SG05 Window Mod and UV light kit mod

Discussion in 'Worklogs' started by 1_legged_sheep, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. 1_legged_sheep

    1_legged_sheep Limp Gawd

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    I've had the HIS IceQ Pro in my SG05 for a while now and always wanted to do a window mod. The side of the case is already perforated so I decided just to cut out the perforated part and install a window. I purchased everything at local stores. The acrylic from home depot for $1.99 a sheet and the molding from Autozone for $5.99. I also picked up some glue that's supposed to work on Acrylic from home depot for $2.99. So about $11 + my time wrapped up in this.

    Here's a pic of the materials minus the glue:
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    The center mesh part I dremel'd out:
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    Outer case after the cut:
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    I drilled vent holes in the front of the window so the vid card can suck in fresh air:
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    I had to cut the molding so it would lay flesh with the window, it doesn't look pretty but you won't see that side of it:
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    The UV light kit came with a back panel switch which there is no room for on an SG05 with a double slot vid card. I figured the switch just broke the circuit and I could just splice it out:
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    I was right:
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    The UV kit is two 4" cold cathode bulbs. I hid one at the bottom under the video card:
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    And the other at the top on a support brace:
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    The cable management may look like a mess but none of this is visible:
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    That's it for now.. the acrylic glue takes 12 hours to cure. I'll finish up the build log tomorrow or Friday hopefully.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2010
  2. Crispy002

    Crispy002 [H]ard|Gawd

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    If you use the bb [​IMG]
     
  3. 1_legged_sheep

    1_legged_sheep Limp Gawd

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    Glue has settled. Finished pics:
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  4. FrEaKy

    FrEaKy [H] Movie and TV Show Review Guy

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    Not bad bro, very clean for a basic mod, I like it.
     
  5. Spiko

    Spiko Gawd

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    looking good.
     
  6. M0rph3us

    M0rph3us 2[H]4U

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    Looks pretty good, got any lights on after pictures?
     
  7. Korben Dallas

    Korben Dallas Gawd

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    Hey, not bad not bad! I really like the gpu in full view through the window. Reminds me a of a peepshow type of deal.
     
  8. cj3waker

    cj3waker 2[H]4U

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    nice man. I just ordered everything I need for my mini-itx build, including that case, so stoked!
     
  9. 1_legged_sheep

    1_legged_sheep Limp Gawd

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    I'll take some pics with the lights in the room off.. or maybe a pic for that "Post your workstation" thread so you can see it in perspective. Those pics I took were with the lights in the room on. Those 2 little 4" UV bulbs glow pretty bright in such a small area.
     
  10. oVrKiL

    oVrKiL [H]Lite

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    Awesome setup man, looks very good...very clean.