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Work in progress Hyper Case DM-01

Defyant

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HYPERCASE DM-01


This build is pretty well under way, So i will post a few current work log pics and then play catch up
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Don't worry there's still a ton of modding left.


First off a big thanks to Mwave for jumping on board and supporting this build with some much needed hardware.

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A quick back story.

I wanted a specific case and when it became obvious that the extreme cost and getting it sent from OS was proving to be a big fail i decided to just make what i wanted myself.

Hypercase will be scratch made from Plex. No CNC or LASER work or fancy CAD programs or drawings..... just whats in my head and my hands. I'm sure some of you can relate to that last part
:P


NO water cooling i'm having alot more fun nowadays with air coolers "it's still cool to air cool" !


Currently the main sections of the case are finished and awaiting paint.









So how did we get here ?


It started with 4 basic parts..

A base section

Just a single cut and bent piece of plex

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A matching top section.

This was made from 3 parts , 2 x bent sides and a single flat top. Then reinforce with inner braces

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Next was to make the spine. This was made from much thicker plex and will be triple layered later to add more strength and design.

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The 4th part was the motherboard tray. This will be a suspended type and will be adjustable
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Next was to play dress ups and add some layered effect to add 3d depth to the parts,

For the main spine there will be a front side and back side to work with. The back side will house the PSU the front will be just for looks.

A pretty basic cut out is made this will be glued onto the back.

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A bracket to house the PSU is made and glued into place.

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For the front side just a simple pattern is added.... for now

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Next to get some treatment is the mother board tray. This gets a simple pattern with some SSD cutouts

All the edges of these layered parts are angle routed for a smoother join and look.

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The top section get some extra attention.

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A front io plate is added and a panel from a fractal case was salvaged

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Then it was time for a hell of a lot of sanding and bondo work.

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Some base love too!

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The original plan was to passive cool, but i like fans.. so a fan duct was knocked up!

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The other side is a little different to help direct air flow to the PSU


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Gluing some cutouts to the sides adds some extra shape

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The next few things to fabricate were the GPU bracket and support for the pci riser

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Looks amazing!

What's the "bending" process? Is it essentially a heatgun to the plexi and then slowly forming it over straight edged / rounded wood forms?
 

Defyant

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Wow. Impressive work. Keep us posted!
Cheers tyvm (y)


Looks amazing!

What's the "bending" process? Is it essentially a heatgun to the plexi and then slowly forming it over straight edged / rounded wood forms?
Cheers tyvm (y)

I mostly use home made line benders for this type of work, I find heat guns pretty much ruin sharp bends.

I have 2 DIY benders but made a third for this mod... i needed an extra large bender for the large base of this mod.

My day to day small bender, great for smaller bends.




This has been my main for a few years now, but takes up more bench space.



This massive one was made just for this build... will prolly be dismantled once the build is complete

 

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Almost done with this panel.. Fill a few ruff spots with spot putty a rub and final primer.

First off was to get some primer down.

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Not sure what to call these things, but hopefully they look cool! i'll show the inspiration for adding these soon.


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A lot more sanding some more primer and a few coats of spray putty.


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The inspiration
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DEEPCOOL'S ASSASSIN III COOLER FANS

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