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Case Mod - In Progress Project: "G5 Retaliation" March 19th. Alive and kicking! Happy days!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Angel OD, 18 Sep 2007.

  1. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Well, here goes, my first real mod ever. I've been cycling these threads for months now, and felt like I had to put in my 2 cents. :)

    First of all, English isn't my native language, so any minor spelling errors might be expected. :)

    The idea is a "normal" case, just looking as I wish it to, nothing over-the-top mod. Started out a couple of weeks ago, found a "Devil Inside" logo online, and altered it slightly in AcdSee to make it the "Angel Inside". Then I imported it into Solidworks, did a dot-to-dot on it, did a mirror on it, therefore it is on the inside of the case, and the front is smooth.

    The result:

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    Installed in the old 2.4 Ghz, with 8 blue led's 4 from the top, 4 from the bottom:

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    Then I just painted the front of a standard boring case, and replaced the side with a piece of aluminum, with the logo and a few led's in it. This is my setup as it was. Not a great picture of the case, but I guess you get the idea, and the logo will show up again later...

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    I haven't bought a pc since 1999, as I just got them from work. The setup on the pc I started with on the pic, was a P4 3,0 Ghz, 1 gig of memory, 7900Gs gfx, and so on. But I'm a person who can't live without having 3-4 projects at a time, and got tired of the comp...
    Went online and bought a 2,13 Ghz core 2 duo, 2 gigs of memory, and a 7950GX2 gfx, and the project kinda got a life of itself!:D BTW, have you ever had a night that looked like this? *LOL*

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    "When you do things, do them in style" :p

    I removed everything from the boring case, installed the new components, and this is how it looked.

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    Then I woke up this saturday morning WAAAAY too early, and couldn't sleep... Had to do something, so I went to work, painted the dvd drives, and made a new front for the case.

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    Later that day, got bored again, and started thinking... Which apparently resultet in me waking up waaaay to early AGAIN, and I went to the workshop again...

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    And this is where I'm at now with this project. One problem is that the sleeving for the (Oh yeah, had to buy a new PSU, the old 420W wasn't supplying the power that the 7950GX2 needs... And then I bought one that could run a Quad-setup of 2 7950Gx2's... Might get bored again! :) )

    Well... The sleeving I bought was supposed to glow under uv-light, but NO... It don't... So I'm having a discussion on email with the supplier... Dunno how it's gonna end up, but I guess I'll find out.

    The idea is that this thing is going to be watercooled, and I really wanna make the parts myself.

    Waterblocks and reservoir that is. I've seen quite a bit of pics, from ppl who made those themselves, and... Most of them didn't impress me. (don't get me wrong, I was impressed of the result they got from the tools they had to create them!)

    But since I work with cnc-machines, I have the means to do it a little better ofcourse! :)

    Made these scetches i Solidworks, for the Chipset and the Cpu.

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    I am aware that the "X2O" logo exists, but this is my version of it! :)

    And the blue colour in the letters will light up under UV light. Made a chipsetblock, just for the heck of it yesterday. The only reason it's made from aluminum is that it's much faster to work with, than copper. BTW, I made it on a manual mill, not a cnc. :)

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    That's it for now! Any ideas/designs/scetches will be appreciated.
     
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  2. razzta010

    razzta010 mod addict

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  3. radodrill

    radodrill Resident EI

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    Could you guys please post the pics with image tags so that they appear here in this window and we don't have to individually open each pic.
     
  4. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    I'll take a couple of pics at work tomorrow! :) But the cnc is a benchtop mill... I really wish it would have been larger, but our workshop is placed on the 2. floor, so the amount of weight we can put on the floor is limited! (damn I miss my DMU 80T *DREWL*)
    The manual is a FP1, we have 3 of those, and they are a dream to work with! We bought a new one last year.... 40.000 Euro!!! you can buy a no-name cnc at that price!!!
    Dude... The GPU... I thought about it, but it's gonna be hell to do all the measuring... google the 7950GX2, and you will understand! :) But IF i do it, I will make 2 of them, just in case I go quad on the gfx! ;)
     
  5. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    radodrill>> Sry m8. It's my first post, and the first time I've used uploadit.org, so I didn't know which of the 5 links to use! :) But thx for the post, wanted the thread to look like it does now! :)
     
  6. radodrill

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    Much better now :D Thanks for fixing the links :thumb:
     
  7. identikit

    identikit Minimodder

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    Holy crap the front and side of your case look fantastic (tidy up the inside though). Nice work, I may have to steal some of your ideas :thumb:
     
  8. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    radodrill>> thx for the heads up! :)
    identikit> Inside will be tidied up... ( the hdd is on a bed of cigarettepacks! *LOL*) So don't worry! :) But when you cut away everything underneath the dvd's, where the hdd's normally sit, you have to put it on something though! :)
     
  9. radodrill

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    I noticed the (full) ashtrays in most of the pics; you must be a pretty heavy smoker.
     
  10. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    Good start, the case is a clean style as is, you just need the touchups done to the sleeving and maybe painting the innards.
    Dont get me wrong, sometimes less is more. :)
    Now about that CNC, what do you on a everyday basis? Kolding based myself, so if i'd pay the right price (black market :p) maybe you could make some stuff for me?
     
  11. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    radodrill>> Guilty as charged. I go through 30-40 a day, more on weekends...

    Spaceraver>> I'm a machinist, and I make a lot of stuff for myself and friends/family. But blocks like these are timeconsuming... The money they would cost to make (thinking about the hours) is so crazy, that I would never do it for anyone but myself... But if you have any drawings or plans for something, throw them my way, and I will take a look at them! Always looking for something fun and challenging to do :) Even if I don't really make any "real" money from it! :)

    Btw, forgot to take pics of the machines at work today, but I might stay late at work tomorrow, and create a bracket for my harddrive, and ofcourse do some pics! :)

    Oh, spoke with a guy from where I bought the sleeving today, and he's gonna send me 6-9 feet of AC Ryan Uv-sensitive sleeving, at no charge! :)
     
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  12. jeffel

    jeffel What's a Dremel?

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    looks very nice
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I think the channel design in the first waterblock render is awesome! I'm hurt that you did a simple S in the actual block. You have all that machineshop power and you don't use it to the extreme?
     
  14. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Cheapskate:>> The aluminum block was just a "for the heck of it" thing I did... Had to try something for fun, and made it on a manual machine, and btw I made it during workhours... That's gotta count for something! LOL... Sometimes we have the time to play around, and then why not do something like that? But I hope to be sober enough sunday morning to drive to work and get on with some of the designs! :) GOD knows I'm not gonna drive now.. LOL
     
  15. ComputerKing

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    THAT is a very very nice Block! it's have my first letter :D wooooot I like it too much. the idea is nice and I love Angel inside name :D get rid of intel
     
  16. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    And here goes...
    I know I'm a little slow at this mod, but well... I have my In-Car computer to work on also, and 15643 other projects! :)

    Made one of the waterblocks for this mod today, the one for the chipset, And I'm hoping to find time for the Cpu-block on monday. Maybe I'll even go to the workshop sunday, if saturday night doesn't go out of hand! *LOL*

    Made some design changes to the blocks...

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    And After:

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    So this is where I'm at right now... Oh yeah, also got the pump and the coolers for the memory though! :)

    BUT... The twist is...
    Our photographer at work, got a Mac G5, or let's just say he had... The factory watercooling on it broke, and the mac is dead...
    Therefore I am now the proud owner of a G5 case... I guess you know where this is going? ;-)
    Love the case, and have a couple of ideas on how to treat it, so therefore this thread will be discontinued, when I get around to build my pc into the G5...

    To all mac owners, I'm sorry, but I'll do it justice! :)
     
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  17. Daniel114

    Daniel114 What's a Dremel?

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    "BTW, have you ever had a night that looked like this? *LOL*"

    Is that an Amiga keyboard on the table?
     
  18. widmod

    widmod Minimodder

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    cool another g5 mod
    just rename this thread and write something in your first post that it will be in a G5 now
    please post your carputer project in a seperate log i would reallly like to see it
    great work on these blocks :jawdrop:
     
  19. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Daniel114<-- Well... haven't we all been there? *LOL*
    Nope, it's a Z-board... look it up online, it's pretty cool, you can take the keys out and replace them with a "standard" keyset...
    It's the gaming keyset that's in it in the picture! :)

    widmod<-- Txh a lot! :) Hope they will look crazy when done! :)
    It will still have the same theme as a G5... Angel inside, not Mac inside! ;-)
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ahem...
    Yeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!
    That is an awesome block! Thank you! :rock:
     
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