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Old 31-12-03, 10:25 PM
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My PSU arrived today, and its very nice. Unfortunately, its going to be ransacked by yours truely. I'll need to shorten all of the cables in the PSU for my various parts, and change the units colour from black silver. Unfortunately, getting the PCB away from the bottom of the case is IMPOSSIBLE! so I may have to use silver vynal instead.

I might have to try and cover the PCB with cardboard and then. Waaah!









Next think on my list is a motherboard, then I can work out the required cable lengths.

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Old 27-09-07, 07:10 PM
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Project: Watery

This project is going to be based around acrylic, and lots of it.

The basic plan is too have the PC parts (inc. water-cooling stuff) in a solid case measuring 320 x 320 x 400 (mm) and then around that box I intend to have a resevior covering both side panels and the front panel. This will be made using 10mm acrylic cut to 45* then cemented together.. The Motherboard will be mounted flat on the top (like a MM Horizon or something). More details >here<

Anyway, I decided to make a start today.. The Radiator will be mounted on the bottom so its gonna need some air flow, so I set about making some legs today. The front of the case will have a 'skirt' so these needed to be quite long. They are made from offcuts of 1" Aluminium...

I started with a pilot hole...



Then drilled out with a 4.3mm hole so it can be tapped to M5. I'm using paraffin as my cutting compound because I was told to..





Then tapped to an M5 thread



All four tapped up...



My machine of choice...





(they were orignally going to be 'ribbed' but the machine wasn't being helpful, so I went for 'smooth!')


And, the finished articles....



(they still need to be fully polished...)

I also can't believe it took me 2 or 3 hours just to do them...

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Next update will be a CAD one...


(Also, I'm gonna need a decent name...)
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Old 27-09-07, 07:28 PM
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OK, now this looks exciting

Where do you get access to cool tools like that?
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Old 27-09-07, 07:38 PM
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School design shop
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Old 07-10-07, 04:30 PM
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Well, as promised, heres that CAD update.

The over all dimensions have been slightly shrunk, but it'll still take any current GPU (not sure about those 1Gb Quad-SLi 7900 GTX's but who wants one of those anyway..)



The panels are all 3mm and the top bit is for a 'window into the harware on the top level. I'm having a window because I'm now set on sandblasting most of the case panels so they are traslusent..



Here is the drawing extruded out to give another idea of how it'll look. The 'rad-grill' is approximately based on an ACRyan Grill and the bottom is designed to take a Black Ice GT-Stealth 240mm radiator (or a BIX or a BIP or whatever)



And the final render, using highly glossy acrylic on the panels.

I'm hoping to get the panel made tommorrow or Tuesday, and then I'll start thinking about the resevior.

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Old 07-10-07, 04:35 PM
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Ooh niceness

Looking forward to this
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Old 07-10-07, 05:05 PM
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Now this is what i call a project!!!
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Old 08-10-07, 07:07 PM
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1st Side Panel (Right w. rad Grill)

Here are some pics of the first side panel.



It will eventually be sand-blasted but I can't ATM due to my arm. Its made of 3mm Acrylic and measures 290mm x 290mm x 3mm and was cut on a Laser-Cutter.





I'm hoping to do the base panel, top panel, mobo panel and some other stuff tommorow aswell

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Old 08-10-07, 08:51 PM
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Looks sexy
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Old 08-10-07, 09:33 PM
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Wow, Very good job so far!

Cannot wait to see the finished product!
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