Pump Chamber work
Today was a good day! Got off a little earlier than expected from work, so I was able to get home and start working on my case.
First, I tore it down. I needed to adjust a few things as well as have it out in the garage so that I can test fit things while working on them.
So, you'll probably be wondering a few things as I'm going along, so I'll update you in advance. I have switched it up a little. I'm pulling out one full loop, and going with just two separate loops. One for my GPU, and one for my CPU/Chipset. It just hit me one night that it was some serious overkill, and there was really no reason to have that third loop in there.
So, that's why you'll only see 4 holes on my passthrough plate. Just in case you were wondering.
Pictures are in order of the steps/descriptions below:
-NEW WHITE PLEXI BACKPLATE!!
With the change-up of just two loops, and needing to re-tool the backplate anyways. I thought I'd try my hand with some of the leftover plexi I had. I've been working in SketchUp for this past week on my design, and I have to say I'm seriously happy with the way it turned out.
Anyways, so I totally wrecked the first one, so this is the second iteration. As with most of the plexi, I'm working with it's something that requires a lot of patients and calculated cuts so as not to have it blow up in your face. Here it is mocked up in the case after about twenty minutes of fine-tuning with a sander and a file to get it just right.
-Measured out and cut
-Passthrough mount holes drilled out
-Top and bottom ends bent 90 degrees
-Side view of bends
-Mockup and measuring on plexi backplate
-Cut out of backplate and standoff's mounted
So, going to stop there and give you a quick description of what I'm doing. So what it is you'll see that there's a gap between the aluminum plate and the plexi, behind the aluminum I'm going to have strips of RGB's running that'll match all the fans and other RGB's, making the white plexi glow with that color. it'll have a nice diffused look to it, I hope.
Okay, back to pictures. Now that the passthrough plate was done, I went to work on the plate that's going to cover the center-console and match the flow of the passthrough plate, with the same intentions of putting RGB light strips under the plate to make it glow as well. There are also a few other ideas floating around in my head about possible cutout designs on the center console plate. Not sure if I can pull it off, but if I can I think it'll look pretty sick.
Didn't get any picks of the center plate while I was making it because I was kind of in the zone, but here it is mocked up.
-Mock-up 2 (with me holding the passthrough plate up for effect)
-The Center plate now off the console, showing off my bends.
Welp, that's it for tonight. My knee was screaming at me to stop. I'll be picking up where I left off tomorrow!
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