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CaseCarnage... continues! bianco Aug 22nd, 09, 04:05 AM #856

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


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Ar3s Aug 22nd, 09, 09:58 AM #857
quoting a infamous lady, that's hot.
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bianco Aug 22nd, 09, 10:20 AM #858
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quoting a infamous lady, that's hot.
haha. thanks bro.

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sabe Aug 22nd, 09, 10:23 AM #859
Pity you can't get the alu sheet to work, that would definitely look more badass, but the mod's looking good anyhow!
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bianco Aug 22nd, 09, 10:33 AM #860
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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.




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sabe Aug 22nd, 09, 10:38 AM #861
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
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bianco Aug 22nd, 09, 10:46 AM #862
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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!

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alpha1ma Aug 26th, 09, 11:50 AM #863
wahaha..how come everytime i click ur log, theres something new!

when will it be finally completed?

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realli nice mods there =D
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bianco Aug 26th, 09, 12:27 PM #864
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wahaha..how come everytime i click ur log, theres something new!

when will it be finally completed?

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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.

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slopesurfer Aug 26th, 09, 02:16 PM #865
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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
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bianco Aug 26th, 09, 05:47 PM #866
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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.

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bullydog Aug 26th, 09, 11:56 PM #867
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?
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bianco Aug 27th, 09, 12:47 AM #868
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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.

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slopesurfer Aug 27th, 09, 08:34 AM #869
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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.
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bianco Aug 28th, 09, 07:47 PM #870
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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.

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