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  1. 2 points
    Cheapskate

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    Moving at the printer equivalent of lightspeed.
  2. 2 points
    Boddaker

    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    So after getting the front panel on, I noticed there was nothing covering up the ugliness behind the reservoir. So I had to come up with something that fit the theme. I figured a nice curved shroud of webbing would do the trick! I grabbed another piece of cardboard and whipped up a quick template, then cut it out of a piece of styrene. Then I took the top grill and traced out all the webbing shapes and made them fit around the existing holes and cutouts. The dremel with a routing bit made quick work of the soft material, but it did take a while to file and smooth all the edges. Styrene is pretty pliable, so it was easy to bend it by hand into a gradual curve. Then I combined it with a nice mesh background so you can't see through the holes. Glued the two together before putting it in place. Dont need any fastening to secure it either, thanks to the spring-loaded tension. Now I can put the reservoir back in.. I added an ledstrip behind the front panel, so it lights everything up nicely. The ledstrip circles the CM logo ring as well. And that pretty much wraps up the fabrication.. I think.. unless I see something else I need to address lol. Only thing left to do is install the OS and configure the fans and lighting effects.
  3. 1 point
    Mosquito

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    Now that is determination! Love it. Glad you got it working in the end, frustrating when things are misrepresented when sold
  4. 1 point
    random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    After all the exhaust parts were printed, I started with the processing. Some areas had to be processed not only with sand paper, but also by using some needle files. I also filled gaps with milliput and sanded the spots down. Before the next processing step, I needed to include the light system into the exhaust. Therefore, I cut LED stripes to the right lenght and glued them into place. Because it is hard to reach them after assembly, I secured the strips also with hot glue. In addition, two pieces of paper clips were cut and glued to the piece. This will help to glue the exhaust parts together. For a diffuse light comming out of the exhaust, I cut an acrylic disk and sanded the surface of both sides. Then it was glued in place. For the next processing steps, I covered the side facing outwards with some tape. After all parts were glued together, I made a quick test of the light. While Working on the exhaust, two turbines got printed. Next up will be the final step of processing the exhaust and then start with the turbines.
  5. 1 point
    Cheapskate

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    Some proper modding there. :D
  6. 1 point
    Mosquito

    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Speaking of commercials, "Try the new Ugly-B-Gone by BodsMods" 😛
  7. 1 point
    Jeremy Watson

    LED Case Feet Giveaway

    Glad to see you are back making Case feet. I have 2 sets of yours myself.
  8. 1 point
    Boddaker

    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Thanks guys! Wrapping up the back panel! Going from the cardboard template to metal, making a few adjustments along the way.. Getting the panel mounts to fit.. Now to mount the whole thing into the back panel. 3 L brackets and a few pop rivets later.. I did the same for the top piece, transferring the shape to metal and cutting it out. Some filing and sanding, but instead of pop rivets, I just used some 3M double-stick tape for a nice clean finish. Back panel is finished! Now just one last piece to make.. maybe. 😛
  9. 1 point
    Mosquito

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    Nice work so far. Liking watching it all unfold
  10. 1 point
    Boddaker

    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Finally getting the back panel mounted! It's been a long and tedious road, but it's finally coming together the way I pictured it in my head. I got it taped up behind the bezel for now, so I can mock up the top and bottom covers.. First, the cardboard templates.. here's the top, cutting away bits here and there until it fits around the top pieces. The bottom cover is a bit more involved since it will house the IO ports: PSU power, and panel mount extensions for the USB, network, and HDMI ports. Got all the ports to fit nicely in the cardboard. ..and the cardboard now fits nicely around the resin pieces. Now to trace the templates onto the aluminum sheet. Will do the cutting and filing tonight, but of course I always have to end the post with a mic-drop!
  11. 1 point
    FannBlade

    LED Case Feet Giveaway

    More pics
  12. 1 point
    Amlcustompc

    Project : SNOW

    Hey, I have been really busy the last few weeks working of the build, Let start with the biggest issue, I broke my CNC which I have only had for about 6 months, I got this from china, have been able to do a few mod with it but not the main reason I got it. This meant I needed to ask Praetex Design for some help in cutting the design I made for the custom reservoir, Here is the design I made in fusion 360, Alex was able to produce the product and it turned out great. Here is me leak testing it, I then need to add the reservoir to the case. I must taped and marked the holes about 5 times I didn’t want to mess this up. Before, During, After, Think it turn out great. Now the Thermaltake Riing Plus fans as you can see from the photo above I needed to paint the fans so I strip them down. I have taken these fans apart before with out breaking any of the clips, this time I must of broke 5 in total, the fans still hold together well. I didn’t take many photos of the painting but I just made sure I gave a lot of light coats I think the end result looks great, What do you think? Next up was the MSI 1070 Gaming X graphic card, I followed the same process with the fans and striped the card right down. If you are going to do this and paint the fan you are going to have to bend two metal clips over (cable management) which holds the cable for the fan. I need to take the sticker off the fans before I paint these I wanted to reused the stickers. I made sure I did lots of light coats of the paint. Here are the after photos, Fans Housing, End result, Just want to make it clear I am going to add a bit of green on to the card. I have also add a white ring on the MSI stickers to hide the red. I need to add a little bit of white vinyl where the MSI logo glows, again this was just to hide the red. I was not going to show this next photo until the build was completed, what the heck here it is anyway. We still have work to do I need to support the GPU better so going to add an enclosure to the PSU this will then support the GPU. I am also changing the green out of my cable I made early to a better match green. I want to added as much detail as I can to the build. I am wanting at add a enclosure behind the case to hide the internal wires. Like always I hope you like the build log so far, if you have any question or feedback please leave below or come find me on Facebook / Instagram
  13. 1 point
    Boddaker

    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Finished up the GPU bracket over the holiday weekend, among other things.. I opted to simplify the bracket by shortening it down a bit.. no real need to extend it beyond where the cabling was. So after taping up my scrap piece of brushed aluminum, I transferred the shape from the template. Cutting was easy on the scroll saw, thanks to the alu's thickness and the spiral blade, which cuts in every direction. No need to rotate the piece! The result.. Time to file! Before I bend it, I need to cut out all the IO ports. Two bends and a couple pop rivets later, and we have a bracket! I used the original GPU bracket for comparison. Pretty close.. Also I try to take every opportunity to incorporate the theme into every piece I make. 😉 The ports line up nicely.. The slot is for the PCIe riser cable. The bracket fits tightly around the bottom of the PCB, and allows enough clearance for the riser cable to plug in. To mount the bracket onto the motherboard tray, I had to find spots in between the holes where there was enough solid material to drill into. Once those were located, I used some tracing paper to mark the bracket, drilled that first, then used the bracket to mark the exact spots on the mobo tray. Fitting the Li Heat PCIe riser cable around the mobo tray and into the bracket with some creative origami lol. The E-tape is just there to hold it in place for the picture. ..and the card is mounted! Top view.. The bracket raises the video card up 1 1/4" to give ample clearance for both riser cable and sleeved cables. Getting down to just a few final items for the case, then it's on to the peripherals!
  14. 1 point
    FannBlade

    LED Case Feet Giveaway

    Here is one to tie you over. Ron you can email me the pics and I can upload them to my server.
  15. 1 point
    Gears, levers, and servos. I like where this is going already.
  16. 1 point
    Boddaker

    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Time for an update! I started working on the GPU mounting bracket last night. If you remember about a month ago, I showed the placement of the video card on the back side of the motherboard tray.. Using some thin cardboard, I worked up a bracket design that will support the video card, and provide enough clearance behind the card for the PCI riser card and sleeved cables. I also incprporated the IO panel so I can do away with the stock one, and serve as the means to fasten the card to the bracket. Before I could finish the bracket tho, I needed to organize the cables so I knew where they would sit, so I 3D printed some cable combs of my own design. 😉 Taped up the mockup to see how it will look.. A few more tweaks and I'll flatten out the cardboard shape and transfer it over to a piece of aluminum. Then cut and bend!
  17. 1 point
    Boddaker

    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    Hey guys, getting back to the resin casting for the back panel finally.. I wanted to wait until I could show a decent amount of progress, and it took a while to cast multiple sets as the cure time was well over 24hrs. So after prepping the mold with a release to make sure the resin didnt stick, I started pouring. The EpoxaCast 690 from Smooth-On has really low viscosity so most of the bubbles came to the top pretty easily after mixing. But I also poured really slowly from a high distance from the mold to stretch out and break any remaining bubbles (a trick I learned from watching their youtube vids). As you can see, it's pretty clear in the mold. After a day and a half of curing, I started pulling out the pieces. They popped out no problem. Looks like an ice cube lol.. And here's all the pieces out. I printed up a placeholder to keep them all organized. 2nd set made.. some pieces aren't as clear as others mostly because I couldn't apply the XTC over 100% of the original print (particularly the middle area), so the rough surfaces transferred over to the clear resin pieces. I'll just have to add more glazing to those pieces and then it will all look uniform. 3rd set.. ..and finally 4th set! I added the back bezel to give you an idea of how it's going to look when finished. ..and of course I had to see what it would look like lit up.. Can't wait to wrap this thing up! :)
  18. 1 point
    Amlcustompc

    Project No Name

    The build is completed, hope you all enjoy the photos, Just want to say a big thank you to all of my sponsors, Alphacool, Nanoxia, thermaltake and to the wire custom sleeving. You can find more photos on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AMLCustomPc/
  19. 1 point
    Mayhems Tubing and Coolant Guide for users. This will aid in choosing the right coolant for the right tubing. It is a very basic guide how ever accurate. All testing is done in house over long periods of time. Tubing can fail for many reasons but failure has scored it a negative mark. Some reason for failure include, Micro fracturing, Cracking, Shrinkage, Drying out and more.
  20. 1 point
    OK, I'm in a foul mood, so I throw out royal edicts and stuff. Politically correct isn't my thing, either. We've been fairly lax on the rules, but we on the verge of becoming THAT ONE SITE where the project logs are dominated with posts filled only with hot air. I've seen logs that don't even have a PLAN lately.:( This stuff chases off potential enthusiasts. Imagine skimming through threads for 30 minutes and finding nothing but, "Imma gonna, but I don't know how." PLEASE do not start a thread here until you have some actual progress to show, pictures, or have even bought a camera. No one is going to "Watch this space," for months because you are going to do, "something awesome." Save the dreams, butterflies, and pixie dust for somewhere else. Here we are interested only in blue smoke, power tools, and metal shavings.
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