Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 19 Oct 2004.
WOW! Outstanding work on the airbrushing
Hiper Type-R PSU
Thanks htm_elle, and welcome to the Bit-forums. The Aqua-Computer gear received two coats of clear yesterday and is "ready"..I did get some new hardware for the project.
With the small size of this case, I decided to go with a modular Power Supply.
For $130US I think this PSU is a "giant killer".
Performance is good (580watts and dual 12v (20a) rails..As for the look..I love it. The finish on these units is wonderful.
Gordon says "smooth".
I few shots of Hiper's srew-type connectors:
All the cables come fully sleeved and ready to go..
The 24/20 split-pin ATX cable. This is perhaps the only caveat for this PSU. The ATX cable is only about 14" long, which could be a problem in a large case.
And the last few pictures:
I did not take a picture of it, but the unit has a 120mm intake fan on it's bottom. I guess I don't need to say "I like this Power Supply"..I am not saying this thing is better than an PC Power&Cooling unit, it's not. BUT it's "bang-for-the-buck" is BIG..
I also picked up a laser etch which will get incorporated into the case's front panel:
wow, that mod is super sexy
great job, particularily on the airbushing
woah, that psu is NICE!
i might consider getting one sometime, that is super nice, its shiny, and modular!
this mod is wicked, its got loads of different styles incorporated into one keep it up!
WOW!! is all I can say now,very immpressive work !!!
Wow nice work...looks totaly awsome!
U go skillz that killz and make me jeallous m8
That PSU is sexy. The etch is cool too. In fact this whole case is turning out to be really interesting to look at. Loving the attention to detail on all the little WCing parts. That stuff totally makes the mod. I can't wait to see it all together.
Just a quick question. Will there be any reference somewhere on the case to charlton heston...cause that would rock. Its peeeeeple!
JK, Keep up the good work. I really am a big fan of your stuff.
That is not a bad idea "Soylent Green is People!!!!!".....somewhere on the machine...I like it...
Chuck Heston's claim-to-fame:
Soylent Green and Omega Man...............O-ya Planet O' the Apes..He must be like 90 @ this point..
Plus he is the spokesman for the NRA..Thanks to Chuck, my Colt 45APC is "locked&loaded"...ROCK ON CHUCK..
That PSU looks very good. Every time I see one of those laser etches I think I will have to use that in my mod somewhere, that is just
looking good as always mate, i expect this too look as good as yr last one, shame your projects take so long i.e. months and months
Thanks, I can't deny my projects take along time to complete. Time is the biggest problem, I am lucky if I can devote a few hours a week to actual work.. The paint job alone on this project has taken a few months!
This weekend I have plans to reassemble the case and play with lighting to get an idea of what I will end up with..
So, stay tuned..
I just got back home after 6-7 hours of work on the project.
My goal was a simple one. One last coat of wax, reassamble the case and "mock up" the lighting..
Details will follow later today (looks like more man-hours before the shell is finished )..
that looks quite eeeeerrry
I like your PSU solution.
Well, that is one of the problems.
It is about 2" too long and bumps-into the top mount reservoir. I will have to make it fit...
That's for another day..Yesterday I assembled the case (after a final coat of wax) and played with the CC lighting.
after months, it is difficult to remember how this stuff goes back together.
It took longer than it should have, but it's back in one piece again:
Notice how the top windows edge has that "glow" affect. The reason is it's about 2mm higher than the top plate of the case. The edge of this green UV acrylic glows like nothing I have seen before..
My plan will include adding an "outer-window" to the side. This will let a few MM's of the green UV acrylic's edge to be seen and I will achieve the same affect.
Let's look at some lighting..The case has a 4" set of UV cold cathodes and and a 12" set of green CC's.
Honestly, I just threw the CC's tubes in the case to get an idea of the lighting I could expect.
The interior of the case was painted flat black then a green UV-reactive clearcoat was applied. It works quite well:
This is a shot of the green CC lighting:
This shot is both green and UV CC lighting:
I am not happy with the green CC lighting, it's just not enough..Going to switch to LED's..
The last two pictures:
So, items on my short list include:
mod the case to accept the Hiper PSU
cut the new outer green UV acrylic window and try out some green LED lighting..
Then we can set to work on some acrylic panels for the interior of the case..
Very nice work man.
Wow glowing green goodness!
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