Go Back   Overclock3D Forums > [OC3D] Project Logs & Gallery > Project Logs
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 22-07-09, 12:31 PM
Luigi Luigi is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,499
Project: Small and Mighty.

A few weeks ago I bought a new laptop and sold up my pc... However, I'm missing the whole customisation appeal already, so went on a little hunt in my attic, and found one of the old £10 cases that aqua-pcs used to sell.

Anyway, I spent a while stripping it down, this is what I got:



I sprayed the motherboard tray black a while ago for use in another project, so that's the reason for the mis-match.



The front doesn't look too great for cooling and letting air in... we'll soon change that



As the case is grilled, there was nowhere for the central part of my holesaw to go, so I had to mount some acrylic behind it.



The old front of the case was horrible, with a row of un tasteful ports and buttons. So, a new front panel was in order, so I trimmed down some acrylic to size.



I then got my trusty holesaw out once more and bore out a hole in the acrylic to allow air to pass through. I used a 5mm black piece of acrylic on top of a 3mm green piece.



I then installed it on top of the old aluminium front... As you can see, the old front needed a little trim.



I won't show you the cut I made in the aluminium, it's not a pretty sight, but it's hidden away so it doesn't really matter. A bit of mesh will be installed to gap the hole in the case- although the final mesh will probably be black. There is still a little bit of aluminium from the case sticking through underneath the mesh, I will need to trim that down.



This is a mock-up of where the PSU will be placed. Working in such a small case is a pain for routing cables, and a triple rad will be taking up the space where the PSU is meant to be mounted :evilgrin:

That's all for now folks

__________________
Luigi

-----------

Project: Flat Pack - Coming soon
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 22-07-09, 12:51 PM
ToeJam ToeJam is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 568
looking good, welcome back i guess:P
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 22-07-09, 03:52 PM
noobieocer noobieocer is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 423
will be intreasting to see how this goes
__________________
Intel Core 2 Duo E2160@3.6GHz @ 1.7v, 72c load

MSI Neo2-FR Intel P35, Inno3D Nvidia 8800GT 512MB

4Gb OCZ PC2-8500 C5@ 1066MHz, Samsung F1 750GB

Antec 900, TRUE w/Yateloon 38mm
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 22-07-09, 06:24 PM
Ducky Spud Ducky Spud is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 377
Quite like the idea of shifting the PSU down there so theres more room in the top for a rad! At the moment Ive crammed a double in the top of mine (Lian Li PC7... Pretty similar layout) and am planning on putting a single down the bottom soon... Your ideas not bad though

Will be keepin an eye on this one good luck
__________________
[sigpic][/sigpic]
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 22-07-09, 06:35 PM
Luigi Luigi is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,499
Thanks for all the comments guys, it's good to be back, working on a pc once more

Hopefully have some more updates for you in the next few days
__________________
Luigi

-----------

Project: Flat Pack - Coming soon
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






All times are GMT. The time now is 03:12 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.