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The ATI/AMD 64-Bit Shuttle PC by ZapWizard

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

  1. Sheldog23

    Sheldog23 What's a Dremel?

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    Off topic a bit I know but....Wow! the Texas modders just came out of the woodwork. :rock: :rock:
     
  2. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    There was a "secret" mod for QuakeCon, but it has been delayed.
    So it will be either this PC, or the Ammo PC upgraded.
     
  3. 3vil-Grin

    3vil-Grin What's a Dremel?

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    I hope I get a chance to make QuakeCon this year. I was sooo upset that I couldnt make last years but having kids stuff happens.

    Big request...could you bring as many of your custom pc's as possible!!! Just to show everyone the total differences in each project. Plus if I get to go I would love to see them all in person.

    Do you know if their is any chance that AMD/ATI is looking for more modders to show off their products?!

    *As far as your current project goes... U DA MAN!!!!*

    Pss...can us local texans stop by and borrow your laser cutter...lol!!!!??


    :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :D
     
  4. 3vil-Grin

    3vil-Grin What's a Dremel?

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    Almost forgot to add

    TEXAS MODDERS ROCK!!!!


    sorry for the hijacked thread...
     
  5. my58vw

    my58vw Plexi Expert

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    That is going to be nice... can not wait for the pictures...
     
  6. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I love it. Shame about those killed LEDs, lucky you didn't take anything else out with them though. More heatshrink...

    I'd say I wish I had your talent but that's kinda demeaning to my modding skills, rather I wish I had the support of ATi and whatnot to sponsor stuff like that and access to that laser cutting thinger you won.

    Great job though, it's really amazing. It's one of those mods that'll be getting quite a few of those wow.... looks.

    That's gotta scare the hell out of you when you put so much time and effort and whatnot into doing something like this, you close the lid and get smoke... (although I've killed LEDs, never seen them smoke).

    :clap: :dremel:
     
  7. star882

    star882 What's a Dremel?

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    Maybe you should have used fuses.
    Sorry to hear that, that PC is so beautiful.
     
  8. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    The LEDs didn't smoke, the wire running to them did.
    It has been repaired, and I will have final photo's up soon.
     
  9. Xenocide

    Xenocide What's a Dremel?

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    Phew, that was a close one, can't wait to see it.

    Bet it looks 10000x better IRL.
     
  10. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    Ok, folks the PC is DONE
    Final images to come soon.

    First off here is the visual list of parts and mods that went into this PC:
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    Even though the final result of the project looks like a shuttle PC, nearly every part inside is modified in someway, or designed from scratch.


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    In fact the only un-modified parts in the PC are the CPU, Memory, and Harddrive

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    ATI Radeon 9800XT Mods: LED glow effect, Shin Etsu thermal grease.

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    DVD Mods: Black paint job, Internal Disk-lighting LEDs, External Eject, Inverted and external activity LED

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    Fan Grill Mods: Designed from scratch, paint-on-plexi technique applied for mirror black effect, laser cut.

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    Logitech Elite Keyboard Mods: Painted, Custom Cable, Red LEDs

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    Logitech USB headset mods: Painted, Custom Cable

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    Logitech MX510 Mouse Mods: Firewheel, Custom Cable

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    Ratpadz GS Mods: LED Glowpad designed from scratch, Laser Cut

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    Case Mods: Multiple holes cut for cables, and Case Feet.

    Motherboard Mods: Rear USB Disable Switch, Inverted IDE Activity LED.

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    Shuttle PSU mods: Paint Job, Custom Designed Fan Grill, Black Molex Connectors, Braided Surround on wires.
     
  11. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    Power and Reset Switch: Laser-cut holding plate, modifed reset switch, custom cables.

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    Custom USB Jacks: Built in security switch, custom wired

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    Security Circuit: Designed from scratch, protects USB devices, PC Case, and PSU power.

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    Keylock switch and LED for security circuit.

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    Case Shell Mods: Mixed paint job, Windows, Custom Trim

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    PCI-Slot Logo

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    Power supply cover logo: Using multiple steps of painting/etching on plexiglas.

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    Fire-n-Ice CPU Cooler: Eight LEDs in two custom mounts

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    Green UFO Glow effect under PC: Custom designed pod holding twelve LEDs.

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    Top AMD Logo: Ten LEDs, Multiple Paint/Etching on plexiglas, Athlon64 showpiece.

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    Blade backlight: Twenty four LEDs in a mix of red/orange.

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    Blade mirror blade: Dual IDE LEDs, DVD Eject/LED button, Multiple paint/etch effects.
     
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  12. FILTHY1337

    FILTHY1337 Senior Overclocker

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    [fanboy]amazing love ur work and resocefullness [end/fanboy]
    amyplans on a project log for your lazer pc....i seem to remeber a special atx plug :thumb:
    so when is ati or amd gunna take ownership of this,.....hope they display it in ny so i can see :thumb:
    nice pics ,but how about some overall complete pics...now get pack to modding*cracks whip* lol :hehe:
    just so u know there are image tags on the fan picture
    and u should start selling those acrilic wheels 4 the mouse...i would buy one :hip:
     
  13. Halgy3000

    Halgy3000 What's a Dremel?

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    This thing is awsome, just like all of your other mods. You inspired me to mod, Zap.
     
  14. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Yet another quality product from zapwizard modding industries. ;) :hip:

    Very stylish mods, Zap; I cant wait to see it all put together.
     
  15. toidiochysp

    toidiochysp What's a Dremel?

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    i'm looking forward to seeing this completed after following this work log, good job zap
     
  16. SuperFreak

    SuperFreak What's a Dremel?

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    We want too see this superb mod in a assembled stage!
     
  17. Arkangyl

    Arkangyl What's a Dremel?

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    Zap; I think you have a perminant position on demo PC's; that things is fantastic....
     
  18. ZapWizard

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    Ok, here are the final shots:

    Note: Due to my digital camera over-saturating the green LEDs, all the green has been edited in photoshop.
    It really doesn't do it justice in these photos.
    Refer to this photo for actual green color:
    http://www.zapwizard.com/ati/modshots/32-Top-Logo-Night.jpg

    High-res copies are here:
    http://www.zapwizard.com/ati/highres/

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    The PC, Glowpad, Keyboard, Mouse and Headset.

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    The PC alone. These images were taken with two light sources, about normal room lighting.
    BTW, I did use that idea to paint the edges of the case windows black.

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    The Power Supply side.
    I wish I could have lit up the Radeon Logo, but there is simply not enough room.

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    The back of the PC.

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    Here you can see the keylock, status LED, Power and Reset buttons.

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    The Fire-n-Ice cooler is my favorite mod on this PC.
    Even though it is cooling the PC, it just looks like it is cooking hot.

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    The Graphics Card side of the PC.

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    The burning effect again in the Radeon 9800XT.
    (The PC will have a X800 XT added later)

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    The UFO Glow puck on the buttom of the case.
    Again, this is NOT what the true green looks like.
    It is a very deep green, and compliments the red very well.

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    The top of the PC with the AMD Athlon64 Logo, and an Athlon64 show piece.

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    The Fire-n-Ice cooler from the other side.

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    The front from another angle.

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    A front on shot of the blade.

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    This shot is a total night shot with no lights besides the PC.

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    Here is what the PC looks like running at a LAN event.
    (The PC was not complete in this photo)
    More photo's here:
    http://www.zapwizard.com/Events/Directron04/

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  19. Markus

    Markus What's a Dremel?

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    very sweet mod!!!
    IT's cool, that you modded all the equipment to fit to the case (keyboard, headset etc.)
    VERY GOOD WORK!!!
     
  20. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    What can I say? Those final shots are fan-frikkin-tastic! I love the lighting effects on the PC! :D However, based on the brightness of the LEDs, Perhaps some dimmer controls are in order? :hip:
     

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