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post #21 of 343
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Got a 20" Widescreen LCD monitor for my bithday! WOOT! And a chair for my computer desk. Have some pictures soon though. This thing kick the pants off my old LG 17" CRT
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Originally Posted by Smokie View Post
Got a 20" Widescreen LCD monitor for my bithday! WOOT! And a chair for my computer desk. Have some pictures soon though. This thing kick the pants off my old LG 17" CRT
Woohoo!

Congrats.

...oh! and Happy Birthday. for a day
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Happy birthday!
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post #24 of 343
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Been doing a little work. cut a few of the angles and filing them to exactly 45* have some pics soon.
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post #25 of 343
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Well i have had a bit of a set back. The pop-rivetting gun decided that it did not want to work properly for me so i bought a new one today. I have all the angle cut, bought the hinges, got the right drill bit and now am ready to start putting the pannels together. Have pics to post tomorrow.
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post #26 of 343
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Well as i said i have some pics to post up. Did a bit of work over the weekend. Had a few problems in the design but they were easily overcome. The mounting of the Motherboard tray is going to be a little harder than i predicted, but not overly hard. The trickiest part will be cutting the back pannel of the case to fit the motherboard tray.

So here they are...


The new pop-rivet gun and 100 pop-rivets.


All my angle cut to size.


I placed silicon between the angle and the sheet of aluminiumb sheets to reduce system vibration which will reduce the noise.


A close-up of how the two sheets are pop-riveted together.


The two pannels together now.


Cut and drill the holes for the top 80mm exhaust fan that will be positioned up above the cpu.


I had to build a brace on the back of the motherboard to support the weight and to also attach it to the case. So the u shape angle that is attached to the tray will attach to the side pannel by 3 pop-rivets.

Please, all constructive critisism is appreciated.

More to come soon.

-Smokie
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post #27 of 343
Yea,.....pics!!
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post #28 of 343
Can't wait to see this project finished. Subscribed
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post #29 of 343
This should be interesting... subscribed. I really like the MS paint blue prints btw lol
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post #30 of 343
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My idea of the side panel window. Any pointers/suggestion?

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