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Scratch Build – In Progress [MOD] Projekt "CRAZY BLOBZ" - up: 18/10/2007

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by alonso_bistro, 16 Oct 2006.

  1. alonso_bistro

    alonso_bistro I'm just looking

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    CRAZY BLOBZS part 2

    Hi all
    After weeks (monthes... :worried: ) of busy life... I'm back with an update :D

    For beginning this second part, it's necessary to announce some changes in the setup. Disc PATA of 120 GB was transformed into 320 GB SATA, the 3200+ (754) changed into a 3700+(939), the mobo always comes from Asrock but becomes a 939S56-M. The RAM arrived, 2x1 giga PC4000 Ballistix Tracer - big thanks to CRUCIAL . The power supply unit also arrived, it is a 300W used in the Shuttle xpc. These changes intervened recently and the first pics still contain the previous setup. We had been left in full invasion of blobzs, it would seem that they left as quickly as they arrived…. in short, exit the blobzs for the moment, we will see later if they reappear, I'm functioning (like usually) in improvisation's mode, nothing does not say that I'll wont re-examine them before the end.

    :D This second part won't be very spectacular, now all the hardware is ready, and I considere this part as the real beginning. Next parts will be more fun.

    We will attack directly in the fat via a small "how-to" on sleeving a fan, in fact a AKASA-AK-183 L2B. I particularly appreciate the silence (18dba), the good CFM (44,8), and the color amber of these fans.

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    To start, pull out the wires from the connector using a pointed ustensil on the small pins
    of the connector, and draw back wires . I draw a small black spot with a pen on the connector on the side of the black wire, that allows me to
    remember the order of wires to reassemble the connector correctly.
    The black wire side of the black spot and the red wire always beside the black wire:).



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    Then to facilitate the passage of the three wires in the sleeve cover them
    with painter's tape.(or other, but the painter's tape can be removed more
    easily).Time to starts the introduction of the wires into the orange sleeve.




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    continue to thread almost until the end.




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    then it is necessary to have two smalls pieces of heatshrink, like those which I had much
    problems to shoot. :)




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    then introduces a piece of heatshrink until the end by taking care to cover
    the orange sleeve, and gently heats with a lighter without burning the
    heatshrink (the better is being the heatgun).




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    If you take some pics, don't forget to clean your nails :), then use small girl
    pink cutter to redress the small pins, as on the pics. Introduce the second
    piece of heatshrink , plug the wires in the connector, listen to the 'clic', heats the heatshrink as
    close as possible of the connector and voilà.
    Be carefull with the order of the wires in the connector !!!




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    And you obtain a superb sleeved fan which will find his place beside the
    painting 'hind in an underwood' which decorates your chimney.


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    "wotta l33t f4nz!"
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  2. alonso_bistro

    alonso_bistro I'm just looking

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    Ok, let's continue with the box.

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    I've raised the case slightly by inserting two pieces of 8mm plexiglass between the box and the feets.



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    To ventilate the radiator I will go in push/pull. The fan in 'push' is an Aerocool Streamliner (14cm blue leds). It is fixed directly on the case. Those little silent-blocks are coming from the interior of a dead CD/rw, they will absorb the vibrations. (the new mother board being slightly larger, the attachment of the fan risk to be modified).



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    The fan in 'pull' is the sleeved Akasa.



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    Work on the new front by creating some pieces in white and transparent plexi.




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    The tubing run through 5 parts of transparent plexi, these 5 parts are fixed to the case with 2 screws. The parts in plexi white are bended by hand without heating. This last pic is not really important because the senfu will be replaced by a LCD blue Crystalfontz 4x20 like this one:

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  3. alonso_bistro

    alonso_bistro I'm just looking

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    This white plexi part will be done twice, one on the top and the other on the bottom of the front and will be used to hold the new blue senfu. A little archaic bending system but work well :)



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    yeee, start to look at something (imo)



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    added black joint under the 2 white pexi pieces



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    This part will be used to cover the LCD on the front.



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    First test, the adjustement will come later. this is just to have an idea on how it will looks.


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  4. alonso_bistro

    alonso_bistro I'm just looking

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    [The PSU]

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    The PSU will be on the back of the case, it'll be held by 4 L - 2 both sides and 1 under the PSU.



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    Before I can continue I need to paint the case. At the meantime I've painted the PSU



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    The PSU will be plugged by the bottom of the case, so I need to lenghten my psu wires. I was not really awake the day i cut :)
    Soldering will be for the part 3.


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    And these 2 last pics for the road...



    The third part promises to be animated, indeed I has just discover that the DVD does not fit any more because of new mother-board which is larger. The DVD will be installed in top on the meshed side. The parts in plexi on the front will be enlightened (UV, blue, orange). The side door will be attacked...
    And once again thanks to NOKYTECH and CRUCIAL !.

    cya later
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  5. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Zomg, I'd nearly forgotten about this mod, boy did I remember it when I saw the case. :D

    Will a 300W PSU be able to power everything in your case? ie. Watercooling etc...?

    Love the ending in the last post, lol. :p
     
  6. guysy1110

    guysy1110 What's a Dremel?

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    looks sweet. love your craftmanship with acrylic.
     
  7. alonso_bistro

    alonso_bistro I'm just looking

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    I think yes, the pump will be directly plugged in 220v (never stopped...fishes needs oxygen even the night). The video card is not really greedy (x1600pro), rest the DVD/RW, the HDD , Mobo , 2 fans under-volted , and a few leds.
     
  8. hellas91

    hellas91 What's a Dremel?

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    That's great ;)

    Keep it up :)
     
  9. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    oooh maan. Thats pro modding :O
     
  10. frankee

    frankee What's a Dremel?

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    i like you colour scheme.. (the white plex in particular :D)
     
  11. Evenge

    Evenge Minimodder

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    Nice! Interesting mesh like case you got there! I like it! :thumb:
     
  12. Beats

    Beats What's a Dremel?

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    Great work so far, are you going with the slot load dvd instead now? would oreintation be a problem with it being on the top?
     
  13. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    This case mod rocks, i love your work!
     
  14. JAxen

    JAxen What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, cool with a update on this one.. Great work matey!
     
  15. alonso_bistro

    alonso_bistro I'm just looking

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    Thanks guys :thumb:

    @Beats : I persist with this one :D
     
  16. alonso_bistro

    alonso_bistro I'm just looking

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    BLOBZ PART 3

    Hello
    Yep an update.... :p


    PSU

    Let's start with the PSU
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    Problem, le 12v wire is too short

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    now the length is ok

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    All the wires are orange fluo sleeved

    The radiator

    After a good polish, the rad is black painted

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    Camouflage of the back electriq mess

    To hide the wires I've used a mesh, bended and black painted

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    The black rad will hide the rest.



    The door

    Ok, now the big part of this update, the lateral door.The door is made from a white plexi piece.


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    The 14cm fan moved

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    same shape cut in a metal sheet

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    and same shape cut in a ... snake skin

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    The snake skin is glued to the metal


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    This grill will go on the 14cm fan

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    Sorry mr pioneer ....

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    then U joint is added around.

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    The front
    For the front I've used the same snake skin. The skin is hold on the main white plexi piece with double side tape

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    This plexi piece is used to hide the top of the shape

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    To do: the bottom of the front, the feets, the inside, the DVD support...
    Ok, see ya for the next update ...
     
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  17. sk8ter646

    sk8ter646 Minimodder

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    this is VERY different but i like it
     
  18. Darkened

    Darkened What's a Dremel?

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    Damn your designs are crazy, but I'm digging it too :thumb:

    Love the contrast (not necessarily in colouring) between materials, snake skin, mesh and acrylic, it just looks like something that has never been done before (which, of course is a good thing).

    Keep that up and finish this bugger.

    Darkened

    P.S. And I thought I was a slow updater :hehe:
     
  19. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    This looks straight out of a Half Life 2 laboratory :D pretty cool, cant wait to see it finished!
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    It touched my heart to see you started with salvaged junk. You, sir, have the mind of a true modder!
     

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