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Nugen/viewlix inspired mini build

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Now finished

 

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This started out as a mini version of a popular nugen sit Down cab I spotted.

But to be honest it's gone a different direction.

So far all I've done is cut out a rough hard board shape to see what she'll look like...I'd say it's more of a coffee table top rather than a bartop machine..

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This is what I have so far..

The back curved piece will be kerfed mdf or maybe even glass to see inside.

26 inch wide screen full atx geforce 780ti from my previous gaming pc..

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Ignore the colours..just messing about

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What do you all think..shall I bother!!

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I am not sure about the perspective on the photo. Will the finished product be about the same height as the countertop in the background? So, it will fit on top of a table later. I would say go for it.

Plus, I want to see how the kerfs look in mdf...

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The height of the screen will probably be double what my bartop is so not suitable for a normal table height, more so for a coffee table that you'd have in front of your sofa...

Also the angle of the screen will be alot better than most bartops I see that suffer from the viewing angle being to far back...

Im definately thinking of a clear curved back panel and even a clear front panel to allow you to see inside...

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I like the shape - makes a change from the standard bartop / weecade style. Like you, I think the screen in those is angled back too far and will definitely have my screen more upright when I eventually build my cab.

What screen are you planning to use? Was 26 inch a typo? I can't find one that size and might have to use a Dell 25 inch if 27 is too big.

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I like the concept. Keep us updated on your progress. I may use this style to build my cab :)

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Yes 25 inch dell ips display..

Just done some sketches of some ideas..sorry I'm not to good at drawing.

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The Base will be as thin as possible probably about 2 inch at the back..

Pci express riser ribbon will tilt the gfx card towards the perspex rear piece which should allow for some good views through the clear control panel.

Will have to be super neat with the wiring etc...

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Can anybody confirm if the dell U2515h monitor remembers it's power state after power has been cut..so no access to power button on monitor is required...

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All the other Dell monitors I own remember their power state if switched off/on at the mains socket, so I can't imagine that one will be any different.

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Yeah my small dell monitor in my bartop remembers it's state..

Do you think it remembers it forever. If I stored the machine for a few years would it remember...how is it done..battery?

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Made some good progress today..riser ribbon for gfx card has arrived. Anybody had any issues with these..it's the flexible type.

Made a mock up to make sure everything will fit, will be tight but I want the cab as small as possible but still sturdy enough to play hard on.

I've got some surprises for what I'm going to do inside the cab which will all be visible through the plexiglass window.

Just need to purchase the monitor/psu and joysticks and buttons and I'm good to start.

Will keep you all updated...

It's gonna be an epic cab I can feel it!!!!!

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Can anybody confirm if the dell U2515h monitor remembers it's power state after power has been cut..so no access to power button on monitor is required...

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I have a BenQ and it remembers... even after pulling the plug.

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I've made a number of pieces now, not sure if I'm keen on 18mm exterior ply just doesn't have nice edges after routing. Will be a load of filling and sanding or switch now to proper hard wood..

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Yeah if your trying to round the edges over with plywood that's a tough one to do without it coming out rough! Try rounding it over with a sander for smoother results and of course like you said real wood will be better!!

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For any uk people don't buy your 18mm ply from b and q...it's shite...thought something was wrong kept splitting and layers busting out, edges were pealing away..then went to local builders merchant there 18mm ply has 12 layers..B&Q only 8 layers!!

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This is good advice. There are some really angry reviews on their website, talking about it delaminating and falling apart.

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I believe depending on which type of trackball you have they have to go in only one way. At least all the ones I've ever used. The kerf cuts look great I wonder if you could, or should try to fill it in for more support or not??

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I'll be filling it with wood filler..I've created a bit of a problem to be honest as I'm not sure how I'll get the edge to.look right now should of beveled the edge first before I cut the kerf.

Might have to scrap the trackball then if that's the case. It's really wide and I'll struggle to fit it all in unless I can fit it turned 90 degrees

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Some progress today

Loosely screwed up using those joining blocks. I'll be changing these for something more permanent eventually.

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Just needed to get it together to see if every thing will fit..

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The black spacers will be changed for chrome ones. The gap is to allow air to enter the sides into 2 92mm fans that will be drawing air into the case.

There's another panel missing from the top about 4 inches deep that will house the speakers and tweeters.

Plexiglas curved etched panel will cover the rear and Plexiglas in the front so the whole insides can be seen. All lit up of course.

Thanks for looking

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