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This is amazing!
Have you thought about adding a capacitor/battery to keep the fan power supply on for a few moments after the system is shut down?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nategr8ns;14277099 
This is amazing!
Have you thought about adding a capacitor/battery to keep the fan power supply on for a few moments after the system is shut down?

That would be very cool IMO as a system-cooldown.

Or if you set it on a switch you could get air moving before you turn on the hardware.
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Originally Posted by nategr8ns;14277099 
This is amazing!
Have you thought about adding a capacitor/battery to keep the fan power supply on for a few moments after the system is shut down?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Conner;14291580 
That would be very cool IMO as a system-cooldown.

Or if you set it on a switch you could get air moving before you turn on the hardware.

Actually guys, that is how it works! As long as the main power switch on the back of the PSU is on, the primary system cooling fan runs. The second fan in the system is just for the CPU/GPU heatsink, it only turns on if the core temperature goes above 53° C. I imagine that it will only turn on when gaming or folding or something. smile.gif
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me gusta
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Subbed. This is just blowing my mind.
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Someone had to tongue.gif

Seriously though. My brain exploded. This is gonna be crazy. Definitely subbed, can't wait to see this play out. maybe when you're done you can build me one xD
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post #27 of 86
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Thanks everyone! And now it's update time!

Several hours of sanding, wet-sanding and buffing later the two main panels have been completed.

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I found a wireless module for the keyboard and mouse, this will soon lose the cheapo plastic cover.

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I finalized where all of the hardware will eventually get mounted, and yes that is the battery up at the top of the motherboard. I am hoping to find some new cells for it so that it can act as a UPS.

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Now mounting motherboard directly onto acrylic is tough enough, now make the motherboard have mounts in seemingly random locations and at two different heights and regular standoffs just don't cut it. So I looked into my fastener cabinet and found these nice little OEM standoffs that Apple used to use in their G4 models.

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Here the metal standoffs mounted to the motherboard.

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The elevated section of the motherboard needed something a bit taller so I made a pair of standoffs from 3/8 square acrylic rod.

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To make everything just the right height each metal standoff was bonded to a 3 mm thick piece of acrylic. They look a bit like little ice cubes.

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I finalized the speaker mounts, as you can see the Logitech speaker looks like crap especially when compared to the Bose.

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So a made a pair of small black acrylic covers for them, they will look much better this way.

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Now that I was done drilling holes in the main panels, at least as far as I know. I got to work bonding them together.

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And so far I have the speakers installed and plan to start working on the wiring and motherboard mounting parts of the project tonight.

As always thanks for looking everybody smile.gif
Edited by Photograph - 7/28/11 at 1:33pm
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It's spelled "lose". That's really my only gripe about your post...not sure what tells people to spell it with two O's. I see this all over the web and I understand it less and less each time.
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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle;14381907 
It's spelled "lose". That's really my only gripe about your post...not sure what tells people to spell it with two O's. I see this all over the web and I understand it less and less each time.

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I was about to give you the "Ghetto Master" award when I saw this, but then I realized that your clamps weren't caulking guns.
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