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Postby tribaloverkill » Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:24 pm

So,... the other day I had started making the newest version of the PSU mounting bracket thing. I am pretty much done with the plate. It only took me like an hour or two. I had alot of stuff to do the other day so I didnt get alot of time in. I will finish the plate when I get home and move on to the next step. I am selling the old one so if anyone is interested let me know. I'll trade it out too, I dont care. Till then.
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Postby tribaloverkill » Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:58 am

Update. Well not really. I actually just got done revising the PSU mounting system. I am so glad I did it too. Check it out.

Here's the new plate. Much more simple then the last one. Took a fraction of the time to make.
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Here are som emore sliding bolts. These are easy to make too.
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Here are the new and improved arms. Notice the middle groove and the newer lower profile:) The offsets are screwed into the three layers of aluminum this time instead of the one as per the last ones I made.
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Heres a closer look as to how I did it. As you can see I merely folded the aluminum instead of bending a box as I did the last time. Much stronger this way.
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My new center support. I found this rubber plug thing and decided to use it. It worked out great!
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The two mounting systems side by side. The newer one makes more sense.
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Here I have the PSU mounted to the new one. As you can its very easily adjusted with the new sliding arms.
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The PSU sits closer to the plate now. This lower profile might come in handy when designing shields for it.
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Center support in action. Works great!
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Inside the case. I did not drill holes yet to mount this thing because I am not sure about shields yet. I just dont want ot start drilling holes for the sake of completing the mount.
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Now,... the old mounting system. As I said before I am looking to sell it to anyone interested. Here are some pics of how adjustable it is. Here is my PSONE mounted to it. Its not really mounted to it. I merely aligned the arms so that they were directly under and the PSONE's mounting bolts. It fits nicely and totally beats two sided tape:)
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Heres the position of the arms for the PSONE.
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Heres my VFD mounted to it. Again its not really mounted to it, just aligned.
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Heres the positiin of the arms for the VFD.
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I'm sure there is more stuff out there that can be mounted to this thing. Just remember that it uses mobo offsets so the tiny bolts are needed for mounting whatever it is your mounting. Tomorrow I can move on,... sweet. Time to design some shields now. I tried last nigth at work but it was busy as hell! I will try again:) Peace.
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Postby DAVE1 » Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:54 pm

any updates ?
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Postby tribaloverkill » Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:22 pm

Not yet. Working on it. I will most likely have pics of drawings I have done. I have been planning, drawing, and thinking lately. No real work done. Something has been troubling me and I figured it out. When Iget home from work I will let you guyz know what I am going to do.
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Postby tribaloverkill » Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:05 am

Ok,... here's the deal. I know what I have to do now. This is going to shock you but by now you all should be use to that seeing that I tend to do it here and there. I am going to remake,............. the pump shields. No joke. I going to make another set of shields for the pumps. The new version is going to work with cases overall look a bit more then the shields I have now. The reason is that the shields I have now make the pumps look very much like a pillar. It's the way I bent the shields. They look very cool but the look is not working with me. This is why I was having problems designing the HDD and PSU shields. It all boiled down the the pump shields. I need something that looked like them but slightly different. Everything I drew out I didnt like. Why? Becuase I was not 100% satified with the pump shields. Why did I make the pump shields the way I did? Because it made the most sense to make them that way, atleast at the time. The shields work, the look that is. When you look at them you tell yourself, this makes sense. But not for my puter. I need the bend the inner shields the other way. So that they kind of have to shape of the case itself. Once I decided on that,... I drew up planns for the HDDs just like that. I havent drawn anything for the PSU yet, but I know what I want. I have some pics of what I did last nigth at work.

Here's one of the sketches I drew for the HDDs shield style. As yopu can see they look like the pump shields. I dont know why is bothers me that much. I mean I know why but the next style I am about to make,... the pump shields look like the HDD shields but it does NOT bother me. Thats why I dont know why.
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Heres the new pump shields. They look kind of like the other shields but I bent the inner shields horizontally this time, just like the case.
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Here is a general idea of what the HDD shields are going to look like. Ass you can see there are alot of grooves so that the HDDs can breath.
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Heres some explainations. It kind of confusing but the next pic will help you understand what I am shooting for. These drawing are not accurate seeing that I did not have the case in front of me when I was drawing. I have to adjust, alot.
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Heres a blown up pic. You see the side or "wall" with the 80mm built in shroud. Thats the front of the computer. That fan will be blowing back. The other wall or back wall will be solid preventing the hot air from passing over the PSU. The hot air will go through the back of the HDD rack, through the front, and through the bottom of the case by means of the holes that are already there. The middle wall pieces are seperate so the air can flow through. They will be riveted to what left of the second floor of the case. All the walls or sides, whatever,... are goign to be riveted down. Even the the PSU. The PSU will use the same technology. Technology,... hell yea. I'M MAKING TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS HERE!!!
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So yea. Thats what I am going to do. I cant start today but tomorrow is a definate. I will be selling the old pump shields for anyone is is interested. Price unknown. We'll talk. OH,... I am selling my bike. There is suppose to be a guy coming out tomorrow to pick her up. The reason I am doing this is to pay off the loan I took out to get her. I am planning on getting a new car. I will trade my truck in to get it. I am going to get a 2006 Scion xA! Going to uprade her a bit too. The car is kind of ugly stock:) This is what I am shooting for,...

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OH,... and you know theres going to be a tribalized computer in car project coming up too:) Oh,... and I saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to geico!! I saved,... $704!!! Also,... once I take this online defensive driving test,... I save another $70 a year!!!
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Postby DAVE1 » Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:25 pm

OH,... and you know theres going to be a tribalized computer in car project coming up too:) Oh,... and I saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to geico!! I saved,... $704!!! Also,... once I take this online defensive driving test,... I save another $70 a year!!!


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Postby tribaloverkill » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:59 am

Ok,... here is my first cardboard prototype of the inner shield.
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My cardbaord bending skillz!!! Who's the man!!! LOL.
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This is only the inner shield. I have made the sides yet. I probably wont waiste my time making the sides out of card board seeing that I already know what i want, pretty much the same as before. except the sides will have the same contour of the inner but slightly larger. Now,... after making this,... I realized that the shield doesnt really cover the bottom window anymore then the the old ones did. So I think for now I will keep this tower. I'm sure that one day if it starts eating at me the same as it is Dr.Coin :D, I will make another. I like the designs,... If I could change anything there would be a bit less, thats all. I dont like the idea of having the tower plain or with next to no design. Everything that I have made has some sort of design on it. some of the stuff has less design becuase I have to make room for buttons and other stuff. I will make sure that everything evens out at the end. Right now with the tower I am 50/ 50. I cant decide. The only real thing keeping me from making a new one is the fact that it takes time to make this thing. I am going to to fart around and make another inner prototype. I dont know.
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Postby tribaloverkill » Tue Sep 27, 2005 3:53 pm

Ok,... instead of making another pump prototype I made an HDD one instead. I think it looks cool. It's very plain as of now but thats ok. I add some design later. But for now,... this is the general shape.

Here's a the HDD shield with some chrome hose pasing though it:) Reminds me of doctor octopus!!
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Here are some other shots.
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Do you see how they two shields kind of work with each other? I have to tweak the general look of the pump shield though. Eventually they will go together like white on rice. The HDD shield,... I like the general look. It's somewhat simple but effective. A little bit a UV green accents and she'll be done. I might tweak her a bit when creating it out of aluminum. The PSU will be a cross between the two shields. Again,... there are no side shields made and displayed within these photos. Be patient.

OH,... I have some news. Before I go ahead and start doing some real work on the cmputer again. I will be moving all my stuff over to my mothers house and into her garage. It's like three times bigger then what I have now. It will be all mine!!! I have to buy some new tools now seeing that some of the tools I am using do not belng to me. But its ok. I will start this move asap! New pics of my shop soon to come!!!
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Postby tribaloverkill » Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:50 pm

So I went to moms and started cleaning out what will be my new "shop". I removed everything from the garage and moved it all into the shed. I dont want anyone to have any reason to be in there. That portion of the garage is going ot be pad locked. As you can see in the pics it's much larger then what I had before. It's needs some work done to it but not alot. I want to hang more shelves, all new. I have to build a good sturdy shock proof bench. It will be a bit bigger then what I have now. I am going to have a bit more equipment this time around so I have to size everything up so that I have enough room to move around.
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It's for a good cause, it's for a good cause, it's for a good cause,... good cause!!!! Lordy. CAn't believe I did this. Oh well:) I haeva drill press now!!!! Sweet!
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Look how cute,... this is my nephew, my brothers baby.
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One last thing,... just before I left to go home. I was standing at my truck and looked down. I saw a screw driver in the grass. My brother gets into everything and just leaves everything lying around. So I pick it up and chucked it towards the pile of garbage I left on the curve. I was about 15 - 20" away and I,... well, look at the pics.
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What are the chances!!! Hell yea! Tomorrow I will go back and do some painting, building of my bench, and so on.
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Postby Deputy1515 » Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:44 pm

Nice shot. Interesting how a mod can change based on how things fit together and our feelings toward the mod. Nice work.
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