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Case Mod - In Progress Project: TJ 180

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by WiK1d, 24 Dec 2006.

  1. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    @Kyle. Thanks a lot dude :D


    Little update. Bought me some stuff at places.

    A nice little junction box

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    A multimeter. That can also measure temps. Dunno how accurate it is...hehe...had it in the Deep Freeze. -10*C. NICE!!

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    More heatshrink and some White LED's

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    And a test fit. (Seems I lost one of the brass thingies)

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  2. Mod_God

    Mod_God What's a Dremel?

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    wow that has a nice look to it, keep up the good work
     
  3. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I hate the original wire-organization (or the lack of one) of the P180 so I'll possibly do something to my case when I'll get something else to put my rig while modding. Hopefully I'll get something soon 8)

    The junction box-thing'a'dilly-strategy looks nice!
     
  4. KlavKalashj

    KlavKalashj What's a Dremel?

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    Still looking reeeeally nice dude, I'm longing to see how this will turn out:)
     
  5. Techno-Dann

    Techno-Dann Disgruntled kumquat

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    To answer an older question...
    For a normal Molex connector, yes, it should be yellow, black, black, red. Those are the standard colors, for the twelve volt, ground, ground, and five volt wires. That cable, however, doesn't follow the standard. Instead of the red wire being a five volt line, it's another ground. The video card power plug only needs twelve volt and ground, so the five volt line isn't needed at all.

    The colors on the cable should be yellow, black, black, not yellow, black, red. They used the wrong color of wire.

    That said, this is looking good. The P180 looks good in carbon fiber.
     
  6. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks a bunch :D

    Cool dude. Please show pics when you do!!

    Thanks dude! And I can't wait either. *Makes a note not to rush things

    Thanks Dann. I eventually found out what you said so I feel rest assured. And the wire I made has about 0.1ohm resistance so according to theory that wire can handle 120A @ 12V. I = V/R and that is 12/0.1=120, I think that's correct.

    But yeah. Still haven't got around to test the cable! :( Sadly.
     
  7. marauder16

    marauder16 What's a Dremel?

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    this shower hose idea looks better every time, keep up the great work :thumb:
     
  8. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks Marauder :D I am loving your paint job dude! Looks AWESOME!

    Update:

    So I fitted the Casing to the case. However I still need to put a piece of plexi in the bottom of the case.

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    Showerhose is soooooo nice.

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    And then with the lid on again.

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  9. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    Most of the showerhose is done now. Only the middle hole needs filling

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    And my new Coolwave 1000lph pump

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  10. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    Here is an Update for you guys. I know. It's been a long time. Sorry :(

    So here's my painting room AKA Garage :p

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    Some things in the process

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    And the middle panel/seperator thing repainted.

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    And the case with only the PSU and HDD Racks installed

    The CD cage back in

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    Motherboard panel back in

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    Showerhose Junction

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    Showerhose Juintion back in the case

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    A back view of all the rivits

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    Overview of the case

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    So I had the panel on once. And noticed a big silver part. oh noes! So I did this!

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    And voila. All black. Although it looks grey :\

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    But then I noticed this and was like...DOH!

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    Front and other sidepanel on

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    And front and painted view

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    Hope you guys enjoy my progress
     
  11. marauder16

    marauder16 What's a Dremel?

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    was wondering if this mod is still alive, glad it is :D
    the color looks great without the flash, it makes it look grey. and I can imagine how hard is it to cover the entire part equally with paint when spraying, though with paintgun is much easier and I can't complain. the goal is the more times you pass over the part the better it is covered, though your paint job looks great without flash (in reality) keep it up :thumb:
     
  12. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    Hehe yeah. I just haven't had time for modding and project browsing. School is hectic. But anycase. The grey shot is with flash. I think you have it other way around? But thanks dude :D Good luck with your mod aswell
     
  13. marauder16

    marauder16 What's a Dremel?

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    thnx, no when I said: ' it makes it look grey' the 'it' meant the flash ;)
     
  14. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    ohhhh okay my bad. Anyways. More modding now. Very little modding though...hehe...
     
  15. Darkened

    Darkened What's a Dremel?

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    That's a good looking P180, I may have to invest in one myself one of these days :thumb:

    I'll have to say that the case has some cool design features to it, glad to see one modded. Also the flat black paint looks awesome, brings the theme together nicely.

    Keep on modding.

    Janne
     
  16. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    *blink blink* PINCH ME!!

    aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh awesome!!!

    Thanks for the comments :D I love your work. Really I do, It's just unbelieveable :D aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh *faints*
     
  17. Darkened

    Darkened What's a Dremel?

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    Well it isn't that unbelievable :hehe:

    Thanks for the compliments though.

    Just use time and patience with your mods and you'll be amazed what you can produce.

    I know I'll be following this log intently.

    Janne
     
  18. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the advice Janne

    Here's a little update

    So today I started lengthening the cables. Man it is sucking :( I absolutely hate it

    The victim

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    High Precision Tools Required

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    Off with you. (Camera focused in the wrong place. My bad)

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    I even caught an appetite just looking at the innards of the PSU

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    All the sleeving off

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    So an Idea hit me like a brick today. Instead of worrying if I have the right wire. I just stripped my busted PSU's wire. (A Thumbsup for the one who can guess what brand it was)

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    So I collected all the wires I'll be needing

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    This is what the hose will look like. However there will be two more

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    And after a lot of soldering the 20 pin is complete. Still to do is 2 x 4 Pins and a molex. And then heatshrinking...testing...and some other stuff I forgot

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    The wires are twice as long now...w00t
     
  19. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Shame the metal panels on this case are pretty much impossible to remove.. I tried with the one inside the door, but it's so thin it just bends of you try to rip it off. Antec has used way too much glue :( It would be easy to make all kinds of film-mods to the P180 if you could just remove the aluminums from the panels and wrap them.

    Good work, the PSU seems to require some vacuum-cleaning.
     
  20. WiK1d

    WiK1d What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks!! But I think an Air Compresser would be better :naughty:
     
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