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Case Mod - In Progress [project] Apple Cube - final photos !!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by thegyufi, 5 Mar 2012.

  1. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    Hello bit-tech :eek:

    I post here for the first time one of my mod, called :

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    Final Gallery :


    First, if you have the feelings that's it's a 4 years old child who speak it's normal because i'm french and my english is very approximate :wallbash:

    Also I want to specialy thanks my sponsors :thumb:

    - Prolimatech who gave me their support with their Samuel 17 CPU cooler :)

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    please visit : www.prolimatech.com



    - Linitx also join my project by sending me a great picoPSU with an AC/DC adapter.
    Thansk a lot Chris for all your advice ! (If you want to create your own tiny computer or your car pc, this is THE adress :rock:)


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    please visit : www.linitx.com



    - Kingston also accepted to join my project by sending me one of their high performance SSD : the HyperX 120Gb and one ram kit 2x2Gb HyperX Genesis

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    This project is based on the Apple Cube, some photos of mine I won on eBay :clap:

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    As you can see, the cube is scratched, so the external design gonna change a lot to hide these scratches

    That's all, next post i'll show you the disassembly of the cube
     
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  2. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    The disassembly :

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    What is it that all these components ?! :confused:

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    Ok now I have little more space :D
     
  3. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    The MB tray :

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    the bottom of the case

    I create a paper MB of mine to make all the modifications I need.
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    And I'll use the bottom of my FD Array case to create the MB tray
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    Ok so now let do some :dremel: :rock:

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    some cutting
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    We fix the paper MB
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    set in the cube
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    drilling
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    and checking :)
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  4. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    some work with the IO panel


    The position on the bottom of the cube
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    cutting
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  5. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    I continue with the hdd support, on the back of the MB tray

    the cut lines
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    cutting
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    bending
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    the HDD ready (@1080p haha ... :duh:)
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    the mb (the real !) fix on their tray and here ... :wallbash:
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    the position of the IO Panel is'nt aligned with the I/O of the MB ...

    I can't use a "normal" IO panel, because the "normal" positon is always a little more outside than the mb, i think i'm gonna create my own panel :worried:

    and the HDD on the back
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    one overview
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    That's it !
     
  6. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    Oh that looks really cool.

    Are you planning on sticking with the stock cooler just minus fan or are you heading down the 3rd party route?
     
  7. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    I try with google traduction to understand your message but I think google isn't enough geek :D

    I'm not sure it will answer your question but i'll install the Samuel 17 fanless on my i5-760 @i3-540. If i can i'll put a slim 120mm fan, but I must be careful with the future position of the slim slot-in.

    Good answer ? :worried:
     
  8. nagyizom

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    Me Gusta!
     
  9. Knighthammer

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    Awesome job - I'm liking this a lot. I've got a Apple cube that I've wanted to mod for quite a while, so I'm watching this one with interest for sure!!
     
  10. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Looking very good
     
  11. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    that HDD mount has got my attention
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :thumb: <-- Need's no translation.:D
     
  13. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    NoobNeb Enthusiastic Lurker

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    Really nice work man :clap: Are you going to use a 7750 in this?? seems ideal for it
     
  15. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    Perfect answer.

    Good luck. I have a slim 120mm fan on my HTPC and it works very well.
     
  16. Fredo428

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    Yeahh ! nice !
     
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    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    My cube did not survive the move from Colorado to Iowa.
    I watch.

    the john
     
  19. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    Hello everybody,

    first, thanks a lot for your posts, I realy appreciate !:D

    @NoobNeb: about the 7750, I think this card is too powerfull for a htpc (I must be carreful with the consumptuion) and if I can I prefer a single slot card for the space. I plan to use a GT430 or GT520, but if you have any other idea for the card :idea: please let me know !!

    @John: sorry for your lost, I wouldn't be in your shoes :)
     
  20. avolla

    avolla Mini Water Modder

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    Love what you've done with this so far. Keep up the good work. can't wait to see this progress.
     

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