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    Looks like you got a nice little project there - I really should do one got an antec case that needs something done but what is the question


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    looking schmick! i do like those smaller coolermaster cases - but for midtowers - its hard to beat a lian li pc60

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    Another update for u all.


    I've done a few bits and bobs the main thing is making the cathodes look much nicer by removing a load of cabling and braiding the special cathode wire. For the power cable I used the silver cable I used on the psu.

    Onto the pictures:

    Heres the cathode beforehand its a dual 12in uv cathode:


    The first cathode gets its braiding:


    The power cable , invertor and both finished cathodes:




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    I had 30mins spare yesterday so I set to work on the led and switch cables. I changed them from nasty green/orange/blue and white cables to the silver cable I've used elsewhere.

    Here is the cables beforehand:


    The completed cables in place, unfortunately the shots I took of the cables on my desk didnt come out so you will have to check out the ones with them in the case.




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    Two updates in one day for you lucky lot hehe :D , I've been working on the psu some more. I wasnt happy with the sanded finish so I attacked it again , this time with my new automatic sander which made short work of the job and is certainly less tiring on the old arms. I gave it a quick coat of clear coat to try to protect the finish.

    A picture of it done,



    After that I attack the mess of wiring, I've made all the wiring looms and connected them up. I also created a connector to supply power to the psu (More on that soon ;) )

    This is the psu with the cables attached


    The psu in its little polished casing


    Another shot showing the connector for psu power in place


    And finally the psu cleaned up and with all the wires tidied with zip ties, as you can see I havent done the mobo connector yet, I'm not sure how I'm going to sort that out yet it depends on whether I can get a atx pin removal tool sorted :)


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    I'm going to be even nicer and give you all a third update :D

    I've been wiring a sata cable and this is the result:



    I've also hooked up the psu power connector this is the other half of the cable. It will connect the psu to the kettle lead. I will show you why I've done it this way sometime soon. ;)



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    Another day another update

    I've finished more of the psu wiring , I remembered I needed a y adapter for my dvd writer as its going to be sata connected not ide. So I made one up this morning:



    And here is a quick shot to show how the psu will look with all the wires connected and the psu power connector in place.



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    I may stop updating this thread as it doesnt seem to be getting much interest anymore here
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    M8 - Does it feel like a laptop keyboard? If so ... Where did you get that and how much?

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    Its a normal key press keyboard Scan

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    Second update for the day , I've tested out the psu and it is working



    I was worried something would have gone wrong with it after all the stuff I've done to it Luckily it works a treat

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    Over monday and today i've been working on the side window for the case. I've been thinking about a multitude of designs but finally settled on this. It still needs a bit of tidying up but you get the idea.


    The first three pictures show the window being made, I used my new jigsaw for the main section and my trusty dremmel for the top and bottom strips.






    Heres a couple of shots of the side panel on the case to give you an idea of the final look:






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    Another day another update .

    I've been working on two things , first off I cut a small section of perspex for the window. I've not had a chance to secure it in place yet though








    After this I got bored which in my house is dangerous it usually ends in tears or blood or modding hehe. Luckily it was modding, I decided to mod my new mini keyboard. I've never liked green or orange leds so they had to go. I replaced them with 3 3mm blue leds, however the orginal leds were much smaller so I had to file down the blue leds to get them to fit.

    The keyboard beforehand:


    The keyboard front taken off


    I did the first led to test out how it was going to work


    You can see the height difference between the old leds and the new blue one. Above you can see a filed and a non-filed led to see how much I took off


    And the last two pictures are of the finished keyboard with its new lights




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    Looking very professional Gordy. Like it a lot man.

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    Very nice mate, wish i could do something like that, well done.
    Don't stop updating here, makes for good reading; Much rather read this than some girls weblog.

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    Absolutely stunning...
    I wish i had half the patients or even half the knowledge required to do something like this...

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    thanks all

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