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Djay's Carbide Series


Welcome to another case build! I did have one up here called Kyubu and I am still working on that case, however it's sponsored to the hilt and I wasn't about to fork out any dosh to post that here (cheap ass I know right?). Anyhow this case is different, its totally all financed by me and made by me so I have decided to come out of my overclock.net exodus and post this thread here as well *woot*.

This is by far the largest case my CNC can make in one piece so enjoy the ride!


One of the perks of having a CNC is that you know stuff is going to fit together. No guess work, no staring at the piece for hours thinking "how am I going to overcome this obstacle" etc etc, once its on Autocad thats it, months of planning will pay off and the hardest task you have is a kin to putting together a jig saw puzzle.






And the puzzle begins. These guys will become the corners of the case.


Damn weldon is some scary stuff, I remember making a mistake and trying to pull apart a piece just barely a minute after I had applied the glue to the seam. Not even pliers can do it, you'll break the piece before you separate that bond.



Zero errors, all clear for some hard *** action.



*** *** *** and the piece is done.



Polished vs bare naked.



I milled a 3mm pocket into the piece so the whole thing just snaps together. I hadn't even glued this one yet.



Shoe shine, these are the case feet.



See that knob... that snap fits into the case.



Like so.



"waste is a thief" - Tell me what movie that line is from I was damn efficient with the 800*600mm piece of acrylic I used.









Of course, it doesn't get you very far, thats A LOT of acrylic right there.



Watchu looking at? Im looking at your grills, YOU LOOKING AT MY WHAT? - no points for that one.








I hope that gives you guys a better idea of whats going on. I am timing the production of the case and thats 5.5 hours so far, not bad at all.
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Looks great, anxious for more...subbed
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Will this be watercooled?

That's probably a dumb question, isn't it?

Anyway, good luck!
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skillz
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Sub'd for sure! I love puzzles!
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Looks great, anxious for more...subbed
Well I guess you'll be back

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Will this be watercooled?

That's probably a dumb question, isn't it?

Anyway, good luck!
This shall be watercooled

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Sub'd for sure! I love puzzles!
The puzzle continues!



Time for an update then. The case is taking shape as just the second sheet goes under the CNC. Due to the wide range of parts going into the case, once again I was able to fill the entire sheet


First up was the front plate, after a good polish it looks like this.



See those horizontal grills? Well theres going to be a frosted piece of acrylic mounted behind that and light will shine straight through. Should give a nice glow.





This is just a little tag that goes on the bottom of the back of the case




Up next was the midplate and by this stage my arms were sore. You can fit and mount two power supplies into the case and when consulting Darkmx1000 and some other swedish overclockers, it became clear that dual PSU's was a must have for benching rigs and the like.



So anyhow I got half way through the polish and decided to call it a night.




Last but not least, the frame and front of the case were mounted and welded on (with weldon 3 no less). I am sure you can see that this case is fairly roomy. With that much window space you are going to want to keep the cables clean and the midplate will most certainly help with that.





Thats 9.5 hours of work now and two days progress

I have admittedly run out of 6mm black acrylic and because of May day I have to wait till Wednesday to pick up some more. In the meantime I will twiddle my thumbs and answer any questions you guys may have about the case.
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Wow

just

Epic!!!

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Delicious acrylic, subbed and I cannot wait to see how this will come out.
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Delicious acrylic, subbed and I cannot wait to see how this will come out.
I have a fair idea of what it will turn out like but its just been so much better in real life
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