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Old February 24, 2009, 05:21 PM
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Too many 'tops' ............ got me confused
Look at this pic.. you can see how the bottom is together but the top pushes out. This is because of the flanges on the tops of the cases and not allowing it to sit flush.

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Old February 24, 2009, 08:00 PM
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You could possibly cut the flanges off and use some auto bond to fill in the crack the whole way around the case, paint it and boom you have a mountainmods hahaha
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Old February 25, 2009, 09:19 AM
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I think this is a great build.

Tho the one thing I think you need to do is cut the edges off the inner sides of the tops that top so you don't get that huge gap at the top.

It would sit flush to each other and it would be easy to blend in the small line to give it that finished look.
I've already realized this and come up with a plan, gonna be real simple. :D
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Old April 10, 2009, 10:42 PM
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Update 4-10-09

Arite... it's been a while, my bad... but it's spring break now and i've gotten some little bits of work done here and there!
I also have the metal and acrylic I got from the shops, but will have to post that later.

For now lets get to some pics!

Did a test fit of the rads in both cases, fits very snug and straight!


Next I wanted to lay out what Watercooling parts I've collected for The blank.box so far. :D


Notice the fittings on the right D5, will be doing this to the left one as well, but the pump and custom threading is thanks to Snyxxx! :up:


Heres some fans (need 10 more actually.... :eek:) and my rads so far!
I'm contemplating getting two MCR320 Stackable rads to add... but not sure, and I'm also going to get an MCR120. You'll see where that goes in the new renders I'm working on. :D


Next, did some more cutting on the case... getting rid of the nastys in the front... hehe...


Tool of choice, trusty dremel and Gyros wheel!


The cuts:




This pic makes the cases look huge. xD


Finished product:



More updates hopefully tomorrow! Working on renders TONIGHT as well, new idea's. :D

Thanks!
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Old April 12, 2009, 10:32 PM
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Update! 4-10/11-09

Got to some work this weekend!

Here is all the metals, acrylics, screws and cases to be worked on.


This weekend I focussed on making the case's become one.
Here we go! :D

So from top to bottom here, gots some mini washers and aluminum rivets, and then at the bottom I have what I call some 'dummy rivets' (screws & nuts) so I can put the case together without having to permanently rivet it.


1/4" acrylics I got a while back, this will be used for secret surprise. :p


And on the right, I've got this long 1/2" by 1/16" rusty metal strip, this will be main victim for today. hehe...


However, we'll start with this first:


Ok so I want to put the case together, but notice the gap that the tops make between the cases:


Closer look:


So I just wacked it off... good ol' dremel :D

(of course, filing will come later...)

And there we have it, quick and easy...


now lets get to the real meat.....
I love these two tools.....


Used the husky (oh i love the sound it makes when it runs... xD) to get all that grainy stinky nasty rust off....


Close up:


All shiny and clean now. :D

(and before the case gets some painting, I'll be putting some anti-rust primer on that piece of metal too, obviously, keep it from rusting over again.)

Ok now Parker... what did you do with that nice long piece of shiny un-rusted metal?
Cut it up, drilled holes, got some yummy dummy rivets and....


AND.....
TA-DA!


Filled the gap PERFECTLY between the cases....






The case is now VERY sturdy and I like the way it turned out...
Heres some close ups:




I'll leave you with a little fun shot..... :D



You should be seeing one or two more updates this week, already been working on more of the project..... :D
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Old April 13, 2009, 11:59 AM
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Alrighty!
Yet another... quick...

Update! 4-13-09

Well I've been working long and hard hours on this part of the project... the part that helps me visualize what I'm planning to do...
The Renders. :D

So here we go...



Notice the stackable MCR rad's on top, I'm PRETTY sure i'll be doing this... but I'm not exactly sure lol... we'll see.
And BTW, the mobo and GPU's are just there for example, I'll be using i7 and two GTXxx series cards.

Heres the back:


Other side:

The res/pumps will be held up via (UN) Designs Pump brackets and Z-Brackets.

Thank you Dave. :)

Now if you noticed, I've got an extra mini BP res above those two HD's, and also the Radiator behind it... but what you don't see is this:

This will be my third loop, the chipset/mosfet loop, that'll be a DangerDen DB-1 pump, MCR120, and Bitspower 3.5in. Bay Res.

Now here is the front:


The line down the middle will have a secret slot loading drive close to the top, but it won't be visible unless you put a disk it.

The three orange things will be some LED's... I'm still entertaining this idea.. but I'm thinking of using them as activity lights, or just for the heck of it....
Thoughts on that please. :)

Also, the case front will be completely custom made, I'm going to build it myself.... got some snazzy ideas, going to be really fun. :)


Now you also may have noticed that there are radiators in the very front of the case... how are they going to get ventilation?
This is how:

Two slits on the bottom front of the case.



Comments/suggestions/critique are very much appreciated! Let me know what you think!
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Old April 13, 2009, 12:24 PM
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Looking great!!! (I was just going to suggest a spacer of some form for the top lip issue, but I see you've already got that.... :) ).

Couple of questions on the hardware.....

What's up with those res'?? I'm counting an upper, a lower, and then 2 more barbs... HTH is that supposed to work???? :)

The "custom thread" pump.... is that just cutting off the stock barb and then tapping some threads inside?

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I've got this long 1/2" by 1/16" rusty metal strip,
I've been looking for these for over a year... who's your supplier???? :)
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I love this project. Kid has more skills than I'll ever imagine having!
Only thing is its taking so long! I want to see the finished product! lol
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Looking great!!! (I was just going to suggest a spacer of some form for the top lip issue, but I see you've already got that.... :) ).

Couple of questions on the hardware.....

What's up with those res'?? I'm counting an upper, a lower, and then 2 more barbs... HTH is that supposed to work???? :)

The "custom thread" pump.... is that just cutting off the stock barb and then tapping some threads inside?

Finally.....

I've been looking for these for over a year... who's your supplier???? :)
I don't think I'm understanding the res' question?

And the custom threaded pump, yes. :)

Lol well I went to a metal shop, and I asked for a pice of metal 1/2" wide by 1/8" thick, and needed about 55" of it, he just said "uh lets see..... *walks around to back* here just take that. :)" and he handed me this rusty old metal strip lol...


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I love this project. Kid has more skills than I'll ever imagine having!
Only thing is its taking so long! I want to see the finished product! lol
Thank you!! More work to be done in the next couple days hopefully... :)
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Old April 15, 2009, 09:34 AM
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Hey all...
Well about 6 months ago, I became member #15 at a forum called RealRedRaider.com, it's goal was to become the best enthusiast watercooling site.
Since I've joined, I've became great friends with many guys there, and now the forum has over 500 members, and that number is climbing each day, about 30+ members a week.

In the past months I've been privileged to talk to and interact with hundreds of the top watercooling minds, sharing knowledge, learning new things, testing new ideas... It's been a BLAST.

I'd like not to pull any of you away from Hardware Canucks forums whatsoever, but would like to Invite all of you to come and check it out.
(but I really do have a deeper purpose to this-I'll get to that below)

We've reached a point where it's time to go out and seek more posters.
As I said, we're working to be the best watercooling site on the web.

I can't even begin to tell you, how hard core some of these guys over there really are, and how there willing to come along side any new guy (we don't call them noobs) and help him out and teach him how watercooling is done.
Of course, we're not serious ALL the time, we have fun, joke around and enjoy ourselves... it's like a family over there, relaxed, laid back... yet there willing to take anyone under there wing and teach at any moment needed.


So we've decided it's time we hold a recruitment competition... one I am planning on winning. =] The one to get the most recruits will be set to win a $100 gift card to Sidewinder Computers - Supplier of High Quality PC Modding and Cooling parts
(this I could definitely use for my build =)


Check it out, sign up, get posting, meet some of the guys, join the family and tell them SMEE sent you (in the referral contest thread, on front page):
RealRedRaider


Thanks guys =]
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