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    Post your "Ghetto Mod" pics

    Make sure that lead acid battery is rated to be tipped up, if it isn't it might leak, and it is the bad stuff that'll come out, sulfuric acid, not no wussy potassium hydroxide like what comes outta alkaline batteries.
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    Going all rackmounted, how's this case look?

    Ockie always seems [or at least used to] have good things to say about norco, and he's really into the whole rackmount thing, so I'd say it'd probably be a fine case. The case is 16" wide so you can use the drawer slide type things. Forgot what the technical term for them is, but they let you...
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    Keyboard LEDS (Without the Keyboard??)

    I used a keyboard controller thing from a USB keyboard in a NES controller for emulators, it works fine. You just gotta look at where the keys connect, as some keyboards have different pinouts as far as the connection between the keys and the controller.
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    Best graphics card in SFF system?

    Really? My mini itx setup will fit any card up to 11.5", not counting the projection that attaches it to the case, if you measure the card with that projection then it'll fit a 12" card. It ain't even all that special, a cheapo chinese case, and an old minix mobo. It'll fit almost anything so...
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    Project: PrometheusCu

    Wow, you have a much longer attention span than me for sure, usually my projects get shelved after a month or so...
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    The 7 Year Itch

    Nice mod so far, gotta give some respect to anyone who buys a mill when they need one. Please tell me you aren't buying all of your aluminum stock at a hardware store. You can get it for around $4/lb as drop at steelyards.
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    First solo build (56k warning, lots of pics)

    You may have a problem with the foam on the motherboard tray, the mosfets on the back of the mobo will need a bit of cooling, the foam just acts like an insulator. This is assuming there is anything that would get hot on the back of the mobo...
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    Mini-ITX case with two 3.5 internal

    Yeah, just go with the MI-100 I posted... It is ugly, but it'll fit tons of drives if you know where to put them. Actually, they just came out with a new one I guess... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154091 I wish I could get the face plate from this one, I hate the...
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    Mini-ITX case with two 3.5 internal

    Old drives were 1.6" thick I'm assuming that is the 1T one, now they are 1", so I guess that is the 0.8T one. EDIT: Looking at the drive cage in the pics it means one of the drive bays is .8" thick, so you'd have to get one of the fancy low profile drives for it. Or just throw the drive on some...
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    Mini-ITX case with two 3.5 internal

    I forgot to put a link. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154084
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    Mini-ITX case with two 3.5 internal

    There is enough room in the MI-100 for 3 drives, 4 if you don't mind blocking a bit of airflow,and 5 if you do some modding. Also, when I got mine it was only $50.
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    Data Center Move - lots of pics : no 56K

    Somewhat unrelated, but a test of this concept is what caused the chernobyl accident. They tried to see if the steam turbines' momentum to generate enough electricity to shut off the reactor in an emergency, it worked, they shut it off too far and tried to start it without waiting a while for it...
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    Project: PrometheusCu

    Nah, it is just that working on this is more or less a chore, I have the same problem with big projects.
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    Post your retro hardware.

    :D Sim tower is the first game I ever got, played the heck outta it... If you can find it "yoot tower" is a newer version with more stuff. Nice one there, not old at all. A P3 is fine for what a laptop does...
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    Post your retro hardware.

    I got a proliant 3000 too, so I know the memory type, pretty weird, it is like a dimm, only 2" tall...
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    Post your retro hardware.

    :D Yup, it isn't my main computer, but I still use it from time to time... It is still quicker than my newer one, but it uses so much power in comparison I don't use it much.
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    Post your retro hardware.

    32mb sticks, pretty normal size back then, I still have tons of 16mb 72 pin simms, and some 1mb 30 pin simms...
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    Project: PrometheusCu

    About that.:D Cool mods, nonetheless. The huge ones with all the detail usually end up sitting around half done, as working on them gets to be more of a chore than fun. I have the same problem with all of my projects...:(
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    Silicon fluid immersion?

    Use CO2, it stores much denser [it is actually a liquid in the tank] also, it is cheaper than nitrogen, and a 40lb tank will hold about the same amount of gas as the K size tank from what I've read...
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    Longest lasting drive you've owned?

    I got a old quantum fireball 8.1 GB, loudest thing I've heard for a hard drive, but it has been running for like 10 years now...
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    Liquid metal 'hot loop'

    Make your waterblocks out of iron/steel [it doesn't amalgamate with them], and use rubber tubing, dunno what you'd use for a radiator though...
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    Sealed computer (dusty environ)

    Build a plywood box big enough for the computer and the monitor, run ducts from outside for cooling air, and have clear flexible plastic sheeting for one side, so the buttons are still pushable, and the screen seeable, then it is in it's own atmosphere free of metal dust. You could also add some...
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    Liquid metal 'hot loop'

    It sounds a lot like "cerrosafe" which is used to cast chambers on firearms, to see what round they use. in the 1/2" or so diameter pieces that come out of the chamber they only expand a couple thousandths [0.002"] over a few weeks...
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    PC in wine cooler?

    Shorten the captube, and add a much better condenser, and it'll work fine, but in it's current configuration it'll die right away...
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    cracked radiator, how can i seal it?

    Did you use teflon tape? By the way, if it was the radiator you'd want to solder it, just sand the paint off, heat it up, drop some flux on it and touch some solder to it, the plumbing section at home depot is your friend.
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    Project: PrometheusCu

    Wow, presidential grade shielding for your sound card! :p :D
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    mini itx in a cardboard box

    Your components were cooler in the intake configuration, besides, your power supply exhausts air, if the case fan does too, and you have no intake holes then no air will move in your case...
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    Yay! MI-100 mod!

    You may have problems with that big of a hole, all of the air the fan will exhaust will be right by the fan, and the rest will go out the back, and into your case. It might work, but I wouldn't trust it... If I were you I'd just go with a shorter heatsink...
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    Yay! MI-100 mod!

    Don't bother, I couldn't see it fitting, besides this seasonic could power just about anything you could realistically put in this case...
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    Yay! MI-100 mod!

    You can fit plenty of drives in the standard spots, I could get about 4 in the case with a laptop cd drive...If you have a 1U heatsink that actually is designed for 1U servers you won't have to put the PSU in the front... The screen has round holes, my dad found it at a steelyard a couple...
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    Yay! MI-100 mod!

    The PSU has started to overheat now, looks like the 60mm fan is going back in soon... No, it's just that if somebody were going to make one they'd want the 20mm thick fan so they'd not have to wreck a fan to make it fit... Thanks for the compliment!
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    Yay! MI-100 mod!

    The one on the PSU is a 92mm, it was 25mm wide, I needed a 20mm for it to fit conventionally, the 60mm was the one inside the psu originally... Running, 28C cpu idle, load is 55C, but all I really want right now is quiet, it'll last a long time at 55C...
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    Yay! MI-100 mod!

    I don't know, I assembled it as I was posting it! :p
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    Yay! MI-100 mod!

    I got the PSU all fitting with a beefy fan and all... Fan and unmodded power supply [amperage rating sticker moved to side from top] Fan on PSU, 1st revision NT-07 with fan and shroud removed. NT-07 without fan and shroud is level with the northbridge heatsink. Fan was too...
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    Project: SDM = Size Doesn't Matter.

    The side of the PSU'd probably block airflow, you could probably take off the shroud thing and run it passive, what with the vent in that side of the case... I'm looking at cutting a hole in the cover of my PSU and putting a really quiet 92mm fan I have sitting around on it, and removing the...
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    Project: SDM = Size Doesn't Matter.

    Don't put plastic on the sides, use mesh of some sort, you'll need the airflow, even with the fans on the front.
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    Project: SDM = Size Doesn't Matter.

    I have pretty much the exact same setup, with a crappier video card, and a modified case, it's in the SFF gallery subforum... I wanna see what you figure out for airflow with that PSU, it completely blocks my NT-07...
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    Yay! MI-100 mod!

    It blocks the fan perfectly [1MM to spare], I'll have to cut the cover of it and exhaust the cpu air into the psu...
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    Yay! MI-100 mod!

    I don't like the splitter things, besides, I only have 4 4pin plugs... No idea, I've never heard of the mi-008 Is it less than a foot long? If so then it probably would...
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    Yay! MI-100 mod!

    It looks longer than the current one in the pictures, I doubt that a CD drive will fit with it [the smallest cd drive I have barely fits already...], so I'm gonna put a laptop cd drive in instead, I could fit 3 3.5" HDDs in it pretty easily, even without using the side mount that blocks a ton...
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