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Sweet.

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HEY GUYS!

I'm sorry for dozing off for such a long time for an update, this is due to exams and etc. etc. but I haven't mucked around in that time.
I have done, pretty much all the preparations and when I purchase a wood-cutting dremel tool bit and borrow my friendly neighbours' cordless drill.

This won't be that much but please expect more to come thumb.gif

FIrst up is marking out the motherboard mounting holes!
The Sketch-up file, I have made a link in my third update to the download link for the Sketchup file @ Jezmckean.com for your PC Components sketchup files

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Pencil, paper and right-angled ruler.

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The model motherboard, a fried 775 mATX mobo tongue.gif

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Measuring:

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Now you guys might be thinking I will be using a mATX motherboard for my build.... wrong.
That's just a reference to get the first few mounting holes right. The majority of the mounting holes on a mATX motherboard correspond to those on an ATX board.

Now with that done, I'll get onto the preparations and mock set-ups.

Cut up some support blocks for the corners of the Plywood case:

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Sanded down already, readey to be screwed and glued (< don't take that wrongly guys)

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And a mock left hand ceiling panel I made out of 3mm plywood.

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60% of the plywood I need; 5 more panels to go biggrin.gif

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The looks of the final structure is getting closer...

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The horrible habit of plywood bending:

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Can be fixed easily when I pin it down with clamps for gluing and the support blocks will straighten the panels up.
The motherboard panel and the fron-right case cover. (flips open)

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Cover fixed on top:

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Well that's it for now!
As soon as I get that cordless drill from my neighbour I will begin the real stuff thumb.gif

  • Finishing off the motherboard panel
  • Finishing off the radiator mounting holes
  • Watercooling tube inlets and outlets (above the motherboard panel
  • And a crap load more!

Stay tuned for more! Because more is coming very very soon biggrin.gif
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Edited by LokSupguller - 2/11/12 at 2:44am
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That's exactly how I'm feeling at the moment biggrin.gif
It's great when exams are behind your back.

UPCOMING UPDATE GUYS
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Update 5

HEY GUYS! biggrin.gif:D biggrin.gif
Finally, a REAL update!!!!

Asked for the hand-held drill next door and the guy handed it over gladly, knowing I use the drill 10 times more than he does tongue.gif
SO HERE IT IS

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Batteries were dead, so in the charger they go.

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But meanwhile I can get some other preparations done.

I have to make some wooden 'spacers' which will allow me to pin down important pieces of plywood without ruining the clean surfaces with clamp marks.

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The long-lost steel scribe, found in the compartment inside this very set-square!

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Marked out and cut with a Tenon Saw

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Wheeeeeeeeee! Scrap plywood in all different sizes, now I don't have to worry about clamping things

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So, I'm not that rich to afford a tapping kit (and it would be a complete waste of money too) so I will have to make my own makeshift "tapping" tool.
Enter the spare motherboard stand-off and motherboard screw.

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Screwed together:

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With a mixture of Epoxy resin super-glue I stuck these things together last night thumb.gif

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Now all I have to do is place it above the hole I want to tap and screw away with the Handheld Drill fitted with a Phillips screwing head. Or in this case, I can just use a sturdy phillips head screwdriver

The motherboard panel:

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Holes have been pre-marked out:

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The battery just charged up!

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Testing out the right drill size. Spare 7mm panel pinned down with 3mm plywood.

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Will it be this one?

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Nope, the tapping tool just fell right through mad.gif

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Will this be the one?

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Yessir! biggrin.gif

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Measuring the depth of the threads, using a permanent marker to draw a line on the drill bit. Notice how rusty that thing is? I guess Ozito accessories are just rubbish redface.gif

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Now I didn't take pictures of the drilling process on the motherboard (was getting too dark, had to use the flash on the previous picture) but I can say it was succesful

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All done! Every single hole drilled and tapped

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Perfect
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Now, it's time to mark out the tubing inlet and outlet holes above the motherboard area.
To get some sense of design I have made the cable guiding holes on the motherboard plate in a certain design, which you can see in the above photos. Here iare two of them, and I will make the tubing holes directly above the center of two of these

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A centimeter radius should be enough for 1/2" ID tube.

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Can you see the holes?

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The problem with this is I don't have a drill bit large enough to drill cleanly through the hole, I guess I will have to drill a smaller hole (as big as possible) and use a sanding drum to make the edges larger.

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Ahhh well,
OOPS I almost forgot about the radiator mounting holes.

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Late night wood-working (:<<br />
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Time to test:

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Fits perfectly

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How it will be mounted, with a powersupply mounted VERTICALLY under it (that is just one of the generic powersupplies I have with a 120mm coolermaster fan beside it LOL)

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WHEW Well I've done a little today, I can't wait to purchase another sheet of Plywood so I can get the rest of the panels cut up and glued together.

Well that really is it for today, so drop a comment if you guys want to
Stay tuned for more!

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This made me sad since I was doing a plywood project too last summer and I couldn't finish it frown.gif Your project is coming up nicely though, keep it up bud thumb.gif
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This made me sad since I was doing a plywood project too last summer and I couldn't finish it frown.gif Your project is coming up nicely though, keep it up bud thumb.gif

haha, it is a little tricky I have to say but for the sake of a better computer case I'll endure the work on this case mod until the end biggrin.gif
And thankyou sir.
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Looking good

Thankyou very much!
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Hey mate what are your plans to make the pci backing plate? Concentrate on getting your motherboard tray and pc backing plate made. I cant stress enough to start building at those two pints., I can put together heap of pictures if you like.

Glue your standoffs in your motherboard in, It's not going to take much to strip your threads an unsupported mobo is really uncool. I know it seems as it's smooth sailing atm but I can see a few issues arising. I would suggest you tear down another case and use its motherboard tray and pci backing plate. Build your ply around it as you please. Also keep in mind everything in a pc case is earthed out. This meaning generally the earth from your power cord is fixed inside your powersuppy to its metal casing.

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Do yourself a favor and research grounding, It's food for thought
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