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project: AlumaxX (Dutch champion casemodding 2006! )

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Franklin, 28 Dec 2004.

  1. clocker

    clocker Shovel Ready

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    I ordered one in for a customer, unfortunately neither of us had done our homework as his board was not on the "supported" list on Plextor's website.
    So far we have been unable to get Windows to see it on any of the three boards we've tried.
    BIOS detects it just fine so we are assuming that there are driver issues that Plextor needs to address- perhaps the reason for the limited rollout.
     
  2. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    There seem to be some problems with the PX 716-SA. Plextor doesn't even know if this model will ever be sold in Europe, so I decided not to wait any longer and just bought two normal versions. The cables can't be seen anyway, because everything will be stealthed. But less cables would be better for the airflow behind the motherboard cover. I expect no trouble, because I think my two 120mm fans on top of the case will create enough airflow behind the stealthing covers.

    It looks like I can start modding this weekend, because most parts I need will be in. The last two weeks I only made paper models and a lot of drawings. Just can't wait to start the real modding again.

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    Just to give an impression what the stealting will look like. It's is not what it will look like when it's finished, but gives you a good idea what it will look like.

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    When the motherboard is in I can mark the places thet I will have to cut out for the videocards, CPU cooler, chipsetcooler en the memory. It's a big job, but I'm sure the aluminium stealthing will look very good in the end.
     
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  3. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    The two XFX 6800GT videocards, the motherboard and the DVD drives have arrived :clap: :clap:
     
  4. KAMIKAZE-FREAK

    KAMIKAZE-FREAK What's a Dremel?

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    photographic proof? :naughty:
     
  5. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    Just a quick photoshot.

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    It fits like a glove! Just enough space between the radiator and the first videocard. There enough room for the CPU waterblock too.

    I hope my Aquacomputer stuff will arrive very soon. This weekend I can start modding again.
     
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  6. Goth

    Goth What's a Dremel?

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    gut job .... :rock:
     
  7. Rufus-Seal

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    The case is off the hook :rock: I am following this at tweakers.net :)
    But i have a question! How many euro's costs that Uv-plexiglass?
     
  8. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    lovely hardware there :) I can't wait to get my dual 6800GTs if I can ever afford them.
     
  9. Dean_j2001

    Dean_j2001 What's a Dremel?

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    yer i can't wait for the 6900 ultras to come out so i can get dual 6900ultra's
     
  10. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    The acrylic front is almost finished. The three small holes are for the Aquaero buttons, the big hole is for the reservoir and at the bottom are the holes for the DVD drives. I only will have to cut out the ejectbuttons and make two covers that will fill up the gap when the DVD drives are closed. Behind the acrylic glass a aluminium plate will be mounted. This plate will be almost the same as the acrylic frontplate.

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    Because I'm not going to use the frontblende for the aquaero I will have to figure out a nice way to place the text for the buttons.
     
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  11. Dean_j2001

    Dean_j2001 What's a Dremel?

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    looks good franklin glad to see you didn't give up after not being able to repair the reserviour front good work :)
     
  12. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Would anyone be nuts enough to give up on a case that costs $250 plus another probably $500 on watercooling? Didn't think so

    Looks very nice, can't wait to see it installed.
     
  13. Dean_j2001

    Dean_j2001 What's a Dremel?

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    you know what i mean't though he could of left it how it is
     
  14. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    I have and had some ideas about the mod, but some things just don't look the way as you expect so you modify that. A mod has to evolve. Trial and error.
     
  15. Dean_j2001

    Dean_j2001 What's a Dremel?

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    yer i know what you mean. looks real good though, good luck with the rest of the mod.
     
  16. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    [​IMG]
     
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  17. KAMIKAZE-FREAK

    KAMIKAZE-FREAK What's a Dremel?

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    the reservoir is missing... :wallbash:
     
  18. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    The reservoir needs the aluminium backplate to be mounted, otherwise the acrylic glass would brake by the weight of the reservoir.
    This week I will start with the aluminium.
     
  19. Dean_j2001

    Dean_j2001 What's a Dremel?

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    definetly has an orac 3 feel too it imo
     
  20. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    Well that isnt necessarily bad ;)

    Sweet modding dude, love the theme! :thumb:
     

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