Wednesday, 8 September 2010

My creative project

Over the next couple of months I'm aiming to build a computer case from acrylic.

I've contacted vendors about supplying hardware for my build and sponsoring it (I'm far from rich), where I initially planned to keep a blog on www.psycotic.co.uk.

However for the most part I got my email "forwarded to the appropriate department who will deal with your request."; or a polite decline.

I'm saving up for the materials (a little more expensive than I originally anticipated), and it looks like components now also, the problem is I need my components so I can cut the materials to the correct size and shape.

I can source most of the tools I'll be needing, I may have to buy a few little bits but on that front I'm pretty much set.

The hardware for the project itself doesn't need to be particularly high-end, obviously it would be good to have great hardware for something like this, but such is life. I do however plan to watercool the system, as I was lucky enough to get a pretty decent watercooling kit together - which has actually been sat on my shelf for over a year.

I obviously don't want to be watercooling mediocre hardware, as thats just a bit silly and a waste of money - so wish me the best over these coming months as I try and put this beast together!



I'd like to hear about any of your watercooling experiences, and any troubles you ran into.

You can read updates about the project here as I progress, or if you would like to give a helping hand with my project then you can find a donation button a little further down my blog, on the right hand side.

Any help would be appreciated. I've set the donation automatically at £5 as I don't want to ask too much from any of you individually, however you're welcome to send any amount you wish to my paypal - big or small, which again you can find by clicking donate. All the money will be going towards my project.

Thats not the only way you can support the project either, by reading regularly and commenting on my posts is a great help too. Any comments, suggestions or help is greatly appreciated, so why not get involved? :)

This is more about the art and overcoming challenges, than it is about building a computer.

Thanks for taking your time to read <3

68 comments:

  1. ive never had problems with watercooling.
    Cyberpowerpc.com has been very good to me. sick block though! seems everyone has ads on their blogs though ;]

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  2. Good luck, looking forward to the finished product.

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  3. Acrylic?
    Like the stuff women put on their nails to make it look longer?

    SOUNDS AWESOME

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  4. good luck man, hopefully your case turns out well:)
    love the idea of your blog.
    genuine feel to it!

    https://twitter.com/Brenen_renners
    check out my twitter sometime, or stop by my blog!
    ttyl

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  5. Lofty goals there, quit a project on your hands!

    Supportin'

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  6. thanks for the support, got any pics of your build DRIFTO? :D

    and not quite Jmejia1.. search for acrylic sheet :P.. you must be quite young, not done resistant materials or D&T or similar in school? :]

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  7. Good luck , want to see pics when you are done

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  8. Sounds like an awesome project, keep us in the loop.

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  9. Good luck with your project dude! I'll try to follow that in the coming weeks.

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  10. from acrylic? committed guy right here. followed! update us too

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  11. MORE HOT GAGA PICS ON THEIR WAY!

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  12. I never thought of it that way... interesting

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  13. good luck man. seems like hard work.

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  14. Looking forward to seeing how you fare with the acrylic, I was looking to do something similar.

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  15. Good luck with the Custom Pc.

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  16. Thanks for the respect and support, right back atcha' ;)

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  17. you should think about building your own w/c system by buying seperate parts and then putting it together. would turn out cheaper and more powerfull

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  18. thanks leanbeef, my WC system does consist of individual parts, I didn't make this clear sorry, it's not a pre-built system or anything like that.

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  19. Once done, you could add lights to make it smoother...

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  20. Hoho

    http://kadams133.blogspot.com/

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  21. My friend just installed water cooling in his pc a few days ago

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  22. checkin out cool blogs and showin support
    VIEW my blogs bro?

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  23. Acrylic can be tough to work with. Good luck my friend!

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  24. good luck!

    Just showing the daily love, show it back!!

    Dee xx

    http://theresamouseunderyourpillow.blogspot.com

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  25. havent heard of plan b, but i will definitely try and check it out ;)

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  26. Sounds like an amazing project. Good luck sir.

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  27. Good luck with your project, hopefully it comes together quickly.

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  28. Good luck man! look forward to hearing how it goes. Supporting!

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  29. Keep up the good work and support meh

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  30. havent played for 1.5 year. . but it used to be elemental

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  31. good luck, can't help you so much because i know nothing about it.
    when is your project deadline

    http://sillyoldbum.blogspot.com/

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  32. Lol computer case out of acrylic , it could look nice, Good luck getting donations though

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  33. nice :)
    cool blog
    supporting you ;)

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  34. Good luck man, keep us updated!

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  35. I WISH I had water cooling...my case sucks at cooling and overheats so much

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  36. thats a cool project that reminds me i've always wanted to build a oil cooled computer i'll get around to it eventually i guess after all the other crazy projects i'm gonna do xD

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  37. sounds like an interesting project man, ill be sure to follow it!

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  38. gotta love those watercooling systems... so futuristic!

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  39. i'm really excited for the progress!

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  40. that's something I definitely have to try!

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  41. Dropping by for daily support.

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  42. I wanna see the overall Turnout!
    Do it!

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  43. If you can find a way to beat condensation why don't you try thermo-electric cooling? Google "Peltier Cooling Chips". No worries about messy liquids, and it's much smaller than using pumps and whatnot. Heck you could probably just use some kind of desiccant like silica gel to stop condensation.

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  44. well i cannot help you directly but u'll haf sum daili. if you know what i mean ^^

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  45. These new computers are getting too warm. Mine locks up after about 25 C. room temp. Pisses me off every time. Should have water cooled it when I had the chance.,.

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  46. wow that sounds tough lemme know how it turns out

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  47. Sounds awesome! I love building stuff like this myself. Keep us posted please!

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  48. Very, very cool stuff. I look forward to seeing pics of the plans and fabrication!

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