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Case Mod - In Progress StackArt

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by fflow, 10 Dec 2007.

  1. Ampersand.

    Ampersand. New Member

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    I'm going to join the ranks of people saying "Aww damn."
    I read through the log and was getting excited to see the finish because it is looking so good and you are so close and then ... nothing.

    I love your use of CCFL's. I haven't really liked them up until now because they just put light everywhere but you are managing to get some really intense spotlighting effects which is awesome.
    Im enjoying the whole case really.
    I am now left being intrigued about how the back is going to function though. I love how it is all hidden and stealthed, I find that it gets left looking ugly in a lot of mods/builds.

    So it is spring now for you? Hmmm, I can wait I guess.
    Bookmarked and Subbed.
     
  2. Anubus

    Anubus New Member

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    Alright. I think some of us can wait that long for an awesome mod to be finished:D
     
  3. fflow

    fflow New Member

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    Once upon a time the was a mod called Stackart...


    Today it continues.

    For those still there, it was a long wait. Almost two years (it felt shorter) since the last update. Many things have happened which I wont bother you with because here is update 13.

    The very first thing I had to do was reassemble the case since I stored all parts separately. After reading this log again I remembered how to put the back together. With the case reassembled all lights were switched on.

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    Before I could start making new parts I had to see the case with different watercolours. So I made some red and blue water in different intensities.

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    And two more with the reddest water. The blue fan I added just to see how that looked.
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    Some blue water shots.
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    And two more with the strongest blue.
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    I think I will go with red. This because I like the colour better with the yellow. The panel at the top of the case has red plexiglas underneath it. Some more red plexi I want to use at the front of the case.


    After looking at the pretty colours it was time to saw and drill once more.
    To start simple I fixed some light leakage between some panels. Therefore I added some aluminium strips on several places behind the panelling. Below a picture which has some of these stips placed. It's not that interesting.

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    Done with that a new part to the mod had to be made and it had to be the front. It is far from done but here is the start.

    First step was placing the dvd drive.
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    Attached a sheet of aluminium to the case by drilling holes, tapping thread and bolting it fit.
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    To return to the case are the original aluminium bars. The big holes I had to make to fit the bolts which hold the sheet in place. The small are original and will be used again for fitting the bars.
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    Next the 'guess what it is' picture. Not difficult, a radiator with M4 threads.
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    Now I skipped a picture because I forgot making it.

    And the radiator attached to the front of the case.
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    Next update will be before we all age two more years. The planning is that the build continues until its done. But "its done when its done" still stands :D
     
  4. disturbed13

    disturbed13 New Member

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    waaaahhhhoooooo!!!!!!
    glad to see you back at it
    i cant wait to see it finished
    keep up the great work :D
     
  5. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    nice to see some progress here ^^
    i really like this mod !
     
  6. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    This thing is amazing, you can't leave us hanging around for another 2 years for the next update.
     
  7. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I was wondering what happened to this project, I am glad you are working on it again, I can't wait to see it finished.
     
  8. nlancaster

    nlancaster New Member

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    YAY!!!

    FINISH IT THIS TIME!!!

    cant wait to see it finished!!!
     
  9. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    Yeah, nice to see this update!

    I was following this from day1 :)
    Now finish it :D!
     
  10. dream caster

    dream caster just lurking from out there

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    Going nice;

    Red water looks nice.

    :clap:
     
  11. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    fflow this is absolutely gorgeous mate, real nice metal work, awesome acrylic work, nice colours & lights, so glad I clicked on this one, was a nice feast for the eyes :D.
     
  12. fflow

    fflow New Member

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    Thanx for the nice comments.
    Finishing was and is the goal. It just had some delay :rolleyes: I won't let GT5 get in the way to much if I can help myself :lol:
     
  13. aeidau

    aeidau Industrial Designer

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    fflow its great to see you back in action. I remember following this build from the start back in 2007.

    Keep at it :)
     
  14. fflow

    fflow New Member

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    Well, this time it took me only two months to have a new update. (I blame it on the game industy, damn you gt5 and brotherhood)

    Lets continue with the front of the case. It needs some more than it has now.
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    Therefore I took some inspiration from coolermaster.
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    The only thing is, it doesn't look so nice. So I made the following inspired by the above.
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    Also made a red plexi detail at the bottom of the front.
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    Nice I sad to myself but not enough. The space between the two aluminium bars needs to be filled more. I made a preview with cardboard. I will make it in yellow plexiglas to have the same colour thats inside on the outside as well.
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    I want to make these ribs three layers thick. One large and two smaller just like the hdd tray. Illustrated with two pieces of coulored cardboard. The actual plexi is thicker ofcourse.
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    That's all I have done so far. Progress is there but slow.
     
  15. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Never mind that it's slow, just don't stop. Looking good. :thumb:
     
  16. disturbed13

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    ^^ im with him
    its looking great!
    keep up the great work
     
  17. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    Nice update! the rad looks nice on that spot!

    Go on!:D
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    It moved!!!
    Yay!!
    Looking good. I like the metal/plastic layers. That will look awesome running down the front.
     
  19. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    That's a "yes, please" front end if there ever was one.
     
  20. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    There's a few projects going on that I like at the moment , but this is one that I'm just busting to see finished.
     

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