1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Scratch Build – In Progress The Mineral Oil PC - 3/24/2011 - More leaks :(

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by legoman666, 29 Jan 2009.

  1. sortableturnip

    sortableturnip What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    UPDATES! UPDATES! UPDATES! :naughty:
     
  2. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

    Joined:
    24 Aug 2003
    Posts:
    927
    Likes Received:
    19
    Lol, school started up again. I'll get working on it once I'm back in the swing of things.
     
  3. enorganik

    enorganik What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    23 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    You lazy bum.
     
  4. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

    Joined:
    5 Sep 2006
    Posts:
    540
    Likes Received:
    1
    I just made a litte conversion, for european modders 135lbs are about 61 kilos...
    Insane, I'm about 61 kilos :)
     
  5. willyolio

    willyolio What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    17 Feb 2007
    Posts:
    205
    Likes Received:
    11
    great work. i was planning a mineral oil PC myself, but i wasn't going to start for another 2 years (at least) because i just finished building my last one.

    your mod pretty much has the same things i planned. one thing i was thinking of was adding struts (probably ones for a car hood) to help lift the motherboard when i want to work on it. not too sure how well they'd hold up being soaked in oil, though.
     
  6. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

    Joined:
    5 Sep 2006
    Posts:
    540
    Likes Received:
    1
    Congrats to be in the MOM , Legoman!
    You've got my vote :)
     
  7. sortableturnip

    sortableturnip What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm starving for updates :D:waah::lol::naughty:
     
  8. murtoz

    murtoz Busy procrastinating

    Joined:
    9 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    209
    Likes Received:
    8
    Agreed. Have you fired it up yet??

    edit: How do you sort a turnip?
     
    Last edited: 17 Apr 2009
  9. sortableturnip

    sortableturnip What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Very Carefully ;)
     
  10. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

    Joined:
    24 Aug 2003
    Posts:
    927
    Likes Received:
    19
    The quarter is almost over! I've done a little bit of work on it over the past 2 months, but nothing serious. Once school is out, I'll be able to tear apart my current PC and use some of the bits for the new machine.
     
  11. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

    Joined:
    26 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    2,619
    Likes Received:
    110
    Cool project bud, am very interested to see it running :D
     
  12. Thatguy119

    Thatguy119 Minimodder

    Joined:
    17 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    707
    Likes Received:
    8
    WE WANT UPDATES :D
     
  13. ajaxgr

    ajaxgr What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    21 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes updates! Just tell us when. :wallbash:
     
  14. Buddharoxor

    Buddharoxor Fubar'd at birth

    Joined:
    6 Feb 2007
    Posts:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    I remember you talking about a Mineral Oil computer back in '06. Good to see you came around to it!
     
  15. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

    Joined:
    24 Aug 2003
    Posts:
    927
    Likes Received:
    19
    Long awaited update!

    It's been a while! I'm beginning my final push for completion. With any luck, the case will be completed for a lan party in Louisville July 12th (or somewhere around there, I can't remember). Enough talk, to the pics!

    [​IMG]
    I made a second 3 to 1 fan adapter to allow me to control all 3 fans from 1 header on the SCAB unit. It still has RPM control from the fan closest to the plug.

    [​IMG]
    Did a bit of work on the buttons.

    [​IMG]
    Bunch of wires that will have to run between the top compartment and bottom compartment.

    [​IMG]
    The PSU was a challenge to mount. I couldn't attach it directly to the mobo tray because of the bolts that hold the tray to the drawer slides. So I attached 2 pieces of L angle.

    [​IMG]
    On top of which will rest the PSU.

    [​IMG]
    To hold the PSU to the actual tray, I made this bracket....

    [​IMG]
    ...which attaches thusly.

    [​IMG]
    I removed all of the panels from the frame for sanding. I used 150 grit sandpaper on my small random orbit sander. The object here was not to make it smooth, merely to put a finish on the sides that will not easily show finger prints and small scratches. A mirror finish would look amazing but only for about the 5 minutes it's clean.

    [​IMG]
    Crappy sand paper = crappy job. I had to change the sanding pad regularly; the aluminum wears down the sand quickly.

    [​IMG]
    Sanding aluminum makes a mess, I did this outside. All nice and finished.

    [​IMG]
    Holding the LCD in place was a challenge as well. There was no simple way to screw it to the front panel. So with the help of a little JB Weld and L angle, I made a mold to hold it in place.

    [​IMG]
    I needed a little bit of masking tape on one side to make the screen perfectly level.

    [​IMG]
    There are two pieces for the sides.

    [​IMG]
    And to actually hold the screen in the mold, I made a little bracket that keeps tension on the back of the PCB. There's masking tape on the side in contact with the PCB to prevent shorts.

    [​IMG]
    Looking pretty sharp!

    [​IMG]
    I fired it up real quick to make sure I didn't kill anything. It's really quite secure in there.

    And that's as far as the pictures go. I did a little more work but nothing significant. All that remains is finishing up the wiring to the bottom compartment and finding a way to mount the hard drives.

    Thanks for sticking with me through the break!
     
  16. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

    Joined:
    10 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    5,297
    Likes Received:
    54
    The LCD looks great mounted, nice bracket you made also. Can't wait for more ;).
     
  17. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

    Joined:
    23 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    867
    Likes Received:
    14
    /\ ditto
     
  18. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

    Joined:
    24 Aug 2003
    Posts:
    927
    Likes Received:
    19
    Thanks guys. I can't wait to complete it and fire it up.
     
  19. Carpet3

    Carpet3 Minimodder

    Joined:
    2 Mar 2004
    Posts:
    251
    Likes Received:
    4
    Looks really nice! Looking forward to it.
     
  20. GuyInTulsa

    GuyInTulsa Dremel Molester

    Joined:
    6 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    After reading your log, I really want to do a submerged build.

    Can’t wait to see this fired up!
     

Share This Page