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  1. Mark_Hardware

    Mark_Hardware New Member

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    update for today; I spent today working on the right side panel.
    Started with this, and cut it down to the right size.
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    (that pic came out crummy)

    Dammit all.
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    Size down,
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    existing panel cut,
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    fits nice.
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    Started filing down the edges,
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    decided that sucks big. Time to call in the backup
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    oh yeah.

    sanded down most of it,
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    will sand down the rest later.
    Here's the plan, brace it with strips from behind. Hold everything together with rivets while

    the JB Weld dries. After JB dries, drill out rivets, fill the holes and the gaps. Result; a

    seamless panel on the outside. Hopefully.
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    A pic of it on the case so you know what it looks like;
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    Also I am gonna put mesh in the slats so you can't see through it.

    Here's how it sits right now.
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    cheers
     
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    top effort.

    man that's a lot of clamps!
     
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    Little update today, just wanted to show how the side panel is turning out.
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    Not too bad! I am happy with it. I ground the rivets flat, and sanded down all the JB Weld.

    Next just need to give it a little bondo lovin.
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    Miniana, I start working on the side panel for the minicase
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    I reckon this thing's gonna have more bondo in it than my old Datsun
     
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    Well, here's my update for this week. Been working on the side panel for the minicase. Meh the steps were identical, with one exception. See, I took one regular side panel, cut out the middle section, then sandwiched the two together. Why? The result;
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    A nice folded edge on both sides. This will ensure the side is nice and flush, top and bottom. I could not have done that by hand.

    Here is the smaller side panel, with the last side all clamped up.
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    Slapped a coat of bondo on it,
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    Here's another side by side so you can see how the line up;
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    That's it for today. Hmm seems like it would have been more... Sure as hell felt like more....
     
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    Damn man, have enough clamps!? lol... The side panel sure is looking sweet! Well both pieces are!

    Dang good job man!

    :toast:
     
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    All those vented panels I would swear you were building an air conditioner
     
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    So when are you gonna fit the Flux Capacitor?
     
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    And now, ladies and gentleman, for my next trick, I need a volunteer. Anyone will do, yes you sir, up front,
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    come on down!
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    Now watch, as I turn one ordinary needle file and one ordinary jigsaw,
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    Into the Mark Hardware Filing Machine 2000!
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7d2Zos5FgY
    mwahahaha!
    you all remember the last time I filed a bunch of holes like that. To heck with that!

    *note to self, do not have wife hold camera anymore
     
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    Brilliant idea!
     
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    Heyyyy It's a boy! Had my 6th kid today, 5 boys now!!!
     
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    that was a sweet idea.

    not the kid, the last picture. :laugh:

    As for the kid! At lease the wife has one girl! CONGRATS man! :toast:
     
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    Momma and baby came home yesterday, and everyone is doing well. I got deathly sickly ill, but fortunately I was passed the point of being contagious when they came home.
    And, I kid you not, no sooner than they got home,
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    oh yeah, that's my boy! ;)
     
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    Heeeya! *cough cough* *blows away the dust* Is anyone alive in here?

    Helloo?

    OMG, its alive!!

    That's right suckas, I'm back in action! Took me a little hiatus there. Between work and school and a string of disenheartening FAILures I just had to take a break for a while. But with tax season here, That means new parts are just around the corner! As soon as my employer quits draggin ass and gives me my W-2 that is :p

    Started out by working on something kinda simple. I call it the wire box, for lack of a better term. See, one goal of this project is to see no wires what-so-ever. The back of the case (where there is usually the most wires) is no exception. This box will serve to hide these cables. I am thinking I may add a hub here, to make everything accessible at this point instead of having to get to the I/O panel.

    So this wasn't too complicated, just add some alum channel,
    make a frame,
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    curse, swear,

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    My first day back to real modding and it's like I never left. This stoopid piece broke during drilling.
    That's ok, I will fix it, make it stronger, make it better.

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    Anyway, here is that, attached and happy.

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    I also started working on the upper front pieces. I cut and sanded the plastic and replaced it with wire mesh. Both sides will be identical. I also started blending this piece of heatsink into the front plastic. It will have a similiar appearence to the bottom.
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    Just for funs, I hooked up this key switch. Originally I wasn't going to use it because it's too big, but I have changed my mind, deciding that it's actually perfect because it's big. So say hello to my new "on" button.

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    One more note, I have also come to the difficult decision to not use the front fascia, do to the exorbitant amount of problems and ongoing design changes. What I have decided to do instead is use this piece for experimenting on, and once I get everything figured out, I will make a final model. From now on I consider this a prototype. I already have the parts lined up, but I am not making a single cut on them until the prototype is done and I have everything figured out.
     
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    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    well its good to see you back in action been waiting on this build for about as long as ive been waiting for the damned Quadfather build to get finished at least my hopes are 50% answered at this point.. :toast: keep up the amazing work
     
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    *cough cough* The Quadfather is on hold. I might even have to start all over. Also I needed the mobo for a temporary rig, and the water gear for my current one... Maybe I call this the Quadfather Beta and make a 2.0 with that EVGA dual-1366 board. The Dual-FX board would be out of date anyway by the time I finish that project and would limit overall performace drastically with all those new fancy GPUs. I have good use for it, tho.

    And Mark, I've been wondering where you've been, good to have you back:toast:
     
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    well if u have no use for that amd quadfather setup ship it all the way across the pond to me i can find a use for it if for nothing else then giant Epeen :roll:
     
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    From Taiwan to the States to Switzerland and back to the States, lol:rolleyes:
     
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    well hey i cant afford to pay for it but if u were willing :roll: lets just say theres alot of tinkering i wanted to do on that platform but never got the chance
     
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    Yeah as if :nutkick: That reminds me tho. THe coolers that came with the board were damaged during shipping. I claimed insurance, that was MONTHS ago and still nothing. Those were two Zalman CNPS9700 nvidia editions god damnit. I anticipated bent fins, which wouldn't have been a problem, but even the heatpipes were bent badly, and that requires quite an amount of force.
     
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    lol yea i didnt think u would be up for that :roll: and yea that seems suspect they should have said something by now id be getting on there case asap because your right it takes ALOT of force to bend those heat pipes

    and we should probably stop derailing marks thread XD
     
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    lol I've just been curious how long is was gonna go on lmao
     
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    glad ur back, congrats (belated) on the new kid. Obviously he is gonna grow up to be a modding genius (because he chose the Black & Decker RTX over the Dremel)
     
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    HE brought it up:laugh:
     
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    Woo hoo more!
    Actually some kind of exciting progress for me. Been working on the heatsink for the front. (Gee that sounds familiar)
    So I took my Mark Hardware Filing Machine 2000 and put a saw blade back in it.

    BAM instant table saw! This was literally exactly what I needed to cut this plastic right.
    (Action shot!)

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    Also, it worked fantastically to cut some of the unwanted material off this heatsink.

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    An after shot;

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    Now let me say this! I do not advise doing this. It just doesn't seem like the safest thing. I mean, it may just be my opinion, but it seems like a great way to lose a finger. My wife concurs with me. Everytime I use it. Also, I don't want to get sued by any 9 fingered modders cause I gave them the idea. My wife concurs with me on that, too.

    Anyway I'm also have been removing some material to mount the red lcd screen. I'm not too worried about having

    it as a temperature readout, I just like the red screen.

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    So here is what its looking like.....

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    Me likey!!!
     
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