Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Edvuld, 19 Nov 2006.
Gungrave! That's totally pimp. Cant wait, that metalwork looks great.
Seen the anime good going there
I love the metalwork
So do y
Update #02 [HD-cages 02]
Hello everyone. I had some spare time last weekend, so I got some small things done.
I'm continuing with the HD-cage housing and the internals of the front.
A few pics of the right-hand support of the case:
I need to get the CD as far to the right as possible so the CD-Tray won't be interferring with the cross that will be in front of the front ^^
Anyways, that's the reason why I'm using the 5.25" unit to hold it in place.
This is supposed to be the two horizontal supports that the HD-cage will be mounted to using rubber grommets.
It may seem like I was slacking, but the measuring and thinking are just as important as the crafting of the parts.
I like your work!
Keep up the good work!
Whats the brand on those towers?
got bored after the 14 page of newegg to see what server had drive trays.
and please oh please tell me they were cheap
Chieftec, most models have them, think the BX series does. these are "Chieftec MESH LCX Miditower Chess/window"
And yeah, they're the cheapest Chieftec you can find I think. For a reason. I payed 700SEK each for them, that's about 50$ or something...
What did you use to cut the top and bottoms for the HD cages?
You definatly got skills, looking good.
great work so far one thing i was intresting in knowing, what method do you use to bend the metal anything special? looks very accurate
This is excellent.
Totally one of the best theme cases announced this year, I'm subscribing.
PLEASE tell me you're watercooling this...
Thanks man. I start of by using a jigsaw, then I go to filing the edges, and brushing the plate, and I finish of with a piece of sandpaper, the thick model on fabric.
Almost this exact model:
It's not ûber accurate, but I've been lucky so far =D
Sorry man, I'm trying to keep the weight down, and IMO, watercooling is more hassle than it's worth. (Got my old rig WCd, www.edvuld.com ) It looks cool though.
wont even say anything... 5 * and a sub:
Wow - this is soo hawt! I love that mobo tray! Gawd its sexy!
Update #03 [HD-cages completed] [2006-12-24]
Yesterdays work included finishing the HD-cages and some more of the internal front parts.
The HD-cage will be mounted to these 2 horizontal pieces of aluminium, using a double set of rubber grommets.
A small support to even out the weight of the HDs:
Final result with the cage mounted:
The next thing I started with is the joints I'll be using to fasten the red acrylic to the aluminium chassis. One thing I learned from my last mod is that if you drill and thread a hole in thin aluminium, it'll soon be unusable if you keep screwing and unscrewing, as you will with the left side for example.
To remedy this I decided to go with hevay duty 21x21mm iron, that I'll put in the corners and thread from 3 different directions. That should be durable enough eh?
The front acrylic is in front of everything else, and thus it has nothing to rest on when you try to screw it back after mounting a HDD.
I'm ging to solve this by putting 10mm round iron through the corner iron. I'll then drill 10mm holes into the front, and the aluminium in the front will cover these big holes, and will only have 4mm holes so you can insert the screw. Check the pics to see what I mean more throughfully:
These holes will be M4 threaded
Testing out the mounting positions:
I'm not sure this will work, but I hope so. If it works, it'll be like small "hooks" that you can hang the front on before screwing it tight.
if this goes like the NOD temple it will be amazing, and by the looks of those pictures it will. really nice with shiny alu and your craftmanship is so amazing, wish i could do that
altough i have to point out that 700 SEK is pretty exactly 100 bucks
Yeah, you're right, I was thinking the other way around if you know what I mean... ^^
yes i totally understand, we're all used to converting from dollars to SEK, not from SEK to dollars
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