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Old 22nd July, 2002, 01:16 AM
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Thanks Samuknow. It's a mod I've been waiting a long time to do. Finally settled on a color and just went at it. Got the matching keyboard and I'll likely do the monitor too. The best part? Did it all this weekend with no wet paint worries. Heat lamps in the bathroom are great for keepin you warm in the winter and drying your freshly painted PC parts
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Old 22nd July, 2002, 02:21 AM
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I have actually used the oven to dry parts before.

You have inspired me to paint my KB and monitor to match my rig...
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Old 22nd July, 2002, 02:57 AM
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That AT to ATX mod I've been doing on my CD server cube. It's alive.
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Old 22nd July, 2002, 03:00 AM
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And the posterior...

Not bad for a weekend dremel experiment.
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Old 22nd July, 2002, 04:03 AM
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You are truly the mad modder....
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Old 22nd July, 2002, 04:20 AM
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I'm still not sure how that full length raid card managed to line up with the support.. I just slopped the drawer in there with no considderation for the card suports. Dumb luck I guess.
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Old 26th July, 2002, 04:00 AM
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Radio Shack had a deal on some bright blue LED's. 2 for .50 cents so I snagged the last 4 they had. Theres one for the drive access light too, but there was no action goin on. The more I do the more I want done. It doesn't clash with the green bezel and the rounded cables are blue in the case so it matches. Just ordered a Visiontek ti200, and it's blue too, so it seems I have my second color all lined up. Maybe paint some of the inside cage cathode blue? hmmmmm

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Old 26th July, 2002, 04:06 AM
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I did the blue led thing too.

With the lights off in my office they light up the adjacent wall. Shadow puppets anyone?
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Old 26th July, 2002, 04:11 AM
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I think I can get away with these two other led's left over mounted under the HDD's. THey stand ontheir sides right in front of the grate up front with the 2 80mm's pushin in on them. THey're bright enough to light up the cage I think. Maybe a weekend project
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Old 26th July, 2002, 04:53 AM
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Just remember that hi power LED's should ALWAYS be close to a fan. They get wicked hot.
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Old 26th July, 2002, 04:45 PM
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Yeah, there's about 60CFM pushing across the HDD's so that should be enough to keep em cool. I just like the color of these. kinda purplish-bluish tint (schweeeet )
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Old 26th July, 2002, 06:35 PM
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Mine are also mounted right infront of my lower case fan. Nice and cool.....

 

Maybe I can water cool these too.
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Old 27th July, 2002, 04:32 AM
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yeah, I'm going to mount them this weekend. The green looks killer in the daytime on the case and keyboard, then the blue kicks in with the lights dimmed at night. All I need is a window now. Got a sheet of acrylic, just haven't come up with a design for the 'hole' yet. I'm no artist so I dont want to just cut out a lamo square or something. Kits don't do it for me, so I'm in a quandry with this part. I have time tho. No cash for cathodes or a blacklight.
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Old 27th July, 2002, 04:40 AM
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I want to do an amber light, and a "flame" window.

Basically, a flame job with plexi rather than paint. I also considdered on one of my cases to do a checkerboard (black and white) paint job on the top, and have it falling apart down the sides.. with the squares glued to the plexi. Thought it'd be sweet..
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Old 27th July, 2002, 04:43 AM
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How about putting a plastic winged gremlin inside with dim red LED eyes? Give him a little screw driver or something.. Some scarry halloween prop..

(feel free to take any idea and make it your own.. I don't have the money or the time to do stuff like this right now.)
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Old 27th July, 2002, 04:51 AM
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Samuknow... you have your CPU fan lable side up. I don't know about your particular heatsink application, but I recently discovered that this is backwards for my SK-6. I got 5c for flipping it around. (so it blows air into the HS, rather than drawing it out.)
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Old 27th July, 2002, 03:29 PM
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It is blowing in to the HS. I thought the same thing when I first installed it. I checked it out after I bought it. Thanks for the tip though. You are quite observant. It is not the best HSF in the world but with all the other fans I have my temp stays 43-45C folding. Untill the water chiller is installed.
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Old 27th July, 2002, 05:11 PM
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I read back some, and I see that it is a slim 60mm fan. They have lables on both sides.
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Old 27th July, 2002, 06:54 PM
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Yep. I thought about a fandapter and a nice 80 but I will have the water rig up soon.
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Old 27th July, 2002, 07:46 PM
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I've done the outside coats on the cube, by the way. I'm just waiting for it all to dry so I can put one more coat on in the basement. (The paint dry's too fast with the wind. You have to do a final indoor coat to get a perfect texture. After all this, I am going to let the pannels cure for a week before I mess with them. This paint stays rubbery for several days, and it scrapes right off it you are not careful. If you let the hammermetal paint cure enough, it is hard like ceramic. I've yet to put a single scratch in my lan box, and it gets abused. I love it when people want to know how I baked paint onto plastic without deforming it. It looks as good as a powder coat.

If you are painting drives, do it outside only. You don't want a heavy texture on a drive.
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