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Project: Radical Fusion [10th June 07] Finishing the windows

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Bas van der Werff, 17 Apr 2007.

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What to do with the grill???

  1. Paint the mesh and polish or chrome the grill.

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  2. Do it the other way around.

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  3. And other nice idea.

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  1. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I don't think it needs to be chromed now
     
  2. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    The result is fantastic, grat work Bas!
     
  3. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff New Member

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    Hi Guys!


    Thank for all the nice reactions it really keeps me motivated :thumb:
    The way the grill looks is the way i want for the project, a industrial look but still with a bit off bling.

    But there are more ways to do an industrial look so i'll explain what i mean by that.
    Must industrial machines are build for functionality and are not painted in all kinds off bright colors with a lot off lights ect.
    My machine will be very functional serving as file server, game machine and a other nice surprise that i won't reveal just jet :naughty: also the router will be integrated.
    My colors are very simple and don't atract to much attention, flat black with a view chrome details and that's about it.
    And the lights that are there are all the status leds, and also some leds inside to light up pieces of hardware if i need to work on them, those lights are not normally on and might not even be controlable from the outside of the case.

    Later today i'll finish the radiator mounting, wich still needs a holes for the fan :)


    Regards, Bas van der Werff.
     
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  4. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff New Member

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    Also a question how do i close a poll?
     
  5. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff New Member

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    Radiator Mounting

    Hi Guys!


    Today i was doing some work on the radiator mounting.

    When i started it looked like this:
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    Here you can see i still needed to cut the frame in order to fit the fan on the back.


    After that it looked like this:
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    By now the radiator and fan fit perfectly but where do i fix the them to???


    To this:
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    A piece of 1 mm aluminium with a small bend.

    And the inside:
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    It will slide over the hole and between the frame "rail" and the back part of the mobo tray, because by cutting the frame a 1mm gap emerged between those (there used to be a folded edge) wich i had to cut of.

    So the panel completely hides the black mobo frame part you see, and also the bend goes around the edge by the I/O panel, to hide all the cuts and leave a clean plate with fan mounting holes.

    But what is that fugly piece of plastic you might think??? it is and old 120mm fan with the inside and mounting holes removed (on one side) so i can use it as a perfect template to mark my mounting holes, also after roughly cutting out the fan hole i can use is as a guide for perfectly filling my fan hole to size.

    At the moment i'm cleaning up the edges and do the last tweaking on the mounting of it.

    Any suggestions or comments anyone?


    Regards, Bas van der Werff.
     
  6. ComputerKing

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

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    Hell yeah now I got it . I was wondering how the hell you will fix that . you doing great job
     
  7. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff New Member

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    The radiator fits.

    Hi Guys!


    Today i finished the radiator mounting and it fits perfectly :D

    Mounting plate in place:
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    you see that the fan hole is not round, but a fan doesn't really have a round hole this is the exact shape of the inside of a fan frame, but it still needs some fine tuning with sanding paper.


    Fan in place:
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    Not the real fan i'm going to use but i don't want to .... up expensive papst fan's while test fitting.


    Radiator in place:
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    Sitting the way i intended it :D


    And a shot with fan and radiator in place:
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    And another one of the radiator setup:
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    Offcoarse all pieces need some sanding, filling and painting.


    It looks simple, just make a new plate and screw it in place but there are many layers that need to line up a cross section would look like this:

    Fan
    Frame (case)
    Mounting plate
    Back panel (case)
    Back panel (mobo tray)
    Frame (mobo tray)
    Radiator


    And ther will be another layer that will hide the fan.

    hope you al like it???
    Questions and comments are welcome.


    Regards, Bas van der Werff.
     
  8. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Yes, I like It!
    With more sandpaper and file works, of course :-]
     
  9. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Why don't you have the rad on the outside???

    other than that is looks great
     
  10. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff New Member

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    Thanks :D
    Good question, i have a number of reasons:
    1 I want the radiator to suck air out of the case through the radiator instead of blowing through the rad.
    2 This way i don't have to route my hoses from the outside to the inside.
    3 A radiator is a lot bigger on the outside so for the looks i wanted it inside.
    4 And maby just the biggest reason it's different i haven't seen a radiator in that spot :cooldude:


    Later today i'll do some more work on the case probably the beginning on the side panels and with a bit of luck i can show a overiew shot of how it looks right now.


    Regards, Bas van der Werff.
     
  11. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    you should put a better looking fan on the outside then

    2. I like a little tubing on the outside
     
  12. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff New Member

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    Check out post #107 somewhere in there i mention that this is a test fan, it will be replaced by a papst also not the most beautifull fan (it will be hidden anyway) and most important it's a very quiet fan.

    Not much work done on the side panels, i couldn't deside what to do with it still need some brainstorming.
     
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    PSU & Overview photo

    Hi Guys!


    Today i finally made the holes in the PSU to pass the wires through also i made some overview photo's.


    First i soldered the wires for the watt meter:
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    As you can see i left one set of wires for a molex in the box cause you never know if you need it.


    Here you see the wires pass out the side through some grommets:
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    Also you can see a thick rubber cable, that's the mains for the bottom system this cable will end up in the bottom section of the case along with the router and the mains cable of the other PSU.


    With the PSU in place:
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    This way the wires come out behind the mobo and i can route them everywhere i want.


    Here you see the other side with no wires in sight:
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    But as you can see i still have to cut the frame a bit to fit the PSU.


    And now some overview shots.


    A close up of the controlpanel temporary in place:
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    Very getto taped in place, but i still have to fabricate some brackets.


    A bigger view of the front:
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    The small panel above is where the status leds of the router will be.


    And the big picture of how it looks like right now:
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    There are more part finished but they have no place to go yet.


    Hope you all like it, i'm of to play some pool.


    Regards, Bas van der Werff.
     
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  14. ComputerKing

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

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    OH ****. OMG . WOW . :eeek: :eeek: :duh: :duh:

    that key pad and panel and every thing is kickasss the PSU rock . man you are pro .. :wallbash:
     
  15. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    dude that rocks!!!!
     
  16. Colossous

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    Loving your work Bas !!
     
  17. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff New Member

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    Thanks guys :thumb:

    xo6jsp good luck with your project you're of with a nice start :D btw you still have to put your project name in your sig.

    Tomorrow some better photo's in daylight, and a small update.
     
  18. Koradhil

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    I like how this project is coming together. I've had a 80cm high case for a while too, but I got quickly fed up with it because it was just too big and heavy (phasechange cooling..) to transport a lot. Don't you think a dual stacker will be too big? Ferry's i-spider is one and a half stacker (and about as big as my old case), and that's already hard to transport.
     
  19. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    thankyou!!! o yer forgot to do that haha changing in just a second!

    good luck with the mod!
     
  20. TEAMIKKE

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    Give it wheels :D Stealth them and voila. Also using it on my case. Very handy :rock:

    I really like your case Bas!
     

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