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Sabranco Humvee

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by Ace_finland, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. Ace_finland

    Ace_finland Member Guru

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    Hi evryone

    Long time since I've been online but back now with a fairly quick mod. Seems like life have been getting in the way of my hobbies. Been hard at work on fixing up my garage so i can do more modding in a nicer place
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    A while ago i got contacted and offered to do a computer mod with some new parts and even if i don't have a lot of spare time it seemed like a fun idea.

    The idea was to make a mod with the new Asus Sabranco board in a Hummer. Took me a long time to find a hummer that would fit a full size motherboard.

    Components.
    Asus Sabertooth mark S
    Intel 4690
    Intel SSD
    Cooler Master Nepton cooler
    Asus Strix GTX 980
    Kingston fury ram 32gb, 2 white and 2 black



    Only spent half an hour on the hummer shell so it's not all there
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    After a few weeks i found one in Taiwan that was big enough.

    1/6th scale
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    Beer can for scale
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    Body removed
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    The board, i like it
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    The PSU, have had a few of these and they have always worked good, so why not another one
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    I was in such a rush i forgot to take pics of the GPU but i will post a bit later of the finished gpu.

    On to the modding
    Had to remove a lot of the electronics in order to fit all the parts. Would have been nice to have it drivable but prefer it to look nice in the end.

    First up the a tray for the psu. Milled it out of polycarbonate. Was a bit tricky to find a good spot for it but in the end it sorted itself out. Only need 4 holes but added a few more for flexibility in case i want to move it a bit
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    Acrylic support for the SSD.
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    Psu and ssd mounted. Yes, it's secured by a shoestring. The psu was a pressfit so not worried but i think it looks good.
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    Next update more of the integrated rollcage for MB and GPU! Here its only in mdf, when its finished it will be out of aluminum
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    Alex
     
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  2. Ace_finland

    Ace_finland Member Guru

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    Did a test fit with the mdf rollcage. I/o panel fits quite good but think i will lower it another mm into the frame to get the whole motherboard a bit closer to the panel.
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    The hummer had very large hole after i removed the weapons, decided to make a cover for it and install a fan there instead. Milled out of acrylic and will be painted a bit later. Still has a small hole for a on/off button but need to have a think about what i want to do with it.
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    Cut a slot in the back panel and removed some support material in order to get the motherboard and GPU to fit. Still needs some cleaning up but need to make sure everything fits before i make it look nice.
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    In order to get a flush fit between the GPU and the back panel i made an 2mm aluminum back plate. For some reason i programmed the chamfering around the dvi port a bit wrong so i took too much off. Shouldn't have watched tv while programming :) Will still be good for a test fit
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    New stickers for the fans. The original strix stickers didn't really fit the build.
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    First idea for the Hummer and GPU would be to use plastidip. Everyone seems to be liking it and it looks decent in pictures. So bought a few cans and tried it on the GPU. After trying it twice i decided to use normal paint. It didn't look right, it had quite an uneven surface and it just felt cheap. I guess for a motherboard with lots of components and uneven surfaces its not so noticeable. So here is the final pic of the GPU with normal spray paint.
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    Last but not least did decide to have a test run of the components. Have had the motherboard for quite some time but hadn't gotten around to test it. Have never gotten a dead mb so wasn't so worried. All worked fine except the gpu, in the end it needed a shielded pcie riser from 3m, tried a few different ebay cables but non of them worked. The 3M ones are expensive but seems to be bulletproof.
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  3. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    That is incredibly original.

    Just imagine going to a LAN-party with this thing.

    "What the hell are you bringing with you?"

    "My pc idiot!"
     
  4. Twiddles

    Twiddles Maha Guru

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    Just wow... I've seen a lot in the 10 years of being an enthusiast but this tops 99% of it! Keep up the good work! :D
     

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    Very Awesome, keep the updates coming. :)
     
  6. theimported1

    theimported1 Master Guru

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    This is so cool!
    The workmanship and planning is top notch as well.
     
  7. Megabiv

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    Rig of the month contender I think
     
  8. Ace_finland

    Ace_finland Member Guru

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    Lol, that would be funny :) and thx!

    Thx buddy!

    Thx! Here's an update

    Thx! I do pride myself in my workmanship

    Thx! Who knows

    Back with more progress.

    The bracket for the Radiator/roof mount
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    Part of the rollcage, getting a hang of the mill now, getting great surface finish without the need for sanding
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    All parts of the rollcage assembled, seems to be very stable.
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    Quick test assembly with the motherboard.
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    Some support brackets for the GPU
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    As always there is something you don't plan for. Had to change one of the sides to make space for the PCI-e riser.
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    Decided to powedercoat the black bits and the white is just normal spray paint. Think the back bit will look better together with the hummer once its painted.
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    Time for some primer!
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    And some white paint!
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    Had to see how it looks together with the wheels, still missing bits and doing the windows,
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    More coming soon!
     
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    Ace_finland Member Guru

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    Thx CronoGraal!


    Back with another update,

    Painted the radiator/roof mount. decided for black, there's quite a lot of white already :)
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    The nepton cooler with the mount fitted
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    rotated the logo so it's the right way, not really necessary but i do like it when the text is not upside down :)
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    A quick test if everything aligns. Seems pretty dead on :)
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    Started adding stickers to the car. S/N 0052 is the serial number on the board. Also installed the lights with leds and cabling. Now they light up when the computer is running. Added a switch though so i can turn them of if they are too powerful.
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    Spent a long time getting the red stickers cut. Seems like cutting a perfectly round circle is a lot harder than i anticipated :D
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    One side complete
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    Lights installed!
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    Top fan fitted! Slight bend in the roof but if i tighten the screws a bit more i should get rid of the tiny gap. Also did all the windows.
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    Final photos in the next update! A little sneak preview :)
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  11. Ace_finland

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    Time for some final shots! Been a speedy build as it's going for a little trip as soon as it's finished.

    Decided to take the PC outside to get some shots in the snow. Got a bit of snow during the day and thought it was a good idea to get some "action" shots

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    Had to stop taking photos outside, started to snow again and the computer was getting wet. Continued with some inside shots.

    Hooked it up to make sure it was still running. All good!
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    Took a while to get the lights to the right intensity, 620ohm did the trick and lowered it enough to look good in photos and in real life
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    Back in the box it goes, had to modify it a bit to get it back in the original box
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    Used all the safety tape i could find, Should be safe now
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    That's about it for this time! Hope you liked it.

    If anyone is going to CES this year you can have a good look at it there! Always wanted to go to las vegas but seems like my computer beat me to it :)
     
  12. red6joker

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    Thats definitely a nice build, I would have never thought of doing one like this with an RC vehicle of any kind.
     
  13. IcE

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    Amazing work. Simply amazing.
     
  14. Agent-A01

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    Very nice build!
     
  15. Ace_finland

    Ace_finland Member Guru

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    Thx! a bit different to a normal case, not very practical space vise but still nice :)
    Thx!
    Thx!
     

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    holy macaroni original indeed, when you started this thread i was curious how you would finish this project. Did i said holy macaroni al ready?
     
  17. Ace_finland

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    Lol, thx man!
     
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    best rig mod i ever seen.
    amazing :D
     

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