Cooler Master 840 ATCS Case Mod ..::D-9::..

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  1. mnpctech

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    Hey gang, I've started the build for Cooler Master's media suite at 2010 CES. The D-9 concept was mine after seeing the movie.

    I should know by first week of November what hardware CM will be sending me.

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    Conceptual drawing by E.E.L. Ambiense

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    This is the Honeycomb Modders Mesh we used.

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    PC Cable management clamps
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    The canvas for this PC build is the Cooler Master 840 ATCS

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    Adding window to Cooler master 840 ATCS
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    Using tape roll to make curved corner
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    Make first initial cut with your Dremel and cutting wheel, to allow use of Jigsaw and cut the window more efficiently

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    You have created slot, this allows using a Jigsaw w/ 18 TPI cutting blade
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    Using a Jigsaw is much quicker than using a Dremel to cut your window
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    Use a rounded side file to debur the jagged edges of the new window
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    Notice the window location doesn't reveal the drive bays, this was intentional.

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    "District 9" design cnc milled in the Cooler Master 840 aluminum intake plate. The recessed center portion will have CM case badge

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  2. Micah.

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    This one looks Like it is going to turn out like all your other ones Amazing :)
     
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    Looks like its going to be awesome :D
     
  4. CHemical.

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    AWESOME!!!
     
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    Thanks for the comments guy! I'm glad you like it!

    Upgrading the 840's stock 120mm exhaust fan to 140mm fan.

    Cooler Master 840 ATCS rear 120mm exhaust
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    I'm holding up a 140mm Cooler Master fan over the stock 120mm grill. "Will it fit without anything obstructing it?"
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    The location of the 140mm fan resides along the crease on the back plate.
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    Making the initial cut with Rotary tool and reinforced cutting wheel before using Jigsaw
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    Using Jigsaw with 18 TPI metal cutting blade
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    Using rounded side hand file to clean up burrs along the edge of the cut.
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    140mm opening is cleaned up, next is drilling mounting holes for 140mm fan
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  6. zeropluszero

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    what an awesome idea.
    top movie btw!
     
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    Cool, I liked the movie too! Now that we've got the 140mm hole finished, it's time to drill the 4, mounting holes for the fan.

    My trusty center punch. I use this to mark where the holes will be drilled. Once the fan is positioned correctly, It's spring loaded, you push down firmly until the pointed ends "pops" and create a dimple for the drill bit. I insert this in each of the fan's mounting holes

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    The 140mm fan is located 7/8" from the top of the Motherboard tray.
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    vibration dampening fan grommets
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    Using a 1/4" size drill bit to make the mounting holes, this allows the fan grommets to fit.

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    Vibration dampening fan grommets installed.
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    Looks great!! and i want to see that movie lol :thumbup::D
     
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    Looking ridiculously professional as always! :thumbup:
     
  10. CHemical.

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    so much deatail for a fan hole! thats awesome!
     
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    Really, really nice design and artwork. Cant wait to see the outcome. Eager to see how you get the dotted rust effect going.
     
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    Thank you everbody!

    I've cut the window from Lexan. It's tougher than plexiglass/acrylic, but 2 or 3 times more expensive. It won't shatter or crack "easily" You can buy Lexan sheets at Home Depot, Lowes and some hardware stores like Ace.

    The window will be fastened with 1/4" socket head screws, for reinforced armour look

    Using center punch to mark each fastener hole.

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    Roper Whitney No. 5 Jr Hand Punch kit available here
    Hand punch (estimate $60 new)

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    "Look Ma, No deburring needed!"
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    The benefit of using Lexan is that you can drill or hand punch it without cracking it.

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    Clean hole cut! I love Lexan.

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    Ironically our concept drawing calls for bullet holes in the Lexan "bullet proof" window...lol
     
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    Cooler Master's hardware list for their CES show display

    1 x Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
    1 x Intel Extreme Series DX48BT2 X48 Motherboard
    1 x Silent Pro RS-600-AMBA-D3
    1 x CM MITX Cooler 38mm tall (will be replaced with future V series cooler)
    1 x Sapphire ATI Radeon 4870 512MB
    1 x 4GB DDR3 Kingston 1600mhz memory kit
    1 x WD 500GB HDD
    1 x DVD drive

    Silent Pro RS-600 Watt-AMBA-D3 PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171036

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    Are you a fan of the Black Ribbon power cables?

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    The concept called for bullet holes in the window

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    Using 3/8" drill bit
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    Using wire cutter to make cracks around the hole
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    Etching Rotary Tool (or Dremel) Engraving Bits
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    Using the dremel to emulate some cracks
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    hehe, thanks! I'm adding bullet holes to the case too, so I drilled holes in the 840's aluminum panel. I then used a tin snip and needle nose plier to cut and rip the 3/8" hole open

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    woah?

    Wow mate, this looks insanely awesome really love the look of the bullet holes.

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  18. broox

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    that is something that should have been a standard for years! no more sleeving :D
     
  19. BloodDonor

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    nice work, cant wait til its finished


    ps, want me to send you a metric ruler? :p :lol: :D
     
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    Awsome work as usual Bill.
    What you didn't use real bullets,:shock: I thought everyone in the united States had a gun :rolleyes: :lol:
     

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