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Apple Core Duo by Cyprio

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Multiplectic 28th October 2008, 17:25 Quote
What more can be said? Cyp, congrats! Awesome mod, awesome job, awesome pics!

I've been following this mod since almost the beginning, and though he had some rather long "pauses" (;)), the amount of detail and hard work this mod has is astounding. Cleaning all those holes must have been a real PITA.

I can't praise you enough Cyp. I just love this mod.
ChaosDefinesOrder 28th October 2008, 17:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by djDEATH
not normally a fan of the mods on here, too much painting and making paper mache models of Duke Nukem or whoever, but THIS, is very special, and i'm jealous that its not under my desk :)

under the desk? Why would you want to have something this beautiful anwhere other than displayed proudly on top of your desk next to the monitor? (pretty much set up as shown in the thumbnail on the front page)

Lovely and clean mod there!
C-Sniper 28th October 2008, 18:16 Quote
SEXY!!

Great Build!
Boddaker 28th October 2008, 19:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by ChaosDefinesOrder
Quote:
Originally Posted by djDEATH
not normally a fan of the mods on here, too much painting and making paper mache models of Duke Nukem or whoever, but THIS, is very special, and i'm jealous that its not under my desk :)

under the desk? Why would you want to have something this beautiful anwhere other than displayed proudly on top of your desk next to the monitor? (pretty much set up as shown in the thumbnail on the front page)

Lovely and clean mod there!

Agreed. This case needs to be on display front and center. It would be a crime to shove it under a desk. Great work Cyprio!
dslickness 28th October 2008, 19:42 Quote
MUAHAHA, its PC Guts~!!!

Great job, I can see how you ran into problems with the internal layout. Requiring to remount the HDDs and such.

I love that mobo, the Abit IP35. Its going to be my next mobo even though its getting old.
Cyprio 28th October 2008, 19:49 Quote
Thanks everyone. It's been a long journey but i'm pretty pleased with the end result as well. The stock 20" Dell monitor (that has the same awesome S-IPS panel as an Apple one btw :P) is all i have right now but i thought the colours complemented the case well, hence the 'product shot'.

Now what do i do with all my spare time?? :D

Cyp.
docodine 28th October 2008, 20:13 Quote
Looks a little silly tbh.
Xtrafresh 28th October 2008, 21:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cyprio
Thanks everyone. It's been a long journey but i'm pretty pleased with the end result as well. The stock 20" Dell monitor (that has the same awesome S-IPS panel as an Apple one btw :P) is all i have right now but i thought the colours complemented the case well, hence the 'product shot'.

Now what do i do with all my spare time?? :D

Cyp.
Mod the living daylights out of that monitor ofcourse!!!
Ninja_182 28th October 2008, 21:29 Quote
Thats just epic, someone needs to find the money for an apple 30" display (not the stupid new ones) and do that in polished aluminium with a black stand :)
Horizon 28th October 2008, 22:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by djDEATH
not normally a fan of the mods on here, too much painting and making paper mache models of Duke Nukem or whoever, but THIS, is very special, and i'm jealous that its not under my desk :)

under? that's almost an insult it HAS to top of the desk, no on a pedestal in the middle of a dark room with spot lighting.

I'd never think that I'd feel something for a mac case.

P.S. I posted this before reading chaosdefines' post.
brinkz0r 28th October 2008, 22:28 Quote
Congrats on making the front page, who could have seen that coming :)
dark4181 28th October 2008, 22:50 Quote
Love this mod! As soon as I can afford it, I'm making my own! Thank you for the inspiration, and good luck on your next project
Cyprio 28th October 2008, 23:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ninja_182
Thats just epic, someone needs to find the money for an apple 30" display (not the stupid new ones) and do that in polished aluminium with a black stand :)

<Groan>

Don't put ideas in my head! :D

/me goes off to Ebay... yeaouch. That's at least £650 of monitor!

Perhaps if i win the cash prize from the comp over at Custom Pcs i will reward myself. I guess it would at least cover a 23" one. :)

Cyp
Bluephoenix 28th October 2008, 23:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by Horizon
I'd never think that I'd feel something for a mac case.

what he did (and did better than I would have ever thought possible) was take what you pay loads of money for in apple products (the industrial design)

and actually put some worthy innards in the thing, without all the proprietary nonsense.


also fixed the "white plastic everywhere" issue very nicely.


the end result is epic.
wuyanxu 28th October 2008, 23:43 Quote
this is one of the best mod i've seen! perfectly done and very detailed.

well done!
Xtrafresh 29th October 2008, 00:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cyprio
<Groan>

Don't put ideas in my head! :D

/me goes off to Ebay... yeaouch. That's at least £650 of monitor!

Perhaps if i win the cash prize from the comp over at Custom Pcs i will reward myself. I guess it would at least cover a 23" one. :)

Cyp
Let's put some more ideas in your head:
I posted a user review of this very cheap and moddable 24" a while ago. It has a M-PVA panel at a pricepoint that most TN+Film panels don't even touch ;)
clicky

I have plans for modding mine, but you are more then welcome to beat me to it
Attila 29th October 2008, 01:36 Quote
Absolutely beautiful work Cyprio. Clean and very tasteful, congrats.
sl1xx 29th October 2008, 02:45 Quote
That looks lovely good job there,id love to be able 2 buy that case.
.:ALOA:. 29th October 2008, 07:16 Quote
you"re god!! you own:d
respect:d
Cyprio 29th October 2008, 10:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xtrafresh
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Originally Posted by Cyprio
<Groan>

Don't put ideas in my head! :D

/me goes off to Ebay... yeaouch. That's at least £650 of monitor!

Perhaps if i win the cash prize from the comp over at Custom Pcs i will reward myself. I guess it would at least cover a 23" one. :)

Cyp
Let's put some more ideas in your head:
I posted a user review of this very cheap and moddable 24" a while ago. It has a M-PVA panel at a pricepoint that most TN+Film panels don't even touch ;)
clicky

I have plans for modding mine, but you are more then welcome to beat me to it


That's a very thorough review Xtrafresh, good of you to take the time to write it up. To be completely and utterly honest though, i need a break from modding right now. :) It became an all consuming hobby for me that left me with little spare time at weekends that i miss, esp. as i really want to get more into amateur photography (hence the rather elaborate setup for the final pics). So, let me get back to you in around 6 months time. I might have the modder's itch again then. :D

Cyp.
Tim S 29th October 2008, 11:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tile
The end result tells the whole story. That's what I want to see on Bit-tech.net front page - modding. Also I want to see much more modding on the front page.

Rome wasn't built in a day and neither were any of the great mods that grace the front page of bit-tech. We tried "more modding" a while ago, essentially lowering the standard of mods on the front page - judging from the number of clicks they generated, it wasn't the right direction. If it's good content, people click on it and read it.
Xtrafresh 29th October 2008, 11:46 Quote
/me jots down calender entry for 29-04-09: start annoying Cyprio with more modding ideas

The way i see it, modders are devided between professional modders with access to all kinds of workshops and whatnot, and "bedroom modders" without. It's very encouraging to see another bedroom modder succeed so thouroughly! Have fun with all the free time and with the great system ofcourse!
Tim S 29th October 2008, 11:53 Quote
There is a divide, you're right and when you see a bedroom modder make something as good as what Cyprio has created here, you sit up and take notice. This is very much up there in the big league :)
Darkefire 29th October 2008, 14:32 Quote
I've followed this one for a long time now, and I still can't believe how well that turned out. Apple should cry themselves to sleep at night knowing that a single person with a Dremel and a creative spark outdid their entire design team. For someone with no prior modding experience, you sure can play with the big boys. Well done!
customh 29th October 2008, 16:06 Quote
I have been watching this since inception, subscribed when I first saw it, and hoped someone would finally do a G5 right.

You, sir, have done it RIGHT.

As for this:
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Originally Posted by Cyprio
<Groan>

Don't put ideas in my head! :D

/me goes off to Ebay... yeaouch. That's at least £650 of monitor!

Perhaps if i win the cash prize from the comp over at Custom Pcs i will reward myself. I guess it would at least cover a 23" one. :)

Cyp
You DESERVE a Dell 2408wfp. (Someone should buy him one. Not me. I'm broke :D)
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