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Old June 26, 2011, 09:29 PM
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so cool way to step it up a notch there bill mnpctech. wow and you have done it again "got me saying wow"
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Old June 27, 2011, 07:37 AM
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Thank you gingerbee! As I traced out the badges to make by hand, I posted this on Mnpctech Group on facebook ...."Sometimes when I use a CNC mill to make something, people say "I wanna see you use a Dremel" ...then when I do make something with a Dremel "How come you're not using CNC mill?" ...You can never please everyone..lol.



Working on the front hot swap bay door handles and case badges..



to protect the paint finish under the door edge, I've applied Black automotive vinyl film









The blank spot is for david's signature plate....


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Old June 27, 2011, 12:42 PM
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the Mill has a Belly ache....








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Old June 28, 2011, 12:29 PM
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Door magnets were epoxied with ScotchWeld DP-190




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Old June 29, 2011, 08:33 AM
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Here is the entire front bezel assembly. The Silverstone FP34S Premium 3.5inch Bay Card Reader & Front I/O combo module mounts at 45 degree angle in the top panel. It's held in place with m3 set screws, inserted into countersunk holes on each side of the top panel. David chose this model mainly for it's card reader and headphone jack. It's from performance-pcs here It will be mounted in the new top panel.











Upper portion of the front bezel attaches to the top panel with "key" style fasteners for 8/32 machine screws..









David's signature name plate..




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Old June 30, 2011, 08:32 AM
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Stealthed Asus Blu-Ray drive installed.





behind the latched door, is 2x 3.5" HD Hot Swap bays





Used Round Modder's Mesh for the front grill, Modders Mesh







Strongest 2 part epoxy available, ScotchWeld DP-190.



The grill will be painted Matte Black.

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Old July 6, 2011, 12:27 PM
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1st one arrived safely to Maximum PC Magazine's offices today... will ship 2nd with tribbles on Monday.. Here are final photos of 1st one before packing it.







































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Old July 10, 2011, 12:04 PM
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ok - I missed it somewhere - what is the storage area (??) on the top for ??
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Old July 16, 2011, 07:14 AM
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Tribbles..lol The 2nd replica case arrives at Maximum PC's offices yesterday, where it will have a system installed and be given to David. I'm still waiting on the hardware specs. Photo taken by Maximum PC for upcoming article on the build


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Old July 16, 2011, 09:21 AM
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Looks really good. How much time do you think you have invested in the two cases?
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