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Planning small but powerful

Discussion in 'Modding' started by oddboy10, 2 Feb 2010.

  1. oddboy10

    oddboy10 What's a Dremel?

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    I am planing to build a computer that is a 13" X 13" x 13" cube. This will be made out of 8020 extruded aluminum 10 series.

    hardware will be:
    Gigabyte EP43-ud3l
    2gb ddr2 ram for now (will be upgraded soon after completion)
    nvidia quadro nvs 440 (will be upgraded soon after completion to radeon 4670)
    Pentium dual core 3ghz O.C (will be upgraded soon after completion to E7500)
    500watt power supply
    500gb seagate barracuda
    1 delta fan
    ccfl's

    total cost without upgrades
    $0

    :D

    here is a little picture of the case i drew up quickly in inventor

    if you have any suggestions please post
     
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  2. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    Broken image.

    But it seems interesting. What will it be used for?
     
  3. oddboy10

    oddboy10 What's a Dremel?

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  4. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Sorry but where you getting 8020 alloy, NASA? 10 series means nothing.

    My best guess is you meant Aluminium 6020-T4, as that is a common extrusion alloy as its almost as strong as steel in terms of yield strength.

    8000 series lithium alloys are bloody expensive right now, and very few places in the world are extruding it.
     
  5. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    8020 is a system of aluminium extrusions used for framing in industry. Like mechano for men who never grew up.

    Linkage

    Moriquendi
     
  6. Shadow703793

    Shadow703793 What's a Dremel?

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  7. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    seems like its missing the all important 80/20, I read 8020 as an alloy not a system.

    Oh freaking well! lol!
     
  8. oddboy10

    oddboy10 What's a Dremel?

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    well any suggestions to the case would be helpful
     
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    Shadow703793 What's a Dremel?

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    ^Where are the PSU, Motherboard, HDDs,etc placed?
     
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    oddboy10 What's a Dremel?

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    placement


    I will place the psu in the upper right hand corner and i will put the mother board on the bottom of the case. The hdd will be on a shelf in the case. and the 2 light scribe drives will be mounted neer the top of the pc on the front.
     
  11. Moriquendi

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    If I hadn't been thinking about CNC mills recently and how to build them with no £££ I would have been just as confused :p

    Moriquendi
     
  12. oddboy10

    oddboy10 What's a Dremel?

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    cnc

    I am going to be cnc milling all the plexy on this computer.
     
  13. Shadow703793

    Shadow703793 What's a Dremel?

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    You may want to look at this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Perforated-Sh...4?ie=UTF8&s=industrial&qid=1265239142&sr=8-24
    Instead of trying to CNC the acrylic. Saves some time esp. on design. You can use this on the back side to allow for increased airflow. The only problem is it's black. You may be able to find a clear perforated one. Look around.

    edit:
    Jut took a look, and clear Acrylic perforated sheets are EXPENSIVE! ($65 for 24x12")
     
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    Shadow703793 What's a Dremel?

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    oddboy10 What's a Dremel?

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    polycarb

    yesterday i ordered the polycarbonate for the computer so should start building next week when it shows up
     

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