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Case Mod - In Progress Project Impossible Modding - 07/02 Improving

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Mino, 22 Apr 2007.

  1. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    First test :

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    Not perfect, but it can go well...
    Now let's take some more measure with the lcd display :

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    Now let's cut with the electric saw :

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    More work with the file, but I'm on the right way :)
    Now it's the sponsor time!
    I would like to say a big tnx to every sponsor that help me to make this mod real and not only in my mind... I've prepared a big sticker with all the logos to place inside the CaBe, here is how I've picked up the right measure :

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    I must say a big tnx to Dual, LaFelpa and Ettina , I hate Illustrator and they have spent some time to redraw all the logos in AI for me...
    First placement test :

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    After the test, the stick on phase!
     
  2. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    After a good cleaning of the surface, I'm ready to stick it, but I need some ingredients :
    Xacto knife, spatula and soapy water :

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    A big amount of soapy water :

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    Placing the sticker :

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    Now with the help of the soapy water you can place the sticker in the place that you like :)
    Taking off the water with the spatula :

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    Take a good care to use a piece of protective paper on the spatula, and gently press the sticker to pull out the soapy water.

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    Side view and top view :

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    Now the sticker must dry for at least 24 hours...
    See you soon!
     
  3. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Looks sweet.
     
  4. nibble

    nibble What's a Dremel?

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    Great stuff, man. And the word you're looking for is set squares.
     
  5. Brett89

    Brett89 Minimodder

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    I love mods that you cram all the stuff possbile into a small space, it's really nice to see the planning and engineering of the case so that it all works. love it.
     
  6. widmod

    widmod Minimodder

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    i followed this log closley :clap:
    did you run this machine allready?
    great skills :thumb:
     
  7. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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    fantastic work.
     
  8. Frido

    Frido Minimodder

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    Nice stickers - I hope you won't be able to see the edge of the transparent film - it seems a bit too "sharp" - it doesn't fade away or something if you get what I mean?

    But those stickers are way too cool! Nice! Now, what hardware was in it?

    /Frido
     
  9. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r Minimodder

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    Nice sticker, and an impressive list of sponsors :p I would really like to see it finished :)
     
  10. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Give it some times to cure and you can't see the edge of the sticker, but keep in mind that this sticker are here only for the show, after the show they will replaced :)
     
  11. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    The hardware inside is not so important, but here is a small list :

    HARD DISK :2x250 gb SATA Seagate + passive heat spreader glued with T411 from Microcool.it
    RAM : 2x1gb Corsair Dominator
    CPU : Intel core duo 6600
    Motherboard : DFI Infinity P965 Dark Solid Capacitor Edition
    Video : MSI 8500
    Optical Drive : no brand, one dvd reader/cd burner and one dvd reader/burner

    Waterloop :
    Chipset : K5 by Ybris Cooling
    VGA : B3 by OCLabs
    CPU : G3 from OCLabs
    Mosfet : handmande by Lunasio Cooling
    Hard disk : MA.ER. by Lunasio Cooling
    Pump : Laing + XPTop by OCLabs
    Tubing : Tygon R3400
    Rad : 2x Black Ice Micro from Innovatek

    All the producer of the hardware used in the waterloop are italians, check out their stores, it's amazing to see what they do!

    Now it's time to put the lcd panel in place :

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    It fit ok, but I need to polish it!
    First, a quick use of CFG, high grit polish :

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    Then a long use of Iosso :)
    After the last use of Iosso with my banchdrill, I've used some cotton by hand, here is the result :

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    Not so bad, but I can do more...
    The borders are horrbile!

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    Self adhesive protective borders for car doors, like the C-trim , but less flexible and more cheaper!

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    Display cabling :

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    I have room for the two usb key that I want to use...
    This is a little add-on :

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    It's the AcRyan Backy, a bracket with a molex, a ESATA plug and a fan-type plug, I won this on the MoM contest, so I want to show it :)
    Cleaning the floor I found this scrap piece :

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    I hate to throw it away, so ...

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    Not the best, but with a piece of T411 I've glued it in place and for the moment I keep this piece in, but in future I suppose to remove it...
     
  12. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Last works, I need something to help me to fill the loop :

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    This is a Thermaltake spare parts from my bin, it's an adaptor from 6mm to 9mm, this is what I was looking at! I hold it in place using a o-ring joined to a spring.
    Now let's plug all the mess : usb, power, reset, led, backy and so on :

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    I suppose that everytinh is in place, some more pics :

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    And now, the final photo session!
    In my garden, for the first time in 8 months outside the labo :

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  13. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    More pics :

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    Next upload will be the photo session at SMAU show, are you interested?
    Comments?
    Suggestions?
    Remember, this is not the end of the mod , it's only the end of the mod to show it at SMAU, after that I have in mind to change something...
    Well, more than something :)
     
  14. Asulc

    Asulc Minimodder

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    Why do you keep us in the dark! I hate it...but I like not knowing what you are going to do. It is fun that way.
     
  15. widmod

    widmod Minimodder

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    î really liked your mod its something different :cooldude:
    great that it will be continued
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You plan to do more? That little case is about to explode now.
    Have fun at the show, and take lots of pics!
     
  17. MonkeyNutZ

    MonkeyNutZ Crysis Fiend

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    B-E-A-Utiful!

    Unless it's posted somewhere and I missed it, what are the dimensions of the case?
     
  18. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Nice- very nice..
     
  19. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Tnx a lot guys!
    The dimensions are 30 cm each side, too little, trust in me!
    Yes, I want to do more, and change something, stay tuned, in the meantime I've managed to do a little keyboard modding :)
     
  20. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Long time is passed...
    In the maentime I've maged to go to G69T home to see the Dark Blade and talk about modding ...
    He is showing an extra piece of the tak "fins" on the side :

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    And then he gave me like a gift :)

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    I'm a little bit happy :

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    Really cool mod, and really cool guys, but this is not the thread of the Dark Blade, this post is only to show you that I'm alive, and between some days I'll show you some big-little modding to my mod :)
     
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