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Case Mod - In Progress My Glass & Steel Orange Graphite 600T

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Dave2010_TA, 28 May 2012.

  1. longweight

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    Sorry I replied to a post on the first page without realising that the thread was quite a bit longer!
     
  2. Dave2010_TA

    Dave2010_TA Minimodder

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    Don't worry! :thumb:
     
  3. Dave2010_TA

    Dave2010_TA Minimodder

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    Ok guys, give me an opinion...this orange glass...

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    I like the first type, because it's not a classic glass, but it's different, it's not a solid color (in italian I want to say "tinta unita"), the same color for all glass panel I want to say exactly. The first has a lot of shades that I like very much.
     
  4. Dave2010_TA

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    I'm not dead guys!! :D
    I'm waiting a piece of glass from the glass factory, to see and decide to buy it. I think that it will arrive tomorrow.
    Unfortunately, from June, I'm very busy at work and I have not time to
    mod...I'm very sad.
    I make few changes on drawings of the steel panels, to adapt the new glass panels.
    All drawings are ready, I have only to wait the piece of glass to decide definitely: in this way, I can send the drawings to the "laser cutter" and to the glass factory.

    I'm very happy today, because Crucial give me kindly this ssd for the mod!! Thanks very much Crucial!!
    It's an M4 of 256 GB, a very beatiful ssd!
    My girlfriend stole me my Nikon...I made this pics with my father's old Canon...:eyebrow:

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    I'll come back soon with news!!
     
  5. Dave2010_TA

    Dave2010_TA Minimodder

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    CORSAIR​


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  6. dreps

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    very eager to see how this cosmos project will turn out :D keep up the good work!
     
  7. Shurika

    Shurika Minimodder

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    Good news for everyone!

    Glad You didn`t give up with this project. Wer`e all waiting for updates!
     
  8. sixfootsideburns

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    My opinion is that using glass in a computer case is not ideal. I would just use plexi and then put a photo filter behind it to make it the color I want. Personally I don't like to use glass in areas that get a lot of action (including tables... just a personal preference). They make colored films that can give the appearance of both color and texture, so personally I would much rather do that.

    You should talk to whoever bent your part and ask them put urethane film inside their dies before they bend your parts next time... those lines in the steel are very easily avoidable. Personally I would have been furious if I paid money for a brushed steel part to be fabricated and they came back with tooling marks.

    Though if I had done in on my own (which perhaps you did), it would be a different story :D If you did bend the parts yourself I would suggest next time doing the above, by some urethane film and put a layer on either side of whatever you are bending (whether its in a bend brake, a vice, whatever). Another trick you can do is to use another piece of metal between your part and the tooling. In my experience I have always refered to this as using sacraficial blanks while bending. That way your tooling makes marks on the scrap piece but it doesn't transfer to your actual product. This is a little trickier to do on a metal brake or a finger press though because it increases the thickness of your material. But if you have access to real metal brake and are using actual tooling then this method consistently works very well

    Just a tip though :thumb: So far progress is looking very promising
     
  9. Dave2010_TA

    Dave2010_TA Minimodder

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    Thank you guys!

    @sixfootsideburns

    I totally agree with you for how concern the tooling marks.
    But, for the reasons that the marks will not visible on the steel because this supports will put in an hide side of the internal space of the case, and for the reason that I paid very very very few money, I can close an eye.
     
  10. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Such nice work being done!
    I love those Rads, good luck on the rest duuuuude!

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  11. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    I would have gone plexi too, but balls for glass use :)
     
  12. Dave2010_TA

    Dave2010_TA Minimodder

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    Thanks guyz!!

    I show you the support for the SSD, made of glass and inox.

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    This first image represent two glass panels 6 mm of thickness, made by the fusion of two panels of 3 mm.
    With the holes represented in the picture, I'll fix the inox that I'll show you under.

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    In this picture, you can see inox. This is the basement of the glass.
    This inox, I will have two pieces, because I need them to fix the glass on the cabinet.
    The hatched line means the line of the bending.

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    This is the inox panels, of the ssd. The ssd will fix on it. I draw some slots to dissipate the heat.
    Excuse for my bad english, I'm sure that you understand well when I'll show you the support done.

    See you soon!!

    Dave
     
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  13. Dave2010_TA

    Dave2010_TA Minimodder

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    Good afternoon guys!!
    I make some changes to the steel panels, in order to fix the glasses on them. I thought that the glass would be fix to the steel by the holes. But I can't make holes in the glass near the border.
    So, I decided to make the steel without holes to fix the glass, but I think that the best way to fix the glass is paste it to the steel.
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    Plugs for the reservoir. I fix them on the glass with silicone.

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  14. Dave2010_TA

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    Finally the glasses arrived!!!
    There is one little problem. On the website of the glass factory, they shows the products that they make. The picture of this glasses was a quite bit different compared to this that arrived. I wanted them only orange, but with the orange illumination, I'll try to overcome this minor inconvenience.

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  15. Dave2010_TA

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    The SSD support!! Beta version, surprise...

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  16. Dave2010_TA

    Dave2010_TA Minimodder

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    Little work of today. I put the steel panel on the bottom of the case.

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  17. nagyizom

    nagyizom Minimodder

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    I read this work log and it's getting better and better! Looking forward to see what you show us in the next update.:thumb:
     
  18. timerhan

    timerhan What's a Dremel?

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    Acrylic is very impressive! :thumb:
     
  19. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    well it's not acrylic... it's glass!
    and it looks fantastic!!!
     
  20. timerhan

    timerhan What's a Dremel?

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    wow! sory))) I first thought it was acrylic)))
     

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