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Modding Rocketfeesh! Good News Everyone!

Discussion in 'Modding' started by 500mph, 12 Sep 2009.

  1. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    I haven't done any cutting action so far so I will keep it in the modding forum for now.

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    Bought a Rocketfish off of Yeknom through the forums, and all looks well!

    Since you've already seen a Rocketfish (jhanlons) I'll spare you most of the dis-assembly pictures.

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    These are coming out, and I have a plan here.

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    That fan will come out for now, exchanging fans and such.

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    Out of focus picture showing all the space in the top.

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    Fan out!

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    Said fan.

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    Air flows through here.

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    Stuff that comes with the case.

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    Roomie took this?

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    Most everything is out. And whats that on the drive bays?

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    Why its my Epia Via NL-1000! My favorite pico-itx board. Spoilers?

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    Bought $80 of supplies at Frys Electronics. (Right across the street, not a good thing)

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    Junk goes here!

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    May put a fan here.

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    Whats this? A larger HDD rack? I has an idea.

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    Found a use for one of the racks.

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    Newegg shipment! Fans, Controller for fans, AS5, CPU cooler, and I ordered the wrong
    psu :wallbash:

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    Mounting stuffs for the cooler.

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    Xigmatek Dark Knight cheesecake

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    First real sleeving job

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    All together!

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    Sleeved the fans and wire extenders!

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    I guess I did a good job.

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    Flash!





    Planned:
    1. Cut wire routing holes, maybe. See 2.
    2. Make a plexiglass shroud/separator/false floor.
    3. Custom wiring for the psu? Maybe.
    4. Powdercoating or Watercooling.
     
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  2. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    You got the RF case and jumped right in. Off to a good start and quick too. I used mine for an end table for a year.
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The closet ravioli tells me you are in student dorm mode.:hehe:
    Nice fan wire extenders.
     
  4. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    I had nothing else to do really, its something to keep me from getting bored inbetween classes and on my three day weekends. I need to find a dremel and soldering tool now.

    Thanks! And yes I am. We have to be in the dorms out first year, otherwise I would have a duplex with some friends down here.



    Sleeving the front panel connectors today, as much as I can. Almost out of the smallest sleeving(1/8" i think) since ~15' of the 20' I bought was used yesterday.
     
  5. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Yay, have fun trying to smuggle power tools in the dorm.
     
  6. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Keep a small buffing wheel in the Dremel and just tell anybody who asks that it is a dental hygiene accessory.
    Real men do their own dental work.
     
  7. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Dremels are allowed, and I think there is a soldering station in the school.
     
  8. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Woah sweet!
     
  9. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    I need to change this.
     
  10. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Pretty lights are cool. Are you going to make the lighting all one color?

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  11. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    You're allowed tools? Lucky :(

    Nice start, really like the sleeving.
     
  12. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Well, two colors, White and red. I'm going to hide the Orange, Blue, and Yellow SMD LEDs on the board with some electrical tape for now until I think of a more permanent way. When I get the Xigmatek psu in I will be changing the fan led's to white.

    Thanks, the sleeving I got from Frys electronics has been the best kind I have used! I was surprised when they said we were allowed dremels in the dorm. Now I just need to go and buy one as well as a Drill since I can't screw in the fans the rest of the way :(
     
  13. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Cheesecake.

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    Stuffs it comes with.

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    More stuffs.

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    Silly! You're in there wrong!(Thats NOT what she said)

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    Note, LGA775 holes rotated from the normal. Also, this was a bad attempt to take a picture of the words on the cpu. Need to figure out manual focus.

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    Lookin Good.

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    I might have a way to fix the cpu cooler.

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    Wire management or me playing around. You decide.

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    Haven't hooked up the fan controller yet.

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    My first tools that I purchased with my own money. Need to get the flexi-shaft for my dremel.
    And whats the plexiglass and bolts for?

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    Here is a hint.


    Might mod today. Need to see how loud working in the dorm is, might have to relocate to my friends house.
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Why do they insist on changing the heatsink mounts for every chip?
     
  15. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Modded the powersupply, added white led's. Put electrical tape over the ZOMG COLORS smd's on the motherboard.

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    Extended exposure cheesecake. The LEDs I used seem to be a little on the blue side, oh well.

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    Havent made the mount yet, but it gives me Power button and led, Reset and HDD led, two buttons to add .1v vcore, and .1v dimm, PCIe jumpers, and a Bios/temp readout.


    Its looking better, but I am nowhere near done.

    Need to do:
    Mount for the ECP2
    Cut the 3.5" bay
    Paint HDD holder
    Put in HDD Holder
    Holes for cable management
    Custom false floor/shroud/divider thing.
    Hook up fan controller
     
  16. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Nice work :thumb:
     
  17. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Yeah - and QUICK too! Looking good.

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  18. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    This is the only picture of me about to work. Also, don't try bending plexi this way, it just doesnt turn out as well as you hope.

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    Making sure everything fits

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    Taadaa! It works!

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    I didn't even cut the chassis! Used two Socket head bolts or whatever. To attach the ECP 2 to the holder, I used cotter pins since I couldn't find anything small enough.

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    Keep in mind this isn't the final product. This is just a placeholder/experiment since I have a lan to attend to on friday.
     
  19. yeknom

    yeknom What's a Dremel?

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    Gogogo! Do cool things with it!
     
  20. tranc3

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    Looking good. i'd like to see some sort of overlay for that pcb on the top.
     

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