Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Skylined, 23 Jul 2004.
prepare for you leany doom filled samich of stink mr plow!!!!!!!!!
I'm sure I won't be the only one to say this: what!?
HURRY!!!! Do something to that case. I cant believe how ugly it is in its present state haha
I might put one as front intake, but no LED fans, they aren't available here and I cannot import them.
broots: I like your idea, I'm going to make it, but my style.
The case is ok, it's just the pic.
tumz: it's going to take some time and some money, and I'm not in a hurry, nor my GF.
U P D A T E !
Today I transformed the back of the case from AT to ATX, not really ATX, but well, it's going to work.
I have to start cutting, but first of all I think I should make another hole to that PCI thingie.
I just did a hole with a drill, so that will secure that piece of metal to the case, I'll get a screw and a bolt for it.
Marking where the I/O would be and... bye bye AT
I never mod alone, my dog is always with me, he's sometimes too close as you can see, and one time he even made me blew up a circuit while I was testing it.
His name is Wolf, pronounced Volf, since it's german.
You wouldn't like to be near my stuff if he's there...
Done cutting the back of my case, now I have a hole for the I/O.
About those holes that are on the right side, I plan to put a 92mm fan, and if there's some hole, I'll use bondo or something like that to hide them.
Now I have to cut that AT part of that piece of metal, that is where the OLD AT keyboard would go.
Cutting that piece of metal, before and after.
Final pic of this day.
And I forgot to mention, except that piece of metal, I did the rest just with a saw's blade graped with some rags, and I held it with my hand.
looks very nice like the AT-ATX idea it's sweet
Just testing if the mobo fits.
Everything OK, this starts to look good.
My main objective right now is to be able to mount everything and to be able to use the PC.
There will be some other mods that I'll be able to make without having to power down the PC and taking it from my gf's house or either me going to her house with all the tools I need.
Plans for Tomorrow
I still have to drill one more hole to secure the mobo to the mobo tray, but that's going to be tomorrow.
I'll also get heatsinks to suspend and cool down the HDD.
Get a momentary opened button for power.
Get a handle.
Finally, I'll mod that PSU template to be able to fit a wire fan grill.
when are u updating?
Alright just a little idea, even though I'm too late as I've noticed, I'll say it anyways. Why didn't you just get a removable motherboard tray and a track for it and then just cut out a rectangle for it? Not exactly as simple as what you did but more aesthetic IMHO
I was having some bagpipe workshops and I didn't have time to tell what was going on. I didn't even check the forum.
I have good and bad news.
The PC is ready and working in my gf's house!
Mobo: Asrock K7S8XE
CPU: AMD XP Palomino 1800+
RAM: 256MB DDR266
Vid: GF4 MX440
HDD: 6.5GB 5400RPM
CD-Rom: Creative Infra 48x
CD-RW: Panasonic 8x
Monitor: Viewsonic 15" E-651
This is more than what I've planed to build, I told her that it was just going to surf the net and work, but with this one she can watch movies, play, and whatever she wants to do. The only bad thing about it is the HDD, if I get money, or if she gets money I'll get her at least a 40GB 7200RPM.
My GF is very happy because she can now use the PC whenever she wants and she can connect to internet whenever she wants since I also got her a switch, so all the PCs at her house can share the internet connection.
She told me that some people envy her because she can have her PC in her bedroom, 24hs of internet connection, warm bedroom, for having a boyfriend that knows about PC stuff and that gave her a PC.
I'm very happy and glad that I could finally build that PC, took many months, but I think that it was worth the wait.
I went to that bagpipe workshop and I was really having problems blowing my bagpipe, it's beign uber hard to blow and play a tune with it.
We found that my bagpipe's bag is leaking air, so I've already bought a new bag that is 230US$, so now I have to save money to pay it.
Unless my girlfriend gives me money, or I can do some real cheap mods, this project is in standby mode. So if you have ideas of cheap mods I can do meanwhile I get the money, throw them here, I'll really appretiate them.
I cannot get any case here with a motherboard tray, that's the problem.
If I could get them, of course I would have done that, it's a great idea for modders, you need to mod, just take away the mobo tray, drives, hdds and you're set to start modding.
Can somebody tell me where to get reinforced fiberglass cut discs for my Dremel in USA?
It has to be an online shop, since as you might have noticed I'm in South America.
Edit: Tomorrow I'll upload some pics.
Hope you can keep going. You can get the the cutting wheels from
Can you tell me how tall that case is??
See post #10
Thx for the info.
I'll put another pic tomorrow.
Skylined on the left side, which of course is my case and it's also in the middle of a project.
It was also an AT case turned into ATX.
I think that this case was done in the early 90s, it's uber heavy, the side panels are 1.3mm of steel.
Narayan on the right side, with lots of things to do like cooling, how it looks, and silencing it, although my gf already slept while it was on, I cannot understand how could she sleep with all that noise.
*Note: I'm a silence freak.
As you might see, I put standoffs on the other side of the mobo tray, to secure the standoffs that go below the mobo.
woow... looks great
btw, whats that silver optical drive (?) with bunchload of buttons?
My parents have that exact same mouse BUT! it came with a red LED already in it lighting up the scroll wheel, otherwise its exactly the same.
You can tell it's my gf's PC, don't you?
The CD-Rom is a Creative Infra 48x
how old is your GF with my litte ponys
This is what she says.
"Tell him that I've put them there just to make a joke.
Now I took them away and I've put them in a box."
tell her "i beleve you "
i dont really think that this mod is sooooooooooooo special (no offence ) all u did is slightly mod the case so u can fit in a new mobo and build the PC
good work. im also modding an at-atx. its a pain in the butt, and i have been designing for months! you did it really quick lol now i know what i need to do to get it to work. thanks for the help! keep posting! rock on dude!
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