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Re: [Scratch Build] - Anima Mundi Redux
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2008, 02:10:13 AM »

So here's a top down view with most of the components screwed in.  I need to add a couple of spacers under the motherboard to make things rack right.





Anybody see the issue?  Yeah, space for the pump.  It's a toss up between a Liang DDC and a Danger Den CPX1.  I think I have to give up having a video card, but either one should fit.  Perhaps some fancy plumping will let me fit a video card in there, but that has yet to be seen.

The pumps:
Liang DDC with Plexi top
Dangerden CPX1
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Re: [Scratch Build] - Anima Mundi Redux
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2008, 07:44:40 AM »

Is there room to place a pump in the area I have circled?  Is there any issue with a pump being vertical rather than horizontal?  I have no clue.
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Re: [Scratch Build] - Anima Mundi Redux
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2008, 04:34:41 AM »

Well what's this?  Progress? 

Fabbed up the fillport real quick.









Still have a lot of cleanup work to do, this is pretty rough and mostly straight off the drill press/ table saw. 
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Re: [Scratch Build] - Anima Mundi Redux
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2008, 04:49:19 AM »

Is there room to place a pump in the area I have circled?  Is there any issue with a pump being vertical rather than horizontal?  I have no clue.

There isn't anywhere near enough room next to the radiators.  I'm broke at the moment, so I'm going to have to use the 50Z and give up a graphics card.  There's a very slim chance some fancy piping will let me add a video card, but that has yet to be seen.  I've got an idea what might give me some more room.
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Re: [Scratch Build] - Anima Mundi Redux
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2008, 02:58:32 AM »

Cleaned up the fillport and mounted the pump.









I realized that since I'm stuck with the 50Z, there is NO way to mount it and still have a video card, so I just said screw it and bolted it to the floor.  I think I want to move it over a little to give the motherboard some more room, but I dont think the new motherboard that I just ordered will have any issues.
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Re: [Scratch Build] - Anima Mundi Redux
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2008, 02:42:26 AM »

So I attempted to put LEDs in the feet and ended up lighting my bench on fire.  It was fun.  Something shorted out, sparked, and ignited some papers on my bench.  Yeah for fire extinguishers!

Anyway, new feet, new lighting scheme.





Much simpler, and turned out much better than the original design.  Four pieces of 3/16 acrylic, cut with a circle cutter and spun on the drill press to shape, smooth, and polish.  Turned out well enough.  There are still some burn marks from me turning it too fast, but all in all they worked.  There will be a little bit of light added to each foot, but nothing over powering.



This turned out UGLY!  My rotary table (its a geared, spinning platform for a mill) didn't come in until today, so I had to do this with just my XY table, and even considering that I didn't do a very good job.  Which is one of the reasons the top and bottom of this little doohickey will be painted and then strapped to the bottom of the case so no one can see it.










Why isn't that lighting circle centered Mr Endscape?  Well kids, that's because one of the mounting bolts would share the same hole with the pump mount.  So I moved it just back of center, and bolted it down.




Light!  Nothing overpowering, just a subtle glow.  Not quite as bright as I wanted (I think I used the wrong resistor), but will still do the job.
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Re: [Scratch Build] - Anima Mundi Redux
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2008, 09:36:33 AM »

So I finally unpacked my trusty old digital camera and snapped some non cell phone camera pictures.  Most of these are just "the state of the mod" photos that dont show any new work.  For progress skip to the end.








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Some size comparisons:






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The fill port.  I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty proud of how this turned out.








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A little light!











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I had to cut some notches in the feet to accomodate the bolts.  The origianal feet were much smaller, so they didn't have this issue.  When I initalially cut the first batch of the second round of the feet, I accidently made them larger than planned.  I liked them better, so I kept the size.




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The ugliest foot.  I burned it, then dropped it.  Basically I hate it, and I think the feelings mutual.  I'm pretty sure it's sleeping with my girlfriend, and I think I saw it kick my dog.



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So here's the real work I got accomplished on this fine evening. 





See that gap?  The one between the IO shield (though that's not the IO shield, it's the thing that holds the IO shield correct?  Back plane?  Back panel?  Metal motherboard doo hickey?) and the motherboard tray?  Yeah, it's not supposed to be there.  I miss measured something the first night I worked on the case, and it gave me that 1/8th inch gap.




So I strapped a motherboard to a piece of 1/8 inch plexi and trimmed the edges until I got it racked correctly. 



Glued the pieces together, and TA DA!  Edges still need to be polished of course.





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Re: [Scratch Build] - Anima Mundi Redux
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2008, 06:59:56 AM »

So I painted a test piece, satin black.  I actually painted four pieces, gloss black, satin black, gloss white, and satin white.  I like the satin white as well, so it might find it's way into the case also.  Keep in mind that all the polished edges will be exposed, and most of them will be lit.




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Beveled and polished the PSU support and HD Rack shim.  Need to touch up the fill port a bit, as I didn't do a very good job at polishing it.



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I'll let these pictures explain themselves. 








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Re: [Scratch Build] - Anima Mundi Redux
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2008, 10:38:26 AM »

Good job so far, keep it up :)
The modding bug is biting me the more I watch this thread.
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Re: [Scratch Build] - Anima Mundi Redux
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2008, 07:32:01 PM »

Good job so far, keep it up :)
The modding bug is biting me the more I watch this thread.

Thanks!
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