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Case Mod - In Progress Jeff's HTPC A.K.A the happy hippy

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Tec_, 21 Jun 2008.

  1. Tec_

    Tec_ New Member

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    well Bit-tech'ers my computer guru is in need of a mod. jeff helps me with any and all things computer so i am going to mod the sh!t out of this .... well im at a loss for what to call it. it is a computer but it can be so much more. this is a chance for me to try my hand at some new things and not have to pay for it. plus its a great way to pay jeff back for all his help.


    this is the Box it was a
    E-machine


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    and this is Jeff (or as we call him Jesus [i get phone call's that say Jesus is calling]) he is a big dirty computer loving auto mechanic hippy


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  2. Tec_

    Tec_ New Member

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    sorry, but i just had to share 2 more pic's from his house tonight




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  3. Farmboy UK

    Farmboy UK Hungry for knowledge

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    He looks like a friendly chap
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That's the tidiest tech station I've ever seen. -and why is his wall 'censored'?
     
  5. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Can I have his classic pls? :)
     
  6. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    is jeff really small, or is that red bull can really big?
     
  7. Tec_

    Tec_ New Member

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    he is thats why im doing this for him. it would be i much different story if he was a a$$

    no (he also has like 4 other computes not pictured

    BIG BIG CAN must game all night no sleep
     
  8. Tec_

    Tec_ New Member

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    well im in the middle of a week off and jeff has been hounding me for his case so i started cutting, sanding, and bondo'ing (that stuff can screw you up if your doing it in a confined area)

    cut the windows, the bottom most part will be mesh the rest will be plexi. sanded it down, will prime and paint will be next.

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    turbined up the front (first time working with bondo)

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    tried to do something with the stock drive bay

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    ill sand it all down later

    and im now realizing looking at the pics that i let no place for the power switch :wallbash:
     
  9. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    You could mount it as a prop spinner for the fan I'm assuming goes in that intake.:idea:
    Like this:-

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    I mean mount a spinner on a frame in front of the fan, and hide your power switch behind it.
    To turn on the PC, press the spinner.
     
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  10. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice cuts on the side panel. Eagerly awaiting more.
     
  11. Tec_

    Tec_ New Member

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    well guys i bought some parts today from mnpctech.com i gots me a switch a turbine fan and bill hooked me up with some moders mesh. check it out if you havent http://www.mnpctech.com/casemodstore.html

    the coolest part about the whole thing was that bill delivered them him self. (it dose help that i live close to him) we talked about the two mods i have going on right now and he gave me some hits and tips

    on to the pics
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    no flash
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    and i couldn't help but ask for his autograph on the cover of the AMD edition of CPU
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  12. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice, damn I want an autograph lol. Oh well, I got a T shirt lol.
     
  13. Tec_

    Tec_ New Member

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    lol cool

    but yeah just another plug for mnpctech.com

    go check them out

    good quality pics of what i bought
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  14. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Hey, Kevin it was great to meet your family the other night. Very nice folks. Heres to Minneapolis Modders! :dremel:
     
  15. Tec_

    Tec_ New Member

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    thanks bill! im thinking we need to have a Twin City's mod and game night. some of the local guys could get together share moddin tips play some games and extend our networks.
     
  16. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    You know, back in the day eMachines were really cost effective PCs. Our family bought 3 of them one time from WalMart. I still have and use the electronics from a P4 2.8 eMachine. It has lived in my RocketFish Lian-Li case since the case came out. P4 478 chip mATX durable PC with XP. I never knew what to do to save the original cases so they all got transplants. This is good work. I'm watching.

    I want an autograph too! [​IMG]
     
  17. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    Talk about good service! :cooldude:

    It's looking like a good start, and a good concept! Karma can be a b@#$h, or a goddess!
     
  18. Tec_

    Tec_ New Member

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    there was a nice eMachine in the woot off today, there still around out there
     
  19. Tec_

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    well the weather is going south on us up hear and the hippy is getting antsy. it seams he doesn't like running his media computer in his entertainment center with out a case. and just to spice things up a bit work thought two weeks at home was to long so im heading to California for a week. but enough complaining i was able to get a base coat of paint on the panels and a new layer of evercoat everglass on the front (instead of bondo on bills recommendation, and boy was he right that stuff rocks!)

    so on to the pics

    the side with the black paint down.(still more to come, gonna look a little wilder plus i have to decide on plexi i have clear, green, and two different blues)

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    and the front with all the bondo holes filled and a fan and switch mocked up.
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  20. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    She is getting there. You have quite a bit of sanding to do lol.
     
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