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Few updates!

 

Working on filling the gaps, using a basic tube of wood filler, and then staining it to match. 
Ran a few test bits to see how it would look. 
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Pretty happy with that, will take a few coats to get right. 

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Filled, time to start staining.

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Aside from the bottom still needing another the coat, the sides have vanished and become 1 with the wood :D
 

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Finally received my CoolerMaster SF360R ARGB Fans.
Bought these for £30 the other week.
As per CM world series rules, every scratch build bust contain at least 1 CM product.
So yeah... This will do :)


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Will be cutting the vents on the case this week and fitting the fans.
Craig

 

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After a long day, i decided to put more work into the build. 
Started with messuring up the fans, lining up the laser cutter and cutting the circles.
I then put the fans in and screwed them on. 

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I'm putting these as intake, so i want to use some kind of dust filter. 

 

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After this, i was unhappy with all the screws and holes and lines. 

So i done it all again on fresh wood, Re-cut the holes, this time i used no more nails, and made sure it was absolutely solid. 
I also wanted to add some of the sponsor logos, so i laser cut them out of the same wood, and stuck them on the rear. 

 

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Overall, very happy, still some work to do, but happy with the progress this weekend. 
 

WIll do some more cleaning and trimming over the next week. 
Craig

 

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While waiting for the final parts to arrive. 
I decided to start work on the cable combs.
While these look chunky, i can assure you, they are indeed chunky chunks. 
I needed a good surface area on the bottom, to affix them directly to the case. 
Making sure they don't come back off. 
 

 

 

 

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FOr some reason, this page will not allow me to upload any more images. Will try again later to show the final looks after they were stained. 
Craig

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Motherboard arrived today from ASUS UK.
Really nice bit of kit too.
The ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming 
I got to work and put it in the case!

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After this arrived, i got to work on the cables.
24pin + USB extensions to save needing to go inside the case.

 

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EK Waterblocks package made an appearance today too.
I'm only going to show the CPU block for now, i'm still very much in the deep end with figuring out the loop and how it's going to work.

This, is the EK Signature Edition Lignum CPU Block.
This block, is nothing short of breathtaking.

 

 

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I also got to work on the coolant.
There's a reason it's darker in the bottle. This is because i'm running 10/12mm tubing, if i didn't make the coolant darker than normal, it'd look like **** instead of jack daniel's.

 

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Decided to get to work on the GPU block's face plate.
Wanted something wooden ofc, but with 2 logo's (Ek + ROG)

This took me about 2 hours to design + Cut + Etch + Stain
Wood is Birch Ply and costs me about 30p per A4 sheet.

First, i use AutoLaser to do my cutting, and coraldraw12 to do all my designing.
So much easier to work on coral then export as an AI file.

 

 

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The cutting and etching process takes about 45 minutes, i have the laser on a lower speed to get a deeper etch.
Once done, i test fitted and it's perfect.

 

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The orange marks are from the smoke, unfortunetly, i cut in my shed with a large fan on, and the fan extracts the smoke out of the front of the laser instead of the back, which causes the smoke to run over the wood leaving horrible orange stains.
I really need to get my rear extractor fan set up properly.

But.... never the less, staining immediately takes this away.
and i'm left with finished parts like this

 

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Just a quick update today.
Not really had a huge amount of time to get much done.
At the moment, i'm working on the rear of the case, placing everything where i want it.
Still tons of work to do, but for the time being, i'm very very happy with how it's starting to take shape.

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Ignore the mess around it lol
This is basically how it will look when finished.

Still to do
1. GPU arrives tomorrow, will block it, and do the GPU cables.
2. Run the Tubes from bottom and top to the GPU.
3. Clean up the marks on the back.
4. Create a small shroud for the cables up top (USB's) with my logo on it.


Still to do inside.
1. Run the tubes from CPU to GPU (WIll be a parallel loop to keep it clean)
2. Re-do the reservoir (Bottle) tube.
3. Clean up

After all this is done, i will dissasemble the entier build, and do a video of it all going together and filling the loop.
Unfortunetly my CPU is still not here, so it's a waiting game.

As always, i appreciate all your replies and look forward to doing more.
Thanks for looking.
Craig.

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