Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by rambo, 10 Apr 2008.
That frame is hot, and the thick plexi looks sweet. The only thing that bugs me is the mock up with the dvd in place. The tan/gray dvd housing looks terrible amidst all that clear/black. I might suggest making a sleeve of some sort for the drive, or heck, just paint the thing black.
P.S. I am totally 'liberating' that joint design concept. Joining metal like you do wood, brilliant!
hey thanks for your suggestion but I thought of that already, first of al this is an old dvd drive to fit it and stuf like that. I am going to paint the real dvd player that I am going to use black, so that it fits more to the pc case. Maby I ame going to make a new front panel for the dvd as well.
see you next time, julian
This is gonna look incredible!!
And I'm a huge fan of doing stuff on CNC's, but the design is of course the dificult part!
I'm gonna keep an eye out for the progress on this one, beautifull work so far!!
I want to build a case exactly like this, but a cube. Awesome skills man!
Omg, Best case ever =) When i first looked at it i thought the CD/DVD drive was floating rofl...Its great! Might try and make me one like this...I would like to know the estimated cost when you get finished.
Hi, great work so far. Where do you work/ have access to all these machines, and what type of lathe were you using for the reservoir. I'm very interested in machining, and I have a small 9x20 lathe at home. Also, any advice for good finishes on acrylic using the lathe?
hello, first of all i like to see that other people are making the same case disigne like this.
I am using a schaublin 125 lathe and i have some tips for you, dont turn too hard, something like 1500 owm/min but that depends on what size and shape the product haze. Dont Move your sizzel to fast acros the surface, also the point from the sizzel cuts better when it is realy sharp. The point of the sizzel is better to be a little bit round and not in a sharp point shape, the surface of the object will become smoother than, in the picture you can see the surface realy close the rounded point will make it smoother. Also use a cooling fluid like water or a profasional middel used in the factory. this is neded so that the perspex will not burn and stays clear.
I got my new hardware.
5x Xilence Case Fan 120 Mm, LED, Rood
2x Revoltec Hard Drive Silencer Zwart
1x Zalman ZM-MFC1 Plus Zwart
5x Nexus Technology Silicon Absorber For Case Fan 120 Mm, Zwart
3x AC Ryan FanGrill Classic 120 Mm, Zwart
1x MSI GeForce GTX 280 OC 1024 MB
see you next time, julian
Hey I have al my new water cooling stuff so I can proceed with the build. I glued my reservoir with special Perspex glue called acrifix 192 really cool stuff to work with. I shortened some vibration damping screws so that the treat is not to long, I will use them to mount my water pump onto there are 2 with on both side treat and 2 with 1 side tread. 1 sided tread screws are for extra support and 2 sided treat is for mounting it to the case.
Also I made M4 treat in my radiator using rivnut's I drilled the mounting holes to 5.7mm so the will fit in. I needed to shorten the rivnuts otherwise the will hit the cooling ribs. A rivnut is a rived only with threat in it so that you can mount something on it, it is used for making threat in plates.
New watercooling parts:
1 x ThermoChill Additional NG120.2 Neoprene Gasket
1 x Danger Den Fillport (black) with 1/2" barb
4 x EK 1/2" ID fitting G1/4"
1 x Vandal Resistant Switch Black - Red Ring
2 x 120mm Aluminium filter - Black
2 x EK Spare Reservoir Holder
1 x Feser One - F1 - Cooling Fluid - UV BLACK 1ltr
1 x Ek Rev 2 Reservoir Base
2 x G1/4" Blanking Plug/Cap (Male)
1 x EK Waterblocks Laing DDC X-TOP
15x Masterkleer 7/16" ID 5/8" OD PVC Tubing
The reservoir with glue in it:
After removing the rest of the glue and some polishing on a lathe:
The vibration damping screws with nuts on it so I know how long the need to be:
I used rivnut with a ring so that you can see how the work:
A rivnut tool, squeezing the rant together will make it go wider so that it will get stuck
The radiator with the rivnuts in it:
The radiator with a fangril up-close and you can se the rivnut on the other side off every thing:
The radiator with fangrils:
What I am going to do is giving my radiator a new paint job just black because there are some scratches on it.
se ya next time, julian
Love the design, great craftsmanship... and that rivnut tool! I've got to get me one of those.
I'm glad you are watercooling. That has to be the UGLIEST video card I've ever seen.
Not many people mod the radiator.
The res seam cleaned up well. Did you have any problems with the glue bubbling? (Weld-on #16 bubbles if caked on the outside of a seam.)
Why is it the UGLIEST video card? I am not sure if I am going to cool it with water cooling. No I had no problems with the bubbles the glue is like water so it’s going really smooth but if you are using the glue see the manual for the amount of room between the objects that is needed to glue it together. And fill the gap real slowly so you can see what you’re doing. If you have bubbles in the glue simply drill it out with a small drill and fill the drill hole with glue.
haha, that the sign of true perfection there!
the 280GTX would look so nice with a black full cover block on it, hint hint! hehe!
I dunno cheapskate...any card that says 'GTX280' (Or 280GTX in this case...What were you thinking, MSI?) is a thing of beauty to me! That said, the graphic could have been a little more...subtle? Any way you slice it, that's a killer piece of hardware.
Really cool thing goin on mate. Btw, whats the difference between perspex and plexi? Clarity? Or are they the same thing with different name?
im really liking this prroject. good looks man!
There is no difference between perspex en plexi just different names.
thanks for the compliment.
I was hoping to find a type of gel plexi glue that could be used to fill in imperfections/scratches without forming microscopic air bubbles. The stuff I have looks pitted when you sand it down.
It is a good card, but it has more logos on it than a Nascar driver, and a big pic of a troll. =Ugly. It doesn't fit with your super-clean build like it is now.
mmm I don't have an idea how I missed your log. looks cool. Keep it up and update.
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