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post #71 of 159
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Update 10 (i)

Hey guys! So as promised, I've got the Dremel Multipurpose 561 cutting tool-bits today!
A bunch of stuff, including a second generation Ipod Nano 2GB biggrin.gif Got it for free from a very nice friend indeed biggrin.gif

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Here they are! Bought 6 just in case biggrin.gif

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What they're capable of.. pretty scary

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So THIS is how they cut... at first glance I thought they were only drill bits. But the outer rings are sharper and jut out. It's like a spiral UPWARDS.

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WOO HOOO

Going to get the motherboard panel hole sliced open in the weekends biggrin.gif
Stay tuned for more!
Update coming very very soon, got the tools hee hee wink.gif

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post #72 of 159
I use those along with the circle cutting kit to cut fan holes in acrylic. Nice work! Love scratch builds
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post #73 of 159
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Hahah thanks!

Oh gosh... my internet has been capped for the past few weeks which is the main reason why I haven't been able to update at all.
I promise to all the people who are watching/subscribed to the mod that I WILL update this mod on the 11th.

I have a truckload of updates ready for uploading and posting onto this log, but my internet plan is so horrible that I cannot even upload the photos.
Well all I can really do is give you a little hint on what's to come:

1) Thermochill Radiator hole cut out
2) Radiator mesh guard created
3) Radiator section COMPLETE with gallery pictures.
4) Motherboard I/O panel cut out
5) New accessories, including MASKING TAPE
6) New components, including new Harddrive and NEW SWITCH FROM MODSMART!!!!!!!!!!
7) 120mm fan grilles provided by a nice guy smile.gif

Overall, it's the HOLIDAYS.
Which = more modification time


So you guys will be expecting many updates to come!
Just waiting for the 11th of April for updates...
Sooooo....
Stay tuned for more guys!
post #74 of 159
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Update 11

HEY GUYS!
So the long awaited series of updates; I've got a lot coming up aswell, so keep reading folks!

A friendly guy on another computer forum was giving away free acryic 120mm fan grilles, and he sent them to me biggrin.gif

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Tested on a Cougar Vortex

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The grilles were apparently created on a CNC milling machine using 'smoked' acrylic, which I think looks pretty damn awesome!
Will most definitely be integrating this into my mod, and will be notifying the donor of my progress thumb.gif

So, I'm finally using the dremel 561 cutting bits!
But first, I have to figure out how to use the extension shaft. It's a little awkward cutting vertically on a surface all the time with something bulky. It's also hard to see where you're cutting.

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Okay... attached

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Hope this actually cuts on its sides. tongue.gif

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I finally figured out how this shaft works, there's this metal rod in the middle and it rotates with the main gear.

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Testing it out in a ghetto workstation (i.e. the laundry)

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Beautiful! No splinters or splits from the edge of the cuts!
Surface is also very smooth.

Excellent!
YOU will see how these go in the NEXT UPDATE (when i cut the motherboard hole and radiator hole out
Stay tuned for more guys!
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post #75 of 159
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Update 12

Hey guys!
Continuing on...

The state of my mod from term 1 hibernation

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Also, I finally purchased some masking tape!!!!
Sweet for taping the sides of wood when I cut it.

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Generic brand, well what do you expect I bought this for $2

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The motherboard/main panel:

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The fan grille from before, marking out 120mm fan holes for the radiator.
Reason? I made a mistake with the one on the outer edges, and so to make it more secure I'll secure the radiator through 4 centrallized mounting holes on the first 120mm slot.

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Great thanks to my neighbor once again

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So, I quickly got everything set up for cutting:

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I also did it for the motherboard I/O panel cut-out.

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Apparently, to use the extension shaft properly you have to make sure the shaft experiences a straight path, which can be achieved by hanging it or placing it below you.
So here we go~!

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WOOO HOOO!

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Straight and lovely cuts!

Will be continuing on to the next update... upload limit is damn annoying isn't it?
STAY TUNED!!
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post #76 of 159
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Update 13

Hey guys!
So continuing on...

Finished cutting!

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The even surface of the cuts just amaze me really! Good job to Dremel once again for an amazing product biggrin.gif

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The cutting bit started being a little erratic after the first cut, next time I should be able to use the cuttting bit without having to apply masking tape to the surface. The sticky substance must have affected the cutting surface after a while.
The quality of the cut is still good though, it's very smooth!

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Smoothing time!

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Secured by a cut down cutting bit (from the Ozito tool kit ofcourse, would NEVER waste a Dremel tool-bit)

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Secured by a slipper...

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Done! Now it's the beloved gallery time!

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Now to split this update in half...
Moving onto the final touches to the radiator!
MESH!

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Using some sharp scissors, I don't have pliers sadly

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Measured and cut!

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YAY!

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Woot, so that's the completion of the radiator and its preparation!
Now I have to deal with the motherboard I/O cut-out, which is not sanded down yet but will be in upcoming updates!

So it's the holidays; plenty of time to cut!
Stay tuned for more guys!
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Edited by LokSupguller - 4/11/12 at 6:08pm
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post #78 of 159
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smile.gif thank you very much!
post #79 of 159
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Update 14

Hey guys!
I received a ModSmart switch from PCCG a while ago (: just never got a chance to tell you guys about it because of my capped internet.

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The illumination is apparently a 'ring' type, i.e. a circular band of light will surround the switch when activated.
I also chose amber as the illumination colour, because it will suit the deep orange colour scheme when I paint the panels.

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And the stuff at the back... which I need help from you guys to figure out redface.gif

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So here's the trouble. I don't know what does what although I know the ones on the far left and right are the terminals for the power LED. As far as I know, once says 'C', one says 'NC' and once says 'NO'

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So can you guys help me with this... I seriously don't know why there are 3 terminals.


The wiring:

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Luckily, no soldering iron is required to attach this babe. This clip-on device is actually pretty nifty.

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I will be testing the switch out on my other desktop as soon as possible to find out what does what, and maybe I can help other people with the same problem smile.gif

To other things....
Borrowed this cool thing from my neighbor

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Could come in handy for things later! (seriously, a metal ruler and my eyes do not always work well when measuring thickness)

Well anyways that's it for now.
Stay tuned for more!
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Edited by LokSupguller - 4/11/12 at 6:07pm
post #80 of 159
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Update 15

Hey guys!

So whew the third update for the day!
In this update, I'll be finally covering the installation of the 5770 waterblock!

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The model for the graphics card is:
Sapphire Vapor-X 5770

Stripped to the core:

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The GPU die; SO SHINY!!

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See the reflection of the camera lens? Pretty cool!

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Unpacking the thing

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After putting this thing away for almost a year it's still okay

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Applying the T.I.M. I've had this thermal paste for ages (maybe since 2009?)

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Don't forget the washers.

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I feel so bad for ruining the nice surface

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Smoothed out

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(I know I made a mistake on this because I forgot I needed thermal pads for the RAM)

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Installed!

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I LOVE the feeling of the graphics card with the waterblock installed. The solid, cold feel. I just love it biggrin.gif

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Mock-up on this mATX Gigabyte motherboard, ofcourse the motherboard I will be getting shall look much better.

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As you can see here, the GPU will not go past the motherboard (this is a mATX board, not an ATX. The ATX is represented by the line on the far right.

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Woo, so I'll just have to order a bunch of thermal pads, but it will be a waste of money if I pay shipping just for that.
So that's it for now!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE!!
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