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Thread: Let me know if I'm on crack please :)




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    Like the subject topic says...

    Here's what I wanna do. Before I buy anything want some input (save me a few bucks if I really am on crack like a fewo thers have told me :D)

    My P4 in my sig is gonna be running at stock speeds again (or well, at least not clocked as high as 3.32ghz, maybe run it at 2.8 or something small) and the ram will be set back down to stock running default voltages etc. Anyway, that aside, I'm looking to rebuild my case entirely outta plexiglass (Except for one 3 1/2" drive bay where my 52 C IBM "Deathstar" SCSI HDD resides (thing idles at 32 C w/ 120mm fan infront of it heh)... Anyway sidetracking :)

    Wanna take my case (Enermax CS-3061L (White not black)) and empty it, rebuild it all in plexiglass, including the mainboard tray. I can do this no problem, question is, should I? Or should I lay off the crack pipe for a while (speaking figuratively not literally)? Basically all this machine is gonna be used for is, I'm bringing her into the shop to put up as a demo unit for sampling the new DSL that's in the area, and want something that'll catch people's eye yanno :D But want to make it myself :) (I don't intend on making cases like this galore and sellin' 'em, just making one for my own use for this purpose until funds become available to build the shop its own machine for that purpose)...

    Anyway rambling :) Yay or nay on this?
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    i say go for it :thumb:

    Acrylic cases are already fairly normal though, so it's not a completey original idea:
    http://www.coolerguys.com/Merchant2/..._Code=CS-ACRYL
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    Hey I'm goin' "woody" myself. :D


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    Wow, people could come in and see the death-defying DeskStar in action:eek:

    Gives me goose bumps:D
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    For your Desk Star :D you might want to consider something over at www.silentPCreview.com. They have a DIY aluminum harddrive "sandwich" that reduces temperature & noise! They also have a second article about it here. Also, an article about HD cooling and attaching side sinks here.

    Good luck,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Hey I'm goin' "woody" myself. :D

    With handle like Dryadsoul (Welsh for Druid).......gonna
    try makin' box outa Jacaronda........give me sumpin' ta do
    while saving coin for dat Prometiea............:( : peace2:
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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    i say go for it :thumb:

    Acrylic cases are already fairly normal though, so it's not a completey original idea:
    http://www.coolerguys.com/Merchant2/..._Code=CS-ACRYL
    I know it's not, but was told I was on crack coz I wanted to do it myself and not buy something premade (I can save myself about 80 bucks doing it myself)

    Quote Originally Posted by negomike
    For your Desk Star you might want to consider something over at www.silentPCreview.com. They have a DIY aluminum harddrive "sandwich" that reduces temperature & noise! They also have a second article about it here. Also, an article about HD cooling and attaching side sinks here.

    Good luck,
    And May the seek be with you
    Thanks, gonna check into that :)
    <font size=1>Pentium 4 2.53GHz @ 3.515GHz (FSB: 185; VCore: 1.725)</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/v7plus.htm">ThermalTake Volcano 7+</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.albatron.com.tw/product/PX845PEV_800.asp">Albatron PX845PEV-800</a></font>
    <font size=1>512MB Samsung DDR333 @ DDR370</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.ati.com/products/pc/radeon9700pro/">Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/proddetail.html?prodkey=ASC-29160">Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI Controller</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/marketing/detail/0,1081,321,00.html">Seagate ST373405LW 73GB U160 SCSI</a></font>
    <font size=1>Enermax EG465P-VE 450watt PSU</font>
    <font size=1>CPU Temp (100%): 39 C; HDD Temp (100%): 31 C (100%); Chipset Temp (100%): 32 C</font>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suicide
    I know it's not, but was told I was on crack coz I wanted to do it myself and not buy something premade (I can save myself about 80 bucks doing it myself)
    i always like doing my mods myself....if you think you can do it then go for it:thumb: :cheers:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    When ya get that wooden PC coffin built, I'll give ya a professional critique Wiggo ;)
    I have a similar idea(s), and when I can build it, I'll fwd the pics. As far as the acrylic case, I'd say....GO FOR IT! :thumb:
    Plastic is an amazingly versatile material, and I'd like to see you do something wild with it. All of the pre-fab acrylic cases I've seen are pretty much just copies of a metal case....:cheers:
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    Just ordered a couple of sheets (making two cases :D) will post pics when complete.
    <font size=1>Pentium 4 2.53GHz @ 3.515GHz (FSB: 185; VCore: 1.725)</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/v7plus.htm">ThermalTake Volcano 7+</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.albatron.com.tw/product/PX845PEV_800.asp">Albatron PX845PEV-800</a></font>
    <font size=1>512MB Samsung DDR333 @ DDR370</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.ati.com/products/pc/radeon9700pro/">Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/proddetail.html?prodkey=ASC-29160">Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI Controller</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/marketing/detail/0,1081,321,00.html">Seagate ST373405LW 73GB U160 SCSI</a></font>
    <font size=1>Enermax EG465P-VE 450watt PSU</font>
    <font size=1>CPU Temp (100%): 39 C; HDD Temp (100%): 31 C (100%); Chipset Temp (100%): 32 C</font>

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