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Thread: E22 - K2 - Final shots before I pack her away :)

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    E22 - K2 - Finished

    FINAL SHOTS - STAGE ONE






















    Hey there everyone I'm pretty new to this forum but have been lurking for a fair while

    I have been wanting to get another computer built for a while now but have never been able to find the time!

    A couple of days ago I was invited to head over to Berlin for the campus party, as soon as I found out I knew that I needed a new case to take with me!

    Obviously this log may not be as in depth or action packed in the beginning as I have around 5 days to finish this :eeek: or at least get a working prototype up!

    Plus there is always the possibility of everything going wrong and having to hold it together with duct tape for a week until I can get back from Berlin and work things out. What ever happens I'm hoping it's awesome

    So without further ado, I present the K2 concept:



    Simple in essence, cooled by a single radiator drawing air through the open finned design.

    I had originally designed this to make use of an AIO cooler but unfortunately that wont be ready in the next week so I'll be installing a standard loop in until then.



    Again; sorry for the poor pictures I'm just taking them on the phone as I go.

    First up.. Safety! and a new hat that I can't wear till winter





    Ok so now a random mixture of images from the last 2 days!

    Set some tool paths for the CNC



    And off she goes



    I'm just using what ever scraps I have left over in the shop for this as its a prototype and I also don't have time to wait on a delivery.



    Some 10mm stock goes under the mill for some framework.



    All the fins get a coat of Graphite sparkle spray and then it's a lovely sit down in the garden to assemble.



    The bottom fin set.



    The radiator also got a quick coat to help it blend in.



    Time for a test fit (using my wife as a wonderful assistant)

    Last edited by editor22; 12-07-2012 at 10:02 AM. Reason: Title

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    Nice looking forward to the ducttape

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    Quote Originally Posted by dietje1908 View Post
    Nice looking forward to the ducttape
    lol Thanks Dietje :P I may still throw some on even if it's finished... I don't trust those bus drivers!


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    So day two!

    First I set up the CNC to mill out the plexi part of the motherboard tray.



    Bit of a jump now... but here's the assembled motherboard / mid section



    Next victim is the panel that holds the radiators and also connects the mid section to the base.

    Hot off the CNC


    Bit of de-burring and its a quick test fit




    All together now that 5 day deadline is looking achievable




    So I'll leave this update with my favourite shot of the day. Sadly you will all have to wait to find out what this block is being turned into






    PS: I'm always updating the E22 Facebook page as I go throughout the day, so if your interested in watching the project come together in real time as well as keeping up to date on how I fair in Berlin head over and join the fun

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    So day 3!

    Started off by cutting the back panel out of some 5mm black plexi





    Next it was time to return to that mysterious block of clear plexi from yesterday.

    Checking to make sure to audio i/o fits



    back panel screwed on.



    finally all together contemplating using this piece of smoked plexi for the left top as the PSU should look fairly nice once its all done



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    On to the door

    I made this little fellow out of some white POM and then squeezed a spacer into it to create a bracket for the door to hang on and swivel in.



    The basic action is shown here in video form, this still needs a bit of work and mainly tightening up but I am waiting for the last delivery of small components


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    very nice!
    PC:
    MOBO: Maximus VI Extreme
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    GPU: GeForce GTX Titan

    Greetings from Brazil!

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    Keep it up!
    We are following in the shadows..

    Thanks to: - [ Aquatuning | Atlas Informática | NZXT | ProSilentPC | Seasonic | IzarMicro ] -

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    Looking awesome, I am always amazed what people can do with a cnc machine. Keep it up :-)

    Verstuurd van mijn GT-I9100 met Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoAndrade View Post
    very nice!
    Thanks LeoAndrade

    Quote Originally Posted by SoMBrA View Post
    Keep it up!
    We are following in the shadows..
    Thank you dude you deserve some time relaxing in the shadows now your all done

    Quote Originally Posted by dietje1908 View Post
    Looking awesome, I am always amazed what people can do with a cnc machine. Keep it up :-)

    Verstuurd van mijn GT-I9100 met Tapatalk
    Thank you dietje

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    Just a quick Day 4 log update as day 5 looks to be just as hectic!

    Made some support blocks to hold the smoked plexi top in place.



    Fitted it in and then sanded it flush



    Trying something a bit different out for the storage mounting



    Needed to generate some clearance between the radiator and the panel to allow for the 180deg fitting combo I have. Grabbed a scrap piece of 10mm plexi and started hacking it up. just needs a bit more sanding and were done



    After all that I finally managed to start the painting! unfortunately seeing as I have less than 48 hours to finish and box it all up I will only be able to get in 2 coats and minimal sanding between. Still it should look ok

    Gloss white base



    BMW graphite sparkle back



    Mid section


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    Been one hell of a week! at least now I have something to show for it and also something to show on my desk in Berlin


    Here is a sneek peek, Will get some more shots doen when I have time to do the worklog


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    It's cool, veru nice indeed.
    It's a pity you don't have a proper website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Maño View Post
    It's cool, veru nice indeed.
    It's a pity you don't have a proper website.
    Thanks El Maño

    I have a site that I just need to fill with content and then launch but time is always an enemy

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    Just a couple of pictures to show you all before I pack all this away and get ready for a week long GEEKFEST!!






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    Impressive!

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    Beautiful. Very good job

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    Very Very impressive ! I wonder what you could make if you really took your time
    Congratulations and have fun ay geekfest

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    Very nice build.
    Love how the different layers work together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StinkEye View Post
    Impressive!
    Thanks StinkEye

    Quote Originally Posted by El Maño View Post
    Beautiful. Very good job
    Thank you El Maño

    Quote Originally Posted by dietje1908 View Post
    Very Very impressive ! I wonder what you could make if you really took your time
    Congratulations and have fun ay geekfest
    Maybe.... an IRONMAN suit!! ........... One day.... one day!

    Quote Originally Posted by Piggin View Post
    Very nice build.
    Love how the different layers work together.
    Glad you like it Piggin

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    Thought you guys might fancy seeing where K2 is currently holding up






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    A little video

    Just made a "short" little video to give a bit more detail of K2 and what direction it's heading

    ps; I am no video editor! something I'm working on but still a looong way off

    Last edited by editor22; 08-30-2012 at 06:56 AM.

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    You sir, have significantly more skill than I.
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    WOW (nothing else to say, just speechless at the epicness)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tool_462 View Post
    You sir, have significantly more skill than I.
    Thanks tool! it's just practice and a lack of sleep though

    Quote Originally Posted by gatecrasherlok View Post
    WOW (nothing else to say, just speechless at the epicness)
    Thank you

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    Just messing about in photoshop :P anyone have a preference?






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    I vote green.
    Signatures make my posts look huge... but I'm not humble enough to completely remove my signature, so I kept this note explaining it.

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    Yeah Green looks good in this to me.

    It's very beautiful. Very sweet job

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottALot View Post
    I vote green.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye View Post
    Yeah Green looks good in this to me.

    It's very beautiful. Very sweet job
    Thanks Buckeye


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    I took all of the votes and turned them into a nice graph. There has been a few more votes since I finished it but it's doesn't really change anything it's just more greens and blues



    Seems blue will never die as the publics favourite! Although I am surprised how highly green scored!

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    Having watched this throughout the build week, and having just watched the video, I'm both blown away by both the quality you've achieved and design layout. Really excited by the potential this has as a powerful HTPC showoff/part time cruncher for the lounge.
    If you still want a UK beta tester, I'm happy to cut my arm off and mail it to you as and when

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