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MicroFly/Qpack MODernize

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MKmods, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    I saw those Docks and really wanted one, they have some that you can plug laptop HDDs into as well as reg HDDs.
     
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    Ok, I got 90% painted and drying, I am doing the wiring now. Here is the front panel with Power Button, Power for the DVD, extra socket, ft sound/mic, USB, and LCD.
    [​IMG]

    I dont have enough time to make a new front face so I did the next best thing, I painted the plate black.
    [​IMG]
     
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    lookin good
     
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    I may have entered to late but I entered it at least.
    [​IMG]
    I didnt get enough time to do the trick GPU rods, but Il get them done tomorrow.
     
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    Very nice! Did they let you enter, even if it was late?
     
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    I entered but may be too late, it was before the deadline when i started submitting but it took me a while to fill out the questionare and pick the 5 picts.

    So we will see if I am in.

    Here is the under the mobo
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    and here is how the mobo connects to the PS
    [​IMG]
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    Very nice...awesome stuff...i hope u get thru and win...........
     
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    1st prize in the carbon fibre section.
     
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    Looks great mk, I hope they allow you to enter! You should get something for that tricked out mod!

    :toast:
     
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    Dang Mark, now I can't get the image of the cube out of my mind :mad:

    This will be the "Neighbours Envy Owners Pride" box if its in my Media Center or at my office :D

    BTW is that LCD a touch screen?
     
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    Looks great!!
    Nice idea hiding a laptop dvd drive in there, it would be even better if you replaced it with a BD one...
     
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    suraswami its a lcd as ive already asked about a page or 2 back :p
     
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    thanks for ur help:toast:

    I had a choice between the 5770s ot a BD (since I dont have a single BD yet it was an easy choice)
    But it and a touch screen will be the next upgrades.

    While CF is cool its a tiny part of this mod.

    My main concern was to improve the existing case designs that havent changed since the beginning.

    Effeciency is important to me since I did my first 200watt SLI water cooled comp. Than when I had the 2 4870s plugged in and I saw how much power it was drawing (sometimes between 500-600watts:eek: ) I wanted to make something quite a bit more efficient.

    Just think about all the wiring in each computer, than multiply that by the millions of millions of comps in the world.
    Thats a lot of wasted copper.

    By eliminating the un needed wiring the comp is easier to build (no wire management probs) It runs cooler and therefor should be faster as well.:cool:

    (remember wiring isant 100% efficient so as electricity passes through it some of it is wasted as heat, more wiring=more waste)
     
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    Wow... Looks absolutely amazing! Very Nice Work!
     
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    Thanks guys for the replys...I am not sure why "EVERY" time I feel the need to totally re design my comp 5 days before a contest:wtf:

    I literally was working every waking min on this and at 11:36 last night (while parts were still curing in the oven) I was talking to my Bro on how to take a pict that was nice (I have no clue) so I threw a sheet over my bed and crossed my fingers..

    it was 11:58 (11:59 was the deadline) and I started filling the entrance app at Intel and realized I had to write a bunch of stuff also.. (I was so tired, my eyes hurt, I was full of CF,Primer,Bondo,alum dust) and i seriously struggled to get it in.

    If it gets accepted or not its cool the main purpose was to show all of you what is possible with rudimentary tools (nothing fancy) but that an idea can become something pretty cool.

    I am going to take the rest of the next month or so and refine it even more (I didnt have a chance to do the cool rods for the GPUs).
     
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    < Jealous. Great job MK :)
     
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    very nice work i dont post much here but im always checking out what your doing very jolous :D
     
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    Thanks for dropping by and posting..

    in the last 7 days there have been 2,300 views and only a few posts, its no prob at all.

    The cool part is there's interest, what good is making stuff if no one cares:laugh:
     
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    MK, I think that you'll do just fine! :rockout: You should be fine on the dead line... It could be, for all they know, server error and so forth.. I know whenever I send an order, and it hits there "deadline" for process. I'm all ways able to get it threw with a call.. servers slow down at "times" due to traffic...

    As for the mod. :respect: you did a great mod. I wish the PCI-e connectors where in it as well.. but, that's for another "thread" :laugh:
     
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    Damn nice work Mark! It's great to finally see the parts assembled!
     
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    I know the feeling, well replace alum dust with steel and primer with resin and you get the idea.

    So many of my clothes are ruined from resin :shadedshu

    Glad to hear your now done though, can take it easy and not rush now :]
     
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    The reason you dont have a single BD disk i cause u dont have a player...
    The same reason i dont have one either, but buying one will have you buy the other...
     
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    After the holidays BD's first on the list. (Blue Ray)


    (also you anime folks and BadBoys of Modding Clubhouse guys really deserve a lot of thanks/credit as you all are a huge part of my inspiration for doing this stuff)
     
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    what is BD?
     

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