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And great fabrication on the bay cover/fan controller! And excellent filing.
Where'd you get that metal? It looks like brushed aluminum. It'd be tight to do something like this and then get it anodized. I've got a few shops nearby.
And what was that cone-y powertool? Some sort of filer?
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And great fabrication on the bay cover/fan controller! And excellent filing.
Where'd you get that metal? It looks like brushed aluminum. It'd be tight to do something like this and then get it anodized. I've got a few shops nearby.
And what was that cone-y powertool? Some sort of filer?

I just used a.c.ryan aluminium panels you can get from modding/water cooling websites.
I don't recommend it though because it's quite thin and flimsy.
I think a.c.ryan do the panels already anodised I've seen gold and red before somewhere.

What cone-y Powertool are you referring to? Do you mean the step drill? I've mainly used that and a dremel 300. The step drill is like a hole cutter, but makes a much cleaner cut from 4mm to 22mm depending how many steps you drill down to. I also use it sometimes to make a countersunk hole.
Edited by ironcobra220 - 2/2/12 at 1:21pm
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I just used a.c.ryan aluminium panels you can get from modding/water cooling websites.
I don't recommend it though because it's quite thin and flimsy.
I think a.c.ryan do the panels already anodised I've seen gold and red before somewhere.
What cone-y Powertool are you referring to? Do you mean the step drill? I've mainly used that and a dremel 300. The step drill is like a hole cutter, but makes a much cleaner cut from 4mm to 12mm depending how many steps you drill down to. I also use it sometimes to make a countersunk hole.

Ohhhh, I've never used a step drill. That's how you got such clean countersunk holes.
Yeah, I've got a dremel. Gotta get more of those damn fiberglass rotary blades... $

Ah, that was A.C. Ryan metal. Yeah, I better get something locally. I'll try some specialty hardware shops out here. Thanks for the heads up.
Hopefully I can find some bare Alum. so that it doesn't have a coating. I could also consider sanding it with a very fine grit sand paper.
But, was it really that flimsy? I mean, it was thick enough to warrant you scarring with a Dremel instead of a blade right?

So, for the holes, do I just get a nice step bit for a standard drill? Drill at low rpm and test at desired step(s)?
Thanks dude, reps.
Edited by d3daiM - 2/2/12 at 11:33am
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Ohhhh, I've never used a step drill. That's how you got such clean countersunk holes.
Yeah, I've got a dremel. Gotta get more of those damn fiberglass rotary blades... $
Ah, that was A.C. Ryan metal. Yeah, I better get something locally. I'll try some specialty hardware shops out here. Thanks for the heads up.
Hopefully I can find some bare Alum. so that it doesn't have a coating. I could also consider sanding it with a very fine grit sand paper.
But, was it really that flimsy? I mean, it was thick enough to warrant you scarring with a Dremel instead of a blade right?
So, for the holes, do I just get a nice step bit for a standard drill? Drill at low rpm and test at desired step(s)?
Thanks dude, reps.



Yea like the holes I made for my fan controller I just drilled in the first notch on the step drill for a hole, then slowly drilled it to the next notch but not all the way and it leaves a 45 degree angle. You can do the same to a hole using a huge drill bit, but it won't quite be 45 degrees. Not that it matters.

The aluminium isn't like deadly flimsy but you can bend it with your hands. A good strait bend like I did had to be scored in with a dremel. In future id rather use 2mm aluminium or steel. Painting brushed metal is a pain though you have to sand away the brushed effect for primer to stick but you gotta rough up the surface to paint most metal anyway.

edit: the step drill bit i used for fillport holes and countersunk holes
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Edited by ironcobra220 - 2/2/12 at 1:21pm
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little update: found a new evga classified on ebay. hopefully this build will be up and running again soon... if it is the motherboard that was broken.
if im wrong then i am going to have to buy a new cpu. if im wrong again i will try not to throw it all at the wall, and hopefully get it sold on here or returned.

might post up some photos of the case under natural light tomorrow morning because its usually too dark for my iphone camera, and the most recent photos i took look pretty lame.

still thinking about getting an x79 board, shame the cpu's are so expensive.
does anybody think i will get similar performance if i just use a hex core in my classified board?
not actually sure if id save money there...
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you have the longest avatar i've ever seen....lol its awesome

Well, I had to change it since it was too similar to Philistine's. Now I'll change it back for your enjoyment.

I still can't get over those hard drives.
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today i finally got the second drive bay cover pannel cut out and bolted on, looks pretty good and symmetrical now, glad i got those ugly multicolored wires covered up.

didnt get pics of me making it, cut my finger on the edges for like the millionth time though. heres pics of it fitted, and a random pic of the case missing some parts.
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Looking good man, looking good!

Can't wait till I get some cash, so I can start on my own TJ07. It's just sitting there, disassembled, waiting to get painted..

Keep it up thumb.gif

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mmmk so I just read through the entire work log.

The amount of precision and craftsmanship in your work is amazing ; now for the deets!

1) I LOVE the Enermax fans and the way they light up.
2) The light circuit you soldered for the acrylic blocks is beautiful, it fits very well with the silver/black theme that is developping.
3) The inside panel, with fan temps/speeds etc, is genius. Its very subtle, hidden, and yet deserves lots of praise. Its a modest component! biggrin.gif
4) The paint work was very well done ; the annoying sanding was definitely worth it!
5) I like the extra little touches like the grill, linked in the spoiler.

Usually I skim over worklogs and just appreciate the pictures. But here, I appreciate the pictures, and the computer, as well as the work. Its a very modest, professional looking build, and your worksmanship shines through.

sucks to hear that your RAM was being finicky frown.gif I hope you get that sorted so you can get back to using your rig.

Cheers! cheers.gif
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