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BoogerBomb

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Not a fan at all of side window but I like the way you did it and I also like the "smoke" tint you had done to it.
 

oliverw92

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Take your time Oli, it's coming along wonderfully :cool:

Thanks Bill :)

The flush windows are always nice, this is looking gorgeous!

Yeah i love the look too :D

Not a fan at all of side window but I like the way you did it and I also like the "smoke" tint you had done to it.

Side windows aren't to everyones taste, I can understand that :) I'm personally not too much of a fan of clear side windows. I like at least a light tint. Thankyou!

I love the window, I want to do something like that with my lian li V2000.

You should do!
 

oliverw92

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Thanks guys :)

Update #13 - 6/05/2010

Sorry for the lack of updates! I have been extremely busy with other stuffs :)

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Something very special arrived from the states!

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This is an IandH StealthRes. It is like a deluxe version of the EK Multioption.

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The main difference is that you can't see the screw thread of the tube/end caps unlike the EK one. This also means that you can fill it up past the top of the clear tube, meaning you don't see the waterline.

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These are the clamps. Powdercoated metal with a rubber coating on the jaws.

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The jaws are spring loaded to hold the tube in place.

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Where did they come from...

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Everyone should know what this means! Its MDPC-butter-jelly-time :D

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I've gone for black sleeve, white heatshrink.

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40m of the stuff.

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Yeah the quality doesn't need explaining!

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Om nom nom nom nom!

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Once upon a time in Bitspower Land, an army of evil compressions was forming!

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One day they ganged up on two helpless passthrough fittings, demanding them to reveal the secret of how to get 'Bitspower' written on you!

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Suddenly, the Bitspower Monster burst out and came to save the passthrough fittings!

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The compressions were terrified and fell over!

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'Fear the almighty Bitspower Dragon!'

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Up it reared on its hind legs...

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And with that the compression fittings ran away for their lives!

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The two passthroughs lived happily ever after and went on to have lots of little babies.

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However what of the dragon. It grew and grew until it was huge!

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It got so big, that it turned evil, and the compressions came back to save the day!

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They circled the dragon, attacking from all sides with stop fittings...

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Until finally, the dragon was slain!

The end.


P.S. Thanks Bitspower :p

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oliverw92

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Update #14 - 24/05/2010

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Got a new toy - Canon EFS 60mm f2.8 Macro!

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I remade all the hard drive trays - I wasn't happy with the original design and I also realised there would be masses of vibration.

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To solve the vibration issues all the holes have rubber grommets in them (this also elevates the hard drives meaning they don't actually rest on the acrylic at all and the screws that go into them don't touch the acrylic either). I have also lined the edges of the base of the plates with neoprene. This creates a tight friction fit between the rails and the tray.

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I'm hoping this should be enough!

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Here is a 2.5" drive mounted on one of the trays.

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The drive doesn't actually make direct contact with the acrylic.

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And with a full size drive on.

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Quick test fit - these are all just test drives so i can check dimensions etc.

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Bought an SSD second hand a few weeks back. It died unfortunately so i sent it off for an RMA, got a brand new one back!

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It's a Corsair Extreme 64GB (Indilinx Controller)

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Tightening it onto a drive tray

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Got some laser cutting by a friend. This is a plate i have had done to tidy up cable management and also mount the res on.

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The use of these holes will all become clear!

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Still got to cut out some holes in the mobo tray - the new Dremel I got back from repair was dead on arrival!

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Pretty tight fit with the hard drive bays!

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And with the res installed.

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Should be getting some white tops for the res at some point.

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Here is the plate behind the motherboard tray.

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Hmmm why am I installing the CD drive...

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Oh yeah that's why! This is my custom faceplate that stealths an FC5 and a CD Drive.

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This tab is the button for the CD drive - inspiration taken from MurderMod.

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Here is the blank installed over the CD drive.



And to fill the gap for the fan controller, Lamptron have joined the project! They are sending me V2 of their FC5 fan controller, which fixes the viewing angle issues of the first version.

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vengence

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I'm not sure I can keep reading this thread... it's going to cost me waaaay too much money. :(
 

oliverw92

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Thanks Bill :)

Update #15 - 06/06/2010

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Decided to take some overall pics of the case to give you a general idea of what stage the PC is at. I have also now finished up the motherboard tray except for one more hole, and I realised today one of my cuts is SO not straight.

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My new lens makes the TJ07 look soooo sweet

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That's all folks!
 
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PixelsGC

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Great Job as always man, your mods have inspired me to make The Little Black Box. Keep up the great work, can't wait to see more!
 

oliverw92

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Thanks man, it means a lot that i have inspired someone! I will watch your mod, got a link?
 

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Update #15 - 06/06/2010

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Time to fix this mistake! This happened when my dremel broke ages ago - the carbide bit grabbed when it died and dragged itself along the top.

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Yeah, not pretty!

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Bring on the JB Weld.

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At the time of posting this is still has about another 13 hours of curing until I can sand it back down.

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Here is a picture from one of the first updates in the log - the custom hard drive bay. I am not happy with that grill on it - too blocky and clumsy.

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So i dremelled it off and polished all the edges up!

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Cheeky revision break before installing it.

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And a quick check on the JB Weld - it is now touch dry.

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I think this looks much better than before - doesn't break it up too much. I think it will look great with 4 identical Samsung F3's in there and an SSD in the top one.

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Now there really won't be any work until the weekend - exam mode!
 
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MrPatate

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No pictures appears (also in you older post in page 5).
Firefox and IE both have the same result...

:(
 

oliverw92

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Yeah my FTP host was hacked and rooted and all my stuff deleted. I've had to reupload and replace every link on every forum all my projects are running on. I'll do this one now for you :)
 

PixelsGC

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Hey Oliver, what steps do you take to polish your edges back up that nice?
I need to polish some of mine up after cutting it.
 

oliverw92

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Hey Oliver, what steps do you take to polish your edges back up that nice?
I need to polish some of mine up after cutting it.

1. Mark out exactly where you want your edge to end up at with tape on every side of the acrylic
2. Cut about 1-2mm away from the edge of the tape
3. Grab a file and file down any large lumps left from cutting until you are about 0.5mm from the edge of the tape.
4. Start with a coarse sandpaper, say 80 grit. If you want a 'rounded' look like mine, just use the sandpaper in your hand. If you need it flat, wrap some around a block of wood.
5. Run the sandpaper along the length of the acrylic so all scratches are going in the same direction.
6. Keep sanding until there are no saw marks or large marks left.
7. Go to a higher grit sandpaper - say 120-200. Repeat steps 5 and 6.
8. Keep repeating with different grades of sandpaper. There is no need to go past 400 grit.
9. Grab a rough cloth and some Brasso (liquid metal polish). Clamp your piece of acrylic if possible. Put some brasso on the cloth, then rub the edge with lots of pressure. You will see it start to go shiny. The more you do it, the shinier it will get and the more scratches you get rid of. Lots of pressure is needed.


I like it a lot so far, makes me want a tj07.

:)
 

PixelsGC

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1. Mark out exactly where you want your edge to end up at with tape on every side of the acrylic
2. Cut about 1-2mm away from the edge of the tape
3. Grab a file and file down any large lumps left from cutting until you are about 0.5mm from the edge of the tape.
4. Start with a coarse sandpaper, say 80 grit. If you want a 'rounded' look like mine, just use the sandpaper in your hand. If you need it flat, wrap some around a block of wood.
5. Run the sandpaper along the length of the acrylic so all scratches are going in the same direction.
6. Keep sanding until there are no saw marks or large marks left.
7. Go to a higher grit sandpaper - say 120-200. Repeat steps 5 and 6.
8. Keep repeating with different grades of sandpaper. There is no need to go past 400 grit.
9. Grab a rough cloth and some Brasso (liquid metal polish). Clamp your piece of acrylic if possible. Put some brasso on the cloth, then rub the edge with lots of pressure. You will see it start to go shiny. The more you do it, the shinier it will get and the more scratches you get rid of. Lots of pressure is needed.

:)

Thank you so much will be trying this soon, I'll let you know how it goes!
 

oliverw92

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Update #17 - 18/06/2010

Ok so some of y'all have been hollerin' to see the results of ma JB Weldin'! Go on then :p

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Success me thinks :D

Then i stopped for dinner.

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Some interesting news, there is a new motherboard on the way to take the place of the MSI Eclipse Plus which unfortunately died :( MSI are sending me their new Big Bang XPower motherboard. It should be here in about 2 weeks. Thanks to John who worked hard to source me one of these!

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tazeat

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How does so much hardware die?

If I'm counting right, 2 Dremels, a SSD, and a Motherboard?
 
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