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Scratch Build – In Progress Krikkit's Cheap cardboard box mod! - UPDATE 13/06/07! Now with added extras!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Krikkit, 13 Jan 2007.

  1. InSanCen

    InSanCen Buckling Spring Fetishist

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    it Definately neda a Cling-Film (Saran-Wrap) window. If you don't, i will! :D (Look's at a box with evil intentions! :dremel: )
     
  2. Mod_God

    Mod_God New Member

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    its sad that this gets more comments than my nice clean mod :waah: but oh well still an interesting mod!
     
  3. zhangmaster12

    zhangmaster12 New Member

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    feck saran wrap, he used so much tape already, why not use some more? use some clear scotch tape to creat a window!
     
  4. bubsterboo

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    hahaha, reminds me of the red green show
     
  5. airchie

    airchie New Member

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    LMAO @ the stealthed optical drive!!!

    I like the idea of the cardboard box case contest!
    I can enter my fileserver (see sig). :D

    I'd need to buy a roll of duck tape for mine and 'bling it up' to stand a chance though! :D
     
  6. Beats

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    No toilet roll blow hole? Come on you know that when you reach 3ghz that baby is gonna get hot!!! Love it!!!!!!!!!!! You really need to run this on a B+W TV or Monochrome monitor.
     
  7. keith_j_snyder2

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    I think one should consider a little harder cardboard box than this.
     
  8. Damouse

    Damouse Thats no moon!

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    "but krikket! wont the flimsy cardboard collapse when you drill holes into it?!"

    Sorry i had to. For a glorious mod such as this that would be a disaster. Funny, yet disasterous.

    CLEAR
    SIDE
    PANEL!

    Or...

    GHETTO
    MONITER
    CASE!

    lol they are not exclusive. We demand it!
     
  9. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    Why use a drill? Just poke a hole through with a ballpoint pen!
     
  10. Damouse

    Damouse Thats no moon!

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    lol you got me there.

    Or better yet a paperclip
     
  11. calib3r

    calib3r New Member

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    THIS IS THE AWESOMEST MOD EVER!
     
  12. keith_j_snyder2

    keith_j_snyder2 New Member

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    & what about water cooling in this with a little better config.?
     
  13. DMAthlon

    DMAthlon New Member

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    wow - props to you on this build - totally awesome. I have an old celeron 533mhz system i want to to something with, but what?
     
  14. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Another cardboard box perhaps? I might have an update sometime soon, once I can be arsed to chop the pics down to the right size. Anyone guess what I've done? :naughty:
     
  15. B[x]

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    Set fire to it?
     
  16. Damouse

    Damouse Thats no moon!

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    clearsidedclearsidedclearsided?!? say it is so!

    you should really consider watercooling this monster. Think about it! you could use ziploc bags as heatsinks, straws as tubing, and a styrofoam cup as a res! it would be the most amazing thing ever!
     
  17. Lunn1

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    screw cling wrap, go with clear packaging tape, or even that stuff they used in the old days (bout 10-15 yrs. ago) the stuff that was discolored and had that awful cloth stipping it in for support.
     
  18. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Bwahahaha :lol: - water cooling in a cardboard box :clap: That would be way too funny, unless it leaked :eeek: :waah:
     
  19. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    At long last, after refinding the pics of my latest change to this, we have the final update!

    After popular demand, I ghetto'd a window.

    First, I cut a hole into the box (no pic :(), then cut out a perfectly-sized piece of plastic, from a plastic wallet like this.

    Once this was sorted, it was time to consider an important part of the mod, lighting!
    Continuing in the theme of nothing that doesn't reside in my room, it was time to harvest the front panel of a Dell Dimension desktop... :naughty:
    Some of you might recognise this:
    [​IMG]
    It's the bit behind the power button which lights up when you turn it on.

    We're only interested in the lights, so I traced the tracks of the LED's across the board to the header at the top, so I could connect them straight to the 3.3V supply from the PSU. I used the original ribbon cable to connect the two LED's together.

    [​IMG]

    Now of course, we have the question of mounting the lighting somewhere to. Given the rather tight space inside the case, so I went for what struck me first!

    [​IMG]
    The piece of duct-tape is there to make sure that the pins on the back of the board don't ground on the PSU casing.

    A shot under natural light.
    [​IMG]

    Looks pretty good, no?

    Then, having assembled everything back together, we end up with:
    [​IMG]

    So that's it. I sealed it back up, but neglected to get a pic... :rolleyes:

    Thoughts?
     
  20. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Now that's front page material. :D
     

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