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I thought I'd let you know I picked up my case today! I won't be starting work on it for another month or two atleast, but it's nice to have it sitting here. I got it for a really good price and it's in great condition! These are just a couple of phone pics. I'll do a more indepth tour once I start the build log. Pictures (Click to show)

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Looks great!

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Okay guys, I got my hard drive rack's cut out today using a professional laser cutting business and wow do they look amazing! I need to bend them tomorrow at school but that won't be too difficult. I wasn't able to jerry-rig something together today to bend them.

Update this week!

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*EDITED* Going to see if I can get two STH10 hard drive racks.

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Hmmm it's been pretty quiet here lately... wonder where everyone went. Well I am finally getting my hard drive racks. Kevin from Caselabs will be cutting the two lips off of the STH10 hard drive racks for me and sending me those.

In other news, I have a question, I want to figure out how to attach the pieces of aluminum U-channel together. I'm really confused... welding it probably wouldn't look very good but idk about epoxy, that might work but can that be powder coated? I don't want to JBWeld it because that stuff is pretty messy. Ideas anyone? I could really use some help on this!

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I am still keeping up with this case mod. Got my chassis Sunday and currently working on it.thumb.gif

Keep it up!
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I usually check this thread for updates everyday smile.gif , I just don't post since I'm just here to follow your modding journey, not comment on it. I would actually have to start my build before I would feel right doing that.
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I am still keeping up with this case mod. Got my chassis Sunday and currently working on it.thumb.gif
Keep it up!

Awesome! Thanks for the comment!

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I usually check this thread for updates everyday smile.gif , I just don't post since I'm just here to follow your modding journey, not comment on it. I would actually have to start my build before I would feel right doing that.

Thanks for the comment!

Well guys... it's update time!

Update 11 - New Case

So as some of you guys may or may not know, I was able to find another PowerMac G5 case for a decent price here locally. Since I messed up big time on the other case, I decided to take a more methodical approach to this new case by measuring 8473218947 times and cutting only once. Well luckily that paid off! So here are the pictures, they start after I have taken the case apart, you guys have already seen that so I didn't take any pictures.

So first thing first, to get the piece that keeps the two halves together, I had to drill out some rivets, this was really easy with the help of a drill press.

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Action shots!

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Here it is all removed!

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Next I had to cut the back for the Mountain Mods motherboard tray. Here are the pictures. I decided to tape it this time instead. I traced the back panel and then drew some another set of lines two rows of holes inward and that's where I cut.

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I guess I didn't take a picture when I was done... sorry, I was really trying to cruise this weekend.

So something new with this case that my old case didn't have were these 5 standoffs in the top. And no, they couldn't be pulled up like the other ones... So that means I had to file them down. Oh wow was that a pain...

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Filed down the threads and bolts so the radiator could fit.

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Template where it needs to go. SOOOO glad I had this thing this go around. Made things WAY easier.

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I drilled all 10 holes first and they worked for pilot holes and allowed me to check to see if the fans lined up, which they did. Unfortuentantly, I couldn't attach the radiator because the screws were too small. Oh well, I know it fits. Here is a picture of the first hole drilled. The drill press couldn't handle the hole cutter so I had to use the handheld electric drill.

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Two holes drilled!

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Just testing to see how things fit...

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Drilling holes in the new hard drive racks. These are ones I got from Caselab. They are the ones that go to the STH10 and I just had them cut the two lips off where they normally attach.

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Here they are attached! I didn't take any pictures with the hard drives in them.

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And that's all for this weekend! I did a total of about 8 hours of work this weekend so I'm pretty proud of it all. My goal is to have this case ready to powder coat by the end of the week! So look forward to that guys! I'm going to tear the case down tomorrow and bring the pieces that I need to JBWeld stuff to to the powder coaters so they can sandblast it. The surface needs to be sand plasted first before you can use JBWeld on it. So, things I'm going to work on this week:

- Mount motherboard panel with JBWeld
- Make front panel cable
- Mount PSU in PowerMac PSU housing (this will be really cool if I can pull it off, it will require me to use some clear acrylic)
- Hopefully get light panel squared away because that will need to get powder coated too

Well that's all for this update folks, and to wrap it up, I have a question. I asked this already but I didn't get any sort of responses. I need to know how to attach the pieces of U-channel together for the light panel. They need to be attached with something that can be powder coated but not JBWeld because that won't look very good. Here are some pictures:

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I don't think welding will work because it's aluminum and I really don't want to have to try and source steel U-channel... any ideas??

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Thank you so much for the really anticipated post!!!thumb.gif
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Why not pop-rivet? Maybe I'm missing something but from what I have seen so far, pop-rivets should work just fine.

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Thank you so much for the really anticipated post!!!thumb.gif

Hope you enjoyed it!

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Why not pop-rivet? Maybe I'm missing something but from what I have seen so far, pop-rivets should work just fine.
Bill W

Pop rivets for the U-channel? I don't think that will work since acrylic will be going in the channel. It is really puzzling... of course, I'm sure it's revealed in this forum but I don't speak German and from the translation, it is tough to understand. Thanks for the suggestion!

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