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    Well, I' m back with a project for a case made of MDF (Medium Density Fiber) wood compound.

    The idea was taken from high quality speakers. The material absorbes vibration and sound extremely well, so with my desire to create wind tunel, thus using many high rev fans, with minimal noise, makes this ideal!

    I have been working on this over the last 3 days, and it is a slow process...

    At the moment I am working on "one to one" scale model of the sides of the case, made out of paper....

    I 'll be back later with some pics....

    BTW, it is nice to be back! :toast:
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    Welcome back :toast:

    Sounds interesting, even tho I don't really get your concept :D Hurry with those pics!
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    thanks..

    i am actuall trying to design my own case! just bare with me!
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    Sounds like a cool project:)

    Keep os updated with some pics:toast:
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    managing the project!

    just to give you an idea of my work here is a list of the sub-projects that will take place...

    1- mobo preparation
    2- painting
    3- cable work
    4- cage preparation and fan controllers
    5- case side design, cutting
    6- case painting
    7- parts install
    8- water cooling setup

    up to now I managed the first 3.... and I will be soon posting pics of these (I need to get them sorted first).
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    Seems like you have a long road ahead of you.
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    Did you know that greeks invented sex. Don`t look surprised they did. Just Macedonians point to them that Sex is much better when done with Women :D
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    It is?:eek::laugh:
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    Haha:laugh:
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    focus people...focus!
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    anyway... the first thing i bought for this project is a mobo cooler (maximus formula specific), made by Bitspower....

    then i got the cpu block, made by Eleven, and i installed both on the mobo rightaway, so that i get this out of the way...

    here are the pics...

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    btw the NB-SB block is 10/8mm fitting and the cpu block is 1/2 inch, so I will be using two separate wc loops.

    but this left to the side for the time being... I will be dealing with wc at the end of this project...
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    after getting the water blocks on the mobo it was time to decide what colour the case would be.... as well as all the interior cages, trays, fans etc.

    it has been a while since i had a black case and never an all black case, so i decided to go with the all black case and maybe add some UV lighting...

    firstly, i striped my Tt Armor+ case of hdd cages, cables, mobo tray. Then I did the same off an old Tt Mozart case (I also took the switches off this one).

    next step was cleaning everything. Used damp cloths and cans of pressurised air to get the dust off everything, before any paint was put on.

    light grey filler paint for the first coat, then the first black (regular, not glossy) coat of paint, then rubbed of the first coat with a hard sided sponge, to get an even finish. Finally, i resprayed with black and left it to dry.

    Its not a proffesional job done here, but the finish looks good enough! I am quite happy with it...:)

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    how do you mean that???:confused:.... Macadonians were just another Greek faction, like Myrmidons, Athenians, Spartans, Minoans and so on.... So what you are saying is that Greeks taught someting to themselves?!

    I would appreciate it if you kept jokes concerning my countrys identity and integrity out of this thread... (you know what i mean) Thank you!
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    i decided to build the case bigger than the usual full tower dimensions.... especially in terms of width...

    The case is going to be 65cm(height) x 70cm(length) x 40cm(width)

    The case is going to cosist of two main compartments. The main compartment is where the mobo, wc, dvd is going. Then a back plate is going to separate this from the secondary compartment, where the hdds, psu and cables are going to be located.

    The motherboard tray will be secured on this backplate, which will serve as a separator of the compartments.(see pic1)

    The front panel of the case will have a massive 6x120mm fan setup and one or two dvds.(see pic2)

    The top panel will have 2x [2x120mm fan setups] especially designed for two separate radiators.(see pic3)

    The back plate will have a 2x 200mm fan setup.(no pic yet, still in my head). The fans to be used were taken from two armor+ cases and will also be painted black.

    As for the sides... well, I need to think about it a bit more...


    ps. pics are 1/1 scale paper copy of the panels and will be used for cutting and drilling the wood at right dimensions

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    Looks like one hell of a project! Can't wait to see more progress! I wish I had the tools to do something crazy like this :)
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    well, since the dimensions of the case are somewhat "out of specs" I realized that switch cables need to be longer than usual. So I extended 4 cables that I believe needed to be about 3 feet long, by using cables from two older cases....

    I extended 1. power switch cable, 2. reset switch cable, 3. power led cable and 4. hdd led cable.

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    I finished the drawings and left them at a local carpenters shop for the sides to be cut... and I should have them late tonight or early thursday.

    So in the meantime I 'm working on fan controllers and the dvd cage...

    here are some pics...

    ps the fan controller seen in the last two pics will be fitted on the top side, from underneath, and will used to controll the radiator fans.

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    its time to focus on fans to use... keeping in mind that i am building this not just for the looks but also for some serious OC on the cpu and mobo...

    1. front fans.(intake)

    I need high air flow 120mm (1900rpm) fans, so I am leaning towards these...http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/026/sy1225sl_detail.html

    2. top fans.(exhaust)

    I need high air flow 120mm fans for the radiators, but with UV lighting in order to get a sci-fi effect through the black case... my choice is ACRyan (best for this kind of thing)...chk...http://www.acryan.com/index.php?option=com_acryan_product&product_item=74&parent_id=19&Itemid=83

    3. back fans (exhaust)

    I will be using 2 x 200mm Tt fans (taken from armor+ cases, as mentioned before, so you can check about them at Tt site), seen in the picture below... painted black and sleeved.

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    just popped in to take a look,, looks great
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    you are right on time... just got the pieces cut to size.
    now i have to drill all screw holes, before the wood is painted.

    all panels were cut from a 4 meter x 1 meter board and is 19mm thick

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    last night I finished drilling all required holes on the sides and today i will take them to be profesionally painted.

    I chose plain black for the interior and glossy black (with mirror effect) for the exterior.
    this is going to cost me 120 euro (about 150 usd):nutkick:, but I am sure the result will be worth it!

    apparently i should have them back on saturday, so until then there is not much left for me to do but wait. Although I am sure i ll find something to mess with!!:D
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    Nice project, i can't wait to see the finished result
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    so do I!:D
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    here we go... I got the sides back, painted and shiny looking!

    it took me about 3 hours to assemble the pieces together, but it was all worth it!

    It 's a spacecruiser, ready to be loaded with its weapons!:rockout:

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