UPDATE 11 !
Hiya Fellow Modder's /Overclocker's/Folder's and Gamers. As promised i am back to release another update one the JukeBench build. I didn't sleep at all through the night just so i can finally get some progress going to show you guys. Even though like i said there is no rush on this Mod.
Ok i will stop blabbing and get right to it. This update is me starting to build the actual Jukebox base onto the Dimastech bench.
Here is the bench all stripped down again ready to Mod and then paint. Ant the Acrylic is sitting on tops with a protective layer on it all. Just thought id mention that before people ask why i am using wood.Materials:
First thing i had to do was make a way to Squish the Acrylic between a piece of Aluminum which will strengthen the acrylic so it don't crack and just help to keep it sturdy. Also i wanted it to be removable if i ever wanted to remove it.This is what i did:
I first needed a 2 1/2" wide by 16 3/4" long aluminum plate for each side. So i measured that out to make a base line to go by on both sides.
These dots represent 2 1/2" plus they are also in a particular spot for what you will see in a bit.
Clamping the ruler assures a nice straight line by avoiding any movement drawing on long runs.
Here im about to cut the 2 1/2" x 16 3/4" Aluminum plates from this sheet of Aluminum. Always wear safety glasses like the ones you see me using, as i have been in the hospital on more then on occasion with metal in my eye. Not fun.
By the way these are the best safety glasses i have ever worn and you can get your own set at Mnpctech and they are incredibly inexpensive and also very High quality.Link to Safety Glasses from Mnpctech : http://www.mnpctech.com/Safetyglasses.html
Ok Just Marking the measurements out:
And finally off and Modding. I used that guide on the jigsaw 2 times and ended up having to finally cute then freehand.
2 nice pieces of Aluminum. For those that don't know Aluminum can be wet sanded and polished to look very similar then chrome. But its better then chrome
Just lining them up but wont finish them till the end so i don't scratch them up:
These are the holes that will go through the Aluminum and Acrylic and the Bench will be threaded.
This always scares me is drilling through thin acrylic. To fast of the bit grabs . Big Crack.. Luckily all went smooth..
Ok there is a photo missing here . It should have been me drilling the Bench holes out but. I had the camera in 1 had and drill in the other.Dropped the drill and broke the bit. So no photo .Lol
Speaking of breaking things. This is what happens sometimes when trying to tap without cutting oil. I am painting the case shortly so i don't want any oils near the Bench at all.
Success ! and yes those are the long hard drive screws that usually have a rubber grommet. Worked perfect for this.
Just to show how sturdy it is this way .The bench is on its side and the acrylic isn't really to light but its also a success so far.
Starting to look like something.
You can see in this Photo my design was a little flawed but just a few minute fix. This will be the Back of the bench with a 220mm Exhaust Fan. Remember this build isn't just cute its also a Monster!
And no i didn't sniff it. Lol anyway the Acrylic Glue (Will have to sit for 24 hours before moving on )
Can you see her in your head yet? Omg i hope she keeps looking better and better.
Ok here is the last Photo for this update. Before i post it i want to tell a little story. I was reading build logs randomly like i always do and i came across this guys building Phase changers or something crazy insane. His username was Dimas. I started following his work and started seeing more and more of his Benches. I fell in love with the Easy/Hard 2.5 bench which is what you see me Modding. Anyway i found out it was Italian made. Come on everything Italian made is incredible quality. I cant remember how it actually happened but they seen i loved the bench and somewhere along the line i ended up Building a Sponsored Dimastech Bench which was a nice break from doing case. Plus i never hardly game i Benchmark and Overclock and thats about it mainly. I do play the campaigns on most new games though.
Anyway when i got my sponsors this is what i was going to Build. (Those who know me ,know i change everything right in the middle of a build sometimes) Anyway this one i really changed and im sure i will more before its over.
First Design :
I know some of you are probally saying wow that would have been cool. And yes it would have but not unique enough for me. JukeBench is perfect because it makes no sense at all.. A Total beast of a PC that can handle LN2 ,DICE or just hefty watercooling and i wrapped in in a funky jukebox. But the Jukebox is set to the RoG theme for colors.
Anyway just thought id tell you guys a little story about the build since you had to wait so long for an Update.
Last Photo.. Thank You Dimastech !!!
Welders up and running with a brand new spool of good wire ,Replaced my Air compressor so that's ready to go .
So Stay Tuned Much More Modding to Come !
Don't forget to check out my New Phantom 820 Mod that i will be doing the same time as this one.
I'll be back soon my Friends so stay safe and take care... (Wear you Safety Glasses ! ) MybadOmenReturn to INDEX !Edited by mybadomen - 11/6/12 at 9:19am