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Modding Cold Cathode Inverter: Where do you hide it?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Cicada, 14 Apr 2003.

  1. Cicada

    Cicada What's a Dremel?

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    im gonna build a new computer soon, and was jsut wonder where you guys put the power inverters for the cold cathodes :/

    i have 4 in my case right now, and they jsut sit there on the bottom of the case looking ugly :sigh:

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  2. OneSeventeen

    OneSeventeen Oooh Shiny!

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    I've grown fond of gutting and stuffing old CD Roms with electronics I don't need to access often and mounting them in unused drive bays. (of course without allowing the fce to show through the front)
     
  3. bard

    bard Modding isn't what it used to be

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    I am placing mine under the HDD rack, so it won't show through the window.
     
  4. Morphine

    Morphine weeee!

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    I duct tape mine to the roof of the case :thumb:

    Oh and I need to buy some zip ties and zip tie anchors. All the electronic wiring not visible is duct taped to the sides of the case.
     
  5. blizzard

    blizzard tidy wiring d00d

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    Inside the PSU! I have 3 inverters and a 4" ccfl inside my psu. Ofcourse I did cut all those stupid cables out :p

    -bliz
     
  6. bren2

    bren2 What's a Dremel?

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    for me would be under my cdrom
    it worls fine and keeps cables to one side
     
  7. Cicada

    Cicada What's a Dremel?

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    thats a very good idea :eek:
     
  8. Fatboy

    Fatboy Bored

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    Its a good idea unles youve got a cheiftec/antec/whatever then the drive shell has to be fixed with the mounting rails, and you cant cover that witha blanking plate
     
  9. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    Bought two cathodes a while back that came with inverter cards. Each one could power two cathodes, and had a sound sensetive mode with a sensetivity dial. Both cathodes arrived snapped in half, and the replacements were standard mitron cathodes. Oh wekk
     
  10. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Mount them in a little transparent box on the bottom of your case, with powerleds attached to them. Should be looking lots, and I mean LOTS nicer :D
     
  11. KMS-oul

    KMS-oul You think you know me.

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    In maplin you can get these little plastic project boxes round about the size of a deck of cards but a little thicker. These are good for hiding 1-3 inverters. They come in many dif sizes.:jawdrop:
     
  12. bren2

    bren2 What's a Dremel?

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    yer we have those in Australia they are called Jiffy boxes :)
    but yer u could fit heaps of them in one of those.. and depending on size will fit in a cd rom spot.. that would look neat
     
  13. Tribal Dragon

    Tribal Dragon Insomniac modder!

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    I have four ccfls. 2 inverters hidden the top of the case and 2 others hidden in the drive cage.
     
  14. hydrogen18

    hydrogen18 Banned

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    considering mine is 1 x 3 cm, i dont know how i could hide it much...usually just mount it to the bottom of the case...
     
  15. OneSeventeen

    OneSeventeen Oooh Shiny!

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    Hehe, crap, I didn't even think of that!
    I haven't had to stuff wires yet in my new case, which happens to be an Antec!

    But with how big it is, I just stuff things behind that plastic thing that holds those really long cards I haven't seen in forever... (too lazy to take it out)

    You could also make larger feet out of plexi for your case and put an inverter in each foot, along with some LEDs... (not really a serious suggestion, but I wanted to stay on topic :D)
     
  16. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    I'm sure you could mount it further back in the rails, I think with my cheiftec I needed to mount the optical drives as far back on the rails as possible... drill new holes? :sigh:
     
  17. ST8

    ST8 What's a Dremel?

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    was thinking the same, u cant stealth drives with the normal rails as u cant get the drives far enough back, will have to drill :/
     
  18. Kevo

    Kevo 426F6C6C6F636B7300

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    Is that a screen grab of the new Matrix Reloaded trailer as your desktop pic ?? :p
     

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