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 Post subject: Mirror Mod (56K Beware)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:24 pm 
Little Foot
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Hey guys

I did a little mirror mod the other night to help hide some wires and give my system a boost.

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I picked up the mirror from a local window place . I just brought in a template of what I wanted to cut and they took care of the rest and it only cost 10 bucks. Any local window shop should be able to accomidate you and if you bring a template with you, they'll most likely cut it for free. I would suggest giving yourself some breathing room because it will be really tight otherwise. I learned that the hard way and had to bring it back. Most cases won't require the notch I had cut from mine (Wavemaster mobo tray support) but you'll want to check your inards.


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I would suggest finding some feet or something to mount under the mirror to give it some lift so you have space for wires/molex connects and such.

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Having a removable mobo tray helps a lot here. I just slid mine out an inch or two and the mirror went in easily. The contoller card for my Koolance EXOS is right at the bottom so I had to unplug the wires to fit the mirror in.


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I picked up the CM applique from the place I order all my gear from in Toronto. I'm told frozenCPU sells something similar for you American folks :)

Total cost - Just over $20.00 CND.
Time to install - 15 minutes
Level of difficulty - dead easy

That's it

Thanks for checking it out :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:17 pm 
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very nice


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 1:09 am 
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Do you have a before picture?


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VERY cool looking. Is that the standard sized "CoolerMaster" window applique you can get at, say, Frozed CPU??


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 1:18 am 
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that is very nice looking.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:57 am 
Little Foot
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Thanks guys :)

Here is a before pic.

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I'm not sure about it being a standard size. I know the I got was 7.5 inches. I live in Canada, so i got it locally. I have been told that frozenCPU has them though.

thanks again


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That is a sweet addition boo. Keep the ideas coming!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 6:52 am 
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nice job

i like the mirror


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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Mod (56K Beware)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:30 am 
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Booradley wrote:
Hey guys

I did a little mirror mod the other night to help hide some wires and give my system a boost. Here it is.



Hiya Boo,

First, knock your images down to 640 wide so you don't "break the frame" that chams likes so much.

Second,

Add some comments to your original post - like tell us:
"How hard was it"
"How long did it take"
"Was it expensive"

That kinda jazz

Then PM me and I will put your thread on the MRL list for folks too see even after it drops down the Forum list.

Nice job BTW

Manta


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:45 am 
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Holy smokes man! That is one of the sweetest looking rigs I've ever seen!

I would also like to know how many man hours you put into that art.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 8:36 am 
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Not much in your PCI slots eh?

Looks bad ass man, whered u get the nirror cut like that?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:09 am 
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Damn that mirror made a difference. Kick ass mod. Very well done.


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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Mod (56K Beware)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:19 am 
Little Foot
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MantaBase wrote:
Booradley wrote:
Hey guys

I did a little mirror mod the other night to help hide some wires and give my system a boost. Here it is.



Hiya Boo,

First, knock your images down to 640 wide so you don't "break the frame" that chams likes so much.

Second,

Add some comments to your original post - like tell us:
"How hard was it"
"How long did it take"
"Was it expensive"

That kinda jazz

Then PM me and I will put your thread on the MRL list for folks too see even after it drops down the Forum list.

Nice job BTW

Manta


I'll take of everything you requested tonight

thanks for the heads up


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:19 pm 
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I've updated the original post as per Manta's request


Spider Monkey wrote:
Holy smokes man! That is one of the sweetest looking rigs I've ever seen!

I would also like to know how many man hours you put into that art.


Hey Spider Monkey

That's a huge compliment...I'm not sure I'm worthy of it, but thanks a bunch :) As for time, this mod took a wopping 15 mins, but my whole rig took aobut 9 months or so. It's had many many different looks from being air cooled to water cooled. It's been a really fun and sometimes terribly frustrating ride..lol

thanks again

Emwun Garand wrote:
Not much in your PCI slots eh?

Looks bad ass man, whered u get the nirror cut like that?


I try to keep everyting nice and clean, so I don't have any extra cards or headers hooked up. I'm really happy with the IC7's onboard audio so I took out the audigy.

thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:56 pm 
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Booradley wrote:
I've updated the original post as per Manta's request


Spider Monkey wrote:
Holy smokes man! That is one of the sweetest looking rigs I've ever seen!

I would also like to know how many man hours you put into that art.


Hey Spider Monkey

That's a huge compliment...I'm not sure I'm worthy of it, but thanks a bunch :) As for time, this mod took a wopping 15 mins, but my whole rig took aobut 9 months or so. It's had many many different looks from being air cooled to water cooled. It's been a really fun and sometimes terribly frustrating ride..lol

thanks again

Emwun Garand wrote:
Not much in your PCI slots eh?

Looks bad ass man, whered u get the nirror cut like that?


I try to keep everyting nice and clean, so I don't have any extra cards or headers hooked up. I'm really happy with the IC7's onboard audio so I took out the audigy.

thanks



planning for wires, and then actually wireing it takes the longest...glad to see people still take the time to hide them, instead of just sleeving and leaving


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:09 am 
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I'm still a big fan of sleeving but all those little wires are the ones that need managing.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:54 pm 
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Booradley wrote:
I'm still a big fan of sleeving but all those little wires are the ones that need managing.


the front panel connections (ie: power, reset, powe-LED, etc)?

you can weave them together...it doesnt take long, but looks MUCH better after


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:26 pm 
Little Foot
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I had them all weaved together and then sleeved them, you can see them in the before pic. I wasn't very happy with how that sleeving looked, I used too much UV paint and it looked kinda crappy. There was also a bunch of wiring from the Koolance controller card. Can't see them now :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:42 pm 
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I think it looks slick, nice pictures too.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:05 am 
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Mr. Hiyasaki wrote:
I think it looks slick, nice pictures too.


thanks :)


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