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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: MCE V.2 [Update - May 19th - Matrix Orbital mayhem!]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Sleepstreamer, 20 Nov 2007.

  1. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Welcome fellow modders to this new worklog of mine!

    You might recognize me from Cold Fusion, and the Hangar 101 mods, and here the new project I'm working on.

    This mod will go in the same Tech theme as my other mods, but there's one major difference - Practicality. The mods I've previously done have been solely directed at the looks of the case. So, I bet many of you are thinking: V.2? Where the hell is the V.1!? The V.1 is a small time project I made a while ago, and because it's "small time", I did'nt bother to worklog it. But what I can do, is supply you with a pic of the finished thing:

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    So, now when you all know what to expect, I'll start of by announcing:

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    Worklog Open!

    Also, big thanks to the Brilliant guys over @ ACRyan!
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  2. AFX

    AFX "Bling" Silver Mountain 2

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    That looks sweet! awating V.2!
     
  3. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Okay, so the first thing I need for this project is a monitor. I settled on a 19" Wide Viewsonic. Pretty good performance - Nice price.
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    And so the violence begins...
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    After an hour or so I had managed to crack it open.
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    The problem with this kind of project is that you can't really start the planning until you see how the monitor is built, where all the vital components are, where the mounting holes are, and so forth.

    Anyway, I decided too let the motherboard tray be supported by the holes you nomally use for the wall mount (At least I think that's what they're for :blush:). I used 2mm aluminium for the tray itself.
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    Also bent the edge of the tray to keep the future psu in place.
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    Time to give the psu a nice place to sit. I made a "platform" from 2mm aluminium.
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    This is where I'll place the spacers for the psu platform.
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    The spacers are motherboard spacers I got them with a CM Stacker 830. I drilled them out, and re-tapped them with M3. I also drilled and tapped the screen with M3.
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    3mm counter-sunk bolts, yummy!
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    In place. Obviously, the psu will need more support, but that's a problem I'll deal with later on.

    That's it for this update, more will come tomorrow!
    //Sleepstreamer
     
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  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    V1 looks like a well made all-in-one system, so I'm looking forward to V2!
     
  5. Guest-23315

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    Looks like this will be awesome!
     
  6. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Next update!

    I've cut out a piece of aluminium, which I'll use to hold down the psu even more.
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    Bent the top edge 90 degrees.
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    ...And bolted on the side of the screen.
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    Looking good so far :)

    Also made a holder for the HDD
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    Not gonna put this in it's place just yet though.

    Time to start making the exterior. I made a side panel of 3mm aluminium, and a cover from 3mm black acrylic. Sorry, I forgot to take som pics of the actual cutting...
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    At least I'm pleased! :lol:

    Bolting it on... I'm using M5 nuts as spacers.
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    I'm using the same M3 countersunk bolts here
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    Mounted:
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    Left side done, more tomorrow :D

    //Sleepstreamer
     
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  7. AFX

    AFX "Bling" Silver Mountain 2

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    I have almost the same LCD. Its the 19 non wide version. Its been running good for almost a year and a half.
    Great metal working!
     
  8. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r New Member

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    I knew you would be "the guy from Hangar 101" when I saw the alu and plexi on the left side of V0.1 :D Great work on the second one :)
     
  9. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    nice start and nice metal working ! I realy like your previous mod so I'm sure this one is going to be great too !
     
  10. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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  11. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Hmm, yeah you're absolutely right, the idea is the same. But since it seems like I made my V.1 before him I'm just gonna ignore it :D
     
  12. Brett89

    Brett89 Active Member

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    I really like how you show the monitors box, the monitor, then it's in pieces, the true modder spirit! Loved the previous projects, I'll be following this one.
     
  13. ledbythereaper

    ledbythereaper New Member

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    I've seen a PC in a CRT but never a PC in a TFT.. this could be a work of genius.
     
  14. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    they put Mac's in TFT's
    but then again, a Mac isnt a PC
     
  15. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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    nice start.
    i will be watching this one.
     
  16. ledbythereaper

    ledbythereaper New Member

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    I mean a completely scratch built modded one.
     
  17. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    liking the idea so much i might buy and mod a laptop, slimline HTPC!
     
  18. DSquareD

    DSquareD New Member

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    IM in love with version 1!!!! where the project log for this baby?
    CANNOT WAIT for version 2!!!!
     
  19. doubble_d

    doubble_d mystery box

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    tjena XD ill better say it in english...nic work ive been liiking at your work on sweclockers and i love it...please chek my mod mystery box guess where i et my ispiration.... your right from your mods
     
  20. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    ah, ok, wasn't quite sure that you originally meant that.
     

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