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badders 3rd April 2008, 10:00 Quote
Right, that's it - I'm taking my side panel off tonight, sanding the paint off, and cutting a big hole in the side ready for me to find some plexi to Araldite in.
Orca 3rd April 2008, 10:22 Quote
Nice article, I think I might pick up one of those internal HDD enclosures to shut up my Raptor once and for all.
Blademrk 3rd April 2008, 13:29 Quote
I like the idea of EL SATA cables.
MrWillyWonka 3rd April 2008, 13:35 Quote
Never knew about EL sata cables and two-way mirrors (I did know about it but never thought of using it). Is it possible to use EL wire on a two way mirror or is that silly?

Nice article Bindi Da Dego :)
Da Dego 3rd April 2008, 14:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by MrWillyWonka
Never knew about EL sata cables and two-way mirrors (I did know about it but never thought of using it). Is it possible to use EL wire on a two way mirror or is that silly?

Nice article Bindi :)

Hey now, bindi doesn't do the modding :P I do :) And thanks. :)

As for the 2 way mirror - to be honest, I never thought about that. I think I have some mirror plexi hanging around, and I know I have an EL kit somewhere round here... might have to give it a try and report back to you!
MrWillyWonka 3rd April 2008, 14:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Da Dego
Hey now, bindi doesn't do the modding :P I do :) And thanks. :)

As for the 2 way mirror - to be honest, I never thought about that. I think I have some mirror plexi hanging around, and I know I have an EL kit somewhere round here... might have to give it a try and report back to you!

Shoudl've checked the author, corrected :D Would be nice to know about the EL wire + two way mirror. My mod could do with an upgrade after... wow 27 months now!
wuyanxu 3rd April 2008, 14:32 Quote
£20 for some foam..... or use some egg container? how well do they work with my p182 case?
another question: my Antec pro (not TriCool, the ones have 3pin mobo connector) fan will resonate at a certain RPM.... eg, at 1200rpm, very quiet; at 1500rpm, resonates, very annoying; at 1700rpm, quiet enough. now grommets probably won't cure this, any way of changing the fan's property to make it quiet at all rpm?

just this morning, i re-did all my cables, now is a bit nicer. well said in your article on cable management issues.
the issue about data cable and power cables: i run all my SATA cable through the back of my mobo tray, on p182, together with all the power cables (including 24pin, 2* PCIe cables). should i be alerted?
Bindibadgi 3rd April 2008, 14:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by MrWillyWonka

Nice article Bindi Da Dego :)

No problem, I try my best putting things live!
Nature 3rd April 2008, 16:32 Quote
I though the quickest way to mod was to have bit-tech send me one!
wharrad 3rd April 2008, 16:57 Quote
That two way mirror looks finally like a cheap solution for a DIY HUD in the car.... Must investigate! Cheers guys
MrWillyWonka 3rd April 2008, 17:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by wharrad
That two way mirror looks finally like a cheap solution for a DIY HUD in the car.... Must investigate! Cheers guys

I want piccies!
Cheapskate 3rd April 2008, 18:09 Quote
Skip the HUD. Go for a targeting sight.:D
brinkz0r 3rd April 2008, 20:53 Quote
No ten minute modding for me, I only do ten hour modding :)
The_Beast 3rd April 2008, 22:48 Quote
nice article

;)
Stuey 4th April 2008, 15:13 Quote
Great article! The new Feser tubing sounds interesting, although it looks a bit costly.
Shadowed_fury 4th April 2008, 23:18 Quote
I did the two way mirror on previous case I had, its pretty cool actually :)
I really need to get round sorting the window on this one...
1398342003 5th April 2008, 07:58 Quote
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I've seen the same "concept" of moving the drives to more spacious environs with a rather creative adaptation - rubber bands and sticks. The rubber bands are threaded through the screw holes on the drive bay and sticks keep them stretched. The hard drive is then tucked in between the rubber bands, to be hopefully held fast and completely dampened from the case.

If it's a drive you need, please don't do this. I think that's all I have to say about that.

This is actually done fairly regularly at SPCR, and it's quite reliable. (according to them) They use elastic cords though. Here's a link to their forum gallery.
mnpctech 9th April 2008, 13:25 Quote
Thank you for the mention!

Mnpctech is a small mom and pop online shop that strives to offer unique parts and enjoys supporting modding throughout the enitre community.

Bill Owen
Owner of mnpctech,com
wharrad 9th April 2008, 13:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by 1398342003
This is actually done fairly regularly at SPCR, and it's quite reliable. (according to them) They use elastic cords though. Here's a link to their forum gallery.


Yeah, from my understanding the rubber bands break under prolonged exposure to heat and vibration... Elastic however doesn't. But like going outside of the norm on anything, just be careful and check on your work often.



And yeah, good to see people who work in the modding industry on here :) Now I know where to complain (errr... I mean... well, they're more likey to get my cash in the first place! :) )
MrWillyWonka 9th April 2008, 13:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Da Dego
Hey now, bindi doesn't do the modding :P I do :) And thanks. :)

As for the 2 way mirror - to be honest, I never thought about that. I think I have some mirror plexi hanging around, and I know I have an EL kit somewhere round here... might have to give it a try and report back to you!

Did you get around doing that? Anyhow my problem here is that ACRyan's biggest two way mirror size is about 1" too short on one side and 3" on the other which means it won't fit on my case. Are there any suppliers that make them? I need a minimum of 15x17".
Snafu-X- 5th July 2008, 01:03 Quote
I did the mirror tint thing on a case a few years ago using mirrored window tint from my local auto shop, worked great, but read the directions on installing it, I totally hosed a piece and had to do it over again!
leowheeler 4th September 2008, 11:01 Quote
does anyone advise modding laptops?? or modding by the clueless? lol
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