Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Joungne, 18 Jul 2004.
ik uit nederland, maar is dichtbij genoeg
Are you modding yourself? I really wanne see what fellow citizens are up to
I did some stuff but not realy as good as yours.
Let say i did just the basics.
Here is a little link: Red Gohan
And i did some modding to a lian-li too, but because had some trouble with the watercooling (broken eheim pomp) i wrecked cpu and motherboard, i stopped the project and sold it. if you want pictures , just ask i'll send you them through email or msn.
Project HYPERCUBE² DAY 21
Time for a new update.
07/09/2004 DAY 21
Small update on some small stuff... I'm really busy with work these days and its hard to find some time to do a little modding.
First some hardware pics. Got my RAM and CPU and I wanne show them off ;-)
OCZ 2 x 512 MB 3200 With silver heatspreaders.
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ the fastest non 64bit CPU. And before anyone asks "why didnt you go with a 65bit mobo????"
The answer is fairly simple. I wanted to have tvout on board and the chaintech was the only one I could find and it wasnt 64bit. But I preferred the tvout over the CPU because I dont have the room to put a VGA (only with a raiser bracket it will work)
Installing the CPU
Some Arctic Silver 5 for the heatsink
The 1U heatsink in place without the fan (I need to paint it again, it has a big scratch...) I also polished the sides of the heatsink and got some nice results (see next pic)
Next thing on the list was the ATX cable of the PSU. I wanted to be able to completely remove the core of the cube whenever I want. This means the cable had to come out of the core and not out of the baseplate because otherwise the core would be stuck upon the plexi baseplate.
First off, get the ATX plug off. This goes very easy with two staples. (mind that I labbeled all the cables, so I 'll know which one goes where ;-)
The sleeving for the ATX cable (I split it in two and put some chrome sleeving over it.)
This is how the connection looks, the cables are next to the eight 3.5mm jack plugs.
Inside the box the clutter of cables is getting better with the ATX out of the way.
Now there was this little problem. The ATX cable was about 2 cm short to get into the mobo..... This called for a quick sloution. I had a spare ATX cable, and that came in very handy.
I have to solder all these wires :s
Under the chrome sleeving there is at some parts white heatshrink underneath, I think I'm gonna do that all the way because now you can see the colors of the cables coming through.
Project HYPERCUBE² DAY 21 II
To finish this update, I'm gonna do a little mousemodding.
I found this very nice little optical mouse on a computerfair this weekend. But is was lighted up blue. Time to change that.
Two blue leds under the mouse skin which I'm gonna replace with ultra bright white leds.
Just solder the existing leds of and replace them, its really easy.
And the finished result. I think its the perfect mouse to go with the mod (plexi, white, and white leds....)
thats all for today, untill next time.
Nice mod by the mouse looking lovely
I m really really impressed by your work , your a master mate !!!
Looking great like the rest of the project. Have you thought about the apple keyboard as it will match the mouse but also the white/plastic part of the project?
amazing job, great how all the stuff exactly fits in this quite small case.
I have thought about it, but I dont know if its possible to hook it up to a PC. Anyone has some info on that?
I've used a keyboard here at work that was suitable for both... that doesn't realy confirm that the apple one will.. but it looks promising.
may be I m wrong but I think that mac keyboards are usb , then Iit would be possible to use one with a pc; can someone confirm this?
well actually I can check this very fast tomorrow. I'm working on a G4 and a PC at the office I'm working. I'm just gonna plug the keyboard into the pc and see what happens. MAybe I'll need a driver or something. I should drive too the office and chack it right away... Damn I didnt know I could be so hooked on modding.
I've used an old mac keyboard on my pc a whyle ago and worked just fine. Just plug it in and your done. I dont know if it will be the same with newer types tho.
Mac keyboards (at least the newer macs, say last 3~5 year or so) are USB.
Would be quite a hassle.. you'd have to make your own 65bit cpu, write a 65 bit OS, and so on
If that's the actual amout of AS on your heatsink, you might want to redo that.. it's way to much. AS has excellent usage instructions on-line, see
Not that it will really make a big difference, but hey, you bought AS to get the best, now apply it so you get the best
The sleeve job on the CPU is very well done (just as the rest of the case), resoldering those ATX-power-connector wires is a b*tch, had to do that myself too.. but the result makes it worth it!
The mouse fits the case perfectly.. I hope your case is water-proof, or that you'll never take it to a lan, since people will be drooling all over it
I just noticed this, if you take a look at Chaintech's web-site it says that that motherboard supports PC3200 RAM, unless you are using the on board VGA, then the max speed is PC2700
v nice work mate, good job
Bit-tech is being invaded by master modding Belgians!
Wow, sweet mouse mod dude! How bright are those LEDs exactly?
I love that mouse
Just somehow "side" of topic: can you suggest me a good link for Illustrate tutorials? I'm just playing with it and 3DS Max.... TIA
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