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    Official Star Trek PC Build: "TRICORDER CHIC"

    A Star Trek case mod theme that will be stylish.. Er, I mean sheik! and we've only got 12 days to get it finished!

    Maximum PC has a presence at Comic-Con every year as an outreach opportunity—to let the hardcore comics and sci-fi fans know that PC enthusiasm goes hand-in-hand with that kind of fandom. This year we’re using our booth as an opportunity to show the fans at Comic-Con how awesome a great case-mod can be and how PC geekery and sci-fi enthusiasm can meet in a beautiful way. So we’ve hired the best guys in the business to design and build an awesome Star Trek-themed PC, and we’ll be giving one away at Comic-Con and the other one will go to David Gerrold in exchange for some writing he’s doing for us in relation to Comic-Con. - Nathan Edwards, Senior Associate Editor



    Conceptual Designer: Mike Okuda is graphic designer who has worked on Star Trek series since the 1980s and is responsible for much of its visual style, including the LCARS interface as seen on Next Generation.




    Matt Jefferie's original design of the Tricorder served as Mike's inspiration for styling cues on the "Tricorder Shiek" computer case
    design. We could have scratch built a PC that looked just like the Tricorder, but David wanted an actual computer case instead with specific utilitarian features like hot swap bays and a compartment for his Tribbles.



    3D design of "Tricorder Shiek" by Dave LaLopa



    Top panel and storage compartment



    Top panel will be milled from 2" thick 6061 aluminum



    This Lancool K-58, manufactured by Lian Li will sacrifice it's chassis to this project.



    Lancool K-58 chassis will be painted Matte Black Enamel.



    Using Rounded side hand file to smooth the cut edges.



    Using Red Scotch-Brite pad to scuff the surface in preparation for Primer base coat.



    Lancool K58 chassis painted Matte Black Enamel (1 for david, 1 for comic-con)
    Machined aluminum computer case feet, http://www.mnpctech.com/ITX_MATX_Com...Case_Feet.html






    Machined aluminum computer case feet with grooved edges.



    The aluminum feet are machined on CNC Lathe, http://www.mnpctech.com/ITX_MATX_Com...Case_Feet.html



    The bare aluminum is nice contrast to the Matte Black.





    #10 x 5/8" Black Oxide Fan Screws, http://www.mnpctech.com/thumbscrew.html





    Screws will be used in conjunction with fan silencing rubber grommets, http://www.mnpctech.com/FanGrommet.html



    #10 x 5/8" Black Oxide Fan Screw inserted in rubber grommet



    Yate Loon Blue LED 140mm cooling fan (1 of 2)







    Lian Li Tool-Less PCI Card Holder, 7 x PCI Holder. Works with many Lian Li cases or other modified cases. Specifications: Tool-Less PCI Card Holder, 7 x PCI Holder. Designed for Most of Lian Li Cases. Dimension (W)70mm x (H)145mm x (D)30mm






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    Heh, make sure you wear your thick skin; Star Trek geeks can be quite anal about accuracy
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    Well, it's not supposed to replicate anything that exists. It was designed by Mike Okuda, who was the designer for the TV series.

    We will be swapping the hardware from NZXT's 5.25 bay Sentry Fan Controller into the top cover, available from performance-pcs, here





    E.E.L Ambiense is having fun with making captions too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterMawd View Post
    E.E.L Ambiense is having fun with making captions too!

    Winnar!
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    Star TREK!!!

    big fan boy here, is it done yet?

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    barely made dent....and I now have 10 days left...lol


    Hey Kids, It's Billet on a skid!



    I was focused on making a dent in our work load, so I didn't take a lot of photos last night...





    First layer is 1/8" thick smoked grey, cast acrylic.



    these will 3/16 mounting holes





    Starrett spring loaded center punch..



    Using counter bore bit to debur holes





    Flush.



    (hint: my lanboy air review)

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    This morning I'll be sleeving the Sentry this Silverstone FP34S Premium 3.5inch Bay Card Reader & Front I/O combo module, David chose this model mainly for it's card reader and headphone jack. It's from performance-pcs here It will be mounted in the new top panel. I chose Bulgin's "Orange Dot" for the Main Power button from performance-pcs, here





    The Sentry's display screen will be mounted in the top bezel opening. A 22mm Bulgin "Orange Dot" vandal resistant switch will be the Power button.





    another caption by EEL :clap:


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    3.5" HD trays painted Red Enamel and HD cage painted Black Enamel.









    another caption by EEL!


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    LOL! at this caption!


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    We'll be using these Black anodized thumbscrews, http://www.mnpctech.com/thumbscrew.html


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