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Old 17-09-20, 09:12 AM
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Jack Daniel's - #OnTheRocks



Special thank you to my sponsors
ASUS Republic Of Gamers
EK WaterBlocks
Cablemod
ADATA
AMD UK
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey


Project Background

During Lockdown, i got a little bored.
Contacted Jack Daniel's UK and asked about a possible partnership on a new build.
We spoke a little back and forth, they agree'd to send out some empty bottles, bar matt, glasses and some other merch.
I got to work on the design of the case + The Way it will loop.
I think the main feature will be the JD bottle, pouring liquid into the tumbler in the center front of the case.

When designing the case, i wanted to leave enough space on the rear, to allow for an open back.
Showing the loop, cables, and GPU which will be mounted on the back.

Once i had the case done, i reached out to my usual partners and showed them the progress and things just took flight from there.


SPEC LIST
At this moment in time, i'm not able to share the full parts list. Will update as they come in.
MEMORY: XPG Spectrix D60G DDR4 @3200mhz
SSD: XPG Spectrix D40G M.2 SSD 512GB
Cablemod: Custom made to order cables.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3800X
Cooler Master: MasterFan SF360R ARGB 360mm


Work progress done so far....

First step was visual planning, i use Sketchup for all my designs, while it's not the best or prettiest, it's by far the easiest to use.



After i was happy with the initial designs, i grabbed my jigsaw, drill, electric screw driver, tape measure and got to work.




Once i had the shape i wanted, i sanded a little, and put down the initial staining i wanted.




Once i was happy with that, i took the case apart and out to my laser cutter/Engraver.





I done this for both sides.

Next i felt it was missing some sort of edge, a frame if you will.
So i went to my cutter, played around and after 2 days, finally settled with these black frames.



I also wanted this frame on the front, and inside.





Things begun to arrive from Jack Daniel's

Very early into the project, My bottles, glasses and matt arrived.
So... Back to work i went.




Yesterday i decided to test run the loop, to make sure everything was working as expected.

Was very very pleased with the results.





That's everything up to date as of right now.
Parts Are in the mail, i can only wait for those.

Next stages will be
1. Drilling out holes for the cables (Individual angled holes for each braided cable)
2. Bore holes for the loop
3. Strip down, sand down the case, re-stain using sponge.

Will update as and when progress continues.
Thank you for reading.
Appreciate your time <3
Craig

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Old 17-09-20, 09:44 AM
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That pouring effect is great.
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That is SO cool!
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That pouring effect is great.
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That is SO cool!
Thank you Much more to come soon, just waiting for parts, pretty slow world out there right now.
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Old 26-09-20, 11:55 AM
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Update!

Woring on the rear of the case this weekend.
Need it be as simple as possible, as there's no cover. (Completely open)



While the back looks rough, i'll start with adding 2 slats to the bottom.



I then want to close this off, i use 3mm thick Plywood birch.



Also added a top bar to level the top off.

Once i was happy with that, i stained it to match




Rear will no go down for sanding to really smooth it all off, then re-stain.

Yes, i double stain. Gives it a nice effect having fading stains.

Will be replacing the top panels in the coming 24 hours.
Removing screws and replacing with plugs to make it even smoother.

Thanks for checking back!
Craig
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Old 27-09-20, 06:17 PM
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Time has come to start filling the gaps and staining them. Pretty straight forward process.

Tested it first to make sure i had the right stuff.


This is just flexible wood filler.
Nothing fancy, £8 tube from B&Q Does the job.

Fill er up!


Yuck, such a horrible color lol



Ledge at the bottom still needs a touch up, but i'm slowly getting there.

Will update again tomorrow
Thanks for looking
Craig
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Products from XPG / ADATA Have arrived today!
While these are white they will be orange when lit.

XPG sent out 16GB of Spectrix D60G @ 3200mhz DDR4 Memory
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XPG 512GB M.2 SSD Spectrix S40G











Also have a delivery from Cablemod, will update shortly.
Thanks for looking
Craig
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Fresh in from Cablemod.
Has these made to order to fit the case colors and the correct length.

Cablecombs will be cut from birchwood and installed at a later date.




Now all i'm waiting for the Motherboard and GPU in order to move forward.
Once they're here, i cn crack on with putting in the PSU + Drilling all the holes for cables.

Check back later
Craig
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Finally received my CoolerMaster SF360R ARGB Fans.
Bought these for £30 the other week.
As per CM world series rules, every scratch build bust contain at least 1 CM product.
So yeah... This will do




Will be cutting the vents on the case this week and fitting the fans.
Craig
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After a long day, i decided to put more work into the build.
Started with messuring up the fans, lining up the laser cutter and cutting the circles.
I then put the fans in and screwed them on.



I'm putting these as intake, so i want to use some kind of dust filter.



After this, i was unhappy with all the screws and holes and lines.

So i done it all again on fresh wood, Re-cut the holes, this time i used no more nails, and made sure it was absolutely solid.
I also wanted to add some of the sponsor logos, so i laser cut them out of the same wood, and stuck them on the rear.



Overall, very happy, still some work to do, but happy with the progress this weekend.


WIll do some more cleaning and trimming over the next week.
Craig
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