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Old 11th Mar 2012, 14:54   #1
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Odgers TJ08-E

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Going to update this build TJ08 custom i built to a TJ08-E chassie.
(original log from the tj08) http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...d.php?t=972472
(Basically was not happy with how hard drives fit in the tj08, and the E model looks sexy to me)

Old:



New 08-e case i got second hand:



supplies:


What I want to avoid:


Solution:

you must go


ah ha now thats better


i can plug disks in but some dremmel work is required

specifically I will extend the cabling hole

And there is a rolled edge ill get rid of, as an extra half a mm would be nice as play room

more to come .....

previous mods:
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.co...d.php?t=268667
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...d.php?t=972472

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Old 12th Mar 2012, 06:38   #2
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I use a dremmel quite often and paint too, and im sick of breathing in fine aluminum dust

I want the stupid FDD drive gone , and also the front pannel usb, because i dont want the cables


Prep:




After I filled it with the metal filler i pulled off the tape , this was like insurance I did not end up with it everywhere , never used this stuff before and this case is sort of a learning lession because i want to use filler in some up coming projects





prep for sanding , originally before i started all this i tried to take off the front pannel but after un doing all the screws it would not come off , and i saw no rivets holing it on , ive drilled out rivets before so meh im doing this with the front pannel still on.



After about a hour of hand sanding I gave up, man this stuff is as hard as nails


Found a donor lan li hard drive cage that im going to use , i spent about a hour using the dremel to cut some lip's off and give more clearance .


As i gave up on hand sanding this was about it for the day
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Old 12th Mar 2012, 13:56   #3
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Nice mod there Odger
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Old 12th Mar 2012, 13:57   #4
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Nice! I have this case so I will be watching.

IMHO this case is totally under-appreciated for what you can fit into that amount of space
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Old 12th Mar 2012, 21:55   #5
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This is where it is currently at , had to work today sigh was dark when i got home


literally that filler is hard as nails, even with this sander it took an hour and about 5 pads to get even close to flat

at the same time i did some coats on

Im actually quite happy with this , i had to cut a bunch of metal off it , in the end my arm was silver past the elbow, and i was catching hot crap in the neck lol , as below if i get some sprey filler i will hit this , possibly do a little light sanding on the sides that will be seen, most of the cutting was what will be fan side so meh


this is still not flat but a hell of a lot of power sanding



i plan on doing some sprey filler or something , i dont want to use that metal resin crap again, its too hard to sand.
in essence were off to paint because i need to raise a low spot , then ill sand it all down flat and re paint.

external colour is still secret .


paint prep took a while but as always worth it



some primer ive been using to fill the low's , ill prob get a sprey filler but i want to sand it down first and see how bad the low's are


im considering painting the final colour , i can always re tape and sand the front but im concerned the tape wont hold forever so id be better off doing final colour then sanding the front more where needed, i will think about this , dont really want to have to pull all the paper off as i have the tape lines perfect just to fix something on the inside like the psu hole if the tape comes away

and im intentionally not saying what i aim for with this mod , in some ways i dont know, this is a test for my next mod, i want to use as many new tricks as i can, this mod may fail but as long as i learn something i dont mind if this case goes in the trash, and dam ive already learnt buy less hardcore filler.
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Old 13th Mar 2012, 04:36   #6
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are post's only approved at UK times? posted an update about 7hours ago, ill post it again when i get home just dont want to double post
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Old 26th Jan 2013, 17:49   #7
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Sorry for the resurrection guys.
But how has it been going Odgers?
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