I don't have the X on the door anymore, I cut it out and made a new window. :p
However I have changed the lighting since then. The one running along the top of the mobo is gone, and I have another 12 inch running vertical alongside the 2 80mm fans in the back.
I'll post pics later on...
Yeah, I know, it was my first sleeving attempt, I kinda messed it up a little.
I can't decide if I want to order another sleeving kit and try it again, or just say F*ck it and wait until I can get a modular power supply.
My case came with a spot for a blowhole up top, but I never put a fan in there because I didn't think it would do any good, and I thought it would actually divert air that's supposed to be going past the motherboard right out the top.
Is that right? Or should I stick a fan up there?
I apoloigize if this has been covered, I did a search but nothing really came up.
Basically, what I want to know is, is it safe to take 2 cathode tubes, solder the wires together so they both lead into one connector, and plug that one connector into the inverter? The inverter I had with two...
I've tried pointy tipped tweezers, I've tried a paperclip, I've tried a teeny little eyeglass screwdriver, and I've tried a staple. I couldn't get any of them to work.
If it helps, you can get an extraction tool for 6.95 here...
I really wish computer/electronics stores would start carrying cable sleeving supplies. When I get a bug up my butt to sleeve my cables, I want to do it, like, that day. I hate waiting 3-5 days for stuff to get shipped, by then I've totally lost my motivation. :mad:
I paid 4 dollars for a molex extractor at Radio Shack and it works perfectly.
However, I also bought not one, but two ATX extractors for under 10 bucks apiece and both of them broke. I swear to God, there is nothing more irritating than having like, 4 pins to go on your ATX and *SNAP* . :mad:
That was the very first thing I tried. The lighter ended up burning the heatshrink.
The heatgun usually works pretty well. I think the problem lies in the fact that I didn't use a long enough piece of it, and the quality maybe wasn't so good.
Yeah, it is a little loose, but I can't get it to shrink any more than it is without melting the sleeving. The sleeving kit I got didn't really come with enough heatshrink, so I had to conserve it more than I would've liked. I'm gonna redo the sleeving when I get some spare cash.
I say almost because we all know when it comes to case modding, you're never really done. :p
It's taken me awhile to get this far, I got this case a little over a year ago, but up unil recently I didn't really have the time, money (I still don't have much of that, but I'm makin do), or the...
That's what I was thinking...
I did a google search on it, and I got some threads about it on some other forums. Most people tend to agree that its pretty safe, and a lot of people actually think it's a good idea.
As far as getting cancer.......that's just silly.
I've used both a hairdryer and a lighter, and they both work, it kinda depends on the quality of the heatshrink. A hairdryer usually takes a little bit longer, but the results are more "even" I guess.
A lighter you have to be more carefull with, because if you hold it too close or in one...
A really nice gloss or pearl white sounds kinda cool, it'd be a challenge. A really deep navy blue sounds good too. A friend of mine had a trans am that was this gorgeous color blue, it was almost black. I miss that car. :(
And dammit, I'm not doing orange. :p