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post #81 of 1083
Nicely done.

Seems my commment is somewhat lackluster in regards to what you have produced; a well-crafted custom grill-work, and that you certainly deserve more praise...

Awesome job; clean and professional.

That case is gonna be breathin' easy.

Keep up the great work.

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post #82 of 1083
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thanx Syrillian.
Initial modding stages are not very exciting. Once things get more interesting I believe that you and others will have more reasons to comment on my efforts.

I am actually pleasantly surprised at the level of interest shown for my project considering my choice of pc case.
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post #83 of 1083
WOAH THAT THING LOOKS GREAT!
seriously, that was some amazing work you just did!

Good job!
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post #84 of 1083
Subscribed! Also rep+ for Eurofix for this excellent mod. I'm also curious to see the P7N Diamond installed, as I'm thinking of upgrading to this MB once I get my new case. I'm cheating though, I'm having someone mod my case for me. Lol
post #85 of 1083
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Originally Posted by EuroFix View Post
One of the challenges was to preserve the original curvature of the front bezel. I wanted the mesh to 'flow' from one end post to another.
I made the front section little bit too wide which the caused to bulge out when the whole piece was forced into place.
Wow! Wow! Wow!!! It's amazing you thought that far ahead! I never would have thought about making it wider to induce a bend... and that's why you are getting this +1 rep and I'm sitting here drooling!

It's the little things like that in a mod that differentiate between a "good" mod and a "holy crap! that is awesome" mod!
Edited by beelzebub_75 - 5/18/08 at 1:15am
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post #86 of 1083
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thx for your comment beelzebub_75.
I am trying very hard to think ahead so far I am doing OK but sometimes its scary not to know what the outcome will be until a task is completed - I guess that's the fun component of case modding!
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Yeah I know what u mean but I am more interested in getting that 'tough' and 'armored' look and came up with name Panzer to indicate where I am trying to take this mod. It occurred to me that people may expect a military look but I feel that this would be beyond my skills...

Hopefully I will be able to deliver something good to look at anyway...
I'd say you are delivering
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post #88 of 1083
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Thanks CD.

Well I finally started working with acrylic.
Did not get nowhere near as much done as I expected.
First, it took me well over an hour to 'calibrate' my table saw so that the cuts were really straight and true.

Then I had a go at my test acrylic and WHOA ppl - I LOVE my table saw. This thing is evil and I was amazed how clean the cuts were!



Determined not waste any of the good stuff I measured and measured and then finally cut two pieces to start with.


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post #89 of 1083
Dang those cuts look almost perfect!
I wish I had a table saw, my jig saw and dremel were a bit more violent to the acrylic than I had wanted
and yet again I have to say: Good job!
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post #90 of 1083
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I setup my acrylic 'moulding jig'.
I need to create acrylic cylinders for my air intake ducts.

The idea is to work the acrylic with a heat gun while the piece rests on a cylinder template and to push the acrylic forward when it gradually bends to take shape of the template.



The upright piece of wood helps to keep the piece perpendicular to the cylinder template - I need the two ends to mate correctly.


So what the hell happened? The acrylic is RISING!


I wanted to see what would happen if I did not remove the protective film before applying heat to the piece ()

The film did not melt into a goo but is started to shrink which caused the acrylic to be pulled up! Well now I know

I removed the film and continued...


ABORT, ABORT!
OK, I was unable to find suitable metal cylinder/pipe to act as a template so I got some plumbing stuff.
Sure its plastic but it is much tougher than acrylic so I did not expected to be affected by heat so quickly.

I was wrong. The 'template' started to loose it 'integrity' and I had to stop.

I will now look for metal substitute.
Look out for 'Acrylic Moulding Jig rev A'
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