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Great work! can't wait to see more!
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Thanks! Here we go:

The front panel has to be fixed from the backside. There’s only room for the fixing screws at the lower end. So I have to use a strong U-shaped profile and two M4 screws. To prevent the upper end to swing, only the lower screw has a limit stop. The upper screw pulls the upper end of the front panel back and guarantees a strong fixation.







I had to adapt several of my aluminium profiles and to add some nuts. But then I had a long awaited premiere: first time MB mounted in the new case.



GP and soundcard had to join. I removed some parts of the energy chains to get the perfect length.



I used an old power supply for adapting the mounting profiles. Picture shows work in progress (power supply still in oblique position).



To mount the top plate of the reservoir I first had to add some threads.


Edited by mrmaler - 5/2/17 at 10:34am
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Thanks Dortheleus!

Next step was to work on some long awaited parts, since I had to wait again for some help with the inner T-slots. I did all other manufacturing steps on the manual milling machine. The upper part of the reservoir is made from aluminium. I finished the cover for the lower part as well. Don’t mind the quality of the surfaces, they will be glass-bead blasted and anodized later.







Now all parts for my reservoir are finished. Time for test sitting!



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Fantastic build, I'm so jealous of all those nice machines you have to work with!

I like the way you sealed the cable sleeves with glue, I think I'll have to steal that idea, it looks so much neater than heat shrink.
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I just love how the cable chains look...It's really coming all together now,isn't it?

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Also,if I'm right,kudos on your avatar-I loved the Gothic series
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Fantastic build, I'm so jealous of all those nice machines you have to work with!

I like the way you sealed the cable sleeves with glue, I think I'll have to steal that idea, it looks so much neater than heat shrink.

Thanks! I can't say how happy and grateful I am that my chef allows me to use these machines. Feel free to copy as much ideas as you want to, this why we're all sharing our worklogs, aren't we? I'm quite confident with the outcome of this experiment, looks good and works very well. But be careful about choosing the right glue. I used a 2k-glue with a low viscosity, which was able to fill all the small gaps within the sleeve.
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I just love how the cable chains look...It's really coming all together now,isn't it?

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Also,if I'm right,kudos on your avatar-I loved the Gothic series
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Thanks! Then you are going to love this update! And you're right, the case is visibly growing and it's great to see some parts and ideas coming alive on which I was working for month. I'm only one update away from bringing this worklog to the actual state. After this updates will take longer. Good point is, I'm far away from finishing my project, so there will be a lot of updates in the future thumb.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
You're right again, this is my tribute to one (two) of my all-time favourits: Gothic 1 & 2!

I turned my focus back to the energy chains and some minor issues which aren’t easy to photograph. I had to rework the end part of the energy chains to increase their bend angle to 90°.
I milled a framework for the ATX and USB energy chains. Photo shows work in progress, grinding of the inner edges isn’t finished.





Then I got impatient, couldn’t wait anymore and assembled all three energy chains. I have to unmount them again, but that’s worth it.











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Nice!I love the industrial look of the cables that way-they look glorious thumb.gif
   
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Thanks! Was a lot of work, the location of the USB-port on my motherboard is too close to the ATX socket. I even had to mill of some material of the USB plug till it fit.
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