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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Construction of a ATX cabinet! - FINISHED!

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  1. Mr.Anki

    Mr.Anki New Member

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    Construction of a ATX cabinet!

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    About the project:

    When the time has come for a new cabinet. Enclosure will be built from scratch and look to be a fairly common tower, but with a somewhat spessiel front. In front will be mounted two 120mm fans and the pattern you see in the sketch above shall spit out. Inside I will divide the cabinet into two chambers. In the bottom will be the power supply and hard drives and put in the upper chamber will you find the rest of the parts. As the distinction between the chamber should I try to create an arc that you can see in the picture below. A window will be placed in one side door.
    External dimensions of the box is: 56 x 54 x 24.5 cm


    Sketch:

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    - Thanks to Nitrob for help with the sketches!


    Sponsors:

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    Gigabyte sponsoring the project with the Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 and Gigabyte Radeon HD 4890 1 GB!


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    Enermaxsponsoring the project with a Revolution85 + 1050W and Apollish fans!

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    - Roccat sponsoring the project with ROCCAT Kone, ROCCAT Taito and various stash!


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    - OCZ Technology to sponsor the project with various hardware!


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    - Mnpctech spons the project with fan grills!


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    - Dremel sponsor the project with a Dremel 400 Digital!


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    - Vendur.no to sponsor the project with 150,-


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    Microplex.no to sponsor the project with discounts on the goods!


    Thanks for sponsorship!
     
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  2. Mr.Anki

    Mr.Anki New Member

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    Uptade #1

    I have taken MFD disc and got cut up most of the plates. Have used the 16mm thick plates and screws 3mm, MDF'en tend to stretch so it is important to drilling in the disc before it will screw it up.

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    Plates I had was to big for that Climb saga was too little, when I had to jack up the saga:

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    This lowered the screws:

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    Here is the first wall ready to be tightened:

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    Now the front and bakplate in place:

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    And here the top and bottom in place:

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  3. Mr.Anki

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    Update 2:

    Then it was time for a new update, have been cut to the motherboard tray. And the driver to think out a smart solution for hiding the cables under the motherboard tray. Will have at least possible with cables visible.

    Here, I marked where to cut:

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    Right after cutting:

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    Used the Dremel and file to get a finer result:

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    And here I am finished:

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    Sorry bad pictures, Tite was a little light, where I drove on.

    The second is on the program now is cutting the backplate and solutions for cable pulling.
     
  4. Mr.Anki

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    Update 3:

    Now, I've been cutting holes for motherboard tray and PSU'en. But missing some Scrub even before I'm satisfied: wee:

    Have also been made four round cabinet feet, but has not been refurbished yet these either. It is made in the course of the weekend I think:)


    Marked and cutting:

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    How was it:

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    Has been raised and motherboard tray with a 16mm so I can fit all the cables under which:

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    This motherboard has the board come up:

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    Have also created holes for PSU'en:

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    To create cabinet feet I used a hole-saw at 55mm:

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    These should be repaired part before they are finished:)
     
  5. Mr.Anki

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    Update 4:

    As you saw in the previous update, I have cut out four rounds of cabinet feet, now is the polished finish :)


    The first thing I did was to attach all the feet of a bolt and mounted it on the drill:

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    I took the polish paper (P150) in hand and started the machine, is the result:

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    After that I took and polished edge that will stand on the table, so that it was round and nice:

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    Should have cleaned several parts of the cabinet for the weekend, so stay tuned! :)
     
  6. Mr.Anki

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    Update 5:

    What I have done is to assemble the cabinet feet.


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    May decrease the screws a bit:

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    And here are the results:

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    Roccat sponsoring the project!

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    http://www.roccat.org is sponsoring the project with ROCCAT Kone, ROCCAT Taito and various stash!


    Thank you for this! :)
     
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    Mr.Anki New Member

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    Update 6:

    After a long pause on the project and updates I'm going with a new update now. Has mount motherboard tray.

    Raised motherboard tray with a couple of lists:

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    The result:

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    Next on the list now is the front:


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  9. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    coming along nicely... keep on modding
     
  10. blt44

    blt44 Long Time Lurker

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    Looking good so far. Keep it up.


    I was looking through your other worklogs and I'm amazed at how many sponsors you've gotten. Impressive.
     
  11. BlackWhizz

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    Yepz, my wooden casemod is much better! :p


    No, just kidding. youre making an awesome lot of progress and it still looks nice! Really good!
     
  12. Mr.Anki

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    Update 7:

    When I got started on the front and is satisfied with the results so far:)


    Markings before cutting begins:

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    There are holes to dvd burner, etc.. cut out:

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    The fan who will be at the bottom is ground out and the floor space:

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    Finished cut out and ready for milling:

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    After milling:

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    With fan:

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    Purchased with some well case from Lian Li that I should have in front:

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    Thanks to the sponsors!


    Comments? :)
     
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    Update 8:

    Have been working on with the front now, the overall profile of the second plate and arranged holes for the fan. Had to cheat a little by inserting a thin plywood plate behind the hole. It was difficult to spit out the profile of the car, then took to sawing out the hole with a jigsaw first, and then made round edges with a cutter.


    End chat, here are some pictures:)


    The first thing that was done was to cut out the hole with a jigsaw:

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    In the back I attached a plywood plate, so that not only is a hole there, but the mounting of the fan:

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    Drill holes for the fans:

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    Used the cutter to make round edges, just like on the second disc:

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    Here I have constructed both records:

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    And here I tried with only one disc in fornt:

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    Here is the result:

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    Thanks to the sponsors!
     
  14. Prime

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    Looking Good so far :)
     
  15. igli

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    Nice project!
     
  16. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Good stuff.
     
  17. Montspy

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    Nice shapes and nice design. Will be a great case !

    Montspy.
     
  18. Mr.Anki

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    Thanks for comment people! :)
     
  19. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Amazing project!
     
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