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Old 08-01-16, 08:10 AM
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Mini S Frame

For those of you who don't know I am a huge In Win fan, I love the design and quality hence why for my main setup i have a In Win S frame absolutely decked out in a ROG theme.

I have some spare parts and thought wouldn't it be cool if there was a Mini ITX S Frame and that's my inspiration for this build stemming from the love of the case!

After a lot of calculations I worked out my percentage size reduction from the main case being 35%. I wanted to get it slightly smaller but I was limited vertically because of the GPU.

The next step was to make my stencil, this part was relatively simple all I had to do was print off the Flat S Frame at the reduced scale. After a few attempts I got the measurements spot on with my scale. I then put all the pieces onto cardboard and after a bit of taping and cutting my stencil was made!



I decided to use perspex for this build and proceeded to trace using my stencil and then cut using a jigsaw.





Next step will be to tidy up the jigsaw work and check all measurements and angles and then the hardest part being the bending!


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Old 09-01-16, 01:14 PM
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Looks interesting, keep the updates coming.
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Old 10-01-16, 09:57 AM
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Today I spent 2 hours on bending of the perspex sheet! It was exhausting but well worth it. I have taken a time lapse of the whole hand bending process which ill have up on YouTube in the next few days.

Next Ill be tidying up the last few edges and angles





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Old 10-01-16, 10:34 AM
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Very hard to see but it looks like you've done a great job dude. Looking forward to seeing where this goes
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Old 11-01-16, 01:30 PM
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I really wanted to show the processes I went through with the bending, I'm not using any fancy tools other then a heat gun and clamps and the trusty 2 x 4!

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Old 11-01-16, 01:31 PM
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Very hard to see but it looks like you've done a great job dude. Looking forward to seeing where this goes
Thanks Mate i just posted a Video of the time lapse of the bending and tomorrow ill have pictures up of the case finished in Satin black and then the build begins!
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I've compared your primed piece to the S frame. Did you deliberately change the front? on the S frame it's level on yours it drops down.

Hard to explain really...
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Well colour me impressed! I thought it would look bad given your chosen medium but you have changed my mind completely. I just thought that with the original being aluminium you'd not get the bends right in acrylic and guess I was wrong it's "shaping" up to be a nice little build and homage to S-Frame, Inwin should be proud.
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Old 11-01-16, 09:44 PM
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I've compared your primed piece to the S frame. Did you deliberately change the front? on the S frame it's level on yours it drops down.

Hard to explain really...
Which part are you referring to? The top of the S Frame does slant off to the left hand side.

There is one piece where the GPU is mounted which is rounder then i would have liked it to be but because i had to pull it out to 120mm I couldn't square up the edge.

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Well colour me impressed! I thought it would look bad given your chosen medium but you have changed my mind completely. I just thought that with the original being aluminium you'd not get the bends right in acrylic and guess I was wrong it's "shaping" up to be a nice little build and homage to S-Frame, Inwin should be proud.
Thanks a lot for your feedback
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After all the bending was done I tidied up a few edges and angles and have now primed ready to be painted today,



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