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Project: mk.V (a UV circuitry theme) -=[FINISHED]=-

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Captain Slug, 29 Oct 2004.

  1. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Some progress today.
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    I am mere baby steps away from being finished. This afternoon I was frustrated with the ATX power cable situation so I decided to modify the stock cable by shortening, sleeving, and tubing it. The end result is actually quite nice and I like how much more subtle it is in comparison to the way it used to look. If I find the spaced exposed wire version too stressful to complete I may just stick with this one.
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    I'm also still tweeking and experimenting with the IDE cables. Specifically I shortened one of them by cutting the second connector off of it. I attempted to add a pin-39 dongle to the Slave connector of the remaining dual device cable, but that resulted in the Slave drive not being seen by the bios. As a result I've ordered a replacement.
    Ooops :sigh:
    Atleast I've figured out how to tidy up those cables and it will be quick work once the new cable arrives. Below is as close to the finished product as I've gotten. From here on-in it will be nothing more than anal-retentive preening of details that only I may be capable of noticing.
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    I'm also seeing how well the duct(s) are working. Below are the idle temperatures after 15 minutes of settling. I didn't bother to lap the XP-120 (I don't have enough sandpaper to do so), but I am using a precise amount of AS3.
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    On absolute lowest fan speed
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    Yay! It works! :clap:

    I was hoping to be done by the weekend. But my end goal is not a deadline, but a machine so perfect that I couldn't possibly dream changing of anything anytime soon. That will come about as soon as the parts arrive in the mail.
     
  2. Tech-Daddy

    Tech-Daddy What's a Dremel?

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    *BZZZZT*
    "Ow..."

    Sorry... drooled on my keyboard....

    ;) :D

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  3. Tanaban

    Tanaban What's a Dremel?

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    Nice I love the cable management you worked up. It has a flair that is unique and looks tasty. I love it. Looooooove it.... sorry I've been up too long so love sounds cool in my head right now. :duh:

    Any way, nice work.
     
  4. Rh1n0x

    Rh1n0x What's a Dremel?

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    Your case almost has a bit 'Tron' look :)
     
  5. jopers1986

    jopers1986 Minimodder

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    this is looking amazing!!
    did those molexs come with the PSU? could do with some like that, not much worse than excess cables!!
    proper good job :rock:
     
  6. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    No, I made all of the power cables myself.
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=80355
    The PSU came with it's own cables, but I wasn't completely satisfied with them.
     
  7. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Yay!!!!!!! For all intents and purposes I am done with this project. Well, I am STILL waiting for that connector for the power cable to arrive, but that's no biggy. Everything else is 100% finished. I'll skip all of the yammering and get right to the pictures.

    The Front
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    The Side (open)
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    Red lighting mode (part of the picture is obscured by my make-shift tripod, oops)
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    Capture Card
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    Inverter box and its connectors
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    Front intake
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    Video card and memory
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    IDE cables
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    ATX & P4 power cables (P4 is obstructed from view, oops)
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    Back (I need to put the I/O covers on)
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    There you have it. Two packages of parts arrived today and I managed to repair the IDE cables and complete the super-frustrating ATX power cable. I am so extremely pleased with the end result of this project and it has been an absolute blast to work on it. It's been quite stressful at times and demanded the use of my experience and still developing expertise with power tools and soldering. I have exceded my own expectations in many ways and have satisfied every criterion I outlined when I started this project. This machine will keep me more than happy for quite a while.
    And even more satisfying is the feedback and admiration I've received while in the process of making this machine. Thanks for following along and I'm sure I'll have something new to share sometime in the near future. When and what I don't yet know myself. :D

    Edit; for some reason I can't edit the title of this thread anymore...
     
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  8. Stuntman

    Stuntman Minimodder

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    My god dude I envy you. You have a SEXY box sitting there. If I were you, I'd be all over that thing. :hehe: jk... But really dude, that thing is freeking awesome. I love it all.



    Though... One last minute thought. Have you thought about painting the blades of the CPU fan blue, and having a little UV led in there to light it up? The UV looks to be in a short supply over there...


    But yeah, even if you dont. The whole thing ****ing Rocks! :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  9. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    UV paint requires a base coat of white or silver, then a top coat of clear. The resulting layers of paint would effect the noise signature and performance of the fan so I didn't bother. I really hate paint...
    Thanks for the compliments.
     
  10. Tanaban

    Tanaban What's a Dremel?

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    I never thought I would say this but I am sad to see it finished.... No more major updates. :sigh: Still freaking awsome. You should take some final pictures of it all in action and at your desk!
     
  11. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    Looks very nice :thumb:
     
  12. Fr0z3n

    Fr0z3n What's a Dremel?

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    It looks great man. Turned out way better than I expected. :)
     
  13. OtakuHawk

    OtakuHawk What's a Dremel?

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    Nicely done.
    It's good to see a case that pulls off the multicolor thing.
     
  14. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Got it setup under my desk now with a KVM switch and everything.
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    That chair needs to be recovered.
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    Winamp AVS running
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    Underside of my desk (with screw organizer)
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  15. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    I got the security camera working with the capture card and video LCD :D
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    I need to clean up my room.
     
  16. G4m3R_X3r0

    G4m3R_X3r0 What's a Dremel?

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    thats bad ass! :thumb:
     
  17. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Almost forgot to take a picture without any lights turned on.
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  18. Lost.Soul

    Lost.Soul What's a Dremel?

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    really nice job man :thumb: :clap:
     
  19. n00b

    n00b What's a Dremel?

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    Wow. That is /awesome/.
     
  20. Tanaban

    Tanaban What's a Dremel?

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    Really great man. Gotta love the Mac Hall desktop too :rock:
     

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