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Project: BGAIOC 2T Monster : 19th MAY Log :"SCRAP TIME"

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by CrazyModder, 14 Jun 2006.

  1. hujambo_Bwana

    hujambo_Bwana New Member

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    Good work

    That, erm, very big, nice work and attention to detail, how are you going to move it around :confused:

    Jimbo
     
  2. Lazarus Dark

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    I haven't looked at this worklog since it was on the first page and I feel I should speak a little on the "elephant in the room". Apparently, no one else has the fortitude to tell you but...

    You are sick. You need help. Plexitis is no laughing matter. You should seek professional help immediately. I fear though it may be too late for you. :sigh:

    I just went through eleven pages and this is one of the sickest mods I've seen in a while. The green on black looks amazing. The detail work is very inspiring. Actually I've gotten at least two great ideas from you that I think I'll incorporate into my mod. immitation=flattery

    But at the same time it is somewhat depressing and immasculating for me. My girlfriend jokes that my case is the "extension of my manhood case". But seeing this... monster, I have a huge case of manhood envy. :waah: I feel inadequate and small. You suck.

    :dremel: keep it up Crazy :thumb:
     
  3. Jeroenotje

    Jeroenotje New Member

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    Dude, this case is sick! It's so huge. However, I am glad to see that your case has a lot of detail. Most people who build a big case simply forget the details. You did not. That is what makes your case so special! Keep on the good work :). Oh, question: is this thing able to pass through a door? (That was a serieus question!)
     
  4. CrazyModder

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    You know, I never tought about it, untyl the last hurricane was about to pass and then I had to move it inside the house, I mean is not that heavy right now but I couldn't wrap my arms around it or get a good grip; so my wife gave me a hand and a funny look :eyebrow:

    I'm glad you have gotten some ideas of this log, thanks for your comments.




    No thru a small one :wallbash: , I got lucky; my house has big sliding doors.

    I got to confess guys, I put it in my desk and it was overwhelming seen this case towering over my computer and monitor, high about my head; I didn't like the feeling. My present case is bigger than anything you can buy stock, but this one is too much, kinda made me think I had made a mistake on the size. But that is the problem if you read the log I didn't plan it, to be this big and now is a monster. When finish it will have to be move once and then:

    anybody here familiar with this frase.

    Where does a five-hundred pound gorilla sit? ... is a five-hundred pound gorilla. It sits anywhere it ...wants

    well soon I will have another update, if I can decide what to do next, thanks for your comments....
     
  5. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    You could possibly convert the middle section into a closet for clothes'n'stuff? :) It could possibly house overalls without making wrinkles.

    And about the gorilla-thing.. Hopefully your case won't have a mind of it's own or you've really made a monster :D As far it doesn't actually WANT anything, you can pretty much cope with it. The only problem I can see is that if (and pretty likely when) you move, you'll have to get that case to the new house through a window :)
     
  6. scifi3018

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    Im sure that without to much modifications, you could make the computer into a desk itself.
     
  7. CrazyModder

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    This is how the MOB tray looks inside the case
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    with the MOB in place
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    adding the HDs cables to see where they come out
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    I decided to sleve one of the cables to see how it would look
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    kinda like it better
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    back to the MOB tray, to see the difference
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    now that I know what I need to hold the cables, I made this plexi gromet plate
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    got to see how and where it goes in the case
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    I cut a desing into it, to add some green paint
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    first spray some green paint in the cover plates
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    then added a coat of black
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    after removing the masking of the gromet plate, this is the result
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    this is how it works, three pieces of plexi to clamp the HDs cables
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    this is the bottom plate cover, the center was left clear
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    the bottom plate is in place
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    the gromet plate and some cables are added again, to see how it looks
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    I'm very happy with the final results. Notice how the cover plates, covers the gap between the HDs bays and the fan area. A series of cover plates will cover it from top to bottom, each with a different funtionality and look. Once the plates, cover the exhaust fan box will be seal; and it would only suck air from the HDs removable racks and not from the MOB area.



    See you guys at the next post......CrazyModder ....out
     
  8. Klekkus

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    Great solution! Looks good too :)
     
  9. CrazyModder

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    Now I need a cover plate for the top to hold 10 jacks, it will connect the paddle and bulgin switches to something :confused:
    Start with some plexi and pilot holes
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    all the holes had been finish to the proper size
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    dry fit to see where it goes
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    add some paint
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    add some jacks and holding screws
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    screw it in place
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    this is, how it looks so far
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    I have to make a couple of more plates, to fill that opening :dremel:
    Still I don't know how or where everything is gonna be connected, that is why I decided to do the cover plates with jacks, bringing all the connections to the inside of the MOB area. Then later all I had to do is plug in, whatever it is that need power.

    See you guys at the next post......CrazyModder ....out
     
  10. phelan1777

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    My god man that is beyond insane, I am awstruck. :rock:
     
  11. CrazyModder

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    This next cover plate will supply power for the HDS

    Start with a design to hold 6 jacks
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    drill all the holes
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    dry fit it, to drill holes in the case
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    cut out mask for the design
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    time to add some green paint
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    remove the masking
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    cover the plate in black paint
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    finish cover plate
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    hardware to be added
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    cover plate ready for mounting
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    cover plate mounted in the case
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    Is not perfect, but I like it; too bad like a lot of other mods, it might become invisible when the case is finish. Already the fans are dissapearing, behind some stuff. I got to add a cover plate with a window, to see some parts of them.

    See you guys at the next post......CrazyModder ....out
     
  12. LuitvD

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    what type of plug will you use next? :p

    keep them coming, looks nice. How about an overall shot of the current situation? I can't seem to follow what sits where :)
     
  13. CrazyModder

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    This are the plugs:
    for the HDs and where big power is need it
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    and for fans, leds and small power requirements
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    this foggy picture will give you and idea, remember this is inside the case in the left side
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    thanks for following this project and all your comments guys.
     
  14. CrazyModder

    CrazyModder New Member

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    Here is the last cover plate for this side a simple clear plexi window
    started with a basic desing
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    trying out for size
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    painted and finished
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    the last plate is in place
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    now I can start with the right side.

    P.S. One of this days I can start wiring all that crap.

    See you guys at the next post......CrazyModder ....out
     
  15. CrazyModder

    CrazyModder New Member

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    This cover plate is for the top right side of the case

    Got my design ready
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    It BROKE while drilling the last hole
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    after making a second one , we are ready for paint
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    after some B&G paint this is how it looks
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    Now added some hardware, I run out of jacks
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    this is the place where is going
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    is mounted in place
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    and a picture showing where is it
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    Now I had to start work in the next one and continue untyl that side is fully cover.


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  16. JoHoschi

    JoHoschi What's that?

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    Hdd frames an ventilation

    Hi Crazy,

    first of all my greatest respect for your casecon. If I would have enough room for such a monster I would follow your exaple right away. :thumb:

    I have just one little question on the cooling of your harddiscs, maybe I overread that point or noone did mention it ( I read all the pages till now!).
    How does the air go through the hdd-cases, cause I understood that you have modded them like this:

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    gray: HDD, green: plexiglas, pink: mesh

    So the air is sucked out by the five vents in the back that one is clear, but because of the perspex the air can´t go in at the front?! :confused: Is that correct?


    Greetz
    JoHoschi
     
  17. CrazyModder

    CrazyModder New Member

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    Thanks

    That is a good point and I had to add, that when you install the HD inside the tray; there is hardly any space for the air to circulate around it. Those big intake grills ( and the little wimpy fan at the rear of the tray ) that the manufacturer put in there, are more for show; to make you feel that the HD tray is really going to suck alot of air. Then why I'm using them ? HTFK maybe I'm crazy, after all !

    Now to anwser your question.
    The plexi is not sealing off the front of the HD tray and the gaps are hidden by the handle, but not covering them.
    Since I notice that the real obstacle to the air flow thru the HD tray, is the HD and that can't be helped; in my CrazyModder way of thinking a smaller intake ( thru those gaps ) won't make a lot of difference. I do know for a fact that the smaller intake will speed up the flow of air thru the HD. With the HD indide the tray, there is a small gap of space around the HD, for the air to ciculate. The big 120mm fans are the ones that gonna pull or suck, air really fast thru those gaps and hopefully this rushing air ( even do is small ) will help cool the HD better, than just using the wimpy fan the tray came with. At least that is what I expect.

    Well i hope I had anwser your question, instead of confusing you more. :hehe:

    See you guys at the next post......CrazyModder ....out
     
  18. T.M.P

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    what can i say this is realy amazing :eeek:
     
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  19. CrazyModder

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    The next cover plate is for the multimedia card reader, this is the desing; it has two plexi gromets for some cables.
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    its composed of three main parts
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    after paint, you can see the individual parts
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    this is how it goes together
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    now you can see it in place
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    Now this will be the desing for the bottom plate, just a clear window
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    the plate has been painted
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    now you can see it in place
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    This is the cover plate, that will be the gromets for the WC hoses
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    after paint
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    this is how it works
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    and this is where it goes
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    This is an auxiliary cover plate, in case I need more connections; yeah right
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    same old paint scheme
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    now is doing is job, covering
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    This is just a blank cover plate
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    after some B&G paint
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    in position at it final resting plate
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    This is a final shot at how they all look together
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    The inside cover plates are finish, the case is now divided in three areas. The left side contains the HDs and the air box for them. The right side is housing all the controlers and the air box for the radiators. While the center area is home to everything else, MOB, PSUs, Res and some other stuff that I haven't figure out yet. Notice all the different plates and depths in them, from the begining I didn't want it to be smooth or one piece. I was going for a stager look, more modular; that can be easy to work with. Why all the jack connections? Just in case I need them and since I don't know yet; where all the cables are gonna be connected, this way I just run a cable an plug it in. Now I'm getting an idea on how many cables I had to build, lets said its a lot.
    Next I will start in the WC stuff, before I change my design again; which is at least, once a week. I finally decide how is gonna look like, of course isn't gonna look the way, I wanted in the first place.
    The whole case has gone off course, will see what happens at the end.

    See you guys at the next post......CrazyModder ....out
     
  20. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Considering the amount of masking tape you used on the drilling, I'm amazed you didn't use it to get a better finish on the paint job.
     

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