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Scratch Build – Complete Cygnus X1.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Attila, 18 Sep 2008.

  1. papeniglio

    papeniglio Member

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    Agreed with The Boy! You've got everything you need, also the camera stand :thumb:
     
  2. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Haha, yes everything except space on the bench. :lol:
     
  3. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    They would require you to have a permit for a work shop on your own property? That seems a little beyond retarded. Also, great work.
     
  4. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    i imagine it's a building permit, not a workshop-having permit. 10m^2 is actually pretty big to not need a permit for.

    nice work oldnewby, i really like the idea of an internal structure with a shell. it makes so much sense. and your metalwork is, as ever, awesome.
     
  5. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Had some time before work so attended to some tidying up.

    Needed to drill and countersink holes for the mobo standoffs (again)

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    The standoffs are fixed with M3 philips head screws.

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    Same for the back plate only here I'm using M4 socket heads. Please ignore the condition
    off the alloy, this will all be cleaned up at the appropriate time.

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    Now I've got to measure up and do something about the I/O and expansion slot openings.

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    What I actually want to do is open up as much as possible here, so as most of this
    area is covered with stainless mesh, but I'm concerned about the strength of this
    panel if I remove too much........

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    Hmmmm...I'll have to go and think about it.
     
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  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Very clean installation of those standoffs.
     
  7. nagyizom

    nagyizom Member

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    Great Mod so far!
     
  8. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    very nice :D
     
  9. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    SLOWLY FIXING UP LOG AFTER IMAGE HOSTING ****UP!

    Fitted the top support and fan carrier.
    Well it may not look like much but I've spent a lot of time drilling, tapping,
    countersinking, assembling, dis-assembling, adjusting bends, assembling,
    dis-assembling, filing, I think you get the picture.

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    Now my head hurts so I put working on the back panel aside for now and
    turned my attention to the front.
    So here I need to make provision for power and reset switches, I/O ports and the
    slim DVD drive.
    I have two candidates for the I/O ports.

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    I prefer the smaller one as I can't see the need for 4 front USB's.

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    So the front has to be brought forward a bit to clear the fans, and while I'm at it
    this new part can go up a bit to hide the fan wiring.
    So here's this panel laid out on 1.6mm alloy.

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    And all cut out and filed.

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    Lets see what it looks like.

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    Oops. Another boo-boo, I really want this panel to be lower than the fan carrier.

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    So it just takes another cut and some filing.

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    And that's better. That corner can come off later as well.

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    A bit of serendipity, while looking through my parts box I found some spacers
    exactly the same size as the fans (25mm).

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    Some more drilling and countersinking.

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    And it looks like this.

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    Now I just have to bend this in the brake.

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    And we have this.....

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    Let's take some of the tape off.

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  10. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That is looking very good. Excellent work.
     
  11. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I have to agree - this is excellent. Great picture skills too. :rock: :dremel:
     
  12. Thacrudd

    Thacrudd Where's the any key?!?

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    Frickin sick man, awesome :thumb:
     
  13. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Gorgeous work here. Those expansion units look like an older Cooler Master unit (like out of a Praetorian or so) and a Silverstone unit. I've used both, and they both work great. Good luck!
     
  14. Nooby4Ever

    Nooby4Ever 2 left hands

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    I like the styl of the mod i keep folowing it ^^ Can't w8 to see more
     
  15. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks. :)

    Thanks. :) Daylight makes all the difference, but not always possible.

    Thanks. :)

    Thanks. That's spot on EEL, you really know your hardware. The Silverstone unit is out of our HTPC (we don't need to
    plug anything into that, mainly for TV and movies). :thumb:

    Thanks. :)
     
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  16. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    Looking really good from over here! I like the pics as well as the workmanship.
    I'm all for that spring loaded catch to release the chassis, which you mentioned a few posts back. That sounds sweet!
     
  17. praetor coda

    praetor coda New Member

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    Niiiccce

    I have to say, this build is an excellent build...and with your homemade tools...damn! Now that you've gone this far with this build do you understand what makes a good modder, now? The ingenuity of building the tools for the tools for tools used to build excellent cases. Godspeed oldnewby.
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Awesome work again.:D
    You're worried about weakening the backpanel again? Did you forget it's attached to a monster box frame?:hehe:
     
  19. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    You can't go wrong with those Evercools. They move tons of air, and the aluminum frames make them feel beefy too. Nice and heavy! I dunno...I smell a MoTM nom coming soon.... ;)
     
  20. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks. :)

    Thanks a lot pc. :)

    Yeah I know I'm a worry wart. :lol: And I forgot it's 3mm thick! Thanks again. :)

    Thanks EEL. :) Those fans also look so damn good, I'm hoping to slow em down a bit though.
     

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