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ZapWizard's LAN PC -Custom Ammo PC -Completed Jan 18 '04

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ZapWizard, 3 Jul 2003.

  1. djengiz

    djengiz Pointless.

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    Super work Zap!

    As your DVD player opens remotely I agree with A13n0rma1 that the grill would smooth it out even more! You could put green leds behind the grill even?

    Anyway dont listen to me anyway I was just musing!! Keep up the good work and i hope there will be an article on the bit-tech web!
     
  2. Pflumingo

    Pflumingo givem the bird.

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    I'm having trouble with your pics right now Zap, is there something with your host, I could see them yesterday.. now red x's
     
  3. Altron

    Altron Minimodder

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    On the riser, it looks like the heatsink would hit the PCI slots. :worried:
     
  4. Spaced_invader

    Spaced_invader What's a Dremel?

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    my god man, this is turning out better that expected

    keep it up:jawdrop:
     
  5. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    The riser I am going to get will flip the AGP card the other way actualy.
    Towards the CPU, the card will hang over the CPU heatsink about 1/4" but with good ducting it should not be a problem.

    I am now mounting parts.
    I wanted to build a full slide-in/slide-out stucture, but there is simply no room for this.

    So, what am I using?
    Velcro! But not normal Velcro, the industrial strength stuff.
    It is made to hold up to 15lbs even at high tempatures.
    I installed the PSU yesterday, and let it set for about an hour.
    I then gave it a 5-ft drop test, a strong shake test, and the PSU doesn't budge one bit.
    So I am not worried at all about anything falling into the case.

    I have also made a plexi motherboard backplate.

    Images of all this later tonight...
     
  6. star882

    star882 What's a Dremel?

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    Why not use a relay?
    Then it'll be automatic(you can still put a switch to keep the lights off when you want them off).
     
  7. ZapWizard

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    Good idea.
    A relay would be nice and automatic.
    I think I will still use a switch, as I may want to turn the lights off while I am gaming.
    I may also put a second three-way switch that has +12volts, +7Volts, and off.
    That way I have a sort of brightness control also.

    This will all have to wait till next month though, as I need to just get everything mounted and running.
     
  8. Altron

    Altron Minimodder

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    Maybe a few caps so when the LEDs turn off they kind of fade out, or did you already do something like this?
     
  9. ZapWizard

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    The LEDs will already be on a throbing circuit, so I can't add caps.
    I can probably just tweak the throbing circuit to change the brightness as I game.
     
  10. [S]lammer

    [S]lammer Can't touch this!

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    Just an idea.

    use a pot with an off position to control brightness(like the ones that are used for volume control). Not sure how this would effect your throbbing circuit though...
     
  11. ZapWizard

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  12. Penguin4x4

    Penguin4x4 What's a Dremel?

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    WooooooooWoooooooo!

    Go Zap! Go Zap! Its your birthday! Its your birthday! :hip: :dremel: :thumb: :rock:
     
  13. ZapWizard

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    lol, at the general spam that accumulates when I don't post images.... :D

    I just talked to some of the test guys downstairs, and looked at nearly every graphics card known to man, plus a huge listing of the benchmarks on each... and the result?

    Go with a Radeon 9200 low-profile.
    It will be a little faster then a MX440

    Also I probably will never put a super high end card in this PC, unless I also upgrade the 185-watt PSU.
     
  14. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    :D :D
     
  15. A13n0rma1

    A13n0rma1 Wannabe

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    Let us know where & for what price you get your card Zap. Mucho interested.
     
  16. Spaced_invader

    Spaced_invader What's a Dremel?

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    theres no point in buying a as you put it "super high end graphics card" because within a month it will be out of date and it will depreciate in value at such a rate that it will be only worth half the price within 2 months
     
  17. Penguin4x4

    Penguin4x4 What's a Dremel?

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  18. A13n0rma1

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    That's just about beyond the scope of words, sweet.
     
  19. beta124

    beta124 What's a Dremel?

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    About 1/3rd of the presentation is exclusives on certain modders. The majority of my discussion on you is your rendering of what you want to do. I think it would be good to show people that planning is a big part of modding.

    I think you have a great start! All of the information about my seminar, pictures from my presentation, presentation notes and everything else will be availible once it is all over.

    Thanks again for the permission man!

    P.S. See if you can do some throbbing cathodes. That'd be sweet :p
     
  20. ZapWizard

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    More updates:

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    I added some mesh to the front, as it seemed a little empty at the bottom.
    I also printed off the new sticker (Using the edited sticker that Dredog did)
    Images of that once I have it stickied and laminated.

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    Yes, that is a ton of velcro :D

    With this setup the case can with-stand 20 seconds of vigorous shaking, and a 4 foot drop without the PSU coming loose.
    But just to be safe I will add some even stronger "hook-n-loop" tape that is made to hold CB radios under a dash.

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    The PSU is a VERY tight fit.
    It actualy touches (But doesn't rest) on the DDR Dimms.

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    There is still room near the front for some circuitry and a harddrive.

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    The DVD is mounted similar to the PSU

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    Now with the DVD mounted and stealthed

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    And with the drive fully open
     

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