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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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    Aurora - finally came on this forum (I saw you were using my computer!) Yes, I'll be at work tomorrow but only till 5pm. Didn't do anything today, slept most of the day after night shift. Wednesday will be a day of modding, I hope:) I will attach feet, drill holes for PSU, finish rad stand and cut foam for pad for PSU. Then need to work on front panel, cut the hole for slim dvd and figer out how I'm gonna hang that dvd below top panel.. lot of work... at least I have sth to do...
     
  2. SanDmaN

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    I think if you put the DVD drive at the top of the case it will ruin the whole look of the upper half!!!! The front view will look good but the rest will look ugly, not to mention the wires for it too!!!!

    Have you thought about moving it to under your HDD rack?
     
  3. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Hi,

    it is a good idea, already thought about it. The problem is There is little room for it down there.
    See, inside of the cube I have 290mm, two cube columns takes 20mm each, so its 250mm left. Slim dvd has 128mm, so its 250-128=122mm. To fit it in the middle, I have 61mm on each side. From the column there will be 3mm acrylic radiator's back panel, radiator 35mm adn fans 25mm, what gives me 63mm. Not enough to fit dvd in the middle. I can skip that back panel, so I will be able to fit dvd. 1mm... I wanted to put grills on those fans from the inside.
    Decisions, decisions...
     
  4. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    just found that Swiftec radiator has 34mm. So 1mm more...
    I could be able to fit the fans with grill and dvd... But I'm not so sure about that rad without backpanel.. it was for preventing the rad from touching the columns...
    I was going to fix the rad on its feet to the buttom panel by using velcro tapes... Maybe I will just screw t to the ground... maybe some foam pads between...
     
  5. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Time for small update...

    I re-designed latest drive cage to new shape. Changed size a little bit and the way the hdds will be mounted. They still will be hanging there of course:) new attachment will be those alu pipes. You can see whole cage is longer but still will be using the radiator fan to suck air through the cage so hdds will be cooled by it.. smart and sexy !!!! :D
    Take a look on sketchups...

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    Here's how it will look in the cube, different angles...

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  6. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    After midnight !!! ... Soooo.... today is 13th !!!! (..of March..hmmm....) heh it is even my 100th post on this forum!

    Traaa la laa laa laaaa laaa… Traaa la laa laa laaaa laaa… Traaa la laa laa dear phinix… Traaa la laa laa laaaa laaa!!!:clap::clap::clap::rock::rock::D:D:D:blush::blush:
     
  7. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    John
     
  8. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    THANKS John !!! :)
     
  9. theAlien

    theAlien I know what a Dremel is....

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    have a nice Birthday phinix .............. with a lot of presents


    here's a cake from me .....

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    I like the drive cage ........ will fit in nicely and look great ........:thumb:




    Alan
     
  10. Supra55

    Supra55 New Member

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    Have a good B-day, and keep modding!
     
  11. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    THANK YOU :clap::clap: THANK YOU :clap::clap: GUY THANK YOU !!!!!!!!! :clap::clap:UUUUUUU:clap::clap::blush::blush:

    OOOH MAN!! I'm gonna be so wasted next few days !!! :D:D:rock::rock::rock:
     
  12. haakon.t

    haakon.t :)

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    you know what? it's actually my birthday today aswell :clap: but since this project is all about and made by you:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :D
     
  13. aurora

    aurora JAVA GURU !!!

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU PHINIX and HAAKON !!!!
    :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::D:D


    edit: phinix - you're off today - is that the reason why not coming to work today????:)) we left some nice bottles on our desk for you from whole group:))
     
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  14. haakon.t

    haakon.t :)

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    anyone else feeling the love in this thread? :D I bet we'll get world peace if we keep on going like this ;)
     
  15. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    haakon.t: Love is all around !!! weeeeee!!:) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!!!!!!!! How old are you now?:D

    aurora: I was at work at 8:00 but didn't see any bottles - don't drink without me!:) I'm back on Sunday....
     
  16. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Happy birthday guys! I'll drink a couple for you both. Just remember, don't drink and dremel... :rock: :dremel:
     
  17. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Thanks Craig! Yes I will obey:):rolleyes:
    Just finished doing "holding structure" for new dvd:dremel:, so I'm going to put down my dremel and have fun.. for next 3 days..:jawdrop::eeek::D:rock::clap:
     
  18. haakon.t

    haakon.t :)

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    Heh, i'm just 16, but i'm planning on getting older :D how about you?

    Thanks to all for congratulating me aswell :blush: but you shouldn't concentrate on me though. Phinix is the one doing all the modding :p
     
  19. aurora

    aurora JAVA GURU !!!

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    Phinix - how can I vote on you? On poll site its says I may not vote..
     
  20. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Happy Birthday! I really like this mod! The drive-cage is truly something! :thumb:
     

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