Case window mod idea!

By Rik
Sep 6, 2007
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  1. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Rik, I have this aversion about mixing fluids with electrics so any suggestions about having your own personal pond in the system case gives me the creeps!
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    I used my water kit in my old 32bit system for over 3 years without a problem.
    I now run a 64bit socket 754 so i have had to "adapt" my cpu water block mountings. As soon as i have the reservoir built I will be fitting my water kit.

    I did once have a major water spillage inside my 32bit pc during the early stages of fitting, but I left it to dry out, checked it all, and had no problems at all.

    Electronics generally has no problem with water, its the impurities in the water that causes the problems.
  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    This is a mock up of what i want to achieve.

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    I'm afraid you will have to use your imagination, the 2 fan grills will have blue led fans behind them and the letters will be clear and lit by other led's.

    I am hoping to get Julio's consent/permission to use the TS logo on my pc, but i haven't heard from him and I'm eager to get it done.
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    Nope, no news from Julio as yet. He's a busy guy i suspect.
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    I came up with a new idea. I am going to cut a window in the top of my case. here's a pic of what i intend to do.

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    The black areas will be clear acrylic. My psu has blue led fans in it so that will light it all up.



    I cant wait to get my case sorted.:) The problem is my feet and legs are swollen and quite painful at the moment, so i recon it will take a while to do.:( I will get started on it tomorrow and add pictures in this thread as i go if anyone is interested.
  6. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Sorry to hear about the feet & legs - nothing to do with the Capri seat I hope?
  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    Cheerz AlbertLionheart, nope, the seat has nothing to do with it. I have a suspected kidney problem of some kind. Should hopefully know more when i get all my test results on thursday.




    Woooo hooooo, I just got an email from Julio and he is absolutely fine with my window mod. Fantastic news.:D
  8. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Sheeesh - hope it all works out with the test results on Thursday: best of luck - and you will have to let us know what this case looks like when you have it finished.
  9. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    Thanx AlbetLionheart, im keeping my fingers crossed that it isnt too serious.

    On a brighter note, ive got the 2 fans fitted.

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    Now that Julio has very kindly given me his permission to use the TS logo, i will start cutting the letters out tomorrow.
  10. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Cool - that Capri seat is really soooo hot hot hot!
  11. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    My friend who gave me the seat still has the matching one and the back seat.
    How about a capri sofa??:)
     
  12. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Nah - that would be so cool you would need too many fans......
  13. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    Not quite sure what you mean there?!?!
  14. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    One front seat = 2 fans. How many for the whole back seat?? Sorry - joke!
  15. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    Oic, at least 4.:D
  16. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Er - how many birds could you get across the back seat of a Capri?? 3 at least = 6!
  17. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    The more the merrier.:D
  18. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    Update, i have the R cut. Its still rough as i need to do a fair bit of filing and sanding but im well chuffed at how it looks already.

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  19. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    Another update, i have cut the TS letters out, they are very rough as yet and need a lot of sanding and polishing but I'm well pleased with how they look. It's taking time, but it's getting there.

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  20. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Cool - what did you cut the letters from?
  21. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    I cut them from a scrap piece of perspex that a friend got hold of. I think it came from some old vending machine of some kind.
  22. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    I have decided to make a small change to my reservoir plans. I'm no longer going to put it in the 3 floppy bays, instead, I'm going to fit a fan there and convert behind that area into a hard drive bay. I will make a larger reservoir in my 2 spare 5.25" bays instead.
  23. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    Update, grrrrrr, i hate filing!!!
  24. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    well its part of the mod job, got to make it look good
  25. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    I'm just glad it wasn't a steel case, it'd take even longer.:)
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