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Project: BlakIce

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by -Xp-, 4 Aug 2004.

  1. marcin_ps2

    marcin_ps2 What's a Dremel?

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    nice effect on the mobo but the temps will be much higher :(
     
  2. Protius-X

    Protius-X What's a Dremel?

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    Not that it will matter since he has watercooling... Anyway that mobo idea is great! I love it! Its coming along nicely.
     
  3. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    How come? They are called cold cathodes for a reason. And no, there will be no airflow anyway. And no, there are no components on the back of my board. Anyway, as Protius-X mentioned, I'm watercooling all the bits that matter.
     
  4. CT-Petzolinni

    CT-Petzolinni What's a Dremel?

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    so far nice work.
    can't wait to see the new backlight.

    grts
     
  5. HardModd

    HardModd What's a Dremel?

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    Nice working i like your new ideas you have with the light effect.

    So simple but so nice results !

    Your works gives new power to the modding and to others.

    This simple acylic construction givs a nice result i will implemet this in my work as well , thanks for the idea.

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  6. greywolf

    greywolf What's a Dremel?

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    Great idea with the back lit mobo! Really nice effect, I can see this becoming a "standard mod". I'm going to have to see what my mobo looks like backlit now!!
     
  7. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    only cheap cold cathods heat up alot. And this is a very original idea dude :thumb:
     
  8. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Agreed, but I've never had a problem with any of mine.

    Plus, being as it is a glass tube coated with a phosphur and containing mercury vapour, I don't see how one type can product mure heat than the other. but yeah, I've felt some hot oens before, so I'm not gonna argue.

    No updates yet because I am playing with my sweet sweet bundle of joy:

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  9. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    im so jealous :eek: have fun with that toy
     
  10. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    I want the DangerDen NV-68 block for it...but don't want to spend £75 on a block when I have a perfectly good Maze 4 GPU here. Anyone want to buy a Maze 4 GPU block and help fund 'Operation: Get a NV-68' ;).
     
  11. 731|\|37

    731|\|37 ESD Engineer in Training

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    <thought>
    put a third cathode in the middle because the outer two don't give the MOBO enough coverage
    </thought>

    and you be carefull i might beat your door down and steal your new toy if your not carefull :naughty:

    nice work :thumb:
     
  12. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Read up a bit, I got another 4 coming :D .
     
  13. Slayer the Unholy

    Slayer the Unholy What's a Dremel?

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    The backlit mobo is an excellent idea. I wish I could find cathodes for £1.44 each. If I don't find a job soon I'm seriously going to have to rob somebody to get my computer online, I'm using my parents' computer and still living at home.
     
  14. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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  15. buchans

    buchans What's a Dremel?

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    very nice!

    I'm wondering if I can finally put that old laptop LCD to some use backlighting my MB :D
     
  16. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    I was thining of using an old screen to do that, but mine were all too small. Also, it would probably be a bit dim (since lappy's have to be dim to save power).
     
  17. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Sorry for only a small and lonely update...I've been busy playing with my new toy.

    The cathodes arrived, four white ones to replace the two that would have backlit the motherboard.

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    Mmmm, bright.

    And with the motherboard in place:

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    A nice glow all over the board. The dark patches are where there are no translucent parts.

    The cathodes then got the dremel treatment...they will be mounted later in the project.

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    Cathodes parted form their tubes.

    Thats it for the backlit motherboard for now...next up is actally making the case. I started with the motherboards IO shield.

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    Shield measured.

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    Dremeled up.

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    Filed and sanded, and in place.

    I later found that my measurements were wrong, and that the slow had been cut too shallow. So, it needed marking, dremmeling, sanding and filing again to get it perfect.

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    All in place.

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    And a close-up.


    Stay tuned for more...I'm spending this time getting the panels down to size and ready to mount. Very soon, I shall need your opinion on the top panel screw locations.
     
  18. Dayains

    Dayains Notamodder

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    Looking great Xp :thumb:
     
  19. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Ok, so I need to think up how I should go about bolting the top and bottom panels on, i.e. where I should put the screws. I've come up with a few designs that I roughly made in Paint, and I could do with your feedback.

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    I've also got a template in case anyone wants to draw out some more for me.

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  20. -Enforcer-5716M4

    -Enforcer-5716M4 What's a Dremel?

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    Are ther really small holes in the MB?
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