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The ATI/AMD 64-Bit Shuttle PC by ZapWizard

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ZapWizard, 3 Apr 2004.

  1. ohcyt

    ohcyt What's a Dremel?

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    wow, PSU looks a lot nicer than most standard thingies (oh, that's probably the reason why you modded it in the first place... well, never mind ;) )

    can you post a pic of how it looked before the paintjob?
     
  2. FourDee

    FourDee What's a Dremel?

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    did you even :read: ? :eyebrow:

    OR you could have used a search engine.
     
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  3. th3madc0w

    th3madc0w What's a Dremel?

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    u need more paint on that power supply, there are raw metal edges showing all over it, especially around the edges of the vent holes.
     
  4. ParrotBoy

    ParrotBoy What's a Dremel?

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    Nice! But instead of the screws you have used to fix the grill on, how about some black alan-key style ones, or simply painting the screws you are using?
     
  5. ohcyt

    ohcyt What's a Dremel?

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    omg, that's what you get when n00bies get excited with a new update .. sorry for the silly question :wallbash:
    for the record, I DID read the thread... just *somehow* forgot that pic was already in :duh:
     
  6. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    I intentionaly cut the paint out of those edges to keep the airflow good, and to keep any dust from sticking to the paint.

    I will be using the same alex key screws used on the case windows and faceplate.
     
  7. Spy246

    Spy246 What's a Dremel?

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    when do u think this project is going to be done. Maybe because now the X800pro is out.Maybe u should jsut put that in the system or is asus one of your sponsors for this case?
     
  8. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Wow, dude, take some time to make your sentences a little more coherent :D Also, to find your answers, :search: I hate how people are so incredibly lazy that they cant try and find the answers to their questions by themselves. Lazy bums! :grr:

    BTW, nice job on all this, Zapwizard; this is truly an impressive project. Good work man, keep it up! :BABY:
     
  9. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    ASUS is not a direct sponsor, so ATI can choose to put any card they wish inside.

    There will be some updates coming soon, as I just made another trip for more screws at home depot.
     
  10. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    'nuff chit chat...no updates?

    also how hard was it to get a new wheel into the MX510? I wanna make a carbon ffber one to match my new mod.
     
  11. TheDon

    TheDon What's a Dremel?

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    /me is waiting for the new pics........
     
  12. G-gnome

    G-gnome Peter Dickison

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    You could run a black permanent marker (round tip) around the inside edge of the holes, inserting the tip into the hole and using the side of the nib to ink the edges. This wouldn't cause dust to stick or narrow the holes and would blacken the inside edges enough to be unnoticible. I've done this on air-holes, edges of mobos etc and it works great. :)

    Nice project too Zap, I've been following it for awhile and look forward to seeing the final result.

    :dremel:
     
  13. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    Good idea, hmm, now I need to find my marker.

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    Text update:

    I have completed a lot of small misc stuff, but no images until later.
    Misc stuff complete:
    -Inside of case feet cut down to prevent touching the motherboard.
    -All screws have been cut to size and polished
    -PSU case screws change to hex
    -Rear fan hole cut, and fan test mounted
    -Top-blow hole cut and test mounted
     
  14. phaSe

    phaSe What's a Dremel?

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    me too! :thumb:

    although depending onthe quality of the marker you may need a couple of 'coats'!

    RoB
     
  15. FourDee

    FourDee What's a Dremel?

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    C'moooon i need a new dose the of Zap-drug. :D
    Hurry with the pics :D
     
  16. ErictheHank

    ErictheHank What's a Dremel?

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    Nice to see signs of life from G-gnome I must say. I was starting to worry.

    One question for zap, in the renders it only shows one layer of plexi for the front panel. Do you plan on doing something to hide the other two or is it just a change from the original plan.

    In awe as always. (Of G-gnome as well by the way)
     
  17. ZapWizard

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    Well it's a change for the orignal plan.
    To hide it a little more I will be cutting it down a bit though
     
  18. ZapWizard

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    Here are some updates of things in the works:

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    I painted the DVD drive case black, as it will be visible from the top window.
    Why not do a DVD window?
    Because there is not much to see inside a slot-load drive:
    http://www.zapwizard.com/mediapc/dvd/newdrive/Top-View.jpg

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    The case feet have been installed for a while, but they stuck up higher then the spacers for the motherboard.

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    So the screw and nut were cut down lower then the spacer.
    Any pins on the motherboard in these areas were also cut short.

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    I applied marker to the vent holes on the powersupply, and I also changed the screws to the hex type.
    The stainless steel screws polish up very well.

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    Here is the final image of the PSU

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    The key-switch and security status LED are test installed.
    The LED changed between red and green. (Locked and unlocked)

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    In order to secure the rear USB ports I cut the +5volt trace running to the ports. Then two wires were soldered which will run to a switch inside the case. The switch can then allow the USB ports to be turned on or off.

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    I decided that the empty PCI slot could use something.
    So I made a simple ZapWizard.com piece that will sit inside.

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    The top blow-hole has been installed.
    I painted the area in the middle of the fan black to hide the fan label and white fan parts.

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    Here is a view from the back of the case.

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    The fan grill was cut out of the back of the case.

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    The 80mm CPU fan will be installed externaly.
     
  19. Dredog

    Dredog What's a Dremel?

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    Nice... can't wait to see what it looks like when it's done!!!
     
  20. _rahoul

    _rahoul What's a Dremel?

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    that fan grill looks very slick. Mite be worth getting the design copyrighted, so that no unscrupulous modders start selling it to retailers.

    I've been lurking around ur site and this forum for ages but only recently joined Bit-Tech. It feels so weird being a n00b in a forum, i'm well over 1000 posts in my other nerd hangouts. :waah:

    oh yea another thing, i was wondering (before you started hacking it up) how are those shuttle cases to work with? I'm thinking of buying one for my sisters new pc and wanted the opinion of someone who's worked on one. The Kittenmoi pc u made for your wife was a shuttle too wasnt it?
     

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