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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 19:52   #1
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(project log) Arachnid - 02 november

hello and welcome to my first ever mod/build

well where to begin i was bored one night and decided to see what i could do to help with the boredom and somehow i came up with building a computer case after several ideas came through my head i saw this on the internet http://pcper.com/images/reviews/992/icon1.jpg which inspired me to create this monster.

its probably not the most sensible design to start modding with and i know i cant build this case exactly how i have it planned in my mind (very little money) so this is going to be a working model of the planned case i.e instead of black acrylic ille be using plywood and paint

so after several hours on sketchup i have finally come up with a design i like the look of (keeping that a secret)

i started the build Wednesday night (31st October) laying out the components robed from an old computer onto the hitec chassi



on thursday i started by cutting out "armour" for the case






and this is what i got done today



that's the computer running on the screen in the background unfortunately im locked out



next up im going to start work on the main shell covering the motherboard and seeing if i can rob any leds from somewhere
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 19:56   #2
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main body

last night i decided to base the main body around three case fans i had lying around and again i used more of that lovely plywood to build up the cases main carapace
















im really happy with the way this is turning out but tbh it friggin huge

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Old 8th Nov 2012, 21:39   #3
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This is a great start, some of the best case mods on this site are made using wood. It also makes a great template to start from if you do decide to use acrylic in the future. Interested in seeing more progress on this build.

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Old 24th Nov 2012, 00:27   #4
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sorry about taking so long to give an update i haven't worked on this as much as i would like too and unfortunately i dropped the build a few weeks ago while tidying (proof no good comes from tidying up) and i broke the top of the shell so I've decided to rebuild it out of steel

so i popped round to a friends shop to pick at his scrap machines and decided to "borrow" this.




so this is what I used to build the new chassis for some reason i was sure I'd taken pictures of marking and cutting them out but someone stole them

fortunately i didn't get too far into bending the metal before i remembered to take a photo






drilled some holes and made sure the cd drive fits




cut out and finished bending the rest of the steel








it was far too flexible so using a piece of off cut i made a nice support marked drilled and riveted it to the frame


















now i need to create another support for the other side
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Old 24th Nov 2012, 21:52   #5
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woop woop, I've found myself a dremel 395. I will start testing it out tomorrow but it seams to cut through this stuff fairly easily
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Old 25th Nov 2012, 14:23   #6
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What's that? Batman's car?
Great job! Similar to mine:
http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=248535
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