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 Post subject: Modding Project
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 7:15 pm 
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Hey all, just a quick heads up here. Since I’m practically done with my new PC, I’ve got an old case, mobo, cpu (800mhz T-Bird), PSU, PCI Vid Card, etc. Laying around, I decided to mod it out and o-clock it. Eventually my plan is to get a network going for Lan Parties. Later I will then take the new PC with me to College when I leave, and give the other one to my parents. I’m planning on swapping old parts as I upgrade into the other one (video cards, mobos, etc., thus keeping it up slightly with the times).

Anyway taking into consideration my younger brother’s love for Spider-Man I’ll be painting it Red, with a black Web design. I bought a dremal, and have the blow-hole cut already as well as some other cutting I’ve done. It will eventually have 4 LED fans in it (two Red, and two Blue), as well as a Blue Cold Cathode, Red Rounded Cables, and a side window. I don’t have any pics right now, but I’m hoping to get some soon.

One quick question though, I bought a panel of Lucite-Tuff Acrylic Board that I’m planning on using for the side window. I’m planning on putting a side intake fan in the window, and I’m wondering if the Dremal will be able to cut through the Acrylic nicely. Thanks for any input!

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acrylic is pretty easy to cut into to answer your first question. If you want to make this comp even more spider-manley, put one of the spiderman fan grills on the blowhole. They can be found through Xoxide, or at CompUSA.


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Tulatin wrote:
acrylic is pretty easy to cut into to answer your first question. If you want to make this comp even more spider-manley, put one of the spiderman fan grills on the blowhole. They can be found through Xoxide, or at CompUSA.


Thanks for the head's up on Acrylic Tulatin, and yeah I was planning on getting one of those grills as soon as I've got some more cash, I guess I forgot to say that.

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for working with acrylic, i actually found some advie, at http://fins.actwin.com/diy/acrylic.html

I also found that there is one issue w/ those spide man grills - the eves are large enough to allow finges to get to your fan...


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Tulatin wrote:
for working with acrylic, i actually found some advie, at http://fins.actwin.com/diy/acrylic.html

I also found that there is one issue w/ those spide man grills - the eves are large enough to allow finges to get to your fan...


Yeah but they look so damn cool! Thanks for the link!

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hey go here for the spiderman fan grill. you will save a few bucks.

http://www.coolerguys.com/Merchant2/mer ... y_Code=FGM

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Hey all, I'm thinking that the best way to attach the window to the side panel would be with some sort of epoxy. However, I haven't found any reviews that reccommend anything. Anyone have any ideas? No I'm not using a window kit, I cut the hole and will be mounting the plexiglass to the interior side of the panel. Thanks.

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I used 3M's double sided tape to hold window vent visors on old mustang. If it can take over 100 mph of wind, I imagine it will hold a window in place nicely... :)

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Thanks Johnny, any advice on epoxy would still be appreciated though. Oh, and I've also considered Velcro. Thanks.

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I'd use silicon bath sealer. Sticks most things beautifully.

Epoxy would be fine, but you'll need to key the plastic with wet/dry first. Expensive and way over the strength requirement you neeed.


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