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    Cool [SCRATCHBUILD] Bulldozer, Massive case Project

    Heya guys,


    Big thanks to gigatron for the support and display spot in their store!


    Also special thanks to my sponsors:



    Phobya



    AlphaCool



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    I started working on this project few days ago and i thought, lets post some of it.. Idea and startlog first
    It will be a massive bulldozer looking case as a tribute for AMD and their FX series of processors...


    Also the Video of an open case model on youtube :)



    Model 3D:










    I switched from case mod to scratch build :D entire bottom frame complete :) also some welds needed to be fixed.. been a while since i welded anything :)




































    Day 3, i started late, and i didn’t have material for more, going to buy some more tomorrow :D













    These 3 are just tossed sides to make it look similar to end project, there is still more to be done, these are just reference scaling pics :)







    I am gonna have to start getting some interior work, need to get it all together before I take it apart for painting... also i got some nice looking screws for estetic work... Also i will need to pick up swoop, real swoop for mini bulldozer, its gonna be quite massive *cast iron* :D also i got led strips to go inside ( yellow ) i will need to calculate how to molex them correctly so if anyone could send me some link to assist me on what is the relations on lenght/molex, than i will need to get cable extenders to place ( they will be preset to the build connecting in PSU chamber ) sleeved yellow black ( also need to sleeve them, but only need to do half cuz i got black sleeved from RaidMax ). I also made some adjustments, the windscreen will be touchscreen fan controller modded to fit. Making contact connectors so i don’t have to remove cables from the side panel and so there are no cables... apart from the ones imbedded in the side panel it self. Grabbing electric window adjuster for the top part so the entire cabin will lift at a push of a button, exposing the components that will be underneath :) .
    Rims for the side, the entire PC will move forward than... I will put some small wheels on the bottom of the case and move it with electric car window adjuster so it pops out when i need to do something and it will pop all the way out... Also the engine compartment will host twin modular power supply in parallel. ( side intake / front exhaust ) i will need to mod it a bit so that power cable can get to it... i found angled power cable so i will first try with that one.











    1/3 of the swoop that i am making, it will be 3 parts like those at different angles covered by aluminum sheets
    Also, the mud protector will be reduced in size to 210mm to get in line with the tracks that will be 200mm


    Cabin, it will lift upwards to open the pc components, windows will be plexiglass.







    That fan will be as the top link of rotor for tracks



    That top turned out nice :D






    also i figured out and i custom ordered set of these with the exact lenght and 2 rows of threads that connect them to be used as tracks





    As for the paint job goes, yellow with black stripes on some parts, details like the bolts will be black, grill will be black with RED backlight on top and bottom, also red non transparent mesh behind the grill... Cabin i cant decide Yellow or black, but it will have yellow backlight, roof will be black, windscreen - i hope, NZXT LX. Also, for hidraulics effect on swoop i am going with rear suspension from VW Golf 6 and for the smaller ones on the bottom side, it will be suspension for 5th dour on VW Golf 6 as well... Aprox weight empty, around 30 kilos, full around 50 :) still struggling with system that will go in, i got some of it, ( my gamer rig )... And the good news :D, I got a spot in the PC show in Belgrade Fair :)
    One side complete, may look funny now odd now but over the tubes there is gonna be fan grill in shape of the gears...






    Yeah its gonna be massive, after i finish 2nd side, fenders and cabin tomorrow its painting time :) and after that, DETAIL TIME... also, once the swoop gets in place, the bar that goes along side the dozer will give it totally different look, ( its gonna be hazelnut board piece - extremely light wood ) also i reduced the weight by allot... its gonna be 20 kilos w/o equipment inside and w/o the swoop...


    Also the mechanism for opening the case will look like this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF_S6YT_Ku8 the middle CASE part will have wheels for easier manipulation ...


    Here it is guys, what those pipes are and how i mounted them :)
    Side panel with holes drilled



    Checking the pipes because i need to flaten the contact area between them so they fit... they are f110mm but the part where they touch the board is 125 so there isnt any room between them.



    Turned it around after i got them in to place and now i am preparing to mount them... marking the holes and stuff..



    ok mounting method, simple but efficient :)








    The hight of the case: ( for refference its 730mm )



    And the case with both side panels "tubed" :)



    the side panels drop inwords at the bottom, i will have to set some distancers there, they must have gap of around 1.5mm in order for case to slide out, once i mount them to the board it should be fine with some anti scratch tapes and it will gonna go nice and smooth :)


    In order to fit 2PSU’s inside, i had to reduce the side of my ventilation tube for the “side intake, front exhaust” :)





    Just to show you how hard it is when you have to use hand tools ;) my circular saw died on me :(



    And this is going to finish as the drawer type PSU mount, so i can remove PSU just by pulling them out centered, enough space, and doesn’t heat up rest of the system.




    As you noticed i am pretty low funded :( so i am using the best of what i can get :)
    Lets stray from the main build for a bit and let me show you my pride components that are in a dire need for modifications :)
    Planning to add backlight, USB passtrough, and a volume knob to it :) paint it yellow and red, replace keycaps with possibly full metal ones in red, make tracks on the sides to look like a tiny flat dozer and wristrest that would be painted and attached like a swoop :)


    The keyboard in question is Chicony KB-5181 with cherry MX blues



    Also, my 2nd keyboard with orange omron switches :) works like a charm after almost 30 years in service :D! i will see what i can d with this one :)



    Entire mount completed and functional :)details left to be done so it doesnt look this ugly :D








    Also the mount for fans on marked and will be finished tomorrow :)



    Also i got nice piece of plexiglass for the mobo thermal armor that is mostly just estetic armor for me :)


    I made back panel now for the radiator and hard drive area i made a sandwitch of two pieces of aluminum sheets folded them in the way i needed them and stuffed them with thermal isolation that will help muffle the sound as well and made entire thing really sturdy at no weight cost :)






    As for hard drive mount, i will make a sort of floating floor for almost complete vibration reduction, it will be two sheets of aluminum, bottom one mounted, than spounge in between 10mm thick and another aluminum sheet on top of it, connected to the bottom with rubber going all around it


    Rad grill done, if anyone likes/wants this, or stuff like this, i got few designs i made for now and for later on with new projects, you can just PM me/ email/ or reply they are .crd and ready for laser cutting in scale for 240 rad ( two for 480 ) :D





    finished wrecking my old Chieftec Aegis case to scrap :) here is what the backplate looks like nicely sanded ( i hand sanded it :/ ) and in its new home :) also, i will need to cut the hole for the cpu cooler mount and so i can put a 92mm fan back there.. it helps allot with chip cooling :)







    I also added mesh to the PSU tray





    And something i think could be really nice if i manage to do it properly :D





    Kinda odd that the PSU case is perfect dimensions to host 2 3.5" hard drives :D and 80mm fan :D


    I tossed everything on so i can see how it looks and my dog came to inspect it... :D if she could, she would have gotten her self inside in no time ( i gotta post video of us trying to get her out of the car :D )





    *the red thing on the top is from my old sidepannel, will use it later as a mesh for somewhere :)


    Also i started doing some work around the cabbin, this is first look, i need to straiten it before i can use it... it will only be a mold for bending acrylic glass pannel so it is gonna be entire side bent :)






    So what do you guys think?


    I figured out i could have taken a cabbinet and modify it for the thing i did in the end :D








    It seemed logical to make it like this instead of making it out of 3 parts...
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    Default Re: [SCRATCHBUILD] Bulldozer, Massive case Project

    Ok guys, today i got my first sponsors, i recieved a nice timely response from Phobya :D



    Phobya



    AlphaCool



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    Default Re: [SCRATCHBUILD] Bulldozer, Massive case Project

    Heya guys, tomorrow it will be ready for base and white paint :), after that i will do cable menagment with some cable routers, and paint it all in the colours it is intended :) stay tuned :D





    I hope you can see how massive it is :D

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    So today i found out that the box in my wast basement wasnt just an empty box as i tought for last 6 years, inside was mint in box router :D


    *idiot right...he..he.....he. *


    I made cannals for acrulyc window i will be using :)



    and it will go here :



    also i got a bit pissed and redid the rooftop, AGAIN *5th time* ARGHHHH



    new system for easyer mounting with 2 steel bars...




    Also, tomorrow, as i found out i have router i will smothen all the edges down and give them nice curvy finish :D

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    Today i totally rebuilt the side pannels... one of those days when nothing fits, and i was so angry about it... so i had to do it right this time! I made them from far better quality wood, more precise, with new tools... looks 10 times better and works properly now (the sliding mechanism)...


    The wood is 10 times better, more compressed, easyer to manipulate.



    Got a template for 480... and did it right!



    Smoothen the edges...





    and the big ass drill for wider and "non-bend" blade for my saw


    And last, but not least, see the difference!!!
    Old:

    New:



    Also, new sponsor... CoolerMaster.. more details tomorrow :D

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    Me again, to some it maybe funny, but i am full of emotions for this!


    Few days after i started working on this project, few people asked me what will i be using from components, and i said that i would be using what i had at the time or untill i find some sponsors... one of those parts was AMD Athlon II X3 450 that i was using... One guys, at the time a random guy on the forum asked me if i Phenom II 980BE would be an improvment untill i get cash to get new one or find a sponsor, i still dont have sponsor for the processor...






    Imagine me today when i heard from mailman that i have a package from France..





    I knew the guy for half an hour from forum and over PM on the forum... and he decided to help me in such a manner... It may not bet extraordinary, and such but it means allot more than just a processor... it means that there are still great people in this world, and a new hope risen inside of me just from this gesture!!!The moment i get new processor either from sponsors or i get some cash to buy it. i am gonna make special mount for this one, to shine as a simbol of respect, UTMOST RESPECT towords Blobster21 and people like him!!!

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    Guys, sorry i haven't been posting for a while, but it was holyday season here in Serbia, and i was kinda tortured by my neighbour :D i have been planing to rebuild chasis for the case from steel to aluminum, and i wanted to ask a buddy of mine who is professional welder to do the welds for me, but he refused and instead outh to teach me how to weld "If you want to do this as a hobby you need to learn how to do it... you will need it, you can use my equipment!" so i learned how to weld aluminum, and it is going quite well, nice clean welds hehe


    Also, if you are doing something, there isnt my way, your way, his way... there is the right way or the wrong way... took me some time to figure that out for myself :D






    Aluminum box tubes...






    Kind'a expensive :/
    Also, i will be doing aluminum case, and pics next time :D

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    When your case is finished you should apply for a job with Lian Li.

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    Ok guys, i did it, i redid the frane in to an aluminum one and it turned out extra!!!
    you can see it on the video below :)


    https://youtu.be/bEVsWRGQr6U


    The aluminum alloy that i am using is durafix, and it is insanely strong for welding, i did a weld and i smashed it with hammer trying to tare the weld and make the weld brake, the only thing that broke was the cube piple it self... and i used really small ammount of it..


    You can see here, i welded, well its more like soldered only 2 sides, see how much smashing it has been trough and still survived :D








    Also the frame and welds, few pics... it will be done tonigh, and finally i can start painting tomorrow, i switched entire case upside down... i ended up with 2 cases :D








    I hope you like it :), also guys if you ever try to do these welds, they dont stick to steel, only to "Coloured metals" so you can use steel plate instead of the one i have been using, i used Azbestus boards so i can get my nails in and keep it all at the right angle... Be advised, azbestus is highly cancerogenic... and the fumes are really rough! but i needed to keep temp and it is extremely good insulator...

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    Some closeups on the welds, and also the frame is finished, i even figured out how to fix the bend caused by heat to aluminum, tho the bend isn't big, 2-3 degrees it is still annoying and it bends entire body, all that caused because i dont have horisontal cubetube above the components (i left it open so i can tinker with it with ease... i figured few ways to fix that, and i hope you guys will like it...








    The 2-3 degrees influence in overall look of the case...



    it is causing the difference of about 1-2mm from one side to the other and it pisses me off.


    FIX! The simple solution.. threaded stick, with it i could adjust it all :D the pictures are low quality because of the lighting and my primary camera died... using camcorder to take photos :)




    loosening of the screw acts like a car lift, stretches the frame, and i got exactly what i needed :D


    Hope you guys like this :D

    p.s. the entire case is sanded now, it has been Gited and is ready for its first paintjob... also, going to get stuff from CoolerMaster HQ here in Serbia tomorrow morning

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