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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Gearbox 2.0 - mini P180 Back to Basics

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by THEkorean, 2 Jun 2007.

  1. THEkorean

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    Hey guys, its me again thank you for continuing to show interest in my project, it means alot to me :D..

    But, I have some bad news, I need to get this thing show ready in a little less than 2 weeks and the motherboard cover is nowhere near completion so im putting it on the back burner, Its not a completely necessary mod, and in addition to that I'm frustrated in my search to find an adequate chemical bonding agent for aluminum. I will make some temporary mods to the mobo tray until i can come up with a third revision for the tray.

    So here is the work i HAVE gotten done:

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    got new fittings for the VGA block (koolance swivel, 90 degree fittings)
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    stubby EK fittings for small space between pump and radiator
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    a 1'x1' aluminum sheet

    DISCLAIMER: the photos are dark, my camcorder does not have flash, I have to work in the dark since I only have 1 immobile lamp in my room :( sorry

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    fitted new loop
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    filled the loop
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    here it is sitting inside the case

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    trimmed the bottom of the PSU vibration dampener. It was causing clearance problems.
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    here it is installed

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    shortened SATA power wires (not sure if you can see, but the power connectors fit perfectly with no excess wire hanging out

    Today, i went around driving to different hardware stores to pick up various workshop necessities (masking tape, compass, rulers, drill bits, etc etc.) and began working on the rad grill, check it out:
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    cool no?
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    close up on the project logo, it will go on top of the case along with the grill
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    took it to the scrollsaw and did this much before i broke 2 blades, i figured it was time to stop and try again tomorrow when I'm fresh.

    Anyways, thats it for now
    Until next time!
     
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  2. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    ah great work :D
    Love the fan grill!
     
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  3. THEkorean

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    woa.. cute/weird/disturbing
     
  4. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    edited.

    id love to see some pics of the complete fan grill sketched out.
    stealth looks amazing:clap::clap:
     
  5. Guest-23315

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    Looks good.
     
  6. cheezeit

    cheezeit What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, this is a really nice mod. Cant wait until the next update.
     
  7. THEkorean

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    Go the grill mostly finished today:
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    There it is cut and mostly filed
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    I put it on top of the fan holes and didnt like it at all
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    So i sketched a 2nd layer on Plexi
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    darkened with Sharpie marker
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    Sneak preview
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    clamped and cut
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    filed with metal files:
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    wasnt cutting it so i went to the dremel sanding drum
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    did the corners with a smaller file
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    finished with 150 grit sandpaper


    Theres still some more work that needs to be done on the grill, ill finish it tomorrow.

    Until next time!
     
  8. cheezeit

    cheezeit What's a Dremel?

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    I like this mod, keep up the modding!
     
  9. jfab199+

    jfab199+ What's a Dremel?

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    great work so far, any thought on mounting the PSU on the outside, if I had the $ I would like to have the same case but I thought about how to mount it like that so there would be more room in the case for a bigger air cooler
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Everybody! -let's poke THEkorean with the stick 'til he gives us an update!:D
    -poke
     
  11. karbonKid

    karbonKid Minimodder

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    *poke*
     
  12. MonkeyNutZ

    MonkeyNutZ Crysis Fiend

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    brinkz0r Minimodder

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    Edit: I wasn't thinking straight, sorry for that ;)
     
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  14. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    *poke*
    >:|
     
  15. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    *poke*
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    It's not working...
    Maybe if we poke him harder?
    *poke*
     
  17. Brett89

    Brett89 Minimodder

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    *POKE*
     
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    :sigh:
     
  19. HeXeN

    HeXeN Straight from Hell

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    * P O K E *

    a little update ? :(
     
  20. Thacrudd

    Thacrudd Where's the any key?!?

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    C'mon guys not to hard, we don't want to injure him.
     
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