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thanks for the sub PCModderMike.

I am feeling honored to have you all on board. i have seen all of your builds and truly enjoyed them. to have you guys along for the ride is getting me more motivated to work on the box. i am just waiting for pay day (30th)so i can order some more parts. I have enough materials to keep some updates coming until then.

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I totally understand the motivation thing. I feel like if there are other people bugging you to keep the updates coming you are more likely to work on the case more. With that being said..... NEED MOAR UPDATES! tongue.gif

Also, I just started a Scratch Build Case Club. You should join thumb.gif
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Nice work!
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I totally understand the motivation thing. I feel like if there are other people bugging you to keep the updates coming you are more likely to work on the case more. With that being said..... NEED MOAR UPDATES! tongue.gif

Also, I just started a Scratch Build Case Club. You should join thumb.gif

i'm in. i just posted there. great idea for a thread. i love sharing ideas. i call that "throwing mind bullets around"

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Nice work!

Thanks. it doesn't look like much now, but soon it will start to come together and hopefully that concept will show.
post #24 of 42
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as promised, here is an update. i ran out of light and once the sun goes down , it gets real cold(for us desert rats). i got off to a late start since i fell asleep on the sofa while watching This Old House on PBS. opps.

i was able to get most of the laminate cut to size and got most of that stuck to the pieces of the box. looks like i will need another sheet of laminate to finish so i don't have to pieces stuff together. i am not the best at laminating, but i can do it. the seems are the hardest to do, so i will just buck up and get another sheet for $60. an unexpected cost, buy oh well. unexpected costs are apart of any project as i am sure you all know. here are some pics:

cut the pieces to size. i always cut them a little larger so i can just router off the excess. i used the table saw to do so.



then u applied the contact cement on both of the pieces that i am going to join together with a 6" roller. you can see my excess. i could have cut them a little smaller, but why take the chance that i didn't line it up perfect. once you stick it together, there is no taking it apart without a scraper and laquer thinnner. and even then there is a good chance that it will break.




time to flush the edges. i used my cordless roto-tool for ease and more control. then file the edges as they are very sharp after trimming them. rinse and repeat for the pieces.






i used a dremel bit to file for the through bolts that will be for the stand-offs. my dremel died a long time ago, but the bits live on.



i had to put these two pieces together so i could laminate the other side seemlessly.



boom. other side of the middle section. i had to break out the big router because i ran out of battery. it goes alot faster with the big router, but it can be hard to handle with certain pieces. and it is alot heavier. it came out nice and i just have to drill for the though bolts.



i screwed everything back together so i could get a look at it and take some pics. you can see the the orange is subtle as opposed to a bright orange. it helps my thought to stare at it assembled so i can plan my next move. you can see i had to close the garage door as it was getting cold and i just got over a sickness. i still need to laminate the bottom and some edges and the rest of the spreaders. i hope to do it tomorrow but i have a side job for cash so i can get my other monsta 480. i hope wermad left some for me as it seems he has cornered the market with his last purchase. JK wermad tongue.gif
don't pay an mind to my wifes car in the backround. i let her park it in the one room of the house that is all mine, or so i think.






I hope this update keeps your interest and hope to have more tomorrow.
post #25 of 42

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post #26 of 42
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Subb'd

thanks for the sub. i hope to do some work today. it is suppose to be in the mid 60's here today so hopefully the adhesive will take better then when it was in the 40's. i want to get the rest of the thing laminated and build the top piece which is nothing special, but needs to get done. i have more parts on the way from PPCS since since they offered the "harbowl" coupon i had to take advantage of it. here are a couple of pics that i did during the week.

these are for the drive bays. looks like i will end up with 9 plus three on the top for the dual bay res and temp sensors on top. i will have to hand paint the screws, but they are never seen so no biggie. This is where i wish i had a drill press as i go lazy on laying out the hole patterns for these. Again, they will not be seen so i guess i can live with it.



not much of an update, but there should be more later today.
post #27 of 42
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I have updates.

I didn;t get as far as i hoped this weekend. Some genius who lived in my house before me planted a bush right over my water lines on the front of my house. Well, the roots finally burst through the pipes and i had to fix them. it had to hook up the bush to my truck and yank it out. then fixed the pipes and covered it. it did give me a chance to change the hose bib though. i guess something good came of the ordeal.

There used to be a bush/shrub on both sides of the window.




new bib, nice and shiny



I did get some work done on the build.
Paint some items to clean them up a little




Test fit some items. i have to get the inside of the box pretty much done so i can screw it all together so i can laminate the outside. i am taking my time doing the inside so i make sure i get all of it done before i assemble permanently. I firred out the left side drive bay 1/2" as that is the way the math worked out to get the reveals i wanted. reveal is 3/4" inside for the MB/HDD area. i picked this number incase i wanted to put the 1" foam pyramids in if i need to quiet it a little and the sides of the foam won't be seen. reveal for the drive bay area is 1/4" so i could use the same size "L" bracket for the bay drives and a little room for the screws. everything seems to fit like i had expected. I will have to use velcro( i love this stuff) to get the drive bays to stay in spot. quick release tongue.gif one day it would be nice to have a locking quick release of some sort. I guess i will work on that after it is together and running.








I will try to be more motivated after work to do some laminating and will post.
post #28 of 42
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i have some updates. it's been a couple of weeks since posting some and i'm sorry. in my spare time i have been finishing the laminating of the pieces. i also received some parts in the mail.

received some fans



and a second pump. its the one with speed control



and hdd cage for the storage and back up drives



and monsta 480. thats makes two.




i also made the back piece that will hide the mess of wires i am sure to have. thats 4 80mm fans to help with air flow around the pumps. i will replace these someday. i don't have to look at them as they are on the back of the case so they'll do for now. they will be connected to the controller to help keep them quiet.



here is the mid-shelf. i am still deciding where to drill through for the rad lines. hmmmm, i guess i have some time as i just ordered some more parts and will have to wait for them anyway.



made the top. it will be removable and not on a hinge. i like being able to dive into the box like its an engine. i don't want the hood in the way.



then i did some test fitting of some of the components. mostly to get me excited. i will stagger the orange fans. i got them on sale so i will have to use them. they are the only four orange out of the 16 used so far. monstas fit perfect.






this week end i cut the pieces for the face frame. i cut two 1/4" grooves into the 1 1/2" poplar for the glass. two pieces have to be better for sound then one right? well there they are anyway. after installing them, they got some wood putty in the nail holes and then the stain. it rubs the stain. i am trying to match the cabinet all ready installed in the desk. the cabinet stain is a little darker then i did. if i went any darker, is would be hard to see that is was stained wood. i used cherry stain color and did coats until reach the color.




as far as i got tonight was to start the top coat layers. i will sand between coats lightly until i like it.




i also installed the new piece that the drawer slides will attach to for both the keyboard tray and the box. i also installed new drawer slides for the keyboard tray. soft close. i like.





well thats all for now. i hope to be done with the finishing this week and hopefully the parts will come in that i ordered before next weekend so i can play with them next weekend.
post #29 of 42
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just a couple of pics. i finished the top coat and brought it inside where it's warmer. i am not the happiest with the top coat. i used to apply it with a sprayer, but that didn't make it out of my last job. i will live with it for now. i will be using mayhams XT-1, and some parts are in the mail. i need to flush the rads still so i can install them.

i tried to fill the bays with some bay devices to see what it would look like. the HDD cage and the res are staying.

post #30 of 42
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i've started to install the w/c components. i still need to cut some of the tubes as i am long on some. i might replace some as i might be short on some too. biggrin.gif it is already starting to look messy. once the psu's go in, it is going to be fun playing with the cables. well here are the pics, please excuse the flash.


the other four fans will be black. they are cooling this comp. i hope to replace the orange ones for the black ones one day, but not high on the priority list.



here is one of the elbows where a pump goes. i have some felt under the pump for now to help with noise.



here is the drain between the pumps. i hope to replace this one day with a dual pump top. when that day comes, i will happily find a new spot for the drain.



i hope to replace these elbows with a qdc of some sort so i can remove the shelf piece if i need to get under it. these will do for now and i will not see them once the back cover is on.



the res. i am using some of THESE and THESE to help with the tubes. i think i need to paint the HDD cage. i will have to do that after i get everyhting hooked up as i haven't tested it yet. i will have to do the dvd drives as well then. looks like i need to do some more cleaning up by the res.



tested it with the shelf on. i have more foam to do on the right and under the shelf. i am not sure how well the foam works, but it has to be better then all plastic i guess.



that flash is bright. i guess thats the point. i am test fitting the hdd rack. the tube is clear. the orange of the case is making me wonder what it's going to look like once i put the blue ccfl's(to be replaced with blue led's some day).



i will wait for my small order to get here and then i will move all the components to the new case next weekend(hopefully).
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