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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Thrackan

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    Not comparable to my previous setup... But my PII X3 720 stays rather cool.
    These guys already incorporated the windtunnel effect I want to make into my mini-itx build. Basically the air gets sucked in and pushed out through the sidepanels. Only thing is I'm waiting on a replacement for the left sidepanel since the screw threads were garbled, which means I couldn't mount a fan even if I wanted to.
    The GFX, which is on the left side, gets a little warmer than it used to, but I used to have a fan blowing directly on it.

    Now this case has a lot more room than I thought, and it could be even more roomy if they made a couple of tweaks to the layout. If I ever get brave enough I'll be sure to mod it.

    Biggest downside is, though the entire case is pretty sturdy, thick aluminum, the top lid is fricking flimsy.
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    Added some better fans since the last time I posted the station up

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    Yaay, made some more changes to my rig. Installed a 12" blue CC on the mobo tray, 12" UV on the bottom, 4" blue on the bottom, and another 4" blue in the drive bays. Instead of trying to mod it myself, I picked up the windowed side panel off Newegg, which is killer. Have a look

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    Didn't put a whole lot of effort into the pics, the camera was having a hard time with the blueness
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    ooo purty
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    love your tech station dude, you built that right?


    Looking good :toast:
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    i got a secret benchstation in the workings since a week ;-)
    when its ready it should be wine red, the wood dyed mahagoni brown and its edges carmine red;). the whole array sits on aluminum rods.
    my goal is, to make it as much precious, and bought-looking, as i can, with only garbage wood+material and very few electronic tools, that are younger than 10 years...;) im mostly tied to manual work, plus i hate wood, but dont have the equipment to work with metal harder than aluminium atm.:D

    pics to follow, it should be the lightweight cousin of my 30 pounds benchcase:laugh:
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    Looking forward to it :D
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    the paint must be years old, i had to remove 1 cm thick crusts on it... so it takes long to dry. how much times do you want me to sand it?^^ its been sanded 2 times already, but its not perfectly flat... this will dedicate the time it will take to complete the case.im also open to cheap tips to better its lookings and functionality:)
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  9. MT Alex

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    After your paint is completely dry you could spray it with a can of satin laquer. Adds a nice soft sheen to the finish and helps protect it. You could also spray 3+ coats of it to make it feel smooth to cut down on your sanding.

    @ Soylent Joe: Really like the looks of your case. For some reason it reminds me of a Cylon from the original Battlestar Gallactica.
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    liquid plastic... this is what i searched for... hope i can pick up a can here in good,ol germany. other cool things like zapon laquer are fordbidden meanwhile, i emptyed a 5 year old can a few weeks ago, and that was it. got a relatively flat surface with 2-3 layers.:)

    which grit should i choose between 350-1000 for sanding? personal experiences?:D

    i also find its not looking like an original cylone, werent these shiny silver, and had red (barlike?) eyes?;)

    (my compliment, you perfectly fit you signature background. like you were made for walking the pond to catch all its fish:p)
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    I usually sand bare wood starting at 150 and ending at 220. Then I use either a wood conditioner for stains or sanding sealer for paint. This fills the open cells of the wood grain so finish coats go on more evenly. Between coats of finish I like to use a 350 grit sanding sponge, then use compressed air and a tack cloth to remove any residue.

    If none of the good polys or laquers are available, water based poly is a good alternative. It doesn't amber like oil base and dries really hard. Or there is also Triewiellers (sp? or any other brand of) hard wax that after 6 - 10 coats adds a depth that can't be reached with traditional finishes.

    I think Soylent's case reminded of Cylons because when they were in their ships they were bathed in a bluish light.

    Thanks for the compliment on my mug shot. I try to spend a lot of time floating the rivers this time of year catching lunker trout.
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    woah, thanks, thats a lot of useful info,i really need that at moment, my boss at work, a polish restauration master, sometimes has strange opinions about the beauty of objects... if a piece of metal is stained, when its really old, he calls it "Patina" and is very unhappy if i destroy it with a grinder,using a steel brush;) he somehow find it more elegant than newly bought things:D

    i will see what i can find, there should be something useful to make the surface more even;)

    ah,sorry i dont remember that good anymore... i was 12 or so, i saw it the last time:D

    sadly im not the naturist guy,tho i prefer to live in a small city with lots of parks, and parts of relatively untouched nature;) . i always tried, but i get cold feelings when thinking about sleeping in a tent :D. my Respect to you;)
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    I'll put up some pictures of my case and everything once I find the USB cord for my camera :D
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    this is my case for the moment sorry for the crappy phone pics but that's all i have for now,

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    Sorry dont mind that little black cable those are the headphones jejej just saw those now
    Yeahh green love green, and in a country that all you can find are crappy blue fans, i've found some green coolermaster fans for 15$ each just love that greeen glow no need for cold cathodes jejejeje:p
    The blue glow it's my OCZ PSU as i only had 3 month warranty here thinking of finding a 120 green fan to stuck in there :laugh:

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    A led monster prototype:rockout:

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    Tested just see how much they glow jajaja green lantern FTW

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    my crappy cable management as you can see no space on the back side of the motherboard it's just too close to the other door

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    and that wood and black its my table that i did myself not too great but i like it if you like i can post some pics of it
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    Backside cable management doesn't look to crappy to me. The back of my case looks like that, if not worse. Having more room behind the motherboard just means more room to leave stuff strewn about.
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    onderon im realy liking that led prototype thing, you can do some realy kwl stuff with that :D
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    yes i know im thinking of putting some behind the mb so it shows a glow on the sides and strategically putting some leds on the case so it lights unifomly, i could use some cathodes and go the easy way but preffer to make the leds myself and i think i would look better because leds are way easier to hide.
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    Updated ^_^
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    Nice looking rig kylzer. Where is your ATA cable, or did you remove it for the pics? Mine is the ugliest cable in my case, and I wish there was some other option to get rid of it or hide it.
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    @ Mylar,

    very well done dude, god job with the cable management :toast:
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    IDE i guess you mean ?

    na i don't use any IDE HD or ODs anyway more.

    But if you didn't mean that then everything is behind the motherboard or HDDs trays :)
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    Currently, my PC looks like it threw up all over my desk. I dare not take a picture of it in its awful and embarrassing state.
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    Dude come on toss are the best, when I get home i'm posting pictures of mine which is outside of the case too :)

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