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Project: Industrial Progress 12/29/04

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Rekarp, 4 Jul 2004.

  1. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    This will be my first major case mod besides blowholes and ect. I have already started this project and about half way though with the case its self. the case is a micro atx Compaq Pesario. When done it will house a water cooling setup. This is what i hope to achive.
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    The side window will also be the reservor for the water system(more on that later). One rheostat will control both fans. Modder's mesh will be incorperated in the side and top to allow air from the 120mm fans to disperse. And of course the diamond plate is needed for that industrial look. For the fan covers im still debating if i should go with the mesh or wiregrills?? Handles will be placed on top to allow easy carry. UV dye will be in the water making it glow green(anoughter reason why the reservor is the side panal). Enough talking on to pics :D

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    this is the side panal completed(no tank or mesh though)
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    this is the front its in the bondo stage now.
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    Side and back
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    Door attached
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    Door open. the reason behind the door is to make it easier to open the side with the tank in place.
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    water cooling goodness :hip:
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    The drive cage
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    Up close on paint
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    and the paint Dupli-Color Textured Metallic Coating :naughty:
    Well thats it will have an update later.
     
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  2. nem

    nem What's a Dremel?

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    matey looking pretty shmick so far.
    just a quick question, what are the specs of that pump you have?

    ta

    nem.
     
  3. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    its a ViaAqua pump 370 gph i think.
    edit/ Also i need suggestions on a logo for side window.
     
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  4. FILTHY1337

    FILTHY1337 Senior Overclocker

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    i dont think i have ever seen a window more deserving of the classic the danger overclocking side etch. as for your mod..its verygood but u need for indepth pics not just pics of the overall case and u need to explain how u did things like the plexi front and hinged sidepanel :thumb:
     
  5. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    yah here you go. The side door was first stripped of all the clips that make it hang on to the case. I then got 2 hinges and drilled some holes in the back of the case and the little lip on the door.you will have to cut out some metal off the back side to allow the bolts from the hinge to rest flush. the key is called a cam lock. i hade to mod the cam as it was not close anough to the case to allow it to hold properly. Also the cuts on the case for the door have not been finished yet. If i get hold of a case in the near future i will take pic of this progress but at the time i had no camera. the front of the case is made of 24 gauge? sheet metal cut via band saw and attached with e5000 (a silicon based glue). It was then bondoed up and will be sanded tomarrow. For the side etch i was thinking of "WARNING! High voltage components! Keep away from water!" :hehe: But the overclockers one might be better i dont know.. Well on to close up pics of the door and front.
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    Hinges inside
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    back
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    Cam lock
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    front bondo job
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    drive cage was savaged from an old case since the compaq was tooless but i was missing that part :wallbash:
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    front
     
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  6. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    sry for double post put here are the canidates for the etch.
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  7. metarinka

    metarinka What's a Dremel?

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    you have the starts of a very nice looking case, one question. in the sketchup the front looks to be straight and perpendicular to the ground, but on the case it seems to have a slight curve, am i missing something?
     
  8. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    You mean the side panal??? Yah its curved i was just to lazy to do it in sketchup
     
  9. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    looks great! I like your plans as showed in the sketchup :)
     
  10. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    Today i cut the top vents and bondoed any thing i missed the first time. I also painted the bolts that will hold the drive cage in and hold down the diamond plate. To cut the holes i first marked them with a ruler and pencil. Then i cut inside the lines to insure i wouldnt cut to much material. I placed a guide down on the line and used one of these
    [​IMG]Its a tungson(sp?) cutting bit i got at a hardware store.
    Pic time!
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    before bondo
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    After bondo
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    Look at those straight lines
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    front side sanded (im keeping it this way.)
    I still need comments and suggestions on the etch.
    Also this might be the last update for like 3 weeks since im leaving for camp
    :waah:
     
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  11. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    Well im back from camp. I havent done anywork on the case yet but i got some stuff in. :clap:
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    this is a guitar knob that will be used for the reostat. it measures 3/4" across.
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    A slot fan for the video card since i cant get a waterblock for it yet.
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    mmmmm.... Diamond plate :hip: 4' x 6-3/4"
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    Dual 12" Uv lights
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    lights off
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    UV goodness...
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    Upclose picture of the cam lock


    Well thats it for pictures.
    Things i have to do on it.
    cut diamond plate
    electronics
    holes cut (have to wait till my 4-1/4" hole saw gets here in a week)
    Order computer parts
    build reservor
    Get some honeycomb mesh
    Paint
    arylic front
    Adaptors for water cooling (like going from my 5/8 reservor to 3/8 block)
     
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  12. camaro

    camaro What's a Dremel?

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    this looks to be a nice mod ill be fallowing this :hip:
     
  13. Atilllla

    Atilllla What's a Dremel?

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    Not bad :)..The door is a good idea :idea:
     
  14. Jokke_r

    Jokke_r What's a Dremel?

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    btw is this an old dell micro-atx case?

    just wondering cos of the missing floppy drive front (dell uses custom ones on the front panel..)
    and the side panel has that same bend thingey... where you sawed the window is where the huge Dell logo used to be right?


    my mum has a case like that
     
  15. tm36usa

    tm36usa What's a Dremel?

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    ::read:: ::read:: ::read::

    Hope that helps. Looking good so far.
     
  16. -N4cR-Stigma2K

    -N4cR-Stigma2K Banned

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    May I ask, what programe did you use to make that marvelous animation of your case? BTW: great concept, hope you can pull this of :thumb:
     
  17. tm36usa

    tm36usa What's a Dremel?

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    By animation do you mean the first two pics in this thread? If you do, then the program is called SketchUp. Alot of people use it here on bit-tech.net. If you look in the mod guides section there are tutorials.
     
  18. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    This is what the case looked like when i got it
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    And yes i did use sketch-up


    Today i didnt do much to the case but i got most of the fittings done for the water cooling
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    the radiator's pipes cut
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    Sanded down
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    test fit of the 5/8 I.D. hose
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    hose clamps
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    Connected
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    after 2 hours at the hardware store i finally made the adaptors for the radiator.
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    Adaptors connected

    I was disapointed when my hardware store didnt carry any arylic :sigh:
    So tomarrow i will have to pick up the stuff at a plastic shop to make my reservor.

    Also i want to connect my pump in the same fasion as this guy did
    http://bit-tech.net/article/100/2
    But i cant find the plugs. Where can i get them?
     
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  19. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Spiffy project. :thumb:
     
  20. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    Update!!

    Well today i Made the fan shroud for the radiator. First i made a template out of some cardboard and traced it on to a sheet of metal. I then cut it out using a dremal. I then bent it with a hammer
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    This is what it looked like before i grinded down the edges
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    to grind it down i used some big cutoff discs like shown above.
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    the one on the left was the kind i used. It is bigger and thicker than the right one which is a regular cutting disc. and no it is no a reinforced one.
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    I than drilled the holes using a fan as a template.
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    Looks snazza. :D
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    I then mounted the pump. These are the parts i used. Bolts, nuts, and some faucet washers to reduce vibration.
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    holes drilled
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    mounted
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    Pump and radiator
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    with mock-up motherboard
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    I had like 2mm of clearance between the radiator and moatherboard :eeek:
     
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