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Much better!

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The parts have started coming in! I got my processor this morning, and I figured I should get the matching monitor since I'm trying to make it look original from the outside so I got a 23" Cinema display with the ADC to DVI converter.




Here's the monitor unboxed and hooked up to my G4 MDD. I'll need to buy or make an adapter for the old 15 inch one so I can use it with the new GPU.


I can't wait to get the motherboard. Unfortunately it still hasn't shipped. It's probably better though because I have a lot of school work to do this weekend.
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I brought the computer to work again today and worked on it in while I had some down time.

I got out a square and marked where I needed to drill to mount the shelf.


My dad drilled the holes while I was working and when I had some free time again I made the cable management holes at the bottom a little bit taller. There was no room for cables to go through before if I had a hard drive in there.


The bottom of the shelf was pretty dirty so I decided to run it through the degreaser with the last batch of parts I was doing.


Here it is with the protective plastic peeled off:


First I let it sit in the soap side of the degreaser for about 15 minutes

Then I take it out, rinse it in the sink and then put it in the deionized water side of the degreaser for 10 minutes

Let it air dry for a while

Not perfect but better than it was before

The shelf is now mounted in the case


I started putting the computer back together and got to the fan and found out it didnt fit anymore with the shelf in there. The bracket was hitting the shelf so I cut it off with the jig saw.

I cleaned it up with the belt sander

Much better



I think I've finally fixed the GPU flexing issue. I had to make more adjustments to the motherboard standoff holes.
I ordered the laser hive kit a couple days ago, but unfortunately he had to refund me because he had a fire. He said he will be taking orders again in a few weeks so I'll order that whenever he's able to take orders again. For now I'll just work with what I've got.
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I need some opinions. I'm going to paint the inside of the case black, but I'm thinking about leaving the shelf with the brushed stainless look. How do you guys think that would look?
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Paint the whole inside black and the outer plastic shell white. It would look AWESOME! Like this mod done here on OCN:



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post #26 of 160
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffinslaw View Post

Paint the whole inside black and the outer plastic shell white. It would look AWESOME! Like this mod done here on OCN:



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If you thinks about doing a reverse paintjob to be original, don't do it as the areas you touch are also the front and dirt on white you can see but dirt on black you can't see.
He might keep it original or not we'll see thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Jeffinslaw View Post

Paint the whole inside black and the outer plastic shell white. It would look AWESOME! Like this mod done here on OCN:



Jeffinslaw

Quote:
Originally Posted by maarten12100 View Post

If you thinks about doing a reverse paintjob to be original, don't do it as the areas you touch are also the front and dirt on white you can see but dirt on black you can't see.
He might keep it original or not we'll see thumb.gif

I like that mod a lot but I don't think I'll be painting the outside of the case. I want to keep it original looking. I could change my mind at some point though. I would need to practice painting on something else first because right now I'm a horrible painter.


I've got another update coming soon, I'll post it either tonight or tomorrow night.

Edit:
That front IO is exactly what I had in mind for mine. I just need to figure out where to get the parts for that.
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The front panel I/O that is widely used is the front panel for the Corsair Obsidian cases. Here is a link for more info on (the horrible) site called tonymacx86

http://www.tonymacx86.com/cnc-templates/87152-corsair-front-panel-cutting-template.html

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The front panel I/O that is widely used is the front panel for the Corsair Obsidian cases. Here is a link for more info on (the horrible) site called tonymacx86

http://www.tonymacx86.com/cnc-templates/87152-corsair-front-panel-cutting-template.html

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Thanks. I'm not sure that will work for the Quicksilver model though, it looks like its for the older models like the Sawtooth. I might use that front panel IO though, it has all the ports I want. I'm probably one of the few PC users that actually uses firewire.
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That front IO is exactly what I had in mind for mine. I just need to figure out where to get the parts for that.

Glad you like my work, here's how I made the front panel IO:

A used USB ports with motherboard headers and an eSATA PCI slot expansion minus the PCI plate and some angled aluminum:


Cut a few holes for the ports in the aluminum angle:



And then I riveted and Gorilla-Glued it in place before attaching the port headers.



Easy and way more useful than a Zip Drive biggrin.gif
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