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

  1. theJesus

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    Make it bigger and use a bigger fan?
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  2. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    i cant :( the problem is that the hole extends and overlaps over one of the case feet :shadedshu
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    no more ghetto :p
    probably will get it welded.

    EDIT:-
    Front Bezel done.
    [​IMG]
    Instead of using a separate fan controller, i am thinking of using the plastic covers of the 5.25" drive bays and using them as the back for switches.
    thinking of a way to make touch sensitive switches. but i dont think i have the knowledge for that.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2013
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  4. theJesus

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    How did you manage that? :laugh:
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    i removed the feet before i measured and cut it :(
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    Do the feet have to back in the same exact spot?
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    apparently yes. or else i will need to get new feet.
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    My suggestion:
    -Make the hole larger to cover up the mistake and use a larger fan
    -Get new feet that can be placed wherever you need them to be placed
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    instead of getting new feet, i was thinking of drilling through the feet to remove the clips. then i could use a nut and bolt to screw them in everywhere.
    oh well, more work for tomorrow... sigh.
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    I assumed you had already thought of that when you answered previously, or else I would have suggested it. :p
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    yeah sure ~
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    did some work tonight. had a previous blunder of cutting a fan hole of incorrect dimensions in the incorrect place. after thinking through the suggestions and trying to figure out a path of the least hassle, i decided to go for a 120mm fan, instead of the 92mm fan i previously had in mind when doing the blunder.
    [​IMG]
    Placing the fan was difficult since there was less than 140mm to work with. add to that the space i needed to leave for the Audio and USB jacks made it even more difficult.


    as you can see its very close to the side of the cabinet
    [​IMG]


    with the fan
    [​IMG]

    age old trick, using nail polish to prevent rust forming on the newly cut edges
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    the scrapped portion. you can see how badly it was cut. to be honest, that was the first time with a rotary tool, and i was 17 years old back then. now i am 20 :D
    [​IMG]
    i have improved a lot. I did the final cut with the rotary itself. Only used a knife to clean up the edges from burrs.
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    Well done , good to see the hardware has been stripped out of the case.
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    new hardware wont fit in it. :p i use an ATX board now :laugh:
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    Nice save; I'm glad my suggestion worked out for ya! :)
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    [​IMG]
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    finished rendering....

    should i paint the interior white or blac :confused:
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    Wow, that's really detailed.

    I vote white. Everybody and their mother's brother has black interior these days.
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    ^ this

    Black (most other colors) = Boring :shadedshu

    White is the way to go :rockout:
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    You know what they say... :p :roll:

    The colour scheme in the rendering looks good, as does the rendering! :pimp:
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    i too want to keep it white since the fan blades will be white, also this is a small case, having white interior will mean that the light will reflect well and look a bit more "airy"

    now comes the hard part of painting. i have no experience in that matter :p
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    Yep, white is the color to go, dude :)
    Nice work overall :)
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    With the inside of the case in white, all the cabling protruding (assuming there will be some at least), will be seen too well, what cannot be said about a black interior :) Have you considered other colors other than white or black?
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    Not if he uses sleeved cables in either white or another color that wouldmatch the hardware going in the case.
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    Plus, if the cables are sleeved and routed neatly, then they can actually look nice and add some accent.
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    if youre spraying, jus aim and squirt fast lol

    practice on a wall or something, it sort of becomes natural and youll know how to spray, distance and speed the more ya try.

    always good to get half decent paint, it doesn't leave splatters and the nozzle doesn't spit.

    and don't let the can run empty, I thought id be clever and it went thick in some places on my case (but you cant see because my cameras resolution is poor :laugh:)
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