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  1. Mounted and painted. Found another motherboard, AMD E35M1 with passive cooling, worked good. Been running it under load for a day in the case just to be sure the cooling is enough. Bought a SSD-DOM unit, 16GB is enough for my Linux system. And a collection of some pictures on the desk.
  2. More updates Made a simple drive bay to hold the three hdd´s. Could be made better but didnt see why, it´s the outside of this puppy thats cool And it is removable, for easy access to other parts. Bottom fan and case feets mounted Close up of the case feets Now its time for some sanding and paint/wrap of the bottom part.
  3. A smaller update today Made the floor (left) and the back (right) and put a 140mm fan in the floor and a 120 in the back. Probably do 2x120 in the roof too, not sure yet, or a single 140 there too. Made a mistake with the IO-cutout, internal floor will be 30mm up from the bottom, forgot to add that to the back. Not visible later when painted and wrapped. Front and side pieces glued.
  4. First mistake... I cut out the D-Wave logo in a piece of flat black vinyl, and had a idea of mounting a LED behind the panel to light it up. But.. got it on off-centre in both directions... Back to the cutting machine again The black paint is only for the spacing between all small panels, the panels themselves will be wrapped in vinyl to get a easy surface without painting and sanding. Here is how it looks in front of my desk light. Some light coming trough, will isolate the logo on the back some more. And without a light behind it. Not much of progress to show today, i have mostly put time into the bottom and designing all parts holding the motherboard and drives inside the case and thinking of a way to open the case to change parts and whatnot. To be continued
  5. Hehe, would be crazy, but i really want a computer on the insides so no space for it. But your idea made me make a decal cutout for the front piece, i´ll see later if i use it or not This one, a silhouette of the inside CPU and cooling part of the X2
  6. hehe yeah i read that too somewhere when doing research, but the D-Wave is recognized by it, so it was easier to put in the info than explaining why its not. And the G3258 cpu i´m using is a light year away from being close to running any Quantum algorithms. I´m happy its a kind of super computer, and a cool looking one
  7. You who seen me before know that i´m soft for supercomputers and have begun to do alot of scratchbuilds. When i saw a article about D-Wave X2 i fell in love, how cool is this. Instantly i started to gather information about the X2 and planning it out in Sketchup to get a grasp of what size is needed for my replica. To be aesthetically appealing, i have made some changes. - Racks in front of the chamber not in my replica - Rear panels are moved to the front side, where the racks were. Hardware Gigabyte GA-Z97N ITX motherboard Intel G3258 CPU 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance memory Cooler Master 120V cooler Samsung 840 120GB EVO OS-drive 3x4TB drives All panels cut, gluing them to a 2mm acrylic piece to make up the walls. Wanted to keep the glue from oozing out in the spacing between all small pieces, worked good. Looks awful - right now Side and front panel cut and glued See ya in the next update!
  8. Haha, i had a idea of that, but the case is a low budget one and it would probably scratch alot below the white. So i stuck with the white effect on the edges of the case window
  9. I did his mod with the canon-strap and the rubber-string he did on his carry-on bag, but i couldnt do it without a penny-board, so i had to buy one just to get the complete theme I just tried to catch many of his own mods, into a computer case
  10. What? If you are into vlogging and Youtube you may already know Casey Neistat, one of the bigger Youtubers right now and growing fast. He is a awsome film maker and DIY guy, check him out! -> https://www.youtube.com/user/caseyneistat Casey got my attention a couple of month ago with his hacking, customizations and other solutions to every day problems, in his style. Why? So, one day when i was thinking of a theme for my next mod i decided to do a Casey Neistat themed computer build, fetching some of his creations into the case. Not sure why i´m doing this, just a fun thing and a complete opposite of what i normally do, where i seek to perfect and do everything as perfect as it can be. Maybe a kind of a tribute? not sure, well, here it goes! The hardware Bitfenix NEOS case Some drive cages from different other cases 3x3TB drives, 2x2TB drives, 1TB os-drive. AMD 5800k APU Asrock FM2A88X motherboard 8GB ram, Corsair Vengeance The result! And here it is, my Casey Neistat custom computer! And, it´s not a build log without the pics. The case - Bitfenix Neos Window Casey have very custom glasses of his own, here i tried to replicate that effect he has on the glasses in the side window panel. Made a window decal of the very same Casey, with his custom glasses on. On his Boosted board, pictured in the top. He made a arrow to tell wich way is forward. I took this detail into the front panel. One other characteristic part of Casey is his "selfie-stick", he is using a Joby Gorillapod and holding his Canon 70D in one hand. I had to snatch this detail too. Off to the store and bought a gorilla pod, removed 4 pieces of it and made it fit the case, as case feets They had to be cut first Turned out pretty good In one of Caseys videos, he makes a custom carry-on bag with a custom holder for his Penny skateboard. Skating is big in his movies, so i can´t leave this out. Had to buy a Pennyboard just to get one, i can´t skate and i probably brake it if i tried standing on it Here is first a picture of Caseys custom bag, and the following picture of my interpretation of it. See his video here: Made a fast-forward video of the works too.
  11. Some accent color inside the case too. Not sure yet if the memory should get the same color, or just paint them black. Current status
  12. I bought one just to check the case out, and i got stuck. (Some of you do know i work at Bitfenix, i use other brands too ) So i was thinking, i need a small workstation and this was perfect. Found a Gigabyte Z97n-wifi itx board from earlier projects and a 4690k CPU. Other hardware includes a Corsair H100i, 8gb of Corsair Vengeance memory, 256gb Kingston SSD and 2x3TB regular 3,5" drives. I can never buy a case, unbox it and start to use it. I need to make it mine, in a small or big way. And i was roaming colors on the forums and found most cases are black, white, red or blue in general. How about brown, anyone used brown? couldnt find many of them - so i ordered some Beluga Brown metallic (Audi colour). Before it was violated, i shot some pics of the case. And butt naked After a couple coats of paint and clear. Still in the loop - Install everything in the case - Some cable management - New daylight pics, above was shot 2 AM - Installation and maybe paint the monitors frames same colour.
  13. A mini update. The first half is done, made a jig to glue all parts the same angles. And, the parts are only glued, no finish work done! Now to the fun part, glue 63 more parts together + supports
  14. Thats only one panel of the case, it has 120 panels on the outside I think it will be around a mATX case, maybe a small ATX case. 500mm high, 520mm deep and 260mm wide.
  15. I only took the outer shape from the Tristellar case, not the case itself.
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