Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ssR, 16 Aug 2006.
hey, i think ive allready asked this,
but can you please tell me this dimension::
Thanks for the feedback!
Yumadil: even if this CCFL alone wont provide enough light there will be 2-3 more cathodes hidden around in different areas of the case. and in addition to that some LEDs too. the lighting will be pretty soft even though 4 CCFLs in a case does sounds like alot.
Mankz_91: the case is at my work right now, ill check the dimension tomorrow and edit this post
Mankz_91: external is 17mm and internal is 15mm
thanks mate... 17mm is the exact hight i needed to get my fan into the gap... thanks mate again!!!
sorry for no updates lately, ive been kinda stuck. i bought the plexi i needed a few days ago and made most of the progress today. all the plexi has been cut in size for the side panels, top and bottom of the case. i also got the fanbus i ordered from ebay so i modded it abit aswell. and now to the progress...
i couldnt fit the plexi at the top of the case cause of the undercut it had, so i dremeled out a piece to slide the plexi in
my zalman controller, used but good as new
plexi for the top, drilled and cut in size
got some more sanding to do on that USB slot, gonna be ok
i decided to make a new panel for the fanbus, didnt like all those white writings
the original panel next to a piece of plexi used to make a new one
i used double sided tape to attach the original panel to the new one and drilled the holes through the original piece
the new panel in place
i decided to make an engraving at the bottom of the case, the piece i used will be glued from underneath and lit with 2 cathodes
i printed the writing and taped it to the plexi piece
and the finished piece. this is my first engraving experience so excuse me if its not very good
today's progress. i decided to make an aluminium frame for the drives and the LCF on the front bezel. i began the work on it today and ill finish it tomorrow. other than that i began painting the parts and today i painted the front bezel. here are pics of the progress
aluminium piece cut in shape
everything is marked
after some drills
and the bezel painting
after 3rd layer
finished bezel after about 5 coats of lacque
very nice paintjob and very nice colour.... I bet it's even prettier in real....
Indeed. Very tasty color choice
I love the color.
great color, i love it
and the paint job after all isn't so bad .. you have the skills..
waiting for the next update, hurry!
thanks everyone , glad you like the color, it took me more than 2 hours to choose it from about 50 shades of blue. its a dark blue pearl and it looks MUCH better in real
and now for today's update.
i finished the front aluminium frame i started yesturday, here are the progress pics:
finished frame placed on the bezel
after i gave it the brushed effect i like to much, wetsanding it with 180 grit sandpaper
after 3 coats of lacque
now ill give it 2-3 days to cure completely and then polish it.
that looks nice...
very nice casemod this. i might also steal that idea for the hidden ccfl, allthough mine are round and real UV tubes.. /me subscribes
lol, you chose it out of only 50 shades of blue? I can mix about a thousand shades per primary and secondary (orange, purple, etc.) color...
anyways, you did well chosing this one, I like it. Too bad it's a little dusty in the room you paint your stuff well, you'd should sand it anyway
heres todays update.
i painted the case top and since this time i used our painting room with air suction and temperature / moisture control it came out flawless. i also drilled the holes for the front bezel alu plate and wetsanded the front panel with 1500 grid paper as a preparation for the polishing. here are the pics for today:
the painted parts, front bezel with the alu place bolted in place and the top of the case
closeup on the bolts i used to attach the alu plate, those are the bolts im using for all panels
another shot of the painted top
inserted the plexi, looks awesome
the polished blowhole. notice that theres a space between the plexi and the top panel itself, dont worry the bolts aren't screwed in yet
another shot of the front bezel
after the wetsanding with 1500 grid paper
tomorrow ill begin with the polishing and ill also polish the alu plate.
thats a nice paint job.
do u use an air compressor??
if so are they noisey and how much can i get one for??
AMAZING WORK! I love it
The design is very original, craftsmanship is top-notch, and the functionality looks great. Three things that are suprisingly hard to combine, but you have pulled it off nicely. I looked at the first few pictures of the case and I was pretty worried, but you have really turned something Fugly into a work of art. Keep it up!!!
great project and that colour amazing paint job
keep on .
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