Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Other Hardware Mods › [Official] OCN sLight Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] OCN sLight Thread - Page 5

post #41 of 47
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sebkow View Post

putting my slight together slowly! what kind of white acrylic did everyone else use ? 20, 40, 60, 80 transparency ?

I used the sign white 20% from tapplastics.com

Jeffinslaw
MurderMac
(1 item)
 
Schwarz Nickel
(11 items)
 
Project mATX
(11 items)
 
Case
Apple Power Mac G5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Xeon E5 2660 V1 ASUS Rampage Gene X79 PNY GTX 970 PNY GTX 970 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Klevv Fit 16GB SanDisk 120GB Extreme SSD Custom EK Watercooling Loop Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U1525H SilverStone 600w SFX Project mATX 
  hide details  
Reply
MurderMac
(1 item)
 
Schwarz Nickel
(11 items)
 
Project mATX
(11 items)
 
Case
Apple Power Mac G5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Xeon E5 2660 V1 ASUS Rampage Gene X79 PNY GTX 970 PNY GTX 970 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Klevv Fit 16GB SanDisk 120GB Extreme SSD Custom EK Watercooling Loop Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U1525H SilverStone 600w SFX Project mATX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #42 of 47
I found some good light diffusers for cheap
http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/Lighting_Diffusers?gclid=CMCqh--_-bQCFQWe4AodUkwAGQ
 
Marylin
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus cheap ass motherboard gtx 670 ftw corsair vengence 8 gigs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
corsiar force 3 light on coolermaster hyper evo windows 7 
CaseMouseAudio
phantom 410 modified rat 7 1 million dollor souround system sometimes when... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus p77 evga 670ftw corsair vengance  
CoolingOS
liquid cooling  windows 7 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Marylin
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus cheap ass motherboard gtx 670 ftw corsair vengence 8 gigs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
corsiar force 3 light on coolermaster hyper evo windows 7 
CaseMouseAudio
phantom 410 modified rat 7 1 million dollor souround system sometimes when... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus p77 evga 670ftw corsair vengance  
CoolingOS
liquid cooling  windows 7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #43 of 47
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by modnoob View Post

I found some good light diffusers for cheap
http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/Lighting_Diffusers?gclid=CMCqh--_-bQCFQWe4AodUkwAGQ

Awesome!

Jeffinslaw
MurderMac
(1 item)
 
Schwarz Nickel
(11 items)
 
Project mATX
(11 items)
 
Case
Apple Power Mac G5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Xeon E5 2660 V1 ASUS Rampage Gene X79 PNY GTX 970 PNY GTX 970 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Klevv Fit 16GB SanDisk 120GB Extreme SSD Custom EK Watercooling Loop Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U1525H SilverStone 600w SFX Project mATX 
  hide details  
Reply
MurderMac
(1 item)
 
Schwarz Nickel
(11 items)
 
Project mATX
(11 items)
 
Case
Apple Power Mac G5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Xeon E5 2660 V1 ASUS Rampage Gene X79 PNY GTX 970 PNY GTX 970 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Klevv Fit 16GB SanDisk 120GB Extreme SSD Custom EK Watercooling Loop Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U1525H SilverStone 600w SFX Project mATX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #44 of 47
Very cool
Dante's Inferno
(20 items)
 
Work Horse
(11 items)
 
Little Monster
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i7 3930k @ 4.4 Ghz [Asus] Rampage IV Extreme [Saphire] HD 7970 Quadfire @ 1100/1600 [G.Skill] Ripjawz 16GB @1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
[OCZ] Agility 3 360GB [OCZ] Vertex 4 120GB [Seagate] Barracuda 3 TB [Seagate] Barracuda 3 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
[Asus] BD Drive [Corsair] H80 [Windows] 7 Ultimate [ASUS] VS24AH 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[Samsung] 40 Inch LED TV [Corsair] K90 [Enermax] Maxrevo 1350 Watt [Corsair] C70 Arctic White 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
[Razer] Deathadder 2013 [SteelSeries] XL Mousemat [Astro] Mixamp Pro [Audio Technica] ATH-M30 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD 8120 Asus Sabertooth 990FX  Powercolor HD 7970 Powercolor HD 7970 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
Powercolor HD 7970 8 GB G.Skill Sniper 120 GB OCZ Vertex 4 AMD Stock Cooler 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional XFX 1250 Watt Antec Three Hundred 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3770K ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe HD 7970 8GB Corsair Vengance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
120GB Kingston HyperX 3TB Seagate Barracuda  ASUS BD Drive Windows 7 
Case
Bitfenix Prodigy 
  hide details  
Reply
Dante's Inferno
(20 items)
 
Work Horse
(11 items)
 
Little Monster
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i7 3930k @ 4.4 Ghz [Asus] Rampage IV Extreme [Saphire] HD 7970 Quadfire @ 1100/1600 [G.Skill] Ripjawz 16GB @1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
[OCZ] Agility 3 360GB [OCZ] Vertex 4 120GB [Seagate] Barracuda 3 TB [Seagate] Barracuda 3 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
[Asus] BD Drive [Corsair] H80 [Windows] 7 Ultimate [ASUS] VS24AH 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[Samsung] 40 Inch LED TV [Corsair] K90 [Enermax] Maxrevo 1350 Watt [Corsair] C70 Arctic White 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
[Razer] Deathadder 2013 [SteelSeries] XL Mousemat [Astro] Mixamp Pro [Audio Technica] ATH-M30 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD 8120 Asus Sabertooth 990FX  Powercolor HD 7970 Powercolor HD 7970 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
Powercolor HD 7970 8 GB G.Skill Sniper 120 GB OCZ Vertex 4 AMD Stock Cooler 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional XFX 1250 Watt Antec Three Hundred 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3770K ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe HD 7970 8GB Corsair Vengance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
120GB Kingston HyperX 3TB Seagate Barracuda  ASUS BD Drive Windows 7 
Case
Bitfenix Prodigy 
  hide details  
Reply
post #45 of 47
This is really impressive. I like the idea of making a lit up panel for myself, just don't know where to place in my rig^^
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k msi z77a g43 EVGA gtx 680 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
2x kingston ssd 3k Aquacomputer Cuplex Kryos XT  Alphacool 120 rad Magicool 420 rad  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Magicool 240 rad EK FC gtx 680 + backplate and single bridge Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans Laing DDC-1T Plus 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 XT Aquacomputer Poweradjust 2  windows 7 HP x23LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Mirror corsair AX 750 switch 810 Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razor Goliathus Asus Xonar D2X Corsair SP2500 Sennheiser PC 161 
  hide details  
Reply
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k msi z77a g43 EVGA gtx 680 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
2x kingston ssd 3k Aquacomputer Cuplex Kryos XT  Alphacool 120 rad Magicool 420 rad  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Magicool 240 rad EK FC gtx 680 + backplate and single bridge Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans Laing DDC-1T Plus 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 XT Aquacomputer Poweradjust 2  windows 7 HP x23LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Mirror corsair AX 750 switch 810 Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razor Goliathus Asus Xonar D2X Corsair SP2500 Sennheiser PC 161 
  hide details  
Reply
post #46 of 47
Hey guys, thought I'd post my efforts at creating a light box.

I'm currently modding my old Chieftec Dragon case and wanted a light box for the bottom of the case. The two main criteria were that it had to be as shallow as possible (I had cut a large window in the side panel of the case and didn't have much room to work with vertically) and that the light should be as uniform as possible across the whole top surface.

This was my test-setup, 3mm mirrored acrylic at the bottom with 5mm white acrylic cut (using a bandsaw) for the sides and top. I ran a length of LED strip (5050 SMD, 60/metre) around the walls of the box, facing inwards.


This is the first test and shows that the light was not uniform across the top surface - I wanted to avoid the "dead spot" in the middle:


So I came up with a different solution. I could tape the LED strips face-up and although this would create a point of light shining upwards onto the top panel; if I had lots of these strips placed close together then the light should still be evenly distributed.

I spaced the strips out so that each LED would be the same distance from its neighbours both in the same strip and adjacent strips:


The LED strip connectors were too bulky for the left-hand edge shown in the picture above and so I soldered wire directly from the terminals of one strip to the next (don't have any photos of that at present).

At the other side I had more room and so I could use the standard connectors that you may have seen already. However the wires were too long for what I wanted and so I snapped them off the crimps inside the plastic housing and soldered new (white) wire on instead:


Here is a pic of it all lit up to check the solder connections:


And here it is working :-) (obviously I will remove the protective film over the top before the case is finished) Note how evenly distributed the light is.
It's easy to make light panels look good if the exposure of the photo is set high, because it all looks white (in my first experiments the photos would often look good even though in reality the light was patchy). This photo shows the panel as it really is - perfectly uniform light distribution :-)


Final pic to show how it looks in the case:


Let me know what you think! I hope this helps if you are thinking of building your own light panel.
Prometheus
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-3220 Asus P8Z&&-M Integrated 8Gb Corsair Low Voltage 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128Gb OCZ Vertex 4 External DVD for when I need it BeQuiet Dark Rock Advanced Windows 8 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 23" IPS Generic BeQuiet 450W Fractal Core 1000 
MouseAudio
Intellimouse Explorer v3 Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
Prometheus
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-3220 Asus P8Z&&-M Integrated 8Gb Corsair Low Voltage 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128Gb OCZ Vertex 4 External DVD for when I need it BeQuiet Dark Rock Advanced Windows 8 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 23" IPS Generic BeQuiet 450W Fractal Core 1000 
MouseAudio
Intellimouse Explorer v3 Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #47 of 47
Nicely done sir! thumb.gifthumb.gif
FireBox
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3820 Asus Rampage IV Gene Zotac GTX 980 x 2 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
256GB ADATA S900 x 2 RAID0 3TB x 2 RAID1 1TB x 2 single storage Custom water loop 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
XSPC EX360 rads x 1 / AlphaCool Monsta 360 x 2 ... Dual D5 variable pumps Windows 7 64 bit SP1 Samsung 27" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Corsair AX750 Case Labs Magnum M8 Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
FireBox
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3820 Asus Rampage IV Gene Zotac GTX 980 x 2 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
256GB ADATA S900 x 2 RAID0 3TB x 2 RAID1 1TB x 2 single storage Custom water loop 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
XSPC EX360 rads x 1 / AlphaCool Monsta 360 x 2 ... Dual D5 variable pumps Windows 7 64 bit SP1 Samsung 27" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Corsair AX750 Case Labs Magnum M8 Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Other Hardware Mods
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Other Hardware Mods › [Official] OCN sLight Thread