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post #20291 of 28613
I just updated my worklog.
 
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ok, so i worked on my window etching, didn't go exactly as planned, but still going. I scratched the plexi while cutting out the design, so i've already ordered another plexi, but here's what i got so far.

Removed the side panel:
P1040093.jpg

Removed the rivets:
P1040094.jpg

Cleaned the inside surface:
P1040095.jpg

Applied 2 layers of clear laminate (ended up pulling one off before i was done):
P1040096.jpg

Attached horizontally flipped image to top of the laminate:
P1040097.jpg

Plexi back in the case with just 2 rivets until i can sand blast it tomorrow:
P1040099.jpg

The image i started with:
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Originally Posted by DireLeon2010 View Post
Funny. You might be older than me, but thanks to the 'hand me down' system, I inherited a big box of Legos, a set of Lincoln Logs and Girders and Panels (anyone remember those? Not sure if they were popular. I certainly havn't seen them since my kidhood) from my brothers. So I built most of my toys. Dang tho! I wish I had some of the stuff kids have today. I'm talking about Star Wars Legos dude! Lucky kids
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i hear you about the toys kids have today... i'm pretty sure i enjoy playing with my son's legos as much as he does. as for the Girders and Panels, good times.

I had the Girder and Panel Bridge and Turnpike set. You could make skyscrapers and drawbrdges with it. They worked great with Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars. I even used them with my HO Slot Car tracks. I really miss those. When my daughters were born and we knew we weren't going to have any more kids I gave all of them away to a local orphanage one Christmas. 20 years later my grandson came along and I wish I had that stuff back so we could play with it together like I did with my dad. Oh well. At least some deserving children got some use out of them and hopefully had as much fun as I did with them.

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ok, so i worked on my window etching, didn't go exactly as planned, but still going. I scratched the plexi while cutting out the design, so i've already ordered another plexi, but here's what i got so far.

Attached horizontally flipped image to top of the laminate:

That is going to look great once you get it finished.
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post #20294 of 28613
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Hi troops! I'm back on with The Sentinel. No need to panic anymore

I've done what I think is quite a unique HDD cage mod. Most everyone I see modifying their cage, is removing it. I decided to go a different route and mod the cage itself. I really like the results. Now I can fit all but the very largest video cards and still use my HDD cage as well.

This all started because I ordered an AC Accelero Exteme 5870 VGA cooler for my , yep; you guessed it, Hd 5870.Though my card currently fit in my case by sticking into the 5.25'' bay, it wouldn't work with the extra inches I was going to gain by adding the cooler as it is 12'' long. Well this won't do so I fixed it. I hope you like my ingenious solution as much as I do.

First up, here is what I started with, the stock cage


and the stock 5.25'' bay

Using my trusted Dremel and diamond wheel I had to remove the eight rivets holding it in.




After some cutting and grinding, out came the cage


Now it was time to let the big dog eat and notch that 5.25'' bay and cut down the HDD cage.




hand bend some feet for the cage to sit on and to be able to screw it down


Test fit with HDD

I used self tapping HDD screw to secure the cage back where it belongs.


A little touch up for the paint


and a fresh coat for the HDD cage

It was time to re-assemble. Throw in a custom acrylic PSU cover and HDD bay cover and it's looking pretty sharp!


I hope you all enjoy looking as much as I did making. Thanks!
Can I just say that this is an amazing mod! If I got a bigger graphics card and I had to chop up my HDD Cage then I would do this.
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Any recommendations on software for checking CPU temperature? I've been on the fence about getting a controller that shows temperatures but I feel like it will just be a lot more wires in my case, I would rather just use software if possible. Any suggestions?
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http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/

is what i used when i used to run windows.
    
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Any recommendations on software for checking CPU temperature? I've been on the fence about getting a controller that shows temperatures but I feel like it will just be a lot more wires in my case, I would rather just use software if possible. Any suggestions?
CoreTemp would be my first choice. RealTemp, Speedfan, and HWMonitor are also pretty good, but I prefer CoreTemp as my regular app. I normally use all four to make sure that the all agree as sometimes you need to calibrate them to get more accurate results.

It's also worth trying whatever software the motherboard manufacturer supplies.
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nice build man whats the GPU btw ??
Thx! It is the ASUS GTX 560ti - Check out my build log here
 
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I had the Girder and Panel Bridge and Turnpike set. You could make skyscrapers and drawbrdges with it. They worked great with Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars. I even used them with my HO Slot Car tracks. I really miss those. When my daughters were born and we knew we weren't going to have any more kids I gave all of them away to a local orphanage one Christmas. 20 years later my grandson came along and I wish I had that stuff back so we could play with it together like I did with my dad. Oh well. At least some deserving children got some use out of them and hopefully had as much fun as I did with them.
That must have been the set I had. There were roads and diagonal braces and stuff for bridges. No motors tho. Probably long gone, one of of my bros was into trains for awhile.

Yeah, I gave my stuff away too It's ok. My nephews had a blast with it
     
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Can someone show me a picture of the back plate of an 1156 motherboard being used with the CPU cutout hole of the scout? If it works great, I am buying one.
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