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Old 25-05-16, 08:36 PM
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Acrylic came so I had a go at making the base plate which all the parts will sit on.
Used my dremel to cut out parts which prevented it from laying flat on the floor.
Went well until it ran out of power (Battery powered dremels are horrendous) then I used the file to tidy up edges and reduce it to final size to fit well in the base of the NES.

As you can see it wouldn't sit flat, if I ever make a NES 2.0; I'm going to have this laser cut and just generally work on the internal appearance more. With this current build I plan to make it functional with the IO at the rear and nothing else on the sides but not too fussed about internals, just keep it fairly tidy by doing some cable management etc nothing fancy unlike ungreedy's build where he even sleeved the wires etc.. I'm not after that with this build.

Obviously I'll need to cut the plate so the PSU does not sit on it, or see if I can shave the thickness where the psu will be located enough for the lid to close properly. I plan to use motherboard standoffs but I think when I come to attaching those I'll heat up the plate using a soldering iron and just push them.


It's parts like these where the file really was invaluable as it allowed me to make it fit perfectly. Like I said, a laser cut plate would be so nice to have instead.


I'll epoxy the plate to the NES once it's all finished then I'll decide what to do about the huge T cut out, may use some filler or something. If I do that I'd have to spray it but that would require me getting colour matched paint and that will just cost alot so I'll decide what I do about that later on. May just leave it - You won't be able to see it anyway..


Maybe I'll have the motherboard fitted by this weekend fingers crossed!

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Old 30-05-16, 08:27 PM
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Super accurate way of marking where the holes go..


Motherboard mounted, found a drill bit which was just smaller than the motherboard standoffs so just force threaded it into the acrylic.


I'll probably remove the wires from the PSU I don't use.

Heres the final shot. I need to make a new rear panel for the case, taking the idea from Robertwhamm's Watercooled NES PC build
http://community.coolermaster.com/in...scratch-build/
Wish I had a proper little workshop where I could work and get this build finished in a day! Currently have all my tools and parts in a box which I lay out in the kitchen when I have spare time to work on it. I want a desktop PC again!

Again I apologise for the picture quality.. this phone is ridiculously terrible at taking photos indoors.
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Old 06-09-16, 07:55 PM
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Sorry for not posting, I've been lazy!
Glued the motherboard plate in tonight. Cut the plate where the psu sat. Right now the plastic welder is setting and when it's all good, I'm going to get filler and do the interior and exterior to tidy it up. The filler is black and I usually get it everywhere so I was thinking of going to a model shop to see if they have a little pot of grey paint the same shade as a NES lower. For the interior I think I'll spray paint it black to tidy it up.


Once that is sorted I'll begin making the IO backplate, but man I am desperate to just have a desktop computer again...
My old setup, GTX 670 4GB ftw edition x2, healthy 4.8Ghz OC i5 3570k 16gb ram etc..
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Old 06-09-16, 09:53 PM
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What have you been cutting this with?
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Old 06-09-16, 11:39 PM
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Oh thank god, I thought this project had died. Moar!
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Old 07-09-16, 05:14 AM
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@Alien been using a battery dremel which is appalling, got all the tools to strip a motorbike no hobby tools!

@Wraith I Apologise! Had a super hectic summer and been working on other projects! Hopefully I can do more regular work!
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