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Planning The GuilleAcoustic design thread

Discussion in 'Modding' started by GuilleAcoustic, 23 Mar 2011.

  1. jrs77

    jrs77 Modder

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    Will this be a closed case in the end, or will it be more like a open testbench?

    The reason why I'm asking this is, that you need exhaust-fans. For a good working setup there needs to be as much air being exhausted as is pushed into the case. Otherwise you'll get a negative airflow, resulting in turbulances with the possibility of increasing noise or in worst case increased temperatures.

    Because of this I usually don't use fans to push air into the case at all, but only use exhaust-fans, which draw air into the case by creating underpressure, if you get what I mean. This usually reduces the fans used (less noise) and works like a charm for me during the last years, not having any issues with temps either.
     
  2. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Opened case, only a very vented coreving grid / mesh. Thanks for the advise mate. This is very appreciable.
     
  3. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Little update. I droped the AP181s for AP141s, I moved the hardware upward and droped a simple folded sheet that acts like an airduct.

    The back is totally opened (will just add a PCI holder). The front will only have a minimalist grill to cover the fans (or maybe only the magnatic Silverstone dust filters).

    The PSU moved to the bottom of the case and has no dress yet.

    I want this case to be as minimalist as possible while keeping the hardware away from lurking little fingers :D

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  4. jrs77

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    I actualy like these setups, that aren't really fully fledged enclosures. You just need a can of compressed air, to dust it off every few days :D
     
  5. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Thanks mate :)

    I wanted to get a compressor for warhammer / Infinity figurine painting :D. It'll have two purpose now :hehe:

    I'm filling like not hiding the psu cables, just having them nicely and fully sleeved and leaving them going from the psu to the "hardware shell" in a tidy but slightly entangled way.

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  6. Razer2007

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    You'll need a support for the GPU mate. But hell that's a cool idea..
     
  7. GuilleAcoustic

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    Thanks mate, I'm glad that you like the idea :). The GPU support is planned, but I have no precise idea yet.
     
  8. GuilleAcoustic

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    Little update. I've designed a fan grill / filter (based on Silverstone magnetic 140mm filter, but made it dual fan).

    The cable are just very quick ones to show you my idea about PSU cable routing. This is a pain in the arth to model cables in SU.

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    I've also added a quick GPU holder

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  9. Razer2007

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    Looks good. I love it. How about a enclosure like the top one for the forever alone open PSU? Just small that the PSU fits in nice and tight?
     
  10. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Thanks Raz. I'm feeling guilty about the psu :D. I'll to make her a little home.

    I think I'll practice bending some wood. Steam or special fluid .... I still don't know :lol:
     
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  11. Canardwc

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    Your last design is just, pure, clean and simple...

    Have you registered it? :naughty::naughty::naughty:

    Kiding, but when will you star to build your first sratch??? ;)

    If you need help, i bought lot of tools those last mounths to begin my mod... So tell me if you need!

    Chuss!

    Encore une fois, trés beau design ton dernier projet!!! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  12. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Thanks a lot, I appreciated it :). Registered, not really. Just hope people are kind enough to not steal it (for commercial use). To be honest, it is too specific to be a good seller :D

    I'm kind of lacking time and money. And with christmas coming ... but thanks for your help. I'm willing to build it without any powertools, so I think I have everything.

    Merci :D
     
  13. GuilleAcoustic

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    Little update to show the current state of the design. I've added a PSU "cover" and started to play with materials.

    What do you think of it (I'll add the fan cover tomorrow as in the previous post, but didn't had it @home) ?

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  14. jrs77

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    What material do you plan to use for the wood-textured part? Do you think of laminating like it's sometimes found in chairs?

    And what about doing the whole thing out of acrylics?
     
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    I was thinking about using wood that I'll bend (using an home made steam chamber).

    Acrylic for the white covers could be nice, lighter than aluminium or steal.

    I do not know if acrylic would be sufficient do make the main chassis. I'm afraid it could bend under the weight of the hardware.

    EDIT : I've added the fan grill ... not to happy with the colour. I'll definitly try other options.

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  16. Mojo

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    i thought a really nice chunk of brushed aluminium would look nice! :)
    which white accents
     
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  18. Razer2007

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    That looks better
     
  19. jrs77

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    In school I took part in a workshop, building a guitar, where we used the laminate-technique to form the corpus of the guitar. No steam or anything required, just the laminate (sheets of 1mm), woodglue and a positive-form to press the laminate against.

    Let it dry for a week and... voilá ;)
     
  20. GuilleAcoustic

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    and voila .... time to hunt for laminate :D. Thanks for the hint.
     

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