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[Scratchbuild] µBox by Ch2pa - CANCELED

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Ch2pa    0

Hello everyone,

Presentation:

The µBox is the baby brother of the HyperMod, the scratchbuild I presented last year. It is made in the very same plank of exotic wood and aluminium.

The µBox is a sober closed case designed to enclosed a HTPC/light gaming configuration.

Dimensions:

Length: 400mm

Width: 320mm

Height: 210

Configuration:

-µ-ATX motherboard TBD

-Processor, GPU, memory TBD

-3x HDD 3.5"

-1x SSD 2.5"

-BluRay reader slim

-Watercooling AIO 240mm

Materials:

-Structure in solid Sprague

-Covers and supports in aluminium

Progress:

Left side:75%

Right side:90%

Base:80%

Covers:0%

Internal support:0%

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First update:

First job was to plane the plank:

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I really love this wood!

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Then cut off the pieces and second planning:

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First test of the assembly to check the volume:

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Second update:

First routing job in the flank done.

Drawing the pocket:

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And routing: (first pass)

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I cut the base pieces to the right size, which allow me to have the structure with final dimensions: (the motherboard is a dead one used as template ;))

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Third update:

The pocket in the left flank is almost done:

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I will have to do the pocket in the front face for the integration of the front panel and power button:

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The left flank will hold the PSU (in the rear) and the front panel:

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The right flank will hold the BluRay reader and a HDD:

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First, drawing the lines:

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Then routing:

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It's just the rough work, no finishing here ;)

And there is still a big piece to remove, plus the pocket in the front face for the BluRay reader.

Assembly test at this point:

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Fourth update:

The mortiser is back to work :D

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With the two pockets for the BluRay reader:

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and the front panel:

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I also used the mortiser to do the holes for the wood pegs

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The pocket in the left flank is finished:

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Fifth update:

The holes for the assembling pegs are all done, the structure can be assembled:

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I did the last piece of the structure, the rear one, which will support the PSU and the PCIe cards:

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Everything put together:

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Sixth update:

 

The pocket for the DVD reader is finished, the reader can now be mounted in:

 


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I am obviously using an old and dead slim reader that doesn't fear dust 

 

The rear part of the structure is also finished, the PSU now fit in:

 


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Seventh update:

 

I started to modify the front panel for its integration in the mod:


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I first modify the fixations:

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Then adjusted the wood slot so the panel can fit in:

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I also bought two aluminum profiles in "U" shape:

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The will be glued here:


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And will be used to fix the dust filter.

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I cut the aluminum cover for the inner right side:

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It will look like this:

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I made a small modifiaction on the rear side:


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