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You are the man, of all men !
post #22 of 41
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well it's 4 am in the morning right now. I've been working on solving my problem of where to mount the hard drives since 6pm. I mostly made it harder than it actually needed to be and I bought way to much stock aluminum from Lowe's. Turns out I only needed one piece of angled aluminum for the whole thing. My original plan was to mount the hdd's in such a way as to angle them at 45 degrees under the radiator so they would be aesthetically appealing; but the more and more I tried to make that happen, the more and more I realized how much of a crappy idea that was. So I ended up making a removable hard drive tray on the fly without measuring it out or planning out how it was going to work. I'm mostly happy with the results. I may decided to go back and remake it a little stronger and make it look a little nicer.


Picture time again!




This is the rear drive tray. It used to be 3 drives tall and have a fan attached to the back. I cut it down to only 2 drives and no fan.



Here's that custom made drive tray. I did use some of Lian-Li's parts so that the drives would have some vibration isolation




I installed some old, failed IDE drives in the trays during the mockup process



This shows the clearance between the hdds and the top radiator. I was very concerned about the drives being to tall and interfering with the radiator, but I ended up having plenty of room



Here is a mockup of the build fabrication so far





Now I'm off to cleanup metal shavings and then I'm going to look at the insides of my eyelids for a few hours.
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post #23 of 41
are you planning on painting the case? same color as the bike? good looking bike and build so far.
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post #24 of 41
thats a thin rad, so it is probably very high FPI. you may be better off putting the HDDs in the 5.25in drive bays and using that space up top for some powerful thick fans and shrouds. just a thought.
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post #25 of 41
This build log is win.

I ordered my 800D after half a bottle of wine. Heh.
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post #26 of 41
I read Alcohol. Then saw a diagram, possible still of some sort, maybe for moonshine. Then scrolled down and saw a motorcycle. Glad to see this ended the way it did and not the way it looked to me at first. Good job! Sometimes it takes alcohol to bring out the best in all of us, just hopefully not all the time.
post #27 of 41
mmmm..... thats one sexy as hell bike..... *drool* *drool* nice rig btw. *continues to drool over bike*
    
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post #28 of 41
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Only a fifth of vodka? You must weigh like 50 pounds. It would take me a handle of GOOD vodka like Russian Standard, a group of persuasive friends, and perhaps some benzos to get me to spend that much money online in one go!

Hopefully it turns out nice, at least.
lol... i think we would get along well ... being russian and scottish, im not sure if i would grad the vodka or a bootle of 20 year single malt though

back on topic, sub-d and looking forward to the finished product
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post #29 of 41
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Sorry for the long time frame since the last update. Not much work been done on the case, instead most of the time has been spent working on something else... I built a paint booth in the basement!




It's got a A/C blower in it that will exhaust the overspray. I made a nifty way to get the air outside through the window:



I made a table to paint stuff on. You can see the blower in the corner.



I made some vibration dampening material for the pumps out of some silicone caulk. I think it's gonna work well, but when I made it I filled up the tin all at once and it took forever to dry out. They aren't quite tall enough, so I'm probably going to need to make some kind of platform to mount them on.



And here is my plan so far as to how I'm going to run the power wires. when I get the funds to sleeve the power supply, this should show off the wires and make it look pretty cool.



Stay posted for more updates soon, or just sub to the thread. (hint, hint)
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post #30 of 41
Nice rig dude, I have a PC-A70B case and did kinda the same thing on mods, but the twin res set up is a good idea never thought about doing it like that. Way to think inside your box
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