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Mnpctech customizes PCs into unique designs for clients around the world. 10 Year Retrospective of Mnpctech PC Mods
Phenom PC built by Mnpctech for AMD
Mnpctech owner and Pro Modder, Bill Owen
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 La Lopa of http://www.hivelogix.com
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_Computer_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_Computer_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 grommetBlack PSU and fan wires cable sleeve kit
We are installing Yate Loon Blue LED 140mm cooling fan
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
The first of 2 lower half of the front bezel is finished. Next step is making the upper half and the compartment door covers.
I'll be sleeving the Sentry this Silverstone FP34S Premium 3.5inch Bay Card Reader & Front I/O combo module with our Black PSU and fan wires cable sleeve kit
for everything. (8 mil PolyEthylene Terepthalate (PET) monofilament yarns)
Finished the front Hot Swap bay compartment doors last night. These will be hinged with 1/8" rod. The 1/8" Opaque Red acrylic plates will attach to the back side of the door. Still need to make door handles.
Here is where it's at currently, still need to make upper half of bezel, top panel, front grill, emblem and david's name plate.