This will be a full worklog since beginning and will be the last one.
Hi guys, This will be my second participation in CM Case Mod. I always use "garbage" or Recycle stuff as materials for my mod. I am not a fan of 3D Printer (maybe because I cannot afford it :P). My interest is more towards to turn "something" into a working PC. It cost much lesser compare to mod using 3D printer. I believe that we still can mod with less cost and without high end equipment. My first mod was converting my Old Guitar into a PC. And for this year, I decided to turn an old PRINTER into something cooler than Printer. And for this year too, I received a small help from Cooler Master Malaysia. Really big THANKS to them. It is my first time to get pc parts sponsor. yeay!! I actually started my work since last month but no chance to update work log. and here we go, my first update. So, I got a used Printer, with not bad condition. Still working but sadly I am gonna destroy it.
I will only use Dremel Rotary tool and Worx Drill for this project.
First off, I need to clean the inside. which was the hardest part. Finding the hidden screws and unreachable screws was quite troublesome. But its worth it. This is my first time disassembling a printer.
My work place. When you have no budget but your hobby is more important. XD
I received a new power supply from Cooler Master Malaysia but I don't want to use it to mod the case such as taking the measurement or drafting the design of the case which might damage the PSU itself. Hence, I received another help from a friend. Eric, from Stratos PC (Miri) gave me a faulty Motherboard and faulty PSU for this purpose!! I can't thanked him enough. Even a faulty mobo can make me happy~
it was a mAtx Mobo. and the initial planning was using parts from my personal PC except the power supply because I received a new one from Cooler Master. And I'm using Z170m in my personal PC. However...
mAtx Motherboard might be too big for this printer. I need to find another solution. I tried to make more space within inside the printer.
it was quite compact and no space for PSU. Hence, I decided to use m-itx motherboard instead. Luckily I found someone selling H77N itx but the GPU slot was damaged and cannot be used. Still good tho for RM50 (Around USD 12 ~ 15).
I don't know what the previous owner did to that GPU slot. Haha. The motherboard still working.
Now, I need the motherboard tray. I used a board and cut it with cutting blade.
Limited tools? No problem~! Looks good now.
But need mounting holes for that motherboard.
Drill the holes first to fit the screws
This is the combination of the mounting screws. The screws will come out from the bottom.
Perfectly Fit now.
I used bracket which usually used to hold curtains. I found that, the design of the bracket is very suitable to hold PSU firmly.
A non modular PSU is a big no for this mod.. Too crowded
And THANKS A LOT to Cooler Master Malaysia for helping me out!!! Really appreciate it.
And Cooler Master Malaysia also sent me THIS!!! G100M Air Cooler. atlast, it reach Malaysia~. Just in time.
1 stick of 8gb ram should be enough. The gap was quite small. But it works, so don't care much.
The arrangement should look like this. The cables are not yet assembled. Looks clean for now.
Almost forgot about IO Panel. Cut through the side of the printer to make way for the io panel.
Thank you again to Eric, from Stratos PC, Miri for let me borrow this for awhile.
Glued the power button with hot glue gun. Next is testing phase
The set up. Gonna turn it on~
Looking good for now. THe G100M Air Cooler works like a charm. The rgb controller is easy to use. Gonna plan to make the controller to easy to access.
Finishing parts. I just sprayed the same colour of the printer. Coz I don't think other colour would look better than original. Just enhanced a bit the colours, and it should be fine.
THE FINAL FORM!!!
and... that's it, here are the completed photos of the project. Hope you enjoy it. It's not much and rather simple mod compare to others.
Bonus Short Clip for the project Printerinoz. Enjoy~