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It's time for my next project

The idea:

A custom built, black acrylic case to act as a HTPC/LAN gaming rig

Information:

Dimensions: 45cm x 45cm x 20cm (approx)
Colour scheme: Black with red and chrome highlights
Acrylic thickness: 4mm
Cooling: Front 120.2 radiator, back 120mm fan, PSU exhaust fan, vents in roof.
Watercooling: XSPC X20 Delta on CPU, EK 7900 full cover block, DDC Ultra w/ Alphacool top, EK 150 reservoir
Number of hard drives: 1
Number of DVD drives: 1
Proposed Hardware: E6700, Gigabyte G33M-S2, 1GB Corsair, 7950GT, 250GB Samsung Spinpoint, Pioneer SATA DVD drive, unknown PSU
Accessories: Zalman ZM-MFC1, XSPC LCD screen, vandal proof switches, stealthed DVD drive, temperature monitors

The project is going to be a longish one - my aim is for it to be finished by the end of summer. I have already started buying in the hardware and accessories necessary, and I should be able to get on with the case by the end of June.

Influences and Inspiration

Everyone has influences and I'll admit to mine happily, so expect this section to be a little bit long I first got into modding through CustomPC magazine and Mashie, who has made some great and very unique mods. However, major shout outs go to a few people - Syrillian, Bill Owen over at MNPCTech (I spent many hours happily browsing the mods on his site and forums), and d3daiM on these forums for his amazing RelatiV mod. It's pretty obvious that there are similar features between this mod and Syrillian's mod - the black acrylic, simplisticity and shiney stuff (is that a technical term?). When I first got into modding, these were always my ideals, and this case mod has been a long time coming. In Syrillian, these same ideals are shown in awesome case mods, the best I've seen. Thanks go to bentleya too - he's helped a lot with the Sketchup work and always seems to have a desire to push for more modding! One final shout out goes to redsunx; for listening to me jabbering on about some crazy idea

Anyway, moving on! Even more thanks goes to Tom over at ChilledPC for sponsoring the project - looks like the new ChilledPC CNC machine will be helping me out! I can't wait to see what it can do...






Edited by prosser13 - 5/20/08 at 3:14am
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post #2 of 77
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Some concept models - front:



Back:



Any opinions would be great. I'm thinking through a couple of things:

1. Something on the right hand side panel - maybe a couple of framed temperature monitors in the middle?

2. Changing the top front vent to an "L" shape; the radiator underneath is going to have a shroud with the LCD in it and some other bits and piece.
Edited by prosser13 - 5/16/08 at 9:33am
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Edited by prosser13 - 5/16/08 at 9:29am
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How do you plan on incorporating your sponsor in this build? (ie. stickers, laser etching, etc..) What parts are they supplying you with and how much time are they giving you on the CNC machine?

I'm just full of questions aren't I

Can't wait to see your progress

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post #5 of 77
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Thanks mega!

I've got room for stickers of the shroud for them there which is one of the ideas behind making the window, and I'm sure they'll pop up plenty in the worklog too

Not completely sure if they are offering parts, think they are considering it but it doesn't offer me. They've offer to mill all the acrylic for me - a small calculation for you, there are 24 edges just for the main chassis (not including grills or details) which will all be cut to 1mm tolerance...

They also do USA shipping
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post #6 of 77
Dude I'm watching this... can't wait to see actual product!
    
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I'm down wit' it.

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post #8 of 77
design scheme looks AWESOME!
i love the color schoice, or atleast how you CADed it lol
the tube on the (top or side... idk) is especially interesting lol pretty sweet if you ask me.
cant wait to see how well this one turns out pross!

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Thanks mega!

I've got room for stickers of the shroud for them there which is one of the ideas behind making the window, and I'm sure they'll pop up plenty in the worklog too

Not completely sure if they are offering parts, think they are considering it but it doesn't offer me. They've offer to mill all the acrylic for me - a small calculation for you, there are 24 edges just for the main chassis (not including grills or details) which will all be cut to 1mm tolerance...

They also do USA shipping
That sounds awesome I'll have to check them out as my acrylic work needs a WARNING sign
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post #10 of 77
'scribed, especially after your newfound fame in CPC Magazine.
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