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subbed, i too have fallen to the looks of the alienware case :/ i just love the way they look luckily im not tempted enough to buy one, but i feel sometime in the future ill mod one of my own
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subbed, i too have fallen to the looks of the alienware case :/ i just love the way they look luckily im not tempted enough to buy one, but i feel sometime in the future ill mod one of my own
Thank you sir
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post #183 of 454
I can't wait to see more of your work, I also have a new case like yours.
Silver, may do some airbrushing to it..

Good work, later Larry
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Area 51 - Update 1 - Fabrication of prototype RAM/NB cooler.
I am making a fan bracket that will hold 2 80mm fans to cool my RAM as well as 1 80mm fan to cool my HOT nvidia north bridge. This is just a prototype so it is not very pretty. All metal cutting was done with a dremel and I did all of the bending with a makeshift brake.


My messy workbench that I haven't used in almost a year. Some of this stuff had to be cleared off to use it.


Taped off the old side panel that would be sacrificed for this part


Test fitting my prototype
Feel free to comment and I would love to hear any suggestions.
I Think that the use of this metal was an awesome Idea and it is a very brilliant concept. Great job SPrice. I hope it works out ... be careful. The case Manufactures look at these threads to troll for Ideas and steal them. Some of the Improvements for the HAF X was gotten directly from the Cooler Master Storm Scout Club but they would never admit it. Get a patent if it works.
Edited by Enigma8750 - 8/20/10 at 7:57am
    
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I Think that the use of this metal was an awesome Idea and it is a very brilliant concept. Great job SPrice. I hope it works out ... be careful. The case Manufactures look at these threads to troll for Ideas and steal them. Some of the Improvements for the HAF X was gotten directly from the Cooler Master Storm Scout Club but they would never admit it. Get a patent if it works.
Do you think I should stick with the idea in that post? Because I have another idea that would work better in my opinion. I'll show you guys once I get some liquid funds to buy some supplies
And LOL about the idea stealing. I totally believe you. Honestly, I don't know why nobody has thought of my idea for a ram cooler before me.
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They have.. They just have not thought of it in that way before.
    
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Do you think I should stick with the idea in that post? Because I have another idea that would work better in my opinion. I'll show you guys once I get some liquid funds to buy some supplies
And LOL about the idea stealing. I totally believe you. Honestly, I don't know why nobody has thought of my idea for a ram cooler before me.
People have done similar designs before, but your's has one distinct advantage: it's a single piece of metal. No massive bends, no heat required, just a simple piece to achieve what is normally a very overly complicated task - that really is the definition of a good design... now to just make it prettier while still highly functional.
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Paint it hot pink.
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Paint it hot pink.
With shiny rust?
And can someone link me to a ram cooler with a similar design if they can find it? I'm curious
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This just a text update.
I did not forget about this project, I'm just allocating funds. I can't go any further without ordering some parts.
Here is an updated mods list:
1. Drill and cut my cable management holes
2. Make a fan bracket for the two 120mm fans in the front.
3. Install busbars. This is probably pretty hard to visualize, but I'm going to make two busbars, one 12v and one - and connect all of my fans and some LEDs to them. Look at this build: http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-work-logs/669646-project-crash-electric-wall-mounted-case-11.html
4. Paint the interior of my case.
5. Make some evga or nvidia backlit plaques that will go on the top and side panels. Too tired to do a mockup right now but I will show you soon. This will be done with some vinyl with cutout letters on some acrylic. It will backlit with some red LEDs.
6. Install the sidepanel windows.
7. Apply matte black vinyl. This was a tough decision. The paint on the exterior of my case wasn't going so well. I was looking for this look:

Then I learned that this car was covered in a vinyl wrap. I will be doing this and hopefully achieving the same effect. The cheapest I found was ~$60 for 24"x10yards, which will be plenty. I will have a ton extra for more projects or to sell

Anyways, this is the stuff I have been losing sleep over I am excited to get this thing done! Thoughts and comments are appreciated.
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