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  • #31
    NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech

    Ummm... It's not lit yet in the pics. 3 UV ccfls with that green should replicate the ending scene from Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

    @Bill - The wiring should be easy. You just need one of those colonoscopy cameras.
    Nah, I really should apologize for that. All my builds are wiring nightmares. The fact that you are working with a transparent cube should make it even worse.

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    • #32
      NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech

      lol, no worries dude. Here is the CORE. Constructed from laser cut 1/4" thick cast acrylic, each wall was assembled with Weld-On #3, then the entire core was painted Matte Black, which matches the anodized Black base. I didn't have time to take more photos of the assembly, sorry.



















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      • #33
        NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech

        Freaking Amazing!
        Nothing is as it seems, nor is it otherwise.

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        • #34
          NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech

          Thanks for the comment Bro! The core is what really made me marvel and cheap's design. The pieces fit together flawlessly.



          Laser cutting acrylic sheet with individual pieces. These designs are HAWT! paper backing ignites!





          After peeling off paper backing.



          I am ION man!



          Assembling 5.25 optical drive / 2.5" SSD / ION ITX MB tray with Weld-On #3









          Corsair SSD!


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          • #35
            NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech

            I am ION man!


            rofl!
            www.bods-mods.com

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            • #36
              NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech

              HA! That's brilliant! It transforms into a truck too!
              That's the first case frame I designed that went together without a hitch! I must celebrate. I bet there was still some cursing involved...No, I bet there was a lot of cursing involved.
              Good call on the green motherboard tray. That should look cool peeking out of all the vents. So it's safe to assume you went with a single color for the plastic?

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              • #37
                NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech

                whoa always amazing me as normal!! that is uber coolness!

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                • #38
                  NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech

                  @ Brian, We are all ION men now :mrgreen:

                  @ cheaps, I don't curse, I remain silent while my body temperature rises to the point my head explodes. This is after the 4th attempt of trying to prop odd ball acrylic pieces together while there curing. And do it without getting any air bubbles in the flat surfaces. I'll stick to using screws from here on :lol:

                  @ razer121, thank you for dropping in with your support!
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                  • #39
                    NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech

                    UV Green acrylic vents, cool heat sink style fins. It's located on the left side of the cube, it covers one of the vented exhaust openings.





                    I used the Weld-On #3 acrylic cement to join the tips of the fins to this base. Notice how clean the application was, no signs of cement. When you set up the parts correctly, the Weld-On cement works great!



                    Otherwise I used 6/32 black oxide socket cap machine screws in various lengths throughout the assembly of the exterior features. They really complimented the overall theme nicely.





                    Designing acrylic spacers for the fins was a nice touch cheaps!
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                    • #40
                      NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech

                      green acrylic is super sexy
                      Check out my blog: www.outoftheboxmods.com

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                      • #41
                        NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech

                        Sure is Darth

                        MB tray installed, Corsair SSD and DVD fit beneath it.




                        2x cold cathode power invertors


                        MB tray inside the Nvidia ION cube


                        Trim piece on the rear of the Nvidia ION cube


                        Assembly of some the cool exterior features of the Nvidia ION cube.

                        This is the wheel located on the corner of the shell.


                        I use scotch green tape 233+ to temporary prop acrylic pieces together as the Weld-On #3 acrylic cement cures. I use this syringe applicator.




                        Spider-like blades are the grill for the top 120mm fan


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                        • #42
                          NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech

                          bill you should really polish all visible edges on the acrylic with blue compound and a buffing wheel
                          Go from rough to smooth:


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                          • #43
                            NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech

                            In two months? :lol: Normally, I'd be the first person to yell 'polish!' I left a few hurdles in the design he hasn't shown yet too.
                            Everything is looking fantastic! 8O I like that the optical is nearly invisible. I was worried that it would show through the vents. You are doing better than I would with the layer gluing.
                            -IS there enough room for the optical drive cables?
                            :roll: You can tell how wound up I am by the randomness of my comments.

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                            • #44
                              NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech

                              Amazing Bill.... this thing is just an uber sexay engineering build!
                              Mad props bud... *applauds*
                              blingGreen, Lupine, BOSS FX-57, DSF... what's coming next? Stick around!
                              http://www.tech-daddy.com

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                              • #45
                                NVIDIA ION CUBE by cheapskate and mnpctech


                                SWEEEEEEET WORK BILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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