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Modding Project Hexagon?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by RasmusAnden, 20 May 2008.

  1. RasmusAnden

    RasmusAnden What's a Dremel?

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    Hey guys

    I've been lurkin' around the forums for a while, and followed several project logs, and i've wanted to do a scratchbuild casemod since i saw the first mods in here, but i've been completely blank on ideas for a case mod, but now i think i finally got an idea on how the case should look, and a few internal details. :)


    So the idea is to make a computer inspired by the DELL XPS 720, and roughly the same dimensions. it's going to be watercooled. (yay :lol:)
    and the colorsheme is darkgrey/black and green.

    the sketches are made in SketchUp, and since i'm kinda generally software retarded, they are not... pretty, but i hope you'll get an idea of how it will look. ;)

    Link - case externals
    this is my idea of how the case will look, but since it's the first time for me using SketchUp, i didn't figured out how to round the edges on the sides of the case. :grr:
    the hexagon pattern on the case is supposed to be on the angled sides too, i just didn't figured out how to do that aswell.

    Link - case interior
    this is the basic idea of how the case interior will look like. (eksplained)
    the big red box is where i'm thinking of putting a radiator for the WC loop.

    comments and critics welcome! :)
     
  2. Xer0-

    Xer0- Waste of space

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    I don't understand what the reason for using sata,scsi and ide hard drives. but the external design is nice is it going to be made completely out of mesh?
     
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  3. RasmusAnden

    RasmusAnden What's a Dremel?

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    #2 - the HDD's is just because i have those disk's mentioned. - it's going to be made so there are 9 x 3,5" HDD bays. :)

    it's not going to be made out of mesh, i'm just going to made a hexagon mesh pattern on the case with paint i think.. haven't figured it completely out yet.
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The outside design is good. Those drives are going to get hot. This is the first time I've heard of someone being inspired by a DELL.:hehe: I personally hate the green hardware.
    With that tiny bit of space for watercooling, Your best bet is to vent the radiator out the top or a short, thick rad in the floor, with the pump mounted just over it.
     
  5. Farmboy UK

    Farmboy UK Hungry for knowledge

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    Going to be tight to watercool but a bit of ingenuity will get it all in there
     
  6. RasmusAnden

    RasmusAnden What's a Dremel?

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    #4 - yea, i know it's weird but it's actually the only dell that have ever catched my eye. :p
    i have a deal with a friend that promised me that i could get a car heatercore (or whatever it's called) for free, so depending on the size of the rad i will have to decide where it's gonna be. :)

    EDIT: do you think the drives are going to get too hot? - i can't see why, cause i'm putting a 120 x 38 mm fan in the front of each section of disks, as shown on the pic.

    #5 - it was just my first idea on where to put it? :p
     
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