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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by de.das.dude, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. MT Alex

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    I figured there was a connection on the end of the wires, but you usually see a female molex connector soldered to the PCB. It looks better without it.
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    yes. but i used a male, like all other power taking inputs.
    infact, only the pins are there. will put on the jack after i sleeve it lol.
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    using a bit of enamel to insulate
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    filed down the stuff
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    added the sticky tape in two layers so that i get a flush finish.

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    in action

    for more pictures and details goto Kustom PC mawds!
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    Where's the fan installation mister?! Must see when completed!!!!
  5. de.das.dude

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    yeah i will wait till i get things sorted out.
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    a small update

    coloured the foam with a marker to make it look neat.
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    At what voltage will the fans run? The full 12v or does the resistor lower it to, say, 8v?
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  8. de.das.dude

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    12V, resistor is a 1K for lowering the voltage and driving the 4V LED.
    all the fans will be silent fans so why bother with fan control XD
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  9. de.das.dude

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    update time!
    dad got a angle grinder for his construction work. so i bought a metall cutting disk for it and gave it a go.
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    final touches were done with a grinding disk for the angle grinder :D

    i like it :p

    if you have good eyes you will notice the distribution board i showed in the last update :D


    the aluminium bit on the right seems to have gone off and some of my patchwork on the embossed letters seems to have gone flaky. need to correct those.
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    What the hell happened to that panel?
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    there were holes in the lower left region that hindered me from making clean fan holes, so i had to make a new plate for that portion. i dont have 0.6mm secc, so aluminium it was.

    and there were the letters ACER punched into the side panel so i had to cover that up too. then i cut it.
    you can hardly see the er of acer. c is visible though :p

    a bit of the aluminium panel i fit came off due to the epoxy not being used properly.
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    Oh, I think I remember all that now lol. You're gonna make sure it's all smoothed out and then paint it when you're done though right?
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    Hell no, it is done now. Remember the title of the thread? Poor man's mods. Poor man can't afford to make it look good. :toast:
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    Well, he doesn't have to powder-coat it lol
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    Oh he is in India, don't they use like beans or something to dye and paint with?
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  16. theJesus

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    I know he can at least find a few Sharpies :laugh:
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    Dye it with some berries or something. He is going to come back in here and say we done shited up his thread hmm he can dye it with that.
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    yes.

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    slow progress :(

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    What program you do those technical drawings? Some AutoCAD ? Do you have any noob documentation for it so I can give it a go?
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    i used sketchup. sketchup is good. its free.

    plus its pretty simple to use. you just need to get used to it. plus tons of tutorials online.
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    subscribed as well.
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    i messed up the bottom hole big time :(

    why didnt i measure twice and cut once :cry:

    now i need to find some sheet metal to fix the gap.
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    Or some cardboard. ;)
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