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Project: Dur-Link

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by DR_K13, 4 Jul 2005.

  1. DR_K13

    DR_K13 New Member

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    Now that My Sister's Computer is done, It is time to make to make one for My Dad. His
    500 Mhz P3 can only do so much.

    I ran into this case at Frys, It was an open box so I got it for $ 10.00.
    The case is made by Linkworld ( ?? :confused: ?? ). It is quite an odd design. The side panels are only large enough to slip a Mobo into the case. There are small plastic covers in front of the others that cover the Cages,

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  2. DR_K13

    DR_K13 New Member

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    This POS is going to be interesting and a challange to make look nice.

    I am going for the industrial look. Lots of Metal . Stainless steel , Titanium look maybe?

    I am still planning it out,

    I picked up some mesh today.



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    and had some washerfill hoses around that I am going to use.

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    untill next time. :)
     
  3. J-Nonymous

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    cool case...is there another opening on the side panel for the drives...
     
  4. DR_K13

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    On the other side? Yes. It has little Plastic cover for the Drive Bays.

    The good thing is that Once its done, My Dad wont be adding and Drives to it.

    I was thinking of Mesh Suicide Doors to access The screw area.
     
  5. J-Nonymous

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    coool...looking forward for more updates...
    cheers
     
  6. simosaurus

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    i hope ur gonna keep the rippley bit on the front, i think that rocks. Extremely strange design tho. I can see how the little removable panels for the drive bays would be faster, but u still gotta take the side off the case to detach the cables :eyebrow:, dunno what they were thinking there hehe. Good luck tho :thumb:
     
  7. apHytHiaTe

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    Looking Good, DR K13! Howdy to a fellow [H]er!

    I really like that mesh, it looks alot better than turning chickenwire diagonally (my cheap azz way)!

    Good luck with that really odd and initially, rather ugly case!
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  8. DR_K13

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    I dont know, It looks kind of cool. But I was thinking of 1) cutting it out and putting Mesh in place. or 2) cutting a 80mm hole in it and adding a fan with a mesh grille . :confused: . That ripple thing is the only cool part of the case IMO
     
  9. DR_K13

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    Thanks my [H] Brother!
     
  10. simosaurus

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    I agree its the best part of the case, it moulds around the power button etc perfectly. Nothing home-made would fit so well. u gotta keep it :rock:
     
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    I'll be watching :)

    May I ask where you got that mesh? I've been looking for some like that. Thanks :thumb:
     
  12. DR_K13

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    I got the mash at HomeDepot. $13.00 for a big roll. :D
     
  13. DR_K13

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    Well, Its the 4th of July. All my Friends are out getting hammered. I dont Drink anymore so it gives me some time to work on the project. I stripped the Case down to the cage. And started cutting into the bezel. I put the Bezel down behind me and started to coat the case in paint stripper. I forgot where the Bezel was , stepped back and * SNAP!!! * stepped on the bezel and it broke into 3 bits :mad: . I was so pissed that I drove up to compusa to look for another cheap case. I got there and remembered the guy that made the case called The " O " for his son. I remember him making an all mesh front bezel, and I decided to do the same. So i am not going to give up on this thing . I picked up a new HSF and Case fan while I was there .

    By the time I got home the paint stripper evaporated, so I threw on a new coat.

    Melt Damn it!

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    While I let that set in and Fry, I sleeved the HSF and the Case fan.


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    I got done with that and went outside to check on the the paint. I dryed so I started to scrape off the Crap. It only got about half the thickness off, so on goes another coat of paint stripper to let sit for an hour.

    I grabbed the plastic side panels that cover the Drive screws and decided to cut them out and put mesh in the center.

    Ye-Old Dremel will make short work of these.

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    This is what it will basically look like. I am not going to put the mesh in place untill I paint.

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    I am having a hard time finding a " Titanium " looking type paint. If you know of any, let me know Please! :)

    I am done for now. I need to take some measurements and research the design of my new
    front bezel.

    See you soon.

    :)
     
  14. TTmodder

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    will it be easier to find a paint thay looks like stainless steel
     
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    I was thinking about that. I am sanding the case in one direction. maybe I will just clear coat it. I wonder how that would look? :idea:
     
  16. DR_K13

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    Here is a Link of how the front bezel I going to look. The project is called the " O ''


    I am not going to copy the front bezel, but this is basically how I will construct it.



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  17. psynapse

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    Man, respect for not giving up when you snapped the bezel, i know i'd be pissed if it happened to me.

    Still, every good modder knows it's 50% planning and 50% improvisation ;)
     
  18. SteakTheMooCow

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    agreed... i like where this looks to be heading, and like psynapse I know I'd've been pissed off if I snapped the bezel (although I'd probably end up frabricating it out of wood or plastic lol) :)
     

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