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Old 01 February 2011, 18:33   #1
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AmigaMCC build

After aborting my attempt at the Walker a year ago, just thought it would be too hard for a non modder like me, so instead for my first project I'm going to build the slightly easier but just as curvy AmigaMCC for my HTPC. So I already bought all the stuff so I better do it this time lol.


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got the tech,
the true work starts next.....
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Old 02 February 2011, 10:14   #2
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Good luck mate, you're gonna need it!
I couldn't help noticing this: Start: 1st Feb 2011 Finish: Feb 2011
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Old 05 February 2011, 15:42   #3
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got all the wood i need, and started with the back section


More pics on my site, sorry about the poor quality, I'm a little further than this but my camera battery died. got all the sides cuts, the real hard part starts next the curve
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Don't misunderstand my words, but i believe that you have chosen the wrong material! I'd work with wood too if i were you, but curves as you well know, are a matter that solid wood is not easy to deal with. Unless you have all the necessary tools to do that, meaning you'd have to actually "sculpt" the shapes.
If i may make a suggestion, build the "skeleton" out of hard wood, and use balsa for the sides. Balsa can be sunk in water to soften, and then you can bend it to just about any desired shape...
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Old 06 February 2011, 19:12   #5
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Too late Jigsaw it!





I realise the curves need more work, but I dont think it too bad. A lot of standing lies ahead. more pics on site http://www.vincentperkins.com/AmigaNG/build.php
Also the lid on top (as shown) will mean I wont have to do the insides (thank god!)


PS: As long as I get 80% close to final design I will be over joyed!

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I noticed you picked a 6 series motherboard, you know they were all recalled last week right? (Defective chipset, sata ports fail over time).

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Old 06 February 2011, 20:06   #7
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Bugger

I thought you were kinding, why did I buy a PC!

Well OverclockerUK which is where I got most of my tech from, says I will be fully covered if a recall is nessary, which is not clear at the moment. plus its only 5% of boards that are effected, and it only if your using SATA2 connections, the board I have has 2xSATA3 ports and 1 SATA2 port, which I wont be using any way so it may not be too much to worry about

But thanks for letting me know.

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Old 09 February 2011, 15:52   #8
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Well after my PC scare, I've carried on building

Its slowly getting their


making sure it all fits. pritty much all the cutting work done, just need to make the font pannel and the corners a lot better.
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Very nearly finsihed, and I'm very happy with how it looking!





Also a little video of it, love how I can just open the DVD/Blu Ray drive with just a touch to the case.
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more pics on http://www.vincentperkins.com/AmigaNG/build.php
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What.... the.... bloody hell.... is that ??
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