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Old 03-12-14, 11:10 AM
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Hopefully it'll be fine.
Need to get the case done first :P

On A wider note, that latest pick has a yellow band on both ends.
This is a result of feedback from the Parvum boys on the paneling.
Personally, I don't like it. I found the all black with 2 lines nice.

There's 2 schools of thought in my head, One I can add more detail, more honeycombing to the case.
But this would go against the minimalist, almost industrial look of the pipe work.

I have Ideas, Would people be up for me sprawling some designs? I know this detracts from the 'Build'

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Old 03-12-14, 12:19 PM
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My desk build has been made up as I go along. Everyone will start with a design and have 100 others in their head, some of which are chosen over the original.

There is nothing wrong in changing what you started with. That's the great thing about scratch builds. No limitations so if you think of alternate ideas then throw them out there and see which has the best appeal for you.
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Old 04-12-14, 09:46 PM
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My desk build has been made up as I go along. Everyone will start with a design and have 100 others in their head, some of which are chosen over the original.

There is nothing wrong in changing what you started with. That's the great thing about scratch builds. No limitations so if you think of alternate ideas then throw them out there and see which has the best appeal for you.
yeah, things have changed a lot since I began.

Designs not finished yet but:
A little update from today's progress:

TO-DO=
-Adjust feet holes so the feet attach.DONE
-cut and file the rad mounts for airflowDONE
-file the pillars to make the rads less 'snug'
-cut and file the PSU hole.DONE
-sand case
-Paint case
-Polish feet

need to Add
-cut metal mobo tray.

Can't think of much more progress, one piece of advice for everyone though:
have the item you're drilling mounting holes for THERE when you drill!

I have had to needle file adjust EVERY DAMN HOLE!
problems of using a shared workshop, have to bring it all with me and take it away.

Until next time, thanks for reading
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Old 05-12-14, 06:54 AM
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Be happy you get to use a workshop! I have had to do everything in my apartment

And when you live with a woman who whines about the mess, I get confined to a small area of said apartment for doing all the work.
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Old 10-12-14, 12:48 PM
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Be happy you get to use a workshop! I have had to do everything in my apartment

And when you live with a woman who whines about the mess, I get confined to a small area of said apartment for doing all the work.
Yeah, I'm grateful for it.
My partner once said I could do things at home.....5 mins in she was horrified by the state of the kitchen

Right it's time for an update:

I have been to the workshop.....
I have broken all my dremel blades, the hacksaw was useless and the jigsaw had no suitable blade.

With that in mind I was forced so cut the MoBo tray by bending it against some aluminium bar with my hands (note: Never do that again)
some drilling later and I Have:


yay
Needs painted yellow, and I need a couple finishing touches but another Item off the old list:

TO-DO=
-[S]Adjust feet holes so the feet attach[/S].
-cut and file the rad mounts for airflow
-[S]file the pillars to make the rads less 'snug'[/S]
-[S]cut and file the PSU hole[/S].
-[S]cut metal mobo tray.[/S]
-sand case
-Paint case
-Polish feet

We Are getting there

The next problem to tackle is the rad mounts.... They've taken some work, I have grown to hate them for what they've put me through. But Here is one with only it's mounting holes:


Here is one with part of it cut away for increased airflow:


That took 2 dremel blades and I still need another 15mm off either sides of the mounting holes

I plan to Drill it, lots of big holes, file it flat (god damn I hate filing now )
So more to do, pushing this build back....I wanna turn on the shiny things!!!


On another note, I had planned to show off a selection of design ideas....as it is I've only done one.
So Here's an attempt at some further detailing on the case:


Let me know what you think

Thanks for reading
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Old 11-12-14, 12:12 PM
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Another wee design:
More of the front panel continued over the top/side:


Opinions?

Should I do one of the front panel replaced with the other design?
It'll be really fiddly, but might look good.
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Old 11-12-14, 09:38 PM
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I've been to the lab, cut some metal in one of the most hap-hazard way I could:
By drilling lots of holes


then using a vice I broke them off, I think they look like cable combs:


It needs filed, but one step closer
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Old 12-12-14, 06:59 AM
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Might want to use a smaller drill bit next time. Its requires more holes to be drilled but requires far less filing to be done
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Old 12-12-14, 07:09 AM
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I'd have gone with a 3" angle grinder rather than drilling (very messy) or a band saw.
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Old 12-12-14, 08:24 AM
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Might want to use a smaller drill bit next time. Its requires more holes to be drilled but requires far less filing to be done
TBH this shared space I use is....unloved
I chose the drill bit that was sharpest and didn't have bends/brakes/chips
I do hate filing, but I'm more comfortable filing than using this drill press..... it's.... old....missing bits...

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I'd have gone with a 3" angle grinder rather than drilling (very messy) or a band saw.
I worked with what I had, no angle grinder, band saw with no blade (And I'm not comfortable changing it if I bought a new one). could have rustled a couple dremel disks but that's not ideal.

As much as I can complain, without this free shared workshop, this case wouldn't have got a tenth of the way it's come in the few months I've had access
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