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    Default Concrete & Steel

    This is to be my first stab at a complete "built from scratch" mod. The topic title says it, if you haven't guessed. It will be made out of concrete.

    To start with, I'm a concrete contractor currently not working because of the winter weather and economy, but I won't go there. Hehe. I got the idea about 2 or 3 years ago and did nothing about. For one, new to the mod thing, secondly, time and money, and thirdly would be faith in myself. I've followed quit a few of the guys here and on other forums around the net and have taken a lot of mental notes.

    I was searching around the net to find out if someone else had tried or done one and found one over at "TBCS" forums linked here. I found it to be very cool for sure. I even had a double entry in posting, must of had a brain fart or something.

    Anyways, the last few days I've been tinkering in my little garage building forms and etc... I have some pictures for you all to look at and please comment on.

    Thanks, and enjoy.





    I 45'd the corners then sanded.

    These are 2' by 4' 1/2" and 3/4" sheets of insulating styrofoam..





    Started lay out of block outs for i/o plate, psu, and a rear fan.

    Back side of mobo tray, these will be 3 windows about 2" by 14".

    Top center 120 mm fan.

    Side panel window block out.



    More to come.

    Thanks,

    D.
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    Default Re: Concrete & Steel

    Three things:

    One:
    Bottom pic isn't there.

    Two:
    Ventilation?

    Three:
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    I'll get bottom pic fixed.

    There are two 120 mm fan block outs in the front panel. 1 120 mm fan block out on top. And 1 120 mm fan block out in the rear.

    I'll post more pics soon.

    D.

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    Default Re: Concrete & Steel

    As promised, more photos, enjoy.


    Side panel block outs with 1/4" ply "stuff", used for window insert.

    Side panel window block out with 1/4" ply stuff used for window insert.

    Caulking I used.

    Side panel block out attachment.

    Fan block outs.

    Rear i/o panel block out.

    All attached, front view.


    And the back side.

    Outside forms starting to be screwed together.


    And the top form on.

    Lastly a look inside.

    Thanks for looking,

    D.

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    Well,


    Come to think of it...

    This ain't no case someone will be stealing anytime soon.
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    Default Re: Concrete & Steel

    Have you ever worked with aerated concrete? It would really keep the weight down.

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    @ AmEv "No kidding"

    @ f8l_0e "Yes I have. Actually one ingredient is crushed lava rock to keep the weight down, plus there is another additive... liquid air"

    Thanks for looking guys. Hopefully I'll be able to pour this thing and get pics up soon. One thing, the side wall thickness is 1" and the concrete will be colored just to be different. Because I can, and I have extra color lying around. Haha.

    Thanks,

    D.

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    Looks good. I'm excited to see how it turns out.

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    This is going to be epic!

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    nice mold making/framing. It makes me want to play with concrete....

    or do something similar with a poured acrylic.

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