Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by tzitzibp, Mar 31, 2009.
I ' ll be glad to help with any idea you have....
I apologize if this was said and I missed it, but do those doors open automatically? and if they do what type of setup did you use to make that work?
no there is no such mechanism installed (i wish) , but one could use an electric motor for each door. The problem here would be the weight of each door, and so you would have to install rather large-powerful-expensive electromotors....
the hydrolic bottles used here are used for three reasons.... 1. provide extra support when doors are open, 2. provide a firm grip and vibration free connection to the mainframe, when the doors are closed, and 3. provide a smooth open - close movement of the doors!
Hope I answered your question!
yeah that did thank you. which I guess brigs me to my next mod once I finish the one I'm working on. My current mod is a fireplace look with bricks on the windowed sidepanel and the window replaced with a 15" lcd, I've got the lcd hooked up the bricks* on and just need to put the mortar* and then finish the wood mantle and mount it.
*bricks and mortar are not actuall materials just for look
I'll post mine up once it's done, haven't the patience to do so until it is.
good luck with your mod... sounds different, to say the least!
really nice tzi you give MM a run for their money, i'm using gas springs on my window in my SFF case design. I admit I got the idea from the thermaltake swordm I wanted a gas spring to apply pressure to the window to keep it open unless you force it down and use a thumbscrew to secure it, it was added for 1) theme "bee wings" and 2) mimic open air in a tech station or work bench for stress testing. like yogurt I was looking for an automatic solution but could not find one that wasn't simple.
automatic doors would be cool, but I am not sure its worth it!
Afterall I just wanted instant access to the inside of the case.....
is that Mountain Mod PC you refer to?
To be honest, I think my case is better...LOL
hmm thanks guys I'll definetly look into the gas and hydrualic, although A motor could also be harnessed if i were to keep the side panel relatively light. hmm..
aw dang it now I'm all distracted form my current mod again, started it a year ago then I moved and had 1001 projects around the house and am fianlly gettng abck to it when tzitzipb's mod totally distracts me lol.
you could google electrical motor for specific applications...just an idea!
gas springs are about $5-7 and you can get them in all sizes and strengths I didn't want to pay for a automatic mechanism that 1) was too big since i'm working in a SFF case and 2) cost more than 4 sheets of aluminum. however I did originally come up with an idea to install a button above the window that once you clicked it the window opened automatically and once you manually shut it and clicked it again it locks kinda like the Cooler Master 5.25" tooless mechanisms. so I came up with this instead. a gas spring bolted from the aluminum housing to the acrylic with a hinge on the outside.
sort of a release spring?
the button idea? yes. I thought my way was easier. keep pressure on the window to open but secure it with 2 thumbscrews. I might revisit this, not sure. keep those creative juices flowing
btw after about 30mins of prime95 and with the following settings :
1. cpu qx9650@400x10 voltage set to 1.425
2. NB voltage set to 1.55
3. SB voltage set to 1.20
I got the following max temps...
chk my idle temps on the same settings...
btw guys, don't forget to check the case gallery later today or early saturday! I would appreciate your vote and comments!
the cables need tidying!
Needs more fans... o wait...
....it needs wings....
Today, I'll be pushing my rig to its lilmits (hopefully with no mishaps!)
and post results by tuesday!
check out the top 2 abs cases they are compartmentalized nicely.
i liked this one...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811215012
thanks for the link!
some info on temps and OC...
If you have a minute check the case gallery to throw your vote...follow this linkhttp://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2097.html
or the link of the sig, below...
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