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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Hutch (Qmicra v2) The reservoir v.2! Aug 16

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by craigbru, 1 Feb 2009.

  1. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Thanks mate! It does almost look completely stock, and that's what I love about it. Things don't always have to be complicated. :D

    True enough. I'm currently planning another mod that I'm certain I'll do before Duality, but I've got a new financial expenditure oversight committee (wife)... She doesn't quite grasp the cost side of it either. :D

    Thanks! I try to make the little details count, even if no one notices. I need to please myself first and foremost... or it would just drive me crazy. :D
     
  2. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Just a quick non-update update here. I'll have an update this weekend, but it won't be on the case itself. I'll show you exactly why I haven't been working on my case... Yes, it's time for a basement update! I'm hoping to have the new workshop usable by next weekend. That gives me a little over a week for the drywall finishing, and paint. It's a tight schedule, but not impossible.

    On the topic of this project, after speaking with Hutch, we've decided to entertain ideas for this case. Of course I mentioned adding a pico, but he wants to do something that hasn't been done before. Something that is actually useful, but it's also got to be cost effective. As of right now, the pump/res, dual radiators, and 4 hard drives will take up quite a bit of space, but I'm open to suggestions. Any ideas?
     
  3. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    I vote Flux Capacitor :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Looks like a good start, craigbru. I was lurking through you entire Rogue build, and must say that I am astounded by your ingenuity. Looking forward to more of the same from you, however mind-blowing it may be.

    Fisher.
     
  4. BenJ

    BenJ What's a Dremel?

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    Ahh, there is nothing quite like a watercooled MATX box.

    I am very impressed with the creative mounting of the rad. Very Nice!

    I look forward to furture innovations.

    BenJ
     
  5. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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  6. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Haha, thanks man. I'll see if I can find one lying around. :thumb:

    You're right, small boxes are where it's at! Thanks for the compliment!

    Bah, I am a Shuttle fan, but just because it's watercooled, doesn't mean the temps will be reasonable. Cooling power simply takes up some space, there's no way around it. More cooling, more space.

    I'll agree that that paint is kinda cool though. :D
     
  7. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    It's nice, but...bah, that's just a prefab. Yeck! One-of-a-kind mods are where the 'juice' is at, as we all know! Or, 'water' in this case. Get it? Case? Hahaha, augh. :rolleyes: :hehe:

    Keep after it, bro!
     
  8. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Oh man... that was awful, truly awful. I'm glad your modding is nothing like your sense of humor. :D :lol:
     
  9. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Okay guys, I've got a big non-update update for you. In case you are wondering why there's been no real mod updates, this is it. I've been trying to get some more work done in my basement. A new bathroom is part of it, but of more importance to me, is my new workshop. I'll finally have a decent place to get my work done!

    So, here is a pic of my work area before construction started. Classy, isn't it?

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    I've started some framing work...

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    Starting to hang some sheetrock...

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    This weekend I think I'll be ready for primer and paint. Then I can concentrate on getting some workbenches in place. Stay tuned!
     
  10. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    LOL! Nah, my sense of humor runs about the whole gamut. But generally sticks around the sarcasm and low-brow categories. ;)

    Hey, we're both members of the No-Ceiling Club! :hehe:
     
  11. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    It's okay, I've been known to make few jokes like that a time or two... :D

    I've got a ceiling now, does that mean I can't be a member any longer?
     
  12. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    LOL. Nah; once a member, always a member! :thumb:

    Edit: Gave you some stars!
     
  13. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Ah plenty of room for modding.
     
  14. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    That pic just freaks me out, whats there in the dark? ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGH!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. mr00Awesome

    mr00Awesome YEAH SWEET LEMONADE

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    Any progress on the project or the basement?
     
  16. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Never fear guys! The basement is essentially done. I've got some organizing to do in the workshop, but I'm ready for work to continue sometime this weekend. Stay tuned for a pic update soon!
     
  17. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Time flies when you're having fun, right? If that's true, then I've been having the time of my life. I finally have an update to show you, and it's been a long time coming. Although construction is finished, I still have some major organization to do in the new workshop. That will come soon enough, but the most important thing, is that I'm able get some modding done!

    So, without another moments delay, let's get to those pics.

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    Now for a few pics of the workshop itself. I've got a nice big area for parts layout and cutting, but I'm only getting started with the details. I'll have plenty of storage, and everything will finally have a place. I've definitely taken a step up from the card table I was working on...

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    Finally, here are a few pictures of the new bathroom. I never did show any progress pics from the start, but I thought I'd show it to you anyway.

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    So, pending some final details with the shop, I'm finally back on track. Stay tuned!
     
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  18. SkyLord77

    SkyLord77 Use your teeth not a Dremel

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    Really nice Craig. REALLY nice!

    I think I mentioned to you that my fiancee loves to see you "mod" your home and I just showed her the pictures..... Now she wants me to do some more work. :duh:
     
  19. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Just make sure the sheetrock doesn't come from China. Make you sick in Fla. and Newbraska with the humidity.

    In Colorado we import humidity.

    @craigbru Excellent work on the basement but...

    Did you notice that the only clutter is is Your space?

    Just like mine! Occupational hazard.

    john
     
  20. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    I'm liking the shower especially, very nice work all around tho.
     

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