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Project: A.I. 2 *New pics April 10th - Focus on external PSU*

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MadMac, 4 Feb 2003.

  1. acrimonious

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    Yeah, great job!
     
  2. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    Love the full illuminated feet on the second prize winner.

    mental note to self: Include those on next case mod
     
  3. phaSe

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    that is a damn sexy case!

    sort of off topic, but only a bit........

    im planning on stealthing my floppy under a larger drive bay, but cant find those clickey things to hold it up with! i think i can see one on yours, whats it called? this is driving me mad!

    anyone who doesnt know what im talking about, they are those push-click type things (!) often found on covers for front usb ports.

    i clealy sound like a madman now, so ill go!

    any ideas would be appreatiated, and, again, nice case!

    RoB
     
  4. papeniglio

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    I really like the solution for external LCD! Nice and elegant! :thumb:

    GeeK!
     
  5. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    Try a TV repair shop ? They might have one off a old TV (Some TV's have drop down covers for extra controls with 'Push-Click's'
     
  6. phaSe

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    sneaky!

    altho does anyone know what they are actually called!? do they even have a name? :lol:
     
  7. Jordanis3r

    Jordanis3r Jigsaw Master

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    nice clean work there - I love the external PSU - could of done with that for tribal II .. shucks nevermind ..

    shame we don't get a modding comp with big huuuge trohies over here - I could do with a few in my cupboard

    :D
     
  8. Atomic

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    You got anymore pictures of the External PSU, that's sweet.
     
  9. Lord_A

    Lord_A Boom baby!

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    That's one of the nicest cases I've ever seen.
    A very well deserved first place IMO :clap:
     
  10. MadMac

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    Hi,
    You guys seem to like the PSU. :thumb:

    Ok, I just stripped it for you: :naughty:
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    These should answer most questions.
    The upper shell is glued together, the lower parts screwed together for more stability.
    The cooling pump gets its 240V directly from the mains input so there's no way of running the computer without the pump.
    But to be honest, it's not entirely finished yet. :rolleyes:
    The sockets for 12V and 5V for external devices are not connected yet, neither is the switch controlling them.
    I'd also like to add some copper foil to the edges to improve ground connection of the upper shell. :eek:
    Also I don't like the feet yet and a blue LED lighting the air slots from within would be nice..

    Cheers,
    Mac
     
  11. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    There some quality work gone on in that PSU, but i'd try and remove that rats nest of cables a little. The best way to ground that upper shell would be directly with a earth cable from the top to the base.
     
  12. MadMac

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    Yea, I'm unhappy with the chaos too, but that's the best I could do due to the orientation of the circuit board.
    Turned any other way, the cables to the computer would have been too short, as I used the original mainboard cable.

    I like the idea with the cable for grounding, but I can't figure a way to safely connect it to the top without using a screw.. :sigh:
     
  13. Amorphus

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    solder it to the top, and then have a layer of silicon/caulk/hot glue over that.
     
  14. mashie

    mashie The one and only

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    External PSU might not be very practical but damn, you can make the case itself so much smaller if you don't have to hide it inside the main structure... might have to do something similar in the future :D

    Btw, I guess the alumimium is watercut, right?
     
  15. JeffPH

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    hehe nice rig :)
     
  16. MadMac

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    Well, practical is relative.. :D

    Go ahead, I'd like to see an external PSU done by the master. :rock:

    And yes, the top and side plates were watercut according to my designs, as well as the top cover of the main case, as I haven't found a way to cut these slots myself clean enough yet.

    Cheers & nice weekend,
    Mac
     
  17. MadMac

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    Haven't tried soldering alu yet, (how) does it work?
     
  18. MrDT

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    Project three could be so much slimmer with an external psu...
     
  19. mashie

    mashie The one and only

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    [thread hijacking]
    True but it is designed to be practical, not small, so that has to wait for the next project :D
    [/thread hijacking]
     
  20. BoCoMoFo

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    I just got an idea! :idea:

    How about cramming two mobo's in a single Lian-Li PC-7x case, one set the right way, and one upside down on the opposite side? There's room enough for 2 PSU's and enough drive bays for two complete systems.

    Anyone wanna try it so I don't have to?

    :clap:
     

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