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Old 10th May, 2006, 12:43 PM
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I Require Inspiration...

I currently have two computers in my possession.

AMD Athlon 64 S754 3200+
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Its not really my choice that they all Gigabyte, just kind of happeneed.

Anyway, the A64 will be going into an Antec Super Lanboy that is on the way.

I have a desktop case here, that is doing nothing, it already has a window cut in it. I was wondering what other mods I could do to it. Suggest anything as wild and crazy as you like. When/If I get enough money I will be water cooling it. A 3x120mm radiator mounted externally + CPU block + pump to begin with.

But in the mean time, I was thinking, lining the the rubber edges of the window with EL cable.

What else could I do?
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Old 10th May, 2006, 12:46 PM
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Water cooling?

If you have an LCD you could mod it so it's the stand for your LCD as well

You could try building a ducting system for the CPU HSF, that would be cool.

you could also do some custom paintwork on the outside, like graphiti (sp?) or such.

well, that's me out of ideas :/
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Old 10th May, 2006, 01:28 PM
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Or make a nice chiffon for your brother
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Old 10th May, 2006, 01:59 PM
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Water cooling?

If you have an LCD you could mod it so it's the stand for your LCD as well

You could try building a ducting system for the CPU HSF, that would be cool.

you could also do some custom paintwork on the outside, like graphiti (sp?) or such.

well, that's me out of ideas :/

LCD panel I dont have. Graphiti I could try... Interesting thought.

The ducting thing I may try. Because it does have a 120mm exhaust fan.

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Or make a nice chiffon for your brother
Going on the assumption you meant 'coffin'. Nice suggestion, but I dont think I could get away with it.
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Old 10th May, 2006, 08:34 PM
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Hm, if you can, upload a few pictures of the desktop case. I have better ideas when I have pictures. =)
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If you fancy doing a LCD mod, get yourself an matrix orbital, its a modders must im affraid! i bought one (thanks Bradmax) to have a play with, but in the end mounted it into Perspex on my desk cause it looks so pretty...

The possibilities are endless...
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I like!

Very nice RF.
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Old 11th May, 2006, 06:27 AM
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that is cool
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Old 11th May, 2006, 08:20 AM
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If you fancy doing a LCD mod, get yourself an matrix orbital, its a modders must im affraid! i bought one (thanks Bradmax) to have a play with, but in the end mounted it into Perspex on my desk cause it looks so pretty...

The possibilities are endless...
What software do you use to connect up LCD? And how do you connect it?
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What software do you use to connect up LCD? And how do you connect it?
Theres loads of differant ones, but i think the best is probably LCDC, its not very "user friendly" but once you have a play (which is half the fun) you can do some really amazing stuff. I love the possiblities that you can do with the software and the hardware as the one i have has programmable ports that you can connect LED, Relays... endless possiblities, their a really good modding starting point...
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Hmm...I will look into it, as long as you promise to answer my numerous PM's about how to do things. Jk!
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Hmm...I will look into it, as long as you promise to answer my numerous PM's about how to do things. Jk!
Hey, you need any help just drop me a message.
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Old 11th May, 2006, 01:24 PM
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Too easy. Come on guys! MORE IDEAS!
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you should mount a lava lamp in your case side
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you should mount a lava lamp in your case side

Hey I thought of that...lol I figured the idea is to get the heat out though. It would look groovy.....
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I have a lava lamp....

Heat and space are issues though.
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Depending on how skilled you are with acrylic, you could mount the motherboard ON the case, then have an acrylic box around it, which would give you more space for HDD/PSU/CDrom/Beer in the case itself, you could also add some LEDs to make it look pretty...
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How about mounting one of those plasma discs on the side of the case?
http://www.aria.co.uk/productinfocomm.asp?id=8359
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That is such a good idea, it's silly! Nice one AP!
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How about mounting one of those plasma discs on the side of the case?
http://www.aria.co.uk/productinfocomm.asp?id=8359
that is a good idea
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