Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by nemko, 8 Sep 2004.
there will come a day, a day when we win. Assembled case
it's true, me and alu god assembled the case today, and I must say, this is so funny
Went bus riding again, rained like hell here in trondheim, but with my iPod in my pocket and the always within koss porta pro around my head I don't care.
So, nuf crap talk, it's a forum, not a blog for christs sake.
This is pic showing the backplate, that is, where the motherboard plates go in.
It became very good indeed after we decided to redo it, made the case much more steady, if you know what I mean.
Used a grinder to cut the holes for the motherboard plates, here's a pic of one plate mounted (just for the pic of course
And, here the back is finished, both angle grinder and compass saw
used. Also used a rasp to smoothen the edges, they are quite sharp after using power tools
A pic from behind, showing the back more
This pic shows the pegs I'm using to hold the mounting parts when not inside my case.
It was then time to mount the hdd-cdrom-rack.
Damn, the drilled holes should have been drilled with the distance between the holes on a cd-rom, not a hdd.
Now I have to find something else than brackets for mounting an hdd in a cd-rom dock. Maybe I'll use motherboard spacers, or do anyone here have a different solution/idea? plz!
a pic from behind, with side plates mounted, nice enough I think
Pic from the front, assembled case.
As you can see, the case is now put together and it's finally time to get alot of hardware into it. Starting on that job tomorrow, first I'll have to buy some small pegs, for the rest mounting. I also have to polish the case, so it get's shiny
And please help me with the mounting hdd-problem if you guys/girls can think of anything. Thanks in advance
Now I think it's time to mark my hdd's, so I don't mess up when I move them from one case to another..
That thing is huge, and so is the hard on I have right now. the cooling setup you could put in that thing could be amazing, not to mention I don't know what you could tdo with 2 motherboards? Good luck with it man, looking fantastic so far.
Wow, that's big enough for a kid to hide in!
You should be able to find 3.5" to 5.25" bay adapters at most computer repair shops, especially ones that have lots of older computers laying around. Lots of older/cheaper cases used a bay adapter instead of a separate HDD/floppy cage. If you can't find anything there, you can go to a fastener/screw specialty store and look for standoffs, specifically 7/8" long, #6/32 threaded. Either brass or aluminium would work. Mcmaster-Carr (www.mcmaster.com) has them (part#: 93505A445) for about .50 euros each, but shipping to italy may be more expensive than buying them locally or from an italian dealer.
that case a case can never be too big . Iit looks better than most pre made cases, u did a great job.
Are u planning on painting it?
Wow amazing you defaintly need to paint that thing. Probably take you 50 cans of paint though ha ha. Or you can get it powder coated. Keep up the amazing work.
ehrnam45: thank you very much indeed!
I'll try to find a local dealer of these stand offs before I order them from italy. Don't think the shipment cost will kill me, but the shipment time might just do that.
Delirious: nah, haven't been planning that yet. I'm going to polish it today, got to see how that looks. Painting it will be like the point of no return.
Powder coating? that is chrome?
That will cost like my countrys national budget or something..
And, www.mcmaster.com is going into my favourites, for sure
Thanks for all the positive response, guys. You'll always make my day with that!
This mod is wickid! Keep up the most awesome work!
Polishing it will look nice! It'll be like one giant mirror Aluminum polishes fairly easy. Powder coating is a method of painting that involves a special dry paint that is baked(melted) on and come out alot more durable than paint.
Mcmaster-carr is definetly my favorite hardware store, makes home depot look like crapola.
Can't see any pics
pic work for me, thats a f-in' HUGE case man, are you gonna wheel it to lans on a cart or something? lol keep up the good work!
why nto put an engine in it, wheels then drive it too LAN's? lol i think it would be cool
hey if you ever get homeless you can live in it
Ok.. captain 'stating the obvious' says:
OMG it's HUGE!
Looking fine so far, excellent craftmansship!
mounting fans and a cd-rom.
eep, u all
Today I've been out, driving my scooter in the crappy weather we have heer, I was soaking wet when I came home, from my combined buy pegs and look for some other stuff for my case-trip.
So, for a few hours now, I've been mounting the four fans in the front.
All the fans mounted, with grills, but one is missing the filter, I must have given that one away ages ago, can't remember. Well, order a new one!
My gf is like kids, when you're away, they play. She found out that taking a pic of herself, with her head inside the case, wow, fun . Btw: she is THE best!
A pic from one side, showing the fans sideways. (sorry for the glare on top)
Here's a pic of my old case, being dissassembled
Nope, my new case is NOT going to be this messy
Showing the case with one cd-rom mounted
MB's and the other stuff, almost ready to go in.
Well, got to continue my work now, I've decided to use the brackets I bought for mounting the hdd's. Just got to drill some new holes in them. Need a mounted drill and a steady hand.
Impressive stuff.. must weigh a lot when it's full! Any plans for a window / lighting in the sides?
no plans, yet. I've been thinking about it, but I won't do it right now anyway. I need some ideas on my head first. Main thing now is to get hardware in it, hide wires and stuff the best that I can.
One thing I have planned for a case I'll be building in a few months is some large (but very thin) reservoirs for my case sides. Stick an aquarium bubbler at the bottom and some lights ant'll look uber sweet
This is turning to be really cool. I haven't subscribed threads lately but this thread is worth it.
good god!!!! thats.. bloody hell lol
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