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Old 17th August 2002, 23:31   #21
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not much metal left is there?
can't wait to see it with fans installed!
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I can't wait either. But first thing i have to do is to strenghten the frame before i do anything else. I looked into it and there is sufficient space to place some iron support at the back.
I still don't know if i'm going to put in a floppy as i only need it for setting up raid under W2K ... or is that "bypassable" ?
So strenghtening, filing the sharp edges, filling it up with fans, buttons, drives, psu, rheobus, leds ... and some soldering ... some testing ... and then i'll take some more pictures before i start the painting.
Cutting/sawing and applying the plexi should be easy.

Hope i'll get it finished before the end of september :wtf2: ... eventually i could skip some things, ... or come with the box like it is atm, just fill her up :grin:
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Please keep us informed, I have two off those cases and I want to mod them.
I hope you can give me some tips or advise.

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Just need more time, too much work atm ... but ... HELL ... i AM going to finish it ...
Jippie : all materials arrived.
Strenghening has been thought about and will take about an hour to fix.
Hehe, maybe gonna put in a Akasa Pax-Mate Sound Absorption Kit i just won on Systemcooling
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If you got any leftovers from that akasa absorption kit, please let me know. I'm looking for a small piece to absorb the vibrations of my pump (15*30cm).

Nice work on the aopen.
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If you got any leftovers from that akasa absorption kit, please let me know.
If it's too heavy i'll put it in my homebox. Otherwise it goes in the modded Aopen.
Hehe, going to keep a leftover to put on my chair to muffle farting sounds.
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If you got any leftovers from that akasa absorption kit, please let me know. I'm looking for a small piece to absorb the vibrations of my pump (15*30cm).

Nice work on the aopen.

i'll see what i can recover
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Old 31st August 2002, 14:38   #28
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As my mother in law has been hospitalized for a serious illness, I’m working on this just the keep my mind off the very unfair way life can threat you.
A small update to keep you informed.

I’ve already got some fans


I never soldered before but putting together the rheo was very simple


The reinforcement i made at the back, in iron


Everything went fine exept for the unlocking of the XP1700 …
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Old 31st August 2002, 14:40   #29
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Leftside, locked … key and lock actually work very well. Plexi may look kinda “dirty” … that’s just the protective film. I’m going to leave that on till I start painting. The white strips you see are “draft – strips” you normally use for windows or doors to stop the draft. It will work fine to absorb the pressure I put on the bolts through the plexi and it works “forgiving” for small cutting errors. Strips’ thickness varies between 1-9 mm.


Side flipped open. The combination of light plexi and heavy hinges prevent the door from falling open.


Nothing special, just the right hand side


Nothing special, just the back and leftside
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It actually starts to look cool

nice work there, those hours of free time spend on altering your PC-Case really add up!

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