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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Evolutionary

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

  1. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    I agree! This is starting to look like one kick ass case!!!
     
  2. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    I don't want to hide all the cables like I did in my previous case, but the cables will need to be ordered. That's why I made some cableholders. I used two layers of white aluminium from AC Ryan with some mdf in between. Strange I didn't see anyone use the white aluminium from AC ryan yet. It looks very nice in combination with the black panels.

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    I won't use any bolts or glue to mount the holders. I will just slide them in.

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    Need these small openings for mounting the cableholders. Just slide it in there.

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    and the result

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    The black aluminium sheet will divede the left and right compartment of the case.

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    In the next picture you can see what the distance is between the hddbox and the cableholders.

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    I'm also working on the side panels. Some aluminium profiles will give it some strenght and prevent it from bending.

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  3. Guest-23315

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    Brilliant as allways Franklin...
     
  4. Ediejo

    Ediejo What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice work. :thumb:
     
  5. razzta010

    razzta010 mod addict

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    Incredible details you pay attention to. Great mod!
     
  6. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    I mounted the aluminium U-profile to the sidepanels.

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    The profiles on the sidepanels fit inside the aluminium frame from the case. I'm happy with the result, it fits very well.

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    On both the left and rightside panel I will mount a piece of the airduct.

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    When the panels are in place the duct on the sidepanel touches the duct in the case. I will modify the duct inside the case a bit more to make sure there will almost leak no air.

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    I'm also working on the two reservoirs I'll use for the watercoolingVerder ben ik de reservoirs aan het maken voor de waterkoeling. Need several circles og acrylic. The small ones will have to fit inside the tube.

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    I used a file and some sandingpaper to get the small circles to fit into the acrylic tube. Now I'll need to glue the small and big pieces together.

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    Need to file and sand the big circle till it has the same diameter as the tube.

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    With the parts in place it's easy to mark acrylic that needs to be filed and sanded away. This one is almost ready.

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  7. theAlien

    theAlien I know what a Dremel is....

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    that case is starting took really great ....................:thumb:

    maybe get some Rubber sealing tape like used to seal windows.
    They are availible in a lot of different sizes and colors..................



    Alan
     
  8. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    That's just what I will use, rubber sealing for all the ducts.

    I glued some polyester parts, for mounting the duct to the sidepanel, to the sidepanel.

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    Drilled some holes in those pieces to be able to use small bolts.

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    All the parts I need to make the shocks, from the harddisk box, function are in now, so I started mounting all the parts to the case. The parts that came in yesterday I will show you in another update. It's something to prevent the harddisk box from flipping over to one side.

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    Making some thread for the bolts.

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    Ready to mount the part.

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    and finished.

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    The drivebay is also almost finished. It looks a bit funny, because the top is very small. That's because that's the place for the Aquaero and a VFD and those aren't as big (deep) as a DVD drive.

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  9. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Looks good! It's coming together!!
     
  10. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    Time to work on some parts inside the case. The pump will be placed near to the motherboard. The area around the pump is covered with an black aluminium sheet from AC Ryan.

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    The aluminium cover around the pump also comes in handy when I have to hide some cables.

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    The pump itself will be covered by its own housing. I used some acrylic piping and cut it in half. This is just the base of the pumphousing, now I can add some more housing parts by glueing it onto this pipe.

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    I can finish the construction of the hddbox now, this because of some great help from a company nearby in Eindhoven
    called Nebo http://www.nebobv.nl/

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    Now it fits into the pipe.

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    I drilled two big holes in the hdd box.

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    These holes are there for the acrylic pipe that will go through there. I glued some black acrylic around the pipe. This is needed to attach it to the hdd box with some bolts.
    Couldn't glue it because I will need some space to adjust the construction when needed.

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    A quick look underneath the hdd box.

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    The two pieces of acrylic that fit into the pipes underneath the hdd box will be mounted on the bottom of the case. To prevent any movement I will use some aluminium profiles underneath the bottom of the case, but this will not be visible. This construction will prevent the box hanging in the rc shocks from flipping to one side.

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  11. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    Let's see:
    - creative mind ... check
    - crazy and great ideas ... check
    - brilliant execution ... check

    Everything for a really, really great mod is here. :thumb:
     
  12. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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    very original.
    every new update amazes me.
    first class all the way.
     
  13. widmod

    widmod Minimodder

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    thats an really outstanding project log
    good ideas and a fine execution :jawdrop:
     
  14. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    i like that motherboard.
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Those sliding pins look great. It's too bad no one will be able to see them.
    I always loved the look of frosted acrylic.
     
  16. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    Not a very high quality movie, but I didn't want to wait showing the shocks in action. Haven't cleaned the harddiskbox yet and this just is a first test.



    It works!
     
  17. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Brilliant! :thumb:
     
  18. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Looks like it may be a little too stiff and be a little too much connected to the frame to achieve silence, no?
     
  19. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    There is no weight in the box at the moment, because the box is empty. The sound you hear comes from the acrylic stabilizers. When the harddisks are installed I can adjust the shocks.
     
  20. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    Have been working on, what must be one of the last polyester parts, dust filter holders.

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    Getting the fibreglass of the mold.



    Marked the part so I know where to cut it.

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    Smoothened the edges with some sandingpaper.

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    Made an opening in the filter holder.

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    Ready to mount it on the aluminium. Used some bolts to do this.

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    And from another angle.

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    The acrylic part that will hold the filtermaterial can slide in now.

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    Made two of these parts, one for the left side and one for the right side of the case. These holders will be mounted underneath the case, so you can't see them.
     
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