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Posted · Original PosterOP
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.

 

d-wave-x2.jpg

 

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.

 

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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 :)

 

d-wave-x2-3.jpg

 

 

Side and front panel cut and glued

 

d-wave-x2-2.jpg

 

See ya in the next update!

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Ok now this is cool. Maybe put the HDD mounts in the front chamber things? Followed.


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Incoming copyright lawsuit.... just kidding GL!  

 

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Also I hate to burst your bubble but they are not true Quantum computers :(


 

 

 
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Incoming copyright lawsuit.... just kidding GL!  

 

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Also I hate to burst your bubble but they are not true Quantum computers :(

 

 

Not real quantum computer- 1/7.9- IGN

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 :)

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Just tell people it's a quantum computer, and that if you question its legitimacy, then it will outsmart you 69:1 and kill you with your own mind.

Nah, it is a quantum computer at the same time that it isn't HAH


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The components exist at the same time as they don't, therefore he can pick them up whilst dropping them.


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As usual a nice scratch build on the way. Love your "chopped prodigy hehe


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Would be cool, if you can make the inside looks like a quantum computer too. :D


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Would be cool, if you can make the inside looks like a quantum computer too. :D

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

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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.

 

d-wave-x2-6.jpg

 

And without a light behind it.

 

d-wave-x2-7.jpg

 

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 :)

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Please make the front box thingies the drive bays with the window.. That'd look awesome :P


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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.

 

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Front and side pieces glued.

 

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awesome progress!


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Oh now that looks good :P


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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 :)

 

d-wave-x2-10.jpg

 

And it is removable, for easy access to other parts.

 

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Bottom fan and case feets mounted

 

d-wave-x2-13.jpg

 

 

Close up of the case feets

 

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Now its time for some sanding and paint/wrap of the bottom part.

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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.

 

d-wave-x2-14.jpg

 

Bought a SSD-DOM unit, 16GB is enough for my Linux system.

 

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And a collection of some pictures on the desk.

 

 

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Imo drives in those front box thingies would've been cooler c: That'd also open up space for a larger cooler.


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