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Case Mod - In Progress Project: TJ 180

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by WiK1d, 24 Dec 2006.

  1. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    Use Google Scetchup. It's the best CAD software I've ever used. Have a look here for the Bit Tech discussion and some models to download.
     
  2. baron02

    baron02 What's a Dremel?

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    wow great project keep up the good work
     
  3. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    Great work so far WiK1d :thumb:

    Glad to see you are updating the mod / project log regularly again.

    The black on green looks superb! :thumb:

    Rock on :rock::rock::rock:
     
  4. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    try google's SketchUp
    its free, and what most people use on here.
    anyways, this is a great looking mod, keep up the awesome work
     
  5. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the comments guys :)

    Updates Cheesecake. Unless they suck, like this one.

    So me and Ettienne went to the Laser Place today, to test cut the mobo panel and radgrill.

    And here's what was made :)

    The Motherboard Panel

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    I have to make the text wider, there's barely a hole in there :(

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    The snazzy radgrill

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    On my AC Ryan Radgrill, now here's the problem, as the thing became wider the plexi moved more out of place from the original, so at the last few strikethroughs you can see that the plexi isn't exactly underneath the rad grill. But that's no problem, I'm just going to cut a black radgrill, and use that in the place of the AC Ryan one.

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    Then my motherboard

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    Then the plexi ontop of the board.

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    Now there's a LOT of measurement problems. I felt so crap after I test fitted it, it sucked guys :( you have got no idea.

    The PCI slot is too low
    The top corner thing is too high
    The PCI and GFX cards have a little PCB piece at the left side of the board and that pushed into the plexi
    The northbridge block holes were too small
    The ATX and 8 Pin wasn't positioned properly
    The SATA Port hole has to move left

    I'm going to have to lower the plexi even more, so the following changes has to be added:

    Bigger holes for the ramslots must be made so that both slots are open
    The CPU block hole has to change from a rounded square to an oval
    I have to make holes for the high capacitors and mosfet coolers in the top right corner of the board.

    So yeah, that completely sucked guys, but yeah, I have to make this panel, somehow :D

    Cheers guys, enjoy your evenings.
     
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  6. Dj Ovin

    Dj Ovin What's a Dremel?

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    that kinda sucked, yes. But it will be very cool when (yes, when) you make it :D Like this project, I don't use to comment projects, but have to start saying some more now I feel..

    Anyway, mod on!
     
  7. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    Oh no! I cant see the pics....What gives?
     
  8. RonaldoR9

    RonaldoR9 What's a Dremel?

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  9. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    Oh gnoes, me either, I'll re-host all the pics quickly (mind you, this is South Africa, so it will take a while)
     
  10. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    Okay, fixed most of the images now :)
     
  11. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    Great. Oh no, I see what u mean...
     
  12. JAxen

    JAxen What's a Dremel?

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    man that plexi cutting looks mad nice!
     
  13. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    my P180 is feeling inadequate right now.
     
  14. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    if you don't mind me asking, and i really need to re-read the thread, why is there going to be plexi on top of the mobo?

    and what type of place can you get stuff laser-cut? i wouldn't even know where to bgin
     
  15. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    haha yeah :( I'm going to the place on Tuesday, hopefully I got it right this time, otherwise I'm gonna cry, and think of something else, maybe a a full size cover, that could work a bit easier.

    thanks man, sadly, the bends aren't that good as the lasercutter was stuffed up and we could only cut at 75DPI, hopefully next time we can do it at 1200DPI ;)

    lol, I would love a stock P180 again, they just look so good *drool*

    There isn't really a reason for the cover, besides the cool looking factor :p

    Lasercutting, I really have no clue. Maybe go to the local university and ask the Science department or Engineering departments where you can find one or if they have one you could use. I know our Uni has one aswell.
     
  16. ComputerKing

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

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    very nice very nice I loev this mod.. buddy you slow :( good luck and take care
     
  17. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks man :) And yeah, I know I'm slow :( I have to start thinking of more green plexi ideas. But I don't really know
     
  18. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    Dont worry about the time you take to finish the mod - I have seen some mods on this site (big ones) that took longer than a year to complete. Cant wait to see the new cuts and if everything is gonna fit. Good luck!
     
  19. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    Wow guys, long time no update, but there was some work done :D

    I also decided on a new mobo cover, that will be explained a bit later

    So here's my radgrilles

    Test fitting them to see what effect they will make

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    I sanded the edges of the grill on the left, and the one on the right is just as it would be straight from the lasercutter. Left looks so much better. I used my while LED fans to test it out, and saw it's making too much light.

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    Decided to use some LED's instead

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    Here's my green grill

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    oh noes, here's two :( No problem though

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    Here's the black grille

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    Then I lasered the top panel for the case, sadly blue plexi, but I can fix that :D

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    For some obscure reason the laser did some cutting on the outside of the hole :\ Won't be a problem though

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    Then all the goodies fitted to one another, rad at the bottom

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    And then in darkness (Looks MUCH better in real life :) )

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    Then I applied some Carbon Fibre Vinyl to the top piece

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    That's it for now, need to find some longer allen cap screws, and fit the fans with the raddie. Then I need to get 6 Super Bright While LED's which I will mount under the grilles, will show you guys how that works a bit later, camera's batteries are dead. Need to go buy some new ones.

    Next step, starting my new mobo cover.
     
  20. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    Looks great WiK1d! Cant wait to see the new mobo cover.
     
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