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Case Mod - In Progress MAC G5 BENCH CASE

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by arg-ist, 25 Sep 2015.

  1. arg-ist

    arg-ist Member

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    MAC G5 BENCH CASE

    As ı said before there are 2 new MAC G5 mods on the table.My first worklog MAC G5 ATX (passive watercooled) is finished. I take final photos.I t is time to begin with a new worklog.

    1-My first worklog was MAC ATX (passive watercooled)

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    Link MAC G5 ATX
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=279896

    2. This time again a MAC G5 , but as a BENCH CASE.

    3-And my next worklog again a MAC G5 … But this time as a JUMBO MAC G5 = MAC G5 STACKER

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    I want to make a TRILOGY with MAC G5 cases.


    This time ı want to make a different BENCH CASE from this case.
    A combination of aluminum and acrylic.

    I will use this case

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    But ı wll use only back side panel and the four handles of the case

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    Case tilted

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    As a bench case there are two ways that we can use.


    1-Handles at front and back panels

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    2-Handles at sides
    I shall use it , this way.

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    I want to install 2x360 rads in to the bulge of handles. And PSU ,POMP ,HDD etc . in this case

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    As usally, MB on the top, on a thick plexi, as MB TRAY .that can be opened to back.
    As ı used it at my first BENCH Worklog
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    And ı wannt to mount the video card with a 16X riser card extender flex. To prevent the height of the case ,becouse ı wannt to make a flap cover from plexi.(If ı can do it…)

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  2. Marquee

    Marquee Mac Pro Modder

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    oh boy cant wait
     
  3. arg-ist

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    First a recess for rads and rad grils in to the handles , from acrylic. Drawn at corel
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    And laser cut from 5 mm acrylic
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    To bend the acrylics, ı made a mold from MDF.
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    I can bend acrylic using this mold
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    Acrylic plate on the mold
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    Acrylic plate fixed to the mold
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    Heating of acrylic with heat gun.
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    And bending of softened acrylic
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    Bended acrylics
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    Bended acrylic mounted to the case for trial purposes.
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    And second side panel bended likewise.
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    Two side panels are ready
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    Second side panel mounted too… for trial purposes
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  4. storm-83

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    looks really good :thumb:
     
  5. Marquee

    Marquee Mac Pro Modder

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    Looks great. Giving me inspiration to start my next project.
     
  6. arg-ist

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    Thanks..
    Maquee come on...
     
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    Four Silverstone case feets mounted to the bottom of the case
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    Next stage is front and back panel
    Made from 3mm thick acrylic a pattern for front and back panel. And mounted to control.
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    At front panel ı don t wannt to use a lott of displays. I want to use 2x lcd temp. displays for radiator entries and 2x lcd temp. Display for rad outputs.total 4 LCD displays for temp. And a fan controllerfor fans.

    And some researches for their placement

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    I have tried with different reservoirs EK X3, Bitspower. With 60 mm Radius.
    but I do not like any

    the most appropriate was EK Tube res X3 60 mm
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    but want to keep the cables of PSU.
    Masking could be a solution to it..

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    I wanted a different solution
    At last ı decided to use a wider resorvoir 150mm Radius , to make reservoir as essential element.

    I must make a Jumbo reservoir from acrylic tube like this
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    And use reservoir as essential element. of the buttom case like this
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    Reservoir with extrem 150mm Radius. Was to big for this case.

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    Therefore ı decided to make it with 120 mm Radius
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    It is time to make a custom Tube reservoir with 120 mm Radius.
     
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