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[CiP] Charge!


FrenkieNL

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Thanx man! Much appriciated !

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This old PSU is the designated victim to give this mod some power.

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Here it sits in the case below.

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Where it shows through the big hole, I marked the outerlid to be dremeled away.

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Looks like this.

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Lets do something fun with it.

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These fluorescent gel-pens I also used in my R2-D2 casemod.

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Under a blacklight, you see the first 5 pens light up dramatically.

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Under normal lightning.

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And with a UV blacklight.

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These are so called "cordsets" that I 'saved' from the scraphead at my work. Allready runs 5 wires through them !

Attach a molex and were good to go !

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I have been 'collecting' lots more during my buildup time..... e.g. cordset kabels, shower hoses, hydraulic hoses en fiber cables.

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Marking the old PSU where the holes would sit best.

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Drilling the holes in various sizes.

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Example of what it going to look like.

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Now attach them sturdy to the frame and run the wires through.

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This is how the PSU looks like from below...

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and on the side...

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This is how it mounts in the case.

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Oh a fellow modder called Snowmiss of the site BouwEenPC.nl gave me this I/O shield, thanx man !

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Inside the game, this charge appears in several colorschemes. I chose the blue one.

After some long searching, I found the ideal combination; Anthracite Grey and Sapphire Blue.

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Because the unit has to look a bit worn, I completed them with 7 other support colors.

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I gave the bottom case a layer, so the PSU cables will stand out more.

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I added much more cables to the PSU then needed, I am going to use several for spot-lightning inside.

Lucky I have a lot of LED's in stock.

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This is how that looks like.

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Oh my, from Swiss cheese to Dutch cheese! Great moves Frenkie and looks like you raided a plumbing shop which is where I have seen these metal hoses, great idea! Good thing you have space to bend them because they will not do so easily. They would be almost unusable in a normal or small build.

Ahh, I can only dream of getting those UV gel pens over here-real unobtanium in Mexico :? Makes the psu look hot and boring it is not by a long shot!

Waiting for more goodness. :cheers:

Cheers and Saludos

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Thanx guys, much appriciated !

Lets shake and bake some LEDs together...

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I hate making this infomercial (when I dont get paid for it) but this DREMEL soldering iron is great.

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These LEDs make a nice narrow spot light.

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Enough light for now, dont you agree ?

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Used the stainless steel tubing coming from the PSU to guide wires through them, Attached several high power blue LEDs to them and routed the lot through a industrial on/off switch.

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Thanks to my good friend Peter Brinkhuis (nick Brinkdingus on BouwEenPc.nl) I got this very cool waterreservoir with a HL2 Lambda logo inside !

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Dismantled the watercooling from the Machine casemod.

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But first I need to tweak it some more, added two angled connectors to the top.

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This dull-white teflon hose fits perfectly in those connectors, and a LED inside that hose !

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Looking good from the top.

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And from the bottom, the LED shines perfectly straight down! Will do just fine !

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