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Scratch Build – In Progress Level Eleven

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by slipperyskip, 1 Mar 2010.

  1. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Well, if you go with no button, then there is no reason for the metal to stop 2/3 of the way across.

    How 'bout instead of a non-functional button, you do a power led? Cut a square piece of frosted acrylic and back light it.
     
  2. Fabou

    Fabou What's a Dremel?

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    I like it with no button. Or maybe another color but the black button is out of place.
     
  3. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    What is this "acrylic" you speak of? :hehe: The light idea is cool but I'm looking to do something simpler. I have no problem using a non-functional button. I place that in the same category as using UV or tinted coolant. Pure form...no function. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet other than exercise some patience.

    BTW, as predicted, the SSD box has been coming off and on so much during all this that the friction fit has loosened up. I just painted two of the four sides (the two that show :D) to tighten things back up.

    I don't think black is out of place if you consider the entire package. I have three small black pieces on the back that are approximately the same size. Gloss black, wood and shiny metal can be a very nice combo if done right. Thanks for the input. :thumb:

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  4. Locknload

    Locknload Jolly Good Egg

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    An amazing build, expertly crafted, well done.

    It looks mint.
     
  5. Fabou

    Fabou What's a Dremel?

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    I think you are right for the black it is just that alone in the front the black button seemed kind of alone.
     
  6. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    System specs:

    1.2GHz VIA Nano 64-bit CPU
    VIA P820 Pico-ITX mainboard w/ integrated PSU
    VIA VX855 chipset feat. 1080p HDMI output
    2GB Crucial DDR2 system memory
    160GB Intel X25 SSD
    Pioneer DVD burner
    T&T 40mm exhaust fan
    Windows 7 (64-bit)


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    Big thanks to my friends at Crucial and VIA.

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    Big, big thanks to everyone who commented and played along. It has been a fun ride.

    Anyone remember that box I got from VIA that contained the Pico board? Well, it turns out there was something else inside. :D

    Stay tuned.
     
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  7. Cuzza

    Cuzza What's a Dremel?

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    Oh-oh. faces in places

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  8. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Brilliant work slip.

    Another amazing mod, and I am glad to have been along for the ride. Do you mind posting some performance figures? Particularly media playback, I'm interested in CPU usage during 1080p youtube streaming and 1080p .mkv playback.
     
  9. skreenname

    skreenname SFF Forever

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    @Cuzza:

    That face makes me think 'Hell yeah bitches, I'm complete.'


    @SlipperySkip:

    I'd like to see some performance figures too, if it's not too much of a hassle.
     
  10. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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  11. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Nice to see this completed and looking so darn good :thumb:
     
  12. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Well, I don't know how you do it. Each project just gets better, and each new one
    becomes my favourite. Congratulations, this is just terrific and I love it. :thumb:
     
  13. Fazanitar

    Fazanitar What's a Dremel?

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    Amazing work - a really great project to follow; I enjoyed every update, and wish you luck in any future projects.
     
  14. KrunchR

    KrunchR What's a Dremel?

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    Nice work, Skip.
     
  15. nagyizom

    nagyizom Minimodder

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    Excellent work!
     
  16. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r Minimodder

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    I became a fan of the Level 10 case the first time I saw it, and I'm also a big fan of this desk-space friendly version. It looks awesome :thumb:
     
  17. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    This is a lovely little mod,I've been following it for a while.The reference to the Thermaltake level 10 is clear for all to see and looks nice done i wood, I think you may have started something here...lol...Well done really nice work.
     
  18. Fabou

    Fabou What's a Dremel?

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    It look awesome. I prefer it to the level 10 with no hesitation.
     
  19. 0rbibital

    0rbibital What's a Dremel? Stop asking that!!

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    awesome very nice:thumb:
     
  20. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    Very nice, just a shame you didn't use a blu-ray drive to take full advantage of the 1080p
     

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