1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Project: Aluminum Water Cooling Case

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Spotswood, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,324 (8.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,778
    Ugh. I know that pain. lol.
  2. fullinfusion

    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    8,102 (3.35/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,916
    Time for a steady hand and a Dremel ;)
  3. Spotswood

    Spotswood

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    125 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    170
    Location:
    New Hampshire, USA
    Back sheet cut to width, height and the hole for the 10-slot motherboard tray routed out.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  4. Spotswood

    Spotswood

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    125 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    170
    Location:
    New Hampshire, USA
    The inner and outer front sheets, cut to final length.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  5. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,324 (8.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,778
    My god, that thing is a monster. I want one for my server.
    Spotswood says thanks.
  6. PopcornMachine

    PopcornMachine

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,563 (0.85/day)
    Thanks Received:
    459
    Location:
    Los Angeles/Orange County CA
    So, I assume you are going to paint this?

    The bare metal kind of looks nice. :D
  7. Spotswood

    Spotswood

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    125 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    170
    Location:
    New Hampshire, USA
    Yes. Gloss black powder coating.
  8. PopcornMachine

    PopcornMachine

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,563 (0.85/day)
    Thanks Received:
    459
    Location:
    Los Angeles/Orange County CA
    Well, that will look nice too, I guess. ;) :laugh:
  9. theJesus

    theJesus

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Messages:
    3,967 (1.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    860
    Location:
    Ohio
    Gloss black powder coating will look great.
  10. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,324 (8.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,778
    You should powder coat it Swingline Stapler Red.
    theJesus says thanks.
  11. Sinzia

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    839 (0.59/day)
    Thanks Received:
    205
    Where did you source that 10 slot motherboard tray?

    And, its an epic build... I cant wait to see more!
  12. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    10,775 (3.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,230
    Probably a Mountain Mods tray
    Spotswood says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  13. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    7,561 (4.92/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,967
    sub'd
    Spotswood says thanks.
  14. Spotswood

    Spotswood

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    125 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    170
    Location:
    New Hampshire, USA
    Mountainmods.com
  15. Spotswood

    Spotswood

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    125 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    170
    Location:
    New Hampshire, USA
    Shelves!

    [​IMG]
    adulaamin says thanks.
  16. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    7,561 (4.92/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,967
    thats one huge son of a case :p
    Spotswood says thanks.
  17. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,324 (8.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,778
    Holy balls, Batman. That thing is crazy huge. I'm loving this so far.
    Spotswood says thanks.
  18. Spotswood

    Spotswood

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    125 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    170
    Location:
    New Hampshire, USA
    The 5.25-inch drive bay rails:


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    adulaamin says thanks.
  19. Sir B. Fannybottom

    Sir B. Fannybottom

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,871 (2.43/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,156
    Nice, /sub
  20. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    7,561 (4.92/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,967
    dude, long time no update.!!!
  21. Dice

    Dice

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    213 (0.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    38
    Sub!
  22. Spotswood

    Spotswood

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    125 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    170
    Location:
    New Hampshire, USA
    I bolted the 5.25-inch drive rail assemblies to the front inner sheet.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Note how the extra deep rails will completely hide the drives and cables.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Another design benefit of the front air duct is hiding all of the mounting hardware.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    adulaamin and PopcornMachine say thanks.
  23. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    7,561 (4.92/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,967
    hey, do you sand/ brush the aluminium?
  24. Spotswood

    Spotswood

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    125 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    170
    Location:
    New Hampshire, USA
    Yes. I think I used 150 grit on the drive rails. :toast:
    de.das.dude says thanks.
  25. POGE

    POGE New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2005
    Messages:
    1,724 (0.53/day)
    Thanks Received:
    35
    Location:
    In banjo's Goats.
    Wow looks good but this case is hilariously big! Could fit a small cluster of computers in there if you wanted :p

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page