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Project: Chrome Dragon? *UPDATE* DONE!! NEW PIX!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Bboy_Jon, 1 Feb 2005.

  1. Bboy_Jon

    Bboy_Jon What's a Dremel?

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    Ok well i dont have any real theme or anything, im just going with what i got. I bought my new case, a chieftec full tower which WAS on sale for 30 bucks, and i think there sold out, heres some pics of my case

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    So far what i have planned out is

    PSU template, so it sits horizontally
    Cut out grills for fans
    120mm blow holes
    window (maybe a top one too)
    LCD

    O btw, keep in mind, i may not have too many updates very often (i think) because ive got alot of homework and stuff :waah:

    Anyways, my PSU came in, fortron blue storm ax500-a YAY :D

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    Whats in the box?
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    heh the manual
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    Back
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    fan
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    Now my psu holder. Originally i was going to use 2 power supplies, and i easily can but its too much of a hassle and i dont need it, i may just put a 120mm fan where the 2nd psu would go

    So here goes, template all cut out, look at the back of my case for how it looked originally, i also was polishing the edges with the wire brush attachment for my dremel and i tried it on the piece and it started to polish it so i was like crap, but i just had to finish the whole thing then (i dunno why i did it) but it turned out OK

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    In case
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    Psu in the case, woops backwards, the fan is pointing up :wallbash: :duh:
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    side view
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    i can put it on top with the fan pointing down
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    but i can only use 3 screws
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    anyways good news about that, the fan blows air, it doesnt suck air and out of the case, but sucks in air into the case and blows it, so now i have it point up so the hot air will just go right out, if i put a blow hole there

    and umm heres my dog, i wanted to take a pic of him and my other dog in the case, to show how HUGE it is but hehe whatever

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    o and i cut the 2 back grills, and 1 of the 3 grills in the front (pic was taken before the front grill was cut)

    I wanted to cut out the rest today but too much hw :waah:

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    Anyways, more updates whenever i get the chance (hopefully tomorow i can cut the rest of the grills and maybe a blow hole, i wish i had a 120mm fan at hand :( )

    I cant decide on a window design, can you all look at my topic in the modding section?

    Window design topic

    Like i said above, i probly wont have too many updates to often
     
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  2. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    looks promising keep it up :thumb:
     
  3. Silenced`

    Silenced` What's a Dremel?

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    keep on the modding, and keep us updated.

    grtz,
    Thomaz


    ps: we have the same dog at home :blush:
     
  4. Bboy_Jon

    Bboy_Jon What's a Dremel?

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    KK I cut the last 2 fan grills on wedsday i think

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    that hole, i made today its for my front usb/headphone ports

    I cut my usb and firewire pci attachment that came with my mobo and added my own headphone port i wired up

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    Here it is mounted
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    and here is the front view
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    Now i feel really stupid, because it took me from 5 PM to 10 PM to do that. I feel stupid because i screwed up when drill the mounting hole so the thing wanst flush with the case, if i had just drilled a second hole to remount it then i could have saved my self 5 hours and i ended up doing it anyways, so it looks kinda crappy

    Anyways.....I started to cut the "mobo hole" today so i can route/hide my wires easier

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    Last night i ordered 2 120mm Deltas, with 130cfm :) and 3 120mm fan grills for 12.63 or something

    Also today i went to home depot and picked up some stuff
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    *a 24x24 (or bigger, i forgot the EXACT size) sheet of acrylic
    *an 11x24 i think, sheet of acrylic
    *wire brush dremel attachment
    *5 reenforced dremel cut off discs
    *1/8, 7/64 and a 3/32 titanium metal cutting drill bits (YAYA) btw which size drill bit is used for fan screws and case screws? plz tell me i got the right size
    *some washers
    *2 10 packs of bolts and nuts, couldnt find pop rivets or other screws but thisll work for my window
    *2 head duty handles that fold, i was gonna get the garage door handles, but there so ugly and i want foldable handles
    *bi-metal jig saw blades

    heres my HD reciept
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    heh, there goes the rest of my x-mas money and like 2 months of saving my allowance

    and i also went to walmart and got
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    *Masking tape
    *velcro with adhesive backs
    *2 barbeque grill things, its my mesh!!

    thats all for now, tomorow i HOPE to finish cutting the mobo hole, and cut the thing that sits above my mobo tray and beneath the psu
     
  5. Zephyr

    Zephyr Go V-Boy, Go!

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    Looking good -- what do you plan on using the mesh for?

    Oh, and nice ghetto-grab with the grill-holders :hehe:.
     
  6. Anthony

    Anthony What's a Dremel?

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    Oh it´s barbaque-grill thigie, what people use on their mods!! I have looked at it on some stores, but now i will find it!!
    Btw, good luck mate! :thumb:
     
  7. joefishy

    joefishy What's a Dremel?

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  8. Bboy_Jon

    Bboy_Jon What's a Dremel?

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    see this case

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    that same mesh that he used, is the barbeque grill things :D
     
  9. Bboy_Jon

    Bboy_Jon What's a Dremel?

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    *Update*

    KK, well for my handles i needed some bolts and nts so i went to walmart and picked up a bunch of stuff, all cheaper than at homedepot, so no more HD for me Walmart ALL THE WAY!!

    anyways i got my mobo hole cut

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    what pisses me off is that i left my room, and when i came back my dad was there cutting the hole. He finished off one of the sides i was on and started on the next side. WTF its my f**kin mod, why doesnt he go and get his own frickin case, dammit i hate when he starts cutting my stuff, after a while its no longer gonna be MY mod, but me and my dads mod WTF, i was so mad i through a table hahah (not at him :D )

    and i finally cut the thing that seperates the mobo tray and the psu! its taken me two weeks to finally go and cut that thing dang
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    Ok well now all the basic ESSENTIAL mods are done (mobo hole for routing my wires, mobo seperator, fan grills cut, front usb/headphones) its time to start doing my real mods

    *Blow holes
    *handle mounting
    *window
    *mounting LCD
    *meshing the front bezel

    K thats probly the last update until the weekend (hopefully not) but ya school is a biatch :(
     
  10. Bboy_Jon

    Bboy_Jon What's a Dremel?

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    *UPDATE*

    Kk i got my new 120mm fans and grills

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    the fans are 120mm Deltas 130cfm

    o btw I NEED A WINDOW!!!!!
     
  11. duggyb

    duggyb What's a Dremel?

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    looking forward to an update :rock:

    Duggy :dremel:
     
  12. CaseyBlackburn

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    already a true bit-techer using orthings as mesh and its looking very great
     
  13. Bboy_Jon

    Bboy_Jon What's a Dremel?

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    *UPDATE*

    Ok well i moved my psu holder thing

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    Upclose, i had to drill a hole to move it down, so it dont block my psu fan
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    Heres a draw up of the handle and blow hole positions
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    Handles installed
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    Woot handles work
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    Half of a blow hole
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    WOOT first blow hole is cut!
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    Both blow holes cut
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    Fans and grills and handles mounted
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    Inside the case
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    woot upclose!
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    pretty dam good job for my first blow holes!

    OO, heres some stuff plugged into my front ports
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    Ok now i decided to put my psx controller to usb adapter built into the case, can i change the external port into a internal port?

    Heres the adapter and my cut out drawing
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    heres how i mounted it, had to drill some holes in the adapter
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    and on the inside
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    Heres the hole
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    Pretty bezel
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    WOOT what u know about that
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    Ok anybody have an idea how i can cover this?
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    I cut the hole before i mounted it so i started too low, im thinking of putting a rubber cover over it (like those on cell phones that cover the headset port and the charger port) or a acrylic door but i dunno how to make it!!!!!!!! ahhhhh

    thats all for today i think
     
  14. CaseyBlackburn

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    are you going to be moving this pc around alot because it looks like it would weigh a ton
     
  15. Bboy_Jon

    Bboy_Jon What's a Dremel?

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    not really, just to the occasional lan party (about every 2 months or so)
     
  16. GigantoR

    GigantoR What's a Dremel?

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    Lookin good, those steel chassis are a b**** to work on. Nice clean cuts and design so far. So glad you got rid of the seperator. That thing ruins the look of those cases interior to me.
     
  17. Bboy_Jon

    Bboy_Jon What's a Dremel?

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    hell ya the seperator is craazy!
     
  18. GigantoR

    GigantoR What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah I gotta get home to my jig saw. I'm at college right now and just have my dremel clone. It takes about a billion cutting discs goin through the steel of my chieftec.
     
  19. CaseyBlackburn

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    one question does the sound cable obstruct the 2nd usb port because it looks like it would
     
  20. Bboy_Jon

    Bboy_Jon What's a Dremel?

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    OOO i never thought about that, but i just tried and it works fine, theres just enough space for the headphone jack to rotate around freely

    O ok, on the front usb ports, i was looking at the header and it uses 8 wires, 2 white, 2 red, 2 green and 2 blacks, that means theres one set for each port?

    so i just copy that, with the psx adapter wires right? and id only use one row of headers on the mobo?
     
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