Nicholas Falzone

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  1. This has a lot of nice details. Looks great! Well done!
  2. @Ann AnnDo people need a Facebook account to vote? Some friends of mine do not have a Facebook account and they have been unable to vote since it keeps asking them to sign in.
  3. _A080269 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A080262-Edit by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A080261-Edit by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A080250 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A080248 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A080239-Edit by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A080236 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A080233 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A080216-Edit by greensabbath911, on Flickr
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  6. I present to you the final photos for Morphosis: _A090404-Edit by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A090407 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A090391 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A090401 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A090400 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A090390-Edit by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A090385 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A090376 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A090374 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A090370 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A090363-Edit by greensabbath911, on Flickr
  7. With the watercooling loop done and most of the machining settled I turned my attention to the cabling and cable management. My plan was to individually sleeve each cable with custom sleeving. I can see why after doing this, that most people buy them because it took forever but it was a rewarding experience in the end. First I made pinouts of all the cables: _A060134 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Heres the sleeving I'll be using. Silver and Black Teleios sleeving from Mainframe Customs: _A060136 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Pins and tools: _A060135 by greensabbath911, on Flickr The plan is to melt the sleeving using the heatshrink. Clear heatshrink enables me to see how melted it is: _A060141 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A060138 by greensabbath911, on Flickr The cpu power cable is all done: _A060143 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Working on the 14 pin cables for the GPU. This is where the pinout becomes super important. _A060147 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Half ish done: _A060152 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Somehow I had screwed up my pinouts so I had my smarter than I wife redo them for me: _A060156 by greensabbath911, on Flickr The pretty side of the cable is all done: _A060155 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Trying to tame this rats nest of cables: _A060159 by greensabbath911, on Flickr GPU cables installed, Its looking pretty clean: _A060162 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A060163 by greensabbath911, on Flickr The back however needs some more work: _A070170 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Next came the 24 pin cable which was more like 27 pins counting all the double connections. This took an extra level of patience to complete. _A070165 by greensabbath911, on Flickr About 3 hours later, its all done: _A070172 by greensabbath911, on Flickr The last thing to machine were the covers for the wires on the motherboard tray to help keep everything organized. This took only a few minutes on the CNC to complete: _A080181 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A080182 by greensabbath911, on Flickr The case is built and ready for final photos: _A080178 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A080175 by greensabbath911, on Flickr
  8. Back to the Power supply mounting and cover. I had the power supply mounted so I could make the cover plate for the mount: _A050087 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A050078 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I drilled out space for the bolt heads below to fit into: _A050079 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Much cleaner than before: _A050081 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A050091 by greensabbath911, on Flickr The sharp corner on the GPU mount was bugging me so I decided to chamfer it: Before: _A050093 by greensabbath911, on Flickr After: _A050096 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Next, I wanted to machine the name of the case mod into the GPU bracket piece. I used a thin piece of walnut and make a file to V carve: _A050069 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A050071 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Cut to fit: _A050075 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A050076 by greensabbath911, on Flickr With some finish on it: _A060122 by greensabbath911, on Flickr
  9. Time for more watercooling plumbing. I installed the processor and waterblock and started connecting the dots from there: _A040059 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A040062 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A050113 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A050084 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A050097 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A050108 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Everything is mocked up at this point but not connected: _A050091 by greensabbath911, on Flickr After everything was finally connected, I got ready for leak testing: _A050115 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A060120 by greensabbath911, on Flickr After a few issues were resolved, I had the loop filled and running properly: _A060121 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Its finally coming together: _A060130 by greensabbath911, on Flickr
  10. For the other case window, I wanted to mirror the design of the acrylic window but instead machine it out of solid aluminum. I made a file, and got to cutting. I will probably run one more finishing pass on the base of the cut to clean up the lines a bit more: Started off as a blank slate: _A030039 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A030041 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A030042 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I used an adaptive toolpath on this cut meaning it keep and even load on the cutter. This also helps me take a deeper cut. _A030043 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A030048 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Starting the finishing pass: _A030050 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A030052 by greensabbath911, on Flickr All done! I'll probably take off another .1mm from the floor to make the mill marks more even but I'm happy with the result so far. I'll be chamfering the edges of this panel once its complete. _A030054 by greensabbath911, on Flickr
  11. I can finally start some of the final assembly for the case. After finishing the pump/reservoir room panels, they are installed in the case: _A020023 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I have a sneak peek of the plumbing also. I'm using all Barrow fittings and 12mm chrome copper tubing: _A020025 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I wanted to make a support bracket for the GPU. I chose to make it out of a heavy aluminum bar stock I had laying around: _A020028 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I cut it to length, gave it a miter and screwed it into the aluminum bracket: _A020027 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A020029 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Here it is installed in the case so far. I'll be adding to this soon: _A020033 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A020034 by greensabbath911, on Flickr A bit more plumbing: _A030035 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A030037 by greensabbath911, on Flickr A shot from the back: _A020031 by greensabbath911, on Flickr
  12. I was not originally going to use mesh over the fan grills but I decided to try it out and see how it would look: IMG_6602 by greensabbath911, on Flickr This is A.C. Ryan silver mesh. It is steel so it was not very easy to cut. I'm glad I tried this though because I think it turned out great. It really makes the grill design pop: IMG_6603 by greensabbath911, on Flickr IMG_6606 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I put it over the top grill too: IMG_6608 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I also installed the LED strip into the top, making it ready to be put into the case: IMG_6610 by greensabbath911, on Flickr IMG_6611 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A020021 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Next, I wanted to make covers for the holes around the motherboard to help with cable management. I had some veneered aluminum still so I cut some of that to make a board around the motherboard. I can then mill these pieces to fit the cable design later: I started with the mitered corner: IMG_6596 by greensabbath911, on Flickr And I cut the rest to fit from there: IMG_6598 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _9300004 by greensabbath911, on Flickr They are in sections so I can mill some of them without having to take it all apart. They screw into the motherboard tray and cover holes behind them which will also be used for cable management. I made one for the CPU power hole too: IMG_6601 by greensabbath911, on Flickr The power supply mount is also getting an upgrade. I'm doubling up the support bracket so I can mount a cover on top of that: IMG_6600 by greensabbath911, on Flickr The cover piece will look something like this and get bolted on: IMG_6597 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _9300013 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I wanted to finish of the cover pieces to match the rest of the case so I brushed the edges of the aluminum and gave them a chamfer: _A030057 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _A030047 by greensabbath911, on Flickr
  13. With the corner brackets made, I could drill holes in the windows for the bolts. I taped the acrylic window to the aluminum piece underneath ti ensure the holes would line up: _9292972 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _9292970 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _9292982 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I then drilled holes into each support piece and tapped threads into each piece. The second window is going to be made out of 3/16 inch aluminum. I wanted a brushed finish to match the rest of the case so I needed to use my drumsander again to achieve this. Before: _9262915 by greensabbath911, on Flickr After: _9292940 by greensabbath911, on Flickr More on this piece later.
  14. One of the last tasks before I could finally start putting the case together the final time was making the attachment points for the two window panels. Two of these I have previously made but the other two needed to be done using the existing structure of the case. In each corner is a little corner bracket made of steel but it is too thin to put threads in so I wanted to remake it out of aluminum. The piece to be made: _9272938 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I modeled it in Fusion 360 and cut out four of them at the same time: _9292941 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _9292942 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I drilled the screw holes and then made the counter sinks to match the case panels: _9292960 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _9292963 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I threaded the holes and they were good to go: _9292964 by greensabbath911, on Flickr
  15. I finished the feet with a few coats of General FInishes Arm-R-Seal and now they are ready to mount to the bottom of the case: _9292949 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _9292950 by greensabbath911, on Flickr Checking the fitment to make sure the reveals are even: _9292952 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _9292953 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _9292955 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _9292956 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I fastened the case feet with four screws into each one. The feet have chamfers to help connect the lines of the case. Next, I turned my attention to the power supply shroud. I like the system that the case uses so I'm going to modify that. _9272921 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I have a bit of veneer aluminum still so I'm going to attach some of that to the shroud and blend it into the rest of the case: _9272918 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I wanted to make sure I had a nice mitered joint so I used some scrap wood to get the angles right: _9272922 by greensabbath911, on Flickr First piece cut, just making sure the fit is right: _9272924 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I cut the pieces close together to ensure the grain would carry over from one piece to the other: _9272929 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _9272930 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _9272931 by greensabbath911, on Flickr I also sanded the edges to give them a brushed look: _9272926 by greensabbath911, on Flickr With the panels attached to the shroud, I could mock it up with the Walnut panel I made last time. It has a couple coats of finish but is not entirely done yet: _9272935 by greensabbath911, on Flickr _9272936 by greensabbath911, on Flickr