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Project: NEW Trashed

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Hal, 25 Sep 2005.

  1. Hal

    Hal New Member

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    discussion link!

    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=98795


    Back once again. This time I want to move away from the whole computer case re-mod. So I decided I wanted to take it a bit further this time, and really try out my skill and patience!

    I wanted to do something very slick and that would really stand out, so I knew I found my starting block when I was at Target and found this:
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    Hence the “trashed” part of the name.

    Now… that would look awesome sitting on a desk all done up. So I got to work on plans. Since this was my first total conversion build, and I would have to make/fabricate a lot of parts, I needed a geed overall plan!

    Don’t mind my bad drawing, but I am old school and do it by hand. Here are the first sketches
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    i got a lot of components in the other day, so i could not help going all out and starting on this beast.
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    taped up and ready to freehand it!
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    i traced the size to a plexi sheet as a guide for the new floor piece, fan mounts/mobo tray mount, and PSU mount.
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    ooo, purtty,
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    top and bottom off.
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    read on the next post...
     
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  2. Hal

    Hal New Member

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    Ok, so here is some of the gear!
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    I just broke my hand down in Mississippi helping out beating some looters! Hehe. So this will be a slow mod. Its hard enough just trying to type with this damn thing on my hand!
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    Sleeving the Tagan: and let me tell you what... sleeving with one hand is hard as CRAP!!!
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    More…
     
  3. Hal

    Hal New Member

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    Mobo tray time. I had one from a previous mod, that I found would fit just right with a few cuts.
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    Line this up with the plexi bottom and you got something going on!
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    Add holes and you get some mounting/fan scews. Dual purpose.
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    just a bit more….
     
  4. Hal

    Hal New Member

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    All ready to start the cuts! Still have to add some more patterns for cut-outs, likr the CD drive and rear cut-outs for the motherboard.

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    front panel of tinted plexi
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    that’s all for now! Feel free to comment in the Discussion Thread!!!
     
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  5. Hal

    Hal New Member

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    Project: Trashed NEW 2006

    Worklog

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    feel free! what are your ideas? questions? comments?!
     
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  6. c.cam108

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    That's some seriously good artwork on the side there. This looks like it could turn out to be a promising project. Gutted about your hand though.

    Oh, and you might want to link to this thread from the log thread.

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  7. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    Wow, if you pull this off, its gonna ROCK! :D
    Keep going! (and yeah, how the hell can you mod with one hand, I can barely do it with two ;))
     
  8. Votey

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    This is awesome. What are you going to put behind the flame cut-outs? Mesh/grill, plexi, velvet?
     
  9. Hal

    Hal New Member

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    blackpainted mesh from MNPC. the round type.... hahaahaha, velvet huh?
     
  10. RadeX

    RadeX New Member

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    hi
    nice flames, it reminds me my current Phoenix project
    can't wait till you cut them :)
    greetz
     
  11. DrPepper

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    No ideas :(

    But i´m loving this project absolute something i´ll subscribe to. At least sorry about your hand buddy :)

    Ps.Bad english? I Now i´m a swede :) .Ds
     
  12. Hal

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    Got a few small things done with mounting and plexi…

    Look at the Gimp cut!
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    I cut out several CD faceplates (to account for mess-ups and mind-changes) a few front bezel plates, and the floor and mobo plate.
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    here is the plate mounted onto the mobo tray
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    I plan to also add one more bolt on the other side of the tray to add to the stability of the rack. Just to give me peace of mind.
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    I plan to cut the holes in the plexi for the fans soon, to give yous a better overall understanding of the plexi chassis!

    Mod on!
     
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  13. crazybee

    crazybee Black & Yellow

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    excellent build my friend, wish I had a saw thing to cut plexi like you to and a good supplier of plexi

    anyways I love the trashcan build, even got me looking at trash cans (dustbins) in a different light :rock:
     
  14. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    You must be real modder as you can't wait until your hand gets better :D

    chrome rulez!
     
  15. Hal

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    got a lot of the plexi work done now, have to upload my pics soon. after thisi am waiting on a hole saw that i odered for the 120mm holes! thats a big saw! haha.
     
  16. Hal

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    UPDATE for 13Oct2005

    Well, a lot has happened since last time! Wow. Tell you what, modding with a broke hand is harder than I EVER imagined! I almost gave up a few times! It was just sooo awkward to hold, cut, anything! But I managed. When I was done with something, It just felt good to know that I still perservered!

    Well on to the goodies. Ok, I got most of the cutting done to the outside of the case. Just a few small cuts (IE the cdrom drive and the rear mobo openings.)

    Now just a small thing… I do not recommend using a dremel at high speed with a cutting attachment with the use of only one hand! Not only is it dangerous, but stupid… so naturally I promptly started cutting away. A few nicks on the cast later…


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    so it is looking real good for now, I have to clean up the cuts way more. Oh, one more thing… cutting stainless steel is hard work… and it is weird. The big reinforced cut-off wheels don’t work as well as the small dinky dremel cut-off wheels. Don’t know, the big ones just heated up the metal and cut slow, the small ones really kicked ass and bit right into the metal like a hot knife through butter!
     
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  17. Shadowed_fury

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    Those flames look incredible! Good job, esp with the hand ;)
     
  18. Hal

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    Next I wanted to get to work on making some headway with the bottom stand and the chassis. A lot more to do but I got a nice chunk done.
    I wanted to have fans on the bottom drawing air from the bottom to the top of the case, like a continuous flow, from cool to warm.
    So do this, I needed to make a few cuts, and figure a way to make this happen without having the airflow all stopped from the base stand itself. So I will have to construct something like legs that actually hold this base off the deck a bit so air can be sucked in.

    This is what I came up with so far in the baseplate.
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    A few things will be changed, but this is the basic mock-up. On top of this, the PSU will sit, then on top of the PSU will be the MOBO, and up. So it creates a chassis that is sort of like a tower. All of this will be fabricated from frosted red and clear plexi. There will be several 1” plexi posts that will separate the different plexi “levels”. Soon, I will unveil this, so that you all are not confused! Haha.


    feel free to disscuss.
     
  19. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Wow, looks good! I will be following this. I was planning to mod a computer into a bin similar to yours, but didn't go ahead with the plan. What colour lights you gonna have inside - sure you're gonna have them aren't you? And how are you going about to create the analogue temperature dials?

    Just be careful!
     
  20. Hal

    Hal New Member

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    thanks!
     

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