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Project: Black Widow

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by The Cleaner, 1 Aug 2003.

  1. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Hmm black plastic of the floppy looks a bit cheap IMHO compared to the lovely lovely coolermastery goodness all around it. Does anyone still use floppies? Maybe remove it? Or try stealthing it. Looky here
     
  2. The Cleaner

    The Cleaner What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the feedback, know what you mean about the floppy mclean007. I wasn't going to bother with putting one in, but my girlfriend insisted (her friend sends her stuff on floppy). I had a look at the link you posted on the floppy stealthing, looks good think I'll have a go at somthing similar.
     
  3. [twig]clown

    [twig]clown What's a Dremel?

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    :jawdrop: The switches look very good indeed mouted, done a nice clean job on it too :thumb:. I am definatly with the idea of stealthing (or removing) the floppy drive, the plastic contrast to the luvly black finish of the case is not a nice one.

    Whats next??? :D

    -cLoWn

    P.S Thanks for telling my where you got the switch's :thumb:
     
  4. The Cleaner

    The Cleaner What's a Dremel?

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    After designing the various lighting schemes and wiring up the switches. I was planning on fitting car windscreen tint and an etch on the case window (a black widow spider), having second thoughts at the moment though.

    I'am definitely going to fit a Aerogate II fan controller, as soon as I can get my hands on one, will have to mod it black as well.(unless they release a black version).

    I've decided against painting the switches, I agree the contrast looks good and matches the case screws and the metal around the power and reset switches.

    Again, any ideas will be welcome, and thanks for all the feedback.
     
  5. Squigy_Poodle

    Squigy_Poodle What's a Dremel?

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    Would be good if you could get some of those same style switches in knobs, and use them as a rheobus style thing.
     
  6. The Cleaner

    The Cleaner What's a Dremel?

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    Good News.....

    Just managed to find a UK store with the Aerogate II in stock.

    More updates once it's arrived...
     
  7. The Cleaner

    The Cleaner What's a Dremel?

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    Bad News.....

    Missed the deliviery of my Aerogate II fan controller today, but they are calling again with it tomorrow.:)


    Heres a quick concept picture of what it should look like once I've modded it black.

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    Should look cool!
     
  8. The Cleaner

    The Cleaner What's a Dremel?

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    Update.....

    Received my Aerogate II fan controller today:clap:

    Heres a pic...

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    I had two options to make it black to match the rest of the case.

    1. Place a black underlay under the Plex, or

    2. Cut out one of my blanking plates and mount it to that.

    Because my dremmel skills are not amazing I deceided to try putting a underlay under the plex to start with.

    Heres a picture of the unit disassembled...

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    I then printed a black underlay on photo quality glossy paper and used the plexi as a stencil, and cut it using a craft knife.

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    Heres the finished article...

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    More updates once it's installed....
     
  9. [twig]clown

    [twig]clown What's a Dremel?

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    /me loves Aerogate
    /me loves Aerogate in black The Cleaner style

    Nice job :rock: :rock:

    -cLoWn

    PS - All your previous pics have turned to red cross's for me :waah:
     
  10. The Cleaner

    The Cleaner What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry about the pics [twig]clown, it's a problem with the hosts bandwidth. I've posted the new pics with a different host. If the old pics are not back up by tomorrow, I'll rehost them.

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  11. [twig]clown

    [twig]clown What's a Dremel?

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    Hehe, s'ok mate, i just gave the post link to a friend and he said all the pics were dead :(, hope they get fixed soon :D

    -cLoWn
     
  12. DeLorean5000

    DeLorean5000 What's a Dremel?

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    damn that looks so good:eeek: :thumb: :rock:
     
  13. The Cleaner

    The Cleaner What's a Dremel?

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    Heres a couple of pics of it mounted in the case, havn't rigged it all up yet.

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    Don't know weather to leave it as it is, or take of the plexi and spray the alu silver plate black and try to give it a adonized look finish using fine sandpaper to match the rest of the case.

    Again, any ideas/feedback will be gratefully received...
     
  14. The Cleaner

    The Cleaner What's a Dremel?

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    Update....

    Wasn't happy with the plexi finish, deceided to spray the alu plate and do away with the plexi....

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    Here's a pic of the finished article...

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    And without the flash...

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    I'll some more pics once I've fitted it...
     
  15. [twig]clown

    [twig]clown What's a Dremel?

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    I was going to say spray it and see what finish you get, as the plexi does(did) look out of place tbh.

    If the paint still looks no gd then you could use a spare drive plate and mount Aerocool on that (yes, hacking an old one apart :p ) but at least then it would fit in perfectly!

    -cLoWn
     
  16. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    I am so jealous of you right now :) That aerogate thing rocks ass!!
     
  17. The Cleaner

    The Cleaner What's a Dremel?

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    Update....

    Just mounted the aerogate in the case...

    Looks amazing, it seems to match the original blanking plates better than the coolermaster cd drive bezel!

    Just getting all the wires and sensors sorted, as tidy as possible. I'll post a pic of everything switched on as soon as it's up and running. Hopefully tonight!

    Just found out that when you reduce the speed of the rear blue lit fan the led's fade (obvious really:duh: ), it's a cool effect and a way of switching off the lights to the fan without switching off the fan completely.

    More soon....
     
  18. DarkRain

    DarkRain What's a Dremel?

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    That is looking to be a nice and clean mod.

    Kepp Up the good work




    Where can i get an AeroGate in the UK?
    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  19. TheoGeo

    TheoGeo What are these goddamn animals?!

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    could u do me a huge favour m8 and measure exactly how much the Aerogate II sticks out from the front of ur drive bay cuz i want 1 but im not sure if it will fit behind the door of my cm710
     
  20. The Cleaner

    The Cleaner What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the support guys!

    I got my Aerogate from:

    http://www.overclock.co.uk

    Just checked and they are waiting for stock at the moment (about 3 weeks).

    As for how much it sticks out from the face of the drive bay. With the plexi front on it's about 5.5mm and with it off it's about 7.5mm.

    Hope this helps.

    I'll be posting a couple of new pics soon....
     

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