Page 58 of 75 FirstFirst ... 8 485657585960 68 ... LastLast
Results 856 to 870 of 1119
  1. #856
    was here. bianco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    1 22 N, 103 48 E
    Posts
    3,459

    CaseCarnage... continues!

    and here goes... the real update!
    since this would be another of the 'case carnage' series...
    those who have weak heart and sensitive to seeing a chassis gutted, please avert your eyes.
    you have been warned!

    after i saw the mo (by ahmoo) on the slot in drive, i have been toying with the idea of incorporating it in my system.


    but of course, it won't simply go into the drivebay... that would be too easy... so out came the masking tape and tools


    after spending time filing and sanding the edges


    masking tape removed for closer inspection


    attempted to use the 3mm thick aluminum sheet for the drive bracket


    however, it proved too difficult to fold - especially the short sides... moved to plan b


    measurements and markings completed


    first cutting done by dremel, filed the edges


    corners cut with combination of dremel and nibbler


    after some metal origami


    optical drive in its cage, the back of the optical drive


    viewed from the other side/front


    as seen from above


    next tasks... open up the bottom for sata data and power connection, then have it spray painted



  2. #857
    Registered User Ar3s's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    18,532
    quoting a infamous lady, that's hot.

  3. #858
    was here. bianco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    1 22 N, 103 48 E
    Posts
    3,459
    Quote Originally Posted by Ar3s View Post
    quoting a infamous lady, that's hot.
    haha. thanks bro.


  4. #859
    Super Meanarator
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Upper Serangoon
    Posts
    15,782
    Pity you can't get the alu sheet to work, that would definitely look more badass, but the mod's looking good anyhow!

  5. #860
    was here. bianco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    1 22 N, 103 48 E
    Posts
    3,459
    Quote Originally Posted by sabe View Post
    Pity you can't get the alu sheet to work, that would definitely look more badass, but the mod's looking good anyhow!
    yeah, i agree.
    might have another crack at it when i have time next week...
    thinking of another approach on going about it, i should've bent before making the 'window' for the bottom part of the optical drive.

    anyways, here are a couple more pics for the solid sheet drive bracket.





  6. #861
    Super Meanarator
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Upper Serangoon
    Posts
    15,782
    If you're having problems bending it, can I suggest heating it if you haven't tried that already? Makes it loads easier to bend

  7. #862
    was here. bianco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    1 22 N, 103 48 E
    Posts
    3,459
    Quote Originally Posted by sabe View Post
    If you're having problems bending it, can I suggest heating it if you haven't tried that already? Makes it loads easier to bend
    hmm... will try that bro. thanks for the tip!


  8. #863
    vr-zone.com alpha1ma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    17,338
    wahaha..how come everytime i click ur log, theres something new!

    when will it be finally completed?

    =P

    realli nice mods there =D
    [Project Log] Fiery Black Ki7ight (Classified)



    Custom Watercooling System | Custom Radiator | Personalised Winnie the Pooh Box from edge2o.com


  9. #864
    was here. bianco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    1 22 N, 103 48 E
    Posts
    3,459
    Quote Originally Posted by alpha1ma View Post
    wahaha..how come everytime i click ur log, theres something new!

    when will it be finally completed?

    =P

    realli nice mods there =D
    haha. thanks bro. nice to 'see' you here again!
    unfortunately, cannot really say for now. there's been a major re-org and i've got tonnes of job to cover... hardly enough time in the day to work on the mods. *sigh* anyways, better to have work than no work at all.


  10. #865
    vinyl addict slopesurfer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,446
    Quote Originally Posted by bianco View Post

    attempted to use the 3mm thick aluminum sheet for the drive bracket
    however, it proved too difficult to fold - especially the short sides...
    You may want to opt for a thinner aluminum sheet if its too difficult to fold or you can increase the width of the 'short sides' to make bending easier. It will make the optical drive sit 'loosely' in the bracket but you can compensate that with some foam/dampener

    Looking forward for more updates from you bro

  11. #866
    was here. bianco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    1 22 N, 103 48 E
    Posts
    3,459
    Quote Originally Posted by slopesurfer View Post
    You may want to opt for a thinner aluminum sheet if its too difficult to fold or you can increase the width of the 'short sides' to make bending easier. It will make the optical drive sit 'loosely' in the bracket but you can compensate that with some foam/dampener

    Looking forward for more updates from you bro
    great stuff you sent over bro! your design is definitely easier to bend and implement, but i've stated some of the reasons for my current design for the optical drive bracket in pm. appreciate the time you took designing and sending it over.

    will definitely think about making it when i have extra time.


  12. #867
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    1,391
    Bro...i really like the idea of the vertical Drive!
    but the case carnage was painful to take ... but you have very excellent and creative ideas there ... I'm sure this built will turn out to be spectacular.

    Do you know what your "finished Rig" will look? or are your ideas are more like a work in progress?

  13. #868
    was here. bianco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    1 22 N, 103 48 E
    Posts
    3,459
    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    Bro...i really like the idea of the vertical Drive!
    but the case carnage was painful to take ... but you have very excellent and creative ideas there ... I'm sure this built will turn out to be spectacular.

    Do you know what your "finished Rig" will look? or are your ideas are more like a work in progress?
    thanks bro. it was either that or the drive opening would be at the front (so that i didn't have to cut up the main chassis)... but i opted for this one. more difficut. haha.
    well, i sure do hope it turns out well. right now, i just want to have time to work on it.... and enjoy the silence and watercoolness.
    i actually have an idea on what i want it to look like when done. but then again, implementing the idea (as Charles put it - the execution part)... sometimes make me go back to the drawing board and re-think it.


  14. #869
    vinyl addict slopesurfer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,446
    Quote Originally Posted by bianco View Post
    great stuff you sent over bro! your design is definitely easier to bend and implement, but i've stated some of the reasons for my current design for the optical drive bracket in pm. appreciate the time you took designing and sending it over.

    will definitely think about making it when i have extra time.
    great that you liked it. i am just sharing some of my thoughts and maybe it can contribute something to your already awesome build. looking forward for more updates bro.

  15. #870
    was here. bianco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    1 22 N, 103 48 E
    Posts
    3,459
    Quote Originally Posted by slopesurfer View Post
    great that you liked it. i am just sharing some of my thoughts and maybe it can contribute something to your already awesome build. looking forward for more updates bro.
    thanks again bro.
    definitely i'd be moving the drive up to be flush with the case... i'm having problems with my plan a, which seems to be easier if i had laser vision.


Page 58 of 75 FirstFirst ... 8 485657585960 68 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Project Log] RedSin
    By alboytham in forum Case Modding & Project Logs
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: Sep 8th, 09, 12:40 AM
  2. Project Log : PERK 5/i
    By p|sangp|sang in forum Case Modding & Project Logs
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Mar 25th, 09, 11:30 PM
  3. [Project Log]***PROJECT KURO***
    By jhaozz in forum Case Modding & Project Logs
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: Jan 4th, 09, 11:30 PM
  4. [Project Log] The First Time
    By ColombiaGames in forum Case Modding & Project Logs
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: Dec 24th, 08, 06:58 PM
  5. [project log] raistlin
    By bianco in forum Case Modding & Project Logs
    Replies: 1274
    Last Post: Nov 20th, 08, 11:10 PM