Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ferox, 2 Feb 2004.
hehe, great idea. Nice way to cool. Good luck
i love that cpu cooler, very nice ideas
VERY nice so far man! Absolutely LOVE the passive cooling! Keep it up!
don't worry, you speak english better than most born and bred americans do. but thats not saying much...
thats a really cool case, BUT, with that DVD there ARE moving parts
those heatsinks on the sides give it a really cool look, along with the brushed aluminum, looks professional, ever thought about going into business? you got the skills to pay the bills.
wow i just looked up the CF to ide converters and didnt relise how cheap they where i am so gonna get one of those.
nice work on the machine btw, would look great in a car next to some huge amp.
Very nice! I'll have to look into that memcard thing you are doing!
This is such an excellent idea! i love it and i love the way it looks/will look. Very clean and very original. keep up the great work.
Very original! Love how it looks, the buttons are amazing...nice work!!
This is just a roughly estimate:
Hardware - 400$
Materials - 300$
Work - Blood, sweat and tears!
Thanx for all your positive feedback, fun to do a project like this when you get this kind of response!
-And now, on to part THREE of this work log, read on!
Click to get'em BIG!
After receiving my “slimline”, slot-in DVD/CDRW, I had to figure out how to install it in my system. First I did cut a slot in the front panel for the DVD. The I removed the plastic front from the DVDROM.
Then I made two brackets to mount the DVD to the front alu. plate.
Here the brackets are screwed to the front.
And here’s a pic with the DVD installed in the brackets.
I decided to bring a bit more “life” into the “beQuiet” design. What to do? -Install some leds! :-D I wanted the leds to light up the DVD slot from two sides.
This is the parts I started out with.
And here’s all the parts put together and the front is ready to get attached to the main frame.
Just checking if everything still fits, and it does!
The first “night flight” test, not to “disco”, rather nice to look at if you ask me! Don’t mind the top plate, it’s NOT the one I plan to use!
Here’s a look of the back and “all” the IO cables.
And here’s a little “eyecandy” shot of my two babies, ”The Radiosphere” on top!
And now on to doing something with that ugly top plate! I landed on this design mainly because it had to let enough air trough and still maintain some stability. I will later equip it with some mesh. In the inner circle will place a piece of plexi where I tend to engrave an logo.
Just an pic of the cutting in process.
Boooring, took me more than 6 hours!
And finaly, a shot of the empty case, with the unfinished top. But the project is coming along very well and in the next report I will show you how I finished the top and assembled the complete machine.
Until then, take care!
hi - very impressive htpc! Wasn't sure it you'd got to this stage yet, but im really curious as to how fast the CF reader is. How long does it take to boot your 98 lite? what are the transfer rates? Not seen those CF - ide adaptors before, they look interesting. Do they run without adaptor drivers?
ps. good smiley jazzle!
that is coming along VERY VERY nicely... love the cooling methods you are using..
This project looks fantastic! I love it!
This looks to be really clean and organized. Did you plan the entire thing before you started building it?
You seem to be quite fluent in several areas of construction... I think you have the potential to become the next big modder.
Im enjoying this more and more every time I look at it. You obviously know what your doing cause everything goes together very nicely and it looks ace. I love the way you work. Keep it up.
Uh oh! A WINDOW!? Now you get to sleeve everything! WOOHOO!\
<----likes sleeving that is well done
Ah, so you're the one who made the radiosphere? It reminds me of the iMac
very cool mate. Love that desgin on the top.
it's becoming nicer and nicer on every update !
Very nice, impressive metalworking skills!
Excelent work mate.
I am workign on a similar project but my skills and budget arnt on a par with you.
I will let everone see my htpc when i have done it. Hopefully mine will com in the Sub £200 mark but whoknows what i will break during the build.
Just had to give you props on a job well done!!!
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