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Scratch Build – In Progress Dual PC case MK3.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Attila, 3 Mar 2008.

  1. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Wow.

    That is all.
     
  2. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    When I seen the DVD drive bay thing, I actually said "Oh wow" out loud.
     
  3. MiLwOrkZ

    MiLwOrkZ What's a Dremel?

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    : APPLAUDS LOUDLY :

    This is some of the greatest Aluminum Channel and Plate work I have seen in along time. Every piece is looks elegant, as well as not looking to bulky and outstandish. Great work, looking forward to more of your high quality work.
     
  4. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    What MiLsOrkZ said.

    Also, you are absolutely spoiling us with quick updates, and with beautiful photos to boot! Loving it!!!
     
  5. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    badders, keir, MiLwOrkZ, Macros_the_black.,
    Thanks for the kind words.
    Macros., Sorry about the rapid updates, but I will catch up soon.
     
  6. ednismod

    ednismod Minimodder

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    Man, everytime I visit this project log one thing is for sure... satisfaction. Whew! This mod is truly amazing.
     
  7. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    sorry, who's sorry? ^_^ ....aaah, you mean sorry about the withdrawal syndromes I'll have once you have posted everything you've done so far and we'll have to wait longer between the updates? <=D
     
  8. skullen

    skullen Minimodder

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    :jawdrop:One word AWESOME :thumb:
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    +1:D
    I think the support for the PSUs was unneeded, (unless you have some really HUGE powersupplies going in.) The stainless back plate could easily hold standard PSUs without extra brackets.
    The screen in the bottom will double as a handy screw catcher.:D
     
  10. arturjhawk

    arturjhawk What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, great mod
     
  11. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    ednismod, Macros_the_black, skullen, Cheapskate, arturjhawk.,
    Thanks and I'm glad you like what I'm doing here. :)


    Yes, you are probably right about the supports but I built these with a different idea in mind
    before the back panel had to be re-done.
    Haha, yep that grille has caught many screws among other things. :hehe:
     
  12. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    UPDATE, i need to feed my addiction!!
     
  13. Silent_Enigma

    Silent_Enigma What's a Dremel?

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    WOW !!!
    This is some really, really beautiful work, the best i've seen in a great while.
    Can't wait for the next update, bring it on.
     
  14. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    Great stuff, any idea on a rivet count? :D

    With the PSUs could you not tap some holes into the sides to secure them inside the case?
    Or maybe rivet :)D) on some angle and then screw into that?
     
  15. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Haha OK Burnout21.,


    Just a little diversion from the log for a minute.
    I've been using mobile racks in the two previous versions of
    the dual case and although I wasn't thinking of using them
    here I just couldn't resist the versatility that these things
    offer. So at the bare minimum two mobile racks would be
    a nice addition.


    Obviously there is plenty of room to put a structure to hold
    the racks, and it's a fairly simple part, also note the ample space
    between the racks, I've removed the stock cooling and the fans below
    will keep them at a reasonable temperature.

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    This structure will fit to the inside of the front panel in the
    same way as the HD units do. A slot at the bottom and two
    screws at the top.
    I should add that every internal part has been made to be easily removed
    and replaced, this is to make changing of hardware stress free as well as
    allowing me to modify or replace structures as needs change.

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    The next item I needed to address was cable management.
    I hadn't given a lot of thought to how this problem would be
    treated. Now I've seen plenty of mods and builds here and
    elsewhere that have exquisite and beautiful cable layouts and
    I don't for one minute think that I will even come close to them.
    But thats OK. What I intend to do is just make things reasonably
    tidy and ensure good airflow to the parts that need it.

    So the first thing was to install a central column for cables to
    run through and be attached to. This was done by riveting
    two pieces of U channel together and then attaching them
    to the inside PSU support.

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    Next because of things like the need to have the fans turn on regardless of
    weather one or the other or both psu's are running, fan speed controllers, and
    various other things that end up with a tangle of wires and connectors, some
    junction boxes would be a good idea.

    So I cut a small rectangle of plate.

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    Marked out and drilled where the boxes will go.

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    And attached this to the cable channels with a small brace.

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    This worked very well because it takes up very little room and that space would have been wasted anyway.

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  16. OdDBaLL_MoD

    OdDBaLL_MoD Always planning something...

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    Wow! Very impressed! I was thinking of building a small wooden case for a media centre i have planned, but this... :jawdrop: Great work! :thumb:
     
  17. Radical_Monkey

    Radical_Monkey Dremel > Lightsabre

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    Thats HUGE! :jawdrop: Loving the idea tho, definatly gonna be keeping an eye on this, keep up the good work :thumb:
     
  18. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks Silent Enigma.

    Haha thanks mrplow.,
    I don't really have any idea of how many screws or
    rivets have gone into this.
    Yes I should clarify., the support structure could have been
    thrown out and re-designed to accommodate other ways of
    fixing, but it had already been built when I started thinking
    about how to secure the psu's. It was easier to remake the
    back panel.

    Thanks OdDBaLL_MoD., Don't forget to make a project log
    so we can see.

    Thanks Radical_Monkey.
     
  19. slugbug

    slugbug Going Broke Saving Money

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    That's some beautiful craftsmanship. I wish I had half the amount of talent and ingenuity that you have.
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    And ALUMINUM! I cleaned out the local hardware stores with the tiny amount I used last time... but THIS! :hehe:
     

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