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

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

  1. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    milkwhite cube - awesome!!!
    oh! almost forgot! AFAIR there is no reset switch on MAC!
     
  2. thegyufi

    thegyufi What's a Dremel?

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    you're right ! I wasn't sure if I'll use one for the reset function or to eject the slot-in.

    Now I think I'm gonna choose the eject funtion if it's not too complicated !
     
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  3. Balder

    Balder Calmer than a monk on morphine

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    It looks awesome, I love the color and cleanlyness:rock:
     
  4. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Very nice. Excellent workmanship

    john
     
  5. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    I like big builds, but i often find i love the SFF builds even more. The amount of workmanship that goes into something so tiny is astonishing sometimes.

    This is one of those builds that astonishes me.
     
  6. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Mod of the Month.
     
  7. Mr.Evil

    Mr.Evil What's a Dremel?

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    agree :D


    all white is beautiful, great work gyufi :thumb: !
     
  8. leslie

    leslie Just me!

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    When I saw you sanding the cube I wanted to scream, but I the end result looks great.
     
  9. thegyufi

    thegyufi What's a Dremel?

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    :rock:

    I really appreciate you continue to follow my build John.

    After all this time I spent on this forum, whatch other mods and be astonished too; it's an honnor for me to have this comment :D

    Agree too !! give me some stars :dremel:

    :hehe: you make me laugh Leslie !

    Some news of the week end: I pass the vernish on the cube, paint and glued the grill in the cube and realise a big part of the sleeving. Still need to sleeve the ssd + slot-in power cable, and find a sata3 cable for (straight/angle 30cm length)
     
  10. thegyufi

    thegyufi What's a Dremel?

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    little work of this evening based on the cpu fan :

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    As you can see I paint in white the blades and I shortcut the cable to make the cable management easier.

    Good night bit-tech !
     
  11. thegyufi

    thegyufi What's a Dremel?

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    Hi ! Little update still about the cpu fan :

    new picture by day this time
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    to let the slim fan take more fresh air I cut and paint the metallic cube

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    to help the comprehension this is where the metallic cube take place inside the plastic case

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    little zoom on the space between the two parts, where the fresh air can circulate to the cpu fan
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    That's it ! :dremel:
     
  12. SilveR_172

    SilveR_172 Minimodder

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    The best mod I've seen mate :)
     
  13. thegyufi

    thegyufi What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks man, really appreciate :thumb:

    The end is coming... this week end I finished to sleeve all the cables, I still paint the internal chassis and realise the final assembly and this project will be finished !
     
  14. avolla

    avolla Mini Water Modder

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    I absolutely love this build. It's so clean and makes great use of the space. Might have to try something like this for an htpc some time.
     
  15. thegyufi

    thegyufi What's a Dremel?

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    between two layers of paint I redesign the home picture of the blog

    here is the result :
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  16. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    How are you planning on running the cables to this?

    If you had a wood desk I would have suggested drilling a hole on your desk under where its going to sit, but with glass you're going to have ugly cables running to your beautiful machine?
     
  17. Knighthammer

    Knighthammer What's a Dremel?

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    I want to send you my cube =)
     
  18. thegyufi

    thegyufi What's a Dremel?

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    Ok, even if the weather isn't beautiful, I take some picture of the final result !

    First, I would like to thank everyone who follow my project, also I want to thanks my sponsors who for their help and for accept joining my project.e :jap:

    Now the pictures !!
    - first the internal chassis :
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    - we continue with the plastic case :
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    - and the cube on the desk
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    like this :)
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    That's it !

    So my first impressions are :

    the fan slim is really quiet, so I don't think I'll try to keep him fanless but just undervolt him to be inaudible. Big deception with the chassis'paint, because it deteriorates every time I open the cube ! Also the cable management could be beter because the cube is really small so some of my cables are really twisted.
    Anyway, the project isn't perfect but I'm ok with that for the moment, and I must admit that after 3 months I was really impatient to finish this little project ! :D

    Thanks again everyone for yours messages/help/encouragement and please let me know yours feeling with the final result !

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  19. IcyAero

    IcyAero What's a Dremel?

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    Are you freaking kidding me?
    It's awesome! :rock:
     
  20. Beasteh

    Beasteh What's a Dremel?

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    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Great craftsmanship, you have a keen eye for details. :thumb:
     

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