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  • My new air-intake front panel is lush.

    i was quite chuffed with the results of my home-made front air-intake panel, so i thought i'd show it off here;

    Front Air Intake Panel

    As i need to keep the floppy drive (well, i don't, but the g/f does) i decided that as they look old-fashioned and not in keeping with the modernity of the rest of the machine, that i'd leave it set back in the bay, hidden by an air-intake. This means i get more air into the machine, as well as keep the main drives temps down (especially as they're stacked close together).

    As it is, it's not actually bolted in, as the fit is so snug it sits in there perfectly. When i get the time i want to have it come out in the same way as a CD tray, to allow use of the floppy drive.

    i used the cpu fan from my previous incarnation of the machine (before it was hit by lightning) and built the panel around it. The ali part of the panel is a extra drive mounting bracket that came with the case originally, but was never needed.

    If i did anything different (and will do when i get time to make the side panel in the same style) i'd use thin metal rods sunk into the perpex instead of actual wiring for the leds, with a 5v connector attached to the side of the plastic, so it's easier to dis/connect and looks neater.

    The speed of the fan (2000 - 4200) is wired into, and controlled by, the Aerogate in the top drivebay.

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    Re: My new air-intake front panel is lush.

    nice 9, good work!

    I'm pretty sure all pc machines require a floppy to boot.


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    • #3
      Re: My new air-intake front panel is lush.

      My computer didn't even come with a floppy drive, get a memory card for a usb port and use that it hold more too. Sweet intake wish I had the skills to do something like that.

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      • #4
        Re: My new air-intake front panel is lush.

        I have a floppy. You know how many times I've used it?

        None. Not one. Not a single time. Who the hell would use those, and why?

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        • #5
          Re: My new air-intake front panel is lush.

          Looks nice, 9v!

          I have one floppy drive that I share amongst the three computers in my house. It only gets used to flash the BIOS. Nothing more...
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          • #6
            Re: My new air-intake front panel is lush.

            im impressed, thats a real slick looking mod job, i need a new case, can you come and build me one? :P



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            • #7
              Re: My new air-intake front panel is lush.

              wow...nice work.

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              • #8
                Re: My new air-intake front panel is lush.

                That is uber sweet!

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                • #9
                  Re: My new air-intake front panel is lush.

                  Am i allowed to throw I Approve Of This Post's to everyone here like confetti, or would that be construed as gauche?

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                  • #10
                    Re: My new air-intake front panel is lush.

                    9 you have WAY too much time on your hands. :icon_lol: Make one for me? ;)

                    Root
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                    • #11
                      Re: My new air-intake front panel is lush.

                      Originally posted by Root
                      9 you have WAY too much time on your hands. :icon_lol: Make one for me? ;)

                      Root

                      Yeah what he said. I wish I had the skillz and patience for that kind of stuff.

                      Oh I have floppy drive, but I haven't used it. Which is a good thing since the floppy drive stays lit up all the time as if it is being accessed.

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                      • #12
                        Re: My new air-intake front panel is lush.

                        Originally posted by gunfodder
                        Which is a good thing since the floppy drive stays lit up all the time as if it is being accessed.
                        Sounds like you have the cable plugged in the wrong way round either on the mobo or on the drive. Seriously though, the floppy is dead. Even the 100MB and 250MB zip disks have been long dead. Stop living in the past and get rid of it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: My new air-intake front panel is lush.

                          Like I said, man!

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                          • #14
                            Re: My new air-intake front panel is lush.

                            Floppy drives maybe useless to the common everyday event, but when you start getting cd errors and can't reinstall your system, you'll thank that floppy drive as the last ditch effort that saved your reinstallation.


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                            • #15
                              Re: My new air-intake front panel is lush.

                              Hasn't happened to me, so it's obviously not a problem ever at all :icon37: :icon4:

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