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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. lworbey

    lworbey New Member

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    Wow how did I miss the start of this project, thats very nice work, I'll be watching the progress on this! :thumb:
     
  2. Guest-17499

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    the sketch looks awesome, looking forward to seeing this one progress
     
  3. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    BiG Update!

    I got some lasercut steel for christmas :D

    Trying them out a bit, just to see if any measurements are off. Looks good though. These are 2mm stainless steel btw.
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    I thought about what PSU to use, and I've decided on stripping down a 650W Antec Truepower Trio, which I had sitting in a case I'm not using anymore.

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    Cutting a 10mm acrylic plate to mount it on.

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    Looks good :)
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    I'll be using standoffs from a stacker 830, could'nt find anything else laying around. They are normal M3, so that's good... I guess :D I'm also drilling and tapping the end of the plate to mount it on the back.

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    Seems fine.
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    Teh standoffs
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    After some drilling and tapping....
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    And the result looks like this
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    I cut a piece of ACRyan UVblue 3mm acrylic for the back, and did some etching.

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    Some bending...

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    Whey! :lol:
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    I've bought a NEC slimline slot dvd burner which I intend to put on top of the computer. I'm hoping it gets here by tomorrow (Friday). Until then I just cut some brackets which I can mount it on. I'm also hoping I can use these brackets to support the top panel.

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    10mm as usual.
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    Drilled and tapped the "legs" with M8. Pretty overkill but it looked better.

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    Getting there... :)

    //Sleepstreamer
     
  4. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    that's realy nice !!! keep it up !
    are you going to use 80mm or 60mm fans for the psu ?
     
  5. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    2x 60mm. At least that's how I originally designed it.
     
  6. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Well it looks like we'll be meeting in MOTY 2008 as well ;) Seriously though, this case is so professionally built, its crazy, and i actually got to see Cold Fusion at Dreamhack winter this year. I really like how you are expanding on the same concept with your cases but in different form factors and i think this will definitely be the best one too. I also had an idea for a case of this type but i'm not going to bother with it now, this one is too good, keep it up :thumb:
     
  7. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Haha, yeah that would be awesome :) Oh, you did? That's cool, I did'nt know you were at Dreamhack this winter (I believe some swedish guy who drinks alot of beer withheld information... :lol:). Thanks alot for those kind words. I gotta tell you, your previous cases are made of pure awesomeness, and I'd love to see your design on a project like this.
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Looking awesome. I have a love for stainless, but sadly can't afford it.
    -Shame on you for mocking the warranty!:D
     
  9. Cadillac Ferd

    Cadillac Ferd New Member

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    I like how your "small-time" mod looks so much more amazing than anything I could do. V2 looks great Sleepstreamer, good luck finishing it, looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
     
  10. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r New Member

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    That's awesome :thumb: I really like the way you think and how you build your case. I'm following this one :)
     
  11. theAlien

    theAlien I know what a Dremel is....

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    wow ......... [​IMG] .......... that is just beautiful..... awesome looking grill !.....

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    Alan
     
  12. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Thanks dude! :)

    I got my dvd drive today :D

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  13. Macros_the_Black

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

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    This build makes me so proud to be Swedish. (serious) *wipes a tear from the corner of my eye*
     
  14. AFX

    AFX "Bling" Silver Mountain 2

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    Nice bend job the the acrylic.
     
  15. gamodye

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    absolutely lush, i am gonna start case modding soon, and you are inspiring me...
     
  16. C:\Joshy

    C:\Joshy How much cake can you eat in a min?

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    Looks wiked. keep up he great work.
    What DVD Burner u using?
     
  17. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Okay, It's now time to start on the top of the case.

    This is the DVD Burner that'll be on the top. It's an Opticarc AD-7633A (Sony+NEC apparently), and as you can see it's a slot drive.

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    I've got a load of Slimline CD drives at home which I found at the scrapheap. What's nice with these is that they're complete with an IDE adapter, aswell as a plastic tray :) Makes it alot easier to mount.

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    Just removed the old drive and fitted my new shiny one :)

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    I cut a plate from sluminium to hold the drive in place. The plastic tray has an ledge in the front which I can hook into a notch in the plate.

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    I cut a cover for the top with a piece of 1mm alu.

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    Put it in my bender (Two planks and a pair of clamps :blush:) Yeah, yeah.. I'll get me a real one soon enough :hehe:

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    Tha result:
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  18. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    very nice and very good result on the bending !
    is there going to be an lcd in rectangular hole on top ?
     
  19. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Nope, the lcd will be in the square hole on the back (128x64 Graphic). The two smaller holes are for cable routing later on.
     
  20. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    I've been working a bit more on the top, detailing, power button, etc.

    Sorry about the crappy lighting on some of these pics

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    I used 1mm alu, and some black acryan MeshX panel.
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    I used an acrylic rod to curve the edge of the panel
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    Did the same with the meshX (crappy lighting Cheesecake :hehe:)
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    This is what the PW button looks like. It's built on a normal plastic switch from an old case, glued inside a steel ring. I also glued on a piece of black anodized aluminium to fit the theme.
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    Redoing the sides.

    I thought the sides looked a bit dull compared to the rest of the case, so I removed the black acrylic and replaced them with aluminium and some meshx.
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    I plan to fit four white LEDs in these later on.
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    Now it's time to solder some LEDs :rock:
     

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