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Old 03-07-17, 08:32 PM
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Me and my project are still alive! Family and job kept me busy, this won’t change for the next weeks. But I managed to get into the workshop for one day and worked on some covers for SATA and system cables. They’re milled from aluminium and brushed with sand paper. First draft was quite more easy, but while milling them I got new ideas about the design and in the end they got really extensive to mill. Picture quality is low due to the light conditions, but I did not want to hold back this small progress.






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Old 26-07-17, 07:34 PM
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I’m a little bit annoyed of my slow progress, but there’s no escape from real life J

Time to mount the motherboard again:



Now it’s easier to understand how the covers for SATA and system panel are meant to work out.





The backside shows the biggest progress:



I build an aluminium-holder for my 2 SSDs. Surface has to be sanded yet.



Aquaero and both Farbwerke found a place, too. Now I’m planning how and where to fix the cables.



And there’s still a lot of work to do on the case itself.
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Old 27-07-17, 02:59 PM
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There's some serious skill involved in this, can't wait to see the fibre optics lit up in the cable channels!
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Old 27-07-17, 08:13 PM
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Thanks man, me too can't wait to see it...
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Old 01-08-17, 09:17 PM
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Sorry for the bad picture quality, I’m using an old camera till I’m going to get my good camera back next week.
I soldered the LED-stripe for my reservoir:





Then I soldered the power connection fort he GPU. Had to use glue to hold the wires together so I was able to mount the cover.



Had to test it immediately:



Next step were some very time consuming work steps for the case: first step was to apply a primer.



I glued all thread inserts into the MDF plates. Needed the extra power for the next step: I filled up all the back sides of the thread inserts.





They need to get sanded. I then worked on the lower platform. Cut it in half and used four hinges to get a swinging function free from backlash.



Next step will be a lot of sanding!
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Old 02-08-17, 02:15 AM
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That is a lot of work. Great craftsmanship. I can't wait for final build. Impressive job.
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Old 02-08-17, 02:23 AM
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VERY impressive! Love it!
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Old 05-08-17, 10:27 PM
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Thanks!

On the side panel I glazed all parts which are not going to be covered by foil.



Then I mounted the side panel to check if it fits. I switched its position a little bit to the inner side to get the whole case covered by the plate. I used special mandrils to mark the spots for the wood plugs.





Sidepanel in place und looking good!



Small gift for myself:



My old X-Fi Extreme music isn’t supported any longer, and uses the old PCI port. Changing it later would mean to have to rework one of my selfmade covers.

Yesterday I made two very annoying mistakes. I forgot the resistors when I soldered the reservoir-LED-stripe. After realizing this, my plan was to solder the resistors into the extension cable. But yesterday I forgot about it and tested the LED-strip. It exploded! Good for me, all fragments flew into another direction. I build a new LED stripe late in the evening with included resistors. Tested it today, and what should I say? I mixed up blue and green at one of the LEDs. So I have to do this LED-stripe a third time…



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Old 06-08-17, 02:30 PM
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Yesterday I made two very annoying mistakes. I forgot the resistors when I soldered the reservoir-LED-stripe. After realizing this, my plan was to solder the resistors into the extension cable. But yesterday I forgot about it and tested the LED-strip. It exploded! Good for me, all fragments flew into another direction. I build a new LED stripe late in the evening with included resistors. Tested it today, and what should I say? I mixed up blue and green at one of the LEDs. So I have to do this LED-stripe a third time…
As an electronic engineering masters student I feel your pain Why can't they label them!!
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Old 29-08-17, 07:50 PM
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Short update: still a lot of work with sanding and painting, but first parts are finished with foiling!





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