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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Evolutionary

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Franklin, 29 Nov 2006.

  1. IccleD

    IccleD What's a Dremel?

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    Watchng this with interest, I'm guessing the speakers are going in the front of the case, so the shocks are serving a proper use rather than just looking good too.

    Keep up the brilliant work.
     
  2. Brett89

    Brett89 Minimodder

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    Franklin, I loved alumaxx, beautiful case, but this is just amazing. I love the fibreglass work, along with the acrylic ducting fan covers. Keep it up!
     
  3. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    He posted that early in the log, months ago. I don't think he mind melded and stole your idea. :rolleyes: :D
     
  4. pcgamez

    pcgamez If only...

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    brilliant work keep it up
     
  5. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    The PSU will be mounted with the normal screws at the back but it will need some additional support. A sheet of 2mm AC Ryan aluminium is all I need. First draw the part.

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    Saw it with my scroll saw.

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    Time to see if the part fits.

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    Looks ok.

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    The aluminium parts for the PSU also look good in combination with the harddiskbox.

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    The reason that I mount the PSU on its side is that I want to show the best side of the PSU and also make the cables visible. Sometimes cables even look good and I think that these will look good.

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  6. Axiom UK

    Axiom UK Next Level of Modification

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    i like this mod alot very nice how you planned it all great mod
     
  7. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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    nice work.
    the hdd cage looks fantastic.
     
  8. razzta010

    razzta010 mod addict

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    Looks really cool those stands for HDD cage. Like the way you create with alu!!! Hope to see new stuff soon. :)
     
  9. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    Started making openings in the front for the Aquaero and the I/O box from the X-Fi Platninum soundcard. Need to decide what optical drive I want to use soon.

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    I also started working on the drivebay. It will be build from scratch and I will use aluminium profiles in combination with acrylic. It will be a pretty complicated construction, because I can't use the bottom of the case to support it. This because it's not strong enough and I don't have room to strenghten it, because the two ducts are in that place. Also need to keep room for a cable from the soundcard. No problem, I solve the problem with an aluminium construction that doesn't even touch the bottom plate.

    First make a cut into a profile.

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    Remove parts that are not needed.

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    Looks like this.

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    Bend the end, by hand.

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    It's a beginning. Run out of aluminium profiles. Will have to buy some more tomorrow

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  10. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Well done!! Mod on!!
     
  11. ComputerKing

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

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    OMG I didn't think that it will be like this! The flying PSU is nice :D I love it too much. The case frame looks STRONG! ;) Well done on this clean work.
     
  12. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    Made the last three polyester parts I need for this this.

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    After about 40 minutes the part can be removed from the mold.

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    Cut a bit of the material on te sides.

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    Need to cut some openings in the top of the lid for these vents.

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    and an overview of all the openings for these vents. There is no hardware in the top of the case and the radiator is shielded with some acrylic, but there will always some heat underneath the polyester lid, so that's why I place these vents. One vent in the front of the case, left and right from this vent I will cut openings for the two waterreservoirs, and two at the back.

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    Glued the parts into the lid.

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    the vent from the other side, that will be visible.

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    When the glue has hardened I will use a file and some polyester bondo to give the opening a fine finish.

    I'm also working on something that I'm not sure of wheteher I will use it.

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    Everything that is black will have to be cut away.

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    the thing on the harddiskbox

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    The last thing I want to show is the handles I started working on.

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    The pictures hosted on the AC Ryan server are down at the moment. Problem will be fixed soon I hope.
     
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  13. Supra55

    Supra55 What's a Dremel?

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    Nice work man!
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Some insane detail work. I like it! And thank God! -something other than flames and tribal patterns!
     
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    Very Very nice..
     
  16. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r Minimodder

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    Now I really know it has a reason why I follow this one on the english forums too. You're showing the handles here :hehe:
     
  17. boynoing

    boynoing What's a Dremel?

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    really nice work. looking forward with ur woderful case.
     
  18. Lupo_IM

    Lupo_IM ItaliaModding staff

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    wow!!! the psu support it's more than great!!!! ;) :D
     
  19. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    Working on several parts at the moment. No pics yet, I want to wait a while and post the pics when these parts are mounted, because it's difficult to explain what all these parts are for.
    The panels that will cover all the sides of the case could have been finished by now, but no they still aren't. The problem is the lack of daylight. When coming back from work it already is dark and I can only cut the panels outside because of all the dust. So I can only work on the panels in the weekends. But I have two photos from last week.

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    Man I just can wait to get this case painted black.
     
  20. G69T

    G69T CNC Modder

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    Very nice work! :rock:
     

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