Handmade Aluminium chassis Project

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by punkpablo, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. punkpablo

    punkpablo Member

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    [Scratch Build] Aluminium chassis Project [update 02/23/2015]

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    Hi, i am Pablo from Argentina and i want to share a tiny log of my handmade pc.

    It is made basically from a 6mm aluminium sheet, another of 3mm and an aluminium bar to do the machined spacers
    I am always doing some minor tuning to my stuff but always wanted to make a full chassis with custom liquid cooling.

    The hardware is:

    - i7 4770k @ 4.6 ghz delidded with collaboratory liquid pro
    - Asus maximus VI formula
    - 16 gb DDR3 corsair dominator platinum 2400 mhz C10
    - Ati HD 7750 a bit overclocked (I chose it because at that moment it was the best card that not require external power)
    - Corsair CX600M power supply
    - 256 gb Samsung 850 pro SSD for the OS
    - 128 gb ocz vertex 4 SSD
    - 2 Tb WD black for storage

    Water Cooling:
    - XSPC raystorm cpu block
    - XSPC ex240 radiator
    - XSPC acrylic DDC tank reservoir multiport
    - Laing thermotech DDC 3.25 pump (18 w)
    - Bitspower and Enzo black 19/13mm compression fittings
    - XSPC high flex black 19/13mm hose
    - Corsair air series SP120 quiet edition low noise high pressure

    External peripherals
    - Dell U2711 (2560x1440)
    - Alienware Tactx Keyboard
    - Logitech MX performance
    - Sennheiser momentum headphones

    So here it is:

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    Measuring with old hardware
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  2. punkpablo

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    Testing
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  3. PhazeDelta1

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    That's amazing! Nice work. :thumbup:
     
  4. punkpablo

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    Finished at last!
    Hope you like it

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    Thanks PhazeDelta1, I am glad you like it
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Not necessarily my personal taste for a computer, but sure it does show creativity and craftsmanship! Great work, congrats :)
     
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    Thanks man, i wanted something different from the regular pc case. I actually have three more computers in normal cases.
     
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    Very nice. Looks like something Inwin would build.
     
  9. Megabiv

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    I'd be keeping anyone with a drink in hand as far away as possible :wanker:. Sweet build though I have to say.
     
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    I know, because of that my computers are in my private room. Far away from other people's drinks and other stuff.:)
     

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    Te felicito man, se ve increíble, te mande un PM.
     
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    Congrats on the win.

    Te quedó fenómeno.
     
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    Upgrading layout

    Hi, i am upgrading the cable routing, the radiator supports and the relocation of some things like the ssd and the pump

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    Bravo sir. This is hands down, the best case design I have seen so far.

    Aluminum is a beautiful material!
     
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    Wasn't this a recent RotY entry?

    Beautiful design. Looks to be very well planned and executed. I'm in the planning stages of a wood/steel case. Everyone posting such detailed build threads are helping me immensely. I never imagined it would be so hard for me to design a case to fit my needs but I've been in planning for a couple years now.

    OP, I hope you don't mind me asking this.... How exactly did you come up with the design?
     

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    I am glad you like my pc, It's a pleasure work with aluminium, especially when it is done by hand. I worked other materials like stainless steel when made my fly tying vise and it is too hard to work.
     
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    Yes, it was ROTM january 2015, but immediately after that i dismantle it to modify some things like cable routing, and the layout of drives and the reservoir/pump.
    My work log is not as detailed as the majority because when i am working i forget to take more pictures.
    The design came to me when i was looking to build a pc chassis where components where attached to both sides of a single aluminium sheet, it will act as chassis and heat spreader. Beside that i wanted that the hardware was visible and integrated with the overall design.
     
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    update 25/02/2015

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    Awesome dude! Keep up the nice work.
     
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    update 27/02/2015

    New radiator mounts

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