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Pulling parts from some old PATA optical drives to rig up some sliding drive bay doors (anyone know the wiring on these motors?).

Thats a stepper motor, you would need an arduino and a stepper driver to control that, the rest of the motors in there should be the normal 2 wire DC ones.
check it out, you can do some awesome things with stepper motors

Edit, dual H bridge with an Ardunio will be able to control that motor
Edited by Metro Fail - 5/19/14 at 6:12am
post #12 of 24
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Haven't posted in a while. My fiance passed away on May 26 due to cystic fibrosis complications and I have been dealing with that. Before that, I had tried out folding@home but since then, I have decided to use this build to contribute more to the program (cystic fibrosis isn't a main target of the program, but cystic fibrosis research does benefit from it's findings). If you would like to join my team, it is Erika Ever After (team number 226560).


Edited by DrStrangebooty - 6/23/14 at 1:37am
post #13 of 24
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As for the actual build update:
I am using the current memory for a new build for a friend, so I used the money I am making on that build to upgrade my memory. Corsair Dominator Platinum 32gb 2133mHz will arrive this week:D I also refurbished and upgraded an HP laptop (just needed a re-flow) and will be using those profits for the processor, an i7 3770K. While waiting on those, I decided to take advantage of the MyLogo feature of the Asus mobo and make a new bios splash screen. Since I'm going with the starship theme, it is a quote from Battlestar Gallactica over "You can't take the sky from me" (Firefly) translated into Gallifreyan. Here is a picture of the screen as well as the graphic if you would like to use it (resizing and transforming will most likely be necessary). Also, I added to the rainmeter.

Gallifreyan quote art
http://lumos-gallifreyan.tumblr.com/post/41015802122/you-cant-take-the-sky-from-me






Edited by DrStrangebooty - 6/23/14 at 3:01pm
post #14 of 24
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I also have a few more plans for the build. I happened across the Galaxy GTX 750 ti 2gb slim graphics card which to my knowledge is the best card that will fit the low profile case without a riser and more case modification (which was an option for a while, but this card is changing my mind as it allows me to use the rest of the pcie slots). If anyone knows of a better one, however, I am definitely open for suggestions! I am also considering the Diamond XtremeSound 7.1 channel audio card so that I can add coaxial and optical ins and outs, as well as taking the audio processing load off the main, as I intend to run Ableton Live after the memory and cpu upgrades. Also open for suggestion on this one. As for network, I am looking at a Gigabyte pciex1 wireless ac adapter. I will have to use a riser for this one, and it will run around to the other side of the mobo tray. On that side of the case, I will be making another shroud that will give me room to add the card and mount the antennae, as well as running cable for data and power. I am also using old pata ribbon cable to run all the front panel connections around the back.
As for peripherals, the Corsair Vengance K95 and M65 are on the list, with Audioengine A2 speakers for basic audio (studio monitors for hi-fi, but that is a ways down the road).
Edited by DrStrangebooty - 6/25/14 at 1:04am
post #15 of 24
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Thats a stepper motor, you would need an arduino and a stepper driver to control that, the rest of the motors in there should be the normal 2 wire DC ones.
check it out, you can do some awesome things with stepper motors

Edit, dual H bridge with an Ardunio will be able to control that motor

Thanks Metro Fail! I did some research and I don't think I will be able to make this work:( With this case, I won't have enough space to house either the arduino or the mechanism to open the door within the bezel. Still looking to play around with it tho, could be alot of fun in future builds (I love the idea of having automatic doors).
post #16 of 24
Have to admit, I came here just ecause of your user name, lol!

Really cool build, man! My first ever mod was actually a recycled HP case as well. You've done some awesome work for such a small form factor. Sorry to hear about your fiance'. I, too, have lost loved ones to cancer. I was folding before losing them, but I certainly have a higher passion for it now. :/
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post #17 of 24
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Have to admit, I came here just ecause of your user name, lol!

Really cool build, man! My first ever mod was actually a recycled HP case as well. You've done some awesome work for such a small form factor. Sorry to hear about your fiance'. I, too, have lost loved ones to cancer. I was folding before losing them, but I certainly have a higher passion for it now. :/

Haha, thanks man! Yeah, the name is my stage name back when I was releasing music and spinning records in Minnesota and Colorado. Also, thank you for your condolences.

Yeah, the small form factor is the fun part of this build, and figuring out ways to fit as much computing power into the case as possible. Once I have all the components installed, my plan is to water cool the case, so we'll see how that goes. I'm trying to avoid using an external radiator, but I'll have to see how much a single 92mm can cool. I'm hoping that using fans on both sides at full power will move enough air through the radiator to be effective. Somehow I doubt that it will be but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
post #18 of 24
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Wooo! Dominator Platinum kit came in the mail today! got them installed and looks like the cables are going to have to be next on the list, as my sata power cables are bumping into the forward module. The rear module is also nudged up against the cpu heatsink, so watercooling is now a must (trust me, the machine said so itself!). Still waiting on Galaxytech to fix their payment system so I can get the gtx 750 ti.







post #19 of 24
Great kit; a friend of mine bought it a month or so ago and loves it. It's so cramped in there, man lol! Have you thought about putting an 80mm fan on the PCI slots (after taking off the covers, of course) to help airflow?
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post #20 of 24
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Great kit; a friend of mine bought it a month or so ago and loves it. It's so cramped in there, man lol! Have you thought about putting an 80mm fan on the PCI slots (after taking off the covers, of course) to help airflow?

Yeah, it's only going to get more cramped! I currently have a window cut in the side panel, but no window installed so airflow is fine for the moment as it is open air. I'm not too keen on a fan on the slots as I will be using all or most of them, but I hadn't thought of that, it's a great idea! At the moment, however, there is an exhaust fan at the top and I will be installing an intake fan at the bottom of the case behind the bezel once I clean up the cable nest.
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