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Case Mod - In Progress A380 Mod- update

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Roboduck, 7 Jan 2010.

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What colors shold the case be?

  1. Red and White

    60 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. Blue and White

    11 vote(s)
    10.2%
  3. All black with LEDs

    13 vote(s)
    12.0%
  4. All white with red fans

    16 vote(s)
    14.8%
  5. All black no lights

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  6. Other?

    6 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    And now the fun starts!

    The A380 case mod is my introduction to modding. I am using my Xclio A380 tower and turning it into an AIR machine. 2x 250mm fans will push air throught the front as an acrylic splitter will direct the air over the CPU and graphics card. 6x 120mm Enermax "cluster" fans will serve as exhaust to keep air moving. If you want to know more visit my post under the modding forum.

    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=180594


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    So here it goes

    Day 1: Breakdown (not much progress today but its a start)

    Here is the case that my internals will be sitting in until the case is finished. Not pretty but cheap and effective. Just hacked a big hole in the side and used one of the old 250mm fans to keep things cool. Not done cleaning it up yet the fan is on crooked until I get my cordless drill back.
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    Major components all disassembled
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    Rivits..... Lots of them.....Ewwww
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    Spidey wanted in on the action....
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    Thanks for lookin!


    Mod of the Month Nominee! :rock:
    vote! :D

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  2. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    Fascinating concept....it looks pretty sweet!
    But how are noise levels going to hold up in your design?
     
  3. Nanosec

    Nanosec absit iniuria verbis

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    I will be watching this one closely......+1 and subscribed
     
  4. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    I like those huge fans! Although sound is against you... The force may be with you, but the dark side is strong in this one. lol
     
  5. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Nice to finally see a log! I'm watching.
     
  6. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Sub'd

    Although Orange and White would be cooler :p
     
  7. xDeaDReckoninGx

    xDeaDReckoninGx ****ing delete my account,

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    i liked seeing the renders im glad to see its off the ground now:thumb:
     
  8. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    Sub'd,

    Be sure to get lots of pictures up :)
     
  9. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    Thanks everyone!

    Just a little update, I just got the tracking number for the fans. They should be here by Monday!
    2x White LED 250mm fans
    6x White Enermax "cluster" 120mm fans
     
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  11. maRiio

    maRiio What's a Dremel?

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    Now that's one cool idea. Follow this one here :)
     
  12. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Loving the renders Roboduck! Looking forward to seeing how it comes together.
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: The 2nd ion mod that doesn't fit on a desk I've seen. This build should be fun.
     
  14. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Sweet! Good to see you over here Roboduck. I get to watch YOU build something now! :p

    Also good to see the Spider PC in action. :)
     
  15. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Spider PC looks cool in person. :thumb:

    Followed the planning thread very keenly - waiting to see how this turns out.
     
  16. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    I wonder which other one doesn't fit? :D

    Honestly im not sure yet? The big 250mm fans are pretty quiet, its the 120's that are going to be noisy. I'm planning on all the fans being having rubber grommets but I don't know what else. If anyone has any suggestions let me know!
     
  17. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    You could undervolt the 120mm fans so they run at lower speeds, hence more quiet. Use a fan controller, or do a quick 7v mod.
     
  18. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    I think ill go with the fan controller. 6 dials and 2 Military Fighter Pilot switches for the 250mm fans.
     
  19. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    A fan controller would be best, aswell as them toggle switches :d
     
  20. TARIKK

    TARIKK Minimodder

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    Also if you would have access to an CNC, something like these as feets might look diffferent, (don't know just have a look) :)

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