This is Durr, the second computer to be built entirely out of K'nex!
My friend Alex wanted to build a new gaming rig with a case built out of special coloured steel blue / gun metal grey. Total construction time was 2 days, and we had a blast building it! The design for this computer is even sleeker and more durable than the last!
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 - 2.66 GHz
- Video Card: XFX GeForce 8600 GT, 512 MB
- RAM: (1x) 2 GB Crucial DDR2 PC2-6400 RAM
- Motherboard: ASUS P5QL Pro Socket LGA775
- Hard Drive: Seagate 320 GB ATA
- Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 470W PSU
Starting construction on the base frame for Durr, using K'nex 1.0 as a reference.
The base outline, standing upright.
Power supply attached to base frame.
Frame standing upright with power supply attached.
Power supply installed and fully secured.
Test running Durr with a spare hard drive running the Windows 7 Public Beta.
Motherboard fully secured to the chassis.
Expanding the frame around the motherboard for extra proection and durability.
Chassis almost fully completed.
Durr standing upright, almost finished - still need to install the DVD drive and hard drive.
Back view of the completed version of Durr, complete with new video card roll cage.
Side view of Durr.
And the other side.
And finally, the front view!
And now for some upgrades from a PC Power & Cooling 470W PSU and XFX 8600 GT to a Corsair TX750 PSU and Gigabyte 5870 HD! I don't have any pictures of us trying to cram the massive wad of cables from the 750TX into the K'nex, but I assure you it was no easy task!
Comparing the puny 8600 GT to the massive 5870 HD.
Slotted the huge new card in, now for a roll cage..
Roll cage get!
Front view closeup of the roll cage.
Back view with the new upgrades. Note the wad of cables shoved in the back.
And the front with the massive new roll cage!