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Project :: Bulky II - The Rebirth (lots of pics)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by CharlieCat, 2 Sep 2002.

  1. CharlieCat

    CharlieCat New Member

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    You may have seen this in the competitions section but no comments allowed there so I've posted here to get your comments/suggestions.

    Not quite finished yet, just a few finishing touches, like stealthing that CD-ROM and fixing the audio cable in place.

    It's called Project :: Bulky II - The Rebirth.

    Earlier in the year I did a breifcase mod which incorporated a TFT display but it had a few limitations so I decided to craft a new case out of plexi. The result:

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    Specification:

    ABIT N7VM nForce mATX motherboard
    AMD Athlon XP2100+ CPU
    AKASA Silver Mountain II Heatsink/Cooler
    256MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM
    IBM 120GXP 120GB Hard Drive
    Toshiba 24x Notebook CD-ROM drive
    Creative GeForce4 4400 128MB
    TRENDnet Wireless PCI Adapter
    Heavily Moddified and Decased Enermax 350w PSU
    Thermaltake Crystal Orb Chipset Cooler
    Thermaltake Aluminium Ram Heat Spreader
    Thermaltake Aluminium Heatsink on GPU
    17" MicroTouch TFT Touchscreen Chassis Mount Display
    1xBlue & 1xGreen Maplin Cold Cathold Light
    3x120mm YS Tech Fans
    Homemade 3 Switch 7v/off/12v Baybus & 1 on/off switch for CC's
    Homemade VGA Cable
    Homemade Serial Cable for Touchscreen
    Homemade PS/2 Mouse and Keyboard Extension Cables
    1xRed & 1xGreen Bulgin Security Switches
    Overall Size 18x15.5x9.5" (wxhxd)

    More pictures and info to come.....

    Cheers, CC

    PS: More pictures will be added to my site www.loonatic.com
     
  2. Cyberdome

    Cyberdome New Member

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    love the way you mount your LCD .. looks neat .. !
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Nice work ... this belongs in the project log forum :)
     
  4. n0fear

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    wow i've never seen a box + monitor like that... nice 1
     
  5. hydrogen18

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    awesome! but whys the corb on the northbridge and not the vga card?
     
  6. Seth

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    i knew someone would do this eventually, I just didn't have the money to do it. then again I don't think I would be able to do as nice a job. good work.
     
  7. CharlieCat

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    hydrogen18 :: Not sure that it would fit on the Creative GeForce4 4400 card as it has a strange looking device on their at present.

    Thanks for all the complements so far guys :D

    If anyone has any suggestions for improvements/additions I'd love to head 'em.

    Cheers, CC
     
  8. m00min

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    that one wicked mod man
     
  9. hprcrazyguy

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    Wow, that is sweet. :D I had an idea to do something like that awhile ago, except my idea was to stick the tft in a Lian Li case, incorporate speakers and mount the wireless reciever for my keyboard and mouse in the case as well as aquiring a second front bezel and modding it to fit the back of the case to cover all wiring, etc. That way it was only a case and keyboard/mouse. :D I would have done it too if I had the money, and I may still do it, when I get some money. So now you all can steal that idea and do it before I can. :cries:

    Ok, that was kinda off subject, but that is seriously sweet :D:D:D BTW, how loud is it? I dont see it being very loud with all the 120mm ys-techs. :D
     
  10. CharlieCat

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    hprcrazyguy :: The fans are connected to a 7v/off/12v fanbus and are usually run at 7v and are pretty quiet - that is compared to the CPU fan.

    I am going to experiement with a couple of fan adapters I've got to allow me to use an 80mm fan otherwise I think I'll have to seriously consider using a P4 setup instead.

    Don't get me wrong, I like AMD, and my other two PC's are both AMD but I guess the cases they are in provide more sound proofing than a perspex case does.

    Cheers, CC
     
  11. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    :eeek:

    Sweet dude perfect rig for lans if you add a mouse and keyboard :D
     
  12. mashie

    mashie The one and only

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    Nice one, just add two handles and it is ready for the next LAN. :)
     
  13. n0fear

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    wtf! do i see a 90k score there? (or am i stupid)
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  14. hprcrazyguy

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    n0fear: that score is 10243, and I read that without my glasses :p :D But seriously, its "just" (10k is good) 10k, not 90k (although that would be insanely sweet). see, a little photoshop enlarge and sharpen :) see 10243 :)

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    CharlieCat: Put an AX-7 or an Alpha with a low noise fan on it, should cool that 2100+ unless you o/c'ed it. :D
    Oh, I just noticed the TFT is a touchscreen, that is sweet, how much did it cost and does it work well?
     
  15. CharlieCat

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    mashie :: I am in two minds about handles. On the one hand they would make it easier to move (it's pretty weighty and it's heavier at the front due to the screen) but then again would it spoil the overall look?

    n0fear :: Looks like some of you guys have not noticed that if you click on the pic's you get a hoooooge crystal clear version.

    hprcrazyguy :: I have only just installed W2K and basic drivers for now. So no tweaking or optomising has gone on yet - also not O/C either - so a 3DMark of 10k is okay I guess.

    I found that it's the Crystal Orb that is the noisiest fan - apart from the YS's when on full pelt. So I've removed it for now and gone back to the standard passive HS.

    Yep it's a touch screen which works supprisingly well. It is for the units second purpose :: A mobile MP3 jukebox.

    I have written a VB app which currently works with an IRMan remote control thing and am in the process of adapting the interface to take advantage of the touch screen capabilities of the system.

    Screenshot of it running [Click image for fullsize] (note it is work-in-progess)
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    As for cost of the screen, I picked it up earlier this year on eBay for £280. I took a bit of a risk as the guy selling it did not seem to know what exactly he had. He advertised it as running at only 1024x768, when it does 1280x1024, and also he said that he could not test the touch screen side of things - which work fine. I also bought another 15" touch screen late last year, also from eBay, for £220, which is currently hanging on my wall as the interface to my MP3 jukebox.

    Cheers, CC
     
  16. n0fear

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    ah i see now... at that time i'd just got in from work and i was knackered
     
  17. bAnTAi

    bAnTAi New Member

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    dude, seriously schweet...touch screen!!!

    I cant find a link to it but ages ago i saw this mod where this guy built in a slidin tray out of plexi, and put the keyboard on it. He could just roll it out of the tower....for his set up, it was pointless as he kept his tower on the floor! but for you it would be sooooo schweet, amazing for lans....I'm not sure if you will be able to fit a keyboard underneth your mobo though... i will keep an eye out for the link if you're interested....
     
  18. sobriquet

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    :rock: the ultimate LAN box :rock:
     
  19. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Dude you got an IR thingy or did I just read it wrong... Where can I find more about that?
     
  20. Linkitch

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    DAMN THAT SWEEEEET !!!!!:naughty:

    BTW. you have WAAAAAAAYYYYYY !!!!! to much money... :wallbash: and spare time...
     

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