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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Glacial by Dia2777 - 05/06 Top fans hole, take a look!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by dia2777, 11 Mar 2008.

  1. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    More Italians here?
    WOW!
    Anyway, I've seen some working-on pics, the best part of this mod have to come, he show us less than 1/3 of his work!
    Go on, Dia, show us more!
     
  2. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    WOW man, you are a dremel pro. This is soo awesome, lots of technologies ive never seen before.
     
  3. dia2777

    dia2777 What's a Dremel?

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    Tnx a lot guys!
    I know I'm insane to do the snowflakes, but the look of this strange "grill" drive me crazy!
    Anyway, I've found more free time to mod (aka no sleep last night) :)
    The motherboard tray is a work-in-progress, I want to share with you the steps that I've done !

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    It's the time to do some holes to lock the pci/pci-e boards :)

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    Teaser shot :

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    Now I have to cover the holes on the top and in the bottom, to do so I've used two scrap pieces of stainless steel, now it's the time to do more welding...

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    The rear side ::

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    Finished work, a little polish and all is ok!

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    Now I can put something inside the case, to see if my measure was correct (I really hope so) and to do some more cut :

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    After some measure, it's cutting time!

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    A little bit of powder (it's correct? I don't remember) of stainless steel :

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    The finished cut :

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    The motherboard tray is tall like the case, bent at 90 degrees at the two side to be easily put in place (in top and in bottom)

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    May we see a pics of the whole assemply?
    Sure!

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    Now it's time to do an other special part, but take a look at this :

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    The work is not completed, but it's on the right way :)
    Some comments?
     
  4. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Beautiful snowflakes + text!! ¤_¤ Such attention to detail, cool frame construction, clean.. DIY backplate.. awesome. You got my MotM vote. ^_^

    [edit] Wow! Another update.. almost soiled myself when I submitted my message.. well, not really, but I was bit surprised. =) This looks great! So, this cool case will have a red hot flaming heart huh (gfx)? [/edit]
     
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  5. fex89

    fex89 What's a Dremel?

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    very compliments Dia! It's a very cooooooool mod! ;-)
     
  6. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Sweet! Gorgeous work, Dia!
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The design of the PSU hole is very nice.
     
  8. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    *agrees*
     
  9. dia2777

    dia2777 What's a Dremel?

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    Too many compliments makes me really happy!
    As giganten and RigoR asked me, here are the dremel bits that I'm using :

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    Normal bits, too expensive, imho, but they do the work :)
    Probably tonight more modding, I have an idea to try, but first I need to plan wll the next stage...
    Too many things to do, but zero free time, so... no sleep :)
    Tnx all, guys, and excuse me for my poor english!

    P.S. @Macros the Black : the gfx heart will be covered... with a waterblock... Fast Eddie, may I have to say more?

    P.P.S. @Cheapskate : your AluBox duo looks so cool!!!
     
  10. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Ok. The PCB will still be red though.. do you plan on making a cover for the GFX to hide that red? Perhaps you should make it a feature.. put some (red) light on it and make it pop? Then again.. maybe not. *shrugs*

    About those bits. I've used those to, and they sure work well... however I learned the hard way that they produce a **** load of tiny ultra sharp shavings that get everywhere... if you don't vacuum them away at once. <=)
     
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  11. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Beautiful metal work here... some of the best i have seen on the forum with basic tools. :)

    Cyp.
     
  12. dia2777

    dia2777 What's a Dremel?

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    You tell me "beautiful metal work" to me?
    Hey, man, your creaftmanship with the G5 metal is unbelivable!
    Anyway, tnx a lot!

    Stay tuned, guys, I've found a solution for what I was searching for!
    More update probably in less than 48 hours (I hope so, maybe I will try to sleep two or more hours...)
     
  13. MrWizard

    MrWizard What's a Dremel?

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    Wow. If there was such a thing as a standing ovation on forums, you'd be getting one. I really am loving the look of the PSU mount plate. It goes with the theme flawlessly. Can't wait to see more :rock:
     
  14. yeknom

    yeknom What's a Dremel?

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    I love the PSU plate as well. Beautiful dremel skills.
     
  15. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    I hope that Dia don't sleep all night long , I want to see more!
    Hey, Dia, when can I come to see the Glacial "live" ?
    :)
     
  16. fungry

    fungry What's a Dremel?

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    Amazing job Dia! I love the rear plate. Excellent job. Not to mention, the PSU fan grill *snowflake* is amazing.
    Keep it up!
     
  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Fantastic work, looks great. You should have tons of room in that case.
     
  18. MrWizard

    MrWizard What's a Dremel?

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    The more I look, the more I notice :hehe:

    You should have plenty of space for routing cables behind that tray as well. It's a shame more companies don't make cases like that from factory...but then again, that'd take the fun out of it for us right? Once again, very nice work.
     
  19. dia2777

    dia2777 What's a Dremel?

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    Wowowowow, I'm here, guys!
    Just 3 hours of sleep last night, but this morning I was full of ideas to use in this case!
    Tonight a little but eyecandy update, and I'm having a good time planning how to hide the cables...
    I suppose to use a method that I never seen before, MrWizard, but only the time will say to me if I was right or not...
    The free space in this case is not enormous, keep in mind the watrerblock, the rad, the res, the pump... The space will be just right to fit my needs...

    Ok, now it's time to go to do the real work, to gain some money to spend in this project :)
    See you soon, guys, and keep an eye to this thread!
     
  20. compmodder

    compmodder What's a Dremel?

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    lookin good there. i have never worked with stainless steel, but how much harder is it to work with/cut then aluminum?
     

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