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Handbuilt aluminium case FINNISHED!! (with pics)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kong, 19 Aug 2002.

  1. macroman

    macroman The One

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    The more I see of this case the more I like it :dude:
     
  2. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Thats some nice work there kong .... respect :D
     
  3. mashie

    mashie The one and only

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    What a difference it made with the window installed. Looks more and more pro for each update :)

    Are you going to add aluminium knobs to all the potentiometers?
     
  4. crazy_cow

    crazy_cow What's a Dremel?

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    thanks for the additional pics...its beautiful :D
     
  5. Da_BaCoN

    Da_BaCoN Minimodder

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    about the hd - the windowed one is disabbled in the bios, correct? if so, i can see how the hdd lights work, but does the spindle in in the hd itself still spin and everything?

    and, of course, nice case!
     
  6. kong

    kong cnc-guy

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    Nearly finnished, I have nicked another one of macro's ideas for the pot-knobs. I have bought some translucent blue door knobs that I will turn on the lathe to the correct size.
    As for the hard drive, it spins up and looks as though it's working, but just can't be written to. The main light is controlled by the rotary switch to the right of the lcd.
     
  7. banished

    banished Necromodder

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    Awesome work man.

    One small suggestion if I may, you might want to put some filters on those intake fans seeing as though they're on teh bottom.
     
  8. MrDT

    MrDT fapfap

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    Um, is the window done in a macroblack style or is it just very dark in there when the light's off? I'm a big fan of err 'stealth-windowing' is that a term I can use?

    Anyway, this is looking great man!
     
  9. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    It looks like there are fan guards on them, but not filters. Rather expensive Vacuum cleaner :D
     
  10. kong

    kong cnc-guy

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    I see your point about the intakes at the bottom, but they do not suck straight off of the floor. The base is made from two pieces of acrylic, with the fans mounted on the upper piece. The lower piece has no holes in it, so the air is drawn in from the gap between the two, thus reducing dust intake. i do have a couple of filters that could be fitted if I get a lot of dust but I find that this method is actually pretty effective.
    As for the window Mr.DT, yeah, it's a macro black rip-off, but I love it!
     
  11. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Ah right, i see now :lol: damn good idea!

    Where did the little chrome feet come from? cos they look sweet.
     
  12. kong

    kong cnc-guy

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    Lol, they are actually door knobs bought from Homebase, about £3 each! I had to drill them out to accept a nut which was glued in place so the threaded rods screw straight into them to hold everything together.;)
     
  13. Atomic

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    Hmm. Wouldn't have guessed that. Think ill be going to homebase then :D
     
  14. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    thanks for the new pics... real smart looking case with the black window face on it... brings it all together real nicely!
     
  15. joe the dishwasher

    joe the dishwasher Honk

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    how long did it take you to make it?:D its a really nice case!
     
  16. kong

    kong cnc-guy

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    Started the project in April, but I am not the fastest worker in the world! Just did a couple of hours at the weekends on it. I am so close to finnishing, but turning plastic on the lathe is not easy, especialy when it melts, so give it another week or so and I should be done.
     
  17. joe the dishwasher

    joe the dishwasher Honk

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    don't forget to post some pictures:D
     
  18. Draxin

    Draxin Seeker of Photons

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    that is one hell of a SEXY BEAST.

    now im guna have to build a case simular to it. dam you, im broke enuf as it is. ARGH, now you got me wanting to build a new case.

    but first order is to finish my External LCD mount
     
  19. Reaper_Unreal

    Reaper_Unreal What's a Dremel?

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    That is by far the coolest front I have ever seen. Makes me think of some of the "ricer" cars that I've seen around town, only significantly cooler! Only 1 question though: Is that front done Macro-Black style or just a really dark smoked glass?
     
  20. Atomic

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    Didnt read all the posts did you? :nono:

    There you go... :D :D
     

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