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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Endorphin (Update 23/01)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by DAE_JA_VOO, 29 Jan 2007.

  1. DAE_JA_VOO

    DAE_JA_VOO What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks guys! :D

    Update time.

    Guys, i have fantastic news :D

    I have just "signed" with another sponsor. What's even cooler is who the sponsor IS...

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    That's right. MNPCTech. MNPCTech is one of the worlds most well known modding companies and their mods are known by most modders worth their salt :p

    So, i'm absolutely ecstatic about the new sponsorship :D

    And on the way to me right now from MNPCTech in the US, is the following:

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    Two Vandal Resistant Switches.

    And:

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    A set of Billet Machined Aluminium case feet

    I was offered a whole lot of other goodies too but i have everything i need already :( so i had to decline :(

    No matter, i will have more projects in the future and i will get some more goodies then :p

    I haven't really modded much in the last two days. Been planning like mad, so modding had to wait. But i did do a little work.

    Here's jack chilling with me while i work:

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    So i started work on the motherboard cover. This cover wont be red like i had it in the sketchups. It's

    gonna be white with some red plexi on it ;)


    Lines drawn and measured, ready for cutting:

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    Cut:

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    Test fitting:

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    Top:

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    Absolutely perfect. I wish i had time right now to show you guys what else i'm gonna do with the cover but i don't, and i'm going away for the weekend, so i'll only be back on sunday evening or monday. You guys will get an update then ;)

    Also a little info for you guys. The case itself will be getting anodized. I was thinking of making it red like the plexi i'm using. What do you think? Along with that, i think the heatspreaders on my Mushkin RAM will also be getting anodized.

    Anyway, that's it. Enjoy :)
     
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  2. MoRBiD

    MoRBiD Minimodder

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    Nice job with the new sponsor.. might wanna update ya sig..

    OH YEAH!!! LOOKIN FOOKIN SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET
     
  3. Koradhil

    Koradhil What's a Dremel?

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    Looking good :thumb:
    Subscribed
     
  4. Evenge

    Evenge Minimodder

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    Nice! :dremel:
     
  5. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    this project is very very pro!! :jawdrop: I Don't know what to say but Good luck and show more
     
  6. DAE_JA_VOO

    DAE_JA_VOO What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks Guys :D

    Update time. Small update here. I had some goodies laser cut today.

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    That's the lower half of the motherboard cover, the upper half, and the fan grille.

    The two parts of the board cover put together:

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    In the case:

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    Top view:

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    Keep in mind that the lower part will be white :)

    Now, i mentioned above that there's a grille, but that doesn't look like a grille does it? Nope, it doesn't. Have another look:

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    Looks like one of A.C. Ryan's Radgrillz without the grillz. lol. Wanna know why? Because i'm gonna match it with some of this goodness:

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    To give me this result:

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    Best looking fan grille i've ever seen :p

    More to come tomorrow. Busy slaving my butt off on my site now.
     
  7. Koradhil

    Koradhil What's a Dremel?

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    Nice, I've ordered the same acrylic for Orion :)
     
  8. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    mm nice work but I want to see more :(
     
  9. JAxen

    JAxen What's a Dremel?

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    This is so neat-o ^^
    I really think you're a great modder and I truly like Shuttle, well pretty much all SFF's :)
    I've realy enjoyed these 3 pages so far and I hope for more..
    I just cant wait to get my own SFF ready and doned.. I might just steal som design ideas from you ;)
    Take care!

    /JAxen
     
  10. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Wow looks really good


    nice acrylic work, you really do it like a pro
     
  11. radodrill

    radodrill Resident EI

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    Just say this log (haven't been very active here @ bit-tech; primarily browsing diy-street)

    Nice looking case so far; My one recommendation would be to abandon the Koolance H2O components; their quality is cheap and performance is sub-par when compared to quality components made by Swiftech, DangerDen, and EKwaterblocks.
     
  12. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Holy crapoly!! Dude, that's some nice acrylic work!!!
     
  13. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    :thumb: Very nice Dae! Cant wait to see the rest of your work! :thumb:
     
  14. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    omg, that's nice! Keep going, awesome by now.
     
  15. DAE_JA_VOO

    DAE_JA_VOO What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for your comments guys! :D

    Update time!

    Sorry it's been so long guys. I was studying for an exam that i wrote on tuesday (which i frikken destroyed, by the way).

    Okay, so on my last update i showed the motherboard cover. That's where carried on now. I marked off some mesh for some dremel goodness:

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    After i had cut it out, i tested to see what it would look like:

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    Looks great IMO. So, i needed to make some holes in the red plexi, so that i could hold the mesh in place. Plexi marked:

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    Holes drilled and test fitted:

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    And mesh added!

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    Fitted into the case:

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    Top view:

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    Holy Moley, that looks seksi. I'm very happy with the result. Please keep in mind that all the clear plexi (like the main part of the mobo cover) will be WHITE.

    So, the motherboard panel is pretty much done, it just needs paint. Next job was getting the switches fitted. The switches i'm using are the ones that MNPCTech sent me, the Vandal Resistant Switches. Thanks MNPCTech for the switches! (gotta love sponsorships :p )

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    So i have the Front cover marked up:

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    Once that was done, i fitted the switches:

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    Ooh-la-laa!!

    Jackson paid me a visit:

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    Then i ran into a bit of a problem:

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    I though i was done cutting chunks out of the chassis. Obviously not. So, i fired up Mrs Dremel and here's the result:

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    Then i needed to mod the inside plexi piece to accommodate the switches, so i drilled some holes into it:

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    PERFECT:

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    Man it's looking good, goodness me. I think this mod is gonna turn out a lot better than i was expecting.

    That's it, hope you enjoyed it :)

    God Bless

    Ettienne
     
  16. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    I agree Dae! Man that mobo cover is awesome!!!
     
  17. Supra55

    Supra55 What's a Dremel?

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    Nice plexi skills!
     
  18. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    looking great
     
  19. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    what did you use to hole the red plexi on the clear pelxi? the part that covers the mobo? looks like a hex nut, but did you thread it?
     
  20. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Jack has to be the bestest guard dog Ever! He can keep an eye on any case thief wannabe AND your sweet case at the SAME time!! :lol:

    I love the red acrylic detailing on the mb cover!

    *subscribed*

    [edit] No offence Jack <=| [/edit]
     
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