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Old March 20, 2009, 05:25 PM
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Here's some more pics:


Test fit w/ fans and LEDs:




This will be the Aquatube mount... I love my router - these babies fit so snugly together its unreal:


Example of the SSD mount - they're being held with some double sided tape for the time being:

Keep in mind the drive bay will be encased with copper - here's a rough preview of the final result:
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Heres the new pump mount... this is just an alignment test, there will be spacers and foam later:
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Old March 20, 2009, 05:37 PM
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damn thats freaking sexy >.>
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Old March 20, 2009, 07:52 PM
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I'm loving the looks of the carbon fiber! Can't wait to see more progress.
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Old March 21, 2009, 04:56 AM
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Those ssd's look wild with that mounting configuration! I've been following this thread since the beginning, and I find this project utterly amazing! You are one very artistic and talented individual.
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Old March 24, 2009, 01:22 PM
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Thanks a lot guys. Much appreciated.



Below is a little taste of things to come this evening...
I spent all day yesterday and most of today cutting these babies - at the sacrifice of many a 1/8" end mills.

This is just a teaser - I'll post some more later.

Here are the three different kinds of fins that will line the side of the case, from left to right: end fins x4, middle finsx40, support finsx8



Here is all 58 fins (a few extra just in case).



Remember that keyboard I was modding a while back... I finally got its finishing piece. This is the bottom of the keyboard.

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Old March 24, 2009, 02:39 PM
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Good lord that's nice.

Project Case o' gasm.
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Old March 24, 2009, 03:52 PM
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Nerdgasms for all:

You know you're getting too complicated with your design when your 'test fit' takes you an hour to setup...

More teasing below:

This was just a 'quick' mock-up using coat hangers to hold the pins in alignment. The final setup will have additional support below the 'pretty bottom plate' that the fins are slotted into. There will be a piece cut from 8.5mm thick carbon plate in the exact same cutout pattern as the 'pretty bottom plate' that will offer more support for the fins and also more bottom stability.

Enough chit chat... here are the pics:


There are 3 different types of fins that will be positioned in specific places in final construction.

You can see the random order - this was done just to make sure all the fins fir properly... oddly enough a few needed some filing.




Normally I wouldn't share this stage but I've been hounded for more pictures on most of my worklogs for this project. Of course the fins will all be cleaned, filed, polished, and spaced parallel (and illuminated!) when all's said and done... but that comes later.

Tune in soon for more. ;)
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Old March 24, 2009, 04:57 PM
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I thought that I should post some updated sketches showing the final outcome - more or less:
Exploded:
*click for big - 2000x1600*


Assembled:
*click for big - 2000x1600*
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Old March 24, 2009, 05:36 PM
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You should send this out on tour after it's done. I'd go see it.
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Old March 24, 2009, 06:10 PM
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Only crap dude. This is INSANE!!!!!!!!

Extremely well done.

However your description of what this mod if supposed to DO is a little vague.....mind explaining it to me? Almost looks like two computers in a single case or something to that extent.
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