Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 27 Jul 2008.
Looking good ms
Great work mate. I love the pump cover.
lovely, very clean
For your oxidation problems.
1. Give it a good shot of Brasso.
2. Remove residue with Alcohol, Zippo fluid or Gas cleaner (finer distilled fuel)
3. Clearcoat from can.
copper skid plate
Here is that second update for this week..
Copper skid plate (or call it what you like)..
measures 250mm long, 100mm wide using that 3mm thick copper sheet I purchased last week
Only hand tools -- jigsaw: drill: file: hole saw: Dremel 115 metal cutting "round-over" bit..
Old school modding.. No plasma cutters or CNC machines on this project...
blood-sweat and tears...
Chrome, Copper and Black.. a running theme for this project..
I had to hurry and clean the cooper and mock-up before the powers of mother nature kick in and add that (unwanted) layer of patina.. The skid plate still needs a bit more work (on the rounded corners) and the case needs a mounting hole drilled up-front for the copper plate...
Have a great weekend Guys!
awesome.. who needs laser cutters when they got their hands turned on right. Great work modsquad!
Thanks jegerjon.. You understand.. Nothing against modders paying to have parts made.. When the day is done, I will be able to say I "made this" instead of I purchased that.. Does it measure-out perfect.. NO, it don't.... BUT, it close..
I need sleep..
What can I say, the plate just goes.
Very nice Ms
Thanks Guys.. I want (need) more of that copper sheet.. BUT, things are not the same today as they where in years past.. The cash is just not there..
I do have another box of gear coming from the good-boys at PPCs
without there help I would have never even started this project..
Have a great weekend guys.. BIG BBQ for me Saturday.. Summer is all but over. The older I get, the quicker time goes by..
Looking good mate. I'm with you in the cash flow funnel. Made a lot of money at times but just seems like I threw it up in the air and ran out from under it. Course, that's just me, not saying you did.
With you on the time as well. When one is 5 a year represents 1/5 of your life, when 50 then it's only 1/50.
Smaller the fraction, quicker it seems to pass. Ain't education wonderfull!!! Keep up the good work, especially now that I've cheered you up.
Got in about (5) hours of work/play on the machine today..
The focus was a cover for the 5.25" bay-mounting area.. you know this
this area is a problem in every case, every brand..
I will be using the side panel from a Lian Li V2100B, my last (now defunct) project.. It's nice thick (2mm) aluminum and the grain-pattern matches CopperHeads..
jigsaw and dremel with 115 round-over bit..
the back-side of the side panel has these standoffs
that hold (held) mounting-tracks in place..
simply ground them away with that Dremel 115 bit..
test fit, the design is very spartan.. It all-but follows the stock LL lines..
pull the tape (I also rounded-over the bottom inside edge of the plate)..
added some mounting holes.. sorry, but this is the only picture I shot where the grain-pattern shows up..
I still need to drill and tap the case to accept the new cover plate.. But that will have to wait for another day..
Motherboards.. I have spent a good deal of time looking (searching) for a cool-looking board for the project.. Has to be intel X48.. I have used Asus exclusively for years and years, but (IMHO) they are going over the top with there "heat-pipe" designs.. Hell, all the big-MB manufacturers are.. Except:
there DX48BT2 is ideal for this project..
clean-simple basic black
even has a skull (bone trail) logo.. You know I love skulls.. More importantly, no heat-pipe at all !!
I can just h20-cool the north
and south bridge chips
Thinking about purchasing one now, but it may be premature to get a MB for this project at this point in time..Then again, perhaps not.. I am not really-concerned with having a cutting-edge MB.. Intel's X48 will allow me to use a big nm 45 CPU and DDR3 1600 memory.. VERY close to purchasing one, it would be very-helpful to have the MB for the machine.. These projects are not about computer hardware, but instead about mod-if-a-cation.. hell, going to Newegg to click on some buttons..
Have a great weekend..
good choice on mobo, considering the HS will be ripped off and replaced with water blocks.
I can't believe how much cleaner the case looks with the cover over the optical drive mounting holes. Gotta love a simple mobo mate. Nice progress.
Nice,very very nice
Chrome and Copper nice combination i love it
that doesn't sound right man... i just got 6 feet of 1.5" solid copper for $200 shipped
Might want to hold back on the DX48BT2.. click
greetings from Germany
Nice project. I also wanted to start one with this name
Maybe my advantage will be this...
I also found this and this on my HDD.
MS: Nice attention to detail as always. Keep it up
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