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Case Mod - In Progress Project Aurora (New Direction 20 Feb)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by confusis, 6 Dec 2009.

  1. Shadow703793

    Shadow703793 What's a Dremel?

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    How about mounting an ATX PSU out side the case? (I'v done it to a friend's Shuttle). Since you'r already modding, you may want to consider this. Yes, it would be quite a lot of work to make it look good and extending cables, but imo, it's well worth it).
     
  2. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Will pull a 400w psu i have apart and see how much I can condense it down... Might be the only option being external, but the case is big enough as is without an extra bit on the outside :/
     
  3. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Does anyone know a company that supplies 1u PSU's over 350w and will ship to NZ? Or does anyone have one they want to sell to me?
     
  4. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    FSP has 350W 1U power supplies. Scour eBay and the FSP/Sparkle website.
     
  5. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    yeah found a few on newegg but they don't ship to NZ!
    hmm
     
  6. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I'm sure you could find them on eBay and convince the seller to ship overseas?

    IO left my 1U at univ, so no chance of me being able to send it off :/
     
  7. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    ah poop!
    I might figure out a way of shrinking the height of a normal atx psu... actually I think i know where a shorter one may fit!

    if i cut out this cage:
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    a shorter psu may fit! woo
     
  8. ShadowHunter

    ShadowHunter Lingrush!

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    ahh dude i love how those dell cases open! hmm maybe i should think of how to mod mine! will definitely watch this one!
     
  9. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    The section behind that drive cage (where the old usb ports and power button used to be) is almost the perfect size for an 80mm fan. score!
     
  10. Shadow703793

    Shadow703793 What's a Dremel?

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    Do you really need a 5.75( or 5.25, can't remember lol) external drive? You may be able to take apart a ATX PSU and make your own cover for it and stick it there. Be warned: this is risky.
     
  11. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    5.25.. Yeah I do unfortunately, Backups and watching dvd's. I will have to take apart an ATX psu anyway but it will probably be in the position noted. I'm going to have to invest in a good pair or rubber gloves i guess!
     
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    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    llamafur WaterCooled fool

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    Is that a dual core atom?
     
  14. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    yeah. Or I may have found a cheap mobo from a later model optiplex that supports skt 478. I have a spare 2.6ghz Pentium HT around so maybe that's the better option. Still going to need a pci video card whichever route I take. Hmmmmmm
     
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    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Searched all thru NZ e-stores and trademe.co.nz and the Thermaltake BlacX isn't even available in New Zealand! score!
     
  17. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Update: Placing another order through MNPCTech for more supplies! Also managed to score a sheet of 4mm? 300mmx2000mm clear Polycarb from work for next to nothing! HDD racks and structural components here I come!
    Buying from MNPCTech:
    PC Cable Sleeving Kit color: Black
    2x120 Slotted Rad Grill color: Black
    M4 Thread x 30mm Length Stainless Socket Screw (Set of 4) color: Black Anodized X2
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    Plans:
    Ditching the top and front panels
    Maybe going for a top similar to cre8serv, my design from the MNPCTech design contest v1!
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    Sourcing a 240 Rad, some blocks and a res. Yes, folks, I'm going to get my feet wet!
     
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  18. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    I love the current side profile of the top and the front. It would be a shame if you got rid of it. Maybe you could use the fabulous black plates from the bottom part of your design case instead?
     
  19. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    no access to cnc! which sucks as i would love it that way
     
  20. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Just been practicing acryl bending on some scrap. need a more efficient tool than a cigarette lighter though (works fine for skinnier pieces)
     

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