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Project -KirKas- Plexi case (Case working and phase one completed!).

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by marcoboy, 6 Mar 2005.

  1. marcoboy

    marcoboy New Member

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    I bought few toslink (optical digital audio) cables from regular HIFI-shop, cut those half, took outer rubber cover off, peeled 3mm from both ends and connected other end to bright leds... :)
     
  2. Da Dego

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    a great idea...Might have to make use of that some time! :)
     
  3. flapietoetoe

    flapietoetoe New Member

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    I especially like the fiberoptics , good idea . but if i were u i would change all lighting to white except ur powerled etc. cause the blue led fan would stand out to much .
    continue like this m8 :rock:
     
  4. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    This seems to turn out nicely.

    :~subscribed.
     
  5. The_Resetter

    The_Resetter I LIKE CAKE!

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    Nice work with the mobo stealth i realy like how it turned out.
     
  6. marcoboy

    marcoboy New Member

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    Thanks you all :)

    I were away yesterday, but today I'm continuing :)

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    OS (Linpire Live) running fine!!

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    I added three cords with small connectors to cd-rom-drive: One for eject, one for read-led and one for write-led.

    ps. Those crumbs on my carpet are from cutting plexi.... not me eating sloppy ;)
     
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  7. Rufus-Seal

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    I really adore your case:). And you cpu-cooler also looks very nice!
     
  8. marcoboy

    marcoboy New Member

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    Help with paint?!?

    Thanks, that was the cheapest silent cooler I could find ;) And it came with leds witch was plus.

    I'm having REALLY hard time painting the case, or actually handling the plexi after painting it...

    I'm scratching the paint of all the time! And I do try to be carefull, but as my case has lots of those metal cornerbrackets and plexi edges i'm doomed to failure of keeping the paint perfect...

    Any ideas? :wallbash:
     
  9. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    possibly put a protective clearcoat over the paint?
     
  10. marcoboy

    marcoboy New Member

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    Case assembeld first time !

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    As you can see I put white leds on plexi feets. CD-rom tray cover stil missing.

    ps. those round plexipeaces are there just to keep oll sides even (I have not put all screws in place)

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    You can't even see those optical lights when lights are off!! :rock:

    Lights at the moment, starting from top:
    HD activity
    CD read
    CD write
    not in use
    not in use
    not in use
    Power on
    Stand by

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    I luuuv the glow plexi gives on bright light.

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    Inner fittings are just visible on daylight when power's on. When power's off you can see absolutely nothing inside.
     
  11. kickarse

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    looking amazing!
     
  12. Rufus-Seal

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    Nooo:( You had to keep the plexiglas clearly, i don't like that white.:'(
     
  13. Gaoske

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    Thats some amazing paintwork. Really cool that white look...
     
  14. marcoboy

    marcoboy New Member

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    No no no !! ;) I said "mac-like" ;) so white it shall be!

    I just have some problems with plexifeetlights.... one just turned off :(

    Now I have to wait for few days before anything big will happen with mod. (payday coming...)
     
  15. jezmck

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    if you'd left it clear it's be like every other plexi case.
    i like it as it is!
     
  16. Bandit_zoraK

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    Agreed- that is some silky smooth caseage you got there. Awesome.
     
  17. arkadur

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    dam it's god!
    wow man.. i love it
    what about the other PCI holes?
    by the way - you can use the leds in front for fan activity , or led activity
    you got 5 bays for HDD , you can make more HDD activity (you have it on your MB? )
    you can tell me how you cut the MB cover so good?
     
  18. marcoboy

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    Thanks all, you are so kind :)

    yeah, I know, i'll have some problems if/when I get some new pci-cards. I just dont want to cut huge holes without use, so dremel should be at hand when aquiring new pci-cards ;)

    I just found the guide how to make independent hd activitylights.... maby few of those. I was thinking about two lan activitylights.... straight from lan connectors?

    I used "dremel" diamondblade to cut the MB cover :) and just time....
     
  19. arkadur

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    i know thet you used the dremel for cutting :dremel:
    but how you copy the sketch on the mesh? :jawdrop:

    LAN activity Leds will be great :D
     
  20. marcoboy

    marcoboy New Member

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    oh.. sorry ;) I just placed the mesh over my mobo and looked thru the holes very carefull where to cut :) marked all the right holes with marker and cutted between :) No special tricks, took many hours, but succeed very well :hehe:
     

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