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Case Mod - In Progress λ-Zephyr - New pics and an afterthought...

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by woody_294, 30 Aug 2009.

  1. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

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    Thanks :) Quite happy with it this time.

    Thankyou!

    I've had an idea for my power button, finally.

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    It'll be clear acrylic backed with orange vynil, and backlit with a white LED showing HDD activity.

    Started on the acrylic already and I'll post pics soon as I actually get somewhere with it :D
     
  2. The Twisted One

    The Twisted One New Member

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    Two words " simply perfect " :blush:

    You could make a 2nd one in the opposite corner for HD activity
     
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  3. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

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    Thanks! Good idea, maybe I could make that a Lambda, bring round the whole theme to the front too, I'll see how easy/hard the button is first :D

    Woohoo! Xigmateks arrived today, got too busy doing the install and putting the PSU back together, sooooo...

    2 Pics of work already done!

    One of the fans:
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    And an overall look at what's goin' on inside:
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    Eagle eyes ones amongst you may notice that the bottom one is slightly out of alignment with the hole. That's 'cos I made an error doing the measurements for the new mount !DOH! Ah well...

    Next up the button! Got the switches for that too now.
     
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  4. Bolx

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    looking really nice mate :D
     
  5. The Twisted One

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    Cant say i noticed that woody but i did notice you put "whole" instead of "hole" :geek:

    Looking good there thought ( new case or mod mine ?? you have me thinking )
     
  6. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

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    Thanks Bolx! :D

    Haha, typo corrected :) Thanks! You should mod your case, it's time consuming but most rewarding!

    p.s. You put thought instead of though :geek: :hehe:
     
  7. AnG3L

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    Really nice mod man and idea!!!!! Way to go buddy!!!! :)
     
  8. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

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    Thanks man! Been cutting the acrylic button today and I have no idea how I'm gonna do the cutout on the front panel. As always though I shall persevere and it shall be done!

    Pics soon :D
     
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    Good job duder and really different :thumb:
     
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    DOH !!! karma bites :duh::duh:
     
  11. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

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    Thanks! Much appreciated :)

    LOL :p

    Apologies for the pics but a bit of an update, I've cut out the button. Not a bleeding clue how I'm gonna do the holes on the front panel though!

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    Then:

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    Any ideas on how to cut the holes out? I've tried allsorts on practise pieces (thank god!).
     
  12. Reverse

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    Drill holes with a pretty small drill.
    Then use a small file to make the holes wider and more to shape.
     
  13. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

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    Yep you're probably right mate, guess I'll have to get me some needle files! I was thinking maybe make a seperate piece for the centre but that'd ruin it I think.

    *Edit* Needle files ordered :thumb: £2.50 off ebay :D They should be fine for acrylic maybe not anything stronger, lol.
     
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  14. raine09

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    It looks really great. Good job.

    Regards,
    Raine
    Pret travaux
     
  15. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

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    Thanks v.much Raine :D

    Btw, the £2.50 files were suitably shocking, terribly cast ultra brittle, half the cast missing. Serves me right :p

    ORDERED!!!!

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    Some fans (1x 80mm 2x 92mm)

    Expect shiney stuff any time soon :D I love shiney woo :rock::rock:
     
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    New Pics!!!

    New pics! Finally some pics taken not on the phone camera, :lol:

    Got the wife a Nikon D60 and she took somepics of it for me, thought it would be nails to use what with being a dslr and all but it's soooo easy to take pics with even if they aren't pro standard :)

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    Yay! Now about that hole...

    More soon :D
     
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    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Get rid of the Xigmatek sticker, PLEASE :p

    Great job - nice to see moar Valve lovers.
     
  18. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

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    Lol, thanks Stonesurd, it has been removed! Yeah gotta love Valve :D
     
  19. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    This is nice!

    I watch.

    john
     
  20. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

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    Thanks John! :)

    I'm thinking I might make some fan centre stickers just like EEL did on his Checkmate, his looked nice and I think they're a great touch. Maybe one day someone will be nabbing my ideas :D

    Still not started on the cutout, cos I reallllyy don't wanna wreck my front, lol!

    *Edit* Please to note, yes I did get the cats to match my colour scheme :lol: Not really but they wouldn't shift!
     
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