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Case Mod - In Progress [PROJECT]: "The blank.box"

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by smee, 29 Dec 2008.

  1. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Thanks ModMinded! :D

    Update:

    Hmmmm....
    1-1-09


    So I had an urge the other day...... to, get a second case...
    The urge... to do something like this:
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    (picture from user "jedda" at XS)

    Bolting two case's together to make one.
    Doing this, will allow me to have more space, I could put the PSU behind the mobo (unseen), then add a MCR320 at the bottom of the current case (the one I have now), then add an MCR320 at the top of the other one, and more rad's... etc...

    So I ordered a second case!! :D
    And after 4 hours in Google Sketchup...
    Here's the basic concept of what I'm thinking for the two case's together:
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    Then yesterday morning... I got to some more (6 hours) or sketchup:

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    (btw, the case sketchup is at precise measurements of the real thing. :up:)

    What do you guys think about this?

    Also, where should I put the pumps??? (two loops if you haven't noticed)
    Suggestions please. :D

    Hehe....
     
  2. Inf3ction

    Inf3ction New Member

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    Wow, looks really good dude, Ill be keeping an eye on this project. Keep up the good work.
     
  3. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Thanks man!

    More updates soon, the second case is on it's way. :)
     
  4. haakon.t

    haakon.t :)

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    What the hell are you planning to watercool?? Looks like massive overkill to me with all those radiators. But other than that it looks awesome, keep up the good work :thumb:
     
  5. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Core i7 gives out a LOT of heat, add NB/Mosfets (possibly SB) and 2 GTX280's... its going to get real hot....
    Two loops.
     
  6. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    ...and I'm planning to watercool i7 and two GTX280s with one PA 120.3 in Lian Li A05....:duh:
     
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  7. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Have fun with that! :thumb:
     
  8. haakon.t

    haakon.t :)

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    According to your sketchup you will use 2x MCR320 radiators, 3x MCR220's and 1x MCR120. If that's the case you'll have (very roughly calculated) about 1500-2000w of potential heat dissipation power, which is far more than your i7-computer will ever use. But I can't say I don't like it :p
     
  9. Guest-23315

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    Im pretty sure you're gonna need to extend the A05 to do that
     
  10. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    You are correct!
    Theres no such thing as overkill. ;)
    Thats what i say. :p

    no it's possibly to stick a PA120.3 in the top, seen people do it at XS...
     
  11. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    You have seen already A05 with PA 120.3? Do you have a link?

    Your build is pretty impressive - do you really need all those radiators?
    You could go with one 320 for GPUs and oe 320 for CPU - that would be pretty a lot and enough I think...
     
  12. ry@n

    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    I like the idea of adding a second case, it will be interesting to see how that goes.

    That does seem like a lot of radiators as said but it is after all your project!

    Keep up the superb work!
     
  13. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Thanks guys! :D

    Quick Update...
    1-9-09


    Arite guys, so I guess what happened was the case i wanted was not in stock at the place I ordered it, and they had refunded me in Paypal... and I wasn't aware of that until a few days ago...
    I tried another place, but the same problem... out of stock and cannot be ordered... : /

    I've looked around, and I just can't seem to find any other places with the case in stock. So it looks like that I MAY just have to find a different case to get two of...
    However, the case's need to be cheap, looking at like $40 each...
    But yea, we'll see...

    Also got a couple other things for ya'll to see... but that'll have to wait. ;)
     
  14. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    You could always just extend the middle of the case to the desired width with some aluminum angle.
     
  15. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Update!
    1-17-09


    Sooooo, guess what! We've got a new sponsor. :D
    Lets welcome, PetrasTechShop!
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    Petra's is one of my favorite places to get all my watercooling gear to feed my addictions. :D
    Got to go down and pick up the stuff at there shop, Alex was out for dinner, but I got to meet Quoc. Really nice guy, and cool shop!
    Hope to meet Alex in person too some time down the road. :)
    Heres what they got me:
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    2x EK150 Res
    20ft Masterkleer
    PT_Nuke (some awesome stuff!)
    EK Res Holder

    This helps tremendously, will be posting an update pretty soon!!
    Again, thank you PTS!

    ~Parker
     
  16. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Update!
    1-29-09


    It's been busy lately, but we've made a bit of progress.... got a package the other day. :D

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    The ONLY difference between this case and the case I already have is that the front plastic part is different... we can deal with this methinks. :)

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    Gutted down a bit, without the side panels and front.

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    Another angle...

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    Sat the cases together just to check it out....

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    I'm liking this... hehehe...

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    I've decided to ditch that Mest idea to cover the original PSU hole, will be doing something else instead....

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    Got another 120.3 rad grill, going to cut the top of the second case like you see i have done on the left case.

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    Hehe.....

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    So how to make these two case fronts work together.... that is the question.... :hmm:

    More updates soon!
    ~Parker
     
  17. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Ok guys, so a little "update" for ya'll. :D

    I've been working for the past month and a half or so on a little side project, to support "The blank.box"...
    Check it out:
    http://theblankbox.net/

    It's just another place to log my progress, thought it'd be nice.
    It's been a real fun time (ahaha.... i hate working with domains... xD) getting this website up and running, I made it from scratch. :)

    But there ya have it, a little surprise. Be sure to add it in your bookmarks. ;) :D

    Feedback on the site is greatly appreciated!
    I've tested it with FF and Safari, both seem to work fine, if ya'll can let me know of any other browsers that work/don't work, any glitch's, that'd be great! :)

    ~Parker
     
  18. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Ok another update!!!
    2-4-09


    Got to work monday night!!
    Pics explain them selves basically, but I just took out a ton of rivets to take out the pieces of the case I will not be using, then cut the top of the second case for the radiator.

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    The case's ready to be de-riveted.

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    First case done.

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    Second case done.

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    Now for the top of the new case.

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    Cut out.

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    Methinks I done good! :D

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    Weapon of choice.
    Also, see the dremel discs, I used the one on the Right for the ENTIRE cut, the one on the left is just showing the original size of the disc that I used.
    These disc's are AMAZING!! I was cutting through steel.... took about 20 minutes..... the discs are a tad more expensive than regular disc's, but I HIGHLY recommend them. :up:

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    Holes drilled.

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    Can't forget my handy assistant! My little bro, Preston. :)

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    Alright! So the tops are done!

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    My mess, along with the ghetto table!

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    Just laid the grills on top to see how they look, I like em! Will do test fit with radiators in next update.

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    Time to head back inside...

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    Time for a nice root beer float. ;)
    (btw, thats not photoshopped, safeway sells "Parker's Root Beer"!! It's great!! :D)

    Till next time,
    ~Parker
     
  19. Crazyglue

    Crazyglue New Member

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    amg! we have the same camera! its like we're brothers :D:D:D
     
  20. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Update 2-24-09

    It's been a while, but gots many little things to come, been getting packages left and right!
    I'll just share a couple of them first. :D

    We have a new Sponsor!
    I want to thank Vincent at BitsPower for providing me with fittings!
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    I have always loved the look and style of BP fittings, and also the Quality that there made of.

    On with pictures!
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    Shipped all the way from Taipei, Taiwan, got it here in TWO days... amazing service.

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    Nice packaging.

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    Tons of fittings! I feel like a plumber. xD

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    That be:
    26x BP-WTP-C01
    14x BP-45-R
    2x BP-90R2

    Some sexy shots:
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    These fittings will definitely be put to good use! Thanks again Vincent and BitsPower!!

    More updates coming.
    ~Parker
     

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