Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Edvuld, 19 Nov 2006.
Brandon Heat F T W!!!!!!
nice. too bad on the watercooling
I don't get it why some ppl think it's a bad thing to not watercool your project.
Ok, it gives some performance boost that you may want when overclocking.
It looks cool.
That's not reason enough to go through the trouble for me.
Watercooling weights a lot more than aircooling.
It sucks to clean it
It sucks to be somewhat worried that it might leak over all your TB of HDDs
It's way more complicated to change your MB, graphic card or CPU
It's not even that much quiter than Zalmans line of Fan-cooled solutions
This rig won't be overclocked to the max. I want my data safe, not corrupted.
Im getting my rig water cooled by a shop because its much quiter then fans.
Update #04 [Corners] [2007-01-14]
Welcome back =D
Last time I forgot to bring the camera, so no updates then
I continued to make the corners that the acrylic will be fastened to. This is a very time consuming job, and makes me realize why I work in aluminium instead. 21mm iron is a biach, and filing through 11mm isn't that fun either :/
Threading. A broken screw tap would be devastating at this stage, so I took it real slow and careful. Good threading paste is a great way to assure that the screw tap doesn't snap.
Got myself some nice black bolts that should fit the project nicely.
I drilled right through the iron so it would be easier to thread afterwards, some welding tidies it up a bit.
Completed. Took me a good 10hrs
Finally I can start to try out the acrylic to see if I managed to get everything straigt. Well, I didn't exactly, but some small adjustments solved most of it.
Someone made a mistake somewhere , so the support for the HD-cage was very tense, which isn't good. I could either make an entierely new part for the support, or solve the problem some other way. I chose the latter.
The way I see it a fixed problem is a non-problem, making the problem disappear, so basically noone messed up.
nice mangreat work i love it
do you have a working office in your house?
I'm using my uncle's workshop. He's got pretty much all the tools for metalworking I need, and the place is huuuge, I'll post a pic next time =D
it looks really nice. keep up the good work!
nice duude ;D, keep up the good work ^^
Great work so far! I loved NOD so I'm gonna keep a close eye on this one!
Update #05 [Disassembly 01] [2007-03-10]
I've been busy with other stuff, so I haven't really found the time to work with this project over the past months, and the work I've done doesn't make that big of an difference visually, so here's a small combined update.
THe last things I've done is to make small adjustments to all the internal parts, so that the acrylic should fit well. I also started on a part of aluminium that will be positioned under the top acrylic, to provied more stability to the case, as I felt this was needed.
At the moment I'm taking everything apart to clean it and spray it with a protective layer, to prevent dust and fingerprints to stay on the aluminium.
After this has been done, I will put everything together again one final time, and then start working on the acrylic, and the front.
Here's some pics of the top plate under construction: (not finished yet)
Here's some pics of my uncle's workshop as well, it's perfect
Still not much, I hope I'll get it together and make some progress soon :/
Its good to see this project back up and running again. I was worried you might have left it to die.
wow i am your new best friend if only you lived near me i would break into that workshop every night! looks like a great place to do a mod!
gald to see you back aswell! your mod looks to be going well so keep it up!
Looking good ,keep it up
That workshop's insane, dude! :O
it is really cool, but i wouldnt put it at the level of deity!
this realy is looking great, those corner blocks are works of art.
That my friend is the single greatest picture i have seen whilst modding and following modding
i myself have been looking into a datastore (for media/backups/document sharing) and was initially going to go Matx but that picture has opened up loads of possibilities
whislt its not shiny curvy or anything completely elaborate its a very functional way of incorporating a fast disk swapping method into a non factory made server case.
i cant wait to see how you model the front of the case to maybe incorporate the fast switch interface.
lol i sometimes forget that there is 2 oo in good ,it has been corected .
Update #06 [Disassembly 02] [2007-03-31]
I took some time yesterday. I'm done with the disassembly of the internal parts of the chassis, and also remade the top plate.
I've disasembled all the internal parts for cleaning and clearcoating, to give the parts a better finish and to protect from fingerprints. This is the last chance to make any adjustments to the parts, if I do it after the painting, it'll look like ****, so I took my sweet time fixing the finish of all parts.
Here's some of them before cleaning:
Last time when I worked on the top plate, I wonder what I was smoking. It must have been some good **** for me to make it like that, because it looks like ****. Vastly different thickness of the curves doesn't help achieve good looks, so I decided to tidy it up...
So now I'm happy with that part...
Next time I'll start on the front acrylic hopefully.
Update #07 [Assembly & Acrylic] [2007-04-07]
So I'm done with all the cleaning and spraypainting, so I spent a few hours putting everything together again - finally for the last time.
^ Rubber feet are always nice
Now that everything is put together, I can finally start with the acrylic. I measured at least twice, and drilled once. =D
The washers won't be there when I'm done, so pay no attention to them not beeing perfectly aligned. (They're M5, I used M4 screws.)
Will cut the front open next time...
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