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[Case Mod Comp 2008] Project Goliath

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Welcome to Project Goliath - The Ultimate Testbench/Case
Total Weight: 59 lbs.

Originally, I had planned something a bit different, that's when I actually had a budget. Eventually, I decided to do this build with only materials on hand.

The entire inner tray slides out so you may access any item with ease. Its built on heavy-duty drawer rails (150lb. capacity each).

Dimensions are: 17 1/2 inches tall x 19 1/2 inches wide x 14 1/2 inches deep.

Although I didn't watercool, I built the case around a future water project, even the motherboard is predrilled with holes for the lines and there's tons and tons of room.

I salvaged some cages, power/reset switch and a couple of odds and ends from some old cases and primarily used MDF (medium density fiberboard), some acrylic and some other miscellaneous items.

My hope is that you will enjoy.
Edited by tr8rjohnk - 6/30/08 at 11:26pm
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The final product:















The inside compartment is built onto rails so that you can access any component at any time without difficulty. The acrylic top slips right off and the compartment slides out with a smooth action. All the drivebays and fans are attached with a very thin velcro, allowing for quick connect/disconnect, versatility of reorganization for when you upgrade components and vibration dampening.
Edited by tr8rjohnk - 6/30/08 at 11:27pm
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This is the boring stuff, cutting, planning, etc:

Ok, this is planning phase - not too much but I'm kinda a do as you go kind of person (pretty sure I tossed this into the scrap pile soon after sketching):



Parts and some fabrication:







I'm taking the psu bracket off of this old micro atx frame:


I'll be using this drivecage I scavenged from a relative's 8-10 year old dell. It'll house the Samsung optical drive and two wd2500aks' in a RAID0 array. This array is used to backup the primary terabyte 0 array (can't settle for slow backups).


The front panel which houses the power/reset and speaker along with leds will bet removed and cut down to a small 4 inch wide by 3 inch tall rectangle. It'll be incorporated into the new front panel.

The slot and io cage from the rear of this case will also be removed and used on the fabricated motherboard tray.

Finally, the lower hdd cage from this case will be used to house the two primary wd5000aaks hdd's.


The faucet washers will be used as motherboard risers. The brass screws will be epoxied into the washers, then onto the board tray and the nuts will hold the motherboard in place. The epoxy will also be used to secure the lower part of the psu bracket and the acrylic in the top.




I'll be using these in the lower rear corners of the outer shell. The front of the shell will be completely open so to reinforce the pockethole joinery, these will be instslled and recessed into the sidepanels.


The chopsaw is great for repeated cuts. These pieces will support the motherboard tray cage in each corner and another piece will be used in the center.




Drilling rivets.










Here, the motherboard tray receives cable-management holes. I'll also be drilling some additional holes for water cooling lines (will be added at some point in the future).

Edited by tr8rjohnk - 7/1/08 at 8:20pm
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Here, I'm playing with the parts, trying to get a feel of how it will all come together. Also, I did a little preliminary painting:







Some parts didn't make it into the final product, ie, the third drive cage.
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Here, I put an edge on the bottom platform piece and finished off the side panels:

I used the fan as a guide to make the cuts.


The jigsaw is used first to remove the bulk and the palm router will give everything a nice smooth finish that's precise to the fan demensions.






The router will leave you with rouded corners and here its necessary to have square corners. This is when its beneficial to have chisels sharp enough to shave with.


Here, I use the first side-panel as a template for the second:





A different bit is used in the same router to create a recess. This will allow me to attach the fan filters in an asthetically pleasing way (ie, they won't be attached to the outside of the panel, nor will they be mouted on the inside - preventing fans from being mounted properly).


I took the second panel outside because of the dust created by this particular tool.


Again, the corners must be chiseled out.




This is a piece of an old reusable furnace filter:









A nailset will bring the staples flush to the surface.


I used thin strips of Plywood to reinforce the windows:


The tablesaw blade was raised to half the thickness of the plywood strips and the strips were laterally pushed into the blade to create lapped ends.


The plywood is used as a guide and a stop.




They create a lapjoint so there's no play in the window:






Putting a profile on everything:


This beast is my favorite router.








Just a mock fitting.

Edited by tr8rjohnk - 7/2/08 at 8:41am
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Here's the back panel:









I need to mark out the side of this bracket so that I can chisel out the proper amount of waste.




The nails are installed to prevent lateral movement of the psu (they contribute nothing to the retention integrity)




The handplane is used to create a profile on the top of the rear panel.


Some light sanding to help round the edge.




Here, I needed to trim the top for fit and asthetics. I did this after installing the inner rear rail. Care must be taken when doing something like this. If the tablesaw blade catches one of the screws, well your...I'll leave the pun to you.


I trim up the inside corners for a snug fit with the side panels:


Nice fit:

Edited by tr8rjohnk - 7/1/08 at 8:24pm
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As the title says, tray and carriage:







Making everything flush.


Smoothing out some rough edges.




This will be the rear rail on the motherboard tray.


I predrilled and notched it to fit.




I had to make a slot for the expansion cards to slip into. A router would have been awkward and changing to a dado blade is a bit of a pain, so I raised the sawblade to the proper height, attached the tray carriage to my tablesaw sled and ran it through a bunch of times.




The result:


Quick chiseling of the waste and...


Voila:


Ready for the rear rail.




This side support was easier to make then the second piece covered a few pics down. Basically its two pieces of 1/2 inch material mated together. the metal is then screwed into the newly added supports.


HeHe, faucet washers, combine these with some 6/32's and you have your mobo posts:


After I razorblade the centers:




The side supports for the rear assemby needed to be precise in order to look right when assembled.


I used a marking gauge to measure how deep into the piece the kerf needed to go.


Then transfered the distance into the workpiece.


Depth also needed to be measured correctly.




I used a handsaw to create the kerf.




A bit too snug of a fit so I used another handsaw with a thicker blade to make it fit right.


More pocketholes.




Pockethole screws. I used these a lot, they're as strong as mortise and tenon joints in many cases (source: Fine Woodworking magazine):



Square edges make me crazy.









Edited by tr8rjohnk - 7/2/08 at 8:47am
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Here's a few of the details:



Pocketholes being drilled.


A lockmortising bit is used to create the recesses on the side panels for the corner brackets.


I use a chisel for the very edges so I have no "accidents" with the router.




Nice and square.


Here, the panels are braced into place for assembly.


Just a bit off the sides for a nice fit.


All screwed in.


Here, I'm using epoxy to glue the board posts in place. A p5k that's going in for rma along with an nVidia 6 series and an old tv tuner card were used as a guide for the glue-up.





I'll be applying the epoxy to the lower and outside edges of the psu bracket and to the underside of the risers.



Edited by tr8rjohnk - 7/1/08 at 8:32pm
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After trimming everything off, either by hand, tablesaw or router, I used a knife-grade spackle to fill in the seams and screwholes. This type of spackle is great because it gives you the smoothest finish. The bad part is that its very wet so it takes 24hrs per coat (three coats and a light skimcoat were used)




The screwholes were the most difficult to fill, if not done properly, they'll sink in on you when you apply the paint.


I scrollsaw a patern in the front panel here. The holes were made with a holesaw. No, that's not the bat-signal in the center.


Additional material was removed for the optical drive and front panel switch. I didn't include hookups for usb, firewire etc because I use a hub that runs to under my monitor.


A Forstner bit was used to make flat-bottom recesses for the fan control knobs.


Then the centers were drilled out.




Square edges are just boring, I made sure to have as few as possible by tapering or rounding everything.


Cutting acrylic is a stinky process, reminds me of walking into a nail salon.


Initial cut on the front molding for the acrylic.


Same piece with both slots cut and the edge removed. I also rounded it off with a blockplane and sandpaper.




Mock fitting.


Rounded over and slotted top rear panel.


The drive cage will be mounted to this base so that I have proper airflow between the drives and good height and width relative to the 120mm fan.


HeHe, finally, priming.


Don't know why it came out blue in the first pic, this is the actual color of the primer (gray)


I think this is after the fourth or so coat of paint, maybe third. This was a nightmare. I had to paint outside and I kept having to pull some serious acrobatics as I'd take my pieces in and out of the house between the rainshowers.


The vents were masked off during most of the painting process to prevent them from clogging. The tape was pulled off before the last two light coats.






The edges flow into each other, I'm really happy with how they came together.


The dust shield for the lower compartment, painted.


Ooooo smoooooth.


Exactly the recessed effect I was looking for on the top side vents.



The tops of the rear risers were trimmed down to prevent any difficulty installing a board with the io shield in place.


Epoxy glueup of the top piece. The edges of the acrylic were sanded and buffed smooth. This piece simply lifts off and you can access anything on the topside with such ease.


These are heavy duty drawerslides. I had these in the shop area to build a drawer into the extension table of my tablesaw. I had to use the heavy duty raills for two reasons. 1. The inner carriage isn't light and 2. they're rated at 150lbs each but that is only when mounted to the side of a drawer, when mounted flat like this, they loose some of their strength.

The drillbit seen here is a centering bit. You place the head in the hole and the outer sleeve centers it in the workpiece (there's almost no margin for error when installing these this way. If one of the rails is crooked in the smallest amout, it won't be easy to push/pull the carriage.


I picked this up by accident a while ago when I was working on another project. I usually swear by the 3m stuff but this is much thinner and dare I say stronger too.


Velcro strips will secure everything to the cage. This way, you have quick, toolless access to everything. Also, if you need to add different/more parts at any time, it is very simple to reconfigure the setup.




The cage with the two 500's is mounted in the rear of the lower carriage and that 120mm fan is mounted right next to it.


Here, you can see the 120 for the primary drives and to its' right, an 80mm aimed at the backup array. Look closely and you'll see how thin the velcro is that its mounted on.


The cage pulled out. The only thing you need to do is remove the top and the two left fans (easy to do as the fans are velcro'd to the side vents).


The psu is suspended in the rear of the case. Wires in the lower part of the pic about to be wire-managed.




Originally, I had considered submitting all 350+ pics but settled for these. Let me know if there was a part of the process that was unclear and I'll do my best to provide additional pics and an explanation.
Edited by tr8rjohnk - 7/2/08 at 8:57am
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Haha, beastly... 60lbs. That's past my lifting limit (bad left shoulder). Great job!
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