Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Sam__, 15 Apr 2020.
Yeah I'm going to have to make new brackets for three drives instead of two.
Some progress today making the PSU panel.
It contains the PSU, a 140mm exhaust fan and four USB ports.
All cut out: (sorry for the wide angle lens distortion and yellow lighting)
The USB ports on the left were particularly challenging as I only have limited hand tools. The majority of the cutting on those was with a knife and finished with sandpaper over a screwdriver.
Got some good news this morning. We have a friend involved!
a very essential mod nice
I like the new color sheme, and ohh...very nice job with cable sleeving and ... everything , very pleasant project to follow, great you had some sponsors
yes really nice
Thanks for the nice comment
I want to see more
Put together the magnetic fan filters today. Filter + small neodymium = magnetic fan filter!
Countersunk, by hand, the screw holes so the filters would be flush with the panel.
Testing out on the panel. The best part is they are self positioning on the screw heads so you can almost slap them on and not worry!
Got a little but more done today.
Cut the motherboard tray. RIP antec P280 case.
Prepared the Ali extrusion reservoir mounts.
Started the 120mm magnetic fan filters. (Ones above are 140mm)
Will post pictures later.
RIP Antec P280 case. This is the transition point where all the hardware comes out of the old case and there is no going back!
Marking up the motherboard tray for cutting.
A mostly in-tact motherboard tray, minus a lot of rivets.
Trim one side.
Trim a second side.
Trim a third side.
The finished result. Perfectly sized for the new case.
Now for the IO and PCI bracket. Again with the rivets!
Now onto fitting the motherboard tray mount... mount.
Made some corner pieces to hold the mounting sheet in what I'm starting to call the mezzanine motherboard area.
Cut perfectly to size by hand!
Figuring out where to mount the motherboard tray so the IO lines up with the edge of the case.
And finally with some hardware on it just to get a feel for what it will look like.
No one came to the Antec case's funeral.
You should do away with the back part and just use the I/O bracket.
even with the motherboard tray mount sprayed black I think you may be right. It will look a lot cleaner without it.
You describe really well your work, I like it!
Got the screws in today for the power supply, them being imperial is a little irksome as everything else in the build is M3/4/5.
Got to manually counter sinking. Pretty happy with the job.
It's getting really awkward to remove and replace the panels as the nuts are quite hard to hold in place while undoing the bolt from the other side. To save any further frustration I decided to epoxy the nuts onto the l-brackets. Much better!
Also also managed to mock up the reservoir mounts. They will be mounted to the edge of the motherboard mezzanine. Will get it mounted up and a picture taken tomorrow after some of the panels have dried from spray painting.
The current plan is to have the tallest reservoirs I that will practically fit in the end of the case, potentially 300mm tall, leaving some room for tubing and fittings.
The triangles and squares pattern is super cool but definitely pick the one you personally like more!
Got a mysterious delivery today.
What could possibly be inside?!?!
Fans... (7 x Gelid Silent 14 PWM)
Fans... (6 x Gelid Silent 12 PWM)
More Fans... (Gelid Radiant-D RGB 120mm)
Really excited to use the individually addressable Radiant D fans.
Especially with the COD16 ARGB Controller Kit, which uses an Arduino! Luckily I've got a fair bit of experience with Arduino so should be able to get into the code and have some fun.
Also a few other accessories like GC-Extreme thermal paste and GP-Ultimate thermal pads.
The total package contents:
7 x Gelid Silent 14 PWM Fans
6 x Gelid Silent 12 PWM Fans
4 x Gelid Radiant-D 120mm Individually Addressable RGB Fans
2 x GC-Extreme Thermal Paste 1g
1 x GP-Ultimate Thermal Pad 1mm
1 x GP-Ultimate Thermal Pad 0.5mm
Thanks again to Gelid for supplying the goodies!
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