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Salvage
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So my dear friends, here we go again!


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My last project went up in smoke since the company I had contacted for help with creating the vital parts of my scratch build promised more than they could keep. So here I was with all these parts I had received for that project and nothing to show for. I had a discussion with be quiet! and explained the situation, told them I wanted to do anything to make up for all this and do the best out of this crappy situation. Luckily they were kind enough to send me a Dark Base 700 so I could make a new project with all these parts... So I decided to name this proect "Salvage" which I though was suitable.

My thought with this project is a clean all air cooled build in all its "simplicity". Open up and mod parts for better airflow. Since all parts are close to inaudible that wont be an issue. Despite "access" to RGB on almost every component in this project I've decided to go with the classic red and black theme.

Components I will be using for this project

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Case - be quiet! Dark Base 700

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Mobo and CPU - MSI Gaming M7 AC and Ryzen 2 2700X

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PSU - be quiet! Straight Power 11 850W

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GPU - MSI 1050Ti Gaming X 4GB

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SSD and RAM - Teamgroup Delta RGB SSD 250GB och Teamgroup Delta RGB 3000Mhz

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CPU cooler - be quiet Dark Rock Pro 4

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Fans - be quiet! Silent Wings 3

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I've already started modifying the case quite a bit, but I still hope you'd want to follow me on the final parts of this project.

Once again I'd like to send a huge thanks to my sponsors for the continued support and confidence in me despite the debacle with the last project!

Posted on: 2/20 16:45
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Re: Rest - First scratch build
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Sad to say it, but this project is a no go...

I had a deal with a company here in my village that was going to help me with parts of the case. Sadly they promised a lot more than they could deliver and when the final date for applying for dreamhack casemod arrived I had absolutely nothing to show... "No worries, it's an easy job that we'll fix instantly"... yeah right?! So here I am having made promises here and there, promises that I couldn't keep because of all of this! I don't feel like doing any more business with this company so that's why this project is dead. Hopefully my sponsors are more forgiving than I am...

be quiet! have already sent me a new case so I can do a new project with the hardware I've been given! So a new project will appear shortly once all the pieces for the puzzle is in place!

Posted on: 2018/11/29 13:00
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Re: Nibbler - First scratch build
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Update! Finally some progress... my mancave is once again in my "possession" and the possibility to mod when I feel like it isn't any longer a big project in itself. I started modifying the motherboard plate and remove excessive parts and file down rough edges.

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Sawing in aluminium will result in a damaged floor and a damaged eisplateau, so I decided to go down to the basement for that part of the project...

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After a long time of filing with the associated bloodshed I've finally removed all uneven and rough edges. I've also measured so it'll fit perfectly for the case I'm about to build.

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Decided to rename the project because I've made some change in my plans... Rest is a comination of "Rendering and Streaming" which are two of the three things this build is for

Posted on: 2018/9/11 16:36
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Re: Nibbler - First scratch build
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The final pieces for the puzzle have arrived...

2x8GB awesome looking Delta Black RGB RAM from Teamgroup
250GB Delta Black RGB SSD from Teamgroup

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850W Straight Power 11, fully modular gold psu from be quiet!

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Now it's all up to me to get started with the case! Can't wait to do my very first scratch build with some genuine machinery and get it all done exactly the way I want!

Posted on: 2018/5/30 17:26
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Re: Nibbler - First scratch build
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Something arrived at the local post office today

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Once all hardware have arrived I'll post more photos and do a minor review of each and every component!

Posted on: 2018/5/17 16:19
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Re: Nibbler - First scratch build
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First part for this project have arrived

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Posted on: 2018/5/17 7:27
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Rest - First scratch build
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So once again (first time I'm posting over here though) it's time for new project and this time I thought "why not build your own case?". The case will be 2mm thick steel, bent and lots of details cut out with laser.
The thought of this project is that it's going to act as a rendering/streaming computer, but also act as a testbench.
The top will be open so parts can be changed quite easily if you want to test other parts and make comparisons.
The cpu will be watercooled, but with soft tubing instead of hard tubing since hard tubing would more or less kill the idea of a test bench...

Parts that I'll be using in this project...
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Mobo: MSI X470 Gaming 7
GPU: MSI 1050 Ti 4GB Gaming X
RAM: Team Group Delta Black RGB 3000Mhz 2x8GB
SSD: Team Group Delta Black RGB 250GB
PSU: be quiet! Straight Power 11 850W
Fans: be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM (2200rpm och 1450rpm)

Water cooling
All parts for water cooling is provided by Alphacool and I will be going through this in a post later on once these arrive.
I will be using a 360 radiator in the front of the case and the pump/reservoar in the open top compartment.
Pass throughs will be used for combining all parts and help get a minimalistic look...

Case
So far I've only created small sketches in paint and just thought about how it looks and made sure that all parts fit without a problem.
I consider myself to be almost there, so very soon I'll sit down with a friend that knows his way around CAD and we'll create a file so we can get going with cutting all parts needed for the case.
Pictures of all components and progress on the case will be posted as soon as they arrive or I've made some progress on the case!

I hope you all want to follow me on my journey towards my first scratch build!

A huge thanks to all my sponsors for making this project a reality!

Posted on: 2018/5/17 6:12

Edited by BulldoggeBuilds on 2018/5/30 17:22:21
Edited by BulldoggeBuilds on 2018/9/7 15:31:19
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