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« Reply #14 on: 25-October-15, 18:07:26 »


"YAZI" - Venator Class Star Destroyer        Hardware Update

I am getting some hardware in house!
First of all I would like to thank MSI again for giving me the opportunity to build the YAZI and I never expected they would send me something like this.
When discussing the build with the people from MSI I asked for a major powerhouse as the build will only be capable of house one GPU.
They had something special for me they said. With eager anticipation I was awaiting the confirmed SKU and as it turned out they sent me one of the 12 (yes twelve only) 780Ti Lightnings they ever produced.
These cards are specifically designed with a special PCB for some brutal hardcore overclocking sessions and world record attempts.
Talk about nose diving into "Golden Chip" goodness.
You know that you have something special in hands when there is no box, no fluff, no DRIVERS(!) just this awesome card. 



As per my previous hardware update, it looks like Diamond Cooling will not be making a custom waterblock for it as I have found out (with help from JR23, thanks bro) that there is a "standard"block available.
I did a simple unboxing of its baby brother the 780GTX a while back  so I will show you this and show you the rest of the pictures when I will be installing the waterblock.
If only I can find one ...

To see the whole package of the 780GTX Lightning : Link to the unboxing video

Untill the next update!
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« Reply #15 on: 25-October-15, 18:35:53 »




"YAZI" - Venator Class Star Destroyer        3D Printing Update 001

Since the venator went into storage and I went off to pursue my dreams I learned a lot.
Learned about materials, fabrication, design and so much more.
So I decided I needed to build the YAZI in a different way then what I was used to before (ie jump in feet first and hope for the best lol)

I think that 3D printing is the way of the future of casemodding. To be able to create any (case)structure you want, any mounting option you want, any decoration theme you want, all from the comfort of your house is what I believe will be happening in the next few years. Offcourse you will need to use common sense like "reservoir before pump" and mounting a drainport 2 cm above your PSU is still not a good idea, but the way we look at computer systems and how they should be constructed is about to get a major overhaul. (ok rant off)

So I bought myself a 3D printer after a LOT of research. I decide on the TAZ5 from Lulzbot.
When you get past the name (lul means d!ck in dutch) its one hell of a machine.
Travel speed 185mm/sec, print speed 80mm/sec, dual extruder option and a nozzle that can heat upto 400 degrees. That means its capable of aluminum powder and carbonfiber printing.
                     

So I started learning how to design and print.
Here is the first print ever I did on the machine and its a part of the detailing (also called Greebles or Nurnies) that I am planning to put on the YAZI.


Not too bad I think, but it has lots of room for improvement.

After several test prints I decided it was time to up the stakes.
This engine part will hold a reservoir. (there will be 2 with and 2 without)




BUT , lets make it interesting and connect the 2 reservoir engines





This is what i mean with iteration based building. Small to large but in steps.


Some shots from the print itself. It different then with designing for laser or cnc. You think in single lines mostly when you design for those, for 3D printing you have to think in 2 lines as a wall.
Small but important difference IMO.




So that was it for this update, the final design and prints will come in a later update!

Have a good one!
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« Reply #16 on: 02-November-15, 07:24:05 »

Well busy weekend, but not a lot to show for it.
All to do with cleaning up internal wall garbage and creating solid walls and structures in the 3D designs for the detailing and getting the hulls ready for the laser cutting and welding.
Here is a simple render of the lasercutting work to be done next weekend.


This week is all about finalising those parts and brainstorming on how to do the detailing.
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« Reply #17 on: 05-November-15, 14:53:26 »

Working my ass off in the 3D files atm.
If all goes according to plan, we can start cutting and welding aluminum this weekend.

FINALLY getting my hands dirty again with some REAL work lol
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« Reply #18 on: 06-November-15, 11:17:26 »

Somebody asked me where the hell I was going to put the YAZI When it was finished ..
Well right next to these !



Got some filament in today, time to crank up the volume !

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« Reply #19 on: 08-November-15, 10:05:20 »

Amazing build, I will keep my eyes on this
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« Reply #20 on: 08-November-15, 19:10:55 »

Thanks man !
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