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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Nvidia Stacker 832 - HDD and Cables - Feb 11th

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by clownfart, 22 Sep 2008.

  1. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    Intro
    Hello, I've been lurking these forums for a while, and really enjoy what I see. I decided to do a simple case mod.

    About the Mod
    I don't have a big budget, so I decided to do something simple, and something that would give me experience. I've been wanting to do a Warsow mod for a while, but it ended up being too expensive and difficult. I also don't like the devs. :miffed:

    My New Tools :dremel:
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    Included Accessories
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    First Cut
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    Oh No! :confused:
    I can't really get into this spot. Is there an accessory that might be able to help, or should I try the right angle one? And how will I be able to cut out the rest of the logo?
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    Wish me luck!
     
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  3. Flythe

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    Can you reach the spot with a scroll saw?
    Or you could drill two holes and use an jigsaw + file to get a nice straight corner.

    Good luck, your photoshopped pictures looks awesome :D
     
  4. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the comments.

    I don't have a scroll saw, so I'll do the jigsaw method.
     
  5. r3nesis

    r3nesis New Member

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    why dont u try to cut it from outside..i think it will b easier but u have to draw a new one..
     
  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Good start, I'll be watching.
     
  7. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    New parts!
    Two EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 SCs, a Noctua NH-U12P, an NF-P12 (already owned, for push/pull), an NF-B9 (for retired 8800 GT with HR-03 GT), and four NF-S12s.
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    A Successful Upgrade
    I also flipped the mobo tray, cause this case is awesome. The cabling is kinda whack right now.
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    Theres also been progress on the cut out, but I don't have pics yet. :(
     
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  8. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice gear, you packed a lot into there lol.
     
  9. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    Isn't it supposed to be Before then After?:lol: But nice parts and nice work

    I didn't see the question about the cut until now, but a Dremel flexi shaft attachment might help out with it or possibly a bigger diameter cutting disc? Good luck
     
  10. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    More Cutting
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    Door Thickness
    About 3mm.
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  11. ry@n

    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    I love the look of a nicely packed case :)

    Goodluck with that detailed cutting and sweet username lol
     
  12. slackerXL

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    you're using a wrong disk for cutting such thick aluminum.
    you should use one of these
    they cut much faster and are far more durable

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    or the plain ones (non speed-click system)

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    some tight spots can be trimmed with a vertical cutting tool like this

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    and when you finish with the big rough cuts
    get yourself a set of small files to sharpen the corners and smooth the edges

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    also i'd suggest dissasembling the fans and painting them...
    brown and ivory don't really match with the nVidia green
    unless you're drawing trees on a piece of paper
    I think a black-green pattern like the nanoxia fans would be much better

    good luck with the rest
     
  13. Nolimited

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    Nice hardware selections, not easy to cut 3mm keep it up man :thumb:
     
  14. clownfart

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    Thank you very much for that post. :)

    I bought some disks similar to those a while back, but I wasn't using them because they're off centered and wobble a lot. I'll get the ezlock ones since they probably wont wobble.

    I also bough a couple cutting bits. One like the one you posted and one kinda like this which is working better for me:

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    I haven't found a small file set at any hardware store, and I looked a long time ago at a few hobby shops for my hobby and never found any. I'll try and look online for some, it would definitely help.

    I was planing on painting them, but not disassembling them. I saw those fans a while back before they were released and I couldn't remember the name. I Probably going to use those on the window.

    :)
     
  15. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    It would help us all with suggesting tools and suppliers if you tell us where you are. We have users from Malaysia to the Ukraine. Pick a place - somebody here can help you source affordable tools.

    john
     
  16. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    I'm from Calgary, AB in Canada.
     
  17. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Thanks! Langer and several others are fom Canada and there are actually quite a few of us from the US even if the website is UK based.

    john
     
  18. clownfart

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    Ordered some LC!
    Swiftech APOGEE GTZ
    2x D-TEK Customs Fuzion GFX V2
    2x D-TEK Customs UNI-SINK
    Swiftech MCP655
    Feser One X-360 TFC Xchanger
    Tygon1/2" ID 3/4" OD
    Feser One Fluid UV Acid Green
    Swiftech MCRES-MICRO REV2

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    How does that setup look?
     
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  19. clownfart

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    Lol, forgot to get the mounting brackets for the GPUs. Costs me $25. :(
     
  20. The boy 4rm oz

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    The loop would look better if you went from GPU to GPU instead of splitting the line.
     

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