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Case Mod - In Progress Project : CopperHead: 6/4/09 Orange:

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 27 Jul 2008.

  1. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    Looking good ms :D

    Josh
     
  2. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Great work mate. I love the pump cover.
     
  3. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    lovely, very clean :thumb:
     
  4. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    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.
     
  5. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    copper skid plate

    Here is that second update for this week..
    Copper skid plate (or call it what you like).. :lol:
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    measures 250mm long, 100mm wide using that 3mm thick copper sheet I purchased last week
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    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...:p
    blood-sweat and tears...
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    Chrome, Copper and Black.. a running theme for this project..:thumb:
    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!
    MS
     
  6. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    awesome.. who needs laser cutters when they got their hands turned on right. Great work modsquad!
     
  7. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    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..:naughty:
    I need sleep..
     
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  8. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    What can I say, the plate just goes.
     
  9. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    Very nice Ms :D

    Josh
     
  10. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    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..:hehe:
    MS
     
  11. Darkraven

    Darkraven What's a Dremel?

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    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. :hehe::hehe:
     
  12. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Metal Work

    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
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    this area is a problem in every case, every brand..
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    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..
    tools
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    jigsaw and dremel with 115 round-over bit..
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    cutting..:dremel:
    the back-side of the side panel has these standoffs
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    that hold (held) mounting-tracks in place..
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    simply ground them away with that Dremel 115 bit..
    test fit, the design is very spartan.. It all-but follows the stock LL lines..
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    pull the tape (I also rounded-over the bottom inside edge of the plate)..
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    added some mounting holes.. sorry, but this is the only picture I shot where the grain-pattern shows up..
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    added c-strip
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    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:

    Intel
    there DX48BT2 is ideal for this project..
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    clean-simple basic black
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    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
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    and south bridge chips
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    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..
    MS
     
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  13. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    good choice on mobo, considering the HS will be ripped off and replaced with water blocks.
     
  14. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    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.
     
  15. skullen

    skullen Minimodder

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    Nice,very very nice :thumb:
     
  16. Nolimited

    Nolimited What's a Dremel?

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    Chrome and Copper nice combination i love it :clap:
     
  17. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    that doesn't sound right man... i just got 6 feet of 1.5" solid copper for $200 shipped:eyebrow:
     
  18. Bbq.of.DooM

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    Might want to hold back on the DX48BT2.. click

    Looking good.
     
  19. CeeS

    CeeS What's a Dremel?

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    Hey,

    greetings from Germany ;)

    Nice project. I also wanted to start one with this name :D
    Maybe my advantage will be this...

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    I also found this and this on my HDD.

    Go on!

    Greeting
    CeeS
     
  20. blackflag

    blackflag I Kill Dremels

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    MS: Nice attention to detail as always. Keep it up :thumb:
     
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