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Under Construction Worklog Project Core XD

Discussion in 'Setups, Mods and Worklogs' started by Ian Duncanson, Oct 5, 2015.

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  1. Ian Duncanson

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    hi and welcome to this half buildlog... I say half as i'm halfway through and have decided to increase the forums i'm posting on to spread the build on a more local front.

    Build log introduction

    About the modder and build.

    Welcome, my name is Ian Duncanson i am a 26 year old modder from victoria Australia i have been building and working on computers since i was 15. This is my third fully custom pc and one i wish to showcase, so lets begin.

    The concept -

    Simply with the age of ikea and the ability to customise along side the rise of the desk builds i have decided to design and build a desk based upon one of my favorite cases the thermaltake core x9. Now having built a previous desk before i know to an extent whats needed (my original build was a rush job so i had somewhere to play games and best utilise the limited space i had). The necessary goals to a great desk concept are outlined below and are my goals for this build.

    Another note about me, im not the best when i comes to 3d drawing and renders so i do the majority by hand its never great but it give me what i need to work with.

    this space is reserved for our sponsors starting with:

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    Thermaltake, without the faith that quite a few of their staff have put in me none of this would be possible. they have and will be supplying me with cases fans/controllers and watercooling gear


    Goals:

    - Fully modular desk solution
    - core values (moddable, versatile, astetically pleaseing)
    -light weight but strong.

    Design-

    The design is simple, 5 modules (2 x core x9 cases with 3 custom modules forming a desktop) the desk will be constructed out of aluminium and parts of a (few) damaged core x9's the custom parts will he powdercoated white to closely match the original cases.

    Heres a couple of those sketchy drawings i mentioned disregard the measurements these changed many times upon realising i had inadvertantly rushed my measurements.

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    So we will be begining the construction and finalise the design on the fly. An old war saying is that every plan is a good one till the first bullet flies.

    But first a very big thank you to some of my friends for the community, the support you have shown even at the early stages has been phenomenal and for that i thank you.

    My first order arrived from thermaltake australia the other day i posted an unboxing ceremony on my facebook page (http://facebook.com/ianduncansoncomputermods)
    So i will skip this one as im sure you have all seen this beautiful case before.

    Ok so maybe one or 2 photos

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    Now as much as i love the front grill design for what im doing its too hard to have replicated locally i was quoted over 300 dollars for material and cutting for a full sheet and i only need less than half of one :/

    So another popular idea occured i will still have the front panel as a whole just not the mesh... so instead i have started to organise some dark tint perspex to be delivered for the build. But im getting ahead of myself

    so im starting with the center as i want to be able to check my heights and measurements on the fly i have already changed a few measurements from the original drawing above...


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    Alongside the partial assembilly of the front and rear frames for the center i also managed the bottom plate today. i still need to trim down the side frames which i havent shown as they are too long and wont be done till i have the 10mmx10mm angle needed to fit the top panels.

    Ok so new change i have decided rather than trying to scratch build the 2 sides modules and center piece to cut down 2 more cases. so i went ahead and started with what i had here.

    i measured my cuts and then went nuts with my jigsaw (in hindsight i should have used a grinder but alas mine has died... once i had the 2 pieces cut so the spare top piece can be fitted to the side.

    i then tapped new threads in for the side panel to fit up. here we have the test fit with.

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    i now need to build a couple of plates to fix the 2 halves together.

    after some considerations about the proposed design of the center piece and talking to my boss at work, i have come u with a newer design for the center module.

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    i also changed the material to a 0.70mm galvanised as it has more rigidity than the alluminium

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    all cut and folded, now all that remained was to measure the new distance between the top and center rail of the case and make a turn out for mounting the center module. once i had that i measured it onto the side walls. and proceeded to cut them out, i included 3 pass throughs per side for the cabling

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    i also had to add a cutout in the base to accept the hard drive mount / ssd mount

    now some test shots

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    ok so a nice leap and bound later and heres where we are at.


    1. front and rear panels cut, shaped, and fitted ( all will be cleaned with files and grinders and sand paper when 100% ready to go of for powder coating)

    so here are a few shots at various stages of the assembily.

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    so that's the front , rear sides and base done, I have made one edit which you will see in later pics which was to enlarge the side fan holes, the reasons for this will become clearer at a later date. so all fitted together...

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    now due to a glitch on the forum or maybe my pc... copy paste isn't working so imma fast forward for 1 last picture to show where I am at as of today...

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    so to come,

    - slot the side turn outs to mount up to the side modules

    - fit inner railings to full cover lid for 6mm toughened glass

    - await further parts from suppliers so I cant finalise the center module for powdercoating

    - strip all cases 100% of paint

    - powder coat all metal parts and prep and spray paint all plastics

    - await potential sponsor response ;)


    for now ill leave it at that.

    Ian
     
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    Great work so far, cheers! :D
     
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    I am really looking forward to see how this shapes up.
     

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