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Scratch Build – In Progress Project "Cube" - Small Update [December, 15]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Pashtet, 12 Aug 2009.

  1. Bullitdodger

    Bullitdodger If it ain't broke....Tweak it.

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    Positive pressure....Very effective.
     
  2. Pashtet

    Pashtet MonstaMods

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    I hope that my CPU fans will work as intake cause there's only about 8-10 mm between them and top window. Here you can see the top window cut with lots of space for the airflow ;)

    N4cer
    Спасибо, видел твой Ин-Вин, монстр :) Буду продолжать... Все еще жду панели из резки :(
     
  3. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    Very nice work, and impressive cardboard model! +rep

    I agree with the exhaust idea, but luckily, those are easy to flip over if you don't like it as exhaust, so you can test it our for your own noise level and cooling situation and see if it's better as an intake.
     
  4. Pashtet

    Pashtet MonstaMods

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    ModMinded
    yes, you're right, it's very easy to flip the front fans from intake to exhaust and back. so now I'm waiting for the side panels to arrive and going to make some temperature tests

    Bullitdodger
    we'll see which variant is going to be more effective
     
  5. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    That IDE-cable is pretty damn nice! Never seen one sleeved like that.
     
  6. Pashtet

    Pashtet MonstaMods

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    Thanks Jipa
     
  7. alphadog0309

    alphadog0309 What's a Dremel?

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    what size aluminum did you use for building the case? esp. the frame and the side panels?
     
  8. Pashtet

    Pashtet MonstaMods

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    alphadog0309
    for the frame - 15mm wide/1mm thick alu L-profile
    for the panels - 1.6mm thick alu sheet
    for the windows - 3mm thick transparent acrylic
    ;)
     
  9. N4cer

    N4cer Trust no one

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    Pashtet А где алюминий нашли листовой? я весь город(свой конечно же только) оббегал, ни где нету и говорят небыло и не будет, редкость однако, уже думаю блин покупать алюминиевую посуду (огромные листы для выпечки и прочее), и отрезать ненужное.
     
  10. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    I love what you did with the IDE cable. Wish I still used them to I could do that.
     
  11. Pashtet

    Pashtet MonstaMods

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    N4cer
    у нас на строительном рынке пристуствует в наличии

    500mph
    I have to use them because of the old DVD-RW in my system
     
  12. Pashtet

    Pashtet MonstaMods

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    YAHOOOOOOOOO!
    Today I'm going to get back my panels from cutting! Soon I'll post some images ^)
     
  13. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    If I hadn't moved to a SATA drive, I would definatley have to steal that IDE cable idea! Good to know for future reference though. It's little details like that which make mods like these so much more interesting. Great job so far :D
     
  14. Throbbi

    Throbbi What's a Dremel?

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    Nice work going on here :D
    + That stunning IDE cable, it's those little touches that really make the difference in my opinion.
    + A very professional looking finish on the chassis itself, quality workmanship.
    + Having all the obvioulsy visible fans as Scythe ones that compliment each other visually and the 4850 having a very similar looking fan on it, well chosen. :thumb:

    - You're clearly way better at this than i am! :wallbash: :D

    Keep up this standard of work and this will be a show piece when finished.
     
  15. H2O

    H2O Burnt Acrylic - Mmmmmm

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    Very nice work!! I love the dual color sleeving on the ATX24 pin!

    Sorry to hear about your RAM modules. :( I've heard Corsair sometimes sponsor people with Dominator RAM sticks, minus the heatsink. Maybe you could talk to them?
     
  16. Pashtet

    Pashtet MonstaMods

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    Panels are here!

    So its' one of the days that will lead to the end of the mod. I've got my panels back from cutting. As I know, they were CNC'd, so the result is going to be good :)

    After the first mock up attempt I've finished with this -
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    Note that the spacing between panels is due to the rivets - I'm going to countersink side panels in the places they interfere with the rivets. Then I placed the acrylic part on the top panel just to be sure everything fits -
    [​IMG]

    And for the last, a shot from the side, to find out what is visible trough the side panel's windows :)
    [​IMG]

    Now I have to work with the front panel, make the IO plate with power and reset buttons and power/hdd leds. I have one idea, but still don't know if I can do it... And of course, POWDERCOATING:rock:. Want to go black/silver color scheme with white lighting.
     
  17. Pashtet

    Pashtet MonstaMods

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    stuartwood89
    Thank you!

    Throbbi
    I'll make everything possible to finish it with the best quality craftsmanship I could ever do

    H2O
    It's almost impossible to have sponsors living here, in Ukraine :( Our regional dealers aren't concerned with modding, especially in sponsoring someone they haven't ever seen or heard about :)
     
  18. Throbbi

    Throbbi What's a Dremel?

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    Thats a nice clean edge to those panels :) God bless CNC!

    With going for white lighting inside would it be possible to replace the blue LED's in the fan controller dials with white?
    (I have no idea how easy/hard this would be just thought of it since the screen of the fan controller is also illuminated white)

    As i said just a thought :) My knowledge isn't great but i can visualise things...........which gives me problems more often than not :hehe:

    EDIT: Forget what I said. Theres plenty of blue in the desin already so it would match perfectly anyway. Think before you type Throbbs...:duh:
     
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  19. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Haven't been in the project logs section for a long while and I really like the look of this, subscribed.
     
  20. N4cer

    N4cer Trust no one

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    Pashtet зачетный mini-atx :) особенно понравились вентиляционные решетки из пластика, лазерная резка конечно рулит, слежу за проектом, интересно что ты придумаешь на переднюю панель! ;-)
    ЗЫ: тоже нашел время для апдейта своего прокта. ;-)
     

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