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The case, Sunbeam UFO. If you've read this you'll see that the top layer to the case is sort of short. So, I'd like to be able to fit my Thermaltake V-1 in there. Here's the game plan.

You have the case. I'm going to get pieces of acrylic in the following size.

two - 14.5"x2.5"
two - 11.25"x2.5"
eight - 2"x2"

The four larger pieces will extend the height of the current case by 2.5", just what I need. The eight 2x2 pieces of acrylic will be used as "tabs" to hold the extension onto the original case. The extensions will be glued together with contact cement so they can be remove or placed as a whole. Tabs will be attached with double sided tape or contact cement. This case will be completely able to revert to stock at any moment, no drilling the current case or anything.



Draw up from a marcus


Many thanks to Syrillian and all those who helped in the design!
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Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
The case, Sunbeam UFO. If you've read this you'll see that the top layer to the case is sort of short. So, I'd like to be able to fit my Thermaltake V-1 in there. The main idea is depicted in the picture below

Black = stock
Red = where I want roof panel
Blue = long thumbscrews (or screws of any kind)
Pink = nuts to hold the roof that high
Green = Chrome Mesh (what would look good in an acrylic cube?)



I'm sure you guys get what I mean there. I'm raisin tha roof! Thanks to Syrillian for some pre-post help and ideas. This should be started in a week or two when my e4300 and DS3 get here. A little criticism, anybody?
mmm, I have some criticism for you! Where's your Canada avatar? I really liked that avatar...

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haha I brought milky out because alot of people were asking for him, I like canada too, its goin back in.

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Are you going to cover the screws? Because I really don't like the screws in the opening..

EDIT: sorry, I was being n00b... I don't see the mesh lol

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i'll be checking back in
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Oooohh... that CC idea is good!

About the mesh... you could wire (or small black zip-ties) it to the 4 bolts/posts.

I guess it hinges upon how rgid the mesh is. The mesh won't have to support weight, but it might sag if you only anchor the corners...

Oh!... if the mesh is rigid enough you could make a "shroud" or "skirt" from it. The skirt would have a 1" lip (or whatever depth is necessary) this would be placed over the cove, and when fully seated rest on all foud sides of the top.

oh boy...more editing: If that were the case you might want to protect the acrylic from the metal contact...
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post #7 of 96
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A little tape would do the trick, having it sit on is a nice feature. The mesh is going to be modders mesh, not like, stringy mesh. So it should keep its shape no problem. Having it site over the top raises a couple questions

1)Cathode Attachment - Attaching cathodes to the mesh may make it difficult to remove from the case....hmmm....more ideas on mounting cathodes please.

2)Hanging - Having it hang off the top is a cool idea, but when removing the top panel it would need be removed, and then i'd need to disconnect the cathodes.

I like the idea of the zipties. A couple black zipties on the corners around the screws would be great, discrete and hold the mesh nicely. I could get a rod like you had mentioned of the correct width and just use two nuts to hold the acrylic, one below, one above. Then, removing the top panel would be as easy as undoing the top nut and pulling off the acrylic. This wouldn't require the modders mesh to be removed for taking off the top.
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post #8 of 96
Si le dessus ou, toit car vous l'appelez et les côtés vont être verre en plastique, alors vous devra aller à un atelier de construction mécanique ou obtenir une prise d'une pression de foret et de quelques coupeurs de verre pour la faire parfaitement alignée. Ou bien, il ressemblera à la merde.
post #9 of 96
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Non Non Non! Lisez la poste au dessus de vous. C'est tous séparer! Voila un photo.

Translated - No! Read the post above you, they're all seperate. Here's a photo.

[IMG]http://*************.com/reviews/sunbeamufo/IMGP3855.jpg[/IMG]

Its all just connected by thumbscrews. A long thumbscrew or screw would allow it to be lifted up quite a bit, and from there i just need to fill in the gap.
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Ah, je vois. Je pensais que vous devriez finir vers le haut de la créez les morceaux de verre en plastique votre art de l'auto-portrait
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