Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Angel OD, 29 Oct 2011.
New level of awesomeness.
Just getting better and better
That drive looks sweet. Yet another awesome update
brillant idea, like usual !
I'm lovin' it
he he... Thanks man!
Thank yo very much!
Thanks! Well the fit is somewhat correct, it's just been popped in so real life is a bit different!
Thank you sir! I have to admit that stealth was the right way to go!
Thank you very much.
Damn... Not sure about a new level, but I'll take the compliment!
I sure hope so! Thanks!
I actually got away with it, didn't I? Thanks!
I'm glad you like the idea(s)!
Even if it's a McDonald reference, I'll take it!
Damn... Things always take more time than you imagine them, don't they?
I was hoping to get a lot further today than I did, but there are only so many hours in a day!
Here's what I got for you:
I had to mill a small channel in the lexan top to make room for the slimline adapter for the dvd:
I also found a hinge that worked great, with almost no play. I know it's brass, but it'll be painted white. Mounted on the lexan top:
Milled a piece of aluminum that I glued onto the back of the dvd drive, to mount on the hinge:
Spent 15 minutes removing the damn label on top of the drive:
In my happiness of everything going great, I completely forgot one important thing.: When the top pivots around the hinge it moves up AND back at the same time. At this point I had glued the drive to the white top, and since there was no way I was trying to take it off, I had to figure out somehow to remove 0.5 mm off of the back edge:
It worked perfectly, but the height of the drive is a bit off. It sticks out around 0.7 mm. Gonna get that fixed tomorrow.
Here you see the back. No way around the 0.6-0.7 mm gap:
In the up position:
That's it for today. I should get the last small querks fixed tomorrow, and then get started on the part that holds the mechanical part that will lift the drive.
Well... Since noone noticed my last update, I'll just keep rambling!
I mounted the dvd drive in the case. It still needs a little bit of tweaking, a couple of 10th's of milimeters filed off here and there. But this is how it looks from the inside:
Then I went on to making a bracket to keep the motherboard tray in place as well to mount the mechanical parts that moves the drive. I pulled the drive bay, and gonna replace with a piece of 3mm aluminum:
This will also allow (fingers crossed) room for the reservoirs...
Onto the waterblock for the gfx. I have decided to re use on of my 9800 gtx+ cards for this build. I admit there's not a lot of OOMPH in it anymore, but it's quite enough for my gf right now. Also I would need to make a new waterblock if I bought a new card, since I can't get myself to use a factory waterblock!
It was made for my old G5 case, so I had to do a bit to get it nice for this build.
There was some galvanic corrosion in it, so I decided to go with a white top instead of a see through.
But here goes:
Removed the black paint from the evga logo, and did it in white:
Then I had to do something about the CYC inscription. Decided to make a small white plate with "Theory of Everything" written in it. I made it dirty so you could see it, but once I cleaned it you can't hardly see it.
White top and plate mounted:
My biggest concern was the PCI-E riser. It looks like crap and I decided to make a piece that hides the worst. It's not really beautiful, but it sure beats looking at the cable and print:
Mounted on the riser:
From the back:
On the card:
And with the block on:
Not too bad for a couple of looong nights at the workshop.
I'll be back soon with more!
lookin' great Angel I definitely think the PCIe riser cover is a great idea, that looks way better (why do they insist on always putting that crappy blue plastic tape on everything?!)
Know the feeling sometimes, thought the clip was awesomely fitting.
I'd say, very very nice progress, best use of Custom PC feature prize case ever & by far, that would be a very cool feat to do, spawn another magazine article with the prize.
Just so you know I'll edit the clip out if you want couldn't find one without the zombies.
In theory one could have made the riser with an angle bracket, but that wouldn't have fit this either... So this is the only way to go... Dunno about the tape, must be the cheapest color tape on the market!
Thanks a bunch man! I lol'd!
If you get me a feature, I'll definately do it. But this time I won't plan a mod from the parts, unless I know for sure that I'll start it 9 months after I write the article....
It just dawned on me that I could have gotten my gf pregnant the same day I wrote the article, and have become a father by the time I received the parts...
Oh we noticed, just speechless
You sir, are a liar! But I like you!
That really look fantastic Angel OD.
On the card, could you not extend the waterblock somehow to hide the connector, rather than having a separate piece?
Thanks a lot man!
I theory yes. But in reality it's a block I made 2-3 years ago, and since I have less than 3 weeks to finish this mod, I'm gonna have to go with some "first thought" ideas.
Buddy its been a long time to tease you but it seems that I cant Everything you touch turns into gold for Gods sake, do something stupid so I can tease you again lol Mod on bro!
Looks REALLY good from here
It just gets better and better each time i look in on the log...Love it mate, totally superb.
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