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build is looking awesome man! good job!

Thanks, Your is looking good to. IMO yoda should be on all keychains.. XD
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Have you thought about under lighting the case? A dimmed (~2.5v/LED) orange/red/orange (maybe a few random purples to get more of a brown) led configuration could give an awesome and (imo) classy look.

Oh.. thats an idea.. I'll look into it. I have 16+ feet of Green Led strips. So I could do a under light. Maybe on a switch or dimmer.

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Im having withdrawls....

haha, me too. Fear not, I'm Loading 25 pics into Flicker as we speak. Big update Inc.
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OK, Folks I'm back with updates.. Would have been sooner but I had to work one of my days off this week (MORE MODDING MONEYS)

Remember the old Dell motherboard tray I was going to use before? Well the more I looked at it the worse I liked it. I wasn't crazy about the MATX only build idea either. If I used that I would Have to buy a new Motherboard just to reuse all my other stuff. And all the AMD MATX boards are 880 Chips. Nothing to thrilling. I don't have the coin to plunk down on a Intel MATX board and a CPU all at once. So a New plan was formed. A NEW victim was selected from under the work bench and cut to bits. I won't bore you will the details of it but here is the old case. A Xion 101, I bought this and used it for awile. (Until I built [Cool Blue] )

Here it is in all its glory, *sniff *sniff I smell Beige!!
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Here it is a full ATX tray.. now why in the heck won't it lay flat? I have bent on it until it will now sit flat but I just thought this was funny.

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I marked up the tray so I could rivet the I/O sheild and PCE slots on.

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Auto center punch... No thats not the name of a fighting robot. its this cool tool.

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Here it is mounted on the tray.

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Notice the seam on the back of the box? It is double thick and the tray will need to be notched.

One notch coming up.
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Then I drilled and riveted the back of the I/O and PCE slots to the back of the case.
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Lots of careful marking and one good clean cut with my Dremel tool. Guess what this old tough metal is eating up my cutting bits.

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So I took ALL my tools and stuff down to my work out to the shop and found this *Evil grin

Say hello to my 10k rpm air powered die grinder..
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About 30 minutes later
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..
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As you can see I have the MoBo Tray mounted at this point. Did you notice how little metal was left between the PSU hole and the I/O slot. It felt a bit flimsy so I cut a gusset strip to reinforce that area.

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A little help from my coworker who is worlds better then me with a welder. (notice i didn't show his face)

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Its strong.
And Ugly...
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Part 2 below.
Edited by AlderonnX - 6/14/12 at 9:09pm
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Part 2

I also had him weld the seam at the bottom here.

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Then I marked the spots to sand the primer off so He could tack weld the 5/16ths nuts to the lid.

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I had to tape and clamp the lid down so it would stay in place to be welded.
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Took the tape and clamps off. Its so cool.
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Took the lid off. I don't think I'm going to dress these up that much. Looks cool welded.

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Then about 4 hours of diegrinder and hand fileing latter I had a bit better looking rear of the case.
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Drilled a 80mm hole for the rear fan. (or fans??) I may stack two of them in a push/pull.

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Got it back in the rust proofing primer.

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Ok, thats it for now. Next I need to get the switches in. Remount the front bezel. Cut the front 120mm fan holes. (I dont have a holesaw that big)
Paint the inside of the box. And outside. Work on a few more tricks like a underlid dvd drive and a spot to mount a HDD and SSD.

Questions and stuff are always welcome. Thanks for looking at all the pics.

Cheers, Alder
post #84 of 245
Really liking the look of it
    
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Really liking the look of it

Thanks, More updates incoming Saturday night.
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i do all of my cuts with an air powered die grinder. tongue.gif helps to have a 6 foot tall 180psi air compressor in your garage though... rolleyes.gif
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post #87 of 245
Looks awesome! Love the progress.
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it's looking great. you have my attention.
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it's looking great. you have my attention.
Thanks, Hoping to work on it some tonight.
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Looks awesome! Love the progress.

Thanks, more to come soon.
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KEEP GOING!


I possess an abnormal amount of excitement about this mod....
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