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The ATI/AMD 64-Bit Shuttle PC by ZapWizard

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

  1. phaSe

    phaSe What's a Dremel?

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    [off topic] i find that they are fine to work with, a bit fiddly on occasion but you get used to it!

    Check out the small form factor and and project logs forums, theres quite a bit of nice shuttle modding going on! :thumb:

    Nice work as ever Zap, i particularly like what youve done with the PSU, its pretty similar to mine, except with the finishing touches i didnt get a chance to do before going back to uni! :wallbash:

    Also, how durable is the painted metal? any tips? things can be a tight fit in the shuttle and ive found theres a lot of opportunity for paint to be scratched off!

    keep up the great work,

    RoB
     
  2. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Very nice top window.

    The PCI cover is an excellent way to pimp yourself :D
     
  3. kill_me_quick

    kill_me_quick Big and Blue

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  4. _rahoul

    _rahoul What's a Dremel?

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    *slaps forehead :duh:

    me read cant so good :eyebrow:
     
  5. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    The fan grill design is copyrighted the second I said so:
    http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html

    The shuttle case is very easy to cut, mabye a little too soft, as my carbide bit sometimes ate too much out.
    My wife's PC is a shuttle, but I haven't cut her's up yet, but I will be soon as part of a guide.

    The paint on the PSU is clear-coated to protect it, but it can still scratch pretty easy. (Most because I paint the stuff to fast)
    But it will be on the inside, and not exposed.

    When I paint the outside I will have to take a long time to ensure the paint is solid.
     
  6. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    How would copyright cover a manufactured product, surley you would need a patent for protection.

     
  7. ArmyAnt

    ArmyAnt What's a Dremel?

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    ookin good, but how did you make the fan grill, and where did you find that fan?
     
  8. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    The fan grill I made is not a manufatured product. But a design I created.
    It could also be considered a trademark.

    The fan grill was laser-cut out of Lucit.
    The fan is from www.so-trickcomputers.com
    There is a direct link in the first post.
     
  9. ArmyAnt

    ArmyAnt What's a Dremel?

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    ps, forgot you had that etcher thing. Look forward to seeing you at quake con, i can pretty much walk there, so if you get there and need tools/parts or anything, let me know. how do you enter the mod contestS? im in liine for BYOC
     
  10. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    Last time they "had" registration online for that, but ended up winging it anyways. I won't be in any of the contests as I am going as staff (I hope)
     
  11. BadKarma

    BadKarma What's a Dremel?

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    Great work as ever zap. cant wait to see more updates. I still cant believe this was your first window mod :eeek:
     
  12. ArmyAnt

    ArmyAnt What's a Dremel?

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    Cool, i hope to see you there. I still am on the waiting list....
    I guess ill wing it too.
     
  13. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    extremly cool case mate!
     
  14. _rahoul

    _rahoul What's a Dremel?

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    i noticed you used the new MX510 mouse for this project. Apparently the refresh rate of those mice is much higher than the MX500 and the MX700. Can you tell? Or is it just some marketing BS to get us to buy a red-colored mouse? :duh:

    And apprently its the first mouse where you can program ALL the buttons in games. Thats a pretty cool feature, but one all the reviews i've seen have negelected to mention.
     
  15. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    According to Computer Gaming World, the MX510 has a 5.8 megapixel sensor, whereas the MX500 and MX700 has a 4.7 megapixel sensor.

    From Logitech website:

    MX-700 & MX-500:
    * Image Processing: 4.7 megapixels/sec
    * Resolution: 800 dpi
    * Acceleration: 10g
    * Speed: 40 inches/sec
    MX-510
    * Image Processing: 5.8 megapixels/sec
    * Resolution: 800 dpi
    * Acceleration: 15g
    * Speed: 40 inches/sec

    I've got a MX-700 and I've never noticed any lag, infact, its faster than any other mouse (wired included) I've used. I doubt you'll even notice the improvement in the 510, but if you're willing to spend $10 more than the 500, go ahead. You might notice a difference.

    edit: also, on my mx-700, every one of the mouse's buttons work in the game, but I'm not sure if you can program them or not. The only thing other than the two main buttons I use is the scroll wheel for fast weapon switching. ;)
     
  16. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    I doubt that it is that the microsoft intellimouse explorer 4.0 (with a cord). This mouse is the recommended gaming mouse :)
    but that was WAY off topic :)
     
  17. _rahoul

    _rahoul What's a Dremel?

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    oh well i musta been mistaken again.

    *pulls the lever that re-directs the thread back to Zapwizards PC.
     
  18. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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  19. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    http://www.barrys-rigs-n-reviews.com/reviews/2004/hardware/mouse_shootout/mouse_shootout1.htm

    ^ Microsoft doesn't list the specs that Logitech does, so we can't compare that well, but this review says that the MX-510 "wins hands down....when it comes to gaming performance".

    I'm guessing Zap agrees, or he would have gotten an Intellimouse instead (unless Logitech is secretly funding him :D)
     
  20. ArmyAnt

    ArmyAnt What's a Dremel?

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    haha, I love logitech. the reps give bestbuy employees and other retailers about 60% off all products. gotta love it.
     

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