  Can't wait to see this one.


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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/04/19 00:06:33 (permalink)
    I really like the airflow design. 

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/04/19 05:08:59 (permalink)
    harley262
    awesome work so far. is the divider wall acrylic too?




    Thank you! Yes, it's P95 Black 1/4". Matte black on one side and glossy on the other.
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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/04/19 05:11:20 (permalink)
    Flybye
    That mini ITX version looks great!  Can't wait to see this one.




    Thank you!
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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/04/19 05:13:07 (permalink)
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    I really like the airflow design. 




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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/04/25 13:52:16 (permalink)
    The case is done! Wow, I was a bit rusty and made a few mistakes on the design....nothing major, just over looked some things that were easily corrected.
     
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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/04/25 15:18:44 (permalink)
    Man that is some awesome talent Lovin it keep it coming.

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/04/25 15:50:46 (permalink)
    Yeah that looks great!  And the best is yet to come: Filling it up with all the goodies.


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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/04/28 21:27:19 (permalink)
    Anyone out there know where I can get the rear GPU/IO Backplane manufactured? I managed to make one out of acrylic, but prefer a metal one. I see Mountain Mods has these, but I would like to see about having them made in mass.
     
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    Here is where I am at with the build so far. Nothing fancy as far as water cooling, just a basic gaming build with my trusty EVGA AIO. Maybe perhaps later down the road I will upgrade, but for now this will have to do....specs will be coming soon! Thank you for looking!
     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     
     

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/04/28 21:28:29 (permalink)
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    Man that is some awesome talent Lovin it keep it coming.


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    Yeah that looks great!  And the best is yet to come: Filling it up with all the goodies.





    Thank you! Much appreciated!

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/04/28 23:17:37 (permalink)
    Looks really good.

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/04/29 00:02:18 (permalink)
    That is impressive work. Congrats!

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/02 11:23:18 (permalink)
    Awesome design! What software did you use to design this?

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/03 19:53:56 (permalink)
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    Looks really good.

     
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    That is impressive work. Congrats!

     
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    Awesome design! What software did you use to design this?


    Thank you! I use Sketchup to design with, then export the 2D drawings to Corel Draw to cut with the laser.



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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/03 19:56:01 (permalink)
    Here's a quick test fit on parts for the case.....
     

     
     

     

     

     

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/03 20:02:11 (permalink)
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    run, its a poltergheist! 
    looking even better! the lighting shows the design even more.
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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/04 08:55:27 (permalink)
    A really awesome build. 

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/04 21:28:09 (permalink)
     
    Looking good so far.

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/05 08:46:20 (permalink)
    Here are the final spec's and pictures. I could do a bit more with the wiring (which I will do later) I have several more cases to build!!!
     
    This is my gaming PC and although it's a bit outdated with components I see no reason to upgrade yet until the next gen GPU's come out. Everything works great for my triple monitor set up on the three 1080p monitors I have.
     
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    Thank you for looking!!!
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/07 06:09:40 (permalink)
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    It all looks great!  I went with a closed box this time around, but I still enjoy seeing everyone's systems.  I once had a 100% acrylic box in the mid 2000s.  Viva la old UV systems lol.  This pic left me wondering for a few seconds: WOW this case is HUGE being about 3 buckets tall!  Then I realized it is the camera angle I think the craftsmanship looks great, and I'm sure you are really proud of it.
     
    So I am curious about a few things:
    1) Have you tested the front with and without your cover?  I'm curious if your air slits create extra noise or whistling.
    2) What is the performance of your Raid SSDs?


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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/10 19:42:41 (permalink)
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    It all looks great!  I went with a closed box this time around, but I still enjoy seeing everyone's systems.  I once had a 100% acrylic box in the mid 2000s.  Viva la old UV systems lol.  This pic left me wondering for a few seconds: WOW this case is HUGE being about 3 buckets tall!  Then I realized it is the camera angle I think the craftsmanship looks great, and I'm sure you are really proud of it.
     
    So I am curious about a few things:
    1) Have you tested the front with and without your cover?  I'm curious if your air slits create extra noise or whistling.
    2) What is the performance of your Raid SSDs?




    Thank you!!!
     
    I haven't tested it our yet, but there is no noise from what I can hear so far. I haven't tested my Raid yet as I have been busy making other cases, GPU, SSD,HD covers and other things, sorry! I will get back to you though!

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/11 06:42:41 (permalink)
    What an impressive build.  You've got some serious talent there!

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/12 02:14:08 (permalink)
    This is such an awesome build with lots of fans. Speaking of fans what are your idle and load temps for the CPU and GPU?

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/12 17:53:53 (permalink)
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    What an impressive build.  You've got some serious talent there!


     
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    This is such an awesome build with lots of fans. Speaking of fans what are your idle and load temps for the CPU and GPU?



    Thank you! I haven't had time to tinker with it yet, as it's still sitting in the shop. It's pretty cold in there and I can't get accurate temps just yet.....just too busy getting my business going again!

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/12 22:42:18 (permalink)
    I wish you much success GoneCruisin, you deserve it. I hope you are able to enjoy building and getting things rolling again. Not hair pulling all the time. :) 
     
    Another great looking build. I like the different design cues you implemented. Looks like the eye in the sky somewhat, in one shot. Eye of Horus. The effects on the skull from the lighting is cool also. Going to assume :O you're making all the metal fab as well. Keep it up Bro, love your work. 
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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/15 07:28:46 (permalink)
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    I wish you much success GoneCruisin, you deserve it. I hope you are able to enjoy building and getting things rolling again. Not hair pulling all the time. :) 
     
    Another great looking build. I like the different design cues you implemented. Looks like the eye in the sky somewhat, in one shot. Eye of Horus. The effects on the skull from the lighting is cool also. Going to assume :O you're making all the metal fab as well. Keep it up Bro, love your work. 




    Thank you so much! The next case is going to be very different, if it works! More to come on that next week! 

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    Re: Acrylic & Metal Scratch Build 2022/05/16 06:51:34 (permalink)
    Looking forward to the next project. 

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