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W1zzard

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#1
To view this case mod, go here.



Specs:
P3 Celeron Tualatin 1200AOpen MX3S-T mobo512 MB SDRAMSamsung Spinpoint 160 GBRADEON 9600 Pro

Mods:
Picked up this old amplifier case from the electronics dump, removed everything, put a plexi sheet with mobo mounting standoffs on the bottom. The PSU is a standard ATX PSU which was selected for its small PCB size. The RADEON is mounted with a 90° AGP riser card (ebay, a long time ago, ~$35).

Silence was the most important criteria when building this case.<br /><ul><li>All fans are quiet Panaflos or similar and run at 5V/7V.</li><li>The video card's fan power is disconnected.</li><li>The Samsung HDD (very quiet already) rests on foam to reduce seek noise.</li></ul>
 
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wtf8269

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#2
I love it! It's so clean on the outside. You'd never guess it's a PC unless you were told so.
 
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#3
Thats cool. :D

-Dan
 
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#4
nice and clean

wow... amazing, 2 thumbs up . btw why dont you change the frequency (am/fm) meter with tempreture monitor? i bet it more useful and doesnt change the look too much.
 
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#5
very nice mod w1zzard. 10/10
 
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#6
I like it. simple and elegant.
 
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Unregistered said:
wow... amazing, 2 thumbs up . btw why dont you change the frequency (am/fm) meter with tempreture monitor? i bet it more useful and doesnt change the look too much.
Actually rather than Change the AM/FM you could try to rig it so that it would accurate reflect the temperature(I'm sure it would take a little work but what fun), then you get the best of both worlds. It would still be 100% authentic looking, but you could see how hot it was by seeing where the needle on the AM/FM was stationed at.
 

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#8
wow thats clean!
 
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#10
Ex_reven, you must have been really bored to go digging through the case gallery to bump a thread that's existed before I was a TPU member :p.
 

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I wasnt bored. Theres alot of links on this site that take you to interesting places :)

I use the Right Click+Open Link In New Window feature alot...
 

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That's a great stuff wizzard. You did a great job. I think that the rate should be much high but what can I say....this is it. Great job thought.
 
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#13
nice look!, the specs arent so good, but it is very very clean...



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#14
<bump again, I guess>
Yes W1zz, great job! I don't know how you managed to pack all that in there, but that's awesome and so inconspicuous!! It would make a terrific media server and could sit right in the stereo cabinet, on top of the big-screen, wherever and blend nicely. GJ!!

(before you ask, I was checking out another case in /gallery/ and wondered what the first entry was, typed it in, and here I am)
 
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#15
Extraordinary Job!

Have you upgraded this system yet?

Very Inspirational!

Regards,
jtleon
 
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markman007

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I know this is an old thread but I felt compelled to inquire as well as snicker just a tad. there is an unregistered commentor that left three maybe more comments going on and on about converting the am/fm gauge/indicator to a temperature meter. I would be so interested to have him explain just how he'd plan on accomplishing such a task. And I'm not even implying anything technical at all nor electronic. First of all it would be fascinating to just have him point out where this am/fm whatever he said is exactly. Maybe he is a wizard from narnia or a cousin to harry potter. Reguardless it'd be a neat trick since this JVC cabinet has never been a Radio. Its just some kind of modulating amplifier with a big volume knob a few push buttons and rt and lt. LED power level lights. "gee golly gee it'd be some work but whoopee what fun..." sorry I cvouldnt resist. so mod delete away if necessary