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love mac cases, huge potential to made some pretty damn good work wink.gif subbed smile.gif
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Okay guys, got some renders of my hard drive caddy idea done. Let me know what you think! It's a very rough model but it shows my ideas!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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So this was what I was talking about. The dimensions are 3in W x 5 3/4in L x 11in H. It can hold up to four 3.5in HDDs and up to four 2.5in drives. This will be made out of either clear or frosted acrylic. There will be three 80mm x 10mm fans attached to the back to cool the drives.
Let me know what you guys think!
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Use this for the 4x 2.5" drives~ http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/058/bayrafter25_detail.html

 

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This will be tough but I'll figure it out! I was going the acrylic route because I could use a router to make a 1/8in channel where the HDDs screws could slide in. That will be tough to figure out how to hold them with aluminum.
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As for the 3.5" drives...I'm stumped, but arcylic is versatile...so I'd go with routing it too and just paint it silver and call it a day. :P

 

Here's what I initially did with my cm 690 ii mod. crams_hdd_mount_002.jpg

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love mac cases, huge potential to made some pretty damn good work wink.gif subbed smile.gif

Thanks!

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Use this for the 4x 2.5" drives~ http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/058/bayrafter25_detail.html

I would use that except in my renders, you can see that there isn't room to fit another thing of 3.5in drives. I might just only make it to fit four 3.5in drives and no 2.5in drives. Since I only have one SSD, I can just place it on top of my CD/DVD drive.

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As for the 3.5" drives...I'm stumped, but arcylic is versatile...so I'd go with routing it too and just paint it silver and call it a day. tongue.gif

Here's what I initially did with my cm 690 ii mod.
600x450px-LL-dbf0a644_crams_hdd_mount_002.jpeg

Looks great! Thanks for the ideas guys! If anybody else has any ideas with making this thing out of metal, please comment! It won't be too difficult to give some +rep for helping!

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So I just picked up two G5 cases for $80. Can't wait to see your new updates!
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Thanks!

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So I just picked up two G5 cases for $80. Can't wait to see your new updates!

That's amazing! Great find!

Well I have some progress to report on. I got the PSU housing cleat coated. The top section turned out like crap so I said forget it to that piece but my plan all along was to create one of the Murder Box light panels so it'll be easier to make that since there won't be a top section on the PSU. A little hard to explain but I'll show you guys when I get working on it! Going to go to the store today to find some screws that will fit the PowerMac G5 motherboard standoffs.

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Sorry for lack of progress, a soccer tournament has just started so that's what I'm doing through this weekend. I should have a large amount of time on Friday to work.

Took me 2 hours and three stores to find screws for the old motherboard mounts. Finally found some that work! I'll be doing that this Friday, getting the motherboard plate and back panel all squared away.

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Sorry for lack of progress, a soccer tournament has just started so that's what I'm doing through this weekend. I should have a large amount of time on Friday to work.
Took me 2 hours and three stores to find screws for the old motherboard mounts. Finally found some that work! I'll be doing that this Friday, getting the motherboard plate and back panel all squared away.
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Okay guys, I got the back panel 95% complete today. I just need cut out the spot for the case latch. I'll post pictures tonight, along with a problem I've discovered....

We'll have to figure out a solution for this problem as well... I'll explain more tonight.

Until then....

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Okay guys, I've got the pictures uploaded! Here they are!

Update 6 - Back Panel

So here is the case dissembled.

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And through the power of magic... here it is put back together!

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Ripping the old PCI brackets out. Messed up the paint doing this... that's okay though, I'll fix it when I mount the motherboard.

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Test fitting stuff. The white box thing is a stand in for a 180MM radiator. As you can see, there is no room to mount a 3.5in drive the "right way." That's why I need to build something to hold the hard drives.

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Sorry, no pictures of the cutting process, camera battery died and I was really eager to get going!

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After some more cutting and sanding down. We didn't have a metal file so that made things REALLY difficult. Not pleased with it so I might go out and get a file this weekend.

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There are the nuts that I'm using to hold the back plate to the case. They're perfect!

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Picture of the back panel fastened on.

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Annnnnd here it is all done! I think it turned out great! I need to make a cut for the latch and clean the sharpie off. Shouldn't be too difficult.

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Inside.

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Here are the little tiny nuts in action. Can you see them??

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And now on to the problem. My original plan was to put a 180MM radiator up above so I could have two 180MM radiators but there isn't any room. I really need that radiator space... with an i7 3820 and a GTX 690, I need at least three 120MM^2 space. With one 180MM, I have about 32,400 square MM. I need at least 43,200 for the minimum amount of radiator space for 3 processors. With two 180MM radiators, that would be 64,800. Or like having 4.5 120MM radiators which would be sufficient. I could try and fit a 120MM radiator and a very slim fan up top, not quite sure how well it would cool though... ideas? Here are some pictures:

There is about and inch and a half of space up there, enough for just the 180MM radiator. Would that work? I will NOT put a fan on the outside.

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This is the PSU housing, I will be putting the pump and the PSU down here. The reservoir will go sort of on top of the back fans but towards the side of the case as far as it can go. It'll be one of those multi-option reservoirs. Also, the cables will be routed UNDER the motherboard tray! Pretty clever huh? biggrin.gif There is just enough room to fit a connection so I can make like a small 4 inch sleeved extension for the 24 pin and then just have plain wire running to the PSU. Same thing with the graphics card except the cables will run up towards the top of the case and then under the tray.

Let me know what you guys think!

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