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Project: HYPERCUBE² 21/03/2005 PICTURES FROM CEBIT

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Joungne, 18 Jul 2004.

  1. preatorian

    preatorian New Member

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    ik uit nederland, maar is dichtbij genoeg ;)
     
  2. Joungne

    Joungne New Member

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    Hi Hephaistus

    Small world :)
    Are you modding yourself? I really wanne see what fellow citizens are up to

    greetz,

    Joungne
     
  3. Hephaistus

    Hephaistus New Member

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    I did some stuff but not realy as good as yours. :D
    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.

    Greets Hephaistus
     
  4. Joungne

    Joungne New Member

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    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 ;-)

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    OCZ 2 x 512 MB 3200 With silver heatspreaders.

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    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)

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    Installing the CPU

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    Some Arctic Silver 5 for the heatsink

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    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)

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    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.

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    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 ;-)

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    The sleeving for the ATX cable (I split it in two and put some chrome sleeving over it.)

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    This is how the connection looks, the cables are next to the eight 3.5mm jack plugs.

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    Inside the box the clutter of cables is getting better with the ATX out of the way.

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    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.


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    I have to solder all these wires :s

    But finally......

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    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.

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  5. Joungne

    Joungne New Member

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    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.

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    Two blue leds under the mouse skin which I'm gonna replace with ultra bright white leds.

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    Just solder the existing leds of and replace them, its really easy.

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    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.



    Greetz,
    Joungne
     
  6. DrPepper

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    Nice mod by the mouse looking lovely :p
     
  7. piloux

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    :jawdrop: I m really really impressed by your work , your a master mate !!!
     
  8. kill_me_quick

    kill_me_quick Big and Blue

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    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?
     
  9. _ferry_

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    amazing job, great how all the stuff exactly fits in this quite small case.
     
  10. Joungne

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    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?

    greetz,

    Joungne
     
  11. Gedron

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    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.
     
  12. piloux

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    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?
     
  13. Joungne

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    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.
     
  14. ajampaniki

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    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.
     
  15. Grunt

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    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 :p

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    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

    http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_instructions.htm

    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 :)
     
  16. JoeShmoe554

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    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    v nice work mate, good job
     
  18. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Bit-tech is being invaded by master modding Belgians! :D
     
  19. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Wow, sweet mouse mod dude! How bright are those LEDs exactly?
     
  20. papeniglio

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    I love that mouse :clap:

    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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