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Case Mod - Complete Project ALIENBASE - Alienware Aurora R4 Case ATX mod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by 4LIEN, 10 May 2020.

  1. 4LIEN

    4LIEN Active Member

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    Some little update, i finished the bracket for the reservoir.
    I've make two hole in the bottom part and then I threaded them for M3 screws
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    So now the reservoir is perfectly fixed to the radiator, of course i will replace the screws with black ones in the final assembly!
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    And now guys the final special part of this project....can you spot what is this?!? :grin: :idea:

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  2. Jean R built

    Jean R built Active Member

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    Looks like a Dyson vacuum cleaner part, well if it works for your project why not? :dremel:
     
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  3. kim

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    That's really a strange item :jawdrop:, I have no clue what it is but it looks like an alien thing :grin:
     
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  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I look forward to the 5 minute commercial explaining how the unique shape improves cooling. :D
     
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  5. ivory2k19

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    Is it a Dyson centrifugal separator? :eyebrow:
     
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  6. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I think he is your long lost brother or something :D
     
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  7. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    Awesome work, loving that PSU/cabling you've done there, very unique, its all looking great, cant wait to see whats next with that Dyson part :)
     
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  8. pccustom

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    great work ..
     
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  9. 4LIEN

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    And yes guys, I see it was easy to guess! :clap: it's the main part of a broken Dyson vaccum cleaner!
    I love the design of these vacuums and this particular part look very Alien, coming from space! So i had the idea to recycle it in my project! :D

    I disassembly the "alien object" and removed all the interior unnecessary parts with dremel, to achieve the maximum space possible.
    It's really incredible how the space obtained allows the insertion of a 7x7 cm square object....


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    ....and you have to know that 7x7 cm its the exact same size of the waterpump!
    So here it is, we have an alien pump cover!


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    To cover the big hole in the top, i've make a thin sheet of lexan and wrapped it black.
    And it's again incredible that all its centered, so the hole in the top it's exactly on the pump IN hole!


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  10. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Well-Known Member

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    I love the idea! It's a really cool way of getting shapes into mods. :clap::clap:
     
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  11. idpcmods

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    a cousin I'd say if it was cheaps brother he'd be making the thing...

    And looking good man can't wait to see the rest of this coming together!
     
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    Your like the magiver of computers :eeek:
     
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  14. 4LIEN

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    Hi guys, i'm back after some days of pause! (and i think i need some more holiday!)
    So now i need to start to make a little cable management and installing some parts, so first i've fixed in place some cables and installed the rear button for LEDs.
    I've also completed two other cover for the left side

    p.s. the mainbord it's just for test, it's my old broken X58
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    Here are the covers in place

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    Other work i've done, it's to complete the other side panel of the case, the original Alienware plexiglas panel. Starting with deep polishing

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    After, i need to find a way to give it a new look, because initially on the back of the panel there was a glossy black cardboard, but i don't like it, so i decided to try a mylar sheet recycled from a broken 27" LCD
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    And turned out to be a great idea, because this sheet create a beautiful aluminium effect! it's difficult to show in the picture, but you can compare with the aluminium feets.
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    Just for reference, this is the original look...
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    What a great idea using some up-cycled parts from an old LCD. Looks great!
     
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  16. Flop Ysh

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    You have such a creative mind that following your updates is delightful
     
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  17. 4LIEN

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    Thanks, i use a lot of recycled parts for my projects!

    Thank you very much for this comment!
     
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    @4LIEN
    I was looking again at the LED diffusers on the front panel ; a very smooth and still bright diffusion. I would like to do something close. Could you share some more details please?
    • how dense and bright is your led strips?
    So it's made with 2 standard clear PMMA rectangles and one satin/opal PMMA rectangle right?
    • the satin ones have been brought cut or you've made such clean cuts with a dremel?
    • The glue to make the 'sandwich' doesn't interfere at all with the lightning diffusion?
    • and you finally just used hot glue for the led strips on the clear ones?
    thank you
     
  19. Defyant Mods

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    You come up with the most amazing ideas! :rock::rock::rock:
     
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  20. 4LIEN

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    Yes of course, i will try to solve your doubt.
    The LED strip are standard SMD 5050, 60 LED/meter, but you can find also better strips on aliexpress and also ARGB with very close LEDs chips. I attach a picture of them.

    Yes it's standard celar PMMA, and the output rectangle it's just sanded with sandpaper, but you can also buy the version already in satin/opal.

    I've cutted all the parts with dremel, it's not important the cutting, because after i had to sand them.

    You have to pay attention with glue, because if you put it behind, you will see the glue through.
    The "sandwitch" it's just glued on the top and bottom, only with hot glue and some epoxy glue.

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