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Case Mod - Complete Felipe Samamba - SF1S

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Samamba, 19 Feb 2021.

  1. Samamba

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    Hello friends,

    My name is Felipe and I'm known as Samamba!
    For my new project I decided to use the theme SciFi (Science Fiction) as the theme.
    I thought of something with a very clean and functional look as you can see in my project.
    The interior in the project image is only illustrative, since it was designed before receiving the cabinet, and I could only think of the interior after having the cabinet in hand to make the measurements.

    For this project I have the support of Cooler Master America Latina and Team Group.

    BR Felipe Samamba



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    Love the look of the front of this !!!!
     
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    First step was to cover the interior. I used cardboard to take the measurements, then remade everything in 3mm MDF (same thickness as acrylic) for definitive tests. After I modeled everything in corel and sent it for laser cuts.
    With the pieces in hand, I started with the small adjustments to make everything fit perfectly, curvatures in the pieces, creation of spreaders.
    I also removed parts of the Case to get space and made some holes for fixing.

    And follow photos of all stages. Still without the final painting.

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    For the project an SSD M.2 from Team Force Group model Cardea II was used, but the red color would not match the project so I decided to remove the anodized one using caustic solder in a very simple process. I mixed it with warm water and immersed the piece for 2 minutes.

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    I was sick of the motherboard covers and the Water Block look and that's why I decided to make new covers for both.
    But first I decided to change the thermal paste.
    Right after I drew the covers on the cardboard to get the measurements and then cut and folded the pieces in aluminum.

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    At first I thought about polishing the pieces. But after I applied the varnish something went wrong.

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    I ended up removing the varnish and polishing and decided to paint the pieces in the color of the case, but first I made a piece to reflect the original lighting of the motherboard for the new lighting points added in the new cover.

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    Great work :thumb: very clean and pro, I liked the project at first glance on the render, and it takes shape nicely :rock:
     
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    Next step was the construction of the front.
    As the space was bigger than I expected, I ended up using another screen at the bottom of the case.
    I cut the front based on the design of the plastic support of this piece, to keep the front rigid and made a specimen of sandwich. With layers of acrylic and lcds for fixing the screens and the support in the front.
    The smoked acrylic was more dark than I wanted leaving the screen without much lighting and without an indirect light effect that I projected for the RGB analog controller. But I intend to make a new one with a lighter acrylic. The top LCD is a 7 "screen and the bottom is a 128x64 white Oled with 2.64" controlled by Arduino.

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    Painting!!!
    The chosen colors were matte black and blue water clear (Volkswagen catalog) which is a silver drawn to very light blue.

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    That was the most difficult part.
    First I had to sand the corners of 26 pieces to make them matte to better dissipate the light, then I had to sand 104 pieces, paint, remove burrs from the paint and then glue everything and fix it in place.
    Final result were 2 Grills that are also VU of leds. One of which still has the built-in reservoir support.

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    Fantastic light effect, really impressed!
     
  17. Samamba

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    It is controlled by arduino, so I can program the effect I want. I even intend to connect to the sound to work as an audio VU.
     
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    Great modding and great ideas :clap::dremel: the reservoir and light effects are really awesome :rock::rock:
     
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    I still want to program some cool lighting effects. And I'll change the front acrylic for a lighter one. I found the final result very dark.
     
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    More pictures!

    Back of the front. From top to bottom: 7 "LCD controller, RGB controller with led strip for lighting potentiometers, 2 arduinos, 1 for controlling the cabinet's ARGB and another for the 2.42" LCD with logos.
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    After assembling everything, I noticed that the Block was not aligned with the piping and needed to move the VGA 5mm forward. As it with the original support of the cabinet was also falling, I decided to use aluminum that I already had here to reinforce the support, putting everything in the position I needed and without adding too much weight to the project.

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