ok serious stuff here just a basic sketch of what i am trying to get this is no fancy drwing atm most of the fancy cabinetmaking will be done on the fly as i have a heap of material to play with and i have a factory to play around with this.
ok preliminary sketch here
this around what i envisaged. atm the bottom of the case will be suspended 30 mm off the desk to allow air to come up under the case from 3, 120mm fans i will be enclosing the Psu in a box to hide any wiring the front panel i am undecided as what to do with the disk drive atm i would love some sort of mechanism lice a car cd player whare the disc is just placed into a slot but all my googling attempts cannot find it. There will be 2 sections to the case front and back, for main cpu space and drive/radiator space. and i am going to try to attempt getting something to hold the rear of my gfx card as it sags a lot in my current case.
other things i have in my mind for this project are shroud for the ssd's, spraying the mainboard air cowling white (i have way too much black in there atm) possibly going to sleeve everything in white i shall see how the budget goes first
now onto todays achievements ( only got one photo in before Phone battery died on me)
today was fairly straight forward used a belt sander to great effect to sand off the excess resin on the slab and showed me all the cracks and splits that i had missed. Masked up the bottom of the slab with plastic wrap and masking tape to stop any resin going straight through the board. then mixed up another batch of resin (west system) and poured in all the gold flakes into the mix. poured it onto the slab and using an old store card (credit card type thing) spread the mix into all the cracks that were left and used a heat gun to get rid of any air bubbles and whiteness in the resin left it for a bit under some heat lamps. came back and smothed it over again popping some air bubbles and then leaving it for a few hours to cool naturally (without the heat lamps. i shall sand this again tomorrow when i get to work until the flakes are totally off the surface of the top and only in the cracks and splits.
and this is the result
Total cost atm in AUD ( this will get updated every time i buy something)
Gold Flakes $18