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post #1 of 11
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Hi my modding friends,
I'm working almost 2 weeks now on a nice little project
And would like to share this with you. A kind of MCE / NAS for in the living room
(actually the only place without a PC) My wife was always against this, so I had to promise that it has to be a winner
And without sponsorship smile.gif

This year's Cebit, I bought a kind of prototype NAS thing , made of some Acrylic and aluminum.
Real ugly, but this is gonna change....I hope wink.gif

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I have a few last remaining pieces of UV green acrylic so this I'm gonna use for this build, with black wink.gif

Hardware:
2x HDD, Western Digital Greenpower 1.5TB
1x Intel 160 GB SSD
Een Asus E45M1-1 Deluxe
Een 220 Watt Coolermaster PSU
4x 60mm Coolermaster fans

The "thing" disassembled

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And everything pulled apart

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The Asus mobo

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Enough Sata's and a PCI-e

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DDR3

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It fits smile.gif

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Already cut 2 green pieces of acrylic

Top

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Bottom

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And placed the 2 HDD's

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Fits next to the motherboard

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For both sides I have cut a piece of UV green acrylic

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Cut the shapes for the air-outlet

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Same form as the original, still need to cut the fanholes for the 60mm fans

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Also cut a piece acrylic for the front. And another piece slightly curved with 60mm fanholes.

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I changed the fanholes and made square holes ​​with the dimensions of the fans

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And sawn an aluminum plate with fanholes, this will be black acrylic which is looking better, I think

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In the upper layers of black and green acrylic (in the middle) I cut a rectangle with the dimensions of an SSD

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The cut rectangular green acrylic on the SSD.

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Made the aluminum bars black.

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And a little teaser for the next update wink.gif

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post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 
Ok you guys, this is becoming a high speed build;) The small tubes/ spacers that I showed in previous update is to create distances between the green and black acrylic

Step by step

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Green acrylic on top

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placed the bars

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Placed the original sides with 60mm fans mounted

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Cut a horizontal plate and placed it

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Against this comes the bent piece of acrylic with the 60mm fans

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Here I slide the existing piece and clamp the curved piece

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Also cut the fanholes in the side plates

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Placed the spacers also to the side panels. (bolts are going to be replaced wink.gif )

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Both sides

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And on top placed spacers again with a piece of black acrylic

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Most acrylic is finished, Next job placing the hardware wink.gif
post #3 of 11
Great job man! Looking forward to seeing what's next. thumb.gif
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Son's Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6800k Asrock X99e-itx RX Vega 56 Corsair Vengence LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Black SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe Corsair H75  NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM  Windows 10 BenQ 32" IPS 4K (BL3201PH) Vortex Poker 3 (White with White LED) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair SF600w Ncase M1 V5 (Silver) Logitech G102 Prodigy (Matte White) Glorious PC Gaming Race XXL Extended 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Soundblaster Omni 5.1 Sennheiser HD 598 kanto Yu2 Desktop Speakers (Gloss White) Kanto Sub 6 (Gloss White) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H Asus GTX 660 Ti Corsair Vengeance Pro 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
PNY SSD CS1311  Samsung SSD 830  Samsung Spinpoit F3 Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Samsung SyncMaster 220wm Coolermaster Quickfire Rapid Antec Neo Eco 520C 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Silverstone FT03B Zowie Mico Steelseries QcK Logitech LS21 2.1 Stereo Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-3770K Asus Maximus V Formula VisionTek Reference 7970 Diamond Reference 7970 
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Corsair Dominator-GT 16GB (4x4GB) SanDisk Extreme Pro Western Digital Black 640GB Bitspower Acrylic DDC Pump Top 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower DDC Top Upgrade Kit Bitspower DDC / MCP35x Pump Heatsink - White (B... 2 X EK-FC7970 Nickel CSQ GPU Block 2 X EK-FC7970 Backplate - Black CSQ 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-FB KIT ASUS M5F Nickel Motherboard Block Swiftech MCP35X DDC Pump - White Top XSPC AX360 Triple 120mm Radiator - White XSPC AX480 Quad 120mm Radiator - White 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-Ram Monarch X4 CSQ - (EN) Nickel Plexi EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ - Nickel Plexi Bitspower Silver Shining Fittings 7 x Scythe Gentle Typhoons D1225C12B4AP-15  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64bit Home Premium Upgrade Achieva Shimian Lite "Perfect Pixels" Das Keyboard Model S Professional Seasonic X650 (Custom MDPC Sleeve) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CaseLabs Merlin SM8 (All White) Mionix Avior 7000 SteelSeries QCK Mini Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Ragsters View Post

Great job man! Looking forward to seeing what's next. thumb.gif

Thanks thumb.gif

Update !!!

I have a nice little PSU for this build. A flex ATX 220w

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Sad but true ... has to open for the sleeve job

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First series of cables sleeved black.

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Molex etc. also black

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Used this modding tool kit for the first time and must say it is a very useful kit.

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Made the 24pins green.

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And some black (had no more green)

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To fit everything I have placed the mobo, HDDs and rams.

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Placed the HDDs with some spacers

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Now I can anticipate the little space I have left, so i've made ​​an aluminum tray for the PSU

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Made it black

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And attached it to the green acrylic.

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Also made the rear from a piece of aluminium and cut the recesses for the IO shield and the PSU

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Made the IO shield black

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Fortunaly I had still some black Dominators

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And now the challenge to get everything in the case ... but will certainly succeed wink.gif

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post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Little change of plans but I've got the solution!!!
My wife wanted something for her Iphone, smartphone, Ipad, Tablet, MCE and NAS

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Hopefully this will keep her quiet biggrin.gif
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That is amazing drool.gif
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That is amazing drool.gif

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why are there only 6 posts... and why hasn't this been bumped in a month
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post #8 of 11
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why are there only 6 posts... and why hasn't this been bumped in a month
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Busy with my Alienware build...sorry wink.gif will update this one soon
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hmm, forgotten to update this one...sorry wink.gif


Final Update!!!

Where were we. The SSD I think
I have a nice 60GB SSD, this is more than enough for her.

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Some extra storage

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On the pictures you can also see that I have removed the sleeve... With it there was no room left.

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Made some LEDs and a switch in ​​it

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Power on

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Made a cover for the front

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Must find some nicer bolts lol

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The cover for supporting her.....

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And installed W8, time for her to find out how it works and where everything is;)

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That's it!!!
post #10 of 11
WAAAAAHHHH:thumb:biggrin.gif

That is really nice! All the accents are in the right place. That's a sharp case, how is the cooling? Looks like a great product, not "ugly" at all IMO!
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