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YoDa'S PROJECT X

- " The Black Guard " -

The Idea :
Okay , the Idea was 2 make a " window " in the side
of the case ( in plexi ) , setup some light in the case ,
putin extra fans , and spraypaint the thing ...

Okay Here is what we did :

- Case -

 
So First we did some thinkin about the color , forms etc. With this in mind we went 2 get the tools for the job , these tools are : A Dremmel Tool , White Paint ( underground ) , Black Paint ( lots of it ) , Nuts and Bolts , Plexi glass , Led's and Lights , and Extra Cooling Fans ( 3 of them ) . First we drilled all the holes in the case 4 the Fans , then we marked the space where the Window should be , drilled holes in the corners ( 2 make the cutting a little easier ) , once we had the holes and window it was time 2 adjust the Plexi , placed it on the indow and marked the attachment points , made those holes and cute out the shape of the indow . Okay , now we have the first part completed , now we will start the painting of it all . First we cleaned the surface , then sprayed the first 2 layers ( the white undergound color ) , let it dry for about 2 hours , then it was time for the next 2 layers : The Black Paint and again let it dry for 2 hours . Now the last thing left 2 do on the case is the last layer : this is a transparant varnishing layer , and again let it dry for about 4 hours . Now the Outside of the case is ready , putt everything inplace : the Plexi glass and fans and it's Done .
   

This was the Original Case :

Aopen Hx45

This is the case NOW :

- Keyboard -

 
 
This wasn't that hard , the only difficulty is getting the thing apart , but after takin a good look the thing was open . Be very carefull with the inside of the keyboard , because the Prints are made in Plastic , don't change the order they're in !!! Also be carefull with the keys themself they are attached with little fragile plastic hooks . Okay , now the thing is apart it's time 2 start painting like the case we've sprayed 2 layer White underground , 2 layers and 2 layers of transparant varnishing paint . Put it back 2 getter and it's done .
   

This was the Original Keyboard

Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite

The Keyboard NOW :

- Lights and Led's -

 
 
This is easy , just find a light source that will run on 12volt , hook it up and ready .... The Led's can be place anywhere but be sure 2 drill the holes before painting .
   

And here they Are in action
( text on how 2 make this is on the way ... )

More Pictures of the full system

1 Full Picture of the comp on the Messy desk LOL

Case @ LanParty

- The Monitor is NEXT !!! -

- System Specs - UPDATE

  Dual Celeron 500@563 -Abit BP6 - 256 Meg - 19gig Hd - G Force 2 GTS (quadro mod) -

SoundBlaster 64 - 40x Cdrom - Plextor CdRW 12x 10x 32x

New Pictures UPDATE

- System Test -

Link to BenchMark Page

thnx 2 :
Di@blo ( Kriske ) : 4 giving me the Id

Bibendum ( Jelle ) : 4 helpin out with the drilling

BosMan ( Dave ) : also helpin with the drilling

Gene : 4 providing the Plexi

Edie : 4 helpin me with a prob i was havin in the paintjob
Patje : 4 helpin out in general