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Case Mod - In Progress Project: "Heavy Duty"

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by makarov7, 9 Nov 2012.

  1. makarov7

    makarov7 What's a Dremel?

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    Time for closing the case with some panels :)

    Front panel - vents for the rad (2x120mm) and intake (120mm) for the bottom compartment (just in front of the HDD cage). Also two USB 3.0

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    Right side panels - intake for front rad.

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  2. ghyupdc

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    Great start! Looks like its going to be quite rugged! Gotta say, love welding parts onto a pc case
     
  3. makarov7

    makarov7 What's a Dremel?

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    Update - modding the top panel.

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    inside 80% ready.

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  4. kelmannen

    kelmannen What's a Dremel?

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    great metal working skill! love the way you build, it's just to bad i really don't like that kind of screws... =P
     
  5. makarov7

    makarov7 What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks :thumb:

    These bolts are only for testing - different bolts will be used after paint.
     
  6. makarov7

    makarov7 What's a Dremel?

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    Top panel ready.

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    Big side window installed.

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    Cover for the rear fans mounted.

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  7. KrunchR

    KrunchR What's a Dremel?

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    Built like a tank! This thing would survive a nuke! Nice job.
     
  8. makarov7

    makarov7 What's a Dremel?

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    Small update - coolant temp gauge installed and power / reset buttons.

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    HDD cage and ventilation for the PSU.

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  9. makarov7

    makarov7 What's a Dremel?

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    All the panels are ready :D

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    Now it's time for sanding and painting.
     
  10. makarov7

    makarov7 What's a Dremel?

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    Update.....

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    Next pics will be with the case painted :thumb:
     
  11. makarov7

    makarov7 What's a Dremel?

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    Preparation for painting.

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    Primer applied

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  12. makarov7

    makarov7 What's a Dremel?

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    Case painted. The colour of the paint is "metallic black" .

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    Wheels mounted for easier movement of the case and airflow for the PSU.

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    It is a lot better now with the paint, what do you think ?
     
  13. Altom

    Altom What's a Dremel?

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    I really like this project a lot! I joined the forums just so I can sub to this thread and like 2 others (usually I just lurk the forums). I've been following since the beginning, can't wait to see what you will do with it :) The paint/sand job was awesome! Keep up the great work!
     
  14. makarov7

    makarov7 What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks :thumb:

    Next step is to apply some anti-noise/vibration material where needed.

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    Next step will be installing hardware.
     
  15. makarov7

    makarov7 What's a Dremel?

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    Merry Christmas everyone.

    Seems to have been very good this year, because look what I found under the christmas tree. :D

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    But first let continue with the assembly of the case.

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    Mid-plate with acoustic absorption material.

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    I forgot to make a cpu rear bracket opening for changing coolers without dismounting the motherboard, so ...... :dremel:

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    First harware added to the case was the PSU.

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    Next step will be mouting the motherboard and starting to assemble the watercooling .
     
  16. makarov7

    makarov7 What's a Dremel?

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    Happy New Year boys and girls :)

    Lets continue from where we left off.... motherboard intallation...

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    Positioning the reservoir and rads.

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    VGA in place. Now it's time to think about the tubing routing.

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    The tube passing behind the 360 rad will not be visible after i install the fans.

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  17. Altom

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    Looking great so far! :) Looking forward to more!
     
  18. makarov7

    makarov7 What's a Dremel?

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    Update!

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    I know that the tubing between the two gtx 460 is not right, but i run out of 90 degree compression fittings. So until the parts arrive .....

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    The bottom compartment is a little messy, but it will be arranged later :)

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    Tell me what you think so far :thumb:
     
  19. makarov7

    makarov7 What's a Dremel?

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    more pics ......

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  20. kelmannen

    kelmannen What's a Dremel?

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    color does a lot with a piece of steel :)

    keep em' updates coming!
     

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