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

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

  1. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Lucky boy! I never hat this fortune :-(
    But... I see one more Italian here!
    I'm really happy to see more italians that follows bit tech :)
     
  2. Odin Eidolon

    Odin Eidolon New Member

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    its a good site with so many worklogs to learn from!
     
  3. Shazbom

    Shazbom New Member

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    Nice work so far man. I'll be waiting to see more.
     
  4. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    Heh, I was just in the right place and apparently talked to the right person.

    Your wish is my command :D Update incoming...
     
  5. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    Friday Night Modding

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    As tired as I am tonight, I decided to do some work.

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    I cut a piece of aluminum left over from my last mod to the width of the bottom of the frame. This piece will not be visible unless you somehow.... well no I can't even think of a way.

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    Checking the fit on the frame, looks good.

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    Using my trusty right angle...

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    ...I cut the piece to length. (Dumb camera wouldn't cooperate for this pic)

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    I used my little puncher device to mark spots to drill. (Yes, this one isn't on the line. The line is in the wrong spot, not the punch)

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    Drilling the holes for the screws that hold the sheet onto the frame.

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    I learned on my previous mod that it is impossible to drill the holes on the sheet and frame separate. No matter how well you measure the spacing, the holes will never all line up properly. The best method is to tape the two pieces together and drill them at the same time.

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    More holes to tap :wallbash:

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    Using the drill to screw the panel to the frame.

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    Not really sure what my camera was trying to focus on... the reflection I guess.

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    Looks pretty good.

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    Marking out the spacing for the case feet.

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    Drilling the holes through the feet and then into the bottom panel.

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    Then I screwed them on. The middle hole is for the LED to light up the feet.

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    All four feet mounted.

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    View from the front.

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    Also got a few more goodies in the mail; an aluminum ATX back panel frame, slim slot loading USB DVD burner, a 7 port USB hub that will be internalized in the bottom compartment, and a 4oz bottle of Weld-On #4 acrylic glue.

    Until tomorrow...
     
  6. Odin Eidolon

    Odin Eidolon New Member

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    cant wait to see all those 4 feet in action together!
     
  7. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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  8. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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  9. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    More Side Panels

    An update of work thus far this weekend:

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    Busting out the table saw to rip a few more side panels to size.

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    Fit looks good...

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    ...But no so much here. But don't worry, it's a lot easier to file a panel to the correct size than it is to make a new one because it was too small.

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    Mounting the rad grill and radiator.

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    Using the provided template to cut out the hole.

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    And after much cursing, yelling, tears and then filing... lots of filing. Jig saw = fail. I couldn't find a way to securely hold the panel down while trying to cut out the middle. Jig saws do not like cutting objects that can vibrate freely. I ended up finishing the cuts with the Dremel; I hate Dremels.

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    I cut 4 pieces of 1/2" angle to length.

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    2 of them mounted.

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    I countersunk some screws to allow the side panels to fit snugly over the corners.

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    Got the hole nice and filed with the rad and grill mounted.

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    The other side.

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    I cut another piece of sheet to fit the back of the case.

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    And then filed it to size, drilled, tapped and screwed it on. The screw on the middle left is in too far. And once again the camera is focusing on who knows what.

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    Poor USB hub never knew what hit it.

    And that's where I stopped today. I'm sick and feeling all around miserable. Probably won't go to work tomorrow. In which case I'll probably work on the remaining side panels. Another sponsor may also be in the works. They offered some of their next gen SSDs, which have not been released yet. They might not be released in time for this project, but maybe for a future mod...

    Thoughts?
     
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  10. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    May I recommend this for cutting the aluminum sheets. I think you'd like it better. Rather pricey tho.
     
  11. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Well-Known Member

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    coming along well, can't wait to see the final product.
     
  12. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    Bored

    Thanks. The current blades in the table saw and mitre saw have no problem cutting the aluminum as is. I'll give them a look when I'm at the hardware store though.

    Not the final product, but here's an update for you...

    Was bored tonight, so I decided to do a little soldering...

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    4 LEDs in series with a 22ohm resistor for about 2.07v drop across each diode. I have the positive lead connected to the 12v line and the negative lead is connected to the 3.3v rail. Do the math -> 8.7v. Each is held in place with a generous glob of hot glue.

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    Not overly bright so they won't get annoying like blue LEDs. Looks pretty decent.
     
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  13. SkyLord77

    SkyLord77 Use your teeth not a Dremel

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    Looking fantastic so far! :rock: :clap: :rock:
     
  14. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Well-Known Member

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    that came up really well.
    i like (y)
     
  15. Tec_

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    I don’t want to rain on your parade, but I was talking to the some of the crew at Hardcore Computers (they build the reactor) and they informed me that the standard vegetable oil and transformer oil contains chemicals/particles that will eat the glue out of the capacitors on your motherboard and that after a few weeks you will find them floating at the top of the case. The oil they use has been custom designed to not affect those components. Just thought this was a bit of info you could use.
     
  16. Nolimited

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    the feed are really nice and i the case has receive a good start keep it up :thumb:
     
  17. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    They don't put vegetable oil in transformers, they use mineral oil. Take my word for it.

    Thanks guys!
     
  18. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    It's amazing how precise is your work!
    Lol, I love the pics of you, I was thinking you was about 35yo but you're sooo young!
    congrats for the amazing work, go on, and show us more mod :)
     
  19. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Looking Great dude! :jawdrop: definatly going to be subbing to this one :clap:
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Cylon feets.:D
    You can trick a digital camera into focusing properly with a bit of white paper. Put camera on a tripod and use the timer. Put the paper in front of the thing you want it to focus on. When you hit the camera button, it will focus, then start the timer. You just need to pull the paper out of the shot while the timer is counting down.
    Shiny and dark stuff drives digital cameras crazy.
     

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