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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MoonPig, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    I love your garden, great for huge BBQ parties
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    I was wondering what you meant by needing it for a project, lol.
    Looking good thus far.
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    subscribed.... interesting stuff! :toast:
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    Need ideas for these bits:

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    This is cheaper than buying AC-Ryan MeshX! Get more too:

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    Good thinking on the mesh. Ill have to remember that for myself in future mods.
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    once again Moon, you're an inspiration to us. that cut-out of the optical top is genius! and using an old waste paper basket.....fantastic.
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    Thanks guys.

    tzitzibp, i mean, what can i do with the small bits. I'm thinking mesh... they look abit tatty at the moment. I could even bang some fans there...
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    make sure there is a good cover on the DVD (preferably Polycarbonate in case the disk has an accident)
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    I'm thinking i should use like a clear film. That was it'll still look very open (Unlike plastic) but will also be protective.
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    Dont use anything thinner than acetate, otherwise it almost defeats the object of putting something there :)
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    Hmmm... How would i go about finding such a material?

    I don't want to use anything stiff as the surface isn't level...
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    It is a bit stiff, but not hard plastic stiff. Its like the thickness and stiffness of card.

    Any craft place will sell it, its often called OHT paper as its designed to be printed on and used on over head projectors.

    Obviously depends how thick you want it, you can get paper thin stuff or more card like.

    If you get the thciker stuff you maybe be able to score and fold it to match the stamped top of the drive.
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    ah ok. I know what you mean now.

    Damn, if i was still in HighSchool, i could steal that... Looks like i'll have to buy it now.
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    very nice was thinking of getting the case before but got the iSolo
    cant wait to see it finished :rolleyes: btw some specs ? i dont see any :ohwell:
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    Their constantly changing. But at the moment, i'm aiming a a folding theme with lots of Copper (as it is sexy):

    E2200
    Asus P5K Premium Black Pearl
    4 x 1GB 800MHz Kingston RAM (With Copper Akasa Sinks)
    Sparkle nVidia 9600GT 512MB (With Zalman VF-900 + Copper Ramsinks)
    Coolermaster iGreen Power 430w
    Western Digital 80GB SATA
    DVD-RW SATA

    This kit is going to be modded (Cables cut etc.) so it works only with this setup. Then i'm going to use it as a folder and maybe sell it on to a mate later. I mean, it is a very decent build...

    I really want to keep the case however, just as a memory. I wouldn't like to give away my first full case mod... would feel odd.

    And thanks to some very kind people, i've managed to get most of this kit for extremely cheap. I'd like to personally thank:

    Kyle2020 - Case and Motherboard
    Tigger - Processor and VF-900
    And anyone that's parts fall into the above list. Thanks alot for the great deals :D

    I'll be ringing my local Glass/Aluminum/Plastic workshop within the next two days to get quotes for the windows etc. Lets hope it's cheap. I mean, 3mm clear plastic can't cost alot...

    Also, i'm waiting on some Metal cutting blades for my Jigsaw. I used a dremel on the top cut and it just took too long.

    Remember, any ideas you have, i'd like to hear them. Either photoshop the idea, describe it well or become a Paint pro!
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    Need moar pics!
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    Well, i'd love to do work on this, but my Room is getting plastered (higher priority) and i have an ear infection. So the loud whine of metal cutting isn't a smart route for me.

    It feels like it's clearing up abit though, so ill be working on it again soon.

    Stay tuned and keep ideas coming.
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    Ear infection eh? thats no fun. Hope you get better soon, then back to whats really important. Modding, of course!
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    haha, thanks. It's starting to clear up, plus my wall should be done tomorrow - which means my desk will be back to normal and i'll have room in my ... room... lol.

    Also getting some kit tomorrow morning that should help the look of this final build. - Thanks Tig :D
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    MoonPig, great work! :toast:

    Only complaint is that it needs more CowBell. :D
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    Moon, i told you to stop shoving those cotton buds in there!! :p
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    Well, im still ill, but i can still build!

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    Here the kit atm. All works and i used Kyles USB Install method, worked great matey!

    Only issue, i dont have any spare 15m Ethernet cables, so i cant hook it up to the internet and fold with it :( But my P5Q-E does have two ethernet ports, so if theres a way to do that, please tell me.

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