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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by de.das.dude, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. theoneandonlymrk

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    like ya thread dude:D

    a small tip, try and get a set of 6inch / small files, their the shiz for finishing up cut outs neatly and they remove more metal, better then you might expect i use em a fair bit
     
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    i have a 12" one with a round edge, yeah i was wishing i had smaller ones too. but since budget is very very limited so poo for me. the nose pliers u see here are 40yrs old. its my dads. they are 21yrs older than me LOL



    also there need to be a slight modification to the top exhaust. my new PSU is 1 cm longer, so what i will do is cut out a rectangle and attach a shroud thingy (there will be 3, one at front, back and middle). the fans will be mounted on the shroud. shroud will be made of aluminum 1mm thick.
     
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    de.das.dude. this is so mongrel, you are my hero.
     
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    I'm astonished that you bought new fans, weren't you the fan repair man? Just j/k. Nice thread btw. New pictures would be nice too, just make sure you make it to the end. This is some nice modding you are doing with that case with the tools you have at hand, BRAVO!
     
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    Hey Das, could you use perspex for the fan mount? great stuff, thanks for posting love to see what folks are up too.
    Good idea to get rid of the acer logo, hahaha.
     
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    hmmm... you mean acrylic right?? yes, but i would have to find them. and they are hard to paint as i cant find adhesioner here in india.


    also the fans would simple 50mm black ones. so nothing fancy to see. :p
    I might, however put some slots in the fan mount and get some LEDs underneath. so far i have done the measurements for the mount only. 50mm x3 is a little bit cramped :p
     
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    Subbed. Reminds me of when I started modding with even less tools (and hideous, but functional results lol).
     
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    you have a piece of aluminium. say you want to cut along a straight line.

    you take a metal ruler, then draw a line with a sharpie knife / pen knife (whatever you like to call it)
    the line must be deep enough to be felt by the finger.

    then at the edge of the sheet, make a small cut into the line. now with a set of pliers, use this little piece and roll it in the way shown in the pic. result is the sheet will shear along the line.

    works with new aluminium.
     
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    forgot about these updates :O

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    let there be light!
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    I think I have that same heatsink sitting in a drawer somewhere.
     
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    but you have an intel setup. :confused:


    edit nvm, you are a tech worker.
     
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    So...much...dust...:wtf:
     
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    What, a man's only allowed to have one machine? :laugh: I collected all sorts of stuff when I was trying to put together a dirt-cheap rig for the gf a few years ago and kept changing platforms.
     
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    Love what you´re doing with the tools you have, finding inventive solutions to stuff you´d normally need the right tools to do, subd! : )
     
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    Have you thought about whether you plan to paint it afterwards? A black matte finish would be nice, especially having worked the metal so much. The interior too should be given some paint love, lets not make it a half assed job lol
     
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    im thinking of brush painting it with some black shiny coat, and finishing it with a sponge roller to get the original paint effect. it will hide any imperfections as well.


    the white part of my bezel will be metallic blue. though i am having trouble securing a can of blue metallic spray paint here :(
     
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    Well if you go for shiny paint jobs, just make sure you sand it well and smooth before. It doesn't hide imperfections as you say well, cause of light reflections etc, you get the drill. Matte would have made your job a tad easier. (dunna what you really plan to do with the sponge roller, so I might be out of tune here)
     
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    no i will get the shiny matt finish. my dad works for berger paints :p so that part is covered pretty well.
     
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    like openin a tuna can after the indents made with the pen knife :p
     
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    yes. something tells me you are from erodov?
     
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    yea :) am ther aswell
     
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    update. finally figured out the dimensions i need to cut for the fan shroud.

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    Time. To. Die.
    this makes swooshy noise. very snnoying, so i kill eet!!

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    safety first!

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    time to bring in the hammer!
    note that i left a tab at the lower left corner so that the thing doesnt fly into the case when i hammer it.
    not my case is full fo hardware.

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    filing time. one edge done.

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    filing complete.

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    time to pack up for today!
    moms nailpolish as rust protection.

    PS dont tell her. >.<"

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    swooshy noise is no more!

    note: i will add a net to the front bezel. dust can be a problem here.


    thanks for reading!
     
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    Yeah, I would have taken everything out of the case before cutting it. You really don't want metal dust getting all over your components and potentially causing a short somewhere.
     

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