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You could drill a slight hole in the bottom of the acrylic, like just the tip (Heh heh) so its a dome to fit over the top of the pop rivets.
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Wow, can't wait to see the end of this
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Originally Posted by Thiefofspades View Post

You could drill a slight hole in the bottom of the acrylic, like just the tip (Heh heh) so its a dome to fit over the top of the pop rivets.

I don't think rivets will work... it looks like I may have to glue it with something...

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Wow, can't wait to see the end of this

Thanks!

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What's that you say? An update???

Yes folks, I have a small but somewhat important update to dish out.

Update 12 - Motherboard Tray Cuts

So this week I got some work done on the motherboard tray. Since I will be routing some cables, err actually all of the cables, I needed to make some cable management cuts.

Here is the top of the board. The marks you can see are for the front I/O cables.

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Cut marks for GPU and SATA power cables.

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24 pin...

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And here is the cut out at the bottom for all of the wires to go through. This one has to be large because it has to fit a LOT of wires.

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I didn't take an pictures of the cutting process but I used my dremel and some cutting disks and filed the cuts down with a metal file.

GPU, SATA, and 24 pin cable cut out.

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Cut out for all of the wires.

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Cut out for front I/O.

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Here is the case all prepped for the motherboard standoffs to be JBWelded to the case. The exterior of the case (the part with the legs and handle) has been sandblasted in preparation for powder coating.

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I put lipstick on the bottom of the standoffs to mark their place on the case. I then scratched the case to give the JBWeld a better area to adhere to.

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Standoff in place. I dipped my finger in some warm water which let me spread the JBWeld around with my finger without it attaching to my finger. It worked REALLY well.

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Here is the case with the standoffs in place. I nailed the placement on all of them. Only one was slightly out of line but it was easy to move when I attached the motherboard tray. It was only off by about 2 millimeters or so.

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The next step was to put some weight on the tray. I put down a towel first so I wouldn't scratch up the tray anymore than I already have. I then placed some bricks and some magazines on the tray.

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I let the JBWeld dry for 24 hours in the garage, and then brought the case inside and let it continue drying in a warm environment for an additional 24 hours.

Here are some pictures with my components inside the case! Without any wires...

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With PSU and wires.

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So, everything fits. Everything is all snug and fits how I thought it would. So, things to do when I have time:

-make PSU standoffs for PSU PCB
-cut PowerMac PSU housing for cable management
-still need to figure out how to attach the U-channel together
-take the case to get powder coated

My physics class is preventing me from getting anything done. She gives us 5 hours of physics homework a night, that doesn't even include the other homework for other classes. I'll try and sneak updates in soon. I also have some more money so I purchased some stuff from FrozenCPU. I will post pictures when that stuff gets here. I bought 4 fans and 7 SATA cables. I bought the cool Akasa SATA cables that you can make any length you want.

Until next time...

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post #245 of 1251
That's a very exciting update. Looks like it's coming together nicely. Lookin good thumb.gif
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nice work, and good luck with the physics "may the force be with you"
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Subbed. This is going to look beautiful!
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Powdercoating? Oh heck yea! Great update!
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Damn. that's looking so good thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by BiscuitHead View Post

That's a very exciting update. Looks like it's coming together nicely. Lookin good thumb.gif

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

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Originally Posted by Jimbags View Post

nice work, and good luck with the physics "may the force be with you"

Ohhhh goodness haha. Thanks for the comment!

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Originally Posted by WebsterXC View Post

Subbed. This is going to look beautiful!

Thanks! I hope so too!

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Originally Posted by Shadow_Foxx View Post

Powdercoating? Oh heck yea! Great update!

Yep! A nice glossy black! And thanks!

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Originally Posted by void View Post

Damn. that's looking so good thumb.gif

Thanks!

Well guys I have deiced to scrape the idea of using solid tubing. As this being my first build EVER, I don't want to risk messing up my computer with a tube popping loose. I might re-visit it sometime in the future but for now, I'm going to go with black compression fittings (3/8 ID, 1/2" OD), clear tubing, and ice dragon fluid. I'm still going to keep the light panel so in the end, everything should look really good! *EDIT* This is OCN, I'll use the Aquatunning Push Fit fittings and see if I can get some in black, I'll use 10MM OD nickel or chrome plated pipe.

I might re-do the tubing next year with copper and then get it nickel plaited. Thanks for following along guys! Update this weekend.

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Edited by Jeffinslaw - 11/1/12 at 10:56pm
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