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Attila's Cor Leonis water-cooled scratchbuild is finished

Attila's Cor Leonis water-cooled scratchbuild is finished

Attila's previous projects, Na'ir al Saif and Cygnus X1 both won Mod of the Year

Bit-tech's Mod of the Year 2012 competition looks set to be one of the most closely-fought in recent times as back to back winner Attila returns with his latest highly anticipated project, Cor Leonis.

Attila was absent last year as he was still working on this stunning new project. However, the competition was still incredibly fierce with the epic L3p D3sk - Silent Workstation by l3p taking the top spot in 2011. This year sees even more amazing projects go head to head for prizes and glory nearer Christmas.

While we suspect it will be a closely-fought competition with some simply awesome projects on show, we can't help but admire Attila's stunning project. We'll leave you with his latest pictures that Attila's just sent straight to our inbox and don't forget to check out bit-tech's front page nearer Christmas when we launch Mod of the Year 2012.

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Attila's Cor Leonis water-cooled scratchbuild is finished *Attila's Cor Leonis water-cooled scratchbuild is finished Attila's Cor Leonis water-cooled scratchbuild is finished *Attila's Cor Leonis water-cooled scratchbuild is finished
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Attila's Cor Leonis water-cooled scratchbuild is finished *Attila's Cor Leonis water-cooled scratchbuild is finished Attila's Cor Leonis water-cooled scratchbuild is finished *Attila's Cor Leonis water-cooled scratchbuild is finished
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To see more head over to Attila's Project log. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Combatus 8th December 2012, 20:20 Quote
I think there was an issue with the forum comment link hence lack of comments! Fixed now - sorry Attila!
Waynio 8th December 2012, 20:28 Quote
Noticed that, my favorite latest news article in a while on here. :)

Man it's a beauty.
Nexxo 8th December 2012, 21:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
I think there was an issue with the forum comment link hence lack of comments! Fixed now - sorry Attila!

Naah, we're all just still:

In about a week we'll snap out of it and actually say something. Incoherent.
Eldorado 8th December 2012, 21:26 Quote
Incredible!
blinkieleblind 9th December 2012, 09:06 Quote
one of the most incredible designs i have seen.
S1W1 9th December 2012, 12:43 Quote
Stunning.
SchizoFrog 9th December 2012, 13:10 Quote
Am I the only one who finds the slight angle of the short middle pipe in the cooling loop really, really annoying?

Love the build though...
What kind of cost goes in to a build like this, excluding actual PC components?
Cheapskate 9th December 2012, 18:33 Quote
@SchizoFrog - I think he got a deal on scrap if I remember correctly, and there was a lot of leftovers from the previous builds... So time and maybe a little skin off the fingers?
Player-x 10th December 2012, 00:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
What kind of cost goes in to a build like this, excluding actual PC components?
If you can do everything/most things your self, then actually its not that extremely expensive, if your gone count the man-hours, then you talk about at least a four zero figure.

Lets say you pay a company € 25/hour (what is real cheap €40~€50 is more realistic), times 100 hours (its properly a lot more, looking at all the work and the detail), then is € 2500 a starting price for this case, but it would be more likely around €5000 to €7000.

Its a unique build, so you cant compare it with of the shelf cases, not even the likes like the Silverstone TJ11.

@Attila, excellent craftsmanship, cant find anything miss with it. http://tweakimg.net/g/s/worshippy.gifhttp://tweakimg.net/g/s/worshippy.gifhttp://tweakimg.net/g/s/worshippy.gifhttp://tweakimg.net/g/s/worshippy.gif
The boy 4rm oz 10th December 2012, 02:22 Quote
I can definitely see a 3rd MOTY here.
SchizoFrog 10th December 2012, 04:50 Quote
Thanks for the feedback people. I wasn't asking from a 'buyer's' perspective but rather from a 'modder's' perspective. Not counting the tools, equipment and obviously the components, what, if any, is an average costing for the materials needed to craft a case, especially a high-end detailed one such as this? Maybe it's too much of an ambiguous question...
tonyd223 10th December 2012, 09:05 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
Am I the only one who finds the slight angle of the short middle pipe in the cooling loop really, really annoying?

Love the build though...
What kind of cost goes in to a build like this, excluding actual PC components?

+1 now you mention it; it's all I can see :-)
E.E.L. Ambiense 10th December 2012, 13:51 Quote
This project has to be one of the coolest designs I have ever seen. I would be proud to sport this thing on my desk.

I'm just completely speechless, with the exception of this post. :)

Incredible work!
sixfootsideburns 10th December 2012, 15:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by tonyd223
+1 now you mention it; it's all I can see :-)

This was discussed quite a bit in the build thread actually. And I agree, if this were my case that would bother me, but its not my case and its still a pure FTW build.
Cheapskate 10th December 2012, 18:55 Quote
@Schizo - Oh. Again- It depends on what you use and if it's cheap locally. For instance, one of my builds cost about $50, and another $900. -Just for case materials. The cheap one was mostly the cost of screws and rivets.
One of the amazing things about this build is that Attila used tools that could be had for about $100 total in the US.


-Sorry about the thread derail. I could go on all day on the subject.
Attila 10th December 2012, 22:23 Quote
Thanks for the nice words regarding the case. ;)

On the question of costs. I don't know what this cost. As cheaps has said though, most of the aluminium in the build is left over from the previous build. That's not to say I didn't have to spend money. Paint, anodising, screws (those black ones were horrendously expensive, iirc they cost seventy five bucks), those w/c fittings that are so expensive and lots of other things I can't even remember at the moment. But it was all going fine till I lost my job and then I had to virtually stop spending on this. Again as cheaps has noted, tooling costs don't really matter, most of the more frequently used tools I've had for years, and they can all be had for less than a hundred bucks. Just a jigsaw, hacksaw, drill and bits and a bunch of hand files.

Regarding the link from CPU to GPU; Like a lot of other things with this project, I've had to scale things back due to lack of finances. The original idea (after I threw out making my own blocks), was with more plumbing and a more symmetrical look (details in the log). I'm not too happy about a lot things but I also wanted to finish this. It's been around far too long. :)

On a more positive note, I still have heaps of alu left over for something else in the future.
faxiij 10th December 2012, 23:36 Quote
Really stunning. The dedication that goes into your builds Attila.... From where I'm standing, you might as well get a fu**ing hall of fame just for yourself. I am sure, this is a top contender for MotY and anyone else nominated should be 'shitting their pants', so to speak ;)

Still. Seeing as you raise the bar to a place none has ever been, the level and detail of critique equally sees it's bar risen. And if I have to be completely honest, I can't stop but feel you should be slapped for covering up a piece of beauty. Those innards are a piece of art. Yet they are covered up in a way that is not even close to being up par with the rest of the build (front aside, that front piece is exceptional!).

Right now, looking at that sideshot with the side on, I can't even find a way to like the lines. It does feel a bit, like you drew the Mona Lisa and then put a hand-sewn towel over her. Or took Miss Universe and put a Paperbag over her Head. But of course, taste is subjective and I might just be spoiled that everything else is just a 110%.

Still, this is just so much win. I guess what I'm trying to say, shed those pics with the sidepanels on and focus on the inside. That's where this is a true winner to me.
SXRguyinMA 17th July 2013, 19:50 Quote
I love clicking on the project log link to only be given a shitty pop up ad. No wonder why this site is going downhill so fast.
Nexxo 17th July 2013, 19:57 Quote
This site is free. You didn't think it runs on pixie dust, did you? :p
The_Crapman 17th July 2013, 20:22 Quote
Don't forget about the rainbow lollipops!
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