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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Plexius

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by airpress, 5 Jul 2008.

  1. airpress

    airpress New Member

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    Today I did some progress in building the chassis for the motherboard.

    Also today my parcel arrived with the fans I need.
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    There actually red, but with the flash on they look a bit pinky.

    These thumbscrews will be used to fasten the motherboard and expansion cards.
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    I sawed some plexi with a width of 15mm(1,5cm).
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    The i/o shield done.
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    Here everything glued in the right place.
    Now I have just reached the conclusion after it is glued that I those two small piece of plexi, where better made in 1 piece.
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    There must still be sawed pieces plexi that will come between expansion holes.

    Furthermore I will also think which grill I will make.
    Or something to place in front of the fans.
    You will see more on the nexts updates.

    Airpress
     
  2. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    AWESOME RED fans wowowo man this rocks. Can't wait to see more \
     
  3. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Nice project. I like your dark smoked plexi, looks cool.
    I'm just worried abot that glue - is ti going to keep all together? Is it strong enough? After you finish and add all hardware inside it will weight a lot more then just a case.
     
  4. airpress

    airpress New Member

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    This morning I did the most glue work for the motherboard tray.
    Here you see a pic of the finished motherboardtray.
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    A few pics when the motherboard and a videocard installed.
    I've placed the videokcard in the 4 pci-e slots and all the holes are perfect!
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    Tomorrow more.

    Ps: The pci-(e) slots that aren't used will be covered by a home made thing.
    With thing I means this.
    I will make this thing in 3 mm red plexi.
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    And does someone have an idea for an fangrill that i can made??
     
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  5. airpress

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    Some pics from the case totally glued together.

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    Airpress
     
  6. BlackWhizz

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    Really Nice!
     
  7. Stievius

    Stievius Industrial Design Student

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    Is that 4gb of ATI optimized ram and a nVidia GFX card? XD

    Btw, i'll bet ya a beer it will collapse when you stand on it :D
    (nofi ^^ )
     
  8. airpress

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    I drilled the holes and tapped thread in for the motherboard spacers.
    This is the result after drilling and tapping.
    The hole you see comes under the motherboard. The hole is for the ATX cables and other cables.(ide, fans,...)
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    With the motherboard mounted on the spacers.
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    Motherboard placed in the case.
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    Motherboard with a videocard.(not the definite videocard that will come in the case)
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    I hope you like it. ;)
    Airpress
     
  9. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Very nice work. Fit is just right :rock:
    John
     
  10. airpress

    airpress New Member

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    Thx.^

    The color of the fans is not what I expected.
    They are pink. :grr:
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    I need to use other colors.
    Green or blue are options.
    I prefer BLUE and you guys??
     
  11. Stievius

    Stievius Industrial Design Student

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    Can't you just order some red LEDs? The UV is what turns it pink, ain't it?
    Changing the LEDs is cheaper for sure...
     
  12. Aceanuu

    Aceanuu Will-Mod-for-Food

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    Wow, I'm seriously impressed by the expansion slot back plate made from acrylic. Props. Also likin' the red ATI ram. Congrats on all the hard work.
     
  13. airpress

    airpress New Member

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    Thx ^.


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    Here you see the corner of the case glued. The corner will not be visible, it wil be covered with an alluminium profile.

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    he color for the fangrills.

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    The profiles are not yet on the correct dimensions.

    Ps: there also come a roof(lid) on the case you might remove if necessary(replacing hardware or such things)
    For this reason the profile must be a the thickness of the plexi longer along the upper part.
    Hope you understand.

    Airpress
     
  14. Stievius

    Stievius Industrial Design Student

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    The profiles are a bummer actually :idea:
    But the blue fans are better than red ones indeed; they match the motherboard quite well!
     
  15. p3ri0d

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    Nice.

    gg man
     
  16. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    @airprees
    Ps: there also come a roof(lid) on the case you might remove if necessary(replacing hardware or such things)
    For this reason the profile must be a the thickness of the plexi longer along the upper part.
    Hope you understand.

    This s ia understood by those of us who have made plexi cases. No worries here. Mod on!
    John
     
  17. airpress

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    Today I did a little work.

    I've add 2 UV leds inside the cooling system of the motherboard.
    I've removed the metal MSI cover before I could install the leds.

    cover removed
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    2 UV leds
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    the cable with molex connector for power
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    leds installed
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    cover replaced and hidden the cables between the copper pipes
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    A picture in the dark will come later.
    Normally my packet with BLUE fans and some other stuff will arrive tomorrow.

    Airpress
     
  18. airpress

    airpress New Member

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    Hi, i've done a little work today.
    The painting dried very fast today, it was incredible hot here. (and that in belgium:D)

    fan grills painted (second layer)
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    i've painted the head of the screw black
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    fan splitters sleeved, need still to use shrinking
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    before placing fans and grills
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    after placing fans and grills
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    picture of the case
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    That was it for today.

    Airpress
     
  19. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    This is just inspiring! :jawdrop: Talk later, maybe I can get jaw back off floor

    John
     
  20. wastedtime

    wastedtime Case Modder

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    This is awesome work. Its been a while since I checked this thread.. the work on the mobo backplate is jaw dropping :jawdrop:
     

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