Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MKmods, Apr 3, 2009.
Thanks and welcome to the adventure icon1
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!
hope you both feel better soon...
Oooo Nice work MK.
What's going to cover it? Acrylic?
Also, i think you should use a fanless heatsink.
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)
I mixed up some epoxy resin and laid about 6 layers of the carbon fiber
now we wait (24 hours) to see if it worked 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
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)
Absolutly super stuff...u never fail to amaze with any one of your mods. Even the first one you did is awesome.....wow,
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!
Thanks guys.... I couldnt wait any longer so I took the mold off this morning
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)
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.
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!
awww *sad face*
Giving it another go?
LOL, dont be sad it worked...(sorry MP I hadent posted the picts yet)
Made me think it didn't work...
Well, i suppose im happy now... Meanie.
I have two questions...
1, whats between those sheets? Acrylic?
2, are those sheets made of fabric?
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).
OK here is a shot showing the cloth and Epoxy I used
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.
D had an Idea he would like to share with Mk!
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.
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.
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.
The Hdds and DVD will remain attached to the lower alum shell
It's starting to come together very nicely! Are you leaving the aluminum bare or will you be painting it?
definitely painting will be involved.....
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?
I am mounting them sideways (1 above the DVD and 1 below) in a Cf cage with a fan.
May I be so blunt as to ask the color choice?
You mentioned they were going to be in a removable cage?
yep will slide out the right side.
Black? not really sure... any ideas?
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