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Scratch Build – In Progress ****** PHINIX CUBE ******* - the one and only:)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by phinix, 3 Dec 2007.

  1. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Yep. twice?! WOW... 58 years old? Nice..
    Sure do grap a pint!:)
     
  2. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r Minimodder

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    Good work phinix, I'm loving the colors of that thing :)
     
  3. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Thanks man!


    Today is another update, more parts update then actual maunal stuff,but anyway...
    More stuff came today from CHILLED PC - Tom sent me some nice pump, coolant, Bitspower compression fittings and other bits. He also made some derlin feet for me! Look how cool that looks:

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    This is what I'm gonna do - use these derlin wheels as extension for alu feet!

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    That looks sweet..:)

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    Now, how sweet is that?! :)

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  4. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    GO AWAY!!

    It's Friday the 13th - Phinix day

    Have fun.

    john
     
  5. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    I know:) Thanks John:)

    But let me show you what Ive done today. I call it one small step forward and one huge step backward :(

    I cut and polish small piece of red acrylic for a "dvd pressing bracket", also mounted my slim dvd so another thing is done.. right?

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    You can see how I mounted the dvd - using velcro pads to make it soft press...

    ..and now...

    ...here is huge step backwards... I was drilling holes in clear acrylic front panel to make some space for all guts from front ring...
    at the last hole I didn't hold the panel strong enough.. and drill pulled the panel up... high enough to... break it... :waah::wallbash:

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    That mistake costed me 11 pounds today...:(
     
  6. PTModder

    PTModder What's a Dremel?

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    Its friday....Its the 13th.... All that can go wrong does go wrong!
    Got to be extra carefull on this day....
     
  7. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Actually I was born on friday 13th... so I always have luck this day:) this was my fault:)
     
  8. dj_ste

    dj_ste What's a Dremel?

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    Hi, very nice mod!

    I need aluminium feets!

    Where do you buy them?
     
  9. PTModder

    PTModder What's a Dremel?

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    BTW HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!
     
  10. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Thank you:)
     
  11. b00mb1ast3r

    b00mb1ast3r Testdrive unlimited LoVeR

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    Yeah Happy BirthDay :thumb:
     
  12. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Happy birthday!

    Ask your parents/friends/girlfriend to buy you a new sheet as a birthday present. ;)
     
  13. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Thanks guys:)

    Well, ordered cnc cut front panel from Tom form CHilled PC. Will be here tomorrow:)
    With all the cuts already made - I dont want to make same mistake;)
     
  14. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Young man! I think you fail to realize the proper protocols for a Birthday.
    This does not involve keyboards and random discussions with thousands of strangers.
    Grab a pint and a couple friends or neighbors and log off.

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  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    1. Go to Iraq.
    2. Walk in the sand.
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    4. Get new aluminum feet.

    That's an impressive break there. Did you do anything fancy for the new laser cut panel?

    I've heard the pump res tops are a b*tch to bleed the air out of. Be prepared.:(
     
  16. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I love those feet, everything is all looking fantastic. I can't wait for the finish.
     
  17. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Actually I just ordered with same cuts I did myself. Clear panel doesnt have anything fancy, no need. Black one which covers it looks a lot better:)
    I hope there won't be a problem with this top, thats why I chose it, not to use fillport only, cause that one was PAIN in the a** last time I used it...


    I love them too!:) Cube looks SOOOO better with higher feet! Plus I dont have to worry now about those leds below, they not touching the desk now and all looks better, more massive case:)


    Actually I finished all with front panel today, installed new clear panel, drilled holes for bolts, fitted back front panel on it etc.. What I did today also is I cut that long narrow hole for dvd - THAT was Unbelievable!!! I took me 2 hours! :jawdrop: Never again! Order a laser cut, do not do it in hand!:) I thought Im gonna break this one too. So narrow cuts.. slowly filed.. Jees.....
    But did it! Also drilled and installed fan controller! and a power button! :) A lot of work was done today, but will make photos tomorrow, I'm too tired to go flash around in living room...
    Also got new acrylic glue and glued those triangles for front ring, which you guys didnt see yet. I will show that tomorrow with hopefully already soldered leds:)

    So till tomorrow!:) MODDING RULEZ !!!:dremel::clap:
     
  18. pistol_pete

    pistol_pete Air Cooled Fool

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    So you got the black panel laser cut? I'm thinking of getting the holes needed in my perspex for project perspiration pre-cut - did it cost much? What company did you use?
     
  19. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    No, I cut it myself in hands.... jig saw, dremel, files, sanding paper... sweat, hours of work...:eeek::dremel:
     
  20. Jeddy

    Jeddy What's a Dremel?

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    Not a fan of those mahoosive feet- a bit overpowering on such a balanced shape.

    I understand that you need them for the bottom fan though.
     

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