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Scratch Build – In Progress ATX Cube Case (26 Aug 07 - Completed! But not entirely...)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Dean MF, 22 Jul 2007.

  1. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    Okay, Since I am at work and cant mod now, I decided to update my sketchup design to include the new vandal resistant buttons and also made the plexi covering a bit darker.

    This is more along the line of what I want this case to look like when done:

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    I am also getting a Zalman fan controller and a Vizo control Panel II to put in the front with the DVD writer.
     
  2. The X

    The X What's a Dremel?

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    I love the vandal resistant buttons !!!

    I would find it in Italy... :(
     
  3. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    Performance-pcs and mnpctech delivers worldwide my friend. :thumb:
     
  4. Dj Ovin

    Dj Ovin What's a Dremel?

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    Looking good Dean ;) Keep it up!
     
  5. Dean MF

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    Thanx my fellow Superman fan!
     
  6. Teyber

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    what hardware is going in this beast?
     
  7. Dean MF

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    I wish I could get new hardware or something, but, for the time being, I am just putting my signature hardware in here.

    Would love to get a new ATi HD2900XT 512mb 512bit graphics card though and a new processor, just to speed things up a bit.

    Look at this baby: http://www.prophecy.co.za/gecube-radeon-hd2900xt-512mb-pcie-p-21884.html

    Man that will be sweet to have!!
     
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  8. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    Oh yeah! UpdateTime!

    Okay, so this morning I started by getting the frame ready for its spray job.

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    Then,after the first coat, she looks like this:

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    I also attached the back cover to the mobo tray and then re-painted it so that the little bolts arent completely visible:

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    I then attached the drive cages to the frame and then gave it another coat of paint:

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    At the bottom, I drilled and countersunk some holes to attach the wood to the bottom:

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    Here is what she looks like at the moment. Can you see the wood at the bottom? The screws pierced the top of the wood!! Man, I'll have to fix that tomorrow.

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    Just for interest sake, the current weight at the moment is 7.7 kgs.

    So, this is how she will stay untill I get all the parts I ordered from Mnpctech, Performance Pcs and Sybaritic. Hopefully that will all be here next week so I can continue with her.

    Comments?
     
  9. KaotiK

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    Nice spraying. That paint looks imaculate. :thumb:
     
  10. Dean MF

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    Thanx Kaotik. I just wish It was. I am gonna wet-sand it with a 1000 grit sand paper and then give it another 2 coats. But, i am really happy how it turned out so far :)
     
  11. dacust

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    Looks like you did a great job on smoothing down and filling in the welds. Very nice!
     
  12. The X

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    It's very cool to see the Scketchup and then the Real Mod !!! The current Job is great !

    P.S. I know that mnpctech delivers worldwide BUT the shipping costs are to expansive for a little order...
     
  13. Dean MF

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    Hey, thanx Dacust. Yeah, the welded corners came out real nice. Not 100% perfect, but perfect enough for me :thumb:

    Hi The X. Thanx for all the comments mate ;) Yeah, I am gonna try and get my mod as close as possioble to the sketchup designs :dremel:
     
  14. Teyber

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    the frame is one of the best i have EVER seen, besides de_meister, this frame comes second, or tied in first...
    keep up the good work!

    make this case as good as you can, then on your next case you can get sponsors!
     
  15. Brett89

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    I'm going to have to agree and say that the frame, looks mint. Those welds turned out great. Makes it look soo clean. Keep up the good work champ
     
  16. Dean MF

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    Wow guys :D Thank you soooo much!! :D I am really flattered ;)

    Comment like these really makes all the hard work worth it :thumb:
     
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  18. Dean MF

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    Thanx Teyber, yeah that would have looked awesome! I am still thinking about putting a piece of translucent black or clear plexi over the piece of wood. Must just do the holes for the air and it would look sweet! (No idea how I'll get it in there though :))

    What do you think?
     
  19. Teyber

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    Im not feeling the wood in the first place... idk just such an amazing frame! idk... wood... i don't think it goes with the project, but its your case! maybe mod the wood somehow... what tools do you have? no access to a scroll saw do you?
     
  20. Dean MF

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    Nope, no scroll saw. Put it like this Teyber, If you didnt know it was wood, you wouldnt have guessed by looking at it :)
     

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