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Case Mod - In Progress Project High-Res (Xmas update) Asus Xonar gets the treatment.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Bradley8988, 14 Mar 2009.

  1. Bradley8988

    Bradley8988 New Member

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    Iv been slacking abit on working on it but there isnt a great deal really to do to the case before it goes off to paint and powder. Window needs designing and the big job is building the res for the roof. Glad you like.
     
  2. Bradley8988

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    Update 11th May.


    Well i finally got around to starting the roof and all i can say is let there be light! I know i suck as i took no pics while doing it but i was been lazy. Basically i used a hole saw bit for each corner and then 4" grinder with 1mm cutting disc to cut the straight parts. Iv cut maybe 1-2mm from the line i marked out that i will file to a crisp edge later. Notice how close the rad is to been too long. Its made for it :)



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    I kinda messed up on the one corner by using a slightly too big hole saw but once filed down i may run a skim of filler over the edge before it goes off to paint.

    Thanks!
     
  3. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    hey mate that looks really cool

    good work mate... cant tell u stuffed up ...
     
  4. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I'm glad you realized your mistake and were man enough to post it up, no one is perfect. Personally I didn't notice that the cut was slightly out, looking good.
     
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  5. Bradley8988

    Bradley8988 New Member

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    It was really annoying at the time but im not a professional doing it every day so cant expect it to be perfect every time. Just gotta fix it and learn from my mistake.
     
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    Update 1st June.


    So so hot today but now the Radbox is complete I thought i better go outside and get some filing done.


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    Needed to be filed down was the roof, roof res and the Acrylic sidepanel that hides all the nasty drive bays.


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    My helpers today all suffering from the heat, gotta feel sorry for the dog as she cant get away from it been black.


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    I had a late night sat night and ended up having a quick sunbathe on sunday but managed to fall asleep to wake up burnt pretty nasty on my face, chest and legs...
     
  7. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    That's some good looking sleeving. I like how the heatshrink seems to be perfectly measured and placed so not a wire is showing!

    Ouch! Get some aloe on that quick! Sounds like you're in for a few itchy uncomfortable days! Get better!

    I really like the rooftop res view you have planned... I can't wait to see it in progress.
     
  8. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    wow that is cool sleeving :)
     
  9. jake9891

    jake9891 Loves Internet Shopping

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    This is one of the best looking project on bit-tech, absolutely fantastic, looking forward to see the final pics ;)
     
  10. Bradley8988

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    Update 3rd June.


    Not much of a update today just a few parts arrived. I know i was not going to go i7 but i just cant help it so thought i would grab a decent air cooler as one come up at a good price. Also my bits from the USA, including my card from EVGA Step-up but as its the new PCB my block wont fit so gotta get that returned :(


    Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 CPU Cooler

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    EVGA GTX 285 1Gb.

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    Lots of Bitspower and Koolance fittings.

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    Half are oggies though :waah::waah::waah::waah:
     
  11. b1g-d0g

    b1g-d0g Well-Known Member

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    Nice update any eta on the finish?
     
  12. Bradley8988

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    Well im in a Build off on ChilledPc that finishes on the 1st of august so my aim is then :)
     
  13. b1g-d0g

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    Im clone btw :)
     
  14. Bradley8988

    Bradley8988 New Member

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    ah sup lol. Was kinda slow on noticing your sig and location. Your ram is looking kinda dusty dude :)
     
  15. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    wow nice cooler mate.. looks very trendy
     
  16. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Apologies, but what on EARTH are oggies? :blush:

    Lovely cooler.
     
  17. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Just a wild guess. :naughty:

    Nice clean design, good parts, and nice photos, keep it up m8!
     
  18. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    In that case, it was missing an apostrophe :p
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  19. Bradley8988

    Bradley8988 New Member

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    LOL ya sorry Oggie is the member linked. As we had to order from the USA we ordered the fittings together to save on shipping. The CPU will be watercooled but i got that cooler cheap and means i can buy oem and not use the crappy cooler. Thanks for the comments guys.


    Wrote this before the build started but added to it along the way.

    Build list.

    *Done* *Still to do*


    Main Case To Do List.


    1, Cut CPU hole in mobo tray.
    2, Cut 8 pin ATX cable hole in mobo tray.
    3, Cut 24 pin ATX cable hole in mobo tray.
    4, Cut Sata cable hole in mobo tray.

    5, Cut front panel cable hole in mobo tray.
    6, Cut roof to allow view through res into the case.
    7, Test Radiator mounting in front of case.
    8, Drill holes for Vandle switches.

    9, Start window designs.
    10, Start door designs.
    11, Decide on final blue and white powdercoating with Tom.
    12, Get case ready for sending off to Tom for powdercoat and paint (including the rear plate).
    13, Fully braid PSU.
    14, Decide on radiator finish.
    15, Source company to do door sticker designs.
    16, Make acrylic Bay cover.
    17, Design Rear card cover.
    18, Make Rear card cover.


    To Paint.

    1, Roof.
    2, Door without mesh.
    3, Rad + shroud.
    4, PSU.


    To Powdercoat (Sky/Baby Blue or White).

    1, Main case frame (Blue).
    2, Mobo tray (Blue).
    3, PCI brackets (White).
    4, Single slot bracket for 285 (White).
    5, Rear mobo tray plate (White).
    6, Fan grills (Undecided)



    Roof Res To Do List.

    1, Source acrylic.
    2, Measure the original roof to get basic dimensions for each piece.
    3, Work out the angles of joining pieces.
    4, Do a mock up if possible.
    5, Figure out the best way to plumb in the roof res.
    6, Source the best fillport (koolance is top of list).
    7, Get a template made of the roof for the main base piece.
    8, Keep in touch with Tom for advice along the way.
    9, Get final dimensions and get it all sent off to Tom for CNC work.
    10, Do mock up to make sure all fits.
    11, Do final assembly.
    12, Leak test.


    To order.

    DD White tubing.
    Lian-li P60 Armour Suit.
    White braid and heat shrink(Enough for PSU, Fans, SATA cables, Lighting).
    1 X Thermochill PA120.3.
    1 X PA120.3 Shroud.

    10 X Nexus White fans or White Clusters. *4 more needed.*
    1 X Fillport.
    Tube Cutters.
    1 X Lian-li rad mounting brackets.
    1 X Lian-li PSU Extender.
    Enough Acrylic Glue but must dry clear and be water tight.
    Enough Bitspower barbs and fittings.
    Step-up to GTX 285.

    1 X Koolance GTX 285 full cover. *Need new one*
    1 X Single slot bracket for 285.
    1 X Silver dome vandle switch.

    1 X DDC 18w.
    1 X Alphacool DDC Pump Acrylic Top.

    Pump mounting brackets.
    Source CPU block.
    Case Lighting.
    Mobo, Ram & CPU.
     
  20. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    good work hate.. cant wait to see more
     

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