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Project Yabab! (Yet another black and blue theme)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Tacritan, 20 Sep 2003.

  1. Tacritan

    Tacritan What's a Dremel?

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    Project Yabab! (Yet another black and blue theme. !!56k warning!!)

    Humble greetings people!
    Thought I'd start a project-log on my new addtronics-case. I'll start with some simple "mods" , and write some plans on what to do.

    I've chosen a black and blue theme because well, everybody does it, and I didn't want to be different. :worried: Nah, seriously, I like black and blue, and since i already had a lot of gear in those colors (speakers, mouse, keyboard asoasf) I thought I'd stick with it. On with the mods:

    The case:

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    Looks kinda neat? Here standing with my nice new Samsung 172v flatscreen, and my logitech peripherals (addicted to logitech i guess). Those drives are dark gray tho (they said "black" when I bought them :duh: ) think I'll have to vinyldye them...

    First off, I had to cut some nasty holes to make my watercooling fit:

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    Probably gonna file down the edges and put on some moulding, but for now it stays ugly. ;) (Was too eager to get my watercooling up and running I guess... :blush: )

    Next up is the interiors:

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    Reservoir and pump is about to be changed because the sicce-nova pump is a bit too weak and it has to be lowered into a tank. The tank isn't actually entirely sealed either, so I have to refill the system with water from time to time because it vaporizes :waah: . Aquabee pump and plexi-tank incoming next week, closed system 4 teh win. ;)

    Thought I'd make some changes to the front:

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    Bl00! Doesn't really show that good when you look at it, but when the cameraflash caught it; well, see for yourself:

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    Luvly! :D

    Plans for further mods:

    -Windowside with a personal touch. (Wait and see. :naughty: )
    -Vinyldyed drives. (Damn dark-gray thingies!)
    -Changing mouse, keyboard and case-LEDs to blue. (Bl00 bl00 m00n... or sumthing. :worried: )
    -Backlit frontbezel/radiator. (4" bl00 CCFL!)
    -Blue/UV colored theme inside the case.
    -UV-PCB , metku-style! (cred!)
    -Braided cables and wires.

    And I have some surprises up my sleeve, other than the windowside. A little example:

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    Voilà, old refridgerators can be a goldmine when it comes to modding.

    That's it for this time then.

    Oh btw, all pictures taken with my spankin' new Olympus C-740UZ cam. ;)

    Ideas and suggestions are MOST welcome! :)

    Edit: Forgot a couple of todo's...
     
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  2. Tacritan

    Tacritan What's a Dremel?

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    Oh, and a few pictures of what I had to do to get the northbridge-block properly mounted:

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    I'm glad I know how to solder, and that my good friend Patrick pops by to say hello when I need help:

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    So! That's the way the cookie crumbles... :p
     
  3. pranks7er

    pranks7er mange tout

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    thats a big radiator there happy modding :dremel:
     
  4. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Lookin' goooooood!!

    goooood!!

    Seen Bruce Almighty one too many times huh ;)
     
  5. malcs

    malcs oops! i put a hole in the ***** :(

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    lookin' good :) not your friend.. the rig.... god you must be confident about soldering to solder the mobo..

    is it quiet?
     
  6. penski

    penski BodMod

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    I have the same CD/RW as you - mine is most definitely black :/

    *n
     
  7. Tacritan

    Tacritan What's a Dremel?

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    malcs: With fans running on 7v (2x 120mm titans in front, 92mm titan at rear) it's completely silent. My WD drives are noisy though. :wallbash:

    penski: W.A.S.P. - Still not black enough for me. (Great song! ;) )
    I've noticed that the frontbezel is blacker than the sides/top of the case. Dunno if I'll paint the whole thing over, but it's not a high priority. I'm not too keen/good/skilled/elephant on the paint-thingie. :(
     
  8. bard

    bard Modding isn't what it used to be

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    That looks really great. Your friend Patrick is a bit weird though. Might want to get him checked.

    I would never dare to solder on a mobo I have spent more than 1200 kr on, even though I feel quite confident soldering other (cheaper...) electronics. ;)

    Keep the updates coming!
     
  9. Tacritan

    Tacritan What's a Dremel?

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    pranks7er/ram/malcs/bard: Thanks! :)
    malcs/bard: Patrick did complain about the pic, so he told me to say he's actually quite normal , and the picture was bad. (Yeah right! :D )

    Anyways, suggestions people? Should I stealth my drives or vinyl-dye them? Painting the drives appears to me as a pain in the arse, compared to just stealthing them. Whaddaya think?
     
  10. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Stealthing would probably look the cleanest. I was wondering, a friend of mine has the same CD-burner... the eject button is kind of transparent, but is there a LED behind the button, glowing on burner activity? Or is it just transparent, and that's it... :eyebrow: If it DOES glow, you could still stealth it, but drill about a 1mm hole in the faceplate...
     
  11. Tacritan

    Tacritan What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry to say, it's just transparent and that's it. :(
    The activity-LED sits about 1cm (that's 1/2.54 inches for ye non-metric people. ;) ) to the left of the button. The LED (might be just a glass-dot or something) is something like 1mm "large". Hm, giving me ideas! :D
     
  12. Gnemelf

    Gnemelf Minimodder

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    what kind of case is that?
     
  13. bard

    bard Modding isn't what it used to be

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    Tacritan, on my hightower I have stealthed the drives. What I did was that I removed the faceplates from the drives before I stealthed them. Then I drilled 2.5mm big holes in the new covers and filled these holes with glue. So when the LEDs shine, the glue shines, so even though the drive is stealthed, I have activity LEDs. Apparently I'm not a good explainer, so just check out the log in my signature.
     
  14. kevbarlas

    kevbarlas What's a Dremel?

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    nice, where did you get that wallpaper for your desktop?
     
  15. Tacritan

    Tacritan What's a Dremel?

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    Bard: Your are good to explain, I know exactly what you mean. I think I'll use optical fibres to enhance the glow.

    Gnemelf: That's an Addtronics 6896B Miditower. Costs about $120 in norway. (No PSU! :( )

    kevbarlas: www.skins.be , or www.christinalindley.com , quite the bird eyh? :D
     
  16. kevbarlas

    kevbarlas What's a Dremel?

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    :) w00t, now, if only i can persuade my girl friend its art....
     
  17. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Nice setup. I like the way you have fitted the watercooling to exploit the shape of the case, particularly the big rad. Good work!
     
  18. Tacritan

    Tacritan What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks! :)
    I actually bought the case knowing I could fit a WC-setup inside with no extreme mods (except cutting out almost the entire front ;) ). Bad thing tho, only 3 5.25" external bays, and one internal above the PSU. No floppy , and a 5.25" -> 3.5" conversion-thingie to fit my two WD-drives. :( Top-lid gets a little hot. ;)
     
  19. Tacritan

    Tacritan What's a Dremel?

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    Small update:

    As I promised, I had some surprises up my sleeve. That's right, the fridge-"window" I posted earlier is now almost ready to be mounted. First I had to remove the mesh-filter from my frontbezel :dremel: (actually this was done with a pair of wirecutters as a dremel would be overkill. ;) ):

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    Swoosh. As you can see, there's three supporting bars on the mesh-filter for the front-mesh. Two of them have to go, to show the "superfrost" and "[*]***" symbols. :)

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    And a couple of seconds later they're off. A bit meshy (couldn't resist the pun) don't you think? ;)

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    Let's clean'er up:

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    Voilà, clean and ready for mounting! Now for the last pic this time, dry mount. I didn't mount it yet, because I need some spacers to lift the "plexi" from the mesh to allow for airflow to my rad. Haven't quite worked out that bit yet, but I have several alternatives. Might finish it this evening tho. :) Pic:

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    Also, the spacing will allow for a couple of LEDs in the bottom to light this baby up. Might even put in a 4" CCFL. ;) Hopefully "Superfrost" and the stars will show through the frontmesh when light is added. :worried:

    That's it for now! :dremel:
     
  20. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    looks nice! :thumb:

    like that idea of using old refrigeratorparts :)

    one questin: what is vinyl die in norwegian?
     

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