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Postby ToB1 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:28 pm

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Sponsored by:
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ZyXEL sponsor with a GS-108B

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Dremel sponsor with a Dremel 4000

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Lamptron sponsor with power and reset switches, and a few other useful things.

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Phenoptix sponsor with red 3mm LEDs!

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Komplett.no sponsor with Corsair H50, Silverstone SST-SOD01, Arctic Silver ArtiClean, Arctic Silver Alumina and Fractal Design EFS Fan Accessory!

Thank you very much for sponsoring my project! :D

I started up this project a few months ago, but there is still a lot left to do, so I thought i would be appropriate to start a worklog hare at this forum too.

The main goal of this project is to create a computer case out of MDF, and later use it as a server or guest computer.

Here's the first draft of the unfinished 3D-modell.
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The grey box under the motherboard tray is a gigabit switch that will be usefull at LAN-partiese etc.

And here are some pictures that shows the work I did earlier:
The vertical separator was a bit too large, så I had to resize it to make it fit inside the frame.
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And then I had to drill a few holes for the screws...
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I've milled the outer edges of the case, and sanded a bit.
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There are a few screws located at the rear end of the case, so I'm not going to mill that part of the case yet...
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What do you think about the result so far?

List of things left to do
- [X] Make feet out of MDF
- [X] Attach the vertical separator
- [X] Make or buy a mount for harddrives
- [X] Purchase fans
- [X] Purchase power/reset-button
- [X] Drill holes for the fans
- [X] Drill holes for cable management
- [X] Paint the case and the motherboard tray
- [X] Milling the edges of the case

Hope you like the project!

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Re: INVERTED by ToB1

Postby Deary65 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:31 pm

Looking good so far.
Really like the fact it's a computer case that's different and the amount of DIY gone into it!
Stupid metal cases...so boring now :P
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Postby ToB1 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:18 pm

Thank you! :)

I hope the end result will be as nice as I'm imagine ;)
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Postby ToB1 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:04 pm

I just cut out the upper MDF parts for the feet, but since I don't have any hole saw, I had to use a [url="http://www.dremeleurope.com/dremelocs-general/Product.jsp;jsessionid=94C33DEB2B7434BD28213A9AD5516085?&ccat_id=526&prod_id=229"]multipurpose cutting kit (656)[/url] for my Dremel...
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As you see there are a lot left to sand/polish, but I'll fix that soon ;)
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Postby phenoptix » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:39 am

Great start to the project, not sure I could cope with all the dust from the MDF though, where are you doing most of the work?

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Re: INVERTED by ToB1

Postby ToB1 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:28 pm

Thanks! :)

I'm mostly working in our workshop ;)
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Re: INVERTED by ToB1

Postby ToB1 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:20 pm

New sponsor: Lamptron

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Lamptron have agreed to sponsor the project with power and reset switches, and a few other useful things for the project.

Thank you very much for your contribution! :D
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Re: INVERTED by ToB1

Postby phenoptix » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:53 pm

Well done on bringing in another sponsor, any more updates on the case?

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Postby ToB1 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:26 pm

I bought a long screw today, and I'm planning to work on with the feet tomorrow ;)
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Postby ToB1 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:53 pm

I started cutting of a 15 cm long piece of the 1 m long screw, and then mounted the feet using two smal pieces of plywood and two nuts.
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And as you see, the result turned out pretty well :)
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