Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 47

Thread: The making of a case.

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    511
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Yeah... But you can't under estimate plain jane aluminum either.

    Let's see how this goes first.
    I hear that man. It does get the job done.

    I do have to say, it's really cool that you're having this kind of input on the case designs. Keep us updated.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    USA (PA)
    Posts
    201
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Nice looking case you got there, but it could be better.
    In my opinion, fine metal mesh on the front is ok, but some sort of filter material behind it would be better at keeping the dust out. ( yes I'm lazy )
    Also there should be enough space behind the bezel to mount 2~3 120~140mm intake fans, with out any major alterations to the frame.

    Edit: Also may be a filter for PSU intake? ( a lot easier to cleat a filter than a PSU )
    Last edited by templar_m1a1; 05-20-2007 at 08:44 PM.
    " Don't believe everything you see and only half of what you read on the internet "

    " We all dream of a world full of sunshine, happiness and peace.
    But there is a problem.
    That half of the people think it sounds like a wonderful place to live.
    The other half thinks it sounds like a wonderful place to pillage. "

  3. #23
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Not [H]ere
    Posts
    170
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by templar_m1a1 View Post
    Nice looking case you got there, but it could be better.
    I hope you realize that this case is in the very early development stage and that it only can get better?

    - JT
    This product does not support Win9X/ME!

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    USA (PA)
    Posts
    201
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleJT View Post
    I hope you realize that this case is in the very early development stage and that it only can get better?

    - JT
    As long as engineers at Ultra follow K.I.S.S. rule.
    " Don't believe everything you see and only half of what you read on the internet "

    " We all dream of a world full of sunshine, happiness and peace.
    But there is a problem.
    That half of the people think it sounds like a wonderful place to live.
    The other half thinks it sounds like a wonderful place to pillage. "

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    16,064
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    538
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    270
    Thanked in
    196 Posts

    Default

    I'm working on some sort of filter that screws on the back. It should be interchangible with the block off plates. You'll note that now if you knock out a front plate, it can't be put back in. So if you move things around in the front of the case, you'll have a bunch of holes.

    I'll post pics later.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    16,064
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    538
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    270
    Thanked in
    196 Posts

    Default

    Ok... So here's a picture of the bezel with the molded plastic honeycomb.

    Problems with molded plastic is that you're limited to how you can make it without risking structural integrity.

    You'll also see a few pictures of a make shift metal grill we made to use instead. Problem is because the metal grill is thin, where as the plastic is "thick", more light shows through it.

    Ok.. You know how I mentioned in post 5 that the knock offs on the chassis frame (not the bezel) can not be put back after they're knocked out? I hope to kill two birds with one stone.

    Look at how the 5.25" bay plates screw into the main bezel frame. I want to make a mesh screen (filter material. Not a metal mesh like what's on the front) that can screw on the back of that. And I also want the screen to be interchangeable with a solid piece so you can "block off" that bay so you don't lose air through the front.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    16,064
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    538
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    270
    Thanked in
    196 Posts

    Default

    I like how the fans mount in the front. Right now you can put one fan in the front using the 5.25" bay knock outs and another on the back of the hard drive cage (also shown.)

    I need to play with some different configurations to see if I can get another fan up there. If I can get two 120's on top of each other in the bezel, I can picture mounting a double 120 radiator up front.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    511
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Does the fan screw right into that mesh? That would leave tons of opportunity for a person to customize their fan placement...

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    In yer 'fridge, eatin' yer pizza
    Posts
    1,785
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    See, the Tt Armor has foam inserts that fit into the bay covers. it works great. You could do the same thing with this case (I dunno what to call it, I haven't heard you call it anything) and then it wouldn't matter if the knockouts were replaceable or not. The foam would prevent you from seeing into the case.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Not [H]ere
    Posts
    170
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    The GURUnator!

    - JT
    This product does not support Win9X/ME!

Similar Threads

  1. Making a USB soundcard
    By ripitup in forum Electronic Component Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-05-2012, 09:31 PM
  2. Ideas for making a PSU run off of 12V DC
    By p4l1ndr0m3 in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-31-2010, 11:51 AM
  3. Sapphire Making PSU's
    By Quiksilver in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-06-2008, 08:10 PM
  4. Making my own connection.
    By Dimmo in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-17-2008, 07:30 PM
  5. PSU making a noise.. need help
    By Supranator in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-18-2007, 03:21 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •