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Modding N00b Here

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Blast, 11 Jul 2003.

  1. Blast

    Blast What's a Dremel?

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    Hey, I'm a n00b to modding. I am planning on modding a Lian-Li PC60, but I also have a future mod in mind. I was wondering if any one knew where I could get a small metal barrel to use as my case. I was planning on making a "Biohazard" barrel, with green gew dripping down the sides. If any one knows of any sites (or has a barrel of their own) input would be helpful.

    EDIT: Wrong forum, please move mods. Let the flames roll in....
     
  2. CrOaKeR

    CrOaKeR Host warrior 4, Vengence!

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    Could maybe try getting hold of a small metal beer keg to mod? You could always buy a full one, then enjoy emptying it!!! :D

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  3. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    Hey, here in the states a lot of paint supply places sell paint in 5 gallon metal cans... could be a good source.

    welcome to the forums
     
  4. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    Welcome!

    Yeah, I'd suggest using one of those little (little being 5 or 6 liters :)) kegs of beer you can buy in supermarkets... Would be nice and small, too :)
     
  5. linear

    linear Minimodder

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    I guess it's not really necessary to point out the compelling advantage of a beer keg. And of course, I suggest one as a test run before you go carving up the real one. Maybe two.

    And welcome to the boards.
     
  6. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    the only possible disavantage of course is the amazing disappointment when you arrive to a lan party and people find out it's full of computer stuffs.. :hehe:
     
  7. Alizarin

    Alizarin What's a Dremel?

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    That's why you bring 2... one computer, one beer. Then put a tap on them both and you can confuse people. Plus you could put the computer keg in ice for extra cooling power!
     
  8. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Nah power a peltier from the computer to cool the beer keg... much better idea :D
     
  9. bushd

    bushd What's a Dremel?

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    I wonder how good beer/alcohol/wine/spirits is good at cooling. "The malt cooled computer" (TM)
     
  10. Tribal Dragon

    Tribal Dragon Insomniac modder!

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    I thought about using a beer keg to put a computer in... but it very small... maybe too small... (6" diameter, 9" 3/4 height)
     
  11. tk421

    tk421 Idiot.

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    a pony keg, or quarter barrel ... (same thing, just depends where you grew up as to the term used) is about 12" in diameter and about 15" high if i remember correctly ...

    i used to use an empty one to keep my little webber grill off the wooden deck, and it fit perfectly, and raised it up enuff so i didnt have to bend over to flip steaks n stuff ... and if i remember right, the grill itself was 14" across, and i had to bend the legs in just a little to fit em in the top of the keg.
     
  12. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    mmmmm mini-itx + beer Linky
     

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