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MicroFly/Qpack MODernize

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MKmods, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    Thanks and welcome to the adventure icon1:toast:
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    seems I missed out on some good conversation, and some MK tutorials!:(

    My kid has been ill for the last two days and there was no time for anything else...(I am not doing too good, neither)

    Looking forward for the c/f finished result! :toast:
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    hope you both feel better soon...
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    Oooo Nice work MK.

    What's going to cover it? Acrylic?

    Also, i think you should use a fanless heatsink.
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    Time will tell, lol

    Ok got the molds all waxed up...4 coats. Than I sprayed on some mold release (lol, perfect for 4/20)
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    I mixed up some epoxy resin and laid about 6 layers of the carbon fiber
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    now we wait (24 hours) to see if it worked:laugh: I was thinking of making one first and seeing if it was cool or not before posting picts but 1- I dont have any extra CF to play with and 2- I want everyone to see "Real Life" and not just something made up.

    If this works (or not) we will see it together:roll:
    Thanks MP... I havent decided on the top yet but am open to ideas...

    Fanless ?(on the CPU) its a 940 and I will be pushing it a bit so I want a fan with some oomphh (gotta cool the memory mosfets as well)
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    Absolutly super stuff...u never fail to amaze with any one of your mods. Even the first one you did is awesome.....wow,
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    lol @ that can "Stoner" ...

    Cant wait MK, Looking gurd. May i suggest a Scythe Ninja with 2 120mm Fans? Got one on my E8600 (with no fans) and 4GHz, never goes above 50c and idles at 30c!
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    Thanks guys.... I couldnt wait any longer so I took the mold off this morning:eek:

    the poor mold didnt survive. Even with the wax and mold release it was really tough to open the mold (probably due to all the corners)
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    Lucky for me Carbon fiber is 1000X tougher than particle board...Since I am quite impatient I threw it on the oven and baked it for 4 hours at 225F and its amazingly sturdy yet weighs about 6oz.
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    I still need to trim it than throw some clear on it (will give it much more depth) But you should get the idea of whats going on..

    By the way , Yea for us it worked!:rockout::roll::rockout:
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    awww *sad face*

    Giving it another go?
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    LOL, dont be sad it worked...(sorry MP I hadent posted the picts yet)
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    You bitch!

    lol.

    Made me think it didn't work...

    Well, i suppose im happy now... Meanie.
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    I have two questions...
    1, whats between those sheets? Acrylic?
    2, are those sheets made of fabric?
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    lol...
    I think experts would use 1 layer of CF than a layer of the filler than 1 more layer of the carbonfiber (most efficient use of the material $$) but since I already had a bunch of the material from quite a while ago (been doing this for a few years) just sitting here it is 6 layers of carbon fiber material (no fillers).
    http://www.acp-composites.com/home.php?cat=256

    OK here is a shot showing the cloth and Epoxy I used
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    This type of Epoxy is new for me. I got it because it has 3 different hardeners (slow, med, fast) so I am able to vary the curing time depending on the temps..

    Basically I laid 1 piece into the mold, spread some epoxy on it and allowed it to soak in, than I added another layer and more epoxy. I added some scraps to the corners to act as stiffeners and finally another nice full piece to cover it all. Than I put the top piece of the mold on and weighed it down with a big paint can to press it all flat.
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    lol....Can you imaging lugging a concrete comp from 1 lan to another....
    I mixed up 6oz of the epoxy and 1.5 of the hardener and spread it out on each layer...(making sure to give it time to soak in to the material)

    In a million years I could never do a tut this good... Here is a pro doing it.
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8801536764731290932
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    Very nice brother!!!!

    Can't wait to see it finished. SFF is next on my list.

    Just have a few other builds to complete first.
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    :toast:

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    ok trimmed the tray to fit. Basically the mobo tray will mount the mobo and PS to it. That assembly will be removable by 4 screws, 2 in the front 2 in the rear.
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    The Hdds and DVD will remain attached to the lower alum shell
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    It's starting to come together very nicely! Are you leaving the aluminum bare or will you be painting it?
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    definitely painting will be involved.....
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    awww man. look what I've been missing
    awesome stuff as always MK
    love all you're "Projects"

    #1 MKmods Fan!

    so where are you going to mount the HDDs?
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    I am mounting them sideways (1 above the DVD and 1 below) in a Cf cage with a fan.
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    May I be so blunt as to ask the color choice? ;)
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    You mentioned they were going to be in a removable cage? :D :respect:
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    yep will slide out the right side.

    Black? not really sure... any ideas?

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