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[Build Log] Aero Cube

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Hey enthusiastic PC builders,

I'm going to start a new casemod, this time a micro-ATX build in the Aerocool DS cube.
It has to be an HTPC that can also be used as a LAN-box, so it has to be a freaking awesome case.

Hardware : not known yet
Cooling components: Not known yet

Here are some pictures of the Aerocool DS Cube.























Playing with some LED`s.






See you soon coolsmiley02.gif
Edited by Misterdokje - 6/23/17 at 8:48am
post #2 of 14
Why Mini ITX versus mATX if the case supports it? smile.gif
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Good one, because I have some good ideas where all available space is needed. 😉
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
This week started making a midplate and some minor adjustments to the case itself wink.gif


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Pre-drill the holes and then cut out with the cutter.

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Mid plate fits perfectly biggrin.gif


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I made a window in both side panels, here you can see the graphics card en later the cooling en hardware.


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Problem ?? Little space for power cables,s o I did a little adjustment.


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Did some wrapping on the midplate with some mat black.


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I got the idea of ​​making a pump with reservoir combo in the front of the case, so the round hole has already been made.
Had two more pass through fittings spare, so I used them to make an easy connection through the midplate.


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post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hey, another update.


This week I started with the front panel of the case.
I used the Asus Mayan pattern for the front, later on there will be a lot of RGB led`s behind this panel and case parts.













































































Used some primer, more in the next update




If you have any questions, I'd love to hear those biggrin.gif
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
I got a new tool for modding, bought this airbrush starter-pack with some paint to get started.
For a first time I did a nice job I think, of course there are some points we can improve but we can work on that.






These colors I`m going to use on the case. (red madder dark, black)









First I used the color (red madder dark), then I used a airbrush and brush and added the color (black). And added a clear coating, for a first time I did a great job I think.



























The sharpness of the pictures will improve in the next update.
post #7 of 14
How did you cut the very crisp and intricate front grill pattern?
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by honegod View Post

How did you cut the very crisp and intricate front grill pattern?
I used a Fretsaw for the cutting. And a file for the raw edges.
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Originally Posted by Misterdokje View Post

I used a Fretsaw for the cutting. And a file for the raw edges.

Sweet!

Blister power, FTW .

Do "they" make aluminium blades, or does wood grade work fine?
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Sweet!

Blister power, FTW .

Do "they" make aluminium blades, or does wood grade work fine?

I used these blades,they are for both wood and metal.
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