[CiP] MCE MbK

kier

Weaksauce
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Hi my modding friends,
I'm working almost 2 weeks now on a nice little project
And would like to share this with you. A kind of MCE / NAS for in the living room
(actually the only place without a PC) My wife was always against this, so I had to promise that it has to be a winner
And (almost) without sponsorship :)

This year's Cebit, I bought a kind of prototype NAS thing , made of some Acrylic and aluminum.
Real ugly, but this is gonna change....I hope ;)

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I have a few last remaining pieces of UV green acrylic so this I'm gonna use for this build, with black ;)

Hardware:
2x HDD, Western Digital Greenpower 1.5TB
1x Intel 160 GB SSD
Een Asus E45M1-1 Deluxe
Een 220 Watt Coolermaster PSU
4x 60mm Coolermaster fans

The "thing" disassembled

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And everything pulled apart

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The Asus mobo

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Enough Sata's and a PCI-e

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DDR3

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It fits :)

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Already cut 2 green pieces of acrylic

Top

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Bottom

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And placed the 2 HDD's

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Fits next to the motherboard

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For both sides I have cut a piece of UV green acrylic

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Cut the shapes for the air-outlet

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Same form as the original, still need to cut the fanholes for the 60mm fans

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Also cut a piece acrylic for the front. And another piece slightly curved with 60mm fanholes.

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I changed the fanholes and made square holes ​​with the dimensions of the fans

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And sawn an aluminum plate with fanholes, this will be black acrylic which is looking better, I think

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In the upper layers of black and green acrylic (in the middle) I cut a rectangle with the dimensions of an SSD

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The cut rectangular green acrylic on the SSD.

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Made the aluminum bars black.

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And a little teaser for the next update ;)

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kier

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Ok you guys, this is becoming a high speed build;) The small tubes/ spacers that I showed in previous update is to create distances between the green and black acrylic

Step by step

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Green acrylic on top

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placed the bars

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Placed the original sides with 60mm fans mounted

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Cut a horizontal plate and placed it

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Against this comes the bent piece of acrylic with the 60mm fans

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Here I slide the existing piece and clamp the curved piece

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Also cut the fanholes in the side plates

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Placed the spacers also to the side panels. (bolts are going to be replaced ;) )

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Both sides

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And on top placed spacers again with a piece of black acrylic

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Most acrylic is finished, Next job placing the hardware ;)
 

baldrik

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One of these days, you're going to do a mod that I absolutely hate. But not today!
 

Jesse B

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That's really neat! I quite like it. Looks much better than it did before :D
 

kier

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One of these days, you're going to do a mod that I absolutely hate. But not today!

Lol...thanks

That's really neat! I quite like it. Looks much better than it did before :D

;) Thank you

Update !!!

Coolermaster has given me a nice little PSU. The flex ATX 220w

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Sad but true ... has to open for the sleeve job

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First series of cables sleeved black.

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Molex etc. also black

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Used my Lamptron for the first time and must say it is a very useful kit.

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Made the 24pins green.

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And some black (had no more green)

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To fit everything I have placed the mobo, HDDs and rams.

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Placed the HDDs with some spacers

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Now I can anticipate the little space I have left, so i've made ​​an aluminum tray for the PSU

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Made it black

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And attached it to the green acrylic.

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Also made the rear from a piece of aluminium and cut the recesses for the IO shield and the PSU

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Made the IO shield black

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Fortunaly I had still some black Dominators

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And now the challenge to get everything in the case ... but will certainly succeed ;)

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kier

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Little change of plans but I've got the solution!!!
My wife wanted something for her Iphone, smartphone, Ipad, Tablet, MCE and NAS

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Hopefully this will keep her quiet :D
 

Fauxsoul

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Looks like an Asus Transformer tf101 which is the same model I have, and the dock connector is on one of the longer ends because it docks horizontally with a keyboard.
 

Comte

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You should do that with an HP Touchpad. Why an HP Touchpad? Because the charging dock doesnt plug in a cable, its inductive charging. Some people report it is transfering information over the charger as well, but I dont know about that. But the charging part is cool.
 

kier

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Not docked in mate, just for supporting her stuff ;)

Hmm, forgotten to update this one...sorry ;)

Final Update!!!

Where were we. The SSD I think
I have a nice 60GB SSD, this is more than enough for her.

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Some extra storage

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On the pictures you can also see that I have removed the sleeve... With it there was no room left.

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Made some LEDs and a switch in ​​it

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Power on

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Made a cover for the front

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Must find some nicer bolts lol

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The cover for supporting her.....

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And installed W8, time for her to find out how it works and where everything is;)

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That's it!!!
 
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