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First I got done for speeding, had to pay for the naughty speeders course and half my tooth fell out. Having nearly got that sorted out went to get up of the sofa on sunday evening and stubbed my toe on the armchair and....SNAP
Yep, well and truly broken it, was bent at like 45 degrees sideways, got to A&E and had an Xray and not only had i broken it also dislocated it too, so on with the gas and air and yelling a few expletives while they snap it all back into place, had to go back today to find out if i'd need an op to pin it. Luckily no i dont however signed off work an on crutches for 3 weeks.
Guess what I'm supposed to be doing at work next week....yep....2 weeks of annual leave so ive lost my holidays now
So if anyone wants lottery numbers for the weekend just ask me and then pick anything except what i suggest
Cheers Andy, appreciate the offer and mate that looks Shweet! is that an EL panel on the midtray? Those damn LCD holes were a pig to work out with them mounted blind if that makes sense, was just a case in the end of get some marking out done undersize with a vernier and then keep opening the holes out little by little until it was something close to what i wanted. It didnt come out perfectly but good enough (i hope) that it wont notice when painted.
Just ordered the NexxoS 480 rad so once that gets here I have a little plan to make something with some acrylic thats sitting around at the workshop, never tried it but I'm thinking of cutting either an oval around the fans or an individual 116mm(ish) hole for each fan and then polishing up all the edges and accenting with some LEDs in the edges to light through, also planning on making an SSD mount like that and a few other bits
Got a few pictures from today
Filed the holes out a bit
Flushed the bolts back a bit from the back of the LCDs
Drilled and tapped mounting holes for the pump, think i need a new XSPC top for it as there are some fine cracks radiating around the thread on the top.
Also in the process I managed to drill through one of the case feet might have to get on a lathe and knock up some new ones...thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it. Got some 1mm ali sheet ordered to make a new midtray that'll sit under the acrylic. Still need to order the acrylic for the side window but no rush I've still got 2 weeks off to get stuff done.
Well its time to upgrade, so I thought I'd share what I have done so far (not much admittedly) I'm reusing my old TJ07 but tweaking it around a bit and I'm going with a black/green theme and might try to incorporate some Call Of Duty stuff and a lot more electronics based mods
Anyways, the new hardware I have already fitted:
Intel Core i5 3570K Asus P8Z77V mobo 8GB Corsair Vengeance Blue DDR3 PC3-14900(1866) Western Digital black 1TB sata3 Samsung 830 128gb sata 3 SSD OCZ 1000W full modular PSU A pair of EVGA GTX660
Not totally great but will do me for a few years yet anyways I've decided to add even more electronics tomfoolery to this build. I'm planning on incorporating a few 16x2 Green/Black LCD displays internally for various things (got those on order....from China) and spent the last couple of days toiling away on my workbench and came up with a PWM fan speed controller that will work on either conventional 3 pin fans or the new 4 pin PWM fans, i'm planning when I actually can get my watercooling bits that I'll use a temperature probe (lm35 sensor) sealed up and immersed in the res to measure the temperature and that will regulate the speed control of the rad fans. I've done a bit of testing and came up with a working circuit:
I've left a few bits off the diagram such as smoothing caps etc, anways its basicaly a PIC microcontroller that is generating PWM for the fan(s) and as a demo its just ramping up/down on a timer but in the finished one for my build will be basing the speed on the water temps. I stuck a vid on youtube and thought I'd also say a little hello on the LCD to my friends here
The hardware in that vid fan, LCD etc is not what i'll be using its just stuff i had laying around to in my workshop to prototype with, the LCD's ive ordered are green VFD letters on black background
I've got a few more electronic gizmo ideas I will be incorporating in the new build but wont really be showing them much until ive prototyped them so far the only mods that I have in there I will keep is the braiding i've done on my new OCZ PSU
Only thing holding me back now on watercooling it is waiting for EK to release their 660 waterblocks that they are doing.