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Scratch Build – In Progress Temporary name: Bloo Balls --6-29-'11 Bloo 2.0 refit COMPLETED page 47

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Cheapskate, 3 Jun 2007.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Perfect?:eyebrow: Thanks! :D
    It's getting hard to photograph this stuff, now that it's getting polished. I should have took a pic after fine sanding.
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Well... The 12 uv led's I ordered from Futurlec were duds. (or fakes.)
    I already knew I would never order from them again, but damn!

    Now I have to send them another -friendly- e-mail...
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    quick update:
    Obviously I've been checking some of the hardware that came in the mail. I only have 1 pic of that...
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    -Fan test using Hypnotoad. The chip was still running hot.:p
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    -Needed to do some quick trimming to the backplate for the new psu.
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    -Used some gutted hardrive parts for making a front drive cover. This was a slight mistake because the aluminum spread the heat to the rest of the plastic. The part came out with marks from the drives on the inside.
    That hardly matters because...
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    -I also broke it. What a day I had. bogus LEDs and clumsy drilling mistakes.
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    -This pic was taken to prove that I do sometimes use a dremel. This is a faceplate for the front usb port.
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    -The usb will fit between the front planels facing down.
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    -usb mounted to bottom front panel. I sanded and polished this after this pic was taken. The rivets polished quickly on the wheel, but now my buffing wheel is black and nasty.

    Does anyone know if a usb 1.0 cable extension like this is compatable with usb 2.0? I would think it would be if it's just a plug and a cord, but I'm no expert...
     
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  4. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    Pics aren't loading my friend.
    And to answer your question, although they look very similar, an old USB 1.0 port is not capable of USB 2.0 transfer rates.
     
  5. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

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    :thumb:Just loving it! Liking the resevoir!!! keep it up!
     
  6. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    love the work and like the case

    damit good job and well done...... take care
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @ SPQQKY -Even if it's just an extension cord?

    @ [xXx] ãÇè_ƒr€áK -Thanks! Glad to know you like it! (I can't find the keys to type your name!-I didn't buy the 600 key keyboard...)

    @ Computerking -Thank you. I have the CK seal of approval!:D
     
  8. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    You have my seal of approval too....whatever that is :lol:. This thing is lookin' good.
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thank you E.E.L.
    I seem to be picking up a lot of fans with complex names. Me brain no like. Braim hurt when think.

    But I'm just glad to have fans! (all 4 of you:hehe:)
     
  10. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    Oohh, am I one of your fans? If not, can I be #5......:clap: Do my QQ's in the word spooky count as a complex name?
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    #1: Yes -I think...Or you could be a spy.
    #2: Yes -along with that other guy who generated 9000+hits...
    #3: Yes -AND you make me hold the shift key down too much! It hurts!
     
  12. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

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    Hey cheapskate U can call me just ace! add me! I typed it useing special characters in like word perfect try it sometime it takes a little to type it out though!lol:D
     
  13. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

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    srry they are actually called symbols:duh:
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @ [xXx] ãÇè_ƒr€áK : copy/paste works good too.:p

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    -I polished and glued the front spacers. I have no freaking clue how I'm going to mark off the cd/floppy slots. I think I can get some tape in there somehow...I already know the stuff's too dark to see through.:sigh:
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    -Time for some assembled teaser pics...
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    -Heavy on the teasing because of blurry pics. Note the sinister glow in the on switch ball. (EXTERMINATE...EXTERMINATE...):D
    I was checking the airflow and noticed the fan had some problems with cavitation. I could feel a breeze on BOTH sides. somehow the giant hole in the back of the case is not big enough to vent the air from the front fan.
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    -With the side off to try to get a shot of the purple fan... Digital cameras really suck in low light. Mine likes to reduce the resolution and colors.
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    -Insides mounted. I have a few fit issues with the water system. The bottom line on the rad is too close to the chip in the board I'm going to use, and the reservoir is hogging half the case.
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    -At least the fit on the hardrives and the fan are right. There's only a millimeter of space between them.
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    -more teasers... inside...
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    -and the front. This is a good shot of the switch assembly. I need to fix up the lights for it next.
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    -Started to do some bevel work on the outsides. I like this shape. Too bad it won't be so visible with the masking off. Maybe I'll add some clear frosted accent plates...
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    -Added another hint of cable management hardware.
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    -I've started picking up parts for the water loop. Ignore the fact that I don't have a pump or waterblock yet...Actually I'm trying to avoid taking apart the heatsink to figure out my measurements. All I know about my current rig is that it's an AMD 3.2ghz, and it runs hot as hell. I need to ask some (probably really dumb) questions on one of the other boards. If I could find some info on the mounting standards, I'd be set.
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    -On this episode of the anal retentive plumber...I'm filing off the stamping marks and name branding. Then I go OCD and decide to do some decorative filing.:duh: I have decided to use JBWeld epoxy instead of soldering the whole thing together. It should look better, be less permanent, and I'm really not planning on drinking out of this thing!
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    -A single finished part!:jawdrop: Only about 18 to go... This pic didn't come out very well either.:sigh:
     
  15. Brett89

    Brett89 Active Member

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    and there was much rejoicing.

    But awesome acrylic work, i'm loving the front panel. keep it up!:thumb:
     
  16. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    Now where have I heard that before?
    Very unique, I like how it's coming together.
     
  17. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    yep it's nice to see how it's all starting to come together.
     
  18. Lupo_IM

    Lupo_IM ItaliaModding staff

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    wow!!! very interesting!!! ;)
     
  19. devilhacker

    devilhacker New Member

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    verry nice but i have a question: chere do you buy the red acrylick?? thanks
     
  20. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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    very nice.
    the acrylic work is amazing.
     

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