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

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

Postby Mnpctech.com » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:34 am

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


Case Mods & Supplies used in this project by Mnpctech.com

Machined Aluminum Computer Case Feet Link

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Acoustical Sound Proofing Sheets for your PC

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Mnpctech is now stocking clear and colored sheets of cast acrylic for window mods

http://www.mnpctech.com/colored_acrylic ... indow.html

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This is the Honeycomb Modders Meshwe used.

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PC Cable management clamps
http://www.mnpctech.com/CableClamp.html

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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Postby Mnpctech.com » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:39 am

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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Postby Mnpctech.com » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:08 am

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.a ... 6817171036

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Are you a fan of the Black Ribbon power cables?

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:56 am

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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Postby Mnpctech.com » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:16 pm

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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Postby AmEv » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:26 pm

Now, to make some matching ones on the other side (if possible...)

That would complete it.
I'm gonna get my new hardware. And my worklog here.
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:24 am

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I've actually decided to modify the original concept case to reflect the theme of this Prawn weapon from the movie. The case will have reinforced panels and Orange/Black/White color scheme. One of the easiest steps to fit this theme was replacing the OEM handle on the Cooler Master 840 motherboard tray with machined aluminum handle. I had one spare handle left over from our previous stock. The new version has been revised with rounded finger grips, as shown here, http://www.mnpctech.com/MnpctechBilleth ... ooved.html

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I'm using 1/4" drill bit
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:35 am

CM is planning to show their new V-series cooler, they wouldn't reveal the model to me.

I may rig a Cat Food can as cpu cooler, just for joke when they open the case....lol

Cooler Master only sent 1 hard drive, so no sense in keeping the HD bay!

Use 1/8" drill bit to remove HD bay

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Postby AmEv » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:53 am

How about a can of chili? :o :o :lol: :twisted:
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:24 pm

The Prawn love cat food, they trade weapons for cat food..lol

1/4" thick acrylic sheets will act as reinforced segments of the side panels.
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Heres a close up of the vertical blade cutting 1/4" acrylic sheet
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These edges are not acceptable
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Black & Decker Mouse Sander with Medium grit sandpaper
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Thats better!
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Starting on other side tonight, this side still needs exploded hole, and I need to get more 1/4" socket head screws. Those will be countersunk
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