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    Re: Rear Exhaust Fan Question

    The mesh over the exhaust fan is there to prevent physical access to the fan and for EMF shielding. Cutting that area out and replacing it with a simple wire grill should increase air flow (and was...
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    Re: Project: Aluminum Water Cooling Case

    In order to ensure that the flat head bolts in the top sheet would sit perfectly straight and flush, I drilled slightly over-size through holes in the top u-channel so a hex nut could go onto the...
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    Re: Project: Aluminum Water Cooling Case

    Finished the lower portion of the back sheet, which involved installing the PEM nuts, trimming the PSU mounting plates to the final size and creating an extra solid cover plate (which I almost forgot...
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    Re: Project: Server and Gaming Case

    http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww153/Spotswood_/Server%20and%20Gaming%20Case/Assembly10.jpg


    http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww153/Spotswood_/Server%20and%20Gaming%20Case/Assembly11.jpg
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    Re: Project: Server and Gaming Case

    $1,000,000.00 hehe.

    No, not really. Anywhere from $150 to $1500. Send me a PM.
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    Re: Project: Server and Gaming Case

    Powder coated parts have come back from the painter and final assembly has begun.


    http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww153/Spotswood_/Server%20and%20Gaming%20Case/AssemblyBackCorner.jpg

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    Re: Project: Aluminum Water Cooling Case

    Drilled out the holes for the vandal resistant switches and fastened the front sheeting to the case.

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  8. Thread: AMD drum PCs

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    Re: AMD drum PCs

    Thanks for noticing all of the custom metalwork.
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    AMD drum PCs

    Here are some final pics of three drum cases (with full rigs featuring their new APUs with FM2 socket motherboards by ECS along with Fractal PSUs) I built for AMD's "AMD rocks my PC" setup at the...
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    Re: Project: Server and Gaming Case

    My client has been wonderfully patient with me throughout this entire project. I managed to devote a lot of time to this project lately, so all of the external metal is off to the powdercoater's...
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    Re: Project: Server and Gaming Case

    I finished fabricating the back of the case, which consisted of drilling mounting holes through the motherboard trays and PSU mounting plate, through the back sheet and into the case frame. Holes...
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    Re: Project: Aluminum Water Cooling Case

    Performed the mind-numbing task of fastening the bottom and top sheets to the case frame via flat head socket cap screws. Through and countersink holes were drilled into the sheet and transferred to...
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    Re: Project: Server and Gaming Case

    During final assembly (before paint) some rework is inevitable. With this case, early on in the build, it was widened to accommodate the front radiators. But I never went back to see if the PSU...
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    Re: Project: Server and Gaming Case

    Drilled two 19mm holes for the vandal resistant switches (power and reset/hard drive activity).


    Using such a large bit (step drill) is a bit nerve racking for me, but with an extra large work...
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    Re: Project: Aluminum Water Cooling Case

    Turned out that I needed to cut one more slot out of the bottom shelf. But the last time I used my wooden "small slot" router template, I somehow managed to crush one edge, so I quickly cobbled...
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    Re: Project: Server and Gaming Case

    The latches for the top are these nice "lift and turn" ones:


    http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww153/Spotswood_/Server%20and%20Gaming%20Case/LatchesCU.jpg




    The latches require a fairly...
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    Re: Project: Server and Gaming Case

    Up next is fabricating a duplicate of the 120mm back fan panel, but for 140mm fans. This time I had Lazerwerx cut me a custom 140mm fan hole router template out of 3/8-inch thick cast acrylic.

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    Re: Project: Aluminum Water Cooling Case

    Another router template was made to cutout the areas for the PSUs out of the back sheet. A guide was clamped to the bottom of the template to keep the cutouts perfectly aligned along the bottom.

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    Re: Project: Aluminum Water Cooling Case

    42 :rofl: :rofl:
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    Re: Project: Aluminum Water Cooling Case

    A PSU mounting plate was routed out of a piece .10-inch thick aluminum sheet with the help of a custom template.


    In order to accurately transfer the locations of the PSU mounting holes, threaded...
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    Re: Project: Server and Gaming Case

    I honestly don't know for sure, but I do know its a lot.
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    Re: Project: Server and Gaming Case

    On the bottom of the case, a large slot was cutout which will allow fresh air to enter the front air duct. Following standard operating procedures, a router pattern/template was made at the same...
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    Re: Project: Aluminum Water Cooling Case

    I made a mistake, placing the false back too far into the case, which required having to re-fabricate the back sheet. But I figured I could take advantage of the situation by improving the mounting...
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    Re: Project: Server and Gaming Case

    The hinge for the top was cut slightly undersized and centered with a some old business cards used as spacers.

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    Re: Project: Aluminum Water Cooling Case

    A large area of the right side panel was cutout for a 16x15-inch acrylic window.


    http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww153/Spotswood_/SidePanelWindow.jpg
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