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Old 04-07-18, 02:19 PM
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Sky/Three Project

Hi everyone, I'm back today with the start of a new project, code name Nu Stacker, in art Sky/Three.
This is based on three Coolermaster Q300P, seated horizontally one above the other, to form a real tower case. The top section will house all the hardware while the central and bottom one will be unified to house all the watercooling gear and some other cool stuff. But chit chat aside, let's get straight to the pictures of the first progress!

First, some pictures of the cases out of the boxes











Now, after having torn apart the cases to leave the frame alone, I started taking measurements for the L profile that will fix the cases together.









I actually tried three different layout for the L profiles, the first was my original idea and it included four profiles on all angles, but it was way to squared and weird looking



So I moved on to an alternate layout, two profiles connecting first and second case, and two connecting second and third. It looked even weirder to me, and probably not sturdy enough



The third attempt was the successful, I really like this layout and will stick with this



For the feet, I bought some furniture handles and adapted them







As you saw, two angles will feature tubes between the cases, to allow a perfect alignment and stability. Two secure them, I use two little wooden bars for each tube, attached to the cases. This way, before I mount the case, I simply slide the tube in place and let it do the job











After having the cases fixed, I started putting threaded rivets on the sides of the cases, which will secure panels with fans and some cool lighting pieces I salvaged from the front section of the Q300P's.







It's everything for now. I hope this project interests you, a lot more to come soon!

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Old 04-07-18, 02:34 PM
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Mmm looks so good right now, MOAR!!!!
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Old 05-07-18, 02:48 PM
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Awesome idea and a good start! I agree too that the 3rd setup is the best looking for the brackets.
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Old 06-07-18, 01:22 PM
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Thanks for following guys!

Made some progress on one side... those lighting pieces from the Q300P's came in really handy!



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Old 06-07-18, 01:36 PM
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Mental! good luck hope I goes well.
Suspect bag keeps catching my eye
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Old 06-07-18, 01:51 PM
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Mental! good luck hope I goes well.
Suspect bag keeps catching my eye
Thanks man!
It's rosemary or something like that, my dad keeps leaving stuff here... it's our garage after all!
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Old 31-07-18, 05:26 PM
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Finally back with another huge update for SkyThree Project. Today we'll take a look at the side hinged panels that will house the intake fans, some case-cutting to start making room for everything and the gigantic radiators paired with amazing reservoir/pumps from Watercool and fans from Noiseblocker!

Hoping to bring you guys some nice photos of the hardware I received so far as soon as possible!

So let's start with the making of the hinged panels

















Now to the front aluminum strips and first big cuts to the cases





Almost everything cut down, top case is next for the lifting



All three hinged panels completed at my booth at Campus Party Italia



Fantastic combo of Watercool/Heatkiller rads and res/pumps, together with some nice Noiseblocker fans. This will be soooo cool in so many ways!!



Now making the mounting for those combos from 8mm tinted acrylic







And here they are mounted





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Old 06-09-18, 06:06 PM
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I'm finally back from holiday and all out on the project! This time we'll see a lot of panelling, on the back, on the front, in the inside...

At the back we'll find a window all around the I/O area



At the front, I put two aluminum strips that will replace the middle tubes as I don't like them very much and don't help the structure integrity



To recall the handles of the original cases, Coolermaster Q300P, I decided to put new aluminum ones at the angles in the front, these will also allow a more comfortable time moving this beast around if necessary





In the lower area, I made a cover that will house all the cables from fans and pumps





For the cables that will run all the way from the PSU to the bottom, I made some covers to mount between the cases





And to close this update with the bang, I started working on the hardware compartment with a lot of panelling, we will also see the mounting position of the SATA SSD from Adata XPG



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Old 06-09-18, 10:44 PM
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Very Nice.
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Old 14-09-18, 05:18 PM
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Currently working on some boring stuff like little cuts on the cases to make everything fit properly, I'm close to starting the paint phase. While we wait, I'll show you some of the hardware that will go in the build. Powered by Adata XPG, Watercool and Asrock!

























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