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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. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    I agree with having fan controller, switches and LCD (maybe even CD drive) in a seperate enclosure to go on your desk. I think the toggle switches on the top in your last render look a little wierd. Nice decision on the window as well.
     
  2. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    Yeah the "ears" don't look good lol. The more I think about it the more I like the separate enclosure idea. Incorporating the disk drive would also make the front look better. Hmmm.... Ideas....
     
  3. Shadow703793

    Shadow703793 What's a Dremel?

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    +1. I too decided to do this as it just wasn't possible to integrate a DVD RW to my planned mod well.
     
  4. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    yeah, i did that back home. mounted the power button, headphone jack and an usb hub into a little box that sits next to the screen on the desk. my brother loves it.
     
  5. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    I think Project Aurora needs a new front panel design and accompanying control box :S damn you!
     
  6. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    agree with popular vote, Red & White all the way!
     
  7. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    Thanks all!

    Ok so here is a quick concept control box, ill get more renders posted as they finish. Let me know what you think!

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    Edit:

    Here is a rendering next to the case to get and idea of size. It is a little bigger than I would like but I might also try to fit a slim drive instead of a full 5 1/4 drive.

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  8. connorp5

    connorp5 What's a Dremel?

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    Nice render

    And frickin nice switch covers I think I'm going to use one for my mod.
     
  9. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Stunning! And a great idea too :D
     
  10. Boxcarr

    Boxcarr Will use any tool available.

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  11. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    YES!

    EDIT: What you need now is a 250mm fan on the control box so the drive and switch circuitry get adequate cooling and so it matches the main case a little more.
     
  12. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    Here is an updated version with a slim drive and an LCD screen. The slim drive allows the box to be 1/2" shorter and 1" shorter lengthwise. The DVD drive will be white, I had to make it a different color because it was hard to see.

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    And just for fun here is what it all would look like in the dark lol (with 1st control box version)
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  13. GinoTheCop

    GinoTheCop MKA

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    Awesome "Control Box" I like it...
    It would be best to have sockets of some sort at the rear of the box for all cabling to be modular.. I dont know if thats possible..
    Also is there a length limit for sata cable? That should be considered as well..

    But the design and functionality is simply stunning..
     
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  14. Shadow703793

    Shadow703793 What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice. If possible add some small LED fans (250mm?) on the control box to give it the same feel as the case.

    PS: Dimensions on the box?

    edit:
    250mm.
     
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  15. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    Powder coated parts are here! I apologize for the crappy pictures and the green background (I am not a very good photographer lol), but here they are! Like I said the pictures do not do justice.

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  16. shakka65

    shakka65 What's a Dremel?

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    Sweet! You are off to a great start. Mod on.
     
  17. disturbed13

    disturbed13 What's a Dremel?

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    GOD
     
  18. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Nooo... 250mm..
     
  19. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    Kick ass white!
     
  20. Shadow703793

    Shadow703793 What's a Dremel?

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    lol, that was a typo. I meant 250mm lol. Fixed now.
     

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