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Postby tribaloverkill » Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:15 am

Here's how I think I will mount my PSU. I like it but seems bit much. The thing is I to upgrade easily. This design will aloow that so I think I'm all for it. I still havent drawn up a plan for the other ares of the PSU because I had a busy night. I am going to do it now. Let me know what you think.

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The arms dont lift. All the pieces have square edges unlike the reservoir arm which lifts. These stay flat against the bracket and only do two things,... slide around on the bracket, slide back and forth(the extension arm), and turn. It will be very strudy although it doesnt really matter because we're talking about a PSU here.
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Postby tribaloverkill » Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:14 pm

Small update. I didnt finish the PSU mounting plate. I finished most of it, I just didnt drill the hole to mount the mounting plate. I think I have to sand it some more, I think I lefted some spots. I was kind of rushing:) To the pics,...

This is what I WAS going to use as power rails for my PSU and all it's sleeved power wires. I was informed by another member(Starbuck3733T) that it might not be thick enough for that much juice. Thanks for looking out after my PSU starbuck :wink:. I am going to use a thicker copper pipe. I'm going to most likely smash it and then fold it,... then smash it some more! The idea is to achieve a nice thick strip. More on that when I get to it. Moving on,...
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Heres the plate mapped out and ready for the drill. Once I drill holes for the scroll saw blades,... It will be time to use,... the scroll saw! I'm so smart. LOL.
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Heres the first track thing cut out.
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Heres all of them cut out and ready for filing:(
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Done! Wow,... that was some fast filing! Whoa. I saned too! I'm fast:D It's looks just like the drawing:D Well,... except the middle track is shorter. I decided to make is shorter because it doesnt need ot be so long. Plus when its long like that it weakens the plate alot! I could fold it in half if I kept that track long.
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This is where its going to go. I think I will raise it up off the case with wsahers though as I said before. Looks sweet. Can't wait to make the arms tomorrow:)
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Postby tribaloverkill » Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:54 am

I am going to bed. I am mad tired. The only thing I got done today was the making of a bus bar. I used a larger diameter copper pipe because the walls are thicker.I was going to use this small diameter pipe buts its to thin.

Here are the two bus bars side by side. The larger bus bar just like the small one was a pipe. I flattened them out. The larger pipe I had to fold one flattened because it was to wide. Now that I folded it after flattening it,... it's even thicker.
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See the difference.
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Postby Ryn » Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:20 am

Keep 'em coming :twisted:
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Postby YouGiveMeRash!!! » Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:31 pm

Yeahhh!!!! It's like watching pRon!....but doesnt have to be censored!

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I'm loving this. More! More! More!
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Postby Snowfire » Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:44 pm

Wow, it's almost like a crack addiction. 8O Gotta have some everyday at the same time everyday... :twisted:
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Postby tribaloverkill » Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:44 pm

So,... I got my package from Bill Owen from WWW.MNPCTECH.COM and I opened after noticing that the bag weighed more then I thought it would. He was kind enough to send me the U-Channel Trim Molding, several large and small Cable Clamps, and even some of his larger Reinforced Cutting Discs. He has to be one of the coolest guyz I know. Seriously. Thank you BILL!!! Now,... about these cutting discs:) These things are huge compared to the ones I had!!! They look like frisbe's!!! LOL. I am going to have to watch myself with these things. If I wasn't at work right now I would be home cutting something with these things, LOL. Also,... the trim molding, it very nice! For some reason I didnt picture it to look like this. I mean even though I saw it in a picture on his site it's hard to really grasp what it looks liek until you ave it in your own two hands. I thought for some reason it would be bulky, a true eye sore. But's its actually thin and sleek. I like it! I haev to see if it will fit in my little holes. if I doesnt I will trim some of the width and then try again. I hope it fits. It's nice:( We'll see in the morning. The cable clamps,... I am so going to use these to organize my cables behind the computer. I even have his business card!!! I feel so special:) Thanks again bill!
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Postby tribaloverkill » Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:01 am

Ok,... the universal mounting plate is pretty much finished. Check it out.

First,... I got my stuff from Bill over at WWW.MNPCTECH.com. What a nice guy. I only asked for the U-Channel Trim and sent me this other stuff too. I need you guyz to pay a visit to his site for me. I would really appreciate it. He has some really nice shizz over there! Swear! He sent me the U-Channel Trim, some Large Reinforced Cutting Discs, and some Small and Large Cable Clamps! Thanks Bill!
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Heres the U-Channel Trim I asked for. Its better then I thought it would be. For some reason I thought it would be cheesy but it's not! It's nice. It's thin. It's sleek unlike grommets which I think are bulky as hell.
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Here's the U-Channel Trim I stuffed into the holes that are going to be used by the hoses. It's obivous the hole are to small for the U-Channel Trim.
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So I cut some of the width away so it would bend more easily without flaring out,... as much. This is what I got. If I was to use it I woudl ahve to super glue it to the hole becase it kept trying to creep out. When you cut away the width it, the chaanel is smalled therefore it wont hold to the hole as well. So I kinda decided not to use it for these holes. I am going to use it somewhere else.
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Instead I am going to use the foam except this time I modified it a bit. I cut awa some of the height and glue the foams edges together to form a ring. I placed it in the hole and then smashed the hose through the hole. It came out great. It reall seals off the hose well.
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Now,... to the PSU mounting plate. I had a vision of what I wanted to use to hold the PSU to the plate and this vision started with this,... some arms. Very narrow, only 3/8". I didnt want them to be to wide because that would the PSU would be mounted high off the plate. These little pieces although only1/16" thick are strong enough to take on what i have planned for them.
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Here are the arms with the tiny angled brackets.
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This is what i was shooting for when I realized it was dumb. a stupid idea. There's just to much,... to many little pieces. I need something that is simpler and even stronger! Because you cant go wrong with having to much strength:)
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Here are the new arms. Well,.. they will be arms. These strips are a 1/2" wide.
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Bending with a screw driver? What could I be doing?!?!?!
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Remember always make sure that whatever you are bending is straight with whatever you are using to make the bends.
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Friggin ROCK! Yeah! One piece! WHOS THE MAN! LOL. I ahev to cut away some of the length still.
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This was cool. I took these screws and put them in the drill measuring how far they were in the drill. I then spun the screws and with a file I ground away the thread under the head so the screws would slide nicely throughout the grooves of the plate.
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Done! I used mobo offsets on the arms to offest the PSU from the arms. I drilled small holes and just screwed them in using a bit of permanent locktight so they dont loosen. The middle arm is a brace for the center of the PSUs PCB.
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Mounted.
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Mounted.
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Inside the case.
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Now, after all that,... I figured out a faster and easier and smoother design for the mounting system. I wish I friggin did it this way because it would of saved me so much time!!! It would of been easir to mount the PSU and all even though its not all that hard to mount it now. It just would of been smoother looking. Instead of cutting the gates in the plate, I would only cut a groove. The groove would ba as long as the gates but no perpendicular grooves. Then,... I would cut a groove in each arm. That would be it! It would be more adjustable and smoother to adjust too. I am kicking myself right now! Anyways,... this isn't bothering me enough to remake the plate. SoI am going to move on because I have ton of other shizz to make. Let me know what you guyz think.
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Postby DAVE1 » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:15 pm

you should get a job wit that guy i went to the site and some of the stuff looks real good to bad i dont have the money for any of that stuff
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Postby tribaloverkill » Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:00 pm

There are alot of funny pics too seeing we're all nuts. Anyyyyyways,...

Mr. Troy,... We are very alike. All durnig my trip I was thinking abuot it, more like eating me. Yes,... I am going to make the revision. I'm doing it because I know I can do better. It shouldnt take that long actually. I will be seeling the one I have now if anyone wants it:) Not only can you mount a PSU to it. You can alos mount a PSONE too:) You can mount pretty much anything to it that can obviously be moutned to it. PM me, first PM first serve.

Boddaker,... the reason behind the PSU plate is because even if I only buy onhe more PSU,... the time it will take me to just mount it as oppose to postioning the new one, redrilling, and then cleaning up. I saved time. I am going ot have this case for awhile. I will end up swappnig the guts out several times.

To everyone else,... YES,... I will be covering up the PSU with shields kind of like the ones for the pumps. I am looking into getting more HDDs so I can complete the shield look. Ummm,... I think thats it? Damn,... it's good to be HOME!!! I'm going to go and take a nice hot shower and wash off my new muscle groups:)
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