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Project Black Narcissus: 2006 FIN:

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 28 Jun 2004.

  1. Lost.Soul

    Lost.Soul What's a Dremel?

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    shiny! :clap: :thumb:

    Nice mod, but it needs more progress :eyebrow:
     
  2. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    It powered up ok and seemed to read a cd. I will hook it up to my other machine (IDE and power) and check it out. Thanks for the idea..
     
  3. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Going as quickly as I can......
     
  4. greywolf

    greywolf What's a Dremel?

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    Looks, very nice. Are you considering using a piece of the mirror plexi to "hide" the side of the drive cage? Or does your window not extend thaty far? Throw some lighting in there, with all that shiny stuff, is going to look awesome!
     
  5. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Very very impressive :) You're going to need one of those chromed-out polarflo pumps instead :rock: That top mirror/chrome plate will sit flat with the hard drive holes cut out I'm assuming (I seem to have a good average so far :thumb: )
     
  6. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Yes the mirror top plate will sit flat once I cut the holes for the hard drives..Once again..Your correct....
     
  7. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    I have a red acrylic panel that I made some time ago, it will hide the area to are talking about. Just a matter of getting it back in place..
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  8. DrPepper

    DrPepper What's a Dremel?

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    Looking sweet as usual
     
  9. Rh1n0x

    Rh1n0x What's a Dremel?

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    I like the Chrome. Too bad its quite expensive.
    Nice mod man, keep op the good work :thumb:
     
  10. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Nothing like chrome, your correct not cheap. I have to work tonight, but I should get some work done over the next few days..
     
  11. Shrapnill

    Shrapnill What's a Dremel?

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    Just had to drop in and say that this project is the only one that really keeps me coming back to the logs when I visit. We have very similar taste.

    The mod is coming along very well, keep up the great work modsquad.
     
  12. odln018

    odln018 What's a Dremel?

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    Plastics supply

    MS - where did you get your acrylics from?

    Thanks!
     
  13. greywolf

    greywolf What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice! Sorry if I missed that earlier in your log. I hate the look of the "standard" drive cages...one of the main reasons I decided to build my own case. As usual you've thought of everything!
     
  14. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    I get my acrylic from
    http://www.cuttingedgecasemods.com/
    They have a very reactive green UV acrylic as well as the mirrored stuff and all the rest of the colors... Chris is a good guy, he will also custom cut anything you need...
     
  15. odln018

    odln018 What's a Dremel?

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    Perfect! Thanks very much, and they're even located in good old Houston, so I shouldn't have too long of wait for it to get to Arlington.

    Thanks, man!
     
  16. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    By the way, congrats on 100k views!
     
  17. GigantoR

    GigantoR What's a Dremel?

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    Can't wait to see this thing all put together man. Been so long.
     
  18. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    You are right, I have been working this project for a long time. The reason, I keep making small changes. Case in point.
    I was looking at the Aqua-Computer 120mm Radiator grill,
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    and thought it looked about the right size for the area above my DVD drive. Sure enough, if mounted side-ways it is the perfect size.
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    Honestly, I am not sure if this looks better than the mirrored plate would look, but it would have the advantage of better air flow for the harddrives. The AQ grill is aluminium so it can be polished (it looks pretty good as-is). I would need to do some cutting on the grill to be able to plug in the harddrives and add some stainless bolts for the grill's bolt holes (also come up with a way to bolt the grill to the case)...I will wait for some feedback from you guys and then decide...O-Well no more project today..Off to Thanksgiving dinner......
     
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  19. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    I think the AC grill looks better. :thumb:

    Have you considered putting a t-piece and bulkhead fitting into your loop to aid draining? Risky gave me the idea and its something i wish i had done and will be sorting out in my next loop revision.

    Good work on case though, it matches the quality of the AC kit perfectly which is why i think the grill looks better. :)
     
  20. greywolf

    greywolf What's a Dremel?

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    I like it! Adds texture and a nice pattern to back of the enclosure. The added cooling is just the icing! Go with the grill! Ya, got to love those surprise discovery's!

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
     

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