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

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

  1. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    great work youve got going, those pics of the barbs and fittings are fully sick, extremely professional.
     
  2. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Well thank you!
    These fittings really are sick lol. More updates to come!
     
  3. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Update 4-10-09

    Arite... it's been a while, my bad... but it's spring break now and i've gotten some little bits of work done here and there!
    I also have the metal and acrylic I got from the shops, but will have to post that later.

    For now lets get to some pics!

    Did a test fit of the rads in both cases, fits very snug and straight!
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    Next I wanted to lay out what Watercooling parts I've collected for The blank.box so far. :D
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    Notice the fittings on the right D5, will be doing this to the left one as well, but the pump and custom threading is thanks to Snyxxx! :up:
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    Heres some fans (need 10 more actually.... :eek:) and my rads so far!
    I'm contemplating getting two MCR320 Stackable rads to add... but not sure, and I'm also going to get an MCR120. You'll see where that goes in the new renders I'm working on. :D
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    Next, did some more cutting on the case... getting rid of the nastys in the front... hehe...
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    Tool of choice, trusty dremel and Gyros wheel!
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    The cuts:
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    This pic makes the cases look huge. xD
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    Finished product:
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    More updates hopefully tomorrow! Working on renders TONIGHT as well, new idea's. :D

    Thanks!
    ~Parker
     
  4. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Nice. Wanting to see how this turns out :)
     
  5. Huca

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    Looks wrilly good!
     
  6. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Thanks guys!

    Update! 4-10/11-09

    Got to some work this weekend!

    Here is all the metals, acrylics, screws and cases to be worked on.
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    This weekend I focussed on making the case's become one.
    Here we go! :D

    So from top to bottom here, gots some mini washers and aluminum rivets, and then at the bottom I have what I call some 'dummy rivets' (screws & nuts) so I can put the case together without having to permanently rivet it.
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    1/4" acrylics I got a while back, this will be used for secret surprise. :p
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    And on the right, I've got this long 1/2" by 1/16" rusty metal strip, this will be main victim for today. hehe...
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    However, we'll start with this first:
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    Ok so I want to put the case together, but notice the gap that the tops make between the cases:
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    Closer look:
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    So I just wacked it off... good ol' dremel :D
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    (of course, filing will come later...)

    And there we have it, quick and easy...
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    now lets get to the real meat.....
    I love these two tools.....
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    Used the husky (oh i love the sound it makes when it runs... xD) to get all that grainy stinky nasty rust off....
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    Close up:
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    All shiny and clean now. :D
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    (and before the case gets some painting, I'll be putting some anti-rust primer on that piece of metal too, obviously, keep it from rusting over again.)

    Ok now Parker... what did you do with that nice long piece of shiny un-rusted metal?
    Cut it up, drilled holes, got some yummy dummy rivets and....
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    AND.....
    TA-DA!
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    Filled the gap PERFECTLY between the cases....
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    The case is now VERY sturdy and I like the way it turned out...
    Heres some close ups:
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    I'll leave you with a little fun shot..... :D
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    You should be seeing one or two more updates this week, already been working on more of the project..... :D
     
  7. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Alrighty!
    Yet another... quick...

    Update! 4-13-09

    Well I've been working long and hard hours on this part of the project... the part that helps me visualize what I'm planning to do...
    The Renders. :D

    So here we go...
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    Notice the stackable MCR rad's on top, I'm PRETTY sure i'll be doing this... but I'm not exactly sure lol... we'll see.
    And BTW, the mobo and GPU's are just there for example, I'll be using i7 and two GTXxx series cards.

    Heres the back:
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    Other side:
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    The res/pumps will be held up via (UN) Designs Pump brackets and Z-Brackets.
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    Thank you Dave. :)

    Now if you noticed, I've got an extra mini BP res above those two HD's, and also the Radiator behind it... but what you don't see is this:
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    This will be my third loop, the chipset/mosfet loop, that'll be a DangerDen DB-1 pump, MCR120, and Bitspower 3.5in. Bay Res.

    Now here is the front:
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    The line down the middle will have a secret slot loading drive close to the top, but it won't be visible unless you put a disk it.

    The three orange things will be some LED's... I'm still entertaining this idea.. but I'm thinking of using them as activity lights, or just for the heck of it....
    Thoughts on that please. :)

    Also, the case front will be completely custom made, I'm going to build it myself.... got some snazzy ideas, going to be really fun. :)


    Now you also may have noticed that there are radiators in the very front of the case... how are they going to get ventilation?
    This is how:
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    Two slits on the bottom front of the case.



    Comments/suggestions/critique are very much appreciated! Let me know what you think!
    :D
    ~Parker
     
  8. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    The stackable rads don't work :p
    Google around for more.

    Otherwise, looks mighty fine :D
     
  9. oggie

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    Thats going to be a monster, keeping an eye out on this build for sure :thumb:
     
  10. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Thanks guys! Yea I"m not sure about those Stackable rads yet......
     
  11. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Update! 4-15-09

    Well, it's sorta a small'ish update, but here it is.

    Recently I came across an amazing deal on some Diablo CSX RAM's... Mmmmm....
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    They are the Diablo CSX 6GB DDR3 2000mhz. Can't WAIT to try em out! :D
    Me loves some germany hardwarez.....

    Not sure if they'll be used in The blank.box or not, but we will see!
     
  12. Mokey Mokey

    Mokey Mokey New Member

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    The renders look great, this project is going to end up beautiful.
     
  13. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Update!
    6-3-09


    Well, some good news and some 'bad' news (I guess heh...).

    So, just recently I've been asked to fly out to Oak Brook, Illinois to work in the IT Department at IBLP Headquarters (Institute in Basic Life Principles) for 3 months (possibly more, but planning on 3 months).
    It's a Discipleship / Work Study program, and it's something I've wanted to do for a year.
    I fly out of the San Fransisco airport Sunday June 7th (in 4 days), returning flight will be in September.

    Now, I'm not planning to bring the case I'm building as there aren't the necessary tools there and I simply won't have time to build things like that, so it'll all stay here which will put the build on hold for a while (thats the bad news).

    The good news is that while I'm there I will be looking for hardware sponsors for the build so when I return I should be able to put the entire build together pretty quick.

    But I'm not just going to simply leave ya'll hanging with this case half in pieces.... I plan to have it a single piece by Saturday night. So be looking for updates!

    With that being said, please keep me in your prayers while I'm away.
    I'd greatly appreciate it!!

    Thanks all,
    ~Parker
     
  14. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    Well I'm back!
    Making progress, check first post for updated hardware lists....

    In the mean time... Some teasers for ya.
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  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Welcome back.:D
     
  16. St3ph

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    This case is huuuge :D

    I like this idea :)
     
  17. haakon.t

    haakon.t :)

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    What happened to this? :(
     
  18. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Yeah, what gives.....
     
  19. smee

    smee A Dremel is a type of tool.

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    I'm back!

    Update! Finally!!
    11-27-09


    Oh my word.. well I got back from Chicago, and life swept me off my feet and flung me half way across the planet! :O
    But I've made my way back, and got a few packages in the mail.

    I now have a full running i7 System with these babies finally here.
    I introduce my Asrock X58 Extreme and i7 920 D0 (B#: 3910A298):

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    Also finally picked out and ordered a disc drive, the Pioneer Slot Load DVR-TS08 DVD burner.
    Also had to get a Slim Sata Power 7+6pin to SATA+Molex Cable:

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    Then I ordered a Psychopack Sleaving Kit from Murdermod, this should take care of my PSU:

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    Can't wait to get started:
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    Finally, heres a special sneak peak for you all. :D
    The other night I decided to put together most of the parts of which I now have, and do a 'mock-up' of sorts, but this time it's going to be real life.
    The photo speaks for itself, more to come but I just wanted to show you that it's finally becoming real! (ehh don't mind the apple sticker in the background)

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    More to come! Should get some more cuts done on the case this weekend.
    Stay tuned. :-]
    -Parker
     
  20. Idioteque

    Idioteque Telephasic Mongoose

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    oooh shineh, subbed...
     

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