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Case Mod - In Progress Celtic Knot Inspired

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Espie79, 17 Aug 2011.

  1. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    You could mount the fan on top of the case. With a nice collar it will blend in.

    Tasty work, by the way. :thumb:
     
  2. Espie79

    Espie79 What's a Dremel?

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    The hole is 105mm Diameter
     
  3. Espie79

    Espie79 What's a Dremel?

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    Day 19:
    I received my PSU from Thermaltake. Excellent quality build and excellent prducts....I already have a 700w Toughpower PSU in my main rig.
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    I also varnished the panels today using a matte varnish, just got to wait for it to dry to see if another coat is needed.
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    Also got some motherboard mounting screws from a local computer store too
     
  4. Rai

    Rai What's a Dremel?

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    The varnish looks good. It adds to the rustic feel.
     
  5. Espie79

    Espie79 What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks, yeah I think the varnish adds more depth to the panels.
     
  6. Espie79

    Espie79 What's a Dremel?

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    Day 20:
    I got my clear acrylic in the mail today. I have cut it int 2 pieces and fixed it to the side panel with the holes cutout for it. Just waiting on some screws so I can fix the motherbard inside the case. I also soldered the HDD and reset headers to the switches. I also had to wire the LED's for the switches to a fan header so I can get 12V as I purchased the wrong switches.
    I think overall the case is looking good with the coat of lacquer I put on, seems to give the panels more depth and contrast.
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  7. Espie79

    Espie79 What's a Dremel?

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    OK, I have put in the hardware and tested the electrics and all seems to be good. I had to make some slight adjustments to the DVD drive door as it wasn't and opening and closing properly, I simply filed down the MDF door. I just need to put a fan in the back, and make a cutout for the fan.
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  8. Espie79

    Espie79 What's a Dremel?

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    Here is an image with all the hardware inside.
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    I have pretty muched finished this mod now, is there a place that completed logs go?
     
  9. DeltaFX

    DeltaFX What's a Dremel?

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    That's beautiful.... I would add brass inlays, but that's just my steampunk brain fartin'
     
  10. Espie79

    Espie79 What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks, I'm glad you like it. I actually thought about using brass, or at least brass paint but it was too expensive to buy, on a tight budget
     

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