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Scratch Build – In Progress purple-haze (as named by ediejo!!) update 5/11/2007 watercooling parts!!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by x06jsp, 29 May 2007.

  1. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    hello and welcome to my project log,
    this is my first so be gentle :thumb:

    first sponsors:
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    aqua-pcs

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    swiftech

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    feser one

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    watercoolinguk


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    Laing

    The case i am building myself it will be roughly the same size as the lian li pc-v300

    i will get some designs put up for all to see soon i am not worried that it will get hot because for what i have planned for it it wont!!

    it will be tall enough for even the biggest of coolers.

    i am also hoping to make it so that the front/top opens on a hinge to reveal all the hardware inside to allow for easy access.

    the hardware that will be going in to this will be
    an asus p5l-vm-1394 mobo
    an e6600
    evga 8800gts 320mb superclocked
    hiper type r modular psu
    a coolermaster gemini
    2gb corsair xms2
    250gb seagate, 80gb samsung.

    the main structure is being made out of aluminium angle section.

    anyway enough babble on to the design (i cant get my head around sketch up so youll have to try and imagine it!)

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    the paint is purple chromaflair (if i can find any to buy) and before anybody asks im not gay im not a woman i just like purple.

    i will be back in a few minutes with the first pictures.

    c+c welcome

    cheers josh/gingermonkey
     
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  2. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice paint choice :thumb: very original.
    What is that black/grey thing on top?
     
  3. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    thankyou!
    that will be a handle to carry and lift the top/front up.
     
  4. elbarto241

    elbarto241 What's a Dremel?

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    handle with some carbonfiber film if im not mistaken.
    nice shuttle design
     
  5. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    you are not mistaken :D i would use the real stuff but its just tooo expensive!!

    and thank you!

    i will have pictures of the frame up in just a fewmins (photobucket is being slow!)
     
  6. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    update #1

    firstly the materials i bought today
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    mesh [​IMG]

    jigsaw blades [​IMG]

    cheapo riveter [​IMG]

    4 meters of aluminium angle section [​IMG]
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    and i first measured (twice of course) and started cutting [​IMG]

    once that was all done i needed to do some filing to get all the pieces the same size and to get rid of any nasty edges (to my surprise there werent many! [​IMG]

    then i started to glue the sections together with araldyte [​IMG]
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    then after quite a bit of glueing it was assembled [​IMG]

    but i then realised it wasn't actually that stable soooo i got out my nice shiny new riveter. [​IMG]

    i didnt manage to get all the corners riveted thats tommorrows job!

    thats all i can do though untill the sheet metal arrives which should be in a few days!! woo

    thats it for today.

    c+c welcome

    cheers josh/gingermonkey.
     
  7. identikit

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    It still won't be stable with the rivets. It needs cross bracing.

    Where did you get the metal?
     
  8. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    what do you mean by cross bracing?

    i got it from home base! i think it was £2.79/m lol

    edit: do you mean the sheet metal?
     
  9. identikit

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    Cross bracing adds torsional strength. Really bad MSpaint...

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    (I meant the L section metal.)
     
  10. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    ok people need advice do i put the sheet metal sides on first or construct the cages for the hdd opticals and mounting for the psu first??

    thanks for any help
     
  12. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff What's a Dremel?

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    first you need to do the inside parts, this way you have easy acces.
     
  13. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    kk thanks thats what i was thinking looks like another trip to homebase tommorrow then!! heehee its ok i need to see if they have anything i can use as feet for this!
     
  14. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    hey people i was just wondering what kind of primer is needed for aluminium??

    cheers josh/gingermonkey
     
  15. Supra55

    Supra55 What's a Dremel?

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    I think there wont be much difference in what the primer looks like after it goes on aluminum because the primers Ive seen dont really say which metal to use on it soo any primer will probably work.
     
  16. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    yeah, think it might not be stable with the rivets only. Maybe you could screw the plates (if you plan so) into the frame, and the plate will help stable the case. Hmm, think that 3mm would be perfect. I've build a case in alu once, but it's only in Danish. You could check the Der_Meister out for some construction inspiration.
     
  17. Dira

    Dira What's a Dremel?

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    Personaly I would put an extra where the handle will. Also holding the hdds/dvd would be logical. Two X-crosses on buttom & top or both sides should make it stable :) gl
     
  18. widmod

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    nice idea
    i also think it should be stable with the side panels on :naughty:
     
  19. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    just looking through der_meister

    yer i was going to rivet on the sides except the top and front. it feels quite stable! i will be buying some more alu so that i can build up the inside structure of the pc tomorrow and will post up some results and hopefully you will be as pleased as me(thats if im pleased) lol
     
  20. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    well i think ive got some ideas now! ill post up in more detail tomorrow afternoon! once i have bought stuff and started working!
     

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