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Modding Macro Black

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by macroman, 1 Jan 2002.

  1. linear

    linear Minimodder

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    Walmart has it too. They even had the 5%.

    I bought some 20%, but *gasp* I actually installed it in my wife's car. :eeek:
     
  2. PillPu$her

    PillPu$her What's a Dremel?

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    Baby Budha with more questions for the Master: :confused:

    Was the chrome tint used in the article 20% transmissive, like the black tint, or was it 5%? I couldn't find that in the article.

    Why not just paint over a chrome tinted etch instead of the frisket mask (you won't see much behind the motherboard anyway)?

    Also, the article says that the inside of the case was lined with the chrome film to promote refectivity. Does this include the windows (chrome over black)?
     
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  3. War-Rasta

    War-Rasta What's a Dremel?

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    macro, what's the prob with the rest of the article?
    u haven't solved ur probs with ur hdd?
    we're anxious to know bout the auto/manual fanbus!!
     
  4. macroman

    macroman The One

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    Sorry - there is no problem. I have the data now- just having the time.
     
  5. War-Rasta

    War-Rasta What's a Dremel?

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    yeah, i've noticed u've been kinda busy with those 2 last reviews.
    keep up the good work!!
     
  6. PillPu$her

    PillPu$her What's a Dremel?

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    Happy Holidays

    The end of this month symbolizes my 1 year anniversary of being a newbie mini-modder. Macro Black was the first modding article that I read, and I've been tinkering ever since. Thanks to MacroMan and all the rest for helping me along. Happy Holidays!
     
  7. aCe2k

    aCe2k What's a Dremel?

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    Was my first Article on Case modding too, but i'd like to see the rest of the article...

    MarcoMan..
    Have you forgot about the fanbus review u promised us?? :waah:
    I need something to drule on during the hollidays :D
     
  8. Felix

    Felix What's a Dremel?

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    uhh... macro? don't mean to be mean, but where's the rest of the article?:confused:
    -Felix
     
  9. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    Yeah man, still wanna see how you hooked up the rheo/bargraph IC circuit.
     
  10. The Mole

    The Mole What's a Dremel?

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    Amazing mod, Macro :rock:

    So many good ideas, and extremely well executed... I'm so jealous :sigh:

    I especially liked the feet, ingenious!

    I'm truly inspired...
     
  11. [POE]-LuLu

    [POE]-LuLu What's a Dremel?

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    Curious as to where i might be able to buy those nifty knobs in the US?
    (in particular the ones for your fanbus)

    Signed up just for this article =)

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  12. dansvo

    dansvo What's a Dremel?

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    i got a case from clearpc too, and i wonder: did you have any problems with grounding? the thing's refusing to boot, and the fans don't even turn on. It's really annoying. I think it's because the case is acrilic, so it doesn't properly ground the hardware like a metal case does.
     
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  13. macroman

    macroman The One

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    I have had no problems and I know several people with clear cases, all with no problems.

    All your hardware is and should be grounded through the PSU cable and not rely on the case. The case is grounded for EMI shielding and electrical safety. The latter not being needed on a completely plastic case.

    It sounds like you have a problem with either your PSU or mobo.
     
  14. Thermite

    Thermite What's a Dremel?

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    macroman, i've got 2 questions:

    1) Did walmart have the mirrored film as well?
    2) I talked to my local plexi supplier, and he told me that you shouldn't mount the 1 way mirror film onto plexi. Any comments?
     
  15. macroman

    macroman The One

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    1 - Dunno, they sell just about everything on the planet so they may do.

    2 - He is probably referring to the adhesive on the film reacting with the plexi. MacroBlack is over 12 months old and no degradation has been noticed. It looks the same today as it did when it was made. I have used the film on other plastics as well with no adverse affects. :cooldude:
     
  16. Arcana

    Arcana What's a Dremel?

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    I just went to a local window tinter and got some scrap so I coudl do my logos somewhat like on this case....he gave it to me...enough to do a plexi case like macro's...might want to try askign if they have any scrap before buying any...

    I didn't see much of a selection at wal-mart and doubt macroman has because he's in britain if I'm not mistaken.

    Autozone had mirror film...but this window tinting place had chrome reflective film as well.
     
  17. macroman

    macroman The One

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    You are correct I am in Britain, but I have been to a US Walmart ;)
     
  18. Arcana

    Arcana What's a Dremel?

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    They're not what they used to be....but they still own :D

    did ya get to look at those circuit mods I made in the HDD LED thread?
     
  19. Thermite

    Thermite What's a Dremel?

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    ok cool, thanks
     
  20. dansvo

    dansvo What's a Dremel?

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    i fixed my problem. it was just a cable plugged in wrong (The instructions were translated from taiwanese by a not so great translater, so there were a bit hard to read)
     
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