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MoonPig's UV HDD + CD Cage

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by MoonPig, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. MoonPig

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    Hey fellas,

    Note, this is more of a log, so updates will follow, and remember that im busy at the moment, so this may take afew weeks.

    Ok, this project is for a HD + CD Cage. Basically, with my desk im using mounts that i've stolen out of skip cases. But now it's time to get one with it, and make one.

    Things i need to get:

    Sheet of plastic - UV Green
    4 x extra long HD mounting screws ( i have 2 of them, their good...)

    Reason for mod:

    Proper storage of HD and CD
    Hold 3 HD's and cool them well
    Prevent Vibration

    Where I'm up to:

    1. http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4621/1000314.jpg

    2. http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/7379/1000315.jpg

    3. http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/28/1000316.jpg

    lol, note that this is only what it will look like - it's not going to be made, badly, out of card...

    Thanks to:

    Fits and niko084 for the idea.
    Darknova for the HD, didn't buy it for this - but it's come in handy.
    Everyone who will give pointers and advice in the future.
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    Hahah, looks like you're getting more use out of it than I did :p
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    nice. inspiring, too
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    Thanks guys. I'm going to order the UV Acrylic on Wednesday. It comes in 480mm x 480mm, so i think i'll need two.

    Then there's the long process of cutting it out, i really don't want to make any mistakes.

    Then, the hardest, drilling holes for HD and CD Screws

    Then the process of glue-ing it together.
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    subscribed!

    Im loving how your desk mod is evolving - its honestly really inspiring me to do something similar!
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    Ah, well wait maybe a week or so for my new watercooling kit... ;-)
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    Awesome stuffs man.:)

    Looks pretty ghetto right now tho lol.
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    haha, true. It does look funny... lol.
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    those are massive panels aren't they? still, if you can cut it with enough left for another cage all the better! i imagine the cutting would be the hardest as you don't want any wonky edges not to mention you may want to polish those edges or even better flame polish them. as i found out from drilling my holes for my side panel, you need to make sure they're completely perpendicular to the surface as you'll have problems screwing through to the drives. how thick are the panels by the way?
    and of course, good luck!
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    well, they come in 3mm and 5mm. But the 3mm ones are out of stock. So i don't know which to get.
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    5mm is quite thick, as i'm sure you already know. i used 5mm for my side panel and bolted it on to the outside (it's an Antec P180 case and the side panel is notoriously thick). obviously thicker is better and less likely to warp.
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    yea, that's why im going to get that. Also, i think it'll be better for sinking screws into.
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    just be wary that if it's too thick the screws won't be long enough to fix into the drives...but i'm sure you're aware of this. or you could countersink the screws to make them go in further which makes them flush with the panels.
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    yea, I'm ordering the acrylic tomorrow, arrives thursday. I won't be able to do anything till Friday. So expect after then.
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    what's the place you're ordering from, out of curiosity? i found www.plasticonline.co.uk from a PC mag; they sent me the wrong spec acrylic which i pointed out and they sent a replacement free of charge.
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