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Completed Projects / Re: Project Clean Slate - 2016
« on: April 19, 2017, 01:40:22 PM »
New photos:


















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Completed Projects / Re: Project Clean Slate
« on: March 22, 2017, 11:39:04 AM »











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Completed Projects / Re: Project Clean Slate
« on: March 19, 2017, 11:37:48 AM »





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Completed Projects / Re: Project Clean Slate
« on: December 16, 2016, 01:39:48 PM »

















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Completed Projects / Re: Project Clean Slate
« on: December 15, 2016, 04:01:02 PM »

The CPU heatsink is mounted straddling the top and is a huge PITA assembling but the technique saves a tremendous amount of material and strength.
 


Preview shot of one of the project's featured views.

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Completed Projects / Re: Project Clean Slate
« on: December 14, 2016, 01:55:39 PM »

Photography testing. Too gray. Needs more blue tint to the slate.



Too much blue in the slate.
 


10lb of shit vs. 5lb bag. Fight!



Fresh from the forge.  ;)



First step in assembly is to mount the PSU after threading the wiring harness through the access. Next, the motherboard power connectors are threaded back up through the panel. This has to be done before mounting the motherboard.



Just for fun. My retired GTX 280 in a size comparison.

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Completed Projects / Re: Project Clean Slate
« on: December 09, 2016, 01:01:47 PM »

I needed a reference shot before continuing. The project appears larger in photos than IRL because I'm using a mini-ITX form factor video card and an SFX form factor power supply. Coke can auditions continue.

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Completed Projects / Re: Project Clean Slate
« on: November 25, 2016, 03:21:18 PM »

I left a long tail on the video card I/O panel so that I could secure it to the case. This is to replace the deleted attachment point at the top of the video card. Stainless steel bits screwed into a threaded metal insert.



22mm vandal switch with a white center LED.



Any opinions on where I should mount it? Choices seem to be...centered in front; left or right margin on front; mounted to deck top facing upward or POS switch hidden in the back.

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Completed Projects / Re: Project Clean Slate
« on: November 22, 2016, 05:22:52 PM »

Cleat for power supply cover is placed on deck top. The PSU is the only component that I can place wherever I think is best for the design.


Decided against using a modular PSU because a hard-wired unit is just a simpler solution for this application.


I needed to determine the smallest sized hole required to shove an entire wiring harness through. Instead of experimenting on the project box I used a sheet of scrap plywood.




Cut a hole in the deck top based on above calculation.


With cover in place.


Threaded harness through hole.


Checked clearances with cover installed. The aluminum finned decorative end cover hides the wiring.


First coat of paint applied to all components.


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Completed Projects / Re: Concept 42
« on: November 19, 2016, 03:25:57 PM »





Instead of the stock attached 120mm CPU heatsink fan I'm using an unattached 92mm Delta fan. This is the construction of the decorative fan mounting system.













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Completed Projects / Re: Concept 42
« on: November 15, 2016, 04:08:35 PM »

Back of the memory box.



Front



24-pin ATX power connector cover.



Cover was built solid then the indent to clear the connector was carved out with a razor knife.



Memory box at 90%.


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Completed Projects / Re: Concept 42
« on: November 10, 2016, 02:29:43 PM »

The PSU box fabrication at 90%




Pile of wood becomes....


Decorative cover for the PSU cables.

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Completed Projects / Re: Concept 42
« on: October 28, 2016, 04:33:36 AM »

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Completed Projects / Re: Concept 42
« on: October 21, 2016, 01:48:33 PM »

The three principal elements are the CPU, GPU and PSU Boxes.



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Completed Projects / Re: Concept 42
« on: October 16, 2016, 02:35:40 PM »

Work on GPU box. This at about 50%.



27 pieces of wood and counting.



At 80% complete, 43 pieces of wood and 30 hours of fun!



Again, built tightly around a mounting cleat.



Close-up of I/O plate side. The opening will be made larger but for now it makes just enough room to clear the ports. Slot above it is for sliding in the top mesh. A plug will eventually fill this in.



Stainless steel mesh is cut using a Dremel cut-off wheel. The wood below the top vent still needs to be cut out. The temporary slots for mounting the front and side mesh panels are on the bottom edge.



Something like this. Still quite a bit of work including access for the power cable.



Although it might look like the mesh is all the same, the top and front panels are slightly smaller but with the same pattern. Smaller mesh for smaller panels gives me the optical illusion I'm aiming for.




Thanks for looking!

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