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Hurens Project: htpc ~ Fill The Gap ** /!\ 56k /!\ **

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by huren, 21 Aug 2005.

  1. huren

    huren What's a Dremel?

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    now i got the base of the front panel all glued together, ill have too pop out to my acrylic supplier tomorrow and obtain some more black as i didnt realise that i was out of it.

    but heres a few pictures of the it as it is


    the bracket is all glued together
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    with...
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    great glue and goes a hell of a long way.

    a little test fitting to the front
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    and its all nice and square :)

    protective cover off
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    and then a little attackign with some p150 too get an idea
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    once ive drilled the mounting holes to the auctal case il get into a bit more inside and out.

    more pictures tomorrow when i can cut, dril and cause general caos in my garage.
     
  2. huren

    huren What's a Dremel?

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    well todays little modding started with me geting into the back of the tv cabnet to take some measurements for the psu and cables etc...
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    only held in by a few simplescrews
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    found centre
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    and then drew out the psu shape
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    and along the way i had a hand from my son, modder in the making =D
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    but thats enough of that for now, as there was more too worry about then that panel.

    now it wouldnt be a mod from me without a floor, but this time i opted not to use black, white or mirror tint. But decided to keep the brushed / frosted look and work it into the floor.

    i know your probley wondering, WHY?, i suppose its just a little something bling for the log, or its just due to the fact i do it with all the case's i mod.

    1st off was to trace around the edge of the mobo and psu too give me the needed room too measure.
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    the acrylic for the job, 5mm clear.
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    and then onto the measurements
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    top plate cut and fitted
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    perfect fit
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    now youll see what i have planned for this much later =]

    i then decided to leave that for now as the side / top panel had caught my attenton.

    needing air flow into the case badly, and not much room for it due to the rom and hdd's i opted for a inlet fan just above the graphics card.
    And the fan used was the top 80mm fan from a stacker ~

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    some more measuring
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    straight off the jigwas, leaving around 2mm too be filed back, and edges straightend with my trusty ol panel hammer.
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    ill be flush mounting some bolts for the fan and then leveling it out so its not protruding out the top of the case.
     
  3. huren

    huren What's a Dremel?

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    next on the list of to do things was start on the front panel

    insteed of going for straight black this time i opted for a darkish black / grey tint that matches that of the phillips dvd player.
    The plan is to give it across a semi transparent look but at the same time the rear of the acrylic will be painted matt black, which youll probly see in the next day or two.
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    onto the cutting
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    and after a little file work i slotted it in for a quick test fit
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    now im still yet to glue it together and cut the 45 degree angles on the top and bottom angles, but just notehr quick idea fit
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    then was onto the measuring and cutting for the drive bezzel
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    and a nice cut and file done the job a treat
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    then a quick test to make sure that it not only looked the part but was goign to be able too sere its purpose
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    well thats all for me for today feel free too comment, and if the pictures are taking a little while too load im sorry abotu that as my account died so i had too find some tem hosting on my site.
    photobucket should be back up in the next few days :confused:
     
  4. Fozzy

    Fozzy What's a Dremel?

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    take that screwdriver out of your kids hand lol. If he gets wrapped up in modding he'll be doomed to never be satisfied with anything. Hahaha. Nice work so far
     
  5. dannyqball

    dannyqball What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice, I love working with Acrylic. You got skills bro. Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  6. huren

    huren What's a Dremel?

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    well sorry for those that do have an intrest in this mod :<
    but updates will be up tomorrow, happend to purchase myself a table saw today which will be aiding me in revamping another ( 3rd ) front panel.
     
  7. sum41

    sum41 What's a Dremel?

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    Whoa!!!Me looking and me liking.... Im building an htpc too...but im doing nothing as good as yours...I have thought about converting mine to a desktop though......
     
  8. Stompy

    Stompy What's a Dremel?

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    Hoping for updates soon :)
     
  9. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    Subscribing... some great ideas in here, and looking forward to the final outcome!
     
  10. HAXOR

    HAXOR Minimodder

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    Where does everyone here buy their black/smoke arcylic/polycarbonate/lexan from? I've been looking for sources, as I want to put a new door on my CD cabinet with this stuff.
     
  11. huren

    huren What's a Dremel?

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    thanks guys =D

    well i was working on my current main rig case fo rth elast week as im caseless, but im guessing id better revrt back too my htpc.

    so once i completly wake up ill start the modding again :]

    c u soon
     
  12. Yiping

    Yiping What's a Dremel?

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    woo always like to see htpc mods... i can watch this the whole day.
     
  13. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Peterbilt-strong

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    I dont see any pics.
     
  14. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Me either. But while I'm posting I can't recommend this HTPC front-end program highly enough: http://www.gbpvr.com
     

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