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    Model 01 - A Scratch Built Chassis [COMPLETED]





    Welcome!
    I thought I would share a project I have been working on for a few years!
    I hope you will enjoy the log!


    New to the log?
    You can easily get up to speed by checking THIS gallery!

    The gallery above is a compact version of the Full album with only some milestone pictures.
    Tip! Click a picture and you will get a zoomed view in the same window.

    Be sure to check out the thread after you are done and comment on what you think!

    Last edited by Brodholm; 02-04-2014 at 03:40 AM.

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    Hello everyone, I have always been thinking about creating an account here at Bit-Tech but I never got to it. I have been browsing around here many times but never made an account. I have been over at XS for a long time and some of you might have seen me there. But now it is finally time to join you over here!

    And I thought, what better way then to do a build log here! Hope I am welcome here and that you will enjoy the log!

    History behind the design:
    About 5 years ago I decided that I was going to water cool my computer. Back then I had a Antec P180, not exactly the perfect chassis for water cooling your components. I looked at a lot of different chassis but I was never really happy with any of them. So I started sketching on my own design. First they were really awful, but as time progressed I got better and better at drawing. Early drawings was in MS-paint. I then moved on to Google Sketchup and finally Autodesk Inventor. I have probably gone through about 30 different designs until I finally decided on this one. This will be my first custom designed chassis and it will also be my first ever water cooled system!

    Goal:
    To design a chassis specifically for water cooling that is able to handle high-end components and still be quiet. And at the same time have a clean and stylish look that does not get old after a few months.

    Progress
    #1: Planning and Designing.
    #2: Constructing Parts.
    #3: Assembly of Chassis.
    #4: Completing Chassis. <--- I am here right now!
    #5: Water Cooling.
    #6: Components.
    #7: Modifying
    #8: Installing and Testing.
    #9: Finishing Touches.
    #10: Final Pictures and Summary.

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    Last edited by Brodholm; 04-26-2013 at 10:21 AM.

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    Reserved!!!

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    Renders!
















    More progress will be posted later! Now I need to sleep! good night!
    Last edited by Brodholm; 04-12-2013 at 05:47 PM.

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    that's gonna be amazing! can't wait

    I like large posteriors and I cannot prevaricate

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    Wow! subbed for sure...I LOVE custom builds like this myself (always wanted to build a wooden case or a desk/case hybrid)
    Very nice renders btw, impressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evantaur View Post
    that's gonna be amazing! can't wait
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivanlabrie View Post
    Wow! subbed for sure...I LOVE custom builds like this myself (always wanted to build a wooden case or a desk/case hybrid)
    Very nice renders btw, impressive
    Thanks!
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    Looks awesome! Finally a person who not only designs cases but actually gets to work building them!

    We will all be looking forward to the end result

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    Oh wow.. I like where this is going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weston View Post
    Looks awesome! Finally a person who not only designs cases but actually gets to work building them!

    We will all be looking forward to the end result
    Thanks! Well its "easy" to draw something that looks good. But it is soooo much harder to design something that you are able to build and still have it look good.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3lfk1ng View Post
    Oh wow.. I like where this is going.
    Last edited by Brodholm; 04-12-2013 at 05:51 PM.

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    It looks great
    I wonder inability to mount on top 480 rad (not enough space above the mobo).
    Tri SLI, Quad SLI is not intended to be installed in this case?

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    Oh my... very interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elder View Post
    It looks great
    I wonder inability to mount on top 480 rad (not enough space above the mobo).
    Tri SLI, Quad SLI is not intended to be installed in this case?
    Yes you are correct, I did not intend for a radiator to be mounted in the top. That would add much to the height and the chassis is big enough already
    But it would be a very easy change in the design if I wanted to.

    Quote Originally Posted by h20xide View Post
    Oh my... very interested


    More updates coming soon!

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    Amazing! Quite the workshop and skills you got man, so jealous :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivanlabrie View Post
    Amazing! Quite the workshop and skills you got man, so jealous :p
    ^^
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    It goes fast ... at this rate in two weeks you'll have everything ready
    I wonder what you choose ... anodized aluminum or powder coated?
    Both solutions have their pros and cons.

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    Wish i have a shop closed to my place....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elder View Post
    It goes fast ... at this rate in two weeks you'll have everything ready
    I wonder what you choose ... anodized aluminum or powder coated?
    Both solutions have their pros and cons.
    To bad the holidays are over. I will have to go back to the university soon...

    And the aluminum will be glass-blasted and then anodized black

    Quote Originally Posted by xpclassified View Post
    Wish i have a shop closed to my place....
    Yeah, its really nice
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    oh wow, this looks so amazing. Nicely done. Keep up the good work.

    If those hinges didn't work out, some industrial custom hinges on skate bearings would have been pretty cool. Your design is very clean.
    Computer: Intel i7-4770k | Asus Z87 Maximus VI Impact | 240GB Corsair Force GT | 240GB OCZ Vertex 3 | 16GB G.Skill Trident X 2400MHz | EVGA GTX690 Hydro Copper 4GB | Corsair AX850 | Steelseries 7G | Logitech G500 | 27" 2560x1440 Overlord Tempest X270OC 120Hz S-IPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lfk1ng View Post
    oh wow, this looks so amazing. Nicely done. Keep up the good work.

    If those hinges didn't work out, some industrial custom hinges on skate bearings would have been pretty cool. Your design is very clean.
    That could probably work yeah. Luckily I this worked out perfect

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