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WMD Part I by G-gnome

WMD Part I by G-gnome Work in Progress - 1

"Someone set up us the bomb!"

Following are a couple of pages of images showing where the project is at as of Part-1. As I mentioned before, this is still a work-in-progress with plenty to do. The final result will look different once again to what you see here...


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A view along the top of the case showing the PROTEX clips and strapping bands, plus part of the innovatek reservoir recessed into the case.


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Detail of the fasteners and flanges that join sections of the case, part of the CNC machined bezel on the timer and a pic showing the shielded air intake. The intake won't be concealing a fan, but rather a custom-built radiator from the folks at HWLabs.


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One end of the innovatek reservoir from Coolercases. This will eventually be covered by a mounting bracket so only the central part of the reservior will be visible (amongst other things). Also a pic showing the top of the timer box and the strapping band running behind it.


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I put some black cardboard in the timer to make it pretty for the photos. This will later be replaced with plexi when I install the timer. The flanges worked out really well for joining the case sections and allow me flexibility for later, when I will need to take the ends off to work on the insides and install components.


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These PROTEX clips add another 'industrial' facet to the design. With the whole project, I want a clean, sleek look but also with a solid, heavy-duty industrial feel. Being stainless steel, the clips fit in perfectly with the stainless steel used throughout the case.


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The slot for the DVD drive, laser-cut into a 3mm thick stainless steel plate and fastened with M6 socket screws. I'm using a Panasonic UJ825 slimline slot-loading DVD-RW from KustomPCs for the project. Being a SFF case, I simply don't have space for a full-size drive. The second image is of the base of the reservoir with one of the stainless steel end pieces.


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The fasteners are more complex than they look. I used a 5-piece system for each and had to fabricate and adapt a couple of the pieces myself.