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  1. kier

    kier

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    Hi my modding friends,
    I'm working almost 2 weeks now on a nice little project
    And would like to share this with you. A kind of MCE / NAS for in the living room
    (actually the only place without a PC) My wife was always against this, so I had to promise that it has to be a winner
    And (almost) without sponsorship :)

    This year's Cebit, I bought a kind of prototype NAS thing , made of some Acrylic and aluminum.
    Real ugly, but this is gonna change....I hope ;)

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    I have a few last remaining pieces of UV green acrylic so this I'm gonna use for this build, with black ;)

    Hardware:
    2x HDD, Western Digital Greenpower 1.5TB
    1x Intel 160 GB SSD
    Een Asus E45M1-1 Deluxe
    Een 220 Watt Coolermaster PSU
    4x 60mm Coolermaster fans

    The "thing" disassembled

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    And everything pulled apart

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    The Asus mobo

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    Enough Sata's and a PCI-e

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    DDR3

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    It fits :)

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    Already cut 2 green pieces of acrylic

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    And placed the 2 HDD's

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    Fits next to the motherboard

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    For both sides I have cut a piece of UV green acrylic

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    Cut the shapes for the air-outlet

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    Same form as the original, still need to cut the fanholes for the 60mm fans

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    Also cut a piece acrylic for the front. And another piece slightly curved with 60mm fanholes.

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    I changed the fanholes and made square holes ​​with the dimensions of the fans

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    And sawn an aluminum plate with fanholes, this will be black acrylic which is looking better, I think

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    In the upper layers of black and green acrylic (in the middle) I cut a rectangle with the dimensions of an SSD

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    The cut rectangular green acrylic on the SSD.

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    Made the aluminum bars black.

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    And a little teaser for the next update ;)

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    Very cool, can't wait to see it completed!
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  3. kier

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    Ok you guys, this is becoming a high speed build;) The small tubes/ spacers that I showed in previous update is to create distances between the green and black acrylic

    Step by step

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    Green acrylic on top

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    placed the bars

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    Placed the original sides with 60mm fans mounted

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    Cut a horizontal plate and placed it

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    Against this comes the bent piece of acrylic with the 60mm fans

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    Here I slide the existing piece and clamp the curved piece

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    Also cut the fanholes in the side plates

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    Placed the spacers also to the side panels. (bolts are going to be replaced ;) )

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    Both sides

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    And on top placed spacers again with a piece of black acrylic

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    Most acrylic is finished, Next job placing the hardware ;)
  4. kier

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    Update !!!

    Coolermaster has given me a nice little PSU. The flex ATX 220w

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    Sad but true ... has to open for the sleeve job

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    First series of cables sleeved black.

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    Molex etc. also black

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    Used my Lamptron for the first time and must say it is a very useful kit.

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    Made the 24pins green.

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    And some black (had no more green)

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    To fit everything I have placed the mobo, HDDs and rams.

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    Placed the HDDs with some spacers

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    Now I can anticipate the little space I have left, so i've made ​​an aluminum tray for the PSU

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    Made it black

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    And attached it to the green acrylic.

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    Also made the rear from a piece of aluminium and cut the recesses for the IO shield and the PSU

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    Made the IO shield black

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    Fortunaly I had still some black Dominators

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    And now the challenge to get everything in the case ... but will certainly succeed ;)

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  5. kier

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    Little change of plans but I've got the solution!!!
    My wife wanted something for her Iphone, smartphone, Ipad, Tablet, MCE and NAS

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    Hopefully this will keep her quiet :D
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    Having started a mini-itx project of my own, I will be following this one closely!

    As always awesome work!
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  7. kier

    kier

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    Hmm, forgotten to update this one...sorry ;)


    Final Update!!!

    Where were we. The SSD I think
    I have a nice 60GB SSD, this is more than enough for her.

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    Some extra storage

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    On the pictures you can also see that I have removed the sleeve... With it there was no room left.

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    Made some LEDs and a switch in ​​it

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    Power on

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    Made a cover for the front

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    Must find some nicer bolts lol

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    The cover for supporting her.....

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    And installed W8, time for her to find out how it works and where everything is;)

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    That's it!!!
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    That is cool it looks so professional.

    I might try and put a ipad dock on my router build.

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