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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:48 am 
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I was wondering if I should use this old HD cooler bay front piece in place of one of the bays to "look" like a car grill? Or would it be overkill?

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Also, since I lost money on the motherboard in a bad ebay transaction and since my In-Laws will be visiting in 2 weeks, I added a multifunctional floppy/media reader drive. I was going to add a Matrix Orbital LCDC, but do not have the money.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:33 pm 
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Looks great, except one thing that jumped out at me. You are pretty far off with measurements for the design on the top of the case. The logo sits too far to the left and you have more space on the right side then on the left side.

Yes, I know that's nitpicky, but attention to detail and nitpick is what makes mods of the month in my mind. Anyone can slap a few stickers and some fans and stuff on a PC, but attention to detail in my mind is the key.

Don't take this as I hate the thing...I thing the mod is wicked sweet and a damn good job was done. That was just the first thing that stuck out when I saw the top of the case.

Keep on moddin' bro! Looks sweet!


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So I was looking at maybe putting the engine inside, but I think it's way too big. It sure won't fit between the drive cage rails and it would probably prevent a video card from staying in the slot.

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I added some lights to the right side to shine out of the side scoops.

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Here's some pics of the lights so far.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:48 am 
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The motherboard arrived today. (The second one I bought)

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I set the Proc in

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and the Hyper48 heatsink

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And then the memory was seated

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Lastly I replaced to IO plate

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More to come. I'm gonna modify the heatsink so that it appears to have this on it.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:52 am 
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get your self some really loonnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggg brass standoffs, and put them on the screws leading to the fan on the HSF. then drill a couple of holes into the filter cover and attach some screws through the filter into the standoffs. GOOD JOB!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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use wingnuts to hold the filter-cover on :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:11 pm 
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This is ROTM material already, don't even need to assemble it or finish it.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:42 pm 
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I've kind of given up on ROTM. I have made at least a few worthy mods with no responses. I may submit it, but it'll be a while

Also, I already have a plan to attach the engine cover. You will likey!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:32 pm 
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Here's another pic of the motherboard with all the cards, thus far.

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I put the glass back on the front too.

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I also have been doing a bit of Soldering to take out the switches these cathodes come with. I don't want a bunch of switches on the back panel. When you power up the lights come on and then they turn off when you power down.

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For the loose lighting cables...

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...I'm glueing them all down. Trust me, a glue gun is always nice to have around.

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Lastly, I'm thinking of adding a UV cathode above the motherboard. There will be a few UV cathodes inside to really show off the UV sensitive Mobo.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:14 am 
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I could never stand seeing the drive bay cage from the window.

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Can you think of something I can put there to cover it up that'll look cool? I thought about making a dealer window sticker for the 1971 Dodge Charger SuperBee and put that there. What do you think?


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I kind of like the blue wiring to use to cover the bays. Some color wiring may be cool.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:16 am 
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blue wiring would look great, also.. Are you goin to OC it?


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Wow man, just WOW. Are you sure your going to want to give it to your F-I-L? Awsome work man, can't wait to see the finished product.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:56 pm 
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I tried plugging in the CPU fan, that has 4 pins to the place on the board that only has 3, but it won't fit here.

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What's this 4 pin power for?

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This cable comes from the floppy/media reader, but I don't know where to plug it in. The 4 pin jumper above doesn't say if it has data + or data -.

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Here's 2 pics of what he proc will kind of look like with the engine cover on.

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I painted the exposed drive bays black.

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I'm gonna copy the look of an engine with this CAT 5 cable.

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I cut it up and I'm going to try to find a way to make it look good there.

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Lastly I made all the power connections and cleaned up the wiring. The IDE cables will be black.

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The Media Card Reader plugs into a USB header on the mobo. As per the CPU fan, the 4-Pin Power connector may work, but u wanna connect to the 3-Pin CPU Fan header in order to utilize any BIOS settings for it. I'd take the pins out of a 3-Pin header plug from another fan dead/alive, and switch it with the 4-pin, so u can connect the CPU fan's power. But that's only on a need-to-do basis, otherwise, go buy a HS/F combo with a 3-Pin connection.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:38 am 
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I've decided against the blue wires. It looked real stupid and untidy. With just a black cage it looks real clean and simple.

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Looks fantastic. Good Job!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:25 pm 
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I bought a 10 inch UV cathode from AutoZone. These are brighter than ones made for PC's.

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I got out a spare molex

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Then I cut off the end and separated the 12V from the ground.

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I did the same with the molex

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Then soldered them together.

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And it works!

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So I put it in the case.

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Next comes the engine/processor mod. I bought an 80mm blow hole funnel and a 120mm to 92mm fan adapter.

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I slid one into the other....

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And cut away the excess.

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Then screwed it back to the heatsink.

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Finally, I used silicone to bond the engine top to the structure.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:54 pm 
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That is creative. I think it looks awsome. Where did you buy the blow hole? I was looking for them and couldnt find. Once again looks great i hope it keeps getting better.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:51 pm 
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So I started loading the OS

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