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Project: FALSE | Done

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by DETN8R, 30 Jan 2004.

  1. DETN8R

    DETN8R What's a Dremel?

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    The name of this case comes from my idea to make a false floor to hide the wiring. I thaught this name would apply to the overall theme I have planned out.


    For this case I dont want ONE wire visible. I know this is quite a stretch and I probably will have to make some sacrfices but oh well.

    Im probably going to have to make some covers for the hard drive(s), DVD, CD Burner. I want to water cool this thing so I dont have a problem with tubing showing.


    I started out with an Enermax 305 Modified case. I won it for my work on Project:ZERO and its been sitting their collecting dust for awhile now. I began this case by first making all the modifications(herebye referred to as "mods") that I think anyone would make. I removed the front plexiglass and aluminum and made a large circular cut using an adjustable hole saw. I had to use a piece of aluminum to hold the hole saw in place because the plastic was tearing. This proccess turned out to be harder than I thaught it would, the surface of the bezel wasnt flat so it hard for the saw to cut.

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    The next thing I did was jot down a few plans. Since I want there to be no visible wiring Im deciding to make a false floor, I will probably use some plexiglass and aluminum. One source of inspiration lately has been the game Tron 2.0, I like all of the geometric shapes of the game and I think it would be nice to incorporate

    this somehow into the new floor I will have to make. I will also be doing this to the top, I had originally planned on making a grid of holes but I was unable to get each hole centered properly and I decided to cut th top out leaving a 1" lip all the way around. Unfortunetly my jigsaw wasnt quite up to the task.

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    I made a few markings on the inside of top panel to ensure I didnt use the area for something else and find out later that I couldnt due to an obstruction.

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    This has been just a quick type up of my project log. Ive just been dying to get a new one up.

    I was originally planning on something a bit more dark and gothic, something along the lines of...oh lets say....Crimsons Alien case. With Skulls(I have a ton of these now too) and everything dead like. Thereare a few details on my site about it. WWW.DETN8R.NET I still plan on doing, but not anytime soon.

    Dont expect alot of updates on this log because Ive been a bit busy and a bit lazy lately. Odd combination huh?
     
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  2. Balder

    Balder Calmer than a monk on morphine

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    Cool!
    Loved youre work on ONE, cant wait to see what this looks like!
    Love gothic themes, make it reaaaly dark :rock:
     
  3. DETN8R

    DETN8R What's a Dremel?

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    this one aint gonna be gothic. Im going for a brighter look with this.


    Thanks.
     
  4. Balder

    Balder Calmer than a monk on morphine

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    ahh sorry saw it now :blush:
    still cant wait to see the finished case :naughty:
     
  5. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    DETN8R coming up with a promising project once again. I love the idea! :clap:
     
  6. SugarBear

    SugarBear What's a Dremel?

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    It's actually quite easy to hide all the wires. build an L shaped bracket that covers the top of the motherboard and the part closest to the drive bays, that way when you slide the motherboad tray in, all the wires get hidden behind the bracket and it looks like a nice clean side, and the bracket should also hid all those nasty PSU wires being routed down to the mobo

    it worked out fine for me, the only wire I had showing at all was the one coming off the CPU fan, and I even hid it a little by pasting it down onto the board with green sticky so it kind of blended in
     
  7. Gnemelf

    Gnemelf Minimodder

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    good luck on this case.
     
  8. DETN8R

    DETN8R What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, I have tons of plans already. That L shaped bracket has been one of them for awhile now but im goint to go about it differently.
     
  9. Muratus

    Muratus What's a Dremel?

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    Good luck hiding all the wires. I've been working on that for a few weeks on my case. http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=49380.
    How are you planning to hide where the wires plug into the Mobo?
    That is one place I can't figure out. I even thought about unsoidering the plugs from the front of the Mobo and resoidering them to the back. But I put a window in the Mobo tray.

    I'll keep a close eye on your progress, maybe I can steal a idea or 2. lol

    Muratus
     
  10. Shadowspawn

    Shadowspawn Another hated American.

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    Ahh, so my competition for the next Everlan is revealed!! mwahahahahaha...

    Uhm, yeah, anyway.

    Looks like an interesting idea, I'll be keeping my eyes on ya!
     
  11. DETN8R

    DETN8R What's a Dremel?

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    You better keep your log updated Shadowspawn. I dont want you to be secretly building your case and stealing all of my great ideas.
     
  12. JEEVES

    JEEVES Minimodder

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    you stole my idea for the false floor :grr:. but yeah cant wait to see how well you can pull it off (might have to steal some of your ideas). good luck to you.

    JEEVES
     
  13. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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    lol i think this is alot of peoples idea... i know me and Jeeves both want to do this in a case, but my case is a weee bit to cramped already hehe hope there isnt a single wire visible b/c i HATE wires too
     
  14. DETN8R

    DETN8R What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, Its going to take alot of planning.
     
  15. daydreamingknight

    daydreamingknight What's a Dremel?

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    Good luck with your project, I'll be looking in and hopefully stealing a few ideas:)

    I'm going for a clean look also and have mirrors to line the bottom of my case, hopefully hiding any wiring.

    Good luck!!


    DDK
     
  16. DETN8R

    DETN8R What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks DDK.

    I loved your BLISS project. Especially the way you hid the Floppy drive.



    Also, EXPECT AN UPDATE SOON.

    I did a few things. heh.
     
  17. DETN8R

    DETN8R What's a Dremel?

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    WOOHOO, the first parts are coming in.


    I ordered the Pump and Rad today. I went with Danger Den, got a Hydor L30 and the HeaterCore they have.



    Cant wait for them to show up. Unfortunetly I still need to buy the computer to use them on. Aswell as the Waterblocks and res.

    MUCH thanks to OneMadPoptart for helping me out with this explanations and recommendations.
     
  18. OneMadPoptart

    OneMadPoptart What's a Dremel?

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    Not a problem DETN8R :D Glad to help out.

    Looks great so far, and I can't wait to see how this nifty idea turns out.

    Good luck!

    -OMP
     
  19. my58vw

    my58vw Plexi Expert

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    Nice Ideas that you are coming up with... I look forward to seeing a good project out of this one...

    Not to steal the thread but check out my case baby bliss and see what you think...

    False Floors remind me of car audio and hiding subs... It would be so cool to do the bottom of the case in fiberglass and add some cold cathodes or even a large case speaker in the bottom..

    good luck
     
  20. DETN8R

    DETN8R What's a Dremel?

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    Your case is looking good my58vw

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    Got the pump and heatercore in

    Im not sure if this is a good mistake or a bad mistake on DangerDens part, but they sent me the wrong heatercore. They sent the bigger/better one. Oh well, its to late to turn back now. I made all the neccessary changes to accomadate it. Im probably going to use two 120mm fans on it.

    Im still a bit unsure about the placement of the pump because I plan on using a reservoir and in order for there to be no "kink" in the hose I may have to use a longer one. And I can mount the pump vertically because its not aesthetically pleasing.

    I hope to have an update tomarrow after my trip to the auto parts store and home depot.


    Again, much thanks to OMP whos helping me out alot in the extreme cooling hideout.
     

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