Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by speedybe, 14 Jul 2005.
This is nice - keep it up
I can still see some stuff inside the PSU, so it's not a dummy, but a real one
Sorry I missed that though!
the word dummy was misplaced, it's an actual working PSU, but I've just put it there to figure out the cable managment. The PSU that I've ordered is a custom made 500W ultra silent one
That's one of the objectives of this project because it will "serve as a server", it has to be super quiet. (only 4 fans in the entire system)
Next up is the sticker design 4 the laser sticker printer
I made a design in cardboard for the coverplate of the drivecages.
The shape is the same as the side panel, but with a spacing of about 2cm.
The piece will be made in plexi that is sanded down and then covered with a laserprinted sticker, so when I place the leds, everything will be black except the cutouts. hmmm, my explination is a bit shabby, but you'll c what I mean when it's finished
I've made 2 sketches 4 the plexi part. I won't use the sticker method, just paint the plexi high gloss black.
In the sketches, the circels would be cut out and the letters blue stickers laser printed.
What would look nicer??
let me know fast, because I want to make the piece tomorrow
This is very nice... obviously, clean it up a bit first though
finally my shipment came in so I can proceed the project.
Here's the stuff...
Finally that sh**job "sleeving" is done, My god I simply hate that
Here are the pics of the sleeved 560W PSU
And a close up of the new molex plugs
done some more work on the PSU
I removed the 2 standerd fans and replaced them with enermax ultra silent ones.
I hate the look of a fan sitting on the outside of a PSU, so I decided to make a coverplate for it.
Here is the plexi cover plate :
And the homemade emblems to go on the plexi
And a pic of me with some niceee belgian beer
this is the general idea, still needs a lott of finishing touches
What did you use to attach the wire mesh to the case side panels? Any pictures of the other side?
I used a hot glue gun
Why oh why does "Danger, Watercooled" sound so weird on an aircooled PSU?
But, nice job
I do have a question tough, does the PSU still fit? because I've noticed that the plexi cover is wider then the normal size of the PSU, or is that just an optical illusion?
The PSU is the perfect place to put a emblem on and because the entire system (except PSU) will be watercooled, I've put "danger watercooled" on it.
The plexi is just an illusion of the photo, everything still fits perfectly.
Horribol sticker! take out please!
The entire project is ruined by this!
euhm, nop, the sticker is staying
i like the idea of the sticker but i'm sure someone with some photoshop skillz on this website would happily make you a better looking one. IMO
I didn't like the idea of the paper, so I decided to paint the plexi black and put the "danger watercooling" emblem after an extra piece of plexi, so it can be highlighted with the leds later.
After cutting, sanding, drilling, tapping
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