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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by fflow, 10 Dec 2007.

  1. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Looks like the one I had down into my lung to re-inflate a collapsed lung.
    Won't find any of that in a mod of mine. Bad memories of having it removed. Noise and physical sensations not for a family forum.

    john
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I think they use that stuff for carbonated fountain drink machines.
    @John - DUDE! I was enjoying this thread! Now I'm having an extreme dental flashback.
     
  3. fflow

    fflow New Member

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    That nf7-S is dead alright. Used to do 223fsb but one day only 140fsb :waah: Still is usefull as a mock-up as are the dead hdd's and cd drives. Even have a spare dfi board and my old jetway found its way back to me as well, (almost)dead ofcource.

    jhanlon303, hope I didn't ruin the thread for you, mayby I can censor the pics ;)

    Lets pull it away from the medical isus. This afternoon a friend comes over how knows how to make foto's, we'll try to make a few more. The lightning is to bright at the moment, I know, only had a ccfl lying around. Mayby leds will give a better proportional light.
     
  4. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I can't believe I missed this mod. Looks great so far. Your plexi skills and superb, keep it up.
     
  5. zanettii

    zanettii New Member

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    I love it so far!
    Are u cutting the holes and stuff with dremel, or cnc ?

    Keep up the good work!
     
  6. fflow

    fflow New Member

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    All the cutting, actually sawing, is done by hand with a fretsaw followed by filling. The edges of the plexi is also sanded with grid 100, 600 and 1200 follow by polishing.
    Doing it by hand instead of using a dremel or a jigsaw gives me better control. Only for hard metal parts I use a dremel.

    My friend made some pictures yesterday. They are mostly the same but of better quality then I made them. She saw a few other angels as well. These are clickable as well.

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    With flash, much more fine detail then in my foto's.

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    Greenish hdd.

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    Really love this shot.
     
  7. Anti-Hero

    Anti-Hero New Member

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    Very artsy indeed!
    I really like the color scheme and the lighting.
    Very nice build so far!
     
  8. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    It is really looking great, love the green and yellow plexi.
     
  9. fflow

    fflow New Member

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    Small update, number 9

    Before I had finished the bottom plate, but the light underneath was attached with some tape. Also the was a lot of light leaking away.

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    This is how it was before, partiality balancing on that ridge.

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    This is with one ccfl in place, to the left a lot of spilled light.

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    Added some U frame. On the insides 1mm was filled of to still have a little light shining on the yellow plexi around the vents.

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    The same shot as to up, with the same manual camera settings. A lot brighter and les lost light on the left. In real the collors are still oke as before and not to bright.


    The last pic i will show is what i'm working on now, until I hit my finger while bending alu and started bleeding. Did hurt but its all part of it.

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    OMG its a holl.
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The HD tray looks like it's about to go critical.:D It looks more like torch heated steel.
     
  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That "U" alu made a huge difference.
     
  12. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    What a difference!
    Will you close the light leaking gap completely in the end? So there is NO light at all leaking to the left/front?
     
  13. fflow

    fflow New Member

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    It was so intense it burned a hole in the alu :lol:

    I will do my best to have no leaking light when the build is finished, only intended light.
     
  14. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    I like it sofar. Nice idea with the CCls. Ill be watching this thread :)
     
  15. doubble_d

    doubble_d mystery box

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    Personaly I just HATE the original exterior of that case..:wallbash: But the new interior I simply love!!!:clap:

    Must be the nicest inside of a case on Bit-tech!!!:lol:

    Keep on the nice mod :thumb:
     
  16. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I always love when people figure new, original ways of using CCFL's. Just slapping them around is kinda boring, but when used like this they really stand out.
     
  17. fflow

    fflow New Member

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    more ccfl

    Update number 10
    First I added some holes to the motherboard mounting tray to be able to rout all the cables nicely.

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    Then it was time for the front half of the case. The last picture of the previous update showed a gaping hole in the side, at this spot the reservoir will come. Besides this, the fans and radiator will come in this section. And of course some more brushed aluminium.

    First making some panel on size.
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    Upper, lower and side panel.

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    In between piece.

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    Around the right pillar at the front.

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    With Akasa Amber fans.

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    Which got M5 thread for mounting.

    With all the pieces at the right size, all could be brushed.

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    Did the panel around the motherboard as well and made two plexi details.

    With all the panels done, the careful assembly could start.

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    The fans with the lightling in place, at the end there will be three ccfl’s at either side.

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    An ugly hole.

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    What was filled with an aluminium profile.

    Finally the moment was there to turn it on.

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    I wasn’t sure it would be nice to look at the back of the fans but it turned out nice. I like how the struts are lighted.

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    Dont pay attention at the missing boults, I was short on those

    Unfortunately the is some light leakage, especially at the left, but fixable at the final assembly.
    For the sanding of the aluminium I used a corc block which gave a different, but better, result than the previous brushed parts, so those will get some more attention.
     
  18. yeknom

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    Looks great :)
     
  19. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Very nice. Its great to see some updates, those fans look killer. What else is next?
     
  20. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    never seen orange LED fans before, they look really good, especially paired with bare alu like that.
     

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