My new case. :-) ***NEW PICS!*** 56k warning

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My new case. :-) ***NEW PICS!*** 56k warning

Post by HONkUS » Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:59 pm

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Its a chassis from an AS/400 B6 circa 1992 :)

The thing is huge, the pic doesnt really show how big this thing really is. It had onboard lead-acid battery backup (the box on top to the left) and the PSU is both modular and has a Papst 30v fan lol. Im not going to use either of course but still its an interesting bit of 14 year old tech. The panels are plastic but im still going to paint them, im going to put in a window and a triple fan radiator + my existing double heater core with appropriate holes cut in the top. The front panel, not pictured is going to recieve signifigant modification (paint, DIY LED projector, modders mesh, etc) I might also put some casters on the botton depending how much the thing weighs.

What do yall think!
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:14 pm

let me know if you need help...el o el o el
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Post by DMB2000uk » Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:01 pm

ha ha, couldn't resist the chance to pose for a picture honkus? :P

Look forward to seeing what you can make of this antique!

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Post by The Black Pumpkin » Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:31 pm

Holy sweetness! :)

I'll love modding ancient cases too, I just unfortunately only have one worth modding! :roll:
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Post by bubba » Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:24 am

LOL I just pitched an old pent. pro quad sever case. It would have dwarfed that case.

If I new you wanted a big old case I would have let you have it.

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Post by pcrobot » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:20 am

Looks cool! Are you going with any specific theme?

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Post by Apoptosis » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:33 am

damn that sucker is massive... I bet that would fit a 1000W PSU and some water cooling gear.... hehe

edit... did you say 30v fan?

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Post by HONkUS » Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:21 pm

yup 30v, it was in the PSU but unfortunatley my dad threw that and the battery backup away. :-(

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Post by HONkUS » Mon May 07, 2007 5:17 pm

Ok talk about reviving an old thread!

I bought a Bulgin red-LED power switch, some red Fireflies and two 12 inch red neons for this sucker, they just arrived today so im gonna throw them in my lan boy case and take a pic tonight.

Now all I need is the perforated metal, plexi, and Vinyl Dye and it'll be ready to rock and roll for Qcon in August.

Im also going to use skateboard trucks as wheels for it!

Also damn I don't remember looking that homeless! i've shaved and gotten a haircut sense then. lol

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Post by dicecca112 » Mon May 07, 2007 5:23 pm

no no that's not the homeless look its the Hockey Player/College Guy look
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Post by Apoptosis » Mon May 07, 2007 5:48 pm

HONkUS wrote:Also damn I don't remember looking that homeless! i've shaved and gotten a haircut sense then. lol
Damn I thought you lived in that monster... hehe

Post up new pictures when you start working on it again!

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Post by HONkUS » Mon May 07, 2007 5:50 pm

gladly! now that the semesters almost over (one more final) and I got a 300 dollar tax return coming I can finally start working on it again! I still gotta find an online vendor that sells this though:

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Post by odie2190 » Mon May 07, 2007 8:53 pm

that pic narrows it down alot :rolleyes:
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Post by HONkUS » Tue May 08, 2007 8:23 am

yeah I guess it does lol. I found a vendor that most likely has it and they are only about 10 miles from my house. Another thing im looking for but cant seem to find a slot loading dvd drive. Anyone have any idea where I can get one for relatively cheap?

Also sorry for no pic of my lighting setup, I couldnt find my camera last night but I will keep looking tonight when I get home lol.

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Post by gvblake22 » Tue May 08, 2007 9:57 am

HONkUS wrote:gladly! now that the semesters almost over (one more final) and I got a 300 dollar tax return coming I can finally start working on it again! I still gotta find an online vendor that sells this though:
http://www.mcnichols.com/products/perfo ... edflat.jpg
Check out Mcmaster-Carr and look for Perforated Metal or Mesh. This is about the closest thing I could find for ya...
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Post by Razorbacx » Tue May 08, 2007 11:22 am

HONkUS wrote:Also damn I don't remember looking that homeless! i've shaved and gotten a haircut sense then. lol
To say that I'm folliclely challenged is an understatement and I sure do wish that I had your problems.... :) With a nickname of Honkus I pictured you as a proud mullet wearing southerner... :)

Need some pics of that beast of yours!

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Post by HONkUS » Sun May 13, 2007 12:22 pm

apparently my camera has a hard time shooting red because every pic I take of my new lights comes up blurry and looking white, anyone know what im doing wrong?

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Post by DMB2000uk » Sun May 13, 2007 4:09 pm

Check the ISO mode if you have manual settings.

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Post by HONkUS » Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:25 pm

ok I finally found the mesh I wanted........

It came from a 5 dollar trashcan at Target!

Also I cut the front panel today now its just a matter of cleaning up the dremel cuts and hitting it with the vinyl dye and that will do it for the front panel. I will post pics tonight after I paint it.

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