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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: IDF Sniper, updated 25'th of June

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by CodeMonkey, 21 Mar 2008.

  1. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey aedifico ergo sum

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    perknis, you won the "I-also-know-it's-a-sata-thing" award... :hehe:
     
  2. barry99705

    barry99705 sudo rm -Rf /

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    Sata to slimline cdrom adapter.
     
  3. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey aedifico ergo sum

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    barry99705 you're right. I have a laptop DVD drive from a dead computer, and when I'll start working on it you'll see some interesting stuff.
     
  4. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey aedifico ergo sum

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    I was (and still am) very busy and didn't notice how more than a month goes by without an update...

    Free placing of components on the chassis after cutting the PSU's heat sink:
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    A different angle view:
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    Not a lot of space over there...

    Actually, very little space, next 3 pictures:
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    PSU heat sink after the cut, before cleanup:
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    Base plate for the PSU:
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    I cut the plate from the PSU's original metal box, in order to easily attach the PSU pcb to the chassis.

    Placement on the chassis:
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    Screwing it in:
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    The PSU is mounted with screws so it can be replaced (if the need ever arises). Also, at this point I already started cutting the crews down a bit, so that it won't hit the case.

    Final result:
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    HDD cage before abuse:
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    After the cut, before final assembly:
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    HDD 'cage' installed:
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    Calling it a 'cage' at this point would be an exaggeration... As it is only meant to hold one drive.

    Half the chassis, HD and PSU installed:
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    The HDD can be pulled out easily, without the need to disassemble any screws. It's my version of a 'screw-less' case :)
    Actually, the drive will be installed reversed, more info on the next update.

    Small problem:
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    The PSU heat sink is in the way of the ATX cable. It's dremel time...

    PSU heat sink cut up a bit more:
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    A few minutes work with the dremel and the cable is connected.
     
  5. HeXeN

    HeXeN Straight from Hell

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    you done it better than .zip or .rar archiver :D Amazing project for me! good Job!
     
  6. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    dam that box is going to be hot! i am a little worried about the naked power supply tho.
     
  7. Khensu

    Khensu likes to touch your special places

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    It's good to see an update :D

    Looking toight loik a toiger as some Dutch people would say.
     
  8. luis_pedro_Sato

    luis_pedro_Sato Minimodder

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    Can you fit any thing else in there ?
    Hopping for more updates
     
  9. tomcatt

    tomcatt WoodWoodWood

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    nice, waiting to see more :p
    isn't that PSU dangerous ? :) (don't know, just a question )
     
  10. barry99705

    barry99705 sudo rm -Rf /

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    Only if you stick your finger in it when it's plugged in.
     
  11. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Well actually, a PSU can kill you even if it's not plugged in (it holds a lot of charge in the large capacitors) if you touch it in the wrong places... but I don't see why you would, so it matters little.
     
  12. barry99705

    barry99705 sudo rm -Rf /

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    I've never tried it, but you'd think there would be a circuit to drain the charge if unplugged. I do know that the heat sinks are charged while plugged in though. No touchy!!
     
  13. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey aedifico ergo sum

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    Thanks, I have never been compared to a software before... :hehe:

    I'm not worried and counting on high air flow through the rear fan. Hope it will be much more clear in future updates.

    Well, I don't speak dutch but I think I got the point. As long as the computer will work decently, I'm happy.

    I had thought of a possible second HDD, but there's just isn't enough room. I might upgrade to a smaller and better CPU heatsink in the future and think it over again.

    Thanks for the concern people, I'm aware of the dangers of an open PSU and wasn't planning on sticking fingers in it while the computer is plugged to the wall and/or working. Either way, there's a big piece of plastic under the PSU pcb, so the chassis (and the whole case) will only be grounded.
    As a side note, I managed once to get electrified by a camera flash. Yeah, those little buggers also hold a charge of 220 volts in capacitors. So don't worry, and hopefully I will be able to do a simple test run of the computer this weekend.
     
  14. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey aedifico ergo sum

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    Hey, I'm still alive and so is the project (sort of). Very tiny update: I'm typing this post on the computer at it's current state (i.e. not finished). The computer is still in the same state (give or take) as seen in the lase pictures I posted, but at least it works . At the moment I have too many things to take care of (and I'll be away from any computer\home for the next week). Might get some progress done tomorrow, but I really really don't promise anything...
     
  15. Mr.Anki

    Mr.Anki What's a Dremel?

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    Wher have you shop the sata to slimline adapter?
     
  16. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    try ebay
     
  17. barry99705

    barry99705 sudo rm -Rf /

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  18. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Did you manage to get any more done?
     

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