Discussion in 'Modding Worklogs' started by Saate, Mar 29, 2012.
Who am I? The black dude?
top left corner has to be creekin. no doubt. his the one who gets sent to the naughty corner on these forums more than anyone else
Looks good. I'm glad I'm not totally forgotten
btw, I check for updates on this thread like 3 times/day. Really looking forward to the finished product.
now, which one am I?
just saw the pump and garden hose, gosh I'm not that old
That is so cool. Bummed I don't have an avatar now...
Just another reason to love this thread!! Cheers man glad to be a part of it!
I am assuming based off his avatar the black dude is creekin and the guy in the corner is Mad Engineer
Yay I'm in there somewhere
Nah, the black dude must be me
HAHA OH WOW
Nice idea mate, and you're welcome.
Keep up the good work!
dont be racist
Urgh! Incredibly tired today, was up until 2:30am doing drafting work in Solid Edge. I've put together a cool design for the slot load slim dvd drive I'm using in the build - very happy with the look, tonight I'll do some cutout prototyping and see how it feels.
Haha wow, glad you guys like it! We can do another one for 200,000 eh? and I'll take specific requests on avatars for that one!
There were a lot of people to thank, obviously more than I could get poor Mike to reasonably draw for us I basically took the list of posters/number of posts and based off that the regular contributers who had avatars, informative profiles or descriptive forum names were the easiest to go with. Probably the most obvious is Moptimus - geddit? More subtle ones are BigDave on the right and Agg in the top left, couldnt resist a jab at him
i hope that ends up in the pool room! awesome pic!
Real cool way to give back to us all. Thanks heaps mate.
I get two-for-the-price-of-one... stoked as!
But Saate, you realise that this is now an excuse for us to all hang around in your thread hassling you to get a move on...
Make with the piping lad!!
j/k, I believe I mentioned early in the piece that I wish I'd spent a bit more time on design work for my project... I can hardly fault you for taking your time and getting it right.
It’s killing me not being able to bend pipes yet! The fact that the pipe will connect into bulkhead fittings on the midplate means I can’t bend anything until I have the midplate sorted, and I can’t sort the midplate out until I’ve sorted the pump placement out (well sorta) so blah!
At this stage my active projects for the build are:
Midplate cover design – need to figure out placement of slots for custom ‘obelisk’ SSD mount idea before I send to laser cutter.
Reservoir mounts – designed and tested, waiting on acrylic to arrive this week to progress.
Pump mount – designed but waiting for feedback from Laing Thermotech before I make a final decision on pump placement.
ROG Logo mod – replacement ‘MASSIVELY’ version of the led backlit ROG logo on the motherboard. Just needs more time spend to create replacement, need to practice my etching
Slimline slot loading DVD mount – Progressed well, waiting on acrylic to arrive this week to cut proper versions.
Custom SLI Bridge cover – pretty basic, some design required and have been playing with Polycaprolactone (link) which is a plastic that melts at 60 degrees. The Plastimake folks on that site are based here in Canberra so I picked up 2kg recently for prototyping fun – it’s cool stuff!
There’s still lots of other stuff after those, but I have a wealth of pictures so far for each of those. How bout for the next update later tonight you guys let me know what you’d prefer to see
Everything you post is prime Saate. doesn't bother us!
UPDATE - Slimline DVD Mount
Decided to go with the update I'm most interested in at the moment, you'll see why First up, though, check out what I got this week - My i7-2700K processor and a Slot-loading slimline dvd drive to stealth include in the build:
Received these at work today too:
After sitting on the idea for a while I finally caved and got myself a scroll saw. Got sick and tired of sitting on all these designs and not being able to do anything about it, that won't be a problem anymore! Need to order some metal + acrylic specific blades for it too, I think from looking online carbatec are the best option I've found so far - any suggestions on those guys?
Out of the box and on the table!
The big reveal:
So as far as mounting a DVD drive inside the 800D case I'd thought, a long time ago, about mounting it on the underside of the case inbetween two legs - hidden away and not needing the big ugly optical drive bay. As the worklog has progressed and I've become more confident I've scrapped that idea - decided it was too ghetto and against the spirit of the build not hiding anything.
Instead, I've decided I'll be mounting the DVD drive sideways with the mouth of the drive facing upwards, accessible through the top of the case. That's right - in addition to the 480mm Radiator there's also going to be a DVD drive up there too Yet another thanks to Alain for the inspiration on that one!
I have to admit, when I received the DVD drive the other day I had no idea how the hell I was going to measure it up and make something to hold it. Instead of trying to figure that out I sat down with grid paper, a pen and my trusty digital caliper! I proceeded to measure and note down everything on the drive:
Measuring it up was a really helpful process, it helped put my head in the right place and I started getting ideas on measurements and fittings. The next night I jumped onto Solid Edge and input the measurements from the night before, this is what I ended up with:
I put the real drive on top of the diagram version to check I'd measured correctly, perfect! One of the most satisfying things about this build process so far, after the success of the copper pipe hunt, has been learning to draft these diagrams. It feels great when you've measured something up, drafted up plans and discover they're a perfect match with the real thing!
I wasnt able to source the acrylic I wanted on the weekend so grabbed a big sheet of clear 3mm plexi from Bunnings to practice with on the scrollsaw. I attached the mounts I'd designed to a piece and got to cutting:
Wasnt too difficult to do and for a test piece I was pretty happy with the result:
Held it against the DVD drive to check out how it looked/felt - very happy!
That's all for tonight, I've ordered a bunch of acrylic that I'm expecting to arrive this week so should be able to get stuck into more scrollsaw work this weekend. Have been reading up on acrylic cutting methods and saw a good tip that suggested printing the designs onto a4 printer labels which would make the pieces a lot easier to cut.
Let me know if you have any questions/comments/suggestions and especially advice!
Oh, one more thing - I'm just messing with you on the 6 x u2711's - ordered those for our developer machines at work. After showing you guys my triple u2711 setup at the start of the worklog I couldnt resist taking a pic today to post and generate some WTF - hopefully I've had your minds racing, however briefly, about what I was going to possibly do with 9 x u2711s
WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT!?
+1 I was getting keen for a second then!!!
anyway, let me know how the 2700K goes. I'll be getting one at tax time and really can't wait