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Old 11th Sep 2012, 08:40   #21
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Great idea on the slats! hope you dont mind if i steal that idea for the plans on my first build, if i can get my ass lit on fire and get a job.
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 19:05   #23
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Although ive had a long break from posting my work has continued, i finally have time to sit and type

So i shall pick up where i left off

The rough cuts were plastic welded in to pairs of one blue one black each with liquid dichloromethana injected in to edges to form 12 completed pairs

After coming off the sander for the first time the edges are still as rough as a badgers behind but the biggest thing to address is the notch in the top that neither the belt or disc sander can get in to

So out come the hand files


4 hours later and the stack is complete

The edges still needed quite a lot of refining so on to the hand sander

.... I broke my sender.... just imagine a lot of swearing and a run to the shop....

After sanding...




A little test fit and tease before polishing the edges of each intake



Three hours of polishing with a drill press slightly modified to server as a bench grinder/buffer and we have....


another 2 hours and we have a result


A long time to finish from rough cut to finished intakes but they do look damn good if i do say so my self

Next up, modding the roof and base plastics
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Yay! an Update! and those will fit the theme very nicely Toby
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Time for the update that has been a long time coming

As most of you know the case changed from from an Enermax Fulmo GT to an Azza Genesis 9000 as the Genesis offered a stronger frame and more internal space to work with.... before work started it looked like this...





and the chassis itsself looked like this..



IIt is a brilliant reverse ATX chassis, very well made and strong enough for an 16Stone man to stand on, BUT as is the case with mods some structure needed to be removed so after an hour with a drill we have



Frame all ready to measure up the floor panels and internal enclosures


As this case is somewhat modular in terms of its plastics i was freed up to mod sections in waves rather then all at once

starting with the floor plate, this would also serve as a test run for the metals replacing all the red inserts in the bezels

The base plastics are very heavy built and massive



But the vents need to go to make way for metal inserts





Perforated plate form ebay makes freat replacement vent intakes for the floor




Ahh hot glue what would i do without you....
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All good mods start with a plan.... well thats me out of the window

But at least i got some penile work done measuring up the plastics for the enclosures





Overkill 120 grills make handy stencils of.. erm... overkill 120mm grills

Acrylics cut to size and welded with Hindleys Dichloromethane




Ahhhh all snug fitting

The psu, most of the tubing and a very thick 60x240mm rad will be housed under this.

This 60x240mm rad to be exact, with a pair of Enermax TB silence 120mm fans on pull configuration



Sharing the floor will be an Enermax Maxrevo 1200Watt fully modular PSU... it is MASSIVE




I may have to many spare cables

To kill some time waiting for some parts i partook in another of my favourite basstimes... no prizes for guessing what these 2 SciFi icons are




Plastrics cut and marked up for the optical bay covers, the optical and hdd bay area will house both pumps as well as most of the tubing of the twin loops and access hatched have been cut in to the floor compartment to get to rad fittings and install cables and tubes

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Old 8th Jan 2013, 17:08   #29
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First test fit of all the enclosures plus checking that weight of the res holders will not warp the top of the enclosure



Pass through holes cut for Tubing to and from the twin res, due to access the PSU, bottom Rad and main PSU looms are already installed in the lower enclosure




Well that's enough of the enclosures for now on to the roof again

After installing the rails and letting the welds cure in go the 12 vent components in to there sockets, until the retention arm goes in they can move through 140deg




I suspect that Dust is going to be an issue... just a hunch



but DAYUM they look good lit



I made a small plate to hold the servo, amazingly a tiny 9g servo can pull the vents, the full array weight close to 3lb






Yes i know the metal wire is a little ghetto but im waiting on an RC pull arm
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it is about 90% built and functional, putting together the updates now
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With most of the structure and covers complete i can start the loops, that was a tad more involved than i expected, clearance between the top of the PSU and the Top of the floor enclosure is just big enough to get a 1/2 OD tube through... and i need to get 6 through it

Starting off... install res and attach to mounting blocks on the floor, plus attaching the main tubes from the CPU and MB waterblocks and taking then to the bulkhead




Next up install pumps and run feed tubes through the floor plate to the lower rad and run the outputs to the waterblocks, as i side thought i added a fill port and hooked up the top 360 radiator to complete both loops




Well at this stage i was going to fill my loops but my daughter has other ideas



After a short fight that i eventually won with a stunning pile driver i finally filled the loops






yay its leak free.... well it is now, it kind of wasn't but lets not talk about that.... nothing to see here... move along
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Construction is 90% complete and its already in service as my main game machine, side door needs a window and massive changes are going to be made to the front of the case

So im going to show off some of the key features so far

modified intakes and bottom deck enclosure



Access ports



Concealed tubing






Tidy tubing with bulkheads



Back plate mounted SSD and HDD




Damn good lookin if i do say so myself




MUCH MORE TO COME
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Few weeks for the rest, custom GPU shroud, need to shroud the top rad, and plan out the motorized front bezel

OH YEAHHHHH i said motorized
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*hyperventilates* update.... already awesome.
Krud! With all these promised updates im already out of beer
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Also, great idea for the res.
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I am VERY pleased to announce that EK is now official sponsoring Arclight, they are kindly supplying enough equipment to rebuild the entire double loop set up



Stay tuned for a supply drop and more updates
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It is finally time for an update

As most of you know by now a short while ago i acquired a small CnC mill with which to being my twisted imaginings to reality.
here is how it went



As i completely forgot where i left my shots of my mill here is a stock shot of the exact same model, I was rather dubious of the quality of the machine as it is a cheap ebay Chinese machine but after ironing out a few bugs i do haft to say this is a great machine.... i had to mod it of course


i had heard that as the boards in the control boxes were generic i should find additional headers for a probe and limit (home) switches




just what i wanted to find, headers for limit and probes, idon'tcurrently have a need for a probe but a limit (home) switch is a must have


finding areas to mount the switches was a little tricky given the spaces i had to work in. i wont bore you with the details/






starting simple learning my way around the machine and everything went well..... if you forget the time i put an engraving bit part way through my T slot bed. the end result for a simple quick run was rather impressive although settings still needed some refining/


the first proper case parts to roll off are roof intake vents, the original vents took months to make by hand but with a cnc i can improve on them and get perfect results in just a few hours to cut all 30 of the new intakes (more about those in a later update)
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