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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. cyberspyder

    cyberspyder Canuck

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    Very nice...! Ditto about the bloody smilie...
     
  2. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    pink pajamas Cheesecake!!!
     
  3. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    This mod is bloody brilliant! /joke
    anyways, its looking very good, and the led's are a great idea.
     
  4. DAE_JA_VOO

    DAE_JA_VOO What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for your comments guys :D

    Update!

    I needed to remake the motherboard cover, as the original one was made out of clear plexi, which i was going top paint, but i decided to change the colour scheme and that meant that a new cover needed to be made. So here's the original one, still masked up:

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    I took the red plexi and the mesh off:

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    Then i got a piece of black plexi and marked it for cutting. Scroll saw time:

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    Cut out and sanded to size:

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    It's so pretty!

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    Then i masked it up again and marked off what i needed to remove:

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    After a few intimate hours (only about ONE hour) with the scroll saw, sand paper, and needle files, i had it cut out perfectly:

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    Result:

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    Looks very nice in my opinion.

    That's it for now, enjoy the weekend :)
     
  5. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    It looks very nice in my opinion too :)
     
  6. Koradhil

    Koradhil What's a Dremel?

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    Scroll saw F.T.W. indeed, I love my scroll saw :baby:

    Edit: F.T.W. without dots becomes Cheesecake :hehe:
     
  7. GuitarBizarre

    GuitarBizarre <b>banned</b>

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    Wtf? WHy?
     
  8. MrWizard6600

    MrWizard6600 What's a Dremel?

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    NOOOOOOOO the last page is here T.T

    Looks totally awsome! Keep up the good work!
     
  9. ComputerKing

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

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    WOOOOOOOT WOW

    very nice work buddy you did good job

    good luck show us more
     
  10. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Please sir can I have some more? Great stuff dude! :)
     
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  11. DAE_JA_VOO

    DAE_JA_VOO What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks guys! :D

    Update time!

    Sheesh guys, sorry it's been so long since the last update. I've been incredibly busy, and will be until the end of the month (international exams) so dont expect any updates :( Sorry guys.

    Anyway, here's what i've managed to do.

    If you remember the sketchups i made, you'll see that one of the hard disks are at the top of the case, in front, like so:

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    I did quite a lot of brainstorming trying to figure out which would be the best way to go about getting the HDD mounted like that. I eventually decided to make four little plexi goodies that would support and hold the HDD in place.

    This is what i did. First thing was to mask up some plexi and get all the measurements done:

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    And then some scroll saw love:

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    Done cutting:

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    After i had sanded them to make the edges perfect, i bent them:

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    Drilled some holes:

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    Test fitting:

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    Then i sanded the edges to the sizes i wanted and rounded the corners nicely:

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    This black plexi is very reflective. Check out the nVidia logo in the reflection:

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    And here they are all done. They just need to get polished:

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    And this is where the HDD will sit in the case:

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    I did a little more work on something else too - a nice piece of red plexi on the bottom of the case, but i'm not completely done with it yet, so no updating on that.

    That's all for now, unfortunately. End of the month, modding like mad again!
     
  12. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    Oh man, I keep on forgetting how small this baby is. Wow Dae, you always have a plan! Cant wait for the updates month end :)
     
  13. Koradhil

    Koradhil What's a Dremel?

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    Nice work, but why couldn't you just mount the drive the other way around and use the screw holes in the bottom of the drive ?
     
  14. ComputerKing

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

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    Wooooooooooooot well done very well work....niceeeeee more please
     
  15. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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    Except that most of the heat comes off that side.

    That really is a nice compact case. Looking forward to seeing it fill up.
     
  16. nhenhophach

    nhenhophach Bit-tech

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    Very nice man
    I have one. Will mod ưhen have free times
     
  17. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Lookin good DJV! You always have resourceful ideas :thumb:
     
  18. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    Do you have enough room for the cables going out from the harddisk, or are you going to cut?

    Looks very good btw.
     
  19. DAE_JA_VOO

    DAE_JA_VOO What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for all your compliments guys :D

    Because i need to mount both disks, and i can't mount them BOTH like that :(


    I'll MAKE space ;)


    Update time! FINALLY!

    I've been incredibly busy for the last while guys. I've been writing some really tough exams, and i'm still busy. I'm writing another one on wednesday, and then again on the 25th, but i just had to mod. I started getting withdrawal symptoms :p

    Okay, before the update, i'd like to run a few things by you guys.

    My original plan was to have the water tubing run on top of the case, like this:

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    But i have since decided that i want the tubing INSIDE the case. I think that on top, it would look a bit messy, and too "much". What do you guys think?

    Also, i've kinda hit a wall with this mod at the moment, because i need to cut the shell of the case. The shell is in a "U" shape over the top of the case, like the covers for cases YEARS ago, remember? Now, i want this one in 3 pieces - 2 sides and a top. This will make my life a million times easier. However, cutting a PERFECT line, no thicker than 1mm in thickness is near impossible, and if i screw up, i can't just buy another one. So i've been trying to find a way to do this. This isn't something that can be done perfectly by hand, so i need some kind of machinery to do it. I spoke to my step father about it, and he says he knows a dude who knows a dude... etc etc etc and he can have it cut with a machine, a really cool machine (too much to explain) so i'm waiting for that.

    I basically can't continue until i have the shell cut because i need to fit the raddy to know where i can fit all the internals, so for now, i'm pretty screwed.

    Anyway, here's a little bit of modding done:

    Remember these Sexy case feet i got from MNPCTech?

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    Well, they came with mounting hardware, but:

    1: It was ugly (not that anyone will see it, but you know how i am...)
    2: It was too big

    So, i went and bought 4 6mm allen cap screws. Then, i needed to find a way to make a bolt for the screws, because regular bolts are WAY too think (they have to fit between the motherboard and the bottom of the case, which is about 5mm). So i made these:

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    This is how. This one was my first design:

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    But i changed that slightly. Basically, what i did was cut out 4 pieces of plexi:

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    Rounded them a bit:

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    Drilled 2mm holes in the center:

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    Put them on the dremel as if they were a disc:

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    And SANDPAPER!! About half way:

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    Then i just sanded on and on and then gave them a nice angled edge. After that, i drilled a 5mm hole in the center, and then ran a 6mm tap through to give them a thread. Here is the result:

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    The Allen Cap screw i spoke of:

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    And this is the final result. VERY nice in my opinion:

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    I know that nobody will ever see them, but i don't want anything ugly in this case ;)

    That's all i've done :( (stupid exams) But there's more to come :)
     
  20. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Incredible technique man. Ingenious!
     
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